Days 1 - 3: Cape Town
On arrival at Cape Town International Airport, clear passport control, collect your luggage and make your way to the arrivals hall where you will be welcomed and met by a company representative who will transfer you through to The Cape Grace for your three night stay. Enjoy a leisurely afternoon around the hotel. The Cape Grace is located in the heart of the V&A Waterfront and within easy access to many great restaurants and shopping areas.
Please note: The Cape Grace will put a hold on your credit card upon check-in. The procedure is called a pre-authorisation, this is when a holding amount is placed on your credit card to guarantee for incidentals. The pre-authorisation is calculated at R 500.00 per person per night. The amount is not debited from your account but will reflect as “pending” and is released on the morning of your departure. The release is immediate as The Cape Grace process a manual transaction, however this does vary from bank to bank, the hold could reflect as released within 5-10 working days in some cases.
Enjoy the next three days exploring Cape Town. Cape Town offers so much to see and do from Robben Island to the incredible views from Cape Point to exploring the city’s history in one of the many fabulous museums, shopping ‘til you drop at the Waterfront, or sipping wine in Constantia, coffee at some great coffee shops, or enjoying a leisurely meal at one of the city’s countless gourmet eateries.
The Cape Grace is situated on a private quay between Cape Town’s bustling V&A Waterfront and the tranquil yacht marina, there is no better position from where to soak in the natural beauty of our Mother City and the very essence of Cape Town living at its best. Surrounded by water on three sides, The Cape Grace enjoys one of Cape Town’s most sought after locations. Only minutes away from the city centre and within walking distance of The Waterfront’s thriving activity, the hotel is reminiscent of the elegance of the old city and the French historical influence of the Cape.
Day 4: Victoria Falls (Zambia)
An early start as you are meet at 05h30 by a representative from Paradise Touring and transferred through to Cape Town International Airport in time to connect with your direct flight to Victoria Falls Airport departing at 08h30. On arrival at Victoria Falls Airport, you will be met by a company representative and transferred through to The Royal Livingstone. On arrival at the resort, you will have the rest of the afternoon at leisure to enjoy the views of the mighty Zambezi and the surrounding landscape.
Enjoy the next three days exploring the falls.
Bask in graceful safari style only steps from one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Sweeping Zambezi River and garden views stretch from every veranda as you relax in elegance. Relish the rare opportunity to watch indigenous wildlife roam the resort grounds. Raise a glass at sunset to the marvellous waterfall thundering to the depths below as you recline in style. Surrender to relaxation with spa therapies under the shade of towering trees on the banks of the Zambezi River.
4 February: Sunset cruise on the African Queen
5 February: Flight over the Falls (12 minutes)
Day 5: Victoria Falls (Zambia)
A full day to explore the Falls.
This afternoon at 16h00 you will be met by a company representative and transferred through to the African Queen for your sunset river cruise. The African Queen is berthed just upstream of The Victoria Falls at the Royal Landing jetty. The boats meander approximately 3km up stream along the length of the Mosi-au-Tunya National Park treating passengers to sophisticated views of the Zambezi River and the surrounding game reserves. A number of animals and a host of bird species may be viewed during the cruise. After the cruise has returned you will be transferred back to the hotel for an evening of leisure.
Activities and Services
National Park Fees; Soft drinks, beers, wines and snacks on the Sunset Cruise. There is also a cash bar for spirits and selected wines and beers and return transfers from hotels within Livingstone
Day 6: Victoria Falls (Zambia)
This morning at 10h00 you will be met by a company representative and transferred through to the helicopter departure point for your flight over the falls. You will be returned to the hotel for an afternoon at leisure.
To put the Victoria Falls into true perspective, they must really be seen from the air. The sheer size and grandeur of the spectacle becomes all the more clearer from above. The huge Zambezi River flowing slowly south with hippos and crocodiles clearly visible in the shallow waters, elephant quietly browsing on bright green islands as the water spreads across the full width of a great rent in the earth before crashing over the lip in a burst of spray and then squeezing into a narrow, foaming, blast of water rushing down the zigzag funnel of the gorges. Let the flight tell you the story of how the vegetation disperses itself and share the sunlight and water, how the river craned a path across the world, how when the sun bounces off the surface of the water it leaves behind a speck of light, so that it appears there is a thousand diamonds being barred by the current. It is an awe-inspiring 10 -15-minute flight
Activities and Services
Park fees and return transfers from hotels within Livingstone
Days 7 - 9: Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve
This morning at 11h00 you will be met by company representative and transferred through to Livingstone Airport (Zambia) for your direct flight to Nelspruit Airport departing at 13h45. On arrival at Nelspruit Airport, clear customs, collect your luggage and make your way to the arrivals hall where you will be met by a company representative and transferred through to Lion Sands River Lodge situated in the heart of the Sabi Sands Game Reserve. The transfer will be approximately 2 hours. On arrival you will be welcomed and shown to your suite where you can enjoy some leisure time before dinner is served.
Enjoy the next three nights on safari in the famous Sabi Sands.
Lion Sands is renowned for their leopard sightings. Keep your camera on hand to capture these amazing cats for your memory collections. Lion Sands River Lodge exudes luxury! It is set on the Sabi River and the animals are on your doorstep, you need not venture far to see some exciting sightings.
Each morning you will be woken up by your guide with hot tea/coffee and a light snack before you venture out to explore the Sabi Sands and Kruger wilderness. Upon your return to the lodge a scrumptious breakfast will be served and you will have the rest of the day to enjoy time in the lodge or take a safari walk before your afternoon game drives sets out again.
Luxurious accommodation; Three meals per day; Teas/Coffees; Mini bar in room; Inclusive drinks & selected snacks (all soft drinks and selection of beers, spirits & house wines); Two game drives daily with FGASA qualified ranger & tracker; Game drive refreshments & snacks; Specified inclusive safari activities; Skukuza Airport transfers,. Wi-Fi in public areas
Day 10: End of Itinerary
Today you will be transferred at 10h00 by a company representative through to Nelspruit Airport in time to connect with your scheduled flight direct to Cape Town departing at 13h15. On arrival at Cape Town International Airport at 15h45, connect with your flight back home.