Our Distinctive A+R Style

+ Our exclusive itinerary combines a vineyard stay in the Winelands with Cape Town, a 4-day safari at Kruger, and the thrill of Victoria Falls.
+ Delight in the fine vintages and farm-to-table cuisine of the Winelands… And thrill to our unique Cheetah Encounter!
+ Our complete Cape Town Experience includes the Cape Peninsula, Table Mountain and a hands-on cooking class in the home of a local family.
+ Morning and afternoon game drives on our private reserve at Kruger are enhanced by unique activities - like our Elephant Encounter Experience with animal experts who have known these elephants for more than 20 years.
+ Embark on a sunset cocktail cruise on the Zambezi as animals come to the riverbank to quench their thirst.
+ Join our expert guide and hit all the best vantage points on both the Zimbabwe and Zambia sides of Victoria Falls.

c Visit 1 UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Welcome to Cape Town + The Winelands

    On arrival at the Cape Town Airport, you’ll be warmly greeted and escorted to the Spier Hotel. Surrounded by the vineyards and historic buildings of the esteemed Spier Estate, our charming boutique hotel embodies the true spirit and warm hospitality of the Cape Winelands. The rest of this day is free to enjoy and relax as you wish.
     
  • Exploring the Winelands

    After breakfast, your expertly guided, full-day excursion will reveal distinctive facets of this lovely region - where pastoral vineyards and historic towns are set against a beautiful mountain backdrop. In Stellenbosch, South Africa’s second oldest city, you’ll find handsome Cape Dutch, Georgian and Victorian architecture – and the lively spirit of a university town. Founded in 1692, Babylonstoren is one of the region’s oldest estates, with some of the buildings dating back to its founding days. Delight in the tranquil beauty of its gardens and vineyards, learn about their state-of-the-art winery and sample six of their finest vintages –both white and red.
     
    After a delightful farm-to-table lunch at Le Petite Ferme, we’ll continue to Franschhoek - settled by French Huguenots in 1688. Here on the grounds of the Grande Provence Wine Estate, you’ll find a unique facility dedicated to saving of one of South Africa’s most critically endangered species. Learn about their pioneering conservation and outreach programs as you thrill to our special Cheetah Encounter! With a dozen cats ranging in age from 5 to 12 years old, this experience promises unforgettable, up-close engagement with these graceful animals. This evening, we’ll savor the fine cuisine of our hotel’s kitchen, prepared with fresh produce sourced from the Spier’s own organic garden and other nearby farms.  Meals B+L+D
     
  • The Cape Peninsula to Cape Town

    An unforgettable day unfolds as you leave behind the pastoral landscapes of the Winelands to explore the wild coastal beauty of the Cape Peninsula. Travel along the Atlantic seaboard through the pleasant seaside suburbs of Sea Point, Bantry Bay and Clifton. From the fishing village of Hout Bay, you’ll take a boat to see the Cape Fur Seal colony on Duiker Island. Back on the mainland, the journey along Chapman’s Peak 2,000 feat above the ocean is considered by many to be one of the most spectacular coastal drives in the world!
     
    As you continue along the rocky shoreline, note the distinctive Fynbos vegetation; this unique eco-system is home to myriad bird species like African Black Oystercatchers and Cape Sugarbirds. Enter the Cape of Good Hope National Park and be on the lookout for native animals like Cape Mountain Zebra, Bontebok and inquisitive Baboons. From the iconic Cape Point Lighthouse, you’ll have captivating views of False Bay.
     
