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Northern Adventure (12 Days from Joburg to Victoria Falls)

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If you’re looking for an African adventure, then you’ll love the 12 Days from Joburg to Victoria Falls Safari!

Heading to South Africa’s famous Kruger National Park, where we go in search of the “big five” and many other wildlife species before crossing into Zimbabwe to explore the Great Zimbabwe Ruins – once an ancient ‘city’ in southern Africa. Matobo National Park is a haven for rhino and rich in ancient San rock paintings. After this we head to Hwange National Park in search of more wildlife sightings. We end our adventure at the mighty Victoria Falls, one of the natural wonders of the world and a base for many optional adventure activities.

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All about the Northern Adventure (12 Days from Joburg to Victoria Falls).

This trip begins in Johannesburg, South Africa and travels north through South Africa and Zimbabwe ending in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. This trip departs from Johannesburg early on Wednesday morning. Should you wish to explore Johannesburg, ATC or your travel agent can assist you, in booking your activities as well as accommodation. However, costs due to earlier arrival, will be for your own account.

Trip Code: JV12
Departure Point: Johannesburg, Dove’s Nest, 78 Gladiator St, Rhodesfield, Kempton Park
Check-In: 7:00AM Departs: 7:30AM
Trip Type: Camping
Pre-Departure Meeting: Held at the Departure point at 17h00 on Day 1 of the tour

*All ATC trips include an arrival airport transfer. Please notify us should you not be using this so we can plan accordingly. Should you choose not to make use of this, or in the event that ATC were not updated with your arrival details, no refund will be paid for services not used
**Note that part of the trip may coincide with family departure

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The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Kruger National Park
  • Great Zimbabwe Ruins
  • Matobo National Park
  • Hwange National Park
  • Entrance to Victoria Falls
Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • International flights
  • Airport departure taxes
  • Departure transfer
  • Visas
  • Meals (unless otherwise stated)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Laundry
  • Personal Items
  • Sleeping bag & Pillow
  • Tips
  • Bottled water
  1. Day 1 - 2 Johannesburg, Nkambeni Camp

    DAY 1: Johannesburg 

    We start our first day in Egoli the place of gold (Johannesburg), Johannesburg is the capital of Gauteng, which is a province in South Africa.

    DAY 2: Johannesburg to Nkambeni Camp (Lunch / Dinner)

    Leaving Johannesburg, we head towards the Lowveld and our camp situated within the border of the famous Kruger National Park.  On our way we pass through the southern section of the picturesque Panorama Route – famous for its breathtaking vistas. Our camp for the next two nights is a short drive from the Kruger Park Gate and has some interesting local residents that include hippo, giraffe, zebra and impala.

    Included: Kruger National Park night game drive

  2. Day 3 - 4 Nkambeni Camp, Polokwane

    DAY 3: Nkambeni Camp (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

    Today we explore the amazing Kruger National Park.  Covering 19 485 km2 – 60 km wide and over 350 km long, this conservation area has more than 146 mammals, 500 bird, 114 reptile, 33 amphibian & 49 fish species.  23 000 different types of plants have been recorded. We spend the day driving around the park keeping an eye out for these. There is the option of doing a night drive looking for a few of the nocturnal inhabitants or upgrading to a small vehicle for the game drive at an additional cost. 

    Included Activity: Game Drives 

    DAY 4: Nkambeni Camp to Polokwane (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

    Today we leave the Lowveld and head on the long, scenic drive to Polokwane. Along the way we stop off at some of the best scenery in South Africa, including the ever striking Blyde River Canyon and God’s Window. The many viewpoints of the Canyon, afford us excellent photo opportunities. Polokwane, capital of Limpopo, is the largest metropolitan complex in the north and a major economic centre. Its proximity to the neighbouring countries of Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Swaziland, as well as its convenient distance from the Kruger National Park and Magoebaskloof, makes it a perfect gateway and good destination in itself. We set up our tents on the lush green grass of our campsite located outside of the city before enjoying a dip in the lovely swimming pool.  

    Optional Activity: Blyde River Canyon & God’s Window

  3. Day 5 - 6 Polokwane, Musina, Masvingo

    DAY 5: Polokwane to Musina (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

    After a quick replenishing of our stocks we begin our journey north toward Zimbabwe.  We have a long, relaxing drive where we get to sit back and enjoy the ever-changing scenery.  Tonight, we’ll camp near to one of the hottest towns in South Africa, Musina, at the hot water spring resort – Tshipise. Situated between the rolling hills, the resort is well known for its natural hot water springs. Once we’ve set up camp, you’re free to enjoy the pools, walking trails or various other activities on offer here. 

