• Cape Town, Safari & Victoria Falls

  • Cape Town, Safari & Victoria Falls

  • Cape Town, Safari & Victoria Falls

The best of South Africa: a world class safari, spectacular Cape Town, plus magnificent Victoria Falls

Days: 10 | From: $9,790/per person

  • Includes accommodations at best in class lodges and hotels
  • Day tours and excursions with superb private guides
  • A world class safari destination for ultimate game viewing

Discover the highlights of Southern Africa: enjoy privately guided tours in scenic Cape Town, then fly off to some of the world's best game viewing on a safari in the private reserves of the Greater Kruger National Park. Cap it all off with a visit to the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls. Superb lodging throughout and outstanding guides make for an unsurpassed African journey.

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At a glance

  • Cape Town
    3 nights: A world class city, with a spectacular setting, renowned cuisine, and a vibrant cultural life. Explore with a private guide who will tailor the visit to your interests.
  • Greater Kruger National Park
    3 nights: Connect with wild nature on safari in a premier private reserve, one of the top game viewing areas on the continent
  • Victoria Falls
    3 nights: Experience the mighty and majestic Victoria Falls with your private guide & cruise the Zambezi at sunset

  • All itineraries are fully customizable. We will send you a personalized variation that reflects your interests and travel dates at no extra cost. Call to discuss your travel plans with one of our Specialists who know this region firsthand.

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Sample itinerary

Day 1:

Welcome to Cape Town!

Arrive to Cape Town, a city famous for its colorful markets, historic sites, vibrant waterfront, dramatic landscapes, and world-class dining. Scenically beautiful, Cape Town is a compelling mix of trendy modern and old-world elegance. Malay and African heritage is evident in the cuisine, traditions and entertainment while the architecture reveals a strong Dutch, German and English influence. Your private guide will be waiting to transfer you to your boutique hotel in the City Bowl, a scenic area ringed by mountains and the perfect base for exploring this iconic metropolis.

Accommodations: Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel, 3 nights

Set just off the buzzing Kloof Street in a scenic suburb of Cape Town, Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel blends a bohemian vibe with contemporary chic accents. The 15-room hotel offers a breakfast room and outdoor dining terrace, outdoor pool, library, and lounge.

*Includes: Breakfast

Day 2:

Flavors of Cape Town: Private Food Tour (This is a suggested excursion, many options are available for day tours in Cape Town)

Explore Cape Town’s hidden culinary gems with your private guide, who is also a chef and professional food critic. This exclusive tasting experience is a leisurely walking tour around central Cape Town. Enjoy food and drink tastings from a variety of venues and cuisines, from the popular to the obscure, and from traditional cuisine to modern. Take in the city’s unique architecture and ambience as you gain insight into local culture, history, and gastronomic trends. This day can be customized to include any type of activity you prefer, whether it’s culinary, architecture, history, nature, hiking, or anything else.

Accommodations: Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel, 3 nights

*Includes: Breakfast

Day 3:

Penguins and the Peninsula: Explore the Cape of Good Hope and Cape Peninsula

Penguins at Cape of Good Hope

Meet the endangered African Penguin today as you explore the rugged coastline. Your private guide will take you to the penguin colony and to other key sites away from the typical tourist crowds, where you can engage with the local history and culture of the region.

Drive up Chapman’s Peak, considered one of the world’s top scenic coastal drives, with the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the Cape Peninsula Western Mountains on the other. Experience the meeting of the two oceans at the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. Visit charming fishing villages and stop for an included lunch at the restaurant of your choice. Explore historic Simon’s Town, and see African Penguins in their natural habitat from the boardwalks of Boulder’s Beach. Your private guide will be there to tailor the day to your interests.

Accommodations: Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel, 3 nights

*Includes: Breakfast

Day 4:

Off to the Bush: Start Your Safari

Fly to the Greater Kruger National Park, home to several private reserves, luxurious lodges, and some of the world’s premier safari game viewing. An extraordinary place for your safari experience.

Head out this afternoon for your first game drive. Climb aboard your custom safari vehicle and head into the reserve in search of your first potential sightings of elephants, lions, leopards, buffalo, rhino, and a variety of smaller species. Take in the sunset in the bush as you enjoy canapes and cocktails before heading back to camp.

Accommodations: Siviti Safari Lodge, 3 nights

Set in the vast panoramas of the Thornybush Nature Reserve, on the seasonal Timbavati River, Siviti offers you a truly personalized, secluded wilderness experience – a seamless blend of Big Five encounters and 5-star luxury that restores body and soul. Drink in the serenity of the African sunset from the sparkling rim flow pool, overlooking the busy water hole and discover true tranquility in the beating heart of the bush.

Each of the four individual 80 square meter Timbavati suites radiates elegance and unrestrained luxury. Stackable doors welcome the African bushveld in, affording a magical wildlife experience from the comfort of your spacious suite. The lavish, air-conditioned accommodation is limited to just twelve guests in five high-lofted thatched suites. While each suite is discreetly positioned, with its own elevated viewing deck and private plunge pool to ensure a unique and private bush experience, the opportunity to reserve the entire camp for your exclusive use is a reality. The spacious lounge and dining areas are exceptionally designed and exquisitely furnished, with your own private chef on hand to prepare delectable cuisine before your eyes.

