Here you’ll get to see and experience this magnificent waterfall and all the activities that are available from sunset cruises to bungee jumping and everything in between.
The world-famous Kruger National Park is a truly spectacular place where you will see the Big 5 and other wildlife in their natural habitat and get in touch with Mother Nature. Cape Town is arguably one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It offers beautiful beaches, breath-taking landscapes, amazing wine and mouth-watering cuisine and the Victoria Falls is one of the must-visit destinations in Southern Africa. In Kruger National Park you will experience two safari drives in the Manyeleti Private Game Reserve, one full day safari in the Kruger National Park and a full day tour of the Panorama Route. You will also be accompanied by your own private tour guide who will share with you his knowledge along the way. In Cape Town you will visit the summit of Table Mountain, explore the beauty of the Cape Peninsula, see seals and penguins up close and experience the beautiful Cape Winelands and its delicious wines for yourself. Here you will also be accompanied by an experienced tour guide. From here, a short flight will take you to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. Here you will be treated to a Zambezi sunset cruise, a guided tour of the Victoria Falls and enjoy a cultural dining experience at The Boma Restaurant. Combine these 3 destinations you will have a truly unforgettable holiday experience!
Excitement awaits you as you board a flight from O.R. Tambo international Airport in Johannesburg to Hoedspruit Airport inside the Greater Kruger National Park. You will be met by you Jewel of Africa Safaris tour guide who will transfer you to Phelwana Game Lodge. This is where you will be staying for the next 4 nights.
Check in and enjoy lunch before you meet with your ranger who will share great pointers on how to spot the wild animals in the bush. After your briefing, you will set off on your first safari drive in the park. During this drive, you can expect to see giraffe, buffalo, zebra, wildebeest and impala to name but a few.
Arriving back at camp as the sun is setting, imagine sipping a sundowner drink on the deck; looking at the amazing African sunset over the majestic Drakensberg Mountains before dinner is served. Enjoy a glass of superb South African wine with a cozy campfire in the background, while your guide points out the Southern Cross star constellation.
We depart early today for the Manyeleti Private Game Reserve. This reserve forms part of the Kruger National Park, Timbavati Nature Reserve and the Sabi Sand Nature Reserve and has excellent wildlife viewing opportunities! This reserve is private and exclusive and only rangers in 4×4 vehicles may drive here and we have the opportunity to go off-road to get the perfect close-up photo!
We return to camp at around 11am for lunch and to relax before our second safari starts at 2pm. This is Big 5 country so make sure your cameras are charged and at all times – expect the unexpected!
We will be back at camp at around 7pm and you will have the opportunity to freshen up before dinner is served!
You might have heard that South Africa is a world-in-one-country and today will bear witness to this as we depart after breakfast and to visit the breath-taking Panorama Route.
The Panorama route is a beautiful winding road situated on top of the magnificent Drakensberg Mountains which is the longest and largest mountain range in South Africa.
- God’s Window is a beautiful viewpoint on the edge of the mountain range.
- Lisbon Waterfalls and the Berlin Waterfalls are two beautiful falls with an interesting history.
- The Blyde River Canyon is the third largest canyon in the world and the biggest all-green canyon in the world.
- Bourke’s Luck Potholes is where two rivers meet and a truly spectacular sight!
We will enjoy lunch in the lovely little tourist town of Graskop at the famous Harrie’s Pancakes and we will return to the camp before sunset.
The day starts early as you depart on safari in the world-famous Kruger National Park – where nothing is impossible! Your guide will tell you to expect the unexpected. The whole day is devoted inside the Kruger Park with your private guide in your own private air-conditioned closed vehicle.
Explore this vast 2 million-hectare wildlife haven, roughly the size of Wales, in search of the Big Five today – Lion, Elephant, Buffalo, Leopard and Rhino. Our guides are experts in showing you the hidden intricacies of the animal species, birds, trees, insects and all aspects of the fauna and flora. Enjoy breakfast and lunch at one of the many stopovers.
We return to camp as the sun goes down over the African Bush. Arriving back at camp, freshen up and enjoy some more of the world famous South African wines while reminiscing about the day’s amazing sightings before dinner is served.
