12 Day Safari –

From ZAR 48,395 p.p.s.

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Overview

This wonderful journey focuses on three of Southern Africa’s most popular destinations, Cape Town, Greater Kruger National Park and Victoria Falls, affording you some of Africa’s most diverse experiences and sightseeing.

Cape Town’s wealth of natural and cultural attractions puts it at the top of most people’s must-see list. La Spendida Hotel is wonderfully located near the city and V&A Waterfront with easy access to Cape Town’s highlights and has beautiful views over the Atlantic Ocean and Table Mountain.
You will have privately guided tours of the city and Cape Peninsula giving you an insight into the history, culture and scenic attractions of Cape Town.
You will have a day free to explore more of the popular places in this special area.

Wildlife is without doubt Africa’s greatest attraction and you won’t be disappointed with your safari at Motswari Private Game Reserve in the Greater Kruger National Park. Your guide and tracker will ensure that you have special sightings of big game in this massive wildlife sanctuary and you will be treated to a luxury lodge experience with excellent food and accommodation.


Victoria Falls
is a magnificent natural phenomenon, the world’s largest curtain of water and one of the Seven Wonders of the World. You will enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of this small town and have some special experiences including a guided trip of the Victoria Falls, a Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi River, an Elephant Encounter where you will interact with these giant beasts, and a full day Chobe Trip in neighbouring Botswana to include a Boat Cruise and Game Drive in Chobe National Park.

Highlights

  • Explore Cape Town’s wealth of attractions
  • Cape Town City Tour – District Six Museum & Table Mountain
  • Peninsula Tour – Seal Island, Cape Point & Penguin Colony
  • Exceptional wildlife experiences at Motswari Game Lodge
  • Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi Royal
  • Guided Tour of the magnificent Victoria Falls
  • Walk with Giants – Elephant Encounter
  • Full Day Tour of Chobe National Park
  • Beautifully located Hotels and Lodges

Itinerary

DAYS 1 – 5

LA SPLENDIDA HOTEL, MOUILLE POINT, CAPE TOWN
Sea View Room – Bed & Breakfast

On arrival at Cape Town International Airport you will be met by your guide who will display a Welcome Board with your names on it. You will then be transferred to your hotel.


Once you have checked in, you can explore the nearby V&A Waterfront. Situated at the foot of Table Mountain and in the heart of Cape Town’s working harbour, the V&A Waterfront offers the visitor an abundance of unforgettable experiences. Indoor shopping and entertainment venues seamlessly merge with ocean vistas and mountain views and the fresh sea breeze and warm African sun add zest to a cosmopolitan, vibrant atmosphere. More than 80 restaurants bring a fusion of international food, from rustic al fresco fish and chips to starched table-cloth cuisine. There is just so much to do and discover.
La Splendida Hotel is located in Mouille Point, very close to the City of Cape Town and the V&A Waterfront. The atmosphere here is vibrant with wonderful views of Table Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean.

Sidewalk cafés, the expansive Atlantic Ocean and a bustling promenade set the scene where La Splendida is found.
This region is trendy and forms part of Cape Town’s upmarket Platinum Mile. The hotel exudes a fashionable look and modern feel.
Your accommodation is in a Sea View Room with facilities that include ensuite bathroom with separate walk-in shower and bathtub, air conditioning, ceiling fans, television, tea/coffee station, safe and international electrical plugs. The spacious room has magnificent views of the Atlantic Ocean and Robben Island.

Hotel facilities include 15 hour room service, daily room servicing, laundry and dry cleaning services, Wifi throughout the hotel and complimentary use of bicycles.

Included : Bed and Breakfast

DAY 2 – ACTIVITY

PRIVATELY GUIDED TOUR OF CAPE TOWN

After breakfast you will be collected by your guide for a Privately Guided Tour of Cape Town City including District Six Museum and Table Mountain. The City Tour is an experience that reveals the history and culture of Cape Town and South Africa as you take in the scenic highlights of the Old City.
Your guide will take you along the streets of Cape Town, past old buildings and squares, people and places and describe the story of Dutch and British rule, slavery and apartheid, freedom and democracy.


