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14-Day Southern African Magic Accommodated Small Group Safari from Pretoria provided by Acacia Africa

14-Day Southern African Magic Accommodated Small Group Safari from Pretoria

14-Day Southern African Magic Accommodated Small Group Safari from Pretoria
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  • Duration: 14 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 14 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Call the number below and use the product code: 10856P2
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Dinner • Dinner • Breakfast • Dinner • Breakfast • Dinner • Dinner • Breakfast • Dinner • Dinner • Breakfast • Breakfast • Breakfast • Dinner • Dinner • Breakfast • Breakfast • Lunch • Lunch • Breakfast • Lunch • Lunch • Breakfast • Dinner • Breakfast • Dinner • Breakfast • Dinner • Breakfast • All tour highlights • Transport • Accommodation • Road tolls and taxes • Meals as indicated • Park fees • Services of driver / wildlife guide • Highlights Include: • Blyde River Canyon • Kruger National Park Open Vehicle Game Drives • Bakone Open Air Museum • Chobe National Park Sunset Cruise • Chobe National Park Open Vehicle Game Drive • Victoria Falls Visit • Victoria Falls Sunset Cruise • Matobo National Park Open Vehicle Game Drive • Gweta Village Walk • Okavango Delta Excursion • Khama Rhino Sanctuary • Entry/Admission - Kruger National Park • Entry/Admission - Bakone Malapa Open-Air Museum • Entry/Admission - Matobo National Park • Entry/Admission - Okavango Delta • Entry/Admission - Khama Rhino Sanctuary
Exclusions
Visas • Departure taxes • Airport transfers • Optional activities • Gratuities • Food and drinks, unless specified • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Safari Pass (Mandatory/ USD 1845.00pp)
Duration
14 days
Departure details
Court Classique Suite Hotel, Cnr Francis Baard &, Beckett St, Arcadia, Pretoria, 0007, South Africa
Inclusions
Dinner • Dinner • Breakfast • Dinner • Breakfast • Dinner • Dinner • Breakfast • Dinner • Dinner • Breakfast • Breakfast • Breakfast • Dinner • Dinner • Breakfast • Breakfast • Lunch • Lunch • Breakfast • Lunch • Lunch • Breakfast • Dinner • Breakfast • Dinner • Breakfast • Dinner • Breakfast • All tour highlights • Transport • Accommodation • Road tolls and taxes • Meals as indicated • Park fees • Services of driver / wildlife guide • Highlights Include: • Blyde River Canyon • Kruger National Park Open Vehicle Game Drives • Bakone Open Air Museum • Chobe National Park Sunset Cruise • Chobe National Park Open Vehicle Game Drive • Victoria Falls Visit • Victoria Falls Sunset Cruise • Matobo National Park Open Vehicle Game Drive • Gweta Village Walk • Okavango Delta Excursion • Khama Rhino Sanctuary • Entry/Admission - Kruger National Park • Entry/Admission - Bakone Malapa Open-Air Museum • Entry/Admission - Matobo National Park • Entry/Admission - Okavango Delta • Entry/Admission - Khama Rhino Sanctuary
Exclusions
Visas • Departure taxes • Airport transfers • Optional activities • Gratuities • Food and drinks, unless specified • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Safari Pass (Mandatory/ USD 1845.00pp)
Departure details
Court Classique Suite Hotel, Cnr Francis Baard &, Beckett St, Arcadia, Pretoria, 0007, South Africa
Duration
14 days
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Each small group tour has a Safari Pass which is paid to your tour leader in Africa at the beginning of the tour (or pre-paid by arrangement prior to your tour). This is separate and in addition to the Tour Price, and covers selected park entries, activities and excursions along the way where payment goes directly to the supplier to ensure local suppliers benefit directly from the income. The (Mandatory) Safari Pass is USD 1845.00 per person
Not wheelchair accessible
Minimum age is 8 years
Most travellers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Itinerary
Overview
Full Map
15 stops
Day 1
Pretoria – Hoedspruit
Day 2
Hoedspruit – Kruger National Park
Day 3
Hoedspruit – Polokwane
Day 4
Polokwane – Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Day 5
Bulawayo – Matobo National Park
Day 6
Bulawayo – Victoria Falls,...
Day 7
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Day 8
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe – Chobe...
Day 9
Chobe National Park – Gweta
Day 10
Gweta - Maun
Day 11
Maun –Okavango Delta
Day 12
Okavango Delta – Maun
Day 13
Maun – Khama Rhino Sanctuary
Day 14
Martins Drift – Pretoria, South...
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uzchuck
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Buyer beware! Big rip off!
