15 Days
Tammy’s Cape Town, Kruger, Victoria Falls, Chobe & Delta Birthday Extravaganza

3 nights Cape Town | 3 nights Sabi Sand | 1 night White River | 2 nights Victoria Falls | 2 nights Chobe | 2 nights Okavango Delta | 1 night Johannesburg

Tour Highlights

  • Cape Town
  • Table Mountain
  • Kruger Safari
  • Big 5
  • 4x4 Game Drives
  • Victoria Falls
  • Helicopter Flip
  • Devils Pool
  • Okavango Delta
  • Mokoro

Client Review

I bought a Cape Town (Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel) + Kruger Park (Dulini River Lodge) + Victoria Falls (Royal Livingstone) + Chobe Park (Ngoma Lodge) + Okavango Delta (Shinde Camp) 2 weeks tour with Pembury Tours and I must say that I was very happy with their services at every moment and I recommend them. I started asking for quotations 18 months before I travelled, I had to postpone the tour, I asked for new quotations one year later and they still maintained their offer in their files, rebuilt the whole offer in one day, gave me very good advice on every detail I needed, their wise lodges selection, activities… The quality of the services provided by Pembury and their representatives (drivers, guides, extra activities etc.) at every place and the accommodation I had was superb. Also, their advices (topics for the trip, recommended restaurants…) were very helpful. All I can do is thanking Ms. Tammy, who was in charge of my tour for all the good services I have received.

Antonio C & Ileana B

Tour Consultant's Overview

Antonio contacted us about a year before he planned on travelling to Africa. He had a very good idea of what he was looking for which provided an excellent starting point from which I could put together a proposed itinerary. I provided both 4 and 5 star options as he wanted to see the price difference between the two in order to decide on which better fitted the budget he had in mind. He was very happy with the first proposal I sent through and it quickly became his favourite option for his African trip. Due to some unforeseen circumstances Antonio had to put off his visit for about a year. He contacted me again just over a year after our last correspondence and we picked up exactly where we had left off with the planning. Antonio had decided on 5 star properties throughout the trip and provided tentative dates so that I could check availability. The basic outline of the trip was booked quickly and we then spent a bit of time ironing out exactly which additional services they wanted included. They were extremely happy with the end product and our services.
Tammy Harding
Day 1 Arrival in Cape Town

Upon arrival at Johannesburg airport are met as you step off the plane. Your travel documents will be handed to you and you will be assisted through customs and onward to domestic departures for your flight to Cape Town. Upon arrival at Cape Town airport, you will be met by a representative who will transfer you to your Cape Town hotel.

Day 1 to 4 Cape Town (3 Nights)

Explore the Mother City and the Fairest Cape – from the oldest buildings in South Africa to trendy waterfront shopping; from majestic Table Mountain to sun drenched beaches; and from dramatic seascapes to verdant vineyards. Cape Town regularly tops many lists of world must-visit destinations and Cape Town’s iconic Table Mountain has recently been voted one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Cosmopolitan and fashionable, the relaxed atmosphere and pavement café culture give Cape Town a Southern European feel – but with a distinctive African twist.

Day 4 Cape Town to Sabi Sand Game Reserve

You enjoy an early breakfast at your hotel before checking out. You are collected and transferred to the airport where you check in for your flight to Nelspruit. Upon arrival at Nelspruit airport you are met by a representative who will transfer you to the lodge.

Day 4 to 7 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 7 Sabi Sand Game Reserve to White River (1 night)

After your morning game drive and breakfast you are collected and transferred by road to your accommodation in the White River area. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure to relax in the gardens of your lodge.

Day 8 White River to Victoria Falls

This morning you are collected and transferred to Nelspruit Airport for your flight to Livingstone Airport. Upon arrival at Livingstone Airport, you are transferred to The Royal Livingstone.

Day 8 to 10 Victoria Falls (2 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. The Victoria Falls is located on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, and travellers can access the falls through either the town of Victoria Falls on the Zimbabwe side or from Livingstone in Zambia.