You will visit Parliament, Tuinhuis, National Gallery, District Six Museum and the inner city Green Market Square and Long Street. You will also visit Cape Town’s oldest tradition, the Noon Gun as well as the Bo Kaap Malay District. To complete the tour you will visit Table Mountain, one of the new 7 Wonders of Nature, rising above the city on a rotating Cable Car with spectacular views of this unique destination.
Although walking in the inner city adds value to this tour, the tour can be done by vehicle. Your guide will structure your tour according to what suits you best.

Included : Guide, transport, entrance fees for District Six Museum and Table Mountain.

DAY 3 – ACTIVITY

PRIVATELY GUIDED PENINSULA TOUR

This morning your guide will collect you for your Cape Point and Peninsula Tour. Situated at the southern tip of Africa, the Table Mountain National Park encompasses the incredibly scenic Table Mountain chain stretching from Signal Hill in the north to Cape Point in the south. The narrow finger of land with its beautiful valleys, bays, and beaches is surrounded by the waters of the Atlantic Ocean in the west and the warmer waters of False Bay, an area known as the Cape of Good Hope.


The tour is conducted in a luxury air conditioned vehicle and offers an exciting full day of scenic sites and interesting places. Your route will take you along the Atlantic Seaboard passing through Sea Point, Camps Bay and a stop at Hout Bay Harbour. Here you will embark on a 30 minute cruise on a glass-bottomed boat to Seal Island where you can see Cape Fur Seals. The harbour is also a great spot for curio shopping. You then continue along Chapman’s Peak Drive which has 9 kms of road cut into the mountainside with 114 bends and spectacular views. Then on to Cape Point Nature Reserve. Arriving at the Cape of Good Hope, you will take a stroll to the Cape Point Lighthouse for an elevated view of False Bay with mountains in the distance.


En route to Simonstown you have the option to stop for lunch at a selected seafront restaurant. After lunch you will visit a penguin colony on the outskirts of Simonstown, a naval base. The penguin colony is home to 2,000 African Penguins. Walking along the boardwalk you will have close-up views of these penguins.
The day ends with breathtaking views on the drive back to Cape Town.

Included : Guide, transport, entry fees for Seal Island Boat Cruise, Cape Point Nature Reserve and Boulders Penguin Colony.

DAY 4 – AT LEISURE

EXPLORE CAPE TOWN

Today you have at your leisure to explore the places you haven’t yet visited which could also include tours of Robben Island and the Cape Winelands.
Robben Island
served as a place of banishment, isolation and imprisonment from the 17th to the 20th centuries. Today it is a World Heritage Site and museum, a poignant reminder of the price paid for freedom. This 4 hour return trip includes a cruise out to the harbour and a visit to the prison where Nelson Mandela spent 18 years incarcerated. Your tour here will partially be led by an ex-prisoner of the island !

DAYS 5 – 9

MOTSWARI GAME LODGE, TIMBAVATI PRIVATE GAME RESERVE
Luxury Bungalow – Full Board

This morning your guide will collect you and transfer you to Cape Town Airport for your flight to Hoedspruit. On arrival at Hoedspruit Airport you will be met by a driver from Eastgate Safaris who will display a Welcome Board with your name on it. You will be transferred to Motswari Game Lodge in Timbavati Private Game Reserve which shares unfenced borders with the Kruger National Park and is part of the area known as the Greater Kruger National Park. The abundant game moves freely between the National Park and Private Game Reserves.


You will enjoy the huge diversity of game, plant and birdlife either from a safari vehicle or on foot, and look out for the famous white lions of the Timbavati, the endangered African wild dogs, Big 5, hippo & hyena to name just a few. Enjoy an unforgettable wildlife experience in a magical environment. Thrilling game activities include early morning and late afternoon into evening game drives as well as bush walks where you can enter the space of wild animals and get up close and personal to nature.


