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Escorted Tours

Botswana Zambezi and Cape Town including

Cape Town


Route:
  • UK
  • Livingstone
  • Chobe National Park
  • Victoria Falls
  • Cape Town
  • UK

3 NIGHTS from €279pp

Tour Highlights
  • Relax in Cape Town
  • See Table Mountain
  • Spot unique wildlife in Chobe National Park
  • Wildlife on a safari cruise along the Chobe River
  • Wonder at the beauty of Victoria Falls
  • Explore Cape Town and the Cape of Good Hope
  • Cellar tour and wine tasting in Stellenbosch

Extension from €279pp

Tour + Extension from €3638pp

To book call us on 1800 804 006

Cape Town

Renowned for being one of the most beautiful cities in the world extend your stay in Cape Town and chose how to spend your free time; visit Robben Island, the nearby towns of Hout Bay and Hermanus or simply indulge yourself at one of the many restaurants, shops and craft markets at the famous 'V&A' Waterfront.

Tour Itinerary

1
UK to Victoria Falls

Depart London on your scheduled, overnight flight to Victoria Falls Airport, via Johannesburg.

2
Victoria Falls

On arrival, you will be met by a local guide and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.

  • Dinner
3
Victoria Falls

Today is your chance to experience one of Earth's greatest spectacles in all its wonder. At 1.7km, wide Victoria Falls empties 550 million litres a minute in an immense curtain of water to the chasm below, the spray from which can be seen for miles around, prompting the local Kololo tribe to name it 'Mosi-oa-Tunya' or 'The Smoke that Thunders'. Enjoy a cruise on the mighty Zambezi River to watch the sunset over the stunning landscape.

  • Breakfast & Dinner
4
Victoria Falls to Chobe National Park

After breakfast, transfer to your hotel in the Chobe National Park. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure before this evenings dinner.

  • Breakfast & Dinner
5
Chobe National Park

Enjoy a morning game drive in Chobe National Park. Famous for a staggeringly large elephant population, your chances of experiencing these majestic giants up close are extremely high. Large herds of buffalo can also be seen, as well as giraffes, zebra and a variety of antelope, making this a prime hunting spot for big cats which stalk their prey across the Botswana plains. In the afternoon, embark on a boat cruise along the Chobe River where you'll observe the national park and its fauna from a different vantage point.

  • Breakfast
6
Chobe National Park

After breakfast, embark on your second game drive in Chobe National Park. Later in the day, embark on a boat cruise along the Chobe River. Witness hippos and crocodiles and admire the herds and predators on the shores that have travelled miles to drink from its waters.

  • Breakfast & Dinner
7
Chobe National Park to Cape Town

After breakfast, transfer to Victoria Falls Airport for your flight to Cape Town, via Johannesburg. On arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel for an evening at leisure.

  • Breakfast
8
Cape Town

Explore the Cape Peninsula today as you journey along the breath-taking Chapman's Peak Drive, before stopping off at the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. Travel onwards to Cape Point where you can witness the confluence of the Indian and Atlantic Ocean currents. Pay a visit to nearby Boulders Beach, home to a large colony of African penguins. Lastly, wander through the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, set dramatically on the eastern slopes of Table Mountain, before returning to Cape Town.

  • Breakfast & Lunch
9
Cape Town

Enjoy the day at leisure to explore at your own pace.

  • Breakfast
10
Cape Town

Set out this morning on a scenic drive towards the stunning Winelands region. First stop at elegant Stellenbosch to enjoy a cellar tour and wine tasting session at the award-w

  • Breakfast & Lunch
11
Cape Town

Spend time exploring the city of Cape Town at your leisure; take in the sites, do some shopping or just relax, the choice is yours.

  • Breakfast
14
Cape Town to London

After Breakfast transfer to the airport for your scheduled flight back to the UK via Johannesburg.

  • Breakfast

Important Information

Visas

British passport holders are not currently required to obtain a visa in order to travel to South Africa. This will be granted on arrival. Further to visa advice should be sought from the applicable tourist authority for other nationalities and for general queries. We strongly advise you to check with your destinations! Tourist Board or Embassy for the most up-to-date guidelines regarding required passport validity.

Insurance

You must obtain suitable travel insurance prior to departure. Mercury Holidays is partnered with Holiday Extras which offer insurance at the following prices:

Age in YearsUp to 6465 - 7475 - 85
Up to 17 days cover£39£75£129
For all persons 86 years and over, please contact us for insurance prices. Please ensure you provide us with the name of your insurer, policy number and their 24 hour emergency contact number as soon as possible. Mercury Holidays will not be liable for any costs incurred by you due to your failure to take out suitable travel insurance from the date of booking.

