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ANGLO-ZULU BOER WAR JOURNEY, 2017

Sunday 26th February to Saturday 18th March 2017
Cost AU$ 7.847.00 pp share twin.
Single use room an extra AU$ 1,375.00

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DAILY ITINERARY

Day 1 – Sunday 26th February: Arrive into Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport. On clearing Customs/Immigration, be met by your lead guides Paul Naish and Dennis Weatherall and transferred as a group to your first night’s stay in Pretoria, approx. 50 kms. north of the airport. If you arrive outside the main arrivals, there will be an additional charge for an individual transfer. Overnight stay Protea Centurion Hotel (Pretoria) – DBB.

Day 2 – Monday 27th February: Visit old Pretoria town cemetery to view graves of Lt.’s Harry (Breaker) Morant and Handcock, along with grave of Lt. Boris von Strolman (Russian Imperial Navy) – KIA against 4SAMI. Move north to Bandelierkop-Limpopo, with stop at Mokopane (formerly Potgietersrus) – grave site of Reverend Daniel Heese allegedly shot by Bushveld Carbineers (BVC). Further on to Polokwane (formerly Pietersburg), Boer War time concentration camp and military cemetery (Trooper Innes-Ker and Dutch teacher Vahrmeijer). Finally, view house where Morant and co-accused were court-martialled. Overnight stay Lalapanzi Hotel (Bandelierkop Limpopo area) – DBB.

Day 3 – Tuesday 28th February: We are in “Breaker Morant” territory – visit grave site of six Boer victims at Valdezia and the HQ of “Bulala” Taylor at Sweetwaters Hotel (where picnic-style lunch will be served). Also see General Beyers’ piano room. In the same area, view the Van Staaden family graves whilst hearing their story. Fort Edward (formerly Fort Hendrina) where various BVC men lie at rest – storytime. Visit the old fortified homestead of Colonel Schiel, captured at Elandslaagte and sent to St. Helena as prisoner. Whilst a POW, his wife had close ties to certain members of the BVC, her husband’s enemy. Overnight stay Lalapanzi Hotel (Bandelierkop Limpopo area) – DBB.

Day 4 – Wednesday 1st March: Early start, as after we visit the Mooketsi Valley and graves of the “Grobler boys”, we move onto the old “Viljoen” homestead and stables where it all began on the fateful night of 6th August 1901. Onto Duiwelskloof, view Burgher memorial. Late morning drive to Kapama Private Game Lodge – western side Kruger National Park near Hoedspruit for overnight stay, along with pm and am next day game drives. Overnight stay Kapama Private Game Reserve Kruger National Park – All meals.

Day 5 – Thursday 2nd March: Depart for Ermelo (early – due to distance), enjoy the scenery enroute. Mid afternoon, visit the battlefield of Onverwacht (4th January 1902) overlooking a fertile valley east of Ermelo – a battle between the 5th Queensland Imperial Bushmen (detachment – 110 men), Hampshire Regiment and Imperial Yeomanry and Boer General Botha – Commanding Officer Major John Maximillian Vallentin was KIA and today lies in Ermelo cemetery. Today the battle site and original grave site of those killed lies on a private farm. Overnight stay Bali Biasa Guest House ( Piet Retief) – DBB.

Day 6 – Friday 3rd March: Kaalhoek (23rd November 1901) battle site, west of Piet Retief where Lt. Leslie Cecil Maygar of the 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles won his Victoria Cross. Entombe River Drift (12th March 1879), travel south, located on the Natal-Mpumalanga border. Here, during the Anglo-Zulu war, an allied convoy, under Captain Moriaty (Staffordshire Reg.) and 69 of his men were ambushed by Prince Mbelini, the Swazi renegade, and killed. In a fighting retreat back towards Luneburg, Sgt. Anthony Booth, deserted by his regimental officers, won his VC. Overnight stay Natal Spa Hotel Spa (Vryheid area) – DBB,

Day 7 – Saturday 4th March: Hlobane-Kambula (28-29th March 1879). This morning, we visit Hlobane where during the Anglo-Zulu War, an action was fought atop a tabletop mountain between the British Forces and a wing of the Zulu army. This was a major disaster for the British. The next day, Kambula, where just 24 hours after Hlobane, the tables were reversed and the Zulus’ casualties numbered some 3000 warriors. Overnight stay Battlefields Country Lodge (Dundee) – DBB.

