South Africa & Victoria Falls

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Travel Style: Array Full on
Physical Level: Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. Easy
Lodging Level: The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays. Luxury (5*)
9 days
From: $ 6,795 $ 755 / day
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Overview

Highlights (Bullets)

  • Combine contrasting - but consistently luxurious - stays in the city center, wild bush and picturesque Victoria Falls during a single itinerary
  • Discover the Cape of Good Hope and the Boulders African penguin colony
  • Dive into local cuisine with Chef's Table experiences, dining on a chef-led progressive dinner and cooking traditional dishes side-by-side with a chef
  • Experience game drives, bush walks, hippo walks, astronomy and wildlife lectures during a stay at Lion Sands, the only reserve in South Africa to offer safari in both the Sabi and Sand rivers ecosystem
  • Cruise the Zambezi River at sunset, taking time to appreciate the fiery African sky
  • Explore thunderous Victoria Falls by private walking tour and private cycling tour

Short Description

Journey across South Africa's varied landscapes, experiencing vibrant Cape Town and stunning Cape Point, game drives in a private reserve bordering Kruger National Park and a tour of jaw-dropping Victoria Falls.

Style Small group tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.
Lodging Level Luxury (5*)
Flight & Transport Inclusions All internal ground transport
Start City Cape Town
End City Johannesburg

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Cape Town, South Africa

Accommodation: One&Only Cape Town

Arrive in Cape Town, a breathtaking harbor city where old and new converge in history, architecture, cultural pursuits and the essence of its people. Warmed by the African sun, the city is dominated by the towering, flat-topped Table Mountain, set on a peninsula of rocky heights and lush valleys. An A&K representative transfers you to your luxurious hotel on the fashionable Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

Day 2: Cape Town | Table Mountain and Historic City Sights

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation: One&Only 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. Next, venture to old Cape Town with views of notable buildings, including Groote Kerk (South Africa’s oldest church), City Hall and the Grand Parade. Continue 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. Make a last stop at Streetwires for an artisan visit, where locals come together to craft unique, handmade wire and bead art, now successfully exported to over 15 countries worldwide. Your afternoon is at leisure before your welcome dinner tonight, where the resident chef or sommelier guides you through a progressive, contemporary feast.

Day 3: Cape Town | Spectacular Views from Cape Point

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Accommodation: One&Only Cape Town  

Discover Cape Point, the mountainous and scenic promontory at the southwestern tip of the continent. Embark on a journey past the “bikini beaches” at the base of the towering Twelve Apostles Mountains, bucolic Hout Bay with its bustling fishing harbor and over the famous Chapman’s Peak Drive. Explore the stunning Cape Peninsula and Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, home to rare bonteboks, chacma baboons and several endemic plant species not found elsewhere. Ride the “Flying Dutchman” funicular to the great pinnacle at blustery Cape Point, which presides over treacherous reefs, sandy beaches and, from July to November, breathtaking views of Southern right whales. At Boulders Beach, visit its colony of endangered African penguins; accustomed to humans, they provide endless photo opportunities. You also visit Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden alongside a private local guide. Spend the remainder of your evening at leisure, enjoying your hotel, exploring the city’s harborfront and boutique shops, or dining in one of Cape Town’s world-class restaurants.

Day 4: Greater Kruger Area | Private Game Reserves

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Lion Sands River Lodge / andBeyond Ngala Safari Lodge  

Fly 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 wildlife-rich properties are privately owned and each reserve borders Kruger National Park to offer you the very finest game-viewing safari experience. 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 a family that makes it feel like home away from home, it embodies spirit, warmth and nature. andBeyond Ngala Safari Lodge offers a timeless, unhurried atmosphere, combined with the quaint traditions of a bygone era. The romance and mystery of Africa comes alive in its 20 thatched cottages tucked under a dense canopy of tamboti trees. This afternoon, once you are settled into your comfortable accommodations, set off in search of the “Big Five” — elephant, lion, rhino, buffalo and leopard — and other wildlife.

