This is a Classic Southern Africa itinerary visiting South Africa and Zambia combining City, Safari and the Magnificent Victoria Falls. Explore the rich culture of Cape Town on a 4 nights stay in a Boutique Hotel. Then head for the Bush to the amazing Lion Sands Private Game Reserve for some of the best Big 5 game viewing in Africa.
Finally fly over the Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World to wake up each morning on the edge of the Zambezi River in one of the world’s most romantic lodges.
After arriving into Cape Town International Airport you will receive a VIP Meet & Greet and be privately transferred to the Cape Cadogan to enjoy four nights in a Luxury Room including breakfast.
Cape Cadogan is an elegant boutique hotel set just off the buzzing Kloof Street, one of the most fashionable parts of the city. It enjoys convenient proximity to the city, the Table Mountain Cableway, as well as the glorious beaches. The narrow streets are lined with original Cape buildings which house museums, art galleries, lively sidewalk cafes and acclaimed restaurants.
We have included two Private Tours:
A Private Tour of Cape Peninsula that takes you along the Atlantic Seaboard via Sea Point, Clifton and Camps Bay, to Hout Bay, a quaint village and fishing harbour with magnificent mountain views and beach. Continue via Chapman’s Peak, one of the world’s most breath-taking coastal drives, to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. You will continue on to historic Simon’s Town, a village with charming Victorian architecture, a naval base and a large penguin colony at the beautiful Boulders Beach. Your day ends at the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens.
A Private Half Day City Tour – starts with a cableway trip up Table Mountain to enjoy the panoramic views over the Mother City and the Atlantic Seaboard. The tour also takes in the Company Gardens, the South African Museum, the Castle of Good Hope built by the Dutch East India Company, Houses of Parliament and City Hall. Over the next days you could visit the V&A Waterfront, Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned or even spend one day in Cape Winelands.
Your safari begins with a private road transfer to Cape Town International Airport to catch your flight into the Kruger National Park. Your destination is the Lion Sands Private Game Reserve in the game rich Sabi Sands area. You will spend 3 nights at River Lodge, a distinctive and personal luxury lodge designed to replicate the feeling of being at home.
Sabi Sand is part of the Greater Kruger eco-system where the game roams freely which makes for a very authentic wildlife experience. Perfect for first timers on safari, game drives are very rewarding and you would hope to tick off the Big 5 (lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino and elephant) during your stay plus lots of other exciting sightings!
Today you will be whisked from deep in the Bush to the iconic Victoria Falls and your romantic lodge on the edge of the Zambezi River.
Depart Kruger on a flight to Livingstone, Zambia to continue your African adventure at The Victoria Falls. You will be met for a Private Road Transfer to Tongabezi Lodge where you will spend 3 nights fully inclusive. This lodge merges quirky luxury tranquil ambiance and a communion with nature.
The Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, forms part of Livingstone’s Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, situated on the upper reaches of the Zambezi River – witness this from the Zambian side!
Delight in island lunches, social, hosted meals or floating, candlelit dinners all served with the attentive care in which Tongabezi prides itself. Explore the Zambezi by powerboat complete with sundowners and snacks, visit Maramba Market and the friendly people of Simonga Village, head out on a game drive or to the Livingstone Museum. The Zambezi is also an amazing angling destination.
For adrenaline seekers there are plenty of other activities to choose from including white-water rafting, helicopter and microlight flights over the Falls and swimming in Devil’s Pool to name just a few. Or simply spend lazy days in the lodge pool with a cool drink.
This is a perfect place to relax before you depart for home.
After breakfast and a relaxing morning, you will receive a Private Road Transfer to Livingstone Airport from where you can connect with your flight home.
If you would like to extend your safari experience, then we highly recommend continuing on from Livingstone into the world famous South Luangwa National Park. Famous for its leopard sightings as well as the original pioneering bush walks. We work closely with Robin Pope and Norman Carr Safaris, who deliver some of the most authentic and adventurous safari experiences on the planet!
Cape Cadogan is an elegant boutique hotel located in Kloof Street, one of the most fashionable parts of the city. It's mix of contemporary and traditional architecture guarantees a relaxed yet sophisticated stay.
Cape Cadogan is hip and historic! The original structure of Cape Cadogan is 19th century, yet despite its age, the hotel has a quirky, contemporary and sophisticated décor. With a total of 15 rooms, each unique in style and layout.
Cape Cadogan is conveniently situated in close proximity to some of the Cape City’s most popular restaurants, theatres, historical landmarks and scenic attractions.
Lion Sands Game Reserve is the only private reserve to have a foot in both the Sabi Sand Game Reserve and Kruger National Park. This results in consistently good game viewing year round.
Lion Sands River Lodge is the largest of just three properties in the Reserve with 20 rooms comprising of Suites and Standard Rooms. The fact that Lion Sands Reserve has traversing rights with a neighbouring reserve allows access to the habitat rich Sabie and Sand Rivers where some of the best game viewing in Africa can be enjoyed.
Tongabezi Lodge is a stylish and luxurious lodge on a sweeping bank of the mighty Zambezi River just eleven miles upstream of the majestic Victoria Falls.
Privately owned and run, Tongabezi combines an exclusive ambiance with the legendary warmth and hospitality of the people of Zambia. It is arguably the most romantic lodge on the Zambezi and the Tongabezi experience lies in its ability to set the scene and inspire a little magical romance in everyone whether you are celebrating a special occasion or not!
The accommodation consists of 5 Houses and 6 River Cottages. The more expensive Houses (or Suites) are individually named - Tree House is a favourite, completely open-fronted and perhaps not for the feint hearted.
Tongabezi offers a range of inclusive activities including visiting Victoria Falls, canoeing, picnics on Zambezi riverbanks and romantic Sanpan floating candlelit dining and a thrilling number of exclusive activities such as boat trips to Livingstone Island, where David Livingstone caught his first glimpse of the mighty Falls.
Alternatively for other options follow the link. For example combine style and adventure on our 10 Night South Africa Luxury break starting in Cape Town at the grand hotel Ellerman House in Bantry Bay and features a spectacular 3 day journey on the elegant Rovos Rail.
I wanted to let you know what a wonderful trip you organised for myself and my husband in July. Our three destination trip worked seamlessly from pick up in Cape Town right through to our return. Our hotel in Cape Town was excellent and well located. The staff “on the ground” were excellent, especially in Cape Town and the excursions were first class. The Game Lodge was awesome and delivered in every respect - would definitely return - great accommodation, a surfeit of wonderful food and fabulous game viewing from friendly and experienced team. Our trip was completed with a visit to Victoria Falls in Zambia. The location was excellent both for the Falls and all the activities in this region. Again the pre-booked activities did not disappoint and the hotel was luxurious. Thank you Big 5 Safaris - will be booking again and would not hesitate to recommend you to others.
We had a lovely time in South Africa & Victoria Falls - many thanks for organising - we loved all our locations.
Our camp in Sabi Sands exceeded expectations in terms of accommodation and game viewing - saw the Big 5 on many occasions and much more ...
Also really liked Elephant Camp and Victoria Falls was as spectacular as we had imagined.
No complaints and no regrets - just great memories!
Many thanks again, especially for the treat at our last camp to mark my birthday celebrations - much appreciated.