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Tanzania safaris OUT IN AFRICA

safari lodges Tanzania

masai warrior standing next to camp fire in Tanzania

Chem Chem Lodge sundowners on Lake Manyara

  • TanZania - classic outinafrica
    an extraordinary mix of the thundering Great Migration,
    noble Maasai warriors, snow-capped mountain peaks,
    soda lake flamingoes and, believe it or not, tree-climbing lions!
  • And making your way towards the Serengeti, two tempting add-ons are available:
    the 600m deep Ngorongoro Crater sheltering one of the most beautiful wildlife havens on earth and the bird rich Lake Manyara, stretching a scenic 50kms along the Great Rift escarpment.
    And of course, neighbouring Manyara, the beautiful Tarangire National Park
  • The Migration offers dramatic river crossings, but Africa's largest herds keep moving all year long - 
    eg: February is calving season in the south which attracts many predators...
    while the big game found on the Ngorongoro Crater floor are, in fact, 600m down and hardly going anywhere
  • Beat jun-oct peak season rates (and traffic...) by visiting
    in the more affordable low season - the game is still there!
  • We suggest a minimum of 5 nights - 2 nights Ngorongoro and 3 nights Serengeti
    but if you have 7 nights - add 2 nights at Lake Manyara
    For those with 8-9 nights - ask about our outinafrica guided driving tours for up to 6 guests.
  • In general (subject to global warming) dry season occurs in Jan, Feb and Jun-Oct
    with the rainy wet season Mar-May, Nov and Dec
  • International flights arrive into either Dar Es Salaam, Kilimanjaro or Nairobi Kenya
    while Arusha is the gateway for charter flights into Tanzania

     

young wildebeest

map of Tanzania

safari map of Africa showing main tourist destinations safari map showing main tourist destinations in Kenya and Tanzania

The THREE main regions to consider in Tanzania are:

  • 1. The Serengeti - 4 lodges
  • 2. Ngorongoro Crater - 2 lodges
  • 3. Lake Manyara and Tarangire National Parks - 3 lodges
  • And yes, for any other regions, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

where to stay?

First up, the thundering herds of the Serengeti

Out in Africa The Serengeti

The Serengeti

1 of 3 Tanzania regions

ahhhh, the Serengeti... distant horizon lines, big skies and endless plains accentuated by flat-topped acacia trees. Home to the largest herds on the planet and Africa’s highest concentration of predators, the Serengeti is probably THE most celebrated game reserve in the world. It's difficult to predict the exact timing and route of the Great Migration path as herd movement depend so much on weather patterns. Not to mention the unpredictable wildebeest! But with the wildebeest’s constant search for food and water, the 'general' migration route rotates through the eastern Serengeti (nov-dec) and into the wet south where almost 400 000 wildebeest calves are born around late January to mid-March. From April onwards the migration moves up through the western Serengeti, passing the Grumeti around May/June and onward to the drier plains of the north between July and August when jostling herds famously splash their way across the Mara River into Kenya's Masaai Mara... pouncing and kicking as they fight for survival. And the worst part - on their return to Tanzania (sep/oct), it's river crossing time all over again! Important to mention though, seasoned travellers claim that even if you removed the Great Migration from the picture, you still will NOT be disappointed...

Singita Mara River Tented Camp

Serengeti lodge 1 of 4

  • stay

    located on the banks of the infamous Mara River offering game viewing from the camp
    6 bohemian chic tented suites with natural fabrics, art, canvas, stone & raw leather
    all tents are river facing with an inside and outside shower plus an outdoor bath
    plains game, big cats, elephants & huge populations of crocodile and hippo
    central dining/bar area with pool and viewing deck overlooking river
  • travel

    3hr charter flight from Arusha (2stops en-route) plus 45min road transfer to lodge

  • rate

    rates 2020
    from $1650 to $2400 per person per night
    high season 1-15jan, jun-aug and 15-31dec
    rates include all meals, beverages, 2 daily game drives, airstrip transfers
    rates exclude French champagne, park fees, levy, charter flights and staff gratuities

andBeyond Kleins Camp

Serengeti lodge 2 of 4

  • stay

    remote, perched on a hill, 10 thatched stone cottages with veranda and breathtaking views
    exceptional game viewing, thrilling night game drives, Maasai culture & vintage safari style
    overlooks a corridor which, twice a year, fills up with throngs of zebra and wildebeest
    stone floors, deep leather armchairs and sweeping views of a game filled valley

  • travel

    1hr charter from Arusha + transfer to lodge

  • rate

    rates 2020
    from $840 to $1340 per person per night
    high season jun-aug and 21dec-10jan2021
    included: all meals, local bar brands, house wines, laundry, safari activities and refreshments, emergency evacuation insurance and return airstrip transfers
    excluded: champagne, premium bar brands and staff gratuities

andBeyond Serengeti Under Canvas

Serengeti lodge 3 of 4

  • stay

    2 camps with 9 luxury safari tents each moving 5 times a year following the migration
    airy en-suite tents with separate toilet and his/hers outdoor al fresco bucket showers
    classic safari style, Indian rugs, crisp linens, sparkling crystal and polished brass
    unbeatable bush dinners in dining tent lend flair to the simplicity of camping.
    each camp also offers one family tent and one triple tent
  • travel

    charter flight to nearest airstrip + short road transfer to camp

  • rate

    rates 2020 - rom $810 to $1240 per person per night
    low season mar-15jun
    included: all meals, local bar brands, house wines, laundry, safari activities and refreshments, emergency evacuation insurance and return airstrip transfers
    excluded: champagne, premium bar brands, levies/park/conservancy fees and staff gratuities

Serengeti Safari Camp

Serengeti lodge 4 of 4

  • stay

    the camp moves seasonally 4 -5 times a year to follow the movements of the great migration
    from calving season in the south - all the way to the famous river crossings in the north
    6 large Meru-style tents with dressing room area separating the en-suite bathrooms
    one family tent made up of two full size en-suite tents with adjoining lounge area.
    central lounge/dining/bar/library tent with open safari fireplace for sundowners
  • travel

    charter flight to nearest airport + road transfer to camp

  • rate

    rates 2020 – from $725 to $945 per person per night
    low season 16mar-31may & nov-20dec
    included: all meals, drinks (except champagne & premium wines), game drives (no walking), bush picnics, laundry and scheduled road transfers to/from nearest airstrip.
    excluded: Park/Camping/Concession Fees, flights, insurance/evacuation cover and staff gratuities

