• Cape Town, Safari & Victoria Falls

  • Cape Town, Safari & Victoria Falls

  • Cape Town, Safari & Victoria Falls

The best of South Africa and Victoria Falls

Days: 11 | From: TBD/per person

  • Includes accommodation at best in class hotels and lodges
  • 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, considered the world's largest waterfall.

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At a glance

  • Cape Town
    3 nights: Renowned cuisine, privately guided touring, and magnificent coastlines
  • Greater Kruger National Park
    3 nights: Connect with wild nature on safari in a premier private reserve
  • Johannesburg
    1 night: Recharge in artsy Johannesburg
  • Victoria Falls
    3 nights: Experience the world's largest curtain of water at the mighty 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. 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.

Day 2:

Flavors of Cape Town: Private Food Tour

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.

Day 3:

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

Penguins at Cape of Good Hope

Meet the 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 enjoy a picnic lunch on a secluded beach. Explore historic Simon’s Town, and see African Penguins in their natural habitat from the boardwalks of Boulder’s Beach. Your private guide will help tailor the day to meet your interests.

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.

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.

Day 5:

Safari

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.

Spend a leisurely afternoon back at camp, relaxing or enjoying your lodge’s amenities, then you’re off for another exciting game drive, led by your expert ranger and tracker.

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.

Day 7:

Goodbye Safari; Hello Johannesburg

Take one last early morning game drive before your flight to Johannesburg. South Africa’s economic hub offers a wealth of art, history and culture. Joburg combines a modern, metropolitan sophistication with historic townships, creating an ambience that has given life to some of South Africa’s greatest icons and creative minds.

Your tranquil boutique hotel here is set in an oasis of lush gardens and is a great place to recharge before the next phase of your journey.

Day 8:

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 falls and Africa’s adventure capital.

Day 9:

Victoria Falls

Experience one of nature’s supreme masterpieces. No photograph can truly prepare you for the immensity of Victoria Falls. Walk through the rainforest 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 watering hole 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.

Day 10:

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.

Day 11:

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.

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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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