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Monday, 13 Nov 2017
Mack Air, Botswana
Depart from Maun
Arrive at Camp Okavango
Camp Okavango, Botswana

Room: Standard Room/s
Arrival: 13 Nov 2017
Departure: 15 Nov 2017

Included: All meals, scheduled activities, laundry service, refreshments and local spirits and wines, Emergency medical evacuation insurance and national park fees and all government levies and taxes.

Situated on the remote Nxaragha Island in the heart of the permanent Okavango Delta, Camp Okavango is an enchanting and authentic African safari lodge. Here, we assure you an unparalleled, year-round water wilderness experience. Our main lodge features a cocktail bar, sitting area and wildlife reference library, with a dining room leading onto an expansive open-air patio where evenings around the fire are enjoyed. Other facilities include a secluded bird-viewing hide and a sundeck with plunge pool for relaxing during the sunny midday hours. Accommodating just 24 guests in custom African-style safari tents on raised teak platforms, Camp Okavango offers you stunning en-suite facilities and private viewing decks.

Did you know?
- For those wishing for the ultimate in exclusivity, we have the Okavango Suite, a stunning thatched cottage offering complete privacy.
- Water-based game viewing activities, conducted by experienced professional guides, take you through the numerous meandering, reed-lined waterways. You can roam the vast expanses of water from a modern motorboat or explore the intricacies of the Okavango Delta in a traditional mokoro (canoe).
- For those looking to get a little closer to nature, guided bush walks are conducted on a number of the nearby islands with the opportunity to track some of the larger land-based species that inhabit the area.
- Bird-watching opportunities are outstanding, and fishing for bream and tiger fish is also offered as an activity.


Wednesday, 15 Nov 2017
Mack Air, Botswana
Depart from Camp Okavango
Arrive at Xakanaxa Camp
Xakanaxa Camp, Botswana

Room: Standard Tent/s

Arrival: 15 Nov 2017
Departure: 18 Nov 2017

Included: All meals, scheduled activities, laundry, refreshments and local spirits and wines.

Situated in the heart of the Moremi Game Reserve with a prime location on the banks of the Khwai River overlooking the Xakanaxa Lagoon, Xakanaxa Camp (pronounced Ka-ka-na-ka) is one of the few camps which provides an authentic, year-round Okavango Delta land and water safari experience. Set on raised wooden platforms under the shade of towering trees, our thatched dining room, lounge/bar area, curio shop, fire deck and swimming pool provide a restful sanctuary with magnificent river views. Accommodation is in twelve spacious and tastefully furnished tents with twin or double beds and en-suite showers. Each tented suite has a private viewing deck with comfortable loungers from which to soak up the magnificent vistas.

Did you know?
- The camp is one of few offering a year-round land and water game viewing experience in open land
rovers, powerboats or dug-out canoes known locally as mokoro.
- From camp you look straight onto a permanently flowing river with magnificent scenery and landscape
- The area offers excellent birding especially during spring and summer when the migrants breed.
- The Moremi Game Reserve is rated as one of Africa’s most beautiful game reserves and is a wildlife
haven within the Okavango Delta.
- Safari activities are conducted by licensed guides eager to share their in-depth knowledge and
treasured secrets.


Saturday, 18 Nov 2017
Mack Air, Botswana
Depart from Xakanaxa Camp
Arrive at Savute Safari Lodge
Savute Safari Lodge, Botswana

Room: Standard room/s

Arrival: 18 Nov 2017
Departure: 21 Nov 2017

Included: All meals, scheduled activities, laundry service, refreshments and local spirits and wines.

Emergency medical evacuation insurance and national park fees and all government levies and taxes.

Situated on the banks of Botswana’s fabled “stolen river,” Savute Safari Lodge is a traditional thatched lodge in a setting of singular beauty. But just as awe-inspiring is the old story of how the river was stolen and in an unexpected twist, how it was given back. The signature expansive glass sliding doors and viewing decks at our lodge were inspired by the striking panorama, and have been further complemented by the Savute Channel which now flows just 50 metres from the lodge. To ensure a private and relaxing environment, Savute Safari Lodge accommodates just 24 people in 12 local timber and thatched chalets. The en-suite chalets have been elegantly furnished in calm neutral tones to compliment the natural environment and feature expansive private decks, a combined bedroom and lounge area.

