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Victoria Falls | Zimbabwe →
Cape Town | South Africa →
Franschhoek | Cape Winelands | South Africa →
Kruger National Park | South Africa →

Victoria Falls
and South Africa Holiday

Starts
Victoria Falls
Ends
Kruger National Park

Highlights

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Victoria Falls exploration
Table mountain cable car cableway icon
Cape Town sightseeing
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Winelands wine tasting
Kruger safari adventure

Embark on a journey that intertwines the awe-inspiring natural wonder of Victoria Falls with the rich cultural tapestry and breathtaking landscapes of South Africa. From the thunderous power of the falls to the serene beauty of the Cape Winelands, each destination promises to evoke deep emotions and create lasting memories. As you venture into the wild heart of Kruger National Park, the thrill of encountering the Big 5 in their natural habitat will stir a profound connection with the natural world. This trip is not just a holiday; it’s an exploration of wonders, where each experience—from the vibrant streets of Cape Town to the tranquil vineyards and the exhilarating safari drives—contributes to a journey of discovery, adventure, and romance.

Victoria Falls

Itinerary Details

Day-By-Day

Day 1

Victoria Falls, known locally as Mosi-oa-Tunya, meaning “The Smoke That Thunders,” is a breathtaking natural wonder on the Zambezi River, at the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the largest and most famous waterfalls in the world, drawing visitors from around the globe to witness its awe-inspiring beauty.

The sheer power and scale of the falls create a mesmerizing spectacle, with millions of liters of water plummeting into the gorge below, generating mist that can be seen from miles away. The surrounding area offers a range of activities for adventure seekers, including white-water rafting, bungee jumping, and helicopter tours, making it a pivotal destination for anyone visiting Southern Africa for a Victoria Falls holiday.

Upon your arrival, you’ll be warmly greeted and swiftly transported to your accommodation, offering your first glimpse of the majestic Mosi-oa-Tunya, “The Smoke That Thunders.” This introduction sets the stage for your adventure in one of Africa’s most magnificent natural wonders. Your journey begins with a serene sundowners cruise, allowing you to soak in the African sunset’s magic, creating a perfect start to your exploration of Victoria Falls during your Victoria Falls holiday.

Arrival road transfer from Victoria Falls International Airport to hotel
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Victoria Falls International Airport

Ends:
Batonka Guest House

Sunset cruise

Batonka Guest House

Batonka Guest House

Batonka Guest House in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, offers a tranquil and intimate lodging experience close to one of the world’s most magnificent natural wonders. Set in a quiet suburb, this guest house blends comfort with the charm of African hospitality, providing a serene retreat after adventurous days exploring the Falls. It emphasizes eco-friendly practices to ensure sustainability, making it an ideal choice for environmentally conscious travelers during your Victoria Falls holiday. A tip for guests: take advantage of their knowledgeable staff to plan your excursions, ensuring a personalized visit to the majestic Mosi-oa-Tunya.

Victoria Falls

Day 2

After a good night’s rest and a hearty breakfast, join a walking tour this morning of the mighty Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Walking through the magnificent rain “spray” forest is one of the most fun and dramatic ways to experience the falls – however bring a rain jacket as you will get wet! In the afternoon, take to the skies for an unforgettable heli flip which provides a completely different panoramic perspective to the sheer vastness of this natural wonder during your Victoria Falls holiday. This evening, enjoy a night of drums and dancing with an authentic African Boma dinner.

Batonka Guest House

Guided tour of the falls, heli flip, Boma Dinner

Cape Town

Day 3

Cape Town, nestled between the majestic Table Mountain and the glistening waters of the Atlantic Ocean, is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city that captures the essence of South Africa’s diverse culture and natural beauty. With its stunning landscapes, iconic landmarks, and rich history, Cape Town offers a plethora of experiences for visitors to enjoy during their Victoria Falls holiday. Take a cable car ride to the summit of Table Mountain for panoramic views of the city and coastline, or explore the historic streets of the Bo-Kaap neighborhood with its colorful houses and cobblestone streets.

