Multi-Day Tour

Southern African Treasures (13 days)

African Travel, Inc.

New York, USA / Johannesburg, South Africa To New York

Southern African Treasures (13 days)

Day 1

New York, USA / Johannesburg, South Africa

Day 7

Kapama Private Game Reserve

Day 8

Kapama Private Game Reserve

Day 9

Kapama Private Game Reserve / Johannesburg

Day 13

New York

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
New York, USA / Johannesburg, South Africa
None None
Depart New York on your international flight on South African Airways to Johannesburg. From the moment you board your South African Airways flight you feel the warm and welcoming African hospitality in every detail of the world class service you are about to experience. Sit back, relax, and prepare for an exhilarating adventure.
Day 2
Johannesburg, South Africa
Table Bay Hotel None
Arrive in Johannesburg and take a short domestic flight to your Cape Town destination. An African Travel, Inc. representative will escort you to the five-star Table Bay Hotel, nestled on Quay Six in the heart of the vibrant Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. Settle into South Africa time at the Lounge or Union Bar, or indulge in a divine massage at the spa.
Day 3
Cape Town, South Africa
Table Bay Hotel Breakfast
Embraced by the Atlantic Ocean and flanked by imperial mountains, Cape Town hosts a dazzling display of bright lights and architecture reflecting both the beauty of the past and modern innovation. Simply step outside your hotel and explore the city’s grandeur, from picturesque landscapes and vibrant cuisine to its compelling and provocative history.
Day 4
Cape Town, South Africa
Table Bay Hotel Breakfast
Enjoy another day at leisure. Blessed with one of the most stunningly beautiful settings of any city in the world, Cape Town and its surrounding areas offer enough activities to keep you occupied for a long time. You can shop for everything from handcrafts such as native masks and pottery to dazzling diamonds; enjoy the hospitality and high standards of some of the world’s top hotels and restaurants; and learn about South Africa’s history at world-renowned museums and monuments.
Day 5
Cape Town, South Africa
Table Bay Hotel Breakfast
If you have yet to get your heart pounding in the Mother City, perhaps today is the day. Adventures await beyond every corner, from cavorting with the Boulder’s Beach penguins to descending into the shark-infested Atlantic in a reinforced cage dive. The adventure-minded crowd are never disappointed in Cape Town, and even the more conservative can push their comfort zone with an endless array of award-winning restaurants in every imaginable style of cuisine.
Day 6
Cape Town, South Africa
Kapama River Lodge None
Cape Town / Hoedspruit / Kapama Private Game Reserve
Day 7
Kapama Private Game Reserve
Kapama River Lodge Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Twice-daily game drives throughout the reserve, accompanied by expert guides and trackers, provide plenty of opportunities to witness the plethora of local wildlife. See for yourself why Kapama Private Game Reserve is affectionately known as the “African Eden” – this slice of wilderness paradise is secluded from the crowds and home to the notorious Big Five as well as more than 40 other mammal species and 350 different types of birds. Witness a magnificent African sunset while sipping a sundowner somewhere in the bush before celebrating with a communal dinner back at the lodge.
Day 8
Kapama Private Game Reserve
Kapama River Lodge Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Venture on early morning and afternoon game drives in an attempt to experience as much of this reserve as possible. Kapama is the largest owner-managed private game reserve in the area, encompassing 13,000 hectares of sweeping wilderness. The reserve is also one of Africa’s premier ecotourism destinations, and rare wildlife – such as king cheetah, wild dog, serval and nocturnal black-footed cat – are frequently seen on game drives.
Day 9
Kapama Private Game Reserve / Johannesburg
Davinci Hotel And Suites Breakfast
Take one last early morning game drive before embarking on a flight to Johannesburg. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the DaVinci Hotel and Suites – a contemporary masterpiece set in the “City of Gold.” Located adjacent to Nelson Mandela Square, one of the country’s largest open public spaces, the Da Vinci Hotel and Suites offers opulent first-class facilities in a stylish and elegant setting. Spend the evening exploring Africa’s second largest city or enjoy a classic Euro Asian fusion dinner at the hotel’s restaurant.
Day 10
Johannesburg, South Africa
Victoria Falls Safari Lodge Breakfast, Dinner
Enjoy a sumptuous breakfast at the hotel before flying to Victoria Falls. The Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, perched high on the natural boundary to Zambezi National Park, serves as your exquisite home base during your stay at Livingstone’s World Heritage Site. This legendary lodge has been voted the “Best Safari Lodge” in Zimbabwe for 18 consecutive years and offers uninterrupted views from your private deck. Tonight, enjoy a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River and watch the sun bid adieu in a heart-wrenching display of color as various reflections dance upon the water. Return to your hotel for dinner at the award-winning Makuwa-Kuwa restaurant; ask for a table by the window to catch enviable views of the waterhole.
Day 11
Victoria Falls, Zambia
Victoria Falls Safari Lodge Breakfast, Dinner
After breakfast, prepare for a radically different waterfront experience with a guided tour of Victoria Falls. This mile-long curtain of falling water is celebrated as one of the seven natural wonders of the world, and its extraordinary grandeur captivates visitors from around the globe. Take a walk through the magnificent rain forest and witness the Cataracts, Livingstone’s statue, and an endless variety of birds and plants. Later, indulge in the tantalizing aromas, tastes, and sounds of The Boma during a traditional African feast accompanied by traditional singers, dancers, fortune-tellers and storytellers. Burn off any extra calories during an energetic drumming circle under the sparkling night sky.
Day 12
Victoria Falls, Zambia
None Breakfast
After a delicious farewell breakfast, you are transferred to Victoria Falls Airport for your flight back to Johannesburg. Once you have landed in Johannesburg, connect to your ongoing South African Airways flight and depart for USA.
Day 13
TBD
None None
Arrive in New York with memories to last a lifetime.

