South Africa, Botswana & Zimbabwe
Hwange National Park
Hippo in Zambezi River
Victoria Falls
Baby lion cubs
Okavango Delta, Botswana
Hwange National Park
Zambezi River at sunset
Victoria Falls
Moremi Game Reserve
Moremi Game Reserve
The Okavango Delta, Botswana
Moremi Game Reserve
Cape Town
Cape Town
African Wild Dog, Moremi
Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana
Simon’s Town Penguin Colony
Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana
Mokoro Tour
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South Africa, Botswana & Zimbabwe

Operated by TripADeal
South Africa, Botswana & Zimbabwe
Discover 3 incredible countries on a small group tour
Search for cheetahs, lions, leopards, elephants & more
Dates: 11 Mar - 11 Nov 2024
Earn & Use Qantas Points
Return international full-service flights
3 additional internal flights included
Sunset Cruise along the Zambezi River
12-night hotel & lodge accommodation
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Overview

Southern Africa is home to some of the world’s most striking landscapes. From its highest peaks to the deepest valleys, and bustling cities to endless grasslands, every inch of the land has the power to inspire and transform. Witness these sights and more on this once-in-a-lifetime 15-day safari experience through South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe.

Experience the unique landscapes of The Okavango Delta, Botswana, one of the largest and most diverse wildlife areas in Africa, and the world's predator capital Moremi Game Reserve dominated by cheetahs, lions, leopards, hyenas and wild dogs.

Witness the awe-inspiring power of Victoria Falls, a true world wonder, and enjoy a sunset cruise along the mighty Zambezi River, surrounded by wild bushland frequented by elephants and other wildlife. Search for wild lions, rhinos, leopards and more on up to five safari drives within the biodiverse Hwange National Park, staying at Robin's Camp, possibly the first game sanctuary protecting animals from hunting recorded in Southern Africa.

This package includes return international flights, 12 nights of hotel and lodge accommodation, 22 meals including daily breakfast, and much more.

Tour Inclusions

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Discover the highlights of South Africa, Botswana & Zimbabwe on this small group tour
  • Enjoy a half-day city tour of the vibrant city of Cape Town, South Africa
  • Spend a full-day at leisure in Cape Town, known for its stunning natural beauty
  • See the highlights of Mokoro, Botswana with a full day tour, discover the fascinating wildlife that the Okavango Delta has to offer
  • Enjoy a full-day safari in the Moremi Game Reserve, the world’s predator capital!
  • Keep your eyes peeled for the Big 5 on a Moremi Safari
  • Search for cheetahs, lions, leopards, hyenas, wild dogs, large herds of elephants and buffaloes
  • Marvel at the magnificent Victoria Falls, Nature’s Supreme Masterpiece
  • Cruise along the Zambezi river at sunset whilst keeping your eyes peeled for hippos, crocodiles and elephants
  • Discover Hwange National Park with up to 5 game drives
  • Stay in Robin’s Camp, possibly the first game sanctuary, protecting animals from hunting, recorded in Southern Africa
  • Spot up to 400 species of different exotic birds
FLIGHTS
  • Return international full-service flights (economy class), departure city surcharges may apply
  • 3 x Internal flights included:
  • Cape Town, South Africa - Maun, Botswana
  • Maun, Botswana - Kasane, Botswana
  • Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe - Johannesburg, South Africa
CRUISE
  • Sunset Cruise along the Zambezi River with finger snacks, beer, wine, local spirits and soft drinks included
ACCOMMODATION
  • 12 Night Hotel & Lodge Accommodation
DINING
  • 22 meals including daily breakfast
ESSENTIALS
  • English-speaking tour guides for city tours
  • Qualified safari field rangers and trackers for all game drives
  • Airline taxes and surcharges
TRANSPORT
  • Transportation by A/C vehicles and open air 4x4 vehicles
TRANSFERS
  • Return airport transfers
UPGRADES AVAILABLE
  • Arrive Early: Arrive up to 30 days before your tour starts. (Does not include hotel accommodation, meals or transfers)
  • Stay Behind: Return up to 30 days after your tour concludes. (Does not include hotel accommodation, meals or transfers)
  • Optional Tours: Optional experiences and tours are available to add to your itinerary. (See checkout for details)
  • Cabin Upgrades: Cabin upgrades are available. (See checkout for details)
  • Flight Upgrades: Upgrade to Premium economy or Business Class. (See checkout for details)
  • Guaranteed Airline: Fly with a guaranteed airline. (See checkout for details)
  • Please note: Extra charges may apply. See the Important Info section and checkout cart for fees and details.
Day 1 Australia (or New Zealand) - Cape Town, South Africa

Today, depart for Cape Town, South Africa.

