THE DELTA TO CAPE EXPERIENCE

WHY IT'S DIFFERENT?

Visit Meerkats and sleep under the stars, before a mobile safari in the UNESCO Okavango Delta. Then enjoy the vibrant Cape Town scene before relaxing in the winelands.

Multiple countries
Jun - Nov
14 nights

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Based on two people sharing, not including flights learn more

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TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

Mobile Tented Camp

Mobile Tented Camp

The most authentic way to experience the Okavango. Stay in a luxury 5-star mobile tented camp in the bush amongst nature and wildlife. Enjoy freshly prepared gourmet meals and finish your days with a nightcap around the fire pit.

Meet with Meerkats

Meet with Meerkats

One of the best places to see these fascinating creatures. The meerkats are semi-habituated to human presence through years of research teams getting close, so you’ll get closer than you might think to the cheeky creatures!

The Okavango Delta

The Okavango Delta

Now a UNESCO world heritage site, this incredible alluvial fan is packed full of wildlife in a wilderness environment that supports some of Africa’s greatest predator densities as well as the continent’s largest elephant population.

Sleep under the Stars

Sleep under the Stars

Take a quad bike deep into the Makgadikgadi Pans, one of the largest in the world. You'll have dinner around a fire pit before for a night sleeping out under the stars. A truly unforgettable once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Cape Town

Cape Town

Cape Town, the oldest city in South Africa, lies between the ocean and beautiful mountains. Fondly referred to as "The Mother City" by locals. It offers ample activities and overflows with trendy bars and eateries.

 Penguins at Boulders Beach

Penguins at Boulders Beach

Currently classified as endangered, the African penguins are only found along the coasts of South Africa and Namibia. Boulders Beach, home to a colony of African penguins, is the only place where you can see them up close.

Wine Farms

Wine Farms

Surrounded by lush valleys, with award-winning wine farms at every corner, it's every wine lover's dream destination. Be sure to try the Pinotage, which is unique to South Africa.

Food

Food

South African cuisine is as diverse as the cultures that form the heritage. The most loved form of cooking is referred to as "a braai" and is similar to a barbecue, but on an open, wood fire. Meat and veggies are cooked this way.

“South Africa is renowned for its food and wine scene so restaurants do get booked up. Please make sure you book your restaurants in advance so you don’t miss out.”

James - Untravelled Paths

TRIP OVERVIEW

YOUR EXPERIENCE

One of Africa’s most exclusive safari destinations, Botswana is a paradise for stunning scenery and wildlife. It is one of the most sparsely populated countries in the world: the low population and vast areas of protected wilderness provide a haven for wildlife and offers a more exclusive and remote safari. It's home to the richly populated waterways of the Okavango Delta, arguably one of Africa’s ultimate destinations, and now a World Heritage Site where game found here includes, and is in no way limited to: lion, leopard, cheetah, wild dog, elephant, rhino, buffalo, zebra, wildebeest, caracal, serval, spotted hyena, aardwolf, civet, roan, sable, kudu, sitatunga, and jackal, to name but a few. As well as the Makgadikgadi Pans, a desolate yet awe-inspiring area of nothingness and everything. The harsh environment of the pans changes from wet to dry season, and although only accessible by helicopter during the wet season, the dry season brings the opportunity to explore the pans in their full beauty. Wildlife that can be seen here includes the reclusive brown hyena, the fascinating meerkat, and the occasional cheetah. There is also the opportunity to sleep out in the pans, where one can see one of the only places on earth where the stars meet the horizon. This area is best explored between June and October. After your time in Botswana we will transport you deep into the vibrant heart of "The Rainbow Nation". A country ripe with history, offering ample activities from beaches to hiking to mountains to wine farms, this country offers it all. We begin our experience in "The Mother City", Cape Town, which is nestled in the belly of Table Mountain. We will awaken your taste buds with a wine farm tour in Franschhoek Valley.

