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 Cape Town, Sabi Sand, Victoria Falls & Botswana     13 days/12 nights

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Your private itinerary starts any day day of the year

Costs start at $14,522 pp

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Customizable luxury private safari

This itinerary eliminates the need for any overnight in Johannesburg. Start in the "Mother City" of Cape Town, considered to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world. With iconic Table Mountain as her backdrop, Cape Town is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city surrounded by stunning mountains and a spectacular coastline. Visit the impressive Cape of Good Hope, see a lively penguin colony, sample fine wines in the Wine Region and ascend Table Mountain for a panoramic view of the Cape Peninsula. Continue to the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve in search of the "Big Five". Fly directly to Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Then, your safari continues in the mesmerizing  Okavango Delta, home to a wide variety of wildlife. Expert professional safari guides get you up close and personal with Africa's most impressive animals for a once in a lifetime safari.

 
Overview
Duration: 13 Days
Departure: Daily
Highlights: Cape Town, Table Mountain, Cape of Good Hope, Penguins, Wine Tasting, Private Tours, Victoria Falls, Nature Walks, Safaris.
Itinerary can be customized to suit individual requirements
Day 01: Arrive Cape Town
Upon arrival you will receive our V.I.P. Meet and Assist. You will be assisted through Customs & Immigration and then with baggage collection. You will then be escorted to the arrivals halls where you will meet your driver who will take you to your hotel by private vehicle.
 
Scenically beautiful, Cape Town is a compelling mix of trendy modern and old-world elegance. Glamorous hotels, world-class dining and stunning vistas merge seamlessly with dynamic student suburbs and vibrant nightlife. Malay and African heritage are evident in the cuisine, traditions and entertainment while the architecture reveals a strong Dutch, German and English flavor and style. Contemporary art is proudly displayed in a variety of galleries and modern boutique hotels, and wine bars and brandy tasting lounges will appeal to the fashionable set. With its dramatic ocean vistas, sandy beaches and stunning stretches of hill and fynbos-covered mountainside, the coastal landscape of Cape Town and the Southern Peninsula are truly memorable. Side-walk cafes and vibrant promenades fringe glorious turquoise waters.
 
Overnight at One & Only
 
Included: Breakfast & private airport transfers
 
Day 02: Cape Town / Half Day Private Cape Town City & Table Mountain Tour
You will be met by your guide for a half day exploration of the Cape Town, known affectionately as the Mother City. Your tour will take in the Houses of Parliament, the Castle (built between 1666 and 1679, this is South Africa’s oldest building), lively Greenmarket Square with its daily market, the Company Gardens and of course Table Mountain which will give you spectacular views over the city and Peninsula. On our descent, we stop at the Bo Kaap, home to the Cape Malay community, with its cobbled streets and brightly colored houses. You will have the choice of being dropped off at the Waterfront to experience this vibrant location at your own pace, with its many shops, restaurants and pubs or at your hotel at the end of the tour.
 
Overnight at One & Only
 
Included: Breakfast, private guide and entrance fees

Day 03: Cape Town / Full Day Private Cape Peninsula Tour
Today you embark on a full day tour of the Cape Peninsula. Take in the beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay, before crossing over to Hout Bay, a quaint village and fishing harbor with magnificent mountains views and beaches. From here you drive to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve via Chapman’s Peak, one of the world’s most breathtaking coastal drives, where you will board a funicular (optional and for your own account) to get to the top of the Peninsula to witness the symbolic meeting of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans and enjoy spectacular views over False Bay. After lunch (for your own account), continue to Simonstown, the naval base, and visit the African Penguin breeding colony at Boulders Beach. Then stop at the world-renowned Kirstenbosch Gardens before arriving at your hotel for overnight.

Overnight at One & Only
 
Included: Breakfast, private guide and entrance fees
 
Day 04: Cape Town / Full Day Winelands Tour
This full day tour visits the Cape Winelands consisting of several towns including Stellenbosch, Paarl, and Franschhoek. Gracious Cape Dutch homesteads set against a backdrop of mountains, forests, and rolling vineyards provide an unforgettable landscape.  You will have the opportunity to sample and purchase noble vintages, to explore the realm of the winemaker and experience a rich historical and architectural tradition while you learn first-hand how this picturesque part of South Africa produces some of the world’s finest wines.
In the late afternoon you are dropped at your hotel in Cape Town

Overnight at One & Only
 
Included: Breakfast, private guide and entrance fees
Day 05: Cape Town to Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve
After breakfast this morning you are transferred to the airport.
 
FLIGHT CAPE TOWN - KRUGER/MPUMALANGA     NOT INCLUDED IN LAND PRICE
 
On arrival in Mpumalanga you are met and taken by vehicle to your camp. Optional flight available.
 
