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DAY 1:- London – Cape Town 

Depart from Heathrow or your preferred airport on scheduled flights for your flight to Cape town.

Your flight includes meals, drinks, and in-flight entertainment for your journey.


DAY 2:–  Cape Town

Welcome to SOUTH AFRICA. Upon arrival at Cape Town International Airport, clear immigration, collect your luggage and follow sign for exit.

Watch out for our guide who will holding a placard with ‘Welcome Cobra Holidays’ on it. You will be greeted at the airport by our English speaking guide and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure to recover from jet lag and get ready for the adventures awaiting you! (Cape Town is 1 hour ahead of UK GMT).

In the evening transfer for dinner at an Indian restaurant.

Meals: Dinner                                                                                        Overnight: Cape Town


DAY 3:- Cape Town

This morning after breakfast, our orientation tour takes you past the famous landmarks such as the Castle of Good Hope, the baroque City Hall, Malay Quarter, company gardens, house of Parliament and the Grand Parade. Continue along the city’s main thoroughfare, Adderly Street, the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront complex.

Next, ascend Table Mountain including ride on the cable car(weather permitting) for a stunning bird’s eye view of the city and its beaches. No visit to Cape Town would be complete without taking the revolving cable car to the summit of iconic Table Mountain, the unofficial symbol of South Africa and with breath-taking views.

Time permitting, also continue round to the Milnerton area for a beautiful view of Table Mountain. Visit the Milnerton Lighthouse, the light that brings ships safely into Table Bay, and finish your tour with a stop at Diamond Works to tour the factory and hear about South African jewellery.

On your return journey to Cape Town time permitting we stop at the colourful Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens in the UNESCO-listed Cape Floral Kingdom.

In the evening transfer for dinner at an Indian restaurant.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner                                                                     Overnight: Cape Town


DAY 4:- Cape Town – Cape of Good Hope – Seal Island – Boulders Beach and see African Penguins

Today after breakfast, at 08:30am we depart to visit the Cape of Good Hope. Your tour takes you to the fishing harbour of Hout Bay for a short trip to Seal Island to see the seals.

We drive via the Atlantic Coast to Cape Point. Take Funicular Tram Ride to Cape Point light house.

Next visit Boulders Beach, situated just after the picturesque village of Simons’s Town. The beach has a healthy population of African Penguins who have chosen the beach as their home and breeding ground due to the fact that there are fewer predators on this part of the coast.

In the evening transfer for dinner at an Indian restaurant.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner                                                                     Overnight: Cape Town


DAY 5:– Cape Town – The Garden Route – George

Enjoy an early breakfast this morning before taking the coastal route via South Africa’s whale-watching capital Hermanus, before picking up the Garden Route at Mossel Bay and snaking your way past its plethora of beautiful beaches.

We drive to along the scenic route to George. On arrival check-in to your hotel.

In the evening transfer for dinner at an Indian restaurant.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner                                                                     Overnight: George


DAY 6:-George – Oudtshoorn – George

After breakfast proceed for tour of Oudtshoorn known as Feather Capital of the world and the centre of the world’s Ostrich farming industry. Come face to face With the biggest bird in the world. Cango Ostrich Farm offers comprehensive and complete information regarding the ostrich – and ostrich industry.

Visit the Cango Caves – one of the world’s great natural wonders, sculptured by nature through the ages – fascinating limestone formations in a wide variety of colours. We visit the first six chambers of Cango Caves. The stalactite and stalagmite formations are an incredible sight.

An underground wonder world, International renowned as one of the world’s great natural wonders sculpted by nature through the ages; their fascinating limestone formation occurs in a variety of ways.

Then, we proceed to Cango Wildlife Ranch where you can discover a variety of animals seldom seen. Venture into Crocodile enclosures, visit Snake Park and Cheetahland.  Don’t forget to photograph yourself cuddling a Cheetah by paying a nominal fee.

Later we drive back to George.

In the evening transfer for dinner at an Indian restaurant.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner                                                                     Overnight: George


DAY 7:–George – Knysna – Jewel of the Garden Route

Today after breakfast we spend the day discovering Knysna, the jewel of the Garden Route. Knysna nestles on the banks of a beautiful lagoon in the heart of the Garden Route. A leisurely start to the day to enjoy a John Benn Cruise on the gleaming waters of the lagoon.

In the afternoon we depart to visit Plettenberg Elephant Sanctuary in Plettenberg Bay and make memories to last a lifetime as you walk with the elephants.

