Uncover Southern Africa | All Inclusive African Safari

Days

11

Journey Type

Uncover Southern Africa | All Inclusive African Safari

Cities and Landmarks

Cape Town, Cape Winelands, Sabi Sands, Kruger, Victoria Falls

Days

11

Journey Type

Uncover Southern Africa | All Inclusive African Safari

Cities and Landmarks

Cape Town, Cape Winelands, Sabi Sands, Kruger, Victoria Falls

Overview

Whether you are a family traveling together, a seasoned international traveler, an adventurer, or a nature lover in search of unique species for your checklist, our Cape To Falls Adventure itinerary is bound to release in you the strongest of emotions; those evoked when exploring new horizons, discovering different cultures and learning as much about yourself as the world around you.

Experience the very best of African hospitality, staying in luxurious hotels and game lodges.  Your palate will experience food and drink worthy of royalty.  And your eyes will feast on an array of vistas, landmarks and wildlife like never before.  You will tread in the footsteps of intrepid explorers whose belief-defying descriptions were at first ridiculed.  That is until more followed and saw for themselves the splendor that is Africa.

Regarded by many as one of the most beautiful cities in the world and watched over by Table Mountain, Cape Town welcomes all who visit into the embrace of the Mother City.

On safari, visit two of South Africa’s best game lodges within the Greater Kruger National Park – home to an abundance of wildlife and habitats.  Expect a visual extravaganza ranging from the detail of a butterfly’s wing, to the sight of a thousand-strong herd of Cape buffalo.

Continue north, to “The Smoke that Thunders”, the Victoria Falls.  Earths’ largest waterfall and one of the Seven Wonders, in an area rich in wildlife and adventure – from bungee-jumping to whitewater rafting.  Whatever your preference, Africa will leave your heart racing! 

Highlights

Arrive in Cape Town South Africa

On arrival at Cape Town International Airport, you will be chauffeured to your home base for the next three nights; the prestigious One&Only Cape Town.  

As you approach Cape Town – consider the words of renowned explorer, Sir Francis Drake in the 1580s, “This cape is the most stately thing and the fairest cape we saw in the whole circumference of the earth.”  Central to the city’s impressive panorama, Table Mountain – and below it a landscape packed with attractions.

Boasting the largest rooms of any hotel in the city, the hotel is located on a private island within the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.  An enclave of serenity, the hotel is styled in a chic, vibrant way – reflecting the diversity of this bustling metropolis.

The rooms offer guests the option of mountain or marina views.  Furnishings are bright and welcoming, while every effort is made to ensure your absolute comfort.  Each of the suites is equipped with large beds, an en-suite bathroom and a comfortable seating area.

Facilities at the hotel continue this trend of stylish comfort and relaxation.  The in-house spa offers bespoke pampering and a gym will ensure you can keep up your exercise routine.  A sparkling pool invites guests to cool off in the summer heat.

The hotel has a number of dining options, including the renowned Nobu, the Vista Bar & Lounge and the poolside Isola.  True to Cape tradition, The Wine Studio features one of the most balanced and diverse wine collections on the continent.

The adjacent Victoria & Alfred Waterfront is a shoppers’ paradise, while numerous ocean activities, from whale-watching to sunset cruises depart from the marina. 

One&Only Cape Town

Cape Winelands

On your first day, we offer you the opportunity to explore the legendary Cape Winelands, in the company of an experienced wine guide.  There are two full-day experiences to choose from – the first of which takes place in the nearby Constantia Valley, home of numerous esteemed estates.  Tempting the palate further, a chocolate tasting is a treat for all ages.

To burn off excess energy a visit to a Bike Park offers miles of track to explore.  A more sedate exploration can be made of the Heritage Market, tempting that other “-holic” – the shopaholic.

The second option takes you to historic Stellenbosch.  South Africa’s second-oldest town is rich in European settler influences – reflected in the iconic Cape Dutch architecture.  Sample the region’s signature cabernet sauvignon and pinotage and explore the neighboring estates to round off a full-bodied South African wine experience.

One&Only Cape Town

Cape Town

Refreshed and ready to explore one of the worlds’ most celebrated city destinations, the next two full days will be spent in the care of experienced local guides.

Half-day tours are on offer today, the first exploring the city itself, while the second circumnavigates the Cape Peninsula.

On a private tour, first orient yourself with the city’s amphitheater-like layout from Table Mountain – reached via cable car.  Then descend into the city bowl to visit the historic and cultural attractions that await.  

Greenmarket Square is alive with commerce, the Company Gardens a place of contemplation amid the bustle, and an old castle harbors stories of ghosts.  The old Malay Quarter showcases colorfully painted houses and the story of the country’s political history.  The excursion concludes with an exclusive diamond tour – and the chance to add to your bling.

A half-day Peninsula tour offers respite from the clamor of the city, taking you on a scenic journey comparable with the best in the world.  Transitioning from the city, you will visit the upmarket beach hotspots of Clifton and Camps Bay – where celebrities from all parts of the world are seen.  

