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Southern Africa Through a Child's Eyes

South Africa Zimbabwe

11 days from $10,095 per person

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

4 Nights Cape Town 3 Nights Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve 3 Nights Victoria Falls

The special needs of families are thoughtfully attended to on this wonderful vacation. Be awed by the breathtaking Victoria Falls, join in the wonder of meeting an African penguin or the excitement of seeing an animal in the wild for the first time. Family-friendly accommodations with children’s menus, pint-sized robes, babysitting, and engaging activities for explorers of all ages, including fascinating age-appropriate bush themed activities and crafts.


Highlights

Explore the Cape Peninsula, from its baboons to penguins, all in the comfort and exclusivity of your own privately guided vehicle.

Discover the rhythm of Africa on close wildlife encounters in the Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve, your "luxury home in the bush."

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

Enjoy a guided walking tour of Victoria Falls, one of seven Natural Wonders of the World.

Accommodations

1. Belmond Mount Nelson

South Africa, Cape Town

Set at the foot of a private, palm-fringed avenue, the Prince of Wales archway stands as a welcome, not only to the Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, but also to the beautiful beaches, winelands and mountains of the Cape. For almost 100 years, visiting members of Royal families, international and local statesmen, celebrities and businessmen have preferred to stay at the Mount Nelson, where they are assured of privacy, comfort and care. The individually decorated bedrooms are a peaceful haven, just moments away from the vibrant city and combine understated charm with modern luxury. Fine dining has long been a tradition and the hotel offers guests a choice of venues. Choose from the chic Planet Restaurant and Planet Bar, the sun splashed Oasis Bistro or embark on a culinary journey of discovery at the chef’s table. Afternoon tea is a true institution. Committed to using natural ingredients, the Librisa Spa offers world class treatments. Additional amenities include two heated outdoor swimming pools, a fitness centre, Signature Boutique, children’s activity center and teen lounge.

2. Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge

South Africa, Kruger Private Reserve

For decades Bush Lodge has been Sabi Sabi's flagship lodge, famed for its warmth, vibrancy and legendary hospitality. Each of the spacious, air-conditioned thatched suites features en-suite bathrooms with al-fresco glass-fronted indoor showers, affording wonderful views of the bush. Huge viewing decks are the ideal setting to relax while spotting game, birdwatching, or cooling off in the pools. Meals, including the wonderful dinners in the open air boma, are heralded by blasts on a kudu horn, a summoning to delicious food. The lounge, atrium and bar are perfect meeting places for friends old and new. As an extra indulgence, the Amani Spa at Bush Lodge is a haven of tranquility and offers the ultimate African spa experience. Guests can indulge in holistic body, skin and beauty rituals, rejuvenating massages and soothing treatments.

3. Victoria Falls River Lodge

Zimbabwe, Zambezi National Park

Victoria Falls River Lodge is a luxury tented lodge situated on the peaceful banks of the mighty Zambezi River, within the national park. The well-spaced tents boast uninterrupted views of the river and surrounding bush. Constructed of canvas, glass and wood, each tent extends out onto a private deck with its own plunge pool. The air-conditioned tents are tastefully decorated, and include a comfortable seating area, open plan bathroom with freestanding bath, indoor shower, as well as an outdoor shower. Positioned just back from the river’s edge, the main lodge offers a cool sanctuary from the African sun. After a day filled with activities, guests can relax and recharge in the river-side lounge, unwind alongside the pool, or indulge in a spa treatment (additional) at the Toa Spa. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available but may be intermittent due to the lodge’s location.

 

 

 

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 Belmond Mount Nelson, an oasis of calm, at the foot of Table Mountain.

