Tailor Made Itinerary

15 Days
Anya’s Cape Town, Kruger, Victoria Falls and Chobe National Park Romantic Getaway

4 nights Cape Town | 3 nights Sabi Sand | 2 nights White River | 3 nights Victoria Falls | 2 nights Chobe

Tour Highlights

  • Cape Town
  • Cape Peninsula
  • Table Mountain
  • Cape Winelands
  • Sabi Sands Game Reserve
  • Big Five Safari
  • Panorama Route
  • Victoria Falls
  • Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi River
  • Chobe National Park

Client Review

We had the best holiday ever thanks to Pembury Tours! We had a wonderful experience with Pembury Tours.Our agent, Anya, took all our requirements in terms of timing, budgets & quality and organized a trip across Southern Africa that was outstanding and of amazing value for money. All the accommodations she had booked for us were amongst the best we’ve ever stayed with, and she made sure that we would get the best rooms and packages available for the money.

The guides she had booked for us were also excellent, very knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating. In terms of logistics, our trip went as smoothly as you could hope: all our transfers were present on time, we were always provided with information when arriving in a new locations about our upcoming arrangements.Finally, we also very much appreciated the little extras, for example, asking our lodge to plan a private surprise dinner for us as it was our anniversary. Very appreciated! Last but not least, Anya was also super responsive answering all our questions via email, and she adapted quickly and always found solutions to our needs.We will highly recommend Pembury Tours to our friends and family!

Laura & Marc A

Tour Consultant's Overview

I was contacted by Laura A in May 2017 with an interest in our standard 14 Day Victoria Falls, Kruger, Cape Town & Cape Winelands Tour in July 2017. In her initial enquiry, Laura provided me with dates, a preferred budget and a list of activities she wanted to tick off while in Southern Africa. Laura was also interested to find out if she could customize the itinerary or if the itinerary on the Website was a set tour. I advised Laura that all our itineraries are tailor-made to suit our clients needs, customizing the itinerary she had seen online would be no problem at all! Instead of spending one to two nights in the Cape Winelands, Laura let me know she would much rather spend these additional days on safari. I suggested we add in a short safari in Chobe at the end of the tour. With the dates, preferred budget and activities list at hand, I put together Laura's proposed itinerary and quotation. Upon receiving the itinerary, Laura let me know that she would discuss this her partner, Marc, and get back to me.Once I had back from Laura and Marc, I had to change a few fine details and the itinerary was complete. Laura and Marc had booked the tour and were ready for their adventure to Southern Africa. Everything was confirmed and booked. Laura contacted again in June to check up on everything and inform me that this trip was planned to celebrate the couple's 2 year Anniversary! Laura had asked me to secure a booking at a lovely restaurant in Cape Town for the two and to keep it a surprise for Marc. I booked the couple at Kloof Street Restaurant. In addition to this, I decided to surprise them both with a private dinner at Inyati Game Lodge. Needless to say the couple had an amazing time on the tour and are now planning their wedding!        
Anya Visser
Day 1 Arrival in Cape Town

Upon arrival at Cape Town International Airport, you are met by our representative and transferred to your hotel along the Seapoint promenade for your 4 night stay. The rest of the day is at liesure

Day 1 to 5 Cape Town (4 nights)

Welcome to Cape Town, Mother City of Africa, and the Western Cape, an area which is regarded as one of the most beautiful regions in the world. The City is a rare cultural gem, resulting from the amalgamation of Indonesian, French, Dutch, British and German settlers, the local Bushman and Hottentot tribes and the Bantu tribes from the north.

The impressive presence of Table Mountain, flanked by the legendary Devil's Peak and historical Signal Hill, stands proudly above the city. Beautiful white sandy beaches along a peaceful coastline frame the Cape Peninsula, which is famed for its unique floral kingdom, bountiful rivers, vleis and dams and magnificent countryside. The surrounding area extends far into the winelands, green in summer and red-gold in autumn.

The Mother City boasts a multitude of entertainment, ranging from outdoor activities and adventures in the sun to a roaring night life under neon signs. The vast range of shopping opportunities includes haggling with shop holders at Greenmarket Square Flea Market, as well as breezing through sophisticated and stylish shopping malls. The huge variety of restaurants reflects the multicultural history of the Cape and caters for everyone's taste, from fast-food outlets and casual to the chic to the very elegant.

The city provides a setting for many scenic wonders, magnificent seascapes and panoramic vistas. The beautiful coastal areas of Camps Bay, Clifton, Llandudno, Bantry Bay, Hout Bay and Blouberg surround the breath-taking tranquillity of the winelands, Constantia, Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek.