A winding road hugs the coastline towards Hout Bay and then rises onto South Africa’s most beautiful road – Chapman’s Peak Drive.  The road offers heart-stopping views of the sparkling Atlantic, before descending gracefully en-route to Cape Point.    From there the road winds past a colony of rare African Penguins,  continuing through fishing villages and surfing hotspots until you reach the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, to marvel at the country’s rich floral heritage before returning to your hotel for your final evening. 

One&Only Cape Town

Sabi Sands Game Reserve

Today, prepare to be amazed at how easily Africa changes wardrobe, as a flight to Skukuza followed by a road transfer whisk you from urban excitement to the tranquility of the African bushveld.

Ever since such adventurers as Livingstone, Hemingway and Roosevelt shared stories of their African safaris, travelers the world over have come to Africa to witness firsthand its myriad sights – in particular, its diverse wildlife and the habitats they roam.

Inspired by this grand safari tradition, &Beyond Kirkman’s Kamp, within the Greater Kruger National Park – celebrates Africa’s wildlife heritage in a homestead-styled setting, bedecked in luxury and intuitive service.   

With only twelve chalets, each with a stunning view of the perennial Sand River and surrounding landscape, the camp promises guests an experience to remember both within and beyond its confines.  Incorporating a private veranda and en-suite bathroom, the rooms are colored in soft earth tones with simple, yet appealing, decor and furnishings.

Outside, rolling lawns host games of croquet, while at the main lodge, inviting lounge areas, a cozy bar, and sparkling swimming pool are places where guests share tales of their sightings. Depending on your time of arrival, you might also join the afternoon game-drive.

Evening meals are taken in a contemporary boma, beneath jeweled heavens.  Throughout your stay, there will be no shortage of culinary delights to keep you energized for the various activities on offer.  Remember to enquire about the spa treatments, and the WILDchild program specifically for children.

DAY 5. The typical day at Kirkman’s starts at dawn.  In the care of an experienced Ranger-Tracker team, you will head out in search of wildlife, including the famed Big 5.  In most places, leopards are seldom seen, but this area is revered as one of the best places to watch them go about their secretive lives.  

Wildlife of all types abound and you will likely see large herds of elephants, buffalo, and other plains game.  Your guide will point out various birds, while your tracker might share some of the traditional uses of plants.  In the late afternoon, the second drive of the day culminates under a spotlight as you search for nocturnal species such as bushbabies, porcupine and aardvark.

Don’t miss the opportunity to experience Africa on foot, by joining fascinating interpretative walks where you will learn track identification, among many other interesting facts. 

Kirkman’s Kamp

Kruger National Park

From Kirkman’s, a road transfer takes you northwards to Ngala Safari Lodge.  Here too the safari traditions of yesteryear are incorporated into the decor.  Plush furnishings in a comfortable lounge area – overlooking a busy waterhole – constitute the starting point of the wildlife activities on offer.  Nearby, you can relax at the swimming pool in the heat of the day, watching a passing parade of wildlife visiting the waterhole.

The lodge has 21 thatched huts set amid stands of mopane trees.  Each of the well-appointed rooms has an en-suite bathroom, a shady veranda and A/C to take the edge off hot days.  Warm earth tones reflect the surrounding landscape, which is a little more rugged than that of Kirkmans.

Once again, meals are a lavish affair taken in a variety of locations – from a cosy courtyard to the legendary bush dinners at a secret location.  The cuisine is wholesome yet refined – a blend of familiar dishes with a distinctly African twist.

DAY 7.  The Tsonga word Ngala means lion in the local dialect, a fitting name – for land that is said to have the highest density of lion in all Africa.  Evening discussion is often brought to a halt as their deep mournful calls thunder across the landscape.  By day, the soundtrack of the camp is a medley of birdsong and the rustle of leaves in the cooling breeze.

The Ngala camps enjoy exclusive traversing on a vast tract of land some 14,000 hectares in extent.  The north is predominated by mopane woodland – a habitat favored by large herds of buffalo and elephants, as well as kudu and painted wolf.  To the south, the vegetation opens up and is favorable terrain for zebra, wildebeest, giraffe, and numerous other plains game species.  Stands of old-growth riverine forest and a network of gullies provide shelter for leopards, while cheetah are frequently spotted on the grasslands. 

Your Ranger and Tracker are passionate about the environment, and this translates to a fascinating study of the land and its wild inhabitants.  Game-drives are conducted in the cooler hours of the early morning and late afternoon, transitioning into the evening when spotlights are used to find nocturnal creatures such as civets, genets and owls.  Daily walks are also on offer to learn more about the intricacies of the ecosystem.

A special program for young children, spa treatments, and the chance for a sleepout in a luxurious treehouse are additional options available on request. 