Days 5-6: Greater Kruger Area | Sighting Africa’s “Big Five”

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Lion Sands River Lodge / and Beyond Ngala Safari Lodge  

Spend two days immersed in your private game reserve. Embark on game drives in open safari vehicles for optimum viewing and go on early-morning game walks with your ranger. This region is one of the finest in Africa for high densities of wildlife, which often appear just steps in front of you. As you explore, learn about the flora and fauna as well as basic tracking skills. In between safari activities, participate in an A&K Chef’s Table culinary experience, preparing a traditional South African stew. At dusk, stop for a sundowner, and then search for nocturnal animals before returning to your lodge for dinner.

Day 7: Victoria Falls | Beside “The Smoke that Thunders”

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation: The Victoria Falls Hotel

Today, fly to Livingstone, Zambia, and then transfer to your hotel in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe — an original Edwardian colonial hotel that delivers the elegance of old-world travel in modern, luxurious style. This afternoon, take high tea and enjoy a historical tour of the hotel, the first one built here in 1904.

Day 8: Victoria Falls | Zambezi River Cruise with Sundowners

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation: The Victoria Falls Hotel

Take a guided walking tour of breathtaking Victoria Falls, one of the world’s greatest natural wonders, and explore the surrounding rainforest. See rainbows and clouds of spray as the mile-wide Upper Zambezi plummets into the Lower Zambezi. Afterward, shop at the stalls of local artisans at the Falls Market. At sunset, cruise the Zambezi, viewing hippos and elephants at the shore, while sipping a cocktail for a delightfully relaxing Scenic Sundowner. Gather tonight for a farewell dinner.

Day 9: Depart Johannesburg

Meals: Breakfast

Fly to Johannesburg, where you enjoy access to the Premier Lounge before boarding your international flight home.

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Price Per Day: $ 755 per day
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  • Other required costs: $ 1,450
  • Single Supplement: $ 8,790

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Overpriced, too much crammed into each day, and important aspects of the trip dropped....with no advance notice

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Wings over Mediterranean Sept 2022. Other than the intra-city flights which were first class private jet, the rest was......average. Tour buses with windows too small to see any passing points of interest. A 250 sq ft "luxury" hotel room---thought I was in a Motel 8. Museum tours led by local experts who over-talked so long that they cut into anything that was planned for the remainder of that day. Restaurants....3 in particular very small, crowded, and not even remotely above average. Written itinerary says "and then return to your host city and enjoy the rest of the afternoon at your leisure." No way...we usually got back to the hotel around 5:30 after already passing up at least one planned exhibit. We had no special tour group privileges...we were just part of the pack and were overrun by tourists at every stop. $40,000 per person....a big huge "ouch"
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Exceptional Tour of Italy's Treasures

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We took the A & K Small Group Tour to Rome, Florence & Venice. The experience exceeded expectations! Wonderful itinerary (with the ability to flex to the group's unique needs & requests!). Our guide (Emmanuela) was exceptional! Fun, extremely organized, considerate of all group members & always making sure that we had a 5-Star experience. Highly recommend this company (& this tour) - we will travel with A & K again!
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COMPANY IS IN REAL FINACIAL TROUBLE

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THIS COMPANY HELD ME FINACIALLY HOSTAGE FOR A AFRICAN MAY 2021 SAFARI. I HAD TO CANCELL THE SEPTEMBER 2021 TRIP BECAUSE THEY BASCIALLY STEALLING MONEY FROM ME. DO NOT BOOK WITH THEM.
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We are just returning from our African safari and it was amazing!

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We are just returning from our African safari and it was amazing! It exceeded our every expectation. The best part was spending time with our excellent A&K guides Ngochi and Ngige. We learned so much from them and they were excellent spotters. I loved seeing their excitement when we spotted something new. It is obvious they love what they do even after 20 years in the business.
This trip should be on everyone’s bucket list and I would highly recommend A&K and encourage you to request Ngochi and Ngige.
Covid threw us a few curves (mandatory Covid tests, masks, etc) but it is a great time to travel. We felt completely safe and were on our own private safari!
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WARNING. DO NOT USE ABERCROMBIE AND KENT

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We booked our bucket list trip to Southeast Asia, we were scheduled to depart on March 4th. That’s when the Corona Pandemic was becoming rampant worldwide. We were reaching out to them constantly during the weeks beforehand, looking to reschedule or cancel our trip due to the travel hazards. We were shocked to find out there was NO understanding nor negotiating options with them or upper management. We have heard from several other friends who had trips scheduled around this same timeframe and their companies reached out to them directly and offered refunds or scheduling changes due to the Corona Pandemic. We will NEVER RECOMMEND OR USE THEM AGAIN. TRAVELERS BEWARE.
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Allow trip rescheduling when travel disrupted by world pandemic.