Belmond Mount Nelson

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Day 2. Cape Town

Today's privately guided exploration starts with 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. The southern tip of the African continent is the meeting place of two mighty and bountiful oceans, the Indian and the Atlantic, and a visit to the Two Oceans Aquarium is a fun way to conclude today's activities. The aquarium is the only one of its kind in Africa exhibiting over 3000 species including sharks, fish, seals, turtles and penguins. (B)

Belmond Mount Nelson

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Day 3. Cape Town

Discover the pristine coastline of the "Fairest Cape”, and take in some of the most spectacular views in the world, passing steep mountains, secluded coves, sweeping beaches, and quaint fishing villages. Visit the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, comprising over 17,300 acres of indigenous fauna and flora. You can see a variety of wildlife that includes baboons, rhebok, Cape Mountain zebra, bontebok and the elusive eland. The reserve is also one of the world's largest breeding grounds for tortoises. Visit the lively penguin colony at Boulders Beach, before returning to the city via the naval village of Simon’s Town. (B)

Belmond Mount Nelson

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Day 4. Cape Town

Noted for its beauty, the Cape Winelands offers breathtaking scenery, warm hospitality, and world class cuisine. Visit Babylonstoren, one of the oldest Cape Dutch farms, for a wine tasting and lunch. The garden is the heart of the farm and is laid out over 8 acres with the Greenhouse tucked away at the rear, the ideal spot to enjoy lunch. Meals are served picnic-style in wooden crates with preserves, jams and salads presented in mason jars. After lunch, take a stroll through the picturesque village of Franschhoek before returning to your hotel. (BL)

Belmond Mount Nelson

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Day 5. Cape Town / Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve

You will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Skukuza. Continue to the safari highlight of your family holiday and enjoy a three night stay in the Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve. Game viewing possibilities are simply unparalleled, including the much sought after 'Big 5'. 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)

Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge

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Day 6. Sabi Sabi 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. At Sabi Sabi, a fully-fledged children’s facility provides interactive activities designed for children between the ages of 4 and 12 years. Age-appropriate bush themed activities are guided and supervised by qualified staff who aim to create lifelong lovers of the bush. The center also includes a wonderful, secure outdoor play area. Parents can relax and have a pamper session in the Amani Spa or just kick back and enjoy some private time, knowing that their children are reveling in their own special bush experience. (BLD)

Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge

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Day 7. Sabi Sabi 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)

Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge

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Day 8. Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve, South Africa / Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

After breakfast you will be transferred to Skukuza Airport for your shared light aircraft flight to the Mpumalanga Airport, and your onward flight to Livingstone, Zambia. On arrival meet your Victoria Falls River Lodge representative and transfer across the border, clearing Zimbabwe immigration formalities en route. Victoria Falls River Lodge is a luxury tented lodge situated on the peaceful banks of the mighty Zambezi River, within the national park. (BLD)

Victoria Falls River Lodge

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Day 9. Victoria Falls

Fill your days with the varied land and water experiences on offer at your lodge, or simply relax on your deck and observe nature unfold on the river. Join an early morning cruise and watch the world awaken as the sun’s first ray’s skip and dance across the shimmering surface of the mighty Zambezi. Go on a guided walking tour of Victoria Falls, one of seven Natural Wonders of the World. This astounding gift of nature simply will take your breath away. In the evening sip a sundowner and join Mother Nature’s Happiest Hour as her creatures big and small come to the water’s edge to lap at its liquid life. (BLD)

Victoria Falls River Lodge

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Day 10. Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls River Lodge children’s activities are designed to encourage your little ones to embrace the outdoors like true African Explorers. They will learn all about the fascinating fauna and flora on the junior discoverer’s drive. Take a walk on the “wild side” to discover the natural wonders right on their doorstep! 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. (BLD)

Victoria Falls River Lodge

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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 Feb 1, 2019 - Mar 14, 2019
Share Twin/Double From $10,595
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Children From $4,495
Departure Dates Mar 15, 2019 - Apr 30, 2019
Share Twin/Double From $10,295
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Departure Dates May 1, 2019 - May 31, 2019
Share Twin/Double From $10,095
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Children From $4,495
Departure Dates Jun 1, 2019 - Aug 31, 2019
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Departure Dates Sep 1, 2019 - Oct 31, 2019
Share Twin/Double From $10,695
Single Room Supplement From N/A
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Departure Dates Nov 1, 2019 - Dec 19, 2019
Share Twin/Double From $10,595
Single Room Supplement From N/A
Children From $4,495

**Surcharges Apply Dec 20 - 31. Child prices applicable to children ages 3 - 11 years old.

Air Arrangements (Internal Airfare)

Cape Town - Kruger - Livingstone, Victoria Falls - Johannesburg

Economy $1,460

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