Take an incredible afternoon safari through Etosha National Park, Namibia.
Witness one of the most stunning waterfalls on earth at Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.
Admire the magnificent dune fields in the stunning Namibia Desert, Namibia.
Search for the Big 5 in the Khwai Conservation Reserve, Botswana.
Begin your 23-day adventure in stunning Cape Town, South Africa.
Admire colonies of penguins on Boulder Beach in Cape Town, South Africa.
Enjoy a day at leisure discovering dramatic Cederberg, South Africa.
Admire the scenic wildflowers during Spring in Namaqualand, South Africa.
Adventure the rugged and natural lands of Namibia, Southern Africa.
Take in Africa’s longest river from the banks of Orange River, Namibia.
Take part in an optional canoe ride on Orange River, Namibia.
Marvel at the second largest canyon on earth at Fish River Canyon, Namibia.
Meander through the stunning Quiver Tree Forest, Namibia.
Admire the towering sand dunes in Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia.
Explore the bustling coastal town of Swakopmund, Namibia.
Enjoy a full-day game drive through Etosha National Park, Namibia.
Search for elephants, lions and more in Etosha National Park, Namibia.
Embark on a Mokoro exursion with a local polar to explore Okavango Delta, Namibia.
Take in unforgettable scenery and wildlife while on a game drive of the Moremi Game Reserve, Namibia
Stare in wonder at incredible wildlife while at Moremi Game Reserve, Namibia.
Get your camera out to snap photographs of cheetahs in Moremi Game Reserve, Namibia.
Take a thrilling game drive through the stunning Khwai Conservation, Botswana.
Take a trip with a local to see the diverse wildlife of Okavango Delta, Botswana.
Sit back in amazement as you take in the beauty of Okavango Delta, Botswana.
Enjoy a sundowner cruise along the Zambezi River in Chobe National Park, Botswana.
Experience the Zambezi River like never before in Chobe National Park, Botswana.
See a variety of game including hippo, crocodile and elephant in Chobe National Park, Botswana.
Spend a number of nights camping under the stars on your journey through Africa.
Enjoy spending time with local people and learning about their culture in Africa.
Explore the continent with qualified crew members, safari rangers and trackers.
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Ultimate African Adventure

Operated by TripADeal
South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana & more
Discover the best of Africa's nature and wildlife on a small group tour
Explore the Namib Desert, Victoria Falls, Chobe National Park & beyond
Dates: 15 Jan - 26 Nov 2025
Earn & Use Qantas Points
Return international full-service flights
21 nights of hotel, guesthouse & camping (with a fully accommodated option available)
Enjoy 53 delicious meals including daily breakfast
Qualified crew members, safari rangers and trackers
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Overview

Experience the magic of Africa’s incredible wildlife and breathtaking natural landscapes on this unforgettable 23-day small-group tour. There’s something for everyone on this diverse continent, from rich culture and traditions to thrilling adrenaline-filled experiences and flavourful culinary delights.

After landing in the coastal city of Cape Town, South Africa, you’ll head to Signal Hill and Lions Head before journeying to Cederburg, where you’ll take in the vivid sunset over citrus orchards and surrounding mountains. Crossing the border into Namibia, you’ll stay on the banks of the great Orange River, the longest river in South Africa, before travelling inland to the mineral and sulphur-rich hot springs of Ai-Ais. Catch the morning rays reflecting off Fish River Canyon, the second-largest canyon in the world, before making your way to Namib-Naukluft National Park to marvel at the famous Dune 45 and take a 4x4 transfer into Sossusvlei.

Wind along the coast before coming to Etosha National Park, where you can experience the thrill of a game drive; you won’t want to miss the chance to spot lions, giraffes, elephants and more in their natural habitat. Soak up the beautiful views and diverse wildlife of Khwai Conservation on another game drive before resting overnight at a luxury-tented safari camp, the perfect place to take in the Khwai River from your private deck. Travel to Chobe National Park for a stunning sundowner cruise along the Zambezi River, then cross the border into Zimbabwe to admire one of the seven natural wonders of the world, Victoria Falls. Enjoy time at leisure in Victoria Falls before making the journey back to vibrant Johannesburg, stopping for an overnight stay in the goldrush town of Francistown.

Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience a unique safari experience in Africa with return international flights, 21 nights of accommodation, 53 delicious meals, and so much more.

Please note: This tour includes a mixture of camping, guesthouse and hotel accommodation and a fully accommodated option is available for travellers seeking a little more comfort.

Tour Inclusions

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Discover the highlights of South Africa, Namibia, Botswana & Zimbabwe on this small group tour
  • Enjoy leisure time discovering the vibrant city of Cape Town, South Africa
  • Marvel at the highlights of the Cederberg Region
  • Camp on the banks of the longest river in South Africa, Orange River
  • Relax in the mineral and sulphur-rich Ai-Ais hot springs
  • Enjoy a scenic walk to the edge of the Fish River Canyon
  • Visit the Quiver Tree Forest and Giant’s Playground in Southern Namibia
  • Journey through the Namib Desert and admire the magnificent dune fields
  • Visit the largest nature reserve in Namibia, Namib Naukluft National Park
  • Marvel at the magnificent views of the famous Dune 45
  • Enjoy a 4x4 shuttle to some of the largest sand dunes in the world in Sossusvlei and Deadvlei
  • Discover the mesmerising desert with a local expert
  • Enjoy a day at leisure in Swakopmund and Victoria Falls
  • Take an afternoon safari and full-day game drive at Etosha National Park
  • Search for lions, elephants, black rhinos, giraffes and more
  • Discover Maun which is set on the banks of the beautiful Thamalakane River
  • Enjoy up to two game drives in search of the Big 5 in the Khwai Conservation Reserve
  • Embark on a Mokoro trip with a local polar, to explore the diverse wildlife in Okavango Delta
  • Spot hippos, crocodiles and elephants on a Zambezi River cruise
  • Marvel at natures supreme masterpiece, the magnificent Victoria Falls
  • Spend a night at leisure in Johannesburg, South Africa
FLIGHTS
  • Return international full-service flights (economy class), departure city surcharges may apply
ACCOMMODATION
  • 21 nights of hotel, guesthouse & camping accommodation
DINING
  • 53 meals including daily breakfast
ESSENTIALS
  • Qualified crew members
  • Qualified safari field rangers and trackers for all game drives
  • Airline taxes and surcharges
TRANSPORT
  • Transportation by safari truck
  • Open-air 4x4 vehicles while on safari game drives