Consider a 2night stop-over at the Ngorongoro Crater

Out in Africa Ngorongoro Crater

Ngorongoro Crater

2 of 3 Tanzania regions

Sometimes called the eight wonder of the world, the Ngorongoro Crater is indisputably home to the highest density of big game in Africa including lions, leopards, hyena’s, baboons, large flocks of crowned cranes, black/white rhinos and some of Africa’s largest tusker elephants! The crater, a perfect caldera, forms a natural bowl with a diameter of approximately 18 kilometres and features an astonishing variety of landscapes – from misty forests and rocky mountain peaks to wide open plains, valleys, rivers and an alkaline lake filled with flamingoes. And sharing the abundant grazing grounds and groundwater on the crater floor with approximately 25000 wild animals, are members of the noble Maasai tribe who can be seen grazing their sheep and cattle all over. The only place on earth where mankind and wild animals co-exist in harmony. Listed below, our 2 favourite places: from simply divine and luxurious... to affordable excellence

andBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

Ngorongoro lodge 1 of 2

  • stay

    Perched on the edge of the Crater itself, three separate lodges sleeps either 12 or 24 guests
    probably one of the most spectacular lodges in Africa offering sumptuous safari suites baroque interiors with brocade sofas, antiques, gilt mirrors and beaded chandeliers
    handcrafted mud and thatch, fireplaces, raw silk, private butlers and distant views
    a domed central dining area offer crystal, silver & airy viewing deck (no pool)
    frequently referred to as Versailles meets Maasai – simply extraordinary
  • travel

    40min charter flight Arusha/Lake Manyara airport + a 1.5hr road transfer to lodge

  • rate

    rates 2020 - from $1115 to $1775 per person per night
    high season  11jan-29feb; jun-sept; 21dec-10jan 2020
    included: all meals, local bar brands, game activities with refreshments, laundry and emergency evacuation insurance.
    excluded: Champagne, premium bar brands, $1.50pppn levy, airport transfers and staff gratuities

Entamanu Ngorongoro

Ngorongoro lodge 2 of 2

  • stay

    located far away from any other camps thus avoiding seasonal game viewing traffic jams
    Crater game drives, guided walks, bush picnics, Masaai interaction and sundowners.
    7 canvas rooms on raised decks with views into both the Crater and the Serengeti.
    2 of which are family units – all with en-suite bathrooms and double basins
    central bar/lounge/dining area with large dining table, fireplace and views
  • travel

    40min charter flight Arusha/Lake Manyara airport + a 2.5hr road transfer to lodge

  • rate

    rates 2020 - from $760 to $1060 per person per night
    low season  16mar-31may & nov-20dec
    included: all meals,, drinks (excl champagne & premium wines), full morning game drives into Crater (excl Crater fees), short highland walks (seasonal), Maasai boma visit, bush picnics, sundowners; scheduled road transfers to/from Manyara airstrip and laundry.
    excluded: Park/Crater/Concession Fees, additional Maasai activities, flights, staff gratuities, insurance & evacuation cover and non-scheduled Manyara airport transfers

to the south of Lake Manyara Airport

Out in Africa Lake Manyara and Tarangire

Lake Manyara and Tarangire

3 of 3 Tanzania regions

Lying side by side, Lake Manyara National Park is probably better known for its tree climbing lions, the soda ash lake, its flamingos and breath taking scenery. Dense woodlands, evergreen forests, grassy flood plains, steep mountainsides and the rest of the Park, probably two thirds of it, covered by Lake Manyara – a bird watchers haven! The best game viewing here is from August to September & December to February.
 
Tarangire National Park, famous for its high density of elephants and baobab trees, is the sixth largest national park in Tanzania and is named after the Tarangire River running through it – an animal magnet during the dry season June to October. From woodland to dry swamp, Tarangire is a game rich, slightly off-the-beaten-path reserve not to be missed.
 
Rainy season: apr-may - Dry season (peak game viewing): jun-oct
Green season: dec-mar for the legendary flamingo migration on Lake Manyara.
And, of course, it’s calving time

Lake Manyara Tree Lodge

Lake Manyara lodge 1 of 3

  • stay

    cradled in the boughs of ancient mahogany trees, nine stilted treehouse suites
    generous decks, large windows, overhead fans and billowing mosquito nets
    local timbers and makuti palm fronds make for cool, leafy surroundings
    romantic free-standing bath & outdoor shower overlooking the forest
    soaring central areas with interactive kitchen & open dining decks
    overlooking a forest boma lined with quaint dugout canoe
    2 daily game drives with night drives at extra charge
  • travel

    3.5hr complimentary road transfer from Lake Manyara Airport

  • rate

    rates 2020
    from $840 to $1340 per person sharing per night
    high season 16jun-sept & 21dec-10jan2020
    included: all meals, soft drinks, house wines, local bar brands, tea/coffee, laundry, emergency evacuation insurance, safari activities, refreshments on drives and , transfers from/to Lake Manyara Airport.
    excluded: champagne, cognac, fine wines, premium bar brands, tourism Levy, park/conservancy fees and staff gratuities

Chem Chem Lodge

Manyara/Tarangire lodge 2 of 3

  • stay

    watch herds of game wander between watering holes and savannah grasslands
    8 ultra-luxurious tented suites (100 m­²) with wood, canvas, cotton and lava rock
    private patio and sala with day beds & bathrooms with bath and outdoor shower 
    central area with dining room, lounge, bar, library, fireplace and outside fire pit
    also gym, spa, viewing deck, secluded pool and views of active watering hole
    lodge located east of Lake Manyara so expect spell-binding sunset views…
    echoes of a vintage safari… just look & listen as it unfolds in front of you
    also a private bush camp with 2 tents and family suite with 2 bedrooms
  • travel

    3-4hrs game drive from Kuro Tarangire airstrip - 2hrs transfer from Lake Manyara airport
    we suggest flying into Kuro for a most memorable game drive transfer to lodge
  • rate

    rates 2020
    $990 per person per night or $1250 per person per night
    high season jun-oct & 20dec-28feb
    included: transfer from Kuro (excl park fees), all meals, house wines, beers, spirits, water & soft drinks (excl premium wine & French champagne), morning & afternoon game drives, guided walking safaris, anti-poaching experience, sundowners, sunrise hill climb, game drive to Tarangire National Park (excl park fees), visit with a local Maasai family, hand washed laundry & wifi.
    excluded: Conservation & Community Fees, Tourism levies, optional Chem Chem Association contribution of US$50 per booking, evacuation Insurance at $30 pp, premium wines and French champagne, park fees for Tarangire-, Lake Manyara- and Ngorongoro Crater National Parks.

