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  • Visit the stunning Victoria Falls, with an optional helicopter flight
  • Cruise the Zambezi River on the ‘African Queen’ during sunset
  • Explore Chobe National Park by jeep and boat safari
  • Stay in cosmopolitan Cape Town with a guided tour and free time
  • Full-day tour of the Cape of Good Hope, seeing Africa’s only penguin colony on Boulders Beach
  • Tour the Western Cape’s Winelands with a winery visit and tasting 

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3 to 4-star accommodation
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13 meals: 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches & 3 dinners
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"We have just returned from an incredible holiday experience. The holiday exceeded all our expectations. Victoria Falls was stunning, the accommodation was fantastic and the river cruise was a delightful conclusion to the first day. Botswana was also an amazing experience."

- Mike

"I just wanted to thank Riviera Travel for the fabulous holiday that my friend and I returned from our trip in March to April. It was a holiday that was high on my to-do list and exceeded all my expectations and more."

- Jackie
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Overview

Victoria Falls, arguably Africa’s greatest natural wonder, with often overlooked Botswana and incredible Cape Town, what a tour! There is something almost haunting about Africa and everyone should visit it at least once during their lives. Its sense of vastness and isolation, whilst at the same time a unique closeness to nature, leaves an indelible mark on its visitors and on this incredible three-country tour, you see some of the very best it has to offer. We see one of the finest natural wonders on the planet, the amazing Victoria Falls as well as one of its most naturally beautiful cities, Cape Town, with its surrounding fertile Winelands, plus we visit one of the world’s finest and least visited game reserves, all set in the beautiful countries of Botswana, Zambia and South Africa.

Our tour starts in Zambia, adjacent to the spectacular Victoria Falls, or as the locals call it - ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’, the Smoke that Thunders! It may be a cliché, but the falls really do take your breath away and it is at places such as this, that visitors realise just how powerful Mother Nature really is. The statistics are awesome: three times as long as Niagara and twice as high, this is the largest single body of falling water in the world! At times of peak flow, the spray rising from the abyss is too thick to even see the foot of the falls, whereas during the dry season (generally Sep-Dec) the more adventurous may be able to walk to the edge of the vast chasm or even bathe in one of the pools next to the rim itself!

Nearby Botswana is a wild and beautiful country and remains one of the few places on earth that really is unspoilt – a true wilderness where animals are free to roam and migrate freely along their traditional routes. Botswana’s Chobe National Park, a huge reserve of over 10,500 unfenced square kilometres is renowned for having the greatest concentration of game, particularly big cats, in the whole of Southern Africa, and a safari here is a truly exceptional experience.

The Chobe River, an integral part of the ecosystem, allows for superb close-up viewing of a huge variety of animal and indigenous bird species. Fish eagles are common and can often be seen swooping low over the waters, their stillness broken only by families of hippo. But what makes Chobe so special, is that it is home to the world’s largest concentration of elephants, well over 100,000 of them, all protected for over a hundred years. It is a moving and an almost humbling experience to see them inter-acting with each other: playing, bathing and splashing in the blue river, as depicted on countless TV documentaries.

Then for a complete contrast, it’s on to South Africa and stunning Cape Town set in a breathtaking location. Backed by ever-present blue skies and the iconic Table Mountain, fringed with white sand beaches and the nearby fertile, seemingly never-ending valleys of the Winelands, it is blessed with a surfeit of world-class natural wonders. South Africa’s ‘Mother City’, Cape Town was the first settlement founded by Europeans and now it’s a lively, cosmopolitan and bustling centre, with superb restaurants and excellent shopping, especially within the tastefully restored Victoria and Alfred Waterfront. Explore the Bo-Kaap district, one of the city’s most vibrant quarters with its unique Cape architecture, home to jazz clubs and artisans. Take the revolving cable car to the top of Table Mountain, visit Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated for much of his life and visit the Cape of Good Hope - the southernmost point on the African continent.

Our tour offers incredible variety: the amazing natural wonder of Victoria Falls, the enthralling safari experiences of Botswana and the sophisticated style of Cape Town. You will return home with some wonderful photographs and incredible memories: an invigorating and uplifting reminder of how wonderfully diverse and beautiful our planet really is.



Your itinerary


DAY 1 - DEPARTURE

You should arrive at the airport for your overnight flight to Johannesburg.

DAY 2 - ARRIVAL IN LIVINGSTONE

Morning

After your morning arrival you will connect with your onward 1 hour 50 minute flight to Livingstone in Zambia and our hotel for the night, the three-star superior Avani  Victoria Falls resort, located just a short walk from Victoria Falls. 

Afternoon

After some time to relax and freshen up, we experience one of the highlights of your tour – a sunset cruise along the mighty Zambezi on the African Queen. As the boat slowly glides across the expanse of a river inhabited by hippos and crocodiles, why not settle into a shaded wicker armchair, absorb the unique surroundings, sip a refreshing drink, become acquainted with your fellow travellers and reflect on how good life can be.

Avani Victoria Falls Resort Livingstone Swimming Pool

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3* Avani Victoria Falls Resort - Livingstone

  • Close to Victoria Falls
  • Zebras and other animals roam the grounds
  • Bright, colourful and welcoming

DAY 3 - VICTORIA FALLS

DAY 4 - CHOBE JEEP & BOAT SAFARI

DAY 5 - FREE DAY IN CHOBE

DAY 6 - FLIGHT TO CAPE TOWN

DAY 7 - CAPE OF GOOD HOPE

DAY 8 - WINELANDS

DAY 9 - FREE DAY IN CAPE TOWN

DAY 10 - RETURN FLIGHT

DAY 11 - ARRIVE HOME

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Transfer Times

All transfer times listed here are approximate, and dependent on traffic. If you have a question regarding transfer times please don't hesitate to contact us

Arrival airport First hotel location Transfer time Final hotel location Departure airport Transfer time
Livingstone - Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport Livingstone 20 mins Cape Town Cape Town Airport 1 hr

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Why should I choose Riviera Travel?

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What is included in the price?

The price of this holiday is per person, based on two people sharing a room and includes:

  • Eight nights’ accommodation
  • Scheduled direct flights to Johannesburg and returning from Cape Town 
  • Flights between South Africa and Zambia
  • All transfers
  • All touring as mentioned
  • Porterage of one item of luggage per person
  • The services of an experienced Riviera Travel tour manager

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