The Sabi Sand Game Reserve is a 65 000 hectare reserve, pioneered by the land-owners  of the area in the 1950’s, when the internal fences were dropped and a shared environmental management program was put in place. The Reserve shares a 32 mile unfenced boundary with the Kruger National Park The wildlife in the Sabi Sand Reserve is well habituated resulting in unforgettable close encounters and prolific sightings, particularly of the elusive leopard. The Sabi and the Sand Rivers run through the reserve, which add further dimension to the bio-diversity of this area.
 
Overnight at Londolozi Private Game Lodge
Included: All meals, transfers and game viewing activities

 

Days 06 & 07: Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve
2 days of safari at Londolozi
 
Overnight at Londolozi Private Game Lodge
Included: All meals, transfers and game viewing activities
Day 08: Sabi Sand to Victoria Falls
An early depart by road to the Kruger/Mpumalanga Airport for your flight to Livingstone (Zambia). Upon arrival you are met and transferred to your hotel on the Zimbabwean side of the Falls.
A Uni-Visa is required on arrival. Cost approx. US$50 cash (subject to change)
Note – due to the early departure you will not have time for a morning game drive on this day
 
FLIGHT MPUMALANGA – LIVINGSTONE    NOT INCLUDED IN LAND PRICE
 
One of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World and a UNESCO World Heritage site, Victoria Falls is the stuff of legends, romance and myth. An iconic draw card that features prominently on the "must see list" of travelers to south and southern Africa the sheer size, sight and sound of this magnificent spectacle never fails to inspire. Over a mile wide and 300 feet high, it is known locally as Mosi-oa-Tunya – the “Smoke that Thunders”.
 
Overnight at The Victoria Falls Hotel
Included: Breakfast and transfers
Day 09: Victoria Falls / Tour of the Falls and afternoon Zambezi River Sunset Cruise
The Victoria Falls is a truly awe-inspiring experience - the sight, the sound, the smell; the humbling feeling that here indeed is Nature's Supreme Masterpiece. No photograph can begin to depict the reality…and nothing prepares you for your first sight. Guests are accompanied through the Rainforest by a qualified guide who gives a  history of the Falls as well as detailing the flora, fauna, bird and wildlife and other points of interest. En-route, pass the ‘Big Tree' where you stop for photos. Raincoats are provided when needed.
 
Lunch is on your own and then this afternoon you are picked up and taken to the Zambezi River for a memorable sunset cruise. The Zambezi River cruise is a superb way to relax and enjoy the beauty of the River. You may have the opportunity to see a variety of game including hippo, crocodile, elephant as well as enjoy the many different bird species. The sunset cruise is very popular and includes finger snacks, beer, wine, local spirits and soft drinks. There are great photo opportunities against often-spectacular African sunsets.
 
Overnight at The Victoria Falls Hotel
 
Included: Breakfast, guides, transfers
 
Day 10: Victoria Falls to Okavango Delta               
After breakfast this morning you are transferred by road to Kasane in Botswana (approx. 1 ½ hours). You are assisted to your light aircraft transfer to the Okavango Delta (approx. 50 minutes).
 
The renowned Okavango Delta is an incredible natural phenomenon, the result of the Okavango River which flows inland from Angola. Entering Botswana in the northeast, the river fans out into a multitude of waterways, flood plains and islands, creating a fertile habitat for a diverse wildlife population. The Moremi National Park is a huge tract of land sandwiched between the Savuti channel and the Okavango Delta. The area is fabulously varied with wide open flood plains, lily covered lagoons, groves of mahogany and open forest.
 
Arrive in time for lunch and game viewing starts this afternoon.
 
Overnight Chief's Camp
 
Included: All meals, Park fees, game viewing activities & air transfers
Days 11 & 12: Okavango Delta             
Morning and afternoon game drives.
Overnight Chief's Camp
 
Included: All meals, Park fees, game viewing activities & air transfers
 
Day 13: Okavango Delta to Johannesburg
After your morning game drive, you are taken by light aircraft to Maun.
 
FLIGHT MAUN – JOHANNESBURG   NOT INCLUDED IN LAND PRICE
 
Connect with your international flight back home.
Included      
  • V.I.P. Meet & Assist on arrival
  • Accommodation per the itinerary
  • Private airport transfers
  • Private touring unless only group tours are available
  • Game drives and game viewing activities as offered by each safari camp
  • All meals on safari and breakfast at city hotels
  • Inter-camp light aircraft flights if applicable and specified
  • Park fees
  • Taxes
  • Entrance fees
  • 24/7 local assistance

 

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