Highlights: Cape Town - Kruger Private Reserves - Johannesburg - Victoria Falls
Other departures: Manchester - £4225, Glasgow - £4225
Cape Town is one of the world's most beautiful cities and a top international destination. Large numbers of tourists flock to Cape Town to enjoy this unique city with its fascinating history, interesting culture, natural beauty, award winning wines and laidback lifestyle. Whether you are a serious tourist or just want to lie on the beach and enjoy life, Cape Town will satisfy your needs.
All along the world renowned Kruger National Park’s western boundary are private game reserves which combine with the Kruger to create one of the world’s largest game reserves and a truly remarkable destination. These reserves offer excellent game viewing opportunities together with the advantages of smaller, hosted accommodation and game drives. A trip to the Kruger is an unforgettable and potentially life changing experience.
Johannesburg is one of Africa’s biggest and most vibrant cities. It is the economic capital of Africa and the gateway to Southern Africa. Although not as famous as other South African destinations, there is plenty to do in Johannesburg and nearby Pretoria. The old city is a multi-cultural mixture of traditional medicine shops, Chinese restaurants, taxi ranks and ultra modern skyscrapers. There are excellent museums, art galleries and organised tours of historical and political interest. The shopping is Southern Africa’s best and the many restaurants cater for all tastes. The nearby township of Soweto is Johannesburg’s most popular tourist attraction.
One of the original natural wonders of the world, the Victoria Falls is a World Heritage Site and an extremely popular tourism attraction. Known locally as ‘The Smoke that Thunders’ this spectacle is accessible from both Zambia and Zimbabwe and it is an ideal place to combine a game viewing and water sports. There is excellent fishing, a terrifying bungee jump and arguably the best commercial white water rafting in the world.
Day 1 Flight from London with South African Airways
Day 2: Cape Town
On arrival in Cape Town you will be met for your transfer to your hotel.
Check-in to Commodore Hotel
Transfer from Cape Town International Airport [CPT] to Commodore Hotel
Accommodation: Commodore Hotel
Stylish living, quality service and a tranquil setting have ensured that our guests return year after year, be it as businessmen or tourists, excited to experience all that is The Mother City.
Day 3: Cape Town
After breakfast you will be met for your scheduled full day tour of the Cape Peninsula.
Seal Island Hout Bay
Boulders Penguin Colony
Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
Day 4: Cape Town
After breakfast depart the hotel for a scheduled full day tour of the Cape Winelands.
Paarl Wine Region
Day 5: Cape Town
A full day at leisure to explore the beautiful city of Cape Town. Maybe take a trip in the cable car up Table Mountain or a boat ride for a poignant visit to Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for many years.
Day 6: Kruger Private Reserves
After breakfast you will be met and transferred to Cape Town International Airport for your flight to Johannesburg OR Tambo International airport and onwards connection to Hoedspruit Airport. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your lodge in the Thornybush Game Reserve. Here you will enjoy the next few days experiencing exclusive safari adventures in both open Land Rovers, and on foot.
Check-in to Thornybush Game Lodge
Transfer from Commodore Hotel to Cape Town International Airport [CPT]
Accommodation: Thornybush Game Lodge
Nestled in the heart of big five country adjacent to the Kruger National Park, with a huge diversity of mammal and bird species, lies over 14,000 hectares of pristine African Bushveld, that is the Thornybush Nature Reserve. It is here that a superlative safari destination, the elegant and exclusive 5-star Thornybush Game Lodge awaits discovery by the discerning traveller.
Day 7: Kruger Private Reserves
Enjoy morning and late afternoon game safaris in the African bush with experienced game rangers and Shangaan trackers. Game drives are undertaken at the best times of the day to avoid the harsh African sun whilst the rest of your day may be enjoyed at leisure at the lodge.
Day 8: Kruger Private Reserves
Enjoy game drives from the lodge, walking safaris or simply relax in luxury in the heart of the African bush.
Day 9: Johannesburg
After an early morning game drive and breakfast, transfer to Hoedspruit Airport for your flight to Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport.
You will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel
Accommodation: DAVINCI Hotel & Suites, Nelson Mandela Square
Located on Sandton's prestigious Nelson Mandela Square, the DAVINCI Hotel & Suites offers guests all the luxuries and comforts they have come to expect from Legacy\'s extraordinary portfolio of hotels and resorts.
Day 10: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
After breakfast you will be met and transferred to Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport for your flight to Victoria Falls.
On arrival you will be met and transferred to Ilala Lodge.
Once you have had time to freshen up, enjoy the afternoon with a cruise on the Zambezi River.
Accommodation: Ilala Lodge
The warmest of welcomes awaits you at Ilala Lodge Hotel. A gracefully distinguished ambiance. Attentive yet discrete service that always comes with a smile. The sublime surroundings of our boutique hotel will reawaken your senses while the power of the majestic Victoria Falls renews your spirit. Relax in luxurious style.
Day 11: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
This morning enjoy a tour of the Victoria Falls.
The best seasons to see the Falls are roughly mid June to mid September (start of the dry season) or mid November to mid January (start of rainy season). Between mid January and mid June the Falls are at its highest, which also means the spray is enormous and part of the view is blocked. Mind your cameras, because you will get wet! As for mid September to mid November, those are the hot dry months and the Falls do dry up to a certain extent. During the months when the spray is big and its full moon, the lunar rainbow is visible. It can be quite spectacular to see a rainbow at night! Usually this phenomena occurs from mid June to mid September and mid January to mid April.
Victoria Falls Guided Tour
Day 12: Overnight Travel
Morning at leisure until your transfer from the lodge to Victoria Falls Airport for your flight to Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport.
Check-out from Ilala Lodge
Transfer from Ilala Lodge to Victoria Falls International Airport [VFA]