Multi-Day Tour | Private

Botswana, Mozambique, Zambia & South Africa (29 days)

Heritage Tours

Pretoria, South Africa To Benguerra Island, Mozambique

Valid for Departures Now Through: 20 Dec 2018

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Pretoria, South Africa
131 on Herbert Baker None

You will arrive in Johannesburg, where you will be met and escorted to Pretoria.  Check in at your exquisite boutique hotel with breathtaking views of the city.  Refresh from your long flight and enjoy dinner at a local eatery we recommend.    

Day 2
Pretoria, South Africa
Rovos Rail Breakfast

Embark on a spectacular two-day journey by train through some of the loveliest landscapes in Africa, including Kimberley, the diamond-boom town made famous by DeBeers.  It was here that DeBeers hosted the world’s largest man-made excavation.    

Day 3
Pretoria, South Africa
Rovos Rail Breakfast

Embark on a spectacular two-day journey by train through some of the loveliest landscapes in Africa, including Kimberley, the diamond-boom town made famous by DeBeers.  It was here that DeBeers hosted the world’s largest man-made excavation.    

Day 4
Cape Town, South Africa
Ellerman House Breakfast

Continue your train journey from the historic village of Matjiesfontein to Cape Town.  Upon arrival in Cape Town you will check in at a top-of-the-line property. Begin to explore the city and enjoy dinner.

Day 5
Cape Town, South Africa
Ellerman House Breakfast

Together with your expert guide, you will enjoy a full day tour of Cape Town, beginning with a visit to the prestigious Groote Schuur Residence—this equates to touring the White House.  Visit additional period buildings, including those on Long Street and Greenmarket Square.  

Day 6
Cape Town, South Africa
Ellerman House Breakfast

Today you will be taken on a fun and fascinating tour of the Cape Peninsula and the legendary and feared Cape Point.  This dramatic landscape is where the Indian and Atlantic oceans meet.

Day 7
Cape Town, South Africa
Ellerman House None

Together with your expert guide you will visit empowerment projects:  your day may include visits to urban gardens, orphanages, and an art school.  It’s a great way to give back and interact with the local community.  

Day 8
Cape Town, South Africa
Delaire Graff estate Breakfast

Spend the day with your expert guide exploring the scenic Winelands, including tastings at some of South Africa’s finest wine estates.  Then, check in at your hotel, situated on the magnificent Helshoogte Mountain Pass, one of the prettiest places in the Winelands, and host to a fantastic winery.  

Day 9
Cape Town, South Africa
Delaire Graff estate Breakfast

Spend your day exploring the Cape Winelands, including the tiny town of Franschhoek where you’ll find great shops and restaurants and fabulous local wine estates.  

Day 10
Kruger National Park, South Africa
Lion Sands Private Game Reserve Breakfast

Fly from Cape Town to Kruger National Park.  You will stay at an exclusive and upscale lodge, located on the best piece of real estate in the legendary Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve.

Day 11
Kruger National Park, South Africa
Lion Sands Private Game Reserve Breakfast

Take game drives and walks, enjoy the lodge’s deluxe spa and excellent food and visit residents in a nearby community and a school supported by the camp.

Day 12
Kruger National Park, South Africa
Lion Sands Private Game Reserve Breakfast

Take game drives and walks, enjoy the lodge’s deluxe spa and excellent food and visit residents in a nearby community and a school supported by the camp.

Day 13
Kruger National Park, South Africa
Royal Malewane Breakfast

Fly to the heart of “Big Five” game territory in the Greater Kruger.  With only eight suites, this camp offers a sense of true exclusivity and privacy.  

Day 14
Kruger National Park, South Africa
Royal Malewane Breakfast

Take game drives and walks in order to feel more intimately a part of the landscape.  Learn about conservation and wildlife in a new way, and on a different scale, with your expert ranger.

Day 15
Victoria, South Africa
Toka Leya Breakfast

Fly to Livingstone Airport where you will be escorted to your lodge on the Zambezi River

Day 16
Victoria, South Africa
Toka Leya Breakfast

Spend the day enjoying the lodge.  Take a cruise on the Zambezi and visit to the Zambian side of the Falls, take an elephant-back safari, go white-water rafting and take a helicopter flight over Victoria Falls.

Day 17
Chobe National Park, Botswana
Kings Pool Breakfast

You will be escorted to Botswana for your flight to the Linyanti private concession adjacent to Chobe National Park.  Your camp has a wide variety of species, but it is most noted for its elephant population and birdlife.  

