11-Day Cape Town, Kruger & Vic Falls

11 days

11-Day Cape Town, Kruger & Vic Falls

Highlights

  • Stay at a beautiful Georgian-Victorian boutique hotel in a trendy part of Cape Town
  • Cape Town’s attractions like Table Mountain, Boulders Beach and the V&A Waterfront
  • Discover Franschhoek and the surrounding Winelands
  • Superb cuisine at Franschhoek Country House and Villas
  • Game drives in Timbavati to see the Big 5
  • Views from the lounge and pool areas at Simbavati Hillside Lodge
  • Stay within walking distance from Victoria Falls
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Overview

Spend 11 unforgettable days in three of Southern Africa’s safari heavyweights and regular highlights on any itinerary.

Start your vacation in South Africa’s acclaimed Cape Town. One of the most awarded holiday destinations in the world, the ‘Mother City’ offers its visitors luxurious accommodation, excellent cuisine, gorgeous natural surroundings and some of the best beaches in the world like Clifton and Camps Bay. You will have the opportunity to go on a scenic day trip to Cape Point Nature Reserve, Boulders Beach to see endangered African penguins, or enjoy shopping and dining at the renowned V&A Waterfront. Your boutique hotel, Cape Cadogan, is ideally situated in a trendy neighbourhood, a stone’s throw from the natural wonder of Table Mountain.

You will then move to the elegant Franschhoek Country House and Villas in the heart of the picturesque Cape Winelands. An ideal hideaway for romantics, the Country House is situated on the outskirts of the historic and charming town of Franschhoek or ‘French Corner’. After exploring the beautiful Cape Winelands, Franschhoek’s historic streets and buildings, and enjoying international award-winning wines, it is time to step into Big 5 country.

Your next stop is one of Africa’s biggest and oldest wildlife reserves, the magnificent Kruger National Park. Your accommodation, Simbavati Hilltop Lodge, is set in the spectacular Timbavati Private Nature Reserve – and there are no fences between you and the vast Kruger. Go on daily game drives to encounter Africa’s iconic Big 5 (lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard and rhino), or simply relax beside an infinity pool with sensational views of the great Drakensberg or ‘Mountain of Dragons’.

Conclude your trip of a lifetime at Ilala Lodge, situated in Victoria Falls Town and within walking distance of the biggest waterfall on Earth. Witness the Falls in all its natural glory, explore the town’s vibrant markets, and enjoy tranquil sunset boat cruises on the Zambezi River. Microlight flights, white-water rafting and bungee jumping are available for the adrenaline seekers. Between about February and July, the mighty Zambezi is usually in full flood and you can experience the waterfall at its most roaring pinnacle – a truly dazzling sensory overload.

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Summary

  • Tour Duration: 11 Days

  • Start: Cape Town
  • End: Victoria Falls

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Itinerary

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Days 1-4: Get to know the Mother City

Cape Town, Cape Town Central, South Africa
Detailed breakdown

Days 1-4: Get to know the Mother City | 3 Nights

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Cape Town, Cape Town Central, South Africa

Welcome to South Africa! After touching down at Cape Town International Airport, you will be transferred to the lovely Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel. This quaint Georgian-Victorian building dates to the 1800s and is situated a few steps away from Cape Town’s trendy Kloof Street. You can expect 5-star service from the highly attentive staff at Cape Cadogan, as well as delicious meals. The hotel’s near-perfect location puts you in close proximity of the city’s highlights like Table Mountain, Cape Point Nature Reserve and the popular V&A Waterfront. You are also a mere stone’s throw from the world-famous beaches of Camps Bay and Clifton. Cape Town is a delight for all the senses and you will enjoy discovering the Mother City’s best over the next couple of days.

Days 4-6: Indulge in the Winelands | 2 Nights

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Cape Winelands, Franschhoek, South Africa

After checking out from Cape Cadogan, you will enjoy an hour’s road transfer into one of the most beautiful parts of the Western Cape. The renowned Cape Winelands will be your picturesque home for the next few days. Situated in the heart of the Franschhoek valley, Franschhoek Country House and Villas is a luxurious haven featuring a relaxing spa and exceptional cuisine. Enjoy strolls through the property’s well-manicured gardens or venture into the quaint town of Franschhoek, one of the oldest towns in South Africa. Not only is it blessed with pristine natural and architectural beauty, but Franschhoek is also known for its strong wine culture and some of the best restaurants in the country – definitely deserving of its moniker, the ‘food and wine capital’ of South Africa.

Days 6-9: Explore Big 5 country | 3 Nights

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Kruger Private Reserves, South Africa

Board a short-haul flight to Hoedspruit Airport, situated next to the Kruger National Park. After about a 2-hour road transfer, you will be welcomed at the exceptional Simbavati Hilltop Lodge. As the name suggests, Simbavati is perched high on a hill in the pristine wilderness of Timbavati Private Nature Reserve. This is Big 5 country, a 132 000-acre area that shares unfenced borders with the enormous Kruger. Settle into your luxury tented suite, equipped with a main bedroom tent and one for the bathroom. Go on daily game drives with expert Shangaan trackers to see the Big 5 and other game like cheetah and rare wild dog. If you prefer a day of relaxation, head for a sun lounger beside the lodge’s infinity pool to watch animals wander down the river below while you sip on something cold and refreshing. African-inspired meals are served on Simbavati’s dining deck, designed to offer breath-taking views over the surrounding bush and river bed below.

Days 9-11: Experience the Falls | 2 Nights

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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Another road transfer will take you to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport for your scheduled flight to Victoria Falls. You will be welcomed at Ilala Lodge, situated on the Zimbabwean side of Victoria Falls and within walking distance from ‘The Smoke that Thunders’ – the world’s biggest curtain of falling water. Not only does the lodge’s great location give you easy access to the waterfall, but it also makes exploring the vibrant street markets of Victoria Falls Town easy. Ilala offers a tranquil and homely atmosphere with spacious rooms from which you can see the waterfall’s seasonal spray. Enjoy a sunset boat cruise along the Zambezi River, or opt for white-water rafting or bungee jumping if you are looking for something a bit more adventurous.

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Inclusions

  • Flight from Cape Town International Airport to Hoedspruit Airport
  • Flight from Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport to Livingstone Airport
  • Road transfer from Cape Cadogan to Franschhoek Country House & Villas
  • Road transfer from Cape Town International Airport to Cape Cadogan
  • Road transfer from Franschhoek Country House & Villas to Cape Town International Airport
  • Road transfer from Hoedspruit Airport to Simbavati Hilltop Lodge
  • Road transfer from Ilala Lodge to Victoria Falls International Airport
  • Road transfer from Livingstone Airport to Ilala Lodge
  • Road transfer from Simbavati Hilltop Lodge to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport
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Exclusions

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

Rates

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Dates Price
2019-01-04 — 2019-02-15 $4,140
2019-02-16 — 2019-04-02 $4,140
2019-04-03 — 2019-05-18 $4,140
2019-05-19 — 2019-07-03 $3,990
2019-07-04 — 2019-08-18 $3,990
2019-08-19 — 2019-10-03 $3,990
2019-10-04 — 2019-11-18 $4,200
2019-11-19 — 2019-12-31 $4,690
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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