Kuro Tarangire Lodge

Manyara/Tarangire lodge 3 of 3

  • stay

    tucked into riverside bush with elephants often passing right through camp
    in central Tarangire, away from busy north and within easy reach of river
    6 walk-in safari tents on wooden decking & all cosily covered in thatch
    like understated little nests woven of wood, sisal, thatch and canvas
    all tents with in/outdoor showers, flush loos & veranda with views.
    open-sided thatched lounge/dining area for starlit fireside drinks
    guided day- and *night time game drives and walking safaris
    location known for rather large herds of buffalo & elephant
    *night game drives to be pre-booked at extra charge 
    closed 16 March - 31 May
     
  • travel

    by air into Kuro Airstrip in Tarangire National Park + 15min transfer to lodge

  • rate

    rates 2020
    $760 per person per night in low season or $975 per person per night in high season
    low season 5jan-15mar/june/nov-20dec
    included: all meals, drinks (excl champagne & premium wines), game drives, airstrip transfers and laundry
    excluded: flights, park/concession fees, night drives to be pre booked at $59pp and subject to availability) staff gratuities, travel insurance & evacuation cover.

itinerary ideas

Below some ideas of what can be done but YOU decide.
Travel when YOU want to
choose YOUR favourite lodge
and combine destinations as YOU wish.
Take a look:

8 nights - Manyara, the Crater and Serengeti

1 night Arusha
2 nights Manyara or Tarangire
2 nights Ngorongoro Crater
3 nights Serengeti
day 1
arrive Arusha and overnight
 
day 2
fly Arusha to Lake Manyara Airport
transfer to lodge for 2night safari
(Lake Manyara or Tarangire Parks)
 
day 4
transfer via Lake Manyara airport to
Ngorongoro Crater and stay 2nights
 
day 6
transfer to Lake Manyara Airport
fly Lake Manyara to the Serengeti
transfer to lodge for 3night safari
 
day 9
transfer lodge to air strip
fly Serengeti to Arusha Airport
and connect outbound flights from Arusha 

6 nights - Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti

1 night Arusha
2 nights Ngorongoro Crater
3 nights Serengeti
day 1
arrive Arusha and overnight
 
day 2
fly Arusha to Lake Manyara Airport
transfer to Ngorongoro for 2nights
 
day 4
transfer to Lake Manyara Airport
fly Lake Manyara to the Serengeti
transfer to lodge for 3night safari
 
day 7
transfer lodge to air strip
fly Serengeti to Arusha Airport
and connect outbound flights from Arusha 

lioness and two cubs strolling past nearby ostriches nervously looking on

Little Chem Chem Lodge, Lake Burungi

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Cape Winelands accommodation OUT IN AFRICA

holiday accommodation Cape Winelands

Mont Rochelle Estate Franschhoek with its neat dark green vineyard rows against a cloud covered mountain

Mont Rochelle, Franschhoek

  • Escape city action for a tranquil 2 to 4 night stay in the Cape Winelands - a 1hr drive from Cape Town.
  • An inland mosaic of wine estates, the winelands is all about lazy, shaded verandahs with panoramic mountain views - serving gourmet food and award winning wines.
  • Add-on a few extra nights in one of the nearby coastal towns - like Hermanus or Paternoster - and you have the perfect outinafrica holiday mix of fine wines... and barefoot beach bliss.

  • Car rental strongly suggested for easy exploration on well-kept freeways and roads allowing you to discover breathtaking scenes of natural beauty, crashing surf on a sandy beach, arts & craft markets, quirky country stores and fabulous wine estates along the route... 
  • A typical day can fit in a morning- and afternoon wine tasting - with a lazy lunch in between. And at a favourable exchange, you can also buy wine by the case and have it shipped home
  • And remember to pack the Panama hat!

Winelands map

Out in Africa Franschhoek winelands map Out in Africa Franschhoek winelands map

Below a few of our favourite outinafrica places to stay for a true winelands experience

where to stay?

First up, the heart of the Cape Winelands

Out in Africa Delaire Graff Estate Franschhoek

Franschhoek Valley

1 of 3 regions

Our favourite winelands village is Franschhoek and its absolutely beautiful surrounding valley. Staying in Franschhoek allows driving around the valley by day - and easy strolling to village restaurants and cafe bars by night. Explore quirky shops, restaurants, bars and galleries all lining a singular, quaint main road. There are MANY places to stay but listed below some of our favourite options in Franschhoek. But beware - some places on this page are simply fabulous...

La Residence country hotel and villas

Franschhoek lodge 1 of 3

  • stay

    30acre estate with vineyards & plum orchards set against a dramatic backdrop of looming mountain
    11 palatial suites and 5 villas offer complete tranquility, exquisite beauty, opulence and grandeur 
    glittering Indian chandeliers, vaulted ceilings, original art, huge mirrors and exquisite flowers
    elegant antiques and plush, colourful furnishings complete this lavish winelands experience 
  • travel

    1hr self drive from Cape Town OR hotel offers pre-booked return transfers 
  • rate

    rates 2020
    suites from R6150 to R10900 pp per night b&b
    vineyard suites with 1-3 bedrooms from R12050 to R36450 per night b&b
    low season may-jul
    rates include breakfast, snacks, local beverages, tea/coffee, laundry, wifi and transfers into Franschhoek
    rates exclude road transfers to/from Cape Town and staff gratuities

Angala Boutique Hotel and Guest House

Franschhoek lodge 2 of 3

  • stay

    set high on the slopes of the Simonsberg - spectacular views across vineyards to distant mountains
    12 spacious suites/cottages with aircon, private bathroom, private garden verandah & valley views 
    Nespresso machines, iPod stations, wifi, complimentary mini bar & 10 units with outdoor showers
    shaded verandahs, sun loungers on lush lawns & sparkling eco-pool set in established garden
    a luxurious barefoot sanctuary also offering spa treatments and mon-sat gourmet dinners 
  • travel

    50min drive from Cape Town, 20min drive from Franschhoek
  • rate

    rates 2020 - 
    rooms or cottages from R2425 to R5693 per person per night b&b
    rates exclude spa treatments and dinner

Maison Chablis Guesthouse

Franschhoek lodge 3 of 3

  • stay

    elegant georgian guest house situated an easy 3minute walk from the buzzy village main road
    7 spacious airconditioned suites with private bathrooms, mini bar, tea/coffee and television
    sparkling swimming pool with sun loungers in established lush green garden setting
    stroll around the area and explore quaint little streets & fabulous architecture 
  • travel

    1hr self drive from Cape Town
  • rate

    rates 2020
    from R790 to R1215 per person per night b&b
    low season may-sept

Next up, some Indian Ocean magic

Out in Africa Birkenhead House Hermanus

Hermanus

2 of 3 wineland regions

The Franschhoek winelands lie inland (between 2 oceans) so adding on a few nights of barefoot coastal bliss is rather easy. Drive 1.5hr from Franschhoek to the Indian Ocean side and discover Hermanus - famous for its mesmerising land-to-sea whale watching (July to November) directly from its amazing cliff paths offering spectacular views across Walker Bay. Unusual for this region, a few local wine estates are also  making their mark in wine circles so one can now unwind with a wine tasting - after a hair-raising great white shark cage dive at Gansbaai - only a 40min drive from Hermanus.