Day 5 Cape Town to Sabi Sand Game Reserve

This morning you are transferred to Cape Town International Airport for your direct flight to Nelspruit. Upon arrival in Nelspruit, you are met and transferred to your game lodge in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve.

There is time to settle into your lodge before departing on your first afternoon game drive in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve.

Day 5 to 8 Sabi Sand Game Reserve (3 nights)

Forming part of the Greater Kruger National Park, the Sabi Sand Reserve has no fences and the wildlife is able to cross freely between the Sabi Sands and the rest of the Greater Kruger National Park. The safari experience in the Sabi Sand is highly personalised because game drive vehicles have exclusive traversing rights in their area. The Sabi Sand Reserve is a remarkable natural sanctuary known for its exceptionally high concentration of animal and bird life. Close contact encounters are guaranteed as the animals are not threatened by the presence of vehicles thanks to sound conservation management policies. Safaris are led by experienced rangers coupled with local Shangaan trackers. With exceptional sightings of leopard (usually the most elusive of cats), lion, rhino, elephant and buffalo during game drives - visitors are never lacking in exciting photographic content.

Day 8 Sabi Sand Game Reserve to White River

After your morning game drive, you bid farewell to this African wonderland. You are transferred by road to your hotel in White River. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure to relax in the gardens of your lodge.

Day 8 to 10 White River (2 nights)

The small town of White River - an important farming and tourism centre - was founded around 1890. The farming tradition of the people that settled in White River after the Anglo-Boer War, has remained practically the same to this day and still attracts many who wish to witness this culture first hand and learn more about a place such as this which is virtually untouched. Agriculture in this area relies largely on the production of tropical fruit, flowers and timber. It is one of the largest in the Mpumalanga province and is therefore extremely important to the economy of the Region.

White River is a favourite holiday destination for both locals and foreign tourists looking to enjoy the beauty of the Crocodile River Valley and with three irrigation dams and a number of nearby forests there is plenty for outdoorsy types to enjoy. Fun activities in White River include visiting the St. Georges Anglican Church, visiting the Mission End Trading Post from which you can pick up antiques and treasures.

Day 10 White River to Victoria Falls

This morning you enjoy breakfast until you are collected and transferred to Nelspruit Airport for your direct flight to Victoria Falls. Upon arrival at Livingstone Airport, you are transferred to your hotel for your 3 night stay.

Day 10 to 13 Victoria Falls ( 3 nights)

Besides being one of the seven natural wonders of the world and a World Heritage Site, Victoria Falls is the unchallenged adventure capital of Africa with more than 50 activities available.

The Victoria Falls is considered to be the largest waterfall in the world. See the mighty Zambezi River as it thunders over the 1700 metre wide Victoria Falls and plunges 100 metres into a narrow gorge below. The great columns of spray rising from the tumultuous falls can be seen from 80 kilometres away on a clear day. If you are lucky enough to be there at full moon, a "moonbow" can be seen in the spray instead of the usual daylight rainbow.

Day 13 Victoria Falls to Chobe National Park

Today is at leisure until you are collected from your hotel and transferred across the border into Botswana to Chobe National Park. You check into your hotel along the Chobe River for your 2 night stay.

Day 13 to 15 Chobe National Park (2 nights)

Chobe National Park on Botswana’s north-west border is a pristine wilderness of open plains, baobab trees, ancient woodland, swamps and flood plains and is home to the greatest concentration of game in the entire southern African subcontinent. One of Africa’s most beautiful rivers, the Chobe River, forms the Park’s northern boundary.

The Chobe riverfront area is most famous for its large herds of elephants and buffalo, which come down to the river in huge herds to drink during the dry winter months. During this season, one may see hundreds of elephants at one time. Other species include waterbuck, lechwe, puku (this is the only part of Botswana where they can be seen), giraffe, kudu, roan and sable, impala, warthog, bushbuck, monkeys and baboons, along with the accompanying predators: lion, leopard, hyena and jackal. Over 460 bird species have been recorded in the park, making it one of Africa’s premier venues for bird safaris.

A highlight of Chobe is taking a river cruise, which allows you to get up close with hippos, crocodile and a mind-boggling array of water birds. You also get really close to the animals that come down to the river to drink.

Day 15 Chobe National Park & Departure

After your morning activity, you bid farewell to this African wonderland. You are met by your driver and transferred to Kasane Airport for your connecting flight to Johannesburg. Upon arrival in Johannesburg, you make your way to the International Departure terminal for your flight home.

