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11 DAY - CAPE TOWN, KRUGER & VICTORIA FALLS  (Book Now)

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Table Mountain by cable car
  • Cape Town City Centre
  • Castle of Good Hope or South African Museum
  • The Company Gardens
  • Bo-Kaap - Traditional Malay Quarter
  • Victoria & Alfred Waterfront (S.A's most visited attraction)
  • Clifton Beaches
  • Hout Bay & Mariners' Wharf
  • Chapman's Peak Drive
  • Cape Point
  • Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve
  • Penguin colony at the Boulders 
  • Historic Simon's Town
  • Paarl
  • Groot Constantia Wine Estate
  • Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
  • Historical Wine Estates
  • Historic Stellenbosch
  • Franschoek Valley
  • Huguenot Memorial
  • Game Drives in search of the "Big Five"
  • Kruger National Park - Game Drives
  • Spectacular Victoria Falls, Guided Tour.
  • Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi River.

 


Day 1: CAPE TOWN

Welcome to South Africa. A country teaming with Africa's wildlife, a land with friendly and diverse cultures. A contrast between traditional homesteads and vibrant modern cities. On arrival at Cape Town International Airport you are met and transferred to your hotel.

You will spend the next four nights in Cape Town.  The Peninsula All Suite Hotel, with its matchless style and subtle elegance, is the ultimate in understated Cape hospitality.  Ideally situated on Cape Town's Platinum Mile, internationally acclaimed, The Peninsula is home to discerning visitors from around the globe.

Guests enjoy the convenience of being minutes from the excitement and sparkle of Cape Town, with five-star design and subtle elegance and never-ending views of the Atlantic Ocean.  More importantly, you will  enjoy the superior service at The Peninsula.

Accommodation: The Peninsula All Suite Hotel, Cape Town


Day 2: CAPE TOWN (B)

After lunch we explore all the "must-sees" of Cape Town. A geographical & cultural experience, showing you Cape Town from its historical beginnings to the dazzling modern shopping malls of the Waterfront.

Today's highlights:

  • Table Mountain by cable car (optional extra, weather permitting)
  • City Centre
  • Castle of Good Hope or South African Museum
  • The Company Gardens
  • Bo-Kaap - Traditional Malay Quarter
  • Victoria & Alfred Waterfront (S.A's most visited attraction)

Accommodation: The Peninsula All Suite Hotel, Cape Town


Day 3: CAPE PENINSULA (B)

Today we continue to explore the area. An unforgettable journey to the mythical meeting place of the two great oceans.  Breathtaking scenic beauty contrasts with the harsh rugged conditions of the most south-westerly edge of the African continent.

Today's highlights:

  • Clifton Beaches
  • Hout Bay & Mariners' Wharf
  • Boat ride to view seals (optional)
  • Chapman's Peak Drive (if open)/Ou Kaapse Weg
  • Cape Point
  • Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve
  • See the Penguin colony at the Boulders ($5 entrance to the conservation area optional)
  • Historic Simon's Town
  • Groot Constantia Wine Estate OR
  • Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

Accommodation: The Peninsula All Suite Hotel, Cape Town


Day 4: WINELANDS (B) 

After breakfast we travel through the spectacular mountain scenery and lush fertile valleys of the Cape. Taste a mixture of fascinating history and allow yourself to indulge in the pleasures of the renowned Cape Winelands.

Today’s Highlights:

  • Historical Wine Estates
  • Historic Stellenbosch
  • Franschoek Valley
  • Huguenot Memorial
  • Paarl

Partake in a tour of a wine cellar to view the winemaking process. Two wine tasting sessions (4-5 wines per session) are included.

Accommodation: The Peninsula All Suite Hotel, Cape Town


Day 5: CAPE TOWN - KRUGER NATIONAL PARK (B / D)

After breakfast you are transferred to the airport and fly to Kruger Mpumalanga (flight priced separately).  On arrival at the airport you are met and transferred to your lodge.

Our journey takes us through some of the spectacular scenery of the Mpumalanga province.  We enter Kruger National Park in search of the famous ‘Big Five’ (Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Buffalo and Rhino).  Arriving at the lodge in the afternoon. 

The Kruger National Park is the largest game reserve in South Africa. It is roughly the same size as Israel or Wales, and covers some 20,000 square kilometers. It extends approximately 350 kilometers from north to south and approximately 60 kilometers from east to west.

The Park is justly rated as one of the world's finest game reserves. Kruger is home to more species of wildlife than any other game sanctuary on the African continent. Well over a thousand lions, and large populations of leopard  roam freely here, along with substantial numbers of elephant, zebra, rhino, giraffe, hippopotamus, impala, and kudu.  Kruger is also home to an impressive number of species: 336 trees, 49 fish, 34 amphibians, 114 reptiles, 507 birds and 147 mammals. There is more than enough wildlife to satisfy even the most shutter-happy photographer.

