Jhb to Victoria Falls Tour

From USD 3,275

ZAR 43,111.77 (approximately, depending on exchange rate at time of booking)

 

Victoria Falls is undoubtedly one of Africa’s most beautiful treasures. The falls borders Zimbabwe and Zambia and isthe region’s most visited tourist hotspot.  Victoria Falls was named after Queen Victoria by the first European explorer who set his sights on them, David Livingston, however up until then, and still today locally, the falls were known to be The Smoke That Thunders, “Mosi-oa-Tunya”.

This 9 Day Johannesburg to Victoria Falls tour includes The Kruger National Park.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Dullstroom Birds of Prey & Rehabilitation Centre
  • Blyde River Canyon, God’s Window, Bourke’s Luck Potholes
  • Panning for Gold
  • Visit to Shangana Cultural Village
  • Sunrise Safari
  • Game Drives
  • Victoria Falls Tour
  • Elephant Back Safari OR Lion Walk OR 12/13 min helicopter flight over The Falls
DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Johannesburg, South Africa
DEPARTURE TIME To be advised
DURATION 9 days/8 nights
ACCOMMODATION Guest Houses, 3 – 4 star, KNP self-catering or luxury tents.  Accommodation in Victoria Falls will be Pamusha Lodge, Zimbabwe or similar
INCLUDED Entrance fees National Park fees
Meals as per itinerary Transport
Driver/guide Flight from Kruger National Park to Victoria Falls
NOT INCLUDED International flights Airport departure taxes
Departure transfer Visas
Meals unless otherwise stated Travel Insurance
Laundry Gratuities
Items of a personal nature

 

Optional Activities – Excursions include elephant back safaris, horseback safaris, walking with lions, a visit to the crocodile ranch, boat cruises and golf at The Elephant Hills Resort. Bungee from the Victoria Falls Bridge or abseil down the Batoka Gorge. All year round, flights in fixed wing, micro light and ultra-light aircraft or helicopters provide an aerial perspective over this magnificent World Heritage Site. White water rafting on the Zambezi is world class.

Optional extra on this Victoria Falls Tour:

During the drier months of the year, the Zambezi River drops quite substantially, and from mid August to mid January, it is possible to walk along the lip of the falls. This can only be done from the Zambian side.

After thousands of years of erosion, many rock pools have formed and one of them has formed right on the very edge of the sheer drop. This is indeed the ultimate infinity pool.

It takes a rocky walk and swim in the Zambezi to reach the pool – then the fearless ones leap into the pool and get pushed to the edge by the force of the river.  The rock lip brings them to a halt as the raging waters of the Zambezi crash over the cliffs a few feet away. There are guides in attendance who are there to make sure you don’t go over the edge.

Day 1 - 3

We depart Johannesburg early, from where the tour travels east through the rolling hills of Mpumalanga to the village of Dullstroom, noted for its clear streams and trout fly fishing, lakes and breathtaking scenery. We visit the Dullstroom Birds of Prey and Rehabilitation Centre.

Day 2
One breathtaking view after another – that’s South Africa’s famous Panorama Route, where you’ll experience mountains, sky, forests and the truly impressive Blyde River Canyon. Scenic landmarks like God’s Window, Wonder View, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, the Three Rondawels, the awe-inspiring Lisbon Falls, Berlin Falls and Mac Mac Falls.
Day 3
The gold rush town of Pilgrim’s Rest gives you the chance to relive the 1873 gold rush in surroundings of unparalleled beauty where you can try your hand at panning for gold. Other places we visit in Pilgrims Rest is the House Museum, Printing Museum and The War Memorial.
Day 4
The Shangana Cultural Village is also a good place to get a sense of the cultural traditions of the local Shangaan community as well as enjoy an excellent lunch. The tour follows a winding path through fields and bush to the kraal, where a family lives. You’ll also meet a sangoma and learn about traditional remedies. Travel through Hazyview to Kruger National Park.
Day 5
The Kruger National Park is South Africa’s largest protected area and home not only to the Big Five, but also to a host of other mammals, birds, reptiles and antelope. A sunset game drive is arranged for this evening.
Day 6
A sunrise safari is conducted by an experienced guide. You can look forward to seeing big cats like lion, leopard and cheetah, small cats like caracal, serval and African wildcat and other predators like hyena, wild dog and jackal. Spotting any of these creatures – even for a second – will make your trip to the park entirely worth it. During the late afternoon, guests embark on a night safari with a Kruger Park ranger.
Day 7 & 8
Guests board a flight to Victoria Falls.  Day 7 and 8 will include a guided tour of The Falls (Zimbabwean side), including transfers.  A dinner cruise on the Zambezi, including transfers, set-menu dinner and local beverages.  One dinner and entertainment at the Boma (place of eating), including transfers.  A choice of an Elephant Back Safari OR a Lion Walk OR a 12/13 min helicopter flight over The Falls.
Day 9
Depending on the time of your flight, you can spend some time relaxing or enjoying some of the optional activities.  Guests are transported back to the airport for their flight back home.
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Victoria Falls Tour
Victoria Falls Tour
Elephant in South Africa and Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls Tour
Victoria Falls Tour
Victoria Falls Tour
Victoria Falls Tour
Victoria Falls Tour
Victoria Falls Tour

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