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Venture into Southern Africa

South Africa Zimbabwe

11 days from $8,495 per person

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

4 Nights Cape Town 3 Nights Kruger Private Reserve 3 Nights Victoria Falls

Venture into Southern Africa

Southern Africa's ever-changing scenery is the perfect canvas for an adventure. Discover the scenic beauty and natural wonders of South Africa and Zimbabwe on this action adventure. Hike up majestic Table Mountain, sleep in a treehouse high above the Kruger National Park, canoe the mighty Zambezi River in Victoria Falls and top it off with wildlife packed game drives.


Highlights

Explore the striking scenery and discover prolific wildlife on twice-daily game activities. Don't forget your binoculars!

Discover the epitome of breathtaking views, when you hike Platteklip Gorge to the top of Table Mountain.

Experience the adventure of sleeping in a four poster bed, in your very own treehouse, high up above the remote wilderness of the Kruger National Park.

Enjoy a canoe safari down the Upper Zambezi River, above the mighty Victoria Falls, one of the world’s Seven Natural Wonders.

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. The Victoria Falls Hotel

Zimbabwe, Victoria Falls

The Victoria Falls Hotel, popularly known as “the grand old lady of The Falls” was built in 1904. The Edwardian-style hotel is surrounded by carefully tended tropical gardens, lily ponds and century-old shade trees. The guestrooms echo its rich colonial heritage. All the rooms are air conditioned and feature en-suite bathrooms, television, in-room safe, telephone, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities and complimentary Wi-Fi. Dining options are varied at this historical hotel. Enjoy the opulent Livingstone Room for fine dining and dancing, or the Jungle Junction with its famous breakfast and dinner buffets with ethnic entertainment in the evenings. Stanley’s Terrace, with its clear view of the Victoria Falls Bridge, is renowned for its cocktails and afternoon teas. The swimming pool is surrounded by the beautiful landscaped gardens. Other hotel facilities include tennis courts, chapel, gift shop, hair salon and spa. The famous Victoria Falls are just a ten-minute walk away using the hotel’s private pathway, and “the smoke that thunders” or “Mosi-Oa-Tunya” in the local dialect, is clearly audible and visible from this luxurious landmark.

 

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. (BL)

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 wine making, from grape to goblet. Revel in the scenery…like the picturesque little village of Franschhoek, first settled by the Huguenots. Take a stroll through the gardens of one of the oldest Cape Dutch farms and enjoy a farm-to-fork lunch. (BL)

The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa

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Day 4. Cape Town

Accompanied by a specialist guide, hike up to the summit of the majestic flat-topped Table Mountain. Once at the top, there’ll be plenty of time to amble around, taking in the breath taking vistas of the Mother City, Robben Island and the Peninsula. Descend the mountain via cable car and enjoy a well-deserved lunch. (BL)

The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa

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Day 5. 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 in 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 6. 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 7. Kruger Private Reserve

Get a different perspective of the bush on a guided walk with your armed ranger. Absorb the sights and smells as you discover the wonders of the African bush. Tonight fall asleep under a blanket of stars in your very own treehouse, and check off an amazing Bucket List experience. (BLD)

Lion Sands Tinga Lodge

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Day 8. Kruger Private Reserve / Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Soak up your last morning in the bush, before you fly off to Livingstone, and the spectacular Victoria Falls, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy the evening at leisure. (B)

The Victoria Falls Hotel

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Day 9. Victoria Falls

Today’s immersion in Victoria Falls starts with a guided walk along the misty overlooks. 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. Continue with a visit to an authentic African village, where local villagers go about their daily tasks, much as they have done for centuries. (B)

The Victoria Falls Hotel

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Day 10. Victoria Falls

Kick off your day with a river adventure down the Upper Zambezi River. An experienced guide will lead you quietly downstream, drifting though secretive channels. After a lunch stop on one of the many islands, experience the thrill of a few gentle rapids, before returning to your hotel and an afternoon at leisure. (BLD)

The Victoria Falls Hotel

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Day 11. 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 $9,295
Single Room Supplement From $4,195
Departure Dates May 1, 2017 - Jun 30, 2017
Share Twin/Double From $8,995
Single Room Supplement From $3,995
Departure Dates Jul 1, 2017 - Sep 30, 2017
Share Twin/Double From $9,095
Single Room Supplement From $3,995
Departure Dates Oct 1, 2017 - Oct 31, 2017
Share Twin/Double From $9,395
Single Room Supplement From $4,295
Departure Dates Nov 1, 2017 - Nov 30, 2017
Share Twin/Double From $9,495
Single Room Supplement From $4,295
Departure Dates Dec 1, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017
Share Twin/Double From $8,495
Single Room Supplement From $3,695

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

Air Arrangements (Internal Airfare)

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

Economy Class per person from $1,195

Add-Ons

Add-on $1,525

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