SOUTH AFRICA, VICTORIA FALLS & BOTSWANA

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South African Safari Adventure…

Experience the wonders of South Africa on this captivating 19-day journey. Your adventure begins in Johannesburg, where you’ll be greeted by your local guide and escorted to the Emperor’s Palace for your first night’s stay. Enjoy a briefing from your Two’s a Crowd tour host and local English-speaking tour guide, and indulge in an evening meal at the restaurant and entertainment complex.

The following day, embark on a scenic drive through rural South Africa, passing through charming villages and hamlets. Feast your eyes on the undulating countryside and thriving crops as you make your way to Dundee, where you’ll spend the next two nights at Battlefields Country Lodge. Explore historic battlefields sites, including Blood River and Rorkes Drift, accompanied by a knowledgeable local specialist guide. Immerse yourself in the rich military and industrial history of South Africa at the Talana Museum.

Continue your journey to Zululand, driving through picturesque landscapes and entering a world of wildlife at the Falaza Game Park. Spend two nights in a private raised luxury tent, surrounded by the sights and sounds of the African bush. Embark on a game drive in Falaza, marveling at the diverse wildlife and enjoying the tranquil ambiance of the park.

The adventure continues as you cross the border into the mountainous Kingdom of Swaziland. Explore the traditions and culture of the Swazi people, visit the Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, and enjoy a guided game walk. Delight in the arts and crafts of the Swazi people at roadside markets and the Ezulwini craft market.

Leave Swaziland behind and head to the Lowveld region in South Africa, passing through Nelspruit. Marvel at the scenic beauty of the Panorama Route, including the breathtaking Blyde River Canyon and Bourke’s Luck Potholes. Arrive at the Timbavati Kruger Concession, where you’ll settle into the luxurious Motswari Private Game Reserve. Over the next three days, experience thrilling game drives, bush walks, and informative safari talks, while relishing the comfort and elegance of the lodge.

Fly to Cape Town and check into your centrally located hotel on the V&A Waterfront. Take the opportunity to visit Table Mountain and enjoy the panoramic views of the city. Explore the Cape Peninsula, from Hout Bay to Cape Point and the Good Hope Nature Reserve. Meet the penguins at Boulders Beach and delve into the history and charm of Simon’s Town.

Venture into South Africa’s renowned wine regions, including Paarl, Franschhoek, and Stellenbosch. Discover the excellent wines, indulge in delicious food, and immerse yourself in the history of the region. Return to Cape Town and enjoy leisure time, with the option to visit Robben Island.

Bid farewell to Cape Town and fly to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. Stay at the closest hotel to the falls, Ilala Lodge, and witness the awe-inspiring beauty of Victoria Falls. Take a tour of the falls with a dedicated guide and marvel at the thundering waters. Enjoy a sundowner game cruise in the Chobe River, surrounded by the tranquil African landscape.

Embark on a journey to Chobe National Park in Botswana, where you’ll encounter the abundant wildlife that thrives in this unique habitat. Experience an exhilarating game drive and a relaxing sundowner cruise along the Chobe River, witnessing elephants and hippos in their natural habitat.

Conclude your unforgettable journey with a transfer to Johannesburg, where you’ll board your onward flight back home, carrying cherished memories of the diverse landscapes, rich cultures, and incredible wildlife encounters of South Africa.

Will you join us?

DAY 1 Thursday 16th May 2024

JOHANNESBURG (D)

Upon arrival in Johannesburg your local guide will escort you to your accommodation at Emperor’s Palace. Your Two’s A Crowd host and local English speaking tour guide will give you a briefing of your stay in South Africa. Settle in and stroll to the restaurant and entertainment complex for your evening meal.

Accommodation: Your own room at Peermont Metcourt, Emperors Palace or similar


DAY 2 Friday 17th May

JOHANNESBURG – DUNDEE (B/D)

After a leisurely breakfast board your tour vehicle and travel around the city and out into rural South Africa passing through small villages and hamlets. View the undulating countryside along with the grain and maize crops together with the vast grasslands of beef cattle. Enjoy lunch at a wayside stop (own expense) and enter KwaZulu-Natal province and your two night stay at Dundee. Enjoy drinks at the thatched roof bar before dinner tonight.

Accommodation: Your own room at Battlefields Country Lodge or similar


DAY 3 Saturday 18th May

DUNDEE – BATTLEFIELDS (B/L/D)

After breakfast a local specialist battlefields guide will join with us this morning and take you to two historic battlefields sites of Blood River & Rorkes Drift. Blood River is the scene of a mighty battle between the Boers (Voortrekkers) and the Zulu nation warriors. At Rorkes Drift the British defended the station against the Zulu warriors. After a picnic lunch in Dundee, visit the Talana Museum which displays collections of military and industrial history of South Africa. Return to the lodge to relax before dinner tonight.

Accommodation: Your own room at Battlefields Country Lodge or similar


DAY 4 Sunday 19th May

DUNDEE – ZULULAND (B/D)

A morning drive through the picturesque rolling countryside of Natal entering Zululand and our two night stay at our Game Park. With the sound of wildlife all around, the rustling of the trees and whispering of tranquillity, this will be your first real experience of sleeping in the bush under an African sky. We each have our own private raised luxury tent equipped with balcony & ensuite. This afternoon is free to relax and enjoy some animals from the observation deck or take a splash in the sunny pool area before dinner. This evening you will embark on a game drive in Falaza.

Accommodation: Your own room at Falaza Game Park, Hluhluwe or similar


DAY 5 Monday 20th May

GAME DRIVES & ACTIVITIES (B/L/D)

After breakfast a short journey to experience game spotting in the renowned Hluhluwe-imfolozi Game Reserve. This is the oldest game reserve in Africa and home to the famous ‘Big Five’ (lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo & leopard). Hluhluwe-imfolozi offers guests the opportunity of viewing a wide assortment of African wildlife, and the reserve is also home to the largest population of black and white rhino. This morning we will see an abundance of quintessential African animals – elephants, giraffes, zebras, impalas, rhinos and buffalos. But don’t just keep a look out for the large animals – there are many interesting little animals to be seen too! Late morning we return to our unique lodge which is adjacent to Hluhluwe-imfolozi Game Reserve to relax and have lunch before embarking on an afternoon game drive on the Falaza concession then returning for another delightful group dinner.

Accommodation: Your own room at Falaza Game Park, Hluhluwe or similar


DAY 6 Tuesday 21st May

ZULULAND – KINGDOM OF SWAZILAND (B/D)

Today we cross the border into the mountainous Kingdom of Swaziland, one of the three remaining monarchies in Africa and led by King Mswati III. You will explore the traditions of the Swazi people and discover the culture of which they are so proud. Visit the Mllwane Wildlife Sanctuary, Swaziland’s pioneer conservation area situated in the “Valley of Heaven”. The Sanctuary, apart from having abundant bird life, is also home to a number of animal species such as hippo, giraffe, zebra and a variety of antelope. In your guided walk this afternoon you get the chance to hone your skills of game spotting.

