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Ultimate South Africa with Victoria Falls

Zambia & Victoria Falls South Africa

11 days

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

This journey combines contemporary design and exclusivity with beautiful settings and spectacular wildlife viewing to create the ultimate sensory wildlife safari.

How Your Trip Matters

Beyond stylish stays in a treehouse suite, a luxury safari camp, and an iconic hotel set above the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA), you will uncover the ultimate experience of art, design and wildlife brought to life by experts who take you on a journey of the senses.


Explore beautiful Cape Town on privately guided sightseeing tours, including a spectacular helicopter flight along the sparkling coastline.

Discover ultra luxury at Royal Malewane, where elegant interiors, enhanced by the surrounding African bush, makes for a complete sensory experience of restoration and adventure.

Experience the thrill of searching for Africa’s wildlife, on twice-daily game drives with an expert ranger and tracker.

Enjoy the unique opportunity to see the extremely rare and endangered white rhino at Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park.



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.


1. The Silo

South Africa, Cape Town

The Silo Hotel is a magical hotel towering above the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. Built in the grain elevator portion of the historic grain silo complex, the hotel occupies the six floors above the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa. The hotel is a celebration of art, style, architecture and design. All the rooms are individually designed and decorated with colorful, eclectic pieces juxtaposing the modern, industrial architecture. Pillowed window bays are one of the key architectural features. Due to the unique architecture of the hotel, the rooms are more spacious vertically than horizontally. The Willaston Bar with stunning views over the city is a great place to enjoy a glass of wine, while The Granary Café offers a more formal dining experience. The Silo Rooftop is the ideal spot for a sunset cocktail or a casual lunch. Guests can enjoy signature treatments at the spa, take afternoon tea overlooking Table Mountain, swim in the rooftop pool or enjoy a guided tour of the museum.

2. Waterside Lodge at Royal Malewane

Thornybush Private Game Reserve, South Africa

This exclusive private villa at Waterside is spacious and elegant with vibrantly natural furnishings. Light floods into the four en-suite bedrooms, each of which enjoys a private deck. Antique furniture, plush silk furnishings and Persian rugs create an exotic and luxurious feel. The instantly recognisable flair of a Liz Biden design fuses this safari sanctuary with the Royal Malewane exemplar, while its secluded location allows for an exclusive, perfect stay. Waterside House presents an immersive setting that will engage your senses, rest your mind and reawaken your soul. It is perfect for groups of friends or families who value memorable experiences, personalised service and unrivalled game viewing.

3. Thorntree River Lodge

Zambia, Livingstone

Thorntree River Lodge is set in Zambia’s Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, just a short distance from the famous Victoria Falls. Featuring an environmentally conscious, modern design, the lodge draws inspiration from local cultures. Each tented suite includes an indoor and outdoor bathroom and private plunge pool. The main lodge consists of a lounge with an open dining area and cellar stocked with the finest wines. A gym and spa overlook the mighty Zambezi River, and there is a small library with Wi-Fi to check in with the world. The communal deck set along the river is home to a sunken boma and infinity pool. Additional wooden decking floats on the edge of the river and moves with the water level to create the illusion of sailing. Activities include visits to Victoria Falls, rhino trekking on foot and game drives in the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, cultural village visits, sunset river cruises (on the lodge’s own private boat), fishing, and visits to the Livingstone Museum. 


Day 1. Arrive Cape Town, South Africa

Look forward to a warm welcome on arrival in Cape Town. A transfer takes you to the 5-star Silo Hotel located in the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. This unique and stunning property, built in the grain elevator portion of the historic grain silo complex, is a magical place with beautiful individually designed and decorated rooms.

