Cape, Wine, Safari and Falls- 12 days

Take a varied and exciting journey to South Africa and Victoria Falls.  Explore Capetown, one of the most beautiful cities in the world, stroll the waterfront, visit majestic Table Mountain, and soak in the city’s history, culture, and vibrancy.  Travel to the picturesque and historic Winelands, with its charming towns and world-class wine.  Experience exciting close encounters with wildlife in the Sabi Sand Reserve, known for the highest density of big game in South Africa. End your trip at magnificent Victoria Falls, and enjoy a myriad of activities from a slow drifting river cruise to a high-dive bungee jump into the gorge. Accommodations include an internationally acclaimed luxury hotel on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, South Africa’s oldest hotel, with its unique blend of antiques and wireless internet, African-styled thatched suites on the banks of a river, each with a private plunge pool, and a tranquil stay at a grand hotel reflecting the elegance of by-gone days, with unlimited, direct access to Victoria Falls through a private gate.

 

 

 

ITINERARY

Day 1, 2, 3 & 4
VIP Meet & Greet: Cape Town International Airport

Welcome to Cape Town! You will be met at the door of your aircraft with your name on a paging board, and your documents will be handed over to you. You will be assisted through immigration, baggage collection and customs. You will then be shown to your awaiting transfer vehicle.

Please note: Should your arrival aircraft be directed to the apron and not the terminal, you will be transported to the terminal by bus. Your Meet and Greet will then be waiting for you as you step off the bus with the paging board.

Private Transfer - Cape Town Airport to the Waterfront

Welcome to the V&A Waterfront…
Situated between Robben Island and Table Mountain in the heart of Cape Town's working harbour, the V&A Waterfront has become one of South Africa's most visited destinations. Since 1988, the harbour is continually undergoing changes, with the redevelopment of land and the restoration of buildings surrounding the original Victoria & Alfred Basins, creating a mix of shopping and entertainment venues, intermingled with imaginative office locations, world-class hotels and luxury apartments in the residential marina.

Aside from the myriad of shops, restaurants and bars, there is a more cultural side to the Waterfront, focused around the historic Clock Tower, which was the original Port Captain's Office in 1882 and part of a collection of well preserved turn of the century buildings. It is near here that the ferries depart for Robben Island (from the Nelson Mandela Gateway), while the Two Oceans Aquarium is a short walk from here. With ferries and boats continuously on the go, Cape Fur Seals playing in the harbour water, and a mix of both locals and international visitors, the Waterfront is a wonderful place to soak up some typical Cape Town vibe.
Meals Included: Breakfast
Overnight: Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront, Sea Facing Business Class Room ** includes 1 Free night

Radisson Hotel Waterfront enjoys a prime position on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, overlooking its own private marina with Robben Island in the distance. This internationally acclaimed luxury hotel is within walking distance of the world famous Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, the shopping and entertainment hub of the city.

The hotel and its 177 rooms exude a relaxed 'smooth sailing' ambience which is enhanced by the distinctively nautical décor. Each of the rooms are air-conditioned and equipped with free high-speed internet access, satellite television, safes, mini-bar, tea and coffee stations, slippers and gowns.  The en-suite bathrooms have double vanities and luxury amenities. Standard rooms overlook the football stadium and the mountains, Superior rooms have partial views of the sea or harbour, while the more modern and spacious business class rooms have private balconies with amazing views of the ocean or the Marina. The two-bedroomed suites are all sea facing and the lounges can be converted into additional sleeping areas.  These suites also have a discrete kitchenette and dining area. Sumptuous breakfast buffets and memorable meals are served in the acclaimed Tobago’s Restaurant which has a menu to suit all tastes.

Make use of the complimentary shuttle service to the V&A Waterfront, indulge in spa treatments at the ONEwellness spa and fitness centre and watch the sun sinking into the ocean from the pool terrace with its sparkling rim-flow swimming pool.

Day 5
Private Transfer - Waterfront to Winelands

Welcome to the Winelands…
The picturesque region of the Winelands is centred around three charming towns each with their own unique appeal. The French Huguenot town of Franschhoek is widely regarded as the culinary capital of South Africa with its highly acclaimed outdoor cafes and bistros. Stellenbosch, the second oldest town in the country, is the historic centre of the Winelands and is a bustling university town set in oak lined avenues, while Paarl has a beautiful setting beneath the imposing Helderberg mountains.

These towns are surrounded by prestigious wine estates equally renowned for their award winning wines.  Be sure to try the Pinotage, a uniquely South African cross between Pinot Noir and Cinsault varieties. Stay a while in this area and explore the many wine estates, enjoy the rich Cape Dutch architecture, the interesting history and the sheer beauty of the region, all just a 60 minute drive from the city of Cape Town.
Meals Included: Breakfast 
Overnight: Oude Werf Hotel

Accommodation is  in Deluxe Room  ** includes 1 Free night

Oude Werf Hotel is South Africa’s oldest existing hotel. It was established in 1802 and is situated in the centre of historic Stellenbosch, within walking distance of all the attractions. The elegant “1802 Restaurant” is renowned for its traditional and international cuisine and the remains of a little 1709 church, which can be seen beneath the floorboards of the Oude Werf Hotel kitchen, are of great historical interest.

