This luxury private safari offers you this classic 2-week itinerary takes you to the top 3 destinations in Southern Africa’s highlights: the spectacular city of Cape Town, thundering Victoria Falls and river safaris in Chobe National Park. We’ve arranged all the logistics, selected a few of our favorite lodges; and included private guided tours, superb wildlife and a range of unforgettable activities.
Day 1: Arrival Cape town
On arrival, you will be met by your our guide. Your time in Cape Town will start with a tour of the city, with your guide showing you all the most important scenic, cultural and historical sites in the inner-city
There are many reasons why Cape Town is regularly selected as one of the top tourist destinations in the world for location, sight-seeing and dining. Experience everything special that Cape Town has to offer while staying in this stylish and elegant setting.Located in the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, The Commodore Hotel provides sweeping views of Table Mountain, Cape Town Harbour and Robben Island. With all of the services that you require, The Commodore is the perfect hotel, in the perfect city.Walk into to the V&A Waterfront,
Overnight: The Commodore Hotel
By using the finest and freshest ingredients, we proudly create unique dishes with a global influence that will exceed your expectations. We pride ourselves on our individual dishes to suit the flexibility of individual palates.The courtyard area, complemented by its tranquil surroundings, includes a calming koi pond and established garden, is the ideal place for a sundowner after work
Day 2 Cape Town-Waterfront
Experience the scenic beauty and natural landscapes of South Africa’s Cape Peninsula on this full-day tour from Cape Town .Tour (08:30am till 17:30pm):, we will visit Chapman’s Peak drive, Hout Bay, Boulders Penguin Colony and Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve
Day 3 Winelands Tour
After breakfast, we leave Cape Town behind and take a 40-minute drive to the Cape Winelands.
The Cape Winelands of the Western Cape are one of the big draw cards to South Africa that manage to effortlessly combine the beauty of ripening vineyards, Cape Dutch manor homes and excellent cuisine (and of course award-winning wine) in valleys surrounded by indigo mountains.
The beautifully located towns of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek are within easy reach of Cape Town and are some of the oldest towns in the country with a rich history and culture.
You will enjoy a guided tour of these two towns and also visit 3 top wine estates for wine tasting before we make our way back to Cape Town
Day 4: Cape Town to Victoria Falls
Check out after breakfast as your guide will transfer you to the airport. Board your flight from Cape Town International Airport to Victoria Falls Airport in Zimbabwe in the heart of Africa! Touch down at Victoria Falls International Airport where your meet ASM Travel representative who will be ready to accompany you to Victoria Falls Safari Lodge
Situated on a plateau just 4km from the majestic Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, the award-winning Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, surrounded by the wilds of Africa, offers an unforgettable experience. The central area features the award-winning MaKuwa-Kuwa Restaurant, the famous Buffalo Bar, a two-tiered swimming pool and a fitness room, all of which offer magnificent sunset-facing views of over African bushveld and our wildlife-rich waterhole
Overnight: Victoria Falls Safari Lodge
There are three different room types to choose from – the Lodge Standard Room, the Lodge Waterhole Facing Room and the Lodge Waterhole Facing Suites. All rooms are spacious and light, with glass sliding doors opening on to private balconies with unrivalled views of the bushveld at sunset. The majority of rooms also overlook a central waterhole, offering the opportunity to observe herds
Zambezi Dinner Cruises
late afternoon, you set out on the Zambezi River for a relaxing and beautiful Dinner Cruise. Snacks will be served upon boarding on the Zambezi River for a relaxing and beautiful sundowner and followed by a three course set menu, served during the course of the Cruise. This trip stays for an extra 45 or so minutes longer on the river after the Sunset cruise time enjoy your favorite beverage while keeping an eye out for hippos, elephants, crocodiles and abundant bird life. Its 3 hour trip.
Day 5 Victoria Falls Safari lodge
Guided Tour of the Falls
After breakfast you explore the falls a view of the Victoria Falls is something you will never forget and the best way to see them is on a guided tour. Discover how the Falls were formed and what local customs and traditions surround them. These tours are extremely informative and end with a visit to the local art and crafts centre and big tree which is about 1500years old.
