Cape Town, Botswana and Victoria Falls safari

This romantic safari or honeymoon combines three highlights of Southern Africa – four days sightseeing in Cape Town, voted one of the top cities in the world. Here you stay at a luxurious five star resort hotel overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Then you head to Botswana for 6 nights on safari in the Okavango Delta with both land and water-based game viewing at two luxury safari lodges. Finally you chill out on the banks of the Zambezi river for 2 nights at Victoria Falls. Spend your days lazing by the pool or sipping cocktails but, if the mood takes you, there is a huge range of adventure activities on offer nearby at Victoria Falls such as white water rafting, canoeing on the upper Zambezi, elephant back safaris and much more.

We have only arranged airport transfers in Cape Town. Leaving you free to decide whether you want to hire a rental car for a few days (very easy!). Or take a tour from a wide range on offer.

Note: this is a sample ‘honeymoon’ safari. So its easy to add in additional nights at Victoria Falls or anywhere else in the itinerary….

Romantic Cape Town, Botswana and Victoria Falls Safari at a Glance:

4 nights Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa, Cape Town, B&B
4 nights Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp, Okavango Delta, Fully Inclusive
2 nights Xaranna Okavango Delta Camp, Okavango Delta, Fully Inclusive
2 nights The Elephant Camp, Victoria Falls, Fully Inclusive

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Day 1

4 nights Cape Town, B&B

On arrival in Cape Town, you are transferred to the Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa for your four night stay. The intimate Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa is ideal if you’re looking for a romantic yet fun hotel with a distinctly glamourous feel to it. The hotel is just five minutes drive from Camps Bay and sandwiched between the 12 Apostles mountain range and the Atlantic Ocean. For lazy chill out days, it has enough on offer to keep you happily ensconced there all day with the top-of-the-range Spa, two heated outdoor pools, Jacuzzi’s and a breath-taking garden magically perched above the ocean. There are also walking trails up the mountain with perfect spots for a picnic.

Twelve Apostles Hotel

Best spot for sun downers in Cape Town

Inside, the Azure Restaurant offers seductive sea-views and an innovative Fynbos-inspired tasting menu. There’s lots of unique features at this hotel: a 16-seater private cinema showing 3 movies a day, a massage pavilion in the garden for alfresco treatments, a DVD library to choose from, beach bags in the room ready for use and so forth!

Optional day tours in and around Cape Town can easily be added at an additional cost or we can arrange to have a rental car delivered to the hotel.


Accommodation: Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa
Located in: Atlantic & Camps Bay - Cape Town - South Africa

Day 5

4 nights Okavango Delta, Fully Inclusive

Today you are transferred back to Cape Town Airport to board your scheduled flight to Maun in Botswana, via Johannesburg (flight not included in this tour price but quoted separately).

On arrival, you take a short charter flight for the short 20 minute hop to the Okavango Delta.

The Okavango Delta, the jewel in the middle of the Kalahari Desert, is Africa’s largest and most beautiful oasis – an isolated, lush green paradise with some of the richest wildlife in the world. This exceedingly beautiful maze of waterways, lagoons, vast grassy plains and palm-fringed and wooded islands is home to crocodile, hippo, elephant, lion, leopard, hyena, giraffe, wild dog, rare antelope and around 400 bird species. But wildlife is just one of many elements that combine to make the delta a treasure house. It is the brooding quietness of the waterways, the plaintive cry of the fish eagle, the malachite kingfisher reflected in the waters and the scent of the water lilies, which will stay with you forever.

Okavango Delta safari

Nxabega Safari Lodge lies in a private Delta concession on the western border of the Moremi wildlife reserve. The lodge has been beautifully hand crafted and designed so that its open-plan dining room, lounge, wildlife reference library, and expansive sundecks all offer unobstructed views over the endless floodplains of the Delta. Beautiful details such as burnished teak floors, huge wooden bowls full of chillies and a solitaire game made from local vegetable ivory pods add a signature style to Nxabega.

You have a choice of daily activities including meandering along the floodplains and channels by mokoro – an experience not to be missed. Or you can track big game on foot or open 4×4-safari vehicle. The main lodge has a sitting and dining area and there’s a plunge pool for cooling off during the warm days.

You can also choose to upgrade these nights to the luxurious Xaranna Tented Camp for an additional supplement. Contact us for a quote.


Accommodation: andBeyond Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp
Located in: Botswana - Mixed Activity Camps - Okavango Delta

Accommodation: andBeyond Xaranna Okavango Delta Camp
Located in: Botswana - Mixed Activity Camps - Okavango Delta

Day 9

2 nights Water-based camp in Okavango Delta, Fully Inclusive

This morning, after a final game activity in the Okavango Delta, you are transferred by light charter flight to Xaranna Okavango Delta Camp for two nights enjoying more water-based safari activities.

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Accommodation: andBeyond Xaranna Okavango Delta Camp
Located in: Botswana - Mixed Activity Camps - Okavango Delta

Day 11

2 nights Victoria Falls, Full Board & selected activities

This morning you take a light charter flight to Kasane Airport where you are met and transferred by road to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. Here you can chill out for your last couple of nights and have a chance to take in the wonderful memories of your safari in Botswana.

The Victoria Falls

The Victoria Falls

Stay two nights at The Elephant Camp. In the evening you enjoy a sunset cruise along the banks of the Zambezi river. This tranquil cruise offers exceptional photographic opportunities and delightful canapés and sundowners to toast the glorious African sunset. The Elephant Camp also offers close interaction with wildlife – in particular elephant at the Wild Horizons Wildlife Sanctuary. All guests staying at The Elephant Camp will have an opportunity to meet the Wild Horizons elephants.

Elephant Camp offers an intimate safari experience with only nine luxury air-conditioned tents. All are gorge facing with private viewing deck and plunge pool.

Your stay at Elephant Camp includes an elephant interaction experience and complimentary transfers to the Victoria Falls or town (one per day) to enjoy any of the many adventure activities on offer.


Accommodation: The Elephant Camp
Located in: Victoria Falls - Zimbabwe

Day 13

Transfer to Victoria Falls Airport

This morning you are transferred to Victoria Falls airport in time for your onward flight arrangements.


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Includes:
Meals and accommodation as shown in text, charter flights in Botswana, road transfers, services of a ranger, game drives and activities on safari.
Excludes:
International & domestic flights, visas, items of a personal nature, meals not specified.
Best time to go:
Suitable most of the year. Okavango Delta is in peak flood between July and early October.
Health requirements:
Anti-malarial precautions essential
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