Birkenhead House

Hermanus lodge 1 of 1

  • stay

    14 aircon rock & thatch chalets with a central dining/bar area with swimming pool 
    situated on a hill overlooking the distant plains and an active watering hole
    please note that multiple steps render no wheelchair access

  • travel

    charter from Windhoek to airstrip + short transfer to lodge

  • rate

    rates 2020
    from R4150 to R10150 per person per night
    low season may-jul
    include accommodation, all meals, 2 daily camp activities, park fees, local drinks and laundry
    exclude flights, transfers, premium imported brands, champagne and staff gratuities

Or head for the crashing surf of the Atlantic Ocean

Out in Africa Paternoster West Coast Cape Town

Paternoster, West Coast

3 of 3 wineland regions

Sand, sea, sky, space and magical wild flower displays await in the post card pretty fishing village of Paternoster, situated along the unspoilt shores of the Cape West Coast - an easy 2hr drive from Cape Town. A seafood mecca, Paternoster exudes immeasurable charm and offers a romantic hide-away for couples, honeymooners or anyone looking for a sense of beach style simplicity. Pristine sandy beaches, charming whitewashed cottages, fresh air and the laid-back, idyllic character of a traditional fishing village. Crayfish tail anyone?

Strandloper Ocean Boutique Hotel

Paternoster lodge 1 of 1

  • stay

    14 contemporary rooms/suites with private terrace or courtyard and breathtaking ocean views 
    luxurious exec suite with terrace, lounge/dining area with fireplace and loft office 
    high ceilings, crisp linen/towels, handmade stone baths/vanities & outdoor showers 
    organic textures, solar heating, low energy air-con, pool and wellness suite
    all rooms with wifi, TV, DVD/audio, phone and Nespresso tea/coffee stations

  • travel

    2hr drive from Cape Town

  • rate

    rates 2020
    from R2900 to R8420 per room per night for 2adults b&b
    low season may-aug

WHERE TO GO IN THE WINELANDS

From quaint country farm stalls to award winning wine estates and lazy lunches in magnificent garden settings, the winelands has it all! Below our lists of favourite wine estates & restaurants so you can explore at leisure. Should you discover some gems of your own, let us know!

franschhoek - 1hr drive from Cape Town
en-route from Cape Town to Franschhoek, stop for lunch & garden tour at Babylonstoren
lazy, shaded garden lunches at La MotteMaisonMullineux Wines and Delaire Graff
all with fascinating architecture, art, interiors, gardens, views and gourmet menu's
take time to stroll around one of the world's greatest motor museum collections
the winding Franschhoek pass and Dieu Donne offer panoramic valley views
aromatic small plates of North Indian cuisine at Marigold, Heritage Square
PRE-BOOK your amazing dinner at the award winning La Petite Colombe
arts, crafts, collectibles, clothing and all sorts from funky village shops
stellenbosch - 45min drive from Cape Town

Oom Samie Se Winkel for candy, chandeliers, furniture, art, wedding dresses and koeksisters
we like estates WarwickKanonkopMuratieDe MorgenzonJordan and the scenic Stark Conde
red wine drinkers must try Meerlust Rubicon Red - along with the estates other fine wines
then add local Simonsberg cheese, fig preserve and home made brown bread...

paarl - 45min drive from Cape Town
Fairview or Rhebokskloof - great lunches in tranquil garden settings
fabulous valley views from the Afrikaans Taal (language) Monument
somerset west - 45min drive from Cape Town
between Stellenbosch and Somerset West, stop for lunch at award winning Overture
and down the road- worthy wine estates Ernie ElsWaterford and Rust-en-Vrede
in Somerset West, visit Lourensford and do a forest picnic at Vergelegen 
some modern architecture and lunch with a sea view at Waterkloof
hermanus - 2hr drive from Cape Town
on the way to Hermanus, consider a rocky mountain zip slide experience
three great wine estates to visit in this area are IonaCreation and Raka

itinerary ideas

Below some ideas of what can be done but YOU decide.
Travel when YOU want to
choose YOUR favourite lodge
and combine destinations as YOU wish.
Take a look:

8 nights - Cape Town and Winelands

day 1
arrive Cape Town and stay 5nights (or more if time allows)
 
day 6
drive 1 hr Cape Town to Franschhoek
stay 3nights winelands
 
day 9
drive 1hr to Cape Town airport
drop rental car at airport and fly out of Cape Town

12 nights - Cape Town, Winelands and Kruger Park

day 1
arrive Cape Town and stay for 6nights
 
day 7
1hr self drive to Franschhoek winelands and stay for 3nights 

day 10
drive 1hr to Cape Town airport and drop rental car
fly 2hr direct Cape Town/Kruger Park
transfer to lodge for 3night safari

day 13
return transfer to Kruger airport
fly 1hr Kruger to Johannesburg & fly out of JNB

15 nights - Vic Falls, Botswana, Cape Town & winelands

day1
arrive Johannesburg Airport and overnight to rest up

day2
connect 1hr40 flight JNB to Vic Falls
transfer to lodge & stay 2 nights

day4
1.5hr road transfer Vic Falls to Kasane Airport, Botswana
1hr charter into Okavango Delta
 transfer to Botswana lodge and stay 3 nights

day7
30min charter flight to Maun
connect 2.5hr flight Maun/Cape Town
transfer to city and stay Cape Town for 6nights

day13
1hr self drive to Franschhoek winelands and stay for 3nights

day16
drive 1hr to Cape Town airport and drop rental car
fly out of Cape Town




The winelands - an outinafrica favourite destination
home of lazy, shaded lunches and award winning wines...
symmetrical garden design at Grand Provence wine Estate Franschhoek
Grande Provence Estate, Franschhoek

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Malaria free safari OUT IN AFRICA

Malaria free safari lodges

grazing giraffe surrounding game drive vehicle at malaria free Kariega Game Reserve

Kariega Game Reserve

  • Don't want to take malaria prophylactics but still want to go on a big game safari?
    Listed below our selection of the finest malaria free safari lodges in South Africa. 

  • With easy access from either Cape Town or the airports of Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth and Durban, one can easily add-on a 2-3night malaria free safari.

  • Lodge rates include luxurious accommodation, all meals and 2 daily game drives.
  • Go outinafrica - without the malaria tablets

malaria free lodge map

Out in Africa map of South Africa Out in Africa South Africa malaria free safaris map

All malaria-free lodges are located within South Africa

where to stay?

