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Stars of South Africa

See some of South Africa's big game on this 14-night cruise and land tour with a hotel stay in Cape Town before cruising through Botswana on Zambezi Queen, ending with a 2-night stay in Victoria Falls, 2 nights in Johannesburg and 3 nights at a safari lodge in the Kruger National Park. Includes guided excursions and game drives

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14 nights from £11090pp

Cruise and Land Tour Holiday
  • Elephant at sunset
  • Table Mountain, Cape Town
  • Hippo
  • Zebra
  • Zambezi Queen
  • Herd of elephants
  • On safari
  • Giraffes at sunset

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Stars of South Africa Special Offer

This exploration of South Africa begins with a 3-night stay in cosmopolitan Cape Town. Enjoy a drive along the Atlantic seaboard past the 12 Apostles and Chapman's Peak and enjoy stunning views from the summit of Table Mountain on a cable car ride.

Enjoy a leisurely 4-night wildlife cruise aboard elegant Zambezi Queen along the Chobe River with included game drives in Chobe National Park, home to the largest elephant on earth. Following your Africa river safari, enjoy a 2-night stay at the spectacular Victoria Falls, one of the greatest natural wonders. Explore the remarkable Falls with a local guide, discovering the history and spotting the wildlife. You may even see hippos and crocodiles.

Fly to Johannesburg for a 2-night stay before continuing on to the Kruger National Park to spend 3 unforgettable nights at a luxurious safari game lodge in one of the best areas for spotting the 'Big Five', a perfect end to this African safari tour. Experience thrilling game drives led by knowledgeable expert guides and spot some of the top predators including cheetahs, lions and hyenas.

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Stars of South Africa Itinerary

Day 1 - Cape Town (South Africa)

Situated amidst majestic mountains and surrounded by pristine white beaches, Cape Town is home to a rich cultural and historical heritage with lively restaurants and remarkable sightseeing activities. After your airport greeting, transfer to your hotel. Welcome Reception this evening.

Day 2 - Cape Town

Enjoy an included full-day tour of Cape Town. Travel by coach along the Atlantic Seaboard, past the 12 Apostles, Hout Bay and Chapman's Peak. Enjoy a stop at the Cape of Good Hope which is still an iconic landmark for sailors today. Continue to Boulders Beach which is home to thousands of African Penguins, before having lunch overlooking False Bay. (B,L)

Day 3 - Cape Town

Take the cableway up the famous Table Mountain and admire the magnificent views across the city then enjoy a scenic drive through Cape Winelands, visiting two wineries for wine tastings. A regional lunch will be provided along the way. Alternatively visit Robben Island on a guided tour which also includes exploration of Cape Town's diverse neighbourhoods. (B,L)

Day 4 - Cape Town - Zambezi Queen (Botswana)

After breakfast, fly to Kasane in Botswana and transfer to the Chobe River to embark your ship, Zambezi Queen. Welcome Cocktail and Dinner on board. (B,D)

Day 5 - Zambezi Queen

Take a boat safari to explore the Chobe River's spectacular game viewing before returning to Zambezi Queen for lunch. Later board a special river barge which will allow you to venture into the southern channels where you can see elephants and hippos in their natural habitat. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - Zambezi Queen

Today there is a full-day 4x4 game drive in Chobe National Park for a chance to spot some of Africa's wildlife, including elephants, giraffe and zebra. Lunch will be a delicious picnic served under the trees. (B,L,D)

Day 7 - Zambezi Queen

This morning visit a traditional African village to experience local culture first hand. Spend time with children and elders and learn about their day-to-day life. Return to the ship for lunch, before choosing an afternoon activity. Perhaps enjoy an afternoon safari by boat, birdwatching or fishing. African themed dinner this evening. (B,L,D)

Day 8 - Zambezi Queen - Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)

Bid farewell to the Zambezi Queen and transfer to Victoria Falls, one of the greatest natural wonders on earth. Spend the afternoon at leisure exploring the town or relax at the hotel. This evening, step back in time as you enjoy a ride on a historic steam train across the Victoria Falls Bridge. Cocktails and appetizers will be served along the way. Dinner will be served at the hotel this evening. (B, D)

Day 9 - Victoria Falls

This morning, a local guide will take you on a tour of the remarkable Victoria Falls. This afternoon, spend time at leisure either at the hotel or in the town. Later, enjoy a special Sundowner cruise complete with music, tapas and drinks. (B)

Day 10 - Victoria Falls - Johannesburg (South Africa)

After breakfast, travel to the airport for your flight to Johannesburg, the largest city in South Africa. Join a Local Expert for an informative discussion about the South African bushmen in the Kalahari Desert. Afterwards, enjoy a special dinner. (B, D)