In addition to its natural wonders, Cape Town boasts a vibrant culinary scene, world-class vineyards, and a thriving arts and music scene. Indulge in delectable seafood at the bustling V&A Waterfront, sample award-winning wines in the nearby Cape Winelands, or browse through the eclectic boutiques and art galleries of the city’s trendy neighborhoods. Whether you’re hiking along the rugged coastline, sipping wine overlooking vineyard-covered hills, or exploring the city’s vibrant neighborhoods, Cape Town offers an unforgettable blend of adventure, culture, and natural beauty.

After two glorious days in Victoria Falls, it’s time to head to the Mother City! After a 2.5-hour flight, on arrival in Cape Town, you will be collected and transferred to your comfortable hotel. No doubt one of Africa’s best destinations, Cape Town is framed by majestic Table Mountain and surrounded by the blue waters of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans. This evening, enjoy a stroll around the V&A Waterfront and soak up the buzzing atmosphere as you dine with a harborside view.

Road transfer from hotel to Victoria Falls International Airport, flight to Cape Town International Airport, road transfer from Cape Town International Airport to hotel
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Victoria Falls

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Winchester Mansions Hotel

Winchester Mansions Hotel

Winchester Mansions Hotel

Winchester Mansions Hotel, situated in the picturesque suburb of Sea Point, offers a blend of elegance and historic charm in the heart of Cape Town, South Africa. Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, this boutique hotel provides guests with stunning views and easy access to the city’s attractions, including the V&A Waterfront and Table Mountain. The hotel’s classic colonial architecture and lush courtyard gardens create a tranquil oasis amidst the bustling city.

Committed to sustainability, Winchester Mansions Hotel implements eco-friendly practices such as energy-efficient lighting, waste reduction, and community engagement initiatives. Guests can enjoy locally sourced cuisine at the hotel’s renowned restaurant, Harvey’s, which specializes in fresh seafood and South African delicacies. Additionally, the hotel offers wellness facilities, including a spa and outdoor swimming pool, providing guests with the ultimate relaxation experience. Whether exploring the city or unwinding in luxurious surroundings, Winchester Mansions Hotel offers a memorable stay in Cape Town.

Cape Town

Day 4

This morning, join a half-day private city tour, which includes a visit to the pretty Company Gardens, the South African Museum, and the Castle of Good Hope – Cape Town’s oldest surviving colonial building, dating from the 1600s. The highlight of the tour will inevitably be ascending iconic Table Mountain by cable car, where you will be afforded panoramic views of the city, beaches, and Robben Island beyond. This evening, perhaps visit nearby Camps Bay for an oceanside dinner and drinks.

Winchester Mansions Hotel

Private half day City Tour including Table Mountain

Cape Town

Day 5

Today, rise early for a full day exploring the Cape Peninsula and Cape Point on a privately guided tour. As you pass alongside some of Cape Town’s most picturesque and affluent waterside suburbs, keep your camera handy for dramatic shots of the Twelve Apostles mountain range and azure Atlantic Ocean. Continue onto Chapmans Peak Drive, one of the world’s most spectacular coastal drives, towards the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and Cape Point where you will have time to explore. On your return to Cape Town, visit the famous Boulders Beach penguin colony and stroll around Kirstenbosch, one of South Africa’s most impressive botanical gardens.

Winchester Mansions Hotel

Private full day Cape Point Tour

Franschhoek

Day 6

Nestled in the heart of South Africa’s Western Cape Winelands, Franschhoek is a charming village renowned for its picturesque vineyards, gourmet cuisine, and rich cultural heritage. Surrounded by towering mountains and lush vineyards, Franschhoek offers visitors a tranquil retreat amid stunning natural beauty. The village is famous for its award-winning wine estates, where visitors can indulge in wine tastings, cellar tours, and fine dining experiences.

Beyond its wine offerings, Franschhoek boasts a vibrant culinary scene, with numerous world-class restaurants, bistros, and cafes lining its quaint streets. Visitors can sample delicious cuisine crafted from locally sourced ingredients while enjoying the warm hospitality of the Franschhoek community. In addition to wine and food, Franschhoek offers a range of cultural attractions, including art galleries, boutique shops, and historical landmarks, providing visitors with a rich and immersive experience in this idyllic corner of South Africa.

