The adventure begins in Cape Town, which is popularly known as South Africa’s Mother City. Your accommodation – Welgelegen – sits in the fashionable neighbourhood of Gardens on the edge of the city and gives you an air-conditioned haven to return to after a day exploring the Cape Peninsula and beyond, whether you visited the penguins of Boulders Beach or sampled the fine wines of Franschhoek. The cool historic lines of this Victorian villa contrast nicely with your next accommodation – Notten’s Bush Camp, a classic, long-established safari camp with exclusive game viewing in an area renowned for its wildlife. You have plenty of time here to experience all that Notten’s offers, including Big 5 game drives and guided bush walks.
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- Stay in a beautiful Victorian-era guest house with an African twist
- Enjoy Cape Town’s top restaurants, coffee shops, galleries and boutiques
- Superb game viewing in wildlife-rich Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve
- See Victoria Falls, the largest waterfall on Earth
- Explore Chobe, Africa’s prime big game destinations
Tour Duration: 12 Days
Day to day
Days 1-4: Explore Cape TownCape Town, Cape Town Central, South Africa
Days 1-4: Explore Cape Town | 3 Nights
Collecting your hire car on arrival at Cape Town International Airport, you take the easy drive into the city and the leafy neighbourhood of Gardens. Welgelegen is your home for the next three nights. An intimate and exclusive boutique hotel with an emphasis on personal service, Welgelegen lies within walking distance of many eateries and is just a short drive from Cape Town’s biggest attractions like Table Mountain, the vibrant city centre and the V&A Waterfront. And, of course, having your own car means you have the freedom to explore further afield under your own steam: take an early drive to the Boulders Beach penguin colony and Cape Point or head off for a leisurely day in the Cape Winelands.
Days 4-7: A private Kruger safari | 3 Nights
Returning the car at the airport, you board a scheduled flight for the short-haul flight to Kruger-Mpumalanga International Airport. Here you are met and driven to Notten’s Bush Camp, lying in its own concession within the Sabi Sand Game Reserve. A collection of private reserves adjoining the Kruger National Park, the Sabi Sands offers all the big game drama of the Kruger in an exclusive environment. You will also be in a reserve famous for what are rated as the best and most regular Big 5 sightings in Africa. Close-up views of lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo and even leopard are almost guaranteed.
At Notten’s Bush Camp, which is owned and run by fourth-generation members of the Notten family, you enjoy two drives a day and the chance to head out on foot to witness the smaller details - animal tracks, shy birds and medicinal plants - with expert guides leading the way. Your suite has sliding doors that open onto a private viewing deck; the lodge comes complete with a Nature Spa, swimming pool and a gym.
Days 7-9: The Smoke that Thunders | 2 Nights
Transferring back to Kruger-Mpumalanga International Airport, you board a scheduled flight to Zambia’s Livingstone International Airport. You are then met and transferred across the border into Zimbabwe and to Batonka Guest Lodge. An elegant whitewashed building in a neat garden setting, Batonka Guest Lodge has a swimming pool, lounge and bar as well as a shuttle service to take you to various points of interest in the area or restaurants in Victoria Falls Town. Top of the list to see is, naturally, Victoria Falls, and Batonka conveniently lies within walking distance of the Falls, giving you easy access and the chance to do shop in the market on the way back. Suites at the lodge are air conditioned and have complimentary Wi-Fi.
Days 9-12: Land of Giants | 3 Nights
A short road transfer and border crossing takes you from Zimbabwe and into Botswana’s Chobe River region, long known for its heavyweight game viewing, especially of elephant, lion and buffalo. You check in at Elephant Valley Lodge, a tented camp tucked away in a forest adjacent to Chobe National Park and lying in front of a large waterhole. This fenced lodge lies on a path used by generations of elephants migrating between Zimbabwe’s Hwange and Botswana’s Chobe National Parks and this is your chance to see these giants up close as they move slowly through the forest on the way to the river. You enjoy boat cruises on the teeming Chobe River and game drives in the park as well as excellent wildlife sightings at the lodge’s in-house waterhole.
After breakfast on your last day, you are transferred the short distance to Chobe’s Kasane Airport for your onward travel arrangements and the end of this tour.
- 4 days car rental in Cape Town
- Flight from Cape Town International Airport to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport
- Flight from Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport to Livingstone Airport
- Return transfer from Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport to Notten's Bush Camp
- Transfer from Batonka Guest Lodge to Elephant Valley Lodge
- Transfer from Livingstone Airport to Batonka Guest Lodge
- International flights
- Airport taxes
- All meals and drinks not specified
- Tips and gratuities
- Items of a personal nature
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|2022-10-01 — 2022-10-31||$5,020|
|2022-11-01 — 2022-12-18||$4,650|
|2022-12-19 — 2023-01-06||$4,720|
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