Cape Town to Victoria Falls - Hotel/Lodge

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Cape Town to Victoria Falls - Hotel/Lodge
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Cape Town to Victoria Falls - Hotel/Lodge
Cape Town to Victoria Falls - Hotel/Lodge
Cape Town to Victoria Falls - Hotel/Lodge
Cape Town to Victoria Falls - Hotel/Lodge
Cape Town to Victoria Falls - Hotel/Lodge
Cape Town to Victoria Falls - Hotel/Lodge
Cape Town to Victoria Falls - Hotel/Lodge
Cape Town to Victoria Falls - Hotel/Lodge
Cape Town to Victoria Falls - Hotel/Lodge
Start:Cape Town
Finish:Victoria Falls
Duration:19 Nights
Group size:6 - 14
Suitable for: 16 to 99
Physical rating:Leisurely / Moderate
Meals:18 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 1 dinners.
Diets:Please inform Exodus of specific dietary requirements
Tour operated in: English

Overview

Cape Town to Victoria Falls is one of the world’s great classic journeys. Starting from Cape Town, South Africa’s most cosmopolitan city, this trip travels through Namibia's spectacular desert landscape, wildlife-rich game parks in Namibia and Botswana and finally to the mighty Victoria Falls on the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia. This is an adventure through the heart of southern Africa’s dramatic scenery, with rich culture, diverse wildlife and the opportunity to partake in numerous activities along the way. .......read more
Highlights
  • Sossusvlei, the highest sand dunes in the world
  • Cape Town, Africa's most exciting city
  • Etosha NP with its fantastic wildlife
  • The mighty Victoria Falls
  • The Okavango River and Chobe NP
Food

All breakfasts, 4 lunches, 1 dinner We suggest you allow about US$200 for meals not included in the itinerary. Please note that most included meals are actually prepared by the crew. Camp meals should be wholesome and plentiful, but do not expect cordon bleu cooking. Please note sometimes it is not easy to get fresh meat. However, the general standard of food is good and vegetarians are well catered for. Please notify Exodus of specific dietary requirements. The water provided on this trip is safe and clean drinking water, normally coming from bore-holes. It is not bottled water, however. If you would rather have bottled water then this will be at your expense, though we would encourage you to make use of the safe drinking water provided as this helps diminish plastic consumption.

Itinerary

Location: Cape Town

Those on the group flights will be taken to the hotel in Cape Town upon arrival. If you're not on the group flights we suggest you aim to arrive at the lodge in Cape Town by mid-afternoon. If the weather is good this afternoon there may be the opportunity for an optional excursion up Table Mountain via cable car. Table Mountain is often the first image that springs to mind whenever one thinks of Cape Town – the views across the city on a clear day are incredible. If the weather is not good enough this will be a free afternoon, with the opportunity to explore the famous V & A Waterfront.

Accommodation: ,Sweetest Guesthouses or similar

Meals: ,No Meals,

Location: Cape Peninsula

We generally begin today’s tour with a drive along the spectacular Chapman's Peak drive (please note, occasionally this drive is closed and we will have to go around it), via Houtbay. Continuing to the Cape Point Nature reserve, we have time to walk to the lighthouse and then along the boardwalk to the Cape of Good Hope. We then take a short visit to the Boulders Beach penguin colony and enjoy some lunch. In the late afternoon we visit a local wine farm – the area surrounding Cape Town is renowned for its wine and we will get a chance to sample some of the local produce. The order of activities in Cape Town is flexible as everything hinges around going up Table Mountain when the weather is best. Evening meals can be enjoyed at various restaurants on the beaches along the coast – Cape Town is a food and drink lover's paradise!

