This 12 Day Luxury journey starts at The Palace of the lost City which is one of the most architecturally fascinating hotels in South Africa and proceed to Cape Town, a breath-taking destination with marvellous attractions. The journey ends in a floating boutique hotel allowing you to experience the magic of Chobe on a river safari. Botswana is undoubtfully a game-watching paradise. The Chobe National Park and Chobe River will leave you breathless: Lion, elephant, buffalo, hippo, leopard and cheetah are all to be found here. Bird lovers will be equally satisfied. Now imagine having to view all these games from a floating boutique hotel and in the comfort of your bed or at the boat deck. You can view games from all angles. Cruising along the Chobe River at a leisurely pace with ever-changing landscapes. Oh Yes!! That is how you will be spending some days during this iconic journey.
Summary of your trip
This is only a trip idea; you can chop and change it according to your bucket list.
Day 1 – 2 Johannesburg to Sun City Resort
On arrival at OR Tambo International you will be met by our representative and transferred to Sun City Resort where you will be spending 3 nights.
Sun City Resort in the Pilanesberg in the North West Province is one of the most remarkable destinations in Africa. Deep in the rugged bushveld, in the heart of an ancient volcano, lies the world’s most unique resort, the internationally acclaimed Sun City. The Resort has a unique heartbeat and an African rhythm of its own and is unlike any other Resort destination in the world. This is pure fantasy and your every desire is met.
The vast Sun City Resort complex, nearly 20 km in circumference, is an enormous, opulent extravaganza of luxurious hotels, glittering entertainment centres, restaurants, gaming rooms, shops, discos and extensive, beautifully landscaped grounds.
There are four world-class hotels including the magnificent Palace of the Lost City that glitters like a jewel beneath the African sun, brilliant in its rain forest surroundings and luxurious in its detail and design. Adjoining the Resort is the beautiful Pilanesberg National Park, which will delight game viewers as it is a malaria free zone and home to the “Big 5” (Buffalo, Elephant, Leopard, Lion and Rhino).
Sun City Resort is rated among the world’s most unusually conceived, and most lavish, inland resorts.
Accommodation is at The Palace hotel.
The Palace Hotel, or the so-called Palace of the Lost City is a 5-star graded and is rated as one of the leading hotels of the world. The hotel is surrounded by magnificent botanical gardens, trickling streams, walking trails that ensure that the Palace does indeed feel like a lost city which needs to be discovered. The Grand Pool at the Palace is just outside the main entrance. This intricately decorated pool is the ideal place to relax and take in some African sunshine. You can also enjoy light meals and drinks here at the pool. Breakfast is a sight and feel to look forward to. Meals from duck to your old English breakfasts are available, complimented with a soft music background. No wonder they say it is fit for a King!
The Palace of the Lost City is the most opulent and extravagant hotel at Sun City and exudes an ancient ambience and a uniquely African flavour. The intricate decor, top-class facilities and superior service make it the Sun City hotel of choice for the discerning traveller or someone seeking something totally different. The Palace has a total of 338 spacious rooms decorated with a distinctly
African feel. Each room has an honour bar, safe and a multi-channel TV. Other in-room amenities at the Palace include air-conditioning, ceiling fans and 24-hour in-room dining. Visitors here also have the luxury of underground parking for their cars.
Often referred to as the Main Hotel, Soho hotel and casino was the first hotel to be built on the resort. This 4-star Sun City accommodation is located right at the heart of Sun City, and is central to all the activities and things to do at the resort.
The 360 rooms are all pool and lake facing, and the hotel is on the edge of the world-Famous Gary Player Golf Course.
There are 6 luxury suites, 2 presidential suites, 14 ground floor luxury rooms, 20 superior luxury rooms, 36 ground floor superior luxury family rooms, 53 superior luxury family rooms, 85 luxury family rooms, 120 luxury twin rooms and 4 paraplegic suites.
Day 4 – 7 un City Resort – Cape Town
Guests will enjoy breakfast at the hotel and later will complete the check-out procedure before being transferred to Pilanesberg International Airport for onward flight to Cape Town.
On arrival at Cape Town, you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel.
Accommodation is at The Bay Hotel
Once you have checked into the hotel and enjoyed a refreshing welcome drink, the rest of the day is at leisure to unwind before the next day’s adventure.
The Bay Hotel
The Bay Hotel in Camps Bay, Cape Town, is situated at the foot of Table Mountain between the majestic Twelve Apostles range and the pure white sands of Camps Bay beach. Its location in this idyllic setting, just ten minutes from Cape Town, affords guests a unique stay and the pick of the Mother City’s most scenic attractions. Along with breath-taking views The Bay Hotel Camps Bay also offers extraordinary comfort and efficient service. Successfully combining five-star, sophisticated elegance with a discreet informality that makes guests feel right at home. Camps Bay is a natural paradise that is worlds apart from most holiday destinations. Its temperate climate, beautiful surroundings, cosmopolitan street cafés and vibrant nightlife attracts film stars and business celebrities from all over the world. And it’s easy to see why.
This combination of stunning location, in-house restaurants & bars, wellness centre, events & conference facilities, art display and vast choice of activities make this Cape Town hotel an absolute paradise. Offering five-star hospitality that puts you in the lap of luxury.
The Commodore Hotel
It is situated alongside the V&A Waterfront, in the heart of Cape Town, within walking distance of the eateries and entertainment on offer in the Mother City. The stunning views and superior setting set this luxury 236-room hotel apart. Overlooking the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront with views of Table Mountain, Robben Island, the Harbour and the Atlantic Ocean is The Commodore, Legacy’s flagship hotel in Cape Town.
