From (AUD)$15,895
Days16
Airfares included
From cosmopolitan Cape Town to the spectacular Hwange National Park, South Africa and Zimbabwe have so much to offer. Treat your tastebuds in Franschhoek, explore Stellenbosch, experience Lake Kariba and take in the amazing views at Victoria Falls.
Group Size — Max 12
Tips — Total cost includes - Tipping Made Easy, $330pp pre-paid
Transport — 4WD safari vehicle, Cable Car, Coach, Houseboat, Plane & Train
No Hidden Extras

Discover cosmopolitan Cape Town, including the iconic Table Mountain.

Travel to Franschhoek, a town located in the beautiful Cape Winelands region. Stop at L'Ormarins to enjoy a MCC wine and artisanal nougat pairing.
Experience Hwange National Park, the largest nature reserve in Zimbabwe. Hwange's grasslands and mopane woods are home to elephants, lions and African dogs.
Travel to Victoria Falls, one of the largest waterfalls in the world. Take a guided walk through the lush rainforest and take in the amazing view from the 16 viewing points!

Special Experiences

Enjoy a cellar tour at the award-winning Boschendal Wine Estate. We'll also taste the wine and devour platters under the estate's oak tree.
Visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Khami Ruins, once the capital of Torwa dynasty, which arose after the collapse of the Great Zimbabwe Kingdom between 1450-1650.
Spend two nights travelling in a houseboat along the beautiful waters of Lake Kariba.
Tour and travel along part of the famous Cape to Cairo line, on board the opulent Royal Livingstone Express. Farewell Africa whilst enjoying a 5-course meal within the dining car.

Itinerary South Africa & Zimbabwe

Itinerary

Day

Inclusions South Africa & Zimbabwe

Inclusions

Sightseeing

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Discover the many sides of South Africa

  • Dine at a traditional African restaurant and enjoy the Diembe Drumming!
  • Discover the second most populated city in South Africa, picturesque Cape Town, including majestic Table Mountain (weather permitting).
  • Explore Bay Harbour Market, Cape Town's most vibrant.
  • Visit and enjoy lunch (at your own expense) at Groot Constantia, Cape Town's first ever wine estate, dating back to 1685.
  • Visit the beautiful Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden and Rhodes memorial viewpoint.
  • Enjoy some free time in Stellenbosch, a scenic town with many cafes, boutiques and art galleries.
  • Enjoy a cellar tour and wine tasting with lunch at Boschendal Wine Estate, located between the Simonsberg and Drakenstein mountains.
  • En-route to Franschhoek, stop at L'Ormarins for MCC wine and artisanal nougat pairing.
  • Discover Johannesburg’s vibrant Soweto district and visit the Hector Pieterson museum and memorial and the former houses of Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Ghandi.
  • Visit the moving Apartheid Museum.
  • Savour an authentic South African meal within an eclectic township restaurant whilst in Soweto.

Zimbabwe

  • Visit the UNESCO World-Heritage listed Khami Ruins, located just outside of Bulawayo.
    Spend two nights in Matobo Hills, a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its distinctive rock landforms and historical rock paintings.
  • Discover the resting place of Cecil John Rhodes, founder of former Rhodesia.
    Visit the Amagugu International Heritage Centre and enjoy a traditional Zimbabwean lunch prepared by the locals, accompanied by dancers and drummers.
  • Spend two nights in Hwange National Park.
  • Discover the wildlife within Hwange National Park on multiple game drives.
  • Spend two nights on board a houseboat and cruise to the Sengwe River and Elephant Bay in Lake Kariba.
  • Enjoy a full day on Lake Kariba, either relaxing within the comfort of your houseboat or enjoying fishing and game excursions via tender boat.
  • Spend 2 nights at amazing Victoria Falls with plenty of free time to relax and explore the local surrounds.
  • Enjoy a guided excursion on foot of Victoria Falls, including all 16 view points to see this natural phenomenon.
  • Experience a traditional Boma Dinner, complete with dancing, singing and drumming!
  • Tour and travel along part of the famous Cape to Cairo line, on-board the opulent Royal Livingstone Express. Farewell Africa whilst enjoying a 5-course meal within the dining cart. 

