From the spectacular Victoria Falls to fascinating Cape Town up to Mauritius. After Victoria Falls, the panoramas of Cape Town, the gorgeous Garden panoramic road and Mpumalanga, with the amazing Blyde River Canyon and the huge Kruger Park.
The tour concludes in the paradisiacal Mauritius, pearl of the Indian Ocean.
The South Africa Victoria Falls and Mauritius by Travel Design is an incredible experience that offers paradisiacal panoramas and views to the eye of the visitor.
Adrenaline kicks in right away: via Johannesburg you reach the clamorous Victoria Falls. A natural border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, Victoria Falls are considered the most spectacular falls in the world due to the majestic front created by the Zambezi River fall.
An incredible place where the only sound present is the voice of nature, unleashing among the thunderous rumble of the sound of water, illuminated by thousands of rainbows that reflect all around like glitter rain.
The tour continues in splendid Cape Town surrounded by the famous Table Mountain and the vast bay of pure white beaches bathed by the Atlantic Ocean.
Cape Town is a cosmopolitan capital with a famous architectural and historical patrimony, as seen in nearby Cape of Good Hope, that reminds us of the courageous ventures of the great sailors from the past.
Next, the famous panoramic Garden Route, that runs along beaches shaped by the wind, picturesque mountain passes, lagoons, and luxuriant forests.
The Mpumalanga region, with its spectacular views from Panorama Route, has a natural trail that twists and turns along falls, mountain creeks, sinuous hills and breathtaking mountainous gorges, such as Blyde River Canyon.
The tour ends in style in Mauritius, the island of jade colors, in the Indian Ocean, 800 kilometers west of Madagascar.
Mauritius is an island of great geographic diversity: green-turquoise sea, emerald lagoons, a reef filled with multicolored fish, pure light-sand beaches, luxuriant vegetation made of filao trees that intertwine creating beautiful natural galleries, palms, banana trees, bougainvillea, hibiscus, and tropical fruits.
To top this astonishing rich panorama, a unique melting pot of races, where Indians, Chinese, Africans and Europeans live together. A kaleidoscope of civilization where East and West meet.
The South Africa Victoria Falls and Mauritius tour is a great adventure, displaying the liveliest colors of Africa and the most amazing panoramas. A luxury trip to discover the various aspects of this unbelievable destination.
21 DAYS / 18 NIGHTS TOUR SOUTH AFRICA VICTORIA FALLS AND MAURITIUS
1° DAY: WORLD – JOHANNESBURG
Departure from your Home Airport on a commercial flight. Overnight flight.
2° DAY: JOHANNESBURG – VICTORIA FALLS
Arrival in Johannesburg and start of the South Africa and Mauritius Tour. Completion of customs formalities and flight connection to Victoria Falls. Arrival after approximately a 2-hour flight. Meeting with our assistant and transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day at your disposal. Victoria Falls are considered one of the most spectacular falls in the world, on the Zambezi River, which at this point marks the geographical and political border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. The front part of the falls is more than 1.5 kilometers wide, while its average height is 128 meters. The beauty of the falls resides on the particular geography of the place from where they spring: a deep and narrow gorge that allows the view of the front of the cascade from the other side, right in front of the fall. An attraction within an attraction. Overnight at hotel.
3° DAY: VICTORIA FALLS
Late afternoon cruise on the Zambezi River during sunset. Hotel on BB Basis.
4° DAY: VICTORIA FALLS – CAPE TOWN
Transfer to the airport and flight to Cape Town via Johannesburg. Night arrival in Cape Town. Rental car collection and transfer to the hotel. Hotel on BB Basis.
5° DAY: CAPE TOWN
The following two days can be devoted to explore the most interesting spots of Cape Town. The first settlement of the Cape Peninsula goes back to 1652, when the Dutch set up a refueling base for the ships going to the Indies. Cape Town began to develop at the end of 1600 thanks to the fact that the distance between the Atlantic and the Indian Ocean could be reached by horse. The city is placed in a vast natural amphitheater dominated by Table Mountain, a gigantic sandstone bastion with its characteristic flat top, visible from as far as 200 kilometers. A cable car covers the gap of thousands of meters that separate the plain from the summit. On a clear day, the view stretches until Cape of Good Hope and you can admire the extended shape of the peninsula between the two oceans. The Mediterranean weather and the great natural landscapes make Cape Town one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Hotel on BB Basis.
7° DAY: CAPE TOWN – GEORGE – KNYSNA
Transfer to the airport and rental car drop-off. Commercial flight to George. Arrival after approximately a 45-minute flight. Rental car collection and transfer to the hotel, located in Knysna (approximately 72 km) – Western Cape. Hotel on BB Basis.
