Highlights of Southern Africa - A&K

South Africa Safari

  • Small Group
  • Land Based Adventures
  • 24 Capacity
  • 11 Days
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  • $999,999,999

Summary : Experience the Highlights of Southern Africa from Cape Town to Victoria Falls. This 11-day trip provides the perfect introduction to the fascinating, multicultural and diverse regions of South Africa. Survey the dazzling terrain from atop Table Mountain and wild and windy Cape Point. Privately visit the Bo-Kaap neighborhood, where a local resident hosts a traditional Cape Malay tea. Cruise the Zambezi River at sunset, taking time to appreciate the fiery African sky and enjoy a private, guided walking tour of stunning, thunderous Victoria Falls. The Highlights of Southern Africa journey combines contrasting but consistently luxurious stays in the city center, wild bush and picturesque Victoria Falls during a single itinerary.

Activities : Birding, Culture

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Itinerary
Day 1 – 2
USA or Canada / Cape Town, South Africa

Board your flight to Cape Town. Upon arrival in this breathtaking harbor city — dominated by flat-topped Table Mountain — a representative meets and transfers you to your luxurious waterfront hotel on a private quay near the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. Its central, residential marina serves as a backdrop to the city's main entertainment and dining district.
Overnight at Taj Cape Town

Day 3
Cape Town

Wind your way through the scenic, shrub-dotted landscape to Table Mountain; ascend to its sky-high plateau by cable car (weather permitting) for dazzling views of city and sea. Afterward, visit the home of a local resident in the Bo-Kaap area for a traditional Cape Malay tea. Listen as your hostess describes growing up in the charming quarter, where bulbous minarets rise above cast iron-detailed buildings and cobblestone streets lead to pretty squares.

Afterward, take time to wander through the tranquil, lush Company Gardens, continuing to the pentagonal Castle of Good Hope. Built by the Dutch East India Company as a maritime refreshment station, it later became the center of military life in the Cape. This evening, gather with fellow travelers for a festive welcome dinner.
Overnight at Taj Cape Town

Day 4
Cape Town

Explore the stunning Cape Peninsula and Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, home to rare bontebok, chacma baboon and several endemic plant species not found elsewhere. Ride the funicular to the great pinnacle at blustery Cape Point, which presides over treacherous reefs, sandy beaches and an untold number of shipwrecks below. During the winter months, you may also see southern right whales. Visit a colony of endangered African penguin at Boulders Beach.
Overnight at Taj Cape Town

Day 5
Cape Town / Nelspruit / Mala Mala Game Reserve

Fly via Nelspruit to the privately-owned Mala Mala Game Reserve, bordering — and left open to — wildlife-filled Kruger National Park. Prior to your first game drive, receive a briefing on the history of Mala Mala and the Sabi Sands area by a professional, knowledgeable game ranger. This afternoon, set off in search of the "Big Five" and a wide variety of other species.
Overnight at Mala Mala Main Camp

Day 6 – 7
Mala Mala Game Reserve

Spend two days immersed in the bush, during early morning and late afternoon game drives in open vehicles. You may also participate in a ranger-guided, walking safari — an exhilarating way to view wildlife at ground level. At dusk, search for nocturnal animals — who set out to hunt — during a night game drive.
Overnight at Mala Mala Main Camp

Day 8
Mala Mala Game Reserve / Johannesburg

After a morning game drive, fly to the Gold Rush city of Johannesburg, where the evening is at leisure.
Overnight at InterContinental Johannesburg or Tambo Airport

Day 9
Johannesburg / Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Fly to Victoria Falls and transfer to your hotel, taking time to settle in. Later, partake in a leisurely sundowner cruise on the Zambezi River, appreciating how the setting sun sets the landscape ablaze with color. This evening, attend a farewell dinner.
Overnight at The Victoria Falls Hotel

Day 10
Victoria Falls / Johannesburg / USA or Canada

Take a guided walking tour of breathtaking Victoria Falls, viewing its thundering waters that crash over a basalt fault line. Then, explore the surrounding rainforest; teeming with birdlife, it also shelters species that include bushbuck, monkey and baboon. The falls have also become a center for adventure sports enthusiasts, who come from around the world to go whitewater rafting through gorges or bungee jump from its bridge. Later, board a flight to Johannesburg and connect to your homebound flight.

Day 11
USA or Canada

Arrive today at your destination.

Notes

Accommodations and sightseeing are subject to change at any time due to unforseen circumstances or circumstances beyond the tour operator's control. Every effort will be made to operate tours as planned, but alterations may occur after the final itinerary has been issued.

Included:
All accommodations as noted in the itinerary; meals as specified; arrival and departure transfers (regardless of arrival and departure days); fully-guided sightseeing as noted in the itinerary (including park and entrance fees); bottled water supplied during sightseeing; select beverages with group meals; services of a Tour Director; handling of two pieces of baggage per person for international lights (other conditions/restrictions may apply for internal routes; hotel taxes; gratuities throughout, except to your Tour Director/Safari Escort, and camp staff/rangers/trackers.

Not Included:
Travel insurance; international and internal airfares, unless otherwise noted; costs associated with obtaining passports or entry visas; airport departure taxes; unless otherwise noted; excess baggage charges; gratuities to the Tour Director/Safari Escort, and camp staff/rangers/trackers; meals other than specified in the itinerary; beverages other than noted in your pre-tour documentation; sightseeing and game drives not included in the itinerary; personal expenses such as laundry, communication charges and optional activities (which are subject to availability).