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South Africa

October 2-13, 2021

Classic Tour

Experience the diverse wonders of amazing and beautiful South Africa. Journey from the glittering beauty of Cape Town to the vast wilderness of Kruger National Park, a private game reserve and then it’s onward to spectacular Victoria Falls, where the thundering roar only heightens the rush of experiencing Africa so up close. South Africa has so much to offer and this tour will touch on it all.

 

Signature Moments

  • Go for a wildlife safari drive with a researcher and expert on carnivores
  • Enjoy a traditional South African barbecue
  • Visit the Kirstenbosch botanical garden with an expert botanist
  • Help prepare a traditional Zimbabwean meal with a family in their home
  • Spot wildlife in world-famous Kruger National Park

 

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Bookings closed for this tour. Check out our 2023 South Africa Tour.
Bookings Closed
Inclusions & Highlights
  • 11 Nights deluxe accommodations
  • Transportation by private, luxury air-conditioned coach
  • 11 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 8 Dinners
  • Full Day Capetown Wine Tour
  • Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens Guided Tour
  • Carnivore Conservation Experience
  • Zimbabwean Family Dinner
  • Orientation tour of Cape Town
  • Excursion to Cape Point including the penguins at Boulders Beach
  • Soweto tour
  • Panorama Route scenic drive
  • Kruger National Park wildlife safari drive in open vehicle
  • Private nature reserve wildlife safari drive in open safari vehicles
  • Tour of Victoria Falls
  • Farewell Boma Dinner
  • Gratuities
  • Internal flights
  • Arrival Transfer
  • English speaking guide
  • Women's Travel Tour Host
Itinerary

 

Day 1
Women's Travel Club South Africa Safari & Tour - Table Rock Mountain
Welcome to South Africa!

Arrive to Cape Town International airport where you will be met by a representative and transferred to the hotel. Tonight you will meet with your Women's Travel Club tour leader, your local tour guide and the other ladies on your tour. After a brief welcome meeting we will have dinner and start to get acquainted.
Accommodations: Sunsquare Cape Town Gardens

Day 2
Women's Travel Club South Africa Safari & Tour - Boulders Beach
Cape Town

Today we head out for a guided tour of the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. We visit Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden, led by an expert who will talk about the history of the gardens, its exhibits and a behind the scenes look at the mother beds. The garden is administered by the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) who have received funding from National Geographic and the site has been named one of the Top 10 gardens in the world by National Geographic Traveler.
This afternoon we Enjoy a guided orientation tour of vibrant Cape Town. Continue on to Cape Point to enjoy a stunning vista and visit the penguins at Boulders Beach.
Accommodations: Sunsquare Cape Town Gardens

Day 3
Women's Travel Club South Africa Safari & Tour - Wine Tour
Wine Touring

Take a full day guided tour of three different South African wine regions, including a visit to the historical Dutch Capital of Stellenbosch. Explore an old wine estate on a guided cellar tour, and indulge in multiple tastings and pairings of chocolate, cheese, and the local delicacy, Biltong (salted meat). Take in the picturesque surroundings and enjoy a traditional South African lunch before returning to your hotel in Cape Town.
Accommodations: Sunsquare Cape Town Gardens

Day 4
Women's Travel Club South Africa Safari & Tour - Johannesburg
Johannesburg

Today we fly to Johannesburg and transfer to our guesthouse. We will meet our new local guide for a briefing and enjoy a traditional South African braai (barbecue) dinner in the evening.
Accommodations: Malikana Guesthouse

Day 5
Women's Travel Club South Africa Safari & Tour - Kruger National Park
Kruger National Park

Enjoy a scenic drive along the famed Panorama Route. You’ll see magnificent mountains, panoramic passes, valleys, and waterfalls. There will also be stops at Blyde River Canyon, Bourke's Luck Potholes, and God's Window.
Accommodations: Muluwa Lodge

Day 6
Women's Travel Club South Africa Safari & Tour - Kruger National Park
Kruger National Park

Enjoy a morning wildlife safari drive through Kruger National Park in an open vehicle. Take in views of the abundant wildlife including elephants, lions and giraffe. Afterwards, opt to take an afternoon safari drive, wildlife bush walk, or relax on the deck with views of the watering hole - a popular spot for animals to visit. At over 19,000 sq km (7,500 sq mi), South Africa’s Kruger National Park is one of the largest and most impressive animal reserves in the world. With 147 species, Kruger has more species of large mammals than any other park on the continent.
Accommodations: Muluwa Lodge

