African Safari in Zimbabwe Hwange National Park, Including Victoria Falls ‘Gorge’, Cape Town and Franschhoek September 21st – October 3rd, 2017
Embark on a safari for the soul as you experience intimate wildlife encounters in pristine natural settings.
Reconnect with all your senses among the vast open spaces of Africa.
In 2011 we went on a very successful Safari to Kenya.
In 2014 we had another incredible Safari experience in South Africa.
In September 2017 I invite you to join me in another wonderful African Safari experience in Zimbabwe – including Victoria Falls ‘Gorge’, Cape Town and Franschhoek.
This Safari will be the most authentic experience.
Our first home will truly be on the plains in Bomani Tented Camp. This will be a very remote and exclusive safari experience on a 5,000-acre private reserve in Zimbabwe in the Ngamo Forest Area—bourdring Hwange National Park.
After our Safari we will be privately transported to our regal perch above the Batoka Gorge and rushing Zambezi River. Gorges Lodge gives us the chance to see eye-to-eye with the swift Verreaux’s eagle and augur buzzard who call the surrounding craggy heights home. With magnificent views on all sides and Victoria Falls only 30 minutes away.
We will then move on to Cape Town, staying for 3 nights in Mores Quarters to experience true Cape Town living in stylish and secure apartments amongst popular restaurants and great shopping nearby.
PLENTY to see and do in Cape Town.
We will then make our way into the amazing Cape Wine country to Franschhoek. Spending 2 nights in La Quartier Francais. Soak in the splendid scenery and enjoy world-famous South African food and wines.
21 Sep 2017
Upon arrival at Johannesburg Airport (JNB) you will be met by a representative and escorted across to the InterContinental OR Tambo Airport Hotel where you will spend 1 night on a bed and breakfast basis.
InterContinental OR Tambo Int Airport
South Africa’s first and only luxury hotel at an airport, the InterContinental Johannesburg, O.R Tambo Airport is situated within walking distance from the terminals at Johannesburg International Airport. This conveniently located 138 room hotel is uniquely positioned to meet the needs of discerning business and leisure travelers requiring the ultimate comfort and personalized service combined with consistent world-class standards.
Tonight is at leisure for everyone to relax in luxury after the long journey.
22 Sep 2017
Upon arrival into Victoria Falls Airport (VFA) you will be met by a representative for private road transfer to Hwange National Park, where you will spend the next 4 nights at Bomani Tented Camp, on a fully-inclusive basis. (All meals and Drinks).
Bomani Tented Camp
At Bomani they will not have rigid schedules and timetables. Instead ,they prefer to tailor your time around you – it’s your safari after all! Choose to be woken with coffee in bed, before joining your guide on a sunrise game drive. Or, opt for a relaxing lie-in before visiting the nearby village and school for insight into the daily lives of the local people.
If you are looking for an exciting safari destination – in a remote and exclusive area – with great game viewing, and one that actually makes a difference to the local communities and wildlife, then you need look no further than Bomani. All meals and drinks included.
26 Sep 2017
After breakfast, check out for private road transfer to Victoria Falls Gorge, where you will spend the next 2 nights at Gorges Lodge on a fully-inclusive basis.
Gorges Lodge is a mere 30 minute drive from Victoria Falls town and offers a unique Victoria Falls experience from a peaceful and idyllic base on the edge of the Batoka Gorge. Gorges is famous for its spectacular views, described by some as the best in southern Africa; whether you are enjoying a cup of coffee at sunrise on your private veranda or a cool refreshment by the pool at sunset, you will be constantly drawn to the stunning vistas provided by the Batoka Gorge and the rushing waters of the Zambezi River below.
Gorges Lodge Activities
28 Sep 2017
Fly from Victoria Falls to Cape Town
Upon arrival into Cape Town Airport (CPT) you will be warmly met by a representative and assisted with luggage, for private road transfer to Mores Quarters where you will spend the next 3 nights on a bed and breakfast basis.
More Quarters Hotel
3 nights in 1-Bedroom Luxury Apartment
Mores Quarters offers a rare combination of historic exteriors with classic modern bohemian interiors. The experience is genuine to Cape Town living, with stylish and secure apartments with the added benefit of being supported by a family of professional and passionate staff who ensure that each of our guests stay is individually tailored within this fully serviced environment. As the sister property of More Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel, More Quarters Hotel offers guests a stay in Cape Town which combines the benefits of a Hotel with the independence of a luxury Apartment. Its charm and character is matched with its desirable location amongst popular restaurants, street café’s and stylish boutique shops of Kloof Street making this Hotel a unique leader in Cape Town.