Please note:
Some customers may depart on day 0 and arrive on Day 1.

Meals included: In-Flight

Day 2 Welcome to Cape Town, South Africa!

Upon arrival into Cape Town you will be met and transferred to the hotel. Check-in will be from 14:00 onwards, luggage can be stored at the hotel if you arrive earlier. The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore this magnificent seaside city.

Cape Town
Cape Town is a coastal city located in the Western Cape province of South Africa. Known for its stunning natural beauty, including its famous Table Mountain which offers panoramic views of the city and its surroundings. Cape Town has a rich history and cultural heritage, with a thriving arts scene, excellent restaurants, and a range of outdoor activities.

Overnight: City Lodge Waterfront or Similar

Meals included: None

Day 3 Cape Town - Half Day City Tour

After breakfast, enjoy a half day city tour, this exciting excursion takes you past famous landmarks such as the Castle of Good Hope built in 1666 by the Dutch East India Company and City Hall, a baroque building, and the Grand Parade. Follow the city’s main thoroughfare, Adderley Street, see St. George’s Cathedral, the Anglican Diocese of Nobel Peace Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

Continue on to the Company Gardens and the Malay Quarter [also known as the Bo-Kaap], because of its location up against the slopes of Table Mountain. In the early 18th century, thousands of slaves from Java, Ceylon and other Far Eastern regions were brought to Cape Town. After slavery was abolished, their descendants, known as the Cape Malay’s, settled here. Witness the art of diamond cutting and the careful craftsmanship of jewellery manufacturing by skilled experts at Jewel Africa. Discover the history of the Diamond and Gold Trade. Then ascend to Signal Hill to witness the firing of the noon gun (except Sundays and Public Holidays).

You will be offered the option of being dropped at Table Mountain at the end of the tour, where you can ascend to the top (weather permitting) by the revolving cable car (not included). Here, you’ll see wildflowers and the famous silver tree, and marvel at the birds eye view of the city and its beaches. On a clear day it is even possible to see Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned on one side and Cape Point on the other. Alternatively, you can be returned to your Hotel or dropped at the waterfront.

Overnight: City Lodge Waterfront or Similar

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 4 Cape Town - Day at Leisure

Enjoy a full free day at leisure to experience the vibrant city of Cape Town. Alternatively, you can take part in an optional activity (not included).

Optional Activity: Full day Cape Peninsula Tour at $200 per person
This awe-inspiring tour (approximately 9 hours) to the towering headland known as Cape Point encompasses magnificent beaches, breathtaking views, and picturesque coastal villages. The Cape Peninsula is one of the world's most scenic areas and stretches from the city centre all the way to Cape Point. In Simon’s Town you will stop for the chance to see penguins and enjoy some lunch (not included). On the way back you will also visit the beautiful Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. Note: The drive via Chapman's Peak is subject to the road being open. Ou Kaapse Weg (mountain pass in Cape Town) will be used as an alternative route when necessary.

Optional Activity: Full day Winelands Tour at $160 per person
This morning after breakfast depart on a full day Cape Winelands Tour. This delightful drive winds its way to the heart of the Cape Winelands, through superb mountain ranges, vineyards and Cape Dutch homesteads. Head to the heart of South Africa’s wine industry, Stellenbosch. Beautiful and culturally rich, the region is steeped in South African history. Walk down the canal-lined avenues, in the shade of giant oak trees and beautifully preserved historic buildings. Enjoy the first wine tasting of the day at the Waterford Estate or similar.

Travel over the Helshoogte Pass to the town of Franschhoek, historically dating back to the 17th century when the French Huguenots arrived. Billed as the Gourmet Capital of South Africa, this charming town in a most picturesque valley retains a French Huguenot style. Enjoy a wine tasting before enjoying the fabled culinary skills of the Franschhoek chefs at one of the many award winning restaurants (lunch is not included). Onward to Paarl, one of the Cape’s first farming districts. The town is set at the foot of the cluster of remarkable granite domes from which it takes its name. The last stop for the day is at a wine estate on the Paarl wine route. Return to the bustle of city life after an enthralling day in the countryside, arriving back at the hotel early evening.

Please note that only one of the optional excursions can be chosen for this day due to both being full day activities.

