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Southern Africa President's Family Safari

South Africa Zimbabwe & Victoria Falls

10 days from $8,995 per person

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

4 Nights Cape Town 3 Nights Kapama Private Game Reserve 1 Night Johannesburg 2 Nights Victoria Falls

This adventure, hosted by African Travel’s President, has been curated to include many of southern Africa’s highlights. Enjoy family-friendly accommodations with engaging activities for explorers of all ages.   Families will explore Cape Town, where you meet African penguins and try your hand at drumming.  While on safari experience the excitement of spotting wildlife for the first time.  Learn about flora and fauna on game drives and listen to fables by firelight.  The adventure culminates in Zimbabwe at the breathtaking Victoria Falls. Traverse the mighty Zambezi River and experience the mighty spray of the falls.  It is perfectly balanced with fun, educational activities and indulgence.


Highlights

Explore the Cape Peninsula, from its baboons to penguins, on a privately guided tour

Discover one of the seven Natural Wonders of the World on a guided walking tour of Victoria Falls

Experience the joy of watching your intrepid little adventurer discover Africa’s natural wonders, like a true explorer!

Enjoy dinners including a drumming session at GOLD Restaurant

Accommodations

1. The Table Bay

South Africa, Cape Town

The Table Bay Hotel is set on the historic Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, against the stunning backdrop of the working harbor, Table Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean.  The air conditioned rooms feature en-suite bathrooms with separate shower and bath. Amenities include hairdryers, 24-hour in room dining, mini-bar, tea & coffee making facilities, safe, satellite TV, telephone, Wi-Fi, and universal adaptor sockets. The Camissa Brasserie restaurant, named after the Khoisan word for Cape Town, offers diners a sensory experience. The Lounge offers a relaxed setting where you can enjoy breakfast, light meals and the Table Bay High Tea seven days a week. The Atlantic serves a breakfast buffet daily, while the Union Bar is the perfect spot to unwind and savor creative cocktails. During your stay, start your morning with a good work out at the gym, lounge around the heated outdoor swimming pool or, pamper yourself at the spa.

2. Kapama River Lodge

South Africa, Kruger Private Reserve

Kapama River Lodge is positioned along a bend of the seasonal Kapama River. Decorated to reflect old Africa, the air-conditioned suites feature full, en-suite bathrooms and private patios with uninterrupted views over the Big Five game reserve. Amenities include fans, hairdryers, mini-bar, safe, telephone, Wi-Fi internet access and tea/coffee making facilities. The central lodge area includes an enclosed dining area, where breakfasts and lunches are served and a bar and lounge with two large fireplaces. Evening meals are often enjoyed seated around a crackling fire in the Rhino Boma, where buffet meals showcase the pan-African dishes. The large rim-flow swimming pool is the perfect place to relax on a lazy afternoon. Activities at Kapama include morning and afternoon game drives in open safari vehicles and guided bush walks, conducted by experienced rangers. All game viewing drives and walks are shared with fellow camp guests.

3. Sandton Sun

South Africa, Johannesburg

The elegant Sandton Sun offers guests a distinguished and memorable stay. Linked to the Sandton City Shopping Center, the hotel provides contemporary dining and fashionable shopping, appealing to leisure travelers. The well-appointed rooms have large windows that optimize natural light, ensuring the highest level of rest and relaxation. Each guest room offers a range of amenities, which includes complimentary Wi-Fi, television, DVD player, a mini bar, in-room tea and coffee facilities, and more. The hotel offers several dining options, including a café-style eatery, a rooftop bar, and an outdoor deck dining, where guests can relax around the large fire pits and admire the breathtaking sunset views. Other services provided at the hotel are a spa, a fitness center and a business center.  

4. 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

Arrive in the coastal city of Cape Town, often referred to as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The city's Edwardian and Victorian buildings have been meticulously preserved, and many outstanding examples of Cape Dutch architecture are found in its environs. Your home away from home for the next few nights is the Table Bay Hotel. (D)

The Table Bay

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Day 2. Cape Town

Drink in the picturesque scenery on a Cape Peninsula private tour as you drive along the exquisite stretch of coastline. Relish the breathtaking views along legendary Chapman's Peak and take a ride on the Flying Dutchman funicular to the old lighthouse. Then visit Boulders Beach to watch the adorable African penguins.(BL)

The Table Bay

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Day 3. Cape Town / Winelands

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 breathtaking views of the Paarl valley and the picturesque little village of Franschhoek, the gourmet capital of the Cape. Take a short stroll down the main road in Franschhoek where you will find world-class shops and boutiques. Whether you are looking jewelry, artworks, a special gift or chocolate for the kiddos, you will find it there and much more. (BL) Meaningful Moment: A trip to the winelands isn’t complete without a wine tasting, so a cellar tour and two tastings have been organized at different wine estates.

