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Luxury Small Group Journeys

South Africa & Victoria Falls 2017


9 Days from $6,995

Limited to 18 guests

Journey across South Africa's varied landscapes, experiencing vibrant Cape Town and stunning Cape Point, game drives in a private reserve bordering Kruger National Park and a tour of jaw-dropping Victoria Falls.

A&K Advantages

Reveal South Africa's diverse wonders, from cosmopolitan Cape Town to a wild bush safari and beside the thundering cascades of Victoria Falls

Discover the Cape of Good Hope, summit Table Mountain by cable car, and go up close with a colony of rare African penguins at Boulders Beach

Dive into local cuisine, cooking traditional fare on safari side-by-side with a chef, during a Chef's Table experience

Enjoy an unmatched safari experience filled with game drives, bush walks and wildlife lectures, while staying at a lodge located on a game-rich private reserve next to Kruger National Park

Cruise the Zambezi River at sunset with a sundowner cocktail in hand, all while taking in the fiery African sky

Explore magnificent Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World, on a private walking tour

Itinerary at a Glance

DAY 1:
Arrive Cape Town, South Africa
DAY 2:
Cape Town | Table Mountain and Historic City Sights
DAY 3:
Cape Town | Spectacular Views from Cape Point
DAY 4:
Greater Kruger Area | Private Game Reserves
DAYS 5-6:
Greater Kruger Area | Sighting Africa’s “Big Five”
DAY 7:
Victoria Falls | Beside “The Smoke that Thunders”
DAY 8:
Victoria Falls | Zambezi River Cruise with Sundowners
DAY 9:
Depart Johannesburg

Extend Your Journey

Pre-Tour Extension: Winelands 3 Days from $2,495 Learn More
Post-Tour Extension: Hwange 4 Days from $2,295 Learn More
Explore Dubai: Stopover Package 3 Days from $1,995 Learn More
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DAY 1:
Arrive Cape Town, South Africa

Arrive in Cape Town, a breathtaking harbor city where old and new converge in history, architecture, cultural pursuits and the essence of its people. Warmed by the African sun, the city is dominated by the towering, flat-topped Table Mountain, set on a peninsula of rocky heights and lush valleys. An A&K representative transfers you to your luxurious hotel on the fashionable Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

One&Only Cape Town
DAY 2:
Cape Town | Table Mountain and Historic City Sights

Wind your way through the scenic, shrub-dotted landscape to Table Mountain; ascend to its sky-high plateau by cable car (weather permitting) for dazzling views of city and sea. Next, venture to old Cape Town with views of notable buildings, including Groote Kerk (South Africa’s oldest church), City Hall and the Grand Parade. Continue to the pentagonal Castle of Good Hope. Built by the Dutch East India Company as a maritime refreshment station, it later became the center of military life in the cape. Make a last stop at Streetwires for an artisan visit, where locals come together to craft unique, handmade wire and bead art, now successfully exported to over 15 countries worldwide. Your afternoon is at leisure before your welcome dinner tonight, where the resident chef or sommelier guides you through a progressive, contemporary feast.

One&Only Cape Town
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 3:
Cape Town | Spectacular Views from Cape Point

Discover Cape Point, the mountainous and scenic promontory at the southwestern tip of the continent. Embark on a journey past the “bikini beaches” at the base of the towering Twelve Apostles Mountains, bucolic Hout Bay with its bustling fishing harbor and over the famous Chapman’s Peak Drive. Explore the stunning Cape Peninsula and Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, home to rare bonteboks, chacma baboons and several endemic plant species not found elsewhere. Ride the “Flying Dutchman” funicular to the great pinnacle at blustery Cape Point, which presides over treacherous reefs, sandy beaches and, from July to November, breathtaking views of Southern right whales. At Boulders Beach, visit its colony of endangered African penguins; accustomed to humans, they provide endless photo opportunities. You also visit Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden alongside a private local guide. Spend the remainder of your evening at leisure, enjoying your hotel, exploring the city’s harborfront and boutique shops, or dining in one of Cape Town’s world-class restaurants.

One&Only Cape Town
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 4:
Greater Kruger Area | Private Game Reserves

Fly to either the Lion Sands River Lodge located in Sabi Sands Game Reserve or andBeyond Ngala Safari Lodge located in Timbavati Game Reserve. Both of these wildlife-rich properties are privately owned and each reserve borders Kruger National Park to offer you the very finest game-viewing safari experience. Lion Sands River Lodge lies on the banks of the Sabie River, where trees date back 800 years. Facing due east, the lodge catches the sun as it rises over Kruger National Park. Hosted by the fourth generation of a family that makes it feel like home away from home, it embodies spirit, warmth and nature. andBeyond Ngala Safari Lodge offers a timeless, unhurried atmosphere, combined with the quaint traditions of a bygone era. The romance and mystery of Africa comes alive in its 20 thatched cottages tucked under a dense canopy of tamboti trees. This afternoon, once you are settled into your comfortable accommodations, set off in search of the “Big Five” — elephant, lion, rhino, buffalo and leopard — and other wildlife.

