Southern Explorer
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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. 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.

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Destination & Sightseeing

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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. Cape Cadogan 1

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Day 2. Cape Town Spend your day exploring the stunning 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. (B) Cape Cadogan 2

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Day 3. Cape Town Today’s sojourn explores the nearby winelands. Learn all about the process of winemaking, from grape to goblet. Revel in the scenery — like the breathtaking views of the Paarl valley 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. (B) Cape Cadogan 3

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Day 4. 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 4

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Day 5. Kruger Private Reserve Just as the wildlife awaken, meet your expert safari ranger and hop aboard your open safari vehicle for a thrilling game drive. Photograph away as you spot the Big Five and other wildlife, found on the reserve. On your late afternoon drive, pause for a sundowner as the sun dips below the horizon. (BLD) Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge 5

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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 candle-lit alfresco dinner as the Southern Cross begins to twinkle. (BLD) Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge 6

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Day 7. Kruger Private Reserve / Johannesburg Set out early on your final safari in search of those hard-to-spot cheetahs and the Big Five. Return to camp for a hearty breakfast and relax until it's time to transfer to the airport for your flight to Johannesburg. On arrival, you are transferred to your ideally located hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure. (B) Sandton Sun 7

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Day 8. Johannesburg / Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe Fly to spectacular Victoria Falls, hailed as one of the world’s Seven Natural Wonders. Later this afternoon, sail upstream on a sunset dinner 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. (BD) The Victoria Falls Hotel 8

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Day 9. Victoria Falls Keep an eye out for rainbows as you walk the misty rain forest trails of Victoria Falls. Then take a helicopter flight, and be awed by the sheer size and grandeur of the Falls from above. (B) The Victoria Falls Hotel 9

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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

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