- Victoria Falls
- 4x4 Game Drives
- Table Mountain
- Helicopter Flight
- Canoeing on the Zambezi
A trip of a lifetime - great memories and unforgettable people
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Tour Consultant's Overview
Tony and Judi contacted me in April 2016 to start planning their once in a lifetime trip to Africa! But I think they will be back. They had several dates in mind for the trip that needed to coincide with school holidays in Australia, so we looked at a few date options. Eventually settling on travel dates in April 2017. The clients mentioned that they were not keen on a large tour group, which works perfectly with what we do, as all our itineraries are tailor made for each client. Together we planned a great trip and added in additional activities at the Victoria Falls - Helicopter flight over the Falls, Chobe Day Trip, Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi River and a half day canoe adventure. In the Winelands, we included a Full Day Winelands Tour and the Wine Tram - a great way to end the holiday with a few days enjoying South Africa's fantastic wines!!
Days 1 -3: Victoria Falls (3 nights)
Upon arrival at Victoria Falls airport, you will be met by your driver and transferred to Ilala Lodge, where you spend 3 nights. Besides being one of the seven natural wonders of the world and a World Heritage Site, Victoria Falls is the unchallenged adventure capital of Africa with more than 50 activities available. A Chobe Day Trip, Sunset Cruise and Helicopter Flight over the Falls are included and booked.
At 1708 metres wide, Victoria Falls is the most expansive curtain of water in the world and drops more than 100 metres into the sheer Zambezi Gorge. Straddling the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, these Falls and the Zambezi River are the central points in an area of spectacular scenic beauty: from the Falls themselves to the broad, picturesque course of the Zambezi River upstream, the rainforest adjacent and the stark jagged gorge downstream, the power and timelessness of nature's forces are evident throughout.
The Falls’ local name, Mosi-Oa-Tunya - "the Smoke that Thunders" - more accurately defines the essence of the place: the rising, shining spray that can be seen 30km away.
This vapour has the effect of adding moisture in the form of humidity to the air in the "splash zone", so that a unique, small rainforest ecosystem clings to the edge of the Falls, providing a toehold for no less than 70 shrub and 150 herbaceous species, as well as trees such as pod and Natal mahogany, ebony, Cape and strangler fig and Transvaal red milkwood. There are two National Parks in the vicinity: the Zambezi National Park in Zimbabwe and the Mosi-oa-Tunya Zoological Park in Zambia, which means that herds of big game such as elephant and buffalo, as well as smaller species and even predators such as lion persist in the area.
Day 4: Hazyview (1 night)
This morning is at leisure to catch a last glimpse of the Falls. Your driver will meet you for your transfer to the Victoria Falls Airport to catch your direct flight to Nelspruit via Johannesburg. You are met at Nelspruit Airport and are transferred to your lodge in Hazyview. The evening is at leisure and you can enjoy the evening under a thousand African Stars!
Days 5 -6: Sabi Sand Game Reserve (2 nights)
This morning you are transferred from your lodge to the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, part of the Greater Kruger National Park. You have time to settle in at your lodge before you set off on the afternoon game drive.Forming part of the Greater Kruger National Park, the Sabi Sand Reserve has no fences and the wildlife is able to cross freely between the Sabi Sands and the rest of the Greater Kruger National Park.
The safari experience in the Sabi Sand is highly personalised because game drive vehicles have exclusive traversing rights in their area.
The Sabi Sand Reserve is a remarkable natural sanctuary known for its exceptionally high concentration of animal and bird life. Close contact encounters are guaranteed as the animals are not threatened by the presence of vehicles thanks to sound conservation management policies. Safaris are led by experienced rangers coupled with local Shangaan trackers. With exceptional sightings of leopard (usually the most elusive of cats), lion, rhino, elephant and buffalo during game drives - visitors are never lacking in exciting photographic content.
Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Nowhere in South Africa will one find a wildlife experience quite like the one experienced within the Sabi Sand Reserve. Sharing a 50km (31.25 miles) unfenced border with the Kruger National Park, this immense (65 000 hectare/ 153 000 acre) and diverse tract of land is home to The Big Five (lion, leopard, rhino, buffalo and elephant), and much much more.