The Table Bay

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Day 4. Cape Town

Spend your day at leisure exploring Cape Town's world-class museums, markets and beaches. Enjoy a cable car ride up to the summit of the legendary Table Mountain. Drive through the cobblestone streets of the Malay Quarter and the colorful flat-roofed pastel homes. Dinner tonight will be at Gold Restaurant for a culinary taste safari from Cape Malay to African cuisine. Start your evening with an interactive Djembe drumming session and then be captivated during dinner by the tall, graceful Mali Puppets as they dance around your table with the drummers and singers. The live entertainment is unique to South Africa and their performances will embrace you and take you into the heart of Africa. (BD)

The Table Bay

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Day 5. Cape Town / Kapama Private Game Reserve

With a short flight, 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. At Kapama, activities include morning and afternoon game drives and guided bushwalks, conducted by experienced game rangers. A wide variety of animals such as rhino, hippo, buffalo, elephant, lion, leopard, antelope, zebra and giraffe and an abundance of bird life can be seen. (BLD)

Kapama River Lodge

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Day 6. Kapama Private Game Reserve

We can all learn something from watching children on safari, each new experience is a revelation and their innocent outlook a joy to witness. Age-appropriate bush themed activities are guided and supervised by qualified staff who aim to create lifelong lovers of the bush. Parents can relax, kick back and enjoy some private time, knowing that their children are reveling in their own special bush experience. (BLD)

Kapama River Lodge

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Day 7. Kapama Private Game Reserve

Wake up early with the chattering birds and grab your camera for this morning's game drive. Your ranger will help you spot all kinds of wildlife from baboons and bush pigs to giraffes, honey badgers and zebras. This afternoon, look out for hippos submerging in the waterholes and watch for the African Fish Eagle searching for its dinner. Before tucking in for the night, listen carefully to see how many different animal sounds you can identify. (BLD)

Kapama River Lodge

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Day 8. Kapama Private Game Reserve / Johannesburg

Set out early on your final safari in search of those hard-to-spot cheetahs and the Big Five. Return 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 transferred to your ideally located hotel for an overnight stay. Johannesburg is the financial and commercial heart of the country. It is one of the world's most cosmopolitan cities, an interesting melting-pot. There is something for everyone, from world class shopping centers, like Hyde Park, Sandton, Rosebank and Melrose Arch, to exclusive boutiques, outstanding eateries and vibrant pavement cafes. For visitors wanting to learn more about South Africa, there are an array of museums and sites showcasing the events that have shaped the country’s unique democracy. The Apartheid Museum illustrates the fascinating record of South Africa’s past, while the impressive Constitutional Court is the protector of human rights and freedom. (B)

Sandton Sun

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Day 9. Johannesburg, South Africa / Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

You will be transferred by private vehicle to the airport today for the flight to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. On arrival in Victoria Falls, clear customs and immigration, exit into the arrivals hall and meet our African Travel Inc. Zimbabwe representative for a private transfer to your reserved hotel for the next two nights. This evening, enjoy a sundowner dinner cruise on the Zambezi River. (BD)

Victoria Falls Hotel

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Day 10. Victoria Falls

This morning you will tour The Falls. It’s no surprise why Victoria Falls is one of the seven Natural Wonders of the World! You'll understand it instantly as you tour the Zimbabwean side, observing the many spectacular vantage points along the width of the falls. This astounding gift of nature simply takes your breath away. Listen to the thunderous noise, as millions of gallons of water surge over the falls into a series of narrow gorges below. It is the most dramatic of shows and you'll be privileged to have seen it. There’s no better way to end an epic day of adventuring than listening to traditional tales from Africa while toasting tasty treats over the bonfire during a boma dinner. (BD)

Victoria Falls Hotel

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Day 11. Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe / Depart

Say goodbye to Victoria Falls as your family safari draws to a close. Transfer to the airport for your flight to Johannesburg and connect homeward bound. (B)

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Pricing

Land Arrangements (Price per person)

Departure Dates Jul 7, 2022 - Jul 17, 2022
Share Twin/Double From $8,995
Single Room Supplement Starting From: On Request

**Surcharges Apply Family rates are on request.

Air Arrangements (Internal Airfare)

Cape Town - Kruger - Livingstone, Victoria Falls - Johannesburg

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