Accommodation: Your own room at Summerfields Resort & Botanical Garden or similar


DAY 7 Wednesday 22nd May

KINGDOM OF SWAZILAND (B/L/D)

After breakfast this morning enjoy a guided game walk looking for the array of birdlife, the spoor of antelopes and small animals plus see the abundant plant species in this mountainous Kingdom. Stop off at various roadside markets to view the arts and craft of the Swazi people. Visit the candle factory and the Ezulwini craft market for true African shopping experience. Return to your accommodation later in the day.

Accommodation: Your own room at Summerfields Resort & Botanical Garden or similar


DAY 8 Thursday 23rd May

SWAZILAND – NELSPRUIT – GRASKOP (B/D)

Visit the Umphakatsi Chief’s homestead for a great interactive experience. Try your hand at grinding maize and plaiting mountain grass or join the children in Swazi song and dance. An offering of a taste of local food is made but forget cutlery and try eating the Swazi way – with your hands! Later on travel north out of the Kingdom and back into South Africa in the Lowveld region passing through the administrative centre of the north of the country at Nelspruit. Later in the day, sit back and admire the beauty of the undulating landscape.

Accommodation: Your own room at Graskop Hotel or similar


DAY 9 Friday 24th May

PANORAMA SCENIC ROUTE – KRUGER NATIONAL PARK (B/D)

Your sightseeing this morning will be along one of the most beautiful areas in South Africa – the scenic Panorama Route. The most spectacular stretch is the Blyde River Canyon – the third largest canyon in the world – and filled with lush vegetation and wildlife (this is the area where the filming of “I’m a Celebrity – Get me out of Here” is done). Make a stop at Bourke’s Luck Potholes to view these spectacular rock formations formed eons ago by erosion plus stop off to visit and view The Three Rondavels and God’s Window. Later on continue north to the Timbavati Kruger Concession and settle into your luxury Motswari Private Game Reserve. If time permits a short late afternoon game drive with sundowners in the bush.

Note: Soft drinks, house wines, local spirits, local beers, tea & coffee and refreshments on game drives are also included at your accommodation at Motswari Private Lodge tonight.

Accommodation: Your own room at Motswari Private Lodge or similar


DAY 10 Saturday 25th & DAY 11 Sunday 26th May

MOTSWARI PRIVATE GAME RESERVE (B/L/D)

Over the next two days you will feel thoroughly spoilt and indulged with morning and evening game drives and wonderful relaxation opportunities in between. Of great interest will be the safari talks by the guides which are highly informative and interactive giving you the opportunity to ask your own questions. This luxurious all-inclusive lodge lies within the Timbavati Nature Reserve. Offering bush or river views and refined, safari style décor, the air- conditioned bungalows come with patios, living areas and 4 poster beds. Daily game drives and bush walks are included, as are breakfast, brunch/high tea and beautiful dinners. A woodsy-chic, open-air lounge overlooks the Sohebele River and there is a bar, a library, an art gallery and outdoor pool. There is also the optional activity of a walk with a guide. It’s a great way to feel at one with the bush and to learn about the small fauna and flora of the area.

Accommodation: Your own room at Motswari Private Lodge or similar


DAY 12 Monday 27th May

MOTSWARI – HOEDSPRUIT – CAPE TOWN (B) (D)

After breakfast a road transfer to Hoedspruit airport for your flight to Cape Town. On arrival be met and transferred to your centrally located hotel on the V & A Waterfront. If time and weather permits visit Table Mountain and take the cable car to the summit (own expense). Tonight enjoy a dinner at Marco’s African Place this evening. Experience the mesmerizing rhythms and energetic African music, brought to life by the finest marimba bands, as you indulge in captivating dance performances that showcase the rich cultural heritage of the continent.

Accommodation: Your own room at Commodore Hotel or similar


DAY 13 Tuesday 28th May

CAPE POINT & PENINSULA TOUR (B)

Today we explore the Cape Peninsula. Travel along the scenic Atlantic Seaboard via Sea Point, Clifton and Camps Bay. Stop at Maiden Cove look-out point for a photo stop before continuing to Hout Bay. Here you have the option (not included) to take a boat trip to Seal Island (seasonal). Continue over Chapman’s Peak, one of the worlds most breathtaking coastal drives, to Cape Point and the Good Hope Nature Reserve. In the afternoon visit the charming Victorian style village of Simon’s Town, home to the South African navy. A highlight today will be a visit to the large
penguin colony at the beautiful Boulders Beach.

Accommodation: Your own room at Commodore Hotel or similar


DAY 14 Wednesday 29th May

WINELANDS – PAARL, FRANSCHOEK, STELLENBOSCH (B)

Time to visit South Africa’s most famous wine regions – Paarl, Franschoek and Stellenbosch. Aside from the excellent wines and food the area is renowned for, it is also steeped in history. Visit the Taal (meaning ‘language’) monument and various museums depicting the contribution of the French Huguenots. Return to Cape Town mid afternoon for time at leisure. Maybe an optional visit to Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated for 27 years.

Accommodation: Your own room at Commodore Hotel or similar


DAY 15 Thursday 30th May

CAPE TOWN – VICTORIA FALLS (B)

After an early breakfast, you’ll be transferred to Cape Town airport for your flight to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. Upon arrival be met and transferred to our stunning accommodation for the next two nights. The Ilala Lodge is the closest hotel to Victoria Falls, and offers boutique accommodation where most rooms can see the spray from one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Guests will find themselves a mere 20 minute walk from the Victoria Falls entry gate, a little further from the Victoria Falls Bridge and about 12 minutes from the Devil’s Pool. This afternoon is your own to enjoy at leisure before we reunite to embark on our amazing Zambezi River sunset cruise aboard a bohemian-styled dhow. The simplicity of the dhow as it sails upstream, the mesmerising sound of water cascading over the majestic Victoria Falls and the sounds of the African bush all combine to create a sense of serenity and one with nature.

Accommodation: Your own room at Commodore Hotel or similar


DAY 16 Friday 31st May

VICTORIA FALLS (B) (L)

In 1855 a Scottish missionary, David Livingstone, is thought to have been the first European to see the Falls. Since you are visiting during the high water season, it will immediately become clear how the Falls earned their name ‘The Smoke that Thunders’. With thousands of litres of water flowing at a metre over the normal level and across an area spanning two kilometres, the thundering waters cause a substantial spray as they cascade down into the valley below. After breakfast, we take a tour of the Falls with our dedicated guide. Enjoy a 2 course lunch at the iconic Look Out Cafe, Victoria Falls.The afternoon is at leisure to simply soak up the views and atmosphere. If you want to experience the Falls from a different angle, how about taking an optional helicopter flight (own expense) over the Falls to see the myriads of rainbows formed from the spray. Or maybe a visit to the Victoria Falls Hotel nearby and enjoy a ‘high tea’ in the gardens overlooking the Falls.