Day 8 – Sunday 5th March: Isandlwana (22 Jan. 1879) – I’m sure most people have seen the 1964 movie “Zulu” with Michael Caine (Lt. Gonville Bromhead), Stanley Baker (Lt. John Chard), James Booth (Pvte. Henry Hook), Nigel Green (Colour-Sgt. Bourne). Now you are about to walk the hallowed battleground where the Zulu nation handed the British 24th Regiment a resounding defeat that fateful day 138 years ago. Feel the sheer horror of the Zulus engulfing the British in their pincer movements known as the “horns of the buffalo”. 1/24th and 2/24th under Lt. General Lord Chelmsford, consisting of some 1700 – post the day’s battle, 1300 would be left dead. The British returned months later to bury their dead by covering their remains with stones – as you’ll see. This was the origin of the “cairn”. Overnight stay Battlefields Country Lodge (Dundee) – DBB.

Day 9 – Monday 6th March: On to Fugitives and Rorke’s Drift (22-23 Jan. 1879), where Lt. Chard and Lt. Bromhead stood to defend their outpost against some 3000 plus Zulus that had all but annihilated the Isandlwana camp site of the 1st and 2nd/24th British battalions, against Zulu Prince Dabulamanzi Ka Mpande. The Zulus were very close to defeating the 150-strong garrison, but were ultimately repelled. That day eleven Victoria Crosses were won at Rorke’s Drift. Overnight stay Battlefields Country Lodge (Dundee) – DBB.

Day 10 – Tuesday 7th March: Majuba (27 Feb. 1881) – this fierce battle was fought between the British and Boers (Majuba means “hill of doves”) in what is known as the “1st Boer War, 1880-81”. Majuba is an extinct volcano – we’ll climb the mountain and after ascent, you’ll hear the story of once again how the British line collapsed atop the summit. General Colley made no attempt to fortify his gain on Majuba and the Boers decided to win back their higher ground. In the attack, the British lost their General, and the Boers won the battle. This lead to the Transvaal being restored their independence and another humiliating defeat for the British. Overnight stay Grey Goose Country Inn (Newcastle) – DBB

Day 11 – Wednesday 8th March: Elandslaagte (21st Oct. 1899) – Northern Natal. The British had decided in the event of war, they’d advance through the Orange Free State to Pretoria. They expected some loss of territory until reinforcements arrived. The Boer advance was rapid and caused alarm. The British were forced to fight three engagements in five days, Elandslaagte was the second. This battle was fought by Major General French and Colonel Ian Hamilton (WWI Gallipoli fame) against Boer Commandant Kock. French commanded a whole force of some 1630 infantry, 1314 cavalry, 522 gunners with 18 guns – he faced a Boer force of some 1000 men and 3 guns from the Johannesburg Commando Force, along with an unknown number of foreign volunteers. This battle, the British Forces won. Two Gordon Highlanders were awarded Victoria Crosses – Sgt. Mjr. William Robertson, Captain Meiklejohn and two officers of the Imperial Light Horse, Captains Mullins and Johnston. Colonel Ian Hamilton was recommended for a VC but in true British fashion, it was denied as it was “his duty to lead as a senior officer”! Overnight stay Springbok Game Lodge (Ladysmith area) including evening & morning game drives – DBB.

