14 DAY LUXURY SAFARI ****

15 DAYS / 14 NIGHTS

Day 1               South Africa- Arrival day

Day 2,3,4,5       South Africa - Private Game Reserve

Day 6,7,8,9,10   South Africa - Cape Town

Day 11 & 12       Zimbabwe - Victoria Falls

Day 13 & 14       Namibia - Chobe River boat

Day 15              Return

Day 16             USA arrival


    Your travel path...

    Day 1

    Airport meet & greet with a 40 minute road transfer to the Farm Inn hotel, located a mere 40 minutes from Johannesburg International airport.

    Nestled on a rocky outcrop under the African sun, the Farm Inn Country Hotel’s unmatched hospitality and the warmth of thatch, stone and natural materials make it a luxury ‘home away from home’ for guests. Amidst the serenity of park-like grounds on a private game sanctuary, guests can enjoy the magic of a wildlife sanctuary with 23 indigenous species, including lion, leopard and cheetah.

    Guests may relax in the beautiful ambience of the lounge or bar, for a truly African experience.

    The following species can be viewed by taking a game drive at this location: Lion, Leopard, Tiger, Cheetah, Striped Hyena, Warthog, Vervet Monkey, Giraffe, Blue Wildebeest, Impala, Springbuck, Blesbuck & Porcupine.

    1 night at the Farm Inn (Bed & Breakfast)

    Day 2,3,4,5   Land based photographic safari

    Welgevonden Game Reserve occupies a magnificent section of the Waterberg Biosphere. With a size of 37,500 hectares, it has the largest population of white rhino to be found in all of Africa. Surrounded by rivers, mountains and  bushveld,this private reserve has never been used for game hunting, so the wildlife is more relaxed and approachable.

    This Heritage Site of 36,000 hectares is home to the Lion, Leopard, Elephant, White Rhino, Cheetah, Brown Hyena, 15 different types of buck, and 30 other species of mammal.

    Set in the northern side of the Welgevonden Private Game Reserve, this malaria free Big Five private game lodge is set in pristine African Wilderness. Surrounded by the Ancient Waterberg Mountains, abundant wildlife and unspoiled African bush, the game lodge offers guests an intimate and relaxed safari experience.

    There is a place in the Waterberg Mountains that follows a different pace. Surrounded by pristine wilderness and attuned to the gentle rhythm of the earth. The lodge situated in the Welgevonden Game Reserve nestled in unspoiled African bushveld ranging, from rocky outcrops to wide open savannah where the herds of Zebra, Wildebeest and Impala abound.
    This is a place of rare and rugged beauty, with plentiful wildlife and prolific birdlife. Traditional food and world-class wines are a certain luxury to be enjoyed.

    5 luxury chalets has a lounge and a private deck overlooking the Waterberg Mountains. Each chalet has its own elegant sense of style and décor, designed to make you feel pampered, spoilt and special. Large double sliding doors exit onto your private viewing sundeck where you can relax and watch Africa pass by below you.
    57 Waterberg is an exquisite five-star bushveld hideaway, where service and luxury is a priority. The setting is spectacular for beautiful mountain and bush scenery. The excellent game viewing makes 57 Waterberg Lodge a fantastic holiday destination in a world of easygoing grace.


    Take full advantage of the best times of the day for game viewing, dawn and dusk. Open safari vehicles with expert guides offer prime viewing experiences and an educational opportunity. Walking Safaris with armed guides are by request. Close inspection of insect rituals and the identification of tracks are some of the myriad possibilities presented on these safaris.

    4 nights  at 57 Waterberg (Full boarding excl. drinks)

    Day 6 Cape Town Scenic tours

    Morning breakfast in the African bush is followed by your return scheduled charter flight back to Johannesburg International airport, for your connecting flight to Cape Town. Meet and greet in the arrivals hall in Cape Town, with quick transfer to the guesthouse.

    Meet and greet in the arrivals hall in Cape Town, with quick transfer to the guesthouse.Arrive at the guest house. Located in the heart of Sea Point, where sea, mountain and city meet. Minutes away from Saunders Rock Beach on the Atlantic Sea Board of Cape Town and Lions head protection when the South Eastern blows.