Take a look at 4 of our favourite outinafrica lodges

Madikwe Hills Lodge

Malaria free lodge 1 of 4

  • stay

    set amongst boulders & age-old Tamboti trees on a rocky outcrop of a 75000 hectare game reserve 
    12 private glass-fronted suites with pools link to the central dining area with wooden walkways
    an opulent 2-4 bedroom villa offers private game drives, a personal chef & your own butler
    central lounge/dining/bar area with spa, gym, library, curio shop and wine cellar
  • travel

    a 55min charter flight OR 4.5hr drive from Johannesburg
  • rate

    rate 2020
    R13000 per person sharing
    rates include all meals, local bar brands, high tea, laundry, 2 daily game drives and airstrip transfers
    rates exclude premium bar brands, park entry fees, R10 pppn levy, charter flights, airport taxes and staff gratuities

Settlers Drift, Kariega Game Reserve

Malaria freei lodge 2 of 4

  • stay

    family-owned big 5 private game reserve stretching across 10,000 hectares of pristine wilderness
    5 lodges to choose from - we love Settlers Drift's 9 luxurious tented suites with private deck
    airconditioned comfort and breathtaking views across hills, valleys and 2 meandering rivers 
    guided day/night game drives, walking safari's, river cruises, fishing and canoeing
  • travel

    10min drive from kenton-on-sea beaches & 1.5hr drive from port eliZabeth airport
  • rate

    rates 2020
    from R8400 to R11950 per person sharing
    low season may-sept
    rates include all meals, selected beverages, 2 daily game drives and all game activities
    rates exclude premium bar brands and staff gratuities

Phinda Rock Lodge

Malaria free lodge 3 of 4

  • stay

    an architectural delight, dramatically set into a cliff face with breath-taking valley views 
    six romantic and spacious, shuttered suites open onto viewing deck with private plunge pool
    comfortable central lounge/dining area with fireplace looks onto abundant wildlife below 
    delicious meals, bush banquets, excellent birding, game drives/walks and river cruises
    7 diverse habitats, 415 bird species, known for cheetah and black rhino sightings
    also 5 other magnificent Phinda lodges to choose from - each with its own charm 
  • travel

    direct flights JNB/Phinda or drive 3.5hr from Durban, 2hr from Richards Bay
  • rate

    rates 2020
    Rock Lodge at R11400 per person per night
    rates include all meals, local bar, game drive refreshments, laundry, safari activities, nature walk, emergency medical evac insurance, VAT & return airstrip transfers.
    rates exclude champagne, premium bar, cigars, excursions, bed levy, conservancy/park/landing fees and staff gratuities
     

Leopard Mountain Lodge

Malaria free lodge 4 of 4

  • stay

    safari value for money at this owner run lodge offering the big 5 along with breathtaking views
    nestled in cliff tops, 9 luxurious stone chalets with sundeck, hammock & private plunge pool 
    mosquito nets, double vanities, large showers and romantic, private campfire dinners 
    spectacular views across valley, meandering river and distant Lebombo Mountains
    a birders paradise and game drives through well stocked bush veld
  • travel

    3.5hr drive from King Shaka Durban, 2hr drive from Richards Bay
  • rate

    rate 2020
    R4995 per person per night sharing
    includes all meals, high teas, 2 daily game drives and a Waterhole Experience, wifi, 14 % VAT
    excludes bar, conservation levy and staff gratuities
     

itinerary ideas

Below some ideas of what can be done but YOU decide.
Travel when YOU want to
choose YOUR favourite lodge
and combine destinations as YOU wish.
Take a look:

8 nights - Cape Town and Malaria Free Safari

day 1
arrive Cape Town and stay 5nights (or more if time allows)
 
day 6
fly 2hr direct Cape Town/Johannesburg and either:
- connect 55m charter flight to Madikwe Hills
- or connect 1hr45m flight to Phinda or Leopard Mountain
and stay for a 2night malaria free safari
 
day 8
return flight to JNB airport + fly out of JNB

11 nights - Cape Town, Garden Route and Kariega

day 1
arrive Cape Town and stay for 5nights
 
day 6
6hr self drive to Garden Route and stay for 3nights 

day 9
4hr drive to Kariega and stay 3 nights 

day 12
drop rental car at Port Elizabeth Airport
fly 1.5hr PE to Johannesburg + fly out of JNB

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and make your dreams come true
private dinner for two on malaria free safari at Madikwe Hills Lodge

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holiday accommodation Cape Town

Table Mountain Cape Town seen across a turquoise ocean with crashing surf

Crashing surf... sandy beaches...

  • With a looming Table Mountain ever guarding over this beautiful city, Cape Town sits dramatically tucked between mountain and oceans at the southern tip of afriKa.
  • Extraordinary natural beauty awaits visitors to this fun and casual city where soft white sandy beaches, rocky cliffs, smashing surf and sensational sunsets are part of everyday life.
  • Add to that a vibrant night life culture that will have you dancing on the table till the wee hours and soon you, too, will be taking a vow to return....
  • We suggest starting your outinafrica holiday in Cape Town - and ending it with a 3 to 4night safari

  • For those on a travel budget, SAVE money in Cape Town & spend MORE on the big game safari
  • Cape Town is a 2hr flight from Johannesburg and a 2.5hr flight from Kruger Park.

map of Cape Town

Table Mountain lies like a lobster - with Lion's Head & Devil's Peak its 2 claws surrounding the city
Its tail stretches a scenic 70kms into the ocean - all the way to spectacular Cape Point.
Easy to get around - scenic beauty everywhere... 
Out in Africa Cape Town map

where to stay in Cape Town?

outinafrica can book ANY accommodation ANYwhere in cape town but, as endless listings can be SO boring cut to our favourites - from top of the range luxurious, to an easy lock-up-and-go in the heart of it all

Ellerman House, Bantry Bay

  • stay

    probably the Cape's most glorious villa perched high up the mountain in trendy Bantry Bay
    shaded terraces, manicured lawns, sparkling pool and views across the Atlantic Seaboard 
    splendid views, shockingly stylish, highly discreet, immaculate service, gourmet kitchen 
    11 rooms, 2 suites and 2 luxurious villa's with panoramic views and private chef
    home to the rich and famous, it also offers an art collection to blow the mind

  • travel

    30min from airport and minutes away from beaches, city and waterfront - private parking

  • rate

    rates 2020
    rooms/suites from R11 000 to R35 000 per night b&b for 2adults sharing
    3 or 5 bedroom Villas from R85 000 to R213 000 per night
    low season may-sept

The Clarendon Boutique Hotel, Bantry Bay

  • stay

    marble floors, large windows and panoramic ocean views from this owner operated guest mansion
    clean modern lines, airy open spaces, distant views and crisp interiors with a touch of glam
    choose from 4 different types of rooms - all with private bathrooms and most with sea views
    sea facing central lounge/dining area overlook garden with sun loungers and sparkling pool
    a luxurious 1 bedr apartment (nearby) offers privacy with room service and private pool

  • travel

    30min drive from Cape Town airport - 5 minute drive from Camps Bay - private parking

  • rate

    rates 2020
    rooms and suites from R6000 to R15950 per night for 2adults b&b 
    Neptune Apartment from R10000 to R15950 per night for 2adults b&b
    low season may - sept

self-catering cottages in De Waterkant

If you want to spend LESS in Cape Town - so you can spend MORE on the big game safari
consider one of the coolest self catering (and serviced) options in quaint 'De Waterkant'
see its CENTRAL location on the map above - between city, waterfront & greenpoint
  • stay

    De Waterkant is an easy walk from the buzzy waterfront, Greenpoint bars, the gay village area, the city and the many café bars, shops and art galleries in De Waterkant itself. From here it’s a quick 10min taxi/bus/drive to Clifton and Camps Bay beaches by day - and an easy stroll, or short taxi ride, to many Cape Town hotspots by night.

