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2 Day Journey to Johannesburg - Victoria Falls to Johannesburg [NATVJ]

Route:

Victoria Falls and surrounds - Zimbabwe - Botswana - South Africa - Johannesburg

Highlights:
The 2-Day Transit Tour is one of the most affordable means of transport between Zimbabwe: Victoria Falls (or Livingstone) and South Africa: Johannesburg.

Countries Visited:
Zimbabwe - Botswana - South Africa

DETAILS:
Trip Code: NATVJ
Length:
2 Days / 1 Night
Min / Max people: 4 / 18
Vehicle: Adventure Truck
NO MEALS
Departure Point: 8.00 am Elephant Hills Resort, Park Way Drive, Victoria Falls,
Zimbabwe. Tel: +263 13 44793.
http://www.africansunhotels.com
End Point: Garden Court O.R. Tambo International Airport, 2 Hulley Road, Isando Ext. 3, Kempton Park, Gauteng, South Africa. Tel: +27 11 392 1062
www.southernsun.com/garden-court/or-tambo-international-airport/pages/overview.aspx



*Note: All information is subject to change without prior notice. Travel times and campsites can change depending on road or weather conditions, etc. These are used as a guideline only. On our longer tours it is possible that your crew, truck and fellow travellers will change due to our unique tour linking system.


 




 







 

Itinerary:

Day 1 Victoria Falls to Palapye / Martinsdrift
Departure is at 8.00 am from Elephant Hills. We drive south through Botswana to Palapye, or the border post at Martinsdrift, where we will spend the night at a lively campsite
Optional activities: South African Braai (BBQ) / All Meals.
Meals: No meals included
Accommodation: Two per Room: Camp Itumela: www.campitumela.com
Facilities: Hot showers, En-suite, bar, swimming pool, restaurant, drinking water
Route: Victoria Falls to Palapye / Martinsdrift. ±820 km to 920 km
Travel time: ±14hrs

Day 2 Palapye to Johannesburg
After a 6.00 am departure, we enter into South Africa. Covering the next 450 – 550 km on sealed roads we should get to Johannesburg as early as possible, although we do not recommend booking onward flights on this day.
Optional activities: All Meals.
Meals: No meals included
Accommodation: Own Arrangements / Post tour accommodation can be booked through Nomad
Route: Palapye to Johannesburg. ±550 km
Travel time: ±8-9 hrs and a border crossing

Border posts:
Botswana: Martinsdrift, Tel: +267 4940 254, Open: 08h00-18h00.
South Africa: South Africa: Groblersbrug, Tel: +27 (0) 14 767 1019, Open: 08h00-18h00.

Inclusions & Exclusions

What’s included:
Accommodation, registered guides and transport as per itinerary.

What’s excluded:
All items of a personal nature, alcohol, snacks, souvenirs, tips and meals.


Activity Package:
There is no activity package on this tour

 


 

 

Extra information

Malaria:
Malaria prophylactics are required

Health:
Please inform us of any pre-existing conditions such as diabetes or asthma and any prescription medicine you may be taking. We also need to know about any food allergies or physical disability that you may have.

Visas:
Please note that these are your responsibility. Some nationalities require visas for Botswana. See Pre Departure Booklet for more information.

Insurance:
All clients require adequate Travel Insurance. Medical Insurance is not sufficient. Activity providers can refuse participation of activities, if the correct valid Travel Insurance is not provided. Travel insurance can be purchased via the Nomad website  http://www.nomadtours.co.za/travel_insurance.html (Nomad World travel insurance is in no way affiliated with Nomad Tours)

Climate:
The African sun is very strong. Please use a factor 30 sunscreen and wear a hat. You should drink at least 3 litres of water per day to avoid dehydration. It can also get very cold during winter
months on this route. Please see Pre Departure Booklet for detailed information.

Currency and Banking:
South African Rand is the most widely used currency on this route. In Botswana, the Pula is the local currency. ATM’s do not always work in Botswana. Travellers cheques can take a long time to change into cash and often incur unreasonable charges. Credit Cards cannot always be processed – especially in remote areas. USD Notes printed before 2004 (i.e. the old style notes) will not be accepted and many places will not accept USD100 notes, so make sure to bring small notes. Please see Pre Departure Booklet for detailed information on each country.