You will see the special relationship that the elephant handlers share with their elephants and become a part of it. Time permitting we will also visit the beautiful beach.

Later return to George.

In the evening transfer for dinner at an Indian restaurant.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner                                                                     Overnight: George


DAY 8:– George –Johannesburg

This morning after early breakfast, depart from George to board your flight for Johannesburg.

On arrival at OR Tambo International Airport Johannesburg, follow arrival sign, collect your luggage and follow sign for exit. Watch out for our guide who will holding a placard with ‘Welcome Cobra Holidays’ on it. You will be greeted at the airport by our English speaking guide and transferred to your coach.

We board our coach and proceed on an orientation tour of Johannesburg to include visiting Gold Reef City, a replica of ancient Johannesburg. Visit Old houses Museum, Gold Mine and watch the demonstrations of Gold being poured and minted.

We will also visiting Westcliff View, Nelson Mandela Bridge, Mary Fitzgerald Square, Newtown, the Carlton Centre and Constitution Hill.

Later check-in to our hotel.

In the evening transfer for dinner at an Indian restaurant.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner                                                                     Overnight: Johannesburg


DAY 9:– Johannesburg – Sun City- Johannesburg

After breakfast we board our coach and proceed for full a day trip to dazzling Sun City famed for its rolling golf courses, gaming casinos, shops, restaurants and adventure activities. Sun City offers something for everyone.

On arrival enjoy some time exploring on your own the magnificent gardens of the Lost City, Kwena Crocodile Farm. You can also see the auditorium where MISS UNIVERSE contest are being held.

There is also lot of extra activities like (Quad Biking, Paragliding, Horse Riding, Clay Pigeon, Archery, etc. all optional).

Later depart for Johannesburg.

In the evening transfer for dinner at an Indian restaurant.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner                                                                     Overnight: Johannesburg


DAY 10:– Flight Depart Johannesburg – Victoria Falls Zambia –  Sundowner Cruise      

(****2 Nights Trip******)

This morning after breakfast we depart for Johannesburg OR Tambo International airport to board our flight to Livingstone Airport in Zambia.

The Victoria Falls is one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World and a UNESCO World Heritage Site with breath taking views and thunderous sounds. The Falls are a little over a mile wide and 351 feet high, making them one-and-a half times as wide and twice as high as the Niagara Falls. This is a destination where you can still encounter herds of buffalo and elephant on their way to the Zambezi river for their own sundowners.

Upon arrival, clear immigration (visa Fee USD$50 per person), collect your luggage and follow exit sign. You will be greeted at the airport by our English speaking guide who will be holding a placard with ‘ Welcome Cobra Holidays ‘ on it and transfer you to the hotel for two night stay.

Our hotel is located on the banks of the Zambezi River, just a short stroll from the falls themselves to your hotel. You will also see wild life like Zebras, Antelopes and giraffe around the vicinity of the hotel.

The rest of the day is at your leisure to relax and enjoy the facilities.

In the evening western dinner at the hotel.  Later enjoy the live music provided by the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner                                                         Overnight: Livingstone Victoria Falls


DAY 11:- Victoria Falls

Today after breakfast we depart for half a day city tour of Livingstone including visit to Victoria Falls. Our tour discovers natural beauty that is quite simply beyond belief, with stops at several vantage viewpoint points to witness the sheer force of the water cascading over 90 metres to the bottom of the Zambezi gorge. Mid-mornings is good to see the Rainbows, as you can view east to west in the mornings and west to east in the afternoon.

Optional TourExcursion to see world famous Victoria falls from Zimbabwe side.

Cost: xx per person

Note: Package Includes Visa fee for Zimbabwe, transport and an English speaking guide.

Then proceed to visit the Victoria Falls Bridge and walk one way on the bridge. You will also see the Zimbabwe border crossing.

Later visit the Livingstone Museum, which is entrusted with an array of original memorabilia, including many personal letters. We will also visit the Hindu OMKAR temple and the local market.

Later we return to the hotel.

Late afternoon we board our coach and proceed to enjoy an included Sundowner Cruise on African Queen on the mighty river Zambezi. Here we hope to spot a variety of birds and wildlife like crocodiles, birds, elephants and hippos.

Enjoy the entertainment and music on the boat.

After sunset, we return to our hotel.

Note: Please note that the Sundowner cruise is based on a scheduled basis and there will be other guests on the cruise and the boat may change depending on availability at the time of confirmation.

