SOUTHERN AFRICA DISCOVERY

Join Tour Escorts David and Margaret on a true adventure through the enchanting four countries of Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia and South Africa.
Our tour of Southern Africa will show you nature at its very best. From the moment you start your journey in Johannesburg you’ll find yourself immersed in wildlife and culture. Enjoy a drive through mesmerising landscapes before spending time in Kruger National Park where you can get up close with lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo. Take a safari tour, or park up for lunch at a watering hole to watch these fascinating creatures in their natural surroundings. Stop at Francistown, known as Botswana’s second city. Spend the night in Zimbabwe and see the spectacular Victoria Falls and travel though the Caprivi Strip in Namibia before ending your holiday with a trip to Table Mountain in Cape Town.

38 DAY ESCORTED TOUR

DAYS 1 – 2
Depart from London to Johannesburg. On arrival, meet your Tour Escorts and transfer to the motorhome depot to pick up your vehicle and drive to the first campsite (47 miles). Overnight Pretoria campsite.
DAY 3
Travel to Sabie (230 miles) through the Long Tom Pass, famous for battles between the Boers and the British. Visit the waterfalls at Graskop or Sabie or explore the Sudwala caves. Enjoy a welcome group dinner in the campsite restaurant. Overnight Sabie campsite.
DAY 4
Travel north to Blydepoort (61 miles) – plenty of time to explore the Blyde River Canyon and admire the Three Rondavels. Make a detour to see Bourke’s Luck Potholes. Overnight Blyde River campsite.
DAYS 5 – 7
On to the Kruger National Park (121 miles) world famous for its diverse wildlife including the Big Five (lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo), where we will overnight at three different campgrounds with leisurely 40-70 mile drives in between and a sunset safari on day 5. Take your time and park up at one of the many watering holes for your lunch and let the wildlife come to you. Overnight three Kruger Park campsites.
DAYS 8 – 9
Head out of Kruger for an overnight in Tshipise (132 miles) before crossing the border into Botswana at the Martin'€™s Drift border (188 miles). Overnight Tshipise and Martin'€™s Drift Border campsites.
DAYS 10 – 11
Heading north through Botswana, we stop at Francistown (178 miles), Botswana’s second city and Nata (115 miles), famous for its birdlife. Overnight Francistown and Nata campsites.
DAYS 12 – 13
Two nights in Chobe National Park (197 miles), with one of the largest game concentrations in Africa. Included is a game drive to view the animals. Overnight Kasane campsite.
DAY 14
Today we will travel by coach to see the spectacular Victoria Falls, enjoy a sunset cruise and spend the night in a lodge in Zimbabwe. Overnight Victoria Falls Hotel.
DAY 15
Leave the hotel in Zimbabwe and return by coach to your motorhome in Kasane. Overnight Kasane campsite.
DAYS 16 – 18
Travel though the Caprivi Strip in Namibia calling in at Katima Mulilo (84 miles), Mahangu (213 miles) and Grootfontein (259 miles). Included is a sunset boat trip in Mahangu. Overnight Katima Mulilo, Mahangu and Grootfontein campsites.
DAYS 19 – 21
We spend the next three days travelling through Etosha National Park, noted for elephant, zebra, lion and springbok (247 miles). Overnight Namutoni, Halali and Etosha campsites.
DAYS 22 – 23
Explore Damaraland as we travel to Khorixas (136 miles) and Uis (72 miles). Visit Twyfelfontein with its ancient rock art. Overnight Khorixas and Uis campsites.
DAYS 24 – 26
Time to catch your breath by the seaside with a three night stay in Swakopmund (121 miles), the second largest town in Namibia. Included is a dolphin cruise where you will see dolphins and pelicans. Overnight Swakopmund campsite.
DAY 27
Back into the desert into Namib Naukluft Park (178 miles) – where you’ll spend the night in Solitaire. Overnight Solitaire campsite.
DAYS 28 – 29
Two short drives (50 miles and 68 miles) but with fantastic scenery as we travel to Sesriem – near to the world-famous Sossusvlei dunes and Sesriem Canyon. Head out of the desert to Betta. Overnight Sesriem and Betta campsites.
DAY 30
Head out of the National Park to Aus (133 miles). Overnight Aus campsite.
DAY 31
Head towards the magnificent Fish River Canyon and drive to Ai-Ais (214 miles). 100 miles long and up to 550 metres deep, it is Africa's answer to the Grand Canyon. Spend the day exploring the natural beauty and wonder of the Fish River Canyon area or relax at the spa. Overnight Ai-Ais campsite.
Southern Africa Discovery Tour
DAY 32
Leave Namibia and enter South Africa’s West coast and head for Springbok (190 miles) Overnight Springbok campsite.
DAY 33
Continue south through the heart of Namaqualand to Citrusdal (242 miles), famous for its citrus fruit. Overnight Citrusdal campsite.
DAY 34
Follow the road to Melkbosstrand (98 miles) and admire the views out to sea. Keep an eye out for whales and dolphins along the coast. Overnight Melkbosstrand campsite.
DAY 35
Full day guided coach excursion to Cape Town including the summit of Table Mountain (weather permitting), the Castle of Good Hope, the Grootte Kerk, St George’s Cathedral and Greenmarket Square. Overnight Melkbosstrand campsite.
DAY 36
Day at leisure. Why not visiting Robben Island, Nelson Mandela's prison for 18 years? Evening farewell meal overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and spectacular views of Table Mountain. 
Overnight Melkbosstrand campsite.
DAY 37
Travel to Cape Town (20 miles), return motorhomes and transfer to airport. Return flight to London.
DAY 38
Arrive London. This ends the tour travel arrangements.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Overnight trip into Zimbabwe to see Victoria Falls
  • Evening safari in Kruger National Park
  • Sunset game cruise on the Chobe River to see the bird and big game reserves
  • Namibia national parks and wildlife sanctuaries
  • Sesriem Canyon
  • Fish River Canyon and Sossusvlei sand dunes
  • Sunset Cruise
  • Dolphin cruise in Swakopmund
  • Guided tour of Cape Town
  • Welcome and farewell meals

