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The Great Southern Safari

Cape Town, Kruger and Victoria Falls

The Great Southern Safari is an extraordinary journey to Cape Town, Kruger  Park and Victoria Falls, offering  cosmopolitan sights, luxury safaris and awe-inspiring splendor.

Tour Length: 10 days

From $4,395 per person

Cape Town Kruger and Victoria Falls water buffalo up close

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The allure of 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..

Cape Town Kruger and Victoria FallsKruger 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 or nature hike (available on the Luxe and Premier levels).

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.  If you have a bit more time to explore, consider adding a Botswana safari, or a few days lazing on the white sand beaches of the Seychelles.

The Great Southern Safari Itinerary

Day 1 Cape Town

Arrive in Cape Town and spend the day exploring the “Mother City” at leisure.

Day 2 – Cape Town

Embark on a morning half day drive by excursion to some of the Cape’s top attractions. Learn about the Cape Town CBD and its surrounds, the highlight being a scenic cable car ride to Table Mountain.

Day 3 – Cape Town

Experience a scenic drive to Cape Point Nature reserve travel via the 12 Apostles and Hout Bay, to Chapman’s Peak, see the penguins at Boulders Beach. Return to the hotel later in the afternoon.

Day 4 – Cape Town to Greater Kruger Private Game Reserve

Fly to the Kruger, arriving at your safari lodge in time for lunch and your first afternoon game drive. Return to the lodge for dinner.

Day 5 & 6 – Greater Kruger Private Game Reserve

Enjoy early morning and late afternoon game drives 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 7 – Greater Kruger Private Game Reserve to Victoria Falls

Arise early this morning so you can savour your last day in the Kruger bush. Transfer to the airport for your scheduled flight to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Later in the afternoon enjoy a multi-hued sunset cruise on the mighty Zambezi River and feeling the spray from the Falls.

Day 8 – Victoria Falls

The following day, explore the impressive Victoria Falls on a guided walking tour.

Day 9 – Depart Victoria Falls to Johannesburg 

After breakfast, fly back to Johannesburg and bid a fond “farewell” to Africa as you connect with your departure flight.

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