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South African Whales, Wines and Falls

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PRIVATE TOUR - 14 DAY SAMPLE ITINERARY

FROM $4864+

Private Tour Highlights

  • Get immersed in the fascinating social history of Cape Town
  • Listen to the grunts of the hippo and other wildlife in the distance
  • Watch Southern Right Whales, common in the region
  • Take a horse and carriage ride through the winelands
  • Taste some of the delicious local varietals of wine
  • See some of the wide array of biodiversity at the Kirstenbosh Botanical Garden
  • Swim alongside massive Great White Sharks! (optional, of course)
  • Experience the majesty of the iconic Victoria Falls
  • Check out the wildlife along the Zambezi River and in Chobe
  • Enjoy an exciting safari on the back of an elephant!
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Tour Overview

This trip starts with a city tour of Cape Town, Table Mountain and the Cape Peninsula (including the penguin colony at Boulder’s Bay and the southernmost tip of Africa). Next head to the Cape Winelands, a region of award-winning wines, magnificent vineyards, beautiful landscapes, historic towns and authentic Cape Dutch architecture. Watch the southern right whales in the quaint town of Hermaus and visit Victoria Falls, also known as “Mosi oa-Tunya” (the smoke that thunders).

The Cape Winelands are known as the culinary capital of South Africa with an impressive selection of top quality restaurants. There is far more to the Cape Winelands than exquisite food and wine – try horse-and-carriage rides through the vineyards; picnics next to a dam as ducks and swans float by gracefully; visit a cheetah outreach program where you can interact with the fastest big cats in Africa and a whole host of other leisure activities.

Hermanus is home to the best land-based whale watching in the world. Southern Right whales can be viewed from aboard a boat, a helicopter or the shore. Hermanus is home to the world’s only Whale Crier, who blows his kelp horn when whales are spotted along the central sea route. Shark cage diving provides an adrenaline fix for adventure lovers and kayaking trips on the sea or lagoon can be booked.

Victoria Falls also known as “Mosi oa-Tunya” (the smoke that thunders) is positioned almost exactly half way along the mighty Zambezi River’s 2700 km (1678 mile) journey from its source to the sea. Here the river plunges headlong into a 100m (328 ft) vertical chasm spanning the full one-and-a-half kilometer (~1 mile) width of the river, creating the biggest curtain of falling water in the world and also one of the seven natural wonders of the world.

Country Notes:

Botswana:

A valid passport is required to travel and should have at least 6 months’ validity after your return home. You should have at least 2 blank pages per country that you are visiting. If your passport does not meet this requirement at the time of departure, you can be denied boarding for your international flight and may consequently incur additional expenses.

Visas are not required to enter Botswana for citizens of the USA, the UK or Canada. Citizens from other countries should check with Botswana embassy, consulate office, or their travel agent at least eight weeks in advance of travel for entry requirements.

The government of Botswana requires proof of yellow fever vaccination only if you are arriving from a country with risk of yellow fever. This does not include the US. If you are traveling from a country other than the US, check this list to see if you may be required to get the yellow fever vaccine at CDC Website. For up to date information on recommended and required vaccinations and general health travel tips for Botswana please visit CDC Destination List, then use the drop down menu to select the countries you are visiting. Please consult with your physician for clarification or concerns regarding recommended or required vaccinations.


South Africa:

A valid passport is required to travel and should have at least 6 months’ validity after your return home. You should have at least 2 blank pages per country that you are visiting. If your passport does not meet this requirement at the time of departure, you can be denied boarding for your international flight and may consequently incur additional expenses. You do not need a visa to enter South Africa as a tourist with a US, Canadian or UK passport. However, we always recommend that you double check this for last minute changes with your local consulate.

All travelers under the age of 18 are required to carry an Unabridged Birth Certificate. This is part of a new immigration law. An Unabridged Birth Certificate is one that shows the particulars of both parents. Minors (those aged under 18 years) will need to produce their passport, visa (if applicable) and an Unabridged Birth Certificate, upon arrival and exit at all ports of entry in South Africa.

