A great combination of experiences in Southern Africa. Start with the best of the Cape in boutique accommodations with private guided tours. This is followed by four nights at a private game reserve in the Kruger area in search of the ‘Big Five’ and a tour of the scenic Panorama Route. It’s on to the world famous Victoria Falls before finishing on safari with the Elephant haven of Chobe NP.
Day 1: Cape Town
On arrival in Cape Town you will be transferred to lovely boutique Villa Zest hotel.
Day 2: Cape Town
Your guide will collect you from Villa Zest this morning for your half-day private city tour. Weather depending, Table Mountain will be your first stop for breathtaking views of the city, beaches and Cape Peninsula. As an alternative, your guide can take you to Signal Hill for a different, but just as beautiful perspective of the city. Next stop is The South African Museum and a lovely stroll through The Company Gardens, followed with a brief visit of The Parliament Buildings. Visit the city centre including Green Market Square, Long Street and depending on level of interest, pop into a diamond museum and store. On the way back, pass through the Cape Malay quarter known as The Bo Kaap with brightly coloured houses. Time permitting or as alternatives to the above, your guide can include visits to The South African National Gallery, The Bo Kaap, Iziko Slave Lodge and District Six Museums. Cable Car included. Entrance fees to Museums are for your own account. The rest of the day is free for you to explore Cape Town further.
Day 3: Cape Town
Your guide will collect you from Villa Zest. this morning for a spectacular journey around the Cape Peninsula taking in all the highlights and breathtaking beauty of this world-renowned region, including a stop at the famous Boulder’s Beach where the penguins are located as well as the scenic Chapman’s Peak Drive.Time permitting, the guide can also stop at the Kirstenbosch Botantical Gardens.Travel through historic suburbs of Muizenberg, St James and Simon’s Town, charming fishing villages of Kalk Bay and Hout Bay and beautiful viewpoints on the way to Cape Point, where the mighty Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet in harmony. Your guide will stop in one of the areas for lunch. Entrance fees to the penguins at Boulders Beach, Kirstenbosch Botantical Gardens, Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and lunch are for your own account.
Day 4: Cape Town
A free day to explore Cape Town and visit the V&A Waterfront area with its many cafes, shops and restaurants. From here, you may wish to go to Robben Island where from the 17th to the 20th centuries, the Island served as a place of banishment, isolation and imprisonment, made infamous by its most prominent inmate, Nelson Mandela. Today it is a World Heritage Site and museum, a poignant reminder to the price paid for freedom.
Day 5: Franschhoek
Today you will be pickup up for a full day guided Cape Winelands tour. The Winelands are set just an hour outside of Cape Town and blessed with heavenly scenery with breathtaking views. The area’s rich with history, and you can’t help but feel it as you move through the region. You will make stops to experience a wine cellar tour, where you’ll learn all about the process of winemaking, from grape to goblet. You will check into your boutique winelands accommodation.
Day 6: Franschhoek
Today you will have a ticket booked for the Franschhoek Wine Tram. The Franschhoek Wine Tram hop-on hop-off tour is one of the best ways to discover the true essence of the Franschhoek Valley – picturesque vineyards, breath-taking scenery, warm hospitality, world-class cuisine, fine wines and a 300 year history. Passengers aboard the hop-on hop-off tour will experience a unique and leisurely way to see the Franschhoek Valley as they journey through rolling vineyards in a magnificent double-deck railway tram and an open-air tram-bus stopping in at some of South Africa’s oldest and most distinguished wine estates. A combination of double deck railway tram and tram-bus transports passengers around a loop of stops allowing them to hop-off at each stop and experience the activities on offer, be it wine tasting, a cellar tour, lunch or simply a stroll through the vineyards and when they are ready, hop-on to continue the tour. The tour takes passengers right into the heart of the Franschhoek Valley, with a narration focusing on the history of Franschhoek and wine cultivation in the valley and unparalleled views of the valley and vineyards
Day 7 - 10: Timbavati
Transfer this morning for your flight to Hoedspruit (cost of flight not included). On arrival at Hoedspruit airport you will be transferred to Kambaku Safari Lodge in the heart of the Timbavati for four nights. Timbavati Game Reserve is situated on the Western boundary of the Kruger National Park and lies between the Klaserie, Umbabat, Manyeleti and Sabi Sand Reserves. In recent years, the fences separating Timbavati from the Kruger National Park were dropped, thus forming a pristine wilderness area of approximately four million hectares. Combining simple luxury, a high level of environmental consciousness, meticulous design and tasteful decoration to blend in with the charm and serenity of the natural surrounds. This fully fenced family-friendly lodge has a feeling of relaxed intimacy where strangers meet and leave as friends.Game Drives & WalksMorning and afternoon/evening game drives are offered in open safari vehicles, accompanied by experienced rangers who will help you track the Big Five. Kambaku also offers guided bush walks where guests are exposed to the smaller creatures, as well as tracks and other interesting wildlife that generally is missed while game viewing from a vehcile. The Timbavati Game Reserve consists of 53,392 hectares of private game reserve land adjoining the Kruger National Park. Presently there are over 40 mammal species in the Timbavati private game reserve, including the Big Five of Lion, Leopard, Rhino, Buffalo and Elephant as well as 360 species of bird life. The Timbavati Game Reserve is located in the Limpopo province of South Africa.