TRANSFERS
  • Arrival airport transfer
UPGRADES
  • 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)
  • Stopover Packages: Break up the long-haul flight with a stopover at a fantastic location (see checkout for details)
  • Optional Tours: Optional experiences and tours are available to add to your itinerary (see checkout for details)
  • Flight Upgrades: Upgrade to Business Class (see checkout for details)
  • Premium Accommodation: Upgrade your accommodation package (see checkout for details)
  • Guaranteed Airline: Fly with a guaranteed airline (see checkout for details)
Day 1 Australia (or New Zealand) - Cape Town, South Africa

Today you'll depart for Cape Town, South Africa.
Upon arrival in Cape Town, you will be met and transferred to the hotel. Check-in is from 14:00 onwards, so your luggage can be stored at the hotel if you arrive earlier. Please request a welcome letter from reception upon check-in that has been provided by the tour leader. The remainder of the day is yours at leisure to explore this magnificent seaside city.


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 surroundings. Cape Town has a rich history and cultural heritage with a thriving arts scene, excellent restaurants and a range of outdoor activities.


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

Overnight: Best Western Fountains Hotel Cape Town or Similar

Meals included: In-Flight

Day 2 Cape Town - Cederburg

(Approximately 176-kilometre day)


Today you'll meet your tour crew and group members before starting the day with a trip up to Signal Hill and Lions Head. When you leave Cape Town, take a look back at the beautiful views of Table Mountain from across Table Bay.


Upon arrival in Cederburg, you'll spend the rest of the day at leisure after setting up camp. The Cederberg is a region of wild, dramatic valleys situated just 2.5 hour's drive from Cape Town, between Citrusdal and Clanwilliam. Lined with citrus orchards and surrounded by magnificent mountains, the jaw-dropping scenery becomes even more spectacular at sunset when the area is bathed in an array of vivid colours. Take the time to swim in turquoise rock pools, visit intriguing ancient rock art sites, take advantage of superb beaches with excellent surfing conditions or learn about the clear night skies at the Cederberg Astronomical Observatory. Other recommended activities include hiking, bouldering, tubing, taking a sundowner cruise or dining at top-notch wineries and restaurants.


Tonight you'll be staying at Marcuskraal Campsite which is situated 20km from Citrusdal. The farm’s location makes it ideal for visitors from Cape Town who want to escape the city, but don't want to spend most of their weekend travelling to their destination. The newly established camp site offers lawn-covered terraces, an abundance of trees and exceptionally clean shared bathroom facilities. You'll also find a pool that offers respite from the heat during the day.


Camping: Camping with shared bathroom facilities

Accommodation Upgrade: Twin room with en-suite bathroom

Overnight: Marcuskraal Chalet And Camp Site or similar

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 3 Cederberg - Gariep (Orange) River, Namibia

(Approximately 627-kilometre day)



Your journey continues to Namaqualand where you'll experience your first desert vistas that will accompany you in the days ahead. Afterwards, enjoy a short stop for supplies in Springbok before continuing to camp on the banks of the Orange River. If you're fortunate enough to be travelling in the spring months (July to September) you may encounter the wildflowers that have made this region famous. No matter the time of year though, the desert vistas offer a unique scenic backdrop to this day’s travel.



Late in the afternoon, you'll cross the border into Namibia and arrive at the camp situated on the banks of the river. Located in southwestern Africa, Namibia boasts well-developed infrastructure with some of the best tourist facilities in Africa and an impressive list of breathtaking natural wonders.



Upon arrival at Felix Unite Provenance Camp Site, you'll set up the tents and enjoy the evening at leisure. This campground is situated in Noordoewer, Southern Namibia, on the banks of the great Orange River.



Camping: Camping with shared bathroom facilities


Accommodation Upgrade: Twin room with en-suite bathroom

Overnight: Felix Unite Provenance Camp Site or similar

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 4 Orange River - Fish River Canyon, Namibia

(Approximately 264-kilometre day)



After breakfast, enjoy the morning at leisure to explore the surroundings or take part in an optional canoe ride (not included). While the Orange River was named after the Dutch Royal House, in recent times it has been referred to by its original name of Gariep, which simply means “river” in the indigenous Khoekhoe language. Beginning its journey in the mountains of Lesotho, the Orange River is the longest river in South Africa and offers a unique contrast to the desert landscapes along its banks. The best way to experience the river is by getting out on the water in the morning.



After lunch, you'll head inland to your overnight stop. At Ai Ais Resort Fish River Canyon, you will have the opportunity to enjoy mineral and sulphur-rich hot springs. The springs are a famous holiday destination that forms an oasis deep under the riverbed with thermal water that has an average temperature of 60°C.



