Tailor Made Itinerary

12 Days
Tammy’s Cape Town, Kruger, Victoria Falls & Chobe Spectacular

3 nights Cape Town | 3 nights Sabi Sand | 1 night Johannesburg | 2 nights Victoria Falls | 2 nights Chobe

Tour Highlights

  • Cape Town
  • Table Mountain
  • Cape Point
  • Luxury Safari
  • Sabi Sands Game Reserve
  • Chobe Game Reserve
  • Big 5 Safari
  • Victoria Falls

Client Review

I would give 6 stars to Pembury Tours if I could. Our agent, Tammy, was clearly working behind the scenes throughout our trip to ensure that we were safe and well. No matter how small the issue, one quick email and it was resolved in a matter of minutes/hours. We felt as if she worked solely for us! She organized perfect accommodations and safari properties for us. It was obvious that she took everything we told her during our planning stages and applied it to her trip framework, allowing us to get everything we were hoping for out of our trip to Africa, and MORE!  At every turn, we were met by thoughtful guides, prompt transportation, and the kind of first-class service that we’ve never experienced, and now can’t seem to live without. In Cape Town and Johannesburg, we loved being linked up with private tour guides, both native to South Africa. The guides gave us extraordinary overviews of the history and culture of South Africa and personal accounts of the ongoing struggles present today (water crisis, political and racial issues, etc.) When an excursion issue arose on our trip to Victoria Falls, we seemingly exhausted all avenues dealing with the local groups and agents. All it took was one phone call to Tammy and we received a refund from the cancelled excursion and booked on another. That trip, swimming the Angel/Devil’s Pool in Zambia, was a “once-in-a-lifetime” experience.

But ultimately, the safaris were the pinnacle of our experience. The food, drinks and accommodations (oh, the accomodations!!!!) were all extraordinary. Our safari guides at both Sabi and Muchenji will be legends in our lives forever, as they both clearly took pleasure in showing every animal they could imagine, from the elusive leopards and cheetahs in Kruger, to herds and herds of zebras, elephants, and giraffes in Chobe. From surprise champagne night drives and walking safaris, to riverboat lunches on the hippo banks and a private romantic evening dinner (rose petals and private butler included!!!), we will genuinely remember forever as a highlight of our lives.

We have travelled to 6 continents and over 100 countries; this was the most spectacular service and experience we’ve ever had, period. Thank You Pembury

Doug C & Robert R

Tour Consultant's Overview

Doug contacted me a few months before his proposed trip.  A friend of his had recently traveled with us and was so blown away by his trip that he encouraged Doug to book a similar route for his next holiday.  Their idea was to visit Cape Town, Johannesburg, Victoria Falls and a couple of wildlife parks. They had a budget in mind and I was able to come up with a fabulous package which met every one of their requirements and the budget too. We were on the same page almost from the start and it did not take too long before we had settled on the ideal itinerary for them.  They put a great deal of trust in my judgement and in the end had a really superb trip.
Tammy Harding
Day 1 Arrival in Cape Town

Upon arrival at Cape Town airport, you are met by our representative and are transferred to your hotel for a 3 night stay. The rest of the day is at leisure to rest and explore the V&A Waterfront area on your own.

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

This morning you are collected and transferred to Cape Town airport for your flight to Nelspruit. Upon arrival at Nelspruit airport, you are met and transferred to Dulini River Lodge in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve for the next three nights. You have time to settle in and freshen up before setting off on your first game drive this afternoon.

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 Johannesburg (1 night)

After your morning game drive and breakfast you check out. You are collected and leave the Sabi Sand Game Reserve behind as you are transferred by road to the Nelspruit Airport for your flight to Johannesburg. Upon arrival at Johannesburg Airport you are met in the arrivals hall and transferred to your hotel to freshen up before going on a short orientation of the city. You spend one night here.

Day 8 Johannesburg to Victoria Falls

You have time for an early breakfast before you are collected this morning and transferred to the Johannesburg Airport for your flight to Victoria Falls. Upon arrival at Victoria Falls airport you are collected and transferred to the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge on the Zimbabwean side of the Falls. You spend 2 nights here.

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.

Day 10 Victoria Falls to Chobe National Park

You are collected this morning and transferred across the border to the Kasane Airport. Here you will be met by a representative from Muchenje Safari Lodge and transferred to the lodge for your 2 night stay.

Day 10 to 12 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 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 Departure

You enjoy your last game activity this morning and breakfast. After breakfast you are transferred by Muchenje to The Kasane Airport for your flight tor Johannesburg at 14h00. You arrive at Johannesburg airport at and have a bit of time before your international flight departs.

