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South Africa and Victoria Falls

12 Days / 11 Nights

  • Livingstone
  • Victoria Falls
  • Chobe
  • Kruger/Tintswalo Safari Lodge
  • Cape Town
  • Grootbos

Track the Big 5 on Our Private Game Reserve | Learn about Marine Life in Grootbos Nature Reserve | Explore Beautiful Cape Town | Visit the Winelands and Enjoy a Private Tasting | Experience the Mighty Victoria Falls | 2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Follow in the footsteps of the Big 5 with this journey to South Africa and Victoria Falls. Guests literally follow animal tracks on foot and in open-air Jeeps through the South African Bush on the border of Kruger National Park.

This adventure is followed by a visit to metropolitan Cape Town and the South African winelands as well as to the Western Cape to see the penguin colony at Stony Point. The Big 5 aren’t the only animals that make South Africa unique. Top the entire journey off with the discovery of South Africa’s Marine Big 5 — whales, sharks, dolphins, seals and penguins.

Zebras in the African Wild Sunset
Livingstone
Day 1

Your journey begins in Livingstone, where you’ll be escorted to The River Club, our intimate luxury hotel on the Zambezi River. Relax on a sunset cruise with cocktails as elephants and other wildlife gather around the river to quench their thirst. Enjoy an elegant dinner accompanied by fine South African wine.

Meals | Lunch, Dinner

The mighty Victoria Falls South Africa
Victoria Falls
Day 2
Danger Point and Knife Edge Bridge are names that may strike you as overly dramatic, but they capture the exhilarating views that will leave you breathless on your expertly guided tour of Victoria Falls. 

Meals | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

*Note: Water levels are lower from August to November, and vantage points will differ.

Lion roaring africa safari
Kruger / Tintswalo Safari Lodge
Day 3

Fly to Kruger, South Africa and transfer to the luxurious and very intimate Tintswalo Safari Lodge on a private game reserve. 

Meals | Breakfast, Dinner

Wildebeest crossing the river in South Africa Safari wild animals
Tintswalo Safari Lodge
Day 4

Over the next two days, you’ll join our certified, expertly trained safari guides and no more than eight other guests in open Land Rovers for exciting morning and afternoon game drives. With few visitors and an amazing concentration of wildlife roaming the open vistas of this unspoiled private reserve, Tintswalo offers some of the most dramatic game-viewing in Southern Africa.

Meals | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Cheetah wild animal endangered species south africa tree
Tintswalo Safari Lodge
Day 5

Enjoy a second full day of wildlife adventures with our expert safari guides. In addition to the Big Five, you might encounter cheetah, impala, hippos and raptors during the day’s morning and afternoon game drives. Guided bush walks, open decks overlooking our camp’s active watering hole, and elegant al fresco dining complete this ultimate safari experience at the Tintswalo Safari Lodge.

Meals | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

South Africa Cape Town Coast
Tintswalo Safari Lodge / Cape Town
Day 6

Fly to Cape Town where you'll be escorted to the fabulous Taj Hotel in the heart of town. Enjoy dinner and an evening at your leisure.

Meals | Breakfast, Dinner

Table Mountain Cableway South Africa Cape Town Views
Cape Town / Robben Island
Day 7
Start your day with a ride in the revolving cars of the Table Mountain Cableway, ensuring amazing 360° views as you ascend. Then trace Cape Town’s rich multi-cultural history, from its seafaring early days to the end of Apartheid, as we show you the city’s important sites and landmarks. Expert island guides promise a stirring and inspiring experience as you tour Robben Island.
Meals | Breakfast, Lunch
Cape Point Lighthouse False Bay South Africa
The Cape Pennisula
Day 8

Chapman’s Peak, with its 114 curves, is hailed as one of the world’s most spectacular drives. Along with the amazing scenery, you’ll discover the flora and fauna and charming coastal villages of the Peninsula as we take you all the way to the Cape Point Lighthouse on historic False Bay. Return to Cape Town for lunch.

Meals | Breakfast, Lunch

Winelands in Franschhoek South Africa Cape Town Wine
Cape Town / Franschhoek
Day 9

Travel into the Winelands to explore Franschhoek, founded by French Huguenots 300 years ago. Cellar tours and wine tastings at two local vineyards include the esteemed Haute Cabriere Estate, where you’ll join the owner for a Sabrage– the opening of a bottle of Cap Classique with a sword. Enjoy a free evening back in Cape Town.

Meals | Breakfast, Lunch

Penguins at the Grootbos Nature Reserve Walker Bay Cape Town South Africa
Grootbos
Day 10

Today, you'll see the penguin colony at Stony Point and learn about the region’s Fynbos eco-system as you continue to the Grootbos Reserve, overlooking Walker Bay in the Western Cap. After lunch, explore the reserve’s 1,000-year-old Milkwood Forest. Later, meet with experts to learn how the Grootbos Green Futures Project trains future leaders. Then enjoy an elegant dinner with fine wines.

Meals | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

shark swimming breaching great white south africa
Cape Town / Cape Agulhas
Day 11
You already know about the Big 5, but South Africa’s Marine Big 5, which encompasses whales, sharks, dolphins, seals and penguins, are equally spectacular. Led by our expert marine biologist, today’s thrilling expedition (weather permitting) takes you out onto the waters where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans converge, where you will see Cape Fur Seals, breaching dolphins and have the chance to trawl Shark Alley, home to Great Whites. From June to November, Southern Right whales are regularly spotted.
 
