South Africa & Victoria Falls Discovery

​This 12-day adventure will immerse you in the varied wonders of alluring South Africa and neighbouring Zambia. Photographers will revel in opportunities to capture Africa’s iconic species on safari, from lion and elephant to the endangered Wild Dog.

Journey Overview

This 12-day adventure will immerse you in the varied wonders of alluring South Africa and neighbouring Zambia. Photographers will revel in opportunities to capture Africa’s iconic species on safari, from lion and elephant to the endangered Wild Dog. You’ll travel in true A&K style, staying in luxurious lodges as you discover the best of South Africa’s famed Cape Winelands, drink in panoramic views of the Atlantic coast and be awestruck by the majesty of thundering Victoria Falls.

Journey Highlights

  • Gain a fresh perspective on a cable ride up majestic Table Mountain
  • Savour some of the finest local wines on a visit to the picturesque vineyards of the Cape Winelands
  • Keep an eye out for Africa's iconic species on safari in Madikwe Game Reserve
  • Visit the Cape of Good Hope and nearby Boulders Beach, home to the endangered jackass penguin
  • Stand in awe of spectacular Victoria Falls, with a visit to the Zambian side of ‘the smoke that thunders’
  • Safari in style, with stays in spectacular Sanctuary Retreats and One&Only properties throughout your journey.
Itinerary

Journey Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Cape Town, South Africa

A warm A&K welcome on arrival in the Cape and a private transfer to your resort-style hotel on the vibrant Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.
One&Only Cape Town

Day 2: Cape Town

This morning, head off for an ascent by aerial cableway up Cape Town’s iconic Table Mountain (weather permitting). This afternoon is at leisure to relax at the hotel, explore the waterfront or venture further afield.
One&Only Cape Town | Meals: B

Day 3: Cape Town

Journey beyond the city for a day to explore the famous Cape Winelands, where picturesque vineyards are set against imposing granite peaks, and eye-catching Cape Dutch homesteads nestle under avenues of oaks. Stellenbosch is the centre of the local wine-making industry and is surrounded by hundreds of vineyards. You’ll have the chance to visit some privately owned wineries, which date back hundreds of years, and enjoy a variety of tastings.
One&Only Cape Town | Meals: BL

Day 4: Cape Town

Venture south along the Atlantic coast road past the beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay, at the base of the towering Twelve Apostles. Descend into Hout Bay valley, with its bustling fishing harbour and white sand beach, and on to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve at the end of the Cape Peninsula. Look out for whales and sea birds from the viewing point. On your return, visit Boulders, a lovely beach famous for its colony of endangered jackass penguins, before lunch at a local restaurant.
One&Only Cape Town | Meals: BL

Day 5: Cape Town - Johannesburg - Madikwe Game Reserve

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Johannesburg where you will connect with your flight to the Madikwe Game Reserve. This afternoon, enjoy a game drive in the Madikwe Game Reserve, keeping your eyes (and camera) peeled for some of Africa’s iconic species, lion, elephant, or the elusive cheetah. Afterwards, settle into your luxurious lodge in the heart of the African bush.
Sanctuary Makanyane Safari Lodge | Meals: BLD

Day 6-7: Madikwe Game Reserve

Enjoy two days exploring the Madikwe Game Reserve on foot or by open 4WD vehicle. Sanctuary Makanyane Safari Lodge is located on 1800 hectares of privately owned land incorporated into the magnificent Madikwe Game Reserve. Madikwe consists of 76,500 hectares of malaria-free bushveld and is the setting for one of Africa's biggest translocation of wild game including endangered species such as wild dog and cheetah. The reserve is now home to approximately 66 mammal species, including the Big Five, and roughly 300 bird species.
Sanctuary Makanyane Safari Lodge | Meals: BLD

Day 8: Madikwe Game Reserve - Johannesburg

Today you will return to Johannesburg by air and transfer to your hotel with the remainder of the day at leisure. A luxurious retreat, you might choose to wander the beautiful landscaped gardens or take advantage of the other facilities including the Balinese spa, swimming pool and gym.
Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa | Meals: BL

Day 9: Johannesburg - Zambian Side of Victoria Falls

Today, transfer back to Johannesburg Airport for your flight to Livingstone where you will transfer to your luxurious Sanctuary Retreats lodge, Sussi & Chuma is only a short drive from the world-famous Victoria Falls. Your afternoon is at leisure ot enjoy the many activities available at the lodge, including walking safaris, game drives, canoeing, and even fishing excursions for the keen anglers. Those looking to relax can indulge in the on site spa, or drinking in the views from your private deck.
Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma | Meals: BLD

Day 10-11: Zambian Side of Victoria Falls

The next two days are at leisure at Sussi & Chuma discovering the beauty of the Zambezi. Experience a guided tour of the Zambian side of Victoria Falls, a visit to Nakatindi village and the local school, a game drive in the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, walking safaris, canoeing, fishing, or an early morning or sunset cruise on the river. There are also a range of activities available at additional cost including whitewater rafting, helicopter flights over the falls, or a visit to Livingstone Museum.
Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma | Meals: BLD

Day 12: Depart Livingstone

Today you will be transferred by shared vehicle to Livingstone Airport for your onward flight.
Meals: B

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Accommodation

Accommodation

One&Only Cape Town

South Africa & Victoria Falls Discovery

Gracing the city's fashionable vibrant Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, One&Only Cape Town enjoys panoramic views of the marina with Atlanti ... Read more

Sanctuary Makanyane, Madikwe Game Reserve

South Africa & Victoria Falls Discovery

Designed by a team of award winning architects, the key focus was for the lodge to blend in with nature - this has been achieved with gre ... Read more

Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa

South Africa & Victoria Falls Discovery

Once a private home, Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa is a delightful grand retreat away from the busy city. The atmosphere is designed to ... Read more

Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma, Victoria Falls

South Africa & Victoria Falls Discovery

Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma lodge is named after David Livingstone's faithful friends, Sussi and Chuma who carried his body all way back to E ... Read more

Journey Dates & Prices

As this Private Journey can be personalised to your specific requirements, it is not available for online booking.

Depending on your preferred dates and arrangements, final pricing will vary from low season to peak season travel.

Please call A&K on 1300 851 800 or send us a booking enquiry to book this journey