The government of South Africa requires proof of yellow fever vaccination only if you are arriving from a country with risk of yellow fever. This does not include the US. If you are traveling from a country other than the US, check this list to see if you may be required to get the yellow fever vaccine. For up to date information on recommended and required vaccinations and general health travel tips for South Africa please visit the CDC Website, then use the drop down menu to select the countries you are visiting. Please consult with your physician for clarification or concerns regarding recommended or required vaccinations.


Zambia:

A valid passport is required to travel and should have at least 6 months’ validity after your return home. You should have at least 2 blank pages per country that you are visiting. If your passport does not meet this requirement at the time of departure, you can be denied boarding for your international flight and may consequently incur additional expenses.

A visa is required to enter Zambia. This can be done ahead of time via The Zambia Embassy. You also have the option of obtaining your visa upon arrival at a cost of 50.00 USD (subject to change without notice). For up to date information, please visit the Zambia Tourism Website.

For up to date information on recommended and required vaccinations and general health travel tips for Zambia please visit the CDC Website, then use the drop down menu to select the countries you are visiting. Please consult with your physician for clarification or concerns regarding recommended or required vaccinations. If you are traveling outside of Victoria Falls and then traveling elsewhere in Africa, you may be required to show an International Certificate of Vaccination for Yellow Fever. Please consult your local consulate and physician to verify this information.


Zimbabwe:

A valid passport is required to travel and should have at least 6 months’ validity after your return home. You should have at least 2 blank pages per country that you are visiting. If your passport does not meet this requirement at the time of departure, you can be denied boarding for your international flight and may consequently incur additional expenses.

U.S. citizens require a visa to enter Zimbabwe. This can be done ahead of time through the Zimbabwe Consulate or Embassy or you have the option of obtaining your Visa upon arrival at a cost of 30.00 USD (subject to change). You can also use the services of a visa processing company.

For up to date information on recommended and required vaccinations and general health travel tips for Zimbabwe please visit the CDC Website, then use the drop down menu to select the countries you are visiting. Please consult with your physician for clarification or concerns regarding recommended or required vaccinations. If you are traveling outside of Victoria Falls and then traveling elsewhere in Africa, you will be required to show an International Certificate of Vaccination for Yellow Fever.


Inclusions
Price Includes:
Round trip regional airfare from Cape Town to Victoria Falls, Hotel accommodation including continental or buffet breakfast, All transfers between airports and hotels with assistance and baggage handling, Guided tours in English including all entrance fees, Meals where specified

Notes:
* In the flood season, February to May, you cannot see the foot of Victoria Falls and most of its face; walks are clouded by mist and are in constant shower.

* In the dry season, September to January, up to half the face of the falls may be dry.

* Devil’s Pool is safest for swimming in September and December.

* Whales are ONLY viewable June - November.

* PEAK whale viewing is August - October.

* Annual Whale festival in late September.
Exclusions

Local airport taxes that are payable in the country of destination are not included. Taxes and security fees that can be paid at time of ticketing are already included in the quote (if airfare has been included in the quote).

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Package Price: $4864
Pricing Details

Prices shown above are per person, in US Dollars ($) or Pound Sterling (£) for residents in the UK. Hotel categories do not adhere strictly to international ratings; Yampu has evaluated the hotels according to destination and availability.

Trip Type:

All our trips are operated on a private basis unless specified otherwise. This is only a sample itinerary; your Yampu Tour Consultant will personalize this trip for you according to your available dates, interests and type of hotels. This is your trip and we will work on making it perfect!

Tour Itinerary

Day
1

International flight to Cape Town

Overnight international flight to Cape Town.

Overnight international flight to Cape Town.