Overnight: City Lodge Waterfront or Similar

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 5 Cape Town - Maun, Botswana

This morning, check out of the hotel and be met and transferred to the airport in time for your flight to Maun, Botswana. Please note that some customers may transit through Johannesburg whilst on route to Maun. Please stay in the airport and make your way to your second flight if you do transit through.

On arrival at Maun Airport, you will be met and transferred to your lodge. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Thamalakane River Lodge:
The popular Thamalakane River Lodge is placed on the bands of the Thamalakane River, only a 20 minute drive from Maun. Stay in the Babbler Chalets, sleeping up to 2 adults. The spacious chalet interiors have a feature stone wall with an en-suite bathroom.

Overnight: Thamalakane River Lodge

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 6 Mokoro Tour

This morning, after breakfast enjoy a Mokoro trip from 08:00 - 15:00 with a local polar to show you the diverse wildlife that the Okavango delta has to offer. Make your way to an island in the Delta where you will enjoy a guided walk and packed lunch. The Okavango Delta is a vast inland delta located in Botswana, Southern Africa. It is a unique ecosystem that supports a diverse range of wildlife and plant species. Covering around 15,000 square kilometers and formed by the Okavango River, which originates in Angola and flows into Botswana.

Enjoy a guided walk, a packed lunch, and two waters per person for this magnificent day out.

Overnight: Thamalakane River Lodge

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 7 Full Day Moremi Safari

This morning, wake early and begin your full day Moremi Safari. Be met by the tour guide at 05:30 and be transferred to the Moremi Game Reserve, the world’s predator capital! Keep your eyes peeled for the Big 5 as the reserve is dominated by the cheetah, lion, leopard, hyena and wild dogs. Large herds of elephant and buffalo also roam the grounds. Spotting these impressive animals in their own habitat is something you will never forget!

Besides the Big Five, you will also find a large variety of ever-elegant antelopes: springbok, tsessebe, impala and the rare red lechwe are often spotted. There are also over 560 recorded bird species in the relatively small Moremi Game Reserve, as they thrive in Botswana’s undisturbed natural vegetation.

Return to the lodge at 17:00 after a magnificent day leaving you with everlasting memories.

The tour Includes breakfast and lunch packs, two waters per person, park fees and a Professional guide with open game viewer.

Overnight: Thamalakane River Lodge

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 8 Maun - Kasane, Botswana - Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

After breakfast, it’s time to check out and continue your journey to Zimbabwe. You will be transferred back to Maun Airport for your flight to Kasane. On arrival at Kasane Airport, you will be met and transferred to the border to enter Zimbabwe. Upon arrival in Zimbabwe, you will exchange vehicles and then be transferred to the hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to relax and reminisce about the trip so far, relax by the pool, sip a cocktail or explore Victoria Falls town.

Overnight: Cresta Sprayview, Victoria Falls

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 9 Morning Tour of Victoria Falls - Sundowner Evening Cruise

This morning, you will be collected and transferred to the magnificent Victoria Falls. The Victoria Falls – Now in its 150 Millionth fantastic year - reaches its Zenith in about May each year. It’s a truly awe-inspiring experience – the sight, the sound, the smell; the humbling feeling that here indeed is Nature’s Supreme Masterpiece. No photograph can begin to depict reality…and nothing prepares you for your first sight. Clients will be accompanied through the rainforest by a qualified guide who will give a brief history of the Falls themselves as well as detailing the flora, fauna, bird, wildlife and other points of interest. Guides are also happy to assist clients with photographs whilst visiting this most spectacular of waterfalls. Raincoats are provided when required.

Later in the afternoon enjoy a sundowner cruise along the Zambezi river, this is a superb way to relax and enjoy the spectacular beauty of the river. Clients may have the opportunity to see a variety of game, including hippo, crocodile and elephant as well as enjoying the sights of many different bird species. The Zambezi Sunset cruise is one of the most popular activities and includes finger snacks, beer, wine, local spirits and soft drinks.

Please note that the amount of water at Victoria Falls is season dependent. In the dry season the water levels can be very low.

Overnight: Cresta Sprayview, Victoria Falls

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 10 Victoria Falls - Hwange National Park

After breakfast, check out of the hotel and continue the journey to Hwange National Park. Upon arrival at Robin’s camp, lunch will be served. Check into the chalet accommodation, each chalet includes an ensuite bathroom.