    Nestled under the watchful eye of Lion’s Head stands the Villa Rosa, a charming turn of the century Victorian Villa. Cape Town’s most loved boutique accommodation perfectly situated in Sea Point, within an easy stroll to the beach. Our super comfort, sleep easy beds with exquisite linens, organic essential oil soaps and the fluffiest towels create an effortless feeling of well-being and harmony.Start your morning with a delicious breakfast ranging from homemade muesli, organic yogurts, hand selected local cheeses and imported Italian cold cuts, or a sumptuous breakfast of the day.

    Day at leisure, Explore the Victoria & Alfred waterfront located nearby!

    Spend the day at leisure at world famous Victoria & Alfred Waterfront…

    Situated at the foot of Table Mountain, within a stone’s throw from the Cape Town Stadium and in the heart of Cape Town’s working harbor, the V&A Waterfront offers the visitor an abundance of unforgettable experiences. Indoor shopping and entertainment venues seamlessly merge with ocean vistas and mountain views and the fresh sea breeze and warm African sun add zest to a cosmopolitan, vibrant atmosphere. More than 80 restaurants bring a fusion of international food, from rustic al fresco fish and chips to starched table-cloth cuisines – there is just so much to do, so much to discover.                                         

    Day at leisure, Explore the Victoria & Alfred waterfront located nearby!

    1 night at Villa Rosa (B&B)

    Day 7    Cape Peninsula & Cape Point tour

    Magnificent beaches, breathtaking views, historic and picturesque coastal villages are to be seen along the way...This awe-inspiring tour to the towering headland known as Cape Point encompasses magnificent beaches, breathtaking views, and picturesque coastal villages. The Cape Peninsula is one of the world’s most scenic areas and stretches from the City Center to Cape Point.

     

    The Cape Peninsula is one of the world’s most scenic areas and stretches from the City Center to Cape Point. 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 harbor with magnificent mountain views and beach. 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, bird-life, endemic antelope species and zebra, historic lighthouses and shipwrecks. Cape Point is perceived to be the meeting point of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. Lunch at Two Oceans restaurant (client's account)

    Visit the  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 an information center.

    Drive through the 'Mother City' and see the Castle Good Hope, Houses of Parliament, Greenmarket square and other sites.
    Time permitting, you can also visit Kirstenbosch Gardens.

    1 night at Villa Rosa (B&B)

    Day 8   Table Mountain and City / Day at leisure

    Explore the Mother City, one of the world’s most beautiful and cosmopolitan cities, cradled in the amphitheater formed by Table Mountain, Lion’s Head and Devil’s Peak.

    Table Mountain can be seen 100 miles away from sea, rising over 1000 meters, for centuries provided a welcome site to the exhausted sailors after spending 6 months at sea. The sight of Table Mountain with its flat top must surely be the most well known landmark in the Southern hemisphere. Weather permitting, we undertake a cable car ride to reach the summit from where one has the perfect 360º view of the “fairest Cape in the world”. Note that this is an option activity. The cost is approx. $25 pp for client's own account.

    Castle of Good Hope, oldest European structure in South Africa, was built to protect the early Dutch Settlers against possible attacks by other European powers. Walking through its formidable entrance one is transported back in time to the late 1600’s on experiencing the cobblestone floors, sundials on the original walls and the beautiful balcony that was the stage from where the Governor made his important announcements. The changing of the Guards ceremony is still performed, the Castle also protects valuable collections of Chinese Porcelain, old Cape furniture, Artwork and Cape Silverware.

    See the Malay Quarter, also referred to as the Bo-Kaap, which is an extremely colorful area situated on higher ground than Cape Town itself and reminds one of the Mother City’s days gone by. It boasts a distinctive Muslim flavor with beautiful small mosques, as many of the people who live in the Bo-Kaap are direct descendants of the former slaves from far away places like Malaysia, Java, Indonesia and the various Portuguese Spice Islands.

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    • Drive through the 'Mother City' and see the Castle Good Hope, Houses of Parliament, Greenmarket square and other sites.
    • Kirstenbosch Gardens
    • Take the cable car to the top of Table Mountain

    Spend the rest of the day at leisure.

    1 night at Villa Rosa (B&B)

    Day 9  Day at leisure

    The V&A Waterfront is South Africa’s most visited destination, attracting millions of visitors every year – and for good reason. Whether you're looking to go shopping, dine at top restaurants, party at local nightspots, visit tourist attractions and museums or investigate the city’s historic harbour, you'll find it all here. (Construction for this harbor began as early as 1860, when Prince Alfred tipped the first stones for the breakwater, hence the attraction’s name: V&A after Queen Victoria of England and her youngest son Alfred.)