Day 11 - Johannesburg

Enjoy a fascinating look at Johannesburg and the rich history it has to offer, including a tour of Soweto. Walk in the footsteps of Nelson Mandela and explore the lively neighborhoods. Along the way, you will have a "township" lunch. (B,L)

Day 12 - Johannesburg - Kruger National Park Area

Fly to the Kruger National Park and transfer to a private game lodge. This afternoon set out on a game drive in search of Africa's 'Big Five' where you might spot some of South Africa's top predators including cheetahs, hyenas and lions or see the eagles soaring overhead. Return to your lodge for dinner. (B,L,D)

Day 13 - Kruger National Park Area

Enjoy an early morning game drive today to further explore the vast area of Kruger National Park. The afternoon brings another game drive deep into the bush, where you may be lucky enough to observe cheetahs, hyenas and lions. (B,L,D)

Day 14 - Kruger National Park Area

Today there is ample time to relax and enjoy the game lodge facilities. There are also two exhilarating game drives, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Tonight, after dining with your fellow travellers, relax and gaze up at the star-filled African sky. (B,L,D)

Day 15 - Kruger National Park Area - Johannesburg

Begin the day with an early morning game drive before returning to the lodge for breakfast. Later, transfer to the airport for your flight to Johannesburg. (B)

This itinerary is subject to change.

Price Includes

  • 4-night accommodation in balcony stateroom aboard Zambezi Queen including all meals and complimentary wine, beer and local spirits with lunch and dinner
  • Cape Town: 3-night stay at the luxurious Cape Grace Hotel including breakfast
  • Victoria Falls: 2-night stay at The Victoria Falls Hotel including breakfast and a Sundowner Dinner Cruise
  • Johannesburg: 2-night stay at the Fairlawns Boutique Hotel including breakfast.
  • Kruger National Park: 3-night stay at Tintswalo Safari Lodge or Makanyi Game Lodge
  • Guided excursions and game drives

Price Does Not Include

  • Return flights from the UK
  • Visas

Additional Information

  • Cape Town Drive along the Atlantic seaboard past the 12 Apostles and Chapman's Peak; Wineland Tour or guided visit to Robben Island followed by cableway up Table Mountain
  • Kruger National Park Area Enjoy daily game drives
  • MS Zambezi Queen Enjoy Chobe National Park game drives, private boat drives on the Chobe River, a cultural visit to a typical African village, a traditional African Boma Dinner and more
  • Victoria Falls Tour Victoria Falls National Park and enjoy a Zambezi River Sundowner Cruise

Cruise Extensions

  • Rwanda Extension Spend 4 nights in the Volcanoes National Park, home to the rare Mountain Gorillas and Golden Monkeys. Please contact us for more details and pricing