Day 18
Chobe National Park, Botswana
Kings Pool Breakfast

Take game drives and walks and a riverboat cruise along the Linyanti River by day.  After dark, the spotlights will be brought out and you will adventure out on a night drive.

Day 19
Okavango Delta, Botswana
Vumbura Plains Breakfast

You will fly to the Okavango Delta and check in at a camp which offers excellent game viewing, birdlife and access to gorgeous landscapes.  The design of the camp is intended to integrate with the environment in a non-intrusive way.

Day 20
Okavango Delta, Botswana
Vumbura Plains Breakfast

Wake up before sunrise for game experiences in a mokoro (similar to a dugout canoe), vehicle or on foot.  See lion, leopard, elephant, cheetah and buffalo along with all of the game native to the plains.

Day 21
Okavango Delta, Botswana
Vumbura Plains Breakfast

Wake up before sunrise for game experiences in a mokoro (similar to a dugout canoe), vehicle or on foot.  See lion, leopard, elephant, cheetah and buffalo along with all of the game native to the plains.

Day 22
Johannesburg, South Africa
Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa Breakfast

Fly to Johannesburg and check in at one of the finest hotels in South Africa, where Nelson Mandela penned his autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom.  Refresh and relax at this lovely property and dine out at one our recommended restaurants.  

Day 23
Johannesburg, South Africa
Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa Breakfast

Meet our expert guide, a long-time Jo’burg resident, for a fascinating look into the city’s history and its contemporary reality.  You will also visit Alexandra, a township and the now-legendary farm where Nelson Mandela had a hide-out until his arrest.

Day 24
Benguerra Island, Mozambique
Azura Benguerra Island Breakfast

Fly to Mozambique and check into Azura, situated on the unspoiled Benguerra Island.  Azura is Mozambique’s first luxury eco-boutique retreat, and occupies a serene setting within a national park.

Day 25
Benguerra Island, Mozambique
Azura Benguerra Island Breakfast

Azura was built and is operated in partnership with the local community, ensuring the sustainability of the island’s natural beauty.  You will spend four days exploring the island, enjoying a leisurely ride on a Mozambican dhow, snorkeling, or just sitting by your pool.

Day 26
Benguerra Island, Mozambique
Azura Benguerra Island Breakfast

Azura was built and is operated in partnership with the local community, ensuring the sustainability of the island’s natural beauty.  You will spend four days exploring the island, enjoying a leisurely ride on a Mozambican dhow, snorkeling, or just sitting by your pool.

Day 27
Benguerra Island, Mozambique
Azura Benguerra Island Breakfast

Azura was built and is operated in partnership with the local community, ensuring the sustainability of the island’s natural beauty.  You will spend four days exploring the island, enjoying a leisurely ride on a Mozambican dhow, snorkeling, or just sitting by your pool.

Day 28
Benguerra Island, Mozambique
Azura Benguerra Island Breakfast

Azura was built and is operated in partnership with the local community, ensuring the sustainability of the island’s natural beauty.  You will spend four days exploring the island, enjoying a leisurely ride on a Mozambican dhow, snorkeling, or just sitting by your pool.

Day 29
Benguerra Island, Mozambique
None Breakfast

Fly back to Johannesburg for your departing flights.

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Description

A 29-day, 28-night life-changing experience in South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, and Mozambique.  This is both a luxurious and a deeply meaningful journey into time and place.


1 Night - Pretoria

2 Nights - Rovos Rail

4 Nights - Cape Town

2 Nights - Cape Winelands

5 Nights - Kruger National Park

2 Nights - Zambezi River

2 Nights - Linyanti Private Concession

3 Nights - Okavango Delta

2 Nights - Johannesburg

5 Nights - Mozambique

About Us

Heritage Tours sets the standard in custom-designed private travel to Morocco, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Israel, Jordan, Egypt, Turkey, and sub-Saharan Africa. You are invited to experience the magic of some of the world’s most exciting destinations with an authenticity of experience and insider access that is normally unattainable.

