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Stars of South Africa

14-night cruise holiday exploring the wonders of South Africa and the might Chobe River.

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14 nights from £20949pp

Cruise and Stay Holiday
Cape Town, Table Mountain
Cape Town
Cape Town, Table Mountain
Chobe River
Johannesburg

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Your journey begins with a three-night stay in picturesque Cape Town. Next, fly north to begin your Zambezi Queen safari cruise on the Chobe River.

Explore Chobe National Park, home to one of the densest populations of wildlife on the African continent. Spend two nights at the legendary Victoria Falls before flying to Johannesburg for two nights that includes a visit to the township of Soweto. Then fly to Hoedspruit, located in the game-rich country of Greater Kruger National Park. Spend three nights at a luxurious game lodge in this premier eco-tourist destination, known for some of the best “Big Five” viewing in Africa. Experience the thrill of daily game drives, while evenings bring you breathtakingly clear skies.

F450 Operated by AmaWaterways

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Stars of South Africa Itinerary

Day 1 - Cape Town (South Africa)

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

Day 2 - Cape Town

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

Day 3 - Cape Town

Take a cableway up to Table Mountain followed by a trip to the Cape Winelands where you’ll visit two of its best vineyards, complete with wine tasting. A delicious lunch will be included along the way. You also have the choice to explore another side of Cape Town at famous Robben Island, once used as a prison for many political inmates, including Nelson Mandela. Ferry over to the island where you will take a tour led by a former inmate. Back in Cape Town, enjoy lunch, and then visit the colorful historic Bo Kaap neighborhood before boarding the cableway to Table Mountain’s summit. (B,L)

Day 4 - Cape Town - Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)

In the morning, transfer to the airport for a flight to Victoria Falls. Here, you will be transferred to the Chobe River that forms the border between Botswana and Namibia. Then board tender boats that will take you to the Zambezi Queen moored on the Namibia side of the river. Settle into your stateroom, enjoy a mid-afternoon snack, and in the evening, be treated to a Welcome Cocktail Reception and Dinner. (B,D)

Day 5 - Sailing the Chobe River

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

Day 6 - Sailing the Chobe River

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

Day 7 - Sailing the Chobe River

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

Day 8 - Victoria Falls

Enjoy a morning cruise during breakfast and be on the lookout for wildlife. Afterward, transfer to the legendary Victoria Falls, one of the world’s greatest natural wonders. Spend the afternoon exploring the town or experience one of the many activities offered at your hotel. Later this afternoon, join a cocktail reception with appetizers aboard a vintage steam train and make your way to the Victoria Falls Bridge to watch the sunset over the Falls. (B)

Day 9 - Victoria Falls

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

Day 10 - Victoria Falls - Johannesburg (South Africa)

Fly to Johannesburg. Transfer to the Fairlawns Boutique Hotel with its parklike setting and wonderful Spa. (B)

Day 11 - Johannesburg

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

Day 12 - Johannesburg - Kruger National Park Area

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

Day 13 - Kruger National Park Area

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

Day 14 - Kruger National Park Area

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

Day 15 - Kruger National Park Area - Johannesburg

Be treated to an early-morning game drive before returning to the lodge for breakfast. Afterwards, transfer to the airport for your flight to Johannesburg for your connecting flight home or extend your journey with four nights in magical Rwanda. (B)

Price Includes

  • 4-night luxury full-board cruise
  • 3 nights at the Cape Grace Hotel in an upgraded Luxury Table Mountain view room, including daily breakfast
  • 2-night stay at the Victoria Falls Hotel in an upgraded Stable Wing room, including daily breakfast
  • 2 nights at the Fairlawns Boutique Hotel in a Chateau Suite, including daily breakfast
  • 3 nights in a suite at an exclusive and luxurious lodge (Tintswalo Safari Lodge or Makanyi Game Lodge)
  • Bottled water replenished daily
  • Personalized service from a highly trained Cruise Manager during the cruise and a Tour Director during land programs
  • All onboard dining, including a traditional African dinner
  • Regionally inspired cuisine
  • Welcome Dinner
  • Complimentary wine, beer and local spirits
  • All airport transfers
  • Return flights and transfers
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2024 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • May
    • May 31st - Cape Town to Victoria Falls - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £21288
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  • June
    • Jun 7th - Cape Town to Victoria Falls - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £21400
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      Blue Water Price from: £21400 Blue Water Price from: £21850
    • Jun 21st - Cape Town to Victoria Falls - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £21400
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    • Jun 28th - Cape Town to Victoria Falls - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £22000
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  • July
    • Jul 12th - Cape Town to Victoria Falls - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £22000
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    • Jul 19th - Cape Town to Victoria Falls - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £22000
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  • September
    • Sep 13th - Cape Town to Victoria Falls - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £21625
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  • November
    • Nov 1st - Cape Town to Victoria Falls - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £20949
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2025 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • March
    • Mar 7th - Cape Town to Victoria Falls - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £20971
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    • Mar 21st - Cape Town to Victoria Falls - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £21087
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  • April
    • Apr 4th - Cape Town to Victoria Falls - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £21918
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    • Apr 11th - Cape Town to Victoria Falls - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £22033
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    • Apr 25th - Cape Town to Victoria Falls - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £22033
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  • May
    • May 2nd - Cape Town to Victoria Falls - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £21547
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    • May 16th - Cape Town to Victoria Falls - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £21663
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    • May 30th - Cape Town to Victoria Falls - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £21778
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  • June
    • Jun 6th - Cape Town to Victoria Falls - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £22009
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    • Jun 13th - Cape Town to Victoria Falls - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £22125
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    • Jun 20th - Cape Town to Victoria Falls - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £22125
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  • July
    • Jul 4th - Cape Town to Victoria Falls - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £22725
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    • Jul 11th - Cape Town to Victoria Falls - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £22725
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    • Jul 18th - Cape Town to Victoria Falls - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £22725
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    • Jul 25th - Cape Town to Victoria Falls - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £22725
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  • August
    • Aug 1st - Cape Town to Victoria Falls - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £22725
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    • Aug 8th - Cape Town to Victoria Falls - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £22725
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    • Aug 15th - Cape Town to Victoria Falls - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £22725
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    • Aug 22nd - Cape Town to Victoria Falls - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £22956
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  • October
    • Oct 10th - Cape Town to Victoria Falls - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £22609
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    • Oct 17th - Cape Town to Victoria Falls - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £22378
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    • Oct 31st - Cape Town to Victoria Falls - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £21318
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