Journey through the Highlights of Southern Africa (13 days)
Your Southern African Journey starts by exploring Cape Town's best attractions such as the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Table Mountain, Table Bay and world-class beaches before tracking the Big Five species - lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo at the Klaserie Private Reserve that shares an unfenced border with the Kruger National Park.
Then onto one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the world, the mighty Victoria Falls where you can experience scenic flights over the falls in helicopters or micro lights, bungee jumping off the Victoria Falls Bridge, swim on the edge of Victoria Falls at the Devil’s Pool or enjoy a sunset cruises above Victoria Falls at the Zambezi River.
Travellers will also get the opportunity to enjoy diverse game viewing, safari walks and safari cruises at the Chobe River Front with the opportunity of sighting herds of elephants, hippos, buffaloes and lions.
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What to Expect on This Safari
This popular itinerary can be customised to match your budget and travel dates by adding/removing a few days or selecting different lodges
1 to 3
Welcome to Cape Town
When you arrive at Cape Town International Airport, you will be met and transferred to the Victoria and Alfred Hotel. This will be your home for the next three nights with breakfast included.
The Victoria and Alfred Hotel offers charming colonial ambience in a central, prestigious location on the pier-head of the world’s most famous working harbour, the famed V&A Waterfront. However, you will be resting at the confluence of Indian and Atlantic Ocean, between the slopes of the iconic Table Mountain and the glistening sapphire water of Table Bay. You’ll have the chance to explore Cape Town’s busy city life, lush green winelands and world-class beaches.
Meals: Bed and Breakfast
4 to 6
Track the Big Five at Thornybush Game Reserve
Transfer back to Cape Town Airport for your flight to Hoedspruit Airport. On arrival at Hoedspruit Airport, you will be transferred to the Thornybush Jackalberry Lodge where you will stay for three nights with all your meals and activities included.
Jackalberry Lodge is located in the heart of the Thornybush Game Reserve, which shares unfenced borders with the Kruger National Park.
Here you will get the opportunity to encounter Big Five walking safari and witness elephants drinking from the swimming pool. Enjoy game drives that will give you the opportunity to see lions, buffaloes, rhinos, bird species, giraffe, zebra, leopards, cheetah and other animals.
Meals: Full board
7 to 9
Visit the thundering Victoria Falls
After breakfast, you bid farewell to Thornybush Game Reserve as you’re transferred to Kruger International Airport for your flight to Livingstone Airport. On arrival in Livingstone, you will be met and transferred across the border to the Zimbabwe side of the Falls and onto the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge - where you will stay for three nights with breakfast daily, two lunches and two dinners -including a dinner at the Boma (dinner and drum show) and tour of the Falls.
Built on a plateau overlooking the Zambezi National Park, Victoria Falls Safari Lodge is just 4km from the majestic Victoria Falls and offers a unique wildlife experience.
The area offers so much in terms of activities and has something for everyone. Visit the Falls (complimentary shuttle is included from the hotel), enjoy a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River, Helicopter flip over the Falls, white water rafting, game drives, plus so much more.
Meals: Bed and Breakfast
10 to 12
Explore Chobe River Front
After breakfast, you’ll say goodbye to Victoria Falls Safari Lodge as you’re transferred through the Kazangula Border into Botswana and onto the Chobe Game Lodge. This will be your home for the next three nights with all your meals included.
Chobe Game Lodge lies in the heart of Chobe National Park which is best known for its elephant and hippo populations - but the waters attract all manner of the games including large herds of buffalo and the lions that prey on them.
Game drives and boat cruises will give you the opportunity to see and encounter Chobe’s wildlife - including; large herds of elephants, vast herds of buffalo, lions, leopards, African Wild dogs, bird watching, puku, red lechwe, sable, giraffe and roan antelope that are often seen.
Meals: Full board
Goodbye - for now!
Today is your last day in the Chobe Game Lodge. Enjoy your final morning activities followed by a leisurely breakfast before being collected at the hotel and transferred to the Kasane Airport, where you board your connecting flight back home.
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