Departs: Daily private departures based on a minimum of 2 passengers
Experience the key highlights of Southern Africa on this popular journey. Visit Cape Town, the ‘Mother City’, and continue with a ‘Big Five’ game viewing experience in the Greater Kruger National Park before concluding with a visit to ‘the smoke that thunders’, Victoria Falls, a UNESCO World Heritage site. This affordable 12 day safari offers the top three bucket list destinations in Southern Africa.
Day 1 - Cape Town
On arrival into Cape Town you will be met and transferred to the Southern Sun Waterfront.
The Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town is situated in the heart of the city’s most sought-after areas. Being a short walk away from the famous V&A Waterfront and other Cape Town sights is just the start of this iconic accommodation landmark’s appeal. Postcard views of the harbour and of Signal Hill are rivalled only by the stylish, inviting presence of the hotel itself. Recently refurbished, the award-winning Cape Town hotel offers 537 beautifully-appointed rooms, with a host of amenities and services on offer, including free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, a fully-equipped fitness centre and an outdoor pool.
Day 2 - Cape Town
This morning you will be collected from your hotel for a scheduled city tour of Cape Town ending with a visit to Table Mountain (weather dependent, cable car fee at own expense). (B)
Day 3 - Cape Town
This morning you will be collected for your scheduled full day Cape Point & Peninsula Tour – an awe-inspiring tour with breathtaking views, historic and picturesque coastal villages to the towering headland of Cape Point. (B)
Day 4 - Makutsi Safari Springs
This morning transfer to Cape Town Airport for your flight via Johannesburg to Hoedspruit (flight cost not included). (BD)
On arrival at Hoedspruit Airport you will be met and transferred by road to Makutsi Safari Springs Main Lodge on the banks of the Makutsi River.
Please note: The sequence of this itinerary is subject to change, you will get your final itinerary on the day of your arrival at Makutsi Safari Springs.
Between the Drakensberg Mountains and the Kruger National Park on the banks of the Makutsi River, lies the family owned and managed Makutsi Safari Springs. It is raw African bush enjoyed by people who appreciate the peace and serenity of nature – palms and acacias, elephants, rhinos, giraffe, crocodiles, lions, cheetah, leopard and bushveld. Soft thermal-mineral water bubbles from two hot springs, nestling among indigenous trees.
Day 5 - Makutsi Safari Springs
Enjoy morning and late afternoon game activities on the reserve in search of the ‘Big Five’. (BD)
Day 6 - Makutsi Safari Springs
Depart early this morning for a full day’s game viewing in the famous Kruger National Park and enjoy the variety of wildlife and look out points. Continue on your game drive before returning late to the lodge in time for dinner. (BD)
Day 7 to 8 - Makutsi Safari Springs
Enjoy the scheduled game viewing activities offered by the lodge. (BD)
Day 9 - Makutsi Safari Springs
Today you will have the opportunity to visit Blyde River Canyon. Several stops will be made along the way to take photographs and marvel at the region’s picturesque scenery, including the Bourke’s Luck Potholes and the Three Rondavels Viewpoint overlooking the Blyde Dam. Return to the lodge in time for dinner. (BD)
Day 10 - Victoria Falls
This morning you will be transferred to Mpumalanga Airport for your flight to Livingstone in Zambia (flight cost not included). (B)
On arrival at Livingstone Airport you will be met and transferred across the border into Zimbabwe.
Perfect for the discerning guest who is looking for a small, personalized lodge in the centre of Victoria Falls with a high level of service. Set in lush gardens, a tranquil haven away from the bustle of town but within easy walking distance of the main attractions. The main lodge offers indoor and outdoor dining, a cosy lounge and beautiful veranda opening out onto the surrounding gardens. Facilities include a swimming pool, activities desk and curio shop.
The lodge offers 22 well-appointed rooms with elegant, contemporary style décor encompassing Victoria Falls colonial past and African flavour. All rooms are air-conditioned and have en-suite facilities. Each room has a veranda opening out onto the surrounding gardens. Several rooms have inter-leading doors making it ideal for families.
Day 11 - Victoria Falls
Today is free to explore Victoria Falls, one of the Natural Wonders of the World, browse the local markets and to experience the many optional activities on offer (at own expense). (B)
Day 12 - End of Cape Town, Kruger & Vic Falls Classic Tour
After breakfast and check-out your journey ends with a transfer to the Victoria Falls Airport for your onward flight. (B)
Dates and Pricing
Prices shown are per person based on twin share. Seasonal supplements and minimum night requirement may apply. Solo traveller and extra night prices available on request. Luggage restrictions may apply. International flights not included.
The cost of this tour excludes all internal flights (from AU$900 per person – these can be booked by Bench). Changes to the itinerary or sequence of excursions may be required. Seasonal supplements apply.
African Adventure of a Lifetime!
At first we thought the cost was somewhat excessive but it was well worth every cent!
Our journey of 18 days, including Cape Town, Victoria Falls & 4 game reserves, required a lot of coordination and it was seamless from start to finish.
We experienced great food, service and lodgings and spectacular land & water game safaris .
Our outstanding guides & trackers ensured we viewed, at close quarters, all the BIG FIVE & much, much more.