Best of Southern Africa
15 Days - Departs daily
This tailor made trip starts with 'not to be missed' sightseeing opportunities and time for relaxation at the remarkable natural wonder that is Victoria Falls before exploring the world renowned Chobe National Park and Okavango Delta. Discover the cosmopolitan Cape Town and its stunning setting: it lies on a dramatic coastline of pristine white beaches and ice waters, overlooked by the iconic flat-topped Table Mountain. Experience the renowned game viewing and unspoiled bush of the Kruger National Park.
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- Visiting the magnificent Victoria Falls, including Tour of the Falls and Sunset Cruise
- Visiting the Kruger National Park and Chobe National Park to meet with the "Big Five" wildlife species
- Visiting the Okavango Delta and explore the wetland paradise that supports a great variety of wildlife
- Undertake the Winelands tour in Cape Town and experience some amazing wine tasting opportunities
Itinerary in Brief
- Day 1: Arrive to Johannesburg, overnight at airport hotel
- Day 2: Arrive in to Victoria Falls & Afternoon Tour of the Falls
- Day 3: Day at Leisure & Sunset Zambezi River Cruise
- Day 4: Transfer to Chobe, Botswana & Afternoon Game Viewing Activity
- Day 5: Chobe Game Viewing Activities
- Day 6: Light aircraft flight to the Okavango Delta & Afternoon Game Viewing Activity
- Day 7: Okavango Delta Game Viewing Activities
- Day 8: Light aircraft flight to Maun & Flight to Cape Town
- Day 9: Half Day Cape Town City Tour
- Day 10: Cape Point & Peninsula Tour
- Day 11: Winelands Tour
- Day 12: Fly to Kruger & Afternoon Game Activity
- Day 13-14: Kruger Game Viewing Activities
- Day 15: Depart Kruger
- Take an exhilarating helicopter scenic flight over the Victoria Falls
- For a beach extension add a stay in Mozambique where you can totally unwind or explore wonderful diving and snorkelling sites
- Add couple of nights in Cape Town Winelands and enjoy the world class food and wine of this region
- Cross the border into the unique, rugged and soulful land of Namibia and view magnificent wildlife that inhabit Etosha National Park
Arrive to Johannesburg, overnight at airport hotel
On arrival into Johannesburg Airport you will make your way outside of the arrivals hall and take the complimentary shuttle service to your airport hotel.
Transfer from the airport to hotel
At the appropriate time today you will take the complimentary airport shuttle from your airport hotel back to Johannesburg Airport for your onward flight.
Arrive in Victoria Falls
On arrival into Victoria Falls Airport you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel.
Words frequently fail to capture the grandeur of Victoria Falls, located on the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia. Spanning nearly two kilometres and dropping about 108 metres, this UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site is the largest waterfall in the world—thanks to the sheer volume of water cascading over its crags every minute.
Victoria Falls Tour
Today you will be collected from your hotel for your 2-hour guided tour of Victoria Falls. Throughout your tour, you will be accompanied by a guide who will be sure to point out all of the interesting flora, fauna, bird and wildlife as well as an interesting history of the falls. You will be provided with a raincoat when necessary and at the end of the tour you will be taken back to your hotel.
Zambezi Sundowner Cruise
This evening you will enjoy a 2-hour sunset cruise on the Zambezi River which is a superb way to relax and enjoy the beauty of the river. Known as the fourth longest river in Africa, the Zambezi River also offers opportunities for activities such as kayaking, canoe trips, river cruises and daily floats on both the Zimbabwe and Zambian sides. Throughout your cruise you will have the opportunity to see a variety of game including hippo, crocodile, elephant and sometimes even rhino as well as a range of bird species. Included in your cruise are finger snacks, beer, wine and soft drinks.
Depart for Chobe
At the scheduled time this morning you will be met at your hotel in Victoria Falls and transferred through the Botswana border (ensure you have your passport ready) and on to your safari camp at Chobe National Park.
Famed for its enormous herds of elephant and buffalo, Chobe is a diverse and wildlife rich National Park within easy reach of the mighty Victoria Falls. The river and woodland that line its banks are undoubtedly the biggest draw with animals dependent on the permanent water, lions and crocodiles are not unaware of this, and wait in anticipation of their next meal.
3 Day Chobe Lodge Stay
Chobe is not just a great introduction to Botswana. It also makes a rewarding repeat journey once you’ve ticked off the big stuff. It’s a place to search for the rare sable antelope, to spot that gem from the birders’ bucket list and to explore the remoter corners.
