For the discerning traveller, this 11 day itinerary offers some of the absolute best of Southern Africa in one expertly-designed trip. Starting and finishing at Johannesburg Airport, all you need to do is add your international flight to and from Africa and we’ll take care of you from arrival to departure.
Your adventure begins in Timbavati Private Nature Reserve bordering Kruger National Park, staying at the spectacular RockFig Safari Lodge. Activities including daytime safaris, guided night game drives, bush walks, and excellent bird watching.
After two nights, you’ll fly on to the “Mother City” for four nights in Cape Town at the Radisson Red hotel. Experience the best of the city on a full day guided tour. The next day, you’ll explore Franschhoek on the Wine Tram, stopping in at some of South Africa’s oldest and most distinguished wine estates. You will have plenty of time to taste wine, chocolate and craft beer too and to visit Stellenbosch on the way back. End your time in Cape Town with whale watching from Hermanus (depending on season).
From Cape Town, you’ll fly to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe for two nights at Ilala Lodge; relax in the afternoon and enjoy a sunset cruise in the evening. The next day you’ll have a guided tour of the falls with the option of an unforgettable scenic helicopter flight. An historical bridge tour follows, and the day ends with dinner at the legendary Boma restaurant.
Your third and final country is Botswana. After a road transfer you will arrive in Kasane on the banks of the famous Chobe River. Staying at the Pangolin Chobe hotel for two nights, you can take advantage of the unique photo safaris on offer to get those perfect souvenir shots. And don’t worry about having sub-standard equipment or skills – cameras, lenses and tuition by a resident photo host are included!