Accommodation: ,Sweetest Guest Houses or similar

Meals: ,Breakfast,

Location: Olifants River

We leave Cape Town and travel through farmlands of citrus, maize, cattle and sheep as we start the journey towards Namibia. Our first stop is in the fertile Olifants River Valley, giving us a glimpse into the agricultural lifestyle of the Western Cape. (about 5hrs drive)

Accommodation: ,Highlanders Lodge or similar

Meals: ,Breakfast,

Location: Orange River

Today we drive to Orange River (5 hours + 1 hour border crossing), where Namibia's southern border meets South Africa. There is free time to relax this afternoon. Our camp for the night will be in a picturesque location on the riverbank. (450km, 6-7hrs)

Accommodation: ,Felix Unite Cabanas or similar

Meals: ,Breakfast,

Location: Fish River Canyon

In the morning we enjoy a canoe trip on the Orange River. It is not tough on the water and the trip gives us the chance to see the flora and fauna of the region as we drift by. We then take a short drive (3 hours) to the second largest canyon on earth – Fish River Canyon. The views from the canyon rim are spectacular and there is time for a short walk along it in the afternoon for superb sunset views. *Canyon Mountain Camp / Canyon Lodge or similar* /* larger groups typically stay in two separate properties on this night due to the lack of accommodation options in the area - standards can vary and early bookers are assigned better rooms./

Accommodation: ,Camp, Canyon Lodge or similar

Meals: ,Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner,

Location: Sesriem

A day's travel along the edge of the Namib-Naukluft Park to Sesriem where we stay overnight outside the park. (550km, 8.5-9hrs)

Accommodation: ,Little Sossus Lodge or similar

Meals: ,Breakfast,Lunch,

Location: Sossusvlei

We will leave our lodge early to spend the morning at the Sossusvlei dunes, one of the great sights of Africa. Whilst we cannot enter the park till sunrise, the early morning light on the dunes is still a spectacular site and it is worth getting up for. Those feeling energetic will have the opportunity to climb Dune 45. We will enjoy a picnic breakfast at the dunes. We take a 2km walk into the Hiddenvlei area (optional one way shuttle transfer instead). If we're lucky we may see gemsbok, ostrich or even black-backed jackals among the dunes, an irresistibly photogenic scene!  In the afternoon we visit Sesriem Canyon.

Accommodation: ,Little Sossus Lodge or similar

Meals: ,Breakfast,Lunch,

Location: Swakopmund

A long, spectacular drive through Namib-Naukluft Park to Swakopmund via Walvis Bay to see, in season (summer), Flamingoes in their thousands. This national park, one of the largest in the world, is home to one of the driest and oldest deserts on earth. It contains some of the finest desert scenery in Africa, if not in the world, with towering jagged rock formations and incredible lunar landscapes. (300km, 4-5hrs)

Accommodation: ,Hotel,

Accommodation Name: D'avignon Hotel or similar

Meals: ,Breakfast,

Location: Swakopmund

Swakopmund has invented itself as Namibia's adventure sports capital, and we have a full day in Swakopmund to enjoy some of the optional adventure activities on offer; go on a dolphin cruise or township tour or take a flight over the desert! Alternatively, explore the German-style town and visit some of the excellent cake shops for which Swakopmund is famous.

Accommodation: ,Hotel,

Accommodation Name: D'avignon Hotel or similar

Meals: ,Breakfast,

Location: Brandberg Mountain

We leave the Atlantic coast behind and head inland towards Namibia’s highest mountain, Brandberg. We will enjoy a walk through valley 45 for approximately 2 hours to the famous ‘White Lady’ rock painting which, along with a number of other small paintings and engravings, are thought to have been left by Bushmen at least 2000 years ago. (250km, 4hrs)

Accommodation: ,Brandberg Whilte Lady Lodge or similar

Meals: ,Breakfast,Lunch,

Location: Etosha National Park

In the morning we drive north to Etosha National Park where some of the world’s best wildlife viewing can be found. We should arrive at Etosha, which means the 'Great White Place of Dry Water' in time to do a late afternoon game drive before arriving at our camp where there will be a waterhole for game viewing at night. (400km, 5-6hrs)