Day 12 – Thursday 9th March: Wagon Hill and Caesar’s Camp (6th Jan. 1900) – this battle was fought on a hill outside Ladysmith between 4000 Boers and 1000 British troops. The hill comprises three features, all linked, and was part of the southern section of the British line defending the besieged town. Wagon Hill in the centre and Caesar’s at the eastern end of the feature. This was the Boers’ last attempt to take Ladysmith. Five Victoria Crosses were won this day. This afternoon, we visit Three Tree Hill (18th-21st Jan.1900) which saw the British force attempt to force the Boer line from Thabanyama Ridge – it didn’t work. Overnight stay Champagne Castle (Drakensberg) – DBB.

Day 13 – Friday 10th March: Time to catch your breath in the beautiful surroundings of the Drakensburg Mountains. For those who want to “chill out”, you’re welcome to do so. Those who wish to visit Colenso (15 Dec. 1899) battlefield and site of the Armoured Train ambush, the day ahead awaits. Colenso was the third and final battle fought between the British and Boer Forces from the Independent Republic and Orange Free State. Inadequate preparation and field reconnaissance, along with uninspired leadership, resulted in another humiliating defeat of the British. It was fought between a young (37 year old) General Louis Botha (Boer) in command of the Tugela front and British Forces General Sir Redvers Buller. The idea was to relieve the encircled British forces at Ladysmith. Boers had 4500 Burghers, 4 guns and a pom pom; British 20,000 men with 44 guns. So skilful did Botha lay his ambush, Buller marched right into it, eyes wide open in broad daylight. It was another disaster for the British – 1300 casualties, abandoned 10 field guns and 12 fully-loaded ammunition wagons. Overnight stay Champagne Castle (Drakensberg area) – DBB.

Day 14 – Saturday 11th March: Spioenkop (23-24 Jan. 1900) – also fought between General Sir Redvers Buller VC and Boer General Louis Botha. Spioenkop lies west-south-west of Ladysmith, some 26 kms. (approx. 16 miles). The hill top is 430 metres (1,410 ft.) high and sits on the north bank of the Tugela River. British climbed the hill at night in dense mist and surprised a small part of the Boers on picket duty. A fierce hand-to-hand battle ensued and the remainder of this small Boer Force fled the Kop, but before dawn the Boers regrouped and started to entrench themselves on the surrounding high ground.

The Boers began to bombard the British positions from the adjacent plateau of Tabanyama and Twin Peaks. They also took Conical Hill and Aloe Knoll, and engaged in a frontal assault of the British. You’ll hear all about the ensuing battle from atop Spioenkop. This was another British Army disaster. Mohandas Gandhi, later to lead India, served as a Warrant officer in the Indian Ambulance Corps on this battle site. Overnight stay Champagne Castle (Drakensberg area) – DBB. (Afrikaans meaning “Spioen” – spy “Kop” – hill)

Day 15 – Sunday 12th March: Groenkop (25th Dec. 1901 – AKA Battle of Tweefontein).

Fought near the then settlements of Lindley, Bethlehem and Reitz in the NE part of the Orange Free State. On 28th November, 1901 De Wet called a war council (“Krijgsraad”) to strike at the British Forces that numbered some 20,000 in the area.

Lord Kitchener’s strategy to deny Boer access was to construct Blockhouses and link them with barbed wire. One such line reached from Harrismith to Tradoux Farm, 40 kms. (25 miles) east of Bethlehem.

Four forces were spread over the defence line – one such force was under command of Major Williams, 500 men mainly from 11th Battalion Imperial Yeomanry, plus a 15 pounder gun and pom pom; he held the 200 foot high Groenkop.

At 02:00 am, bare-footed (to avoid noise), the Boer Commandos climbed up the slope and in total surprise. On reaching the top, the Boers fired into the British tents – it was a massacre. The battle lasted 40 minutes before the British surrendered – 68 British KIA, 77 WIA with 206 POW. Boers 11KIA, 30 WIA. A decisive Boer victory.