Cape Town: The V&A Hotel

The Victoria & Alfred Hotel is situated in the heart of the trendy Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. Built in 1904 as the North Quay Warehouse and converted in 1990 to a luxury hotel, this privately owned hotel is renowned for the highest international standards. This landmark hotel offers spectacular views of the working harbour and Table Mountain.

It's the detail that gives the V&A Hotel its elegance, intimacy, romance and reputation, the wooden staircase, the telescope, flowers and the service – friendly and efficient yet never intrusive. There are 94 spacious, air-conditioned, en-suite bedrooms spread over three floors.

All the creatively-styled rooms have spectacular views over Table Mountain, the harbour’s Alfred Basin or the Piazza. Relax alfresco on the quayside terrace and enjoy the unique atmosphere, watching buskers and entertainers go by. There is a Designer Spa and state-of- the-art gym facilities, as well as a pool area in a beautifully manicured garden, where you can escape from the buzz of the busy Waterfront. The

V&A Hotel’s in-house restaurant, OYO Restaurant & Cocktail Bar, is arguably the finest dining location in the V&A Waterfront. In addition to OYO, there are also four sister restaurants conveniently located in close proximity to the hotel and lunch and dinner at the sister restaurants can be billed to your room at the V&A Hotel.

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.

Johannesburg: The Residence

The Residence is an extraordinary boutique hotel that is truly one of a kind. A warm, hospitable welcome awaits you at The Residence, located in the historic suburb of Houghton, which is also home to many famous residents including former president Nelson Mandela. The Residence exudes a charming air of quiet dignity, with an abundance of bougainvillea blossoms cascading down the terraced gardens. This is a blissful oasis where guests are treated with personalised service and are invited to make themselves at home. No effort has been spared in creating the most sublime surroundings to surpass your greatest expectations. Take a stroll through the manicured gardens and enjoy a game of tennis or swim a few lengths in the outdoor pools. Guests can work out in the fitness room. The entrance hall leads through to the sumptuous lounge and sitting room with doors opening onto the long, spacious veranda offer a cool respite from the warm African sun. The air-conditioned suites are generously proportioned and designed for ultimate comfort and privacy, leading out to spacious balconies with tables, chairs and sun loungers shaded by large sun umbrellas. Here you can sit back and take in the views of the garden, tennis court and pool. The Sky Bar on the top floor offers spectacular views over the surrounding suburbs and Johannesburg’s renowned urban forest towards the city skyline beyond. What better place to enjoy sundowners while taking in the spectacular African sunsets, or sipping stylish pre-dinner cocktails. The comfortable relaxation areas invite you to lounge away a few hours, interspersed with socialising in the Jacuzzi or cooling off with a refreshing dip in the swimming pools. Fine dining is offered throughout the day.

Victoria Falls: Victoria Falls Safari Lodge

Victoria Falls Safari Lodge provides luxury 4-star accommodation. Set high on a natural plateau, the westward facing Victoria Falls Safari Lodge borders the Zambezi National Park & is just 4 km from the thundering Victoria Falls. Enjoy uninterrupted views of spectacular African sunsets and the on-site waterhole, frequented by buffalo, elephant, warthog, various antelope and an endless stream of colourful African birds.

This award-winning lodge has 72 en-suite bedrooms, all with private decks and views of the waterhole. Victoria Falls Safari Lodge has two restaurants. The award-winning MaKuwa-Kuwa is a split-level open-air à la carte restaurant with impeccable service, mouth-watering meals, a wide selection of fine South African wines and incredible views of the waterhole. The Boma is an outdoor fireside restaurant specialising in a superb selection of traditional Zimbabwean dishes and is renowned for its warthog fillet. Sample local delicacies such as Mopani worms and venison stews, as well as more conventional Western fare, and then enjoy an evening filled with entertainment from Amakwezi traditional dancers to a local story teller and a fortune teller, followed by a drumming extravaganza. The open-plan Buffalo Bar has its own game-viewing platform overlooking the waterhole. Each day at 1 pm the Buffalo Bar offers a free vulture feeding display. Meat is put out just below the decks of the bar and hotel and you can witness the incredible spectacle of hundreds of vultures and other birds of prey descending on this free picnic while you sit and enjoy your own lunch or drink. There is a swimming pool and sun deck.

