Victoria Falls Kruger Safari – 2 nights Johannesburg | 3 nights Victoria Falls | 1 night Hazyview | 2 nights Sabi Sand | 2 nights Balule | 4 nights Cape Town
Anya was incredibly responsive and built a custom itinerary to suit all our needs and allowed us to see the best of South Africa, including a few days on the Cape, Victoria Falls and an amazing 4 day safari. Anya was very responsive to all our questions – she provided a very personal feel to the booking process, she was even proactive about providing updates between our booking and our departure date.
The safari itself was fantastic, we saw the Big 5 in the first two days, plus many more. Every stop brought some new adventure or encounter. And the accommodations were all exceptional.
We are on our way home. It was a magnificent trip. We had so much fun, and thanks to you and your firm, everything went smoothly. Overall a fantastic trip – We’d highly recommend Pembury for your trip in southern Africa.
Upon arrival at OR Tambo International Airport, you are met by our representative and transferred to your hotel in the Shopping hub, Sandton City. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore Sandton Square.
Alternatively you can go on one of the suggested activities.
Johannesburg is South Africa’s largest city and is the financial and commercial capital of Africa. It is in this fast-paced metropolis that the country’s radical political and social transformation is most evident – this is the “Rainbow Nation” at work. You may decide to go on a 3 hour go as you please tour. A driver will take you around Johannesburg city and any other places you wish to see.
This morning you are met by our representative and transferred to OR Tambo International Airport for your direct flight to Livingstone. You are met at Livingstone Airport upon arrival at and are transferred to your hotel for your 3 night stay.
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.
At 1708 metres wide, Victoria Falls is the most expansive curtain of water in the world and drops more than 100 metres into the sheer Zambezi Gorge. Straddling the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, these Falls and the Zambezi River are the central points in an area of spectacular scenic beauty: from the Falls themselves to the broad, picturesque course of the Zambezi River upstream, the rainforest adjacent and the stark jagged gorge downstream, the power and timelessness of nature’s forces are evident throughout.
The Falls’ local name, Mosi-Oa-Tunya – “the Smoke that Thunders” – more accurately defines the essence of the place: the rising, shining spray that can be seen 30km away. This vapour has the effect of adding moisture in the form of humidity to the air in the “splash zone”, so that a unique, small rainforest ecosystem clings to the edge of the Falls, providing a toehold for no less than 70 shrub and 150 herbaceous species, as well as trees such as pod and Natal mahogany, ebony, Cape and strangler fig and Transvaal red milkwood. There are two National Parks in the vicinity: the Zambezi National Park in Zimbabwe and the Mosi-oa-Tunya Zoological Park in Zambia, which means that herds of big game such as elephant and buffalo, as well as smaller species and even predators such as lion persist in the area.
This morning is at leisure to catch a last glimpse of the Falls, until you are picked up from the hotel and are transferred to Livingstone Airport to catch your direct flight to Nelspruit. You are met at Nelspruit Airport and are transferred to your country lodge in Hazyview for your one night stay.
This morning you are transferred from Hazyview to your lodge in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve, part of the Greater Kruger National Park. You have time to settle in at your lodge before you set off on your first afternoon game drive in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve.
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.
This morning you enjoy your last morning Game Drive in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve and brunch before you are collected and transferred northwards to the Balule Game Reserve, also part of the greater Kruger. You have time to settle in at your next lodge before you set off on the afternoon game drive.
Balule Private Game Reserve consists of 40 000 hectares of prime game reserve and forms part of the Greater Kruger National Park. The Park is home not only to the much sought after Big Five, but also an incredible variety of other wildlife – antelope, big cats, wild dogs, giraffe and zebra. With the perennial Olifants River flowing through it, Balule is a prime game-viewing and bird-watching area and allows limited numbers of visitors, ensuring that you get the best possible game-viewing opportunities. The name “Balule” is the local Shangaan word for Buffalo.
Balule is located in the subtropical lowveld, an area with multiple eco-zones resulting in significant variety in the flora with over 336 documented tree species in the region. Baobab trees, fever trees, knobthorns, marula and mopane trees are predominant species in this wooded savannah.
The diverse flora accommodates a diverse array of fauna. More than 220 different kinds of birds inhabit the area including raptor species such as Kori bustard, Ground hornbill, Lappet-faced vulture, Pel’s fishing owl, Martial eagle and Saddle-billed stork. There are over 30 species of mammals ranging from plains game such as zebra, wildebeest and giraffe to predators such as lions, leopards and cheetahs. The rivers and other watering holes are home to large herds of hippos and crocodiles, and in the long dry seasons these areas are heavily trafficked by wildlife
This morning you bid farewell to this African wonderland. You are met and transferred by road to Hoedspruit Airport for your direct flight to Cape Town. Upon arrival at Cape Town International Airport, you are met by our representative and are transferred to your hotel for a 4 night stay.
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.
This morning is at leisure until you are collected from your hotel and transferred to Cape Town International Airport for your direct flight to Johannesburg. Upon arrival at OR Tambo International Airport, you make your way to the International Departure Terminal for your flight home.