*Includes: All meals

Day 5:


Enjoy your first full day on safari at a private reserve. Head out for your morning game drive as you watch the sun rise and the African bush come to life. The early morning hours are a prime time to spot wildlife, listen to bird calls, and connect with wild nature. Your safari guide will be there to help you spot a wide variety of species and to get you to the best wildlife viewing spots at the most uncrowded times possible.

Spend a leisurely afternoon back at camp, relaxing or enjoying your lodge’s amenities. In the later afternoon, you’ll be off for your second game drive, led by your expert ranger and tracker.

Accommodations: Siviti Safari Lodge, 3 nights

*Includes: All meals

Day 6:

The Safari Continues

Explore the bush and enjoy the offerings at your luxury lodge. You will always have the option of two game drives a day, and in the afternoon you may choose to go for a guided walk with an armed ranger, take a dip in the pool, treat yourself to an in-suite massage, or simply partake in an “armchair safari” from your private deck.

Accommodations: Siviti Safari Lodge, 3 nights

*Includes: All meals

Day 7:

The Smoke That Thunders: Depart for Victoria Falls

Say goodbye to South Africa and take a morning flight up to Victoria Falls. Known in a local language as Mosi-oa-Tunya, or “The Smoke That Thunders,” Victoria Falls straddles the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe and plummets some 354 feet into the gorge below. At over five thousand feet wide, it is the world’s largest falling sheet of water. Settle into your nearby boutique hotel, the perfect base to explore the magnificent falls.

Accommodations: Victoria Falls River Lodge, 3 nights

Nestled on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River, within the Zambezi National Park, Victoria Falls River Lodge offers wonderful wildlife viewing opportunities, impressive accommodations, fine dining, easy access to the historic town of Victoria Falls and the opportunity to visit the world-famous Falls and explore this incredible natural wonder on foot. The luxury thatched tents are well spaced and air-conditioned. Constructed of canvas, glass and wood each extends out onto a private deck with its own plunge pool.

All Luxury Tented Suites offer a larger than king size bed, comfortable sitting area, open plan bathroom with freestanding bath and both indoor and outdoor showers. Twin bedded sleeping configurations are also possible. Each of the rooms affords spectacular panoramic views of the Zambezi River and surroundings.

*Includes: Breakfast

Day 8:

Victoria Falls

Experience one of nature’s supreme masterpieces. Today you’ll do a walk through the rainforest in the vicinity of the Falls with your private guide, who will tell you about the history of Victoria Falls and introduce you to the surrounding flora and fauna.

In the afternoon, enjoy some leisure time at your hotel, observe the onsite waterhole for local animals, or explore the town. A variety of activities can be arranged in the area, including birding, fishing, wine tasting, kayaking, and game drives.

Accommodations: Victoria Falls River Lodge, 3 nights

*Includes: Breakfast

Day 9:

Cruise the Zambezi River

Set out for a sunset cruise along the mighty Zambezi River, one of Africa’s largest river systems. Watch the sun sink behind the trees as you keep an eye out for the abundant birdlife along the shore and wildlife coming down for a drink. Enjoy canapes and drinks as you celebrate your last night in Africa. A remarkable way to end an extraordinary journey.

Accommodations: Victoria Falls River Lodge, 3 nights

*Includes: Breakfast

Day 10:

Farewell Africa

Enjoy a final morning at your boutique hotel before flying back to Johannesburg, where you can connect with your international flight home or continue your onward journey. If you have a long layover, we are happy to arrange a tour in the city, or a day room to relax before your flight.

*Includes: Breakfast

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Popular Ways to Customize This Itinerary

  • Choose from a selection of carefully curated lodges and hotels to ensure this trip fits your exact travel style.

  • Mix and match your Cape Town touring to suit your interests: there is something for everyone in this vibrant city.

  • Add a night or two to visit the famed Cape Winelands, with its host of estate vineyards and quaint villages.

  • Include some downtime for rest and relaxation! Some free time to unwind or have a massage will allow you to feel refreshed and ready for the remainder of your trip. Many of our properties include excellent spas or wellness centers. We can help arrange these services or include properties that offer health & wellness amenities.

  • Ask your Vaya specialist for restaurant recommendations in Cape Town and treat yourself to some of the best in fine dining by renowned chefs.

  • Add a second safari location either in the Kruger Reserves or elsewhere to enhance your game viewing experience and get a real diversity of landscape and wildlife.

  • Extend your trip to include time in Botswana, an easy connection from Victoria Falls and home of part of the famous Okavango Delta.

  • Add a beach extension and spend some relaxing downtime on the pristine white sand of the Indian Ocean. Mauritius, Seychelles and neighboring Mozambique are just a short flight away.

  • Contact us to learn about more options for designing and customizing your trip.

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