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$4,154 to $4,580 pp (USD)
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Arrival (See Getting There for more details)

Arrival (See Getting There for more details)

  • You'll be collected from the airport.
  • Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.

Day 1

Arrive in Cape Town and transfer to hotel

Arrive in Cape Town and transfer to hotel

On arrival at Cape Town International Airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel for the first 3 nights of your safari - Winchester Hotel. Ideally located on the edge of the ever-vibrant Sea Point Promenade, Winchester has had a recent facelift. The splendour of this 1920s Cape Dutch-style icon is rivalled only by the views of Table Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean that frame the establishment. The Loft Rooms are comfortable and feature lovely views of the hotel’s courtyard and Table Mountain that enhance the hotel’s calm ambiance. Each room is ensuite with aircon, tea & coffee making facilities and a sitting space.

Main Destination:
Cape Town (City, South Africa)
Accommodation:
The Winchester Hotel
  • Luxury hotelin Cape Town (City, South Africa)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 2

Full Day Cape Peninsula Tour

Full Day Cape Peninsula Tour

You will join a small group, English tour along the iconic Cape Peninsula. The Cape Peninsula Tour in Cape Town offers an unforgettable journey through some of the region's most breathtaking scenery. Starting in the vibrant city, the tour heads towards Hout Bay, where you can visit the bustling harbour or take an optional boat trip to see the seals at Seal Island. The route then winds along the spectacular Chapman's Peak Drive, offering stunning ocean views. Next is the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, home to diverse wildlife and the iconic Cape Point Lighthouse. The tour continues to Boulders Beach, famous for its charming colony of African penguins. Finally, it passes through the historic naval base at Simon's Town and the picturesque coastal villages of Kalk Bay and Muizenberg, known for their charming shops and beautiful beaches.

Main Destination:
Cape Peninsula (South Africa)
Accommodation:
The Winchester Hotel
  • Luxury hotelin Cape Town (City, South Africa)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 3

Day at leisure

Day at leisure

Spend the day exploring on your own.

Optional tours to add on:
Cape Winelands Tour to Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and visit some of the worlds best wine farms
Cape Town city and Table Mountain walking around the city and seeing the cultural areas and taking the cable car (if open) to the top of Table Mountain
Robben Island
and more!

Main Destination:
Cape Town (City, South Africa)
Accommodation:
The Winchester Hotel
  • Luxury hotelin Cape Town (City, South Africa)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 4-6

Fly to Kruger Park for your safari

Fly to Kruger Park for your safari

You will be transferred to the airport and fly to Hoedspruit, a gateway airport to Greater Kruger Park. Transfer to Elephant Plains Game Lodge and spend 3 nights in a luxury room.

Located in the northern Sabi Sand, Elephant Plains offers an excellent value for money safari experience. Twice daily game drives conducted by professional guide & tracker teams will ensure you see as much wildlife as possible during your stay.

The luxury rooms at Elephant Plains are spacious with a lounge area & ensuite bathroom. A large deck overlooks the surrounding bush & is a great place to spend time on. The main areas have a lounge, pool and bar as well as a boma area of al fresco dining.

Sabi Sand is renowned for its rich wildlife, including the Big Five: lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, & rhino. The reserve also hosts a variety of other species, such as cheetahs, wild dogs, giraffes, zebras, & diverse birdlife. Its private status allows for exceptional & intimate wildlife viewing experiences.

Main Destination:
Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve (Greater Kruger, South Africa)
Best Time To Visit May to September (Dry season)
High Season October to March (It can get a bit busy)
Best Weather Apr-May and Sep-Oct (Mild and little rain)

Wildlife in Sabi Sands

ElephantCommon
GiraffeCommon
LionCommon
LeopardCommon
CheetahCommon
ZebraCommon
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BuffaloCommon
HippoCommon
HyenaCommon
White RhinoOccasional
Black RhinoVery Rare
Accommodation:
Elephant Plains Game Lodge
  • Luxury lodgeinside Sabi Sands (Greater Kruger, South Africa)
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinks not included

Day 7

Panorama Route

Panorama Route

After your morning game drive and brunch, you will be collected by a guide and set off for a half day Panorama Route Tour. The Panorama Route Tour takes you through one of the South Africa's most scenic landscapes. Highlights include Blyde River Canyon, the world's third-largest canyon, with breathtaking views from God's Window. Explore Bourke's Luck Potholes and the dramatic waterfalls like Lisbon Falls and Berlin Falls. The route also passes through charming towns like Graskop, offering cultural and culinary delights. This tour provides a perfect blend of natural beauty and local charm.

