Combining the three best destinations in South Africa and finishing off with a grand finale at Victoria Falls, this is a tour that delivers stunning scenery and wildlife plus excellent food and wine from the comfort of grand hotels, cosy lodges and candle-lit camps. Easy-paced and well-balanced, it would suit discerning couples and honeymooners as well as groups of friends travelling together.
The adventure opens at the Cape Grace in Cape Town, perhaps the best-loved of the city’s larger five-star hotels. Occupying prime position at the V&A Waterfront, you are a two-minute stroll from the Robben Island Ferry terminal and the heart of the Waterfront. A full-day highlights tour is built into the itinerary – with plenty of time to explore on your own – before you are whisked to the Winelands and a luxury suite in Franschhoek where fine food and wine – plus a guided day tour – await you.
The tempo changes as you fly directly to the Kruger National Park and begin your safari. Your destination is Londolozi, a private concession within the legendary Sabi Sands Game Reserve, a privately-owned and managed wildlife area adjoining the Kruger. It is a destination renowned for sightings of the Big 5 (lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard) as well as its outstanding accommodation. With two full days here, you are sure to see why Londolozi has earned its reputation as one of the finest private concessions in the Sabi Sands.
Then it is a direct flight to ‘the Smoke that Thunders’, Victoria Falls, and the spectacle of a mile of water plunging over a precipice. Your accommodation lies upstream in a private nature reserve, giving you the advantage of an authentic safari setting within a short drive of one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. And since your lodge overlooks the Zambezi River, you can look forward to ending the tour with a cold drink and a glowing sunset from the comfort of a river boat cruise.