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12 day Highlights of Southern Africa Safari

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Hamilton Mandizvidza

Falcon Safaris

Falcon Safaris a destination management company with its Head Office in Victoria Falls.

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12 day Highlights of Southern Africa Safari

Included: • Regional scheduled flights as required by this itinerary. • Meals as specified per itinerary • Cape Town: • Return airport transfers in Cape Town • 4 Nights’ standard accommodation at a 4 star hotel located within easy walking distance of the V & A Waterfront in Cape Town, including breakfast daily • Full day scheduled tour of the Cape Peninsula, including park entry fees • Half day scheduled tour of the City, excluding cable car fe

DAY 1

Cape Town

On arrival at the Cape Town airport you will be met by one of our representatives who will take you to The Portswood Hotel, which is ideally situated at the V & A Waterfront. The Waterfront is almost a destination on its own and offers loads of entertainment, different restaurants and shopping. Robben Island tours as well as boat cruises also depart from here. Read more

The Portswood Hotel
DAY 2

Cape Town

Cape Peninsula Today you join an awe-inspiring tour of the Cape Peninsula to the towering headland known as Cape Point. Magnificent beaches, breath-taking views, historic and picturesque coastal villages are to be seen along the way. The Cape Peninsula is one of the world’s most scenic areas and stretches from the City centre to Cape Point. We travel along the Atlantic Seaboard via Sea Point, Clifton and Camps Bay, stopping at a Llandudno look-out point before continuing to Hout Bay, a quaint village and fishing harbour with magnificent mountain views and beach. Optional: Seal Island boat trip (seasonal, weather permitting) (not included in cost). On through Chapman’s Peak , one of the world’s most breathtaking coastal drives, to Cape Point and the Good Hope Nature Reserve, which has magnificent fynbos vegetation, birdlife, endemic antelope species and zebra, historic lighthouses and shipwrecks. Cape Point is perceived to be the meeting point of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. After lunch at a nearby restaurant (not included in cost), we go on to historic Simon’s Town, a village with charming Victorian architecture, a naval base and a large penguin colony at the beautiful Boulders Beach. Boulders Penguin Colony (included in cost) is home to a growing colony of the vulnerable African Penguin. Wooden walkways allow visitors to view the penguins in their natural habitat and there is also a new information centre. We then make our way to visit the well-known Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. The Garden is one of eight National Botanical Gardens covering five of South Africa’s six different biomes. When Kirstenbosch, the most famous of the gardens, was founded in 1913 to preserve the country's unique flora, it was the first botanical garden in the world with this ethos. The garden is world-renowned for the beauty and diversity of the Cape Flora it displays and for the magnificence of its setting against the eastern slopes of Table Mountain The tour ends at ± 17:30.You have the evening at leisure to explore the city or visit the Waterfront again. (Breakfast included) Read more

The Portswood Hotel
DAY 3

Capet Town

Cape Town City tour with Table Mountain and the Wine Route In the morning, we get get a taste of the thriving centre of the Mother City, in the shelter of Table Mountain, a Cape Town city morning tour is not to be missed. Here you will find a number of the Cape’s top attractions, from the imposing Castle of Good Hope to the colourful cottages of the Bo Kaap, the bustling Green Market Square, the South African Museum, the beautiful Company Gardens and plenty more to see. With an experienced and knowledgeable guide, and from the comfort of an airconditioned vehicle, you will be able to learn more about the Cape Town CBD and its surrounds, in a city tour that is sure to leave you with plenty of memories and photographs of this part of the Cape. Highlights of this tour includes: South African Museum & The Company Gardens, Parliament Buildings, City Hall & Castle Of Good Hope, Malay Quarter/ BoKaap, Green Market Square, Signal Hill, Camps Bay & Clifton, Short Diamond Factory Tour (Optional) *If the weather is not good for the mountain we will drive to Tableview for for a “postcard view” of Table Mountain. Note that since the visit to Table Mountain is so weather dependent, the cable way tickets are not included in the price. Our exploring continues in the afternoon with a tour of the Wine region! Head off to the wine country via the N2 to the heart of South Africa's wine industry, Stellenbosch, boasting great beauty and culture that is steeped in South African history. This delightful drive winds its way to the heart of the Cape Winelands, through superb mountain ranges, vineyards and Cape Dutch homesteads. With the sheer vastness of wine estates on offer, we are truly spoilt for choice. Enjoy two wine tastings in this historical and picturesque region. Return to the bustle of city life after an enthralling day in the countryside, arriving back at the hotels at approximately We return to the bustle of city life after an enthralling day in the countryside, arriving back at the hotel at approximately 17:30 (Note: Alternative estates may be visited over weekends and public holidays.) You have the evening at leisure to explore the city or visit the Waterfront again. (Breakfast included) Read more

The Portswood Hotel
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DAY 4

Cape Town

Today you have the day at leisure to explore Cape Town on your own, or to join one of numerous activities on offer such as Shark Cage diving, Whale Watching (seasonal), visiting Robben Island or more! (Breakfast included)

