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South Africa Zimbabwe & Victoria Falls

10 days from $10,595 per person

* Prices are in US dollars, based on double occupancy.

3 Nights Cape Town 3 Nights Sabi Sabi Private Reserve 1 Night Johannesburg 2 Nights Victoria Falls

Book now and save 10% off on our most popular safari.

This adventure is one of our most popular safaris. Experience the vibrant culture, scenic beauty and natural wonders of Southern Africa. Spectacular Cape Town and Kruger National Park are artfully combined with the majesty of Victoria Falls.

10% savings will be applied to 2021 departures at time of booking. Restrictions may apply. Please contact a safari consultant with more details or to customize this trip. 


While on safari at Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge you will be inspired by the people you meet. Enjoy cultural encounters with the local Shangaan people learning about their music, customs and way of life. The passionate guides will enlighten you about this hotspot of biodiversity.



Highlights

Explore the breathtaking scenery of the Cape of Good Hope and the surrounding winelands on privately guided sightseeing tours.

Discover the rainforests surrounding the thundering Victoria Falls, then take a helicopter flight, and be awed by the sheer size and grandeur from above.

Experience the golden glow of an African sunset as you meander along the Zambezi River on a sundowner dinner cruise.

Enjoy twice daily game drives in search of Africa’s “Big Five” the leopard, rhino, elephant, buffalo and the mighty lion.

Accommodations

1. The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa

South Africa, Cape Town

The award-winning 5-star Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa is dramatically poised above the Atlantic Ocean. Flanked by the majestic Twelve Apostles and Table Mountain ranges, the hotel has the ideal setting. Enjoy splendid luxury, passionate service and generous hospitality synonymous with Red Carnation Hotels. Delight in exquisite cuisine at Azure Restaurant. Mingle with the locals over delicious cocktails at the Leopard Bar with its panoramic ocean views. Surrender your senses at the holistic Spa, or enjoy walks and picnics in the surrounding Table Mountain National Park. Additional facilities include a private cinema, a heated infinity pool overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, a rock pool and heated Jacuzzi. There is also complimentary internet and Wi-Fi throughout the hotel and a 24-hour business center.

 

2. Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge

South Africa, Kruger Private Reserve

For decades Bush Lodge has been Sabi Sabi's flagship lodge, famed for its warmth, vibrancy and legendary hospitality. Each of the spacious, air-conditioned thatched suites features en-suite bathrooms with al-fresco glass-fronted indoor showers, affording wonderful views of the bush. Huge viewing decks are the ideal setting to relax while spotting game, birdwatching, or cooling off in the pools. Meals, including the wonderful dinners in the open air boma, are heralded by blasts on a kudu horn, a summoning to delicious food. The lounge, atrium and bar are perfect meeting places for friends old and new. As an extra indulgence, the Amani Spa at Bush Lodge is a haven of tranquility and offers the ultimate African spa experience. Guests can indulge in holistic body, skin and beauty rituals, rejuvenating massages and soothing treatments.

3. Sandton Sun

South Africa, Johannesburg

The elegant Sandton Sun offers guests a distinguished and memorable stay. Linked to the Sandton City Shopping Center, the hotel provides contemporary dining and fashionable shopping, appealing to leisure travelers. The well-appointed rooms have large windows that optimize natural light, ensuring the highest level of rest and relaxation. Each guest room offers a range of amenities, which includes complimentary Wi-Fi, television, DVD player, a mini bar, in-room tea and coffee facilities, and more. The hotel offers several dining options, including a café-style eatery, a rooftop bar, and an outdoor deck dining, where guests can relax around the large fire pits and admire the breathtaking sunset views. Other services provided at the hotel are a spa, a fitness center and a business center.  

4. The Victoria Falls Hotel

Zimbabwe, Victoria Falls

The Victoria Falls Hotel, popularly known as “the grand old lady of The Falls” was built in 1904. The Edwardian-style hotel is surrounded by carefully tended tropical gardens, lily ponds and century-old shade trees. The guestrooms echo its rich colonial heritage. All the rooms are air conditioned and feature en-suite bathrooms, television, in-room safe, telephone, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities and complimentary Wi-Fi. Dining options are varied at this historical hotel. Enjoy the opulent Livingstone Room for fine dining and dancing, or the Jungle Junction with its famous breakfast and dinner buffets with ethnic entertainment in the evenings. Stanley’s Terrace, with its clear view of the Victoria Falls Bridge, is renowned for its cocktails and afternoon teas. The swimming pool is surrounded by the beautiful landscaped gardens. Other hotel facilities include tennis courts, chapel, gift shop, hair salon and spa. The famous Victoria Falls are just a ten-minute walk away using the hotel’s private pathway, and “the smoke that thunders” or “Mosi-Oa-Tunya” in the local dialect, is clearly audible and visible from this luxurious landmark.