Days 7 - 8: Simbavati Game Reserve (2 nights)
After your morning game drive and breakfast, you check out and your driver will meet you in reception for your transfer to Timbavati Game Reserve. The Timbavati forms part of the 2 million hectare Greater Kruger National Park. It was the first private game reserve to be incorporated into the Kruger National Park and is part of one of Africa's most innovative conservation partnership agreements.
The Timbavati is 14 700 hectares (36 300 acres) and shares an unfenced boundary with Kruger National Park. Track the Big Five, as well as a rich variety of other game such as antelope, zebra, warthog, giraffe and hippo, in the company of an armed ranger and local Shangaan tracker. Bird viewing is spectacular, with over 360 recorded species including various eagles, vultures, kingfishers, woodpeckers, buzzards, herons, egrets, owls, weavers. The Timbavati is also home to the world-famous “White Lions of Timbavati”.
Timbavati Game Reserve
Days 9 - 11: Cape Town (4 nights)
After your morning game drive, you bid farewell to this African wonderland. You are met at reception and transferred by road to Hoedspruit Airport for your direct flight to Cape Town. Upon arrival at Cape Town airport, you are met by your driver and transferred to your hotel in Cape Town, where you spend 4 nights.
Explore the Mother City and the Fairest Cape – from the oldest buildings in South Africa to trendy waterfront shopping; from majestic Table Mountain to sun drenched beaches; and from dramatic seascapes to verdant vineyards. Cape Town regularly tops many lists of world must-visit destinations and Cape Town’s iconic Table Mountain has recently been voted one of the SevenNatural Wonders of the World. Cosmopolitan and fashionable, the relaxed atmosphere and pavement café culture give Cape Town a Southern European feel – but with a distinctive African twist.
Days 12 - 13: Franschhoek (2 nights)
This morning you are transferred to the lovely little village of Franschhoek, where you spend 2 nights. You spend the day in the Winelands region of Stellenbosch, Paarl & Franschhoek for a leisurely exploration of these historic Wine Route towns. Wine estates visited will vary from tour to tour as everyone has their own preference in wine.
Your guide will discuss all options with you and select the best suitable wine estates to visit in the Paarl and Stellenbosch region. The tastings will include high quality (and often award winning) red and whites wines.
There are many natural and historic heritage places in this area and your guide will take you past many sights like the Afrikaans Taal Monument amongst others. The majestic scenery in the area is unparalleled so even if you don’t drink wine, the countryside and the history make it well worth the visit. Stellenbosch, with its tree lined streets are filled unique historical architecture and a variety of alfresco cafes that you can visit.
Notten's Bush Camp
Notten’s Bush Camp, an exclusive and private safari lodge personally run by the Notten family. This beautiful, intimate safari lodge is situated within one of South Africa's finest natural sanctuaries the Sabi Sand Reserve and Greater Kruger National Park. It is a destination that will truly touch your heart and soul. Notten’s has 8 private suites, each elegantly styled, spacious and cooled by ceiling fans.
A magical atmosphere is created with the purposeful absence of electric lighting; the ambient candlelight and lanterns capturing an enchanting spirit of romance. Each suite has a private game viewing deck.
With splendid panoramic views, this private game lodge is the perfect place for peace and relaxation while watching animals meander past. Meals are a social event and guests gather in the enclosed boma around a log fire under a canopy of stars in winter or in the open plan summerhouse lit up with candlelight during summer. Meals are eaten together around one communal table, with the company of the Notten’s and their Notten’s Bush Camp team. This creates a wonderful atmosphere and an opportunity for the guests to share stories and conversation with other interesting people from South Africa and around the world.
The Sabi Sand Game Reserve is a remarkable natural sanctuary known for its exceptionally high concentration of animal and bird life. Safaris are led by experienced rangers in open-top land rovers, offering an adventurous discovery of the region's prolific wildlife, including Big 5 game viewing. Unique walking safaris are offered daily giving guest the opportunity of discovering the hidden treasures of the region. This can be followed by lazy hours spent in the sparkling pool or having a massage at the Nature Spa.
