You’ll be amazed by the variety when you travel Southern Africa! This unique grand tour takes in the best of the region, where you can enjoy the abundant wildlife, authentic cultural encounters, drive up the ever-so-scenic Garden Route and get a taste of chic city culture.

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Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 3Victoria Falls ZambiaCanoeing and Rafting, Helicopter Rides over the WaterfallsAnantara Avani Victoria Falls Resort, Waterberry Lodge
3 - 5HazyviewDramatic Rock Formations, Fabulous Panoramic Views, Boat RidesRissington Inn, Oliver's Restaurant and Lodge
5 - 8KrugerSabi Sands Game Reserve, Game Walks, SafarisGomo Gomo Game Lodge
8 - 9Piggs PeakBeautiful Scenary, Rolling hills, Spectacular Waterfalls, Sparking streamsPhophonyane Falls Lodge
9 - 10EzulwiniWildlife, Valleys, CultureReilly’s Rock Hilltop Lodge, Summerfield Luxury Hotel & Botanical Garden
10 - 12IsimangalisoPristine Beaches, Cultural Encounters, Off-The-Beaten-Path DestinationSt. Lucia Wetlands G House, Thonga Beach Lodge
12 - 13DurbanBeachfront Copacabana Vibes, Contemporary Cosmopolitan Culture, DivingLalaria Lodge, Fairlight Beach House
13 - 16Garden RouteStunning Landscapes, Tsitsikamma National Park, Long Sandy BeachesStarfish Plettenberg Bay Guest Lodge, Lily Pond Country Lodge
16 - 17Little Karoo (Oudtshoorn)Massive Cliffs, Desert Landscapes, Crystal Clear RiversSchoone Oordt, Mimosa Lodge
17 - 20Cape TownWine Tasting, Contemporary Cosmopolitan Culture, Winelands and Wine FarmsCactus Berry Lodge, The Three Boutique Hotel
20 - 24Bazaruto - VilanculosIdyllic Dune Islands, Turquoise Waters, White Sandy BeachesBahia Mar Boutique Hotel, Anantara Bazaruto Resort & Spa

Ideal For

  • Beaches
  • Heritage
  • Landscape
  • Relaxation
  • Wildlife
  • Wine & Food

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 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 $ 6,086 /person
  • Option 2 $ 11,211 /person

Prices are in USD and exclude international flights

Price Includes

    • Accommodation (on a twin-sharing basis) on the indicated meal plan for 23 nights.
    • Economy flights for all sectors : Livingstone – Nelspruit, Durban – Garden Route (George), Cape Town – Vilanculos
    • All activities as listed :
      • Victoria Falls Zambia: Tour of Victoria Falls
      • Victoria Falls Zambia: Waterberry Lodge: Tour of Victoria Falls, boat cruises, island picnics, village visit
      • Blyde River Canyon: Private full day excursion in Blyde River Canyon
      • Kruger (Central): Gomo Gomo: Game drives & Bushwalk
      • Isimangaliso: Thonga Beach: guided walks, kayaking & sundowners at Lake Sibaya
      • Bazaruto – Vilanculos: Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort & Spa: Snorkeling
    • 24-hour point of contact in Africa
    • South Africa: Game drives in high quality and well maintained safari vehicle with professional English-speaking driver guide. Game drives may be shared with other guests of the lodge/camp, with maximum of 9 guests in the vehicle.

South Africa: Self-driven car during your journey as follows:

    • Vehicle Type: Default car for 1-3 guests: Toyota Corolla or similar (Automatic) / For families / friends (4-5 guests): Toyota Avanza or similar (Manual) / For high end guests and 4×4 (1-3 guests): XTrail or similar (Manual) / For groups (6-8 guests): Toyota Quantum or similar  (manual)
    • Unlimited mileage
    • X days
    • Pick-up:   Date   Airport
    • Drop-off: Date   Airport
    • GPS Navigation System
    • One additional driver is allowed
    • Towing charges in the event of mechanical failure

Our preferred car rental partner, Bidvest, offers “Bidvest Assist” package with the following services:

  • Transport to hospital in case of a medical emergency. Guaranteed hospital admission up to ZAR 2000, which is to be refunded by client or client’s medical air. Additional costs must be paid by client
  • 24-hour call service for car breakdown or emergency. Repatriation to an appropriate facility in the client’s area of residence following an accident  Theft Loss Waiver and Collision Damage Waiver
  •  Tyre and windscreen damage waiver, as well as underbody, sand and/or water damage waiver. The general business terms apply

Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 3

International Arrival

International arrival. We will welcome you at the airport.