There are 32 tastefully appointed en-suite bedrooms are all individually styled with antiques collected over the years. Modern facilities in the rooms include easy chairs, satellite television, hairdryer, air-conditioning, mini-fridge, safe deposit boxes and tea/coffee making facilities.

Enjoy excellent hospitality, fine dining, wireless internet connectivity, a beauty salon, an art gallery, an in-house tour guide and a heated swimming pool in the tranquil garden, all presented in a distinctive Georgian style.

Day 7
Private Transfer - Winelands to Cape Town Airport

Excludes Flight - Cape Town to Kruger Mpumalanga Airport

Private Transfer - Kruger Mpumalanga Airport to Simbambili Game Lodge
Includes: Vehicle entrance fee

Welcome to the Sabi Sand Reserve…

The Sabi Sand Reserve is a 65 000 hectare reserve, pioneered by the landowners in the 1950’s, when the internal fences were dropped and a shared environmental management programme was put in place. Today, many of these families are now third and fourth generation land owners, their legacy being the successful conservation of the highest density of big game in South Africa.

Even though there is a 50km unfenced boundary with the Kruger National Park, the game in the Sabi Sands reserve is well habituated resulting in unforgettable close encounters and prolific sightings, particularly of the elusive leopard. The Sabi and the Sand Rivers run through the reserve, which add further dimension to the bio-diversity of this area.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight: Simbambile Game Lodge, Simbambili Package ** Saving of up to R1320 pp

The exclusive Simbambile Game Lodge is situated in the northern Sabi Sand Private Reserve on the banks of the seasonal Manyaleti River on over 4500 hectares of "Big Five" traversing land. The region boasts the highest concentration of leopard in the world and is famed for its regular big cat sightings, the abundance of general game and excellent birding. The dense Knobthorn and Jackalberry trees are the perfect habitat for the Simbambile Leopard Project, which profiles the lives of Saseke (the beautiful one), Mafufenyane (the angry one) and Nyaleti (the star). Cat lovers can see these powerful leopards in their natural environment.

The 8 individual north African-styled thatched suites are sensitively placed on the banks of the riverbed, each with its own private plunge pool, sala, indoor/ outdoor bath and shower. The mail lodge area has a rustic boma, a library and a health spa.

Accomodation is in a suite, all meals, teas, coffees, snacks, dawn and dusk safaris in open land rovers, bushveld walks & sundowner local drinks.

Please note: Per person entry fee R40.00 payable direct (subject to change)

Day 10
Private Transfer - Simbambile Game Lodge to Kruger Mpumalanga Airport

Includes: Vehicle entrance fees

Excludes Flight - Kruger Mpumalanga Airport to Livingstone (Direct flights on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays) 

Scheduled Transfer - Livingstone Airport to Royal Livingstone
 
Welcome to Livingstone…

The completion of the Victoria Falls bridge gave birth to the city of Livingstone in 1905. The town prospered as the gateway to trade between the north and south sides of the Zambezi. A number of colonial buildings were erected, which still stand today, creating an atmospheric welcome to travellers using Livingstone as an entry point to explore this beautiful region.

Be sure to experience the Victoria Falls on foot or by air, catch up on the local history at the Livingstone Museum as well as the Railway Museum, shop at the extensive craft markets, get active with white water rafting, sport fishing and kayaking, or relax and enjoy unforgettable African sunsets on a river cruise.
Meals Included: Breakfast 
Overnight: The Royal Livingstone Hotel, Luxury Twin Room/s

Stretching along the banks of the Zambezi River just upstream from the mighty Victoria Falls, lies the five star Royal Livingstone Hotel. Located inside the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Wildlife Park (Zambia) and within walking distance of Victoria Falls, the Royal Livingstone is surrounded by manicured lawns, African bushveld and the Zambezi River; and is perfectly positioned for excellent views of the fine spray and rainbows of Victoria Falls in the distance.

Reflecting the elegance of by-gone days, the Royal Livingstone has 17 colonial-style buildings housing 173 rooms and suites in two-story clusters, with most clusters containing 10 rooms.  With soft earth tones, river views and private verandahs, rooms and suites offer a tranquil retreat. Room features include king size beds with crisp white linen, Victorian style en-suite bathrooms with separate bath and shower, air-conditioning, mini bar, satellite TV, writing desk and tea/coffee facilities. The main hotel is well known for the gourmet, Royal Livingstone Restaurant; there is a comfortable indoor lounge, a verandah for lunch and drinks, the Livingstone Bar and the Sun Deck. There is a swimming pool with poolside service and loungers, and lawns that roll beautifully into the Zambezi.

The Royal Livingstone is ideally located to take advantage of the many activities in the Victoria Falls area and has unlimited, direct access to Victoria Falls through a private gate.

Includes: Breakfast, service levy & park fee as stipulated by Government

Day 12
Scheduled Transfer - Royal Livingstone to Livingstone Airport 

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