In the afternoon at 16:00, enjoy a game drive of the magnificent Hwange National Park. Situated within remote Zimbabwe, Hwange National Park is the country's largest park, covering an area of 14 600km2 (more than 5,600 square miles). This large size leads to varying game and landscapes. From the desert scrubs on the edge of the Kalahari, to granite hills, woodlands filled with mopane and teak, as well as wide grass plains fringed by palm trees and acacias. This landscape diversity allows for a flourishing wide range of wildlife. With over 100 species of mammals and almost 400 species of birds, Hwange National Park also contains one of the largest Elephant populations in the world. Other rare animals regularly spotted include the Roan and Sable Antelope. With an abundance of food, massive herds of buffalo can also be spotted traversing Hwange’s grass plains.

Return to the lodge in the evening, just in time for dinner!

Robin’s Camp - The Robin Legacy:
The camp is named after Herbert George Robins. Robins Camp area was originally ‘Little Toms’ and ‘Big Toms’ farms. The farms were acquired by H.G. Robins in the early 1900’s. He also acquired another farm and finally had some 26,000 acres of land. He put a stop to shooting and took active steps to stop poaching on his land, which had been a hunting ground because of the large variety and number of game and developed a large private zoological park. A government gazette issued on 24th February 1928 announced that 14,600 sq. km of land was to be established as Wankie Game Reserve. Herbert’s land lay to the north of the Reserve. He was a determined defender of the Game Reserve against local farmers who urged the Government to exterminate the game and open up the country and he fought continuously for the preservation of African wildlife.

In 1934 fearing that his land would be sold on his death to become a ‘shooting box’, he offered to bequeath it to the Southern Rhodesian Government on condition that it be maintained for all time as a game sanctuary. It is possibly the first game sanctuary, protecting animals from hunting, recorded in Southern Africa if not Africa and was bequeathed by Robins to the country on his death in 1939, with the proviso that it would always remain a game sanctuary.

In his will, HG Robins requested his body be left in the bush to be “consumed by wild animals”. His request was denied by the government and he was buried near Robins Camp where his grave can be seen today. The tower at the homestead now houses a small museum in memory of Robins and the fascinating collection found at the camp will surely be a highlight of your stay.

Overnight: Robin’s Camp

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 11 Robin’s Camp - Morning & Evening Game Drives

Begin the day with an early morning game drive through the reserve. Game drives are conducted in comfortable, open 4X4 Land Rovers accompanied by professional English speaking field rangers and trackers, ensuring an informative and detailed safari experience. Keep your cameras ready for some incredible photo opportunities. Return to the lodge mid-morning for breakfast and a little R&R before heading out again to spot more wildlife on an evening safari. Afterwards, wind down your evening with dinner at Robin’s restaurant.

Overnight: Robin’s Camp

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 12 Robin’s Camp - Morning & Evening Game Drives

Discover new and exciting areas of Hwange National Park and its diverse wildlife with another early morning and evening game drive.

Overnight: Robin’s Camp

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 13 Hwange National Park - Victoria Falls - Johannesburg, South Africa

After breakfast, check out of the lodge and be transferred to Victoria Falls Airport in time for your flight to Johannesburg, South Africa. On arrival at Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport, you will catch the hotel’s free shuttle bus. Kindly be advised that the hotel offers a Complimentary Airport Shuttle which runs from 05:15 - 23:00. The shuttle picks up at the airport every half past and on the hour (00H00 and 00H30). The shuttle can be collected at the airport at the Bus Terminal behind the InterContinental Hotel. Head towards the Car Rental offices where you shall see signage directing you to the Bus Terminal.

Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure in Johannesburg.

Overnight: Protea Hotel O.R. Tambo, Johannesburg

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 14 Johannesburg – Australia (or New Zealand)

This morning, enjoy breakfast at the hotel before check out. At the appropriate time take the complimentary hotel shuttle bus to the airport departing from the hotel every quarter to and quarter past the hour (00H15 and 00H45) in time for your international flight.

Meals included: Breakfast; In-Flight

Day 15 Arrive in Australia (or New Zealand)

Please note that some customers may arrive +1 day.

Important Info

Booking information 

After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation, directing you to an online Passenger Information Form. You must complete the Passenger Information Form within 72 hours of purchase.



Any special requests, preferences and optional extras MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form. Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges as outlined in the Schedule of Fees below.



On purchasing this Travel Offer, you are bound by the General Terms and Conditions and the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information.



Please note: All countries and territories have different entry requirements in relation to vaccinations, quarantine/isolation periods and travel restrictions. Due to the evolving nature, we would ask all of our customers to monitor, meet and adhere to the specific requirements of their intended destination(s) in the lead-up to and immediately before travel, as well as any requirements post-travel upon their return.



