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Cape Town, Kruger and Victoria Falls

Experience the three big hitters of Southern Africa; Cape Town, Kruger and Victoria Falls in this spectacular once in a lifetime tailor-made itinerary.

Tailor-made Luxury 11 days

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Flights are typically an additional $1,675 per person economy class from London

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Itinerary

Overview

Your holiday starts off in marvellous Cape Town. Sat between the Southern Ocean and Table Mountain, Cape Town brings together atmospheric neighbourhoods, a glitzy waterfront, the wild Cape Point and some seriously good vineyards. In Cape Town, we include a private guided Peninsula tour and a private guided winelands tour. Every tour is tailored to your interests by our fabulous local guides who pride themselves on knowing the best hidden spots, eateries and cafes in the Cape offering a genuine insider’s take on Cape Town. We also leave a free day to explore, with options to visit Robben Island, enjoy a guided Table Mountain Hike, mountain biking or cycle tour of the City.

From Cape Town, take a direct flight to the Kruger region. Renowned as the premier Southern Africa safari destination, Kruger and its surrounding private conservancies offers world class big five safari. Nottens Bush Camp is one of our favourite camps in Sabi – offering refreshingly sensible prices, superb location and authentic atmosphere. You’ll soon be lost in the tranquil routine of days on safari, enjoying invigorating morning game drives, lounging at camp in the heat of the day, heading back into the bush in the late afternoon before winding down learning the art of the perfect sun downer. If there is a better way to spend your days, we’ve yet to find it.

From Kruger there are direct flights to Victoria Falls. We like to base ourselves at Waterberry lodge a friendly, small informal lodge in a secluded position on the banks of the Zambezi River. It is the perfect base from which to tour the spectacular Falls and broader region. The Falls are the big draw, You’ll drive there in the lodge vehicle and walk the Falls. The vehicle will carry towels when the water levels are high and cool drinks for you to enjoy after your strenuous walk around the Falls. There are also opportunities to enjoy a sunset cruise on the Zambesi with sundowners (recommended), fishing and local village visits (all included in your stay).

This is a tailor-made itinerary. Accommodation is informal, small and friendly offering sensible prices coupled with a very high standard of service and experience. We can suggest serious upgrade options if you would prefer more luxury. This itinerary would combine well with a short stay in the Cape winelands, Hermanus (during whale watching season) and a road trip along the Garden Route should you have sufficient time. Equally you could forgo safari in the Kruger and hope across the border from Victoria Falls in Botswana

Day-by-day

ITINERARY OVERVIEW
Day 01: Arrive Cape Town
Day 02: Cape Town
Day 03: Cape Town
Day 04: Cape Town
Day 05: Greater Kruger National Park
Day 06: Greater Kruger National Park
Day 07: Greater Kruger National Park
Day 08: Victoria Falls
Day 09: Victoria Falls
Day 10: Victoria Falls
Day 11: Depart

ITINERARY IN FULL
DAY 01: ARRIVE CAPE TOWN
Accommodation: Welgelegen Guest House
Meals Included: n/a
Transport: Airport Transfer
Day Notes: On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your accommodation. Afternoon at leisure to perhaps head up Table Mountain if it is a clear day or explore the V&A Waterfront

DAY 02: CAPE TOWN
Accommodation: Welgelegen Guest House
Meals Included: Breakfast
Transport: Private full day tour
Day Notes: Full day guided Cape Peninsula Tour. The drive to Cape Point route is one of the most magnificent drives in the world, passing the coast with a backdrop of stunning mountains. Don't miss the chance to stop at Boulders Beach along the way and swim with the colony of penguins, penguins, before continuing down to the wild and windy Cape Point itself where you can visit the old lighthouse and go for a bracing walk. If you have time on the way back, we recommend stopping at Olifantsbos Beach, a wild and windswept sandy and rocky beach with several well marked walking trails. This is a good location for spotting Eland, Bontebok and Zebra which tend to congregate in this area.

DAY 03: CAPE TOWN
Accommodation: Welgelegen Guest House
Meals Included: Breakfast
Transport: Private full day tour
Day Notes: Full day guided Cape Winelands Tour. Visit vineyards and artisan producers in the company of your guide, a passionate foodie and local resident. You can get stuck into some fine wines and great food in incredibly beautiful surroundings. For our family visitors, we have picked out those with space for the kids to run around; from the jungle gym and famous hot chocolate at Warwick Estate to the gorgeous gardens and fruit orchards (where the children can help themselves to fruit) at Babylonstoren.