    If you're interested in visiting Robben Island, you'll find the Nelson Mandela Gateway at the Waterfront.

    1 night at Villa Rosa (B&B)

    Day 10  Cape Wine lands Tour

    Considered by many to be the true heart of the Cape wine lands, the romantic town of Stellenbosch it is the second oldest town in South Africa. Gorgeous scenery, old Cape Dutch houses and picture perfect streets lined with old oak trees one can easily get lost in this quaint little town.

    The culinary capital of South Africa, Franschhoek boasts some of the best restaurants in the country. Dotted with wine farms, many being of French origin, this is where the original French Huguenots settled in South Africa around 1692. Nowadays this little town is booming with the good vibrations of fine wine, great dining and gorgeous scenery.

    Your day will include a visit to the Spier Wine Estate and their Cheetah Outreach Program, Raptor breeding program and outdoor African curio market.

    • Visit the main wine producing areas of South Africa.
    • Visit historic town of Stellenbosch.
    • Cellar tour  and wine tasting.
    • Visit picturesque Franschhoek surrounded by striking mountains.
    • More shopping/browsing in shops unique to this town.

    All tours in Cape Town area are conducted as a privately guided tour in a luxury mini van.

    Arrive at the wine estate - a beautifully restore homestead situated in the heart of Stellenbosch wine lands. The estate has official  heritage status and now form part of the renowned Seascape collection. 

    Fitted with period furniture and representative of South African art Christo Coetzee (paintings) and Ruhan Janse van Vuuren (statues), the exquisitely refurbished Manor House at Weltevreden offers guest accommodation at a world-class standard. There are four elevated bedchambers upstairs under a cosy thatched roof. The main suite on the ground floor, includes access to and the use of an inviting, yellow wood kitchen as well as the formal dining area and lounge. Our boutique accommodation operates on a bed-and-breakfast basis, with lunch and dinner available from Lekke Neh.

    1 Night at wine estate (B&B)

    Day 11  Victoria Falls

    Early morning return road transfer back to Cape Town airport for our commercial flight to Victoria falls. Flight connects in Johannesburg.

    Arrive at Victoria Falls airport. Airport meet and greet with 30 minute road transfer to the lodge.

    Gorges is famous for its spectacular views, described by some as the best in Southern Africa, and whether you are enjoying a cup of coffee at sunrise on your private veranda or a cool refreshment by the pool at sunset, you will be constantly drawn to the stunning vistas provided by the Batoka Gorge and the rushing of the Zambezi River below...Gorges Lodge is built on the edge of the Batoka Gorge, some 200 awe-inspiring meters above the mighty Zambezi River.

    Gorges Lodge is located downstream of the Victoria Falls, perched overlooking the Batoka Gorge and the Zambezi River as it twists and turns in the depths some 200 metres below. Gorges Lodge is a long established and well known lodge with a unique and breathtaking setting.  The lodge offers the seclusion of a wilderness location, yet with the convenience of being just half an hour away from Victoria Falls town or airport (the Lodge is 10 kilometres downstream of the falls in a direct line, and 22 km by road).

    Little Gorges tented camp is located right next door and shares the main dinning lodge with Gorgers Lodge. The tents over looks the dramatic meeting of Dibu Dibu and the mighty Zambezi River. Spot black eagles and lanner Falcons nest in the sheer cliff faces! Each tent teeters on the gorge edge with dramatic views and the gentle roar of the mighty Zambezi echoing from below.

    Elephant Interaction
    Be witness to this mutually enriching and rewarding relationship between man and elephant in a modern day Africa...much more than just a game-viewing experience, but rather a closer insight into the worlds largest land mammal, the African Elephant.

    The Elephant Interaction affords guests the opportunity to unobtrusively interact with some of the biggest personalities in Africa, in a pristine wilderness environment overflowing with raw natural beauty. Guests spend time and connect with elephants in the most positive and natural way possible. 

    An open-design thatch Boma gives guests an uninterrupted view of the beautiful Masuwe River, and against this breath-taking back drop, guests will be given an insightful and educational presentation on Thank you Elephant Sanctuary and Orphange. The sanctuary was founded on the principle of conservation, and one of the most effective ways to evoke a sense of environmental responsibility is to show what stands to be lost. Guests will have an opportunity to talk to guides that have journeyed - physically and metaphorically, incredible distances with these elephant , and learn more about the complexities of the individuals and the herd structures. Guests will learn about the elephant as well as their history and how they came to be in our care as well as the threats facing elephant populations today, in an interesting and informative talk. 