The rooms, ranging from luxury rooms to family rooms offer all the amenities a business travel or a vacationing guest could expect. Facilities include the popular Clipper Restaurant, a banqueting venue, a health and wellness centre, a gym, a valet service, a cocktail bar and lounge, 24-hour room service, secretarial services and several meeting and function rooms. There is a reason why guests return year after year to this centrally situated and stylish hotel.
Day 7 – 10 Cape Town – Johannesburg – Botswana
Today you are transferred back to Cape Town International Airport for your scheduled flight to Kasane in Botswana, via Johannesburg.
Once you have arrived and completed immigration, you will be met by your driver who will take you to the Kasane Border with Namibia. After completing the Immigration procedure, you will connect with the houseboat team for your transfer to the boat where you will be spending the next 3 Nights.
Accommodation is in The Zambezi Queen
Check in aboard the Luxury boat, have lunch and relax.
The houseboat itinerary is flexible so while there is a range of activities on offer, you can choose just how much you want to pack into your holiday or how relaxed you want to be. Perhaps you want to enjoy a water-based safari or a village tour on the Namibian side of the river? Or perhaps you’d prefer a spot of bird watching or fishing instead? You may even decide to simply remain on board and soak up the spectacular view as the Chobe Princess houseboat glides its way along the banks of the Chobe River
The Zambezi Queen
Zambezi Queen is a 5-star, 42-metre long luxury houseboat offering unparalleled sophistication in one of the most remote locations on the planet. Moving along the banks of the great Chobe River
guest on the vessel can enjoy a truly unique and adventurous river safari holiday while still being surrounded by complete comfort and elegance.
Each of the 14 suites on Zambezi Queen features air-conditioning and your own private balcony, where you can enjoy unobstructed views of the Chobe River and African landscape beyond. Wake up to the sight of an elephant drinking from the river, or watch a fish eagle take flight – all from the comfort of your own luxurious bed.
With only a small number of guests per boat, staying in one of the three Chobe Princesses is like being on your very own houseboat. The entire boat can also be booked exclusively, giving you your very own private villa on the water. As you drift down the Chobe River and spot incredible wildlife scenes, you’ll be able to completely relax in an intimate river safari experience.
Each houseboat has a minimum of three smaller “tender” boats for use on daily excursions that take your fancy: mark off over 450 bird species found in this wetland paradise, try your hand at landing a tiger fish, or capture Africa’s unique beauty on a photographic safari. Whatever you choose to do, your day trips will be personal and flexible because you’ll be sharing the tender boats with a small number of guests. Alternatively, simply laze on a deck chair with an ice-cold drink in hand as you soak up the tranquillity that surrounds you.
Day 10 – 11 Zambezi Queen – Victoria Falls
Today, you will say Goodbye to the Floating luxury Hotel and later be transferred to Kasane Immigration to connect with your onward transfer to Victoria Falls.
Accommodation is at The Victoria Falls Hotel
Once you have checked into the hotel and enjoyed a refreshing welcome drink, you can explore the colonial splendour of the hotel. In the afternoon you will delight in a tasty high tea on the terrace, while admiring the amazing views towards the Victoria Falls.
The afternoon is at leisure for guests to explore the many attractions that Victoria Falls has to offer.
- Afternoon Guided Tour of the Falls
- Dinner at The Boma Restaurant
Helicopter or microlight flights
The Victoria Falls Hotel
Experience the essence of Africa in all the splendour and opulence of The Kingdom at Victoria Falls. Enter the legendary world of The Kingdom at Victoria Falls, a modern tribute to Africa’s ancient allure, and the closest hotel to the Victoria Falls. Built around a man-made lake, The Kingdom’s cresting domes and pillars bridge the hazy divide between comfortable reality and extravagant fantasy.
A modern tribute to the ancient allure of Africa that has persisted through the centuries. Constructed around a man-made lake, the hotel and its 294 rooms are built in a distinctive Zimbabwean-style, based on the Great Zimbabwe Monument at Masvingo. The Kingdom at Victoria Falls offers a wide range of room types to select including twin rooms, double rooms, family rooms and suites. The bedrooms have tilled floors and bathrooms have both a shower and bath.
The hotel offers guests an exciting and diverse experience and is the closest to the famous Victoria Falls, only 5 minutes’ walk away.
The Victoria Falls hotel overlooks the magnificent Batoka Gorge with the Victoria Falls only a 10-minute walk along the hotel’s private path.
The Colonial Edwardian-style rooms are equipped with air conditioning, en suite bathrooms, complimentary early morning tea & coffee, minibar, bathrobes, satellite TV, hair dryer, safety deposit box and telephone. 2 restaurants, a swimming pool, tennis courts, a spa, hair salon, curio shops and a quaint chapel.
Enjoy an elegant dining experience at The Victoria Falls Hotel. Guests can choose from a la carte menu and an extensive wine list. The dress code is smart, no jeans, sandals, sneakers or safari gear are allowed. The Jungle Junction is a popular venue, offering African fusion food with traditional African music. Stanley’s Terrace serves a selection of light meals.
The Kingdom at Victoria Falls
Day 11: Victoria Falls – Johannesburg
After a delicious breakfast guests will complete the check-out procedure before being transferring to Victoria Falls Airport.
Depending on their departure flight, guests might be able to squeeze one last activity.
2 Nights Safari Chalet (Idube) and 2 Nights Classic Suite (Lukimbi)
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