Transfer to your hotel

Victoria Falls Zambia

2 Days

Smoke that thunders! That is what the Kolobo tribe who lived by the Victoria Falls two centuries ago once called this seventh wonder of the world.

Included Activities

Tour of Victoria Falls
Head out and discover the Smoke that Thunders! This tour will take you to all the highlights surrounding Victoria Falls. Stand at the ideal vantage point overlooking the heart of the mighty waters as they gush and roar. Watch true adventurers bungee jump off the Victoria Falls bridge and go white water rafting in this natural wonder’s rapids. Pack your waterproofs because the closer you get, the more likely you are to experience the spray!

Waterberry Lodge: Tour of Victoria Falls, boat cruises, island picnics, village visit
Brace yourself for a tour of the magnificent Victoria Falls and witness nature pour its heart out, quite literally. The sheer force of the falls is overpowering and if you’re travelling in season, then massive sprays and rainbows are common. During the drier months, you can look into the crevices of the deep canyon. Take a boat cruise on the River Zambezi and watch aquatic and bird life from close quarters. Round this off with an island picnic at one of the many islands dotting the region. Get a taste of the real Zambia; go on a village visit and get acquainted with the lifestyle and customs of the locals.

Hotel Options

Anantara Avani Victoria Falls Resort – Opt 1
RoomStandard Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
Waterberry Lodge – Opt 2
RoomChalet
MealsFull Board & Drinks
StyleLodge
Day 3 - 5

Transfer to airport

Flight to Nelspruit (2 hrs)

Pick up the rental car at the airport

Hazyview

2 Days

The gateway to Kruger National Park! A small farming town famous for its banana production, Hazyview gets its name from the shimmer during the summer heat.

Included Activities

Private full day excursion in Blyde River Canyon
Enjoy an exciting expedition as you drive through the alluring Blyde River Canyon route, with its jaw-dropping views and sounds. Be completely awed by the grand mountains, the breathtaking waterfalls, the picturesque valleys, and the striking rivers as you are steered in air-conditioned vehicles through panoramic landscapes. With popular tourist attractions on offer, such as the Lone Creek, God’s Window viewpoint, Pinnacle Rock, Graskop town, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, Pinnacle or Lisbon or Berlin waterfalls, and Blyde River Canyon, to name a few, this full-day tour is an enthralling experience. Skilled and well-informed guides will accompany you to help you discover the minute details of the famed Blyde River Canyon.

Hotel Options

Rissington Inn – Opt 1
RoomCourtyard Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
Oliver's Restaurant and Lodge – Opt 2
RoomExclusive Standard
MealsFull Board
StyleBoutique
Day 5 - 8

Drive to Sabi Sands/Timbavati(2-3 hrs)

Kruger

3 Days

Walk on the wild side! With its iconic sprawling landscape dotted with baobab and marula trees, Kruger National Park is one of Africa’s top safari destinations, rich with its lion prides, elephant herds and thousands of other animals, against shifting backdrops of savannah, forest, river and mountains.

Included Activities

Gomo Gomo: Game drives & Bushwalk
Search for the Big Five and experience wonderful game drives in the early morning when the animals are particularly active and in the late afternoon when the sun paints incredible colors on the horizon. You can also experience exciting night drives to observe rarely spotted nocturnal wildlife.

Hotel Options

Gomo Gomo Game Lodge – Opt 1
RoomChalet
MealsFull Board
StyleLodge
Day 8 - 9

Drive to Piggs Peak (5-6 hrs)

Hotel Options

Phophonyane Falls Lodge – Opt 1
RoomCottage
MealsBreakfast
StyleLodge
Day 9 - 10

Drive to Ezulwini (1.5 hrs)

Hotel Options

Reilly’s Rock Hilltop Lodge – Opt 1
RoomReilley's
MealsHalf Board
StyleLodge
Summerfield Luxury Hotel & Botanical Garden – Opt 2
RoomLuxury
MealsBreakfast
StyleResort
Day 10 - 12

Drive to Isimangaliso (5-7 hrs)

Isimangaliso

2 Days

Welcome to a sub-tropical paradise! The name iSimangaliso means ‘miracle’, which aptly describes this unique place.