Winchester Mansions

Winchester Mansions Hotel is an iconic Cape Dutch building and is the leading sea front hotel on Sea Point’s Promenade facing the Atlantic Ocean. It is two minutes’ drive from the trendy Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and is unique amongst Cape Town hotels for its spectacular seaside location. This charming and gracious hotel offers its guests grace, style and contemporary flair. It is a multiple winner of the “Best Luxury Hotel” category at the annual AA Travel Guide Awards and is a winner in the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice 2013 Awards, making the list of the Top 25 hotels in South Africa.

The rooms are spacious and elegant and all of them have either sea or mountain views. There are 51 classic or contemporary loft style rooms and 25 suites, including one presidential suite.

Sip sundowners on the terrace whilst viewing the spectacular ocean sunsets and enjoy signature dishes from Harvey’s Restaurant. The Winchester’s beautiful colonnaded Courtyard, built in the style of an Italian piazza, is a tranquil oasis. Encircled by palm trees and water fountains, it makes a perfect setting for a romantic dinner under the stars. You can relax around the decked heated swimming pool and there is an in-house spa offering health and beauty treatments.

Inyati Game Lodge

Situated in unquestionably one of the best game viewing areas in Southern Africa, Inyati Game Lodge offers you the ultimate experience combining wildlife and comfort. The Sabi Sand Reserve is home to the 'Big Five' (elephant, rhino, lion, leopard and buffalo), as well as cheetah, wild dog and hundreds of other species of animals, birds and plants indigenous to the area.

View Africa’s most impressive wildlife on morning and afternoon/evening game drives in open 4-wheel drive safari vehicles with expert guides and Shangaan trackers. Game drives traverse an area of 10 000 hectares (24 700 acres) and strict vehicle limits at sighting ensure the exclusivity of your game viewing experience.

Inyati has 3 family chalets, 4 standard chalets and 4 executive chalets. The chalets are all air-conditioned with an en-suite bathroom. Inyati’s superbly positioned guest sitting and dining areas overlook the perennial Sand River, which provides a plentiful supply of water especially during the dry winter months. Other facilities include the Warthog Hollow bar, a swimming pool, air-conditioned gym and walk-in wine cellar. The traditional boma is used at night, (weather permitting) and is a truly memorable way to experience a safari evening under the African night sky.

Casterbridge Hollow Boutique Hotel

Casterbridge Hollow, Mpumalanga’s first “green hotel”, is a concept that has evolved with great charm, using the simplest and most basic materials. Colours are reminiscent of romantic hillside villages in Provence and Tuscany. Its contemporary style is enhanced by richly textured baskets, sleek furnishings and designer fabrics featuring proteas and ‘bokkies’ which give the hotel an original handprint and convey its South African roots. Accessories such as wire-work baskets, hand-crafted tiles and decorative light fittings were all made by local artisans.

Guests are spoilt for choice with the scrumptious breakfasts on offer at Magnolia Café. Upstairs at Magnolia Restaurant zesty cocktails and the lunch and dinner menu promises a unique dining experience!

Casterbridge Hollow Boutique Hotel, is a 15 minute drive from the Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport, and is a convenient base from which tourists can access Kruger National Park and the Panorama Route.

Victoria Falls Safari Club

The luxurious 5-star Victoria Falls Safari Club is situated within the magnificent grounds of the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge resort. The Safari Club has 16 rooms and 4 suites with breath-taking views over the unspoiled African bush and a private waterhole.

The Safari Club Lounge features an open-plan sitting and dining area that opens onto the deck – the perfect place to relax with a drink and watch the game at the waterhole below. In the dry season elephant, buffalo, antelope, zebra and warthog are frequent visitors at the waterhole, and vultures circle in the sky above. Breakfast is served in the Safari Club Lounge and guests can enjoy complimentary afternoon tea and pastries as well as complimentary sundowner cocktails and snacks, all served on the deck.

The 16 Club Rooms are decorated with stylish African prints and colours, with sliding glass doors and gauze screens to a private balcony. They each have two three quarter beds, which may be converted to a king-size. The 4 Club Suites offer the same facilities as the Club Rooms but also include a spacious adjacent sitting room, making them incredibly spacious and comfortable. All Rooms and Suites are air-conditioned and have butler service.
The Safari Club is an exclusive enclave within the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge resort and guests are welcome to enjoy its facilities, such as the Boma Restaurant, the Buffalo Bar and Makuwa-kuwa Restaurant.

Mowana Safari Lodge

Mowana Safari Lodge is situated in Kasane on the banks of the Chobe River and shares a border with Chobe National Park. The lodge has been recently renovated, matching a magical lodge experience to the spectacular game viewing.