The Portswood Hotel
DAY 5

Kruger National Park

Cape Town – Kruger National Park, South Africa After breakfast your guide will take you to Cape Town airport for your direct flight to Skukuza. The Skukuza airport is a stunning little airport, magnificently located inside the Kruger Park and your transfer from here to Skukuza Camp can be a bit of a game drive in itself! After settling in to your accommodations, you go out on your first game drive which is a SAN PARKS sunset drive. A sunset drive affords you the opportunity to see nocturnal animals that are more active at night and the Park’s rangers are allowed to return after the normal gate closing times. Note that these drives take place in one of the Kruger Park’s vehicles with a Park’s ranger. This is not a private game drive and there may be other guests on this drive. (Families with children under 12 years of age are required to book a private open vehicle for all game drives and will thus have a private game drive instead of the SANP sunset drive.) Dinner is a three course meal, served al fresco at our private camp within Skukuza. Wine is served with dinner but guests are welcome to bring along additional / alternative drinks which can be purchased at the shop. (Breakfast & Dinner included) Read more

Skukuza Camp
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DAY 6

Kruger National Park

Full day in the Park Safaris are all about early mornings, getting out there and seeing animals! After an early wake-up call (the time varies according to the seasons and park gate opening times) you have tea or coffee & a light snack before setting off on the morning safari which will take approximately 3-4 hours. Your guide has an intimate knowledge of the park, which contributes a great deal towards brilliant sightings! On returning to Skukuza, breakfast/brunch will be ready at camp. You then have time to enjoy a swim, visit the Skukuza museum, catch up on some sleep, visit the park shop which includes African curios, general food items and drinks, take a walk around the camp, or simply relax at the viewing platform in front of the restaurant, which overlooks the Sabie River. Skukuza is also a bird watcher’s paradise! Be sure to bring along your binoculars! After a siesta you set off on the afternoon game drive. All game drives are conducted in specially adapted 4x4 open game drive vehicles to allow guests the best possible vantage point. Share safari stories at the camp fire under the stars after a scrumptious dinner served in camp. (Breakfast & Dinner included) Read more

Skukuza Camp
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DAY 7

Kruger National Park

Full day in the Park Safaris are all about early mornings, getting out there and seeing animals! After an early wake-up call (the time varies according to the seasons and park gate opening times) you have tea or coffee & a light snack before setting off on the morning safari which will take approximately 3-4 hours. Your guide has an intimate knowledge of the park, which contributes a great deal towards brilliant sightings! On returning to Skukuza, breakfast/brunch will be ready at camp. You then have time to enjoy a swim, visit the Skukuza museum, catch up on some sleep, visit the park shop which includes African curios, general food items and drinks, take a walk around the camp, or simply relax at the viewing platform in front of the restaurant, which overlooks the Sabie River. Skukuza is also a bird watcher’s paradise! Be sure to bring along your binoculars! After a siesta you set off on the afternoon game drive. All game drives are conducted in specially adapted 4x4 open game drive vehicles to allow guests the best possible vantage point. Share safari stories at the camp fire under the stars after a scrumptious dinner served in camp. (Breakfast & Dinner included) Read more

Skukuza Camp
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DAY 8

Victoria Falls

Kruger Park to Victoria Falls, Zambia and Zimbabwe This morning you will be transferred to Nelspruit’s Kruger Mpumalanga airport for your flight to Livingstone in Zambia (note that this flight is not available on Thursdays and Sundays so we will have to plan your holiday accordingly). The flight takes around 1 hr 40 min and you will be met by one of our representatives in the international arrivals hall. A short cross border transfer (changing vehicles at the border) will take you into Zimbabwe to the lively resort town of Victoria Falls. Our guides will assist you with the border crossing, so no need to worry. Please check the visa requirements for Zambia and Zimbabwe. You will have time to check into your room and enjoy the lovely setting of The Kingdom Hotel, before being collected for your sunset dinner cruise on the mighty Zambezi River! (Breakfast & Dinner included) Read more

Kingdom Hotel
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DAY 9

Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls Today you have a choice between White Water Rafting, a half day Canoe Safari OR a 13 minute Flight of Angels Helicopter flight over the Falls! You will have to make your choice at the time of making your reservation as these activities can get fully booked rather quickly and we don’t want you to miss out! You have the remainder of the afternoon at leisure to explore the vibrant town of Victoria Falls on your own, or join the adrenaline junkies doing bungee jumping into the Batoka Gorge. (Breakfast included) Read more

Kingdom Hotel
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DAY 10

Chobe National Park

Chobe National Park, Botswana Today we explore the iconic Chobe National Park in Botswana! After an early breakfast, you will be transferred across the border to Botswana, changing vehicles at the border. We spend the day marveling at the extraordinary wildlife of Chobe, especially known for her herds of elephant, but you should also see numerous other animals coming to the river to drink, as well as lots of birds! Activities include a 3 hour open vehicle game drive in the National Park, a 3 hour game viewing boat cruise on the Chobe River, with lunch included. We return to Victoria Falls between 17h00 & 18h00. Tonight dinner is at The Boma – Dinner & Drum Show. You will be picked up around 19h00 for you dinner and an evening of African entertainment and local cuisine – put you dancing shoes on! (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included) Read more