Camping: Camping with shared bathroom facilities


Accommodation Upgrade: Twin room with en-suite bathroom

Overnight: Ai Ais Resort Fish River Canyon or similar

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 5 Fish River Canyon - Keetmanshoop

(Approximately 179-kilometre day)



Rising early this morning, you'll be transferred to the edge of the Fish River Canyon. This is the second largest canyon on earth and is located in the northern part of the Nama Karoo. You'll have time to watch the golden rays of the morning sun reflecting brilliantly off the walls of the canyon and the glimmering river below. After stretching your legs with a gentle walk along the rim of the canyon, turn west and head for Keetmanshoop.



Spend your afternoon meandering through the Quiver Tree Forest a sea of spikes and twisted trunks. While you're here you can't miss The Giants Playground, an evocative expanse of strange rock formations that creates a series of mazes.



Finish the day watching the magnificent sunset, a superb opportunity for photography, before arriving at Schutzenhaus Guest House. Established in 1907, it's the oldest German Club in Southern Africa. It was privatised after 98 years and is now a prestigious guesthouse in Keetmanshoop. The tranquil surroundings are a true resting place for weary travellers and are the ideal base for guests wishing to explore the Mesosaurus Fossil Trail, Quiver Tree Forest, Fish River Canyon, Giant’s Playground and other nearby attractions. The guest house rooms are equipped with Wi-Fi, a TV and a coffee and tea station. You'll also find an on-site à la carte restaurant, private bar and barbecue facilities for self-catering guests. The property also boasts four camping facilities with toilets and a swimming pool.



Camping: Twin room with en-suite bathroom


Accommodation Upgrade: Twin room with en-suite bathroom

Overnight: Schützenhaus Guesthouse or similar

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 6 Keetmanshoop - Sesriem, Namibia

(Approximately 498-kilometre day)



After breakfast, you'll travel to Sesriem Canyon in the Namibia Desert. This is a deep chasm carved through the rocks by water and is a striking natural feature of the area that's best explored on foot. Stony walls rise up sharply on both sides of the canyon while birds roost in its crags and lizards dart along the ledges. The canyon’s name was coined when early settlers used it as a water source, using six lengths of leather tied together to lower buckets into the water at the base of the canyon.



Tonight, camp on the doorstep of the dune fields that cover the western reaches of the desert. Here you'll find long dusty roads and sparsely populated farmlands that offer an insight into the vastness of rural Namibia. From the grasslands in the east to the red dunes of the west, the slowly changing landscapes represent the many faces of this desert country.

Fall asleep to the unique calls of the elusive barking gecko at Desert Quiver Camp which is conveniently located a mere 5km from the entrance gate to Sossusvlei. The inspiring scenery is characterised by granite outcrops, spectacular views and roaming wildlife that will captivate your senses. Leisure facilities within Desert Quiver Camp include a bar with a big screen television, a sparkling swimming pool overlooking the grasslands, two communal bomas which are perfect to cater for groups travelling together and a reception area that has Wi-Fi connectivity.



Camping: Camping with shared bathroom facilities


Accommodation Upgrade: Twin room with en-suite bathroom

Overnight: Desert Quiver Camp or similar

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 7 Sossusvlei Dunes – Namib- Naukluft National Park

(Approximately 99-kilometre day)


Rising early you'll be transferred to the Namib-Naukluft National Park, the largest nature reserve in Namibia. Being the fourth largest national park in the world, the Namib-Naukluft National Park is 50,000 square kilometres of wilderness in the Namib Desert. It’s a place of shifting terracotta dunes, vast plains and a shimmering savanna that's fringed in the east by the dramatic Naukluft Mountains. Enter the park just after sunrise and marvel at the famous Dune 45 which offers the perfect vantage point to take in at the changing colours of the desert. Descend this famous dune and enjoy breakfast before catching a 4x4 transfer into Sossusvlei where you'll get the opportunity to spend time on foot visiting the pans at Sossusvlei and Deadvlei.


Tonight, you'll spend another night sleeping under the magnificent desert stars.



Camping: Camping with shared bathroom facilities


Accommodation Upgrade: Twin room with en-suite bathroom

Overnight: Desert Quiver Camp or similar

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 8 Naukluft National Park - Swakopmund 

(Approximately 337-kilometre day)

On your final day in the desert, you have the privilege of joining a local expert for an enlightening desert excursion. While bidding a reluctant farewell to Naukluft National Park in the afternoon, you can enjoy an opportunity to view the unique Welwitschia mirabilis plants and the striking Lunar landscape.

Having taken in the wonders of the desert, turn west and head into the sunset. This takes you to your next destination, the bustling coastal town of Swakopmund where adventure awaits along with a welcome touch of civilization.

You'll stay overnight at the Swakop Guesthouse which caters for travellers who appreciate the understated elegance this establishment has become known for. The guesthouse lies in a quiet street of Swakopmund, yet it is only a three-minute drive from the centre of town. A shuttle service is offered to the town and the beach however there are also secure parking facilities on the premises for guests with their own transport. The most stunning attraction of this Swakopmund establishment is the fact that it is situated so close to the beautiful dunes of the Namib Desert. These are said to be one of the oldest deserts in the world and some of the highest dunes worldwide.

Camping: Twin room with en-suite bathroom
Accommodation Upgrade: Twin room with en-suite bathroom

Overnight: Swakop Guesthouse or similar

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch

Day 9 Swakopmund

Today after breakfast, enjoy a day at leisure in Swakopmund which offers all the conveniences of a small city and is the perfect launching pad for the journey through the northern reaches of the land. Take part in adrenaline-fuelled adventures or explore the number of attractions in town. Not to be missed is the selection of famed coffee shops and bakeries that offer a delightful range of German-inspired treats.