    After a seaside lunch, visit Boulders Beach for an up-close encounter with African penguins. The return journey up the Peninsula takes you through the charming naval village of Simon’s Town and along the lovely fishing harbor at Kalk Bay. Cap off this delightful day with a stroll through the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens and then check in to the 5-star Queen Victoria Hotel. With only 32 guestrooms, our stylish boutique hotel is ideally located in the heart of Cape Town next to the lively and sophisticated Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.  Meals B+L
  • Cape Town + Table Mountain

    This morning’s city tour begins with the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway… With its unique revolving cars, your ride to the top offers 360° views of Cape Town and Table Bay. From the summit you’ll be able to see the Twelve Apostles, a mountain range with dramatic rocky buttresses that drop sharply to the coast. In the opposite direction, you’ll have an equally impressive view of the 3,200-foot summit of Devil’s Peak. Back in the city, your tour continues with a stroll through the Company’s Garden – an erstwhile fresh produce garden for ships and city residents in the 17th century and now home to the South African Museum, National Gallery and St. George’s Cathedral. Stroll among the bustling market stalls of Greenmarket Square and take in the Grand Parade where Nelson Mandela addressed the nation upon his release in 1990. At the District Six Museum, you’ll learn about this historic area and the forced relocation of its resident during the Apartheid Era.
     
    After lunch, the afternoon is yours to enjoy as you wish. Just across the street from your hotel, the V&A Waterfront invites exploration with its wide variety of cafes, boutiques, shops and galleries. This evening, you’ll dine at Africa Café. Founded in 1992, this pioneering restaurant was the first in the city to specialize in authentic African cuisine from various countries across the Continent. Today, it’s still regarded as one of the finest restaurants in this cuisine-centric city!  Meals B+L+D
     
  • The History + Heritage of Cape Town

    Set against the flanks of Signal Hill, the pastel-hued homes and steep cobblestone streets of Cape Town’s Bo-Kaap district offers fascinating insight into dramatic chapters of South Africa’s history. After a leisurely breakfast, your tour begins at the Bo-Kaap Museum where you’ll learn about some of the city’s earliest inhabitant - slaves who where brought over in the1600’s from Dutch colonies in Southeast Asia. From these tragic beginnings, the country’s Cape Malay culture has emerged with unique traditions that are distinct from its Asian, African and Dutch influences. Experience more of this culture as you explore the neighborhood and the local spice market – a great place to learn about Cape Malay cuisine. Your tour ends at the home of a local family where our hands-on cooking class includes Cape Malay Samoosa, a delectably filled pastry similar to what you find throughout India and other parts of Southeast Asia. After dining on the dishes that you’ve helped to prepare, the balance of your afternoon and evening are free to enjoy and explore as you wish.  Meals B+L
     
  • We Fly to Our Private Reserve at Kruger

    After breakfast, we’ll escort you to the airport for your included flight to Hoedspruit, one of the main gateways to Kruger National Park. On arrival, you’ll be met and escorted to the Motswari Private Game Reserve. Here within the highly regarded Timbavati and Umbabat Private Nature Reserves next to Kruger National Park, you’ll find just 15 spacious and ultra-private bungalows. This evening you’ll dine with other guests here at our intimate safari camp. Meals B+D

  • On Safari at Kruger

    Our nature reserves share an unfenced boundary with Kruger National Park and together with other privately owned reserves including Klaserie and Sabi Sands, the region comprises 5 million acres of open land that allows for the unfettered free movement of game – as close as you can possibly get to an authentic experience of the “real” Africa! Here within the esteemed Timbavati and Umbabat Reserves, the wildlife-viewing is indeed spectacular. Setting out in Land Rovers with our expert safari guide and sharp-eyed tracker, your morning and afternoon game drives offer thrilling chances to spot all of the Big Five – Elephant, Lion, Leopard, Rhinoceros and Cape buffalo. Back at camp, you might go for a refreshing swim, take in the views from your private deck, or join fellow guests in the main lodge. Delightful meals are attentively served and accompanied by fine South African wine.  Meals B+L+D
     
  • Another Day on Safari

    Encompassing typical Southern African bushveld, watering holes and river beds, this sector of the Greater Kruger National Park is home to a remarkable variety of Big Game including Elephant, Cape Buffalo, Zebra, Wildebeest, Kudu and several other types of Antelope. In turn, these healthy populations of plains game attract a number of predators – particularly Hyenas and Lions. With sharp eyes and a bit of luck, you might also spot the African Wild Dog and the elusive Cheetah; together with the famous Big Five, these two animals comprise the Magnificent Seven!