CANCELLATION POLICY 
Qantas Tours packages are non-refundable. If your Qantas Tour package is affected by Covid-19 related travel restrictions and you are unable to travel, you will receive either a free date change (credit that is specific to your original package and purchase value) or an open credit less any non-recoverable supplier fees to the value of your original purchase for use on any other Qantas Tour or package available via the TripADeal website.



Please note: Date change credits are subject to availability and not guaranteed until confirmed by TripADeal, not the tour operator you are due to stay with.



We recommend you consider purchasing travel insurance with Covid-19 protection. The standard cancellation policy will apply if you cannot travel because you have tested positive for Covid-19.



Please note: All additional charges are payable in AUD (unless otherwise stated).



Offer essentials 

This travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 11th November 2024.



 



This travel offer is priced per person based on a twin share. 



 



Single Traveller Supplement



For solo travellers, a mandatory single supplement of:



2023 Departures: $1,800



2024 Departures: $2,000



 



Please note: accommodation for single customers who are travelling on a tour or cruise package may be in a single room, depending on availability.



 



Departure Dates



2024



March: 11
April: 15
May: 13
June: ^^10
July: ^08
August: *19
September: **16
October: *07
November: **11



Please note: See checkout for live dates and availability.



 



Surcharges



Please note: 



• Dates/months with a * incur a high season surcharge of $200 per person.
• Dates/months with a ** incur a high season surcharge of $650 per person.
• Dates/months with a ^ incur a high season surcharge of $750 per person.
• Dates/months with a ^^ incur a high season surcharge of $1,000 per person.



 



Departure Cities



Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, *Adelaide, Perth or *Auckland



 



Departure City Surcharges



Adelaide or Auckland: $300 per person



 



Flights


 



Full-Service Airline(s) Used



 



• Cabin Class: Economy Class



 



• Airlines: Emirates, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, Qatar Airways, SA Airlink, Air Botswana, South African Airways and partners (subject to availability).



  



Guaranteed Airline surcharge



• Cabin Class: Economy Class
• Emirates: $400 per person 
• Qatar Airways: $800 per person 
• Singapore Airlines: $400 per person 



Please note: 



• Guaranteed airlines are subject to availability. If we are unable to fulfil your request, the above extra cost will be refunded.



• On any upgrade purchase, short-haul flights and domestic flight sectors are not guaranteed, subject to aircraft configuration.



• In the event that a purchased stopover package and a purchased guaranteed airline upgrade are not compatible, you will have the option to receive a refund for the guaranteed airline upgrade or be offered an alternative stopover city option, e.g if you choose to fly with Singapore Airlines you cannot stopover in Dubai.



• Guaranteed airline refers to the marketing carrier and could include codeshare partners.



 



Additional flight



Domestic Airline(s) Used



• Cabin Class: Economy Class



• Route: Cape Town - Maun/ Maun - Kasane/Victoria Falls - Johannesburg 



• Airlines: SA Airlink, Air Botswana, South African Airways and partners (subject to availability).



Please note: Qantas Tours cannot accommodate one-way flights. Travellers must take all included flights within the package, and any flights intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being subject to cancellation. 



 



Arrive early in Cape Town, South Africa



$300 per person (only available for purchases over the phone)
High season dates range up to $700 per person, subject to availability 
Please note:
• This fee does not include extra nights' accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
• You may book a date to arrive early via our website but only a date that is within 30 days of the tour departure date. If you wish to arrive earlier than 30 days before your tour departure date, please call our friendly staff for availability and pricing. Additional costs may apply
• No flight booking changes or cancellations are permitted after air tickets have been issued.
• Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
• A high season arrive early can be purchased for up to $700 per person, subject to availability.
• High season surcharges apply to flights departing between the below date ranges (only available for purchase over the phone):
01/12/2023 - 09/02/2024
18/03/2024 - 30/04/2024
01/06/2024 - 14/08/2024
23/09/2024 - 20/10/2024
06/12/2024 - 31/01/2025



 



Stay behind in Johannesburg, South Africa



$300 per person (only available for purchases over the phone)
High season dates: up to $700 per person, subject to availability 
Please note:
• This fee does not include extra nights' accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
• A stay behind can only be booked up to one month after your package end date upon check-out. Should you wish to stay later, please contact us to request availability. Additional costs may apply.
• No flight booking changes or cancellations are permitted after air tickets have been issued.
• Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
• A high season stay behind can be purchased for up to $700 per person, subject to availability.
• High season surcharges apply to flights departing between the below date ranges (only available for purchase over the phone):
01/12/2023 - 09/02/2024
18/03/2024 - 30/04/2024
01/06/2024 - 14/08/2024
23/09/2024 - 20/10/2024
06/12/2024 - 31/01/2025