Day 11: Hazyview
This morning after a game drive and breakfast you will be met by your tour guide and depart for the famous Panorama Route. One breathtaking view after another – that’s South Africa’s famous Panorama Route, where you’ll experience mountains, sky, forests and the truly impressive Blyde River Canyon, one of the world’s largest canyons. The small town of Graskop is the gateway to the Panorama Route. Scenic landmarks with evocative names like God’s Window, Wonder View, the Pinnacle, Bourke’s Luck Potholes and the Three Rondawels beckon. You head on to the Blyde River Canyon Reserve where you will thread your way along the clifftops. Continue to the Hazyview area to check in to your accommodation for the night.
Day 12: Victoria Falls
Transfer this morning to Nelspuit airport for your flight to Livingstone (cost of flight not included). On arrival at Vic Falls you will be met and transfer to Batonka Lodge to settle in. Later this afternoon enjoy a leisurely sunset cruise on the tranquil waters above the Falls, where canapés and sundowners are served, whilst you enjoy the sights and sounds of the Zambezi River and marvel at the beauty of an African sunset this evening.
Day 13: Victoria Falls
After breakfast a guided tour of Victoria Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Walk through the magnificent rain forest where you are able to view the largest falling sheet of water on earth, Livingstone’s statue and a wide variety of birds and plants. This afternoon you may wish to undertake one of the many optional activities available such as helicopter flights, adrenaline activities or animals interactions.
Day 14 - 15: Chobe
Transfer today to Muchenje Safari Lodge for two nights. Muchenje is in a unique position west of the Chobe National Park on an escarpment offering wonderful views of the Chobe River and Namibia Caprivi Strip. Muchenje offers 11 newly refurbished thatched safari bungalows, each being beautifully appointed having its own unique view of the Chobe. You have the option of a sunset cruises on the Chobe River, game drives, guided walks and Village visits.Game DrivesEnjoy game drives into the western section of the Chobe National Park, with our knowledgeable and friendly professionally qualified guides – either early morning or afternoon. You can even enjoy drives into the forest reserve after dinner to search for the nocturnal animals.Walking SafarisMorning walks are offered in front of the lodge in the Chobe Forest Reserve. Our guides will introduce you to the smaller aspects of the African wildlife, broadening your Chobe experience.Chobe River Boat TripA wonderful chance to see herds of elephants, as well as many other mammals and birds attracted to the water’s edge. The boat trip is part of a full day excursion with the highlight being a cruise on the Chobe River whilst enjoying a picnic lunch. The game drive back to the lodge meanders along the river road returning to the lodge for dinner.Community VisitVisit our local village for a cultural experience and to meet the people that make Botswana the delightful country it is. This includes meeting a local family in their homestead and being shown around their traditional homes. Visiting Mabele Primary School in Muchenje at breaktime to meet the local school children. Muchenje is a proud sponsor for Pack for a Purpose.
After a last morning safari activity you will transfer to Kasane airport for your flight home.
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Dates Reflect Seasonality. Departs Daily on Request.
Airport transfers, meals as indicated, accommodation, drinks at Kambaku & Muchenje Safari Lodge, game drives with an experienced game ranger, private tours in the Cape and Panorama Route, sunset cruise and tour of the falls .
International and regional airfare, meals where stipulated, curios, tips and optional excursions.