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This 13-day journey is what newlyweds’ dreams are made of: from the spectacular scenery of Cape Town and the majestic Winelands you are whisked off on an unforgettable safari with a herd of elephants, before visiting the Victoria Falls, one of the Natural Wonders of the World.

Begin your wedded bliss adventure at the gracious Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town, nestled on the slopes of the iconic Table Mountain. Here you will enjoy a scenic helicopter flight and a gourmet city tour among other attractions before being whisked to the incredible Delaire Graff wine estate. After exploring the delights of the Winelands, with its beautiful vineyards and gorgeous cuisine, you travel to Camp Jabulani, in a private reserve outside the Kruger National Park. Here you will experience a safari unlike any other as you wander the wilderness with a herd of elephants through Big 5 territory. Next, you jet off to the world-famous Victoria Falls, where the Royal Chundu Lodge welcomes you from the banks of the mighty Zambezi River.

This journey is what honeymoon dreams and memories are made of, with each hotel offering a glorious spa and a host of activities, you are guaranteed the trip of a lifetime, with memories of Africa that will last forever.

Itinerary Highlights

  • Scenic helicopter flights in Cape Town & Victoria Falls
  • Gourmet tour of Cape Town
  • Experience incredible art, wines & cuisine at Delaire Graff
  • Excellent Big 5 wildlife encounters
  • Walk with elephants at Camp Jabulani
  • Marvel at Victoria Falls

Day to Day Itinerary

Days 1-4

Welcome to Cape Town

On arrival at Cape Town International Airport, you will be transferred to the Mount Nelson Hotel. Nestled on the slopes of Table Mountain, this gracious hotel is steeped in old-world elegance and charm. Centrally located in the Gardens district, it enjoys just the right combination of leafy tranquillity and ease of access to the buzz of the city centre, which is a short walk away.

Settle into your gorgeous suite and allow your concierge to recommend a dining hotspot in the city, or enjoy a delectable meal at the Planet Restaurant overlooking the lawns.

After you have enjoyed a leisurely breakfast, your second day’s highlight is a helicopter flight along the city’s picturesque Atlantic Seaboard. The helipad is alongside the vibrant V&A Waterfront, where a host of bars, shops and restaurants overlook the busy working harbour and docks. Taking off from here, you immediately see Robben Island in Table Bay, the notorious prison where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated for many years. The flight then takes you over Cape Town Stadium and along the coastline, giving you a tremendous view of Table Mountain, Lion’s Head, and the white beaches of Clifton and Camp’s Bay, with the craggy shapes of the Twelve Apostles making a grandiose background to the scene. On your way back, you pass Hout Bay with its quaint fishing harbour, Table Mountain, False Bay, the mountains of the Winelands in the distance and the broad sweep of the Atlantic heading up the West Coast. Finally, you return to the Waterfront, where a delicious lunch in a dockside café is a suitable finale.

Cape Town is well known as Africa’s premier gastronomic destination and there is no better way to experience the culinary delights of the city than on a walking tour, guided by an epicurean expert. On day three, you wander the streets of the City Bowl and the Bo-Kaap, visiting a series of establishments that celebrate the diversity of Cape cuisine. From traditional African ‘samp and beans’ at Cape Town Station to beautifully crafted curries and desserts in the Malay Quarter with gourmet coffee stops in between, this is a delightful way to sample delicious dishes, but also to learn of their provenance, woven into the very fabric of the Cape’s diverse cultures and history.

Days 5-6

Into the Winelands

A driver will collect you for the scenic drive through Stellenbosch and the Winelands, nestled in the folds of the dramatic Jonkershoek Mountains. The road then sweeps up the dramatic Helshoogte Pass and, at the summit, the grand estate of Delaire Graff is revealed. Situated among picturesque vineyards with spectacular mountain views, the winery boasts an unrivalled art collection to match its beautiful architecture and surroundings.

With the gracious Delaire Graff estate as your base, you are perfectly situated to explore the surrounding wine country of Stellenbosch with its numerous estates, as well as Franschhoek, the culinary capital of the Western Cape. With myriad wine estates and fantastic country restaurants at your fingertips, this is indeed a gourmand’s idea of heaven!

Days 7-9

Into the wilds

A driver will collect you in the morning to take you back to Cape Town International Airport, where you board your flight to the Kruger National Park region.

