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10 DAY CAPE TOWN KRUGER & VICTORIA FALLS SAFARI

 

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CAPE TOWN

From cosmopolitan Cape Town to the extraordinary Kruger National park to the thundering Victoria Falls, experience the best of Southern Africa in one spectacular itinerary. Stand on top Table Mountain enjoying the exquisite view of the Twelve Apostles range, experience the spectacular Cape of Good Hope and see the African penguin colony on Boulders Beach. The world-famous Kruger National Park is awaiting you on the second leg of your journey and is a truly spectacular place where you will see wild animals in their natural habitat and get in touch with mother nature. Nearing the end of your African experience, enjoy a tour of Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.

 

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DAY 1: CAPE TOWN

ACCOMMODATION:

Bayflowers guest house

HIGHLIGHTS FOR TODAY:
  • Cape town
  • Table Mountain (weather dependent, schedule might change)
  • Scenic views

Guests are met upon arrival at the Cape Town International Airport their African Express Tours & Safaris tour guide. From the airport guests will make their way to Cape Town – South Africa’s “Mother City”. The afternoon will be devoted to exploring Table Mountain. A short cable car ride will take guests to the top of the mountain with breathtaking views of the city, Robben Island and the Peninsula.

 

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DAY 2: CAPE TOWN

ACCOMMODATION:

Bayflower guest house

HIGHLIGHTS FOR TODAY:
  • CHAPMANS PEAK
  • Noordhoek
  • Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve
  • Cape point
  • Simonstown
  • Muizenberg
  • Boulders Beach – African Penguin

Breakfast will be followed by a breath-taking drive, known as the Chapman’s Peak Drive. This drive hugs the near-vertical face of Chapman’s Peak, from Hout Bay to Noordhoek. Cut into the face of the mountain between 1915 and 1922, the road was at that time regarded as a major feat of engineering. The road leads to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and Cape Point. In the nature reserve we visit Cape Point, where the stormy waters of the Atlantic are met by the calming influence of the Indian Ocean. On the return journey to Cape Town we visit the towns of Simonstown and Muizenberg, both set along the shores of the Indian Ocean. On our way to Cape Town a visit is also made to Boulders Beach, an attractive secluded haven comprising a tumble of huge round rocks on a sandy shore. The boulders are ideal vantage points to watch the antics of the colony of mainland-based African penguins.

 

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DAY 3: CAPE TOWN

ACCOMMODATION:

Bayflowers guest house

HIGHLIGHTS FOR TODAY:
  • Hout Bay
  • Boat Cruise
  • Seal island
  • Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden
  • Robben Island

Depart for Hout Bay after breakfast to do a 45-minute boat cruise to Duiker Island to observe thousands of seals playing and feeding. Visit the amazing Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens who only grows indigenous South African plants. The cultivated garden (36 hectares) displays collections of South African plants, particularly those from the winter rainfall region of the country. The afternoon, pay to visit the world heritage site of Robben Island, the infamous prison where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated for 27 years.

 

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Day 4: CAPE TOWN

ACCOMMODATION:

Bayflowers guest house

HIGHLIGHTS FOR TODAY:
  • Vergelegen Wine Estate
  • Die Bergkelder Wine Estate
  • Franschhoek
  • French Huguenot Monument
  • Wine Tasting

A 40-minute drive will lead guests to the heart of the Cape Winelands. Guest’s first stop will be at one of the oldest vineyards – Vergelegen. Vergelegen has a rich history dating back to the 16th century. Time will be devoted to explore the estate with some wine tasting. The Franschhoek Valley and the town of Franschhoek will be guests’ next stop. Time will be devoted to exploring the town, visiting the French Huguenot Monument and some wine tasting. Guests will return to their hotel during the late afternoon.

