16 Day PREMIUM Safari *****

16 DAYS / 15 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 13,14,15         Namibia - Chobe River boat

Day 16                 South Africa - Departure day

Day 17                 USA Arrival

    An overview of what's to come...!

    Your travel map...

    Day 1   Arrival

    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   Big Game 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.

    No private vehicles are allowed within the reserve, to limit the human impact. The high altitude and temperate climate make it an ideal destination to be visited all year around.

    Created as a tribute to the unique splendor of the African Wilderness, Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway towers over the landscape, combining modern African living, simplicity and an abundance of flavor with a unique wildlife experience.

    Eight luxury suites overlooking the flowing Sterkstroom River each enjoy their own private deck and plunge pool perched on the cliff, allowing guests the opportunity to view game from the privacy of their suites. Situated in the Malaria free Welgevonden Private Game Reserve in the Waterberg Mountains, Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway is a special place where service is understood and luxury is elegantly understated.

    The lodge offers a dramatic fusion of African and Western cuisine, far surpassing expectations of even the most discerning diner, with the addition of an extensive wine cellar, any wine lover would appreciate. Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway is a place where one can retreat in an intimate oasis of relaxation inspired by an awareness of well being.

    4 nights at Game Reserve (Full boarding)

    Day 6  Cape Town Scenic tours

    Early morning breakfast in the African bush is followed by your return road transfer scheduled  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 hotel.

    Well-positioned in Camps Bay, Sea Five Boutique Hotel is the ideal point of departure for your excursions in Cape Town. Set 7.2 km from the excitement of the city, this 4-star hotel commands an excellent location and provides access to the city's biggest attractions. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

    At Sea Five Boutique Hotel, the excellent service and superior facilities make for an unforgettable stay. Top features of the hotel include free Wi-Fi in all rooms, Wi-Fi in public areas, car park, airport transfer, car hire.

    Cape Town is fondly regarded by locals and visitors alike as the world’s prettiest city – all because of that iconic blend of where the city meets the sea, and nature plays a key part in the lives of locals. If you like hiking, you’ll love making your way up the famous Table Mountain and the many activities on offer around Cape Town.   

    Dinner location of your choice - Driver will pick you up and drop you off at location of your choice

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

    1 Night at Sea Five (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 Sea Five (B&B) 

    Day 8  Table Mountain & the City half day tour

    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, you undertake a cable car ride to reach the summit from where one has the perfect 360º view of the “fairest Cape in the world”. Cots of the cable car ride is approx. $20 for client's 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.

    Spend the rest of the day at leisure - Exploring the Cape Town Waterfront. So much to do and see!

    1 Night at Sea Five (B&B)  

    Day 9  Cape Town - Day at leisure!

    Spend the day exploring South Africa's most iconic city! Exquisite beaches, vibrant cultural scene and fine cuisine and much, much more!

    Cape Town is fondly regarded by locals and visitors alike as the world’s prettiest city – all because of that iconic blend of where the city meets the sea, and nature plays a key part in the lives of locals. If you like hiking, you’ll love making your way up the famous Table Mountain and the many activities on offer around Cape Town.   

    So much to see and do! 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 harbor, 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.              

    Day 10 Cape Wine, Cheese and Chocolate Tour

    We start the day with a visit to Villiera Estate -  we take a look behind the scenes with a cellar tour followed by..... Wait for it!

    Depart on a unique safari game drive through the estate.A number of mammals have been introduced in the Wildlife Sanctuary: Springbuck, Kudu, Giraffe, Bontebok, Eland, Gemsbok, Black Wildebeest, Bush Pig, Burchell's Zebra, common Duiker, Steenbuck and Grysbok. 
    The Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in Koelenhof and access is gained through Villiera's vineyards. A game drive through the 220 hectares lasts approximately two hours.

    Here you go! a Bubbly & Nougat tasting!  What a way to start the day! 

    Lunch is going to be an 8 course Tappas/Wine tasting   

    The main concept behind pairings is that certain elements (such as texture and flavor) in both food and wine interact with each other, thus finding the right combination of these elements will make the entire dining experience

    Moving on to  the Chocolate/Wine experience at Waterford Wine estate.Depart on a unique three hour trip on a safari type vehicle...This experience allows the chance to to taste our award-winning Estate wines amongst the vineyards of their origin. The wine tasting will be accompanied by various light snacks, which are well suited to pair with the individual wines. The experience will end off with the Wine and Chocolate Tasting, back at the winery.

