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Zimbabwe & Victoria Falls South Africa

10 days from $11,595 per person

* Based on double occupancy, incl. taxes & fuel surcharges, restrictions apply.

4 Nights Cape Town 3 Nights Sabi Sabi Private Reserve 2 Nights Victoria Falls

Experience the vibrant cultures, scenic beauty, and natural wonders of Southern Africa on our most popular safari. Immerse yourself in luxury adventures through Cape Town and its breathtaking winelands. Witness amazing wildlife encounters in Kruger National Park, culminating in Victoria Falls' breathtaking splendor.

 

Featured Benefits

Travel between September 2023-February 2024 and add a complimentary night* at Sabi Sabi for an unforgettable four-night safari adventure in this famous reserve.

 

Ask about our special no single supplements while on safari at Sabi Sabi.**.

 

How Your Trip Matters

This safari carries profound significance beyond exploration. Engage in our MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experiences, uplifting local communities. Embrace cultural interactions in Cape Town, preserving traditions. Contribute to the Marula community's sustainable initiatives. Your safari supports conservation, safeguarding Africa's wildlife legacy. Leave an enduring mark of responsible and purposeful travel.


Highlights

Explore the breathtaking scenery of the Cape of Good Hope and the surrounding winelands on privately guided sightseeing tours.

Discover the rainforests surrounding the thundering Victoria Falls, then take a helicopter flight, and be awed by the sheer size and grandeur from above.

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

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

 

 

MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experiences are conscious travel experiences chosen with great care based on the positive social or environmental impact they have both on their communities, and on those who experience them: our guests. You can identify these experiences across our trips by locating the MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience seal.

 

Terms & Conditions: Price is in US Dollars per person based on double occupancy accommodations and subject to availability at time of booking. *Travel Mar. 2023 - Feb. 2024 and add a complimentary night at Sabi Sabi (excluding travel Dec. 20, 2023 - Jan. 5, 2024). **Up to 2 single travelers can travel without single supplements when traveling with another couple, at Sabi Sabi. Ask your Safari Consultant for details. Additional conditions and restrictions may apply.

Accommodations

1. The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa

South Africa, Cape Town

The award-winning 5-star Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa is dramatically poised above the Atlantic Ocean. Flanked by the majestic Twelve Apostles and Table Mountain ranges, the hotel has the ideal setting. Enjoy splendid luxury, passionate service and generous hospitality synonymous with Red Carnation Hotels. Delight in exquisite cuisine at Azure Restaurant. Mingle with the locals over delicious cocktails at the Leopard Bar with its panoramic ocean views. Surrender your senses at the holistic Spa, or enjoy walks and picnics in the surrounding Table Mountain National Park. Additional facilities 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. 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

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 on a private tour of the Cape Peninsula. Admire the sparkling beaches of Camps Bay and Clifton. Wind your way along legendary Chapman’s Peak Drive.Encounter untamed beauty at Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. Delight in charming penguins at Boulders Beach. Savor a divine ocean-view lunch at Cape Point Vineyards. (BL)

The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa

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Day 3. Cape Town

Today’s sojourn explores the nearby winelands on a private tour based on your love of food, wine, art, nature or all of the above. Revel in the scenery - like the breathtaking views of Paarl 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. (BL)

The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa

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Day 4. Cape Town

Today’s township excursion offers insight into South Africa's abundance of hope and creative energy. Meet the people empowering their local communities through grassroots development programs. Spend time with children at a preschool or seniors at a retirement home. Visit an urban garden or a literacy workshop and be touched by the wonderful raw energy of the "Rainbow Nation" in one unforgettable morning. Later tonight, enjoy a vibrant and authentic African culinary experience. (BD)

Experience South Africa’s unique spirit of Ubuntu, on a visit to local townships. Uthando's guides shine a light on the remarkable and courageous community activists driving social change in their communities.

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 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)

Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge

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Day 6. Kruger Private Reserve

A day of exploration awaits with morning and afternoon game drives in open Land Rovers and the opportunity to view the "Big Five" - lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo. The Sabie River has the highest recorded density of leopards in Africa, and one of the highest predator densities. It also has the richest biodiversity of any South African river, with many endangered and rare species (mammals, birds, reptiles and plants) found in the area. (BLD)

Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge

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Day 7. 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 candlelit alfresco dinner as the Southern Cross begins to twinkle. (BLD)

Meet members of the Marula community and see first-hand their way of life. Pass by the Swa-Vana Care Centre where children play or do their homework. You may find the kids at the Marula Water Tower where you will learn about the community's sustainable projects. Nearby, the Digital Learning Centre educates the next generation who may soon work at the camp. The last stop is a visit with the Induna, the traditional healer.

Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge

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Day 8. Kruger Private Reserve / Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

This morning transfer to the airport for your flight to spectacular Victoria Falls, hailed as one of the world's Seven Natural Wonders. You are transferred to your luxury accommodations. Later this afternoon, 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

Enjoy Victoria Falls, hailed as one of the world’s Seven Natural Wonders. Keep an eye out for rainbows as you walk the misty rainforest trails of Victoria Falls. Then take a helicopter flight over the falls and be awed by their sheer size and grandeur from above. (BLD)

Victoria Falls River Lodge

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Day 10. Victoria Falls / Depart

After a delicious farewell breakfast, you are transferred to Victoria Falls Airport for your flight back to Johannesburg. 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 Dec 20, 2023 - Dec 31, 2023
Share Twin/Double From $14,995
Single Room Supplement Starting From: On Request
Departure Dates Jan 7, 2024 - Feb 29, 2024
Share Twin/Double From $11,595
Single Room Supplement Starting From: On Request
Departure Dates Mar 1, 2024 - Mar 31, 2024
Share Twin/Double From $12,695
Single Room Supplement Starting From: On Request
Departure Dates Apr 1, 2024 - May 31, 2024
Share Twin/Double From $12,395
Single Room Supplement Starting From: On Request
Departure Dates Jun 1, 2024 - Sep 30, 2024
Share Twin/Double From $12,395
Single Room Supplement Starting From: On Request
Departure Dates Oct 1, 2024 - Oct 31, 2024
Share Twin/Double From $12,995
Single Room Supplement Starting From: On Request
Departure Dates Nov 1, 2024 - Nov 30, 2024
Share Twin/Double From $12,695
Single Room Supplement Starting From: On Request
Departure Dates Dec 1, 2024 - Dec 19, 2024
Share Twin/Double From $12,395
Single Room Supplement Starting From: On Request
Departure Dates Dec 20, 2024 - Dec 31, 2024
Share Twin/Double From $15,995
Single Room Supplement Starting From: On Request

**Surcharges Apply Jan 01-08, Dec 18-31. For 2024 rates, no solo supplement options and to add the complimentary night in Sabi Sabi for travel Mar 2023-Feb 2024 (excluding Dec 20, 2023-Jan 5, 2024), contact a safari consultant. Restrictions may apply .

Air Arrangements (Internal Airfare)

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

Economy Class per person. Subject to availability. $1,075

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