In the evening western dinner at the hotel.  Later enjoy the live music provided by the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner                                                         Overnight: Livingstone Victoria Falls


DAY 12:-Victoria Falls – Johannesburg

This morning after breakfast free time at leisure. Later in the morning you will be transferred Livingstone Airport to board your flight for Johannesburg.

Upon arrival at OR Tambo International Airport Johannesburg, you will be greeted at the airport by our English speaking guide and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

In the evening dinner at an Indian Restaurant.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner                                                         Overnight: Johannesburg


DAY 13:- Johannesburg – Kruger National Park

This morning after breakfast we head east this into the state of Mpumalanga. Our journey follows part of the famous Panorama route, which includes Pilgrim’s Rest, declared a national monument to the days of the late 19th century gold rush. Weather permitting, we will make a stop at God’s Window for an amazing view from the top of the Drakensburg Escarpment, several hundred metres down to the Lowveld below. Then visit the Lisbon falls

We continue our journey and proceed to our Hotel for check-in for 2 nights stay.

In the evening dinner at the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner                                                         Overnight: Kruger National Park


DAY 14:- Kruger National Park

Today early in the morning at 5:00am collect your packed breakfast and we depart for Kruger National Park.

An unforgettable day as we embark on a full-day game drive safari in the iconic Kruger National Park. Our 4×4 safari vehicles offer the best views of the surrounding area and hopefully see all of the ‘big five’- lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard and rhino. There is always something to see as nearly 150 different species of mammal reside in the park, together with hundreds of bird species and the Lowveld flora.

After our fascinating day at 3:30pm we return to our hotel.

In the evening dinner at the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner                                                         Overnight: Kruger National Park


DAY 15:- Kruger National Park – Johannesburg

After breakfast, we check out of the hotel and at 8:30am we depart for Johannesburg.

The journey is about 5 hours. Upon arrival Check-in to our hotel.

Optional tour: Soweto      Cost: xx  

Soweto is a must for those wanting to learn more about South Africa’s fascinating culture and history. This tour takes you into the most famous sprawling township in Africa, home of about four million people It developed as a township for black people under Apartheid and was the site from where most of the struggle against Apartheid was fought. “Soweto” stands for South Western Township.

Soweto houses the largest black community – in excess of 2 million – made history and world news on 16 June 1976, with the uprising against Afrikaans as a language medium. Many lives were lost in the Struggle whilst the Apartheid government only wanted the Bantus to be educated to a restricted level.

On tour, you will get to visit the original home of former President Nelson Mandela, tour the famous Hector Pietersen Museum and Vilikazi Street. These are just a few of our many available attractions and destinations we visit during our tours.

Note: This tour will only operate if we have 20 passengers.

In the evening transfer for dinner at an Indian restaurant.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner                                                         Overnight: Johannesburg


DAY 16:–  Johannesburg – Mauritius

Today after breakfast free time at leisure. Later we will be transferred to OR Tambo International Airport Johannesburg, to board our flight for Mauritius.

Your flight includes meals, drinks, and in-flight entertainment for your journey.

Upon arrival at Mauritius SSR International Airport, follow signs for arrival / passport / baggage claim, clear immigration, collect your baggage and follow sign for Exit. Watch out for our guide who will holding a placard with ‘Welcome Cobra Holidays’ on it. You will be greeted at the airport by our English speaking guide and transferred to your hotel.

In the evening dinner at the hotel and enjoy the entertainment provided by the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner                                                                     Overnight: Mauritius


DAY 17:–North Tour & Port Louis

Today after breakfast we visit Pamplemousses – the Royal Botanical Gardens. Take a panoramic view of Port Louis city from the Citadel Fort. The orientation tour of Port Louis includes visit to the Catholic Church, Mosque, High Court building, Port Louis Theatre, French Colonial buildings etc.

Enjoy shopping at the Caudan Waterfront, with some 170 shops and it art & craft market.

Later return to your hotel.

In the evening dinner at the hotel and enjoy the entertainment provided by the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner                                                                     Overnight: Mauritius


Day 18:– South Island Tour

After breakfast we proceed to visit Model Ship Factory, drive to the Volcanic Crater, Curepipe – the scenic residential town, Garden Village, Grand Bassin -The Sacred Lake also known as Ganga Talao, see statues of different deities sacred to Hindus. Also see the Shiva Temple which is the most important place of worship for Mauritian Hindus.

Continue to the mountain village of Chamarel to look at the amazing sand dunes of different colours at the Seven Coloured Earths.

