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Explore Cape Town, enjoy a Big 5 Kruger safari and revel in the adventures of Victoria Falls on this spectacular 12-day Southern Africa holiday.

Start off with Cape Town - you have four fantastic days to enjoy its relaxed but vibrant multi-ethnic culture and its many world-renowned attractions, including Table Mountain, Robben Island and the scenic Cape Peninsula.

Next, it is time to enjoy a thrilling safari in the game-rich Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve on the border of the Kruger National Park in search of the ever-elusive leopard and other members of the Big 5.

You then overnight in Johannesburg before flying up to Zambia for a few days next to the Zambezi River and mighty Victoria Falls where you soon understand why the region is known as Africa's adventure capital!

Itinerary Highlights

 

  • See Cape Town from the top of Table Mountain
  • Discover Cape Point, the Winelands & Blue Flag beaches
  • Shop up a storm at the V&A Waterfront
  • Spot the Big 5 in the stunning Sabi Sands
  • Stay in the Lion Sands Tree House for a night
  • Relax on the banks of the Zambezi River
  • Marvel at mighty Victoria Falls

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Cape Town

On arrival in Cape Town, hop onto a private road transfer and check in at the stylish Cape Cadogan boutique hotel, set in the heart of Cape Town, for the next four nights. The hotel is ideally located close to several fine restaurants and it's only a short drive to attractions such as Table Mountain and the V&A Waterfront.

Days 2-4

Explore the Mother City

The Cape Cadogan's central location allows for easy access to some of Cape Town's finest attractions. Hike or take a trip up Table Mountain in the cable car to view the city from above and visit Cape Town's famous beautiful beaches of Camps Bay and Clifton to enjoy the combination of white sand and hot sun.

The city centre buzzes with shops and restaurants for all tastes while the peerless V&A Waterfront is also nearby, a destination for you to enjoy all the shopping you could ever want as well as fine dining at the water's edge.

Leave enough time for a Cape Peninsula tour and a trip out to the ever-scenic Cape Winelands for a bit of wine tasting and a fine food experience.

Day 5

Travel to luxurious Lion Sands

After four nights of city life, move on to your safari destination: Lion Sands River Lodge in the game-rich Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve. Transfer to the Cape Town International Airport for your flight to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport in Nelspruit. Enjoy a scenic drive as you travel to Lion Sands and keep an eye out for animals - you are likely to see quite a few on your way in.

Days 6-7

Encounter the Big 5 in the Sabi Sands

Your luxurious thatched room at Lions Sands is the perfect place to relax and take in the great views. Sit on your private deck and gaze out over the Sabie River in search of thirsty animals and the many bird species of the area. As the heat wears on, pamper yourself to a treatment at the lodge's in-house spa.

Game viewing in the Sabi Sands is excellent, and a knowledgeable ranger will take you on game drives and nature walks where you have the opportunity to view the Big 5 as well as smaller animals. You go out on morning, afternoon and early evening game drives and will enjoy your meals around the boma campfire or even out in the bush, alfresco style.

Lion Sands also has a unique 'Tree House' where you can spend the night safely elevated from the ground but out in the Big 5 wilderness - the ultimate safari experience!

Day 8

Travel to the City of Gold

Return by road to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport for a flight to Johannesburg where you spend the night near the night at Athol Place, a gracious boutique hotel in the very upscale neighbourhood of Sandton, which has a plethora of fine-dining restaurants and excellent shopping available.

Day 9

Fly to Livingstone

Catch your scheduled flight to Livingstone in Zambia where a shared road transfer will take you to the fully-inclusive Tongabezi Lodge. This tucked-away riverfront lodge is the perfect place for an intimate Victoria Falls experience: there are amazing views of the mighty Zambezi River from your room.

Day 10

Explore Victoria Falls

Tongabezi is situated close to Victoria Falls but not too close which means you are in the perfect location to view some of Zambia's amazing attractions and get some peace and quiet too.

Besides a compulsory visit to Victoria Falls, you can choose from a huge range of adventures and activities in the area: go on game drives, cultural trips to local villages, elephant-back safaris and sunset river cruises - the list is virtually endless.

Day 11

End your adventure in Livingstone

After all the excitement of your Victoria Falls visit, take a shared road transfer to Livingstone Airport where upon your safari comes to an end.

Inclusions

  • 4 nights at Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel on a bed and breakfast basis
  • 3 nights at Lion Sands River Lodge on a fully inclusive basis
  • 1 night at Athol Place Boutique Hotel on a bed and breakfast basis
  • 2 nights at Tongabezi Lodge on a fully inclusive basis
  • Return transfer from Cape Town International Airport to Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel
  • Return flight from Cape Town International Airport to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport
  • Return transfer from Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport to Lion Sands River Lodge
  • Flight from Kruger International Airport to Johannesburg
  • Flight from Johannesburg to Livingstone
  • Return transfer from Livingstone Airport to Tongabezi Lodge

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 Jul 2014 - 31 Jul 2014 $4830
  • 01 Aug 2014 - 31 Aug 2014 $4830
  • 01 Sep 2014 - 01 Oct 2014 $4970
  • 02 Oct 2014 - 01 Nov 2014 $4970
  • 02 Nov 2014 - 02 Dec 2014 $4730
  • 03 Dec 2014 - 31 Dec 2014 $4730

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

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Carlien Parsons

Carlien Parsons

Product Manager

"A fantastic combination of Southern Africa's top destinations and lodges - perfect for any first timer's trip to Africa."

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