DAY 04: CAPE TOWN
Accommodation: Welgelegen Guest House
Meals Included: Breakfast
Transport: n/a
Day Notes: Day at leisure to perhaps take the Robben Island ferry from the V&A Waterfront or we can arrange a guided hike up Table Mountain

DAY 05: GREATER KRUGER NATIONAL PARK
Accommodation: Nottens Bush Camp
Meals Included: Breakfast, dinner and scheduled shared afternoon game drive
Transport: Airport Transfer
Day Notes: Transfer to Cape Town Airport and fly to Kruger. On arrival road transfer to your safari lodge. Subject to flight times, afternoon game drive and dinner at the lodge

DAY 06: GREATER KRUGER NATIONAL PARK
Accommodation: Nottens Bush Camp
Meals Included: All meals and scheduled shared AM & PM game drives
Transport: n/a
Day Notes: Your day on safari generally starts with an early morning rise for the departure of your game drive, during your drive you will stop for drinks and snacks. You then return to the lodge for a hearty full English breakfast and then enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure. A light lunch is served. Late afternoon meet for game drive, again stopping en route for refreshments.

DAY 07: GREATER KRUGER NATIONAL PARK
Accommodation: Nottens Bush Camp
Meals Included: All meals and scheduled shared AM & PM game drives
Flights:
Transport: n/a
Day Notes: On safari

DAY 08: VICTORIA FALLS
Accommodation: Waterberry Lodge
Meals Included: Breakfast, dinner and scheduled shared morning game drive
Transport: Airport Transfer
Day Notes: Fly from Kruger to Victoria Falls where you will be met by our representative and transferred to the lodge

DAY 09: VICTORIA FALLS
Accommodation: Waterberry Lodge
Meals Included: All meals and two scheduled lodge activities
Transport: n/a
Day Notes: Waterberry Lodge has a charming location on the banks of the Zambezi River about 40 minutes from town. The vehicle will carry towels when the water levels are high and cool drinks for you to enjoy after your strenuous walk around the Falls.

DAY 10: VICTORIA FALLS
Accommodation: Waterberry Lodge
Meals Included: All meals and two scheduled lodge activities
Transport: n/a
Day Notes: In addition to visits to the Falls, and relaxing at the lodge, there are plenty of opportunities to explore locally. We recommend the sunset cruise on the Zambezi with sundowners, fishing and local village visits (all included in your stay).

DAY 11: DEPART
Accommodation: n/a
Meals Included: Breakfast and morning scheduled lodge activities
Transport: Airport Transfer
Day Notes: Transfer to Livingstone Airport and depart

Accommodation


Guide price is based on recommended accommodations. Alternative accommodations and upgrades are available. Please get in touch or click on 'alternatives' below for alternatives and upgrade options.

Welgelegen Guest House

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Stylish boutique hotel
- Unpretentious
- Plunge Pool
- Neighbourhood Location

Nottens Bush Camp

Greater Kruger

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Simple, honest camp
- Genuine bush experience
- Great value
- Year-round game spotting

Waterberry Lodge

Victoria Falls

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 2

-Located on the Zambezi River
-Intimate lodge
-Good range of activities on offer

Details

Getting there

There are regular flights from UK to Johannesburg Cape Town. There is a daily direct flight from Cape Town to Kruger or good connections via Johannesburg. The flight from Kruger to the Victoria Falls is currently only 5 times a week or via Johannesburg. To reach Victoria Falls, currently the connection is best via Johannesburg with daily flights.

Price includes

Price is based on 2 adults sharing. Family rates depend on the age and number of children, but as a general rule, under 12s sharing same room as adults will pay half the adult rate.

The quoted from price include; return private road transfers from the Kruger Airport to safari lodge, 4 nights in Cape Town at good quality guesthouse with breakfast, return airport transfers and two full day private guided tours, 3 nights on safari with all meals and scheduled shared game drives in open 4x4 vehicles, 3 nights in Livingstone with all meals, return airport transfers and two scheduled lodge activities per day. (Falls visit; sunset, daytime or dawn cruise; fishing; island picnics; guided birding; guided village walk, guided tour of town & local markets

When is best?

This is a lovely choice year round. This price is based on travel in British summer holidays. Safari is best June to October which is the same time of year for whale-watching in Hermanus (two hours from Cape Town). From February to May Victoria Falls will be in full flow, but having said that, when water levels are lower you are able to see the rock formations and the visibility is better.

Is it for me?

This is an excellent choice for couples or families with slightly older children.

Families travelling with younger children should be aware of the amount of travelling involved in this itinerary.

Safety

For the latest travel advice from the Foreign and Commonwealth office check www.gov.uk/travelaware

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    The last night was at Riad Jona. This was so very very lovely. The food was amazing - such a good idea to eat here after our long drive back to Marrakech. They had a small dining pool plus a hot tub which was delightful. It was almost more of a boutique hotel as it had several rooms.

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    Safari was spectacular, Ben who was our main guide and driver was awesome! We saw everything excepts rhinos which were more of a hope than a reality. We also were able to watch a rock python eat a Thompson gazel live. It was one of the most interesting and unsettling things I have ever seen.
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    MissingWilliam K reviewing 11 Day Mount Kenya Trek and Masai Mara Safari Combined on 29 October 2018

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