Winchester Mansions Hotel is an iconic Cape Dutch building and is the leading sea front hotel on Sea Point’s Promenade facing the Atlantic Ocean. It is two minutes’ drive from the trendy Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and is unique amongst Cape Town hotels for its spectacular seaside location.
This charming and gracious hotel offers its guests grace, style and contemporary flair. It is a multiple winner of the “Best Luxury Hotel” category at the annual AA Travel Guide Awards and is a winner in the TripAdvisor Travellers Choice 2013 Awards, making the list of the Top 25 hotels in South Africa.
The rooms are spacious and elegant and most have either sea or mountain views. There are 51 classic or contemporary rooms and 25 suites, including one presidential suite.
Sip sundowners on the terrace whilst viewing the spectacular ocean sunsets and enjoy signature dishes from Harvey’s Restaurant. The Winchester’s beautiful colonnaded Courtyard, built in the style of an Italian piazza, is a tranquil oasis. Encircled by palm trees and water fountains, it makes a perfect setting for a romantic dinner under the stars. You can relax around the decked heated swimming pool and there is an in-house spa offering health and beauty treatments. There is a complimentary shuttle service between the hotel and the V&A Waterfront.
Children of all ages are welcome at the Winchester Mansions. A large variety of amenities and services are available to ensure a delightful stay for little guests.
Simbavati River Lodge
Simbavati River Lodge is an intimate and friendly camp built on the banks of the Nhlaralumi River. Shaded by age-old Jackalberry and Leadwood trees, Simbavati is warm and welcoming, with a generous contemporary design and accommodation for guests in luxury tented rooms or thatched chalets, all with en-suite bathrooms and private decks.
Guest common areas offer a generously proportioned open-air lounge, bar, boma (outdoor dining area) and extensive decks with breathtaking views. There is time to settle in and then high tea is served before you depart on your first game drive, returning to the Lodge after dark for a sumptuous safari cuisine dinner. Dinner is a festive event which is alternatively served around the campfire in the open-air boma or in the thatched dining area. Dinner consists of a blend of African and Western cuisine with exciting tastes for the more adventurous as well as various conventional options.
Early morning and evening game drives are conducted by experienced rangers and Shangaan trackers in open 4x4 vehicles, offering excellent photographic opportunities. The Timbavati is also home to the world-famous “White Lions of Timbavati”. White cubs have been born into the resident prides on Simbavati and there is an excellent chance of spotting these “ghost lions” during game drives. Between game drives you have time to unwind. The lounge area is the perfect place to relax on a comfortable couch with a book, or enjoy an afternoon siesta in your room.
La Fontaine Guest House
La Fontaine is a 4-star guesthouse in the heart of Franschhoek village. This gracious, centrally-situated home is set in a small garden with spectacular mountain views. La Fontaine is spread across two heritage properties, full of period charm.
There are 14 spacious double bedrooms en suite – five en-suite double rooms upstairs and one en-suite double room downstairs in the main house, three garden suites, set in the peaceful garden with pool and courtyard surroundings, two family-friendly garden suites, and three Luxury rooms in Campbell House, our adjoining late 19th century home.
Most rooms have beautiful mountain views. Children are welcome at La Fontaine. Ground level rooms are wheelchair accessible.
Generous buffet breakfasts are served indoors in the dining or under the vine-covered pergola. There is a family-size swimming pool and off-street parking. Free Wifi access is available in all the rooms. The central location allows easy walking distance to restaurants, shops and galleries.
Ilala Lodge offers distinguished yet affordable accommodation in a gracious and secluded ambiance. The decor evokes a bygone era of adventure and the quest of discovery in Africa. This hotel is ideally situated and is the closest to the Victoria Falls as well as the town centre. The Victoria Falls National Park borders the front of property and wild animals often graze on the hotel lawns with the spray of the falls in the background.
Ilala Lodge offers 56 rooms and suites. The rooms are all spacious with railway sleeper teak furnishings and patio doors leading onto either open lawn or a balcony where you are afforded a view of the spray of the falls from the upper level rooms. All standard rooms at Ilala Lodge have got 2 x ¾ beds, an ensuite bathroom, air-conditioning and an overhead fan. The deluxe suites have a king-size bed and have room for a child’s bed.