Day 10 Victoria Falls to Chobe Game Reserve

This morning you enjoy a helicopter flip. You then return to your hotel before you are collected again and transferred to the Kazungula border. You will take a ferry across to the Botswana side of the river where you are met by a representative and transferred to your lodge in the Chobe National Park. You will enjoy one activity in the park this afternoon.

Day 10 to 12 Chobe Game Reserve (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 hippo, crocodile and a mind-boggling array of water birds. You also get really close to animals that come down to the river.

Day 12 Chobe Game Reserve to Okavango Delta

After your morning game activity and breakfast you will be transferred to the Kasane Airport for your light aircraft transfer to the Okavango Delta (the exact timing of the transfer and flight will only be confirmed by Ngoma Safari Lodge). You are met at Kasane Airport and assisted to your flight. On arrival at the airstrip, you will be met by your ranger and transferred to your lodge.

Day 12 to 14 Okavango Delta (2 Nights)

The Okavango Delta in Botswana with its richly diverse wildlife species is one of the premium destinations in the world for a dynamic safari experience. This 22,000 square kilometre area offers a truly unique wilderness safari in Africa. The Delta forms where the Okavango River disappears beneath the sands of Botswana.

Although the periphery is semi-arid, the Okavango Delta itself is a patchwork of cool clear streams, lagoons, floodplains and forested islands. In the dry winter season vast numbers of wildlife flock to where the floodwaters infiltrate the delta, providing one of the world’s most spectacular sights. The world-renowned Moremi Game Reserve covers part of the Delta and is known as the 'predator capital of Africa'. It is also home to the Big Five and large herds of elephant and buffalo. Famed for its big cat and bird population, the Delta is a peaceful haven where animals have been protected for decades. Watch giraffe and other plains game march across the savannah. You might even catch a glimpse of rare wild dogs stalking the plains. Wide grassy floodplains are host to a magnificent array of wild animals, including the specially adapted sitatunga and lechwe antelopes. Within this lacework of channels, game viewing and bird watching is frequently guided from mokoro (dugout canoes) or more commonly, environmentally-friendly fibreglass replicas. In these slender flat-bottomed craft, guests are propelled by expert polers, many of whom were born in the Okavango Delta and know the winding waterways and their inhabitants intimately.

Day 14 Okavango Delta to Johannesburg (1 night)

Today you enjoy your last game experience in the Delta and then breakfast before you are transferred to the airstrip for your light aircraft flight to Maun. Upon arrival at Maun airport you head to the domestic departures to check in for your flight Johannesburg. You arrive at Johannesburg airport this afternoon and will make your own arrangements for your time in Johannesburg.

Day 15 Departure

Today you have at leisure – you are transferred to the airport this evening where you meet up with a Bidair representative who will assist you to check in and boarding for your international flight

Cape Town: Radisson Blu Waterfront

The Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel is spectacularly situated right on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean overlooking its own private marina and famous Robben Island. So close to the ocean is the Radisson that a guest has described it as “like a cruise liner without the motion”. This is a first class international hotel, combining high levels of luxury with friendly service and the warmth of true South Africa hospitality.

The hotel has 177 bright and elegantly designed bedrooms. The business-class bedrooms are extremely spacious and all have wonderful sea views and private balconies. The standard rooms have mountain views. Offering exceptional Cape Town dining, the in-house Tobago’s Restaurant boasts local and international cuisine. Tobago’s Bar and Terrace offers one of the best settings for sipping seaside cocktails. Enjoy Atlantic Ocean sunsets on the deck beside the rim flow swimming pool. The Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel is ideally situated with the V&A Waterfront just a few minutes’ stroll away. The Radisson Waterfront Hotel is graded 4-star superior.