    DAY 6: Musina to Masvingo (Zimbabwe) (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

    Today we enter Zimbabwe – a beautiful country rich in soul, culture and tradition.  We make our way to the town of Masvingo – on the outskirts of the Great Zimbabwe Ruins.  This was the greatest medieval city in sub-Saharan Africa, built by an ancient highly skilled civilization.  The name Zimbabwe is derived from this ancient city and means “great stone houses” in Shona. The most notable artefacts found at the ruins were the 8 Statues of stone birds carved out of soapstone. Wander around these amazing ruins, before setting up camp at the foot of the hills. 

    Included Activity: Great Zimbabwe Ruins

  4. Day 7 - 8 Masvingo, Bulawayo

    DAY 7: Masvingo to Bulawayo (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

    Leaving Msavingo, we head to Bulawayo – Zimbabwe’s second largest city.  Bulawayo is noted for its exceptionally wide streets, which were originally designed to accommodate a full span ox wagon.  The city also still retains much of its British Colonial character, evident by the many buildings maintained as heritage sites by the Bulawayo City Council.  Interesting places to visit are the Natural History Museum, the National Arts Gallery and the Mzilikazi Arts and Crafts Centre, which employs over 70 people.

    DAY 8: Bulawayo (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

    Today we visit Matobo National Park, one of the last strongholds of both the black and the white rhino.  This park is also well known for its high concentration of the elusive leopard and majestic black eagle. Optional activities include Bushman rock paintings, providing evidence of the ancient San inhabitants of this area.  Cecil John Rhodes (after whom Rhodesia was named) asked to be buried at the top of one of the sacred hills, (although there is some controversy over whether he will stay!) We spend half the day exploring this unique geological, ecological and historic area.

    Included: Visit to Matobo National Park half day

  5. Day 9 - 10 Bulawayo, Hwange National Park

    DAY 9: Bulawayo to Hwange National Park (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

    We continue north-west to Zimbabwe’s oldest and largest reserve – the Hwange National Park. Hwange is well known for its abundance and variety of wildlife species including thousands of elephants, and rare antelope species such as the Sable and Roan Antelope.

    DAY 10: Hwange National Park (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

    Today we have some time in the Hwange area, and here we partake in a half day game drive through Hwange National Park, in the hope that we spot as many wild animals as possible. 

    Included: Half day Game drive in Hwange National Park

  6. Day 11 - 12 Hwange, Victoria Falls

    DAY 11: Hwange to Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) (Breakfast / Lunch)

    Leaving Hwange, we head to Victoria Falls.  Named after the famous World Heritage site and Water Falls, the town of Victoria Falls is situated on the Zambezi River and surrounded by the Victoria Falls National Park. The main road takes you to the entry point to view the falls, which are situated between Zimbabwe and Zambia. Victoria Falls, or Mosi-oa-Tunya (the Smoke that Thunders), was named by David Livingstone on his explorations, and is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. At 1700 m wide and around 100 m high, this is the world’s largest sheet of falling water and a memorable sight on any African Safari! After our adventure activities briefing, the afternoon is spent relaxing at the campsite’s swimming pool, viewing the Victoria Falls, or exploring the many sights and delights of this town!

    DAY 12:  Victoria Falls (Breakfast)

    Included: Entrance to Victoria Falls

    After breakfast, we exchange addresses and part ways, having just experienced a trip of a lifetime! We suggest booking additional days after your trip to take advantage of the optional excursions available at Victoria Falls.

South Africa

With nine different provinces, 11 official languages and 3 capital cities, South Africa will most definitely make you stop in you tracks and go – WOW.

Meals and menus vary as food is purchased en-route, and is subject to produce that is available seasonally in the areas we travel through. Our safari cooks are able to offer a wide variety of menus with the ingredients available, even if the produce on offer is not of the same selection as what you may be used to back home.

The breakfast spread consists of bread (toast when time allows), spreads and cereals with a hot breakfast every few days. Lunches are mostly prepared en-route with a supply of ‘build your own’ sandwich ingredients available. Dinners are cooked in the evenings on arrival at the campsite. A wide array of dinner menus is on offer during your safari, consisting of curries, stews, pastas, and BBQ’s.

Our overland vehicles are custom built converted trucks that have seating space for our passengers and a storage area for luggage and all trip equipment. The trucks seat between 27-30 passengers on our camping trips. Most seats are forward facing, though some models have a combination of forward, backward and some inward facing seats with tables. Vehicles have sliding glass windows, and the seating area is raised providing a great advantage for game viewing and photography. Seats are cushioned and there is storage space for personal items like cameras, snacks and day packs in the seating area.

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