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Southern African Highlights - AAA Exclusive Safaris

AIRFARE INCLUDED

13 days from $6,799* per person

* Prices are in US dollars, Based on double occupancy, incl. taxes & fuel surcharges, restrictions apply

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

The Highlights of Southern African Highlights

This safari, showcases some of the best destinations in Southern Africa. Experience South Africa’s unique highlights and premier destinations while indulging in sublime luxury and comfort. Explore the rich tapestry of landscapes and seascapes, cosmopolitan cites and pristine wildlife reserves. Visit the world-class museums and inviting beaches or enjoy the views from the top of iconic Table Mountain. Collect a photographic gallery of the magnificent Big Five in the world renowned Kruger National Park. Be awed by the majesty of Victoria Falls and the “smoke that thunders.”  Please see our Terms And Conditions for additional information regarding this Air Included tour. 


Highlights

Explore the Kapama Private Game Reserve on twice daily game activities in search of the Big Five.

Discover beautiful Cape Town, from the stunning coastline of "The Fairest Cape" to its historic neighborhoods and sweeping views from the top of Table Mountain.

Experience a tranquil sunset cruise on the Zambezi River and watch the sun bid adieu in a heart-wrenching display of color.

Enjoy luxurious award-winning accommodations and dining in Cape Town and pleasant safari lodging with uninterrupted views in the bushveld.

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. Kapama Southern Camp

South Africa, Kruger Private Reserve

Kapama Southern Camp is situated in a tranquil setting in Kapama Private Game Reserve. The contemporary, understated décor is inspired by surrounding nature. All suites have en-suite bathrooms with picture windows and private patios to enjoy the scenery. Each air conditioned suite has a telephone, minibar, tea and coffee station, hair dryer and safe. Relax in the lounge with a good book and cool refreshment from the bar, or take a dip in the pool to cool off after a game drive. Breakfast and lunch are served in the open-sided dining room, while the traditional outdoor boma, illuminated by firelight and starry skies, is the favored setting for dinner. Activities 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. 

4. DaVinci Hotel and Suites

South Africa, Johannesburg

Located on Nelson Mandela Square, the DaVinci Hotel and Suites offers comfort and convenience in the heart of the Sandton business and shopping district. The luxury hotel rooms with a comfortable open plan design, feature en-suite bathrooms and separate shower, HD LCD televisions, individually controlled air-conditioning, direct dialing telephone, electronic safe, tea and coffee making facilities, and complimentary internet access. Dining options within the hotel and nearby cater to all cravings, from fine cuisine to light casual meals. Take time to dip in the infinity edge swimming pool or sip on a cocktail at the lounge. Start your morning with a good work out at the gym or simply get pampered in the wellness spa.

5. Victoria Falls Safari Lodge

Zimbabwe, Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls Safari Lodge is set on a plateau overlooking the Zambezi National Park and only a few minutes from the majestic Victoria Falls. The lodge prides itself on hospitality, rivaled only by the uninterrupted views and magnificent sunsets. All the en-suite bedrooms feature a private balcony, with views of the African bush and a central waterhole. The rooms are equipped with digital safes, direct dial telephones, air conditioning, hairdryers, fans, minibar refrigerator, tea and coffee making facilities, and wireless internet access. The main lodge has a swimming pool, TV lounge with satellite link and a library. Dining options are varied and cater to your mood and appetite. MaKuwa-Kuwa is an à la carte restaurant with spectacular views overlooking the waterhole, while the Boma offers a unique African experience including traditional dancers, an interactive drumming show and mouth-watering local and international dishes every evening. The Buffalo Bar has its own game viewing platform and the pool deck serves a snack menu. 

Itinerary

Day 1. New York, USA / Johannesburg, South Africa

Depart New York on your international flight on South African Airways to Johannesburg. From the moment you board your South African Airways flight you feel the warm and welcoming African hospitality in every detail of the world class service you are about to experience. Sit back, relax, and prepare for an exhilarating adventure.

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Day 2. Johannesburg / Cape Town

Arrive in Johannesburg and take a short domestic flight to your Cape Town destination. An African Travel, Inc. representative will escort you to the five-star Table Bay Hotel, nestled on Quay Six in the heart of the vibrant Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. Settle into South Africa time at the Lounge or Union Bar, or indulge in a divine massage at the spa.