Ngala Safari Lodge

Victoria Falls

Today you leave South Africa, flying from Kruger-Mpumalanga International to Zambia, where a road transfer takes you across the border into Zimbabwe to your ultimate destination; the highly regarded Victoria Falls River Lodge.  The day is largely spent traveling, so arrival at the lodge where you will spend the next three nights will be a welcome and revitalizing experience.

The first European to discover the Victoria Falls was Scottish explorer, David Livingstone, who remarked, “I believe that no one could perceive where the vast body of water went; it seemed to lose itself in the earth, the opposite lip of the fissure into which it disappeared being only 80 feet distant.”  Little did he know he had stumbled on the worlds’ largest waterfall, which has held millions in awe ever since.

On the banks of the Zambezi River which plunges over the falls, lies the lodge, rated in the top percentile of hotels worldwide and is the recipient of numerous prestigious travel accolades.  As you step into its cool, leafy surroundings, you will understand why it is worthy of these and many other accolades. 

Accommodation at the lodge comprises luxuriously spacious tents, each with a private deck, an open-plan bathroom with an outdoor shower, a plunge pool and A/C.  Cool breezes off the river and muted tones lend a refreshing air to the accommodation – along with the lazy honking of the hippos and birdsong that permeates the air.  

The main lodge serves as the social hub, where guests can gather to share tales of their travels, or enjoy the view on the multi-level decks overlooking the Zambezi River.  An inviting bar and excellent dining cater to your culinary needs, while a spa and fitness center attend to your wellness.  The lodge offers a host of activities, catering to adventure seekers of all ages.  They will also gladly arrange off-site activities on request.  

DAY 9 & 10.  As before, twice daily game-drives offer guests the opportunity to explore the 150,000 hectare Zambezi National Park in the company of seasoned wildlife guides who will interpret the sights and sounds you encounter.  Rich in game, the reserve is home to elephant, hippo, crocodile, buffalo, giraffe, zebra, sable, kudu, impala, wild dog, and the occasional big cat is a treat.  A special Junior Discoverer game-drive is tailored to children (4-7) accompanied by a parent.

Walking trails for guests 12 years and over explore the plants, insects and animal tracks, brought to life by knowledgeable guides.  You will also get so close to the waterfall and its heavy mist, that a raincoat is a necessity whatever the weather.

Victoria Falls is renowned amongst modern adventurers for the activities on offer.  As a special treat, take off on a scenic helicopter flight over the falls and adjacent gorges.  Too tame for you?  How about a headlong 350-foot plunge into the Batoka Gorge at the Victoria Falls bridge bungee site.  Still not had enough?  Join whitewater professionals navigating the tumbling torrents at the bottom of the gorge.  The lodge staff will gladly inform you of many more adventurous activities available in the adjacent vicinity.

No visit to the lodge is complete without a river cruise on the mighty Zambezi – either in the early morning to enjoy the sight of the sun-tinged mists rising from the falls, or in the evening, when the sunset display, the sound of ice clinking in glasses, along with the chuckles of both hippos and fellow passengers combine in a fitting finale of your Cape to Falls Adventure.  

Victoria Falls River Lodge

Johannesburg And Homeward Bound

After breakfast, you will be collected from the lodge and driven to Victoria Falls International Airport for your scheduled flight to OR Tambo International Airport in time for your onward arrangements. 

At the airport, we bid you farewell, wishing you a pleasant journey home – with an open invitation to return.  Magical Africa Awaits!

Options & Extensions

A gorilla sitting in the woods, surrounded by tall trees and lush greenery. It looks calm and peaceful in its natural habitat.

Gorilla Trekking In Rwanda

Without exception, those who have been privileged to spend time with gorillas report a near-mythical experience, as if glancing into our ancestral past.  Sharing upwards of 98% of DNA, the link between our species is undeniable.  While they are massively powerful creatures – with males weighing over 400 pounds – they are by nature shy and placid.  Primarily herbivores, they spend much of their day alternating between foraging and rest.

A picturesque beach setting under a vibrant blue sky dotted with fluffy clouds.

Zanzibar Beach Retreat

For those wishing to enjoy a little pure downtime, perhaps following an action-packed safari, our Zanzibar itinerary offers the perfect blend of luxury, simplicity and all the idyllic pleasures of beach life. We have chosen from among Zanzibar’s best beach lodges options which are suitable for either families or those seeking an intimate, sophisticated retreat surrounded by the warm, clear waters of the Indian Ocean

With table mountain in the background with blue skies, the vibrant Cape Town bay with different ships docked

In & Around Cape Town

With its spectacular landscape, diverse activities and well-developed infrastructure, Cape Town offers the modern traveler the ideal destination for leisure and adventure.  It is frequently voted among the best cities to visit on vacation by noteworthy publications – and much of the local economy thrives thanks to a robust tourist industry.  Visitors from across the spectrum are sure to find the range of accommodation, cuisine and places of cultural and historical interest highly appealing.

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