Highlights of Southern Africa Itinerary.

This is the perfect itinerary for those wanting to complete the ultimate “checklist” of Southern Africa including Botswana, South Africa and Victoria Falls.

Cape Town – 3 nights (Cloud 9 Boutique Hotel & Spa)

Resting at the confluence of the Indian and Atlantic Ocean, sandwiched between the slopes of the iconic Table Mountain and the glistening sapphire waters of Table Bay, the exceptionally scenic city of Cape Town is in a class of its own. Some cities boast rich culture, vibrant nightlife, a cosmopolitan atmosphere and extraordinary architecture, while others boast breathtaking landscapes and extraordinary natural wonders. Cape Town is lucky enough to be blessed with all of these attractions and so much more. With its bustling harbour, world-class beaches, top-notch vineyards, and its mountainous surroundings brimming with diverse flora and fauna, Cape Town consistently captivates the hearts of all who visit.

Day 1: Table Mountain Cableway or Lion’s Head Hiking, Robben Island, City tour (Bokaap, Waterfront, city center, etc …)

Day 2: Chapman’s peack, Boulders beach, Cape of Good Hope, Cape Point, Sidecar tour

Day 3: Wine testing in Stellenbosch, Constantia or Franchhoek, Bike tour in the vineyards

Kapama Private Game Reserve – 2 nights (Kapama River Lodge)

Offering an authentic African safari experience and stretching across 13 000 hectares, towards the Kruger area, Kapama embodies a range of stylish accommodation across four sophisticated bush camps and lodges. Each one is meticulously positioned within this wildlife sanctuary. Kapama Karula, with its luxury superior suites and family suites, each with a heated plunge pool and viewing deck are positioned along the Klaserie River. It also boasts a luxury spa. Reminiscent of a traditional old African safari camp, Kapama Buffalo Camp offers an authentic bush experience. The camp’s exclusive tents are positioned on elevated platforms and surrounded by forest canopy.

The spectacular Kapama Southern Camp offers beautiful luxury suites. All suites are discreetly hidden in the surrounding indigenous bushveld. Family suites are also available. Kapama River Lodge and Spa, with flowing, opulently furnished public spaces and an expansive wooden deck leading to a rim-flow swimming pool. Beyond is an expanse of soft river sand, where atmospheric, lamp-lit dinners are enjoyed under the stars. Guests may choose between luxury suites, spa suites or executive suites. Kapama is known for its diverse wildlife experiences and is home to the big five, with its two daily game drives, fascinating encounters with the prolific wildlife is ensured.

Day 4: Game drive in Kuger National Park

Day 5: Game drive in Kuger National Park

Hazyview – 1 night (Casa Do Sol Hotel)

Surrounded by subtropical fruit orchards, Hazeyview is a small farming town and a gateway to the southern part of the Kruger National Park and the Panorama Escarpment. The town and its spectacularly scenic surroundings serve as a popular adventure capital with a remarkable array of exhilarating outdoor activities on offer to suit all ages, tastes and fitness levels. These include, among others: mountain biking, quad biking, ziplining, tubing, abseiling, and river rafting. Whether you are eager to hike the Panarama Route with its breathtaking views and impressive waterfalls, visit the Shangana Cultural Village, or horse ride along the banks of the magnificent Sabie River, Hazyview has something for just about everyone.

Day 6: Panorama route with Blyde river canyon, God’s window, Berlin falls, The pinnacle, etc …

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe – 2 nights (Batonka Guest Lodge)

Resting on the southern banks of the Zambezi River at the western end of the eponymous falls, this popular tourist town is compact enough to walk around and makes an ideal base for travellers exploring the seventh wonder of the world, the unfathomably vast Victoria Falls. About two thirds of the falls can be viewed from the Zimbabwean side and, while the falls are undoubtedly the star attraction, the area provides both adventure seekers and sightseers with plenty of opportunities to warrant a longer stay.

Popular activities include scenic flights over the falls in helicopters or micro lights, bungee jumping off the Victoria Falls Bridge, white-water rafting (seasonal), and day trips to Chobe National Park. The town itself offers some excellent accommodation and restaurant options as well as an eclectic variety of African curios and authentic art sold by friendly Zimbabwean locals who are wonderfully welcoming and eager to help you enjoy your stay.

Day 7: Microlight flights over the falls, Horse Riding Safaris, Tours of the Falls, The Vic Falls Canopy Tour

Day 8: Lunar Rainbow Tour, Chinotimba Township Tour, Livingstone Day Trip

Chobe River Front – 1 night (Muchenje Safari Lodge)

The Chobe River forms the northern boundary of the Chobe National Park, renowned for its diverse and abundant game viewing opportunities. This section of the park is best known for its dense concentration of wildlife including elephant and hippo populations, but the waters attract all manner of game including large herds of buffalo and the lions that prey on them. A visit to this area guarantees close encounters with an array of African wildlife. Visitors can look forward to some exciting activities such as: driving along the game-dotted river banks in a 4WD; cruising along the river in a motorboat, spotting rare birdlife and for a unique, luxury safari experience, hire a houseboat.

Day 9: Game Drives, Walking Safaris, Chobe River Boat Trip, Visit local village

Okavango Delta – 3 nights (Mopiri Camp)

Situated in the northwestern corner of Botswana, the Okavango Delta is a World Heritage Site as it is the largest inland delta in the world. The magnificent Okavango River sprawls out over the dry sands of the Kalahari Desert forming this flourishing waterlogged oasis featuring countless meandering waterways and crystal clear lagoons studded with water lilies, as well as fertile floodplains and reeded islands inhabited with abundant wildlife. The Okavango Delta stretches over 15000 square kilometres. Visitors can enjoy a number of wonderful activities such as game viewing, fishing, bird watching or taking an authentic guided Mokoro excursion through this wetland paradise in a traditional dugout canoe. Commonly spotted animals include: lion, rhino, leopard, giraffe, hippos, elephants, crocodiles and countless species of bird.

Day 10: Mokoro trips, Bush Walks, Fishing Trips, Day Boat Trips to the islands with a bush walk and mokoro trip, Bird walks, Sundowners and private dinners under the African night sky

Day 11: Mokoro trips, Bush Walks, Fishing Trips, Day Boat Trips to the islands with a bush walk and mokoro trip, Bird walks, Sundowners and private dinners under the African night sky

Day 12: Mokoro trips, Bush Walks, Fishing Trips, Day Boat Trips to the islands with a bush walk and mokoro trip, Bird walks, Sundowners and private dinners under the African night sky

 

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