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Cape Town Kruger and Victoria Falls Solo Tour

Inspirational safari holiday to South Africa

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 at the Table Bay Hotel 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. Included is 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. 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 its 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 by Day summary

  • Starts - Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Cape Town International
  • 4 nights - The Table Bay Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa
  • 4 nights - Thornybush Game Lodge, Thornybush Nature Reserve, South Africa
  • 3 nights - Old Drift Lodge, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
  • Ends - Transfer to Victoria Falls for your international flight home

At a glance

  • Country Icon South Africa, Zimbabwe
  • Nights Icon 11 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 3 enviable locations off your travel bucket list
  • Cape Town, one of the worlds most beautiful cities
  • See one of the 7 natural wonders of the world, the Victoria Falls
  • Spot the Big 5 in a private reserve of the Kruger Park
  • Combine me time with interactions with locals and other travelers
Itinerary Details


Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Cape Town International

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Day 1 - 5

Arrive at Cape Town Airport where a driver will be there to take you to your hotel on the V&A Waterfront.

  • 4 nights

The Table Bay Hotel
Bed & Breakfast | Luxury King Room
South Africa

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Day 5 - 9

Fly today from Cape Town to Hoedspruit Airport, bordering the Kruger Park. From here a driver will take you into the Thornybush Private Game Reserve and to your lodge.

  • 4 nights

Thornybush Game Lodge
All Inclusive | Luxury Chalet
South Africa

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Day 9 - 12

Up early today for a road transfer to the Kruger Mpumalanga Airport where you will catch a direct flight to Livingstone Airport in Zambia. From here you will cross to your lodge on the Zimbabwean side of Victoria Falls.

  • 3 nights

Old Drift Lodge
Full Board | Luxury Tented Suite

A tented guest suite

Day 12

You will depart today from Victoria Falls Airport where you will board your international flight.

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  • 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)
  • 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
  • Helicopter Flights Icon Helicopter 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
  • Fishing Icon Fishing
  • Golf Icon Golf
  • Kids Club Icon Kids Club
  • Kids Bushcraft Icon Kids Bushcraft
  • 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
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.

  • African Wilddog
    African Wilddog
  • 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
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