13 Nights Best of Southern Africa
Duration: 14 days
Area: Zambian side of Victoria Falls, Sabi Sand, Kruger and Cape Town
Style: luxurious safari
- River cruise, a guided tour of the Zambian side of Victoria Falls, a guided tour of Livingstone and Livingstone Museum and a visit to the local village and curio shops.
- Game drives, bush walks and overnight walking safaris (charged at additional rates)
- Guided Cape Point and Peninsula tour
|Day 1||Johannesburg, South Africa|
|Day 2 - 4||Victoria Falls, Zambia|
|Day 5 - 7||Sabi Sand Private Reserve, South Africa|
|Day 8 - 9||Kruger, South Africa|
|Day 10 - 13||Cape Town, South Africa|
Days 1 - 2:
VIP Meet & Greet: OR Tambo International Airport
Welcome to Johannesburg! You will be met at the door of your aircraft with your name on a paging board and assisted through immigration, baggage collection and customs. You will then be shown to your awaiting transfer vehicle.
Private Road Transfer - OR Tambo Airport to Melrose Arch
Includes: Breakfast and complimentary shuttle from Sandton Gautrain station.
Days 2 - 4:
Private Road Transfer - Melrose Arch to OR Tambo Airport
Excludes Flight from Johannesburg to Livingstone
Scheduled Road Transfer - Livingstone Airport to Toka Leya
Overlooking the Zambezi River and some of its islands, about 12km upstream from Victoria Falls in Zambia, is Toka Leya Camp. With rapids actually flowing beneath the main deck and jackalberry, knobthorn and waterberry trees providing sough after shade, Toka Leya enjoys cool, uninterrupted gorgeous views of the mighty Zambezi River.
Toka Leya boasts 12 spacious en-suite safari style tents; nine twin/double tents and three family units (sleeping four). With cool wooden flooring, tasteful, uncluttered African décor in earthy hues, climate control, glass front doors and expansive wooden decks where guests can soak up the sights and sounds of the moving Zambezi River, tents are contemporary and relaxed. Limiting the camps footprint the tents are linked to the main area by raised wooden walkways. The camps dining, lounge and bar areas are spacious, breezy, very safari chic and offer ample space for relaxation. There is an infinity pool and novel pizza oven with meals enjoyed on the sundeck or pool deck, both of which overlook the Zambezi River.
On site activities offered at Toka Leya include bird watching, game drives, boating, game walks, and fishing. Nearby activities include tours of Victoria Falls, cultural tours, elephant back safaris and helicopter flights.
Activities include river cruise, a guided tour of the Zambian side of Victoria Falls, a guided tour of Livingstone and Livingstone Museum and a visit to the local village and curio shops.
Includes: All meals, all drinks including premium wines, spirits and liqueurs, 2 game drives per day and walking safaris, return transfers from the Singita airstrip to the lodges and laundry service.
Days 5 - 7:
Scheduled Road Transfer - Toka Leya to Livingstone Airport
Excludes Flight from Livingstone to Kruger Mpumalanga Airport
Shared Light Aircraft Flight: Kruger Mpumalanga Airport to Sabi Sabi airstrip
A luxurious and intimate safari lodge, Sabi Sabi Little Bush Camp is located in the south-western corner of the Sabi Sand Private Reserve sharing unfenced borders with the Kruger National Park. This five star safari lodge nestles under the shade of indigenous riverine trees on the banks of the Msuthu River, overlooking the riverbed.
Accommodation is offered in six free-standing thatched luxury suites making Little Bush Camp a super option for families, friends or small groups looking for exclusivity. With contemporary African design at the core, each suite includes luxury furnishings, a full en-suite bathroom with an indoor and outdoor shower, romantically draped mosquito nets over large beds, air-conditioning, fans, minibar, tea and coffee facilities and a private viewing deck with a heated spa bath overlooking the riverbed. The double volume thatched central area includes a comfortable lounge with a fireplace, dining area, full bar, deck, swimming pool with sun loungers, boma for starlit bush dinners and WiFi.
Morning and afternoon game drives and mid-morning environmental awareness walks are offered at Little Bush Camp. Guests also have access to the Amani Spa at Bush Lodge or Earth Lodge.
Includes: Breakfast, lunch, boma dinner, selected house beverages, open vehicle safaris, environmental awareness walking safaris, and return transfers from the Sabi Sabi Airstrip.
