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Adventure from the Cape Town Coast to Victoria Falls

13 Nights

From $3,300 USD

Tour Highlights:

Victoria Falls
Whale Watching in Hermanus
Game drives in the Kruger Park

Adventure from the Cape Town Coast to Victoria Falls

Journey Overview

Begin your African safari road trip along the mesmerizing Cape Town Coast, spending three nights at Parker Cottage, your African sanctuary. From there, embark on a self-drive expedition to Hermanus, indulging in two nights of coastal bliss at The Roundhouse.

After a brief overnight stop at Parker Cottage, continue your journey to the majestic Victoria Falls, where you'll immerse yourself in its awe-inspiring beauty for three nights. Following this unforgettable experience, venture to Johannesburg for an overnight stay before heading to Greater Kruger for the final leg of your safari adventure.

Nestled in the heart of the Timbavati reserve, spend four nights at Arathusa, embracing the untamed wilderness. Don't miss the opportunity for a full-day tour of the breathtaking Blyde River Canyon, a true highlight of your Kruger Park escapade. This self-drive African safari seamlessly blends exploration with relaxation, offering a once-in-a-lifetime journey through the iconic landscapes of Cape Town, Victoria Falls, and Kruger Park, ensuring memories to last a lifetime.

Unforgettable Cape Town Coast to Victoria Falls & Kruger Safari!

Days 1 - 2

Cape Town Charm: Ethical Adventure Begins

  • Your Accommodation

    On arrival at Cape Town International Airport, you’ll be met by a friendly driver from Hannival’s Tours and taken to Parker Cottage, Cape Town.

    Welcome home to Parker Cottage! Once the home of Cape Town’s first mayor, John Parker, this ten-room guesthouse is famous for being the most highly rated B&B in central Cape Town many years in a row. Pamela and Frederick, the owners, bought the business in 2017 and have been making it even more magical than before.

    Let us know when you’re settled in and we’ll meet up for a coffee.

    Your home away from home:

    Parker Cottage
    www.parkercottage.co.za
    3 Carstens Street, Tamboerskloof
    Tel +27 21 424 6445

  • Your Travel Time

  • Your Activities

    There is so much to do in Cape Town that you might need a little help deciding where to start! The staff at Parker Cottage have lots of ideas but of course we’re on hand to help you too with transport, tickets and reservations as you need them. Car Hire can be arranged if needed.

  • Your Food

    Don’t miss their breakfasts, served either in the garden under the blossom of the orange tree or in the in the dining room in front of a roaring wood fire.

Days 3 - 4

Ocean Bliss: Coastal Views and Whale Tales

  • Your Accommodation

    Travel to Hermanus and check in at The Roundhouse, a three story high round building with thatched roof and distinct African-chic vibe. Sitting in the rooftop jacuzzi, you can enjoy some of the best ocean views for miles in style.

    Your home away from home:

    The Roundhouse
    www.theroundhouse.co.za
    61 Ingang Street, De Kelders
    Tel +27 82 466 4519

  • Your Travel Time

    2 Hours 10 minutes

  • Your Activities

    Should you be interested in going whale watching, we’d be happy to recommend Percy’s Tours, with whom we have a good relationship and can get you discounted prices.

  • Your Food
Day 5

Cape Town Respite: Brief Return Before Takeoff

  • Your Accommodation

    Head back to Parker Cottage for one night, so as to avoid a long drive early in the morning for your flight to Victoria Falls. You’ll be collected from Parker Cottage first thing in the morning by Chris Hannival, who will take you to the airport where you will catch your flight to Victoria Falls.

    When you land at Victoria Falls Airport, you will be met by a representative of the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge from the flight.

    Your home away from home:

    Parker Cottage
    www.parkercottage.co.za
    3 Carstens Street, Tamboerskloof
    Tel +27 21 424 6445

  • Your Travel Time

    2 Hours 10 minutes

  • Your Activities
  • Your Food
Days 6 - 8

Victoria's Embrace: Spectacular Views, Luxurious Nights

  • Your Accommodation

    You’ll spend three nights at the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge: this superb property which looks like an enormous tree house rising over the Zambezi National Park, just on the outskirts of the town offers the possibility to see game right from your bedroom balcony.