The Silo


Day 2. Cape Town

Meet your personal driver and guide for the next two days and embark on a day of discovering the pristine coastline and quaint towns of “The Fairest Cape.” Keep your binoculars ready to spot wildlife in the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. Continue along the coastline to Boulders Beach and linger among the penguins. (BL)

The Silo


Day 3. Cape Town

Start your morning with a magnificent aerial view of the Atlantic Seaboard on a helicopter ride from the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront over the city bowl and white sandy beaches. (B)

The Silo


Day 4. Cape Town

Venture into the beautiful Franschhoek winelands on a private tour, where spectacular vineyards cover the valley floor and mountain slopes. Discover wine farms and estates, each with their own story to tell. Stroll through the picturesque village, and enjoy lunch on a nearby wine farm surrounded by old oak trees. If you love art, experience an Art Route tour, visiting the local artist studios and galleries tailored to your interests. (BL)

Take a tour tailored to your interests, visiting the local artist studios and galleries.

The Silo


Day 5. Cape Town / Thornybush Private Game Reserve

With a short flight, you’ll be on your way to your safari adventure. 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)

Waterside Lodge at Royal Malewane


Day 6. Thornybush Private Game Reserve

Personal butler services, fine dining and an array of recreation opportunities, including safari game drives, promise an unforgettable experience. This area is one of the finest safari areas in South Africa, with an extremely high density of wildlife. You are sure to be enthralled by your wildlife experience! (BLD)

Waterside Lodge at Royal Malewane


Day 7. Thornybush Private Game Reserve

Go in search of Africa’s wildlife on game drives accompanied by experienced guides and trackers who live and breathe this wild environment. Guests can join the expert ornithologists in the field as they monitor active Ground Hornbill nest sites, and listen to an informative talk about these intriguing birds in the comfort of the lodge. Any sightings of the Southern Ground-Hornbills help with research and regional conservation efforts. (BLD)

Join experts in the field to monitor and assess the active nest sites of the Southern ground-hornbill, and listen to an informative talk in the comfort of the lodge to learn about the complex existence of the world’s largest cooperative breeding bird..

Waterside Lodge at Royal Malewane


Day 8. Thornybush Private Game Reserve / Victoria Falls, Zambia

Incredible experiences await as you fly to Livingstone and nearby legendary Victoria Falls. Cruise down one of Africa’s grandest rivers at sunset enjoy wonderful African wildlife sightings in an incredibly romantic setting. (BLD)

Thorntree River Lodge


Day 9. Victoria Falls

Daily excursions to see Victoria Falls (Zambian side), river cruises, cultural visits to the local communities, fishing expeditions, canoeing, and game drives are all included. Guests are invited to tour the Maunga clinic, visit a school and participate in a lunch program serving local kids. (BLD)

Thorntree River Lodge


Day 10. Victoria Falls

When you are not out enjoying the area, relax at the sparkling infinity pool that is set in the wooden deck with an uninterrupted visual connection to the water. Spend half a day visiting a local Maunga community, learning about the impact of tourism on community upliftment and creating long-lasting and positive impact. (BLD)

Thorntree River Lodge


Day 11. Victoria Falls / Johannesburg, South Africa / Depart

Bid farewell to this paradise as you fly to Johannesburg for your homebound or ongoing flight. (B)



Land Arrangements (Price per person)

Departure Dates May 1, 2022 - May 31, 2022
Share Twin/Double From $17,795
Single Room Supplement Starting From: On Request
Departure Dates Jun 1, 2022 - Jul 31, 2022
Share Twin/Double From $17,995
Single Room Supplement Starting From: On Request
Departure Dates Aug 1, 2022 - Aug 31, 2022
Share Twin/Double From $18,895
Single Room Supplement Starting From: On Request
Departure Dates Sep 1, 2022 - Oct 31, 2022
Share Twin/Double From $18,795
Single Room Supplement Starting From: On Request
Departure Dates Nov 1, 2022 - Nov 30, 2022
Share Twin/Double From $19,295
Single Room Supplement Starting From: On Request
Departure Dates Dec 1, 2022 - Dec 14, 2022
Share Twin/Double From $18,595
Single Room Supplement Starting From: On Request

**Surcharges Apply Jan 01-10, Dec15-31 .

Air Arrangements (Internal Airfare)

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

Economy Class per person. Subject to availability. $1,200

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