8° DAY: KNYSNA
Whole day at your disposal. Knysna is a city in the Western Cape province, South Africa, facing the Indian Ocean. The panoramic Garden Route passes through Knysna, located 34° south of the equator and 72 kilometers from George City. This city was an important trading center of ivory and gold. Today it’s well known for its craftsmanship and collection of oysters. The territory surrounding Knsyna is mostly formed by a National Park called Knsyna National Lake Area. Hotel on BB Basis.
9° DAY: KNYSNA – PORT ELIZABETH
Departure by car to Port Elizabeth, located in the southern far end of South Africa, between Cape Town and Durban. The city of Port Elizabeth overlooks Algoa Bay (in the Indian Ocean). Arrival and accommodation in the hotel. Rest of the day at your disposal. Overnight at hotel.
10° DAY: PORT ELIZABETH – JOHANNESBURG – MPUMALANGA
Transfer to the airport and rental car drop-off. Departure on a commercial flight to Mpumalanga, via Johannesburg. Arrival and rental car collection. From the touristic point of view, Mpumalanga is one of the most important areas of South Africa. Along Panorama Route, you’ll have the chance to stop and admire the magnificent scenery of the Blyde River Canyon (a gorge 26 kilometers long, deemed one of the main attractions of South Africa) and take a glimpse of mount Drakensberg from God’s Window. From here, the view stretches over the boundless vastness of the Veld, a stretch of prairies and forests of conifers crossed by red soil roads. Arrival and accommodation in the hotel. Rest of the day at your disposal for the safari in the reserve. Hotel on Half Board Basis.
11° DAY: MPUMALANGA
Whole day at your disposal. We suggest doing an early morning photographic safari in an open safari vehicle for an animal sighting with National Park guides. Hotel on Half Board Basis.
12° DAY: MPUMALANGA – KRUGER PARK
Car rental drop-off and departure in a private car to Kruger Park. This park is a vast natural sanctuary with diverse ecosystems and is home to an unmatched rich fauna. Extending 400 kilometers from North to South and 70 kilometers from East to West, Kruger Park expands over almost 2 million hectares of the northeastern Transvaal plain, and is considered one of the most famous parks in the world. Paul Kruger, last president of the former Boer Republics, opened it in 1898 after noticing a fast decrease of wild fauna due to hunting. Back then he asserted: “If we don’t close this small part of the Iowveld now, our grandchildren will never know what a lion, a kudu or an antelope looks like.” Today, Kruger Park is the feather in the cap of South African parks and is one of the few parks in Africa to open all year round. This allows visitors to witness how the environment changes, from season to season, the migration of the birds, the mating and hunting of the animals, and the nesting. Accommodation in the lodge, located near the protected area on Half Board Basis.
13° DAY: KRUGER PARK
Early morning departure for a photographic safari in an open safari vehicle with the assistance of National Park guides. Return for breakfast. Safari activities in the reserve continue in the afternoon. A great variety of animal species inhabit the reserve, among which a great number of the so-called Big Five. Hotel on Half Board Basis.
14° DAY: KRUGER PARK – MPUMALANGA – JOHANNESBURG
Breakfast. After the last photographic safari in the interior of the reserve, private car transfer to the airport of Mpumalanga and commercial flight to Johannesburg. Transfer on your own to the hotel.
15° DAY: JOHANNESBURG – MAURITIUS
Transfer on your own to the airport and commercial flight to Mauritius. Arrival, completion of customs formalities and meeting with our assistant. Transfer to the hotel. Accommodation in booked room on Half Board Basis.
16° DAY: MAURITIUS
Whole day devoted to relax and to enjoy beach activities in the hotel.
Mauritius is an island of volcanic origin, in the Indian Ocean, East of Madagascar. It displays a surprising geographical variety: turquoise green sea, a reef full of multicolored fish, scattered beaches of filao trees and finally Morne Brabant mountain. An array of races coexist in the island: Indians, Chinese, Africans, and Europeans, making Mauritius a kaleidoscope of civilization where East and West meet. This is also the place where tales and myths have taken place, from the tragic love of Paul and Virginia to the existence of the Dodo, an extinct flightless bird that became the symbol of Mauritius.
20° DAY: MAURITIUS – WORLD
Whole day at your disposal for sightseeing and shopping. Transfer to the airport in time for the flight back to your Home . End of the South Africa and Mauritius Tour.
21° DAY: WORLD
Arrival at your Home Airport
Price per person in double room: from USD 7000,00
THE PRICE INCLUDE:
* Transfer to/from Victoria Falls
* Cruise to Victoria Falls during sunset in the Zambezi River
* Assistance upon arrival in Cape Town
* Accommodation in Standard rooms on BB Basis
* Hotel Basis as per Travel Plan
* Average Car rental for days in Travel Plan
* Private transfer to/from Kruger Park
* Photographic safari in Kruger Park in 4WD vehicle with National Park guides
* Private transfer to/from hotel in Mauritius
THE PRICE NOT INCLUDE
* International & Domestic Flights
*Beverages, tips and all that is not included in “THE PRICE INCLUDES”