The Boma - Place of Eating
This is not just another ethnic restaurant but a rather unique cultural experience. Excellent cuisine, including a variety of game meats and traditional Zimbabwean dishes accompanied by entertainment throughout your meal from traditional dancers,. Incorporates Shangaan dancers and singers and Guests are welcomed with a traditional greeting in Shona and Ndebele, the local languages. They are invited to take part in a hand washing ceremony before sampling traditional beer and snacks, as a prelude to dinner. The highlight of the evening is the interactive drumming and dancing
Day 6 Victoria Falls- Botswana
This morning you are transferred to the Kasane border post for immigration into Botswana where you are met and transferred to Chobe Game Lodge for three nights. Chobe Game Lodge is an elegant, five-star, fully Ecotourism-certified safari lodge and the only property located inside the world-renowned Chobe National Park and set on the banks of the famous Chobe River. Immerse yourself in an all-encompassing safari on land and water in one of Africa’s primary wildlife destinations as the Chobe Game Lodge staff share their passion and explore the diversity of Botswana’s Chobe National Park with you. Enjoy twice daily safari activities including Game Drives and Boating Safaris on the Chobe River..
Overnight: Chobe Game Lodge
Chobe Game Lodge is an elegant, five-star, fully Ecotourism-certified safari lodge comprising 40 spacious guest rooms and four luxurious suites. The expansive main area incorporates several comfortable and tastefully appointed seating areas from which to enjoy the tranquillity of the lodge surroundings.
Day 7 Morning Game Drive
Rise and shine for an early morning game drive, on this day we take a different route further into the National park this is for another chance to encounter the wild in one of Africa’s most spectacular National Parks on an Off the beaten track style, where not many people are seen on this part of the park. Owing to the location of Chobe Game Lodge inside the Chobe National Park, early-morning game drives set off as soon as the park opens, giving you the best chance of tracking predators while they are still active.
Afternoon Game Viewing
The afternoon drives depart the lodge in the late afternoon (the exact time is dependent on the season), only returning at park closure time after sunset, thus maximising the time you spend out in the park to enjoy those special sightings Chobe is renowned for its excellent game viewing, especially for herds of elephants which come down to the river to drink.
Day 8: Chobe Game Lodge
Rise and shine for an early morning game drive, another chance to encounter the wild in one of Africa’s most spectacular National Parks. In this park where predators like lion, leopard and wild dog abound it is no wonder it has been called the Galapagos of Africa. Don’t forget to take with you binoculars, cameras with sufficient battery power and memory card as well as a suitable windbreaker as the vehicles are open..
No Chobe safari is complete without experiencing the beauty of the Chobe River and its incredible wildlife by boat. The river boats are specifically designed to ensure each passenger can take in the magnificent Chobe views in complete comfort from anywhere on the boat. Unlike any other water-based activity in Botswana, the game viewing while on a river safari in Chobe is unsurpassed anywhere in Botswana. Elephant line the water’s edge, hippo congregate in lagoons, hundreds of antelope and giraffe make their way to the water and sightings of predators along the river banks are common
Day 9 Hwange National Park
After morning activity a game drive and breakfast at the lodge, you will check out and transfer back to Kasane. From here you will cross from Botswana to Zimbabwe and transfer to Hwange National Park.
On arrival, you will be picked up from the Painted Dog Centre by 4x4 vehicles for your transfer to Sable Sands Lodge. The transfer time from Chobe National Park to Hwange is approximately 5 hours but you may be delayed by animal sightings on the edge of the famous Park, on a private concession that boasts staunning views of the dried riverbed.– not to mention the prolific birdlife in the area.
