4 nights Cape Town | 1 night Franschhoek | 3 nights Sabi Sand | 1 night White River | 3 nights Victoria Falls
From the very beginning, I knew we would use Pembury to book our 2 week Sabi Sands Safari/Capetown/Winelands/Victoria Falls vacation. Tammy responded within 24 hours to any and all of my questions in great detail, and customized our trip based on our desires. From beginning to end, our visit went off without a hitch – including our various transfers between hotels and airports, meals, and air travel. The pacing was also perfect for my husband and me – we felt we had ample time to rest in between activities and never felt rushed. Tammy booked our safari at Idube in Sabi Sands Game Reserve – an experience that exceeded our expectations. By day 1, we had seen the big 5, and each subsequent game drive was thrilling. If you are seeking expert advice and individualized attention for a private safari vacation (and not have to worry about details), I would recommend Pembury in a heartbeat!
Upon arrival at Cape Town airport this evening, you are met by our representative and are transferred to your hotel for a 4 night stay.
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.
Enjoy an early breakfast before you are collected and transferred to Franschhoek where you check into your guest house for the night. The rest of the day is at leisure to relax, explore the town of Franschhoek and the surrounding wine estates.
The village of Franschhoek is at the heart of the Franschhoek Wine Route and is surrounded by craggy mountains and verdant vineyards. Many of the 42 wine estates on the Franschhoek Wine Route offer informative guided wine-tastings to the public as well as cellar tours or tours of the vineyards. Some of them also make cheese, chocolate and olive oil and offer tastings of these products alongside their wines. Many of them have on-site restaurants offering food that ranges from gastronomical delights to picnic hampers to enjoy under the oak trees. There is a hop-on hop-off Wine Tram, which visits some of these estates. Franschhoek village, South Africa’s “French Corner”, has a distinct French feel and is undoubtedly South Africa’s gourmet capital, with several of South Africa’s Top Ten restaurants. It is also filled with quirky shops.
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 Idube Game 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.
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.
After your morning game drive and breakfast you check out and are collected. You leave the Sabi Sand Game Reserve behind and are transferred by road to White River, where you spend 1 night.
You have a very early pick up this morning as you are collected this morning and transferred to the Nelspruit Airport for your flight to Johanesburg. Upon arrival at Johannesburg airport you head straight to regional departures where you check in for your onward 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 3 nights here.
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.
This morning is at leisure until you are collected and transferred to Victoria Falls Airport for your flight to Johannesburg, where you connect with your international flight home.