The in-house Palm Restaurant is recognised as one of the finest at the Falls.
Hippo Hollow Country Estate
Situated on the banks for the Sabie River in Hazyview, this Lodge has an authentic "Out of Africa" feel about it. At Hippo Hollow guests are accommodated in unique thatched Garden and River Chalets and Courtyard Hotel Rooms, which either overlook the beautiful gardens or the impressive Sabie River. All rooms and chalets have en-suite bathrooms and tea/coffee facilities and are furnished with touches of local wood for a traditional finish.
The in-house restaurant offers a variety of delicious dishes accompanied by a selection of South African wines. Indulging in the sight of kingfishers and other beautiful water birds or the grazing of the hippopotamus on the lawn against the backdrop of a beautiful African sunset.
The beautifully maintained gardens, with two swimming pools, is home to a wonderful variety of bird species, and the Sabie River attracts hippo, crocodiles, monkeys, waterbirds and even elephants from the Elephant Whispers sanctuary.
Download the full itinerary to read which experiences were included in this itinerary and which were suggested.
Cape Point (Full Day)
Your journey to Cape Point takes you along the scenic Atlantic seaboard coastal road. You pass the pristine beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay with their soft white sand and azure blue water. The formidable 12 Apostles Peaks rise above the road on one side, while shear cliffs and incredible rock formations drop into the icy Atlantic Ocean on the other side.
There is no doubt the coast of the Cape peninsula offers magnificent scenery with its great biodiversity. You arrive at the quaint fishing village of Hout Bay with its imposing Sentinel.
Visit Seal Island (own account) or shop for souvenirs at the craft market at the harbor.
Your tour continues over Chapman’s Peak which offers amazing photo opportunities, and onto the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. This area is home to magnificent ‘fynbos’, many different species of buck and birds, the Cape Mountain Zebra, and mischievous baboons. These creatures entertain guests enjoying lunch at the restaurant which has splendid views of False Bay. Take the funicular (own account) to the lighthouse to see the meeting of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans at the Cape Point.
A photo stop at the Cape of Good Hope is a ‘must’, and your guide will do his best to assist in capturing that special moment for you.
You visit Boulders Beach to see the Jackass penguins (own account) before arriving at the naval base of Simonstown, and then venture inland to your last stop of the day at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.
With the sun setting over the tall peaks of Table Mountain the last rays sparkle on the trees and flowers, and offer fitting end to a day filled with all the Cape has to offer.
Cape Town - City Tour (Half Day)
Table Mountain forms a natural amphitheatre around the city which is what make it unique and dramatic! You will discover why Cape Town is continually voted one of the top destinations in the world! Your first stop is to the Table Mountain cable station where we can ride the cable car to the summit (own account and weather permitting). The views are spectacular, and your guide will point out all the most important places.
Your tour continues over the mountain to the snowy white beaches of Clifton and Sea Point. The sharp cliffs plunge vertically into the ocean and magnificent mansions cling to the rock and seem to hang precariously over the edge.
You drive past Greenmarket Square with its vibrant flea market and souvenir stands, and take a refreshing stroll through the Company Gardens in the shade of 160 year old trees. The gardens are surrounded by old slave quarters, the Houses of Parliament and St Georges Cathedral, with its interesting history.
You drive past the Castle and Slave Lodge, and the beautiful City Hall, and then you're off to Bo Kaap, Cape Town’s Malay quarter with its quaint and picturesque houses and mosques. Your tour culminates on a high with the firing of the noon gun up on Signal Hill (excludes Sundays and Public Holidays) and you can see the Cape Town Stadium from here, where some of the games were played during the FIFA Soccer World Cup 2010. You’ll be dazzled by the sparkle of diamonds before you return you to your hotel.
V&A Waterfront, Robben Island & Two Oceans Aquarium
Spend time today at the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. You can take a ferry from the Waterfront across Table Bay to Robben Island. An ex-prisoner takes you on an extensive tour of the prison, which includes a visit to Nelson Mandela’s cell, the limestone quarry and the old leper colony.