YOUR EXPERTS

James

James

The Brains Behind the Operation - Meet James

NEED TO KNOW

DESTINATION Botswana, South Africa
DURATION 14 nights
GROUP SIZE 12 people
ASSISTANCE Hands on
AIRPORT(S) Cape Town
FLIGHTS For details of flights from the UK please see the Trip Details section.
VISA UK, EU & US not required
VACCINATIONS None

TRIP ITINERARY

Day 1 Arrive in Maun

Arrive in Maun. Transfer to the edge of the Makgadikgadi Pans. Check in to your Bakalanga thatched hut accommodation with en suite facilities at Planet Baobab.

INCLUDED

  • Airport Pick-up and transfer
  • Accommodation: DBB on a sharing basis
Day 2 Travel to Makgadikgadi Pans

A morning drive out to the edge of the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, including a visit to a traditional Tswana cattle post, followed by a packed lunch and an afternoon’s quad bike expedition into the middle of the Pans for an overnight sleep-out under the stars.

INCLUDED

  • Packed lunch
  • Visit to a traditional cattle post
  • Quad-bike expedition (2 people per bike)
  • Accommodation: DBB on the pans
Day 3 Meerkat Excursion

After waking up with the fresh air and early morning sunshine, you take the quad bikes back to where the salt pans meet the grasslands, and so begin the search for the local group of habituated meerkats. After spending a couple of hours hanging with these very cool customers, it’s an hour’s drive back to Planet Baobab for an afternoon hanging out surrounded by Baobab trees next to Africa’s coolest swimming pool.

INCLUDED

  • Meerkat interaction
  • Transfer to Planet Baobab
  • Lunch
  • Accommodation: DBB on a sharing basis
Day 4 Travel to the Okavango Delta

After breakfast at Planet Baobab, it is a 2-hour journey back to Maun for a brief stop for lunch at one of the great eateries in town, followed by a 4-hour drive into the heart of the Okavango Delta. As the town turns to villages, and then cattle posts, and the last signs of human habitation end, the game-viewing begins. The second half of the drive into the delta is set against seeing the first wildlife of this UNESCO world heritage site. After arriving in camp around sunset, you’ll be settled into your glamping tents with en suite bathrooms including flush loos, followed by a delicious dinner out under the stars.

Days 5 - 7 Game drives in the Okavango Delta

All three full days follow the same pattern. You will be woken an hour before sunrise for a full continental breakfast, followed by a morning’s game drive return to camp by 11am for a wholesome buffet brunch. After an afternoon of your own leisure time in camp, it’s high tea at 4pm followed by an afternoon game drive culminating in the traditional African sundowner with a beautiful view, followed by a short drive back into camp for drinks around the open fireplace before a wholesome three-course dinner.

INCLUDED

  • Accommodation: Full board
  • Twice daily game-viewing activities by open-sided game-viewing vehicle
  • Services of a private guide
Day 8 Travel to Cape Town

This morning, it is a 4-hour return drive to Maun after the same early morning wake up and breakfast. You will arrive in Maun in time for your flight to Cape Town.

Day 9 Cape Town

Morning transfer to Table Mountain, where you will take the cable car to the top, from where you can enjoy magical views of the City and Ocean. There is a restaurant at the top, and a cute souvenir shop. Walk around the top of One of the Seven Natural Wonders. Enjoy the rest of the day exploring the City of Cape Town at your leisure.

Day 10 Cape Town

Visit Robben Island via ferry, and see the prison where former South African president, Nelson Mandela, spent 18 years of his life in prison. Thereafter, you have the afternoon to explore the V&A waterfront, perfect place for shopping, craft markets, and there is even an aquarium and a rugby museum.

INCLUDED

  • Breakfast
  • Trip to Robben Island
  • Visit to V&A Waterfront

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

  • Lions Head sunset hike
  • Helicopter Tour
  • Kayaking
  • Swimming with seals
  • Paragliding
  • Kirstenbosch visit
  • Mount Nelson high tea
Day 11 Cape Town

Visit Robben Island via ferry, and see the prison where former South African president, Nelson Mandela, spent 18 years of his life in prison. Thereafter, you have the afternoon to explore the V&A waterfront, perfect place for shopping, craft markets, and there is even an aquarium and a rugby museum.