 

Itinerary

Day 1. Arrive Cape Town, South Africa

With a warm welcome upon your arrival in Cape Town, South Africa’s “Mother City,” you will be transferred to your hotel. The rest of your day is at leisure to enjoy one of the most beautiful and vibrant cities in the world.

The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa

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Day 2. Cape Town

Spend your day exploring the stunning Cape Peninsula. Drive past the sparkling beaches of Camps Bay and Clifton. Wind your way along legendary Chapman’s Peak Drive to the rocky seascapes of the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. Continue along the coast to the delightful penguin colony at Boulders Beach. (B)

The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa

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Day 3. Cape Town

Today’s sojourn explores the nearby winelands. Learn all about the process of winemaking, from grape to goblet. Revel in the scenery — like the breathtaking views of the Paarl valley and the picturesque little village of Franschhoek, the gourmet capital of the Cape. Take a stroll through historic Stellenbosch with its Cape Dutch architecture, absorbing the quaintness of this lovely university town. (B)

The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa

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Day 4. Cape Town / Kruger Private Reserve

With a couple of short flights, you’ll be on your way to your safari adventure within a private reserve bordering the famous Kruger National Park. Settle in and soak up the tranquility of the African bush before embarking on your late afternoon game drive. This superb sanctuary is home to an abundance of wildlife, so keep your eyes peeled. (BLD)

Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge

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Day 5. Kruger Private Reserve

Just as the wildlife awaken, meet your expert safari ranger and hop aboard your open safari vehicle for a thrilling game drive. Photograph away as you spot the Big Five and other wildlife, found on the reserve. On your late afternoon drive, pause for a sundowner as the sun dips below the horizon. (BLD)

Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge

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Day 6. Kruger Private Reserve

With your skilled ranger, explore the rarer sights and wonders of the bush during your game viewing activities today. Perhaps take a guided walk through the bush or arrange for a candle-lit alfresco dinner as the Southern Cross begins to twinkle. (BLD)

Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge

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Day 7. Kruger Private Reserve / Johannesburg

Set out early on your final safari in search of those hard-to-spot cheetahs and the Big Five. Return to camp for a hearty breakfast and relax until it's time to transfer to the airport for your flight to Johannesburg. On arrival, you are transferred to your ideally located hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure. (B)

Sandton Sun

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Day 8. Johannesburg / Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Fly to spectacular Victoria Falls, hailed as one of the world’s Seven Natural Wonders. Later this afternoon, sail upstream on a sunset dinner cruise. As the sun sets, be ready with your binoculars to zoom in on the hippos cavorting in the river. Look out for the elephants as they make their way to the riverbank for their last drink before settling down for the night. (BD)

The Victoria Falls Hotel

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Day 9. Victoria Falls

Keep an eye out for rainbows as you walk the misty rain forest trails of Victoria Falls. Then take a helicopter flight, and be awed by the sheer size and grandeur of the Falls from above. (B)

The Victoria Falls Hotel

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Day 10. Victoria Falls / Depart

After a delicious farewell breakfast, you are transferred to Victoria Falls Airport for your flight back to Johannesburg. You may be leaving Africa behind, but you’ll return home with memories that will last forever. (B)

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Pricing

Land Arrangements (Price per person)

Departure Dates May 1, 2021 - Jun 30, 2021
Share Twin/Double From $10,595
Single Room Supplement From $1,695
Departure Dates Jul 1, 2021 - Aug 31, 2021
Share Twin/Double From $10,695
Single Room Supplement From $1,795
Departure Dates Sep 1, 2021 - Nov 30, 2021
Share Twin/Double From $10,995
Single Room Supplement From $1,895
Departure Dates Dec 1, 2021 - Dec 17, 2021
Share Twin/Double From $10,695
Single Room Supplement From $1,695

**Surcharges Apply Jan 01-08, Dec 18-31.

Air Arrangements (Internal Airfare)

Cape Town - Kruger Park - Johannesburg - Victoria Falls - Johannesburg

Economy Class per person from $1,330

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