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This 18 night/19 day itinerary takes you from the majestic Victoria Falls, across the sands dunes of Namibia, down to Cape Town and finally searching for leopards in the Sabi Sands.
Dunes of Namibia
Chance of seeing white lions at Ngala Private Game Reserve
Tracking Leopards in the world famous Sabi Sands
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Day 1 – 3 : Upon arrival at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, you will be met one of our representative and assisted through customs and immigration. You will then be assisted with check in procedures for your onward flight. Catch your flight from OR Tambo International Airport to Victoria Falls Airport. On arrival at Victoria Falls you will be transferred with fellow guests to Matetsi Victoria Falls. You are officially on safari. Enjoy a 2 night stay at Matetsi Victoria Falls in a River Lodge Suite with ensuite bathroom. Activities including game drives & safari walks, bird watching, a sunrise or sunset boat cruise on the Zambezi River and additional boat cruises subject to availability, amateur fishing & canoeing, a conservation contribution. on day 2, enjoy your Tour of the Falls. You will have the opportunity to discover the many facets of the magnificent Victoria Falls, the biggest falling curtain of water in the world on this exceptional excursion. Explore the surrounding rain forest in the company of a guide who is intimately acquainted with the history of the Falls, as well as its flora, fauna, bird and wildlife.
Why we love Matetsi – You can soak in the majestic view of the Zambezi River from the comfort of your suite, they have an extensive menu which pairs with exceptional fine wines, you can do an incredible safari in the morning and see one of the seven wonders of there world in the afternoon.
Day 3: You will be collected by a member of our team and transferred from Matetsi Victoria Falls to Victoria Falls Airport. Connect onto your Scheduled flight from VictoriaFalls to Windhoek International Airport. Once at at Windhoek International Airport you will be collected and driven to Olive Grove Guesthouse. (Approximately 45 minutes). Spend your 1 night stay at Olive Grove Guest House in a Luxury Room with ensuite bathroom. Your stay includes breakfast, coffee/tea making facilities and wifi.
Day 4 – 7: After a wonderful and relaxing night at Olive Grove, you will be transferred back to the airport and to catch your flight to the Sossusvlei area. The Namib Desert is a world of vast spaces, endless horizons, dramatic desertscapes and jagged mountain heights. (Approximately 1 hour 15 minutes). Reconnect with yourself and with nature during your 3 night stay at andBeyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge in a Suite with ensuite bathroom. Activities includes: 1 morning Sossusvlei excursion, Living Dunes, Desert People, Desert Rock, Desert Drive, Big Dune Walk, Stargazing and Self Exploration.
Sossusvlei Desert Lodge is an incredible destination because, you can stay up late with the resident astronomer in the observatory and watch dazzling stars through the telescope. It has taken eco-tourism to the next level as each aroom design harnesses the natural environment to create energy and recycle waste water. Each suite is like its own solar power plant, powering the air conditioning, and the recycling systems. Explore the spectacular dunes of the Namib, a world of vast spaces, endless horizons and rugged mountain heights, the utter tranquillity and extraordinary clarity of light make this area one of Africa’s most compelling landscapes.
Day 7 – 11: You will depart the beautiful Sossusvlei Lodge and catch 2 different flights to Cape Town via Windhoek. Arriving in Cape Town is as wonderful as you might imagine and driving into the city, with Table Mountain as the backdrop you will release why this city is amongst one of the most beautiful in the world.Explore the sights during your 4 night stay at Cape Grace Hotel in a Table Mountain Luxury Room with ensuite bathroom.
*We have not included any activities here in Cape Town, we will customize each Cape Town experience according to your needs.
Day 11 – 13: You will be collected by a member from our team who will drive you from Cape Grace Hotel to Le Quartier Francais, in Frranschoek. You can look forward to exploring one of the most beautiful and famous wineland districts in the world. A discovery of top class wines, locally produced cheeses, olives and much more awaits you. Indulge during your 2 night stay at Le Quartier Francais in an Auberge Room with ensuite bathroom.
*Please let us know your preferred wines so we can best plan the perfect day tasting wine.
Why the Quartier Francais, in Frranschoek? The property is pretty special, head to the garden for a superb culinary adventure. Those in need of pampering can indulge in a selection of rejuvenating massages at the marvelous & gorgeous Spa. A stylish boutique store and a private cinema add to guest delight. Guests can enjoy horse riding, wine-tasting on horseback, golf, fly-fishing or leisurely strolling around the quaint village shops.
Day 13 – 16: You will becollect you at Le Quartier Francais and drive you to Cape Town Airport, in time for your onward arrangements. Connect onto your flight from Cape Town Airport to Hoedspruit Airport. You will then be transferred with fellow guests to andBeyond Ngala Safari Lodge, staying in a cottage with ensuite bathroom and intimate veranda. Your stay includes all safari activities.
What we love about Ngala Safari Lodge – Ngala Private Game Reserve has exclusive traversing rights on 14 700 hectares (36 000 acre) of wilderness land. Ngala Private Game Reserve shares unfenced borders with the world-renowned Kruger National Park, nearly 2 million ha (4.9 million acres) of unrivalled wilderness and wildlife land, home to the Big Five and more species of large mammals than any other African game reserve.
Day 16 – 19: You will be transferred to the airstrip which is just a short drive from the lodge for your scheduled charter flight to Singita Airstrip. The Sabi Sand Game Reserve is situated in the southwestern corner of the world-renowned Kruger National Park and consists of 65 000 hectares (160 620 acres). It is the most prestigious game reserve in South Africa, and is famous for incredible leopard sightings. Experience the thrills of adventure during your 3 night stay at Singita Boulders Lodge in a Bush Suite.
What makes Singita Boulders one of the best safari destination in Africa? The suites each boast a private sitting area, ensuite bathroom, outdoor shower, fireplace, air conditioning, personal bar and a plunge pool with a game-viewing deck — perfect for sipping sundowners and watching the wildlife metres away. Recognised for its superb menu, Boulders Lodge serves mouth- watering delights in its boma, the privacy of guests’ suites or on the decked dining area. The meals are a fusion of African flavours and Western culinary traditions, paired with the finest wines. On top of some of the best rooms in Africa, they boast some of the best leopard viewing on the continent as well.
Day 19: You will be transferred to the airstrip for your flight from Singita Air strip to OR Tambo International Airport. Upon arrival you will have a complimentary shuttle transfer from Federal Air lounge to OR Tambo International Airport. At the airport, you will be met by a representative and assisted through customs and immigration. You will then be assisted with check in procedures for your onward flight back home.
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This wonderful itinerary really puts into perspective what natural wonders Southern Africa is privy too, some of the wildest places in Africa, mixed in with luxurious accommodation, world class hospitality and incredible wildlife viewing. Any amazing 3 weeks discovering this amazing part of the world.
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