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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

buffaloThe 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 $4,695 to $9,995 per person

Commence this amazing adventure in gorgeous Cape Town. Explore her peninsula, at the Cape of Good Hope – Discover the breathtaking beauty of the Cape Winelands; tour a vineyard and stroll the quaint streets of Stellenbosch.

Kruger National Park – South Africa’s finest wildlife refuge, the Park is home to all the Big Five. Venture forth on morning and afternoon guided game drives, in open safari vehicles.

The Great Southern Safari mapThen wing your way 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.

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.

Kruger 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.

victoria-fallsA 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 Seychelles islands.

 

The Great Southern Safari Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Depart USA
Bound for exciting South Africa!

Day 2-4 Cape Town (3 nights)
Spy penguins, seals, ostriches and cavorting baboons on a full day drive to the tip of the Cape of Good Hope. Standing at the edge of the continent, perhaps you can see where the Indian and Atlantic oceans meet. Take in the defining highlights of the city and popular waterfront and then enjoy another full day of glorious scenery travelling through the Winelands: tour a vineyard, samples the wines and admire the old Cape Dutch architecture at Stellenbosch.

Day 5-7 Kruger Park Private Reserve (3 nights)
Kruger Park… where the wild things roam, is the approximate size of Rhode Island and teaming with wildlife. Daily drives put you within touching distance of lion prides, unpredictable buffalo and herds of elephant feeding in ghostly silence. Keep a keen eye out for shy leopard and endangered rhino. If you’re in the mood, don’t miss the chance to feel nature “close up” on a walking safari.

Day 8 Johannesburg (1 nights)
Fly to the big city… busy reinventing itself as a trendy metropolis. A private car promptly delivers you to the hotel for a long and luxurious night’s rest.

Day 9-10 Victoria Falls (2 nights)
Enjoy a multi-hued sunset cruise on the mighty Zambezi River, watching out for crocodile and inquisitive hippos. Explore the impressive Falls on a guided walking tour through the rainforest and then mount a gentle giant for an exciting elephant back safari.

Day 11 Depart Johannesburg
Wing back to Johannesburg and your departure flight.

Day 12 Arrive USA
With wonderful memories and a few thousand photos!

 

Unforgettable Moment #205

…We had the adventure of a liftime! Thank you so much for all your help! Everything went perfectly! Our driver was wonderful… The hotel in Cape Town was lovely! Everyone was very helpful. Olivers Guest House was a great choice too! I can’t begin to tell you about Kapama [Private Game Reserve]! It was awe-inspiring to see the animals in their own environment! Needless to say, we loved it! We got to see just about everything, up close and thrilling! Thank you again!

        – Diane C. (St. James, NY)

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