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Optional Activities

Abercrombie & Kent provides Pre-Tour Extension: Winelands

See Dates & Prices tab for details.

Days: 3 | From: $2,195

Flight & Transport Inclusions

All internal ground transport

Group Size

Small Group - 24 max

Maximum Number of People in Group: 18

Limited to 18 Guests

Cancellation policy

Cancellation fees per person

Luxury Small Group Journeys, Marco Polo Journeys, Connections Land Journeys, and related Group Pre- and Post-Tour Extensions

  • If 91 days prior to departure or more cancellation fee is $500
  • Is 90-61 days prior to departure cancellation fee is 20% of program price
  • If 60-31 days prior to departure cancellation fee is 50% of program price
  • If 30 days prior to departure or less cancellation fee is 100% of the program price

Age Notes :

Min. Age: 10

Additional Information

  • Extend Your Journey | Enhance your journey with a pre-tour extension to the Winelands (3 days, from $1,995) and a post-tour extension to Hwange (4 days, from $2,495).

Pre-Tour Extension: Winelands, Days: 3 | From: $1,995

Available to add to select departure dates. See Dates & Prices tab for details.

Day 1

Meals: Dinner

Accommodation: La Residence

Arrive in Cape Town, transfer to your Winelands hotel and enjoy a special welcome dinner.

Day 2

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Accommodation: La Residence

Wander quaint Franschhoek, visiting Haute Cabriere Wine Estate as well as a chocolate tasting and demonstration at Huguenot Fine Chocolates. After lunch, continue to the 300-year-old Grand Provence Heritage Wine Estate for a tasting before returning to your hotel.

Day 3

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Explore Stellenbosch with an expert guide who reveals its unique history and architecture. Experience chocolate and wine at Waterford Estate, an art exhibition and wine tasting at Muratie Wine Estate, and wine and olive tasting at Tokara. Return to Cape Town to begin your main program.

Post-Tour Extension: Hwange, Days: 4 | From: $2,495

Internal air from $570 (Victoria Falls/Hwange/Victoria Falls)

Available to add to select departure dates. See Dates & Prices tab for details.

Day 1

Meals: Dinner

Accommodation: Linkwasha Camp

Fly from Victoria Falls to your camp in Hwange National Park, located on a private concession with eight luxury tented accommodations.

Days 2-3

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Linkwasha Camp

Set out each day on a morning game drive, returning to your lodge for lunch. Make another drive before dinner. Opt for a walking safari or visit a Ngamo Village. On Day 3, enjoy a farewell dinner.

Day 4

Meals: Breakfast

Fly back to Victoria Falls Airport, connect to Johannesburg, South Africa, and depart.

Explore Dubai: Stopover Package, Days: 3 | From: $1,995

Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach (from $1,995)

Burj Al Arab Jumeirah (from $3,295)

Add a Remarkable Stopover to Your Journey

Take advantage of an incredible opportunity to fly one of the world's premier airlines at exclusive preferred business and first-class rates, and spend two nights in Dubai before or after your journey.

Days 1-3

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch (Day 2); Breakfast (Day 3)

Accommodation: Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach / Burj Al Arab  

Fly glamorous Emirates to Dubai and check in to your luxury hotel. The next day, discover the best of this dazzling city, viewing its remarkable architecture, visiting the Spice Market and colorful shops at the Deira Gold Souk, and ascending the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest skyscraper. On the last day, continue on to your journey or board your flight home.

  • Complimentary Safari Duffel | Guests on this journey receive a custom-crafted A&K safari duffel.
  • Take This Journey Private | This itinerary is also available as an independent journey, Signature South Africa & Victoria Falls, with A&K local guides.
  • Customize This Journey | If you would like to customize this itinerary and create a Tailor Made Journey just for you and your companions, click here to inquire, or speak to your travel professional.

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What's excluded

  • International Flights
  • Passport and Visa Charges
  • Personal Expenses

Meals Included

8 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches and 6 Dinners

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