    Once again accompanied by our experienced safari guide, you’ll set out today on morning and afternoon game drives to track these animals across our private reserve. Meals B+L+D

  • Our Unique Safari Adventures

    Today’s adventures are centered around two unique experiences rarely found on other safaris. The first is our Elephant Encounter with experienced naturalists who have worked with these magnificent creatures for more than twenty years. In order to keep human-animal interaction to a minimum, this special experience is limited to just one small group each day and it begins early before the elephants head into the bush to forage in the wild. After a briefing, meet the herd for an up-close encounter that will be as moving and inspirational as it is educational. Observe their behaviors and interactions as you learn to identify individual elephants by their personalities.
     
    Today we’ll also take you to the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre. With a unique multi-disciplinary approach to conservation, this pioneering center is a wildlife sanctuary, a research organization, and a breeding center focused on genetic biodiversity; it’s also an institution dedicated to educating visitors and the local community about innovative and sustainable conservation practices. Your time here is not just an experience to learn; you’ll also embark on a safari drive to see the Centre’s resident species – including Cheetah, African Wild Dog, Sable Antelope and Lion. Tonight’s dinner back at our camp is again complemented by fine local wine and house spirits.  Meals B+L+D
  • Onward to Victoria Falls

    You’ll be escorted to the airport today for your included flight to Zimbabwe. On arrival in Livingstone, you’ll be met and escorted to the Royal Livingstone. Situated on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River with wildlife roaming the landscaped grounds, our luxury hotel offers elegant guestrooms with a private balcony or verandah. This evening’s sunset cocktail cruise offers a chance to see hippos and crocodiles and other wildlife descending to the riverbank to quench their thirst.  Meals B

  • Magnificent Victoria Falls c

    David Livingstone was the first European to visit the Falls and named it after Queen Victoria. But locals still call it Mosi-oa-Tunya - the Smoke that Thunders. As our expert guide takes you along scenic paths through the verdant rainforest, you’ll hit all the best vantage points including Knife Edge Bridge and a heart-pounding view over the famed Devil’s Cataract. By tour’s end, you might agree that the local name best captures the dramatic spray and deafening roar of the mighty Zambezi River as it plunges more than 300 feet over a mile-wide chasm! The rest of this day is yours to delight in the idyllic setting and ambiance of your luxury hotel. Note: Water levels are lower from August to November and vantage points may differ.  Meals B
  • Depart Livingstone

    After breakfast, you’ll be escorted to the airport for your onward journey.  Meals B
     

Check In!

  • Queen Victoria Hotel - Cape Town, South Africa

    With only 32 guestrooms, our luxury boutique offers a stylish retreat in the heart of Cape Town next to the lively and sophisticated Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. Spacious guestrooms blend classic elegance with contemporary design - enhanced by local artwork. Enjoy a king size bed with luxurious 300-count cotton bedding, minibar, in-room electronic safe and a spacious en suite bath with heated towel rails. Named for Queen Victoria’s beloved dog, the hotel’s restaurant Dash offers fine dining cuisine in a bold and bright setting. In addition, the nearby Victoria & Alfred Waterfront is home to some of the city’s most popular eateries, ranging from elegant seafood restaurants to stylish cafes and casual pub-style establishments.

  • Motswari Private Game Reserve - Kruger, South Africa

    Situated within the highly regarded Timbavati and Umbabat Private Nature Reserves next to Kruger National Park, our family-owned and operated safari lodge has just 15 spacious and ultra-private bungalows. Surrounded by nature, these stylish air-conditioned accommodations feature a canopied King bed with luxurious 400-thread-count Egyptian cotton bedding, spacious en suite bath, in-room electronic safe, and complimentary coffee and tea. The main lodge offers complimentary WiFi for all guests. Freshly prepared by Motswari’s skilled kitchen staff and attentively served, your meals can be enjoyed out in the bush or back at the Lodge in the inviting open-air lounge.