Camping: Twin room with en-suite bathroom
Accommodation Upgrade: Twin room with en-suite bathroom

Overnight: Swakop Guesthouse or similar

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 10 Swakopmund - Etosha

Approximately 500-kilometre day)


Today, travel along the coast before making your way to Etosha in time for an afternoon Game Drive on the way to camp.


Located just south of the boundary of Etosha National Park in northwestern Namibia, Etosha South makes up the southern region of this wild paradise. The area comprises a collection of world-class private game reserves however the national park can be accessed via the southern entrance at Andersson’s Gate. Get out your camera and search the plains for a glimpse of the wildlife including lions, giraffes, elephants, white and black rhinos and more.


Tonight you'll stay at Okaukuejo Camp in Etosha's administrative centre which rests in the south of Etosha National Park and is only 17 km from Anderson Gate. The camp is well recognised for its characteristic stone tower and the Etosha Ecological Institute. The camp offers cosy double rooms, wooden en-suite chalets and a campsite with shared facilities, swimming pool, restaurant and bar. You'll find the local water hole is at the centre of animal activity from the early hours of the morning.


Camping: Camping with shared bathroom facilities

Accommodation Upgrade: Twin room with en-suite bathroom

Overnight: Okaukuejo Camp or similar

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 11 Etosha Full Day Game Drive

Today you'll enjoy a full-day Etosha game drive! Located in Northwestern Namibia, Etosha East is a protected sanctuary in the eastern part of the world-renowned Etosha National Park, known as one of the most accessible game reserves in Southern Africa. Etosha East boasts vast open plains scattered with semi-arid savannah grasslands dotted with watering holes and secluded bush camps.

An impressive 5000-square-kilometre Etosha salt pan makes up a large area of the eastern side of the park and can even be seen from space. This remote area teems with abundant wildlife such as lions, elephants, black rhinos and giraffes. You'll also find a variety of birdlife featuring flamingos, ostriches, eagles, hornbills and owls.

You'll spend the night at Namutoni Camp, located in the eastern part of Etosha National Park. The camp is built into an old German fort and features an elevated view of the King Nehale Waterhole. The camp is in close proximity to Fisher’s Pan, making it a hotspot for birders. Fort Namutoni was declared a national monument in 1950 and was opened to tourism in 1957 with camp facilities now including a bar, shop and swimming pool.

Camping: Camping with shared bathroom facilities
Accommodation Upgrade: Twin room with en-suite bathroom

Overnight: Namutoni Camp or similar

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 12 Etosha National Park - Kavango River

(Approximately 417-kilometre day)


Today after breakfast you'll travel to Kavango River and have the option to embark on a sunset river cruise (not included). Set roughly 200 kilometres east of Rundu on the southeastern banks of the great Okavango River, the small village of Divundu is a wonderful destination from which to explore the river, game parks and national reserves of the area. The spectacular Popa Falls, a dramatic series of cascades, is a popular must-see attraction. Divundu is also the perfect base for adventures in Botswana and the Okavango Delta.


You'll spend the night at Rainbow River Lodge, a tranquil stopover en route to Victoria Falls or the Okavango Delta. The Kavango-Zambezi Region falls within the tropic climate zone and receives the highest rainfall in Namibia. The area is rich in bird life where as many as 339 bird species have been recorded. The 11 river-facing camping spots are on lawn and covered under a canopy of large trees with a braai area, water point and electrical outlets.


Camping: Camping with shared bathroom facilities

Accommodation Upgrade: Twin room with en-suite bathroom

Overnight: Rainbow River Lodge or similar

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 13 Kavango River - Maun, Botswana

(Approximately 626-kilometre day)


In the early hours of the morning, you'll have the opportunity to select an optional game drive (not included) before departing for Maun. Set on the banks of the beautiful Thamalakane River in northern Botswana, Maun is the third-largest town in this spectacularly scenic southern African country. Maun is the starting point for most expeditions into the Okavango Delta and as a result, has developed into a bustling metropolis that is considered Botswana’s tourism capital.


Optional Activity: Scenic Flight at $250 AUD per person

Enjoy a 45-minute scenic flight over Botswana plains to marvel at the magnificent views and search for wildlife below.


Tonight you'll stay at the Sedia Riverside Hotel which has been designed in harmony with nature, built between the natural vegetation associated with its riverine open woodland setting. The abundance of trees, plants and accompanying undergrowth sustain the many species of smaller mammals and reptiles however the property is particularly special to birders as there is an abundance of species that reside around the property. At Sedia, you can relax and unwind whilst enjoying excellent service at the same time.


Camping: Camping with shared bathroom facilities

Accommodation Upgrade: Twin room with en-suite bathroom

Overnight: Sedia River Hotel or similar

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 14 Maun - Khwai

(Approximately 124-kilometre day)


Today, enjoy a game drive in the Khwai Conservation. The Khwai area of the Okavango lies along the northern boundary of the Moremi Game Reserve. The Khwai Community Area has unfenced boundaries allowing wildlife to move freely between the woodlands in the wet season when water is plentiful and locate back to permanent rivers and lagoons in the dry season. The Khwai area offers the same wildlife experience as the Moremi Game Reserve with the added advantage of being a private concession. Don't miss the opportunity to soak up beautiful views of the scenic landscape and search for an array of wildlife.


Tonight you'll be staying at the Khwai River View Camp, a rustic tented safari camp close to the Khwai village within the Khwai community. The camp is simple and suitable for guests seeking an African safari experience. The Khwai River attracts a multitude of wildlife species as it's situated along the eastern border of the Moremi Game Reserve in the Okavango Delta.


