Day 1 & 2: Chobe National Park, Botswana

You will be met at the gate of your aircraft on arrival into Johannesburg and assisted to connect to the scheduled flight to Kasane, where you will be met and transferred to your first safari lodge. Covering an area of about 4,250 square miles, Chobe is the third largest game park/reserve in the country. The Chobe River forms the northern border and in the southwest the park borders on the Moremi Reserve. The park consists of four main regions, each with its own types of vegetation and geological features. The area in the Chobe River flood plain is known as the Serondela region and is famous for its huge herds of elephant and buffalo. Hundreds of the huge animals can be seen coming down to drink at the river in the dry season.

Your family has a private guide and vehicle for the duration of your stay here. Enjoy thrilling guided game drives in open-sided 4X4 vehicles that bring you to the heart of Africa’s largest concentration of elephants, as well as hippos, buffalos, antelope, lions and other creatures that gather on the banks of the Chobe River or join one of the acclaimed guides on a wondrous water safari on specially adapted motorboats. Because this is a national park no walking or night drives are allowed inside the park boundaries. Visit the gym and beauty spa, or relax on the terrace beside the large swimming pool. Enjoy interesting slide shows, star gazing, garden and river walks. Two nights Chobe Game Lodge in standard rooms (kids will be in an interleading room next to two adults). All meals and local drinks.

Chobe Game Lodge

Two nights at Chobe Game Lodge. All meals and local drinks included.

Day 3 & 4: Victoria Falls & Livingstone, Zambia

Enjoy one last activity at Chobe Game Lodge before you will be picked up and transferred to the border. After passing through customs and immigration in Zambia, you will take a boat across the river and from there it’s about an hour drive to your private safari house outside of Livingstone. Livingstone is a historic colonial town most famous for its proximity to the Victoria Falls. The town has experienced a revival in the last decade with the old colonial style buildings which line the shaded main avenue, being renovated and now housing shops, cafes and a variety of local businesses. Livingstone offers a wide range of activities from the challenge of white water rafting and bungee jumping to fishing and sunset cruises.

The Victoria Falls are one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World and are the largest sheet of falling water on earth - a spellbinding and mesmerizing spectacle. The sheer mass of water cascading down the 100 m drop across nearly 2 km makes a thunderous roar in full flood and creates a magnificent spray of water that can be seen for miles - hence the local name 'Mosi oa Tunya' meaning 'the smoke that thunders'. Water flow over the Falls varies throughout the year. The river's annual flood season is February to May when the spray can reach a height of over 400 m, this is spectacular from above but it can be difficult to see the Falls at ground level as it is under a heavy shower/mist around April. Water levels start dropping in August and are at their driest just before the rains in October/November.

At the Farmhouse your private guide can take you on sunset, dawn or daytime boat cruises, fishing and island picnics. There’s guided birding and guided tours to the village (many of the staff live in the local villages and are proud to explain how rural Zambians lead their lives) and the local preschool. The tour of Livingstone town, museum and markets shows you past and present in this town that used to be the country’s capital. The Falls visit and these in-house activities are including in your stay.

River Farmhouse

Two nights at River Farmhouse. All meals and local drinks included.

Day 5, 6 & 7: Sabi Sands Game Reserve, Greater Kruger Park

This morning you will be transferred to the Livingstone Airport to meet the direct flight to Nelspruit, gateway to Greater Kruger Park. You will be met on arrival and transferred about 3 hours h to the renowned Sabi Sands Game Reserve, arriving in time for sundowners and dinner. This 65,000 hectare reserve, pioneered by the landowners in the 1950’s, when the internal fences were dropped and a shared environmental management program was put in place. Today, many of these families are now third and fourth generation land owners, their legacy being the successful conservation of the highest density of big game in South Africa. Even though there is a 50km unfenced boundary with the Kruger National Park, the wildlife in the Sabi Sands reserve is well habituated resulting in unforgettable close encounters and prolific sightings, particularly of the elusive leopard. The Sabi and the Sand Rivers run through the reserve, which add further dimension to the bio-diversity of this area.

Savanna lies in an area where 'Big 5' sightings are so frequent, it is not unusual to see lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino in a single game drive. Specially designed game viewing vehicles and highly trained guides with vast knowledge of the African bushveld, take guests on close and intimate encounters with a large variety of wildlife. Numerous nearby dams and a series of waterholes in front of the lodge attract many species, especially in the dry winter months when elephants are daily visitors.

A close-knit team of friendly staff provides personalized service with each guest regarded as a valued friend. From the moment they arrive guests feel part of the Savanna 'family'. You will have your own private guide and vehicle and may choose to take your meals in the Savanna Suite dining room or with the rest of the guests in the main lodge. Four nights in the Savanna Suite. All meals, local drinks (soft drinks, South African beer and wine), safari activities and laundry included.