Day
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Arrival in Cape Town

Upon arrival in Cape Town, airport reception and transfer in a private vehicle to the hotel. After check in enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Upon arrival in Cape Town, airport reception and transfer in a private vehicle to the hotel. After check in enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Day
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Cultural history of Cape Town

Today start by getting immersed in some of the city’s history and culture on a private city tour. Stay on the lookout for seldom seen sights and seldom heard stories about the city’s former inhabitants; previous visitors; beautiful architectural heritage; social, cultural, religious and political history.


Today visit the Townships – which provides insight and interaction with different cultures, communities and individuals. Witness everyday life in a harsh environment which tells of the struggles, read more...

Today start by getting immersed in some of the city’s history and culture on a private city tour. Stay on the lookout for seldom seen sights and seldom heard stories about the city’s former inhabitants; previous visitors; beautiful architectural heritage; social, cultural, religious and political history.


Today visit the Townships – which provides insight and interaction with different cultures, communities and individuals. Witness everyday life in a harsh environment which tells of the struggles, hopes and achievements. See why April 27th 1994 was such an important day in South Africa (first democratic elections). Start with a tour of District Six and see the oldest mosque in South Africa. District Six was once home to thousands of people of various cultures. Visit Langa, the oldest formal black township in Cape Town, and see the local market, an art & crafts centre, and visit a traditional healer. Experience the warm hospitality of a local B&B and visit a creche offering fun and a safe haven for the local children. Then, visit Bonteheuwel, Nyanga, Crossroads, Khayelitscha, and Gugulethu where the Gugulethu Seven Memorial and the Amy Biehl Memorial will be seen. Board the Robben Island ferry and enjoy spectacular views of Cape Town and Table Mountain during the sailing journey across the bay to this island which is so full of history. Upon arrival to the island, embark on a guided tour and see the prison cell that held Nelson Mandela captive for so many years. The return to the hotel is included.
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Tour of Cape Point

The journey to Cape Point travels through along the scenic Atlantic seaboard coastal road. Pass the pristine beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay with their soft white sand and azure blue water. The formidable 12 Apostles Peaks rise above the road on one side, while sheer cliffs and incredible rock formations drop into the icy Atlantic Ocean on the other side. There is no doubt the coast of the Cape peninsula offers magnificent scenery with its great biodiversity. Arrive at the quaint fishing village of Hout Bay read more...

The journey to Cape Point travels through along the scenic Atlantic seaboard coastal road. Pass the pristine beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay with their soft white sand and azure blue water. The formidable 12 Apostles Peaks rise above the road on one side, while sheer cliffs and incredible rock formations drop into the icy Atlantic Ocean on the other side. There is no doubt the coast of the Cape peninsula offers magnificent scenery with its great biodiversity. Arrive at the quaint fishing village of Hout Bay with its imposing Sentinel. Visit Seal Island (own account) or shop for souvenirs at the craft market at the harbor. The tour continues over Chapman's Peak which offers amazing photo opportunities, and onto the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. This area is home to magnificent 'fynbos', many different species of antelope and birds, the Cape Mountain Zebra, and mischievous baboons. These creatures entertain guests enjoying lunch at the restaurant, which has splendid views of False Bay. Take the funicular (own account) to the lighthouse to see the meeting of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans at the Cape Point. Visit Boulders Beach to see the Jackass penguins (own account), travel through the naval base of Simonstown and then venture inland to the last stop of the day at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. With the sun setting over the tall peaks of Table Mountain the last rays sparkle on the trees and flowers, and offer a fitting end to a day filled with all the Cape has to offer. ...read less

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Tour of the winelands

Heading north to Paarl, the first stop this morning is at Anura Wine Estate for a cheese and wine tasting. Then the tour makes its way to Franschhoek, with a photo stop en route, at the Groot Drakenstein Prison where Nelson Mandela was released in Feb 1990. The village of Franschhoek nestled amongst the mountains, can easily be mistaken as being in Switzerland. After a short tour of the little town, a second wine tasting will take place in Franschhoek, followed by a lunch stop (optional – own account), and read more...

