Essential Southern Africa

10 Days | 9 Nights

Price per person from *$4839 (*Based on Double Occupancy)
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Visit the three most iconic destinations in Southern Africa -  Victoria Falls, Cape Town and Greater Kruger National Park.  Together, this trio presents a bouquet of stunning scenery, culture, history and amazing wildlife encounters.  Comprehensive yet well-paced, this journey truly offers the best overview of Southern Africa. For those who have more time and the desire to relax in the sun, a post-trip extension to exotic Mozambique is recommended. 

  • 9 nights 5-star accommodation in Victoria Falls, Cape Town and Greater Kruger National Park
  • Transfers throughout
  • Six game activities while at game lodge
  • Breakfast daily; lunch and dinner while at game lodge
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Description

Start your trip In Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, the home of one of the finest natural wonders of the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Victoria Falls is among the world's widest waterfalls, stretching over 5,600 feet and dropping about 354 feet into the Zambezi Gorge. Its majestic allure attracts global admiration and places it on the bucket lists of many. 

Your accommodation, Palm River Hotel is on the banks of the Zambezi River, Africa's fourth-longest river, which flows through six countries. To get acquainted with the Zambezi River - and some of its inhabitants - you’ll take a sunset cruise.

Enjoy an included private walking tour of the majestic Falls and an optional light aircraft flight over the Falls afterward. 

Continue on to Cape Town, undisputedly South Africa’s most beautiful and vibrant city renowned for its stunning landscapes, diverse culture, rich history, and iconic landmarks. You will stay for four nights at Table Mountain hotel.  Take a morning tour of the ‘Mother City’, situated between the blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean and flat- topped Table Mountain.   

The highlight of the morning tour is riding the cable car which ascends Table Mountain, offering breathtaking views of the city and ocean. The cable cars rotating cabins provide panoramic vistas of the surrounding landscape. Operating since 1929, it transports visitors to the mountain's summit in minutes.

Next, spend a full day exploring the scenic Cape Peninsula. This diverse day comprises a scenic coastal drive along Chapman’s Peak Road, an optional visit to Boulders Beach penguin colony, and magnificent views from the lighthouse at the Cape where the convergence between the Atlantic and Indian Oceans may be seen. 

A free day allows you to explore independently or add an experience to the Winelands, which boasts picturesque vineyards, historic towns, and award-winning wines. Stellenbosch and Franschhoek are key areas known for their scenic beauty and exceptional wine estates. Visitors can indulge in wine tastings, gourmet dining, and cultural experiences amid breathtaking scenery.

After Cape Town, it’s time for your unforgettable wildlife adventure in Greater Kruger National Park which covers over 7,500 square miles and offers unparalleled game-viewing experiences. To see iconic species like lion, elephant, and rhino, visitors can embark on game drives or guided walks through the Park’s diverse habitats of vast savannahs, woodlands, and meandering rivers.

You will spend three nights at Buffalo Camp in Kapama Private Game Reserve and enjoy six thrilling safari drives in search of the Big Five, and other amazing African wildlife. Between game drives, you will have time to relax by your pool, visit the Spa or participate in activities offered by the lodge.

This itinerary is fully customizable, our Destination Specialists are happy to help you tailor it to suit. 


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Price

Travel Dates

Price*
*Price per person from Based on Double Occupancy
Jul 1, 2024 - Aug 31, 2024 from $4839*
Sep 1, 2024 - Sep 30, 2024 from $4889*
Oct 1, 2024 - Oct 31, 2024 from $5069*
Nov 1, 2024 - Nov 30, 2024 from $5119*
Dec 1, 2024 - Dec 19, 2024 from $5029*

Prices are quoted in USD and are ‘from’, per person, based on double occupancy. Single supplements apply. Advertised price is valid for departures May 1, 2024 - June 30, 2024. Pricing for other dates on request. Prices are current at time of posting (4/9/2024) and may differ when you book your travel and are not guaranteed until full payment is received and processed.