  • The Royal Livingstone Hotel - Livingstone, Zambia

    The Royal Livingstone Hotel is located along the banks of the Zambezi River, on the Zambian side of the Victoria Falls.  All 173 guest rooms have private verandas which provide a prime spot to view the natural beauty surrounding the hotel. Guests have unlimited opportunity to visit Victoria Falls, which is a short walk away. The hotel dining room offers a variety of cuisine, and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Amenities include air-conditioning, telephones, ceiling fans, TV, a swimming pool, mini-bars, and a spa area.

  • Le Quartier Francais - Franschhoek, South Africa

    This exclusive boutique hotel is tucked away behind secluded gardens with beautiful views of the Franschhoek Valley. Enjoy opulently comfortable rooms and outstanding cuisine. Guest rooms include wireless internet access, flatscreen television, iPod docking station and DVD/CD players.

  • Geiger's Camp at Motswari - Kruger, South Africa

    Perched on a ridge within the highly regarded Timbavati and Umbabat Private Nature Reserves next to Kruger National Park, you’ll find our intimate safari hideaway. Situated in a former family residence built of stone, wood and thatch, there are four spacious guestrooms – each with a private deck overlooking the bush. Inside you’ll find a canopied King bed with luxurious 400-thread-count Egyptian cotton bedding, an en suite bath with claw food tub and outdoor shower, complimentary coffee + tea, and an in-room electronic safe. An infinity edge pool and the inviting lounge with WiFi enhance your stay.

  • Spier Hotel - Stellenbosch, Winelands, South Africa

    Set amidst the vineyards and historic farm buildings of the esteemed Spier Estate, our evocative resort evokes the charm of a small village, complete with landscaped gardens and meandering pathways along the Eerste River. Spacious guestrooms are set around six private courtyards - and all enjoy access to a swimming pool, rooftop terrace and leafy patio. All rooms are handsomely furnished and offer complimentary WiFi, coffee + tea making station, in-room safe and a spacious en suite bath with separate shower and soaking tub. The hotel’s kitchen is renowned for its fine cuisine, prepared with fresh, locally-sourced produce from Spier’s own gardens and nearby farms.

Our Safari Value

+ Our complete Winelands and Cape Town Experiences with never more than 16 guests including wine tasting and all entry fees
+ Morning and afternoon game drives on our private reserve at Kruger in open Land Rovers with our expert safari guides
+ 11 nights in our luxury hotels and safari camps 
+ 24 Meals: 11 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 6 dinners
+ House wines, cocktails and beverages at our safari camp
+ All gratuities are included
+ On-tour transportation including both internal flights and airport transfers
+ Luggage handling, hotel taxes, and all fees for included flights
+ 3 or more guests save $50 - $200 each
+ Solo guests enjoy double occupancy hotel rooms and a private bungalow at our safari camp

Trip Pricing

  • Traveling as a single?

Arrive Cape Town - Per Person Double

Dates   Our Elegant Hotels
Departure Return   Regular Deal
1/10/2020
Guaranteed
1/21/2020 $9999 $9499
 
2/10/2020
Guaranteed
2/21/2020 $9999 $9499
 
3/4/2020
Guaranteed
3/15/2020 $9999 $9499
*This departure will stay at Geiger's Camp in Motswari
4/20/2020
Guaranteed
5/1/2020 $9999 $9499
*This departure will stay at Geiger's Camp in Motswari
5/11/2020
Guaranteed
5/22/2020 $8999 $8499
 
6/15/2020
Guaranteed
6/26/2020 $8999 $8499
 
7/6/2020
Guaranteed
7/17/2020 $9499 $8999
 
8/17/2020
Guaranteed
8/28/2020 $9499 $8999
 
9/2/2020
Guaranteed
9/13/2020 $9999 $9499
*This departure will stay at Le Quartier Francais on Night 1
10/13/2020
Guaranteed
10/24/2020 $9999 $9499
*This departure will stay at Le Quartier Francais on Night 1
11/16/2020
Guaranteed
11/27/2020 $9999 $9499
 