Accommodation: Your own room at Ilala Lodge Zimbabwe or similar


DAY 17 Saturday 1st June

VICTORIA FALLS – CHOBE NATIONAL PARK (B/D)

A free morning in Victoria Falls for private sightseeing or visit the local curio market. Early afternoon board your vehicle for the two-hour drive to the border point and enter Botswana. See the new bridge that allows transcontinental traffic to flow north and south across the Zambezi river. A short drive to Kasane for your drop off at Chobe Safari Lodge on the Chobe River where you will dine in the open overlooking the river.

Accommodation: Your own room at Chobe Safari Lodge or similar


DAY 18 Sunday 2nd June

CHOBE NATIONAL PARK (B/D)

Early start for a game drive into Chobe Game Reserve. The river flows lazily along the northern boundary attracting some of the largest herds of elephants in Africa. This morning search for all the various types of game and wildlife that live in this unique habitat. Return to the lodge for brunch then free time before your late afternoon game viewing ‘sundowner’ cruise to see the elephant herds return to the river to drink and play. Also see the pods of hippos in the river and enjoy your last African sky and sunset.

Accommodation: Your own room at Chobe Safari Lodge or similar


DAY 19 Monday 3rd June

KASANE (B)

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Kasane airport for your flight to Johannesburg where you will then transfer and board your onward flight home.

 

TOUR DATES: 16TH MAY–3RD JUNE 2024

TOUR PRICING: A$13,699 PLUS AIRFARES/TAXES

Peermont Metcourt, Emperors Palace

Escape to the Peermont Metcourt at Emperors Palace, and experience the contemporary convenience this 3-star gem has to offer. The hotel’s modern façade is complimented by a private pool terrace, set in a beautifully manicured garden. Guests can enjoy an early morning swim followed by breakfast at the F.L.A.G Café, or enjoy a sundowner at the 21 Degrees cocktail bar. Even business guests will feel at home with a boardroom and business centre available for their exclusive use.

The hotel offers 348 stylish and comfortable rooms and is the Peermont Metcourt is ideal for corporate, convention and leisure guests, as well as groups. The new 5 166 m² Peermont Metcourt annex includes the grand Capri Suite, comprising of a private lounge and dining area balcony overlooking the pool terrace, additional seating to the existing F.L.A.G. Café, an extra guest lift, a sky bar, a 24 hour gymnasium and enhanced access to the offerings of the entire Emperors Palace resort. In addition, the resort has also completed the façade cladding of the Peermont Metcourt Suites and Convention Centre to match the Romanesque surroundings of the remainder of the resort. The Standard Family Rooms also feature extra-length king-sized beds, draped in our signature soft white linens. With warm taupe and fresh teal colours boasting splashes of plum and pink to modernise the classical Roman idiom, guests can look forward to increased living space. The Deluxe Family Rooms offer the space of a family suite with a full bathroom and modern, yet private walk-in shower and bath with separate toilet. The spacious Superior Family Rooms introduce a dining area and casual seating, all enhanced by luxurious materials and the convenient Peermont amenities. A single suite, located on the North side of the hotel, allows guests to enjoy a private balcony with a separate lounge and bedroom area. Oozing elegance, the combination of large windows, sliding doors and beautiful fabrics ensures an opulent, yet affordable accommodation solution.

 

Battlefields Country Lodge

Battlefields Country Lodge & Sports Resort is very well positioned halfway between Durban & Johannesburg in the heartbeat of the well known historic Battlefields of KwaZulu Natal. Our beautiful lodge overlooks rolling hills, dams and the famous Talana hill with accommodation comprising of 70 air-conditioned, en-suite rooms surrounded by immaculate lawns, gardens & game. We are in close proximity to the famous battle sites: Isandlwana, Rorke’s Drift, Blood River monument and Talana Museum, rated as one of the best in South Africa.

Our vision is to be the first choice of those seeking first-class guest services, accommodation and experiences.

It is our belief that employees are an organization’s most important asset in attaining its vision. The Battlefields Country Lodge & Sports Resort has made a commitment to its employees to provide the best possible working conditions available. We all love our jobs and it shows in our service to you.

 

Falaza Game Park, Hluhluwe

 

Privately owned Falaza Game Park and Spa offers Luxury Tented accommodation and an array of authentic bush experiences in a lush indigenous setting.

A mere three hour scenic drive from Durban International Airport, just 100km from Richards Bay Airport, you can enjoy the true African experience and impeccable service offered by Falaza Game Park and Spa.

Neighbouring the World Heritage Site of St Lucia, Falaza is near the renowned Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve (boasting the African ‘Big Five’), the fascinating corals and dive sights of Sodwana Bay, with endless activities and excursion opportunities within a close radius.

 

Summerfields Resort & Botanical Garden

Nestled within an idyllic Botanical Garden enclave is the charming, elegant, warm and welcoming Summerfield Boutique Hotel. Stay in one of our supremely sumptuous Luxury Rooms, Executive Suites & Garden Villas.

Sophisticated and elegant fine dining await you at Summerfield with choices of venues offering unsurpassed excellence in gastronomic delights.

Embrace nature in this sanctuary of hushed repose & enjoy the effortless luxury and deep-cushion comfort of Summerfield’s unique “one-of-a-kind” hotel, garden paradise & leisure resort.

Graskop Hotel

The Graskop Hotel has been lovingly renovated and redecorated from the original “70’s style” hotel to become a quirky and interesting boutique art hotel offering luxurious accommodation in a homely and relaxing atmosphere.The hotel has a total of 37 en-suite bedrooms, 19 of the 22 upstairs bedrooms have been decorated by different contemporary South African artists. The 15 garden suites each have a patio overlooking the peaceful gardens. Unconventional art pieces are found around each corner.

The bedrooms are a mix of twin and double rooms and some family rooms.Breakfast is included and consists of a generous spread of cold dishes and hot dishes to order.Dinner is from a daily set menu and includes three courses of delicious home-style food.The hotel is perfectly situated on the well-known Panorama route of the Kruger-Lowveld area. The famous Blyde River Canyon is a 40min drive, God’s window is 7km away and the Phabeni gate to the Kruger National Park is 45 min away.The hotel is 1-hour drive away from Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport and 4,5-hour drive from Johannesburg.

 

Commodore Hotel

There are many reasons why Cape Town is regularly selected as one of the top tourist destinations in the world for location, sight-seeing and dining. Experience everything special that Cape Town has to offer while staying in this stylish and elegant setting. Located in the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, The Commodore Hotel provides sweeping views of Table Mountain, Cape Town Harbour and Robben Island.
With all of the services that you require, The Commodore is the perfect hotel, in the perfect city.

 

Ilala Lodge Zimbabwe

lala Lodge Hotel is a family-run hotel that offers luxury and comfort in the heart of Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Nestled in attractive gardens, the well-appointed hotel is a mere eight-minute walk from Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Ilala Lodge Hotel is ideally located and it is very easy for guests to access all the historical sites, restaurants and activities available in Victoria Falls. The friendly and attentive staff of this welcoming hotel makes sure that your visit is perfect in every way.

