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WINE, WILDLIFE & WATERFALLS - Luxury

11 Nights - Cape Town - Franschhoek - Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve - Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Like a great glass of wine, this is a well-rounded Southern African experience encompassing some of our finest regions with fantastic wildlife, high quality accommodation and maintaining a comfortable pace throughout.

 

Day 1 - Arrive Cape Town International Airport, Cape Town

 

You will be met upon arrival and transferred to the More Quarters Apartment Hotel. Depending on your arrival time, you may have an afternoon to take in some of Cape Town's exquisite sights.

More Quarters Apartment Hotel (B)

 

 

Day 2 - Private Cape Point Full Day Tour, Cape Town

 

You will be collected from your hotel in the morning and the drive will take you along a wonderfully scenic road that hugs the coastline. The majestic Twelve Apostles mountains tower above you on the left, and the awesome ocean is a stone’s throw to the right, stopping for photographs allong the way to the harbour village of Hout Bay. You have an optional boat trip (weather permitting) to Duiker (Seal) Island. After Hout Bay you take the breathtaking Chapman’s Peak Drive, after which you arrive at the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, at Cape Point. Here, you can experience the literal meeting of two oceans. From there, more breathtaking views, this time along the False Bay coast, passing Smitswinkelbaai and on to the Boulders Beach Penguin Colony. The drive continues along the False Bay coast, through Fishhoek, Kalk Bay, St James and Muizenberg. Just after the leafy suburb of Newlands, you turn up to Rhodes Memorial which is nestled at the foot of Devil’s Peak before returning to your hotel.

More Quarters Apartment Hotel  (B)

Tour Inclusions: Toll fees Chapman's peak drive, Entrance fees to Cape Point, Transport – Minibus.
Exclusions: Hout Bay boat trip (optional & weather permitting), Boulders Beach entrance fees, Refreshments, Meals.

 

Day 3 - Cape Town

 

After a busy first day, today is your chance to choose your activities at your leasure. Admire it all from above by taking the revolving cable car up Table Mountain. Or relive history by visiting the poignant Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela spent 18 years of his incarceration. For many, simply soaking up the relaxed and friendly atmosphere is enough to endear all to Cape Town! This is a very safe city and discovering the hidden sights is a delicious way to spend the afternoon; wander between the vivid terraced houses of Bo Kaap, tucked away Ethiopian cafes, thought-provoking museums, and tropical gardens in the heart of the city. Acting like the locals is pretty easy. Just grab a beer or a glass of local wine, sit on a terrace overlooking the ocean, and watch the sun burn red onto the horizon.

More Quarters Apartment Hotel  (B)

 

Day 4 - Private Cape Winelands Full Day Tour, Franchhoek

 

You will be collected from your hotel at 08h30. Today is dedicated to indulging in the splendor of South African wine. The undulating Cape Winelands have a gentle tranquility, lush landscapes dotted with enchanting stone farmhouses and empty country roads. Most exported South African wine comes from the vineyards around Franschhoek and Stellenbosch, the elevated hills are perfect for cultivating both red and white wines. You'll tour some of the region's finest estates, basking in the beauty of the Winelands and pampering yourself with many fine samples. Cape Dutch architecture is on display today while wine history also plays a leading role, with stops at the Hugeunot Monument and the Museum in Franschhoek. After a few glasses the enchanting white streets of Stellenbosch are even more endearing, and the fine dining experiences found here are some of the best in the country

La Fontaine Guest House (B)

Tour Inclusions: Transport – Minibus, Cellar Tour, Tastings, Visit 3 wine farms.
Excluded: Lunch.

 

Day 5  - Franschhoek 

 

You have the day at your leisure to explore the magnificent Franschhoek Valley. This is the food and wine heartland of the country, where splendid wines are grown and our top chefs create international cuisine. Here breath-taking scenery, warm hospitality, world class cuisine and the finest wines all come together to create sensory experiences beyond words. 

Optional tours: 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.

La Fontaine Guest House (B)

 

Day 6 - Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve

 

The Sabi Sands is South Africa's premier private game viewing destination.  It was here that the southern African safari began and today this famous reserve offers exceptional game viewing and equally exceptional accommodations. Two perennial rivers, the Sabi and the Sand flow through this Game Park, sustaining the diverse fauna and flora of the area. The success of leopard viewing within the Sabi Sands is legendary.  Elephants, lion, rhino, buffalo, cheetah, giraffe, zebra and a vast variety of antelope and other species can be closely observed in their natural environment.

 

River Lodge is the soul of Lion Sands and has been built on the banks of the Sabie River, positioned on a site with trees dating back 800 years. Facing due east, the lodge catches the sun as it rises over the Kruger National Park. Hosted by a family of staff that make it feel like a home away from home, the lodge is about spirit, warmth and nature. Here you are invited to relax and experience African hospitality at its finest.

Lion Sands River Lodge (BLD)

 

Day 7 to 9 - Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve

 

A TYPICAL DAY ON SAFARI...

 

MORNING GAME DRIVE

As dawn breaks over the African bush, a gentle tap on your door will wake you to the delights of a new day. Your ranger will discuss what you hope to see that day over fragrant tea or coffee and morning biscuits or rusks. The Sabi Sands is home to all of the Big Five, but is particularly well known for its big cats, elephant and rhino. Venture out in search of big cats and large mammals.

 

BREAKFAST

Return to your lodge, full of exciting stories and breathtaking wildlife experiences, and enjoy a sumptuous breakfast, with platters of fruit and cheese followed by a selection of hot breakfast dishes. Choose from eggs, oats, waffles or a number of other options.

 

LUNCH

If you wish, you can work off your breakfast on a short walk near your lodge, accompanied by your ranger, who will share his insight into the smaller animals and vegetation in the area, before returning in time for lunch.

 

AFTERNOON TEA

Cool off with a refreshing dip in the sparkling swimming pool, indulge in an afternoon siesta or simply watch the wildlife from your private veranda. Over a late afternoon tea, your ranger will discuss what you hope to see during the afternoon game drive.

 

EVENING GAME DRIVE

This game begins in the late afternoon and lasts until after dark, when spotlights are used for a glimpse into the diverse and exciting nocturnal bush life. Drive down to one of the reserve's dams to watch the animals drink and bathe or look for predators as they start preparing for the hunt. Enjoy sundowners in a scenic location as the sun slowly sinks beneath the horizon.

 

DINNER

Return to your lodge for a mouthwatering dinner beneath the magnificent African sky.

Lion Sands River Lodge (BLD)

 

Day 10 - Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

 

One of the original natural wonders of the world, the Victoria Falls is a World Heritage Site and an extremely popular tourism attraction. Known locally as ‘The Smoke that Thunders’ this spectacle is accessible from both Zambia and Zimbabwe. A short walk from your hotel to enter the national park, spend a few hours exploring the length of the falls to discover certain points of interest along the Falls: from the statue of David Livingstone, Devil's Cataract, the Rain Forest, and all the way along to Danger Point - a visual and sensory feast! 

 

The Victoria Falls Hotel, popularly known as “The grand old lady of the Falls”, is situated in the Victoria Falls National Park, a world heritage site, and is a member of the exclusive Leading Hotels of the World group. It is one of only three ISO-accredited hotels in Zimbabwe.
The Edwardian-style five-star hotel, built in 1904, combines the charm of the old with the convenience of the new. Set in lush tropical gardens with lily ponds, palm trees and semi-tropical shrubs, it provides the tranquillity and seclusion that many guests seek. The famous Victoria Falls are just a ten-minute walk away using the hotel’s private pathway, and “The smoke that thunders” or “Mosi-O-Tunya” in the local dialect, is clearly audible and visible from this luxurious landmark.

Victoria Falls Hotel (B)

 

Day 11 - Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

 

HELICOPTER FLIGHT

This morning you will be collected from your hotel to see Victoria Falls from an entirely different perspective, when you enjoy an exhilirating 15-minute helicopter flight over this awe-inspiring natural phenomenon.

 

SUNSET CRUISE

You will be collected at around 15h30 and transferred to the boat station to board your cruise boat. Relax in the comfort of the deep-set couches and enjoy the pleasure of luxury service as the Zambezi Explorer sails upstream to celebrate the setting African sun. After the Zambezi Explorer has docked, you stay on board to enjoy gourmet African-inspired cuisine and drinks - a fitting end to your African safari adventure!

Victoria Falls Hotel (BD)

 

Day 12 - Departure

 

Return transfer to Victoria Falls International Airport for flight to Johannesburg and onward home flight.

SAFARI OVERVIEW

 

Type of Safari

Custom Itinerary
for singles, couples, families & groups

 

Accommodation style

Luxury

 

Duration

11 nights/12 days

 

Countries

South Africa

Zimbabwe

 

Included

  • Accommodation on a shared basis

  • Flights & transfers within Southern Africa

  • Breakfast at City Hotels

  • 2 Private Full Day Tours in Cape Town

  • All meals, drinks and activities while in lodges on safari

 

Excluded

  • International longhaul flights

  • Lunches, dinners and drinks in city hotels

  • Insurance

  • Gratuities and items of a personal nature

 

Vehicle

Minibus for transfers & city tours

Lite Aircraft

Off-road 4x4 vehicles on safari

 

PRICE PER PERSON

from $4 950 2016

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