Graspan (6/6/1901) – early this day, Major Sladen (East Yorkshire Regiment) with 200 men (mounted infantry) captured a Boer convoy of wagons. Soon after, a determined attempt was made by 500 Boers under De Wet and De la Rey to retake the convoy now under Sladen’s command awaiting reinforcements on a ridge near Graspan. It was said that 45 Boer prisoners were taken.

Sladen’s force consisted of some 100 5th and 6th South Australian Imperial Bushmen and 100 Gordon Highlanders and Bedfordshires. Under heavy attack, they retreated through the convoy wagons and took refuge in the native Kraals. Some captured wagons made a run for it during the intense fighting. When De Lisle’s reinforcements arrived, the Boers broke off the engagement. British lost 26 KIA, eight of which were SAIB, their single worst day of loss in the Boer War.

Controversy surrounds this action – surrendering prisoners being shot by the Boers and British Colonials using Boer women as shields.

Bethlehem (7 July 1900) – we arrive at the end of a very full day at what was the last major town in the Orange Free State to fall to the British Forces. In fact, the town was taken by South Australian colonial troops. The Boers abandoned the town and fell back to the Brandwater Basin where most surrendered a few weeks later. With General Christiaan De

Wet and Orange Free State President Steyn able to escape to fight another day. Overnight stay Protea Hotel (Clarens) – DBB.

Day 16 – Monday 13th March: Leeuwkop (3 July 1900) – Boer General Christiaan Rudolph De Wet (7 Oct ’54 – 3 Feb ’22) was born on Leeuwkop farm in the district of Smithfield in the Boer Republic of the Orange Free State. De Wet’s commandos retreated from Bethlehem, pursued by the British. They ran into fierce opposition at Leeuwkop where on this day a battery of six British guns came under heavy fire from Boer artillery off Bakenkop. A party of 100 Boers in heavy rain crept up on the British Battery under cover of a gully. They attacked Lt. Belcher’s guns and two were lost and he was killed.

Captain A E M Norton of the 4SAIB saved the day and re-took the guns by attacking the Boers and driving them off. Today, you’ll be a part of the historic unveiling by the grandson of Captain Norton, Dr. Tony Stimson (of Adelaide, SA), of a memorial to all those who fell and fought over this battlefield. The farm area today belongs to Albert and Rene Jordaan. Overnight stay Protea Hotel (Clarens) – DBB,

Day 17 – Tuesday 14th March: Yeomanry Hill, Orange Free State (31 May, 1900) – a battle fought three kms. north-west of the town of Lindley which sits at 5,054 ft. above sea level., where Lt. Colonel. Spragge and his 13th Imperial Yeomanry were ordered to join the 9th Infantry Division at Kroonstadt. Due to a mix-up with communications, Spragge entered Lindley on the afternoon of 27th May to face a large group of Boers. He made the decision to hold the hills outside the town and wait for assistance. Over the next few days, his situation grew worse, he became surrounded by an ever-increasing Boer force under Commandant Piet De Wet and General Michael Prinsloo. They also brought artillery to bear on the besieged British. Spragge couldn’t hold out, he surrendered with 27 KIA/WIA, 400 POW. Among the KIA was Captain Sir J E C Power, Earl of Leitrim. Another humiliating defeat for the British. Overnight stay Arcadia Guest House (Kroonstadt) – DBB

Day 18 – Wednesday 15th March: Bothaville (5-6 Nov. 1900) – located just ten kms. south-west of the township, aka the Battle of Doornkraal. At the end of October (28th) the Boers, along with De Wet, were found and attacked at Winkelsdrift (or was it Rensburg Drift, if the British version of events is correct?) on the Rhenoster River. Here he received a message that President Steyn, returning from a meeting with President Kruger, wanted to meet with him. After this clash with the British, they gave them the slip during the night in heavy weather and headed south towards Bothaville to meet up with Steyn. Colonel Philip Le Gallais was detailed off to give chase with his mounted units – he’d learned to stalk the Boers at night.