Touching down in your light aircraft at a bush airstrip, you will be met by your guide, who will take you on a short game drive to Camp Jabulani in the Kapama Game Reserve. Once you enter the reserve, you are in Big 5 territory, and you keenly look out for animals along the way. Camp Jabulani is an intimate lodge that can only accommodate 12 guests in stylish luxury. Six guest suites radiate from the main building and are carefully placed in seclusion along a seasonal riverbed in the shade of huge spreading trees.

The Jabulani herd is made up of elephants rescued by the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, and interaction with these amazing behemoths is the primary focus here. Nothing can quite compare to being so close to an elephant: to feel its skin, be touched by its trunk and gaze into eyes that radiate intelligence. Walking with the herd through the wilderness is an exceptional experience, where you watch as they silently move on huge padded feet, rumbling their deep conversations all around you. Instead of being a passive observer, you become a part of the environment that surrounds you. The elephants lead you through their home until you arrive at a linen-clothed table, set in a scenic spot to take in the splendours of sunset. Sipping on your favourite beverage and nibbling on delicious canapés, you toast the wondrous setting, the lightshow in the sky, and the gentle giants around you. Ask dusk slips towards darkness, you are able to do something very few people on earth have done- ride an elephant at night through the wilds, either seeking out nocturnal creatures with a spotlight, or simply gazing upwards at the ethereal glow of the Milky Way.

Days 10-12

The Victoria Falls

After your morning activity and breakfast, you return to the airstrip for your flight northwards to Zambia.

On arrival at Livingstone International Airport, a representative will drive you the short distance to Royal Chundu Zambezi River Lodge, which is situated upstream from the Victoria Falls on the banks of the mighty Zambezi. With a luxurious and elegant safari camp style, the lodge has an undeniable romance and atmosphere of adventure. From your suite you can hear the river gurgling as it flows past, the shriek of an African fish eagle in the trees above, and the splashing and honking of hippos in the water.

The Victoria Falls is one of the most impressive sights on earth. Known to local tribes as ‘The Smoke That Thunders’, this is where the Zambezi River plunges over a mile-wide curtain into a huge crack in the earths crust into a boiling gorge below. The spray thrown up from the falls is visible for miles around, and the thundering of millions of gallons of water going over the edge creates a rumble like a jet engine. You will have the extraordinary opportunity to fly in a helicopter on Day 11 over this maelstrom of nature’s power, taking in a spectacular view of the Falls, Devil’s Cataract and the surrounding landscape spread out below you.

After flying over the Falls, on Day 12 you experience them up close on a guided tour that takes you to the cascade’s edge where you can feel the tremendous energy unleashed by all that water rumbling through your bones and drenching you with spray!

After a visit to the Falls, Livingstone has a host of other attractions. Known as the adrenaline capital of Africa, you can go white water rafting the legendary rapids, bungee jump over the gorge, (330 feet!) or take an elephant back safari; the list goes on and on.

Day 13

Homeward bound

After a final morning at leisure, watching the river glide gently past as you enjoy a delicious breakfast, the time comes to depart this slice of African paradise. As you take off from the airport, you look down at the column of spray from the Victoria Falls rising into the air, and reminisce on your travels, the sights, the sounds and the smiles of people you have met. All of these will serve as reminders of this magical continent and make you eager to return. 

Inclusions

  • 12 nights accommodation
  • Transfer from Cape Town International Airport to Mount Nelson
  • Private Helicopter Flight
  • Cape Town City Gourmet Walking Tour
  • Transfer from Mount Nelson to Delaire Graff
  • Transfer from Delaire Graff to Cape Town International Airport
  • Flight from Cape Town - Johannesburg - Hoedspruit
  • Transfer fom Hoedspruit to Camp Jabulani
  • Transfer from Camp Jabulani to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport
  • Flight from Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport to Livingstone
  • Flight from Livingstone to Johannesburg
  • 12-13 min Helicopter Flight in Zambia

Exclusions

  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

Tour Rates

  • dates rates from
  • 01 Nov 2014 - 04 Jan 2015 $8145
  • 05 Jan 2015 - 02 Mar 2015 $9010
  • 03 Mar 2015 - 02 May 2015 $9010
  • 03 May 2015 - 02 Jul 2015 $8620
  • 03 Jul 2015 - 31 Aug 2015 $8620

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply

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Carlien Parsons

Carlien Parsons

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"This is the ultimate relaxation retreat: a luxurious spa & exclusive safari lodge combine to bring utter peace and romance to your honeymoon."

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