Day 1: Australia – – Johannesburg
Depart Australia today for to begin your private Africa safari.
Day 2: Johannesburg – – Victoria Falls
Upon arrival in Johannesburg, you will take your connecting flight to Victoria Falls. On arrival at Victoria Falls airport, you will be met by a local representative who will arrange your transfers to your hotel A’Zambezi River Lodge. Located in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, 25 km from the airport, nestling on the banks of the might Zambezi River within the periphery of the Zambezi National Park. A Zambezi is the perfect retreat to relax and unwind in the quiet ambience of the African wild life and nature. Later the afternoon, enjoy a sundowner Zambezi River cruise which is a superb way to relax and enjoy the beauty of the River. You will have the opportunity to see a variety of game, including elephants, hippo, crocodiles and different bird species. The rest of the evening is yours at leisure.
Day 3: Victoria Falls (B)
Today, discover how the falls were formed and what local customs and traditions surround them with an in-depth tour of the falls. The tour is very informative and ends with a visit to the local art and crafts centre. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.
Optional Tour: Walking with the Lions.
Day 4: Victoria Falls (B)
Today is a full day at leisure. Victoria Falls is a mecca for adventure, why not try your hand at Flying Fox and George Swing, Elephant back safari and interaction, zip lining or a unforgettable helicopter flight over the Falls (optional activities at own expense).
Day 5: Victoria Falls – – Nelspruit – Kruger National Park (B,D)
After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your connecting flight to Nelspruit Airport, the airport for Kruger National Park. Upon arrival at Nelspruit, you will be met by a representative of your lodge and transferred to your luxury accommodation for the next four nights!
Enjoy your first night in the Africa savannah from the luxury of your lodge.
Day 6: Kruger National Park (B,D)
Today, start with an early morning game drive in the Kruger National Park. Ensure you bring your camera along as you will be spotting the BIG 5 in their natural environment. The abundance of species you will see will be an experience of a lifetime. Get up close to the animals in your specialised safari vehicle lead by an expert guide. The game drive is approximately 6-8 hours. Later this evening, enjoy a sumptuous 3 course dinner while swapping stories of your animal encounters earlier that day.
Day 7: Kruger National Park (B,D)
Rise early again today for your second game drive in the Kruger National Park – you might spot animals you missed on the first game drive and encounter different experiences.
Day 8: Kruger National Park (B,L,D)
Today is a free day. After breakfast, you may simply wish to relax and unwind from the previous days safaris or partake in the wide range of optional activities (for your own account) offered by the lodge. These include sunset game drive, Panoramic Tour of Blyde River Canyon or a cultural day trip to Swaziland.
Optional Tour: Swaziland—Enjoy a tour of Swaziland with a visit to a village where you get to experience the culture and traditions of the Swazi people. Lunch is included with tribesman and women performing traditional dance and song
Day 9: Kruger National Park – – Cape Town – Stellenbosch (B)
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the nearby Nelspruit Airport for your flight to Cape Town. On arrival at Cape Town International Airport, you will be met by a local representative for your transfer to your boutique hotel in Stellenbosch. Spend the rest of your day at leisure to explore this postcard city.
Day 10: Stellenbosch (B)
After breakfast, You will be transferred to Franschoek for your Wine Tram Route excursion. A combination of tram and tram bus will transport you around a loop of 7 stops allowing you to experience the activities on offer, be it wine tasting, a cellar tour, lunch or simply just stroll through the vineyards. After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel.
Day 11: Stellenbosch – Cape Town (B)
After breakfast you will be collected at your hotel for a 30 minute tour of Afrogem, one of the leading jewellery manufactures in South Africa. You will have first hand experience of how smelted gold is transformed and watch the craftsman set gems and semi-precious stones in the creation of jewellery. After, enjoy a trip up the cable car to the top of Table Mountain for some exquisite views of Cape Town! When your ready, make your own way back to your hotel where the rest of the day is yours at leisure.
Day 12: Cape Town (B)
After an early morning breakfast, enjoy a full a day tour of the Cape Peninsula. The tour includes a trip to Cape Point at the southern western tip of the Cape Peninsula with the most spectacular views. The Cape Point Nature Reserve comprises of 17300 acres of indigenous fauna and flora. Here you can see wildlife that includes baboon’s, rhebok, Cape Mountain Zebra and the elusive eland. Bird watchers will also find many fine species to observe. Visit the Boulders Beach to visit the penguin colony (entrance for your own account) Before returning to your hotel, you will stop over at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens for a short walking tour of the beautiful garden
Day 13: Cape Town (B)
Today is yours at leisure – enjoy the shops and restaurants at the V&A Waterfront
Day 14: Cape Town – – Australia (B)
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Cape Town International Airport for your homeward flight.
Day 15: Australia
Arrive home today.