 



Stopover Packages



* Doha



Twin share: $1,000 per person/one way



Solo Traveller: $1,500 one way



 



* Dubai



Twin share: $1,000 per person/one way



Solo Traveller: $1,500 one way



 



* Singapore



Twin share: $1,200 per person/one way



Solo Traveller: $1,800 one way



Includes:



• 2 nights in 4-star accommodation



• Daily breakfast



• Return airport transfers 



Please note: 



• When a pre and post-tour stopover is chosen, the same stopover location must be chosen each way, due to the airline used



• When selecting an Arrive Early or Stay Behind in conjunction with a Stopover Package, the stopover will take place after the departure date you select for your Arrive Early or Stay Behind



• Stopover packages are subject to availability.



• In the event that a purchased stopover package and a purchased guaranteed airline upgrade are not compatible, you will have the option to receive a refund for the guaranteed airline upgrade or be offered an alternative stopover city option, e.g if you choose to fly with Singapore Airlines you cannot stopover in Dubai.



• Blackout dates apply to flights departing between the below date ranges:



14/09/23 - 14/10/23



1/12/23 - 09/02/24



18/03/24 - 30/04/24



01/06/24 - 30//07/24



23/09/24 - 20/10/24



6/12/24 - 31/01/25



Singapore Grand Prix: September 2024



Doha Grand Prix: October 2024



Doha MotoGP: November 2024



Abu Dhabi Grand Prix (for Dubai): November 2024 



 



Flight Class Upgrades



Business Class or Premium Economy: For pricing, please refer to the payment cart at checkout.



Please note: 



• Flight upgrades are subject to availability (if we cannot fulfil your request, the upgrade cost will be refunded).



• On any upgrade purchase, short-haul flights and domestic flight sectors are not guaranteed; subject to aircraft configuration.



• Upgrade applicable for only return Ex Australia International sectors for this deal



 



Domestic Flight Information



Baggage allowance per person



1 x 20kg of checked baggage



1 x 7kg of carry on baggage



 



Accommodation


Accommodation Used:



3 - 4 Star Properties (self rated) 



Cape Town: City Lodge Waterfront



Maun: Thamalakane River Lodge



Victoria Falls: Cresta Sprayview



Hwange National Park: Robin’s Camp



Johannesburg: Protea Hotel O.R. Tambo



 



Please note: Accommodation/rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type and are subject to availability based on seasonality. In the instance a property is not available, a similar standard of accommodation will be provided. Properties will be confirmed and included in your travel pack, which you will receive 4-6 weeks before travel.



 



Extra Nights



Not available



 



Maximum Room Capacity



2 people.



 



Child Policy



• No child discounts. The full price applies to all children travelling with their parents.



• Valid for Children 12 years old and over.



Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors are allowed.



 



Triple Share



Not Available 



 



Bedding Configuration



Double or Twin (subject to availability).



 



General information


Minimum group size 2, maximum group size 12 per vehicle.



 



Optional Tours/Activities



Day 4: Full day Cape Peninsula Tour at $200 Per person



Day 4: Full day Winelands Tour at $160 per person



 



Please note:



• Please note that only one of the optional excursions can be chosen for this day due to both being full day activities. 



• The optional tours listed above must be purchased on checkout or over the phone before submitting your passenger information form (subject to availability). 



• Some tours require minimum numbers to operate.



 



Exclusions


• Visa fees and requirements 



• Domestic transfers and flights not stated in the deal offer



• Meals/beverages not stated in the deal offer



• Optional gratuities/tipping 



• Optional activities/tours 



• Personal expenses



• Travel insurance



 



Other important information


TOUR GUIDE VS. TOUR LEADER



Tour Guide: 



Often locals with intimate knowledge of an area, its culture, and history. Their role entails providing commentary, routing the tour, and seeing that people have a good time. They are a licensed, qualified expert who supplies specific information on the history, art, architecture and culture of the city/village/attraction where they are guiding the tour. The guide meets the group at the required place and leaves it at the end of the tour; they do not travel with the group. 