Heading north to Paarl, the first stop this morning is at Anura Wine Estate for a cheese and wine tasting. Then the tour makes its way to Franschhoek, with a photo stop en route, at the Groot Drakenstein Prison where Nelson Mandela was released in Feb 1990. The village of Franschhoek nestled amongst the mountains, can easily be mistaken as being in Switzerland. After a short tour of the little town, a second wine tasting will take place in Franschhoek, followed by a lunch stop (optional – own account), and maybe a chance to try some of the fresh trout that Franschhoek is known for. After lunch the tour continues over the Hells Hoogte Mountain Pass to Stellenbosch. It is easy to understand why Simon van der Stel decided to settle a village amongst the mountains. The backdrop of the Hottentots Holland Mountains, the white gabled Cape Dutch homesteads and the oak lined streets and lanes all blend in to give this place a charm that will not be forgotten. Time permitting, a third wine tasting will be included. Return to Cape Town with amazing photos and fond memories. ...read less

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Franschhoek – Knysna

After breakfast, transfer from Cape Town to accommodations in Knysna, Western Cape. The remainder of the day can be spent at leisure, or perhaps enjoying an optional day tour at an additional cost.

After breakfast, transfer from Cape Town to accommodations in Knysna, Western Cape. The remainder of the day can be spent at leisure, or perhaps enjoying an optional day tour at an additional cost.

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Knysna – Hermanus

This morning, transfer to Hermanus. Yampu recommends, for the adventurous and curious alike, a full day white shark cage diving tour. Upon arrival to the launch site, enjoy a complementary buffet-style breakfast. Mossel Bay has some of the most accessible Great White Sharks in the world, with a protected bay that remains calm throughout the year. After being told the do's and don'ts of shark cage diving by the experienced guides, be ready to get face to face with some of nature's most fearsome predators. Once read more...

This morning, transfer to Hermanus. Yampu recommends, for the adventurous and curious alike, a full day white shark cage diving tour. Upon arrival to the launch site, enjoy a complementary buffet-style breakfast. Mossel Bay has some of the most accessible Great White Sharks in the world, with a protected bay that remains calm throughout the year. After being told the do's and don'ts of shark cage diving by the experienced guides, be ready to get face to face with some of nature's most fearsome predators. Once the sharks have been drawn to the boat and are comfortable, the cage will be lowered into the water. Since this is caged and not free diving, no experience is required. Divers will rotate through the cage approximately every 20-30 minutes; rotations will be made until the trip runs out of time.


If swimming in shark infested waters doesn’t sound appealing, spend the day at leisure enjoying all the city has to offer.
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8

Whale watching in Hermanus

This tour operates during the Whale Season from July to November only. There is no guarantee that whales will be sighted although the guides make every effort to find the best viewing point. Travel along the scenic coastal Clarens Drive, which offers spectacular views of False Bay. Arrive at the quaint holiday town of Hermanus and search the cliffs of Walker Bay for whales. There may be an opportunity to join boat-based whale watching (for own account and subject to availability and weather). This tour continues read more...

This tour operates during the Whale Season from July to November only. There is no guarantee that whales will be sighted although the guides make every effort to find the best viewing point. Travel along the scenic coastal Clarens Drive, which offers spectacular views of False Bay. Arrive at the quaint holiday town of Hermanus and search the cliffs of Walker Bay for whales. There may be an opportunity to join boat-based whale watching (for own account and subject to availability and weather). This tour continues into the beautiful Hemel en Aarde Valley (Heaven and Earth) to the Bouchard Finlayson Wine Estate where guests are treated to a tasting of some of their delicious wines. Relax with a cup of tea (own account) at a farm stall where natural preserves, jams, and delicious pastries are sold. Return over Sir Lowry's Mountain Pass and enjoy the views of long white sandy beaches stretching along the False Bay coastline. On a clear day it is possible to see Cape Point.