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DAY 11

Johannesburg

Victoria Falls to Johannesburg, South Africa After breakfast, you join a guided tour, exploring one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites – the Victoria Falls! The might of so much water crashing down the gorge has captured travelers’ imagination for centuries! On your return to the hotel, you check out and get transferred to the airport for your flight to Johannesburg, where you will be met by one of our representatives and transferred to Outlook Lakefield. This intimate 4 star guest house is the perfect place to end off you tour. (Breakfast included) Read more

The Outlook Lakefield
DAY 12

Departure

Soweto and the Apartheid Museum, Johannesburg, South Africa After breakfast you depart on a tour of Soweto & the Apartheid Museum (note the Museum is closed on Mondays). You will have to check out of your room, but can safely leave your luggage at the lodge, as you will return here after the tour. Soweto is an urban area of the city of Johannesburg in Gauteng, South Africa, bordering the city's mining belt in the south. Its name, an English syllabic abbreviation for South Western Townships, refers to its origins as a Black township under South Africa's Apartheid government. The population has historically been overwhelmingly Black and some of the watershed events in the struggle against Apartheid occurred in the township. Experience the turbulent history and diversity of the people and cultures in the heart of Soweto, now more than a hundred years old. This affluent hub for development projects and tourism, open their doors to the world in an attempt to showcase its vibrant social life, renowned for its music and arts. The Apartheid Museum is a museum complex in Johannesburg, South Africa dedicated to illustrating apartheid and the 20th century history of South Africa. Once you are there our driver guide will pay for the entrance at the Museum and you will have time to discover the history on your own. An audio guide is available. If you proceed at a reasonable pace you should be able to view and engage with the permanent exhibition in 1 and a half hours. The museum also has an ongoing program of temporary exhibitions so add an extra 15 minutes to your visit for this. There is a coffee shop and bookshop. After the tour, you can relax at Outlook Lakefield till it is time to be transferred back to OR Tambo airport for your onward flight. (Breakfast included) Read more

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Cape Town
Day 5
Location Kruger National Park
Hotel Skukuza Camp
Day 8
Location Victoria Falls
Day 11
Location Johannesburg

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • • Meals as specified per itinerary
  • • Cape Town:
  • • Return airport transfers in Cape Town
  • • 4 Nights’ standard accommodation at a 4 star hotel located within easy walking distance of the V & A Waterfront in Cape Town, including breakfast daily
  • • Full day scheduled tour of the Cape Peninsula, including park entry fees
  • • Half day scheduled tour of the City, excluding cable car fee up Table Mountain
  • • Half day scheduled tour of the Wine region including 2 wine tastings
  • • Direct flight from Cape Town to Skukuza **
  • • Kruger:
  • • All day drives in the Kruger National Park in an open game drive vehicle
  • • All entry fees and daily conservation levies
  • • 3 Nights’ accommodation in en-suite chalets
  • • Road Transfers from Livingstone to the Kingdom Hotel and from the Kingdom to Victoria Falls airport
  • • 3 Nights’ accommodation at Kingdom Hotel – Standard room, including breakfast daily
  • • 1 Night’s accommodation at Outlook Lakefield, including breakfast.

Package excludes

  • • Possible price changes due to currency fluctuations
  • • Meals not specified in itinerary
  • • Drinks unless specified as included
  • • Zimbabwean Park fees per person as decreed by government (Subject to change): Falls tour - $30, Cruises - $10, Helicopter flights - $14, Rafting - $10, Canoe - $10
  • • Items of a personal nature & Gratuities
  • • Optional extra nights and excursions
  • • International Flights, Travel and medical insurance, Visas where required.

REVIEWS

6 Reviews

Carlton & Jamie Anderson, United States

Honeymoon trip to Victoria Falls Everything was very well handled by Falcon Safaris, from the transfers to the itinerary of activities. We got to do everything we wanted to do while we were there...and then some!! The staff was very friendly & helpful in making our trip truly a dream come true. Also, we highly recommend the Victoria Falls Hotel, as it was the perfect venue for our Honeymoon!! Read more

Lila & Lonnie, United States

We had the most fantastic experience with Falcon Safari--they arranged an amazing tour that included lodging (A'Zambezi River Lodge), dinner cruise on Zambezi, walking tour of Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe side), helicopter tour, dinner at Livingstone Room, dinner at Boma, day trip to Chobe, and then arranged for a 4 day stay with lodging and tours in Johannesburg. We cannot say enough good things about our experience. From the time we were picked up at the airport to the time we were dropped off again--every transfer was on time or early, accommodations were fantastic and the tour guides were amazing. Worth every penny (which I thought was very reasonable for completely private tours). We loved our visit to Zimbabwe and Chobe. The arrangements in Johannesburg were awesome as well. Thank you, thank you, for a trip of a lifetime. Your vacation package was absolutely amazing and your services superb. Read more

Liz, Denmark

Great service from falcon Staff. Always punctual and receive guests with a smile Very knowledgeable on the activities to do in and around Vic Falls

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