Sabi Sand Game Reserve: Dulini River Lodge

Tucked away in a quiet corner of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve’s western sector, Dulini River Lodge is set in the shade of a grove of ebony trees right on the edge of the Sand River. Eight luxury suites spread out along the shady bank with panoramic views of the water and the wildlife it attracts. In addition to a luxurious en-suite bathroom, each suite has an outdoor showers and a private plunge pool. Relax on the padded loungers on the private veranda of your suite, admiring the occasional herd of elephant taking their daily bath or hippos surfacing in the river below. The magnificently positioned guest sitting and dining areas overlook the river in the shade of a giant sausage tree and are filled with deep sofas for whiling away the hours between game drives. At night delicious Pan African meals are shared in the open air boma around a blazing fire. Linger over dinner while you listen to the sounds of the African bush - the distant yipping of a jackal, nervous chuckle of a hyena or strident wail of a bush baby.

There are two game drives each day, one in the morning and one in the late afternoon. Set out in an open 4x4 safari vehicle in the company of a ranger and tracker team, who will attempt to track your favourite animals. Sabi Sand is well known for its leopard sightings, and you may well spot one of these elusive cats resting after a successful night hunt. Between game drives you can enjoy a short walk near the lodge, accompanied by your ranger, who will share his insight into the smaller animals and vegetation in the area.

Mpumalanga: Oliver's Restaurant & Lodge

Surrounded by the lush forests of the Mpumalanga province, Oliver's is situated on the White River Country Estate overlooking the first green of the 18-hole championship White River Golf Course. The intimate comfort of the beautifully appointed rooms allows guests to experience the marriage between Austrian flair and subtle African influences. Nights are intimate and cosy in front of a blazing fireplace as the velvet darkness sets in.

At Oliver’s Restaurant award-winning cuisine is offered, with continental and mediterranean dishes served with only the finest wines from the well-stocked wine cellar. Fun-dining with fondue and raclette may be enjoyed in the privacy and irresistible romantic ambience of our wine cellar. To rejuvenate the weary, one can relax at the poolside or be pampered at the in-house "Wellness and Beauty Clinic" which is operated by professional skin and beauty therapists, offering a variety of massages, face and body treatments using high quality products.

Victoria Falls: The Royal Livingstone

The Royal Livingstone is a luxurious 5*plus Hotel situated on the Zambian side of the Victoria Falls. The Royal Livingstone Hotel is carefully designed to be in harmony with the majestic landscape and brings a level of luxury and sophistication to the Victoria Falls. The Royal Livingstone is situated along the banks of the Zambezi River and is just a short walk from the entrance to the Falls. The Royal Livingstone Hotel consists of 17 colonial-style buildings, with large verandas. The main hotel incorporates the lounge, a restaurant and a bar. The interiors are designed to capture the opulence of a bygone era and inspired by the grand estate houses.

There are 173 spacious en-suite rooms. Each room has its own private balcony offering a spectacular view of the great Zambezi River and beyond. All guestrooms are luxuriously furnished, with crisp white linen and large comfortable beds to welcome and offer the perfect sanctuary to retire to, after a day spent exploring the mysteries and challenges of this remarkable retreat. Bathrooms feature spacious showers and Victorian style baths, with wildlife pencil sketches adorning the cool ivory-washed walls, reflecting the textures and moods of the Zambezi River. The Royal Livingstone Dining Room is a fine dining à la carte restaurant. Light meals and a sumptuous High Tea are served in the Lounge. End the day with a cocktail on the Sundeck right on the edge of the Zambezi River. There is an in-house spa.

Chobe Forest Reserve: Ngoma Safari Lodge

Situated in northern Chobe, Botswana, within the Chobe Forest Reserve, Ngoma Safari Lodge is 55 km from Kasane and 135 km from the magnificent Natural Wonder of Victoria Falls. The lodge has magnificent views of the legendary Chobe river, giving you the opportunity to see the famous Chobe elephants, migrating zebra or buffalo grazing on the Caprivi floodplain below, depending on the season.

Ngoma Safari Lodge is a traditional safari lodge, with a thatched main guest and six thatched guest suites. The lodge incorporates rustic and ethnic styles, with natural finishes and an emphasis on space and comfort. The central area includes a sitting room, dining room, bar area, game viewing deck, pool deck and a plunge pool with a striking water feature. Spend evenings around the fire looking out at the floodlit waterhole.