Your accommodation is in a Luxury Bungalow with ensuite bathroom, complimentary coffee, tea and biscuits, air conditioning and electronic safe. The lodge has a swimming pool where you can relax between game drives.


Activities include 2 game drives per day in an open Landrover. At Motswari you will indulge in a most thrilling wildlife safari. Your ranger and tracker will follow the signs of the wild in open vehicles, sometimes driving offroad to track animals such as a leopard stalking prey in the early morning or a pride of lion resting under the shade of a tree.


The combination of thrilling wildlife encounters, luxury lodge, tantalizing food, the excitement of stories around the campfire and the sounds of the bush will make your safari a once-in-a-lifetime experience. And don’t forget the special birdlife that create a unique bush atmosphere with their calls, beautiful plumage and constant antics.

Included : Accommodation, all meals, local beers, house wines and soft drinks, two game drives per day, guided safari walks, Conservation & Rhino Levy.

DAYS 9 – 12

ILALA LODGE, VICTORIA FALLS, ZIMBABWE
Standard Room – Bed & Breakfast

This morning you will be collected and transferred to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport for your flight to Livingstone, Zambia.


On arrival at Livingstone Airport you will need to purchase a KAZA Visa (USD 50 per person) which is valid for Zambia and Zimbabwe. You will be met by a driver from Wild Horizons who will display a Welcome Board with your names on it and you will then be transferred to Ilala Lodge in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.

Ilala Lodge is well located in Victoria Falls, a mereonly 8 minute walk from the Falls and close to all the historical sites, restaurants and activities.
Your accommodation is in a Standard Room with facilities that include ensuite bathroom, air conditioning, overhead fan, TV, tea/coffee station, fridge, safe and free wifi. Lodge facilities include a swimming pool and the award-winning Palm Restaurant.

Included – Bed and Breakfast

DAY 9 – ACTIVITY

ZAMBEZI ROYAL SUNSET CRUISE

This afternoon you will be collected at 15:50 by Wild Horizons for your Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi Royal.


The luxurious Zambezi Royal is a single level cruise boat and offers a unique and intimate way to view the Zambezi River. During the premium two hour guided Sunset cruise, departing daily from the Wild Horizons Jetty Site, you will enjoy 5-star service on board, consisting of imported wines and spirits, gourmet hot & cold canapés. A variety of game is consistently spotted, such as elephant, hippo, crocodiles, as well as a vast plethora of bird species. The Zambezi Royal is the optimum way to view the beautiful stunning scenery and surrounds of the upper Zambezi River.


What to Wear : Comfortable attire, warm clothing in winter (April to August)
Things to Bring : Mosquito repellent, camera, binoculars

Included : Imported wines and spirits, gourmet hot & cold canapés, return transfers, Park River Usage fee.

DAY 10 – ACTIVITY

GUIDED TOUR OF THE VICTORIA FALLS

Today you have two activities included on your itinerary. You will be collected by Wild Horizons at 08:10 for your Guided Tour of the Falls. En route you may be taken past the ‘Big Tree’ where you can stop and take photos. Then on to the magnificent Victoria Falls where you will be accompanied through the Rainforest on a 2 hour tour by a qualified guide who will give a brief history of the Falls as well as detailing the flora, fauna, bird & wildlife and other points of interest. Guides are also happy to assist clients with photographs whilst visiting this most spectacular of waterfalls. Raincoats are provided when needed.


What to Wear : Comfortable attire that provides sun protection, hiking/running shoes, warm clothing in winter (April to August)
Things to Bring : Sunscreen, mosquito repellent, camera

Included : Guided tour of the Falls, return transfers, Rainforest Entrance Fee, raincoats.

DAY 10 – ACTIVITY

ELEPHANT ENCOUNTER

This afternoon you will be collected at 15:25 by Wild Horizons for your Elephant Encounter activity. You will have the opportunity to unobtrusively interact with some of the biggest personalities in Africa in a pristine wilderness environment overflowing with raw natural beauty. You can spend time and connect with elephants in the most positive and natural way possible.