    Historical cottages in the area have all been restored to modern day splendour and are rented out as self-catering holiday accommodation by a reception office in the area. Holiday units vary from 1 to 5 bedrooms/bathrooms with spacious lounge/dining areas, fully equipped kitchens, crisp bed linen, fresh towels and a weekday cleaner service.

    Most cottages offer an outdoor patio, balcony, courtyard or sundeck - some with private pools or jacuzzi's - and some with spacious rooftop decks affording panoramic views across Table Bay, Table Mountain, the harbour and the city below. The perfect setting for your own sundowner party...

  • travel

    30min drive from Cape Town airport - 5 minute drive from Camps Bay - ample street parking

  • rate

    rates depend on how many people sharing a unit and grade of luxury but vary
    from as little as R900 per night for 2 people in low season May-Sept
    to R9000 per night for 10adults sharing a 5 bedroom unit over PEAK Christmas season
    Let us know your dates and how many people and we will reply with some options to choose from.

     


getting around Cape Town

as it is snugly situated between mountain and ocean, central Cape Town is relatively small
go by foot, taxi, car, bus, boat, helicopter, scooter, hang glider, roller blades or bicycle
below some transport options to keep you mobile and on the move in Cape Town

  • meet & greet airport transfers

    pre book a transfer and meet your driver, with a hand held name board, in the arrivals hall
    you sit back, relax and take in the views while our friendly drivers safely get you there
  • car rental

    car rental is the easiest way to explore Cape Town and it's many scenic attractions
    simply follow clearly sign posted roads and freeways and yes, we keep to the left
    check car rental rates with your inbound airline and... go discover beautiful places
  • Cape Town bus routes

    all new to the city of Cape Town but get from the airport (and to the beach) in a jiffy
    many bus routes conveniently criss cross the city and gets you there on time
    buy a bus pass and tap in/tap out as you discover beautiful Cape Town
  • Cape Town sight seeing bus

    a hop-on hop-off bus offers a quick city orientation and visits all the main attractions
    choose the tour of your choice on their very informative and user friendly website 
    planning to rent a car? familiarise yourself with main roads on a quick bus trip
  • WHAT TO DO IN CAPE TOWN

    a list of all our favourite places, restaurants and must-do things around Cape Town
  • two FULL DAY tours to consider - guided or self drive

    1
    Drive from the city along the N2 freeway and bear right onto the M3 freeway at the foot of Devil's Peak. You will be passing the turn off to Kirstenbosch Gardens and onwards, pass Constantia and Tokai, to the end of the freeway. Turn left at lights and right at next set of lights. Soon after, turn right onto BOYES DRIVE (stick to the speed limit!) for panoramic views across False Bay (Indian Ocean side) and surfers' paradise, Muizenberg, below. At the T-junction traffic light at the end of Boyes Drive, see the Kalk Bay harbour ahead and turn right. Continue along this scenic and winding coastal road and follow signs to Simon's Town. Just before exiting Simon's Town, look out for the Boulders Beach Penguin Colony parking area on the left - from where you walk pass a variety of artefact stalls to the reserve's entry gates. After the penguins, head further south to spectacular Cape Point itself and RETURN to the city via Scarborough, Misty Cliffs (surfers' paradise), Kommetjie, Noordhoek and it's Farm Village. From here cross over the hair raising (toll gated) Chapman's Peak Drive before stopping for a late afternoon seafood lunch - on the airy verandah of the Chapman's Peak Hotel - on the right as you enter the village of Hout Bay. From here it's an easy 25minute and very scenic coastal drive, pass glamorous Llandudno (sensational beach) and through Camps Bay, back into Cape Town - literally a day trip right around Table Mountain! And as a bonus - from July to November this route also offers whale watching along the way!
     
    2
    Guided day tours to the winelands are available but, as it has SO much to offer, we DO suggest renting a car for an easy 1hour self drive trip into the winelands and staying in Franschhoek for 2-3nights. Most importantly, pre-book all your favourite restaurants WELL IN ADVANCE as the winelands has now perfected the art of the elegantly shaded garden lunch. In spectacular surrounds - with distant views - and fabulous food. Once dinner/lunch reservations are done, you'll be free to explore the beautiful valleys and visit a few of the many wine tasting estates dotted around a mosaic of vineyard landscapes - mostly backed by dramatic mountain ranges. From an astonishing Motor Museum to a breathtaking vegetable garden, from picking your own strawberries in season to the quirkiest of art galleries, shops, cafe bars and farm stalls. For a listing of our favourite wineland estates, restaurants and places to visit, scroll down our WINELANDS page. 

itinerary ideas

Below some outinafrica ideas of what can be done but YOU decide.
Travel when YOU want to
choose YOUR favourite lodge
and combine destinations as YOU wish.
Take a look:

8 nights - Cape Town and Kruger Park safari

day 1
arrive Cape Town and stay 5nights (or more if time allows)
 
day 6
fly 2.5hr direct Cape Town to Kruger Airport
transfer to lodge for 2night safari
 
day 8
return transfer to airport
fly 1hr Kruger/Johannesburg & fly out of JNB

12 nights - Cape Town, Winelands and Namibia

day 1
arrive Cape Town and stay for 7nights
 
day 8
1hr self drive to Franschhoek winelands and stay for 2nights 

day 10
drive 1hr to Cape Town airport and drop rental car
fly 2hr direct Cape Town/Windhoek, Namibia
charter flight to lodge + transfer to lodge for 3night safari

day 13
return charter flight to Windhoek
fly 1hr45m Windhoek/Johannesburg & fly out of JNB

14 nights - Namibia, Vic Falls, Botswana & Cape Town

day1
arrive Johannesburg Airport and overnight to rest up

day2
connect 2hr flight JNB/Windhoek
charter flight to reserve & stay 2 nights Namibia

day4
return charter to Windhoek
connect 1.5hr flight Windhoek/Victoria Falls
transfer to Victoria Falls and stay 2 nights

day6
1.5hr road transfer Vic Falls to Kasane Airport, Botswana
1hr charter into Okavango Delta
 transfer to Botswana lodge and stay 3 nights

day9
30min charter flight to Maun
connect flight Maun/Cape Town
end your holiday with 5nts in beautiful Cape Town
or stay as long as you want!

