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South Africa & Victoria Falls

9 days with Abercrombie & Kent   Rating: Deluxe

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Itinerary
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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 on the fashionable Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.
 
Day 2: Cape Town | Table Mountain and Historic City Sights
Wind your way through the scenic, shrub-dotted landscape to Table Mountain; ascend to its sky-high plateau by cable car (weather permitting) 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), City Hall and the Grand Parade. Continue to the pentagonal Castle of Good Hope. Built by the Dutch East India Company as a maritime refreshment station, it later became the center of military life in the cape. Make a last stop at Streetwires for an artisan visit, where locals come together to craft unique, handmade wire and bead art, now successfully exported to over 15 countries worldwide. Your afternoon is at leisure before your welcome dinner tonight, where the resident chef or sommelier guides you through a progressive, contemporary feast. (B D)
 
Day 3: Cape Town | Spectacular Views from Cape Point
Discover Cape Point, the mountainous and scenic promontory at the southwestern tip of the continent. Embark on a journey past the “bikini beaches” at the base of the towering Twelve Apostles Mountains, 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, sandy beaches and, from July to November, breathtaking views of Southern right whales. At Boulders Beach, visit its colony of endangered African penguins; accustomed to humans, they provide endless photo opportunities. You also visit Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden alongside a private local guide. Spend the remainder of your evening at leisure, enjoying your hotel, exploring the city’s harborfront and boutique shops, or dining in one of Cape Town’s world-class restaurants. (B L)
 
Day 4: Greater Kruger Area | Private Game Reserves
Fly to either the Lion Sands River Lodge located in Sabi Sands Game Reserve or andBeyond Ngala Safari Lodge located in Timbavati Game Reserve. Both of these wildlife-rich properties are privately owned and each reserve borders Kruger National Park to offer you the very finest game-viewing safari experience. Lion Sands River Lodge lies on the banks of the Sabie River, where trees date back 800 years. Facing due east, the lodge catches the sun as it rises over Kruger National Park. Hosted by the fourth generation of a family that makes it feel like home away from home, it embodies spirit, warmth and nature. andBeyond Ngala Safari Lodge offers a timeless, unhurried atmosphere, combined with the quaint traditions of a bygone era. The romance and mystery of Africa comes alive in its 20 thatched cottages tucked under a dense canopy of tamboti trees. This afternoon, once you are settled into your comfortable accommodations, set off in search of the “Big Five” — elephant, lion, rhino, buffalo and leopard — and other wildlife. (B L D)
 
Days 5-6: Greater Kruger Area | Sighting Africa’s “Big Five”
Spend two days immersed in your private game reserve. Embark on game drives in open safari vehicles for optimum viewing and go on early-morning game walks with your ranger. This region is one of the finest in Africa for high densities 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 stew. At dusk, stop for a sundowner, and then search for nocturnal animals before returning to your lodge for dinner. (B L D)
 
Day 7: Victoria Falls | Beside “The Smoke that Thunders”
Today, fly to Livingstone, Zambia, and then transfer to your hotel in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe — an original Edwardian colonial hotel that delivers the elegance of old-world travel in modern, luxurious style. This afternoon, take high tea and enjoy a historical tour of the hotel, the first one built here in 1904. (B D)
 
Day 8: Victoria Falls | Zambezi River Cruise with Sundowners
Take 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. Afterward, shop at the stalls of local artisans at the Falls Market. At sunset, cruise the Zambezi, viewing hippos and elephants at the shore, while sipping a cocktail for a delightfully relaxing Scenic Sundowner. Gather tonight for a farewell dinner. (B D)
 
Day 9: Depart Johannesburg
Fly to Johannesburg, where you enjoy access to the Premier Lounge before boarding your international flight home. (B)
Map
All This Included
Journey across South Africa's varied landscapes, experiencing vibrant Cape Town and stunning Cape Point, game drives in a private reserve bordering Kruger National Park and a tour of jaw-dropping Victoria Falls.
  • All accommodations.
  • Meals as specified.
  • Arrival and departure transers.
  • Fully-guided sightseeing as noted in the itinerary.
  • Bottled water supplied during Sightseeing.
  • Handling of two pieces of baggage per person for international fights.
  • Hotel taxes.
  • Gratuities throughout, except to your Tour Director, and camp staff/driver-guides/rangers/trackers.
Highlights
  • Experience South Africa's diverse wonders, from cosmopolitan Cape Town to an authentic bush safari, and walk beside the thundering cascades of Victoria Falls
  • Stand atop Table Mountain overlooking the Twelve Apostles range, tour the spectacular Cape of Good Hope and see the African penguin colony on Boulders Beach
  • Dive into local cuisine, cooking traditional fare on safari side-by-side with a chef, during a Chef's Table experience
  • Enjoy an unmatched safari experience filled with game drives, bush walks and wildlife lectures, while staying at a lodge located on a game-rich private reserve next to Kruger National Park
  • Cruise the Zambezi River at sunset with a sundowner cocktail in hand, all while taking in the fiery African sky
  • Explore magnificent Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World, on a private walking tour
Accommodations
Cape Town: One & Only Cape Town
Kruger National Park: Lion Sands River Lodge or andBeyond Ngala Safari Lodge
Victoria Falls: The Victoria Falls Hotel
Pre and Post Add-ons
Pre-Tour Extension: Winelands
3 days. From $2,495. Available to add to select departure dates.
 
Day 1
Arrive in Cape Town, transfer to your Winelands hotel and enjoy a special welcome dinner. (D)
 
Day 2
Wander quaint Franschhoek, visiting Haute Cabriere Wine Estate as well as a chocolate tasting and demonstration at Huguenot Fine Chocolates. After lunch, continue to the 300-year-old Grand Provence Heritage Wine Estate for a tasting before returning to your hotel. (B L)
 
Day 3
Explore Stellenbosch with an expert guide who reveals its unique history and architecture. Experience chocolate and wine at Waterford Estate, an art exhibition and wine tasting at Muratie Wine Estate, and wine and olive tasting at Tokara. Return to Cape Town to begin your main program. (B L)
 
 
Post-Tour Extension: Hwange
4 days. From $2,295. Internal Air from: $570. Available to add to select departure dates. 
 
Day 1
Fly from Victoria Falls to your camp in Hwange National Park, located on a private concession with eight luxury tented accommodations. (D)
 
Days 2-3
Set out each day on a morning game drive, returning to your lodge for lunch. Enjoy afternoon tea. Make another drive before dinner. You may also take a walking safari or visit a Ngamo Village. On Day 3, relax and enjoy dinner. (B L D)
 
Day 4
Fly back to Victoria Falls Airport, connect to Johannesburg, South Africa, and depart. (B)
Notes
  • Internal Air: Economy class from $1,850.
  • 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.
  • Note that Table Mountain closes annually mid-July to mid-August.
  • Alternate touring will be provided for affected departures.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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