Today you will arrive at your Chobe lodge where you will get settled in to your accommodation and, if time permitting, you will have the opportunity to head out on an afternoon game activity. If not, you will simple have time to relax and enjoy the grounds of the lodge.
Lunch and Dinner included.
Chobe Lodge Activities
Today you will have the opportunity to head out on two activities, one in the early morning and one in the late afternoon. Lodges have a range of activities on offer including game drives, boat cruises on the Chobe River, cycling and village visits.
Chobe will leave you feeling tiny as giant elephant bulls stroll up next to your vehicle or snorkel alongside your boat. It will make you feel lost as hundreds of hippos and buffaloes crowd you out on the floodplains. It will put your heart in your throat as prides of lions stalk antelopes by the water’s edge, and it will leave you alone with your thoughts while the classic red sunsets melt over the river to a soundtrack of whistling fish eagles.
Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.
After breakfast you will be transferred back through the park to Kasane airport for your onward flight.
Fly to Okavango Delta
At the scheduled time today you will take the light aircraft flight from Kasane Airport to your camp's local airstrip in the Okavango Delta.
3 Day Okavango Delta Stay
The Okavango Delta is an astonishing sight and one of the most magical places on the Planet. A mind-boggling 15,000 square kilometres of palm-fringed islands, thick woodland, intricate waterways, all resplendent with lavish vegetation and rich in wildlife. It is the largest intact inland delta in the world and one which will remain in your heart and soul forever.
On arrival into the local airstrip you will be met by a camp guide and transferred to your camp to get settled into your room. Depending on your arrival time, you may have the opportunity to head out on an afternoon game viewing activity before returning to the camp for a delicious dinner.
Okavango Delta Lodge Activities
Enjoy a full day on safari in the heart of the Okavango Delta.
The camps in this area offer variety of activities to choose from and usually you will join one morning and one afternoon activity. The delta’s watery heart is best discovered by mokoro through shallow channels and floodplains, as well as crossing the islands on foot.
The Okavango has many faces, which change throughout the year, prompted by that most unpredictable diva of all: the weather. Water levels rise and drop, expanding and shrinking islands, while animals move where the life is easiest and the grass greenest. In a few days, a sandy road driven by vehicle can become a waterway of unknowable depth, prompting a safari by boat instead.
Where and when you stay in the Okavango Delta will hugely influence what you do in the bush each day, the animals you’re most likely to see and finally, the safari experience you’ll have.Depending on your camp, activities can also offer fishing, game drives, boat safaris, village visits. Please check with us on all activities included in your chosen camp.
Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.
Depending on your departure time, you may have the opportunity to head out on one final morning game viewing activity before breakfast at the camp and a transfer back to the local airstrip.
Fly Okavango Delta to Maun
At the scheduled time you will take the light aircraft charter flight from your camp's local airstrip in the Okavango Delta to Maun Airport.
Arrive in Cape Town
On arrival into Cape Town Airport you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel.
Cape Town's most distinctive feature is its stunning setting: it lies on a dramatic coastline of pristine white beaches and ice waters, overlooked by the iconic flat-topped Table Mountain. Its attractions cover the natural world and the country's fascinating history in equal measure.
Cape Town City Tour
Departing between 8 and 8.30am, experience the highlights of the city as your drive through the city centre takes you past famous landmarks such as the Castle of Good Hope, City Hall and the Grand Parade. As your guide follows the city’s main thoroughfare of Adderley Street, you will see St. George’s Cathedral, before passing the Company Gardens and then the Malay Quarter (also known as the Bo-Kaap).
Continue to join a sparkling tour, during which you’ll witness the art of diamond cutting while discovering the history of the diamond and gold trade in South Africa. You will then be offered the option of continuing to Table Mountain, where you can ascend to the top (weather permitting) by revolving cable car (cost excluded and for your own account). See wildflowers, the famous silver tree, and marvel at a birds-eye view of the city and its beaches. On a clear day it is even possible to see Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned on one side and Cape Point on the other.
* Please note that the Table Mountain Cableway will be closed for annual maintenance from the 15th of July until the 1st of September 2024. Weather permitting, the Cableway will re-open on the 2nd of September. During the closure, we will include a drive to Signal Hill to take in the amazing views of Table mountain from there.
Cape Point & Peninsula Tour
Your day of scenic splendour will begin with a drive along the glittering Atlantic seaboard, passing through the cosmopolitan suburbs of Sea Point and Camps Bay before continuing to the fishing village of Hout Bay. Here there is an option to take a short boat trip to Seal Island (for own account & time permitting) to view the Cape Fur Seals, which inhabit the island.