Chobe National Park: Muchenje Safari Lodge

Muchenje Safari Lodge enjoys a unique position to the west of Botswana’s famed Chobe National Park. Muchenje sits on an escarpment with wonderful views of the Chobe River, and Namibia’s Caprivi Strip and seasonal flood plains. Unusual for a Botswana Lodge, Muchenje is owner run and managed, which allows for a more personalised style of hospitality. Muchenje Safari Lodge’s position means that it is far away from the bustle in Kasane, and guests enjoy extensive game drives and boat trips in a rarely visited section of the Chobe National Park. In addition, as the Lodge is located in the Chobe Forest Reserve, game walks and night drives are also available, which add immeasurably to the wildlife experience. The lodge is easily accessed from Kasane, Victoria Falls and Livingstone.

The main Lodge area is extensive, and has been built to allow for excellent vistas, comfort and charm. Guests can relax in its many quiet areas: from the viewing platforms and decks to the dining area and bar. Close by is the swimming pool, complete with deck and more excellent views – where better to relax in the afternoon, and soak up the sun and atmosphere? Guests can therefore enjoy game viewing from the convenience of their private veranda, the pool deck or one of the viewing decks.

The lodge has just 11 guest rooms giving an exclusive feel to the property. Accommodation is in newly refurbished thatched safari bungalows, each being beautifully appointed and each with its own unique view of the Chobe River. The bathroom is a good size with shower, toilet and his/ hers hand-basins. Each bungalow has a ceiling fan, wardrobe, electric safe and writing table. You also have a private, shaded veranda, from which to take in the sights and sounds. There is one family bungalow, which accommodates 4 guests. There is a double bed and full bathroom downstairs, and a loft area with 2 single beds upstairs. This unit also works well for a small group of friends travelling together.

Suggested Cape Town: 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. 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 and has recently become home to Zeitz MOCCA Museum of Contemporary Art which is a fabulous modern art gallery.

Included in price Cape Town: Private Full Day City Tour

You are 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 also visit District Six, site of forced removals during the Apartheid era. View the Houses of Parliament, the City Hall and the Slave Lodge and 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.

Included in price Cape Town: Full Day Cape Point 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.

Included in price Sabi Sand Game Reserve: Daily Safari Programme at Dulini River Lodge

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. If you are feeling more active, you can go on a bush walk with your ranger. 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.

Suggested Victoria Falls: 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.

Suggested Victoria Falls: Adventure Activities

Victoria Falls is the unchallenged adventure capital of Africa with more than 50 activities available. Here is our selection of the best:

Tiger fishing:
Spend a half day on the Zambezi River fishing for one of the great freshwater game fish - The Tigerfish. These powerful, swift predators are truly thrilling to catch.

Canoeing:
Paddle slowly down the Zambezi River in a canoe with some of the best wildlife guides in Africa and enjoy the beauty, peace and wildlife of this unique place. Explore islands and waterways and learn about the birds and animals you come across along the route.

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.

Bungi Jumping:
Bungi jump off the 111 metre high railway bridge into the Zambezi gorge, stopping just metres from the rushing water of the Zambezi River. This is a wild jump! There are two bungi options: A single jump on your own or a tandem jump with a partner.

White Water Rafting:
White Water Rafting on the Zambezi River is acclaimed as the best one day white water rafting trip available in the world. There are different options for rafting depending on the time of year and the level of water in the river.

Jet Boat Extreme:
Speedboats powered by huge jet engines shoot down the rapids below the Victoria Falls at 100 km an hour. Enjoy a thrilling half hour spent “flying” over the water.

Included in price Chobe National Park: Daily Safari Programme at Muchenje 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 frequently reported in the area.

Muchenje prides itself on the variety and quality of the Safari experiences, and interactions that it offers. With a maximum of 22 guests in camp, you have a wide choice of activities, without ever feeling that you are part of a big group. Enjoy open vehicle game drives with our knowledgeable and friendly professionally qualified guides – either early morning, afternoon or even the full day. Muchenje also offers game viewing by boat on the Chobe River – a wonderful chance to see huge herds of elephants, as well as many other mammals and birds attracted to the water’s edge, not to mention those animals which also live in the River like crocodiles and hippos. Bush walking-safaris allow you to learn about the intricacies of the bush where your guide teaches you about the spoor, trees, plants and insects that make for such exciting and interesting additions to the wildlife experience. On ‘Night eyes’ game drives in the lodge’s own concession, the guide uses a spotlight to show the local ‘night life’, which can range from the small mammals, to buffalo and elephant.

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This itinerary started on 19 January 2018
When this tour took place, the cost per person sharing was: USD$ 6,514
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