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Beautiful Botswana and Cape Town

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Beautiful Botswana and Cape Town

We hope that this example holiday will give you give some inspiration to help you begin to plan your own dream holiday to Africa.

The next couple of pages show a summary of the itinerary, and then there is a page on each place that is included.

Important travel information for visitors to South Africa and Botswana is included at the back of this document.

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Beautiful Botswana and Cape Town

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Holiday Title: Beautiful Botswana and Cape Town

Holiday Destination: Holiday to South Africa and Botswana for 8 nights

Passengers: 2 Adults

Example Cost for 2 Adults: * per person sharing.

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Summary Of The Itinerary

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Holiday Title: Beautiful Botswana and Cape Town

Passengers: 2 Adults

Day 1

Arrive into Cape Town Airport. Collect your luggage, then make your way into the Arrivals Hall where your driver will meet you. You will then be transferred to your hotel.

History and modern luxury merge to create ageless beauty at the Victoria & Alfred Hotel, which was built in 1904 as the North Quay Warehouse. This iconic establishment was named after Queen Victoria and her son, Prince Alfred who played an intrinsic role in the establishment of the Breakwater Basin - now the V&A Waterfront. The hotel is located in the very heart of this internationally acclaimed destination and is a sophisticated retreat amid the buzz. It offers some of the most enviable views of Cape Town Harbour, Table Mountain and the slick city that stretches out at the foot of this Natural Wonder.


Day 5

You will be collected and transferred back to the airport, arriving in time to check in for your international flight to Botswana.

Airlink 4Z314 (Economy Class): Fly from Cape Town International Airport (CPT) departing at 10:20 to Maun (MUB), arriving at 12:55

Arrive into Maun Airport. Go through Immigration, collect your luggage and clear Customs, then make your way into the Arrivals Hall where you will be met and assisted with your onward flight to the Okavango Delta - a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is home to an impressive array of animals and birdlife.

Safari Air Seat in Plane Rate (Light Aircraft): Fly from Kasane (BBK) to Kanana Camp - arrival and departure times to be confirmed

You will be met at the airstrip and transferred to your safari camp. The area here is incredibly picturesque with winding waterways meandering through open lagoons. Activities at Kanana Camp include day and night game drives in open 4x4 safari vehicles, game viewing on mokoro excursions through waterways lined with reeds and dotted with papyrus and tree islands, guided walks, fishing, motor boating and sunset cruises.


Day 7

After an early morning activity (time permitting) and breakfast, you will be transferred back to the airstrip.

Safari Air Seat in Plane Rate (Light Aircraft): Fly from Kanana Camp to Shinde - arrival and departure times to be confirmed

You will be met at the airstrip and transferred to your safari camp. Nestled on a lush palm island in the heart of the Okavango Delta, activities at Shinde Camp include game drives in open 4x4 safari vehicles which offer some of the finest dry land game viewing in Botswana with regular sightings of lion and leopard, exploring the water ways in mokoro (traditional dugout canoes), guided nature walks, night drives, motor boating and sunset cruises.

Okavango Delta

2 nights at Shinde


Day 9

After an early morning activity (time permitting) and breakfast, you will be transferred back to the airstrip, where you will board your flight back to Maun.

Safari Air Seat in Plane Rate (Light Aircraft): Fly from Shinde to Maun (MUB) - arrival and departure times to be confirmed

You will be met at Maun Airport and assisted with the check in for your onward international flight.
 
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Victoria & Alfred Hotel

Cape Town: 4 Nights

Nestled at the foot of the majestic Table Mountain and bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, Cape Town is consistently voted amongst the top cities in the world to visit. It is no surprise therefore that this wonderful city is one of the highlights of a holiday to South Africa.  The climate is Mediterranean, with mild winters and hot summers.

One of the main tourist attractions is the tastefully restored V&A Waterfront, with its many shops, bars and restaurants. There is also an aquarium, and one of the largest craft markets in Southern Africa. Boats offer tours of the harbour from the quayside, and the whole place is always buzzing with life and activity.  The City Bowl is home to many museums and historical buildings, which can all be viewed from a 'topless' hop on / hop off tourist bus, complete with interesting commentary as you ride around the city.

The adventurous can climb up (or abseil down) Table Mountain, windsurf or kitesurf at Bloubergstrand Beach, dive in shark tanks, or do any one of a dozen more adrenalin pumping activities. For a more relaxed pace of life, there are miles of sandy beaches for soaking up the African sun, or enjoy a quiet stroll through the beautiful Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.

