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Big Game & Golf Safari Southern Africa - Tour 4

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Big Game & Golf Safari Southern Africa Tour 2

South Africa, Zambia and Botswana

Tour 4 - Trip Summary: 10 Nights / 11 Days

  • Day 1, 2 & 3 - Table Bay Hotel, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
  • Day 4 & 5     - Kings Camp, Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, central Greater Kruger
  • Day 6 & 7     - Leopard Hills, Sabi Sand Game Reserve, southern Greater Kruger
  • Day 8            - Sussi & Chuma Lodge, Bordering Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, Livingstone
  • Day 9 & 10  - Chobe Chilwero Lodge, Chobe National Park
  • Day 11         - Depart for home from Johannesburg International Airport

Safari starts in Cape Town, South Africa
Arrive in Cape Town by international flight.

Cape Town – Table Bay Hotel – 3 Nights

Included: Lunches at selected restaurants / venues, dinners*, daily tours and entrance fees as per itinerary (*with private tour option).

Cape Town

Cape Town rightly takes its place among the most beautiful cities in the world. The Table Mountain massif holds centre stage in this cosmopolitan city that offers limitless opportunities for tourists to explore history, culture, nature, incredible vistas and delectable food. The Cape Grace hotel will be the base from which to explore the city, surrounds and wine country with an expert local guide on daily tours tailored to suit individual needs. Cape Town highlights include: a drive down the beautiful Atlantic seaboard and along the spectacular Chapman’s Peak, get up close to African penguins at the Boulders Beach colony, visit the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Cape Castle of Good Hope, or the District Six Museum, take a revolving cable-car to the top of Table Mountain, drive to the historic Winelands towns of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek where you can explore the local wineries and enjoy chocolate, cheese and wine tastings, or visit the seaside town of Hermanus, reputed to be one of the best land-based whale-watching venues in the world.

Table Bay Hotel

Situated on the historic Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, the 5-star luxury Table Bay hotel is perfectly positioned against the stunning backdrop of Table Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean. Each of the 329 fully air-conditioned luxury hotel rooms and suites are all either mountain or sea-facing with spectacular views of Cape Town’s most treasured attractions.

Cape Town – Table Bay Hotel

Road transfer to Cape Town Airport for a scheduled flight to Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport in the central Kruger region.

Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, central Greater Kruger – Kings Camp – 2 Nights

Included: All meals, local beverages, laundry service, daily activities, private guide* & private vehicle* (*with private tour option).

The Greater Kruger

The Kruger National Park is the second oldest National Park in the world and arguably the best-known of Africa’s great wildlife sanctuaries. At 6 million acres, the Park is one of the largest in the world and has the greatest diversity of fauna and flora of any African park. A unique feature of the park is the inclusion (no physical barrier) along the western border of 650 000 acres of private conservation land into a mega-park called ‘Greater Kruger’. Many of Africa’s finest lodges are to be found in this private section which is divided into separately managed reserves, one of which is the famous Timbavati Private Nature Reserve comprising 150 000 acres of prime wildlife land where your camp is situated. The area is renowned for its big game viewing and the totally open vehicles, ability to follow big game off-road, night drives with spotlight to search for nocturnal species and the contributory skills of some of the best wildlife trackers on the continent will make for a thrilling safari.

Kings Camp

This camp reflects the charm and romance of a colonial past in a pristine corner of unspoilt Africa. The 11 spacious thatched suites look onto an open savanna plain with a waterhole, which is frequented by a wide variety of wildlife, day and night. Each spacious suite is luxuriously equipped with airconditioning, a Victorian ball-and-claw bath, indoor and outdoor double showers and a private verandah. The public areas comprise a number of very comfortable living areas for you to just sit back, relax and soak up the tranquility of the African bush (including a thatched viewing deck overlooking the waterhole), swimming pool, a well-stocked library with Wi-Fi and television, a gym and a spa offering a selection of pampering treatments.

Activities offered at the lodge include morning and afternoon game drives accompanied by a guide and tracker, whilst bush walks with an armed guide are also offered after breakfast and are the ideal way to experience the smaller things that are so easily missed while on a vehicle.

Optional additional off-site excursions (at extra cost) include visits to the nearby Blyde River canyon (said to be the largest vegetated canyon in the world), white-water rafting on the Blyde River, horse-riding, a visit to the Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre where you can get up close and personal with wild animals being cared for and rehabilitated to the wild and a visit to the Kapama Cheetah Breeding Project.

Greater Kruger Kings Camp

Light aircraft transfer to the Sabi Sand Game Reserve.

Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve, southern Greater Kruger – Leopard Hills – 2 Nights

Included: All meals, local beverages, laundry service, daily activities, private guide* & private vehicle* (*with private tour option).

Sabi Sand Reserve

The Sabi Sand Game Reserve is situated in the south-western corner of the world-renowned Kruger National Park and comprises 65 000 hectares (160 620 acres) of rolling savannah and riverine woodland along the many ephemeral streams and perennial Sand River. It is the most prestigious game reserve in South Africa with one of the richest game populations in the country and is especially known for sightings of leopard.