An open-design thatch Boma gives you an uninterrupted view of the beautiful Masuwe River and against this breathtaking back drop, you will be given an insightful and educational presentation on the Wild Horizons Elephant Sanctuary and Orphanage. The sanctuary was founded on the principle of conservation, and one of the most effective ways to evoke a sense of environmental responsibility is to show what stands to be lost.


You will have an opportunity to talk to guides that have journeyed, physically and metaphorically, incredible distances with these elephants and learn more about the complexities of the individuals and the herd structures. You will learn about the elephant as well as their history and the threats facing elephant populations today, in an interesting and informative talk.


You will venture out into the bush to spend time with the elephant and the sight of the gentle grey mammals up close and personal will be imprinted on your mind long after you have returned home. Witness the special relationship the elephant keepers share with the animals and become a part of it. You will have the opportunity to take photographs with the elephants, marvel at their size and watch them behaving normally; browsing and interacting with one another.

After the encounter with these amazing creatures you will be offered a selection of refreshments in the cool of the Wild Horizons Elephant Wallow. A transfer back to your lodge concludes the experience.

What to Wear : Comfortable attire that provides sun protection, hiking/running shoes, warm clothing in winter (April to August)
Things to Bring : Sunscreen, mosquito repellent, sun hat, camera, binoculars

Included : Return transfers, Elephant Encounter, soft drinks, local beer, wine, water, coffee, tea and a selection of hot & cold canapés.

DAY 11 – ACTIVITY

CHOBE DAY TRIP

After breakfast you will be collected by Wild Horizons at 07:30 for your Chobe Day Trip.
Chobe National Park is well known for its large herds of elephant that frequent the Chobe River on a daily basis. In the dry season an estimate of up to 85,000 elephants can be dispersed within the Chobe National Park, where the majority of them can be found along the river. Apart from the herds of elephants, Chobe also has lots more to offer. The Park has lion, leopard, buffalo and a whole host of antelope like sable, puku, kudu, eland, roan and many others which you can get to see. The river is filled with large pods of hippos and some of the biggest crocodiles in Africa.

You will be transferred from your lodge to the Kazungula border where your Botswana guide will meet you. Then proceed straight to the boat cruise where you will spend the morning game viewing along the Chobe River. The cruise will end at around 12:30 and you will go to a hotel on the riverbank for lunch. After lunch you will board safari vehicles for an afternoon game drive in the Chobe National Park. Following this you will be taken back to the Kazungula Border where you will be met by your Zimbabwean guide for your return transfer to Ilala Lodge.

What to Wear : Comfortable attire that provides sun protection, hiking/running shoes, warm clothing in winter (April to August)
Things to Bring : Sunscreen, mosquito repellent, sun hat, camera, binoculars

Included : Return transfers, boat cruise, lunch, game drive, Park fees.

DAY 12

END OF SAFARI

This morning you will be collected by Wild Horizons at 10:55 for your transfer to Victoria Falls Airport and flight to Johannesburg. Flight SA 41 departs Victoria Falls Airport at 13:30.
We wish you a safe and thrilling journey that will leave lasting memories and a desire to return.

Rates

  • Jan – Mar & Oct 2020 – ZAR 56,750 per person sharing
  • Apr & Sept 2020 – ZAR 56,285 per person sharing
  • May & Jun 2020 – ZAR 48,395 per person sharing
  • Jul & Aug 2020 – ZAR 55,170 per person sharing
  • Nov 2020 – ZAR 57,500 per person sharing
  • Dec 2020 – ZAR 60,130 per person sharing

Rates based on 2 people sharing
Single supplements may apply
Accommodation subject to availability

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Inclusions

  • LA SPLENDIDA HOTEL – Bed & Breakfast, Guided Tours of Cape Town City & Peninsula
  • MOTSWARI GAME LODGE – Accommodation, all meals, local beers, house wines & soft drinks, two game drives per day, guided safari walks, Conservation & Rhino Levies
  • ILALA LODGE – Bed & Breakfast, Zambezi Sunset Cruise, Guided tour of Victoria Falls, Elephant Encounter, Chobe Day Trip