Arrive at Perry's Bridge Hotel in Hazyview in the evening. The rooms all face a beautiful garden and are classic in their design. Rooms are ensuite with showers and some have baths. There is a restaurant on site and other dining options nearby.

Main Destination:
Panorama Route (Highlight, South Africa)
Accommodation:
Perry’s Bridge Hollow Boutique Hotel
  • Luxury hotelat Panorama Route (Highlight, South Africa)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 8

Fly to Victoria Falls

Fly to Victoria Falls

After breakfast, you will depart Hazyview and drive to Kruger Mpumalanga Airport for your late morning flight directly to Victoria Falls. On arrival, you will share a transfer to the town of Victoria Falls. Spend 3 nights at Shongwe Lookout and Oasis, a charming small boutique hotel in the leafy suburbs of Victoria Falls.

The main areas boast a pool, a fantastic onsite restaurant and a spa area. There is a raised lookout platform where you can enjoy the views from while sipping on a cool beverage.

Each room is ensuite with shower, aircon and face the pretty gardens.

In the afternoon, you will be collected to enjoy a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River.

Main Destination:
Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)
Accommodation:
Shongwe Lookout
  • Mid-range lodge located at Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 9

Chobe Day Tour

Chobe Day Tour

Today is a long day! After an early breakfast you will be collected for a shared full day Chobe tour.
This is an exhilarating safari experience in Botswana's renowned Chobe National Park. You will drive to the border and meet your guide. Start your adventure with a leisurely boat cruise along the Chobe River, offering close encounters with many elephants, hippos, crocodiles, and a myriad of bird species. Enjoy lunch at a local hotel on the river banks and then spend the afternoon on a game drive in the park, where you'll have the chance to spot herds of elephants, prides of lions, and other iconic African wildlife.

With knowledgeable guides leading the way, you'll gain insight into the park's diverse ecosystems and rich biodiversity. This immersive day tour promises unforgettable moments amidst the natural wonders of Chobe.

Main Destination:
Chobe National Park (Botswana)
Best Time To Visit August to October (Best at the riverfront area)
High Season July to October (The park gets crowded)
Best Weather May to August (Less hot during the day)

Wildlife in Chobe NP

ElephantAbundant
GiraffeCommon
LionCommon
BuffaloAbundant
ZebraAbundant
HippoAbundant
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HyenaCommon
LeopardOccasional
WildebeestOccasional
Wild DogOccasional
Accommodation:
Shongwe Lookout
  • Mid-range lodge located at Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 10

Day at leisure to explore Victoria Falls

Day at leisure to explore Victoria Falls

Today is spent at leisure exploring Victoria Falls.

Optional tours to add on:
Guided tour of Victoria Falls
Helicopter or Microlight flight
Game drives or walks
Bungee, zipline, or bridge swing
Livingstone island excursion
White water rafting
Zambezi Cruises
and so much more.

Main Destination:
Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)
Accommodation:
Shongwe Lookout
  • Mid-range lodge located at Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 11

Depart Vic Falls for Johannesburg

Depart Vic Falls for Johannesburg

After breakfast and a morning at leisure, you will transfer to the airport for your mid day flight to Johannesburg. Arrive in time for your onward travel in the evening.

Main Destination:
Johannesburg Airport (Johannesburg, South Africa)
Accommodation:
No accommodation (End of tour)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

End of tour (See Getting There for more details)

End of tour (See Getting There for more details)

  • Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.
  • You'll be dropped off at the airport.

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