Accommodation: ,Etosha Park Chalets or similar

Meals: ,Breakfast,

Location: Etosha National Park

We have two days to really enjoy this fabulous park with its mixed forest and grassland centred around a large salt pan. Etosha is home to a great variety and number of game, which is easy to find as the animals congregate at different times around the waterholes. There are waterholes next to the excellent campsites, and it is not uncommon for us to spend all night watching a gala performance of animals: wildebeest, zebra, impala, springbok, kudu, elephant, giraffe, lion and even rhino are all common sights here. Take plenty of patience and you will be rewarded by one of the greatest game spectacles in Southern Africa. Etosha is also a good place for birds, with plenty of waterbirds on the lakes and weaverbirds and hornbills in the trees. While in Etosha we move our camps (between Okaukuejo, Halali or Namutoni) but the itinerary is kept flexible depending on where the game is.

Accommodation: ,Etosha Park Chalets or similar

Meals: ,Breakfast,

Location: Etosha National Park

Location: Okavango River

Long drive through local villages to the Okavango River - the main watercourse supplying the Okavango Delta. (650km, 8hrs)

Accommodation: ,Rainbow River Lodge or similar

Meals: ,Breakfast,

Location: Cubango

We take a mokoro (traditional dug-out canoe) ride from our camp on the Okavango River. Please note that in March/April, the river may be flooded and we may have to substitute our mokoros for a boat ride. The birdlife is prolific and, at certain times of the year, so is the game. Gliding through the waterways by mokoro is the ideal way to absorb the sheer peace and tranquillity of the place. We also have the option of a village tour to meet the local community. 

Accommodation: ,Rainbow River Lodge or similar

Meals: ,Breakfast,

Location: Chobe River

Drive through the Caprivi Strip and into Botswana to Chobe National Park area in Kasane, home to huge numbers of elephant and hippo. (400km, 5.5-6hrs, border crossing 1hr)

Accommodation: ,Kwalape Lodge or similar

Meals: ,Breakfast,

Location: Chobe National Park

Today we have an early morning game drive in Chobe National Park and an afternoon boat ride on the Chobe River where it is possible to view huge herds of elephant coming down to drink as well as many other types of game. For bird lovers, the river provides a home for the majestic African Fish Eagle and a number of species of brightly coloured bee-eaters. The area surrounding the Chobe River typically has the highest concentration of wildlife within the park as animals congregate here, particularly in the dry season (April to October).

Accommodation: ,Kwalape Lodge or similar

Meals: ,Breakfast,

Location: Victoria Falls

After a leisurely breakfast we drive to Victoria Falls, a small town on the Zimbabwean side of the glorious Victoria Falls (entrance own expense US$ 30). The waterfall itself is majestic, the activities enthralling and the scenery of the Upper Zambezi beautiful. (100km, 1.5-2hrs plus border crossing 1-2hrs)

Accommodation: ,Hotel,

Accommodation Name: Rainbow Hotel or similar

Meals: ,Breakfast,

Location: Victoria Falls

Today you have a free day to enjoy the numerous activities on offer such as flights over the falls, white-water rafting, game viewing, or crossing into Zambia to see the falls from a different side (please note you will need a Zambian visa if you wish to go see the falls from the other side).

Accommodation: ,Hotel,

Accommodation Name: Rainbow Hotel or similar

Meals: ,Breakfast,

Location: Victoria Falls

End Victoria Falls. For those on group flights, these depart in the evening and will arrive in the UK the following day. **

Accommodation: ,

Meals: ,Breakfast,

What's Included

Included
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
  • Tour leader throughout
  • All breakfasts, 4 lunches, 1 dinner
  • All accommodation (see below)
  • All transport and listed activities

Not Included
  • Visas or vaccinations
  • Travel insurance
  • Single accommodation

FAQ

Minimum 16 years old people can go on this tour.
Vaccination against Yellow Fever is necessary if you are coming from a country with Yellow Fever, and you must bring a valid certificate of vaccination. Recommended vaccinations are: Polio, Tetanus, Diphtheria, Typhoid, Hepatitis A. Malaria prophylaxis is essential and we suggest that you seek advice from your GP or travel health clinic about which malaria tablets to take.
We will stay in a range of properties, usually 2/3 star lodges or chalets.

