Post-Trip Extensions

You've traveled across the world. Do you have flexibility and want to extend your stay? We have two post-trip extensions you can choose from in South Africa.

On one extension, visit South Africa's most iconic city, Cape Town. On another, venture to Zimbabwe to visit the world renowned Victoria Falls. If you have not booked yet and are interested, please contact your travel coordinator or email info@discovercorps.com and they will help you add this on to your trip!

Cape Town Extension: Pre-Departure Information

Here is some important information that you need to know about traveling on the Cape Town extension.

  • Contact Info for the extension: Desiree Haakonsen, Discover Corps Cape Town Coordinator (+27) 87 232 8725
  • Accommodation (note that this may change due to seasonality or availability):

Calders Hotel - 1 Recreation Rd, Fish Hoek, Cape Town, 7975, South Africa (+27 21 784 2400)

  • Packing List - In addition to the packing list for the main South Africa itinerary, be sure to pack the following for Cape Town:
    • Comfortable walking shoes
    • Swimsuit (for summer months)
    • Jacket/windbreaker (especially in winter months)
  • South African Visa/Passport info will be the same as the main South Africa itinerary
  • Flight Information - Please see detailed flight information here

Please also see the Pre-Departure booklet emailed to you for other information related to the South Africa trip and extension!

Victoria Falls Extension: Pre-Departure Information

Here is some important information that you need to know about traveling on the Victoria Falls post-trip extension.

  • Contact Info for the extension:
  • Accommodation (note that this may change due to seasonality or availability):

Lokuthula Lodges - Stand 471 Squire Cummings Ave, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

  • Packing List - In addition to the packing list for the main South Africa itinerary, be sure to pack the following for Victoria Falls:
    • Comfortable walking shoes
    • Swimsuit (for summer months)
    • Long sleeve shirt and pants (for cooler weather in the evenings during the winter months. And to keep mosquitos away)
    • Lightweight waterproof jacket
    • Sunglasses/sunscreen
  • Zimbabwe Visa/Passport info
    • A visa is required for U.S. citizens traveling to Zimbabwe
    • A passport, return ticket, and proof of sufficient funds to cover the trip are also required.
    • Tourist visas are valid for either 30 days, permitting a single entry, or for 60 days, permitting multiple entries.
    • Visas can be obtained on arrival at Victoria Falls Airport for 30 USD (30-day single entry visa)
  • Money
    • Zimbabwe is a cash society and the use of credit cards is almost non-existent. Visitors need to plan for their debit and credit cards to be unusable.
    • Lokuthula Lodge accepts credit cards for hotel expenses only. However, credit cards and debit cards cannot be used to obtain cash.
    • We recommend you bring as much cash as you need in USD (plus extra U.S. dollars) into country with you.
  • Health
    • Hepatitis A, Typhoid and Malaria vaccinations are recommended by the CDC when visiting Zimbabwe. Please see the CDC website here.
    • Malaria is present in all parts of Zimbabwe including Victoria Falls. Please consult your doctor or travel health clinic for further information.
    • Proof of yellow fever vaccination is required for travelers coming from areas of yellow fever transmission
  • Flight Information - Please see detailed flight information here

Please also see the Pre-Departure booklet emailed to you for other information related to the South Africa trip and extension!