THREE RONDAWELS

 

HOEDSPRUIT

Resting at the foot of the Klein Drakensberg, in the beautiful Limpopo Province, the town of Hoedspruit is surrounded by the largest privately-owned conservation area in the world. It is sandwiched between the world-famous Kruger National Park and the breathtaking Blyde River Canyon. Hoedspruit serves as a great base from which to explore the surrounding game reserves and natural attractions. This spectacular landscape features towering cliffs shadowing over enormous stretches of bushveld that give way to marula, acacia and mopane woodlands. Within this wilderness paradise, some of Africa’s most captivating wildlife can be spotted. Visitors can enjoy a number of activities including: Big 5 game drives, whitewater rafting, horse riding safaris, visiting the Khamai Reptile Park as well as the Daktari Wildlife Orphanage.

 

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DAY 5: HOEDSPRUIT 
ACCOMMODATION:

Phelwana Game Lodge

HIGHLIGHTS FOR TODAY:
  • Bush Walk with a professional ranger
  • Dive to the lodge situated in greater Kruger park
  • WIldlife

Guests will be met and transferred to the Cape Town International Airport for their flight departing for the town of Hoedspruit. Upon arrival at the Hoedspruit Airport guests will be met by their guide. A 45 Minute drive will bring guests to the Phelwana Game Lodge situated in the greater Kruger National Park. Guests will enter the reserve and slowly make their way to their overnight camp. After check-in and settling in, guests will join the other guests on their first afternoon bush walk in search of African Wildlife.

 

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DAY 6: HOEDSPRUIT
ACCOMMODATION:

Phelwana Game Lodge

HIGHLIGHTS FOR TODAY:
  • Full day Kruger National Park Game Drive (Southern Kruger)
  • Lots and Lots of wildlife
  • Big Five

A day in the Kruger National Park starts early morning, after your wakeup call go for a safari in the Kruger National Park. Setting out early improves your chances or seeing more animals. Many animals are most active early morning or late afternoon. The Kruger National Park offers magnificent game viewing opportunities and the highest concentration of lion in the whole of Africa. Hopefully we will see at least one of the “Big Five” today – Lion, Elephant, Buffalo, Leopard and Rhino. Enjoy breakfast at one of the many locations in the Park. We also enjoy lunch in the Park after which we return to the camp for dinner and savor a nightcap around a cozy campfire.

 

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DAY 7: HOEDSPRUIT
ACCOMMODATION:

Phelwana Game Lodge

HIGHLIGHTS FOR TODAY:
  • Manyaleti Private concession Morning Game Drive
  • Lion
  • Buffalo
  • Leopard
  • Rhino
  • Elephant
  • Lots more wildlife
  • Manyaleti Private concession Afternoon Game Drive

We depart on an early morning game drive in Manyeleti which is a private concession in Kruger Park, offering magnificent game viewing opportunities and the highest concentration of lion in the whole of Africa. Hopefully we will see at least one of the Big Five today – Lion, Elephant, Buffalo, Leopard and Rhino, before returning to camp for breakfast. The rest of the morning is free for relaxing at camp or beside the swimming pool. Alternatively, you can enjoy a guided walk with a lodge ranger, to study some of the smaller animals, insects and trees of the park. In the afternoon, enjoy another open vehicle safari drive with your ranger. With nearly 150 different species of mammals and over 100 species of reptiles in the Kruger National Park (Manyeleti), we hope to see hippos, crocodiles, cheetah, giraffe, kudu, sable antelope, waterbuck, warthogs, baboons, wild dogs and a wide variety of other interesting animals.

 

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VICTORIA FALLS

Just as legendary explorer Dr David Livingstone was swept off his feet at the sight on the mighty Victoria falls, nothing can prepare you for the awe-inspiring spectacle that is awaiting you on the last leg of your journey in Africa. The aptly named Mosi-oa-Tunya “the Smoke that Thunders”, the roaring, mist-filled chasm of the world’s largest falling water is an absolute must-see on an African safari.

