Cape Town, Whale Coast and Victoria Falls Tour (10 days)
This journey begins in Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls - the small village that knows how to deliver a mighty adventure. Exploring the town brings the opportunity to ride on the back of Africa’s largest land mammal, soak up a rainforest meander and the chance to lay your eyes on the world’s largest waterfall before heading off to the vibrant city of Cape Town.
Once in Cape Town, South Africa, days are filled with tours showcasing the many highlights scattered throughout the city, its diverse suburbs, and winelands. Stand on Table Mountain (one of the world’s new 7 Wonders of Nature), sip on some of the best wine found in the southern hemisphere, and visit the point where the Indian and Atlantic Ocean are rumoured to meet.
Finally, head out along the Whale Coast for a dose of South Africa’s fresh air and natural gems.
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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
Sleeping with elephants
On arrival at Victoria Falls Airport you will be met and transferred through to the Elephant Camp where you will spend the next two nights. Your luxury tented suite has its own private deck and plunge pool overlooking a waterhole in Victoria Falls National Park.
If you wish to get up close and personal with elephants, sunrise and sunset can be enjoyed while on an elephant back safari, and at meal times you’re welcome to join in with the scheduled elephant interaction.
Meals: All meals and selected drinks
Exploring Victoria Falls
After breakfast it’s time to experience the majestic Victoria Falls. You will be taken on a tour through the rainbow-filled rainforest that lies opposite the Falls, and up to the main viewpoint of the world’s largest waterfall. After you’ve faced the Falls, it’s time to explore what the rest of the town has to offer. Victoria Falls is jam-packed with an array of optional activities, all at an additional cost. Activities include everything from helicopter and microlight flights over the waterfall to white water rafting and sunset cruises on the mighty Zambezi River that lies beneath it.
Meals: All meals and selected drinks
Cape of Good Hope
After breakfast and checking out, you will be transferred to the airport for your Cape Town bound flight. Once in Cape Town you’ll be met at the airport and driven to the Twelve Apostles Hotel – an establishment constantly rated the best hotel in the Mother City.
The rest of the day is for you to enjoy as you wish. The hotel has its own Jacuzzi, gardens, infinity pool and private cinema that are all at your disposal. If you fancy getting some fresh air, there are many spectacular nature walks and picnic spots near the hotel. After all, you are in Table Mountain National Park territory.
After breakfast you will be collected by your guide and whisked away on a private tour of the winelands. There will be wine tasting at a couple of the estates, and the opportunity to do some shopping at the local stores in Franschhoek. If you would rather skip the shopping, you can visit more wine estates after lunch.
Today you will be taken on a full day tour of the Cape Peninsula. Naming but a few of the day’s highlights; a trip to the Boulder’s Beach penguin colony is a most enjoyable excursion, as is spending time in the evergreen Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. What would a tour of the peninsula be without a stop at its most southern tip in the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. Expect a day of scenic drives and peninsula highlights.
The Mother city
The first half of your day will be filled with a tour of Cape Town. In the afternoon we can arrange a return trip up Table Mountain for you as an optional extra, if you wish. Table Mountain is a World Heritage Site that is now regarded as one of the 7 New Wonders of Nature, so weather permitting, a cable car ride to the top is definitely recommended.
Your day will start with the tale of legendary Nelson Mandela and his incredible journey through history and into the hearts of every South African. Weather depending, you'll board a ferry and head over to Robben Island for a tour of the prison where Madiba spent 18 of his 27 years incarcerated. After experiencing this puzzle piece of South Africa’s history you have the rest of the day to explore Cape Town at your leisure.
After checking out of your hotel, you will be transferred to Grootbos Nature Reserve, along the Whale Coast, where you’ll be spending the next two days in Fynbos country.
Once you’ve checked in you’ll have some time to freshen up and relax before you’re introduced to all that Grootbos has to offer. From boat-based whale watching in the winter months, to fauna-and-flora walks on the estate all-year-found, you’ll be happily entertained for the rest of the day.
Meals: Full board
Wine and whales
Take your pick from a variety of activities included in your rate. The area offers spectacular nature, marine and coastal drives and walks as well as access to Walker Bay Nature Reserve, De Kelders cliff walk, and Klipgat cave. Seasonal land-based whale watching is also a highly recommended activity that can be enjoyed from about July to November.
Meals: Half Board
After a leisurely breakfast, a shuttle will transport you to Cape Town International Airport for your onward arrangements.
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