South Africa & Victoria Falls - A Luxury Small Group Journey (2022)

Experience the best of Southern Africa’s wilderness and culture on an adventure that finds you exploring marvellous Cape Town, mighty Victoria Falls and a wildlife-filled private reserve bordering Kruger National Park.

Journey Overview

From the Cape to Kruger, this unique journey combines the breathtaking harbour city of Cape Town, where unmatched views and cultural attractions are guaranteed to inspire, with prime game viewing in one of the finest private reserves in the region. You will explore the scenic surrounds of Cape Point, the magnificent Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens as well as the city’s vibrant waterfront area. On safari, there are high hopes of spotting the “Big Five”, some intriguing nocturnal species and the more elusive creatures of the bush as well as dazzling birdlife. You’ll be bowled over by the level of sophistication at your safari lodge where every detail is taken care of. There’s a memorable end to the journey at thundering Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.

Journey Highlights

  • Discover cosmopolitan Cape Town with a scenic ride to the top of Table Mountain and a privately guided walk in Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens
  • Get up close to endangered African penguins at Boulders Beach as you explore ruggedly scenic Cape Point
  • Stay at an extraordinary lodge set on a game-rich private reserve next to Kruger National Park for an unmatched safari filled with game drives, bushwalks and wildlife lectures
  • Explore magnificent Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, on a privately guided walking tour
  • Learn about the extraordinary life of explorer and missionary David Livingstone at an exclusive talk with a guest speaker
  • Cruise the Zambezi River, viewing crocodiles, hippos and diverse birdlife and enjoying great photo opportunities

Journey Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Cape Town, South Africa

Arrive in Cape Town, a breathtaking harbor city where old and new converge in history, architecture, cultural pursuits and the essence of its people. Warmed by the African sun, the city is dominated by the towering, flat-topped Table Mountain, set on a peninsula of rocky heights and lush valleys. An A&K representative transfers you to your luxurious hotel.
One&Only Cape Town

Day 2: Cape Town | Table Mountain & Historic City Sights

Wind your way through the scenic, shrub-dotted landscape to Table Mountain; ascend to its sky-high plateau by cable car for dazzling views of city and sea. Next, venture to old Cape Town, with views of notable buildings, including Groote Kerk (South Africa’s oldest church) and City Hall on the Grand Parade, Cape Town’s largest square. Continue past the pentagonal Castle of Good Hope. Built by the Dutch East India Company as a maritime refreshment station, it later became the centre of military life in the cape. When available, stop for an artisan visit at Street wires, where locals come together to craft unique, handmade wire-and bead art that is now successfully exported to more than 15 countries worldwide.

After lunch, visit Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens alongside a private local guide. Set on the south-eastern slopes of Table Mountain, this living repository is the only major botanical garden in the world entirely devoted to the flora of its own country. Kirstenbosch features 4,700 species growing on over 1,200 acres of expertly landscaped gardens. At tonight’s welcome dinner, relax as a culinary expert guides you through a progressive, contemporary feast.
One&Only Cape Town | Meals: BLD

Day 3: Cape Town | Spectacular Views from Cape Point

Discover Cape Point, the mountainous and scenic promontory at the southwestern tip of the continent. Journey past the “bikini beaches” at the base of the towering Twelve Apostles Mountain Range, along bucolic Hout Bay with its bustling fishing harbor and over the famous Chapman’s Peak Drive. Explore the stunning Cape Peninsula and Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, home to rare bonteboks, chacma baboons and several endemic plant species not found elsewhere. Ride the “Flying Dutchman” funicular to the great pinnacle at blustery Cape Point, which presides over treacherous reefs and sandy beaches. At Boulders Beach, visit its colony of endangered African penguins; accustomed to humans, they provide endless photo opportunities. Enjoy the remainder of your day at leisure, enjoying your hotel, exploring the city’s harbor front and boutique shops, or dining in one of Cape Town’s world-class restaurants.
One&Only Cape Town | Meals: BL