12/17/2020
Guaranteed
12/28/2020 $9999 $9499
 
1/15/2021
Guaranteed
1/26/2021 $9999 $9499
 
2/22/2021 3/5/2021 $9999 $9499
 
3/10/2021
Guaranteed
3/21/2021 $9999 $9499
 
4/9/2021
Guaranteed
4/20/2021 $9999 $9499
 
5/15/2021
Guaranteed
5/26/2021 $9399 $8899
 
6/7/2021
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6/18/2021 $9399 $8899
 
7/9/2021
Guaranteed
7/20/2021 $9999 $9499
 
8/2/2021
Guaranteed
8/13/2021 $9999 $9499
 
9/15/2021
Guaranteed
9/26/2021 $9999 $9499
 
10/12/2021
Guaranteed
10/23/2021 $9999 $9499
 
11/8/2021
Guaranteed
11/19/2021 $9999 $9499
 
12/3/2021
Guaranteed
12/14/2021 $9999 $9499
 

Select all Deals that apply for best available price.

  • Save $1,000 per couple + $500 solo on all of our Small Group Safaris whenever you book and pay-in-full.
  • Travel is one of  life's most rewarding experiences, perhaps even more so when it's shared with those you love! Combine our limited-time pay-in-full discount with our Family & Friends offers and save even more:
    • Save $50 more per person when 3 guests go
    • Save $100 more per person with 4 people
    • Save $150 more per person with 5 people
    • Save $200 more per person with 6 or more people!
    For Groups of 8 or more please call 800.221.2216

Our Private Safari Value

+ Our complete Winelands and Cape Town Experiences with never more than 16 guests including wine tasting and all entry fees
+ Morning and afternoon game drives on our private reserve at Kruger in open Land Rovers with our expert safari guides
+ 24 Meals: 11 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 6 dinners
+ All Gratuities Included
+ House wines, cocktails and beverages at our safari camp
+ On-tour transportation including both internal flights and airport transfers
+ Luggage handling, hotel taxes, and all fees for included flights
+ 3 or more guests save $50 - $200 each
+ Solo guests enjoy double occupancy hotel rooms and a private bungalow at our safari camp

Trip Pricing

  • Traveling as a single?

Travel Any Day - Per Person Double

Dates   Luxury Accommodations
Departure Return   Regular Deal
1/1/2020 3/31/2020 $11299 $10799
 
4/1/2020 4/30/2020 $11299 $10799
 
5/1/2020 6/30/2020 $10399 $9899
 
7/1/2020 8/31/2020 $10999 $10499
 
9/1/2020 9/30/2020 $11199 $10699
 
10/1/2020 11/30/2020 $11399 $10899
 
12/1/2020 12/31/2020 $11499 $10999
 
1/1/2021 4/30/2021 $11699 $11199
 
5/1/2021 6/30/2021 $10699 $10199
 
7/1/2021 8/31/2021 $11299 $10799
 
9/1/2021 9/30/2021 $11499 $10999
 
10/1/2021 11/30/2021 $11699 $11199
 
12/1/2021 12/31/2021 $11899 $11399
 

Select all Deals that apply for best available price.

  • Save $1,000 per couple + $500 solo on all of our Private Safaris whenever you book and pay-in-full.
  • Travel is one of  life's most rewarding experiences, perhaps even more so when it's shared with those you love! Combine our limited-time pay-in-full discount with our Family & Friends offers and save even more:
    • Save $50 more per person when 3 guests go
    • Save $100 more per person with 4 people
    • Save $150 more per person with 5 people
    • Save $200 more per person with 6 or more people!
    For Groups of 8 or more please call 800.221.2216

Prices are per person, land only. We offer air on Emirates. Add extra nights. A visa for Zambia is required for U.S. citizens and is available on arrival.

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