Where: Cape Town, Sabi Sand Safari and Victoria Falls/Zambia | Duration: 9 nights/11 days
Day 1 – Welcome to Africa
Upon arrival in Cape Town, guests will be met by a representative of Opentour Africa who will hand over the travel documents and transfer them in a private vehicle to the Victoria & Alfred situated in the waterfront district of Cape Town.
Cape Town, known as the Mother City, is situated on the South Western tip of the African Continent, in one of the most beautiful, natural locations in the world. As beautiful as the surrounding beaches and vineyards may be, it’s the rugged wilderness of Table Mountain, coated in a unique flora that grabs everyone’s attention.
Built in 1904 as the North Quay Warehouse and converted in 1990 to a luxury hotel, the Victoria & Alfred hotel is named in honor of the Queen of England and her son. This elegant and romantic hotel has a definite Cape colonial feel to it, excellently combining its rich heritage and Victorian elegance with modern luxury.
Lunch & dinner at leisure
Bed & Breakfast
Days 2 & 3 – Cape Town and surrounds
Days at leisure to explore the cosmopolitan city of Cape Town and the wine lands region
A variety of activities are on offer: take a scenic ride on the cableway and visit Table Mountain; view the comical penguins at Boulders Bay; get up close and personal with a Great White Shark at Gansbaai; meander through the vineyards in Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschoek and taste some award winning South Africa wines; for an in-depth look into South Africa’s apartheid history visit Robben Island and the see the prison cell that ex-president Nelson Mandela called home for 28 years; see where the 2 great oceans meet at Cape Point; or just relax and enjoy the funky vibe of Long Street –the options are endless.
Lunch & dinner at leisure
Bed & Breakfast
Day 4 – Time for Safari!
Chitwa Chitwa Private Game Resort
After breakfast, guests will be collected and transferred to Cape Town International airport for the domestic flight to Kruger International airport in Nelspruit. Upon arrival guests will be met by our transfer agent who will road transfer them to Chitwa Chitwa Private Game Lodge, in the world famous Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve.
Lunch is enjoyed on arrival before checking in and going on the afternoon safari
The Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve is the birthplace of sustainable wildlife tourism in Southern Africa, and is the oldest of all the private reserves in South Africa. It has only ever been a wilderness area and is home to a vast wildlife population, including The Big Five, and a number of endangered species too. Flanking the Kruger National Park, animals pass unhindered between the reserves.
Once a private retreat, Chitwa Chitwa is named after an old giraffe bull who shared the lakeside home with the Brink family. Today Chitwa Chitwa is a magnificent private game lodge and like the graceful old giraffe, it blends humbly into the surrounding beauty of the unspoiled bush of the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve.
Lunch, dinner, bed and breakfast
Days 5 & 6 – Warning! Watching wildlife is addictive
Days are spent on exhilarating safaris in the one of the most sought after safari destinations.
In the Swahili language, safari means “journey”. And what better a journey to undertake than that in which you spend days in the company of the elephants, lions, rhino’s and a plethora of other exquisite creatures. Immerse yourself in the marvel that is the African Bushveld..
Day 7 – The 7th Natural Wonder of the World
After an early breakfast, guests will be collected and transferred by road to Kruger International airport for the direct flight to Livingstone in Zambia. After customs and immigration guests will be met by a Royal Chundu representative who will transfer them to the lodge.
The Victoria Falls constitutes one of the most spectacular natural wonders of the world. The Local people call it “Mosi-oa-Tunya” — the smoke that thunders , and the Falls are remarkable. There is a magic about them manifested in the towering column of spray when the river is high, the thunder of the falling water, the terrifying abyss and tranquil lagoons upstream in which hippo and deadly crocodiles lurk. The Victoria falls is 1 708 meters wide, making it the largest curtain of water in the world. It drops between 90m and 107m into the Zambezi Gorge and an average of 550,000 cubic meters of water plummet over the edge every minute.
Royal Chundu is a sanctum of quiet solitude and untouched beauty and the first Relais & Châteaux property in Zambia. Two luxurious lodges are situated on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River, just upstream from the magnificent Victoria Falls on a 15km stretch of private waterway which is protected by two sets of rapids. From the comfort of your bed at night, hear the orchestration of Africa, ceremonial drumming in the background blending with the lions roar, elephants trumpet, hippo grunting and the eerie call of the hyena, truly an unforgettable experience
Lunch, dinner, bed & breakfast
Days 8 & 9 – Cultural immersion…
Leisurely days are spent on the mighty Zambezi RiverZambezi River
Water in abundance brings life and spectacular colour to the parched savannah interior, creating a piece of paradise for the region’s wildlife. Royal Chundu is the place where the spirit of Africa can be experienced and favored.
The lodge offers a daily sunset cruise which meanders along the 15 km stretch of private river enabling guests to enjoy picture perfect sunsets. The floating spa is the ideal place for guests to relax and enjoy some natural treatments. The lodge also offers authentic tribal village walks, birding safaris, canoe trips, and fishing trips. Alternatively guests can visit Victoria Falls and the Chobe National Park
Day 10 – Time to say goodbye
After breakfast, guests will be transferred by Royal Chundu to Livingstone airport and depart for Johannesburg International.
A journey not soon to be forgotten, memories lasting a lifetime…..
This, is the true magic of Africa
* This is a suggested itinerary and our experienced team will be happy to create bespoke itineraries on request
3 nights bed & breakfast accommodation in a piazza facing room at the Victoria & Alfred Hotel
3 nights fully inclusive accommodation in a luxury suite at Chitwa Chitwa Game Lodge
3 nights fully inclusive accommodation Katambora Island in a luxury suite at Royal Chundu
All transfers and excursions as per the itinerary in a private vehicle
All meals as specified in the itinerary
Meet & Greet by an Open Tour Africa representative on arrival
International and domestic flights
Visa fees for South Africa and Zambia
Laundry, telephone calls, gift shop purchases , gratuities, meals, excursions , park entrance fees and anything NOT specified in the price includes section
Personal medical and travel insurance
Any government levies, taxes, fuel and/or industry increases beyond our control
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