Reviews

4* Amazing Southern Africa
Full on tour of Namibia, Chobe, Vic Falls and Cape Town which was enjoyed by my family of 4 , age range 16-53.Should have taken season 3/4 sleeping bags for the camping as southern Namibia is cold at night in August!The hosts Ande Andrew and Innoccent were efficient at running a tight ship.
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5* An amazing journey
This is an amazing journey through different climates as you head due north into the sun. A stunning landscape which is continuously changing plus amazing encounters with animals and birds in the parks. Even in our tents at night we were entertained by the sounds of elephants, hippos and night jars and in Victoria Falls the distant thundering of the falls. Towards the end of the trip you can also engage with locals.
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5* Cape Town to Victoria Falls- Hotel/Lodge Reverse
Great Tour leader, Driver and group, brilliant trip, wonderful wildlife, great geography and scenery, interesting politics. Great Truck/Bus, and accommodation generally reasonable to good............except.The Orange River Lodge in Namibia was absolutely dreadful and should never be considered again by Exodus. NO water, had to ask for towels since there was no water we understood why towels were not provided.No toilet paper, had to ask for this, but could not flush the toilet, and the swimming pool was not useable with the cover firmly in place. The Breakfast was like Fawlty Towers only worse, and so dark in the room you could not see. The toaster had blue electrical flashes coming out of it so was unplugged. The Lodge knew that they had no water but did not inform our tour leader, even though he had contacted them many hours in advance of our arrival. The owners were not interested, even though we were the only guests staying there, it appeared that nobody had stayed there for ages, it was really run down. Even the Shell petrol station attendant next door said it was the worst Lodge on the Orange River and nobody ever stays there. Please do not expose your clients to this truly awful Lodge ever again. The owners staff did say that they would not charge Exodus for the dreadful breakfast which would now be free of charge.
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5* It's not a holiday , it's an adventure!
5421in across 5 countries (South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Zambia).Cites, deserts, seaside destinations, vineyards and grasslands, national parks, rivers, waterfalls, boats, animals, birds, tents up, tents down, canyons, massive insects, being dirty, early rises for stunning sunrises and view points for reflecting the day as sunsets, incredible storms, an amazing group......it was one hell on an adventure!
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4* Victoria Falls to Cape Town Camping Trip
I thoroughly enjoyed the holiday from day one. The guides were very good and were always on hand to give some assistance if required. Some of the days were fairly exhausting with the travelling and heat but plenty of water was handed out and the bus was comfortable for the long journeys. I am 65 years old and fairly fit but took part in all the activities so this trip shouldn't deter anyone of advanced years.The only slight moans I had were that the canoe trip on the Orange River should have been cancelled owing to the weather conditions - one canoe capsized - and the toilet/washing facilities were pretty dire at the Aba Huab campsite. This was a beautiful location in the desert but the toilets and showers were disgusting.The bus had some problems with a puncture and eventually died in Namibia but the guides whistled up a replacement without affecting our holiday - Well done Nyasha!Overall, I would have no hesitation in recommending this trip to anyone who was prepared to "muck in" with the rest of the group to make this holiday a memorable one.
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09-Apr-2022
19 Nights
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10-Apr-2022
19 Nights
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28-May-2022
19 Nights
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29-May-2022
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16-Jul-2022
19 Nights
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17-Jul-2022
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03-Sep-2022
19 Nights
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04-Sep-2022
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10-Sep-2022
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11-Sep-2022
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15-Oct-2022
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16-Oct-2022
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19-Nov-2022
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20-Nov-2022
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Start:Cape Town
Finish:Victoria Falls
Duration:19 Nights
Group size:6 - 14
Suitable for: 16 to 99
Physical rating:Leisurely / Moderate
Meals:18 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 1 dinners.
Diets:Please inform Exodus of specific dietary requirements
Tour operated in: English
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