Pulse of Southern Africa

Helicopter over Cape Point and then later Victoria Falls. Dine in the Cape winelands then later on the Zambezi river. Game viewing on foot then later onboard a boat.

Day 1

Transfer to Mount Nelson for 3 nights.

Affectionately known as ‘the Nellie’, the hotel offers a sense of history, comfort and old world luxuries. The original homestead was built in 1805. The hotel first opened in 1899 and is today admired for its elegant atmosphere and comfort. With high standards of luxury and service, rolling lawns, period architecture, splendid dining options and luxurious accommodation, The Mount Nelson is one of the focal points of Cape Town.

Sightseeing in Cape Town includes:

  • Cape Point Nature Reserve and Boulders Beach including helicopter excursion of Cape Point
  • Orientation of the city, cableway journey up Table Mountain (weather permitting) and a visit to Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
  • Cape Winelands including two wine tastes
Day 4

After your winelands tour today, the tour terminates at Leeu House for 2 nights.

Leeu House is a new family-friendly boutique hotel in the heart of picturesque and breathtakingly beautiful Franschhoek. An oasis of comfort and luxury that combines the tranquil feel of a country guesthouse with vibrant village life.

 

Day 6

Air to Mala Mala where you will spend 3 nights.

Mala Mala Game Reserve boasts a multitude of animals including lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino (black and white), leopard, cheetah, and wild dog together with a wealth of antelope, birds and reptiles interacting in their natural environment.

You are assured of a successful safari because the rangers are dedicated, experienced and highly trained. The ranger will be your host for the duration of your stay and he will take care of your every need whilst sharing his knowledge and love of the wild, which will enable you to capture many memorable moments.

Day 9

Air to Tintswalo Safari Lodge for 3 nights.

Tintswalo is an exclusive safari lodge under traditional grassing. Situated on the private Manyeleti Reserve concession, within the Greater Kruger National Park. Manyeleti is unique for its minimal vehicle density and so offering a true exclusive safari experience with the big five and spectacular bird life.

Tintswalo, in the Shangaan language, means the intangible feeling of love, gratitude and peace that you bestow upon someone who has given you a meaningful and worthy gift. This is what guests experience!

The lodge is situated along a seasonal river bed among an ancient sycamore tree grove. The exquisitely appointed main lodge overlooks a waterhole frequented by large herds of elephant and other big game. The suites are linked to the main lodge by raised wooden walkways.

Day 12

Air to Livingstone for 2 nights at Tongabezi.

Tongabezi Lodge is a luxurious and unique upmarket property on the banks of the Zambezi River, just upstream of the Victoria Falls. It is perfect for honeymoon or for the discerning traveler seeking an unforgettable African holiday.
Activities at Tongabezi Lodge include canoeing, sunrise or sunset boat trips, fishing, bird walks, gorge walks and a visit to the Mosi-oa-Tunya Game Park – home to Zambia’s only 5 white rhino.

Sightseeing included in Victoria Falls

  • Walking tour of the Falls
  • Helicopter excursion over the Falls
Day 14

Air to Sandibe for 3 nights

The beautiful thatched lodge nestles between permanent water and grass-swept plains and was built with a commitment to “treading lightly on the earth”. The result is organic architecture that blends seamlessly with one of the most breath-taking landscapes in Africa. Sandibe is surrounded by an abundant array of wildlife and throughout the year, guests are enchanted by the changing moods of the Delta. Through exhilarating game-drives in open 4×4 safari vehicles and interpretive bush walks, professional guides share the wonder of this wetland wilderness. Sandibe is an intimate lodge with just eight exclusive twin-bedded safari cottages, each with en suite bathrooms, open-air showers and private game-viewing decks overlooking the Santantadibe River.

Day 17

Air to Vumbura Plains for 3 nights.

Vumbura Plains Camp is a luxury tented camp situated in a private concession bordering the Moremi Game Reserve. The lodge offers both land and water activities in an area of close on 130,000 acres. This is possibly the only area where one can see Red Lechwe (an animal that inhabits the fringes of the waterways) and a Sable antelope (an animal that enjoys the dry countryside) on the same game drive.

All rooms are raised off the ground on wooden platforms with walkways connecting them to the main living areas. Each has a large, very comfortable bedroom, a lounge, a “sala” and en-suite facilities with a shower, bath, a flush toilet and an outdoor shower under the stars.

Day 20

Air to Johannesburg in time for your flight out

  • Price From: US$64,429

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Estimated quote based on 1 twin room (2 persons).
Prices subject to fluctuation depending on exact date of travel and also on exchange rate at the time of payment.