Before first light on the 6th, a column (approx. 67 men) of the 5th Mounted Infantry under Major Kenneth Lean, approached the farm Doornkraal. They captured the Boer pickets (apparently asleep on duty) – without a shot being fired, then they were overlooking the Boer encampment of some 1200 men, including De Wet and Steyn. Although outnumbered, they attacked – panic reigned. Boers realised the British were small in number and fought back. Le Gallais arrived, guns brought to bear, and took command. He was KIA. Lt. Darling then

arrived with his WA troops, fixed bayonets and charged. It was too much for the Boers – they surrendered. All De Wet’s equipment was taken, along with many Boer prisoners. But both De Wet and Steyn escaped the day. Their loss, they say, extended the war for another two years.

Vredefort (24 July 1900) – a town established in 1876 on a farm called Visgat, on the Vredefort crater, the largest and oldest known meteor impact crater in the world – 300 kms. in diameter. It was also the site of a British concentration camp for Boer women and children during the conflict.

We visit Palmietkuil farm where Australia’s first Victoria Cross was won by Lt. Doctor Neville Howse of the NSW Medical Corps. The fight came about when five wagons loaded with flour (De Wet sent for milling) in Vredefort were intercepted by a combination of our colonial Mounted Troops from WA, SA and NSW. The Boers counter-attacked. We fell back to cover the withdrawal of the captured wagons. Three SA troops were KIA.

Lt. Howse won his VC for collecting wounded men and carrying them to shelter during the action. The skirmish ended in a stalemate when reinforcements arrived in support of both sides. Overnight stay Stonehenge in Africa (Parys) – DBB.

Day 19 – Thursday 16th March: The Siege at Elands River (4-16 Aug. 1900) – the last of the conventional battles and the first of the guerilla style of the Boers. This was a heroic defence of a staging post in the Western Transvaal. The garrison comprised of some 500 Australian Colonials (WA, SA, Vic, NSW, QLD and Tas.), 201 Rhodesians, 2 Canadians and 3 from British units under the command of Lt. Colonel Charles Hore. In support, they mustered one maxim and one 7-pounder screw gun. Opposing them, were between 2,-3,000 Boers, six 12-pounders (pom poms) under the command of General J H De La Rey and General H L Lemmer. The garrison was there to guard a huge accumulation of stores destined for the British Forces operating in the area. The Boers wanted the supplies, hence the reason for their endeavours to take what was a rocky ridge that sat in a natural amphitheatre covering an area of some two hectares.

An attack was expected, but it was hoped a column of 1000 Imperial Bushmen under General Sir Frederick Carrington would arrive before the attack – the siege – began. They (the garrison) dug in the best they could. There was little cover, the Boers pounded the site – 2500 shells in the first two days. Carrington’s relief column was ambushed just a few kms. from reaching Elands River. They retreated and left the “boys” to defend the best they could.

After a week, the Boers called on the garrison to surrender – it was refused. The second attempt to relieve the garrison was turned around as it was believed they’d surrendered – under General Baden-Powell. 15th August, General Lord Kitchener, with 10,000 men, advanced in relief – the Boers withdrew. So ended a magnificent stand!

Koster River (22 July 1900) – a controversial action fought on the road between Rustenburg and Elands River, after Boer General H L Lemmer had cut the western route towards Zeerust and Mafeking, and stopped supplies reaching British forces stationed at Rustenburg. On the morning of the 22nd, 270 Australian Bushmen, under Lt. Colonel Henry Airey had been given orders to “brush aside” the enemy and return with a convoy from Elands River. Boers allowed the advance party to pass before opening fire on the main body from the advantage of the Kopjes. The Australians were forced to seek concealment in the long grass where little or no cover was available. They found they were pinned down and stayed that way the full day, whilst the Boers increased in numbers. An officer offered up a white flag – Avery orders surrender, but WA Major Harry Vialls disregarded the order. The Boers already had, and consequently the battle continued until some 200 additional Australian troops arrived and pressured the flank of the Boers, hence they (the Boers) decided to withdraw to fight another day! Overnight stay Kedar Heritage Lodge (Rustenburg) – DBB.

