Itinerary: Victoria Falls 2017

Detailed Itinerary: Southern Africa Classic Tour, Option A - Victoria Falls (South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe)

DAY 1: Saturday, October 7, 2017 - Depart from the USA

Depart the USA to South Africa. Your flight includes meals, drinks, and in-flight entertainment for your journey.

DAY 2: Sunday, October 8, 2017 - Arrive in Johannesburg, welcome dinner

Arrive in Johannesburg. Transfer to your hotel. Dinner at Moyo Restaurant.
Overnight: Johannesburg, Holiday Inn Rosebank
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 3: Monday, October 9, 2017 - Chobe National Park (Botswana)

Early morning transfer from hotel to airport for a flight to Botswana then transfer from airport to Chobe Safari Lodge. Enjoy a sunset game cruise on the Chobe river.
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner included

DAY 4: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)

Rise early for a morning game drive in open air vehicle. Breakfast at Chobe Safari Lodge. Following breakfast, travel to Zimbabwe by bus to visit Victoria Falls. Enjoy an evening Sundowner dinner cruise on the Zambezi River.  Return to Chobe Safari Lodge.
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner included.  Lunch own account.

DAY 5: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - Flight from Chobe National Park to Johannesburg

An afternoon and evening of shopping and leisure.
Overnight: Johannesburg, Holiday Inn Rosebank.
Meals: Breakfast. Lunch and Dinner own account

DAY 6: Thursday, October 12, 2017 - Johannesburg - Apartheid Museum, Soweto Tour

After an early breakfast depart on a tour of The Apartheid Museum complex, dedicated to illustrating apartheid and the 20th century history of South Africa. Then we will travel to Soweto and experience a fascinating glimpse of the bustling neighborhood life of Soweto, the most metropolitan township in the country, setting trends in politics, fashion, music, dance and language. We will visit Nelson Mandela's Soweto home, before proceeding to the Hector Peterson memorial, dedicated to one of the first casualties of the Soweto uprising of 1976.
Overnight: Johannesburg, Holiday Inn Rosebank
Meals: Breakfast. Lunch and Dinner own account.

DAY 7: Friday, October 13, 2017 - Pretoria, Hartbeespoort Dam, Lesedi Village

The Pretoria Capital City tour offers a visit to some of the Historical Sites including the Union Buildings with the newly erected Sculpture of Nelson Mandela. Pretoria is called the Jacaranda City - named because of the beautiful jacaranda trees that line the streets in the main part of town making for a beautiful purple October.
Lunch is at the scenic Hartbeespoort Dam where there is also a bustling flea market to purchase local crafts.
Lesedi Cultural Village: Lesedi is a Basotho word meaning Place of light. This is a multi-cultural village and a home of 5 African Tribes i.e. Basotho, Zulu, Pedi, Xhosa and Ndebele. The tour includes a visit to each homestead, audio visual presentation, traditional dancing and dinner buffet of the finest African cuisine.
Overnight: Johannesburg, Holiday Inn Rosebank  
Meals: Breakfast. Lunch own account.

DAY 8: Saturday, October 14, 2017 - Flight to Cape Town, Lagoon Beach Hotel

After breakfast, transfer to OR Tambo Airport for travel to Cape Town International and the Lagoon Beach Hotel.
Overnight: Lagoon Beach Hotel.
Meals: Breakfast.

DAY 9: Sunday, October 15, 2017 - Cape Peninsula Tour, Table Mountain

Today, depart on a full day Cape Peninsula Tour to the southwestern tip of Africa, followed by a stunning view of Cape Town from Table Mountain. Dinner at the Crypt Jazz Restaurant.
Overnight: Lagoon Beach Hotel
Meals: Breakfast. Lunch and dinner your own account.

DAY 10: Monday, October 16, 2017 - Tour of Winelands, shopping in Stellenbosch

After a leisurely breakfast depart on a half day visiting various Wine Estates. Here you'll enjoy your wine tasting. The Cape Winelands region is the source of many legendary Cape wines. Its classic Cape-Dutch homesteads, mountainous surrounds, grand heritage and sumptuous restaurants have earned the Cape Winelands the right to call itself South Africa's culinary capital.
Overnight: Cape Town, Lagoon Beach Hotel.
Meals: Breakfast. Lunch and dinner your own account.

DAY 11: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - Tour of Robben Island and Shopping at Victoria and Alfred Waterfront

The excursion starts from the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront at the Nelson Mandela Gateway. The three and a half hour tour includes a return trip across Table Bay, a visit to the Maximum Security Prison, interaction with an ex-political prisoner and a 45 minute bus tour with a guide providing commentary. Return to the V&A Waterfront for a leisurely afternoon of shopping and dinner.
Overnight: Cape Town, Lagoon Beach Hotel.
Meals: Breakfast. Lunch and dinner your own account.

DAY 12: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - Depart for USA

Transfer to Cape Town International Airport for flight to OR Tambo Airport in Johannesburg.  Depart for USA at 8:20 PM.
Meals: Breakfast.

DAY 13: Thursday, October 19, 2017

Arrive back in USA with fun filled memories.