Payment

If booking more than 10 weeks before departure a deposit of €300pp will need to be paid at the time of booking with the full amount payable at 10 weeks prior to departure. The deposit applies to adults and children. If you are within 10 weeks of travel then the full balance of the holiday will be payable.

Flight Information

Travelling alone? Unfortunately, we do not have any places with no single supplements on this tour. However, if you are happy to share with another passenger of the same gender, then let us know at the time of booking and we will endeavour to find you a travelling partner. Alternatively, please ask about our single supplement prices in order to book your own twin room Private Tours: If the group departure dates are not suitable for you and you would prefer a more personal and flexible experience then you can choose to book a private guide for your tour at a reasonable supplement.

Health and Vaccinations

It is your responsibility to check any health and vaccination requirements applicable to your booked arrangements. We can only provide general information about this. Health and hygiene facilities and disease risks vary from country to country. You should take health advice about your own needs as early as possible and in good time before your departure. Sources of information include; www.fco.gov.uk, http://travelhealthpro.org.uk/, www.hpa.org.uk, or your General Practitioner.

Physical Accessibility

This tour is accessible to most people with an average level of fitness and normal mobility. It involves moderate days of walking on uneven paths and small hills, and getting on and off coaches. This tour is not suitable for anyone with walking difficulties.

Group Size

There is no minimum number of travellers for this extension however the main tour passenger numbers will apply for the main part of the tour. If in the unlikely event there are less than the required number of people booked on your main tour date then you may be asked to change to a different date. A full refund will be made available to you should this alternative not be suitable.

Tour Guide

Accommodation and transfers are included for the Cape Town extension but there is no guide so your time will be free to explore the city at your own pace.

Currency Information

The currency in South Africa is the South African Rand and we recommend you change some currency before you leave the UK. Cash machines will also be available throughout the tour in order to withdraw money in your local currency.

Personal Expenses

You will need to take extra money with you to cover any dinners where these are not mentioned on your itinerary and personal purchases. Approximately £200-£400 per person should be sufficient for the duration of your tour. Please bear in mind that there will be several shopping opportunities throughout your tour. Tipping is at your discretion, however we recommend approximately £6 per person (100/120 ZAR) per day. Tips are accepted in the local currency, however it is asked that if you do not tip in the local currency that you only pay with notes, as coins cannot be exchanged. As normal practice you may be asked for your credit card details on check-in at the hotel in order to cover any extras incurred during your stay. If you do not have a credit card, you may be asked for a cash deposit.

Tour Dates & Prices

Depart UKArrive UKExtension PriceTour PriceTotal Price
2022 DATES
Protea Hotel Fire and Ice
04 Oct 202216 Oct 2022€245€3236€3481
2023 DATES
08 Feb 202321 Feb 2023€279€3695€3974
15 Mar 202328 Mar 2023€279€3583€3862
10 May 202323 May 2023€279€3359€3638
07 Jun 202320 Jun 2023€279€3639€3918
12 Jul 202325 Jul 2023€279€3583€3862
09 Aug 202322 Aug 2023€279€3695€3974
20 Sep 202303 Oct 2023€279€3695€3974
04 Oct 202317 Oct 2023€279€3471€3750
08 Nov 202321 Nov 2023€279€3639€3918
2024 DATES
07 Feb 202420 Feb 2024€279€3695€3974
13 Mar 202426 Mar 2024€279€3583€3862
08 May 202421 May 2024€279€3359€3638
05 Jun 202418 Jun 2024€279€3639€3918
10 Jul 202423 Jul 2024€279€3583€3862
07 Aug 202420 Aug 2024€279€3695€3974
18 Sep 202401 Oct 2024€279€3695€3974
02 Oct 202415 Oct 2024€279€3471€3750
06 Nov 202419 Nov 2024€279€3639€3918
Itinerary Changes

The order of events and sightseeing may vary according to local conditions or for operational purposes. For this reason, we have indicated approximate times only. Your local guide will inform you of any schedule changes as they are informed of them. Some road construction and/or weather conditions may lengthen the driving times or sailing conditions. Our intention is to adhere to the day-to-day itinerary as printed; however, order of events and sightseeing may vary according to the local conditions.

What to expect

Fact File
Min/Max temperature

19 °C / 36 °C

When to go

Please familiarise yourself with the climate charts below.

Livingstone

Victoria Falls

Cape Town

What to pack
  • Insect repellent
  • High Factor Sun cream and a hat with a big brim for sunny days
  • Comfortable walking shoes such as trainers
  • Sunglasses
  • Towel, swimsuit and plastic bags
  • Ruck sack or light bag per person
  • Personal toiletries and first aid kit
  • Light rain coat
  • Binoculars
  • Water Bottle
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