Included Activities

Thonga Beach: guided walks, kayaking & sundowners at Lake Sibaya
Indulge in an exotic beach experience that is a welcome break from the routine monotony of city life. Explore on guided walks and watch the magnificence of the South African landscape vary from coastal forests to grasslands to beaches. If drifting at level with water is more your thing, grab an oar and settle down in a kayak. The guides may cruise you over to where a hippo or a crocodile is sunning itself. A sundowner on Lake Sibaya can be quite a unique experience as you watch the nocturnal life come alive.

Hotel Options

St. Lucia Wetlands G House – Opt 1
RoomStandard
MealsBreakfast
StyleGuest house
Thonga Beach Lodge – Opt 2
Room
MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
StyleBeach Resort
Day 12 - 13

Drive to Durban (4-5 hrs)

Durban

1 Day

Experience the eclectic! Durban is a sprawling, friendly city with beautiful beaches, often compared to Miami Beach.

Hotel Options

Lalaria Lodge – Opt 1
RoomSea View Room
MealsFull Board
StyleBoutique
Fairlight Beach House – Opt 2
RoomLuxury double
MealsFull Board & Drinks
StyleBeach Resort
Day 13 - 16

Drive to airport and drop off the rental car.

Flight to George (2 hrs)

Pick up the rental car at the airport

Drive to Plettenberg (2 hrs)

Garden Route

3 Days

Journey the Garden Route! One of the most impressive parts of South Africa, it offers spectacular mountain and sea landscapes with steep cliffs, long sandy beaches, forests and fertile farmland.

Hotel Options

Starfish Plettenberg Bay Guest Lodge – Opt 1
RoomSuperior with Balcony
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
Lily Pond Country Lodge – Opt 2
RoomLuxury Suite
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
Day 16 - 17

Scenic drive to Little Karoo (4-8 hrs - depending on number and duration of stops en route)

Little Karoo (Oudtshoorn)

1 Day

Experience spectacular landscapes! The Little Karoo plateau is incredibly varied, with its huge cliffs, desert landscapes, crystal clear rivers and fertile wine-growing regions.

Hotel Options

Schoone Oordt – Opt 1
RoomStandard Suite
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
Mimosa Lodge – Opt 2
Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
Day 17 - 20

Drive to Cape Town (3-4 hrs)

Cape Town

3 Days

Your African metropolis awaits! With Table Mountain as a breathtaking backdrop, Cape Town is considered one of the world’s most beautiful cities.

Hotel Options

Cactus Berry Lodge – Opt 1
RoomStandard Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
The Three Boutique Hotel – Opt 2
RoomStudio Suite
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
Day 20 - 24

Drive to airport and drop off the rental car.

Flight via Johannesburg to Vilanculos (5-6 hrs)

Transfer to Hotel

Transfer to Vilanculos Airport

Bazaruto - Vilanculos

4 Days

The Bazaruto Archipelago consists of five untouched and idyllic dune islands, strung out in the Indian Ocean’s turquoise waters and ringed by fine white-sandy beaches.

Included Activities

Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort & Spa: Snorkeling
Indulge in a fascinating snorkeling and diving experience and get up close to marine life. Observe thousands of tropical fish species and hundreds of different types of hard corals, and an array of stunning soft coral ridges. Snorkel in the crystal clear, blue waters at any time of the day and for a nocturnal thrill, try snorkeling at night. This is one extreme experience, memories of which will last you a lifetime.

Hotel Options

Bahia Mar Boutique Hotel – Opt 1
RoomBahia Luxury Beach Suite
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
Anantara Bazaruto Resort & Spa – Opt 2
RoomBeach Chalet
MealsBreakfast
StyleBeach Resort

International Departure

Skyline der Metropole Johannesburg in Südafrika
What our guests say about this trip

My wife was very concerned about going to Africa and security issues – mainly with wildlife in our tent! After 3 or 4 days she was loving it and throughout the whole trip we were informed of what we would be doing and at no point were we left alone in transit from camp to camp, camp to airline etc. Staff at all the camps were wonderful and very knowledgeable. People considering their first trip to Africa should consider Enchanting Travels to ensure a great time and get to see all of the key highlights of Africa. We saw loads of animals (big 5+) but in reality this is nature and the tour guides can not just manufacture a rare species if they are not around at that time.

– Neale Rees
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Grand Tour of Southern Africa

24 days $ 6,086 / person

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