Camping: Dome tents with beds, bedding and shared bathroom facilities

Accommodation Upgrade: Meru tented camping with ensuite

Overnight: Khwai River View Camp or Similar 

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 15 Mokoro Excursion & Afternoon Game Drive

After breakfast, you'll enjoy a Mokoro trip with a local to show you the diverse wildlife that the Okavango Delta has to offer. Afterwards, embark on an afternoon game drive to spot more wildlife, make sure you have your camera ready for this amazing day!

Camping: Dome tents with beds, bedding and bathroom facilities
Accommodation Upgrade: Meru tented camping with ensuite

Overnight: Khwai River View Camp or Similar 

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 16 Khwai - Nata

(Approximately 420-kilometre day)


Travel to Nata Pans and enjoy the opportunity to take part in an optional sunset drive on the Makgadikgadi Pans (not included). Situated 180 kilometres north of Francistown, the small village of Nata is a popular stopover between Maun and Kasane along the ‘game drive route’ (there is often a chance to catch a glimpse of wildlife along the way). The unique surrounding landscapes feature white sand, tall termite mounds, and Mokolwane palm trees.


Tonight you'll stay at Nata Lodge, an oasis set among the Mokolwane palms on the edge of the pans. It's ideally situated close to the entrance to the Nata Sanctuary and is just off the main road, 10km from Nata village. This is the junction to the Okavango, Chobe and Francistown areas. The Nata River delta feeds the Sua Pan in the Nata sanctuary and forms the breeding ground for a host of water birds including pelicans and flamingos which transform the shoreline into a pink haze blending into the western sky.


Camping: Camping with shared bathroom facilities

Accommodation Upgrade: Twin room with en-suite bathroom

Overnight: Nata Lodge or Similar

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 17 Chobe National Park & Sundowner Cruise

Travel to Chobe National Park before enjoying a sundowner cruise along the Zambezi River in the afternoon. This is a superb way to relax and enjoy the spectacular beauty of the river where you'll also have the opportunity to see a variety of game including hippo, crocodile, elephant and many different bird species. There are no boundaries or fences at Chobe National Park that separate the local village and wildlife so elephants and hippos are often spotted roaming around the town.

Tonight you'll be staying at Thebe River Safaris Camp which offers spacious camping areas with shaded cooking and braai areas.

Camping: Camping with shared bathroom facilities
Accommodation Upgrade: Twin room with en-suite bathroom

Overnight: Thebe River Camp or similar

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 18 Chobe National Park - Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

(Approximately 235-kilometre day)

This morning, you'll have the opportunity to embark on an additional early morning game drive (not included) before departing for Victoria Falls.

Cross the border into Zimbabwe which is a nation known for its spectacular natural beauty, friendly people and rich culture. Victoria Falls (known to locals as ‘The Smoke That Thunders’) is one of the seven natural wonders of the world, the sheer power of this massive body of water plunging into the Zambezi Gorge is awe-inspiring and unforgettable. The spectacular falls can be easily visited and viewed from the Zimbabwean side. Considered to be the world’s widest waterfall, Victoria Falls measures an impressive 1708 metres in width. The small town of Victoria Falls, which lies adjacent to the waterfalls, serves as a great base from which to explore the many attractions this area of Zimbabwe has to offer. The surrounding area provides a wide range of adrenaline-filled activities for adventure lovers.

Optional Excursion: Early Morning Game Drive at $90 AUD per person
Enjoy an early morning game drive and have the opportunity to spot more magnificent wildlife.

In the evening you'll head to Shearwater Explorers Village, a lodge located in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Here you'll find yourself surrounded by indigenous vegetation and wildlife. The accommodation features a range of standard and deluxe rooms as well as camping facilities.

Camping: Camping with shared bathroom facilities (pre-built dome tents with stretcher beds)
Accommodation Upgrade: Twin room with en-suite bathroom

Overnight: Shearwater Explorers Village or similar

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 19 Victoria Falls - Free Day

Today, enjoy a full free day at leisure in Victoria Falls. While you're here you can look forward to an array of wonderful activities on offer in this magical destination including scenic flights, white water rafting, bungee jumping and kayaking.

Camping: Camping with shared bathroom facilities (pre-built dome tents with stretcher beds)
Accommodation Upgrade: Twin room with en-suite bathroom

Overnight: Shearwater Explorers Village or similar

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 20 Victoria Falls - Francistown

(Approximately 503-kilometre day)


Today, start the journey back to Johannesburg, stopping for an overnight stay in Francistown. Situated in east Botswana near the border of Zimbabwe, Francistown is the second largest city in the country. Dubbed the ‘Capital Of The North’, Francistown was originally started as a gold rush and mining town however today has developed into a thriving urban centre. Explore at leisure and be sure to check out iconic landmarks including the Supa Ngwao Museum which exhibits traditional wood carvings and local cultural displays. While you're here drop by the Domboshaba Ruins which is a series of centuries-old stone walls and enclosures, and Tachila Nature Reserve which is inhabited by abundant wildlife such as hyenas, warthogs, leopards, kudu and much more.


Spend the evening at Woodlands Stop Over, a beautifully neat and clean self-catering accommodation in a tranquil and serene environment. It's situated on the banks of the Tati River, 10km north of Francistown.