Hwange National Park is a land of contrasts from dense teak and acacia forest to vast open savannah, The eleven ‘classic’ rooms were built in 1989, nestled in the teak forest, and accommodated Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Phillip in 1991. The five modern rooms which were added later overlook the waterhole and are directly situated at the ‘Dete Vlei’
Overnight: Sable Sands
All the rooms are traditional Zimbabwean round rural homes called ‘rondavels’, built from brick with big thatch roofs and have en-suite bathrooms
Day 10 Hwange National Park
Morning Game drive,
Prepare for the greatest full day activity and explore the largest national park in Zimbabwe with big five game. Hwange National Park is one of the largest parks in Africa, and across these rolling plains roam the last great free ranging elephant population. You will be accompanied by our knowledgeable guides who even make it more exciting by assisting you to spot animals from afar or even the closest that you will not be seeing, if you allow yourself adequate time here you will probably see nearly all the major species: The duration of the activity is approximately 3 hours and return to the lodge for lunch and a well-deserved siesta or dip in the swimming pool
Afternoon Game Drive
Later on in the afternoon, the quest for animals continues as you embark on another game drive on the Private concession, Guests will have the opportunity to see plains game such as buffalo, sable, giraffe, kudu, impala, elephant, zebra, lion and the elusive leopard. There is also a variety of birdlife in the area. Please note that the viewing of particular types of game cannot be guaranteed and depends on the luck of the day, however the game drives are informative and very interesting as they are conducted by knowledgeable and experienced guides. Estate
Day 11: Hwange National Park
You have the option to go on a game drive on the private concession, ,Alternatively visit the Painted Dog Centre a sanctuary for the famous “Painted Dogs” and learn about this endangered species or in the morning set off for guided walks lead by qualified and passionate guides who will share their knowledge and love of the bush with you, This is one of the best places to see lion, leopard and African wild dog among the hundred or so other mammal and four hundred bird species. extensive knowledge of the park so that you can experience the true wilderness and wildlife Hwange has to offer on foot within our private concessions.
Massages: Sable Sands Camp
With pleasure we can provide a combination of Swedish, deep tissue, sports and trigger point therapy massages using various aromatherapy oils to cater for individual
Day 12: Hwange-Victoria Falls
After breakfast, enjoy the morning at leisure before you will be transferred to the Hwange Main Airport for you Aircraft flight or Road Transfer to Victoria Falls Airport for your international flight back home, remembering all too well the amazing experience you had the last 11 days!
Arrival in Johannesburg
Arrive at OR Tambo airport in Johannesburg, be met by our representative who will assist with your luggage and transfer you to the hotel. The Syrene Hotel offers a deluxe experience for the discerning leisure traveller. The masterful aesthetics and attentive staff blend luxury with all the facilities needed for a comfortable and pleasurable stay,
The Syrene Boutique Hotel is situated in Rivonia, Sandton. It is central to Johannesburg’s largest shopping malls including Sandton City, Mall of Africa or Monte Casino. Our superior 4-star accommodation, The Syrene offers exceptional accommodation and personalized service. Perfect for a quiet and comfortable business stay or a romantic getaway.
Overnight: Syrene Boutique Hotel,
The rooms are quiet, private and very comfortable. There is also a workspace for business travellers. Access to complimentary Wi-Fi. Our Elm Tree Restaurant is set in a beautiful courtyard under a magnificent old Elm tree. The Elm Tree is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Alternatively, there are numerous restaurants and coffee shops in Rivonia
Day 13: End of Itinerary
Wake up for a hearty breakfast at the hotel. Then pack up and after check out ,Our representative will transfer you back to the airport for your onward flights home remembering all too well the amazing experience you had the last 13 days
Arrival & Departure airport transfers
Transportation in air-conditioned minibus
4 X 4 for game drives
Accommodation per itinerary or similar
Excursions & activities as per itinerary
National park & game reserve entrance fees as per itinerary
Meals as per itinerary
Services of an English speaking driver/guide
All meet and greet services
Visas and related costs
Personal Border Taxes
Drinks, tips, laundry, telephone calls and other items of a personal nature
International flights and arrival and departure taxes
Meals not listed on the itinerary
Travel and personal accident insurance
Optional excursions and activities