Day 20 – Friday 17th March: Rustenburg-Johannesburg – before departure to Johannesburg, we’ll visit the Kedar Lodge (Boer War) Museum and view, and have explained to us, the many relics to be found from the war era to be found on the estate.

President Paul Kruger’s home is almost next door and worth a visit. Before becoming President of the South African Republic, he was a successful farmer and owned and worked several farms in the Rustenburg district.

On return, early afternoon, to Johannesburg, we’ll visit the magnificent Ditsong National Military Museum where South Africa’s history of involvement in all conflicts is on display. Overnight stay Peermont Mercourt Suites Hotel (Johannesburg ORTambo area) – BB.

Day 21 – Saturday 18th March: Johannesburg – departure day. After breakfast, participate in a morning city sightseeing tour of the city highlights: Apartheid Museum, Gold City and Soweto township, finishing the morning off at a local craft market for a few souvenirs, before returning home or extending your stay.

Post tour extensions are available for those that would like to stay longer in Africa, we can offer an extension to Victoria Falls Zimbabwe 2 nights – 3 days or Victoria Falls & Chobe National Parks – Botswana 4 nights – 5 days. If you’d like to visit Kenya and partake in a East African WWI mini tour, such a tour will be operating around the same time, ask us for the details. Of course there’s always private touring and visits to friends and relations, again just ask and we can assist you plan your additional travel needs.

 

INCLUSIONS:

  • Twenty nights/twenty one days’ accommodation in a range of 3-5 star properties throughout the duration of the itinerary
  • Rooms are held on a share twin and single use basis
  • Breakfast daily in property of stay
  • Lunches daily with the exception of day 20 and on day of departure day 21
  • Dinners daily either in property of stay or as detailed in itinerary
  • All transportation subject to numbers in luxury vehicles: up to 10 guests in a 13 seater, Sprinter style. If group size is 12, 14 or 15 then 1 x 22 seat coach with baggage trailer
  • Drivers accommodation, allowances and meals throughout
  • The services of two Military Historians & Accredited Battlefield Guides: Major Paul Naish (Durban based ZAR accredited) & Mr Dennis Weatherall (Escort Officer Member of the IGB Guides accredited badge #34 ex WO Radar-Gunnery Navy)
  • The services of seven local area specialists who’ll join and present on specific days and destination battlefields whilst on tour, as detailed in itinerary
  • Entrance arrangements to battlefield sites on private estates and farms
  • Fees to enter sites and National Park areas
  • Entrance Museums as detailed to visit
  • Porterage of one checked bag per person, soft duffel style, up to 20 kgs in weight
  • Gratuities to local staff and assistants enroute
  • Entry into South Africa on Australian or New Zealand passports. Must have three clean pages available in passport as at time of entry
  • Assistance with reconfirmation of onward flight reservations

EXCLUSIONS:

  • International airfares from home port to or from Johannesburg South Africa
  • Documentation i.e. Passport issue or any visa issue required due to pp nationality
  • Items of a personal nature i.e. room service, telephone, internet, laundry mini bar usage or any alcoholic beverages taken with any meals.
  • Comprehensive personal travel insurance – a must
  • Vaccinations as recommended by your Doctor for travel to Africa
  • Any item not detailed as being included in your printed itinerary

Note: IGB – International Guild of Battlefield Guides – http://www.gbg-international.com

Victoria Falls and Chobe Extension Package
Pre or Post Anglo-Zulu Boer War Journey 2017