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • The services of experienced Tour Escorts
  • Return standard flights (London to Johannesburg, returning Cape Town to London)
  • All airport taxes
  • 36 days fully-equipped Discoverer 4 motorhome hire (includes GPS and unlimited mileage)
  • Sunset drive in Kruger National Park
  • Chobe game safari
  • Overnight accommodation including breakfast in a Victoria Falls hotel and sunset cruise
  • Sunset boat trip in Mahangu
  • Swakopmund dolphin cruise
  • Cape Town City Tour
  • Motorhome preparation and living kits
  • Vehicle insurance (includes nil excess and Collision Damage Waiver)
  • 34 nights site fees (includes electrical hook-up where available)
  • Transfers (as stated)
  • Welcome and farewell meals
  • Tour daybook
  • Touring atlas of South Africa and toad maps of Botswana and Namibia
Prices are per person based on two adults sharing a motorhome
EXCLUSIONS
  • Personal insurance – please ask for a quote
  • Motorhome fuel or refills of propane gas
  • Cross border visas (where applicable)
  • Meals and drinks (unless stated)
  • Excursions or entrance fees (other than those stated)
  • Road tolls
  • National parks entry fees (approx. £100 per person)
  • Personal expenditure, tips etc
  • Any single supplements, extra adult or child supplements – available on request

Few Things You Need To Know

We really want you to enjoy your holiday so, there are a few things you need to know:
  • This is a challenging tour driving along sometimes dusty, bumpy roads complete with potholes – tyre changes are often required.
  • Some sites are basic without electric or even wash blocks, and it’s sometimes necessary to share pitches or electric hook-ups.
  • Be prepared for a different approach to health and safety standards.
  • Motorhomes are the best available and well-suited to the terrain, but not necessarily comparable to the standards of other destinations.
  • If you are unsure that this is the tour for you we recommend that you start with the South Africa Tour instead.

COMBINE THIS TOUR WITH OUR SOUTH AFRICA TOUR

If you don’t want your holiday to end then you can enjoy even more of South Africa by extending your stay and joining our South Africa tour which runs back to back. See more of this fascinating country as you spend another 28 days exploring the fascinating wildlife and culture that inhabits this beautiful Rainbow Nation.