    The Wine and Chocolate Tasting is a unique flavour experience. Kevin Arnold together with, Chocolatier, Richard von Geusau have created a series of dark and milk chocolates that, when paired with our Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Natural Sweet wine, results in a flavour sensation unlike any other.

    Last stop of the tour - arrive at Fairview Winery - a Nine course paired Master Cheese/wine experience awaits you!

    The Fairview Master Wine Tasting showcases the estates top wines.   These wines are made from grapes from the Paarl wine region.   Once again this also a hot region.   They boast a large range of wonderful wines and are most famous for their Shiraz.   The range is however extensive and the cheeses will be paired with a combination of white and red wines.   Fairview is the largest producer of speciality cheeses in South Africa.   Every week they change the wines and cheeses they are pairing.   On this visit you enjoy 8  cheeses paired with 8 wines.

    The perfect end to the perfect day ! 

    Arrive at MolenVliet - nestled in the heart of the Stellenbosch Wine lands between historical Stellenbosch and gourmet Franschhoek. MolenVliet Wine Estate where Heaven and Earth meet is one of the hidden gems of the Stellenbosch Wine lands....

    MolenVliet wines are world class and have received fantastic ratings in the Platter's Guide for almost all our wines since our 2005 maiden vintage. Experience, no compromise on quality, and persistence has made MolenVliet wines very sought after for collectors, investors and wine lovers alike. A visit to MolenVliet for a tasting is always a wonderful experience.

    MolenVliet is only 45 minutes from Cape Town International Airport, the trendy V&A Waterfront, Table Mountain and all the fabulous tourist attractions which Cape Town has to offer.

    Romantic, festive and unforgettable experiences await you at this beautiful Estate.

    When venturing off to some of the most famous wine estates in the Cape, Molenvliet , is a treasure not to be missed.

    1 Night at Molenliet  (B&B)

    Day 11 Victoria Falls / Elephant interaction or Elephant back safari

    Early morning return road transfer to the Cape Town airport. Depart Cape Town to arrive in Johannesburg. Connecting flight to Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) departs around 10:40 am. Victoria falls arrival and customs clearance. USA citizens has to get a Zimbabwe visa upon entry, which cost $50. Please be sure to have the cash ready for payment upon arrival.Airport pick up for quick road transfer to the lodge.

    Spend the day enjoying the elephants roaming the lodge grounds! The Elephant camp is situated only 10 minutes from Victoria Falls in a private concession within the Victoria Falls National Park. Bounded by the Masuwe River and the Zambezi gorges, The Elephant Camp has breathtaking views of the Victoria Falls as well as the spectacular gorges which separate Zimbabwe and Zambia.

    With an emphasis on exclusivity, the luxury tented suites all have private decks and plunge pools.  The suites are all equipped with indoor and outdoor showers, huge baths, private lounges, mini bar and tea/coffee stations, overhead fans plus air conditioning and are all mosquito proofed.  The panoramic views of the Falls are breathtaking from the central area and the west wing of camp whilst the Batoka gorge yawns before one from the rooms in the east wing.

    The Elephant Camp overlooks a waterhole that is fed by natural streams in the rainy season that rush down to meet the Masuwe River and the Zambezi gorges below the Falls. Walks and birding for guests supply boundless photographic opportunities.  The Elephant Camp offers close interaction with wildlife – in particular elephant at the Wild Horizons Wildlife Sanctuary. All guests staying at The Elephant Camp will have an opportunity to meet the Wild Horizons elephants.

    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. 

    1 Night at The Elephant Camp (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 The Elephant Camp (Full boarding)

    Day 13,14 & 15 Chobe river boat

    Morning breakfast is followed by a road transfer to meet the transfer boats.Pick up time is between 3-4 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!

     3 nights on River Boat (Full boarding)

    Day 16 Return

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

    Day 17 USA arrival

    Dreaming of  your next trip back to Africa!


    $8,825 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. Inter-Africa flights between JNB,CPT,VFA & 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!