Whales are seasonal and can be spotted usually between June & November, but that doesn't mean Hermanus isn't a fantastic destination during the summer months, with beautiful beaches and wonderful scenery.
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9

Hermanus – Cape Town – Victoria Falls

After breakfast transfer to the Cape Town airport for a flight to Victoria Falls. Upon arrival at the airport transfer to the hotel in Victoria Falls or Livingstone. The rest of the day at leisure to explore beautiful surroundings. Overnight in Victoria Falls or Livingstone.

After breakfast transfer to the Cape Town airport for a flight to Victoria Falls. Upon arrival at the airport transfer to the hotel in Victoria Falls or Livingstone. The rest of the day at leisure to explore beautiful surroundings. Overnight in Victoria Falls or Livingstone.

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Day
10

Tour of Victoria Falls

Described by the Kololo tribe living in the area in the 1800's as 'Mosi-oa-Tunya' - 'the Smoke that Thunders' and in more modern terms as 'the greatest known curtain of falling water', Victoria Falls are a spectacular sight of awe-inspiring beauty and grandeur on the Zambezi River, bordering Zambia and Zimbabwe. A path along the edge of the forest provides the visitor who is prepared to brave the tremendous spray (at certain times of the year) with an unparalleled series of views of the Falls. One special read more...

Described by the Kololo tribe living in the area in the 1800's as 'Mosi-oa-Tunya' - 'the Smoke that Thunders' and in more modern terms as 'the greatest known curtain of falling water', Victoria Falls are a spectacular sight of awe-inspiring beauty and grandeur on the Zambezi River, bordering Zambia and Zimbabwe. A path along the edge of the forest provides the visitor who is prepared to brave the tremendous spray (at certain times of the year) with an unparalleled series of views of the Falls. One special vantage point is across the Knife edge bridge, where visitors can have the finest view of the Eastern Cataract and the Main Falls as well as the Boiling Pot where the river turns and heads down the Batoka Gorge. Different times of the year will provide completely different experiences of the Falls region. Peak flood season is around March and April and the full power of the falls can be experienced in all its glory. As the floods abate the view of the falls gets better and better through the year, but at its lowest, around November and December the Falls become little rivulets running over the edge and in some places along the 1,7km width no water falls at all. ...read less

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Day
11

Elephant back safari

It is not often one can climb onto the back of an African Elephant and set off at an easy rolling pace in search of other wild game. This is an elephant 'experience' and the guides are highly trained experts in the behavior of elephants and the wildlife around them. Trails are available both in the morning and afternoon. The elephant back safari trails begin near Thorntree Lodge in the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park which is an attractive lodge overlooking the Zambezi River. Tea, coffee and cordials are served read more...

It is not often one can climb onto the back of an African Elephant and set off at an easy rolling pace in search of other wild game. This is an elephant 'experience' and the guides are highly trained experts in the behavior of elephants and the wildlife around them. Trails are available both in the morning and afternoon. The elephant back safari trails begin near Thorntree Lodge in the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park which is an attractive lodge overlooking the Zambezi River. Tea, coffee and cordials are served upon arrival and after a short introductory talk and safety-briefing guests are introduced to the elephants and their handlers before mounting the great animals. The handler and no more than two guests on each animal then head off through the riverine bush, crossing the river in shallow water to get onto the many islands. Halfway through the ride guests will dismount and interact with the elephants on the ground giving the guides an opportunity to make an interesting and informative explanation about the African Elephant and their relationship with man.


Elephant back safaris in the morning last about 4 hours and ends with the opportunity to view a video of each guest's elephant ride. The price includes transfers, tea, coffee, juice and biscuits.