Day 4: Greater Kruger Area | Private Game Reserve

Fly to a privately owned, wildlife-rich game reserve bordering Kruger National Park that offers the very finest game-viewing safari experience. This afternoon, once you are settled into your elegant accommodations, Ride Like a Local in search of the Big Five — elephants, lions, rhinos, Cape buffalo and leopards — and other wildlife. To enhance your game-viewing experience, each game drive is led by two safari professionals: a driver-guide, trained to safely manoeuvre you up close to South Africa’s iconic wild residents as well as brief you on any given species’ characteristics, and a tracker, an expert at identifying animals, who follows their signs and predicts where they are likely to be found.
Lion Sands River Lodge | Meals: BLD

Days 5–6: Greater Kruger Area | Sighting Africa’s Big Five

Begin two days of immersion in your private game reserve, embarking on game drives in open safari vehicles for optimal viewing and exploring on early morning game walks with your ranger. This region of Africa is noted for its high density of wildlife, which often appear just steps in front of you. As you explore, learn about the flora and fauna as well as basic tracking skills. In between safari activities, participate in an A&K Chef ’s Table culinary experience, preparing a traditional South African dish. At dusk, stop for a Scenic Sundowner, and then search for nocturnal animals. Return to your lodge for dinner.
Lion Sands River Lodge | Meals: BLD

Day 7: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe | Thunderous Cascades

Today, fly to Livingstone, Zambia, and then transfer to your hotel in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Your afternoon is at leisure. Tonight, before dinner, enjoy hearing from a special guest speaker who shares tales of celebrated explorer David Livingstone — an A&K-exclusive experience.
The Victoria Falls Hotel | Meals: BD

Day 8: Victoria Falls | Design Your Day

Cruise the Zambezi, viewing hippos and elephants on shore. Afterward, enjoy one of these Design Your Day activities:

  • Visit a Rural Village to interact with residents, and savour an introduction to Zimbabwean cuisine at a local restaurant.
  • Privately Tour the Ndau Collection Studio to meet the artisans who design their opulent jewellery.
  • Privately Bike the Area, cycling the town of Victoria Falls and stopping at scenic viewpoints along the way.

Return to the hotel for some time at leisure. Late this afternoon, set out on a guided walking tour of breathtaking Victoria Falls, one of the world’s greatest natural wonders, and explore the surrounding rainforest. See rainbows and clouds of spray as the mile-wide Upper Zambezi plummets into the Lower Zambezi. Gather tonight for a farewell dinner.
The Victoria Falls Hotel | Meals: BD

Day 9: Depart Johannesburg, South Africa

Fly to Johannesburg, where you enjoy access to the Premier Lounge before boarding your international flight home.
Meals: B

Journey Details

Internal air included: Cape Town/Kruger/Livingstone; Victoria Falls/Johannesburg
Minimum age is 10 years.
Each guest on this journey will receive an A&K Safari Duffel.
First group event: welcome briefing at 8:00 a.m. on Day 2.
Last group event: airport arrival at 3:30 p.m. on Day 9.

Departures are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of 2 guests.

Please note:
Table Mountain closes annually mid-July to mid-August. Alternate touring will be provided for affected departures.
Days 4-6 and 7-8 accommodations vary by departure date. Please contact A&K for details.

Tailor-Made Travel with A&K

If scheduled departure dates don’t work for you, or you would prefer to travel privately, please talk to one of our expert Journey Designers or your travel agent about creating the perfect bespoke tailor-made journey for you, or your own small group with family or friends.

Note: Proof of COVID-19 full vaccination is required for this program.

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Preferred Accommodation

Preferred Accommodation

This journey features the following Preferred Accommodations:

One&Only Cape Town

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Dates & Prices

Journey Dates & Prices

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy

Aug 25, 2022 - Sep 2, 2022
Price AU$15,065pp Single Supplement AU$4,045 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Sep 9, 2022 - Sep 17, 2022
Price AU$15,065pp Single Supplement AU$4,045 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Sep 15, 2022 - Sep 23, 2022
Price AU$15,065pp Single Supplement AU$4,045 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Sep 22, 2022 - Sep 30, 2022 Special
Price AU$15,065pp Single Supplement AU$2,023 was AU$4,045 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Oct 6, 2022 - Oct 14, 2022
Price AU$15,065pp Single Supplement AU$4,045 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Oct 14, 2022 - Oct 22, 2022
Price AU$15,065pp Single Supplement AU$4,045 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Nov 3, 2022 - Nov 11, 2022
Price AU$15,065pp Single Supplement AU$4,045 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Call for Availability Enquire
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