 



Tour Leader: 



An experienced person tasked with ensuring the smooth operation of tours, as well as providing practical support to passengers throughout the whole trip. Their role primarily includes assisting with accommodation, transportation between locations, and communication with tour guides at each stop. A tour leader may provide general guidance around a city or village and offer information on the place visited on the bus. However, they are not required to have specific art, architecture, or historical knowledge. They are not allowed to provide a guided tour or commentary of a city/village/attraction once there and, if caught doing so, can be fined. 



 



Please note: Tour leaders/guides are not a standard inclusion in all travel offers. Tour leaders/guides will only be made available when required to enhance the experience of the destination featured. 



 



CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURES



Cape Town, South Africa: 



Cape Town has a Mediterranean-style climate: wet and cool winters, dry and warm summers. The annual average temperature in Cape Town is a delightful 17°C. Cape Town lies on the 34th latitude South, together with Casablanca, Los Angeles and Sydney.



 



Maun, Botswana: 



Temperatures in Botswana differ through out the year. In summer months the climate is warm to hot (November to March) the maximum temperature can reach 30ºC with lows of 14ºC. In winter months the temperature can range from highs of 12ºC to lows of 2ºC, ensuring you bring warmer clothing particularly in the evening for winter months. 



 



Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe:



In the area of Victoria Falls, the climate is subtropical, with a mild and dry winter from mid-May to mid-August (during which, however, nights are cold), and a hot, muggy and rainy summer from mid-November to mid-March. The rains occur in the form of downpours or thunderstorms. Between September and November, before the rainy season, there is a hot period, which is in fact the hottest of the year, with temperatures easily reaching 35°C, and sometimes up to 40°C, even though the humidity is not as high as in summer. October is the hottest month of the year. On the contrary, in winter, when during the day the weather is nice, the temperature at night may approach freezing (0°C).



Please note: The amount of water at Victoria Falls (waterfall) will depend on the seasonality.



 



Johannesburg Area, South Africa:



Johannesburg is situated on the highveld plateau, and has a subtropical highland climate. The city enjoys a sunny climate, with the summer months (October to April) characterised by hot days followed by afternoon thundershowers and cool evenings, and the winter months (May to September) by dry, sunny days followed by cold nights. Temperatures in Johannesburg are usually fairly mild due to the city's high elevation, with an average maximum daytime temperature in January of 25.6°C, dropping to an average maximum of around 16°C in June. The UV index for Johannesburg in summers is extreme, often reaching 14-16 due to the high elevation and proximity to the equator.



 



FLIGHTS



Seat Selection & Frequent Flyer Points:



At Qantas Tours, we do not arrange seat selection. It is essential to highlight that some airlines do not allow pre-selected seats. We strongly suggest you contact the airline directly with seating allocation requirements and/or arrive at the airport earlier to arrange your seating. While we do not add frequent flyer member details to bookings, you can do this directly with the airline once you have your flight information.



 



Passport Validity:



Customers must provide valid passport details either at the time of purchase or no later than 45 days before the departure date. Failure to do so may result in the cancellation of the booking. Customers will be responsible for any costs and fees incurred in this instance.



 



COACH TOUR



Meals:



22 meals in total are included in the package. For meals not included, the tour leader (when available) will offer assistance with reservations, suggestions and directions to local restaurants. It is your responsibility to notify Qantas Tours of any dietary requests/requirements. Please note: We will do our best to meet your requests/requirements; however, we cannot guarantee that we will always be able to.



 



Luggage:



You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on tour. You must carry your own luggage from the vehicle to the hotel room and back to the vehicle. The driver will assist with the uploading and unloading of bags from the vehicle.



 



OTHER



Mobility:



If you would love to travel with Qantas Tours and require wheelchair access please contact our friendly sales and service team to inquire on your behalf.



 



Fitness Level Required:



A moderate level of fitness will be required. 



Moderate may involve more physical activity, including biking, longer day hikes or extended walking and standing, low-altitude treks, and water-based activities such as canoeing or low-grade kayaking. Guests using any walking aid other than a walking stick would be advised to reconsider as surfaces may be uneven.



 



Please note: If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.



 



Yellow Fever:



A valid international certificate of vaccination against Yellow Fever is required in many countries. You may need to present this on arrival at the airport or border crossing. Some countries will refuse entry if you are unable to present your certificate. It's also common for your home country to request a Yellow Fever certificate upon arrival.



You must check with your doctor well before leaving home about the Yellow Fever requirements for the countries you'll be visiting.



