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Shimungwe HERO

Cape Town, Kruger and Victoria Falls

Inspirational safari holiday to Zimbabwe and South Africa

Tick off bucket list experiences on this 4-part holiday and see some of Southern Africa's most famous sites, all in one easily combined trip. You will begin with 3 nights in Cape Town, staying at the Clarendon Fresnaye guesthouse. exploring the city's many must-see attractions such as Table Mountain, the V&A Waterfront and Robben Island. Follow this with 2 nights at Avondrood Guesthouse in the spectacular Cape Winelands region, known for its stunning scenery and outstanding food and wine. You will then journey north to South Africa's famous Kruger region.

Here you will experience a Big 5 safari staying at Shimungwe Lodge in the private Thornybush Reserve. End this epic adventure in Zimbabwe at the iconic Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. Batonka Lodge is within easy distance of the Falls and the many attractions and fun-filled activities of the area.

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Day by Day summary

  • Starts - Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Cape Town International
  • 3 nights - The Clarendon Fresnaye, Cape Town, South Africa
  • 2 nights - Avondrood Guest House, Winelands, South Africa
  • 3 nights - Shimungwe Lodge, Thornybush Nature Reserve, South Africa
  • 2 nights - Batonka Guest Lodge, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
  • Ends - Transfer to Victoria Falls for your international flight home

At a glance

  • Country Icon South Africa, Zimbabwe
  • Nights Icon 10 Nights
  • City Icon City
  • Safari Icon Safari
  • Scenic Icon Scenic

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Guide Price

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Includes flights from JFK
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  • Tick 4 enviable destinations off your travel bucket list
  • A safari in the Kruger, one of the best places in Africa to spot the Big 5
  • See one of the 7 natural wonders of the world, the Victoria Falls
  • Enjoy long lazy lunches and delicious wines in the Cape Winelands
  • Cape Town, one of the most beautiful cities in the world to photograph
Itinerary Details


Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Cape Town International

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Day 1 - 4

Arrive at Cape Town Airport where you will collect your hire car and drive to your guesthouse in Fresnaye.

  • 3 nights

The Clarendon Fresnaye
Bed & Breakfast | Superior Room
South Africa

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Day 4 - 6

Take a scenic drive today to your guesthouse in Franschhoek in the Winelands.

  • 2 nights

Avondrood Guest House
Bed & Breakfast | Deluxe Room
South Africa

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Day 6 - 9

Return to Cape Town Airport for a flight to Hoedspruit Airport. Here you will be met and driven to the Thornybush Reserve bordering the Kruger National Park.

  • 3 nights

Shimungwe Lodge
Full Board | Suite
South Africa

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Day 9 - 11

Today you will be driven to Kruger Mpumalanga Airport for a flight to Livingstone. A driver will be waiting to take you to your lodge.

  • 2 nights

Batonka Guest Lodge
Full Board | Garden View Room

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Day 11

Today you will be driven to Victoria Falls Airport where you will connect with your international flight home.

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  • Accommodation as specified
  • Meals as specified
  • All scheduled safari activities offered by the camps or lodges
  • Car hire, group B car (Toyota Yaris or similar) including full cover, unlimited km and taxes
  • Road transfers as detailed in the itinerary
  • National Parks and conservation entry fees
  • Carbon-offsetting with One Tree Planted
  • Conservation donation to Save the Rhino
  • Community projects contribution with Uthando
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  • Gratuities
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Additional activities not offered as scheduled by the accommodation
  • Visas and visa fees where relevant
  • Beverages with the exception of all inclusive hotels
Indulge your passions


This sample trip offers countless adventures and activities to ensure lifetime memories are made. From unforgettable thrills to indulgent relaxation, choose those that appeal most and we will curate your perfect itinerary.

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  • 4 WD Safari Icon 4WD Safari
  • Birdwatching Icon Birdwatching
  • Boat Trip Icon Boat Trip
  • Guided Walking Safari Icon Guided Walking Safari
  • Night Drive Icon Night Drive
  • Ocean Safari Icon Ocean Safari
  • Rhino Tracking Icon Rhino Tracking
  • Helicopter Flights Icon Helicopter Flights
  • Hot Air Balloon Flights Icon Hot Air Balloon Flights
  • Scenic Flights Icon Scenic Flights
  • Shark Diving Icon Shark Diving
  • White Water Rafting Icon White Water Rafting
  • Cultural Experience Icon Cultural Experience
  • Canoeing Kayaking Icon Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Cycling Icon Cycling
  • Fishing Icon Fishing
  • Golf Icon Golf
  • Hiking Icon Hiking
  • Horseriding Icon Horse Riding
  • Snorkelling Scuba Diving Icon Snorkelling/Scuba Diving
  • Food Experience Icon Food Experiences
  • City Sights Icon City Sights
  • Natural Wonders Icon Natural Wonders
  • Wellness Spa Icon Wellness/Spa
  • Wine Tour Icon Wine Tour
  • Kids Club Icon Family Activities
  • Photographic Safari Icon Photography
  • Cultural Experience Icon Cultural Excursion
Enriching encounters


Whether you want to tick the Big Five off your bucket list or seek out specific safari species, our expert guides reveal the typical wildlife sightings to expect on this sample trip.

  • Wild Dog
    Wild Dog
  • Zebra
  • Wildebeest
  • White Rhino
    White Rhino
  • Spotted Hyena
    Spotted Hyena
  • Rock Hyrax
    Rock Hyrax
  • Orca
  • Lion
  • Leopard
  • Humpback Whale
    Humpback Whale
  • Hippo
  • Great White Shark
    Great White Shark
  • Elephant
  • Crocodile
  • Cheetah
  • Cape Fur Seal
    Cape Fur Seal
  • Buffalo
  • Black Rhino
    Black Rhino
  • Baboon
  • African Fish Eagle
    African Fish Eagle
  • Southern Giraffe
  • African penguin
    African Penguin
  • Southern right whale
    Southern Right Whale
Sample Itineraries


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