Tour Features

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Description

  • Explore the Kapama Private Game Reserve on twice daily game activities in search of the Big Five.
  • Discover beautiful Cape Town, from the stunning coastline of "The Fairest Cape" to its historic neighborhoods and sweeping views from the top of Table Mountain.
  • Experience a tranquil sunset cruise on the Zambezi River and watch the sun bid adieu in a heart-wrenching display of color.
  • Enjoy luxurious award-winning accommodations and dining in Cape Town and pleasant safari lodging with uninterrupted views in the bushveld.

About Us

African Travel, Inc. is a proud preferred partner of Virtuoso, and for over 40 years, we have created extraordinary, handcrafted luxury safari experiences ensuring immersive and authentic cultural encounters across the continent. African Travel, Inc. is proud to be a member of The Travel Corporation (TTC ), a family-owned company with more than 100 years of expertise in luxury travel.

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African Safari - September 2013

By: Nade & Fran


Reviewed on: 20 Sep 2013

I could have have even imagined the experience that awaited us. The first night on a game drive we experienced watching lions eating a kill, so close you could smell the animals. All other animal siteings were equally as exciting. The lodging were excellent, service was first class and the people were wonderful. Cannot wait to go again. Post Haste Travel & African Travel did a fantastic job.!!!
Travel Advisor:  Sylvia Berman

Flawless

By: MarilynRC


Reviewed on: 30 Dec 2013

African Travel and Wilderness Safaris provided excellent service from door-to-door at every stop on our trip. Extremely knowledgeable safari guides, reliable transportation, and friendly service.
Travel Advisor:  Marsha Dolbow

Highly recommended

By: patzie


Reviewed on: 25 May 2014

Great team of guides and assistants.  They were on time, always friendly and helped us navigate airports, transfers and unfamiliar surroundings.  They did a great job!
Travel Advisor:  Marsha Dolbow

Once in a lifetime

By: Don


Reviewed on: 05 Sep 2014

Our African Travel experience was fantastic. We didn't know what to expect, but having said that, our African experience was far and away more than we could have dreamed. The game drives and safari hotels were all great. WE couldn't have planned this trip alone, so the African Travel Inc. portion was vital to our having a great time, which we certainly did.

