South Africa, Victoria Falls & Botswana



per person
Duration: 25 Nights
Destination: Johannesburg, South Africa
Region: Africa
Deal Code: PA7SE1E




Get ready for an unparalleled journey through the cultural diversity and abundant wildlife of southern Africa. Seek out the “Big 5” on 8 different safaris. Experience an authentic bush dinner under the stars in Pilanesberg National Park. Get a taste of South African culture at local wineries. Witness the natural beauty of Victoria Falls. Greet African elephants and spend time interacting with them. Search for animals along the winding Chobe River. Epic scenery and winding coastlines come together in an incredible adventure.

Your South African adventures begin in captivating Cape Town. From the Cape Winelands to the Cape of Good Hope, there’s so much to sip and see here.

Following a blissful day at sea, it’s a late-night stay in Port Elizabeth, where you can shop in lively marketplaces, take a stroll through time on the Donkin Heritage Trail, and visit the animal sanctuary of Addo Elephant National Park. From the town of East London, discover the white-sand beaches and dunes of the Sunshine and Wild Coasts.

After another relaxing day at sea, we arrive in Maputo, the capital city of Mozambique, where colonial-era architecture and the many charms of Old Town await. Take advantage of a late-night stay in Richards Bay to go on a safari at Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park—home to Africa’s “big five” animals and the largest white rhino population on Earth. Then it’s on to the historic city of Durban. Go on a tour of traditional Zulu homesteads, meander along the famed Golden Mile, follow the Inanda Heritage Route, and shop and dine on Florida Road.

As we head back to Cape Town, you have two more days to really indulge at your boutique hotel at sea. Pamper yourself in Sanctum Spa, choose from specialty dining venues and fine wines, and take in some sensational performances.

The journey ends with a two-night stay in Cape Town, giving you plenty of time to explore this capital city set on two oceans. Learn about its past and apartheid history, enjoy countless outdoor adventures from mountain peaks to rugged coasts, and sip your way around world-renowned wineries.

Your Fly, Tour & Cruise Package Includes:

  • Economy class flight from Sydney to Johannesburg, returning from Cape Town
  • 13 night South Africa, Victoria Falls & Botswana guided holiday with Collette Tours, Johannesburg to Cape Town
  • Includes 29 meals, must-see inclusions, internal flights, select activities, arrival transfers plus more
  • 12 night South Africa Intensive voyage onboard Azamara Journey, Cape Town return
  • All onboard meals in complimentary dining venues plus select standard drinks, beers & wines, bottled water, soft drinks plus more
  • Select transfers
  • Port charges, fees on your cruise & airline taxes

Pricing is per person twin share and based on travel 14 January – 08 February 2023

**Solo traveller pricing available. Please speak to one of our travel consultants for more details

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Exploring South Africa, Victoria Falls & Botswana Itinerary:

Day 1

Johannesburg, South Africa - Tour Begins

Your adventure starts in Johannesburg – a vibrant city that revolves around modernity and a gold-mining history. As South Africa’s largest city, Johannesburg is home to a wide collection of cultures, museums, and attractions. Enjoy time to get settled on your own before tomorrow’s exploration into the wild.

Day 2

Johannesburg - Pilanesberg National Park

Leave the city behind and head to Pilanesberg National Park, a game reserve set within an ancient crater and where the lions reign as kings. This is the wild Africa you’ve always dreamt of – now laid out before you just waiting to be discovered. Venture out in a 4x4 in search of the “Big 5” across vast marshlands and craggy landscapes. Enjoy a drink at a traditional African sundowner and watch as the sun disappears behind the mountain.

Day 3

Pilanesberg National Park

Before sunrise, in the open expanse of Pilanesberg, drive out in your 4x4 on a search for the elusive “Big 5.” Enjoy coffee and tea amongst the wildlife prior to your return. In the afternoon, drive past the big cats preparing for the hunt before you indulge in a bush dinner under the stars. Allow your mind to wander as you stare up at the sky in awe, marveling at the parade of stars and constellations only seen in the Southern Hemisphere.

Day 4

Pilanesberg National Park

Discover the wildlife around you with another full day in Pilanesberg. On morning and afternoon game drives, continue your search for the “Big 5” and other local animals, such as giraffes or cheetahs.

Day 5

Pilanesberg National Park - Johannesburg - Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Fly to Victoria Falls* today – an awe-inspiring Natural Wonder of the World. When you arrive, check in to your lodge – an authentic African tent camp with all of the amenities of a luxury resort. This afternoon, when rainbows are at their best, witness the awesome power of Victoria Falls then gather together for a sundowner to toast the end of the day.

