11 Days

Cape, Safari & the Victoria Falls

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Trip Overview

Discover Southern Africa’s most exquisite natural splendor on this captivating 11-days itinerary. Spend your first few nights in the mother city of Cape Town, take on its thriving dining scene, indulge in sublime grapes of the Winelands, and chase beautiful sceneries up to the tip of Africa. The display of highrise buildings suddenly shifts to vast savannah as you fly into the wilderness in Phinda private reserve, looking to spot the magnificent big five. Then, continue your adventure to Zimbabwe, where you discover the powerful spectacle of the Victoria Falls tucked between the mighty Zambezi and the rolling Limpopo River, before enjoying the last couple of nights in the glitzy Johannesburg

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 - 4

Cape Town

Private transfer to Cape Town's Hotel

Introduction Tour of Cape Town

Spend the morning or afternoon with your private guide taking in delightful attractions in Cape Town. We will meander through a myriad of dazzling stalls selling African trinkets in Greenmarket square, stroll the Company Garden, and educate yourself with unique Malay culture in the colorful Bo-Kaap neighborhood. Then, let the aerial cableway transport you to the summit of Table Mountain for magnificent views of the city and the Cape Peninsula. We will finish the tour at your hotel or continue to wander around the vibrant Victoria & Alfred Waterfront on your own and sip on refreshing drinks while waiting for the glorious sunset

Cape Winelands with Wine Expert

Spend a full day exploring different cellars and restaurants around Cape Winelands with an expert wine guide. Your guide will follow your wine preferences and introduce you to some of the most impressive wine estates that blanket the exquisite landscape. Typically the regions explored are Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, and Paarl, but may vary depending on your wine tastes. Come with the drinks are different pairing experiences such as chocolates, cheeses, and nougats, along with relaxing meals in sublime places like the Delaire Graff or Waterkloof.

Flexible Tour of Cape Peninsula

Meandering 52 km along South Africa’s south-western coast, there are so many breathtaking sights to be seen along Cape Peninsula, and our expert guide will help tailor the itinerary to your preference. A typical day starts with a drive over Twelve Apostles Mountain Ranges and the impressive slopes of Lion’s head, passing by the trendy cafes along Camps Bay’s strip, and down to the quaint village of Hout Bay. From here, there is an opportunity to meet seal colonies in Druker Island, or otherwise, continue driving through the famous Chapman’s Peak and a series of panoramic lookouts.

At the end of the road, gaze at majestic sights from the most south-western point of Africa and take the funicular ride to reach the iconic Cape Point Lighthouse. We will also visit the wobbly African penguins that love to show off at Boulders Beach and wrap the day up with a refreshing treetop walk in Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, a lush and colorful park which boast more than 7,000 plant species, including the rare and endangered.

Scheduled flight to Phinda Reserve

Day 4 - 7

Phinda Reserve

Private transfer to Phinda Reserve's Lodge

Phinda Safari Games

Phinda private reserve might be smaller compared to the neighboring Kruger National Park, but it does not make the game spotting here less exceptional. Due to its modest size, your safari games will feel more intimate with higher chance to encounter the magnificent wildlife, including the African big five and rare black and white rhinos. Another moving experience is to track down the cheetahs, which are plentiful in this reserve, and watch them sprint through the wild towards their prey. If desired, your expert rangers can also take you out on an evening drives to find nocturnal animals on the prowl

Rhino Notching Experience

Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to assist the conservation of endangered rhinos at Phinda private reserve. From a hot pursuit with an expert ranger in an open 4×4 safari vehicle to witnessing the darting of a rhino and learning how the veterinary team notches their ear for monitoring before releasing it back into the wild.

Scheduled flight to Victoria Falls

Day 7 - 9

Victoria Falls

Private transfer to Victoria Falls' hotel

Private tour of Victoria Falls and Afternoon Tea

Accompanied by a private guide, enjoy a thorough discovery of the Victoria Falls – its sight, its smells, its sound, and its grandeur history. Flowing past Zambezi National Park in Zimbabwe and Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park in Zambia, Victoria Falls is neither the tallest nor the widest waterfalls in the world. Yet, it has the biggest sheet of falling water at 500 million liters per minute, making it one of the most powerful and awe-inspiring. Your guide will show you multiple vantage points for stunning photographs, let you wonder at the graceful Victoria Falls Bridge, and weave you along the edge of the falls before settling you down at a delightful Victorian-style high tea

Zambezi River Sunset Cruise

Set off on an exclusive riverboat cruise along the mighty Zambezi, Africa’s fourth-largest river, and let the stunning surrounding give a great ending to your adventurous day. While floating and drinking, keep an eye out for movements in the dense fringe of forest on both sides of the shore and watch out for animals exposing themselves from the forest to drink. Also, pay attention to the deep chuckle and grunt of families of hippo and beware of the quiet water splash that signals the stealthy approach of the crocodile.

Scenic Helicopter flight

For the ultimate Victoria Falls experience, climb abroad a helicopter and let your pilot take you to the azure skies. From this point, marvel at an unobstructed, full expanse view of the Victoria Falls along with the surrounding untamed nature. At times, your pilot will descend closer to the forest and the meandering river so that you can easily spot the various species of wildlife that is native to the region

Scheduled flight to Johannesburg

Day 9 - 11

Johannesburg

Private transfer to Johannesburg's hotel

City Tour & Soweto Township

Take a full day to unearth the pulse of Johannesburg through contradicting scenes of the capital: behemoth glass structure, colonial mansion, and sprawling highways on one side and small houses crammed next to each other on the other. With your expert guide, you will retrace the anguished footprints of South Africa’s past inside the Apartheid Museum and visit the town of Soweto that produced three Nobel winners for fighting Apartheid including the widely-known Nelson Mandela. Other highlights including the famous financial district, the iconic Nelson Mandela Bridge, and the Market Theatre Complex that is still presenting cutting edge African voices

Private transfer to O.R Tambo International Airport

More Destinations

Tailor your Holidays

Combine this itinerary with other wonderful African Experiences

Elephant Safari in Botswana

Navigate over the still water of Chobe River in Botswana and discover the world’s highest concentration of elephants, which currently estimated to exceed 120,000

Whale Watching in Hermanus

Walk along the famous Walkers Bay that is famous for its generous whale sightings or take an action-packed, adrenaline-filled cage diving to meet the vicious great white sharks

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