    The Lodge has been rated by its own industry as the best lodge in the whole of Zimbabwe for nearly all of its twenty-year history. It’s easy to see why: not only are you close enough to hear the thunder of the falls, you’re also so close to the towns of Livingstone and Victoria Falls but at the same time, have vistas over the African plains where wild animals roam day and night.

    Victoria Falls was so named by the British explorer Dr. Livingstone after his queen at the time: the traditional name, Mosi-oa-Tunya, is much more evocative, meaning ‘the smoke which thunders’. At the time of year you are travelling, the Zambezi is not in flood and as such, the volume of water cascading over the edge will not be as remarked as in flood season. However this will mean that the full height and breadth of the falls will be all the more remarkable, as in in flood, the mist rising from falls totally obscures its base.

    Your home away from home:

    Victoria Falls Safari Lodge
    www.victoria-falls-safari-lodge.com
    Stand 471, Squire Cummings Rd, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
    Tel +263 213 284 3211

  • Your Travel Time

    3 Hours 40 minutes

  • Your Activities

    A helicopter flight will be arranged and will transport you to the face of the falls over the Upper Gorges, followed by a short visit to the upper river. Finally the flight takes you over the Batoka Gorges and time permitting, you end with a flight over the nearby National Parks before proceeding back to the helipad.

  • Your Food

    Match all this with luxurious rooms and a choice of two restaurants on site and you’ll have a hard time leaving.

Day 9

Rose Gardens and Elegance

  • Your Accommodation

    Leighwood Lodge has been a firm favourite of travellers to Johannesburg for many years: it’s the tranquillity right in the middle of one of Africa’s largest cities that really sets it apart, as well as the owners, Sam and Leigh who are the most gracious hosts one can imagine. Enjoy the lush rose gardens and the extra length beds!

    You’ll be collected from O R Tambo Airport and taken straight to Leighwood Lodge, which is about a 45-minute drive.

    Your home away from home:

    Leighwood Lodge
    www.leighwoodlodge.co.za
    41 - 2nd Ave, Parktown North
    Tel +27 11 788 9311

  • Your Travel Time

    2 Hours 25 minutes

  • Your Activities

    There may not be time on the day of your arrival to take the City Sightseeing Bus around Joburg, but Rosebank Mall is super close (less than 2km). It’s a very pleasant place to spend a bit of time before your flight to Hoedspruit, should you feel like it.

  • Your Food

    The area, Parktown North, has many excellent places to go out to eat in the evening: just ask Sam and Leigh for a booking.

Days 10 - 14

Safari Dreams: Arathusa's Wildlife Wonderland

  • Your Accommodation

    Once your flight to Hoedspruit has landed, you'll be collected by a representative from Arathusa and driven to the reserve. You’ll may not arrive in time for lunch but you will be there for the afternoon/evening game drive.

    Arathua is a private lodge with only 20 rooms, located in the northern section of the world-renowned Sabi Sand Reserve: it has direct access to a large watering hole where you cannot fail to see a wonderful collection of wildlife, especially the group of resident hippos who come to cool off in the heat.

    There’s also small spa here.

    Your home away from home:

    Arathusa Game Reserve
    www.arathusa.co.za
    Sabi Sand Game Reserve
    Tel +27 11 678 0626

  • Your Travel Time

    1 Hour

  • Your Activities

    On the first morning you are there, Blyde River Canyon Tours will collect you for a full day tour of the Canyon and surrounding parts of the Panorama Route (time permitting). You’ll be dropped off back at Arathusa around 17h00.

    Enjoy two more days of game viewing before your flight back with enough splendid memories to last a lifetime.

  • Your Food

    Dine at the award-winning restaurant.

YOUR JOURNEY ENDS HERE

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Belleville, Cape Town
7450

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