It’s hard to believe that so much beauty, diversity, and fantastic wine can be found so close to Cape Town. On this trip, we begin in this gorgeous port city, journey north to the Sabi Sands Wildlife Reserve for a mind-boggling safari, and finish on the banks of the Zambezi. From climbing Table Mountain to sighting the Big Five in Kruger to experiencing famed Victoria Falls, this trip is every bit as BIG as it is beautiful. In fact, it’s rumoured that when explorer Henry Morton Stanley first saw the falls, he sent a dispatch to his editor at the New York Herald that said: “Have seen Victoria, sell Niagara…”
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Welcome to South Africa! Upon arrival, a B&R representative will meet you at the airport and drive you to Kensington Place, your luxury home for the next three nights.
Cruise Cape Town's Sea Point Promenade on two wheels, learning about the local art installations as you go. Enjoy a late afternoon hike up the famed Table Mountain before dinner this evening.
Browse the quirky fashion boutiques and antique shops in Kalk Bay. Visit a penguin colony at a locals-only beach in Simon's Town. Then, stop for a superb wine tasting at Cape Point Vineyards, the producer of some of South Africa’s finest Sauvignon Blanc.
Your Sabi Sand adventure will begin as you step off your light aircraft, where you'll be greeted by your lodge guide. Amid your own luxury safari, you'll have plenty of time to explore the biodiversity of this area.
The game in the Sabi Sand Reserve is well habituated, resulting in unforgettable close encounters and prolific sightings, particularly of the elusive leopard. While at Dulini, you’ll have twice daily game drives with a professional guide and tracker, as well as the option to join some interpretive bush walks.
You'll have more opportunity to explore, meandering along the Sabi and Sand Rivers that run through the heart of the 65,000-hectare reserve. All meals and drinks are taken care of at the Dulini, so you can enjoy your time here carefree.
This morning you'll fly to Livingstone, Zambia where you'll venture to the Thorntree River Lodge—the perfect all-inclusive retreat from which to explore the Zambezi River and the activities surrounding the Falls.
A day at the River Lodge isn’t complete without a float on the riverside dock, a nature-filled walk or a sunset boat cruise. Here, you may also explore the magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Site, Victoria Falls, where you can witness the world's largest sheet of falling water.
This morning, you may have time for one final activity before you return to Livingstone airport and make your way back to O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg for your evening departure. Safe onward journey!Show All Days VIEW MAP CLOSE Want to see a full
In a word: everything. In ninety words? Signature B&R guides; local experts; unique, unforgettable biking and walking routes; private tours; authentic local cuisine; lessons and demonstrations; local artisanal wines; wine tastings; all victuals and libations; all the endorphins you can handle; new insight; interesting, fun and like-minded travel companions; a feeling of total freedom. In short: an extraordinary, hassle-free journey of discovery.