Travel

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  • Return economy-class flights from Australia to Africa. Taxes included
  • 2 economy-class flights within Africa
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of tour
  • All touring in air-conditioned vehicles (excluding shared lodge open safari 4WD)
  • Tipping Made Easy, $330pp pre-paid

Accommodation

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  • 10 nights in 3-4 star hotels
  • 2 nights in a bush chalet in Hwange National Park
  • 2 nights on board a houseboat on Lake Kariba, en suite cabin

Meals

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  • 14 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 10 dinners, including group welcome and farewell dinners

Tour Guides

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  • English-speaking locally based driver/guides 

Porterage

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  • Porterage included where available

Entrance Fees

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  • Entrance fees to all national parks and reserves

Some things to note

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Luggage Information

Africa-Luggage

Because of the limited storage space in light aircraft and safari vehicles in Africa, please note the following luggage restrictions for this tour.

  • A soft bag is required
  • There is a maximum weight of 15kg per person

If you have any other questions about luggage requirements, please feel free to call one of our consultants on 1800 286 645 or email us.

Optional Excursions 

Bunnik Tours has a small number of optional extras that may be available to you on your small group tour. These optional extras are based on special-interest activities that don't always appeal to everyone, meaning they're truly optional. To view our optional excursions in Africa click here

Accommodation South Africa & Zimbabwe

Accommodation

The Portswood Hotel

South Africa flag Cape Town

The Portswood Hotel - a piece of Cape Town’s history and rich in South Africa's unique culture. The property is located on the site of the former Breakwater convict station and the restaurant and lobby are built around what were the original well and holding cells for prisoners en route to Robben Island 300 years ago. Today, The Portswood is famous for its uniquely personal approach to service - catering to the international traveller’s every need and anticipating their every desire. 

Facilities: air-conditioning; free wifi; fridge/minibar; safe deposit box; outdoor swimming pool

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Protea Hotel by Marriott

South Africa flag Franschhoek

This charming hotel has a rich history, dating back to the 1880s. Overlooking the mountains and vineyards of Franschhoek, Protea Hotel is just a short walk from the town centre and boasts a renowned restaurant and swimming pool. 

Facilities: air-conditioning; safe deposit box; swimming pool; fitness centre; outdoor furniture 

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Garden Court Sandton City

South Africa flag Johannesburg

Located in Johannesburg’s northern suburbs, the Garden Court Sandton City offers a central and convenient location with many top attractions within easy reach - from the best shopping malls to the most popular restaurants and entertainment options.

Facilities: air-conditioning; free wifi; fridge (on request); safe deposit box; outdoor swimming pool; tea & coffee making facilities

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Shashani Matobo Hills

Zimbabwe flag Matobo Hills

Shashani Matobo Hills has 10 individual en-suite lodges, which are comfortably furnished and have private verandahs. Each lodge is spaced widely on the edge of a huge rock dome with views over a wooded valley and the characteristic granite dwalas.

The main building has a comfortable lounge and bar with adjoining dining room, all open-fronted towards the breathtaking view, and a large fireplace takes the chill out of winter evenings. The swimming pool is ideally placed to gather the sun’s warmth and to offer beautiful views over the surrounding landscape whilst relaxing.

Less than an hour’s drive through beautiful landscape, you can visit the iconic giraffe paintings at Nswatugi Cave or Worlds View and Cecil John Rhodes’ Grave.

Facilities: tea & coffee making facilities; restaurant; swimming pool 

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Khulu Bush Camp

Zimbabwe flag Hwange National Park

Inspired by the breathtaking splendor of its natural surrounds, Khulu Bush Camp reflects Africa's timeless wonder and natural beauty, providing you with the ultimate and utterly unforgettable safari experience. The beauty of this camp is that it combines luxurious and private accommodation with old world hospitality. Khulu overlooks an ancient riverbed, known to attract a variety of the greatest wildlife and bird life in Hwange National Park, right on your doorstep.