The award-winning Cassia Restaurant at Ilala Lodge Hotel is famous for its delicious gourmet cuisine and attracts guests worldwide. Diners can see the spray and hear the sounds of Victoria Falls, locally known as the ‘Smoke That Thunders’, while they enjoy the al-fresco dining under the starry African skies that the Cassia Restaurant offers. Wild animals, such as warthog and impala, often graze on the hotel lawns and entertain guests during mealtime.

Located on the Zimbabwean side of the mighty Zambezi River, Ilala Lodge Hotel is geographically the closest hotel to the magnificent Victoria Falls and is easily accessible to the town centre. Explore the lush wilderness surrounding the town on a game drive, surf the rapids on a Zambezi River white-water rafting expedition, get your heart racing as you bungee jump off the Victoria Falls Bridge, or view the Falls from the exhilarating angle of Devil’s Pools on the edge of the plunging water. You can also enjoy a legendary Zimbabwean sunset from the comfort of the elegant Ra-Ikane river cruisers, part of the Ilala Lodge Hotel group.

KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

The Kruger National Park lies in the north-east of South Africa and runs along the border of Mozambique in the east, Zimbabwe in the north, and the southern border is the Crocodile River. The park covers 20,000 square kilometers and is divided in 14 different ecozones, each supporting different wildlife. It is one of the main attractions of South Africa and it is considered the flagship of South African National Parks (SANParks).

The park was established in 1898 by the South African President Paul Kruger as a protected area for wildlife and it opened its gates to the general public in 1927 for the first time. Currently, the park is run by the South African National Parks (SANP) and is probably the best managed African National Park. Wildlife conservation, education and tourism are the main objectives of the KNP. Effective measures to prevent poaching are in place and as a result of this cars are generally inspected upon entering and leaving the park.

The Kruger National Park has now been combined with the Limpopo National Park in Mozambique and the Gonarezhou National Park, Manjinji Pan Sanctuary and Malipati Safari Area in Zimbabwe into a new transfrontier park to be called The Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park, although border restrictions at crossings still apply, and border posts are not open all day.

 

CAPE TOWN

Cape Town is the second largest city in South Africa and is the capital of the Western Cape Province, as well as being the legislative capital of South Africa (the Houses of Parliament are here). It is located in the south-west corner of the country near the Cape of Good Hope, and is the most southern city in Africa. It is a stone’s throw from South Africa’s world-famous Cape Winelands around Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek.

For tens of thousands of years, Cape Town was inhabited by the Khoe people known to the Dutch settlers as ‘Strandloper’; South Africa’s surviving Khoe people are related to southern Africa’s indigenous ‘Bushmen’, who the Khoe called ‘San’. Cape Town’s European history began in 1652, when Jan van Riebeeck established a trading post there on behalf of the VOC (Dutch East Indies Company). The first European settlers were mainly Dutch, with some French Huguenots that had to flee from religious persecution in their home country. The first settlers soon explored the adjacent hinterland and founded the cities of Stellenbosch and Paarl in today’s Cape Winelands. The Voortrekkers (Pioneers of European descent) started from here to explore and settle the rest of South Africa.

 

VICTORIA FALLS

Victoria Falls is a town in the western portion of Zimbabwe, across the border from Livingstone, Zambia, and near Botswana. The town lies immediately next to the falls. They are a major attraction, but this popular tourist destination offers both adventure seekers and sightseers plenty of opportunities for a longer stay.

During the Jurassic Period (150-200 million years ago), volcanic activity resulted in thick basalt deposits covering large parts of Southern Africa. As the lava cooled and solidified, cracks appeared in the hard basalt crust, which was filled with clay and lime. Erosion and the course of the mighty Zambezi River cut through these softer materials, forming the first of a series of waterfalls.

Over at least 2000 years, the falls have receded 8 km upstream, as the Zambezi carved its way through seven gorges. This geological history can be seen in the dark basalt in the series of rocky gorges below the falls. It is believed that the Devil’s Cataract, which is presently the lowest point of Victoria Falls, will eventually become the next gorge as the river continues to cut its way back upstream. Essentially, the river falls into a gorge directly in front of the falls and then flows through a narrow cutting. You can view the falls straight on from across the gorge.

 

CHOBE NATIONAL PARK

The Chobe National Park is located in the north-west of Botswana, near the borders to Zambia, Zimbabwe and Namibia and is famous for its vast variety of wildlife. It is the second biggest National Park in Botswana, covering an area of 10566 km². Chobe National Park was founded in 1967 which made it Botswana’s first national park (read more on Chobe National Park’s history).

Located in the northern Botswana, the Chobe National Park attracts thousands of visitors every year due to its fame as one of the largest game concentrations in the country. Not only this, but this wildlife sanctuary also boasts the largest elephant population in Africa both in number and size. Area wise, the Chobe national park is the most diverse and third largest park, but is the first national park in the country. Chobe has one of the greatest concentration of elephants of any national park in Africa. They are most visible during the dry season when they congregate around the water sources, especially the Chobe river. You can see 4 of the Big 5 in Chobe: elephant, lion, leopard and buffalo – but not (or very rarely) rhino. Chobe has a multitude of antelope including the rare sable.

The park has a distinct wet and dry season, the wet being from December until May. As with much of Africa the animals may migrate further from the permanent water sources during the wet, and therefore are easier to view during the dry season.

Tour Inclusions:

  • Two’s a Crowd Tour Host
  • 18 nights’ accommodation in your own room
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner, S=supper)
  • Return group transfers from airport to hotel at the start and end of the tour
  • All transport as detailed in the itinerary by comfortable air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional English-speaking guide throughout
  • All sightseeing, guided tours, and entrance fees as detailed in the itinerary
  • Hotel porterage
  • Solo room – always!

 

Tour Exclusions:

  • Travel Insurance (we can assist)
  • International flights to the start/end of the tour
  • Airport transfers, if arriving separate from the designated “group” flights
  • Flight from Hoedspruit to Capetown on Day 12
  • Flight from Cape Town to Victoria Falls on Day 15
  • Expenditure of a personal nature, such as laundry, telephone calls, taxis and souvenirs
  • Visas (not required for Australian or NZ passport holders) or Botswana Border Visa Fee (approx. $30USD, subject to change)
  • Any services, meals and drinks if not detailed as “included” in the itinerary
  • Services and meals not mentioned in itinerary
  • Laundry, telephone calls and expenditure of a personal nature

South African Safari Adventure…

Experience the wonders of South Africa on this captivating 19-day journey. Your adventure begins in Johannesburg, where you’ll be greeted by your local guide and escorted to the Emperor’s Palace for your first night’s stay. Enjoy a briefing from your Two’s a Crowd tour host and local English-speaking tour guide, and indulge in an evening meal at the restaurant and entertainment complex.