Did you know?
- We have a shaded viewing deck, al fresco dining area and swimming pool with loungers, ideal for
watching the varied wildlife and resident elephants drinking and bathing in the Savute Channel.
- Open 4x4 game drives are conducted and a trip to the Savute Marsh is a great opportunity to see the
historic presence of the Savute Channel against a teeming backdrop of wildlife.
- You will also enjoy a visit to the ancient San rock paintings at Gubatsa Hills – a small hilly outcrop which
forms a remarkable landmark in the otherwise flat landscape.


Tuesday, 21 Nov 2017
Mack Air, Botswana
Depart from Savute Safari Lodge
Arrive at Kasane
Underneath Trading (Wilderness Safaris Zimbabwe), Zimbabwe
Scheduled road transfer from Kasane to The Victoria Falls Hotel.
The Victoria Falls Hotel, Zimbabwe

Room: Stables Signature Wing Room/s

Arrival: 21 Nov 2017
Departure: 23 Nov 2017

Included: Breakfast, private check in, personal assistant service, one evening cocktail voucher on Stanley’s Terrace, pre-dinner drink service with canapé’s served in your deluxe room, specialised turn down service nightly, complimentary limited mini bar including: 4x local beers, 2x bottles of mineral water, 2x soft drinks, 2x fruit juices & 2x chocolates. Complimentary Wi-Fi, spa voucher – neck or back massage (Guests need to pre-book this on arrival for 1x night stays) and inclusive of 15% Zimbabwe VAT. (Excludes upgrades and groups of 5 rooms or more).

Step back in time at The Victoria Falls Hotel, popularly known as ‘The grand old lady of the Falls’. Situated perfectly in the fabulous Victoria Falls National Park, a world heritage site, we offer easy access to the breathtaking Falls. World-class service, culinary delights and incredible views make our hotel a magnet for international visitors and locals alike. You can dine and dance in the Livingstone Room, savour our famous breakfast and buffet and ethnic entertainment at the Jungle Junction and sip cocktails on Stanley’s Terrace. The Terrace has been a rendezvous for adventurers for over a century. Our 161 gracious Edwardian-style guest rooms include standard and deluxe rooms, honeymoon deluxe suites and executive suites, as well as the glamarous Royal and Livingstone Suites.

Did you know?
- You can seek out the Big Five at the national park located only five kilometres from our hotel.
- We are one of only three 1S0-accredited hotels in Zimbabwe and are a member of the exclusive Leading Hotels of the World.
- Our hotel features a large swimming pool, two tennis courts, a library, reading rooms and a chapel.
- Enjoy 18 holes on the championship golf course of our nearby sister hotel or opt for a legendary sunsetcruise on the scenic Zambezi River teeming with crocodiles and hippo.
- Our Royal Suite has accommodated reigning monarchs, presidents and many famous Hollywood stars.


Thursday, 23 Nov 2017

Underneath Trading (Wilderness Safaris Zimbabwe), Zimbabwe
Road transfer from Victoria Falls Hotel to Victoria Falls Airport
Wilderness Touring Cape (Pty) Ltd, South Africa
Private road transfer from Cape Town Airport to Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel.
Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel, South Africa

Room: Luxury Room/s

Arrival: 23 Nov 2017
Departure: 26 Nov 2017

Included: Breakfast daily; Free Wi-Fi; Complimentary scheduled transfers to and from the V&A Waterfront & Cape Town ICC

Step into the world of historic elegance and bohemian chic. Situated in the heart of Cape Town, the Cape Cadogan Hotel relives 19th century charm infused with contemporary panache. Our 13 spacious rooms feature all the necessities that have become synonymous with the More Families style and passion for creating guest experiences that leave lasting impressions. Our public areas comprise a comfortable lounge with an open fireplace, a garden and pool area, and a library where you can relax and read or use the computer terminal provided for your convenience. The unique cosmopolitan experience of Cape Cadogan includes a wide variety of boutiques, restaurants and bars right on our doorstep. We are also located in close proximity of Table Mountain, the iconic Clifton beaches and the famous Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

Did you know?
- Your luxury accommodation includes breakfast, teas/coffees, evening canapés, ports and sherry.
- Free Wi-Fi is available
- Our 13th room, the Owners Villa which can be booked for exclusive use, has its own private swimming pool, lounge, dining room and kitchen.
- We have been voted the seventh best property by Virtuoso which conducts studies from comments of those who have experienced and stayed in Cape Town.


Friday, 24 Nov 2017
Wilderness Touring Cape (Pty) Ltd, South Africa

You will be collected from and taken on a Private Full Day Peninsula, City and Kirstenbosch Gardens Tour inclusive of lunch and entrance fees for the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, Cape Funicular, Boulders Penguin Colony and Chapman’s Peak Drive.