You will enjoy lunch on Cape Agulhas at the very tip of the continent before returning to your resort. Then have time to relax before this evening’s elegant 6-course dinner, paired with fine local wines.

Meals | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Cape Town
Day 12

After breakfast, we’ll take you to the airport.

Meals | Breakfast

Activities in this itinerary should be considered a sample only. Final itineraries are sent to guests one to two weeks prior to departure.

The River Club Livingstone

This owner-run Zambian lodge provides stunning views over a sweeping bend on the river, and the staff of the River Club encourages guests to relax and enjoy the surroundings. Steeped in history, the Lodge saw the settlement of Livingstone as a settler trading post and its evolution to a destination for royal travellers and Hollywood stars—it even served as a gateway for displaced people after World War II. The lodge is set on a 50-acre secure property with manicured gardens and amenities that include a swimming pool, river cruises, tennis, fishing, and a fitness center with jacuzzi and sauna. The 10 guest rooms are decorated with fittings made from Rhodesian teak wood and include wifi internet access, digital safe, and mini-fridge with bottled water.

Tintswalo Safari Lodge Kruger

Tintswalo Safari Lodge is an exclusive lodge located in the Mpumalanga Province of South Africa in the Manyeleti Private Game Reserve concession. This lush, 5-star lodge is nestled between the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve to the North, Sabi Sand Reserve to the South, and open to the Greater Kruger National Park on its fenceless eastern boundary.

Grootbos Private Nature Reserve

Our stylish, 5-star eco-paradise offers private Forest Lodges set on a sweeping expanse in the Cape Floral Kingdom. Enjoy exceptional dining every day featuring the finest locally-sourced ingredients.

The Taj Cape Town

The Taj Cape Town is a combination of rich history and elegant contemporary architecture. Originally home to the South African Reserve Bank and Temple Chambers, it successfully combines the heritage of the old with the luxury of the new. This hotel is ideally located in the center of historic Cape Town at the entrance to the famous pedestrian precinct, St George's Mall. The Taj Cape Town's 177 guest rooms are decorated in shades of aquamarine and turquoise combined with the strong architectural character, high ceilings and large original window and include oversized bath tub, walk in shower and iPod docking station. Featuring seafood, champagne and an oyster bar, the Taj Cape town has two restaurants on site. On site is the Jiva Grande Spa, fitness center, sauna and swimming pool.

  • Exclusively escorted sightseeing

  • Expert native guides

  • Extensive game-viewing expeditions by land and water with expert safari guides and marine biologists

  • 11 nights in our 5-star hotels and lodges with complimentary WiFi where available

  • 28 meals, including 11 breakfasts, 9 lunches and 8 dinners

  • Small group size, never more than 16 guests

  • All entrance fees to scheduled activities and events

  • All on-tour transportation including airport transfers and both internal flights

  • Luggage handling, hotel taxes and service charges, and all airline fees for both included flights

  • Travel health and emergency medical evacuation insurance*

  • 24-hour emergency customer service hotline

*Trip-cancellation coverage available for an additional fee through Allianz.

South Africa and Victoria Falls
DateDouble Occupancy
(per person)
Cuban Visa
Sep 30 – Oct 11, 2017$7,999   
Oct 14 – Oct 25, 2017$7,999   
Nov 18 – Nov 29, 2017$7,999   
Jan 13 – Jan 24, 2018$8,799   
Feb 12 – Feb 23, 2018$8,799   
Mar 24 – Apr 4, 2018$8,799   
Apr 21 – May 2, 2018$8,799   
May 19 – May 30, 2018$8,699   
Jun 16 – Jun 27, 2018$8,699   
Jul 21 – Aug 1, 2018$8,699   
Aug 18 – Aug 29, 2018$8,699   
Sep 15 – Sep 26, 2018$9,299   
Sep 29 – Oct 10, 2018$9,299   
SOLD OUT
Oct 13 – Oct 24, 2018$9,299   
Nov 17 – Nov 28, 2018$9,299   
Jan 26 – Feb 6, 2019$8,999   
Feb 23 – Mar 6, 2019$8,999   
Mar 23 – Apr 3, 2019$8,999   
Apr 20 – May 1, 2019$8,999   
May 12 – May 23, 2019$8,999   
Jun 1 – Jun 12, 2019$8,999   
Jun 29 – Jul 10, 2019$8,999   
Jul 10 – Jul 21, 2019$8,999   
Aug 10 – Aug 21, 2019$8,999   
Sep 11 – Sep 22, 2019$9,599   
Sep 28 – Oct 9, 2019$9,599   
Oct 16 – Oct 27, 2019$9,599   
Nov 2 – Nov 13, 2019$9,599   

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: For single-occupancy pricing for 2017 departure dates, add $2700.

For Jan 13-May 2, 2018, add $3100.

For May 19- Aug 29, 2018, add $3000.

For Sep 15- Nov 28, 2018, add $3400.

For Jan 26-Aug 21, 2019, add $3200.

For Sep 11-Nov 13, 2019 add $3500.

SAVE $1000 per couple + $500 solo on this tour when you pay-in-full at the time of booking.

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