Special Features

  • 20kg (44lbs) luggage allowance per person on all small charter flights. Bags must be soft with no frame or wheels i.e. a duffel bag.
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2019 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • March
    • Mar 8th - Cape Town to Johannesburg - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £11090
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Brochure Price from: £11140 Brochure Price from: £11351 Brochure Price from: £11844
      Blue Water Price from: £11090 Blue Water Price from: £11301 Blue Water Price from: £11794
    • Mar 15th - Cape Town to Johannesburg - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £11090
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Brochure Price from: £11140 Brochure Price from: £11351 Brochure Price from: £11844
      Blue Water Price from: £11090 Blue Water Price from: £11301 Blue Water Price from: £11794
    • Mar 29th - Cape Town to Johannesburg - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £11090
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Brochure Price from: £11140 Brochure Price from: £11351 Brochure Price from: £11844
      Blue Water Price from: £11090 Blue Water Price from: £11301 Blue Water Price from: £11794
  • April
    • Apr 19th - Cape Town to Johannesburg - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £11090
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Brochure Price from: £11140 Brochure Price from: £11351 Brochure Price from: £11844
      Blue Water Price from: £11090 Blue Water Price from: £11301 Blue Water Price from: £11794
    • Apr 26th - Cape Town to Johannesburg - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £11161
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Brochure Price from: £11211 Brochure Price from: £11422 Brochure Price from: £11915
      Blue Water Price from: £11161 Blue Water Price from: £11372 Blue Water Price from: £11865
  • May
    • May 3rd - Cape Town to Johannesburg - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £11302
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Brochure Price from: £11352 Brochure Price from: £11563 Brochure Price from: £12056
      Blue Water Price from: £11302 Blue Water Price from: £11513 Blue Water Price from: £12006
    • May 17th - Cape Town to Johannesburg - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £11302
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Brochure Price from: £11352 Brochure Price from: £11563 Brochure Price from: £12056
      Blue Water Price from: £11302 Blue Water Price from: £11513 Blue Water Price from: £12006
    • May 31st - Cape Town to Johannesburg - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £11583
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Brochure Price from: £11633 Brochure Price from: £11844 Brochure Price from: £12337
      Blue Water Price from: £11583 Blue Water Price from: £11794 Blue Water Price from: £12287
  • June
    • Jun 14th - Cape Town to Johannesburg - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £11583
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Brochure Price from: £11633 Brochure Price from: £11844 Brochure Price from: £12337
      Blue Water Price from: £11583 Blue Water Price from: £11794 Blue Water Price from: £12287
  • July
    • Jul 5th - Cape Town to Johannesburg - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £11583
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Brochure Price from: £11633 Brochure Price from: £11844 Brochure Price from: £12337
      Blue Water Price from: £11583 Blue Water Price from: £11794 Blue Water Price from: £12287
    • Jul 19th - Cape Town to Johannesburg - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £11583
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Brochure Price from: £11633 Brochure Price from: £11844 Brochure Price from: £12337
      Blue Water Price from: £11583 Blue Water Price from: £11794 Blue Water Price from: £12287
  • August
    • Aug 2nd - Cape Town to Johannesburg - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £11583
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Brochure Price from: £11633 Brochure Price from: £11844 Brochure Price from: £12337
      Blue Water Price from: £11583 Blue Water Price from: £11794 Blue Water Price from: £12287
    • Aug 16th - Cape Town to Johannesburg - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £11583
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Brochure Price from: £11633 Brochure Price from: £11844 Brochure Price from: £12337
      Blue Water Price from: £11583 Blue Water Price from: £11794 Blue Water Price from: £12287
    • Aug 30th - Cape Town to Johannesburg - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £11583
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Brochure Price from: £11633 Brochure Price from: £11844 Brochure Price from: £12337
      Blue Water Price from: £11583 Blue Water Price from: £11794 Blue Water Price from: £12287
  • September
    • Sep 13th - Cape Town to Johannesburg - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £11583
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Brochure Price from: £11633 Brochure Price from: £11844 Brochure Price from: £12337
      Blue Water Price from: £11583 Blue Water Price from: £11794 Blue Water Price from: £12287
    • Sep 27th - Cape Town to Johannesburg - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £11583
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Brochure Price from: £11633 Brochure Price from: £11844 Brochure Price from: £12337
      Blue Water Price from: £11583 Blue Water Price from: £11794 Blue Water Price from: £12287
  • October
    • Oct 11th - Cape Town to Johannesburg - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £11583
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Brochure Price from: £11633 Brochure Price from: £11844 Brochure Price from: £12337
      Blue Water Price from: £11583 Blue Water Price from: £11794 Blue Water Price from: £12287
    • Oct 18th - Cape Town to Johannesburg - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £11583
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Brochure Price from: £11633 Brochure Price from: £11844 Brochure Price from: £12337
      Blue Water Price from: £11583 Blue Water Price from: £11794 Blue Water Price from: £12287
  • November
    • Nov 1st - Cape Town to Johannesburg - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £11302
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Brochure Price from: £11352 Brochure Price from: £11563 Brochure Price from: £12056
      Blue Water Price from: £11302 Blue Water Price from: £11513 Blue Water Price from: £12006
    • Nov 15th - Cape Town to Johannesburg - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £11090
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Brochure Price from: £11140 Brochure Price from: £11351 Brochure Price from: £11844
      Blue Water Price from: £11090 Blue Water Price from: £11301 Blue Water Price from: £11794