Enjoy a final leisurely breakfast before being collected by your driver for the short 1-hour drive inland to the jewel of the Cape Winelands: Franschhoek. Nestled in a picturesque valley surrounded by mountains, tranquil Franschhoek boasts a charming village center lined with cafes, restaurants, and historic Cape Dutch buildings dating from the 17th and 18th centuries. This afternoon you’re free to explore on foot, taking your pick of any number of award-winning restaurants which are situated in the valley.

Franschhoek Boutique Hotel
Road transfer to winelands
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Cape Town

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Franschhoek winelands

Franschhoek

Day 7

One of the most popular ways to explore the plethora of wine farms surrounding Franschhoek is via the iconic Wine Tram – a fun ‘hop on hop off’ trolley bus. With various routes, the tram allows you to easily combine various winelands activities including wine and bubbly tastings, cellar tours, art tours, picnics, vineyard strolls and relaxed lunches under the shady tree canopy – without the need to drive. Your time in Franschhoek is all about relaxation, so sit back on the tram today, enjoy the magnificent views and indulge in some of South Africa’s most renowned epicurean delights.

Franschhoek Boutique Hotel

wine tram

Kruger National Park

Day 8

Kruger National Park stands as one of Africa’s most iconic wildlife destinations, sprawling across nearly 20,000 square kilometers of untamed wilderness in northeastern South Africa. Renowned for its incredible biodiversity, Kruger is home to a vast array of wildlife, including the Big Five (lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, and rhinoceros), as well as numerous other species such as giraffe, zebra, cheetah, and various antelope. Visitors to Kruger can embark on thrilling game drives or guided bush walks, immersing themselves in the park’s diverse habitats, from open savannahs to dense woodlands and meandering rivers.

In addition to its exceptional wildlife viewing opportunities, Kruger National Park offers visitors a chance to connect with nature on a profound level, surrounded by the sights and sounds of the African bush, even during their Victoria Falls holiday. Accommodation options within the park range from luxurious lodges to rustic campsites, ensuring that visitors of all preferences and budgets can experience the magic of Kruger firsthand. Whether observing a pride of lions on the hunt, witnessing a herd of elephants bathing in a waterhole, or simply admiring a breathtaking African sunset, a visit to Kruger National Park promises an unforgettable safari experience.

After seven magnificent days in the Cape Town & the iconic Winelands, it’s time to fly north to Kruger – South Africa’s largest and most renowned game reserve. On arrival you will be welcomed and transferred to your lodge, where you will have time to settle in before your first game drive in the late afternoon.

Road transfer from Winelands to Cape Town International Airport, flight from Cape Town International Airport to Hoedspruit, road transfer from airport to lodge
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Cape Winelands

Ends:
Simbavati River Lodge

Afternoon game drive

Simbavati River Lodge

Simbavati River Lodge

Located in the heart of Timbavati Game Reserve, Greater Kruger National Park, Simbavati River Lodge offers guests an immersive safari experience surrounded by the untamed beauty of the African bush, even during their Victoria Falls holiday. Situated along the banks of the Nhlaralumi River, the lodge provides panoramic views of the surrounding wilderness, where wildlife sightings are common right from the comfort of your accommodation. Each spacious tented chalet at Simbavati River Lodge features private decks overlooking the river, allowing guests to soak in the tranquility of their surroundings and observe passing wildlife.

Simbavati River Lodge is committed to sustainable tourism practices, striving to minimize its environmental impact and support the local community, even during your Victoria Falls holiday. The lodge implements eco-friendly initiatives such as waste reduction, energy conservation, and water management to preserve the pristine natural environment of Kruger National Park. Guests can participate in guided bush walks and game drives led by knowledgeable guides, offering insight into the park’s rich biodiversity and conservation efforts. For an unforgettable safari experience in the heart of the African wilderness, Simbavati River Lodge provides an ideal base for exploring the wonders of Kruger National Park.