Kruger is an outstanding destination for birdwatchers, offering more than 500 species of birds. Many of these are migratory birds like the African Hoopoe. This is also the home of the Giant Eagle Owl, the Largest of all the Owls. Birds to spot include Kingfishers, Storks, Shrikes, Weavers, Herons, Eagles, Vultures, Kites and many more. With such a variety of species of birds this truly is a bird watching haven.

Accommodation: Your choice between Hoyo Hoyo Tsonga Lodge or Imbali Safari Lodge, Kruger National Park


Day 6/7:  KRUGER NATIONAL PARK  (B / L / D)

Your days are spent on early morning and afternoon game drives in open vehicles in search of all the amazing game that inhabits Kruger National Park.  Spend some time between game drives relaxing on the spacious wooden decks of the lodge overlooking the African bush. 

Imagine taking in a magnificent sunset whilst you capture the moment of a pride of lions stalking their prey or possibly watching a buffalo or elephant strolling to a water hole. The rhino, with its extraordinary horns and bad temper or the leopard with its remarkable speed and skill to hunt.

Late in the day, when the sun has left orange and purple streaks on the horizon, enjoy traditional cuisine around a splattering boma fire under the flickering stars.

Choose between two wonderful lodges (Hoyo Hoyo Tsonga Lodge or Imbali Safari Lodge) located in the world-renowned Kruger National Park. This legendary wildlife reserve has the deserved reputation for showcasing some of the finest game-viewing on the continent.


HOYO HOYO TSONGA LODGE

 

An earthy, traditional Tsonga styled lodge, Hoyo Hoyo offers luxury in six beautifully furnished thatched suites. The combination of the bush, traditional cuisine, the warmth of the accommodation together with the opportunity to witness the lifestyle and culture of the Shangaan people, ensure an unforgettable safari experience.

They say Africa is still home to hidden treasures, Hoyo Hoyo Tsonga Lodge is one of them. According to early Portuguese accounts, the Tsonga people lived in the central and southern areas of Mozambique during the early 16th century.  During most of the 19th century, they settled in the Mpumalanga Province near the present-day Kruger National Park and made a living hunting and fishing. At the end of the 19th century, however, in order to establish the Kruger National Park, conservationists closed down most of the area that was home to the Tsonga people and hunting and fishing became illegal.

Fortunately not all was lost, as today one of the largest groups of Tsonga people still live in the Kruger National Park, offering an interactive cultural experience, at Hoyo Hoyo Tsonga Lodge, steeped in modern day opulence and luxury. The result is a breathtaking blend of ethnic luxury, encompassing both warmth and style, never seen before.  Located on an ancient elephant route on the Mluwati River, this unique camp is built in traditional tribal design and accommodates 12 people.

Managed by the ‘hosi’ or Tsonga Chief, guests are immediately introduced to the Tsonga ways upon their arrival.  Traditionally, a typical Tsonga homestead unit or ‘muti’ was circular and cylindrical in structure with earth coloured walls and a tapering thatched reed roof. So too is the design of Hoyo Hoyo Tsonga Lodge as six luxury, air conditioned suites, boasting king size beds, en-suite bathrooms, outdoor showers and private game viewing decks welcome guests to a unique safari experience. All fabrics, décor and objet d’art are sourced from the local Tsonga community and stand tribal proud.

Hoyo Hoyo Tsonga Lodge offers a once-in-a-lifetime, interactive cultural African experience combined with outstanding safari or game viewing.

Why Choose Hoyo Hoyo Tsonga Lodge?

  •  Wilderness location within the Kruger National Park
  •  African chic styled lodge
  •  Personalized service by our friendly Shangaan staff
  •  Pan African Cuisine
  •  Outstanding Safari experience/Game Viewing

IMBALI SAFARI LODGE

Capture the spirit of a classical African safari at Imbali Safari Lodge, set in its own 10 000 hectare private concession area of the world famous Kruger National Park. The lodge has been carefully designed and built in keeping with eco-sensitive policies, to ensure that there is little impact on the natural environment, as guests will bear witness to artefacts discovered during the building programme.

Accommodating 24 guests in luxury individual suites, each with their own private Jacuzzi, it features large expanses of glass and magnificent wooden decks for better game-viewing.  Five star suites enjoy either king-size beds or twin rooms with only the finest furniture and imported linen, en-suite bathrooms with antique baths, air conditioning and spacious decks offer stunning views over the river bed and onto the plains beyond.