All of the luxury bedrooms face the magnificent Chobe River, complete with a spacious balcony from which you can observe the daily happenings amidst the abundant wildlife habitat surrounding the river. The rooms also look out onto the adjoining Namibian floodplains, where often a numerous amount of game animals congregate. To provide sanctuary from the heat of the African sun, each of the luxury bedrooms, are air-conditioned. Select the temperature setting you prefer and allow yourself to unwind on one of the broad, cosy beds.

The Luxury Suites exude opulence and serenity. Along with an enormous and inviting four poster bed, the spacious suites are accompanied by 1.5 bathrooms; a roomy stand-alone shower, and a Jacuzzi tub. Much like the Luxury Bedrooms, each of the air-conditioned suites have balconies overlooking the mighty Chobe River, and provide an excellent viewpoint from which to survey the abundant wildlife below. The suites have been tastefully decorated in a unique ethnic style, which is in perfect harmony with the surrounding African wilderness.

The meals at the Serondela restaurant are served up buffet-style, allowing you the flexibility to control both quantity and selection. For the adventurous diner, the experienced restaurant staff serve up the flavour of Africa with dishes such as Kudu, impala, warthog, wildebeest, and even wildebeest. If you’re feeling extra brave, try out Mopani worms, a delicacy in the region, and in much of southern Africa.

With its spectacular view over the Chobe River, the Savuti Bar is the perfect location to toast to an African sunset whilst sipping on a sumptuous selection of exotic fruit juices, chilled cocktails, or cold brews.

Half Day Scheduled Cape Town City & Table Mountain Tour

A tour guide takes you on a city tour of one of the world’s most beautiful cities. You will visit the historic Castle and the Bo-Kaap Malay Quarter with its narrow cobbled streets and colorful mosques. You will also visit District Six, site of forced removals during the Apartheid era. You view the Houses of Parliament, the City Hall and the Slave Lodge and will enjoy a walk through the Company Gardens. Weather-permitting, you will ride the cable car up Table Mountain to enjoy the view over Cape Town and across Table Bay to Robben Island. If the weather is inclement, you will be taken on a scenic drive up Signal Hill.

Full Day Scheduled Cape Peninsula Tour

You are collected from your hotel by a tour guide and taken on a drive along the Atlantic seaboard via glamorous Clifton to the quaint seaside village of Hout Bay. We continue via the scenic Chapman’s Peak Drive to Cape Point. Looking at this dramatic promontory jutting into the sea gives one an idea why early sailors nicknamed it the Cape of Storms. We then follow the coastline northwards via Simonstown, where you can visit the penguin colony of Boulders Beach. We also visit Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, which is dedicated to the extraordinary variety of plants found in the Cape Floral Kingdom. A leisurely drive through the leafy southern suburbs will bring us back to the city bowl in the late afternoon.

Full Day Scheduled Cape Winelands Tour

You are collected from your hotel this morning by a tour guide. You depart Cape Town and are driven to the Cape Winelands, with its backdrop of majestic mountain ranges, lush valleys and verdant vineyards. We stop for wine tastings at wineries and estates along the way and you will have the chance to purchase some of the wines you have tasted. We visit Stellenbosch, the “town of oaksand South Africa’s second oldest town. A scenic drive over the Helshoogte Pass (Hell’s Heights) takes us to the Franschhoek Valley. French Huguenots settled in the Franschhoek Valley in the late seventeenth century, seeking refuge from religious persecution in Europe and bringing with them precious root-stock to establish the wine-growing industry in South Africa. By the time of Napoleon, wine produced by Constantia, a vineyard near Cape Town, was considered by Europeans to be one of the greatest wines in the world. Anti-apartheid sanctions hit the wine industry hard, but since independence in 1994, access to international markets has unleashed a burst of new energy and new investment, and South African wines are once again winning awards across the world.

Daily Safari Programme in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve at Inyati Game Lodge

At Inyati the days are designed to thrill you with intimate wildlife encounters and the nights to delight you with the indulgence and romance of the African night. View Africa’s most impressive wildlife on morning and afternoon/ evening game drives in open 4-wheel drive safari vehicles with expert guides and Shangaan trackers. Game drives traverse an area of 10 000 hectares (24 700 acres) and strict vehicle limits at sighting ensure the exclusivity of your game viewing experience. Off-road driving ensures that you have the best possible view of any exceptional sighting and guides are constantly in touch with each other to keep track of animal movements.

