Spectacular South Africa with Victoria Falls (Summer 2018)

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A showcase of beautiful wildernesses, eclectic cultures, warm hospitality and rich heritage, this life-changing journey will take you from cosmopolitan Cape Town into the heart of Big Five territory. Uncover the complex history of South Africa, while luxuriously travelling like the intrepid explorers of yesteryear. Along the way you’ll stay at the most sought...

Overview

Trip type
Group Tour
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Very Easy
Trip pace
Full schedule

Highlights

    • Cape Town: Enjoy a dazzling Welcome Dinner, hosted at Camissa Brasserie. Boasting unrivalled views of the harbour and Table Mountain, Cammisa Brasserie offers traditional fine dining inspired by the diverse cuisine brought to South Africa by its early settlers. West Coast mussels, wild rosemary lamb shank and parma-ham-wrapped springbok loin are some of the dishes to look forward to. Taste some of the Cape’s top wines, as you drink a toast to your journey ahead.
    • Cape Point: You’re invited to an exquisite picnic lunch served overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, and presented with umbrellas, blankets and baskets. Should the weather turn, look forward to a three-course lunch at the elegant Harbour House in Kalk Bay, bringing you as close as possible to the water.
    • Constantia Wine Valley: One of the oldest and grandest wine estate’s in the Cape, Vergelegen boasts lovely gardens and a stunning Cape Dutch manor house. Explore the grounds and enjoy a private wine tasting hosted by the estate’s winemaker in a private cellar.
    • Dinning Summary: 11 Buffet Breakfasts (BB), 2 Lunches (L), 5 Lunches with Wine (LW) and 7 Dinners with Wine (DW).
    • Cape Peninsula: Embark on one of the world’s most legendary drives, journeying from the city centre along the Cape Peninsula towards Cape Point.
    • Cape Town: Visit the Amy Biehl Foundation, a non-profit organisation in Cape Town, and witness how the lives of vulnerable young people are being transformed through a variety of empowering programmes.
    • Robben Island: Journey by ferry to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Robben Island, best known for its prison where Nelson Mandela and many other famous anti-apartheid activists were imprisoned. Join a local expert for an insightful tour of the former maximum security prison, meet an ex-political prisoner who will share personal anecdotes and explore the island on a guided coach tour.
    • Kruger National Park: Keep an eye out for the Big Five, as you embark on a three-day safari with regular game-drives in a private, open-air safari vehicle.
    • Victoria Falls: See the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls alongside a Local Expert who will share stories about the area’s history and folklore with you. The sheer magnitude of the waterfalls, the largest in the world, will take your breath away.
    • Table Mountain: Enjoy a private VIP ride to the summit of Table Mountain on the famous cable car with 360-degree views of the Mother City. At the top, enjoy a drink and marvel at the African sunset.

What's this trip about?

    A showcase of beautiful wildernesses, eclectic cultures, warm hospitality and rich heritage, this life-changing journey will take you from cosmopolitan Cape Town into the heart of Big Five territory. Uncover the complex history of South Africa, while luxuriously travelling like the intrepid explorers of yesteryear. Along the way you’ll stay at the most sought-after addresses in the country, meet extraordinary local characters, and taste the Cape’s finest wines and culinary delights. Your journey concludes with a luxurious three-day safari in the Sabi Sands, known for having one of the planet’s highest concentrations of animal species. See how you travel like a VIP with Luxury Gold

Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeIntimate group - 12 max
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportAll internal ground transport included
Start CityCape Town
End CityJohannesburg

Travel Themes

  • 50 plus

Destinations

  • Africa
  • South Africa
  • South Africa

Attractions

  • Johannesburg

Trip includes

    • You will be escorted by one of our fine Travelling Concierges, handpicked to serve as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
    • Relax in comfort on Luxury Gold’s air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom, onboard restroom and and complimentary bottled water for you to enjoy while travelling.
    • Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary.
    • We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.
    • Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
    • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
    • From time to time, your Travelling Concierge will enchant you with a Luxury Gold Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination.
    • At every hotel, you'll be treated to seamless baggage handling, with prompt delivery inside your room.
    • Included complimentary, private transfers are available on start and end dates, and when additional accommodation has been booked through Luxury Gold.

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Day 1: Welcome to the Mother City.

Your Escorted Journey begins on Day1. Please make sure your flights arrive on or before this day. (Ask about our great deals). Welcome to Cape Town, the crown jewel of the African continent, with its spectacular scenery, exotic cultures and delicious flavours. On arri...

Day 2: Cape Peninsula and Picnic in Cape Point.

Embark on one of the world’s most legendary drives, journeying from the city centre along the Cape Peninsula towards Cape Point. Look up at soaring mountain ranges covered in indigenous fynbos and marvel at cliff faces meeting the pounding Atlantic Ocean, which is hom...

Day 3: Majestic Table Mountain.

Known for being one of Africa's most desirable and vibrant cities, Cape Town is yours to explore at leisure. Perhaps shop for trendy crafts at the award-winning Watershed, listen to indigenous music at the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront or stroll along the popular S...

Day 4: Historic Cape Winelands.

World famous for crisp white and French-style red wines, the fertile wine valleys of the Cape are also a treasury of rustic beauty and sprawling estates shaded by giant oak trees. Travel into the heart of the wine-lands, starting in historic Paarl and Stellenbosch and...

Day 5: Amy Biehl Foundation and Robben Island.

South Africa has for centuries been a land of dreams and complexities, diversity and ideas, and intoxicating landscapes drawing travellers from afar. After breakfast, visit the Amy Biehl Foundation, a non-profit organisation, and witness how the lives of vulnerable yo...

Day 6: Luxury Safari Experience.

Fly from Cape Town into the heart of the African bushveld, as you touch down at Skukuza Airport. At more than 2 million hectares, the Kruger National Park is the same size as Belgium and one of the world’s largest game reserves. Enjoy a short drive through Big Five te...

Day 7: Looking for the Big Five.

Arise with sunrise to a cup of freshly-brewed coffee and depart on your morning game drive. Marvel at your tracker's skills, as he analyses animal spoor and reads the bush, like a book, in search of the Big Five. Keep your eyes peeled for leopard, as you pass rocky ou...

Day 8: We're going on a Safari.

Awake with sunrise, the best time to spot predators, for your morning game drive. Huddle under blankets, as you’re driven through fresh morning mist in search of wildlife. Perhaps stop along the Sabie River to enjoy a cup of coffee, while keeping an eye out for buck a...

Day 9: Onto Johannesburg.

After your final game drive and breakfast, you’re driven to Skukuza Airport for your flight to Johannesburg. On arrival, transfer to your stunning city-centre hotel, the Michelangelo, a member of the Leading Hotels of the World. The rest of the day is at leisure in The City of Gold. (Buffet Breakfast)

Day 10: Farewell South Africa and onto Victoria Falls.

Bid farewell to the City of Gold, as you transfer to the airport for your onward flight to Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Meet your Travelling Concierge and wonder at the grandeur of the mighty falls, as you’re driven to the five-star Victoria ...

Day 11: Majestic Victoria Falls.

Get face-to-face with the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls on a guided walk alongside a Local Expert. The sheer magnitude of the waterfalls, considered the largest in the world, will take your breath away. Feel the spray against your face, as you wonder at the roar of whi...

Day 12: Farewell Victoria Falls.

Enjoy a hearty breakfast and leisurely morning, before transferring to the airport for your flight back to OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg where your journey comes to an end. Please do not schedule your onward flights before 19:00. (Buffet Breakfast)

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Last Updated: 7/29/2021

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