Set in the heart of the beautifully restored Waterfront, and framed by the ocean and Table Mountain, the elegance and luxury of the Victoria & Alfred Hotel is rivalled only by its relaxed atmosphere and warm personal service. The hotel is renowned for the highest international standards.

All the bedrooms of the Victoria & Alfred Hotel enjoy unrivalled views of Table Mountain and the working harbour or the vibrant V&A Waterfront.

The luxurious interiors of all spacious bedrooms are complemented by elegant decor, along with all the modern essentials to make guests feel comfortably at home. Each has a separate shower, fully stocked private bar, and air-conditioning.

Dining at the hotel's award winning restaurant, the Waterfront Cafe, overlooking the cobbled quayside and the harbour is reminiscent of a meal in a Southern European coastal village. As the sun begins to set, enjoy cocktails are served on the terrace while overlooking the bustling harbour.

Guests can also use the swimming pool and spa at the V&A's sister hotel - the Dock House - which is situated just across the road from the V&A.

Example Details For Victoria & Alfred Hotel

Nights: 4 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Piazza-Facing Room
Includes: Breakfast is included.

Location

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Victoria & Alfred Hotel

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Kanana Camp

Okavango Delta: 2 Nights

Kanana Camp is a hidden jewel, set in a private concession on the Xudum River in the southwest Okavango Delta. The area encompasses a necklace of islands dotted with palms, figs, ebony and knobthorn trees, and is home to a myriad of birds, plants and animals. The nature of the habitat means this is the perfect place to experience the diversity of species found in the Delta. Wildlife is in abundance with frequent predator sightings such as lion, leopard and wild dog all making Kanana their hunting grounds.

A wide variety of activities are available for guests to enjoy and participate in, and the focus of the activities varies with the rising and falling levels of the Delta.

Game drives in specially designed vehicles (seating 4 people only) in the morning and late afternoon are available when water levels are low; during high water levels the annual floods transform parts of the concession into a true water paradise and guests can explore the crystal clear waterways by mokoro or power boats.

Birding is spectacular and as an added bonus for 'twitchers', Kanana plays host to a seasonal heronry that is one of the largest in Southern Africa and which teems with activity from July through to the summer months.

Guided bush walks are also highly recommended as is fishing for tilapia, African pike and sharptooth catfish. Kanana's private concession location also allows for night drives in search of the nocturnal animals, or predators hunting.

Guests are accommodated in 7 spacious twin and double-bedded 'Meru' style safari tents, set on raised decks which offer breathtaking views across the waterways. The tents are well spaced, affording privacy whilst remaining within a comfortable distance from the main camp area. There is also one family tent with 2 bedrooms and a shared bathroom.

In-between safari activities, relax around the pool area, and enjoy evenings around the campfire set on the water's edge.

There is also a Sleep Out Deck that offers guests staying 3 or more nights the opportunity to spend the night under the splendid African night sky.

Example Details For Kanana Camp

Nights: 2 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Safari Tent
Includes: All meals; selected alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages; game activities; a daily laundry service; Park fees; and emergency evacuation insurance (to regional medical facility) are included.

Guests aged 16 years and older are allowed on game walks.

Please Note: As the animals are wild, it is not possible to guarantee what you will see during your safari.

Location

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Kanana Camp

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Shinde

Okavango Delta: 2 Nights

Shinde is nestled on a lush palm dotted island in the northern Okavango Delta. Located at the edge of a lagoon, it is surrounded by clear waterways, and the area is teeming with birdlife and game.

Shinde offers a diverse range of activities, including both water and land activities throughout the year. Powerboat or mokoro provide a chance to experience the incredible number of different bird, plant and reptile species found in the aquatic habitat of the Delta, and game drives are conducted in specially designed vehicles seating 4 people only. Guided walks are also available.

The island is especially favoured by members of the antelope family, including the elusive sitatunga whose elongated and splayed hooves enable it to walk on the unstable beds of reeds floating on the water.

The main lodge's unique tree house consists of a multi-level raised dining/lounge area under canvas, set amongst the shade of ebony trees. There is also a swimming pool for relaxing by inbetween game activities.