Camping: Twin room with en-suite bathroom

Accommodation Upgrade: Twin room with en-suite bathroom

Overnight: Woodlands Stop-over or similar

Meals included: Breakfast; Dinner

Day 21 Francistown - Johannesburg, South Africa 

(Approximately 700-kilometre day)


After breakfast, you will be transferred to your hotel in Johannesburg, South Africa, where you can enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure. Johannesburg is one of Africa’s largest vibrant cities, is the economic capital of Africa and is the gateway to Southern Africa. This bustling city offers a wide range of activities and attractions including excellent museums and art galleries.

Overnight: Garden Court OR Tambo or similar

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 22 Johannesburg, South Africa - Australia (or New Zealand)

This morning, enjoy breakfast at the hotel before checking out. At the appropriate time for your international flight make use of the complimentary hotel shuttle bus to transit to the airport in time for your international flight.

Please note: Check the exact shuttle pickup times with the hotel upon arrival as the shuttle departs every half hour.

Meals included: Breakfast; In-Flight

Day 23 Arrive in Australia (or New Zealand)

Please note: Some customers may arrive +1 Day.

Important Info

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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 26th of November 2025.



 



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



 



Single Traveller Supplement



For solo travellers, a mandatory single supplement applies:



Camping Package: $500



Accommodation Upgrade Package: $1,300



 



Departure Dates 



2024



November: 11



 



2025



January: ^^15, ^22



February: 05, 12, 19, 26



March: 05, 12, 19, 26



April: 02, 09, 16, 23, 30



May: 07, 14, 21, 28



June: 04, 11, 18, 25 



July: ^02, 09, 16, 23, 30



August: 06, 13, 20, 27



September: 03, 10, 17, ^24



October: 01, 08, ^15, ^22, ^29



November: 05, ^12, ^19, ^26



Please note: See checkout for live dates and availability. 



 



Surcharges 



Please note: 



• Dates/months with a * incur a high season surcharge of $350 per person. 



• Dates/months with a ^ incur a high season surcharge of $450 per person.  



• Dates/months with a ^^ incur a high season surcharge of $750 per person. 



Flights


International Full-Service Airline(s) Used



• Cabin Class: Economy Class



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



Please note: TripADeal 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. 



 



Departure Cities



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



 



Departure City Surcharges



Brisbane or Adelaide: $300 per person



Auckland: $600 per person



 



Preferred Airline Surcharge



• Singapore Airlines: $300 per person.
• Qatar: $500 per person.



Please note: 



• Preferred 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 preferred airline upgrade are not compatible, you will have the option to receive a refund for the preferred 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.



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



• Singapore Airlines Premium not available from Brisbane or Adelaide.



 



Arrive Early in Cape Town, South Africa  



$300 per person



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):



18/03/2024 - 30/04/2024



01/06/2024 - 14/08/2024



23/09/2024 - 20/10/2024



06/12/2024 - 31/01/2025



28/03/2025 - 27/04/2025



16/06/2025 - 20/07/2025



15/09/2025 - 12/10/2025



01/12/2025 - 31/01/2026



 



Stay Behind in Johannesburg, South Africa  



$300 per person



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):



18/03/2024 - 30/04/2024



01/06/2024 - 14/08/2024



23/09/2024 - 20/10/2024



06/12/2024 - 31/01/2025



28/03/2025 - 27/04/2025



16/06/2025 - 20/07/2025



15/09/2025 - 12/10/2025



01/12/2025 - 31/01/2026



 



Stopover Packages



* Singapore 



Twin share: $1200 per person/one way



Solo Traveller: $2000 one way



 



* Dubai 



Twin share: $1000 per person/one way



Solo Traveller: $1800 one way



 



* Doha 



Twin share: $1000 per person/one way



Solo Traveller: $1800 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.



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



Qatar Grand Prix (Doha): 05 - 09 October 2023



Qatar MotoGP (Doha): 17 - 20 November 2023



Abu Dhabi Grand Prix (Dubai & Abu Dhabi): 24 - 26 November 2023



Singapore Grand Prix: September 2024 (date to be confirmed)



Doha Grand Prix: October 2024 (date to be confirmed)



Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: November 2024 (date to be confirmed)



 



Flight Class Upgrades



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



Please note:



• Flight upgrades are subject to availability and pricing changes (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. 



 



BAGGAGE:



Luggage will be restricted to a maximum of 20kg per person. Excess luggage will not be loaded into the vehicle. Customers must bring only soft-sided bags.  



 



Accommodation


Camping Package



21 nights hotel, guesthouse & camping:



• Cape Town: Best Western Fountains Hotel



• Cederberg : Marcuskraal Chalet And Camp Site 



• Orange River: Felix Unite Provenance Camp Site



• Fish River Canyon: Ai Ais Resort Fish River Canyon



• Keetmanshoop : Schützenhaus Guesthouse



• Sesriem : Desert Quiver Camp



• Swakopmund: Swakop Guesthouse



• Etosha: Okaukuejo Camp



• Namutoni: Namutoni Camp



• Kavango River: Rainbow River Lodge



• Maun: Sedia River Hotel



• Khwai: Khwai Tented Camp



• Nata: Nata Lodge



• Kasane: Thebe River Camp



• Victoria Falls: Shearwater Explorers Village



• Francistown: Woodlands Stop-over



• Johannesburg: Garden Court OR 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. 



 



IMPORTANT TO NOTE



• Sleeping bags are not provided, customers selecting the camping option must bring their own sleeping bag.



• A driver, guide and cook will accompany you throughout the tour from Day 2 to Day 21.



• Customers selecting the camping option are required to set up their own tents with staff assisting where possible.



• Meals included in the package are a mix of meals provided by the accommodation and meals prepared in the truck camp kitchen facilities by the on-tour staff.