During your stay at Inyati, you are likely to spot a great variety of wildlife, including species such as leopard, lion, rhino, large herds of buffalo, elephant, reedbuck, hyena, hippopotamus, nyala, cheetah, wild dogs and many types of birds. Inyati means buffalo in Shangaan /Tsonga which is one of the languages of the local people and Inyati is home to this powerful, indomitable breed. Two rivers supply the Sabi Sand Game Reserve with a valuable water source. The Sand River flows through the reserve for 50km (31 miles) from North West to South East whilst the Sabie River flows on the southern boundary. The sustenance of these rivers ensures that this area enjoys one of the highest and most bio-diverse wildlife populations of any area in Africa. Over two hundred different species live in abundance, whilst the ever changing bird life provides even the most experienced ornithologist with rare finds. Such is the environment that the wildlife, save for the migratory birds, remain in their territories all year round.

Guests can also enjoy interpretive guided bush walks offering the bird watcher, dendrologist, botanist and the nature enthusiast the ultimate bush experience. Experience an up close and personal glimpse of the African bush on foot in the company of our expert guides and trackers, taking the time to observe the small wonders of the bush, from spiders and ant lions to dung beetles.

Guided Panorama Route Tour

The Panorama Route in Mpumalanga has breathtaking vistas around every mountain corner, waterfalls plunging down faces of sheer rock, memories of the gold rush and an endless river canyon.One breathtaking view after another – that's South Africa's famous Panorama Route, where you'll experience mountains, sky, forests and the truly impressive Blyde River Canyon, one of the world's largest canyons.

Scenic landmarks with evocative names like God's Window, Wonder View, the Pinnacle, Bourke's Luck Potholes and the Three Rondawels beckon. The Blyde River Canyon's lush subtropical foliage makes it the world's largest 'green canyon’, thread your way along the cliff tops 800m above the Blyde River Canyon, and at God's Window, be sure to walk in the thick, indigenous mist forest that's often among the clouds.

There are several beautiful waterfalls on the Panorama Route; The Lisbon Falls is 94 metres (308 ft) high. The Berlin Falls is on the Sabine River and falls 80 metres (260 ft), pouring into a circular basin flanked by red cliffs. The falls have the shape of a candle, with the first short drop forming the wick, and the remaining, broader drop being the candle body. The Mac Mac Falls are 70 meters (229 ft) and is situated near the site where payable quantities of gold were first found in 1873. The diggings became known as Mac-Mac because of large number of Scottish diggers at the camp.

The gold rush town of Pilgrim's Rest gives you the chance to relive the 1873 gold rush in surroundings of unparalleled beauty. You can even try your hand at panning for gold.

View the Falls

As you approach the Falls and hear the water pounding and witness the vapour rising, you quickly understand why local tribesman called the Falls “Mosi-oa-Tunya” (the smoke that thunders) and why the explorer David Livingstone exclaimed that a scene “so lovely must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight”. The great columns of spray rising from the tumultuous falls can be seen from 80 kilometres away on a clear day. If you are lucky enough to be there at full moon, a "moonbow" can be seen in the spray instead of the usual daylight rainbow. Because the Victoria Falls fall into a chasm, rather than falling down an escarpment, it is possible to walk along the opposite side of the chasm, at the same height as the top of the Falls. From the unique walking trails the magnificence and glory of the Falls are head on and only about 60 metres (200 feet) away. The spray falls on the trails like soft rain, feeding the lush vegetation.

Sunset Boat Trip on the Zambezi River

Follow in the footsteps of David Livingstone and travel up the Zambezi River above the Falls. There are several companies offering boat trips on the Zambezi River. Especially recommended is an evening sundowner boat cruise or a dinner cruise. As afternoon fades into twilight, animals come down to the river to drink as you go by.

Daily Safari Programme in Chobe National Park at Mowana Safari Lodge

Chobe's wildlife roams in abundance and diversity and it is home to the largest concentration of elephant in Africa. During the dry season these large herds, as well as vast herds of buffalo, congregate along the fertile flood plains of the Chobe River where they come to drink, bathe and play. Sightings of lion, African wild dog, puku, red lechwe, sable, giraffe and roan antelope are frequent reported in the area.

Game drives within the Chobe National Park offer the opportunity to view the abundant elephant and other big game species up close, and also the possibility of an encounter with one of the large predators. Game drives depart three times a day (approximately 3 hour duration). Alternatively there is an option of booking a full or half-day drive with a picnic lunch. Chobe River cruises have to be one of the finest game viewing experiences in Africa. With over 80 000 elephant in the park alone they are a very frequent sighting. Hippo, water birds, buffalo, crocodile and puku are also viewed from the river.

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This itinerary started on 15 April 2018
When this tour took place, the cost per person sharing was: USD$ 4,826
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