Leopard Hills

This small and intimate lodge commands spectacular views over the rugged woodland and a waterhole and has only 8 spacious and luxurious air-conditioned suites, each boasting fabulous views, private deck with plunge pool and bathroom with bathtub and indoor & outdoor shower. The main lodge has extensive decks and lounge areas, a small cellar, gym, spa, a boma for dining under the stars, and a small shop. The lodge is to be found within the western sector of the Sabi Sands and game drives are conducted on 25 000 acres of shared traverse land.

Sabi Sand Reserve - Leopard Hills

Road transfer to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport, Nelspruit followed by a scheduled flight to Livingstone, Zambia.

Bordering Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, Livingstone – Sussi & Chuma Lodge – 1 Night

Included: All meals, local beverages, laundry service, daily activities, private guide* & private vehicle* (*with private tour option).

Livingstone and Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park

The town of Livingstone has become Zambia's tourist capital. It is a bustling town of 200 000 people and is the only place in the country that has maintained its name given by the British when the country was a colony, all other names having been changed to local African names since independence. This is testament to the reverence with which the local people still hold the name of David Livingstone, the famous missionary / doctor / explorer who spent a lot of time in the area and was the first European to see the Falls, naming them in honour of Queen Victoria. Most visitors are drawn to the historic town for Victoria Falls, but the town has attractions of its own, most notably an interesting colonial history combined with a very African ambience. The Livingstone Museum, housing a collection of David Livingstone memorabilia including letters, clothing, and medicine box, is the oldest museum in Zambia. Highlights also include Tonga ritual artifacts, a life-size model African village, and displays depicting the transition to independence. There are a number of adventure sports in and around Livingstone and the Falls and river cruises on the Zambezi.

Livingstone is situated a short distance from the Victoria Falls, the largest single waterfall in the world by volume in peak flood and a member of the old Seven Natural Wonders of the World (the new Seven Wonders excludes this waterfall). Described by the Kololo tribe living in the area in the 1800’s as ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’ – meaning ‘The smoke that thunders’ – Victoria Falls are a spectacular sight on the Zambezi River, bordering Zambia and Zimbabwe. Columns of spray can be seen from many miles away as 750 000 tons of water plummet over the edge every minute at the height of the flood season. The Falls are 1 mile (1,5km) wide and average 330 feet (100m) high. The wide basalt cliff, over which the falls thunder, transforms the Zambezi from a wide placid river to a ferocious torrent cutting through a series of dramatic gorges. Facing the Falls is another sheer wall of basalt, rising to the same height and capped by mist-soaked rain forest. A path along the edge of the forest provides the visitor who is prepared to brave the tremendous spray 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. Other vantage points include the Falls Bridge and the Lookout Tree that commands a panoramic view across the Main Falls. Mosi-oa-Tunya NP, a protected area of 16,500 acres literally abuts the town and is home to a wide diversity of animals – including the country’s only white rhino – but lacks predators.

Sussi & Chuma Lodge

This beautiful lodge comprises 12 luxury ‘tree-houses’ that are built into the canopy of majestic ebony trees lining the river bank, 12 km’s upstream of the Victoria Falls. The air-conditioned rooms all with their own private viewing deck boast superb views over the white waters of the Zambezi. The main lodge commands prime position overlooking a magnificent stretch of rapids and comprises a lounge, bar, dining room, pool, spa, and numerous decks overlooking the river.

Sussi & Chuma Lodge

Light aircraft transfer to Kasane International Airport, Botswana.

Chobe National Park – Chobe Chilwero Lodge – 2 Nights

Included: All meals, local beverages, laundry service, daily activities, private guide* & private vehicle* (*with private tour option).

Chobe National Park

This National Park was proclaimed in 1967 and its 2,75 million acres is home to arguably the largest single elephant population in Africa (65 000) along with a host of other herbivores and carnivores. The habitat is mostly broad-leaved woodland with most of the game concentrating along the Chobe River – itself a tributary of the Zambezi – in the north of the park. This river forms the international boundary with Namibia and its confluence with the Zambezi a few miles downstream of the town of Kasane is unique in being the meeting point of 4 countries – namely Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Game-viewing activities include game drives, boat trips and fishing (the latter in Namibian waters).

Chobe Chilwero Lodge

Sitting above the Chobe River, this small ‘boutique lodge’ comprises just 15 spacious chalets and offers unparalleled panoramic views across the islands and floodplains. Each chalet features a private garden with a hammock as well as en-suite facilities that include a bath, indoor and outdoor shower. The public areas offer extensive indoor and outdoor dining areas, a library with satellite television, a curio shop, swimming pool and spa.

Chobe National Park – Chobe Chilwero Lodge

Scheduled commercial flight to O.R. Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg

The Safari ends in Johannesburg


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Written by :
Trevor Carnaby
 
 

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