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Perfect from the start

By: Betsy


Reviewed on: 11 Mar 2014

From the time we got off the plane, and were ushered through customs, until the minute we were escorted back on the way home, each part of our Moroccan experience was perfect!  The driver and guide were professional and attuned to our needs and wants throughout the 10 days.All the hotels (except one) far exceeded our expectations. (The one hotel was experiencing a sewer issue-not our travel agency fault)The restaurant recommendations were all wonderful!Overall an amazing trip!  Memories of a lifetime!   
Travel Advisor:  Kim Davis-Smith

Very helpful, created a great trip for us

By: Scott and Rebecca


Reviewed on: 16 Jul 2014

Jane put together a great trip for us and made everything fantastic.  From helping us create out itinerary, to adjusting based on our feedback, to getting us great places to see and stay, and to just making it VERY EASY and VERY RELAXING for us.    Everything was great.   Really enjoyed all the places we saw and the places we stayed.   Lisbon and Barcelona were our favorites for places to visit.  Morocco was a great mix of 3 different place with Marrakesh, then the mountains, and then the ocean.   And quite frankly we were very spoiled being picked up every where and transported to hotels and on tours.   Couldn’t have been any easier.  Thanks for putting this all together and making it such a great experience and great memories for us.  
Travel Advisor:  Jane Martz

Great way to travel

By: NYFAM


Reviewed on: 06 Aug 2015

We had never travelled with a guide or driver before, preferring to be a bit more spontaneous. We loved both our guide and our driver from Heritage-- we learned SOO much; easily went in and out of places that we either wouldn't have found, or known of, or been able to handle logistically (ie parking). It was fun to spend time with both driver and guide; we enjoyed their company, and they could not have been more accommodating when we wanted to skip something, add on, etc. We also loved the accommodations booked thru Heritage- all quite comfortable, clean, and with plenty of character. We will certainly consider Heritage for another trip in the future.
Travel Advisor:  LuAnn Frisina

Beyond outstanding

By: LICcouple


Reviewed on: 18 Jun 2016

Heritage made sure the details -- big and small -- were handled thoughtfully. Our guides and driver made the 25th anniversary vacation to Morocco very special. Michael Diamond, Amine and Alae, and all their co-workers are amazing. It was a major travel event for us and Heritage made sure it would be trouble free, fun and educational,
Travel Advisor:  Ken Neibaur

fun day

By: sunsfanatic


Reviewed on: 01 Oct 2016

Good whole day private tour of Lisbon with good guides and a fun itinerary including motorcycle side-car ride and foodie tour. Did not get to private castle we were supposed to see, however.
Travel Advisor:  Leah Bergner

Great guides and itinerary

By: Farmington Hills couple


Reviewed on: 01 Nov 2016

Definitely would use Heritage Tours again. Guides were knowledgeable, organized and fun! The itinerary they suggested was perfect. Hotels were unique and comfortable with great locations. Wonderful to take a vacation where all logistics were arranged. Can't wait to see Morocco with them next!
Travel Advisor:  Roseann Konke

A good way to see Spain

By: Pistoleros


Reviewed on: 07 Nov 2016

We had very good local guides in a number of cities. The itinerary called for us to walk or drive around much of the northeast of the country. We wanted to see architecture and sample the restaurants. We especially enjoyed the Basque country, where it helps immensely to have a native educate you about the area. During the week, we needed to make a slight adjustment to one of the planned excursions. Heritage did it readily. We would happily work with Heritage again.
Travel Advisor:  Sandra Ortiz

Great trip to morocco

By: Sjsugs


Reviewed on: 08 Apr 2017

Great guide, great hotels, well planned and executed.
Travel Advisor:  Rachel Dicker

Morocco

By: Ingrid


Reviewed on: 12 Jul 2017

In a word - wonderful! Our private guide, Driss, and driver Zayd, made our first Moroccan experience over and above what we expected. I was a bit skeptical about being in a car with two strangers for ten days because there is a lot of driving if you want to really see the country. However, any doubts were erased immediately as we all fell in a comfortable, relaxed relationship. They both provided incredible insight and knowledge while maintaining the right balance of fun and adventure. One of the best things about Heritage Tours is their flexibility and Driss and Zayd were more then willing to alter our schedule when we wanted and suggested new things based on what they learned about us. Driss also knows all the best local places to shop and eat! Originally we planned the trip thinking we would only be going to Morocco once but now we're looking forward to returning and will absolutely use Heritage, Driss and Zayd again.
Travel Advisor:  Ginny Mabry

Good guides and knowledgable driver

By: Mae


Reviewed on: 04 Sep 2017

Very friendly guide with vast knowledge of the local history. He was a little hard of hearing and we had to repeat our questions a lot. They screwed up our VIP treatment at the airport and left one of the passengers off the list so we had to wait a long time to get through airport security. We probably could have done it faster the regular way and wasted our money.
Travel Advisor:  Krista Wissinger

