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The Great Southern Safari

South Africa & Victoria Falls

Tour Length: 12 days

Cape Town | Kruger Park | Johannesburg | Victoria Falls
12 Days – South Africa, Zimbabwe/Zambia

The Great Southern Safari Buffalo up close in the KrugerThe Great Southern Safari is an extraordinary, well-rounded journey featuring the luxury of Cape Town, the safaris of Kruger, and the awe-inspiring splendor of Victoria Falls.
From $5,795  per person

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The allure is Africa is undeniable. And what better way to fall under her spell than to start this amazing adventure in gorgeous Cape Town? Explore her peninsula with its quaint fishing villages, colonies of barking seals and a most improbable collection of arctic penguins. At the Cape of Good Hope – witness the angry Atlantic and sanguine Indian Oceans meet and mingle. Discover the breathtaking beauty of the Cape Winelands; tour a vineyard, sip some of the famous local wines, and stroll the quaint streets of Stellenbosch..

The Great Southern Safari mapKruger National Park – South Africa’s finest wildlife refuge. Prepare for heart-stopping adventures as the Park is home to all the Big Five: lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and hippo. Venture forth on morning and afternoon game drives, in open safari vehicles, expertly maneuvered by professional game rangers. During the quiet midday, let your five senses roam unfettered through the bush … on a fascinating walking safari.

A reluctant ‘farewell’ to Kruger as you wing to Johannesburg, the vibrant and pulsing capital city. Only a brief stop here, as you are bound for Victoria Falls … what the locals call the “Smoke that Thunders”. Delight in a guided tour of the Falls and ply the famed Zambezi River on a sunset boat cruise. As a special treat: an elephant-back safari through the African bush. If you have a bit more time to explore, consider adding a Botswana safari, or a few days lazing on the white beaches of the

The Great Southern Safari Itinerary

Day 1 Depart USA

Bound for exciting South Africa!

Day 2-4 Cape Town (3 nights)

Enjoy three nights and two action packed days exploring the “Mother City” and her environs, including a full day schedules excursion across the Cape to the tip of the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and a second full day scheduled excursion exploring the winelands in and around Stellenbosch and Franschhoek.

Day 5  Greater Kruger Park Private Game Reserve (3 nights)

Fly to Johannesbsburg and onto the Kruger, arriving at your safari lodge in time for lunch and your first gamedrive.

Over these three days, enjoy early morning and late afternoon gamedrives  in specially fitted open safari vehicle, exploring the wildlife-rich private reserve. Your highly trained Game Ranger and qualified Tracker follow the animals on and off-road, deep into the heart of the wild African Bushveld while walking safaris allow you to feel the pulse of untamed Africa through the soles of your feet.

Day 8  Johannesburg (1 night)

Arise early this morning so you can savor your last day in the Kruger bush. Return to camp for a hearty brunch and then transfer to the airport for your scheduled flight to Johannesburg.

Day 9 Victoria Falls (2 nights)

Fly to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe,  Enjoy a multi-hued sunset cruise on the mighty Zambezi River, watching out for crocodile and inquisitive hippos, while sipping wine and feeling the spray from the Falls. The following day, you will explore the impressive Falls on a guided walking tour.

Day 11 Depart  Johannesburg 

Fly back to Johannesburg and connect with your departure flight

Day 12 Arrive USA

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Unforgettable Moment #301

A warm Indian Ocean breeze blew in the scent of exotic spices. We gently bobbed upon the clear indigo sea. Suddenly a grey white fin broke the surface. Then another, then more until dozens of whales rolled languidly right in front of our astonished eyes.

Their rough humped backs were so close that we could see the barnacles that had hitched a ride with these gentle giants of the deep.

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