This 10 Day Essentially South Africa & Victoria Falls Excursions takes you to the magnificent Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, one of the natural wonders of the world. Then explore South Africa's Cape with tours around the city and mountain and a day on the peninsula. End the adventure with 3 nights at Kapama Private Game Reserve for a South African safari experience.
|Valid||Per Person Sharing||Single Room|
|01 Jan - 30 Jun||USD 2,075||USD 2,900|
|01 Jul - 30 Oct||USD 2,250||USD 3,335|
Road Package Includes:
* Silver Welcome on arrival at O.R Tambo International Airport
* Scheduled Return Transfers between Victoria Falls International Airport and Victoria Falls Safari Lodge
* 2 Nights at Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, Lodge Standard Room – Bed & Breakfast
* Scheduled Tour of the Falls
* Boma Dinner at Victoria Falls Safari Lodge
* Private Return transfers between Cape Town International Airport and Protea Hotel Victoria Junction
* 4 Nights at The Portswood Hotel, Standard Room – Bed & Breakfast
* Scheduled Half Day Cape Town City Tour – Including the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Ticket (Weather Permitting)
* Scheduled Full Day Peninsula Tour
* Scheduled Complimentary Return transfers between Hoedspruit Airport and Kapama Private Game Reserve
* 3 Nights at Kapama Private Game Reserve – Southern Camp, Suite - Accommodation, all meals, teas, coffee and pastries. Two daily game drives in open safari vehicles, drinks on game drive (local drinks, water and soft drinks) and return transfers between Hoedspruit Airport and the camps.
On your arrival, a warm and friendly welcome awaits you! Our expert Guest Service Officer is ready to assist and guide you through the airport to your next check in for your flight onward to Zimbabwe (Flight not included). Upon your arrival at Victoria Falls International Airport you will be met and transferred to your accommodation for the next two nights, the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge.
No surprise why Victoria Falls is one of the seven Natural Wonders of the World! You'll understand it instantly as we tour the Zimbabwean & Zambian side, for there are numerous spectacular vantage points along the width of the Falls, and the sight of this astounding gift of nature, simply takes your breath away. We'll walk through the permanent, beautifully misty rain forest which flanks the Falls, stopping to marvel at the principal sites as it cascades to the depths below: the Main Falls, Horseshoe Falls, Rainbow Falls, the Boiling Pot, Cataract Island and Livingstone Island. We'll stand and watch, feel and listen to the spray and thunderous noise, as millions of litres of water tumble over the Falls into a series of narrow gorges below. The seventh Natural Wonder of the World puts on the most dramatic show for you, and you'll be privileged to have watched it. Spend some time around the falls and just do some exploring of your own. This evening you will be treated to a unique Boma dinner at your lodge, a magical vibe with a pure African dinner experience.
This morning after a sumptuous breakfast you will be collected from your hotel and transferred back to Victoria Falls International Airport to prepare for your flight onward to Cape Town (Flight not included). Once you have arrived back in South Africa, here in one of the country’s most beautiful cities you will be collected from Cape Town International Airport and transferred to your hotel, The Portswood Hotel. Spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure. Cape Town is historically, culturally and visually, the most diverse, breathtakingly scenic and vibrant city you’ll have had the pleasure of visiting. Known fondly as the Mother City, Cape Town has everything for the curious traveller who enjoys the good life in all its colours and guises. From exquisite wine farms in magnificent green settings, to a long and captivating history and architecture, there’ll be little doubt in your mind why it’s voted one of the world’s finest cities to visit.