Visit the Alexandra Falls viewpoint in Gorges National Park, and then look inside an ancient volcanic crater at Trou Aux Cerfs, where the lush vegetation and tropical plants will take your breath away.

Later return to your hotel. In the evening dinner at the hotel and enjoy the entertainment provided by the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner                                                                      Overnight: Mauritius


Day 19:-  Mauritius – London 

Today after breakfast free time at leisure.

Later in the afternoon you will be transferred to Mauritius SSR International Airport to board your flight for London.

Your flight includes meals, drinks, and in-flight entertainment for your journey.

Meals: Breakfast


DAY 20:- Arrival London

On arrival at London Airport, follow signs for arrival/baggage claim, clear immigration, collect your baggage and follow sign for exit.

Please note:

To maximize your enjoyment of this holiday a certain amount of walking is essential.

Note:

  • Return flight – If your flight departs in the morning, you will arrive in U.K. on the same day.
  • Return flight – If your flight departs in the afternoon / evening, you will arrive in U.K. on the next day.

 

** Your tour ends, leaving you with many pleasant memories of a wonderful holiday. **

 

Highlights

Sightseeing excursions included in this package:-

Cape Town: (3 nights)

  • City tour
  • Table Mountain, Cable Car
  • Cape of Good Hope - Seal Island
  • African Penguins

George: (3 nights)

  • Garden Route
  • Mossel Bay, Oudtshoorn, Plettenberg
  • Visit to Ostrich farm - Cango Caves
  • Cruise on the Knysna Lagoon

Knysna: (3 nights)

  • Cruise on the Knysna Lagoon

Sun City: (0 night)

  • City tour
  • See magnificent hotels, dazzling shows, nightlife, fabulous casino

Kruger National Park: (2 nights)

  • Scenic Drive
  • Full day game drive
  • See the ‘Big 5’

Johannesburg: (4 nights)

  • City Tour
  • Gold Reef City

Victoria Falls: (2 nights)

  • City Tour
  • Sundowner Cruise

 Mauritius: (3 Nights)

  • City Tour
  • South Island tour

Included/Excluded

Escorted Tour Package Includes:

  1.  Meet and greet with our Tour Manager upon your arrival at London Heathrow Airport check in desk.
  2. International flights in economy class departing from London Heathrow Airport with Full ATOL Protection. We can also arrange departures from your local airport upon request.
  3. Return hotel / airport transfers at your destination.
  4. Twin / Double sharing room at quality hotels with private facilities including general hotel amenities.
  5.  Meals as per the itinerary – Key: B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner, N - No Meal. Indian dinners will be provided daily.
  6.  All International and Domestic flights during your holiday including airport taxes.
  7.  Sightseeing excursions and activities including entrance fees.
  8. Services of our multilingual Tour Manager including English speaking local tour guide.
  9. Tips for local tour guides and drivers. No other hidden Charges.
  10. Entertainment and surprises.

Escorted Tour Package Excludes:

  1. Travel & Medical Insurance – We request you to purchase your own comprehensive travel insurance to cover you during your holiday.
  2.  Optional tours that may be available during your holiday. Please speak to your Tour Manager.
  3.  Any expenses of personal nature, for example: Room service, drinks, porterage, telephone calls, laundry, bar service and beverages with meals etc.
  4. Any additional expenses incurred due to flight delay, flight cancellation, unforeseen weather conditions, natural disasters, political unrests / closures and technical faults etc.
  5. Excess luggage costs.
  6. Any surcharges, taxes, fuel increases and rate of currency exchange prior to your tour departure.

Visa Requirements

  1. British Citizens require a machine readable passport, valid for 30 days after the return date, when travelling abroad.
  2. Visa: South Africa & Mauritius - British Citizen passport holders do not require visas to enter South Africa & Mauritius. Please ensure you make your own arrangements to obtain the Visas if you require them.
  3. Visa: Zambia – To visit Victoria Falls, you must have a visa for Zambia. You can apply for a visa here: zambiahc.org.uk. Alternatively you can purchase a visa Single Entry on arrival at Livingstone airport for 50 U.S dollars / approximately £33 per person. If you plan to get a visa on arrival, make sure you have the correct amount of cash (US dollars) with you as change may not be available. Further details can be found on https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/zambia/entry-requirements3. Ensure sure your passport has sufficient blank pages. Most destinations require that you have adequate un-used pages in your passport, allowing for any necessary stamps upon arrival and departure. We recommend for each country you are visiting that you have at least two free pages in your passport before any international travel