Facilities: fridge/minibar; tea & coffee making facilities 

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Sovereign  Houseboat

Zimbabwe flag Lake Kariba

Sovereign is a five star luxury catamaran cruiser that boasts 10 fully air conditioned en suite cabins. Designed and built by Mr Tony Turner, his many years of experience in boat building and attention to detail has resulted in a vessel that never fails to impress. (Similar houseboat may be used alternatively) 

Facilities: air-conditioning; swimming pool; mosquito nets; veranda; lounge/bar 

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Victoria Falls Safari Lodge

Zimbabwe flag Victoria Falls

Set high on a natural plateau, the westward facing Victoria Falls Safari Lodge borders the Zambezi National Park and is just four kilometers from the thundering Victoria Falls. The award-winning Makuwa-Kuwa is a split-level a la carte restaurant located within the Lodge’s central hub with spectacular views over the well-frequented waterhole. The open-plan Buffalo Bar offers all-day refreshments and tasty snacks, sundowners, and pre-and post-dinner drinks. It also has its own game-viewing platform overlooking the waterhole where a variety of wildlife, including elephant and buffalo, form a thrilling parade all year round. 

Facilities: air-conditioning; free wifi; fridge/minibar; safe deposit box; outdoor swimming pool; tea & coffee making facilities

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Information South Africa & Zimbabwe

Information

Let's Talk Fitness

 In the itinerary, this symbol indicates 2+ hours of walking, often across uneven ground and in areas of high altitude or heat and humidity.

At Bunnik Tours we don’t put specific age limits on our tours, but we also recognise some travellers may find our itineraries challenging.

We have a duty of care to all tour participants and the tour guides, so we do impose a firm policy on the level of fitness required by all our clients to attempt to ensure your safety and the safety of other travellers on our tours.

At Bunnik Tours our goal is for all our travellers to enjoy their tour, not struggle through it! Which is why we want to work with you to ensure you are on the best possible trip for your fitness level. We do reserve the right to refuse bookings if we feel that the requirements of the tour are too demanding.

Bunnik Tours are for independently minded travellers with good levels of mobility.

Our tours include:

  1. Generous amounts of free time
  2. Lots of walking
  3. Local and authentic experiences including various modes of transport and accommodation

In some regions travellers can also expect:

  1. Long days of travelling, at times on dirt and gravel roads in Africa
  2. Extended periods at high altitude (3,000-4,000 metres) in Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Ethiopia
  3. Extended periods of walking/hiking through humid forest areas in Rwanda, Guatemala, Mexico and Costa Rica
  4. Limited medical facilities in remote areas

Bunnik Tours travellers are required to at least:

  1. Be able to walk 2-3 hours on uneven surfaces without the use of any walking aid, on any given day
  2. Walk up multiple flights of stairs and short, steep hills
  3. Stand for 20 minutes without needing to sit down, often in hot/humid climates
  4. Carry their own luggage
  5. Get on and off various modes of transport without assistance, including small boats

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Dates & Prices South Africa & Zimbabwe

Dates & Prices
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*Prices are in AUD, per person twin share.

*Prices are in AUD, per person twin share.

Start Date End Date Tour Price
Per person
twin share
Status    
02 Nov 20
18 Nov 20
$15,895
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Additional Information

Tipping
Total cost includes - Tipping Made Easy, $330pp pre-paid
Taxes
Total cost includes - air taxes, $1,050
Single Supplement
From $2,650
Day/Date Variations
Due to airline flight schedules day of arrival and day of departure may vary depending on your city of departure
Taxes & Fuel Costs
Total cost includes air taxes. Taxes and fuel surcharges change regularly so above levies shown as a guide only
Visa Information

You may need to obtain visas for this tour. Please check with your travel agent for further details. For Australian passport holders you may wish to visit our Passports and Visas page here for indicative information on what may be required.

Terms & Conditions

All prices shown are per person based on twin share. Prices and itineraries correct at current time but are subject to change. Please call for more details. View our full terms & conditions here.

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