Luxury Small Group Journeys - South Africa & Victoria Falls

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Best time to go: January to December

8 Nights | from £6,495pp

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Connections, Cape Town, Kruger, Vic Falls

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visit Table Mountain and explore the Cape of Good Hope, stopping en route to see the Boulders African penguin colony
  • Three days on safari filled in game-rich private reserve, enjoying game drives, bush walks and wildlife talks while staying either Lion Sands River Lodge or and Beyond Ngala Safari Lodge – both located on private reserves next to the Kruger National Park
  • Explore Victoria Falls on a private walking tour
  • Cruise the Zambezi River at sunset

     

Day 1 Arrive Cape Town, South Africa
On arrival at the airport, a member of the A&K team will meet you and drive you to the luxurious One&Only Cape Town on Cape Town's fashionable Victoria &Alfredwaterfront. Spend the rest of the day as you wish, relaxing at the hotel or exploring the vicinity.
One&Only Cape Town

Day 2 Cape Town
Start the day with a beautiful drive to Table Mountain;you'll ascend to its sky-high plateau by cable car (weather permitting) for dazzling views of city and sea. Back at sea level, explore old Cape Town and its notable buildings such as Groote Kerk(South Africa's oldest church), City Hall and the Grand Parade with your guide, then on to the pentagonal Castle of Good Hope. Built by the Dutch East India Company as a maritime refreshment station, it later became the centre of military life in the Cape. You'll also visit Streetwires, an artisan workshop where locals come together to craft unique wire and bead art, now successfully exported to over 15 countries worldwide. Spend the afternoon as you wish before the evening's welcome dinner, where the resident chef or sommelier will guide you through a contemporary feast.
One&Only Cape Town | Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 3 Cape Town
The road hugs the Atlantic coast on the drive to Cape Point, the mountainous and scenic promontory at the south western tip of the continent. On the way, you'll passClifton and Camps Bay beaches at the base of the towering Twelve Apostles Mountains, the bustling fishing harbour at bucolic Hout Bay and experience the famous Chapman's Peak Drive. On reaching the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and the stunning Cape Peninsula there is plenty of time to explore;you may like to take the Flying Dutchman funicular up to the pinnacle of the famously blustery cape which overlooks the perilous waters. From July to November you may see southern right whales breaching out at sea. On the return journey to Cape Town, stop at Boulders Beach to visit its colony of endangered African penguins which are accustomed to humans and provide splendid photo opportunities. The day's touring concludes at the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden where you'll be joined by a local guide to show you around the indigenous plant species before spending a leisurely evening exploring the city's harbour front and boutique shops, or dining in one of Cape Town's world-class restaurants.
One&Only Cape Town | Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 4 Greater Kruger Area
Fly to Hoedspruit from where you'll be driven to either the Lion Sands River Lodge located in Sabi Sands Game Reserve or andBeyond Ngala Safari Lodge located in Timbavati Game Reserve. Both of these game rich properties are privately owned and each reserve borders Kruger National Park and offers superb gameviewing. Lion Sands River Lodge lies on the banks of the Sabie River, where trees date back 800 years. Facing due east, the lodge catches the sun as it rises over Kruger National Park. Hosted by the fourth generation of the same family, you will be made to feel extremely welcome and totally at home. andBeyond Ngala Safari Lodge offers a timeless, unhurried atmosphere, combined with the quaint traditions of a bygone era. The essence and elegance of colonial Africa permeates its 20 thatched cottages tucked under a dense canopy of tamboti trees. After lunch, once you've settled into your safari lodge, you'll set off on a game drive, in search of the "Big Five" –elephant, lion, rhino, buffalo and leopard –all of which are found here, as well as rhino, giraffe and zebra, cheetah and plains game.
Lion Sands River Lodge / And Beyond Ngala Safari Lodge | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Days 5 – 6 Greater Kruger Area
Spend the next two days on safari, enjoying twice daily game drives in open sided vehicles;you might like to go for an early morning game walk with a ranger, a great way of gleaning a deeper understanding of the African eco-system. As this region has one of the highest densities of wildlife in Africa, you never know what you will see next;animals often appear just steps away in front of you. As you explore, your guide will teach you about the flora and fauna as well as basic tracking skills. In between game drives, you may like to take part in a special Chef 's Table experience, learning how to cook traditional African stew. As the sun sets each evening, you'll stop at a thoughtfully chosen location for sundowners, before setting off back to the lodge for a hearty dinner, keeping your eyes peeled all the way for nocturnal animals such as civets and porcupine.
Lion Sands River Lodge / And Beyond Ngala Safari Lodge | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7 Victoria Falls
A morning's flight takes you to Livingstone, Zambia, from where you'll be driven across the border bridge to Zimbabwe to arrive at the Victoria Falls Hotel –an iconic Edwardian colonial hotel that delivers the elegance of oldworld travel in luxurious style. After traditional high tea, take a guided tour of the hotel, which dates back to 1904, or simply relax and enjoy the views of the Victoria Falls Bridge from the hotel's verandah.
The Victoria Falls Hotel | Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 8 Victoria Falls
Take a guided walking tour of spectacular Victoria Falls, one of the world's greatest natural wonders. Rainbows and clouds of spray are ever present as the mile-wide Upper Zambezi plummets into the Lower Zambezi. In the late afternoon, step aboard a boat for a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River, where you are likely to spot hippos and crocodiles in the water and elephants on the banks while sipping sundowners. In the evening there is a farewell dinner at the Victoria Falls Hotel.
The Victoria Falls Hotel | Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 9 Depart Johannesburg
Fly to Johannesburg, where you will have access to the Premier Lounge before boarding your international flight home.
Meals: Breakfast

Back to South Africa


Accommodation

Departure Dates & Pricing

Departure Dates Per Person from
5th, 19th Jan, 2nd, 16th Feb, 2nd, 16th Mar £6,495Book now
13th Apr, 11th, 23rd May*, 11th, 25th** Jun, 1st*, 15th Jul, 23rd, 3rd*, 13th, 27th Aug, 10th, 24th Sep, 28th Sep*, 8th, 22nd, Oct, 2nd, 16th, 30th Nov £6,550Book now
   
   
   
   
   

 

*Days 4-6 at andBeyond Ngala Safari Lodge **Days 4-6 at Lion Sands Tinga Lodge
The above prices include all accommodation, guiding and meals as specified. Subject to availability. Excludes international flights. Single Supplement on request
Note that Table Mountain closes annually mid Jul- mid Aug. Alternative touring will be provided for affected departures.
Minimum age is 10 years.

 


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Best time to be there

October to May is the best time to visit the Cape. Game viewing is better during the drier months of April to September. The wildflower season is generally from mid August to mid September. The whale watching season runs from June to November.

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Cape Town/Johannesburg

flying time

11 hours 30 minutes/10 hours 30 minutes non-stop

time difference

GMT +2 hours

Visas

Not required for UK passport holders

Health Requirements

Yellow fever certificate if arriving or in transit for more than 12 hours from an endemic area.

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