You could also visit the Waterfront’s Two Oceans Aquarium, which is highly recommended for the insight it gives into life in the two oceans off the southern tip of Africa – the cold Atlantic Ocean and the warm Indian Ocean. The V&A Waterfront is South Africa’s trendiest shopping precinct and is full of great restaurants and bars. If the weather is inclement on the first day, take the opportunity to go up Table Mountain.
You might like to spend today following the various wine routes of the Cape Winelands (Paarl, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek), with their mountain backdrops, verdant vineyards and historical buildings. You can stop for tastings at wine estates along the way and you will have the chance to purchase some of the wines you have tasted.
Daily Safari Programme - Sabi Sand
Upon arrival at your safari lodge you are given a welcome drink and your safari experience will be explained to you by your lodge host. There will be time to settle in before afternoon High Tea followed by your first game drive. Game drives take place in the early morning and evening to ensure game viewing when animals are most active.
Night game drives provide a fascinating glimpse into the lives of the predators, particularly the leopard for which this area is renowned. You return to your lodge in time for a sumptuous safari cuisine dinner. The next day after a light snack you are taken on a morning game drive. You return to the lodge for a grand brunch. There is time to relax around the sunny pool, do some bird-watching from the observation deck or read a book in the peace of your room’s private verandah. After High Tea you set off on another evening game drive, returning again in time for dinner.
On your day of departure, you will do a morning game drive and will leave the lodge after brunch.
View the Falls
As you approach the Falls and hear the water pounding and witness the vapour rising, you quickly understand why local tribesman called the Falls “Mosi-oa-Tunya” (the smoke that thunders) and why the explorer David Livingstone exclaimed that a scene “so lovely must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight”.
The great columns of spray rising from the tumultuous falls can be seen from 80 kilometres away on a clear day. If you are lucky enough to be there at full moon, a "moonbow" can be seen in the spray instead of the usual daylight rainbow.
Because the Victoria Falls fall into a chasm, rather than falling down an escarpment, it is possible to walk along the opposite side of the chasm, at the same height as the top of the Falls. From the unique walking trails the magnificence and glory of the Falls are head on and only about 60 metres (200 feet) away. The spray falls on the trails like soft rain, feeding the lush vegetation.
Adventure Activities at the Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls is the unchallenged adventure capital of Africa with more than 50 activities available. Here is our selection of the best: Bungi Jumping - Bungi jump off the 111 metre high railway bridge into the Zambezi gorge, stopping just metres from the rushing water of the Zambezi River. This is a wild jump! There are two bungi options: A single jump on your own or a tandem jump with a partner.
White Water Rafting - White Water Rafting on the Zambezi River is acclaimed as the best one day white water rafting trip available in the world. There are different options for rafting depending on the time of year and the level of water in the river.
Jet Boat Extreme - Speedboats powered by huge jet engines shoot down the rapids below the Victoria Falls at 100 km an hour. Enjoy a thrilling half hour spent “flying” over the water.
Tiger fishing - Spend a half day on the Zambezi River fishing for one of the great freshwater game fish - The Tigerfish. These powerful, swift predators are truly thrilling to catch.
Canoeing - Paddle slowly down the Zambezi River in a canoe with some of the best wildlife guides in Africa and enjoy the beauty, peace and wildlife of this unique place. Explore islands and waterways and learn about the birds and animals you come across along the route.
Daily Safari Programme - Timbavati
The Timbavati is brimming with various species of fowl and beast, including the sought-after Big Five, namely lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino. The reserve also boasts over 40 other species of mammals. Creatures of every shape and size abound during the day, and by night visitors to the reserve are likely to see smaller, nocturnal mammals - such as porcupines, servals, civets and genets.
Bird-lovers would struggle to replicate this calibre of bird watching anywhere else in the world, with the Timbavati featuring over 360 different species. Upon arrival at your safari lodge you are given a welcome drink and your safari experience will be explained to you by your lodge host. There will be time to settle in before afternoon High Tea followed by your first game drive. Game drives take place in the early morning and evening to ensure game viewing when animals are most active.
Night game drives provide a fascinating glimpse into the lives of the predators, particularly the leopard for which this area is renowned. You return to your lodge in time for a sumptuous safari cuisine dinner. The next day after a light snack you are taken on a morning game drive. You return to the lodge for a grand brunch. There is time to relax around the sunny pool, do some bird-watching from the observation deck or read a book in the peace of your room’s private verandah.