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Inclusions

  • 9 nights 5-star accommodation in Victoria Falls, Cape Town and Greater Kruger National Park
  • Transfers throughout
  • Six game activities while at game lodge
  • Breakfast daily; lunch and dinner while at game lodge 

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Itinerary

  • 01
    Day 1 Victoria Falls Bridge

    Day 1: Arrive Victoria Falls

    On arrival at Victoria Falls, you will be met and transferred to your accommodation for the following two nights, Palm River Hotel located on the banks for the Zambezi River.  Later this afternoon, enjoy a sunset cocktail cruise on the river, and keep an eye out for hippos, crocodiles and elephants. (S)

    • Palm River Hotel  (Deluxe)
  • 02
    Day 2 Victoria Falls PX

    Day 2: Victoria Falls

    Today, refreshed, you will take a private, guided walking tour of Victoria Falls, discovering the history and witnessing the mighty flow of these magnificent cascades. Having seen the Falls from the ground, you may opt to take a light aircraft flight over the Falls. The flights are only 13  minutes in duration but allow passengers a birds eye  The afternoon is at leisure to visit the local markets, or perhaps (B)

    • Palm River Hotel  (Deluxe)
  • 03
    Day 3 City and Table Mountain Aerial View

    Day 3: Arrive Cape Town

    On arrival at Cape Town Airport, you will be met and transferred to Table Bay Hotel, your accommodation in Cape Town’s stunning waterfront area where you spend the next four nights. Rest of day at leisure. (B)

    • The Table Bay  (Luxury)
  • 04
    Day 4 Table Mtn cable car PX

    Day 4: City Tour

    Spend the morning getting familiar with Cape Town on a comprehensive city tour which includes a roundtrip ride on the Table Mountain aerial cable car. Afternoon at leisure to explore on your own, or opt for another guided experience. (B)

    • The Table Bay  (Luxury)
  • 05
    Day 5 Cape of Good Hope PX

    Day 5: Peninsula Tour

    Today you will be collected from your hotel for your full day Cape Peninsula Tour, a day of spectacular vistas and views. Enroute, you’ll have the option to visit Boulders Beach penguin colony. You’ll soon see for yourself where and why it earned its name, The Fairest Cape. (B)

    • The Table Bay  (Luxury)
  • 06
    Day 6 Cape Town Markets PX

    Day 6: At leisure in Cape Town

    Day at leisure to enjoy Cape Town at your own pace, or to add a guided experience to the Winelands or other surrounding areas. Our Destination Specialists are here to help. (B)

    • The Table Bay  (Luxury)
  • 07
    Day 7 Kapama Buffalo Camp

    Day 7: Cape Town – Kapama Private Game Reserve

    This morning you will be collected from your hotel and transferred to the airport for your flight to Kruger Hoedspruit Airport (flight not included). On arrival at the airport, you will be met and transferred by road to Kapama Private Game Reserve in the Greater Kruger National Park where you’ll spend the next three nights at Buffalo Camp. Your first game drive looking for the Big Five – leopard, lion, elephant, buffalo and rhino - is this afternoon! (B,L,D)

    • Kapama Buffalo Camp  (Luxury)
  • 08
    Day 8 Ellies Fighting PX

    Day 8: Kapama Private Game Reserve

    This morning you are up with the sun to steal a march on the wildlife, led by a highly experienced Ranger.  Game drives are usually 2 – 3 hours in duration. Don’t forget your camera and binoculars. After your game drive, you’ll return to the Camp with stories of all you have seen. Spend a few hours relaxing at camp and then set out on another game drive in the afternoon. (B,L,D)

    • Kapama Buffalo Camp  (Luxury)
  • 09
    Day 9 Rhino and Giraffe PX

    Day 9: Kapama Private Game Reserve

    Again, today consists of morning and afternoon game drives and time to relax (or nap) in between.  (B,L,D)

    • Kapama Buffalo Camp  (Luxury)
  • 10
    Day 10 Leopard in tree PX

    Day 10: Depart

    After a final morning game drive, you’ll be transferred to Hoedspruit Airport for your onward flight. 


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