 



Gratuities / Tipping:



Land



Gratuities (tips) are not included for the services of the tour leader (when available) and driver throughout the tour. The recommended tip is $6 USD (approximately $8.50 AUD) per person per day. This covers the guide/leader and the driver and will be collected on tour. 



 



Please note: tipping for services provided is always a matter of personal discretion; however, please be aware that many locals consider tipping part of their normal remuneration, and they may approach you for payment; there's no need to be intimidated by the request.



 



Sightseeing:



Please note: If entrance to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary, where possible, may be adjusted, or a similar activity will be offered in its place (subject to availability).



 



Shopping: 



Shopping overseas can be a daunting and confusing experience, especially when there is a language barrier. Please be very cautious when foreign currencies and prices are involved. If paying by credit card, please pay close attention to the amount you are being charged and keep all your receipts. 



Do not make any purchases you are not comfortable with or feel pressured into. If you are uncertain or need assistance with the language barrier, please seek assistance from your Tour Guide/Leader.



Please refer to our Terms and Conditions regarding shopping for further information.



 



Visas


South Africa



A tourist visa for South Africa is not required for stays up to 90 days if travelling on an Australian or New Zealand Passport.



 



Botswana



A tourist visa for Botswana is not required for stays up to 90 days if travelling on an Australian or New Zealand Passport. 



 



If travelling with children additional documents may be required. Please stay updated and check the regulations prior to travel.



https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/



 



Zimbabwe



Passengers travelling on an Australian or New Zealand passport entering Zimbabwe & Zambia for tourism purposes are required to pay for a double entry, 30-day KAZA visa on point of entry into Victoria Falls or Livingstone and costs approximately $50 USD (approximately $75 AUD - subject to change). This visa will cover Zimbabwe and can be paid on arrival. Please bring the exact amount in USD cash. Visas can also be purchased prior to travel, if you do pre-purchase your visa please ensure you have a hard copy of the visa ready for immigration. 



 



Important: 



• Please start arranging your visa three weeks before departure to account for any delays due to consulate operating hours.



• Visa rules may have changed since Covid-19. Some countries and airlines may require you to obtain an additional visa before arrival. Please check with the nearest embassy, consulate or immigration department of the destination you're entering.



Please note: 



• Passengers who are not Australian citizens must also check with the respective consulate or visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required.



• It is also important to note that some areas of employment, such as journalism, government authorities and charity organisations, may have additional restrictions in applying for Visas. This may, in turn, affect the type of application required.



 



Schedule of fees


Voluntary Changes



This includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring an airline ticket or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.



• Changes - $100.00 per booking and any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel providers.



Name Changes Due To Passenger Error



• If the incorrect name has been provided, charges of $100.00 per booking and any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel providers.



Supplier Fees



In the event the Qantas Tour you have purchased is unable to proceed, and/or a travel Supplier is unable to fulfil the Qantas Tour due to external circumstances (Limitation of Liability e.g. a Force Majeure event), there may be a fee or amount of money that is withheld by our Suppliers and is unrecoverable. This may be due to non-refundable airline tickets, cancellation penalties with cruise cabins or unrecoverable payments with our land/accommodation partners. If refunds are not available from Suppliers, we will endeavour to obtain a travel credit on the best terms available and communicate these outcomes to you. In the event we are unable to obtain a refund or travel service credit, or part thereof, this cost is passed on to the customer as a Supplier Fee.

Important information
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You must be a Qantas Frequent Flyer member to earn points. A joining fee may apply. Membership and points are subject to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program terms and conditions.

To earn Qantas Points with Qantas Tours, Members will be required to provide a valid Frequent Flyer number and last name at checkout. Only the lead traveller, the primary contact for the booking, will earn 3 Qantas Points per AU$1 spent (including GST) on eligible holiday packages. Qantas Points will not be earned and cannot be redeemed on any amounts payable directly to the hotel. Conditions apply. Qantas Points will be credited to a member's account up to 8 weeks after tour completion. Qantas Points will not be earned on cancelled bookings.

In addition to the 3 Qantas Points per AU$1 spent, each Frequent Flyer member who enters their Qantas Frequent Flyer number into the booking will also earn Status Credits and Qantas Points on the flight component of the package. The amount you earn depends on your flights, the operating airline, fare class and member status. Find out how many Qantas Points you could earn on your next Qantas Tours flights with our online Points Calculator. Terms and conditions apply.

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Points Plus Pay allows you to choose the number of Qantas Points you redeem above the minimum level of 4,000 and pay for the remainder of the booking value with an accepted payment method. TripADeal booking terms and conditions apply.