 

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Day 8: VICTORIA FALLS
ACCOMMODATION:

Ilala Lodge

HIGHLIGHTS FOR TODAY:
  • Transfer to Victoria falls
  • Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi river
  • Maybe some time next to the pool

Breakfast will be followed by a transfer to the Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (Nelspruit) for your forward flight to Livingstone Airport, Zambia where you will be met by a hotel representative and transferred to your hotel. Check in, settle-in, and relax before guests are met during the late afternoon for your Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi River to see hippos, crocodiles and the abundant bird life.

 

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DAY 9: VICTORIA FALLS, ZIMBABWE

 

ACCOMMODATION:

Ilala Lodge

HIGHLIGHTS FOR TODAY:

Today explore on foot the mighty Victoria Falls situated close to your hotel and offering magnificent views. Later relax by the swimming pool and enjoy the many pleasures of your hotel, or participate in one of the many local activities, such as a helicopter flight over the falls or an elephant-back safari. Adrenalin seekers can participate in many adventure holiday activities, such as canoeing in the gentler rapids above the falls; white water rafting in the turbulent gorge below the falls (beware: grade 5); or bungee jumping from Victoria Falls Bridge! There is also an interesting local craft market.

 

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DAY 10: DEPARTURE

After a morning spent at leisure, guests will be transferred to the airport in time for their flight departing for Johannesburg, South Africa where guests will connect with their international flight returning home after a memorable time in South Africa.

R55 995 per person sharing

**Africa Express Tours & Safaris receives payment in South African Rand only.

**Please note some of the activities is weather dependent this may cause your daily itinerary to change.

TRANSPORT

All transfers to and from your hotel or lodge will typically be in private air-conditioned vehicles. This is also the case for any transfers to the activities that you will be partaking except for the game drives that will be hosted in an open 4x4 game drive vehicle.

Terms & Conditions

Included:

Activities, accommodation, meals, drinks and transport as specified on itinerary.

Excluded:

Activities, accommodation, meals, drinks and transport not specified on itinerary

 

Highlights:    
  • Cape Winelands
  • Table Mountain
  • Whale Watching boat cruise
  • Kruger National Park
  • Panorama Rout
  • Full day Game drive
  • Morning Game drive
  • Afternoon Game Drive
  • Victoria Falls
  • Sunset Boat Cruise

 

Extend Your Experience:
  • 2 Day Chobe Safaris
  • 3 Day Garden Route

 

Enrich Your Experience:
    Cape Town:
  • Sunset Boat cruise – Table Bay
  • Shark cage diving
  • Whale watching boat cruise (seasonal)
Kruger Park:
  • Fly over the city of Cape town
  • Day of your departure Morning Safari
  • Hot Air Balloon Ride
  • Star gazing
  • Visit Jessica the Hippo
  • Morning Safari on day of departure
  • Panorama Route Tour

 

Victoria Falls:
  • Helicopter Ride Over Victoria Falls
  • White River Rafting
  • Victoria Falls Rainforest Tour
  • Bungee Jumping
  • Elephant Back Safari

 

What’s included:
Cape Town:
  • Table Mountain
  • Cape Point
  • Chapmans Peak
  • Boulders Beach
  • Seal Island
  • Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden
  • Robben Island Fairy
  • Winelands Tour
  • Breakfast
  • Air Ticket to Hoedspruit airport
  • All entrance fees
Kruger Park:
  • Bush walk
  • Full Day Kruger Park Safaris
  • Breakfast and Dinner
  • Morning Game Drive in Manyaleti Private Game reserve
  • Afternoon Game Drive in Manyaleti Private Game reserve
  • Air ticket to Victoria Falls
  • All entrance fees
Victoria Falls:
  • Victoria Falls
  • Sunset Boat Cruise
  • Breakfast
  • All entrance fees
  • Air ticket to OR Tambo

 

What Is Excluded
  • Meals as indicated will be for your account.
  • Additional activities not mentioned.
  • Gratuities for guides and porters.
  • Personal expenditure.