Shinde comprises of 8 classic safari tents, each with a spacious bathroom and large walk in shower. Wide sliding doors open onto the extended front decks, offering splendid views, whether across the Delta's mysterious waterways or over open grasslands.

The exclusive Shinde Enclave is a 'camp within a camp', offering the ultimate in personal service and an indelible wildlife experience. Consisting of 3 luxurious tents built on raised decks overlooking windswept papyrus beds, the camp also has its own private dining and lounge area, and a private chef and guide - making this an ideal private getaway for families or friends. A minimum of 3 nights however is required at Shinde Enclave.

Example Details For Shinde

Nights: 2 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Safari Tent
Includes: All meals; selected alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages; game activities; a daily laundry service; Park fees; and emergency evacuation insurance (to regional medical facility) are included.

Guests aged 16 years and older are allowed on guided walks.

Please Note: As the animals are wild, it is not possible to guarantee what you will see during your safari.

Location

Shinde Location Map
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Shinde

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Important Travel Information For South Africa

Passport, Visa and Entry Requirements

As of the 18th March 2020, passport holders from certain countries are now required to obtain a visa before travelling to South Africa - including the United Kingdom; United States of America; France; Germany; Italy; Spain; Switzerland; and New Zealand.

All international travellers are therefore advised to contact their local South Africa High Commission or Embassy to establish whether they need to apply for a visa. There may be a fee charged for issuing a visa. Please note that some visas may take a long time to be processed so please do take this into consideration, as it is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa in place before you travel. Visas are not issued at South African ports of entry and airline officials are obliged to insist on visas before allowing passengers to board.

Please note that anyone travelling to South Africa should have a valid return ticket and a valid passport. Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 30 days from the date of exit from South Africa. However, some immigration officials still request that a passport should have at least 6 months validity from the date of entry to South Africa so to avoid problems on arrival, we advise that your passport meets this requirement instead. The passport must also have sufficient pages for entry/exit stamps if you require a visa to enter the country - AT LEAST 2 BLANK PAGES. If you do not need a visa, one page is sufficient.

TRAVELLING TO/FROM SOUTH AFRICA WITH CHILDREN YOUNGER THAN 18 YEARS OF AGE AT DATE OF TRAVEL: It has been recently announced that the immigration laws for children travelling to South Africa who do NOT require a visa are to be relaxed, however not all airlines have updated their systems at the moment to reflect this amendment. Therefore, until we have received notification that all systems have been fully updated with the new relaxed rules, we are strongly advising that all passengers still adher to these following guidelines: Parents travelling with children must produce an unabridged birth certificate for the child, showing full details of the child's parents. If the birth certificate is in a language other than English, it must be accompanied by a sworn translation issued by a competent authority in the country concerned. If the child is adopted, the adoption certificate must be produced. If only one parent is travelling, said parent must also show consent in the form of an affidavit from the other parent named on the birth certificate authorising the child to travel (the affidavit must be no more than 3 months old from the date of travel - a blank Parental Consent Affidavit can be downloaded from http://southafricahouseuk.com/documents/parentconaff.pdf), or a court order granting full parental responsibilities to the travelling parent, or (where applicable) a death certificate for the deceased parent. Legally separated parents should also provide a court order when the other parent does not give consent. Where a person is travelling with a child who is not their biological child, he/she must produce an unabridged birth certificate for the child supplemented by affidavits from the child's parents/legal guardian giving consent for the child to travel and copies of the identity documents or passport of the parents/legal guardian PLUS their contact details. There are also additional rules for unaccompanied minors - available on request. PLEASE NOTE: All documents must be original - PHOTOCOPIES ARE NOT ACCEPTED. In the case of foreign countries that do not issue unabridged birth certificates, a letter to this effect issued by the competent authority of the foreign country should be produced. For more information, contact the South African High Commission via http://southafricahouseuk.com/ or the South African Department of Home Affairs via http://www.dha.gov.za/.

PLEASE NOTE: Countries can change their entry requirements at any time. Travel Butlers try to ensure that the information displayed here is correct, but the onus remains with the traveller to verify the information with the relevant High Commission or Embassy and ensure that they can comply with current passport and visa requirements.

Medical

You are advised to contact your doctor or clinic around 4-8 weeks before your trip to check whether you need any vaccinations and to get their professional medical advice regarding travel to South Africa.

To help avoid heatstroke, drink plenty of bottled water/fluids, and keep out of the midday sun.

