Stars of South Africa

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Stars of South Africa



Tour Description:

Your journey begins with a three-night stay in picturesque Cape Town. Next, fly to Kasane, Botswana to begin your Zambezi Queen safari cruise on the Chobe River. Explore Chobe National Park, home to one of the densest populations of wildlife on the African continent. Spend two nights at the legendary Victoria Falls before flying to Johannesburg for two nights that includes a visit to the township of Soweto. Then fly to Hoedspruit, located in the game-rich country of Greater Kruger National Park. Spend three nights at a luxurious game lodge in this premier eco-tourist destination, known for some of the best “Big Five” viewing in Africa. Experience the thrill of daily game drives, while evenings bring you breathtakingly clear skies.

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Dates & Pricing

Friday 21 Jun 24 — Saturday 06 Jul 24Starting at $15,695 Get a Quote
Friday 28 Jun 24 — Saturday 13 Jul 24Starting at $15,695 Get a Quote
Friday 12 Jul 24 — Saturday 27 Jul 24Starting at $15,695 Get a Quote
Friday 19 Jul 24 — Saturday 03 Aug 24Starting at $15,695 Get a Quote
Friday 13 Sep 24 — Saturday 28 Sep 24Starting at $15,895 Get a Quote
Friday 01 Nov 24 — Saturday 16 Nov 24Starting at $15,295 Get a Quote
Friday 07 Mar 25 — Saturday 22 Mar 25Starting at $14,695 Get a Quote
Friday 21 Mar 25 — Saturday 05 Apr 25Starting at $14,795 Get a Quote
Friday 04 Apr 25 — Saturday 19 Apr 25Starting at $14,995 Get a Quote
Friday 11 Apr 25 — Saturday 26 Apr 25Starting at $15,095 Get a Quote
Friday 25 Apr 25 — Saturday 10 May 25Starting at $15,095 Get a Quote
Friday 02 May 25 — Saturday 17 May 25Starting at $15,195 Get a Quote
Friday 16 May 25 — Saturday 31 May 25Starting at $15,295 Get a Quote
Friday 06 Jun 25 — Saturday 21 Jun 25Starting at $15,595 Get a Quote
Friday 13 Jun 25 — Saturday 28 Jun 25Starting at $15,695 Get a Quote
Friday 20 Jun 25 — Saturday 05 Jul 25Starting at $15,695 Get a Quote
Friday 04 Jul 25 — Saturday 19 Jul 25Starting at $15,695 Get a Quote
Friday 11 Jul 25 — Saturday 26 Jul 25Starting at $15,695 Get a Quote
Friday 18 Jul 25 — Saturday 02 Aug 25Starting at $15,695 Get a Quote
Friday 25 Jul 25 — Saturday 09 Aug 25Starting at $15,695 Get a Quote
Friday 01 Aug 25 — Saturday 16 Aug 25Starting at $15,695 Get a Quote
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Friday 22 Aug 25 — Saturday 06 Sep 25Starting at $15,895 Get a Quote
Friday 19 Sep 25 — Saturday 04 Oct 25Starting at $15,895 Get a Quote
Friday 10 Oct 25 — Saturday 25 Oct 25Starting at $15,595 Get a Quote
Friday 17 Oct 25 — Saturday 01 Nov 25Starting at $15,395 Get a Quote
Friday 31 Oct 25 — Saturday 15 Nov 25Starting at $14,995 Get a Quote
Friday 06 Mar 26 — Saturday 21 Mar 26Starting at $14,795 Get a Quote
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Friday 01 May 26 — Saturday 16 May 26Starting at $15,495 Get a Quote
Friday 15 May 26 — Saturday 30 May 26Starting at $15,595 Get a Quote
Friday 22 May 26 — Saturday 06 Jun 26Starting at $15,595 Get a Quote
Friday 29 May 26 — Saturday 13 Jun 26Starting at $15,695 Get a Quote
Friday 05 Jun 26 — Saturday 20 Jun 26Starting at $15,895 Get a Quote
Friday 12 Jun 26 — Saturday 27 Jun 26Starting at $16,095 Get a Quote
Friday 19 Jun 26 — Saturday 04 Jul 26Starting at $16,095 Get a Quote
Friday 26 Jun 26 — Saturday 11 Jul 26Starting at $16,095 Get a Quote
Friday 03 Jul 26 — Saturday 18 Jul 26Starting at $16,095 Get a Quote
Friday 10 Jul 26 — Saturday 25 Jul 26Starting at $16,195 Get a Quote
Friday 17 Jul 26 — Saturday 01 Aug 26Starting at $16,195 Get a Quote
Friday 24 Jul 26 — Saturday 08 Aug 26Starting at $16,195 Get a Quote
Friday 31 Jul 26 — Saturday 15 Aug 26Starting at $16,395 Get a Quote
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Friday 21 Aug 26 — Saturday 05 Sep 26Starting at $16,495 Get a Quote
Friday 28 Aug 26 — Saturday 12 Sep 26Starting at $16,495 Get a Quote
Friday 04 Sep 26 — Saturday 19 Sep 26Starting at $16,495 Get a Quote
Friday 11 Sep 26 — Saturday 26 Sep 26Starting at $16,495 Get a Quote
Friday 18 Sep 26 — Saturday 03 Oct 26Starting at $16,495 Get a Quote
Friday 25 Sep 26 — Saturday 10 Oct 26Starting at $16,495 Get a Quote
Friday 09 Oct 26 — Saturday 24 Oct 26Starting at $16,095 Get a Quote
Friday 30 Oct 26 — Saturday 14 Nov 26Starting at $15,295 Get a Quote
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ITINERARY