The following day, embark on a scenic drive through rural South Africa, passing through charming villages and hamlets. Feast your eyes on the undulating countryside and thriving crops as you make your way to Dundee, where you’ll spend the next two nights at Battlefields Country Lodge. Explore historic battlefields sites, including Blood River and Rorkes Drift, accompanied by a knowledgeable local specialist guide. Immerse yourself in the rich military and industrial history of South Africa at the Talana Museum.

Continue your journey to Zululand, driving through picturesque landscapes and entering a world of wildlife at the Falaza Game Park. Spend two nights in a private raised luxury tent, surrounded by the sights and sounds of the African bush. Embark on a game drive in Falaza, marveling at the diverse wildlife and enjoying the tranquil ambiance of the park.

The adventure continues as you cross the border into the mountainous Kingdom of Swaziland. Explore the traditions and culture of the Swazi people, visit the Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, and enjoy a guided game walk. Delight in the arts and crafts of the Swazi people at roadside markets and the Ezulwini craft market.

Leave Swaziland behind and head to the Lowveld region in South Africa, passing through Nelspruit. Marvel at the scenic beauty of the Panorama Route, including the breathtaking Blyde River Canyon and Bourke’s Luck Potholes. Arrive at the Timbavati Kruger Concession, where you’ll settle into the luxurious Motswari Private Game Reserve. Over the next three days, experience thrilling game drives, bush walks, and informative safari talks, while relishing the comfort and elegance of the lodge.

Fly to Cape Town and check into your centrally located hotel on the V&A Waterfront. Take the opportunity to visit Table Mountain and enjoy the panoramic views of the city. Explore the Cape Peninsula, from Hout Bay to Cape Point and the Good Hope Nature Reserve. Meet the penguins at Boulders Beach and delve into the history and charm of Simon’s Town.

Venture into South Africa’s renowned wine regions, including Paarl, Franschhoek, and Stellenbosch. Discover the excellent wines, indulge in delicious food, and immerse yourself in the history of the region. Return to Cape Town and enjoy leisure time, with the option to visit Robben Island.

Bid farewell to Cape Town and fly to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. Stay at the closest hotel to the falls, Ilala Lodge, and witness the awe-inspiring beauty of Victoria Falls. Take a tour of the falls with a dedicated guide and marvel at the thundering waters. Enjoy a sundowner game cruise in the Chobe River, surrounded by the tranquil African landscape.

Embark on a journey to Chobe National Park in Botswana, where you’ll encounter the abundant wildlife that thrives in this unique habitat. Experience an exhilarating game drive and a relaxing sundowner cruise along the Chobe River, witnessing elephants and hippos in their natural habitat.

Conclude your unforgettable journey with a transfer to Johannesburg, where you’ll board your onward flight back home, carrying cherished memories of the diverse landscapes, rich cultures, and incredible wildlife encounters of South Africa.

Will you join us?

DAY 1 Thursday 16th May 2024

JOHANNESBURG (D)

Upon arrival in Johannesburg your local guide will escort you to your accommodation at Emperor’s Palace. Your Two’s A Crowd host and local English speaking tour guide will give you a briefing of your stay in South Africa. Settle in and stroll to the restaurant and entertainment complex for your evening meal.

Accommodation: Your own room at Peermont Metcourt, Emperors Palace or similar


DAY 2 Friday 17th May

JOHANNESBURG – DUNDEE (B/D)

After a leisurely breakfast board your tour vehicle and travel around the city and out into rural South Africa passing through small villages and hamlets. View the undulating countryside along with the grain and maize crops together with the vast grasslands of beef cattle. Enjoy lunch at a wayside stop (own expense) and enter KwaZulu-Natal province and your two night stay at Dundee. Enjoy drinks at the thatched roof bar before dinner tonight.

Accommodation: Your own room at Battlefields Country Lodge or similar


DAY 3 Saturday 18th May

DUNDEE – BATTLEFIELDS (B/L/D)

After breakfast a local specialist battlefields guide will join with us this morning and take you to two historic battlefields sites of Blood River & Rorkes Drift. Blood River is the scene of a mighty battle between the Boers (Voortrekkers) and the Zulu nation warriors. At Rorkes Drift the British defended the station against the Zulu warriors. After a picnic lunch in Dundee, visit the Talana Museum which displays collections of military and industrial history of South Africa. Return to the lodge to relax before dinner tonight.

Accommodation: Your own room at Battlefields Country Lodge or similar


DAY 4 Sunday 19th May

DUNDEE – ZULULAND (B/D)

A morning drive through the picturesque rolling countryside of Natal entering Zululand and our two night stay at our Game Park. With the sound of wildlife all around, the rustling of the trees and whispering of tranquillity, this will be your first real experience of sleeping in the bush under an African sky. We each have our own private raised luxury tent equipped with balcony & ensuite. This afternoon is free to relax and enjoy some animals from the observation deck or take a splash in the sunny pool area before dinner. This evening you will embark on a game drive in Falaza.

Accommodation: Your own room at Falaza Game Park, Hluhluwe or similar


DAY 5 Monday 20th May

GAME DRIVES & ACTIVITIES (B/L/D)

After breakfast a short journey to experience game spotting in the renowned Hluhluwe-imfolozi Game Reserve. This is the oldest game reserve in Africa and home to the famous ‘Big Five’ (lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo & leopard). Hluhluwe-imfolozi offers guests the opportunity of viewing a wide assortment of African wildlife, and the reserve is also home to the largest population of black and white rhino. This morning we will see an abundance of quintessential African animals – elephants, giraffes, zebras, impalas, rhinos and buffalos. But don’t just keep a look out for the large animals – there are many interesting little animals to be seen too! Late morning we return to our unique lodge which is adjacent to Hluhluwe-imfolozi Game Reserve to relax and have lunch before embarking on an afternoon game drive on the Falaza concession then returning for another delightful group dinner.

Accommodation: Your own room at Falaza Game Park, Hluhluwe or similar


DAY 6 Tuesday 21st May

ZULULAND – KINGDOM OF SWAZILAND (B/D)

Today we cross the border into the mountainous Kingdom of Swaziland, one of the three remaining monarchies in Africa and led by King Mswati III. You will explore the traditions of the Swazi people and discover the culture of which they are so proud. Visit the Mllwane Wildlife Sanctuary, Swaziland’s pioneer conservation area situated in the “Valley of Heaven”. The Sanctuary, apart from having abundant bird life, is also home to a number of animal species such as hippo, giraffe, zebra and a variety of antelope. In your guided walk this afternoon you get the chance to hone your skills of game spotting.

Accommodation: Your own room at Summerfields Resort & Botanical Garden or similar


DAY 7 Wednesday 22nd May

KINGDOM OF SWAZILAND (B/L/D)

After breakfast this morning enjoy a guided game walk looking for the array of birdlife, the spoor of antelopes and small animals plus see the abundant plant species in this mountainous Kingdom. Stop off at various roadside markets to view the arts and craft of the Swazi people. Visit the candle factory and the Ezulwini craft market for true African shopping experience. Return to your accommodation later in the day.

