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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

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 £11844pp

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

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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.

F437 Operated by AmaWaterways

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Stars of South Africa Itinerary

Day 1 - Cape Town (South Africa)

After being greeted at the airport by an AmaWaterways Representative, transfer to the Cape Grace Hotel. Get to know your Tour Director 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 afterwards board the cableway to Table Mountain’s summit, followed by a drive through some of the city’s diverse neighborhoods. (B,L)

Day 4 - Cape Town - Zambezi Queen (Botswana)

Fly to Kasane, Botswana (via Johannesburg), where you’ll be transferred to the Chobe River. Tender boats will take you to the Zambezi Queen moored on the Namibia side of the river. Settle into your stateroom and in the evening, enjoy a Welcome Cocktail Reception and Dinner. (B,D)

Day 5 - Zambezi Queen

Embark on an exhilarating morning boat safari. Return to the Zambezi Queen for lunch. Later in the day, enjoy another thrilling boat safari. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - Zambezi Queen

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

Day 7 - Zambezi Queen

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 - Zambezi Queen - Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)

During breakfast, watch for wildlife as you cruise the Chobe River. Later, transfer to Victoria Falls. Enjoy a leisurely afternoon and in the evening, join a cocktail reception aboard a vintage steam train. (B)

Day 9 - Victoria Falls

A local guide will take you on a tour of Victoria Falls. In the evening, embark on a private sunset cruise along the Zambezi River, observing a variety of game while enjoying a mix of tapas with drinks. (B)

Day 10 - Victoria Falls - Johannesburg (South Africa)

Fly to Johannesburg and check into the Fairlawns Boutique Hotel. Enjoy a leisurely evening. (B)

Day 11 - Johannesburg

Get an in-depth look at Soweto’s unique neighborhoods, the center 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) Note: Please do not schedule your onward flight until after 4:00 p.m

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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2022 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • March
    • Mar 14th - Cape Town to Johannesburg - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £12684
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £12684 Blue Water Price from: £12976 Blue Water Price from: £13645
    • Mar 28th - Cape Town to Johannesburg - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £12761
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £12761 Blue Water Price from: £13053 Blue Water Price from: £13722
  • April
    • Apr 4th - Cape Town to Johannesburg - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £12838
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £12838 Blue Water Price from: £13130 Blue Water Price from: £13799
    • Apr 11th - Cape Town to Johannesburg - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £12838
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £12838 Blue Water Price from: £13130 Blue Water Price from: £13799
    • Apr 25th - Cape Town to Johannesburg - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £12915
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £12915 Blue Water Price from: £13207 Blue Water Price from: £13876
  • May
    • May 9th - Cape Town to Johannesburg - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £12992
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £12992 Blue Water Price from: £13284 Blue Water Price from: £13953
    • May 16th - Cape Town to Johannesburg - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £13069
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £13069 Blue Water Price from: £13361 Blue Water Price from: £14030
    • May 23rd - Cape Town to Johannesburg - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £13069
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £13069 Blue Water Price from: £13361 Blue Water Price from: £14030
    • May 30th - Cape Town to Johannesburg - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £13223
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £13223 Blue Water Price from: £13515 Blue Water Price from: £14184
  • June
    • Jun 6th - Cape Town to Johannesburg - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £13453
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £13453 Blue Water Price from: £13745 Blue Water Price from: £14414
    • Jun 20th - Cape Town to Johannesburg - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £13453
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £13453 Blue Water Price from: £13745 Blue Water Price from: £14414
  • July
    • Jul 4th - Cape Town to Johannesburg - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £13453
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £13453 Blue Water Price from: £13745 Blue Water Price from: £14414
    • Jul 18th - Cape Town to Johannesburg - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £13453
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £13453 Blue Water Price from: £13745 Blue Water Price from: £14414
    • Jul 25th - Cape Town to Johannesburg - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £13453
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £13453 Blue Water Price from: £13745 Blue Water Price from: £14414
  • August
    • Aug 8th - Cape Town to Johannesburg - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £13453
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £13453 Blue Water Price from: £13745 Blue Water Price from: £14414
    • Aug 15th - Cape Town to Johannesburg - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £13453
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £13453 Blue Water Price from: £13745 Blue Water Price from: £14414
  • September
    • Sep 5th - Cape Town to Johannesburg - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £13607
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £13607 Blue Water Price from: £13899 Blue Water Price from: £14568
    • Sep 12th - Cape Town to Johannesburg - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £13607
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £13607 Blue Water Price from: £13899 Blue Water Price from: £14568
    • Sep 26th - Cape Town to Johannesburg - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £13607
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £13607 Blue Water Price from: £13899 Blue Water Price from: £14568
  • October
    • Oct 3rd - Cape Town to Johannesburg - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £13530
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £13530 Blue Water Price from: £13822 Blue Water Price from: £14491
    • Oct 10th - Cape Town to Johannesburg - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £13530
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £13530 Blue Water Price from: £13822 Blue Water Price from: £14491
    • Oct 17th - Cape Town to Johannesburg - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £13453
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £13453 Blue Water Price from: £13745 Blue Water Price from: £14414
    • Oct 24th - Cape Town to Johannesburg - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £13223
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £13223 Blue Water Price from: £13515 Blue Water Price from: £14184
  • November
    • Nov 7th - Cape Town to Johannesburg - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £13069
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £13069 Blue Water Price from: £13361 Blue Water Price from: £14030
    • Nov 14th - Cape Town to Johannesburg - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £12300
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £12300 Blue Water Price from: £12592 Blue Water Price from: £13261

Price Information

  • Please note, the holiday begins a few days earlier than shown, please contact us for the exact departure date
  • Please note prices are updated regularly from a price feed and may fluctuate from those shown. Please contact us for latest prices
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