Day 1: New Zealand –– Johannesburg
Depart New Zealand today for to begin your private Africa safari.
Day 2: Johannesburg – – Victoria Falls
Upon arrival in Johannesburg, you will take your connecting flight to Victoria Falls. On arrival at Victoria Falls airport, you will be met by a local representative who will arrange your transfers to A’Zambezi River Lodge, nestling on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River within the periphery of the Zambezi National Park. A’Zambezi is the perfect retreat to relax and unwind in the quiet ambience of the African wildlife and nature. Later this afternoon, enjoy a sundowner Zambezi River cruise, which is a superb way to relax and enjoy the beauty of the river. You will have the opportunity to see a variety of game, including elephants, hippo, crocodiles and different bird species. The rest of the evening is yours at leisure.
Day 3: Victoria Falls (B)
Today, discover how the falls were formed and what local customs and traditions surround them with an in-depth tour of the falls. The tour is very informative and ends with a visit to the local art and crafts centre. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.
Day 4: Victoria Falls (B)
Today is a full day at leisure. Victoria Falls is a mecca for adventure, why not try your hand at Flying Fox and George Swing, Elephant back safari and interaction, zip lining or an unforgettable helicopter flight over the Falls (optional activities at own expense).
Alternatively, you may wish to consider an optional safari to the Chobe National Park for your chance to view the abundant elephants and big game animals in their natural habitat (at your own expense).
Day 5: Victoria Falls –– Nelspruit – Kruger National Park (B,D)
After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your connecting flight to Nelspruit Airport, the airport for Kruger National Park. Upon arrival at Nelspruit, you will be met by a representative of your lodge and transferred to your luxury accommodation for the next four nights!
Enjoy your first night in the African savannah from the luxury of your lodge as you toast on the occasion with a complimentary bottle of wine.
Day 6: Kruger National Park (B,D)
Today, start with an early morning game drive in the Kruger National Park. Ensure you bring your camera along as you will be spotting the BIG 5 in their natural environment. The abundance of species you will see will be an experience of a lifetime. Get up close to the animals in your specialised safari vehicle lead by an expert guide. The game drive is approximately 6-8 hours. Later this evening, enjoy a sumptuous 3 course dinner while swapping stories of your animal encounters earlier that day.
Day 7: Kruger National Park (B,D)
Rise early again today for your second game drive in the Kruger National Park – you might spot animals you missed on the first game drive and encounter different experiences.
Day 8: Kruger National Park (B,L,D)
Today is a free day. After breakfast, you may simply wish to relax and unwind from the previous days safaris or partake in the wide range of optional activities (for your own account) offered by the lodge. These include sunset game drive, Panoramic Tour of Blyde River Canyon or a cultural day trip to Swaziland.
Optional Tour (at own expense): Swaziland—Enjoy a tour of Swaziland with a visit to a village where you get to experience the culture and traditions of the Swazi people. Lunch is included with tribesman and women performing traditional dance and song
Day 9: Kruger National Park – – Cape Town (B)
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the nearby Nelspruit Airport for your flight to Cape Town. On arrival at Cape Town International Airport, you will be met by a local representative for your transfer to your hotel. Spend the rest of your day at leisure to explore this postcard city.
Day 10: Cape Town (B)
After an early morning breakfast, enjoy a full a day tour of the Cape Peninsula. The tour includes a trip to Cape Point at the southern western tip of the Cape Peninsula with the most spectacular views. The Cape Point Nature Reserve comprises of 17300 acres of indigenous fauna and flora. Here you can see wildlife that includes baboon’s, rhebok, Cape Mountain Zebra and the elusive eland. Bird watchers will also find many fine species to observe. Visit the Boulders Beach to visit the penguin colony (entrance for your own account) Before returning to your hotel, you will stop over at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens for a short walking tour of the beautiful garden
Day 11: Cape Town (B)
Today, choose between either of the following excursions that are included in your package cost:
Wineland tour: You will be transferred to Franschoek for your Wine Tram Route excursion. A combination of tram and tram bus will transport you around a loop of 7 stops allowing you to experience the activities on offer, be it wine tasting, a cellar tour, lunch or simply just stroll through the vineyards. After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel.
Township Tour: Those with a desire for history may visit the District Six museum and learn about the apartheid struggle, followed by an excursion to Langa – a local township widely known as a location of resistance to apartheid. Continue to visit a local shebeen and tour some prominent local schools before concluding your guided experience at lunch time.
Day 12: Cape Town (B)
After breakfast you will be collected at your hotel for a 30-minute tour of Afrogem, one of the leading jewellery manufactures in South Africa. You will have first-hand experience of how smelted gold is transformed and watch the craftsman set gems and semi-precious stones in the creation of jewellery. After, enjoy a trip up the cable car to the top of Table Mountain for some exquisite views of Cape Town! When you’re ready, make your own way back to your hotel where the rest of the day is yours at leisure.
Day 13: Cape Town (B)
After breakfast, enjoy the Robben Island Tour – take a ferry ride and tour of Robben Island of the coast of Cape Town where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 27 years.
Day 14: Cape Town – – New Zealand (B)
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Cape Town International Airport for your homeward flight.
Day 15: New Zealand
Arrive home today.