Day 6

Victoria Falls

Embark on an experience of a lifetime. Greet African elephants, spend some quality time interacting with them in their own habitat, and learn some of their unique behaviors. Later, learn about the conservation of wildlife during your visit to Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust before continuing on to the Chinotimba Township where you will get to try your hand at some traditional craftsmanship with a local artisan. After you’ve worked up an appetite, join a local family for a home-hosted lunch. This evening, you might decide to join an optional sunset cruise on the Zambezi River. Your day comes to a close enjoying dinner overlooking the shores of the Zambezi River.

Day 7

Victoria Falls - Chobe, Botswana

Cross the border into Botswana and arrive in Chobe – an untamed national park whose namesake river twists its way throughout the area. During a captivating safari cruise along the Chobe River, spot elephants and hippos that linger along the shores, and crocodiles basking in the sun.

Day 8

Chobe National Park

On a game drive through Chobe National Park, take in diverse ecosystems and unparalleled biodiversity. After lunch, it’s your choice! Continue the wildlife search by land on an afternoon game drive -OR- venture down the river again for a different perspective on a safari cruise. Tonight, gather by the river for an unforgettable dinner. Learn the secret to cooking a traditional braai, complete with some local favorites and delicacies.

Day 9

Chobe - Cape Town, South Africa - Stellenbosch

The winelands of the Western Cape await. See for yourself why this area boasts a reputation as one of the world’s most beautiful wine countries. Head to Victoria Falls and board your flight to Cape Town, South Africa. A short drive takes you to the idyllic town of Stellenbosch – one of South Africa’s most famous wine regions. Settle in for a two-night stay among rolling vineyards and historic Cape Dutch architecture.

Day 10

Stellenbosch - Franschhoek - Stellenbosch

Sip the South African specialties with a full day exploring the country’s winelands. Start in the Stellenbosch Valley and enjoy a tasting at your first winery of the day. Perhaps you’ll try the local favorite, Pinotage, which is a Pinot Noir blend known to produce both fruit and oak undertones. Travel to the charming village of Franschhoek for lunch. Take advantage of time at leisure before visiting a second winery in the afternoon. Cap the evening off with a dinner featuring locally-sourced ingredients.

Day 11

Stellenbosch - Cape Town

Say hello to Cape Town, South Africa’s electric cultural mecca that captivates you at every turn. Explore Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, a Cape Town hotspot. From heritage sites to historic landmarks, markets, shops, and restaurants, the waterfront is one of South Africa’s most compelling destinations. On arrival, rise gently over the South African landscape in a cable car to Table Mountain,** taking in views of Cape Town, Lions Head, and historic Robben Island. Return to the city via Table Bay. Pass through the Moorish Malay Quarter and pause at Milnerton Lighthouse.

Day 12

Cape Town

Travel to Cape Point, the southwestern tip of Africa. Marvel at the vibrant green foliage blanketing the rocky outcrops, set as a contrast to the bright blue waves below. Set out on an easy hike down the mountain, wandering by diverse patches of native flowers. Stop at Boulders Beach for the rarest of black-tie events – a rendezvous with endangered African penguins! Tonight, you’re an honored guest in a Capetonian family’s home. Over dinner, exchange stories and get to know what everyday life is like here in Cape Town.

Day 13

Cape Town

Enjoy your final day at leisure before gathering with your fellow travelers for a farewell dinner to taste the country’s beloved flavors at dinner, starring a host of South African specialties and delicacies.

Day 14

Cape Town - Tour Ends

Today you bid farewell to your fellow travelers when you leave beautiful Cape Town. Depending on your departure flight time, you will have access to a day room.

Cruise Itinerary:





27 Jan 23

Cape Town, South Africa - Embark


6.00 pm

28 Jan 23

At Sea



29 Jan 23

Port Elizabeth, South Africa

7.00 am

8.00 pm

30 Jan 23

East London, South Africa            

7.30 am

6.00 pm

31 Jan 23

At Sea



01 Feb 23

Maputo, Mozambique

8.00 am

3.00 pm

02 Feb 23

Richards Bay, South Africa

7.00 am

9.00 pm

03 Feb 23

Durban, South Africa

7.30 am

6.00 pm

04 Feb 23

At Sea



05 Feb 23

At Sea



06 Feb 23

Cape Town, South Africa

9.00 am


07 Feb 23

Cape Town, South Africa



08 Feb 23

Cape Town, South Africa – Disembark



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Prices listed are per person in Australian/New Zealand Dollars, based on twin occupancy, including all discounts unless otherwise stated. The offer is subject to availability at time of booking and shown on an inside category.  Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice. Prices/Offers are correct as at 26 July 2022 and can be withdrawn without notice. Cabin categories include prepaid government fees and port taxes unless otherwise stated.  Hotels may charge resort fees not included in this package, payable direct upon check in. Visas are not included.  Payments made by credit card will incur a surcharge. Airfares are based on economy class flights from Sydney and are subject to the carriers’ flight schedules and conditions, please call us for prices from other cities.