Day 7
Women's Travel Club South Africa Safari & Tour - Karongwe Private Game Reserve
Karongwe Private Game Reserve

After breakfast we continue on to a private nature reserve in the Greater Kruger area. This afternoon, take in a lecture with a researcher from the Endangered Wildlife Trust’s Cheetah Metapopulation Project who will share information about their efforts to protect cheetahs and other carnivores. This National Geographic-sponsored project is part of the Big Cats Initiative. After, the researcher will join us on our evening wildlife safari drive. For the next two days, enjoy ranger-led morning and evening wildlife safari drives in an open safari vehicle in Karongwe Nature Reserve. Search for buffaloes, elephants, leopards, lions, and rhinos – Africa's famed Big Five. With over 9,000 hectares (22,240 acres) of supreme African bushveld, Karongwe Private Game Reserve is home to many creatures, and our safari drives provide several opportunities for wildlife viewing.
Accommodations: Karongwe Lodge

Day 8
Women's Travel Club South Africa Safari & Tour - Karongwe Private Game Reserve
Karongwe Private Game Reserve

Enjoy early morning and afternoon safari drives with our local guides, searching for buffaloes, elephants, leopards, lions, and rhinos – Africa's famed Big Five. In our down time, relax at the camp, take a walk around the grounds or enjoy a cool drink on the deck. Wake up before the sun (around 5am) and sip your morning coffee before heading out on a morning wildlife safari drive. Return to the lodge for brunch and some leisure time. Converse on the deck, walk the grounds and gardens, and enjoy high tea. Following tea, it's time for a late afternoon safari drive. After spotting tons of wildlife, it’s time to return to camp and freshen up before dinner.
Accommodations: Karongwe Lodge

Day 9
Women's Travel Club South Africa Safari & Tour - Karongwe Private Game Reserve
Johannesburg

After one last safari wildlife safari drive, head back to the city. In the evening, enjoy dinner at our local guest house.
Accommodations: Malikana Guest House

Day 10
Women's Travel Club South Africa Safari & Tour - Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls

Today we fly to Zimbabwe and will be met by our local guide. Once settled in we will embark on an excursion to gain insight into what life’s like in Africa with a walk through a local market and dinner at a family homestead. Meet our host, learn their history and discuss daily life and culture in Zimbabwe. Share stories as you enjoy a traditional Zimbabwean dinner. The mist off Victoria Falls can rise to a height of more than 400m (1312 ft). Local tribes used to call the falls Mosi-o-Tunya or “the smoke that thunders.” Explorer and missionary David Livingstone renamed the falls after Queen Victoria when he first saw them in 1855.
Accommodations: Explorer Village Lodge - Deluxe Rooms

Day 11
Women's Travel Club South Africa Safari & Tour - Victoria Falls Boma
Victoria Falls

Enjoy a morning tour of the beautiful Victoria Falls, then the rest of the day is free to explore the area. Take part in a river safari, cultural tours, whitewater rafting, canoeing, or a helicopter ride over the falls.
Our farewell dinner is a traditional Boma dinner. Revel in a feast of fun at The Boma – Dinner & Drum Show where a four-course meal featuring local dishes, and non-stop entertainment culminating in an interactive drumming show combine to make this a “must do” Victoria Falls experience.
Accommodations: Explorer Village Lodge - Deluxe Rooms

Day 12
Women's Travel Club South Africa Safari & Tour - Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls

It is time to say good-bye to this beautiful country and fabulous new friends. Depart to the airport as needed for your flight home or continue on our Ethiopia Tour.

Important Details & Pricing
Rates

Double Occupancy - $5899 CAD per person (sharing a room) - approx. $4600 USD

Single Occupancy - $6999 CAD per person (your own room) - approx. $5400 USD - On Request

If you would like the double occupancy rate but don't have a roommate we will match you with a suitable roommate. The single occupancy rate will give you your own room. Single occupancy may be limited. CAD = Canadian dollars. USD = United States of America dollars. Conversion to USD is approximated by current exchange rates and subject to change. You will be charged in CAD and your bank may charge a slightly different rate or fees.