Optional Touring :
Half Day Table Mountain Touring
After breakfast, you will be collected at 09h00 for a half day tour of Table Mountain. Ascend Table Mountain – one of the new 7 Wonders of Nature – by cable Car, taking in 360° aerial views of the city. Afterwards ,you will return to your hotel where you can enjoy the rest of your day at leisure, visit the water front or Kirstenbosch Gardens, or tour of Cape Town.
Optional Full Day Cape Peninsula Touring After an early breakfast, you will be collected at 08h00 for a full day privately guided tour of the Cape Peninsula to see the Cape of Good Hope. Take in the tidal pools and flora and fauna unique to the area including the penguins of Boulders Beach, Chapman’s Peak and much more. Ascend to the Lighthouse lookout by funicular or on foot for spectacular views from one of Africa’s highest cliffs. Afterwards, a special lunch has been prepared for you.
1 Oct 2017
After breakfast and check out, meet your guide for private road transfer to Franscchoek, where you will spend the next 2 nights at Le Quartier Francais, on a bed and breakfast basis.
On the way to Franschhoek, we will stop along the way for touring and an included lunch at Delaire Graff.
2 nights at Le Quartier Francais
A little French, a little foreign, a little style they like to call Cape Provencal. Of course, some call it an Auberge, others an exclusive country inn. In any language, Le Quartier Français is a splash of style in the heart of the historic village of Franschhoek, a quaint corner of the Cape Winelands that is forever a little French. Set behind a delightful Provençal façade lined with a charming rose and lavender border, Le Quartier Français welcomes visitors from all over the globe who come here to dine in fine style and spend the night in a room with a spectacular view. A mélange of French, Malay, and traditional South African dishes, Margot Janses’ menu tempts with a modern twist of the old Cape and the new. The newly refurbished, spacious suites are stylishly furnished with modern fittings, refreshing colours, and brilliant hand painted fabrics. Discerning world travelers who stay in the loft and ground floor suites relax around the large swimming pool in the Victorian courtyard by day, while honeymoon couples retire to the intimacy of the exclusive house suite set in a private garden courtyard with a natural Mediterranean pool. The highly trained staff is dedicated to spoiling you and elegance made simple is the art of living around here. Located in the heart of the Cape Winelands, Le Quartier Français is an ideal base from which to explore the Western Cape.
3 Oct 2017
After breakfast and check out, you will be met by our guide for private road transfer to Cape Town Airport (CPT) in coordination with your outgoing flight.
Meet and greet at Johannesburg Airport
1 night at the Luxury InterContinental OR Tambo Airport Hotel; Deluxe Room, Bed and Breakfast
Private road transfer from Victoria Falls Airport (VFA) to Bomani Tented Camp
4 nights at Bomani Tented Camp; Luxury Tent, Fully Inclusive of 3 meals per day and all drinks
Private road transfer from Bomani Tented Camp to Gorges Lodge
Private safari vehicles with a private guide during the safari
All park fees
2 Nights at Luxury Gorges Lodge; Fully Inclusive Meals & Drinks
Choice of 2 guided tours – Tour of Victoria Falls, Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi River, Gorge edge walk with snacks, Black Eagle viewing with Sundowners and snacks, Guided tour of Craft Village, Evening traditional dancing show
Private road transfer from Gorges Lodge to Victoria Falls Airport (VFA)
Emergency medical evacuation insurance
Private road transfer from Cape Town Airport (CPT) ro More Quarters
3 nights at Mores Quarters; 1-Bedroom Luxury Apartment, Bed and Breakfast
Choose the tour of Table Mountain or Cape Peninsula
Private road transfer from Mores Quarters to Le Quartier Francais; includes a full day private tour of Cape Winelands including gourmet lunch Delaire Graff
2 nights at Le Quartier Francais; Auberge Room, Bed and Breakfast
Private road transfer from Le Quaatier Francais to Cape Town Airport (CPT)
· International travel (Currently on Emirates around $ 1,300)
· Commercial flight from Jo’burg to Victoria falls airport with a return flight to Cape Town (Currently around $ 700)
· Zimbabwe tourist visa, around $30 at airport
* Meals as mentioned in the itinerary