Come feel the sun on your back - see you in Cape Town!

Cape Point Reserve stretching into a blue ocean surrounding it

Cape Point Panorama - by Paul Bruins

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Victoria Falls accommodation OUT IN AFRICA

safari lodges and hotels Victoria Falls

adventurous couple swimming in Devils Pool on the very edge of Victoria Falls

Swimming the Devil's Pool

  • Marvel at the 'smoke that thunders' - as locals refer to the Zambezi river cascading a spectacular 107m down into a gorge - a sight to best behold from the air. 
  • One can also view the awesome 1708m wide Victoria Falls - the largest curtain of water in the world - from both
    the Zimbabwe side (for panoramic photograhic views)
    and the Zambia side (a trail paradise putting you right at the top of the Falls...)
  • Both sides offer a totally unique perspective of the mighty Victoria Falls, one of Seven Natural Wonders of the World, and both sides offer some delightful places to stay.
  • December to March is rainy season with the Falls in high flow (and very misty!)
    Highest flow from February to May.
    June to September is probably the best time to see the Falls.
    Low water season around October to November
    However, with strange weather patterns nowadays, one never really knows...

  • TRAVEL TIP
    Distance between Victoria Falls and Okavango Delta?
     
    only a 1,5hr road transfer from Victoria Falls to Botswana’s Kasane airport
    + an easy 1hr charter flight to the Okavango Delta.
     
    So stand in awe at the mighty Zambezi and the spray of the Victoria Falls –
    then set off on a 3-4 night big game safari in the heart of the Okavango Delta…
     
    below are Out in Africa Travel's favourite Victoria Falls lodges to spend 2nights at -
    either before, or after, a 3 to 4 night Botswana safari
     
    #memorablejourneys outinafrica

map of vic falls lodges

See how close Victoria Falls is to the Okavango... 

Out in Africa map of Victoria Falls Out in Africa map of Victoria Falls lodges
Visiting Victoria Falls, one can stay either on the Zambia side of the Falls - or the Zimbabwe side of the Falls
Victoria Falls Airport Zimbabwe and Livingstone Airport Zambia both offer easy access
and the lodges are delightful... from colonial splendour to romantic outinafrica hide-aways

First up, THREE fabulous lodges on ZAMBIA side

Tongabezi Lodge

Zambia lodge 1 of 3

  • stay

    set spectacularly on the lush Zambezi river bank, only 24kms upstream from Victoria Falls
    owner run lodge with 5 river cottages and 4 dreamy thatched houses - some open fronted!
    various secluded chill out nooks with river views for memorable star-lit dinners
    or stay on Sindabezi Island (in the Zambezi River) which sleeps 10 guests only
    5 open fronted chalets on wooden decks overlooking river - a honeymoon delight
    zero grid dependence here so ligting by hurricane lamps, candles & starlight 
    do a boat trip to Livingstone Island & swim daringly in the Devil's Pool... 
    activities include Falls tour, game drive, boat cruises & shopping trip
    spot game like buffalo, elephant, rhino and hippo but no cats 

  • travel

    airport transfers from Livingstone (25min), Vic Falls (1hr) or Kasane (1.5hr) 

  • rate

    rates 2020 
    houses at $870 to $1140 per person per night
    river cottages at $735 to $870 per person per night
    island cottages at $555 to $720 per person per night
    high season jun-oct
    include all meals, local bar brands & sparkling wine, laundry, sunrise & sunset boat cruises, canoeing (hippo dependant), island lunch, fishing, Falls visit (excl entrance fee), game drive (excl Park fees), walk in gorge below Falls, museum visit (excl entrance fee), local village visit, mountain biking and a shopping trip.
    exclude premium bar brands, champagne, travel insurance, road transfers and staff gratuities

Toka Leya Camp

Zambia lodge 2 of 3

  • stay

    Situated in the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park under a canopy of trees overlooking the Zambezi River 
    12 riverside tented rooms on raised decks linked by elevated wooden walkways to the rest of camp
    rooms with aircon, mini bar, writing desk, double vanity, outdoor bath & private sunken deck
    incl Falls tour, village visit, museum tour, fishing, boat cruises and guided game drives
    spot herds of elephant & buffalo, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, impala & even white rhino
    central dining/bar area with sala, fire pit, pool, gym, spa and small riverside beach 

  • travel

    30min from Livingstone airport, 20min from Falls, 1.5hr from Kasane

  • rate

    rates 2020 - from $664 to $845 per person per night
    high season jun-oct
    includes all meals, 2 daily activities, park fees, local bar brands and laundry. 
    excludes premium bar brands and staff gratuities

Stanley Safari Lodge

Zambia lodge 3 of 3

  • stay

    only 3kms from the Victoria Falls and spectacularly set on a hill overlooking unspoilt bush
    during the wet season it offers splendid views of the spray of the Falls in the distance 
    central bar and lounge area in garden setting - also a sunset deck with infinity pool 
    great views of Falls spray, the Zambezi River and African sunsets from EVERY room
    4 suites with lounge, bath, shower and deck or terrace with private plunge pool
    6 safari cottages with bath, shower and a deck or terrace with valley views
    2 of the 4 suites are open fronted - 5 of the 6 cottages are open-fronted
    a more colonial style 'closed' unit can be requeted at time of booking
    included is either Falls Tour or Village/museum visit (Park Fees excl)

  • travel

    airport transfers: Livingstone (25 min), Vic Falls (1hr) and Kasane Botswana (1.5hr)

  • rate

    rates 2020
    Cottages (open or closed) - from $415 to $520 per person per night
    Open Suite with private plunge pool - from $460 to $610 per person per night
    Closed Colonial Suite with private plunge pool - from $520 to $680 per person per night
    included laundry, bar, Livingstone Airport return transfers, mountain biking, walking safaris to see Rhinos and either a Victoria Falls tour (visas and entry excl) or village and museum tour.
     

Or stay at one of these THREE fabulous lodges on the ZIMBABWE side...