Day 1

  • Transfer either ex Peermont Metcourt Suites or off your early am arrival into JNB.
  • If overnight in Johannesburg at the Metcourt Suites transfer to O R Tambo International Airport with the complimentary hotel schuttle
  • Check in for the flight to the morning flight to Victoria Falls
  • Flight: Johannesburg – Victoria Falls (own account)
  • On arrival at Victoria Falls Airport the guests will be met and transferred to the hotel
  • Check in on arrival
  • Sunset cruise on the Zambezi River
  • Boma (African BBQ) dinner at Victoria Falls Safari Lodge
  • Overnight: The Kingdom Hotel in standard rooms on a bed and breakfast basis

Day 2

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Morning tour of the Victoria Falls
  • Lunch at leisure
  • Remainder of the afternoon at leisure to relax or enjoy an optional activity
  • Overnight: The Kingdom Hotel in standard rooms on a bed and breakfast basis

Day 3

  • Breakfast at the hotel before check out
  • Transfer to Victoria Falls and to the airport
  • Check in for flight to Victoria Falls
  • Flight: Victoria Falls – Johannesburg (own booking)
  • On arrival at O R Tambo International Airport, check in for their outbound international flight

Optional Chobe – Botswana extension following Victoria Falls

  • Transfer from Victoria Falls to Chobe Safari Lodge
  • Check in on arrival at the lodge – 14h00
  • Lunch at the lodge
  • Afternoon safari on the Chobe River with professional rangers
  • Return to the lodge for dinner

Overnight: Chobe Safari Lodge in standard rooms, including

  • All accommodation & bed levy
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • Two game drives and two boat cruises
  • Complimentary Kasane Airport transfers
  • Park fees

Day 4

  • Early morning game drive in the Chobe National Park in open 4×4 vehicles with professional rangers
  • Return to the lodge for breakfast
  • Remainder of the morning to relax and enjoy the beautiful lodge setting
  • Lunch at the lodge
  • Afternoon safari on the Chobe River with professional rangers
  • Return to the lodge for dinner
  • Overnight: Chobe Safari Lodge in standard rooms, inclusions above

Day 5

  • Early morning game drive in the Chobe National Park in open 4×4 vehicles with professional rangers
  • Return to the lodge for breakfast before checking out
  • Transfer to Kasane Airport and check in for the flight to Johannesburg
  • Flight : Kasane – Johannesburg (own booking)
  • On arrival at O R Tambo International Airport, check in to your outbound international flight or transfer via shuttle if travelling further afield or joining the tour pre 26th February to the Peermont Metcourt Suites Hotel.

End of Services

LAND ONLY COST Victoria Falls Zimbabwe : USD532.00 per person share twin – Costing based on two passengers / Victoria Falls Portion of the extension

LAND ONLY COST Chobe Botswana post Zimbabwe : USD769.00 per person share twin – Costing based on two passengers / Chobe

Extension if both Victoria Falls Zimbabwe & Chobe Botswana are taken together, it’s a total for 4 nights / 5 days : Combined COST: USD 1,301.00 per person share twin, based on a minimum of two travellers

INCLUDES:

  • Accommodation as stipulated above
  • Transfers as stipulated above
  • Meals as stipulated above
  • Sightseeing tours as stipulated above, including park fee

EXCLUDES:

  • All domestic and international scheduled flights
  • All expenses of a personal nature
  • All beverages
  • Visa fees USD 50.00 pp cash on arrival Victoria Falls for AU/NZ passports
  • Botswana no visa fee for AU/NZ passport holders, entry granted at border
  • Porter Fees
  • Gratuities and tips
  • Travel Insurance

IMPORTANT – PLEASE be ADVISED of the following:

  • Anti-malaria precautions for Zimbabwe and Botswana
  • Visa requirements if applicable
  • Travel Insurance
  • Clients travelling through South Africa require 3 consecutive blank non-endorsed pages in their passports
  • Passports must be valid for 6 months after date of travel
  • It is imperative that any dietary or medical requirements be advise well ahead of time, especially if clients are staying at safari camps
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