Accommodation: Your own room at Summerfields Resort & Botanical Garden or similar


DAY 8 Thursday 23rd May

SWAZILAND – NELSPRUIT – GRASKOP (B/D)

Visit the Umphakatsi Chief’s homestead for a great interactive experience. Try your hand at grinding maize and plaiting mountain grass or join the children in Swazi song and dance. An offering of a taste of local food is made but forget cutlery and try eating the Swazi way – with your hands! Later on travel north out of the Kingdom and back into South Africa in the Lowveld region passing through the administrative centre of the north of the country at Nelspruit. Later in the day, sit back and admire the beauty of the undulating landscape.

Accommodation: Your own room at Graskop Hotel or similar


DAY 9 Friday 24th May

PANORAMA SCENIC ROUTE – KRUGER NATIONAL PARK (B/D)

Your sightseeing this morning will be along one of the most beautiful areas in South Africa – the scenic Panorama Route. The most spectacular stretch is the Blyde River Canyon – the third largest canyon in the world – and filled with lush vegetation and wildlife (this is the area where the filming of “I’m a Celebrity – Get me out of Here” is done). Make a stop at Bourke’s Luck Potholes to view these spectacular rock formations formed eons ago by erosion plus stop off to visit and view The Three Rondavels and God’s Window. Later on continue north to the Timbavati Kruger Concession and settle into your luxury Motswari Private Game Reserve. If time permits a short late afternoon game drive with sundowners in the bush.

Note: Soft drinks, house wines, local spirits, local beers, tea & coffee and refreshments on game drives are also included at your accommodation at Motswari Private Lodge tonight.

Accommodation: Your own room at Motswari Private Lodge or similar


DAY 10 Saturday 25th & DAY 11 Sunday 26th May

MOTSWARI PRIVATE GAME RESERVE (B/L/D)

Over the next two days you will feel thoroughly spoilt and indulged with morning and evening game drives and wonderful relaxation opportunities in between. Of great interest will be the safari talks by the guides which are highly informative and interactive giving you the opportunity to ask your own questions. This luxurious all-inclusive lodge lies within the Timbavati Nature Reserve. Offering bush or river views and refined, safari style décor, the air- conditioned bungalows come with patios, living areas and 4 poster beds. Daily game drives and bush walks are included, as are breakfast, brunch/high tea and beautiful dinners. A woodsy-chic, open-air lounge overlooks the Sohebele River and there is a bar, a library, an art gallery and outdoor pool. There is also the optional activity of a walk with a guide. It’s a great way to feel at one with the bush and to learn about the small fauna and flora of the area.

Accommodation: Your own room at Motswari Private Lodge or similar


DAY 12 Monday 27th May

MOTSWARI – HOEDSPRUIT – CAPE TOWN (B) (D)

After breakfast a road transfer to Hoedspruit airport for your flight to Cape Town. On arrival be met and transferred to your centrally located hotel on the V & A Waterfront. If time and weather permits visit Table Mountain and take the cable car to the summit (own expense). Tonight enjoy a dinner at Marco’s African Place this evening. Experience the mesmerizing rhythms and energetic African music, brought to life by the finest marimba bands, as you indulge in captivating dance performances that showcase the rich cultural heritage of the continent.

Accommodation: Your own room at Commodore Hotel or similar


DAY 13 Tuesday 28th May

CAPE POINT & PENINSULA TOUR (B)

Today we explore the Cape Peninsula. Travel along the scenic Atlantic Seaboard via Sea Point, Clifton and Camps Bay. Stop at Maiden Cove look-out point for a photo stop before continuing to Hout Bay. Here you have the option (not included) to take a boat trip to Seal Island (seasonal). Continue over Chapman’s Peak, one of the worlds most breathtaking coastal drives, to Cape Point and the Good Hope Nature Reserve. In the afternoon visit the charming Victorian style village of Simon’s Town, home to the South African navy. A highlight today will be a visit to the large
penguin colony at the beautiful Boulders Beach.

Accommodation: Your own room at Commodore Hotel or similar


DAY 14 Wednesday 29th May

WINELANDS – PAARL, FRANSCHOEK, STELLENBOSCH (B)

Time to visit South Africa’s most famous wine regions – Paarl, Franschoek and Stellenbosch. Aside from the excellent wines and food the area is renowned for, it is also steeped in history. Visit the Taal (meaning ‘language’) monument and various museums depicting the contribution of the French Huguenots. Return to Cape Town mid afternoon for time at leisure. Maybe an optional visit to Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated for 27 years.

Accommodation: Your own room at Commodore Hotel or similar


DAY 15 Thursday 30th May

CAPE TOWN – VICTORIA FALLS (B)

After an early breakfast, you’ll be transferred to Cape Town airport for your flight to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. Upon arrival be met and transferred to our stunning accommodation for the next two nights. The Ilala Lodge is the closest hotel to Victoria Falls, and offers boutique accommodation where most rooms can see the spray from one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Guests will find themselves a mere 20 minute walk from the Victoria Falls entry gate, a little further from the Victoria Falls Bridge and about 12 minutes from the Devil’s Pool. This afternoon is your own to enjoy at leisure before we reunite to embark on our amazing Zambezi River sunset cruise aboard a bohemian-styled dhow. The simplicity of the dhow as it sails upstream, the mesmerising sound of water cascading over the majestic Victoria Falls and the sounds of the African bush all combine to create a sense of serenity and one with nature.

Accommodation: Your own room at Commodore Hotel or similar


DAY 16 Friday 31st May

VICTORIA FALLS (B) (L)

In 1855 a Scottish missionary, David Livingstone, is thought to have been the first European to see the Falls. Since you are visiting during the high water season, it will immediately become clear how the Falls earned their name ‘The Smoke that Thunders’. With thousands of litres of water flowing at a metre over the normal level and across an area spanning two kilometres, the thundering waters cause a substantial spray as they cascade down into the valley below. After breakfast, we take a tour of the Falls with our dedicated guide. Enjoy a 2 course lunch at the iconic Look Out Cafe, Victoria Falls.The afternoon is at leisure to simply soak up the views and atmosphere. If you want to experience the Falls from a different angle, how about taking an optional helicopter flight (own expense) over the Falls to see the myriads of rainbows formed from the spray. Or maybe a visit to the Victoria Falls Hotel nearby and enjoy a ‘high tea’ in the gardens overlooking the Falls.

Accommodation: Your own room at Ilala Lodge Zimbabwe or similar


DAY 17 Saturday 1st June

VICTORIA FALLS – CHOBE NATIONAL PARK (B/D)

A free morning in Victoria Falls for private sightseeing or visit the local curio market. Early afternoon board your vehicle for the two-hour drive to the border point and enter Botswana. See the new bridge that allows transcontinental traffic to flow north and south across the Zambezi river. A short drive to Kasane for your drop off at Chobe Safari Lodge on the Chobe River where you will dine in the open overlooking the river.

