Stars of South Africa (Cape Town to Johannesburg) 2020

Stars of South Africa (Cape Town to Johannesburg) 2020

Operator: AmaWaterways
Ship: Zambezi Queen
Starts: Cape Town, South Africa on Fri, Apr 17, 2020
Ends: Johannesburg, South Africa on Fri, May 01, 2020

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Itinerary

Countries Visited

Botswana, South Africa, Zimbabwe

Rivers Visited

Chobe

River Cruise Itinerary

3 nights in Cape Town, 4-night wildlife cruise, 2 nights in Victoria Falls, 2 nights in Johannesburg and 3 nights at a luxury safari lodge in Greater Kruger National Park

Day 1 (Fri, Apr 17, 2020):

ARRIVE IN CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA. After being greeted at the airport by an AmaWaterways Representative, transfer to Cape Grace Hotel. Get to know your Tour Director at the Welcome Reception. (WR)

Day 2 (Sat, Apr 18, 2020):

CAPE TOWN. Embark on a full-day exploration along one of the world'''s most stunning routes, taking you past the 12 Apostles, Hout Bay and Chapman'''s Peak. Stop at the Cape of Good Hope, first rounded in modern times in 1488 by the Portuguese in their attempt to establish trade in the Far East and still a significant landmark for sailors today. Visit Boulders Beach, home to thousands of African penguins, and then be treated to lunch with drinks overlooking beautiful False Bay. (B,L)

Day 3 (Sun, Apr 19, 2020):

CAPE TOWN. Take a cableway up to Table Mountain followed by a trip to the Cape Winelands where you'''ll visit two of its best vineyards, complete with wine tasting. A delicious lunch will be included along the way. You also have the choice to explore another side of Cape Town at famous Robben Island, once used as a prison for many political inmates, including Nelson Mandela. Ferry over to the island where you will take a tour led by a former inmate. Back in Cape Town, enjoy lunch and afterwards board the cableway to Table Mountain'''s summit, followed by a drive through some of the city'''s diverse neighborhoods. (B,L)

Day 4 (Mon, Apr 20, 2020):

CAPE TOWN ''' KASANE, BOTSWANA ''' ZAMBEZI QUEEN ''' EMBARKATION. Fly to Kasane, Botswana (via Johannesburg), where you'''ll be transferred to the Chobe River. Tender boats will take you to the Zambezi Queen moored on the Namibia side of the river. Settle into your stateroom and in the evening, enjoy a Welcome Cocktail Reception and Dinner. (B,D)

Day 5 (Tue, Apr 21, 2020):

ZAMBEZI QUEEN. Embark on an exhilarating morning boat safari. Return to the Zambezi Queen for lunch and then meet an environmentalist, who'll share his insight on Chobe National Park and its animals. Later in the day, enjoy another thrilling boat safari. (B,L,D)

Day 6 (Wed, Apr 22, 2020):

ZAMBEZI QUEEN. Join a full-day safari of Chobe National Park in open-top 4x4 vehicles. For lunch, take a seat under the trees and savor a delicious picnic. (B,L,D)

Day 7 (Thu, Apr 23, 2020):

ZAMBEZI QUEEN. Visit a typical African village where you'''ll spend time with the village children as well as its elders. Back on board and following lunch, you'''ll have a choice to take a boat safari, bird watch or fish. Enjoy your last evening aboard with a festive African- themed dinner hosted by your crew. (B,L,D)

Day 8 (Fri, Apr 24, 2020):

ZAMBEZI QUEEN ''' DISEMBARKATION ''' VICTORIA FALLS. Go on a slightly different version of a river safari aboard a double-decker barge, providing an unusual viewpoint to observe hippos and elephants before transferring to Victoria Falls. Enjoy a leisurely afternoon and in the evening, join a cocktail reception aboard a vintage steam train, followed by dinner. (B,D)

Day 9 (Sat, Apr 25, 2020):

VICTORIA FALLS. A local guide will take you on a tour of Victoria Falls. In the evening, embark on a private sunset cruise along the Zambezi River, observing a variety of game while enjoying a mix of tapas with drinks. (B)

Day 10 (Sun, Apr 26, 2020):

VICTORIA FALLS ''' JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA. Fly to Johannesburg and check into the Fairlawns Boutique Hotel. Enjoy a leisurely evening. (B)

