Southern Explorer

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Southern Explorer



Tour Description:

This adventure is one of our most popular safaris. Experience the vibrant culture, scenic beauty and natural wonders of southern Africa. Spectacular Cape Town and Kruger National Park are artfully combined with the majesty of Victoria Falls. How Your Trip Matters With a diversity of private tours of city and iconic landmarks, this journey has something for everyone. Each moment is inspiring from the cultural interactions in Cape Town and with the local Shangaan people to the wildlife encounters on safari. Highlights Explore the breathtaking scenery of the Cape of Good Hope and the surrounding winelands on privately guided sightseeing tours. Discover the rainforests surrounding the thundering Victoria Falls, then take a helicopter flight, and be awed by the sheer size and grandeur from above. Experience the golden glow of an African sunset as you meander along the Zambezi River on a sundowner dinner cruise. Enjoy twice daily game drives in search of Africa’s “Big Five” the leopard, rhino, elephant, buffalo and the mighty lion.   MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experiences are conscious travel experiences chosen with great care based on the positive social or environmental impact they have both on their communities, and on those who experience them: our guests. You can identify these experiences across our trips by locating the MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience seal.

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Dates & Pricing

Thursday 01 Dec 22 — Saturday 17 Dec 22Starting at $10,295 Get a Quote
Saturday 07 Jan 23 — Tuesday 28 Feb 23Starting at $11,395 Get a Quote
Wednesday 01 Mar 23 — Friday 31 Mar 23Starting at $11,595 Get a Quote
Saturday 01 Apr 23 — Wednesday 31 May 23Starting at $10,895 Get a Quote
Thursday 01 Jun 23 — Saturday 30 Sep 23Starting at $10,995 Get a Quote
Sunday 01 Oct 23 — Tuesday 31 Oct 23Starting at $11,995 Get a Quote
Wednesday 01 Nov 23 — Thursday 30 Nov 23Starting at $11,795 Get a Quote
Friday 01 Dec 23 — Tuesday 19 Dec 23Starting at $10,995 Get a Quote
Wednesday 20 Dec 23 — Sunday 31 Dec 23Starting at $14,995 Get a Quote


ITINERARY

Chobe, Valley of the Elephants
Day 1. Arrive Cape Town, South Africa With a warm welcome upon your arrival in Cape Town, South Africa’s “Mother City,” you will be transferred to your hotel. The rest of your day is at leisure to enjoy one of the most beautiful and vibrant cities in the world. The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa 1

Chobe, Valley of the Elephants
Day 2. Cape Town Spend your day on a private tour of Cape Peninsula. Drive past the sparkling beaches of Camps Bay and Clifton. Wind your way along legendary Chapman’s Peak. Drive to the rocky seascapes of the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. Continue along the coast to the delightful penguin colony at Boulders Beach. (BL) The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa 2

Chobe, Valley of the Elephants
Day 3. Cape Town Today’s sojourn explores the nearby winelands on a private tour based on your love of food, wine, art, nature or all of the above. Revel in the scenery - like the breathtaking views of Paarl and the picturesque little village of Franschhoek, the gourmet capital of the Cape. Take a stroll through historic Stellenbosch with its Cape Dutch architecture, absorbing the quaintness of this lovely university town. (BL) The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa 3

Chobe, Valley of the Elephants
Day 4. Cape Town Today’s township excursion offers insight into South Africa's abundance of hope and creative energy. Meet the people empowering their local communities through grassroots development programs. Spend time with children at a preschool or seniors at a retirement home. Visit an urban garden or a literacy workshop and be touched by the wonderful raw energy of the "Rainbow Nation" in one unforgettable morning. Later tonight, enjoy a vibrant and authentic African culinary experience. (BD) Experience South Africa’s unique spirit of Ubuntu, on a visit to local townships. Uthando's guides shine a light on the remarkable and courageous community activists driving social change in their communities. The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa 4

Chobe, Valley of the Elephants
Day 5. Cape Town / Kruger Private Reserve With a couple of short flights, you’ll be on your way to your safari adventure within a private reserve bordering the famous Kruger National Park. Settle in and soak up the tranquility of the African bush before embarking on your late afternoon game drive. This superb sanctuary is home to an abundance of wildlife, so keep your eyes peeled. (BLD) Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge 5

Chobe, Valley of the Elephants
Day 6. Kruger Private Reserve With your skilled ranger explore the rarer sights and wonders of the bush during your game viewing activities today. Perhaps take a guided walk through the bush, or arrange for a candlelit alfresco dinner as the Southern Cross begins to twinkle. (BLD) Meet the local Shangaan/Tsonga people, and learn about projects that benefit and involve staff, their families and respective communities. Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge 6

Chobe, Valley of the Elephants
Day 7. Kruger Private Reserve A day of exploration awaits with morning and afternoon game drives in open Land Rovers and the opportunity to view the "Big Five" - lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo. The Sabie River has the highest recorded density of leopards in Africa, and one of the highest predator densities. It also has the richest biodiversity of any South African river, with many endangered and rare species (mammals, birds, reptiles and plants) found in the area. (BLD) Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge 7

Chobe, Valley of the Elephants
Day 8. Kruger Private Reserve / Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe This morning transfer to the airport for your flight to spectacular Victoria Falls, hailed as one of the world's Seven Natural Wonders. You are transferred to your luxury accommodations. Later this afternoon, sail upstream on a sunset cruise. As the sun sets, be ready with your binoculars to zoom in on the hippos cavorting in the river. Look out for the elephants as they make their way to the riverbank for their last drink before settling down for the night. (BLD) Victoria Falls River Lodge 8

Chobe, Valley of the Elephants
Day 9. Victoria Falls Enjoy Victoria Falls, hailed as one of the world’s Seven Natural Wonders. Keep an eye out for rainbows as you walk the misty rainforest trails of Victoria Falls. Then take a helicopter flight over the falls and be awed by their sheer size and grandeur from above. (BLD) Victoria Falls River Lodge 9

Chobe, Valley of the Elephants
Day 10. Victoria Falls / Depart After a delicious farewell breakfast, you are transferred to Victoria Falls Airport for your flight back to Johannesburg. You may be leaving Africa behind, but you’ll return home with memories that will last forever. (B) 10