2020 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • February
    • Feb 21st - Cape Town to Johannesburg - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £11231
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Brochure Price from: £11281 Brochure Price from: £11492 Brochure Price from: £11985
      Blue Water Price from: £11231 Blue Water Price from: £11442 Blue Water Price from: £11935
  • March
    • Mar 13th - Cape Town to Johannesburg - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £11302
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Brochure Price from: £11352 Brochure Price from: £11563 Brochure Price from: £12056
      Blue Water Price from: £11302 Blue Water Price from: £11513 Blue Water Price from: £12006
  • April
    • Apr 3rd - Cape Town to Johannesburg - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £11302
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Brochure Price from: £11352 Brochure Price from: £11563 Brochure Price from: £12056
      Blue Water Price from: £11302 Blue Water Price from: £11513 Blue Water Price from: £12006
    • Apr 17th - Cape Town to Johannesburg - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £11302
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Brochure Price from: £11352 Brochure Price from: £11563 Brochure Price from: £12056
      Blue Water Price from: £11302 Blue Water Price from: £11513 Blue Water Price from: £12006
  • May
    • May 1st - Cape Town to Johannesburg - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £11513
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Brochure Price from: £11563 Brochure Price from: £11774 Brochure Price from: £12267
      Blue Water Price from: £11513 Blue Water Price from: £11724 Blue Water Price from: £12217
    • May 15th - Cape Town to Johannesburg - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £11513
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Brochure Price from: £11563 Brochure Price from: £11774 Brochure Price from: £12267
      Blue Water Price from: £11513 Blue Water Price from: £11724 Blue Water Price from: £12217
  • June
    • Jun 5th - Cape Town to Johannesburg - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £11795
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Brochure Price from: £11845 Brochure Price from: £12056 Brochure Price from: £12549
      Blue Water Price from: £11795 Blue Water Price from: £12006 Blue Water Price from: £12499
    • Jun 19th - Cape Town to Johannesburg - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £11795
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Brochure Price from: £11845 Brochure Price from: £12056 Brochure Price from: £12549
      Blue Water Price from: £11795 Blue Water Price from: £12006 Blue Water Price from: £12499
  • July
    • Jul 3rd - Cape Town to Johannesburg - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £11795
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Brochure Price from: £11845 Brochure Price from: £12056 Brochure Price from: £12549
      Blue Water Price from: £11795 Blue Water Price from: £12006 Blue Water Price from: £12499
    • Jul 17th - Cape Town to Johannesburg - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £11795
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Brochure Price from: £11845 Brochure Price from: £12056 Brochure Price from: £12549
      Blue Water Price from: £11795 Blue Water Price from: £12006 Blue Water Price from: £12499
    • Jul 31st - Cape Town to Johannesburg - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £11795
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Brochure Price from: £11845 Brochure Price from: £12056 Brochure Price from: £12549
      Blue Water Price from: £11795 Blue Water Price from: £12006 Blue Water Price from: £12499
  • August
    • Aug 14th - Cape Town to Johannesburg - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £11795
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Brochure Price from: £11845 Brochure Price from: £12056 Brochure Price from: £12549
      Blue Water Price from: £11795 Blue Water Price from: £12006 Blue Water Price from: £12499
  • September
    • Sep 4th - Cape Town to Johannesburg - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £11795
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Brochure Price from: £11845 Brochure Price from: £12056 Brochure Price from: £12549
      Blue Water Price from: £11795 Blue Water Price from: £12006 Blue Water Price from: £12499
    • Sep 18th - Cape Town to Johannesburg - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £11795
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Brochure Price from: £11845 Brochure Price from: £12056 Brochure Price from: £12549
      Blue Water Price from: £11795 Blue Water Price from: £12006 Blue Water Price from: £12499
    • Sep 25th - Cape Town to Johannesburg - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £11795
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Brochure Price from: £11845 Brochure Price from: £12056 Brochure Price from: £12549
      Blue Water Price from: £11795 Blue Water Price from: £12006 Blue Water Price from: £12499
  • October
    • Oct 2nd - Cape Town to Johannesburg - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £11795
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Brochure Price from: £11845 Brochure Price from: £12056 Brochure Price from: £12549
      Blue Water Price from: £11795 Blue Water Price from: £12006 Blue Water Price from: £12499
    • Oct 9th - Cape Town to Johannesburg - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £11795
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Brochure Price from: £11845 Brochure Price from: £12056 Brochure Price from: £12549
      Blue Water Price from: £11795 Blue Water Price from: £12006 Blue Water Price from: £12499
    • Oct 16th - Cape Town to Johannesburg - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £11513
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Brochure Price from: £11563 Brochure Price from: £11774 Brochure Price from: £12267
      Blue Water Price from: £11513 Blue Water Price from: £11724 Blue Water Price from: £12217
    • Oct 23rd - Cape Town to Johannesburg - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £11513
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Brochure Price from: £11563 Brochure Price from: £11774 Brochure Price from: £12267
      Blue Water Price from: £11513 Blue Water Price from: £11724 Blue Water Price from: £12217
    • Oct 30th - Cape Town to Johannesburg - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £11513
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Brochure Price from: £11563 Brochure Price from: £11774 Brochure Price from: £12267
      Blue Water Price from: £11513 Blue Water Price from: £11724 Blue Water Price from: £12217
  • November
    • Nov 13th - Cape Town to Johannesburg - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £11302
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Brochure Price from: £11352 Brochure Price from: £11563 Brochure Price from: £12056
      Blue Water Price from: £11302 Blue Water Price from: £11513 Blue Water Price from: £12006
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