    Guests will meet the elephants at the wallow deck and will then be provided an opportunity to interact, feed and capture moments with the gentle giants as well as witness the special relationship our staff share with the elephants and become a part of it. The sight of the gentle grey mammals up close and personal will be imprinted on guests’ minds long after they have returned home. 

    A delicious two course buffet lunch accompanied by a cold beverage rounds off a perfect morning’s experience. Lunch is followed by your transfer back to your lodge.

    1 Night at (Little) Gorges Lodge (Full boarding)

     Day 12 Visit the Victoria Falls!

    The Victoria Falls – Now in it’s 150 millionth fantastic year - Reaches Its zenith in about May each year. It’s a truly awe-inspiring experience – the sight, the sound, the smell; the humbling feeling that here indeed is Nature’s Supreme Masterpiece. No photograph can begin to depict the reality…and nothing prepares you for your first sight.

    Dr Livingstone was the first European to see the Victoria Falls in 1855. Known locally as Mosi-Oa-Tunya or "the smoke that thunders" because of the spray made by the mass of water dropping 100 meters below in the gorges. Livingstone renamed the falls Victoria Falls in honor of Queen Victoria. 50 Years later, missionaries and traders settled in the small Zambian town of Livingstone and the railway bridge over the Zambezi was built.

     1 Night at (Little) Gorges Lodge (Full boarding)

    Day 13 & 14

    Morning breakfast is followed by a road transfer to meet the transfer boats.Pick up time is between 2-3 pm.   

    There can be few natural wonders as synonymous with Africa's raw wilderness as the great Chobe River. These waters divide Namibia's Caprivi Strip from Botswana's Chobe National Park, and its exotic banks boast one of the densest populations of wildlife on the African continent. Teeming with life, this National Park sprawls across some 11,000 m of lush African bush, and is home to the largest populace of elephants in the world – currently estimated at roughly 120,000. Along with the elephants, leopards and lions, huge groups of buffalo, waterbuck, roan, eland, sable, giraffe, and, if you are lucky, one of the rare puku, can also be seen. In the river itself watch out for hippo and crocodile, and keep your binoculars at the ready for spotting a rich selection of bird life.

    The house boat cruises along the banks of the Chobe River and is uniquely situated only a few kilometers from the point where 4 African countries meet, namely Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe. It is also only 80km by road from one of the great wonders of the world - the magnificent Victoria Falls. The world famous Chobe National Park, with its teeming wildlife and approximately 120 000 elephants and over 400 species of birds makes this an exceptional wildlife safari experience.

    Daily activities include: Water and land-based game drives and game viewing opportunities –Bring back the most amazing pictures!

    A village tour while on board one of our luxury houseboats will take you by tender boat to a local Namibian village called Ijambwe, situated on the floodplains of the East Caprivi. Meet village elders and locals, and gain a greater understanding of how the inhabitants of this 100-year old village live, including their daily challenges and traditions. Pick up a woven basket, beaded jewellery or a carved wooden animal as a memento from your trip – sales of these crafts empower village inhabitants by helping them earn a living. If you want to give the children of the village gifts, bring along school stationery, books or clothing – all will be highly appreciated. Finally, enjoy a display of traditional dancing and singing at the end and join in the fun!

    2 nights on Chobe river boat (Full boarding)

    Day 15  Depart

    Morning breakfast is followed by a road transfer back to Kasane airport for your return flight to Johannesburg and connecting international flight back to the USA.

    Day 16  Arrive USA

    Dreaming of the trip of a lifetime...!


    $6,865* per person sharing / 2 pax 

    *NOTES

    1. Cost may vary depending on actual booking dates and currency fluctuations
    2. Safari begins and ends in Johannesburg, South Africa. 
    3. All accommodation and activities as per the itinerary are included
    4. BOARDING: Full Boarding (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast) / B&B (Bed & Breakfast). Drinks might or might not be included depending in the specific location - please inquire if you need details
    5. Commercial flights between JNB,CPT,VFA and BBK are included
    6. International flights between USA/Europe and Africa are not included
    7. Child policy may apply
    8. Single occupancy policy allies
    9. Checking passport validity and sufficient empty pages needed in the passport remains the client's responsibility
    10. Checking and obtaining the necessary/applicable VISA's for each country visited is the client's responsibility
    They say that all bugs in Africa bite...but the Safari Bug is the worst of them all!