Accommodation: Your own room at Chobe Safari Lodge or similar


DAY 18 Sunday 2nd June

CHOBE NATIONAL PARK (B/D)

Early start for a game drive into Chobe Game Reserve. The river flows lazily along the northern boundary attracting some of the largest herds of elephants in Africa. This morning search for all the various types of game and wildlife that live in this unique habitat. Return to the lodge for brunch then free time before your late afternoon game viewing ‘sundowner’ cruise to see the elephant herds return to the river to drink and play. Also see the pods of hippos in the river and enjoy your last African sky and sunset.

Accommodation: Your own room at Chobe Safari Lodge or similar


DAY 19 Monday 3rd June

KASANE (B)

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Kasane airport for your flight to Johannesburg where you will then transfer and board your onward flight home.

 

TOUR DATES: 16TH MAY–3RD JUNE 2024

TOUR PRICING: A$13,699 PLUS AIRFARES/TAXES

Peermont Metcourt, Emperors Palace

Escape to the Peermont Metcourt at Emperors Palace, and experience the contemporary convenience this 3-star gem has to offer. The hotel’s modern façade is complimented by a private pool terrace, set in a beautifully manicured garden. Guests can enjoy an early morning swim followed by breakfast at the F.L.A.G Café, or enjoy a sundowner at the 21 Degrees cocktail bar. Even business guests will feel at home with a boardroom and business centre available for their exclusive use.

The hotel offers 348 stylish and comfortable rooms and is the Peermont Metcourt is ideal for corporate, convention and leisure guests, as well as groups. The new 5 166 m² Peermont Metcourt annex includes the grand Capri Suite, comprising of a private lounge and dining area balcony overlooking the pool terrace, additional seating to the existing F.L.A.G. Café, an extra guest lift, a sky bar, a 24 hour gymnasium and enhanced access to the offerings of the entire Emperors Palace resort. In addition, the resort has also completed the façade cladding of the Peermont Metcourt Suites and Convention Centre to match the Romanesque surroundings of the remainder of the resort. The Standard Family Rooms also feature extra-length king-sized beds, draped in our signature soft white linens. With warm taupe and fresh teal colours boasting splashes of plum and pink to modernise the classical Roman idiom, guests can look forward to increased living space. The Deluxe Family Rooms offer the space of a family suite with a full bathroom and modern, yet private walk-in shower and bath with separate toilet. The spacious Superior Family Rooms introduce a dining area and casual seating, all enhanced by luxurious materials and the convenient Peermont amenities. A single suite, located on the North side of the hotel, allows guests to enjoy a private balcony with a separate lounge and bedroom area. Oozing elegance, the combination of large windows, sliding doors and beautiful fabrics ensures an opulent, yet affordable accommodation solution.

 

Battlefields Country Lodge

Battlefields Country Lodge & Sports Resort is very well positioned halfway between Durban & Johannesburg in the heartbeat of the well known historic Battlefields of KwaZulu Natal. Our beautiful lodge overlooks rolling hills, dams and the famous Talana hill with accommodation comprising of 70 air-conditioned, en-suite rooms surrounded by immaculate lawns, gardens & game. We are in close proximity to the famous battle sites: Isandlwana, Rorke’s Drift, Blood River monument and Talana Museum, rated as one of the best in South Africa.

Our vision is to be the first choice of those seeking first-class guest services, accommodation and experiences.

It is our belief that employees are an organization’s most important asset in attaining its vision. The Battlefields Country Lodge & Sports Resort has made a commitment to its employees to provide the best possible working conditions available. We all love our jobs and it shows in our service to you.

 

Falaza Game Park, Hluhluwe

 

Privately owned Falaza Game Park and Spa offers Luxury Tented accommodation and an array of authentic bush experiences in a lush indigenous setting.

A mere three hour scenic drive from Durban International Airport, just 100km from Richards Bay Airport, you can enjoy the true African experience and impeccable service offered by Falaza Game Park and Spa.

Neighbouring the World Heritage Site of St Lucia, Falaza is near the renowned Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve (boasting the African ‘Big Five’), the fascinating corals and dive sights of Sodwana Bay, with endless activities and excursion opportunities within a close radius.

 

Summerfields Resort & Botanical Garden

Nestled within an idyllic Botanical Garden enclave is the charming, elegant, warm and welcoming Summerfield Boutique Hotel. Stay in one of our supremely sumptuous Luxury Rooms, Executive Suites & Garden Villas.

Sophisticated and elegant fine dining await you at Summerfield with choices of venues offering unsurpassed excellence in gastronomic delights.

Embrace nature in this sanctuary of hushed repose & enjoy the effortless luxury and deep-cushion comfort of Summerfield’s unique “one-of-a-kind” hotel, garden paradise & leisure resort.

Graskop Hotel

The Graskop Hotel has been lovingly renovated and redecorated from the original “70’s style” hotel to become a quirky and interesting boutique art hotel offering luxurious accommodation in a homely and relaxing atmosphere.The hotel has a total of 37 en-suite bedrooms, 19 of the 22 upstairs bedrooms have been decorated by different contemporary South African artists. The 15 garden suites each have a patio overlooking the peaceful gardens. Unconventional art pieces are found around each corner.

The bedrooms are a mix of twin and double rooms and some family rooms.Breakfast is included and consists of a generous spread of cold dishes and hot dishes to order.Dinner is from a daily set menu and includes three courses of delicious home-style food.The hotel is perfectly situated on the well-known Panorama route of the Kruger-Lowveld area. The famous Blyde River Canyon is a 40min drive, God’s window is 7km away and the Phabeni gate to the Kruger National Park is 45 min away.The hotel is 1-hour drive away from Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport and 4,5-hour drive from Johannesburg.

 

Commodore Hotel

There are many reasons why Cape Town is regularly selected as one of the top tourist destinations in the world for location, sight-seeing and dining. Experience everything special that Cape Town has to offer while staying in this stylish and elegant setting. Located in the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, The Commodore Hotel provides sweeping views of Table Mountain, Cape Town Harbour and Robben Island.
With all of the services that you require, The Commodore is the perfect hotel, in the perfect city.

 

Ilala Lodge Zimbabwe

lala Lodge Hotel is a family-run hotel that offers luxury and comfort in the heart of Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Nestled in attractive gardens, the well-appointed hotel is a mere eight-minute walk from Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Ilala Lodge Hotel is ideally located and it is very easy for guests to access all the historical sites, restaurants and activities available in Victoria Falls. The friendly and attentive staff of this welcoming hotel makes sure that your visit is perfect in every way.

The award-winning Cassia Restaurant at Ilala Lodge Hotel is famous for its delicious gourmet cuisine and attracts guests worldwide. Diners can see the spray and hear the sounds of Victoria Falls, locally known as the ‘Smoke That Thunders’, while they enjoy the al-fresco dining under the starry African skies that the Cassia Restaurant offers. Wild animals, such as warthog and impala, often graze on the hotel lawns and entertain guests during mealtime.