Savanna Suite

Three nights at Savanna Suite. All meals and local drinks included.

Day 8: Cape Town

Leave the wilderness behind you today as you will be transferred back to the Nelspruit Airport to meet the direct flight to Cape Town, where you will be picked up and transferred to your private house. The old and established suburbs of Gardens, Oranjezicht and Tamboerskloof merge into each other as they line the foothills of Table Mountain and Signal Hill. The area enjoys convenient proximity to the city, the Table Mountain Cableway, as well as the beaches. The narrow little streets are lined by original Cape buildings, many of which have been beautifully restored, some now housing museums and art galleries, as well as lively sidewalk cafés and highly acclaimed restaurants. Now known for its trendy and modern vibe, this area is often visited on foot, encompassing the historic parliament buildings, the Company Gardens and the lively café culture and boutiques of Kloof Street. Overnight Redcliff House. Breakfast.

Redcliffe House

Overnight at Redcliffe House. Breakfast included.

Day 9: Cape Peninsula

You will be picked up at your hotel by your private guide and head off for a full day exploring the Cape Peninsula. You will start with the beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay, before crossing over to Hout Bay, where you may choose to join an optional boat cruise to Seal Island. Continue to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve via Chapman’s Peak, one of the world’s most breathtaking coastal drives, where a funicular takes you to the top of the Peninsula to witness the symbolic meeting of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans and enjoy spectacular views over False Bay. Stop for lunch in the area (own account) before continuing to Simonstown, the naval base, and then visit the African Penguin breeding colony at Boulders Beach. On the return trip, enjoy a stop at the world renowned Kirstenbosch Gardens before arriving at your hotel late this afternoon. Overnight Redcliff House. Breakfast.

Redcliffe House

Overnight at Redcliffe House. Breakfast included.

Day 10: Table Mountain & Cook with a Kammama

This morning your private guide will pick you up and you’ll first head to the cable car up Table Mountain, where you have ample time to take in the incredible views and walk or hike some of the trails. After you descend, continue on to a local township where we have arranged a unique look into local life. Township guesthouse owners invite you into their homes for a cooking and chatting experience: learn to make steamed bread to go with your traditional lunch, learn some local language and have a lot of good laughs with friendly, welcoming locals. Pure interactive fun with people who are genuinely happy to have you in their homes, and welcome you to their culture and communities. After lunch, your guide will chat about what else you may want to do that afternoon, whether it’s a city tour, a township tour, a visit to the Two Oceans Aquarium or just some time on one of Cape Town’s beautiful beaches. Late this afternoon, your guide will take you back to Redcliff House for overnight. Breakfast, lunch.

Redcliffe House

Overnight at Redcliffe House. Breakfast and lunch included.

Day 11: Cape Winelands & Cheetah Outreach Center

This morning your private guide will pick you up and you will head off to the wine-country via the N1 to one of the Cape's first farming districts - Paarl. The town is set at the foot of the cluster of remarkable granite domes from which it takes its name. The first stop of the morning is Rhebokskloof, situated in a beautiful valley on the slopes of the majestic Paarl Mountain. Embark on either an hour and a half horseback or quad-biking trail which offer panoramic views of the Wellington and the Drakenstein Mountains and over the estate. Return to enjoy a wine tasting in the tasting room or gardens (if you would like). From there, you go to the town of Franschhoek, historically dating back to the 17th century when the French Huguenots arrived. Billed as the Gourmet Capital of South Africa, this charming town, in a most picturesque valley, retains a French Huguenot style. Franschhoek complements the artistry of its chefs and winemakers with the breath-taking beauty of its setting. You have some time to visit the market and some of the shops before it’s time for lunch at a nearby farm.

Your final stop of the day is a visit the Cheetah Outreach Center, an education and community-based program created to raise awareness of the plight of the cheetah and to campaign for its survival. Here you can see rescued cheetahs as well as jackals, a caracal cat and other small predators. You will return to Redcliff House for overnight. Breakfast, lunch.

Redcliffe House

Overnight at Redcliffe HouseRedcliffe House. Breakfast included.

Day 12: Depart

Today is on your own until it’s time to return to the Cape Town Airport to meet the departing flights for home. Breakfast.

Rates - 2015: Adult
Dates Per Person Double Single Supplement
January 11-March $6,744.00 N/A
April-June, November-December 17 $6,970.00 N/A
July-August $7,450.00 $ 560.00
September-October $7,650.00 $ 560.00
Rates - 2015: Child under 12
Dates Per Person Double Single Supplement
January 11-March $6,038.00 N/A
April, September-December 17 $6,080.00 N/A
July-August $5,888.00 N/A
May-June $5,730.00 N/A
Pricing based on a family of 6. Please call for exact pricing based on group size, room configuration and age of children.
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