Southern Africa Unplugged Overview

Visit highlights of South Africa and Zimbabwe and uncover the mystique of Mozambique on this adventure holiday. See Vic Falls, Kruger National Park, Vilankulo and more.

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    • Total price tool tip
      USD $2,890
      CAD $2,945
      AUD $3,060
      EUR €2,495
      GBP £1,830
      NZD $3,625
      ZAR R27,815
      CHF FR3,085
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There is a later version of this trip also available for travel from Jan 1, 2015 to Dec 31, 2015. View later Southern Africa Unplugged.

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Trip Validity

  • 2014-01-01 - 2014-12-31

Be wowed by beautiful, diverse Mozambique, South Africa and Zimbabwe

Experience southern Africa like a local on this unique adventure that utilises public transport to see the highlights of Swaziland, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and South Africa. Head north and safari in Kruger National Park, hang out on the pristine beaches of Vilankulos, see ancient African ruins in Masvingo and feel the might of Victoria Falls on this wild ride through south-east Africa.

  • Discover the European feel of Maputo
  • Stare in awe at the Blyde River Canyon
  • Spot Africa's Big Five in Kruger National Park
  • Dive into an aquatic paradise in coastal Mozambique
  • Be amazed by the sheer scale of Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe
  • Visit Vilankulo and sail over clear waters in a dhow

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Finish:

    Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
  • Ages:

    Min 15
  • Meals:

    5 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 0 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Chalet (1 nt), Guesthouse (2 nts), Hostel (4 nts), Permanent tented camp (3 nts), Village Hut (1 nt)
  • Transport:

    4x4, Bicycle, Bus, Ferry, Taxi
  • Included activities:

    Great Zimbabwe Ruins, Hlane National Park - Guided Game Walk, Kruger Park - 4x4 Game Drive, Milwane National Park - Bicycle Tour

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    419kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    1. A single supplement is available on this trip.

  • Total price from

    USD $2,890
    CAD $2,945
    AUD $3,060
    EUR €2,495
    GBP £1,830
    NZD $3,625
    ZAR R27,815
    CHF FR3,085
    *
    Price information
  • Per day from:

    USD $180
    CAD $184
    AUD $191
    EUR €155
    GBP £114
    NZD $226
    ZAR R1,738
    CHF FR192
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About Mozambique , South Africa , Swaziland , Zimbabwe

Southern Africa Unplugged Summary

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Day 1 Johannesburg/Soweto

It doesn't always have the best reputation, but Johannesburg has fascinating, vibrant places to explore like Soweto, Alexandra, Rosebank Flea Market and its wonderful museums.

Day 2 Milwane National Park

Milwane National Park is Swaziland's oldest protected area covering over 4,560 hectares. The park is situated in Swaziland’s “Valley of Heaven” - the Ezulwini Valley - and has an abundance of wildlife.

Day 3 Hlane National Park

A vast expanse of bushveld and its ancient hardwood trees make Hlane Royal National Park home to the largest wild herds in Swaziland.

Days 4-5 Kruger National Park

Created to control diminishing animal numbers due to hunting, Kruger National Park became official in 1926 and is now deservedly one of Africa's premier safari parks.

Day 6 Maputo

With its attractive tree-lined avenues, Maputo has a unique European feel and some great local restaurants.

Days 7-8 Bilene

Bilene is a village situated on the Uembje Lagoon, which is known for safe snorkelling. Depending on the season whales and turtles can be seen.

Day 9 Maputo

Enjoy a free afternoon in Maputo

Day 10 Panoramic Route

Crossing the border from Mozambique into South Africa, we will continue on the Panoramic Route.

Day 11 Louis Trichardt

This morning we visit the Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre which is home to many of South Africa’s abandoned, injured and poisoned wildlife, before we head off to Louis Trichardt.

Day 12 Masvingo

The oldest colonial settlement in Zimbabwe, Masvingo is the perfect base to explore the Great Zimbabwe Ruins - the national monument the country is named after.

Days 13-14 Bulawayo/Matobos National Park

Matobo National Park has remarkable granite hills and valleys, over 3,000 rock art sites and is the resting place of Cecil Rhodes, the founder of Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe).

Days 15-16 Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls is a town on the Zimbabwean side of the falls, with spectacular views and a reputation as the adventure capital of Zimbabwe.
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    • UBSM
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $2,890
      CAD $2,945
      AUD $3,060
      EUR €2,495
      GBP £1,830
      NZD $3,625
      ZAR R27,815
      CHF FR3,085
      *
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    • Overland, Wildlife
    • Original
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