African Safari Package: Cape Town, Safari, and Victoria Falls

Visit Cape Town, Kruger National Park, and Victoria falls with this African Safari Package.

From $3,949
per person
12 days
Includes in-country flights
Based on
2 travelers

This African Safari Package was planned for a lucky young couple graduating from law school who wanted to experience the wonders of Cape Town, the wildlife of Kruger, and thrills and spills in Victoria Falls on this classic African safari adventure.

We started them with a few days in South Africa’s Mother City, Cape Town. They spent 4 nights at Welgelegen Boutique Hotel, a chic lodging in the heart of Cape Town. While there, they enjoyed scrumptious breakfasts on the terrace before setting out on the day’s adventures. They hiked up Table Mountain for spectacular views of the ocean and had plenty of free time to explore the diverse neighborhoods, chic boutique stores, and world-class dining of the city.

Next on their African Safari Package, they headed up to the Manyeleti Private Game Reserve in Kruger National Park for exciting game viewing on an African safari. They stayed at Honeyguide Mantobeni Tented Camp, a remote luxury camp where the couple were able to see elephants at the waterhole right from their bedroom. They enjoyed game drives and bush walks to see the abundant elephants, rhinos, lions, and hippos of the reserve. Then, they returned to the camp each evening to indulge in delicious, local cuisine outdoors by the fire.

Continuing their African Safari Package, they spent a night in Johannesburg before heading off to Victoria Falls Hotel in Zimbabwe. They were able to see the magnificent waterfall in a unique and thrilling way by taking a microlight flight above the falls. This small aircraft is open to the elements, which makes for a truly jaw-dropping adventure. They also went whitewater rafting on the Zambezi River, ending at the base of the falls, and took an exhilarating jump into the Devil’s Pool. In addition to their adventures at Victoria Falls, they enjoyed game drives into Mosi Oa Tunya National Park to continue searching for the Big 5.

At last, their African Safari Package came to an end, and they were transferred to the airport to begin their trip home.

Day 1
Upon arrival at Cape Town International Airport, you’ll pick up your rental car and make your way into the city of Cape Town, often referred to by the locals as South Africa’s Mother City. Arrive at a charming and secluded private guest house situated in a cul de sac at the base of Table Mountain. Explore the trendy suburb of Gardens and vibrant Long Street.
Welgelegen Boutique Guest House

Day 2 – 4
Spend the next few days discovering all the delights of Cape Town: head up Table Mountain by foot or in the cable car, take a walk along the Camps Bay promenade, or head out to Cape Point. Visit Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, go shopping at the V&A Waterfront, and get adventurous with a boat trip to Robben Island or shark-cage diving in Gansbaai. Explore the numerous world-class restaurants, bars, and cafes scattered throughout the city.
Welgelegen Boutique Guest House

Day 5
Say goodbye to Cape Town and drive back to the airport, where you’ll drop off your rental car. Catch a flight to Kruger Mpumalanga Airport and enjoy a transfer to Honeyguide Mantobeni Tented Safari Camp, situated in the Manyeleti Private Game Reserve, on the unfenced border of the Kruger National Park. In the late afternoon, you’ll head out on your first game drive and get a chance to encounter the reserve’s nocturnal animals. After your adventure, return to the camp for a delicious fireside dinner.
Honeyguide Mantobeni Tented Camp

Day 6 – 7
Spend the next 2 days enjoying spectacular game viewing, relaxing in luxury, and indulging in gourmet food in the heart of the Manyeleti bush. After your early morning game drives to catch the wildlife at its most active, you’ll return to camp for scrumptious breakfasts and plenty of relaxing, reading, and sleeping during the day. Then, lunch and afternoon tea is served and you can go back into the bush on an afternoon game drive. Stop in a scenic spot for sundowners and return to camp for another wonderful meal served under the stars.
Honeyguide Mantobeni Tented Camp

Day 8
Today, you’ll enjoy one last game drive before being transferred back to Kruger Mpumalanga Airport and on to Johannesburg, where you’ll spend a night at the Peermont Metcourt hotel. Relax and enjoy a quiet night in, or hit the town and dine at one of Joburg’s fantastic local restaurants.
Peermont Metcourt

Day 9
The excitement builds as you return to the airport and catch your flight to Victoria Falls Airport in Zimbabwe. On arrival, you’ll be met and transferred to your elegant and colonial hotel. Enjoy a cream tea on the verandah before taking a walk into the Victoria Falls National Park to visit the mighty “Smoke that Thunders.” You won’t forget this impressive sight!
Victoria Falls Hotel

Day 10 – 11
Experience Victoria Falls (one of the Seven Wonders of the World) from the air on a scenic flight, helicopter flip, or microlight flight. You can also get a unique view of the falls from the water with a whitewater rafting excursion down the Zambezi River, ending at the base of the Falls. Other great activities on offer include game drives in the Mosi Oa Tunya National Park, tranquil canoe trips, and thrilling jumps into the Devil’s Pool.
Victoria Falls Hotel

Day 12
This morning, enjoy your final breakfast on the terrace of the Victoria Falls Hotel. You’ll then be transferred back to the Victoria Falls Airport to continue your journey home.

  • 4 nights Welgelegen Boutique Guest House, Cape Town – includes breakfast
  • 3 nights Honeyguide Mantobeni Tented Camp, Manyeleti Game Reserve, Kruger National Park – includes all meals, local brand drinks, and safari activities
  • 1 night Peermont Metcourt, Johannesburg – includes breakfast
  • 3 nights Victoria Falls Hotel – includes breakfast
  • 5 days rental car
  • Domestic flights
  • Airport transfers

Interested in swimming in the Devil’s Pool at Victoria Falls? The pool can only be accessed in September through December, so if this is a bucket list item, be sure to plan accordingly!
-Candice, Down Under Endeavours

Victoria Falls Hotel

Partner Information

  • Location: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
  • Type of Accommodation: Hotel
  • Comfort Level: Luxury
  • Edwardian Pool
  • Fitness Center
  • Casino
  • Beauty Spa
  • Hair Salon
  • Larry Norton Gallery
  • Library/Lounge
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Airport Transfers

Things To Do

  • Helicopter Flip
  • Microlight Flight Over the Falls
  • Bungee Jumping
  • Rappelling
  • Devil’s Pool Plunge
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Zambezi River Sunset Cruises
  • Walking and Cultural Tours
  • Elephant-Back Safaris
  • Golf
  • Visits to Local Market