Private Full Day Peninsula Tour including Kirstenbosch Gardens

- Travel through many famous coastal suburbs of the Cape and traverse one of the world’s most spectacular
passes – Chapman’s Peak.
- Catch a glimpse of Southern right whale (seasonal) off the Cape’s longest beach.
- Spot wildlife in the Table Mountain National Park, and explore the rocky coastline, the Cape fynbos
vegetation and the south-westernmost point of Africa – Cape Point – and its lighthouse.
- Visit the African penguin colony at Boulders Beach.
- Lunch at an a la carte coastal restaurant.
- Stroll through world-famous Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden at the foot of Table Mountain.

Descend and depart the city along the Atlantic seaboard, past the coastal suburbs of Clifton, Camps Bay, Bakoven and Llandudno and on to the fishing village of Hout Bay. Navigate the 114 curves of 600m high Chapman’s Peak Drive, one of the world’s most spectacular passes, past the Cape’s longest beach near Noordhoek and the coastal hamlets of Kommetjie and Scarborough – with a chance of seeing Southern right whales offshore from June - November! Enter the Cape of Good Hope section of the Table Mountain National Park with its unique Cape fynbos vegetation and home to birds like African black oystercatchers and Cape sugarbirds as well as to very special fauna including Cape mountain zebra, bontebok (both endemic) and the charismatic Cape baboon.

Climb (or ride the world’s first environmentally friendly funicular) to Cape Point Lighthouse, to capture the magical vistas of False Bay, and stop at the south-westernmost point of Africa: breathtaking Cape Point.

Drive on to Boulders Beach for a close-up encounter with a colony of African penguins, before heading home through the naval village of Simonstown and over Boyes Drive, taking in views of the fishing harbour at Kalk Bay and the seaside hamlets of St. James and Muizenberg.

To round off your day, take a stroll through Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden on the slopes of Table Mountain, immersing yourself in the diversity and kaleidoscopic brilliance of the Cape Floral Kingdom.

Saturday, 25 Nov 2017

Wilderness Touring Cape (Pty) Ltd, South Africa

You will be collected and taken on a Private Full Day City, Table Mountain and Robben Island Tour inclusive of lunch, Robben Island ferry tickets (scheduled basis) - a Wilderness Touring guide accompanying you to the island - and entrance fees for the South African Museum, Castle of Good Hope and District Six Museum (closed on Sundays).

Private Full Day City, Table Mountain and Robben Island Tour

- Visit the historic prison of Robben Island, (scheduled basis) which for some 450 years incarcerated convicts,
slaves, exiled Eastern princes, lepers, the insane and political prisoners including Nelson Mandela (weather
- Ride the revolving cable car for a bird’s-eye view of Cape Town and the Peninsula from the top of the iconic Table Mountain (weather dependent).
- Lunch at a local a la carte restaurant.
- Explore the rich history and culture of Cape Town including Company Gardens, Castle of Good Hope, Grande Parade and the District Six Museum.

We depart from Cape Town’s Victoria & Alfred Waterfront by ferry for a 25 minute trip across Table Bay to Robben Island. Led by guides, some of whom were once inmates, the tour of this World Heritage Site, and South Africa’s most revered national monument, includes the Prison Block and the now infamous Limestone Quarry, where political prisoners were once forced to toil. It also comprises a drive around the island, with its breathtaking views across the bay.

We then return to the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront for a trip along the picturesque Atlantic Seaboard and lunch at a local restaurant en route.

We continue past sunny Camps Bay, over Kloof Nek to Table Mountain’s Lower Cableway Station. 1 067m above sea level, Table Mountain affords bird’s-eye views of both the city and Peninsula, as you explore its summit. We return to the city via the old Cape Malay Quarter, for a walk through the Company Gardens, a fresh produce garden for ships and locals from the mid-17th century, and now home to the SA Museum, Houses of Parliament, National Gallery and St. George’s Cathedral. From there we drive to the Castle, South Africa’s oldest building, with its large collection of Old Cape paintings. We’ll take in the nearby Grand Parade, where Nelson Mandela addressed the nation on his release in 1990, and then move on to the District Six Museum.

NB. Visits to Robben Island and Table Mountain are weather dependent. The sequence of this itinerary may change slightly to accommodate the weather.

Sunday, 26 Nov 2017

Wilderness Touring Cape (Pty) Ltd, South Africa
Private road transfer from Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel to Cape Town Airport.

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