Your tailor-made safari holiday to South Africa

Thornybush game drive Old Drift Lodge, Victoria Falls Waterhole viewing

This 3-part solo trip seamlessly combines 3 of Southern Africa's most iconic destinations, the beautiful city of Cape Town, the Kruger Park, famous for its incredible wildlife viewing, and Victoria Falls, one of the natural wonders of the world. For your stay in Cape Town you will be based in the V&A Waterfront area, perfectly located within walking distance of many of the sights and restaurants, and within an easy hotel shuttle transfer to Table Mountain. During your 4 night stay we have included a small group tour of the Cape Peninsula including Chapmans Peak Drive, Cape Point and the penguins at Boulders Beach, as well as a full day small group tour of the Cape Winelands.

It's then time for a Big 5 safari in the private Thornybush Game Reserve, bordering South Africa's famous Kruger Park. Here you will join other guests on morning and afternoon game drives in search of the abundant wildlife including lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo. The social side of safari is appealing with stories shared around the campfire in the evenings but there's also be plenty of opportunity to enjoy your own company too. We recommend the 'armchair safari' where you enjoy the solitude, the sights and sounds of nature around you and the views of the wildlife from the luxury of your suite. Thornybush Game Lodge waives the single supplement for certain times of the year.

Conclude this incredible solo trip by ticking the Victoria Falls off of your bucket-list. You will stay at Old Drift Lodge, nestled within a wild paradise, right on the banks of the Zambezi River, upstream from the Falls. Your suite will have it's own viewing deck and a private plunge pool, the perfect place to watch the sunset to the sounds of hippos in the background. During your stay, you will visit the Victoria Falls but there's also the chance to go on morning or evening river cruises or walking safaris.

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Day 1

Catch your overnight flight from Philadelphia International Airport to Cape Town International

Day 2 - 5

4 nights at The Table Bay Hotel | Cape Town

Upon arrival at Cape Town International Airport you will be met by a member of the Mahlatini team who will transfer you by road to your hotel.

Room Type: Luxury King Room Meal Basis: BB Bed and Breakfast

Day 6 - 9

4 nights at Thornybush Game Lodge | Thornybush Nature Reserve

Today you will be met by your private driver who will transfer you by road to Cape Town Airport where you will catch your flight to Hoedspruit Airport, bordering the Kruger Park. Here you will be met and road transferred to the Thornybush Private Game Reserve.

Room Type: Luxury Chalet Meal Basis: AIS All Inclusive and Scheduled Safari Activities

Day 10 - 12

3 nights at Old Drift Lodge | Victoria Falls

Today you will be met by your private driver who will transfer you by road to the Kruger Mpumalanga Airport where you will catch a direct flight to Livingstone Airport in Zambia. On arrival you will be met and road transferred to your lodge on the Zimbabwean side of Victoria Falls.

Room Type: Luxury Tented Suite Meal Basis: FB Full Board

Day 13

Today you will be met by your private driver who will transfer you by road to Livingstone Airport where you will connect with your onward flight home.



  • International flights from Philadelphia International Airport
  • Accommodation as specified
  • Meals as specified
  • All scheduled safari activities offered by Thornybush Game Lodge
  • Road transfers as detailed in the itinerary
  • National Parks and conservation entry fees
  • One Cape Peninsula group tour and one Cape Winelands group tour
  • Waived single supplement at Thornybush Game Reserve (only applicable in certain months)
  • One free night at Old Drift Lodge on a Stay 3 Pay 2, low season special


  • 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


  • Outward Flight:
  • Overnight from Philadelphia International Airport to Cape Town International
  • Return Flight:
  • Overnight from Livingstone to Philadelphia International Airport

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