Take a cable car to the summit of the legendary Table Mountain, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, (weather permitting) with views of the City and surrounding layout of this southernmost tip of Africa. We drive to Camps Bay, an affluent oceanside suburb of Cape Town, boasting a magnificent white sandy beach and once the hunting ground of Lord Charles Somerset. Wind your way along through Clifton, an exclusive residential area, home to some of the most expensive real estate in South Africa before meandering through Sea Point, the first ‘commuter suburb’ of Cape Town and now a recognized Orthodox Jewish community. En route we’ll see the sweeping silhouette of the Cape Town Stadium before passing down Adderley Street considered the main street of the central business district.The City Hall located on the Grand Parade is next up. Nelson Mandela made his first public speech after his release from the balcony of Cape Town City Hall. Drive past the Castle of Good Hope, a Provisional Heritage Site. The Castle of Good Hope was originally built as a maritime replenishment station and is the oldest surviving colonial building in South Africa! We’re passing Charly’s Bakery, home of Charly’s Cake Angels, stars of the Food Network Show before hearing a brief history of District Six en- route to a visit at the Company Gardens. The public section of the garden is enjoyed for its sheer floral beauty as well as its historical setting. It’s bordered by numerous landmarks including the Slave Lodge, present day Houses of Parliament and St George’s Cathedral, the seat of the Anglican church in South Africa. We hear about Greenmarket Square, the location for the well that was once the town’s main water supply during summer months when streams from Table Mountain dried up, before a visit to the Noon Gun where we witness the historic time signal and learn more about the history of the Bo-Kaap and its people as we move up the cobblestoned hills to the Malay Quarter, and marvel at the ice-cream colours of the quaint Bo-Kaap homes. Our final stop. A jewellery showroom where we meet a master diamond cutter and witness the process of cutting and polishing a diamond. You may even witness the rare opportunity of pouring of a gold bar!
Cruise along the exquisite stretch of coastline known as Millionaire's Paradise - from Clifton to Camps Bay, to the exclusive beach hamlet of Llandudno - towards the charming working harbour of Hout Bay. Embark on an up-close-and-personal Seal Island cruise. Wind along the legendary Chapman's Peak Drive, hugging the cliffs and relishing the breath-taking ocean views, before arriving at your lunch spot of choice (own account) at the Cape of Good Hope Section of the Table Mountain National Park. We meander back along the coast towards the City, visiting the historic naval port of Simon's Town and the endearing penguin colony at Boulder's Beach. You venture inland to your last stop of the day at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. With the sun setting over the tall peaks of Table Mountain the last rays sparkle on the trees and flowers.
Mother Nature surpassed herself when crafting the Mother City. Whether jogging along Sea Point Promenade, climbing up Lion’s Head in the dawn light, clambering over giant boulders at Sandy Bay or driving the amazing coastal roads down to Cape Point, you never fail to feel your spirits soar as you take in the breathtakingly beautiful vistas. You don’t need to break a sweat; sipping wine on a historic farm in Constantia or enjoying a picnic at an outdoor concert in Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens are equally memorable ways to commune with Cape Town’s great outdoors. Wrenching yourself away from the magnetic mountain and all the delights of the Cape Peninsula is a challenge, but within an hour you can exchange urban landscapes for the charming towns, villages and bucolic estates of Winelands destinations such as Stellenbosch and Franschhoek.
This morning after a sumptuous breakfast you will be collected from your hotel and transported back to Cape Town International Airport for your onward flight to Hoedspruit (Flight not included). Upon your arrival at Hoedspruit Airport you will be met by the Kapama Game Reserve representatives and transferred in an 4x4 vehicle to your lodge.
Kapama Private Game Reserve is an African Eden, sweeping across 13 000 hectares of savannah and riverine forest. Kapama represents a piece of Africa as it used to be. With the mighty Drakensberg Mountains in the distance and iconic Kruger National Park to the east, Kapama has distilled the finest wildlife safari offerings for the enjoyment of guests. The days start with an early wake-up call between 5am and 5:30am. Tea, coffee and rusks are enjoyed together before heading out at first light. While seeing big game is always exhilarating, there are many other smaller species that are also captivating, and birding enthusiasts will be delighted at the approximately 350 species of birds recorded on the reserve. Halfway through the game drive, there’s a stop for hot drinks and snacks, before returning to the lodge at around 9am for a full breakfast. Throughout the day, it’s likely you will see wildlife around the lodge – nyala antelope and vervet monkeys are frequent visitors, though seeing some of the Big Five is also not uncommon. At around 3:30pm, everyone gathers for a decadent high tea, before heading out with your ranger and tracker for the afternoon game drive through the reserve.
This morning after your last game activity and a delicious breakfast you will be collected from your lodge and transferred back to Hoedspruit Airport to prepare for your onward journey home.