Your own exclusive river-facing suite offers a quiet refuge and includes an indoor bathroom, indoor and outdoor showers and a private outdoor sanctuary. Wide glass windows let in soft natural light and give you panoramic views of the bushveld. Enjoy afternoons by the pool followed by candlelit dinners. Take your pick from river cruises and picnics to guided walks and game drives.

Okavango Delta: Shinde Camp

Nestled on a lush palm island in the heart of the northern Okavango Delta, Shinde is an intimate, classic camp located on the edge of Shinde Lagoon, which simply teems with animal and birdlife. The camps unique main area comprises a multi-tiered dining room and lounge which is set under canvas under the shade of ebony and mangosteen trees.

Shinde was refurbished in 2015. The elegance and historical charm of the iconic Shinde camp has been enhanced by enlarging the eight classic safari guest tents to incorporate a spacious bathroom with a large walk in shower and luxurious fittings. The larger bedroom with new linen and furniture in tasteful colours provide the perfect retreat. Wide sliding doors leading onto the extended front decks afford breath-taking views over the open floodplains or the mysterious waterways of the Delta.

Accommodation is generally twin share on comfortable three quarter beds, however double accommodation is available on request. Every possible comfort has been catered for – from generated electricity and a private viewing deck through to a handy flashlight! Each tent is strategically positioned to offer splendid views, whether across the Okavango Deltas mysterious waterways or open grasslands.

Half Day City Tour

You are collected from the hotel by a tour guide and taken 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 colourful mosques. You view the Houses of Parliament and then, 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 (cable car fare is not included in tour price). If the weather is inclement, you will be taken on a scenic drive up Signal Hill.

Full Day Cape Point Tour

You are collected for a full day tour of Cape Point. You drive around the Cape Peninsula. A scenic drive around the base of Table Mountain will bring you to Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, which is dedicated to the extraordinary variety of plants found in the Cape Floral Kingdom. You can then follow the coastline southwards via Simonstown, where you can visit the penguin colony of Boulders Beach. You then continue 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. You return to Cape Town along the Atlantic seaboard via the scenic Chapman’s Peak Drive.

V&A Waterfront, Robben Island & Two Oceans Aquarium

Spend time at the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. You can take a ferry from the Waterfront across Table Bay to Robben Island. An ex-prisoner takes you on an extensive tour of the prison, which includes a visit to Nelson Mandela’s cell, the limestone quarry and the old leper colony. You could also visit the Waterfront’s Two Oceans Aquarium, which is highly recommended for the insight it gives into life in the two oceans off the southern tip of Africa – the cold Atlantic Ocean and the warm Indian Ocean. The V&A Waterfront is South Africa’s trendiest shopping precinct and is full of great restaurants and bars.

Daily Safari Programme in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve

Upon arrival at your safari lodge you are given a welcome drink and your safari experience will be explained to you by your lodge host. There will be time to settle in before afternoon High Tea followed by your first game drive. Game drives take place in the early morning and evening to ensure game viewing when animals are most active. Night game drives provide a fascinating glimpse into the lives of the predators, particularly the leopard for which this area is renowned. You return to your lodge in time for a sumptuous safari cuisine dinner. The next day after a light snack you are taken on a morning game drive. You return to the lodge for a grand brunch. There is time to relax around the sunny pool, do some bird-watching from the observation deck or read a book in the peace of your room’s private verandah. After High Tea you set off on another evening game drive, returning again in time for dinner. On your day of departure, you will do a morning game drive and will leave the lodge after brunch.

Boat Trip on the Zambezi River

Follow in the footsteps of David Livingstone and travel up the Zambezi River above the Falls. This afternoon you are collected from the day activity centre at 16h00 for your sundowner boat cruise on the African Queen/ African Princess. As afternoon fades into twilight, animals come down to the river to drink as you go by.

Visit the Zimbabwean Side of the Falls

You are collected from your hotel on the Zambian side of the falls and transferred across the border for a tour of the Zimbabwe side of 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.