INCLUDED

  • Breakfast
  • Chapmans Peak
  • Visit to Cape Point
  • Visit to Boulders Beach

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

  • Lions Head sunset hike
  • Helicopter tour
  • Kayaking
  • Swimming with seals
  • Paragliding
  • Kirstenbosch visit
  • Mount Nelson high tea
Day 12 Cape Town

The last day in this amazing city, and we end it off with the most scenic tour. You pass over Chapmans Peak enroute to Cape Point. After exploring Cape Point, you will enjoy a long lunch, followed by a visit to the penguins at Boulders Beach. We will end the tour with a sunset.

INCLUDED

  • Breakfast

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

  • Lions Head sunset hike
  • Helicopter tour
  • Kayaking
  • Swimming with seals
  • Paragliding
  • Kirstenbosch visit
  • Mount Nelson high tea
Day 13 Winelands

Transfer to the Winelands, where you will check into your hotel, before heading out for a day of wine tasting in the beautiful Franschhoek Valley. The evening can be enjoyed at your leisure.

INCLUDED

  • Breakfast
  • Wine Tasting Tour
Day 14 Winelands

Transfer to the Winelands, where you will check into your hotel, before heading out for a day of wine tasting in the beautiful Franschhoek Valley. The evening can be enjoyed at your leisure.

INCLUDED

  • Breakfast
  • Wine Tasting Tour
Day 15 Transfer back to Airport

TRIP ACCOMMODATION

A selection of our accommodation, which is subject to availability, however alternatives are always of a similar price, grade and location.

 Luxury Tented Camp

Luxury Tented Camp
Botswana

All 4 nights will be in a double or twin shared tented accommodation and an en suite bathroom comprising a flush loo, shower, mirror and basin. The shower will be refilled on request and the loo emptied regularly.

 Planet Baobab

Planet Baobab
Botswana

You'll spend two nights in a traditional thatched Bakalanga hut with an en suite bathroom. Surrounded by huge Baobab trees and a lovely big swimming pool allowing you to relax when not on an adventure.

Makgadikgadi Pans

Makgadikgadi Pans
Botswana

You'll quad bike out into the middle of the remote, flat wilderness of the pans. Where your comfortable open-air bedrolls with be set out for you to sleep under the stars in the middle of the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans.

Cape Town

Cape Town
South Africa

You will be staying right in the heart of the Mother City, with many interesting sites close by, and minutes from the trendy bars and eateries.
Typical Accommodation: Cape Town Lodge or similar 

Winelands

Winelands
South Africa

A picturesque town in the heart of the Winelands. A fantastic location for you to enjoy nature, and sample some of South Africas award winning wines.
Typical Accommodation: Oxford Lodge or similar 

TRIP LOCATION

WHERE YOU'RE GOING

One of Africa’s most exclusive safari destinations, Botswana is a paradise for stunning scenery and wildlife. It is one of the most sparsely populated countries in the world: the low population and vast areas of protected wilderness provide a haven for wildlife and offers a more exclusive and remote safari. It's home to the richly populated waterways of the Okavango Delta, arguably one of Africa’s ultimate destinations, and now a World Heritage Site. South Africa is part of Africa, but not nearly as wild as one would expect. No, there are no lions roaming around the streets, only in Game parks. South Africa is loving referred to as "The Rainbow Nation", and it's a very colourful nation. Home to many indigenous tribes, its not surprising that the country has 11 official languages. South Africa has a little bit of everything for every traveller. Bustling cities with great 5 star restaurants, quaint towns surrounded by beauty and a beautiful coastline offering all kinds of amazing beaches.

DID YOU KNOW
  • The Okavango Delta is the world's largest inland delta system.
  • The translation of Makgadikgadi is 'the land of great thirst'.
  • South Africa has 11 official languages. Zulu and Xhosa are most commonly spoken, followed by Afrikaans and English.

FAST FACTS

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“I took my daughter to Botswana for an Okavango Delta safari and stay in the Makgadikgadi Pans. The adventure was mind-blowing. Can't honestly say which I was most impressed with...the breadth and scope of natural wonders we explored or the detailed planning for a mobile camp.”