Table Bay Hotel

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Day 3. Cape Town

Embraced by the Atlantic Ocean and flanked by imperial mountains, Cape Town hosts a dazzling display of bright lights and architecture reflecting both the beauty of the past and modern innovation. Simply step outside your hotel and explore the city’s grandeur, from picturesque landscapes and vibrant cuisine to its compelling and provocative history. (B)

Table Bay Hotel

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Day 4. Cape Town

Enjoy another day at leisure. Blessed with one of the most stunningly beautiful settings of any city in the world, Cape Town and its surrounding areas offer enough activities to keep you occupied for a long time. You can shop for everything from handcrafts such as native masks and pottery to dazzling diamonds; enjoy the hospitality and high standards of some of the world’s top hotels and restaurants; and learn about South Africa’s history at world-renowned museums and monuments. (B)

Table Bay Hotel

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Day 5. Cape Town

If you have yet to get your heart pounding in the Mother City, perhaps today is the day. Adventures await beyond every corner, from cavorting with the Boulder’s Beach penguins to descending into the shark-infested Atlantic in a reinforced cage dive. The adventure-minded crowd are never disappointed in Cape Town, and even the more conservative can push their comfort zone with an endless array of award-winning restaurants in every imaginable style of cuisine. (B)

Table Bay Hotel

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Day 6. Cape Town / Hoedspruit / Kapama Private Game Reserve

After a delicious breakfast, bid adieu to Cape Town - you’re off to the Kapama Private Game Reserve! The reserve offers panoramic views of the nearby Drakensberg Mountain range and the area supports a wide variety of game including elephants, buffalo, rhinoceros, and a large population of giraffe, impala, blue wildebeest and kudu. Arrive in time for an indulgent lunch before partaking in an exhilarating afternoon game drive. (BLD)

Kapama River Lodge

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Day 7. Kapama Private Game Reserve

Twice-daily game drives throughout the reserve, accompanied by expert guides and trackers, provide plenty of opportunities to witness the plethora of local wildlife. See for yourself why Kapama Private Game Reserve is affectionately known as the “African Eden” – this slice of wilderness paradise is secluded from the crowds and home to the notorious Big Five as well as more than 40 other mammal species and 350 different types of birds. Witness a magnificent African sunset while sipping a sundowner somewhere in the bush before celebrating with a communal dinner back at the lodge. (BLD)

Kapama River Lodge

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Day 8. Kapama Private Game Reserve

Venture on early morning and afternoon game drives in an attempt to experience as much of this reserve as possible. Kapama is the largest owner-managed private game reserve in the area, encompassing 13,000 hectares of sweeping wilderness. The reserve is also one of Africa’s premier ecotourism destinations, and rare wildlife – such as king cheetah, wild dog, serval and nocturnal black-footed cat – are frequently seen on game drives. (BLD)

Kapama River Lodge

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Day 9. Kapama Private Game Reserve / Johannesburg

Take one last early morning game drive before embarking on a flight to Johannesburg. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the DaVinci Hotel and Suites – a contemporary masterpiece set in the “City of Gold.” Located adjacent to Nelson Mandela Square, one of the country’s largest open public spaces, the Da Vinci Hotel and Suites offers opulent first-class facilities in a stylish and elegant setting. Spend the evening exploring Africa’s second largest city or enjoy a classic Euro Asian fusion dinner at the hotel’s restaurant. (B)

DaVinci Hotel and Suites

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Day 10. Johannesburg / Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Enjoy a sumptuous breakfast at the hotel before flying to Victoria Falls. The Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, perched high on the natural boundary to Zambezi National Park, serves as your exquisite home base during your stay at Livingstone’s World Heritage Site. This legendary lodge has been voted the “Best Safari Lodge” in Zimbabwe for 18 consecutive years and offers uninterrupted views from your private deck. Tonight, enjoy a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River and watch the sun bid adieu in a heart-wrenching display of color as various reflections dance upon the water. Return to your hotel for dinner at the award-winning Makuwa-Kuwa restaurant; ask for a table by the window to catch enviable views of the waterhole. (BD)

Victoria Falls Safari Lodge

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Day 11. Victoria Falls

After breakfast, prepare for a radically different waterfront experience with a guided tour of Victoria Falls. This mile-long curtain of falling water is celebrated as one of the seven natural wonders of the world, and its extraordinary grandeur captivates visitors from around the globe. Take a walk through the magnificent rain forest and witness the Cataracts, Livingstone’s statue, and an endless variety of birds and plants. Later, indulge in the tantalizing aromas, tastes, and sounds of The Boma during a traditional African feast accompanied by traditional singers, dancers, fortune-tellers and storytellers. Burn off any extra calories during an energetic drumming circle under the sparkling night sky.(BD)

Victoria Falls Safari Lodge

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Day 12. Victoria Falls / Johannesburg / New York

After a delicious farewell breakfast, you are transferred to Victoria Falls Airport for your flight back to Johannesburg. Once you have landed in Johannesburg, connect to your ongoing South African Airways flight and depart for USA. (B)

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Day 13. New York

Arrive in New York with memories to last a lifetime.

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Pricing

Land Arrangements (Price per person)

Departure Dates May 12, 2019 - May 24, 2019
Share Twin/Double From $6,799
Single Room Supplement From $1,700
Departure Dates Sep 17, 2019 - Sep 29, 2019
Share Twin/Double From $6,799
Single Room Supplement From $1,700
Departure Dates Nov 17, 2019 - Nov 29, 2019
Share Twin/Double From $6,799
Single Room Supplement From $1,700

**Surcharges Apply Hotel accommodations at the Kapama Southern Lodge for May 11, 2018 departure.

Air Arrangements (Internal Airfare)

International Airfare from New York & includes Internal Airfare

Included in Land Arrangements

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