CAPE WINELANDS, THE MAJESTIC VICTORIA FALLS, AND UNSPOILT BOTSWANA (16 days)

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From wine to waterfalls and wildlife, an African adventure for the adventurous and the relaxed traveller

winelandsFly into Cape Town and take the scenic route inland to the Cape Winelands, where you will spend 2 nights at the relaxing Robertson Hotel. The next stop on the wine route is Stellenbosch, where you will spend 2 nights indulging your senses at Majeka House. From here, drive to the coastal city of Cape Town for a fun-filled 3 days exploring the city’s myriad activities. Fly to Livingstone, Zambia, for 3 nights at the Royal Livingstone Hotel and views of the dramatic Victoria Falls. Your next stop is 3 nights at Savute Safari Lodge in the untamed Chobe National Park. The safari continues as you spend your last 2 nights at Xugana Island Lodge, situated on the abundant Xugana Lagoon.

– Enjoy South Africa’s best food, wine, and scenery in the Cape winelands region
– Sundowners with the majestic Victoria Falls in the foreground
– Watching animals at a waterhole from the cool comfort of Savute Safari Lodge
– Stay at Okavango’s Xugana Lagoon in the heart of the Delta’s watery Garden of Eden

DAY 1-2: Route 62 : Robertson Small Hotel

robertson small hotelYou will land in Cape Town and collect a hire car to take a leisurely and scenic drive through the mountains to the charming town of Robertson, about 2 hours away. In the heart of the Cape’s famous wine region you will find the Robertson Small Hotel, a luxurious 5-star country retreat luring with unsurpassed comfort, exceptional service and a lavish splurge of genuine hospitality. Spend your 2 days in Robertson exploring the surrounding natural beauty, or find yourself lost in the hotel’s state-of-the-art wine cellar and signature restaurant.

Day 3-4 Winelands : Majeka House


majeka houseFrom Robertson you will continue your drive through the winelands to Stellenbosch and check in at Majeka House, a base from which you can enjoy South Africa’s best wine country with lazy lunches and wine tasting.

For a tranquil Winelands getaway full of character and style, Majeka House is hard to beat. The intimate boutique hotel oozes luxury from every individually decorated room. Indulge in the top notch Sanctuary spa, relax by heated indoor or outdoor swimming pools and treat yourself to decadent gourmet cuisine at the Makaron restaurant.

Day 5-7: Cape Town : Twelve Apostles Hotel

 twelve apostlesFrom Stellenbosch, take a short and scenic drive to the Twelve Apostles hotel in Cape Town, where you will spend 3 days spoiled for choice with the wide array of activities and sights South Africa’s Mother City has to offer.

With its spectacular setting on the slopes of the dramatic Twelve Apostles Mountains and wide views over the Atlantic Ocean, The Twelve Apostles is one of Cape Town’s best known luxury hotels. The peace and natural beauty of this idyllic spot is just minutes from Camps Bay and 15 minutes from central Cape Town, making it the perfect indulgent retreat for those who prefer to escape the city bustle after a day of sightseeing. Add to that its award-winning cuisine, exceptional service, holistic spa, swimming pools and fynbos gardens and you have a recipe for heavenly relaxation and comfort.

Day 8-10: Livingstone : Royal Livingstone Hotel

victoria_falls_tourWith Cape Town’s splendour entrenched in your memory, drive to Cape Town airport and board your flight to Livingstone, Zambia via Johannesburg. You’ll be met on arrival and transferred to The Royal Livingstone Hotel on the banks of the Zambezi River. The hotel boasts one of the best locations for viewing Victoria Falls, and each suite has its own viewing deck so that you can take in the breathtaking “Smoke That Thunders”.

With views over the Victoria Falls, the hotel’s restaurants and bars offer guests an opportunity to enjoy the atmosphere and perhaps catch a glimpse of the wildlife that often wander past. Giraffe and zebra are frequent visitors and the resident vervet monkeys add to the character of the resort.

Outside the hotel, adventure awaits as you can look forward to a guided tour of the Falls and a Sunset boat cruise, or go fishing, white water rafting, or take to the skies with a microlight flight or heli-flip over the plummeting water.

Day 11-13 Savute : Savute Safari Lodge

savute safari lodgeToday you will transfer across the border by ferry across the Zambezi to Kasane Airport in Botswana. After the short flight to Savute you will be collected and transferred to the Savute Safari Lodge. The area is renowned for its population of bull elephant and for the unique interaction of the resident predator species. Open 4×4 game drives are conducted morning and afternoon in the Savute area, covering the famous Savute Marsh and the ancient San rock paintings at Gubatsa Hills.

Day 14-15: Okavango : Xugana Island Lodge

Xugana Island LodgeTransfer to the airstrip and fly to Xugana Island Lodge, situated on the shaded fringe of the island by the Xugana Lagoon. Situated overlooking the breathtakingly beautiful Xugana Lagoon on a private concession, Xugana Island Lodge is renowned for being one of the most tranquil and peaceful Botswana Safari offerings. Xugana Island Lodge comprises of just eight reed and thatch en-suits chalets, all lagoon-facing with their own private viewing decks.

Depending on Delta water levels, you can either explore the delta by motorboat, mokoro (traditional dug-out canoe), or take leisurely walks on surrounding islands in the concession.

DAY 16: Departure

honeymoon sunset cheersToday you will check out of the lodge and transfer to the airport for your flight to Maun. Connect with your flight to Johannesburg and onwards home.

 

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