The afternoon elephant back safaris go on for about 4 hours with soft drinks and water at the end of the day and the opportunity to view a video of each guest's elephant ride.
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Day
12

Day trip to Chobe

After breakfast, the Chobe Day trip departs to the Chobe National Park in Botswana. Transfer to the Kazungula border to be met by a guide. From here, proceed straight to the river where there will be a morning viewing game along the Chobe River. Tea, coffee & biscuits are provided. The morning cruise ends at around 12.30hrs; then transfer to a riverbank hotel for lunch.
After lunch, board safari vehicles for an afternoon game drive in the Chobe National Park where there will be an opportunity to enjoy an read more...

After breakfast, the Chobe Day trip departs to the Chobe National Park in Botswana. Transfer to the Kazungula border to be met by a guide. From here, proceed straight to the river where there will be a morning viewing game along the Chobe River. Tea, coffee & biscuits are provided. The morning cruise ends at around 12.30hrs; then transfer to a riverbank hotel for lunch.
After lunch, board safari vehicles for an afternoon game drive in the Chobe National Park where there will be an opportunity to enjoy an abundance of wildlife. After the game drive, journey back to the Kazungula Border where to be met by a Zimbabwean/Zambian guide for a return transfer to Victoria Falls, arriving at approximately 18.30hrs.
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Day
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Exploring the Zambezi River

Probably the best way to appreciate the beauty, peace and wildlife of the Zambezi River above the Victoria Falls is to paddle slowly downstream in a canoe with some of the best wildlife guides in Africa. Watch the Pied Kingfisher hover and dive, listen to the haunting call of the fish eagle and the grunts of the hippo, see elephant, buffalo, and other animals come down to drink and explore the islands and waterways along the route. A full day safari lasts 9 hours and includes a cold lunch with wine, soft drinks and beer.

Probably the best way to appreciate the beauty, peace and wildlife of the Zambezi River above the Victoria Falls is to paddle slowly downstream in a canoe with some of the best wildlife guides in Africa. Watch the Pied Kingfisher hover and dive, listen to the haunting call of the fish eagle and the grunts of the hippo, see elephant, buffalo, and other animals come down to drink and explore the islands and waterways along the route. A full day safari lasts 9 hours and includes a cold lunch with wine, soft drinks and beer.

Day
14

International flight home

After breakfast transfer to the airport for a connection to Cape Town and flight home or continue with an optional Yampu Tours add-on.

After breakfast transfer to the airport for a connection to Cape Town and flight home or continue with an optional Yampu Tours add-on.

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Hermanus, Western Cape, South Africa

Victoria Falls, Matabeleland North, Zimbabwe

Livingstone, Southern, Zambia

Chobe National Park, Chobe, North West, Botswana

Places You'll See

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    Cape Town

    As Africa’s most popular tourist destination, Cape Town has much to offer. From its natural features such as Table Mountain, or Hout Bay with its views of the Atlantic Ocean, to its cultural attractions and several hundred shops, it has something for everyone. The Two Oceans aquarium is a popular destination, with its large viewing windows and seven exhibition galleries.

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    Franschhoek

    Founded by French settlers, Franschhoek was once known for its large number of elephants occupying the valley and, arguably, is the wine and food capital of South Africa. Enjoy tours of the local wineries and bike along while taking in the beautiful scenery just before indulging in the local cuisine.

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    Hermanus

    The lovely seaside town of Hermanus is a well-known village a short way from Cape Town, and is best known as one of the ultimate places to spot the Southern Right Whale among other sea mammals during migration season. Aside from these breathtaking creatures, one can enjoy a great white shark tour as well as many other activities inland.

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    Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)

    Adventurers and sightseers alike can enjoy a visit to Victoria Falls. Go canoeing on the river above the falls for a relaxing way to enjoy the wildlife, or a take a beautiful sunset cruise. For a little more action try white water rafting on the river below the falls. Take a helicopter ride over the falls, or stay on land and visit the Victoria Falls Hotel for High Tea.