Deposit of $350 per person due at time of booking.

Final Payment due - August 1, 2021

*All payments are non-refundable Please see full terms and conditions. Prices are subject to change and availability.

Please note that if travel restrictions related to Covid-19 affect our tour travel plans, do not worry. We will reschedule our trip, free of any additional costs, for as many times as needed on future dates until travel can safely take place. It is also important to note that all our tours comply with the utmost standards of safety and hygiene protocols to ensure your well being during your visit.

 

Activity Level

Low - Moderate Activity
There are a couple of walking tours. You should be able to walk comfortably for a few hours at a relaxed pace with stops. Some of the terrain may be uneven.

 

Group Size

Minimum - 8 ladies
Maximum - 12 ladies

 

Exclusions
  • International Airfare
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visa/passport handling fees
  • Meals not listed in itinerary
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Optional Activities
  • Expenses of a Personal Nature
  • Early check-in and late check-out of hotel

 

Hosted by:

Kirsten Ness
Kirsten is a veterinarian and owns a small animal practice. When she isn't busy looking after adored family pets she loves to explore the world. Kirsten is a fun and very knowledgeable tour leader.

 

Flight Information

Once your flights are booked please forward a copy of your itinerary to info@womens-travel-club.com.
Please do not book any flights until tour is confirmed.

Arrive to Cape Town
Depart from Victoria Falls

Travel Insurance:

Out of country medical insurance is required. We strongly recommend that you obtain cancellation and interruption insurance to protect your investment.
Use this link to request an insurance quote.

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Accommodations
Sunsquare Cape Town Gardens

Situated near the Cape Town city bowl in the lush suburb of Gardens, the beautifully renovated SunSquare Cape Town Gardens hotel offers visitors accommodation that is unique and contemporary.

Malikana Guesthouse

A little bit of home in South Africa. Sookie and her family will make you feel welcome and very well taken care of. This lodge feeling guesthouse is well situated close to the Johannesburg airport.

Muluwa Lodge

Muluwa Lodge is ideally situated in the Mpumalanga Lowveld region of South Africa, boasting incredible views out and over the valleys and mountains of the area. The view, beautiful sunrises and sunsets, as well as a wonderful array of “plains” game species that graze close by creates a wonderful “Serengeti” type ambience.

Karongwe Lodges

Karongwe Private Game Reserve, overlooking the majestic Drakensberg mountain range in the Limpopo Province, is set apart from similar properties by the extraordinary lengths they are willing to go to in order to ensure that your stay is a memorable experience.

Explorer Village Lodge - Deluxe Rooms

Luxury and convenience meet nature, as each of our elegant rooms feature top-quality linen, mattresses and pillows, air-conditioning, tea and coffee facilities, hairdryers, safes, universal and USB charging points and a turn down service. The larger deluxe rooms, which have a writing desk, more cupboard space and bigger bathrooms.

Member Reviews

See what our clients who have traveled with us have to say about this tour.

 

5 Star Rating

Heather

 

5 Star Rating

"This tour was fast paced but in a good way. There was never a boring moment wondering what to do next. Something was always planned for us to do."

Rhonda

 

5 Star Rating

"I very very impressed with how well organized the tour was and how smoothly it all went The tour notes were very detailed which thoroughly explained everything Well done Everything was absolutely amazing Memories for a lifetime Thank you so much"

Monica

 

4 Star Rating

"My safety was watched by all and I appreciated it as after two surgeries I am slow and somewhat clumsy. Gratefully I came home unscathed. I really enjoyed both tour guides, Piet and Chris for their knowledge, inclusivity and fun."

Mary-Dawn

 

5 Star Rating

"I was to share a room with a fellow traveller. I gave info to your company regarding sleep habits as did she. I'm not sure the info was even reviewed because we were very different and she was not able to sleep with me in the room. She requested another option and I ended up paying half of another room so we each had our own room for half of the trip."

Laura

WTC Reply - Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you had a great time on the tour but sorry your roommate situation did not work out. We do our best to match roommates but because of our small groups we generally only have one or two roommates to choose from. We do note that if you snore or are a light sleeper we recommend getting a single room. We are very glad that we were able to accommodate you after the first night and get your own room for the remainder of the tour.

 

5 Star Rating

"I loved every minute of this tour!"

Donna