• Customers are required to assist the crew with washing the dishes when meals are prepared in the truck camp kitchen. 



 



ACCOMMODATION UPGRADE PACKAGE: 



3 - 4 Star Properties (self-rated):



Customers selecting the accommodation upgrade will be staying in hotel or lodge accommodation with the exception of Khwai Tented Camp where all customers will be staying in an en suite safari tent. Customers selecting the accommodation upgrade will still have meals prepared by the truck camp kitchen and be required to assist in the after-meal wash-up.   



 



Best Western Fountains Hotel



The Best Western Fountains Hotel Cape Town is located adjacent to St George’s Mall in the central business district. The hotel is also situated a 5-minute walk from St George’s Cathedral and guests can benefit from the tourism centre in the lobby which offers maps and tourist guides. The air-conditioned rooms come with coffee/tea facilities, satellite TVs, mini-bars, complimentary Wi-Fi, and 24-hour room service. Breakfast includes international as well as cooked South African choices and the buffet restaurant has an adjacent terrace and also serves a variety of local wines. After a busy day in town, guests can enjoy a workout in the gym or swim a few laps in the indoor swimming pool. There is also a steam room to relax tense muscles.



 



Marcuskraal Chalets



The newly established Camp Site offers lawn-covered terraces, an abundance of trees providing shade and exceptionally neat and clean bathroom facilities. The accommodation will be in chalets with an en-suite.



 



Felix Unite Provenance Camp



Camp Provenance boasts comfortable accommodations with excellent views of the Orange River. The beautiful African-style cabanas feature air-conditioning and en-suite bathrooms. Additional amenities include a swimming pool.



 



Ai-Ais Resort



Ai-Ais Resort in Fish River Canyon Namibia covers all your accommodation needs. Ai Ais Resort in Fish River Canyon offers quality accommodation in Fish River Canyon Namibia. Offering an excellent place to relax around the thermal baths & heated swimming pool.



 



Schützenhaus Guesthouse



Schützenhaus Guesthouse was established in 1907 and is the oldest German Club in Southern Africa. It was privatised after 98 years and is now a prestigious guesthouse in Keetmanshoop. The accommodation boasts a selection of 26 en-suite rooms, each equipped with Wi-Fi, a TV, and a coffee/tea station. Additional on-site amenities include an à la carte restaurant, a private bar, and barbecue facilities for the self-catering guest. The property also offers 4 camping facilities with ablutions and a swimming pool.



 



Desert Quiver Camp



Desert Quiver Camp uniquely combines modern self-catering accommodation with comfort and style. Conveniently located a mere 5km from the entrance gate to Sossusvlei, the inspiring scenery characterised by granite outcrops, spectacular views and roaming wildlife will captivate your senses. The 24 uniquely designed self-catering accommodation units have spacious bedrooms, en-suite bathrooms, shaded patio areas and private parking. Leisure facilities within Desert Quiver Camp include a bar with a big screen television, a sparkling swimming pool overlooking the grasslands and Elim Dune, 2 communal bomas, and a reception area that has WI-FI connectivity. A fully stocked shop, fuel and an Internet café is available at the Sossus Oasis Service Station.



 



Swakop Guesthouse



Swakop Guesthouse is the perfect accommodation solution when visiting Swakopmund. The guest house caters for the traveller who appreciates the understated elegance this establishment has become known for. The guesthouse lies in a quiet street of Swakopmund, yet it is only a three minutes' drive from the centre of town. A shuttle service is offered to town and the beach.



 



Okaukuejo Camp



Famous for its lighted oasis, Okaukuejo Camp, Etosha's administrative centre, rests in the south of Etosha National Park and is only 17 km from Anderson Gate. The camp is well recognised by its characteristic stone tower and the Etosha Ecological Institute. The camp offers cosy double rooms and a campsite with shared facilities. There is a swimming pool, gas station, a shop and a restaurant and bar that serves refreshments and delicious meals. The nearby water hole is a centre of animal activity from the early hours of the morning.



 



Namutoni Camp



Located in the eastern part of Etosha National Park, Namutoni Camp is built into an old German fort and features an elevated view of the King Nehale Waterhole. The camp is in close proximity to Fisher’s Pan, making it a hotspot for birders. The camp features spacious and comfortable chalets with en-suite bathrooms. There are 2 restaurants at the camp, African Fusion and The Steakhouse. Other camp facilities include a bar, a shop, a petrol station, and a swimming pool.



 



Rainbow River Lodge



22 en-suite chalets that consist of double, single and family units. All chalets are equipped with linen; towels; mosquito nets, fan and en-suite shower & toilet. Seven deluxe chalets are situated on the lower river bank, overlooking the Okavango River.



 



Sedia Riverside Hotel



The accommodation features twenty-four rooms. All of the rooms have close-by parking spaces which allow for unpacking and repacking before your onward journey. An en-suite bathroom, air-conditioning, super king-sized beds, ceiling fans, LCD TV’s with DSTV hotel package satellite channels, a fridge and tea/coffee station are standard. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available in the public areas.



 



Khwai Tented Camp



The accommodation comprises luxury tented camps featuring modern furnishings and amenities such as en suite bathrooms with indoor and outdoor showers and private decks. Guests also have access to a pool, dining area with an open kitchen, and bar with a sunken lounge.



 



Nata Lodge



The Nata Lodge offers three accommodation options: chalets, family chalets and safari tents. Eight en suite chalets are built on a platform overlooking the Didibakwe river and in the shade of Ilala palm trees. On the southern boundary of Nata Lodge, there are 12 A-frame chalets, each with a stone verandah and semi-open bathroom. All the chalets offer ceiling fans and a safe to lock away your valuables. The meru-style custom-built tents of the Nata Lodge are unique. Ten tents (all with en suite bathrooms) are pitched on wooden platforms in the shade of Marula trees. The campsite makes for an unforgettable stay below African skies. Bathroom facilities are well-kept and offer semi-open showers with hot and cold water. Please note that the campsite does not have electricity points.



