The perfect 'travel triangle', this trip takes you to three of the most famous sights and experiences in Southern Africa; Victoria Falls, Cape Town and Sabi Sand National Reserve.
The spectacular Victoria Falls (seen from the Zambian side in this tour) is a spectacular sight that everyone should see at least once in their lifetime. Watch how the mist rises over the gaping and roaring mouth of the falls - known as the smoke that thunders, before heading deep into South Africa to embark on a safari experience. The Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve, adjacent to Kruger National Park, is home to some of the best game viewing in South Africa. Wildlife is abundant and varied, the guides are a wealth of information and the natural surroundings absolutely awe inspiring. After all the excitement, this tour rounds off in the vibrant and beautiful Mother city, Cape Town. Rich in South African culture and history, there is something for every adventurer here, as well as endless opportunities to relax.
Day 1 Depart from London Heathrow on a direct overnight flight to Johannesburg.
Day 2 On arrival in the early morning, check in for the onward flight to Livingstone. Arriving around lunch time, you will be met and transferred by road to the Islands of Siankaba in a luxury canvas chalet for a 3 night stay which is spread over two private islands in the middle of the Zambezi River, between Victoria Falls and the world famous Chobe National Park. Your stay her is inclusive of all meals, local drinks, laundry, one trip to see the Victoria Falls from the Zambia side.
Day 3 Why not try your hand at some of the best fishing on the banks of the Zambezi river (catch and release) or you could enjoy a relaxing sun downer cruise looking out for the many bird species along the river banks.
Day 4 Today why not visit a nearby village and see what community projects are being supported, or you could have a picnic on one the island, soak up some sun and some good food - all you need on holiday!
Day 5 Transfer to Livingstone Airport and fly directly to Kruger Mpumalanga Airport, arriving late afternoon, you will pick up a car and drive to Rissington Inn in Hazyview which is near the airport for a 1 night stay with breakfast included. This is the heart of the Panorama route and you can see the second biggest Canyon in Africa here! Ask one of our specialists for more information.
Day 6 After breakfast take a scenic drive to Nottens Bush Camp, a unique and beautiful spot in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, world known for its big cat sightings, for a 3 night with all meals, local drinks, morning and afternoon game drives in open 4x4 vehicles and guided bush walks.
Day 7 A day on safari starts with an early morning wake up and departure on the first game drive of the day. The sightings are often best at this time of the very early morning. Upon return to camp you will be served a hearty breakfast. Enjoy your midday siesta and some lunch, before departing on the afternoon game drive. Return to the lodge in time for dinner.
Day 8 A must on safari is a bush walk. Go out on foot and explore the wild whilst being guided by a professional guide. Here you see nature in a whole new light as you discover how this unique ecosystem works together, from the insects and plants to the elephants and lions. There is no better way to get some heart pumping action into your holiday!
Day 9 Road transfer to Kruger Mpumalanga Airport for the flight directly to Cape Town. Collect your hire car and take the short drive to the Clarendon Bantry Bay for a 4 night stay in a standard room inclusive of breakfast. Bantry Bay is centrally located on the Atlantic Seaboard and within easy reach of the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, the centre of Cape Town, around the corner from Camps Bay and a short drive from the Cape Peninsula.
Day 10 There's so much to do here with activities ranging from boat trips to Robben Island, penguins spotting on Boulders Beach, hop-on hop-off city bus tours, cable car to Table Mountain and great shopping! But for special interests, why not chase the sun with a specialist photographic guide who will show you even the most experienced photographer some new tricks!
Day 11 For the more adventurous, speak to a specialist to arrange a hike up Table Mountain or cycle the wine lands. You could even dive with the Great White Sharks in Gaans Baai. We do also offer a walking foodie tour which allows you to taste various local flavours with one of our specialist guides! Rainbow Tours also supports some of the community projects in and around Cape Town.
Day 12 With all of its famous sites and sounds... Cape Town has a very influential and pioneering art scene, from music, to food and crafts, take advantage and browse the many local markets as well as the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront. You may of course want to relax and sip on some cocktails in the sunshine.
Day 13 Drive to Cape Town Airport return hire car and check in for return overnight flight to London Heathrow
This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website
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