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    Victoria Falls (Zambia/Livingstone)

    Twice the height of the Niagara Falls and the world’s largest curtain of falling water, Victoria Falls will not disappoint. The falls offer many experiences that are once in a lifetime. From bungee jumping to looking over the falls from the water just inches away from the official drop, Victoria Falls is a must!

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    Chobe National Park

    For wildlife lovers, Chobe National Park is the place to see a wide assortment of species, from elephants to giraffes, in their natural habitat. This national park is the most biologically diverse and can be witnessed by land as well as flying safaris! The first national park of Botswana has a wide variety of accommodations from camping to private lodges.

Hotel Options

3 Star Properties

Cape Town : Inn on the Square

Cape Town : Protea Hotel Fire & Ice

Cape Town : Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge

Cape Town : SunSquare Cape Town

Franschhoek : Rose Cottage

Hermanus : Abalone

Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) : Ilala Lodge

Livingstone (Zambia) : Thorn Tree Lodge

4 Star Properties

Cape Town : Protea Hotel Victoria Junction

Cape Town : Adderley Hotel (Waterfront)

Cape Town : The Vineyard (Newlands)

Franschhoek : Franschhoek Country House & Villas

Hermanus : Mosselberg

Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) : Ilala Lodge

Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) : Victoria Falls Safari Lodge and Suites

Livingstone : Stanley Safari Lodge (Baobab Cottage)

5 Star Properties

Cape Town : Cape Royale

Cape Town : Victoria & Alfred Hotel

Cape Town : Taj Cape Town

Franschhoek : La Residence

Hermanus : Birkenhead House

Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) : Victoria Falls Hotel

Livingstone : Tongabezi Lodge (Nut House)

Luxury Properties

Cape Town : Table Bay Hotel

Cape Town : Cape Grace

Testimonials

Joel M.

Traveled August, 2014

Everything was perfect! Guides were wonderful!

Everything was perfect! Guides were wonderful! I especially loved the Chitwa Chitwa. The experiences here were fabulous, including eating dinner with a family of elephants, including a baby. From our room and the lodge we saw a herd of Hippos, crocodiles in the morning and two lions. On the drive we saw an Impala in a tree which had been killed by a lion. Then shortly thereafter we saw a leopard leap up into the tree to eat the impala. We also went to an art opening, and liked a painting so much that we decided to buy it and take it home. It was her first painting to sell and she was so happy she gave it to me. I hope in some way my trip to South Africa, may have changed this student’s life, who will now have more confidence as an artist.

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Michael

Traveled June, 2014

The safari was beyond description good!

We got home safely and with no problems Friday morning. The trip was excellent! Thank you for all your help in making it a trip to remember. All of the places we stayed were great. The tours were very good, and we especially liked our last guide.We appreciate the stellar job working to get our shark trip in which was very important to us. Incidentally, the shark tour was challenging but most professionally done, as was the balloon trip. We got a lot from the mine tour and learned a bunch. We did buy a diamond for my wife’s ring though we ended up getting from shop outside the mine. The diamonds in the mine store were beyond beautiful and very expensive. We got a very nice (and safe) diamond that we are most happy with for a price that was realistic. We are pleased.We can’t say enough about Arathusa. The safari was beyond description good!

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Karen

Traveled April, 2016

Thank you for making available for us the adventure of a lifetime.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for an exquisite 23 day Africa experience. With a little bit of careful planning my sister and I did it ALL!!! From balloon flights over the Namibian Dunes to being 8 feet from 9 lions feeding on a buffalo they had just killed in Sabi Sands to city explorations of Pretoria, Capetown and Johannesburg, we saw it all. And due to your efforts there was never a missed connection or even a slightly late connection–everyone showed up on time or even early. We never had a moments worry. We ate all the exceptional food, drank ice in our drinks and had a wonderful gastronomic, even gourmet, time without any repercussions .

I never thought we could do this without a hitch but thanks to you we did. Everyone was very compassionate helpful resourceful and accommodating.

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