 



Thebe River Camp



Offering twin rooms nestled around a tranquil courtyard, all our rooms are en-suite and offer convenient amenities such as air-conditioning, refreshment stations and complimentary WiFi to ensure you have a perfect stay. Guests can also make use of the swimming pool which overlooks the beautiful Chobe River.



 



Shearwater Explorers Village



Shearwater Explorers Village is a lodge located in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, close to Victoria Falls and Curio Shops and Creature World. Surrounded by indigenous vegetation and wildlife, the accommodation features a range of standard and deluxe rooms as well as camping facilities. Rooms are equipped with air conditioning, a mosquito net, an en-suite bathroom and Wi-Fi. The camp facilities feature communal bathrooms, showers and a kitchen area. Guests may enjoy a tasty meal and refreshing drink at the on-site restaurant.



 



Woodlands Stop Over



Beautiful, neat and clean accommodation in a tranquil and serene environment, situated on the banks of the beautiful Tati River and 10km north of Francistown. Enjoy a sparkling swimming pool which is most inviting after a long journey in summer and beautifully appointed accommodations, of different types.



 



Garden Court OR Tambo International Airport



Guest accommodations feature well-appointed en suite rooms, equipped with air conditioning, complimentary WI-FI access and more. A porter service, complimentary airport shuttle service and wake-up call facility are also available. The buffet restaurant serves a choice of full or continental breakfast, as well as a delicious dinner buffet, while Rosie O'Gradys Pub is an ideal venue for sundowners.



 



Extra Nights



Not available.



 



Maximum Tent/Room Capacity



2 people.



 



Child Policy



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



• Valid for children 15 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



Camping: Tents 



Accommodation: Double or Twin (subject to availability)



 



General information


Minimum group size 10, maximum group size 20 per vehicle. 



 



Optional Tours/Activities:



Day 13: Optional Activity: Scenic Flight at $250 AUD per person



Day 18: Optional Excursion: Chobe NP Early Morning Game Drive at $90 AUD per person



Please note:



• 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



• Gratuities/tipping 



• Optional activities/tours 



• Personal expenses



• Travel insurance (mandatory)



• Sleeping Bags



• Porterage



 



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. 



 



Maun, Botswana: 



Temperatures in Botswana differ throughout 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 summer 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:



53 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. A moderate level of fitness 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 $3USD 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 the 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.



 



Namibia



Passengers travelling on an Australian or New Zealand passport entering Namibia will not require a visa for a stay of up to 90 days, however, please check the up-to-date requirements on Smart Traveller. 



 



Botswana



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



 



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.



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.



 



TRAVEL INSURANCE 



We've partnered with emergency medical assistance provider Allianz Global Assistance. To inquire about purchasing travel insurance please contact us on 1300 360 015 to speak with a friendly team member available between 8 AM to 7 PM AEST Monday - Friday or 8 AM - 5 PM AEST Saturday. Alternatively, you can visit our Qantas Tours website tripadeal.com.au/travel-insurance and get a quote today.



 



Trip A Deal Pty Ltd ABN 50 149 240 433 AR 1238357 arranges this insurance as authorised representative for AWP Australia Pty Ltd ABN 52 097 227 177 AFSL 245631 trading as Allianz Global Assistance (AGA). AGA issues and manages travel insurance as agent for the insurer Allianz Australia Insurance Limited ABN 15 000 122 850 AFSL 234708 (Allianz). Terms, conditions, limits and exclusions apply. Trip A Deal, Allianz and AGA do not provide any advice on this insurance based on any consideration of your objectives, financial situation or needs. Therefore, you should consider whether the advice is appropriate for you. Before making a decision please consider the Product Disclosure Statement. The Target Market Determination is available at https://www.allianzpartners.com.au/policies/. Trip A Deal and AGA receive a commission which is a percentage of the premium you pay for a policy - ask us for further details prior to purchasing.



 



Schedule of feesvoluntary 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.

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10,000 Bonus Qantas Points Terms and Conditions

Qantas Frequent Flyer members will earn 10,000 bonus Qantas Points on all Qantas Tours booked through qantas.com/tours from 12:01am 1 April 2024 (AEDT) until 11:59pm 15 April 2024 (AEST). The offer can be used in conjunction with bookings made using Qantas points, however the minimum cash spend required is $999, excluding Point Redemptions. Payment is required in full at the time of booking either with Point Redemption or a combination of Point Redemption and cash.

Bonus Qantas Points will be issued to the member who has made the booking and is valid once per order. This is in addition to the standard 3 Qantas Points earned per $1 spent on the total booking package value, excluding Point Redemptions. Qantas Points will not be earned on any amounts payable directly to the hotel, cruise or tour operator.

The offer is non-redeemable for cash, and cannot be used with any other coupon/offer/promotion. Offer excludes credit card surcharges.

All deals and associated base prices and travel dates are subject to availability and may be sold out, or can be withdrawn or varied without notice. All bookings will be bound by the Terms and Conditions and Important Information of your selected deal.

Qantas Tours is operated by TripADeal. Changes, refunds, cancellations and other service queries are bound by the TripADeal terms and conditions. Qantas Points will be credited to a member's account up to 8 weeks after cruise, or tour completion. Qantas Points will not be earned on cancelled bookings.