Days 8 - 9:
Shared Light Aircraft Flight: Sabi Sabi airstrip to Rockfig airstrip for Tanda Tula
Tanda Tula Safari Camp is a tented camp situated in the unfenced Timbavati Private Reserve which forms part of the Greater Kruger National Park. Set on the banks of the Nharalumi riverbed, Tanda Tula is shaded by large majestic trees, surrounded by riverine bush and overlooking an active waterhole.
The 12 canvas and thatch tents are comfortable with an emphasis on a relaxed, private atmosphere. Each tent features an en-suite bathroom with a traditional Victorian bathtub, a romantic outdoor shower and a private deck with loungers. The main lodge includes an open plan thatched lounge and fireplace that merges into an open sided bar which overlooks the garden. Meals at night are enjoyed in the boma, in the garden under the stars, or the riverbed which runs alongside the camp; and breakfasts are served daily at a secluded bush site. There is an infinity pool overlooking a waterhole and a hide at Machaton Dam for private picnics and the “starbeds” experience (extra charge, maximum four guests).
Activities at Tanda Tula include morning and afternoon game drives, bush walks and overnight walking safaris (charged at additional rates).
Includes: All meals, local brand drinks, game activities and laundry.
Days 10 - 13:
Private Road Transfer - Tanda Tula to Hoedspruit Airport
Extras included: Vehicle Entrance Fee
Excludes Flight from Hoedspruit to Cape Town
Private Road Transfer - Cape Town to V & A Hotel
The Victoria & Alfred Hotel is set in the heart of the V & A Waterfront in Cape Town and enjoys spectacular views onto the working harbour and Table Mountain. With a colonial and elegant ambience, the hotel is named after the Queen of England and her son, who visited the Cape in 1870.
There are 94 en-suite bedrooms spread over three floors, each with views onto either the Alfred Basin or the Piazza. The rooms vary in size with some offering a dining or lounge area. All rooms feature king size beds, air-conditioning, tea and coffee facilities, private bar, pay-for-view TV and Wi-Fi. With a hint of past shipwrecks, the main hotel includes a lounge, dining and terrace area. There is a Spa and gym, a small pool set across the way in a manicured garden and a full concierge service.
The V & A Waterfront is a hub of retail outlets, designer stores, excellent restaurants and craft markets and also includes tourist highlights like the Two Oceans Aquarium, Robben Island Ferries, ocean adventures, helicopter flips, the Iziko Maritime Museum and much more.
Cape Point & Peninsula Tour: Private Full Day
Today you embark on a full day tour of the Cape Peninsula. Take in the beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay, before crossing over to Hout Bay, where you may choose to join an optional boat cruise to Seal Island. From here you drive to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve via Chapman’s Peak, one of the world’s most breathtaking coastal drives, where you will board a funicular to get to the top of the Peninsula to witness the symbolic meeting of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans and enjoy spectacular views over False Bay.
After lunch (for your own account), continue to Simonstown, the naval base, and visit the African Penguin breeding colony at Boulders Beach. Then stop at the world-renowned Kirstenbosch Gardens before arriving at your hotel.
Winelands Tour: Private Full Day
This delightful drive winds its way to the heart of the Cape Winelands, through superb mountain ranges, vineyards and Cape Dutch homesteads. Head off to the wine country via the N2 to the heart of South Africa's wine industry, Stellenbosch, boasting great beauty and culture that is steeped in South African history. Walk down the canal-lined avenues, in the shade of giant oak trees and beautifully preserved historic buildings. With the sheer vastness of wine estates on offer, we are truly spoilt for choice when we enjoy our first wine tasting of the day.
Travel over the Helshoogte Pass to the town of Franschhoek, historically dating back to the 17th century when the French Huguenots arrived. Billed as the Gourmet Capital of South Africa, this charming town, in a most picturesque valley, retains a French Huguenot style. We enjoy a wine tasting before taking time to enjoy the fabled culinary skills of the Franschhoek chefs at one of the many award winning restaurants (for your own account).
Onward to Paarl, one of the Cape’s first farming districts. The town is set at the foot of the cluster of remarkable granite domes from which it takes its name. Our last stop for the day is at a wine estate on the Paarl wine route.
We return to the bustle of city life after an enthralling day in the countryside, arriving back at the hotels at approximately 17:30.
Private Road Transfer - V & A Hotel to Cape Town Airport
Melrose Arch Hotel,
Days 2 - 4:
Toka Leya Camp,
Days 5 - 7:
Sabi Sabi Little Bush Camp,
Days 8 - 9:
Tanda Tula Safari Camp,
Days 10 - 13:
Victoria & Alfred Hotel,