Day 1
ARRIVE IN CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA. Situated amidst majestic mountains and lined with pristine beaches, Cape Town has a rich cultural heritage with extraordinary attractions. After being greeted at the airport by an AmaWaterways representative, transfer to your Cape Town hotel. Get to know your Tour Director and fellow travelers at the Welcome Reception. (WR)

Day 2
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.

Day 3
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 then visit the colorful historic Bo Kaap neighborhood before boarding the cableway to Table Mountain’s summit.

Day 4
CAPE TOWN – VICTORIA FALLS, ZIMBABWE – ZAMBEZI QUEEN – EMBARKATION. In the morning, transfer to the airport for a flight to Victoria Falls. Here, you will be transferred to the Chobe River that forms the border between Botswana and Namibia. Then board tender boats that will take you to the Zambezi Queen moored on the Namibia side of the river. Settle into your stateroom, enjoy a mid-afternoon snack, and in the evening, be treated to a Welcome Cocktail Reception and Dinner.

Day 4
ZAMBEZI QUEEN – EMBARKATION. Embark the Zambezi Queen in Kasane. This afternoon, enjoy the view as you settle in on the river before a Welcome Cocktail and Dinner on board the vessel.

Day 5
ZAMBEZI QUEEN. Embark on an exhilarating, morning boat safari to explore the Chobe River’s diverse game viewing. Afterwards, return to the Zambezi Queen for lunch. As the Zambezi Queen cruises along the Chobe River, relax on board in the afternoon and enjoy what nature has to offer. Be sure to spend time in the splash pool or perhaps catch-up with your favorite book. Later in the day, revel in panoramic view with another thrilling boat safari.

Day 6
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.

Day 7
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.

Day 8
ZAMBEZI QUEEN – DISEMBARKATION. Disembark your cruise in Kasane.

Day 8
ZAMBEZI QUEEN – DISEMBARKATION – VICTORIA FALLS. Enjoy a morning cruise during breakfast and be on the lookout for wildlife. Afterward, transfer to the legendary Victoria Falls, one of the world’s greatest natural wonders. Spend the afternoon exploring the town or experience one of the many activities offered at your hotel. There is also an optional helicopter flight over Victoria Falls. Later this afternoon, join a cocktail reception with appetizers aboard a vintage steam train and make your way to the Victoria Falls Bridge to watch the sunset over the Falls.

Day 9
VICTORIA FALLS. A local guide will take you on a tour of the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls. You’ll learn about its history, and the flora and fauna that make this area so unique. In the evening, embark on a private sunset cruise along the Zambezi River. Relax on board as you observe a variety of game while enjoying a delicious mix of tapas with drinks, followed by a special dinner with live local entertainment at the hotel.

Day 10
VICTORIA FALLS – JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA. Fly to Johannesburg. Transfer to the Fairlawns Boutique Hotel with its parklike setting and wonderful Spa.

Day 11
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.

Day 12
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.

Day 13
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.

Day 14
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.

Day 15
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 before 4:30 p.m