· 12 chalets, sleeps 24 people
· Large Double Rooms

GENERAL INFORMATION ON ALL ROOMS
· All Rooms have large king beds
· Each luxury suite has a romantic antique-styled bath en-suite with built in showers
· Each suite has a private veranda
· Timber walkways
· Private Spa Bath
· Silver service
· Personalized cuisine
· Swimming pool overlooking the Waterhole
· Open Lounge with large fireplace
· Telephones in rooms
· Mosquito nets
· Air conditioner

FACILITIES
- Butler Service
- Daily scheduled flights with Federal Air
- Internet facilities
- Land lines are available
- No Cell phone reception
- Please advise if you have any dietary requirements
- Private jaccuzzi’s on the private decks of each of the rooms
- Swimming Pool
- The water is safe to drink, however bottled water is also provided in all rooms courtesy of the lodge
- Transfers can be arranged from Eastgate Airport in Hoedspruit or KMI Airport outside Nelspruit
- Welcome drinks upon arrival

ACTIVITIES
- Nomadic Spa experience
- Game drives in 4 x 4 vehicles
- Bird Watching

Includes:

  • Accommodation
  • Three meals daily
  • Teas and coffees
  • Two game activities

Accommodation: Your choice between Hoyo Hoyo Tsonga Lodge or Imbali Safari Lodge Kruger National Park


Day 8:  KRUGER NATIONAL PARK - NELSPRUIT (B / D)

After an early morning game drive and breakfast, We ascend the Drakensburg Mountains with stunning views. We stop to enjoy stunning view of the Blyde River Canyon, the third largest canyon in the world, and the largest green canyon. We explore the Three Rondavels, Bourkes Luck Potholes, God's Window and some of the spectacular waterfalls found in the region. Arriving at your guesthouse late in the afternoon.

This thatched, four star guest villa is set on the hills above the Nelspruit Nature Reserve.

Guests are treated to a sumptuous dinner and healthy breakfast and enjoy privacy in elegant surroundings. This includes a central living room, a swimming pool and a shaded garden patio overlooking breathtaking 270 degree panoramic views of indigenous forest & mountains.

The location is also home to an exceptional variety of indigenous and migrating birds as well as small mammals.

Accommodation: Guest House, Nelspruit.


Day 9:  NELSPRUIT – VICTORIA FALLS (ZAMBIA) (B)

After breakfast you are transferred to the airport for your flight to Victoria Falls (Zambia). (Flight priced separately).

On arrival at the Livingstone (Zambia) airport you are met and transferred to your lodge.

This afternoon you partake in a sundowner cruise on the Zambezi River. Sunset cruises arrive back after sunset. From the boats, sightings or elephant, giraffe and even rhino coming down to the river to drink are common. There are also abundant hippos, crocodiles, and birdlife. The thunder of the falling water and towering column of spray, Victoria Falls offers an inescapable closeness to the natural elements and it is this true grandeur that lends a backdrop to the regal David Livingstone Safari Lodge and Spa.
These great and famous falls, named by Dr. David Livingstone for his queen, Victoria, in November 1855, were well known to the indigenous peoples of Southern Africa by many names, perhaps the most meaningful being Mosi-oa-Tunya (the Smoke that Thunders).

THE DAVID LIVINGSTONE SAFARI LODGE & SPA

David Livingstone Safari Lodge and Spa consists of 77 rooms, all en-suite, of which 5 are suites and 2 rooms accommodate the disabled comfortably. Most rooms look out over the Mighty Zambezi and a leisurely sun downer can be enjoyed from your private balcony. The rooms Room features include:

Colour, remote control televisions with access to satellite channels
Radio, alarm clocks and hairdryers
24 hour room service, wake-up calls and a laundry service are provided
Mini bar and Coffee / Tea station
Telephones, Internet & Email and Air Conditioning
Separate bath and shower

Accommodation: The David Livingstone Safari Lodge and Spa


Day 10: VICTORIA FALLS (ZAMBIA)  (B)

This morning you partake in a tour of the Zambian side of the famous Victoria Falls.  A natural phenomenon and one of the seven natural Wonders of the World, the Victoria Falls is an immense curtain of water cascading over 100m. Around 550 million litres over the lip every minute, at peak flow this increases to 750 million litres. Around the Falls is rainforest sustained by the spray of the Falls with some plant species rarely found elsewhere in Zambia or Zimbabwe.

During peak flow (January to June) the Zambian side of the Falls is the most spectacular and there are walkways to look out points and across the swaying Knife Edge bridge.

  • The guide will accompany you· During high water visitors can get wet at the Falls, raincoats are advisable (available for hire) and cameras should be sealed in plastic bags

Partake in many of the optional activities while you are in Victoria Falls (optional extra):

  • Elephant Back Trails
  • Game Drives
  • Upper Zambezi Canoeing
  • Micro Light Flights
  • Horse Trails
  • Abseiling
  • Bungee Jumps
  • White Water Rafting
  • Lion Encounter

Accommodation: The David Livingstone Safari Lodge and Spa


Day 11: VICTORIA FALLS - JOHANNESBURG TOUR ENDS (B)

The morning is at leisure, after which you are transferred to the Airport for your flight to Johannesburg from where you fly home (flights priced separately). Tour Ends.

Additional nights’ accommodation and tours are available on request. (Book Now)


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