Lion Sands River Lodge
andBeyond Ngala Safari Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations vary by departure date.  See Dates & Prices tab for details.
DAYS 5-6:
Greater Kruger Area | Sighting Africa’s “Big Five”

Spend two days immersed in your private game reserve. Embark on game drives in open safari vehicles for optimum viewing and go on early-morning game walks with your ranger. This region is one of the finest in Africa for high densities of wildlife, which often appear just steps in front of you. As you explore, learn about the flora and fauna as well as basic tracking skills. In between safari activities, participate in an A&K Chef’s Table culinary experience, preparing a traditional South African stew. At dusk, stop for a sundowner, and then search for nocturnal animals before returning to your lodge for dinner.

Lion Sands River Lodge
andBeyond Ngala Safari Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations vary by departure date.  See Dates & Prices tab for details.
DAY 7:
Victoria Falls | Beside “The Smoke that Thunders”

Today, fly to Livingstone, Zambia, and then transfer to your hotel in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe — an original Edwardian colonial hotel that delivers the elegance of old-world travel in modern, luxurious style. This afternoon, take high tea and enjoy a historical tour of the hotel, the first one built here in 1904.

The Victoria Falls Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 8:
Victoria Falls | Zambezi River Cruise with Sundowners

Take a guided walking tour of breathtaking Victoria Falls, one of the world’s greatest natural wonders, and explore the surrounding rainforest. See rainbows and clouds of spray as the mile-wide Upper Zambezi plummets into the Lower Zambezi. Afterward, shop at the stalls of local artisans at the Falls Market. At sunset, cruise the Zambezi, viewing hippos and elephants at the shore, while sipping a cocktail for a delightfully relaxing Scenic Sundowner. Gather tonight for a farewell dinner.

The Victoria Falls Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 9:
Depart Johannesburg

Fly to Johannesburg, where you enjoy access to the Premier Lounge before boarding your international flight home.

Meals: Breakfast

Pre-Tour Extension: Winelands

Pre-Tour Extension: Winelands

3 Days from $2,495

DAY 1:

Arrive in Cape Town, transfer to your Winelands hotel and enjoy dinner.

La Residence
Meals: Dinner
DAY 2:

Wander quaint Franschhoek, visiting Haute Cabriere Wine Estate and the Huguenot Monument and Memorial. After lunch, continue to the 300-year-old Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate for a tasting before returning to your hotel.

La Residence
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 3:

Explore Stellenbosch with an expert guide. Savor wine and chocolate at Waterford Estate, and then enjoy tastings at other noted wine estates before returning to Cape Town, where you begin your main program.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Post-Tour Extension: Hwange

Post-Tour Extension: Hwange

4 Days from $2,295

Internal air from $570 (Victoria Falls/Hwange/Victoria Falls)

DAY 1:

Fly from Victoria Falls to your camp in Hwange National Park, located on a private concession with eight luxury tented accommodations.

Linkwasha Camp
Meals: Dinner
DAYS 2-3:

Set out each day on a morning game drive, returning to your lodge for lunch. Make another drive before dinner. Opt for a walking safari or visit a Ngamo Village. On Day 3, relax and enjoy dinner.

Linkwasha Camp
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 4:

Fly back to Victoria Falls Airport, connect to Johannesburg, South Africa, and depart.

Meals: Breakfast

Explore Dubai: Stopover Package

Explore Dubai: Stopover Package

3 Days from $1,995

Park Hyatt Dubai (from $1,495)
Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach (from $1,995)
Burj Al Arab Jumeirah (from $3,295)

Explore Dubai | 3 Days
Fly glamorous Emirates to Dubai and check in to your luxury hotel. Discover the best of this dazzling city, viewing its remarkable architecture, visiting the Spice Market and colorful shops at the Deira Gold Souk, and ascending the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest skyscraper. On the last day, continue on to your journey or board your flight home.
Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach
Burj Al Arab
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Breakfast


Prices are in USD, per person, based on double occupancy.

  • Nov 30 - Dec 08
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    Optional pre-tour extension available on this departure.

Journey Details

Internal Air: Economy class from $1,450

(Cape Town/Kruger/Livingstone; Victoria Falls/Johannesburg)

Minimum age is 10 years.

Each guest on this journey will receive an A&K Safari Duffel.

First group event: welcome briefing at 8:00 a.m. on Day 2.

Last group event: airport arrival at 3:30 p.m. on Day 9.

Departures are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of 2 guests.

Note that Table Mountain closes annually mid-July to mid-August.

Alternate touring will be provided for affected departures.


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