After breakfast and the morning at leisure you will be transferred to Hoedspruit Airport for your flight to Cape Town. On arrival, you will be met by your Jewel of Africa Safaris tour guide. Your time in Cape Town will start with a tour of the city, with your guide showing you all the most important scenic, cultural and historical sites.
In the afternoon, you will make your way up to the top of Table Mountain with a cable car. From Table Mountain, one of the 7 wonders of nature, spectacular views of the city, the Peninsula and Robben Island will leave you in awe.
Hereafter you will check in at your luxury hotel at the V&A Waterfront. In the evening, you will have the opportunity to enjoy dinner at one of the various excellent restaurants the V&A Waterfront has to offer. Please ask you guide for suggestions.
Enjoy a scrumptious breakfast and depart for Hout Bay. The views in this sociable village are mesmerizing as Hout Bay is set in a fold of sea-lapped mountains that look out across the Atlantic Ocean.
From the harbour, you will embark on a 45-minute boat cruise to Duiker Island to view a huge fur seal colony. The extremely skilled skipper will guide the boat to almost touching distance of the thousands of seals feeding and playing in the stunning turquoise waters.
Leaving Hout Bay behind, embark on a breath-taking drive, known as the Chapman’s Peak Drive; arguably the most scenic drive in the world! The road leads to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and Cape Point. Inside the nature reserve we visit Cape Point, where the stormy waters of the Atlantic are met by the calming influence of the Indian Ocean.
On our way back to Cape Town a visit is also made to Boulders Beach, an ideal vantage point to watch the local colony of African penguins that call this beach their home.
We leave Cape Town behind and take a 40-minute drive to the Cape Winelands where we devote some time to exploring the town of Franschhoek. The French Huguenots brought their knowledge of viticulture with them and, upon receiving land from the Dutch East India Company; many vineyards were established and are today still producing some of the world’s finest wines. After lunch, we will visit one of the local wine estates, where we will sample the fine wines they produce.
Simon van der Stell founded Stellenbosch in 1679; the second oldest town in South Africa. The town became known as “the City of Oaks” due to the large number of oak trees that were planted to line the streets. Spend some time to explore this gem before visiting one of the famous wine estates situated in the area.
We will visit a total of 3 wine estates before we make our way back to Cape Town!
Day 8 from here
Check out after breakfast as your guide will transfer you to the airport. Board your flight from Cape Town international airport to Victoria Falls airport in Zimbabwe in the heart of Africa! As you descend over the Victoria falls, catch your first glimpse of “Mosi-oa-Tunya” – The Smoke That Thunders – as the local tribes call it.
From the airport, you will be transported to your hotel for check in. There is something to do for everyone at the Victoria Falls. Go on the world’s wildest white-water-rafting trip, bungee jump off the 111-meter high bridge, zip-lining the flying fox across the river, kayaking, do a heart stopping gorge swing, and many more. An activities list will be provided before you arrive.
A complimentary sunset boat cruise on the Zambezi River is the perfect way to end the day. Drinks and snacks are included, and you might get the chance to see hippo, crocodile and elephant!
Enjoy a scrumptious breakfast before the day starts. You have a 3-hour tour of the majestic Victoria Falls today with your qualified guide, who will collect you at the hotel. Guests will be accompanied through the rainforest and your guide will give you a brief history of the Falls as well as detailing the flora, fauna, bird & wildlife and other points of interest. Raincoats are provided when needed. You will make your way along the designated path which takes you to the various 16 viewpoints along the edge. The heart-pounding sensation of actually standing on the edge of the precipice above the raging Zambezi waters is something quite unforgettable.
After your guided tour the rest of the day will be at leisure before dinner is served at The Boma Restaurant. This is a legendary 4 course dining and entertainment experience that offers an unforgettable fusion of mouth-watering local cuisine, spirited dance performances, interactive drumming and traditional storytelling.
After breakfast and the morning at leisure, you will be transported to Victoria Falls Airport for your flight to Johannesburg remembering all too well the amazing experience you had the last 10 days!
You may leave Africa, but Africa will never leave you!
Later you will be picked up and be driven to OR Tambo International Airport for your flight back home.
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