Sep 2019
First of all the safari pass is a big rip off! They do not use this money as they say. It is more money for the owners. At the start of the tour we met at the hotel, very nice however the first leg of the trip was with the owners. We were treated like we were uninvited guest. Like they payed for the trip and we were along for free. No we paid Over $6000 us dollars. The owners talked among themselfs for over 4 hours while we tryed to sleep. They even went on the first safari with us and we had no say as to where to go or what to see. The guide smelled like garlic. every day. His dental care was bad and ever time he talked it smelled! They say dinner is included most of the time and they do not give you a drink for dinner. Like milk, water, soda, etc. Yes, alcohol is not included. Of course. Also some places they give you a 1 course dinner! Some 3 course! They do not explain this when we book! All the good reviews, beware! IF you can check the IP# and that is difficult, it is usually from the owners themselves or friends of theirs! We run out of gas one time and lucky we were out of the desert and they were selling gas on the black market just where we run out. Very lucky or we would of missed our Victoria falls tours! They tell you to tip everyone. The owners should do this in advance since they make a huge profit! Do not tip! DO not use this company for your own good.
Written 18 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
ArnoD332
Hi Uzchuck, Thank you for posting your review following your recent Acacia tour. We pride ourselves on our customer service and so naturally I am concerned at your comments. We have operated the Southern African Magic tour for over 10 years, and it has become one of our most popular ‘Small Group’ accommodated tours. It operates weekly during the high season (July-Oct) and every two weeks of the year outside that period with a minimum of two clients. The Safari Pass pays certain on-ground costs of the tour including entry and game drives in game reserves and national parks detailed within the tour dossier and so I am not clear why you think otherwise. Pricing generally is structured this way to give flexibility to clients who wish to split payments and settle the Safari Pass in Africa, and to others who prefer to pre-pay it. In regard to pricing generally we certainly do all we can to keep costs under control in order to offer competitive prices. I know of no other company that offers the same tour itinerary - with same inclusions, accommodations and meals – at a lower price and so believe we are largely successful in that endeavour. As you know we include 12 dinners i.e. every night except one night in Victoria Falls, where there is time and ample choice of restaurants for clients to try local fare; and 13 breakfasts (every day except day 1, when clients will normally have eaten at their hotel before the tour begins). We leave most lunches to clients’ account but do include it on five days of the trip where there is advantage to clients to have a meal arranged. In any event this is per the tour descriptions and dossier. You mention the ‘owner’ being with you for part of the tour. Actually, it was one of our Operations Managers who was with the group on company business. They were with you for the first 2 days and so there were 4 people plus your driver in the 9-seater vehicle for that time. I understand that they sat in the back row leaving the first and second row of seats available. You mention your driver smelling of garlic. I am sorry for any offence and have passed a message to him to be more careful in future. You mention the fuel stop on the drive to Victoria Falls. Normally the driver will top up at Hwange (100km before) but I understand fuel wasn’t available there that day. He called ahead to our Victoria Falls office and if he hadn’t been able to source it elsewhere a stand-by vehicle was ready to bring fuel if needed. In regard to tipping, this is a custom in Africa where local suppliers are accustomed to receiving a small tip if they have provided a good service. It is not mandatory and always a matter for clients, however. The same custom exists elsewhere in the world. Finally, you say that favourable reviews are done by the owner or friends? No, they are not and frankly it is a ridiculous assertion. We have operated in Africa for 25 years and carried many thousands of clients in that time, earning a reputation as a specialist and established African tour operator. We welcome customer feedback. I am pleased to say it is usually very positive but where it is not, we read carefully what is said, speak to the staff members, tour guides or suppliers concerned and investigate what caused any dissatisfaction and do whatever necessary to put things right. Kind regards, The Acacia Team
Written 20 September 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Maderku
Riga, Latvia9 contributions
Once in a lifetime tour!
May 2019 • Friends
Southern African Magic Accommodated exceeded my expectations. Not only did I experience what I called "National Geographic Live" and managed to see ALL the animals on my bucket list (but one), but the tour was also excellently organized. We had a great guide, Simon, who took care of us all. I have to specifically thank him for looking after my mom at times when she did not participate in scheduled activities.
The accommodation were impressive considering that we sometimes were in the middle of nowhere. We always had a pool, great lounge areas and it was very atmospheric - really at times felt like one is on a luxury safari tour. The bungalows sometimes were in private game reserves (therefore increasing animal encounter possibilities) which I loved.
I have to admit that I was nervous about the long drives, but the bus was spacious and comfortable and Simon was a very safe driver. The time went by painlessly looking out of panoramic 360 windows (yes, without curtains, but that meant unobstructed views) and listening to Simon on various subjects ( that we quizzed him on) including local life, history, food, etc. Also playing UNO with the rest of the gang. :)
I work in the travel industry and I have to say I could not have picked a better tour for the quality and the price point. This was really a once in a lifetime experience, during which, my mother actually had to say: "Please, not another elephant." :D
Written 29 May 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Michelle L
Dear Madara - thank you for your kind words and review. We are so pleased to hear that your trip with Acacia on the 14-day South African Magic tour was full of great memories and lots of game spotting. Simon will be happy to hear your feedback and we will be sure to let him know. We hope to see you back on another Acacia adventure soon. Thank you again, Kindest regards, The Acacia Team
Written 31 May 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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