Discover Iconic Southern Africa: A Classic Safari Journey
Prepare for an unforgettable expedition through Southern Africa’s most iconic destinations, featuring the addition of captivating Zimbabwe. This classic safari adventure takes you from the enchanting beauty of Cape Town to the majestic Kruger National Park, and finally, to the pristine wilderness of the Okavango Delta.
Cape Town Splendor: Your journey commences in the vibrant heart of South Africa, Cape Town. Nestled in luxury at the Victoria & Alfred Hotel, immerse yourself in the city’s allure. From awe-inspiring beaches to rugged mountains, fine dining establishments, and more, Cape Town’s treasures await your exploration.
Kruger National Park Thrills: After indulging in cosmopolitan Cape Town, your adventure continues as you board a flight to the renowned Kruger National Park. At Thornybush Game Lodge, relish days filled with the magic of dawn and dusk open vehicle game drives. Prepare to witness Africa’s famed Big Five – lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino, and elephant – in their natural habitat.
Johannesburg Interlude: Spend a night in Johannesburg, where your centrally-located hotel provides convenient access to key attractions, allowing you to savor the city’s unique charm.
Botswana’s Okavango Delight: Fly to the Okavango Delta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and embark on an extraordinary 3-night stay at Camp Moremi in Botswana. Then, embrace the magic of Camp Okavango Delta for another 3 nights. Your Southern African adventure culminates in style with superb cuisine, curated experiences, and a dash of thrilling adventure.
This classic safari journey, thoughtfully crafted by IWorld of Travel, promises to leave you with cherished memories of the diverse and breathtaking landscapes, incredible wildlife, and warm hospitality that defines Southern Africa. Zimbabwe adds a new dimension to this already exceptional expedition.”
Located in the very heart of the internationally acclaimed V&A Waterfront, this sophisticated retreat offers timeless elegance and personalized luxury against some of the most enviable views of Cape Town Harbour, Table Mountain, and the city.
Adjacent to the Greater Kruger National Park, Thornybush Game Lodge offers unrivaled big game viewing, complemented by elegant accommodation and sublime cuisine. A well-known destination for local and international visitors Thornybush has earned its reputation as one of the country’s finest bush experiences.
Set in the suburb of Melrose, just a short distance away from the hustle and bustle of Johannesburg, The Peech is a boutique hotel with only sixteen bedrooms spread across a lush garden, giving it an air of an “oasis in the city.”
A true ‘get away from it all’ safari destination, Camp Moremi is set on the banks of the lush Xakanaxa lagoon and sheltered by ancient ebony trees. It boasts expansive, modern thatched safari tents with private decks offering views over the Moremi Game Reserve.
Camp Okavango offers a unique water wilderness experience in the Okavango Delta. Each private guest suite has been built on an individual raised wooden platform and set beneath thick vegetation and boasts beautiful views over the Okavango Delta.
All good things start with coffee! Your classic Southern African safari kicks off in Cape Town with an exclusive coffee experience at Truth, followed by a gin tasting at Woodstock Gin. Your luxury accommodation puts you in the heart of the V&A Waterfront and gives you the perfect base from which to launch your Cape Town adventure.
Explore the big attractions, discover the lesser-known gems and become immersed in authentic experiences. Ride the rotating cable car to the summit of Table Mountain, paddle among penguins and marvel at Cape Point, the dramatic promontory where two oceans meet.
For foodie experiences with a difference, you’re invited to a home-hosted lunch with Chef Nicky Gibbs and an authentic Bo Kaap cooking session. Further gastronomic explorations include an unforgettable dinner at Pot Luck Club and some of the most exceptional cuisines on offer at La Colombe, The Test Kitchen and the Greenhouse.
Picture this: your day starts with coffee, tea and rusks served on the main deck overlooking the riverbed. Then, you depart for an early morning game drive with experienced rangers and trackers who will share their extensive knowledge of the bush with you. After a sumptuous breakfast served either back at the camp or in the riverbed or bush, you’re invited to take a guided walk to see some of the smaller creatures of the wild and follow tracks in more detail.
Spend the rest of the day at leisure before embarking on a late afternoon game drive to view seldom seen nocturnal species by torchlight. Return for a gourmet 3-course dinner, either in the boma, bush or lodge, and end your evening with a nightcap around the campfire.
This vibrant city has plenty to offer visitors. If you have time to spare, explore Johannesburg’s historic sights of political importance, museums, art galleries and craft markets from your eco-chic boutique hotel in Melrose, The Peech.
The next leg of your classic Southern African takes you to the Moremi Game Reserve, on the edge of the Okavango Delta in Botswana. Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives, and explore the Xakanaxa Lagoon and its surrounding channels by boat. Savour views of incredible landscapes, impressive wildlife as well as the picturesque waters of the Okavango Delta.
The wetlands of Moremi Game Reserve support a vast amount of wildlife, including the Big Five. Birdlife is prolific too, and the majestic Fish Eagle and vivid Malachite Kingfisher are frequently seen. Even the rare Pel’s Fishing Owl makes an occasional appearance, to the delight of guides and guests alike.
Your journey takes you deeper into the heart of the permanent Okavango Delta, to the island of Nxaragha. Roam the meandering, reed-lined waterways from the comfort of a modern motorboat or in a traditional mokoro (dugout canoe). If you want to get even closer to nature, guided bush walks are conducted on a number of the nearby islands, offering an opportunity to track some of the larger land-based species that inhabit this water wilderness.