Located on the Zimbabwean side of the mighty Zambezi River, Ilala Lodge Hotel is geographically the closest hotel to the magnificent Victoria Falls and is easily accessible to the town centre. Explore the lush wilderness surrounding the town on a game drive, surf the rapids on a Zambezi River white-water rafting expedition, get your heart racing as you bungee jump off the Victoria Falls Bridge, or view the Falls from the exhilarating angle of Devil’s Pools on the edge of the plunging water. You can also enjoy a legendary Zimbabwean sunset from the comfort of the elegant Ra-Ikane river cruisers, part of the Ilala Lodge Hotel group.

KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

The Kruger National Park lies in the north-east of South Africa and runs along the border of Mozambique in the east, Zimbabwe in the north, and the southern border is the Crocodile River. The park covers 20,000 square kilometers and is divided in 14 different ecozones, each supporting different wildlife. It is one of the main attractions of South Africa and it is considered the flagship of South African National Parks (SANParks).

The park was established in 1898 by the South African President Paul Kruger as a protected area for wildlife and it opened its gates to the general public in 1927 for the first time. Currently, the park is run by the South African National Parks (SANP) and is probably the best managed African National Park. Wildlife conservation, education and tourism are the main objectives of the KNP. Effective measures to prevent poaching are in place and as a result of this cars are generally inspected upon entering and leaving the park.

The Kruger National Park has now been combined with the Limpopo National Park in Mozambique and the Gonarezhou National Park, Manjinji Pan Sanctuary and Malipati Safari Area in Zimbabwe into a new transfrontier park to be called The Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park, although border restrictions at crossings still apply, and border posts are not open all day.

 

CAPE TOWN

Cape Town is the second largest city in South Africa and is the capital of the Western Cape Province, as well as being the legislative capital of South Africa (the Houses of Parliament are here). It is located in the south-west corner of the country near the Cape of Good Hope, and is the most southern city in Africa. It is a stone’s throw from South Africa’s world-famous Cape Winelands around Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek.

For tens of thousands of years, Cape Town was inhabited by the Khoe people known to the Dutch settlers as ‘Strandloper’; South Africa’s surviving Khoe people are related to southern Africa’s indigenous ‘Bushmen’, who the Khoe called ‘San’. Cape Town’s European history began in 1652, when Jan van Riebeeck established a trading post there on behalf of the VOC (Dutch East Indies Company). The first European settlers were mainly Dutch, with some French Huguenots that had to flee from religious persecution in their home country. The first settlers soon explored the adjacent hinterland and founded the cities of Stellenbosch and Paarl in today’s Cape Winelands. The Voortrekkers (Pioneers of European descent) started from here to explore and settle the rest of South Africa.

 

VICTORIA FALLS

Victoria Falls is a town in the western portion of Zimbabwe, across the border from Livingstone, Zambia, and near Botswana. The town lies immediately next to the falls. They are a major attraction, but this popular tourist destination offers both adventure seekers and sightseers plenty of opportunities for a longer stay.

During the Jurassic Period (150-200 million years ago), volcanic activity resulted in thick basalt deposits covering large parts of Southern Africa. As the lava cooled and solidified, cracks appeared in the hard basalt crust, which was filled with clay and lime. Erosion and the course of the mighty Zambezi River cut through these softer materials, forming the first of a series of waterfalls.

Over at least 2000 years, the falls have receded 8 km upstream, as the Zambezi carved its way through seven gorges. This geological history can be seen in the dark basalt in the series of rocky gorges below the falls. It is believed that the Devil’s Cataract, which is presently the lowest point of Victoria Falls, will eventually become the next gorge as the river continues to cut its way back upstream. Essentially, the river falls into a gorge directly in front of the falls and then flows through a narrow cutting. You can view the falls straight on from across the gorge.

 

CHOBE NATIONAL PARK

The Chobe National Park is located in the north-west of Botswana, near the borders to Zambia, Zimbabwe and Namibia and is famous for its vast variety of wildlife. It is the second biggest National Park in Botswana, covering an area of 10566 km². Chobe National Park was founded in 1967 which made it Botswana’s first national park (read more on Chobe National Park’s history).

Located in the northern Botswana, the Chobe National Park attracts thousands of visitors every year due to its fame as one of the largest game concentrations in the country. Not only this, but this wildlife sanctuary also boasts the largest elephant population in Africa both in number and size. Area wise, the Chobe national park is the most diverse and third largest park, but is the first national park in the country. Chobe has one of the greatest concentration of elephants of any national park in Africa. They are most visible during the dry season when they congregate around the water sources, especially the Chobe river. You can see 4 of the Big 5 in Chobe: elephant, lion, leopard and buffalo – but not (or very rarely) rhino. Chobe has a multitude of antelope including the rare sable.

The park has a distinct wet and dry season, the wet being from December until May. As with much of Africa the animals may migrate further from the permanent water sources during the wet, and therefore are easier to view during the dry season.

Tour Inclusions:

  • Two’s a Crowd Tour Host
  • 18 nights’ accommodation in your own room
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner, S=supper)
  • Return group transfers from airport to hotel at the start and end of the tour
  • All transport as detailed in the itinerary by comfortable air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional English-speaking guide throughout
  • All sightseeing, guided tours, and entrance fees as detailed in the itinerary
  • Hotel porterage
  • Solo room – always!

 

Tour Exclusions:

  • Travel Insurance (we can assist)
  • International flights to the start/end of the tour
  • Airport transfers, if arriving separate from the designated “group” flights
  • Flight from Hoedspruit to Capetown on Day 12
  • Flight from Cape Town to Victoria Falls on Day 15
  • Expenditure of a personal nature, such as laundry, telephone calls, taxis and souvenirs
  • Visas (not required for Australian or NZ passport holders) or Botswana Border Visa Fee (approx. $30USD, subject to change)
  • Any services, meals and drinks if not detailed as “included” in the itinerary
  • Services and meals not mentioned in itinerary
  • Laundry, telephone calls and expenditure of a personal nature

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In my travelling life, I’ve had at least 10 travel agents.  Two’s a Crowd is the first one where I haven’t had to correct anything in my travel documents.   Piroska

I’m so excited to have found you Two’s a Crowd.

“Finally. A travel company is recognising the needs of people like me”

This is perfect for me.

“I’ve been to Burma but can you please send me some information about other destinations. This is perfect for me.”

I really wanted to meet the people behind it

“I saw your ad in the local paper and could have phoned but I wanted to come in and congratulate you on starting this great business. I really wanted to meet the people behind it.”

Two’s a Crowd on the internet was definitely meant to be!

I’m really enthusiastic about the niche you are determined to cover in the market, and have the feeling stumbling on Two’s a Crowd on the internet was definitely meant to be.

I find them inspirational

Thanks for sending these emails as I find them inspirational and will sit dreaming for the next hour or so.

Thank you for providing a service for people like me

“I am very excited to read about your area of speciality, and look forward to devouring all information that might come my way. Thank you for providing a service for people like me.”

Excellent throughout.

The entire 14 days ran so smoothly from Two's a Crowd booking my flights to  airport transfers and then the 12 days camping in the Kimberley. Excellent throughout. Congratulations. Marjorie

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