Victoria Falls, Cape Town & Kruger Safari - 12 Days Ÿ Can by customised
~Starts Johannesburg, South Africa Ç 11 nights / 12 days ,Ends Johannesburg, South Africa
Combine these three top travel destinations in Southern Africa on this popular 12-day trip idea - Victoria Falls, Cape Town and the Kruger National Park. You can swap the order of destinations around, change the duration and choose accommodation according to your budget and wish-list.
Depart from Johannesburg in the morning for your flight to Victoria Falls (Zambian side or Zimbabwean side). Both sides are safe to visit, but the views of the falls are sometimes better on the Zimbabwean side.
The flight takes 2 hours each way. Spend three nights exploring the Victoria Falls area. Optional activities (at an additional cost) in the area include the following:
- Guided tour of the Victoria Falls
- Zambezi river sunset cruise
- Canoeing on the upper Zambezi
- Whitewater rafting on the lower Zambezi
- Scenic microlight or helicopter flight over the falls
- Game drive in the Zambezi National Park
- High wire and zip line (flying fox)
- Giant gorge swing or bungee jumping
- Craft markets and local museum
- And lots more
Fly back to Johannesburg and connect with a flight to Cape Town on the same afternoon. Arrive early evening (It is a two-hour flight from Vic Falls to Johannesburg and another two-hour flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town).
We will arrange for a transfer to your hotel in Cape Town. The next morning, we can have a rental car delivered to your hotel if you wish to explore Cape Town on your own. Alternatively, you can book a selection of guided day tours and activities which will depart from your hotel.
Spend three nights at a luxury hotel in Cape Town City Bowl on bed and breakfast basis. Dinner can be enjoyed in the hotel restaurant or at any of the many great restaurants in Sea Point, Cape Town central or at the V&A Waterfront.
Possible day tours and activities include the following (many of them can be done on a privately guided basis, or as scheduled bus tours, or on your own, using a rental car) :
- Day tour of Cape Point National Park, where the Indian and Atlantic oceans meet. This is a scenic drive along the Cape Peninsula with opportunities to see seals at Hout Bay, penguins at Boulders Beach, baboons at Cape Point, and of course the spectacular coastline and scenery of the peninsula.
- Visit the top of Table Mountain by cableway, for the most spectacular views in Africa.
- Ferry trip to Robben Island, for a guided tour of the prison (now a museum) where Nelson Mandela was held captive as a political prisoner.
- Day tour of the scenic Cape Winelands, including wine tasting and cellar tour at some of South Africa's top wine estates.
- Whale watching in Hermanus, an hour east of Cape Town.
- Shark Cage Diving
- Guided township tour and cultural experience
- Shopping, fine dining and entertainment at the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, South Africa's most visited destination.
- And lots more
Fly from Cape Town to Johannesburg for an overnight stay at an airport hotel, ready to set off on safari early the next morning. Or, if you're pressed for time, you may prefer to fly directly to Nelspruit, with a transfer from there to the Kruger National Park, or fly to Skukuza itself.
Enjoy four days on safari in South Africa's greatest game reserve, where the Big Five roam free. One option is to join a guided Kruger Park safari with us, based at one of the national park camps, using comfortable bungalow accommodation.
Another option is to spend your safari at a luxury private game lodge. The private game lodges inside Kruger Park and the surrounding private game reserves offer a fantastic luxury safari experience, with all meals and open vehicle game drives included in the cost. Guided bush walks are also possible.
The choice of the lodge will depend on your budget, interests and availability for your required dates. You can also combine a guided Kruger Park safari with a few nights at a private safari lodge in one of the adjacent private reserves like Sabi Sand Game Reserve and the Timbavati Game Reserve.
Return to Johannesburg International Airport by road transfer or by plane (5 hours by road or a 1-hour flight).
Customize this trip idea:
This is a travel idea, not a fixed itinerary. You can spend an extra night at any of the destinations suggested, and you can easily drop or add destinations to this itinerary. If you swap the order of these destinations around, you will possibly have to spend at least one stop-over night in Johannesburg.
The cost can vary considerably, depending on the choice of accommodation and date of travel. An estimate would be between about $2340 and $3200 per person sharing, excluding return flights from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls and Johannesburg to Cape Town. (Based roughly on Jan 2019 prices at Nov 2018's exchange rate of US$ 1 = ZAR 13.34).
This estimate is intended as a guideline only. Your final quoted rate will accurately reflect seasonal rates, choice of lodge or hotel, room type and exchange rate fluctuations. Please let us know your preferences and we'll be glad to provide you with a detailed quote, with no obligation on your part.
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Related FAQ's “ Is it safe to visit Victoria Falls? ”
Yes, Victoria Falls is safe to visit on both the Zambian (Livingstone) and Zimbabwe (Victoria Falls) side, in our experience. Safety is a top priority for us, and we would never recommend a destination or activity we consider unsafe for tourists.
The situation in Victoria Falls is calm and peaceful, and there is no reason not to visit this beautiful area. There have been no reports of cholera, violence, unrest or turmoil from Victoria Falls on the Zimbabwean side, and our personal experience over multiple visits has confirmed that the region is 100% safe to visit.
Since 2011 we have found that tourism has picked up, hotels are busy, and both towns on either side of the 'Falls are buzzing with tourists (Livingstone and Victoria Falls).
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