Livingstone Island / Devil's Pool

Dr David Livingstone was paddled in a dug-out canoe through swift rapids towards the roar and rising cloud of mist suspended above a cliff over which the whole of the Zambezi River plunged. The Makololo paddlers skilfully landed him on 'Goat Island' (now Livingstone Island) right on the lip of the chasm. A few steps through the small rainforest and, on the 16th November 1855, he gazed upon one of the most spectacular sights in the world – 'Mosi-oa-Tunya' (The Smoke that Thunders) which he named after his Queen as The Victoria Falls.

Livingstone Island is a 5-8 minutes boat ride from the Royal Livingstone Hotel and is located in the middle of the Zambezi River, touching the lip of the Victoria Falls, where the water thunders down the 103m drop. Access to this unique Island is seasonal and depends entirely on the water level in the Zambezi River. All visits to the island are during the 'low water' season, which usually begins in mid-July and goes through to the end of January. High water visits are not possible as the island is continuously covered in the spray/downpour from the Victoria Falls.

The trip includes a short guided tour of the island, viewing the Victoria Falls and a light snack depending on the time of the visit.

Flight of Angels helicopter Flip over the Falls

At ground level you can feel the enormous power of the Victoria Falls as tremendous volumes of water pound into the chasm below. But it is only when you take to the air that you can take in the whole panorama and enormity of this mighty spectacle.

Daily Safari Activities in Chobe - Ngoma Safari Lodge

Famous for its large elephant herds, Chobe National Park, which is the second largest national park in Botswana covering some 11 700 square kilometres, has some of the largest concentrations of game found on the continent of Africa. Game drives in this park are legendary, with sightings of herds of more than 100 elephants at any one time being the norm. You may also see up to 15 different species of animals on any one game drive, including all the antelope, warthog, monkeys and baboons, as well as predators like lion, leopard, hyena and jackal. The Park provides a kaleidoscope of species for bird enthusiasts, in what is one of Africa’s finest birding safari locations. Day drives are into Chobe National Park and night drives are on the concession.

Located within the Chobe Forest Reserve, Ngoma Safari Lodge also offers guided walks with their team of experienced professional guides who will escort you on an enthralling walk in this game-rich enclave. Walks depart early morning and return for breakfast.

At Ngoma Safari Lodge you enjoy a scenic cruise along the Chobe River, which allows you to get up close with hippo, crocodile and many water birds. You also get really close to any animals that come down to the river, especially elephants and buffalo.

Daily Safari Activities in Okavango Delta - Shinde Camp

Awake to a gentle tap on your cottage door at dawn. After tea or coffee and a few biscuits or rusks, your guide will be on hand to discuss your game activity hopes in eager anticipation of taking you on an adventure of a lifetime. Hop into an awaiting safari vehicle or motor boat and set off on an enthralling morning game drive.

The Okavango Delta is home to a large number of species adapted to the semi-aquatic lifestyle, such as the elegant red lechwe and shy sitatunga. Lion, cheetah, leopard and African wild dog may be encountered, while families of hippo hide in the deeper channels and lagoons. The area supports the continent’s largest surviving concentration of elephant and buffalo, while roan and sable antelope roam the open woodlands. Upon your return to your Lodge, a delicious breakfast is ready to be served. Enjoy a leisurely walk near the camp with an armed guide or simply savour the sights and sounds of the lodge and surrounds in the comfort of your exclusively luxurious cottage ahead of a scrumptious lunch. Indulge in a refreshing dip in the lodge pool or treat yourself to an afternoon siesta. Late afternoon tea will then be served ahead of another enthralling game drive experience where you can observe the wildlife of the area and their habits as the day begins to end. Alternatively an afternoon boat ride adventure can be enjoyed on a mokoro dug-out canoe or a motorised boat, allowing you the opportunity to explore the Delta at eye level. Upon your return a mouth-watering dinner will be served under a canopy of stars and the African velvet sky above.

The activities include game drives, night drives with spot light, motor boa and mokoro as well as safari walks and fishing.

This itinerary started on 18 November 2017
When this tour took place, the cost per person sharing was: USD$ 7,903
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