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TRIP TIPS

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Binoculars and a Camera

Given that you’ll be doing much looking for wildlife, it’s good to have a pair of binoculars for searching and observing from afar, and a good camera for capturing those magic moments.

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Enjoy the Siestas

As you are awoken before sunrise most mornings, it is important to take your downtime when you can. The afternoons are a great period to relax to ensure you are well-rested for time out exploring.

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Ask Questions

Throughout your incredible journey, you are being led by a vastly experienced professional guide with years of experience exploring the habitats you are visiting.

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Use Uber

Uber is a great way to get around, as it is not recommended to hail a taxi off the street. It gives you the freedom to do your own thing during leisure time and it's much cheaper than in the UK.

TRIP DETAILS

WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • ALL TRANSFERS
  • ALL ACCOMMODATION
    • Full board throughout
    • Drinks at the Tented Camp
    • Laundry at the Tented Camp
    • 5 nights in Cape Town
    • 2 night in Winelands
    • 1 night in Hermanus
  • MEALS
  • ACTIVITIES
    • Game Drives
    • Meerkat Excursion
    • Quad Biking
    • Emergency evacuation insurance
    • Visit and entry to Table Mountain
    • Visit and entry to Robben Island
    • Visit and entry to Chapmans Peak
    • Visit and entry to Cape Point
  • THE SERVICES OF A BI-LINGUAL GUIDE
  • UNTRAVELLED PATHS EXPERIENCE EBOOKLET
GETTING THERE

As a tour operator we are not able to offer inclusive flights as part of our experiences however we are more than happy to help you find the most appropriate incoming and outgoing flights for you. All the listed airports fly directly in and out of Bucharest with multiple different airlines to choose from. We highly recommend using Skyscanner to find the cheapest flights.

LONDON TO CAPE TOWN
  • British Airways (Heathrow)
INTERNAL FLIGHTS
  • Durban to Cape Town / Johannesburg

Typically internal flights cost about £50 per person. In some instances for those flying via Johannesburg, it might make more sense to buy a domestic flight to Cape Town from Johannesburg and then at the end of your trip fly from Durban to Johannesburg, not Cape Town. For further information assistance on flights please don't hesitate to get in touch.

FURTHER INFORMATION

INSURANCE

In order to be fully covered on your trip should anything happen, we suggest getting an insurance before you travel. We recommend True Traveller, designed especially for adventure travel, who will be able to tailor an insurance package based on your needs. You can find out more here.

SOLO TRAVELLERS

Our prices are based on people sharing, for solo travellers who would prefer a private room the price per person will include a solo occupancy fee.

EXTRA NIGHTS

If you wish we can also organise extra nights at either end of your trip for you.

HOW IT WORKS

Book your trip in a few easy steps.

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ENQUIRE ONLINE

Let us know the dates you are interested in travelling and we will let you know if they are available, if not then we will offer you alternative dates.

2

BOOK YOUR FLIGHTS

We will get back to you answering any questions you might have and confirming availability. If all is good, we can hold the places for you for 48 hours while you book your flights. Please note that this stage does not represent a guarantee of the booking.

3

BOOKING FORM

Once you have made your necessary arrangements, we will send you a booking form you will need to fill in with your details and any other relevant information.

4

PAY FOR YOUR TRIP

As you fill in the booking form, you will also be asked to make the payment through a secure link; if you are travelling in less than 8 weeks, the payment will be paid in full, otherwise only a 35% deposit will be taken.

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FINAL CONFIRMATION

Shortly after you pay, you will receive a confirmation invoice, followed by a personalised itinerary and digital booklet. All you need to do now is write the dates in your diary, prepare your packing list and look forward to your next adventure!

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NOTES

Please note deposit is non-refundable. The balance will only be refundable if you cancel with more than 8 weeks in advance. More information about the cancellation policy can be found in our Terms & Conditions. We highly suggest getting insurance before you travel to avoid any problems. Our personal recommendation is using True Traveller.

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