Blue Water Holidays
Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
Experts in River and Small Ship Cruising Holidays since 2002
01756 706500 +44 1756 706500
Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Southern Africa and Cape Town

Spend 3 nights in Cape Town with an included cable car ride to the top of Table Mountain, join African Dream on a 3-night cruise through Zimbabwe, enjoy a 3-night lodge stay in the Namibian wilderness and see magnificent Victoria Falls. Land and water safaris allow up-close encounters with exciting wildlife and authentic villages

Cruise Only
12 nights

Cruise and Land Tour Holiday
  • Cape Town
  • Cable Car, Table Mountain
  • African Elephant
  • Victoria Falls

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This memorable holiday includes hotel stays in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Victoria Falls, an unforgettable safari cruise along Lake Kariba and a tranquil 3-night lodge stay in the Namibian wilderness.

Begin with a three-night stay in Cape Town. Take the Table Mountain Cableway to soak up the 360 degree views and visit Robben Island with a guided tour of the island and its cells. Visit one of the oldest vineyards in South Africa and visit the legendary Cape of Good Hope. Fly on to Johannesburg for an overnight stay.

Fly on to Kasane to stay at a lodge for three nights. Enjoy a full day safari in jeeps in the Chobe National Park, home to more than 1/4 of the total elephant population. Board small private boats to sail the Chobe River. Visit an authentic village on Impalila Island in Namibia and learn about the culture and customs. Take a small plane on to Kariba and discover the ecosystem at Lake Kariba. Spend the next three nights on your ship, African Dream. See the rare and mysterious landscapes of Lake Kariba and look out for unique wildlife during a small private boat trip. One of the many highlights of this trip is Matusandona National Park in Zimbabwe. This untouched area is home to many species of animals including elephants, hippos, crocodiles, and big cats.

After an exciting stay on African Dream, fly out to Victoria Falls. See spectacular views from the foot of the falls and see where the Zambezi River plunges off the cliff to become the widest waterfall in the world.

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Cape Town to Victoria Falls Itinerary

Days 1-2 - Cape Town (South Africa)

Arrive in Cape Town and check into your hotel. The following day, enjoy a panoramic tour of this historic city then ascend Table Mountain by cable car to enjoy outstanding views. Have dinner and spend the night at your hotel.

Day 3 - Robben Island - Groot Constantia Wine Estate

This morning visit infamous Robben Island for a tour led by a former inmate before lunch on the waterfront in Cape Town. Next, travel to the Groot Constantia Wine Estate for a tour of the cellar and a wine tasting. Enjoy dinner and spend the night at your hotel.

Day 4 - The Cape Peninsula

Travel to the legendary Cape of Good Hope which is still an important landmark with sailors today. Take the famous Flying Dutchman funicular to see the old lighthouse, before enjoying lunch then discover the penguin colony near Simon's Town. Have dinner and spend the night at the hotel.

Day 5 - Cape Town - Johannesburg

Fly to Johannesburg and meet up with the rest of the safari-cruise group who began their trip in Johannesburg. Join your guide and have lunch before visiting the Apartheid Museum. It is famous the world over for being the first museum centering on South African history in the 20th century, and more particularly on Apartheid. Afterwards, we’ll set off for a panoramic tour of the city. Arrive at the hotel and settle into your room before dinner.

Day 6 - Johannesburg - Kasane

Fly from Johannesburg to Kasane, Botswana. Transfer to your lodge (Cascades Lodge on African Dream departures, or Kaza Lodge on Zimbabwean Dream departures) on small private boats. You may see numerous bird species or even hippo basking in the sun. Be greeted upon arrival and settle into the lodge, located in an island created by a tributary of the Zambezi River. Have dinner and spend the night in the heart of the wilderness.

Day 7 - Chobe National Park

Enjoy a full day safari in Jeeps to explore the Chobe National Park which is home to more than 1/4 of the total elephant population in Africa. Enjoy lunch in a 'floating restaurant' in the middle of the river where the views of the surrounding nature are unparalleled. Afterwards, board small private boats and sail off on Chobe River all the way to Sedudu Island and its marshes. Have dinner and spend the night at the lodge.

Day 8 - Impalila Island

Travel to an authentic village on Impalila Island in Namibia to discover the traditional Namibian houses, cultures and customs. Return to the lodge for lunch. In the afternoon, enjoy time at leisure or perhaps join a private boat to discover more of the Zambezi River. Tonight a local will tell more about the traditions of the island.

Day 9 - Kasane - Kariba

Transfer to Kasane Airport and board a small private plane. Take in the stunning views over Lake Kariba and the changing landscapes. After arriving in Kariba, transfer to your ship. Enjoy lunch on board before sailing across the lake.

Day 10 - Lake Kariba

At sunrise the ship will sail through the landscapes of Lake Kariba. Set out on small private boats to discover Gache Gache River and its unique wildlife. Return on board for lunch. In the afternoon, sail towards Changa. Later, board small boats to watch the sun set. Dinner on board.

Day 11 - Lake Kariba - Matusadona National Park

This morning enjoy a safari to discover the Matusadona National Park, home to numerous animal species including elephants, hippos, crocodiles, buffalo and thousands of birds. You may even see a 'big cat'. This is a protected area where hunting is strictly prohibited. Enjoy lunch on board before sailing in the afternoon. During an afternoon on board, have a roundtable discussion about the creation of Lake Kariba and the ecosystem.

Day 12 - Kariba - Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)

Disembark and transfer to the airport. Discover the gigantic Kariba Dam, created in 1955 for form Lake Kariba. Today, the dam serves as a source of electric power for 70% of Zimbabwe. You’ll get to discover the history and legends surrounding the creation of the lake, including the tale of NyamiNyami, the river god. Fly to Victoria Falls on small private planes. Enjoy an exceptional lunch cruise on the Zambezi River, upstream from the falls. This afternoon, leave for a tour on foot of the falls where the views are among the most exceptional in the world. Also see where the Zambezi River plunges over the cliff to become the widest waterfall in the world, creating the 'smoke that thunders.' Spend the night at a hotel.

Day 13 - Victoria Falls

Check out of the hotel after breakfast. There is an optional early morning helicopter trip over Victoria Falls (extra cost, must be booked before departure).

Itinerary is subject to change.

Price Includes

  • 3-night full board cruise
  • 3-night hotel stay in Cape Town
  • 3-night lodge stay in Kasane, Namibia
  • 1-night hotel stay in Johannesburg
  • 1-night hotel stay in Victoria Falls
  • Cape Town to Johannesburg and Johannesburg to Victoria Falls and Kariba flights
  • Unlimited complimentary house wine, beer, mineral water and soft drinks on board and in the lodge. In Cape Town, Johannesburg and Victoria Falls, drinks include 1 water and 1 glass of local wine or beer
  • Guided excursions and safaris

Price Does Not Include

  • International flights – we can arrange these, please call for details
  • Zimbabwe visa
  • Botswana tourism levy
  • Optional excursions
Map for Southern Africa and Cape Town