Day 11 (Mon, Apr 27, 2020):

JOHANNESBURG. Get an in-depth look at Soweto'''s unique neighborhoods, the center of the uprising against the apartheid state. Walk the footsteps of Nelson Mandela, followed by a township lunch. Before dinner, gather with a local expert for an informative discussion and afterwards enjoy a multi-course dinner. (B,L,D)

Day 12 (Tue, Apr 28, 2020):

JOHANNESBURG ''' KRUGER NATIONAL PARK AREA. Fly to Greater Kruger National Park in the morning where you'''ll be transferred to your luxurious game lodge. During the afternoon, set out on a game drive in search of the country'''s '''Big Five''' and other native wildlife. Spend your first night and every night, if you wish, gathering with fellow travelers, sharing stories of the day'''s adventures. (B,L,D)

Day 13 (Wed, Apr 29, 2020):

KRUGER NATIONAL PARK AREA. The early morning is the perfect time to go on safari as the wildlife is prolific. Your open-air vehicle provides the ideal way to explore your private game reserve, located just a stone'''s throw from the game-rich Kruger National Park. The rest of the morning can be spent enjoying the facilities at your lodge. Later in the afternoon, you'''ll go on another game drive deep into the bush, where you may encounter South Africa'''s top predators: cheetahs, hyenas and lions. (B,L,D)

Day 14 (Thu, Apr 30, 2020):

KRUGER NATIONAL PARK AREA. Go on two exhilarating game drives today, as well as enjoy ample leisure time to relax and enjoy your game lodge. (B,L,D)

Day 15 (Fri, May 01, 2020):

KRUGER NATIONAL PARK AREA ''' JOHANNESBURG. Be treated to an early-morning game drive before returning to the lodge for breakfast. Afterwards, transfer to the airport for your flight to Johannesburg for your connecting flight home or extend your journey with four nights in magical Rwanda. (B). Note: Please do not schedule your onward flight until after 4:30 p.m

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Inclusions

  • SPACIOUS STATEROOMS
  • 4 nights deluxe accommodation in an air-conditioned balcony suite
  • Bottled water replenished daily
  • AN ARRAY OF AMENITIES
  • Personalized service from a highly trained Cruise Manager during the cruise and a Tour Director during land programs
  • Game viewing deck with pool
  • Main Lounge with panoramic views and bar
  • DINING AND CUISINE
  • All onboard dining, including a traditional African dinner
  • Regionally inspired cuisine
  • Welcome Dinner
  • Complimentary wine, beer and local spirits
  • A WORLD OF EXPLORATION
  • Chobe National Park safari
  • Exclusive private picnic in Chobe National Park
  • Private boat safaris along the Chobe riverbank
  • Visit to an African village for a unique cultural interaction
  • Land Program
  • 3 nights at the Cape Grace Hotel in an upgraded Luxury room, including daily breakfast
  • Welcome Reception with drinks and tapas
  • Full-day Cape of Good Hope tour and local lunch with drinks
  • Cableway to the summit of Table Mountain
  • Cape Winelands tour including tastings and lunch OR guided visit to Robben Island followed by lunch
  • 2-night stay at the Victoria Falls Hotel in an upgraded Stable Wing room, including daily breakfast
  • Cocktail reception aboard a vintage steam train followed by dinner
  • Guided tour of Victoria Falls National Park
  • Exclusive Sundowner Cruise with tapas
  • 2 nights at the Fairlawns Boutique Hotel in a Chateau Suite, including daily breakfast
  • Special dinner and presentation
  • Soweto tour with local lunch
  • 3 nights in a suite at an exclusive and luxurious lodge (Tintswalo Safari Lodge or Makanyi Game Lodge)
  • Daily morning, afternoon and evening game drives
  • All meals, drinks and laundry service
  • All airport transfers

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Ship Information

Zambezi Queen


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Questions & Answers

Question: Will the day-by-day itinerary change?

Yes, the river cruise itineraries may change due to reasons such as inclement weather or unforeseen events. Your safety is the number one concern aboard and all precautions necessary will be taken in order to ensure passenger safety, including changing itineraries. Please note that when itineraries do change, the ship staff will do their best to substitute any missed port with an alternative destination.

Question: In what language is the river cruise conducted?

The river cruise will be conducted in English only.


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