AMAZING Tour Group

By: Kelli


Reviewed on: 16 Dec 2017

My husband I could not have been more happy with our experience with Heritage Tours and specifically our guide, Rehad. We enjoyed and appreciated the luxury vehicle, the knowledge and expertise of Rehad. I highly recommend Rehad and Heritage Tours!
Travel Advisor:  Jessi Cook

Sensory overload in Morocco

By: Kent D


Reviewed on: 07 Dec 2017

Our travel agent linked us up with Heritage for our trip to Morocco. We utilized their tour guide (Saeed) and driver (Moncef). Both were incredible men; professional, knowledgeable and experts in their trade. The itinerary Heritage put together was absolutely amazing. Jaw-dropping hotels, great restaurant recommendations and one of a kind experiences while we were in Morocco. We've traveled to all 7 continents and this trip was one of the best we've had.
Travel Advisor:  Michelle Bemis

Kenya

By: Zinnia


Reviewed on: 20 Mar 2018

Excellent! Accommodations were wonderful and all details were handled and the trip was very smooth. Only detail we didn’t enjoy was the restaurant choice the last evening before our long journey home. A quieter, more relaxing atmosphere would have been more enjoyed.
Travel Advisor:  Jennifer Hicks

We found a little paradise in Morocco

By: Jacqui


Reviewed on: 06 Mar 2018

Heritage tours did a wonderful job arranging tour guides for us in Marrakech, a trip to the Sahara via Dar Ahlam and a coupe of days of relaxation at Kasbah Tamadot in the high Atlas Mountains. In our 8 day trip there, we fell in love with Morocco in large part because of the care taken arranging this trip. In addition to amazing tour guides, Heritage is there for you the entire time. They provide a cell phone when you arrive, which has the numbers of the guides, drivers and main office programmed in. Our guide made it clear from the first day, that he was available to us whenever we needed him. The trip to the dessert was phenomenal, and we would never have been able to plan it on our own. When we embarked on this journey, we thought this would probably be our only trip to Morocco. By the time we left, we were already talking about when we could return. When we do, we will be sure to make our plans with Heritage!
Travel Advisor:  Ginny Mabry

Fabulous Tour Guides

By: Christine


Reviewed on: 17 Apr 2018

We have used Heritage tours on several occasions and each time have been thoroughly impressed with our guides. They are full of wonderful information from fun facts to historical details. They are flexible - working with you to create time that is of interest to you. We also love that they take you to places that are not alway touristy so you can really see the cities or places from a local perspective. We would HIGHLY recommend Heritage Tours.
Travel Advisor:  Shawna Owen
Not Recommended

Parts were great...other parts, not so much.

By: Sarah Catterson


Reviewed on: 29 Jun 2018

We enjoyed our time in South Africa -- Cape Town, Hermanus, Franschhoek, and the Kruger Safaris. But I didn't feel like Ginger properly inquired about the specific things we were interested in during the trip planning stages. Plus, there were several activities on our itinerary that were completely skipped, i.e., the Botanical Gardens and Table Mountain (our scheduled time slot was missed due to weather and not rescheduled). And it was very unclear what wine tastings were included. The Safari lodges were good. And the transportation on the small craft airlines were well arranged. We do expect to return to South Africa one day ... but I would ask Barbara to select a different travel arranger for Africa. I think Heritage was a bit challenging for both of us. A special note about Heritage's Philine van Blommestein, located in Cape Town. She followed up with us while we were in South Africa a few times and this was much appreciated. She seemed to really care about our trip.
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Morocco

By: Betsy


Reviewed on: 09 Jun 2018

Driss was one of the best guides we have ever had. Very knowledgeable and flexible, also very friendly. Great drivers too
Travel Advisor:  Shawna Owen

spain

By: sue


Reviewed on: 15 Oct 2018

Clearly the organization has multiple connections/ties with other countries. This appeared to me to be very helpful for our trip.
Travel Advisor:  Lauren Raps
Not Recommended

Could Have Been Better

By: traveler


Reviewed on: 21 Oct 2018

Hotel in Lisbon was in out of the way location re center. Hotel rooms were rather stark, People at front desk were friendly and helpful. Hotel in Douro Valley was a poor choice for us. We like to stay at small boutique hotels. This was an industrial looking building. Location was remote. We learned that in order to take a cruise on the Douro, we had to drive along very winding roads about 40 miles to get one. Certainly, there had to be better located choices. People at Heritage Tours in Portugal were very kind but could do very little.