Elephant Camp

Zimbabwe lodge 1 of 3

  • stay

    on a private concession with breathtaking views of Vic Falls' spray and yawning Zambezi river gorges 
    12 gorge facing tents with aircon, mini bar, indoor- and outdoor showers plus a bath with a view 
    all suites with polished cement floors, lounge area, private viewing deck and plunge pool 
    tented central lounge/dining/bar leads onto spacious deck with pool and sweeping vistas
    activities include elephant interaction, gorge sundowners and a scenic lunch in town
    emphasis not on game but rather on visiting the Falls and staying in an awesome camp

  • travel

    12min from Vic Falls Airport and 10min from Victoria Falls town

  • rate

    rates 2020 - $502 or $625 per person sharing
    high season apr-oct and 21dec-10jan
    include all meals, local bar brands, return Vic Falls airport transfers, 2 daily town shuttles, laundry, meeting Wild Horizon elephants, gorge sundowners, wildlife trust visit and Look-Out Cafe lunch and Emergency Medical Evacuation cover
    exclude any activities not mentioned, spa treatments and staff gratuities

Victoria Falls River Lodge

Zimbabwe lodge 2 of 3

  • stay

    first privately owned lodge situated in the Zambezi National Park set on banks of the Zambezi River
    personal service, great wildlife viewing, fine dining & luxurious accommodation options including:
    13 aircon luxury tents with private pools, lounge area, outdoor shower & sundeck with river views
    also 6 hide-away treehouse suites on private island with butler service – access by boat only
    airy central lounge area leads onto large sundeck with infinity pool & spectacular river views
    also housed in central area, a library, luxury spa, fitness centre, riverside bar and -restaurant
    game drives/walks/cruises and game viewing from all rooms - spray of Falls in the distance
  • travel

    45min transfer from Vic Falls Airport, 60min cross border from LivingstoneAirport 

  • rate

    rates 2020
    tented suites with pool - from $560 to $688 per person per night
    island treehouses with either star-bed or pool - from $924 to $1226 pp per night
    high season jun-oct & 21dec-6jan
    include all meals, high tea, local bar, VF airport transfers, daily town transfer, tour of Falls, 2 daily activities (game drive/river cruise) & bird watching. 
    exclude all Park fees/levy, premium bar brands, spa treatments & staff gratuities
     

Victoria Falls Hotel

Zimbabwe lodge 3 of 3

  • stay

    5 star Edwardian hotel in Vic Falls National Park known as “the grand old lady of the Falls”
    set in lush tropical gardens only a 10min walk from the clearly audible and visible Falls
    spectacular views of the Batoka Gorge and Victoria Falls Bridge across the Zambezi River
    9 types of rooms/suites from standard to presidential with world-class service and food 
    fine dining and dancing, ethnic entertainment, afternoon high tea and cocktails 
    also a swimming pool, two tennis courts, a library, reading rooms and chapel

  • travel

    25min from Victoria Falls Airport Zimbabwe
    40min from Livingstone Airport Zambia
    1.5hr from Kasane Airport Botswana
  • rate

    rates 2020
    rooms from $248 to $435 pp per night b&b OR suites from $564 to $1357 pp per night b&b
    high season jul-nov
    daily breakfast only - exclude lunch/dinner and transfers to/from airports

what to do in Vic Falls

take a look at some favourite outings...

  • TOUR OF VICTORIA FALLS

    Do easy self exploration or do a guided tour of Vic Falls & its (sometimes) very wet and damp rain forest.
    The Zimbabwe side offer panoramic views - Zambia side a trail paradise right at the top of the Falls.
    Some lodges include a tour of the Falls in their daily rates but it can exclude rain forest entry fee.
    For daredevils, take a hair raising swim on the edge of Victoria Falls in the infamous Devil's Pool...
  • IN THE AIR OVER VIC FALLS

    Undoubtedly the best way to see the magnificence of the Victoria Falls, is to view it from the air. 
    Helicopters with specially designed windows offer incredible views and fly daily. 
    For the more adventurous, consider a microlight flight across the Falls.
  • ON AND AROUND THE ZAMBEZI RIVER

    The mighty Zambezi river offer some of the most thunderous grade 5 rapids available on the planet.
    At low water, there are 19 rapids over a 23km course crashing through the dramatic Batoka gorge.
    high water river rafting season runs from aug to dec with low water river rafting jan/feb & jun-jul
    high water offers a very adventurous option of taking on rapids with a boogie board & flippers...
    And be prepared for that arduous hike... all the way up... and out of the beautiful gorge!
  • ON AND AROUND THE VICTORIA FALLS BRIDGE

    The Victoria Falls Bridge was opened in 1905 and is a fine example of cutting edge Victorian design.
    Towering over the Batoka Gorge between Zimbabwe and Zambia, it offers a unique set of activities -
    a hair raising Bungee Jump or Bridge Swing, a more relaxed Bridge Slide and historic Bridge Tours.
  • GAME ENCOUNTERS AT VIC FALLS

    selection of excursions offer game encounters - include lions, elephants and rhino encounters.


itinerary ideas

Below some ideas of what can be done - but YOU decide.
Travel when YOU want to - choose YOUR favourite lodge
and combine destinations as YOU wish.
Take a look:

8 nights - Cape Town and Vic Falls

day 1
arrive Cape Town and stay 6nights
(or more if time allows)
 
day 7
fly direct 2hr45m Cape Town to Victoria Falls
transfer to lodge for 2night stay
 
day 9
return transfer to airport
fly 1hr35m Vic Falls to Johannesburg
fly out of JNB

12 nights - Cape Town, Winelands and Vic Falls

day 1
arrive Cape Town and stay for 7nights
 
day 8
1hr self drive to Franschhoek winelands and stay for 3nights 

day 11
drive 1hr to Cape Town airport and drop rental car
fly direct 2hr45m Cape Town to Victoria Falls
transfer to lodge for 2night stay

day 13
return transfer to airport
fly 1hr35m Vic Falls to Johannesburg
fly out of JNB

12 nights - Cape Town, Vic Falls and Okavango

day 1
arrive Cape Town and stay for 5nights
 
day 6 
1hr self drive to winelands and stay for 2nights 

day 8
drive 1hr to Cape Town airport and drop rental car 
fly 2hr45m direct Cape Town to Victoria Falls
transfer to hotel or lodge and stay for 2nights

day 10
1.5hr road transfer to Kasane Airport, Botswana
1hr-1.5hr charter flight Kasane to Okavango and stay 3nights

day 13
30-60min charter flight lodge to Maun
fly 1hr45m Maun/Johannesburg
fly out of JNB

9 to 14 nights - Namibia, Vic Falls, Botswana & Cape Town

day1
arrive Johannesburg Airport and overnight to rest up

day2
fly 2hr Johannesburg to Windhoek
charter flight Windhoek to lodge
short transfer to lodge
stay 2 nights Namibia

day4
return charter flight lodge to Windhoek
fly1.5hr Windhoek to Victoria Falls
transfer to lodge or hotel
stay 2 nights Vic Falls

day6
1.5hr road transfer Vic Falls to Kasane Airport, Botswana
1hr charter flight Kasane to Okavango Delta
transfer to lodge
stay 3 nights Botswana

day9
30min charter flight to Maun
fly 2.5hr Maun to Cape Town
end your holiday with 6nights in beautiful Cape Town
(or stay as long as you want!)
 
day15
fly out of Cape Town airport

Victoria Falls

the smoke that thunders outinafrica...

scenic microlight trip over a misty, 'smoke that thunders' Victoria Falls

Batoka Sky microlight

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