After High Tea you set off on another evening game drive, returning again in time for dinner. On your day of departure, you will do a morning game drive and will leave the lodge after brunch.
Winelands - Private Franschhoek Wine Experience (half day)
You are collected from your hotel for an escorted wine experience with a Cape Wine Academy Graduate Guide. Visiting up to three wineries of your choice, the knowledgeable and experienced wine guides will give you a basic introduction to the region's wine industry and history, and for each individual winery its unqiue products, information on the winemaker and any awards won.
Whether you’re a wine novice just wanting a fun day out or a wine expert wanting to expand your knowledge, this private tour will provide you with an educational experience, enabling you to discover different grape varieties, vintages and methods of wine-making. The tour is tailored according to your own taste buds or interests. Whether you have a preference for reds, whites or bubbles, or particular wineries you have heard or read about, you will have an experience to remember.
Half-day Wine Experiences are about 4 hours in duration with departure times to suit guest requirements. The tour includes tasting fees.
A day at one of Cape Town's beaches
The shape of the Cape Peninsula and the backdrop of the mountains means that there is always a sheltered beach to enjoy. On both sides of the Peninsula there are white sandy beaches which are extremely popular for sunbathing, relaxing and recreational sports, such as surfing, kayaking and kite surfing. Cape Town beaches range from secluded bays to long, open stretches of sandy beaches.
Camps Bay beach is lined with palm trees and is backed by Lions Head and Table Mountain. Behind the beach there is the very popular Camps Bay promenade with top class restaurants, cocktail bars and cafés. Its close proximity to most hotels, spectacular scenery and the beautiful people who favour it makes this a beach paradise. Camps Bay is on the Atlantic Ocean side of the Peninsula, so the water can be chilly.
Fish Hoek beach is a family-orientated beach with plenty of space for beach games, swimming and exploring. The waves are gentle and the water is warmer than the Atlantic Ocean beaches. A stroll along the boardwalk will reveal some fascinating rock pools which will offer you hours of exciting exploration.
Clifton’s white sandy beaches range from 1st to 4th, each beach being a cove separated by granite boulders. Clifton 4th beach is the largest of the four and the most popular. The water is a refreshing cool blue, but you are not at Clifton to swim – you are there to be seen. The beach is an extremely popular hangout for international jet setters and trendy and beautiful locals.
St James Beach is one of the smaller beaches along the False Bay coastline but this doesn’t detract from its charming appeal. The colourful beach huts and the large tidal pool are a trademark of St James. The beach area is not that big but there are rock pools on either side of the tidal pool. The tidal pool is calmer and warmer than the sea making for very pleasant bathing conditions.
This half-day tour departs daily from Victoria Falls to the Chobe National Park in Botswana. You are collected from your hotel between 07h10 and 07h30 and are transferred to the Kazungula border where your Botswana Guide will meet you. From here you proceed straight to the River where you will spend the morning game viewing along the Chobe River. Tea, coffee & biscuits are provided.
The morning cruise ends at around 12h30 and you are then taken to a hotel on the riverbank for lunch. After lunch, you board safari vehicles for an afternoon game drive in the Chobe National Park where you will have the opportunity to enjoy an abundance of wildlife.
Chobe game drives are the number one activity to experience while visiting Kasane and the Chobe National Park. Chobe Game Drives are offered in custom built 4×4 safari vehicles. These vehicles have open sides which offers exceptional views for the guests. All game drives are conducted by qualified guides all registered with the Botswana guiding council. The local experience and knowledge offer a great insight to animals and their behaviour.
After your game drive, you are taken back to the Kazungula Border where you will be met by your Zimbabwean Guide for your return transfer to Victoria Falls.
Please note: the order of the activities are subject to change without prior notice.
Boat trip on the Zambezi River / Wild Horizons
Follow in the footsteps of David Livingstone and travel up the Zambezi River above the Falls. Especially recommended is an evening sundowner boat cruise. As afternoon fades into twilight, animals come down to the river to drink as you go by.