There is a risk of malaria in and around the Kruger National Park/Mpumalanga Province, the Limpopo (Northern) Province, and the north-eastern part of KwaZulu-Natal - check with your doctor about suitable antimalarial tablets. Try to avoid mosquito bites wherever possible - wear loose long-sleeved clothing and trousers, and use a repellent on clothing and exposed skin.

There is no risk of yellow fever in South Africa, so a yellow fever vaccination is NOT required for travellers whose sole destination is South Africa. However, in accordance with International Health Reguations, South Africa requires all travellers over one year of age arriving from a yellow fever risk country, or having been in transit longer than 12 hours at the airport of such a country, to have a yellow fever certificate. These countries include Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda.

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Important Travel Information For Botswana

Passport, Visa and Entry Requirements

Holders of the following passports do not require a visa to enter Botswana when travelling as a tourist for stays up to 90 days: United Kingdom; United States of America; Canada; Australia; New Zealand; Ireland; Belgium; Netherlands; Italy; France; Germany; Spain; South Africa. If you are a passport holder from another country, please contact your local Botswana High Commission or Embassy for up-to-date visa requirements, as citizens of certain countries are required to obtain visas before travelling. Please note that if you are applying to the Embassy for your visa, some visas can take a long time to be processed so please do take this into consideration, as it is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa in place before you travel.

Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of entry into Botswana and have sufficient blank pages for the Botswana entry/exit stamps (at least 2).

TRAVELLING TO/FROM BOTSWANA WITH CHILDREN YOUNGER THAN 18 YEARS OF AGE AT DATE OF TRAVEL: The following requirements apply regardless of nationality. Parents travelling with children must produce an unabridged birth certificate for the child, showing full details of the child's parents. If the birth certificate is in a language other than English, it must be accompanied by a sworn translation issued by a competent authority in the country concerned. If the child is adopted, the adoption certificate must be produced. If only one parent is travelling, said parent must also show consent in the form of an affidavit from the other parent named on the birth certificate authorising the child to travel (the affidavit must be no more than 6 months old from the date of travel), or a court order granting full parental responsibilities to the travelling parent, or (where applicable) a death certificate for the deceased parent. Legally separated parents should also provide a court order when the other parent does not give consent. Where a person is travelling with a child who is not their biological child, he/she must produce an unabridged birth certificate for the child supplemented by affidavits from the child's parents/legal guardian giving consent for the child to travel and copies of the identity documents or passport of the parents/legal guardian PLUS their contact details. There are also additional rules for unaccompanied minors - available on request. PLEASE NOTE: All documents must be original - PHOTOCOPIES ARE NOT ACCEPTED. In the case of foreign countries that do not issue unabridged birth certificates, a letter to this effect issued by the competent authority of the foreign country should be produced. For more information, please contact your Botswana High Commission.

Please note that plastic bags are banned in Botswana. This ban is primarily aimed to reduce plastic in commercial use (as opposed to tourists bringing in plastic bags to carry personal property), however, we would strongly recommend guests avoid bringing plastic bags into the country if possible.

PLEASE NOTE: Countries can change their entry requirements at any time. Travel Butlers try to ensure that the information displayed here is correct, but the onus remains with the traveller to verify the information with the relevant High Commission or Embassy and ensure that they can comply with current passport and visa requirements.

Medical

You are advised to contact your doctor or clinic around 4-8 weeks before your trip to check whether you need any vaccinations and to get their professional medical advice regarding travel to Botswana.

To help prevent diarrhoea, avoid tap water – drink only bottled water and use bottled water for tooth brushing, and avoid ice made with tap water – and only eat fruit or vegetables that are cooked or can be peeled. To help avoid heatstroke, drink plenty of bottled water/fluids, and keep out of the midday sun.

There is a risk of malaria in the northern half of Botswana, including Chobe and the Okavango Delta, particularly during the months of November to June - check with your doctor about suitable antimalarial tablets. Try to avoid mosquito bites wherever possible - wear loose long-sleeved clothing and trousers, and use a repellent on clothing and exposed skin.

There is no risk of yellow fever in Botswana, so a yellow fever vaccination is NOT required for travellers whose sole destination is Botswana. However, in accordance with International Health Regulations, Botswana requires all travellers over one year of age arriving from a yellow fever risk country, or having been in transit longer than 12 hours at the airport of such a country, to have a yellow fever certificate. These countries include Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda.