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Southern Explorer - Luxury

South Africa Zimbabwe

10 days from $6,995 per person

* Prices are in US dollars, based on double occupancy.

3 Nights Cape Town 3 Nights Kruger Private Reserve 1 Night Johannesburg 2 Nights Victoria Falls

The Highlights of Southern Explorer - Luxury

This adventure is one of our most popular safaris. Experience the vibrant culture, scenic beauty and natural wonders of Southern Africa. Spectacular Cape Town and Kruger National Park are artfully combined with the majesty of Victoria Falls.


Highlights

Explore the breathtaking scenery of the Cape of Good Hope and see the amusing antics of the African penguin colony at Boulders Beach.

Discover one of the world’s Seven Natural Wonders, as you take in the spectacular sights and thunderous sounds of the mighty Victoria Falls.

Experience the golden glow of an African sunset as you meander along the Zambezi River on your sundowner cruise.

Enjoy twice daily game drives in search of Africa’s “Big Five” the leopard, rhino, elephant, buffalo and the mighty lion.

Accommodations

1. The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa

South Africa, Cape Town

Poised above the Atlantic Ocean, the award-winning Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa, is nestled in the unspoiled natural beauty of the majestic Twelve Apostles mountain range. Guest rooms are designed with thoughtful touches offering all the comforts of home and the latest state-of-the-art facilities. The rooms have individual air conditioning, entertainment centers with DVD, digital telephone system with voicemail, complimentary internet, bathrobes, hairdryers, slippers, electronic safe, tea/coffee making facilities, and 24-hour room service. For your dining pleasure,  The Azure Restaurant serves indigenous and international cuisine. The more relaxed Café Grill is an alfresco 24-hour café for bistro-style food. The Leopard Bar offers panoramic views of the ocean and mountain, and a great place to enjoy "Tea by the Sea" or your favorite cocktail. The Spa at The Twelve Apostles embraces the healing energies of earth, air and water. Sublime treatment packages use the exclusive B|Africa range of professional spa products. Additional amenities include a private cinema, a heated infinity pool overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, a rock pool and heated Jacuzzi. There is also complimentary internet and Wi-Fi throughout the hotel and a 24-hour business center.

 

2. Lion Sands Kruger National Park – Tinga Lodge

South Africa, Kruger Private Reserve

Lion Sands Tinga Lodge lies on the banks of the Sabie River in a private concession within the world-renowned Kruger National Park. The Lodge style is grand and spacious lending a feeling of historical opulence with its wooden viewing decks ending a few feet from the Sabie River. The main lodge is air-conditioned and offers access to satellite television, free Wi-Fi and a central pool for guests’ pleasure. The glass-fronted suites each have a private deck with a plunge pool. All the suites have ensuite bathrooms with showers inside and outdoors. The spacious beds are draped with mosquito netting and the room equipped with room fans, in-room safe, mini-bar, hairdryer and telephone. A host of adventures such as tracking the Big Five in open vehicles by day and at night accompanied by qualified game rangers and Shangaan trackers, and going off road for exceptional close wildlife encounters, make for a truly memorable experience.

3. 54 on Bath

South Africa, Johannesburg

54 on Bath is situated in the heart of Rosebank, Johannesburg’s trendy suburb. Exuding classic sophistication, the elegantly styled rooms have views over the garden or over the city skyline. Each of the rooms offers block out curtains, fluffy duvets, crisp white linens and feather top beds. A range of amenities includes technological connectivity, en-suite bathroom with separate bath and shower, television and complimentary Wi-Fi. Dining at The Level Four Restaurant delivers a distinctive experience. Choose from classical cuisine with contemporary influences where only the freshest and finest seasonal ingredients are used. The Champagne Bar offers an array of champagne, cocktails and wines. Guests can unwind poolside on the terrace or burn off some calories at Rosebank Fitness Club, which is a short walk from the hotel. 

4. Victoria Falls River Lodge

Zimbabwe, Zambezi National Park

Victoria Falls River Lodge is a private game lodge located inside the Zambezi National Park. Nestled amongst the trees on the peaceful banks of the mighty Zambezi River, the lodge is perfectly located to offer guests a vast array of activities. After a day full of excitement, guests can relax, refresh and recharge in the river-side lounge, take a stroll around the lodge or unwind alongside the pool. The main lodge has an open plan design and has been positioned just back from the river – in view of the elephants’ natural route. Sit back and relax under the shade of the thatched roof, as the elephants graze along the river line. Built on raised decks, the luxurious tents are well spaced and air-conditioned. Each tent has been tastefully decorated in earthy tones with a comfortable seating area and indoor and outdoor showers, freestanding bath, as well as a private viewing deck where one can sit and watch the hippos wallowing. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available but may be intermittent due to the lodge’s location.

 

 

 

Itinerary

Day 1. Arrive Cape Town, South Africa

With a warm welcome upon your arrival in Cape Town, South Africa’s “Mother City,” you will be transferred to your hotel. The rest of your day is at leisure to enjoy one of the most beautiful and vibrant cities in the world.

The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa

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Day 2. Cape Town

Spend your day exploring the stunning Cape Peninsula. Drive past the sparkling beaches of Camps Bay and Clifton. Wind your way along legendary Chapman’s Peak Drive to the rocky seascapes of the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. Continue along the coast to the delightful penguin colony at Boulders Beach. (B

The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa

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Day 3. Cape Town

Today’s sojourn explores the nearby winelands. Learn all about the process of winemaking, from grape to goblet. Revel in the scenery — like the breathtaking views of the Paarl valley and the picturesque little village of Franschhoek, the gourmet capital of the Cape. Take a stroll through historic Stellenbosch with its Cape Dutch architecture, absorbing the quaintness of this lovely university town. (B)

The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa

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Day 4. Cape Town / Kruger Private Reserve

With a couple of short flights, you’ll be on your way to your safari adventure within a private reserve bordering the famous Kruger National Park. Settle in and soak up the tranquility of the African bush before embarking on your late afternoon game drive. This superb sanctuary is home to an abundance of wildlife so keep your eyes peeled. (BLD)

Lion Sands Tinga Lodge

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Day 5. Kruger Private Reserve

Just as the wildlife awaken, meet your expert safari ranger and hop aboard your open safari vehicle for a thrilling game drive. Photograph away as you spot the Big Five and other wildlife, found on the reserve. On your late afternoon drive, pause for a sundowner as the sun dips below the horizon. (BLD)

Lion Sands Tinga Lodge

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Day 6. Kruger Private Reserve

With your skilled ranger, explore the rarer sights and wonders of the bush during your game viewing activities today. Perhaps take a guided walk through the bush or arrange for a candle-lit alfresco dinner as the Southern Cross begins to twinkle. (BLD)

Lion Sands Tinga Lodge

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Day 7. Kruger Private Reserve / Johannesburg

Set out on your final game drive in search of those hard-to-spot cheetahs. Head back to camp for a hearty breakfast and relax until it’s time to transfer to the airport for your flight to Johannesburg. On arrival, you are transported to your hotel. (B)

54 On Bath

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Day 8. Johannesburg / Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Fly to spectacular Victoria Falls, hailed as one of the world's Seven Natural Wonders, and settle into your lodge. Later this afternoon, you’ll experience the grandeur above the falls as you sail upstream on a sunset cruise. As the sun sets be ready with your binoculars to zoom in on the hippos cavorting in the river. Look out for the elephants as they make their way to the riverbank for their last drink, before settling down for the night. (BLD)

Victoria Falls River Lodge

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Day 9. Victoria Falls

Keep an eye out for rainbows as you walk the misty rainforest trails of Victoria Falls. Marvel at the thunderous noise as millions of gallons of water swirl around the islets and tumble over Main Falls, Horseshoe Falls and Rainbow Falls. (BLD)

Victoria Falls River Lodge

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Day 10. Victoria Falls / Depart

Transfer to the airport for your departure flight bound for Johannesburg and your connecting arrangements. You may be leaving Africa behind, but you’ll return home with memories that will last forever. (B)

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Pricing

Land Arrangements (Price per person)

Departure Dates Jan 11, 2017 - Apr 30, 2017
Share Twin/Double From $7,795
Single Room Supplement From $3,395
Departure Dates May 1, 2017 - May 31, 2017
Share Twin/Double From $6,995
Single Room Supplement From $2,795
Departure Dates Jun 1, 2017 - Sep 30, 2017
Share Twin/Double From $7,395
Single Room Supplement From $2,875
Departure Dates Oct 1, 2017 - Oct 31, 2017
Share Twin/Double From $7,995
Single Room Supplement From $3,475
Departure Dates Nov 1, 2017 - Nov 30, 2017
Share Twin/Double From $7,855
Single Room Supplement From $2,975
Departure Dates Dec 1, 2017 - Dec 17, 2017
Share Twin/Double From $7,595
Single Room Supplement From $2,695

**Surcharges Apply Jan 01-10, Dec18-31 .

Air Arrangements (Internal Airfare)

Cape Town - Kruger Park - Johannesburg - Victoria Falls - Johannesburg

Economy Class per person from $1,110

Add-Ons

Add-on $1,525

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