great guides

By: braks


Reviewed on: 29 Jun 2015

all guides and accomodations were great.
Travel Advisor:  Sheri Phillips

Great service

By: Julie


Reviewed on: 29 Apr 2016

Great trip for 6 - everything was perfect.
Travel Advisor:  Nancy Cutter

expert service

By: Sandy


Reviewed on: 26 Jun 2016

It was a trip of a lifetime and a dream come true, our guides were the best
Travel Advisor:  Uschi Helfrich

Uganda

By: nv


Reviewed on: 23 Jun 2017

Great experience.
Travel Advisor:  Kim Schneider

Smooth transitions

By: Beverly


Reviewed on: 28 Jun 2017

Great trip. Almost seamless transitions from one camp to another. I am a bit baffled that the 5% repeat traveler was not applied to these last two trips to Africa with African Travel.
Travel Advisor:  Meg Harrison

Great people at Africa Travel

By: Africa Adventurers


Reviewed on: 02 Jul 2017

Everyone we dealt with at Africa Travel were great. They arranged the best guides and made sure our travel through every airport and border was smooth and without issues. Anytime we had a question, they quickly responded through their contact people in every location. Our travel advisor selected Africa Travel for us, but we cannot say enough good things about our accommodations and all of the logistical arrangements.
Travel Advisor:  Becky Lukovic

South Aftrica Family Vacation

By: Greg Fletcher


Reviewed on: 11 Sep 2017

Everything was well organized and both communication and value for money was well worth organizing our family vacation through African Tranvel, Inc. When I travel in the area again I would not hesitate to use theri services again.
Travel Advisor:  Paddy Graetz

East Africa Travel

By: WJD


Reviewed on: 24 Aug 2017

This was the first time that we have used Africa Adventure Company. Their recommendations for trip itinerary and accommodations were spot-on. The private guides were exceptional - extremely knowledgeable, courteous, accommodating, and professional. They were great ambassadors for their respective countries, and we saw many animals and rare animal behaviors because of their expertise, leadership, and guidance.
Travel Advisor:  Janet Krebs

RSA & Botswana

By: Bob


Reviewed on: 15 Oct 2017

Excellent experience. Did have a major issue which the CEO of African Travel resolved to our satisfaction.
Travel Advisor:  Susan Ward

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By: tac


Reviewed on: 19 Oct 2017

African Answers .was very easy to work with and ALWAYS available for questions. My contact at Africa Answers was Rowan and he did a great job; I was taken care of from the minute I stepped off the plane until I left the country. A person was assigned to me in both countries I visited. People who listened, were on time or early for pickups and very knowledgable about every portion of the area I was vacationing in. My last day in country I was not feeling well, so on the fly I asked to drop something that had been planned for me to do and instead just find a place to rest. The guys that Africa Answers was working with took care of everything. Book with these guys.
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Trevino

South Africa Honeymoon

By: Ben Z


Reviewed on: 08 Dec 2017

African Travel was great! Other than a small hiccup with a hotel in Capetown (which they remedied), the trip was awesome. The drivers and tour guides that they hire were all super friendly, prompt, and knowledgeable. The businesses they chose for Shark Diving, Cape of Good Hope, and the Thorny Bush Reserve were excellent places. My wife and I would definitely recommend African Travel to friends and family! Cheers!
Travel Advisor:  Jennifer Polito Waigand

Trip of a lifetime!

By: Jake


Reviewed on: 22 Mar 2018

We didn’t know what to expect from our first trip to Africa. But our safari with African Travel exceeded our expectations. There were so many details, flights to catch, transfers, etc. and it all went as planned. The accommodations were amazing and the service was extraordinary. We also had wonderful guides that enhanced our experience.
Travel Advisor:  Lisa Hollo

African Safari

By: Sweet Pea


Reviewed on: 07 Jul 2018

Very good. My needs were well taken care of.
Travel Advisor:  Marsha Dolbow