Kruger

Day 9

Greater Kruger National Park, now also encompassing many adjacent private game reserves with fenceless borders, is one of the world’s most pristine wilderness sanctuaries—an essential part of your Victoria Falls Holiday. Opened in 1926 and home to over 80 mammal species and more than 360 types of birdlife, what makes Kruger so popular is the ease with which you can enjoy up-close and personal encounters while staying in some of Africa’s most warm and welcoming lodges. Today, enjoy both early morning and evening game drives in 4×4 safari vehicles, accompanied by experienced field guides and trackers, in search of the Big 5 and more (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, and rhino).

Simbavati River Lodge

Morning and afternoon game activity

Kruger National Park

Day 10

Rise early for a morning game drive and discover Kruger at its best, an essential experience during your Victoria Falls Holiday: herds of meandering elephants slowly chewing on mopane leaves, prides of lions sweeping the horizon for unsuspecting antelope, or even a lazy leopard snoozing on a tree branch overhead. Savor a hot chocolate as you watch the sun come up, then return to the lodge for a delicious cooked breakfast. As the heat of the day hits, cool off in the pool or take a well-earned nap in your room before the afternoon’s activities begin. On your second game drive of the day, keep a lookout for some of the park’s other popular mammals, such as majestic kudu, zebra, playful warthogs, and gentle giraffes. This evening, enjoy an alfresco boma dinner close to the roaring fire, as you listen to your guide regale incredible tales from their years in the bush—a perfect end to a day on your Victoria Falls Holiday.

Simbavati River Lodge

Morning and afternoon game activity

Kruger National Park

Day 11

On your final full day, perhaps enjoy a lie-in and take your time to enjoy breakfast overlooking the ever-changing vistas of the African bush, a perfect closure to your Victoria Falls Holiday. Many lodges have resident monkeys and antelope, which make for fun mealtimes! As you embark on your final afternoon game drive, your guide will make a point to search for any wildlife that have proven elusive thus far, before stopping for sundowners at a scenic lookout point. As you return back to camp, enjoy dinner under the stars one final time as you reflect on your incredible time in Kruger, rounding off the safari portion of your Victoria Falls Holiday. This last day offers a moment of tranquility and reflection on the adventures and breathtaking nature that have characterized your holiday.

Simbavati River Lodge

Morning and afternoon game activity

Simbavati River Lodge

Day 12

Rise early for an early morning game activity (time dependent on your outbound flight). Then a hearty breakfast at the lodge. Check out and transfer back to the Hoedspruit airport for your outbound flight.

Road transfer back to Hoedspruit (Eastgate Airport).
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Simbavati River Lodge

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Hoedspruit (Eastgate Airport).

Morning game activity

Summary

Victoria Falls & South Africa Holiday

Start / End
Victoria Falls | Greater Kruger
Accommodation
11 nights 4* accommodation in Victoria Falls (Batonka or similar), Cape Town (Winchester Mansions Hotel), Franschhoek (Franschhoek Boutique Hotel) & the Greater Kruger (Simbavati River Lodge).
Meals & Drinks
11 breakfasts, 4 lunches & 4 dinners, plus selected alcoholic & soft drinks in the Greater Kruger.
Activities

Guided tour, sunset cruise & helicopter ride in Victoria Falls, 2 private guided tours in Cape Town, wine tram in Franschhoek & 8 game drives in the Greater Kruger.

Transport
All internal road & air transfers after joining in Victoria Falls until finishing in Hoedspruit.
Bonuses
Stay 4 Pay 3 in Greater Kruger (on selected dates).

General
Inclusions and Exclusions

Inclusions:

Accommodation, meals, & drinks as listed, activities as listed, transfers as listed, plus:
Victoria Falls & Cape Town: transfers to all tours & experiences.
Simbavati River Lodge: two daily game drives, bush walks, all meals, selection of soft & alcoholic drinks, unlimited wifi, kids club, conservation fees and gate fees.

Exclusions:

Lunches when on day tours, transport to the Franschhoek Wine Tram Terminal (a free shuttle runs), all other drinks, gratuities, spa treatments, other items of a personal nature, visas, immunisations, any flights not listed.

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