South Africa holiday, Cape Town, Kruger & Victoria Falls

Description of South Africa holiday, Cape Town, Kruger & Victoria Falls

Explore cool Cape Town, enjoy game drives in Kruger National Park, then fly to Zambia to see the natural wonder of Victoria Falls.

This 10-day adventure offers the opportunity to see the highlights of southern Africa, such vibrant Cape Town, Kruger National Park (one of the best wildlife destinations on the continent) and the thundering power of Victoria Falls.

Visit the spectacular Cape Peninsula for epic views and the Cape Winelands for rural beauty and wine-tasting experiences. Next, head for the Makalali Private Conservancy in the Greater Kruger region for safari. Your last destination is one of Africa’s most iconic sites, Victoria Falls. Explore this iconic waterfall and its surrounding areas through scenic hikes, helicopter rides and adrenaline activities, such as abseiling and ziplining.

From the spirited city of Cape Town to valleys of vineyards to game drives in the world-famous Kruger National Park, South Africa has so much to offer travellers, that you’ll find it difficult to leave.

Day-by-day experiences

Day 1:Arrival in Cape Town - Upon arrival in the city, you’ll either be transferred directly to your accommodation or, if you prefer, we can arrange for you to drive your hired car to your accommodation from there. You are free to explore Cape Town at your leisure during the reminder of the day. Visit the iconic Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, see penguins at Boulders Bay or enjoy a meal at one of the fantastic restaurants along the promenade at Camps Bay.
Day 2-3:Explore Cape Town - You may wish to summit the iconic Table Mountain for breathtaking, scenic views of Cape Town or gain an insight into the lifestyle of the residents of Langa. You could even visit Robben Island, home to the infamous prison where Nelson Mandela spent 18 years, and explore the four Clifton beaches and the nearby Camps Bay. After exploring Cape Town, drive to the historic towns of Stellenbosch, Franschoek and Paarl, known for their famous vineyards and trendy restaurants.
Day 4:Fly to Kruger - After breakfast, its time to catch your flight to the Greater Kruger region. Meet our representative on arrival and drive to an exclusive camp situated in the Makalali Conservancy, a private reserve located in the Greater Kruger region (90 kilometres west of Kruger National Park).
Day 5-6:Safari in Makalali Conservancy - Head out on an early morning safari with an expert guide. Have a picnic breakfast in the bush, before returning to your camp where you can relax by the pool before lunch - then return for another safari trip in the afternoon. Look out for a variety of wild animals, including elephants, lions, leopards, buffalos, white and black rhinos, hippos, cheetahs, crocodiles, hyenas, wild dogs, zebras, giraffes and several species of buck. If you’re feeling adventurous, you may even wish to take a flight on a microlight and experience Makalali from the air and see its abundant wildlife.
Day 7:Fly to Victoria Falls - Transfer to the airport after breakfast and board a short flight to Livingstone, located on the Zambian side of Victoria Falls. You will be met by a representative and driven to your safari lodge, located on the banks of the Zambezi River. The lodge is a fantastic base from which to see the majestic Victoria Falls and the mighty Zambezi River.
Day 8-9:Explore Victoria Falls - Seeing the falls up close is a truly exhilarating experience! Walk along the footpaths and stop by at various viewpoints to see the falls from different perspectives. One of the best lookout points is from the Knife Edge Bridge, from where you can enjoy a clear view of the waterfall as well as Boiling Pot, from where the river tumbles down to the Batoka Gorge. Be prepared to get soaked and feel your heart race as you cross the Knife Edge Bridge! You may wish to experience a game drive in Victoria Falls National Park, enjoy lunch and a guided walk on a local Island and follow a mountain bike trail to a local village. You might even want to participate in more adventurous activities such as white water rafting, kayaking, or bungee jumping.
Day 10:Depart Victoria Falls - You’ll be transferred back to Livingstone Airport after breakfast for your onwards flight back home.

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Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: South Africa holiday, Cape Town, Kruger & Victoria Falls

Environment

The conservancies in the Greater Kruger ecosystem operate in a responsible and sustainable way with long term conservation at the heart of every action. You can be safe in the knowledge that your stay is helping to educate local staff and furthering efforts to prevent poaching.

We only work with camps we've been to ourselves and in many cases we'll even have specific guides to recommend you, so we know that our recommendations meet our high standards.

To ensure that we are offering ground-breaking itineraries and are always keeping up-to-date with the latest developments abroad, our UK staff travel regularly to our destinations. This ‘work’ also leaves a carbon footprint and we compensate for all our staff travel by donating carbon-mitigating funds to our charity partners.

Our UK office takes a leading role in setting the standards for an environmentally friendly work environment. We work with local government to recycle our waste and continually look for new ways to be greener.

Community

Whilst we are always trying to ensure our guests experience the best properties and destinations possible, our ethos about responsible travel is extremely important to us.

We have selected the properties on this itinerary with sustainable and responsible tourism in mind. In Cape Town you will enjoy the region's food and wine whilst supporting local suppliers and traders. The hotels also make a huge effort to train and employ local staff. In the Kruger we work with selected camps and lodges who make a concerted effort to recruit their staff from within the local community, providing jobs and sharing the benefits of tourism.

As a company we are founded in the roots of providing responsible and sustainable holidays. This means we seek to partner with local suppliers who provide fair wages, to use accommodation where community and environment are considered and.. in short.. to look at every opportunity for making our holidays as fair to local people and places as possible.

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1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


I loved seeing the seal colony in Kleinsbaai and all of the Shamwari experience.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


If your safe is too small don’t leave valuables to chance in your room - use the reception safe at your hotel.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


I take great comfort in knowing that the places we stay at through Responsible Travel benefit local people more than other places. The marine tour and safari experience supported conservation, and we made extra donations wherever we went. I don’t know that we had a smaller environmental footprint than we would have had through another agent - the bathroom products at some hotels were more natural than others but them main issue as always is plastic bottle size of water.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


10/10. A totally wonderful experience expertly put together by the tour company.

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