Looking for that perfect trip in Africa gives you the opportunity to create special moments and experiences with so much on offer! In Africa lies the wonderful opportunity to take part in the wondrous spectacle of nature as it unfolds before you.
We’ve found over the years that the first task is to decide which region in Africa you would like to visit. In terms of safaris, it’s a choice between east and south.
Both east and southern Africa offer fantastic safari experiences, and choosing which destination is best for your safari can be an overwhelming process. Both regions are very different in terms of landscapes, culture and wildlife viewing. Both regions are truly amazing and offer the holiday of a lifetime!
So, to give you an example of the perfect trip, we have chosen one of our popular itineraries which combine South Africa and Zambia.
South Africa is situated at the southernmost tip of Africa. This country is a popular destination with attractions such as the Table Mountain National Park and Cape Peninsula; as well as the winelands to enjoy wine tasting; not forgetting the ‘Garden Route’ – a stretch of coastline, perhaps 186 miles (300 km) long, which is one of the most scenic areas of the country.
Zambia which is nearly half the size of Europe is landlocked with a total of 19 national parks. A safari in Zambia is known for its pristine wilderness which is great for walking safaris and adventure activities by the Victoria Falls – one of the seven natural wonders of the world.
The Victoria Falls, locally known as ‘Mosi-Oa-Tunya’ – the smoke that thunders.
Cape Winelands – South Africa
Tanda Tula Safari Camp
Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
The River Club
Livingstone (Victoria Falls – Zambia)
Cape Winelands: Boschendal Cottages
Resting at the foot of the Boland Mountains, the Cape Winelands are renowned for producing some of the world’s finest wines. The breathtakingly beautiful landscape boasts incredible mountain scenery and numerous luxury wine farms laden with vineyards stretching across lush fertile valleys. As a visitor you can look forward to a variety of wonderful activities including: exploring a collection of historic little hamlets and towns dotting the countryside, sampling a wide selection of world-class wine at a historic Cape Dutch farmstead as well as many other wine estates; and enjoying a network of hiking and biking trails traversing the picturesque landscape. While the wine is undoubtedly the highlight of the region, visitors can also enjoy a meal at some of the country’s best restaurants offering delicious food and wine pairings.
Timbavati Private Nature Reserve: Tanda Tula Safari Camp
Timbavati Private Game Reserve shares a common, unfenced border with Kruger Park and encompasses many exclusive private lodges. The Timbavati is a “Big Five” Game Reserve: Lion, Leopard, Rhino, Elephant and Buffalo roam freely as do many more species of predators and antelopes. Over 40 mammal species and 350 bird species have been identified within the area. This, together with the abundant variety of flora, the tranquillity and the natural beauty of the land, ensures an adventure to be remembered.
Livingstone (Victoria Falls): The River Club
One of the original natural wonders of the world, the Victoria Falls is a World Heritage Site and an extremely popular tourist attraction. Known locally as ‘The Smoke that Thunders’ this spectacle is accessible from both Zambia and Zimbabwe and it is an ideal place to combine game viewing and water sports. There is excellent fishing, a terrifying bungee jump and arguably the best commercial white-water rafting in the world.
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