Vaccinations:
No vaccinations are prescribed by law for the countries being visited on this tour, unless you have recently travelled in East Africa. Please see the Pre Departure Information booklet for detailed information on vaccinations in Africa.

Onward Travel:
This transfer can be linked to the Accommodated South African Explorer, Kruger National Park, Discover
Mozambique and Mozambique in Comfort tours.

Pre and Post Tour Accommodation:
If you require accommodation before or after your tour we can arrange this for you. We can also arrange airport transfers – contact your travel agent or Nomad to make these bookings.

Arrival:
Please be sure to arrive 1 day before your tour is due to depart. This will avoid any unforeseen problems.

Departure:
Please book your flight to depart the day after the tour officially ends. This is to account for any delays that we may experience due to unpredictable road conditions.

*Note: All information is subject to change without prior notice. Travel times and campsites can change depending on road or weather conditions, etc. These are used as a guideline only. On our longer tours it is possible that your crew, truck and fellow travellers will change due to our unique tour linking system.

Did you receive your Pre Departure Information Booklet?
If not please contact us at nomad@nomadtours.co.za and we will e-mail you the document; alternatively visit us at 1st Floor, Leadership House, 40 Shortmarket St, Greenmarket Square, Cape Town to collect one. You can also download from our website at www.nomadtours.co.za. After hours contact number: +27 (0) 82 578 2199.

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES:
There are no optional activities on this transit. Please treat it like a bus journey, there is no ‘guiding’ provided on this transfer.

Transit Ends:
We will drop you off at Garden Court O.R. Tambo International Airport, www.southernsun.com/garden-court/or-tambo-international-airport/pages/overview.aspx. We suggest you book accommodation here for this evening. If you choose to stay elsewhere you will need to arrange a transfer.

TIPPING ON TOUR:
Southern Africa:
In general tipping in restaurants is generally expected and is around 10% for good service, more if you have received exceptional service, and, feel free not to tip at all if you received poor service. Tipping taxi drivers etc is really at your own discretion and not always expected. If in doubt please ask your guides.

Our guides do work hard, but they are also paid at (and often above) industry levels for this work. Our Crew can be tipped if you feel that they have done a good job and/or gone above and beyond the call of duty.
The best way to arrange tips is to elect one person in the group to collect the money. We recommend USD3 (or about R15) per day per person, per guide as a fair tip. So if you have 3-crew on a tour, we would recommend that 3 envelopes are used and each crew member’s name written on one. Place what you feel is fair into each envelope and the elected person can give these to the crew at the end of the tour. If you do not feel that the crew deserve a tip, please, do not tip them. You must remember that tipping is only for exceptional service and is not at all compulsory or expected.

THE NOMAD AFRICAN TRUST:
www.nomadafricantrust.co.za
At Nomad we are passionate about the people, places and wildlife of Africa that make our tours so special. In order to give back we have set up the Nomad African Trust.

By the end of your tour you may have left-over local currency that you will not be able to change outside of its country of origin. Any assistance you could provide to the trust by donating this left over currency will be appreciated. Thank you for your help and please join our newsletter at the website above to receive regular updates on what we are doing to support our beneficiaries.

Green Seats - Travel responsibly in Africa:
Nomad gives you the opportunity to offset your carbon foot print by purchasing a “Green Seat”. If you would like to help Nomad making Africa Greener, simply choose the tick box on your booking form and we will take care of the rest. The Nomad African Trust will plant trees that are ecologically viable and that have very high carbon absorption.
Green Seats can be purchased at departure or on tour with your guide. For more information on our “Green Seats”, please visit www.nomadtours.co.za/nomad_greenseats.html

THANK YOU FOR TRAVELLING WITH NOMAD:
At the end of your tour you will be provided with feedback forms. These forms are confidential and should be given to your crew in a sealed envelope. If you are not sure of the confidentiality of the feedback form please feel free to email us as well on ops@nomadtours.co.za. Please make sure to also complete the feedback form as we use the answers on these forms to improve and maintain our service levels.

Accommodation providers are subject to change without notice, the accommodation listed in this dossier is our preferred supplier, but sometimes due to availability, we are unable to make use of the property listed in this dossier. If we cannot use the accommodation provider as listed we will substitute another property of similar standards, however, en-suite facilities are not always guaranteed.