From Hout Bay you will travel to the Cape Point Nature Reserve to see the dramatic coastline and the union of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans (as per legend) and may even feel the brisk wind that is dubbed the "Cape Doctor" for its presumed curative powers.
Following the coastline along False Bay, you'll return to Cape Town by way of Simon's Town, where you will stop off at the Penguin colony at Boulders Beach (for own account) and Fish Hoek fishing village. Before your return to Cape Town you will stop for afternoon tea & cake and a visit to Rhodes Memorial which is situated on the slopes of Table Mountain and offers spectacular views across the city.
The tour commences around 8am and you will return to the hotel by 5pm.
Winelands Day Tour
Your day starts with a visit to Paarl where you will be able to enjoy the beauty of the valley and see the Pearl of Paarl high above the valley before experiencing a wine tasting and cellar tour at one of the local estates.
From Paarl, you’ll continue to the beautiful village of Franschhoek which was founded in 1688 by French immigrants fleeing the Huguenot religious persecution in Europe. A memorial in the town commemorates the arrival of these early settlers who helped develop the wines sought after by Napoleon, Bismarck, and royalty such as Edward VII, the Prince of Wales. Here we will stop for lunch (for own account) and another wine tasting at a local vineyard.
You’ll then head to Stellenbosch, the second oldest town in South Africa and the historic heart of the country's wine region. A gracious blend of 18th-century Cape Dutch, Georgian and Victorian buildings is evident on Dorp Street, where massive oaks still shade original water furrows. Enjoy a final wine tasting before returning to Cape Town.
This tour departs at 8.30am and returns at 5pm.
Depart Cape Town
At the scheduled time this morning our representative will pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to Cape Town Airport for your departure flight.
4 Day Kruger Lodge Stay
Upon arrival at your camp you will be greeted by the friendly staff who will show you to your room. Take some time to settle in and, depending on your arrival time, you may have the chance to head out on your first game drive this afternoon before returning to camp for a delicious dinner.
Kruger Game Viewing Activities
During your stay you will have the opportunity to enjoy twice daily game drives, sundowner sessions and secret viewing spots. Each full day you will head out on early morning and late afternoon game drives with your experienced, knowledgeable guide, searching for the fascinating and beautiful wildlife that are lucky enough to call this beautiful part of the world home. Each drive is about 3-4 hours long.
Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.
Enjoy a final early morning game drive before breakfast at the camp and check out.
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Prices provided are a guide only and subject to change. Please contact us for pricing based on your travel dates and requirements.
Johannesburg, South Africa - City Lodge OR Tambo International Airport Hotel
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe - Phezulu Lodge
Chobe National Park, Botswana - River View Lodge
Okavango Delta, Botswana - Sango Safari Camp
Cape Town, South Africa - City Lodge V&A Waterfront
Kruger, South Africa - Moditlo River Lodge
Johannesburg, South Africa - Protea Hotel O.R. Tambo Airport
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe - Ilala Lodge
Chobe National Park, Botswana - Muchenje Safari Lodge
Okavango Delta, Botswana - Khwai Lediba
Cape Town, South Africa - The Portswood Hotel
Kruger, South Africa - Garonga Safari Camp
Johannesburg, South Africa - Peermont D'Oreale Grande Hotel
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe - Stanley & Livingstone Boutique Hotel
Chobe National Park, Botswana - Ngoma Safari Lodge
Okavango Delta, Botswana - Atzaro Okavango Camp
Cape Town, South Africa - Dock House Boutique Hotel
Kruger, South Africa - Garonga MCH Private Tented Camp
- All airport transfers & transfers between accommodation
- Accommodation as specified in the itinerary
- Breakfast in Johannesburg, Victoria Falls & Cape Town
- All meals & 2 scheduled game viewing activities per day at each safari lodge
- Guided day tours in Victoria Falls & Cape Town as specified (on a shared basis)
- National Park & Conservancy fees
- Scheduled light aircraft transfers to/from the Okavango Delta
- Internal flights in economy class: Johannesburg – Victoria Falls | Maun – Cape Town – Hoedspruit – Johannesburg*
What’s not included?
- International arrival & departure flights to/from Johannesburg
- Visa fees
- Travel insurance
- Any meals and drinks not mentioned as included
- Optional activities
- Personal purchases
- Any items not mentioned as included
*Please be aware that the cost of these internal airfares may fluctuate depending on when you travel. Your consultant will check the airfares and confirm the package cost with you once you advise your travel dates.