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Cape Town, Victoria Falls and Zimbabwe Safari Vacation

Unforgettable Cape Town, Victoria Falls and Zimbabwe Safari Vacation

Experience 3 very diverse regions on this action-packed trip. Explore one of the world’s most beautiful cities Cape Town, marvel at the iconic Victoria Falls and safari in Zimbabwe’s wildlife-dense Hwange National Park.

With your own hire car in Cape Town, you will be able to fully explore the famous city sights from Table Mountain and the V&A Waterfront to Cape Point and the beaches of Camps Bay. Your base at a boutique hotel in Bantry Bay offers convenience, with jaw-dropping views. An easy flight will bring you then to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. Staying at Old Drift Lodge, you will be upstream of the iconic Victoria Falls, on the banks of the Zambezi River. You will be nestled within a wild paradise surrounded by wildlife, but still within easy distance of the many fun-filled activities around the Falls. The last leg will involve travel to Hwange National Park by light aircraft, where you will stay in the small, eco-luxury camp Machaba Deteema Springs. Based in an incredible wildlife area, you will up close and personal with Africa’s famous animals on game drives and walking safaris.

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Day by Day summary

  • Starts - Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Cape Town International
  • 4 nights - Clarendon Bantry Bay, Cape Town
  • 2 nights - Old Drift Lodge, Zimbabwe
  • 4 nights - Machaba Deteema Springs, 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

Tailor-made itineraries

Every Mahlatini trip is custom created to your exact travel wishes – no readymade tours or set departures. Get in touch with our experts to start creating your bespoke itinerary.

Guide Price

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Includes flights from JFK

Day-by-day

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 you will collect your hire car and drive to your boutique hotel in the Bantry Bay suburb of Cape Town.

  • 4 nights

The Clarendon Bantry Bay
Bed & Breakfast | Standard Room
South Africa

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Day 5 - 7

Return today to Cape Town Airport. Return your hire car and fly to Victoria Falls Airport in Zimbabwe. From here you will be met and transferred to your lodge.

  • 2 nights

Old Drift Lodge
All Inclusive | Tented Suite
Zimbabwe

A tented guest suite
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Day 7 - 11

Today you will be returned to Victoria Falls Airport to catch a light aircraft flight to Hwange National Park. Your guide will collect you from the airstrip.

  • 4 nights

Deteema Springs Camp
All Inclusive | Safari Tent
Zimbabwe

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Day 11

Today you will return via light aircraft to Victoria Falls Airport to catch your international flight home.

We've got your covered

Our trips are unashamedly high-end but always deliver excellent value for money. Our guide price covers the majority of trip costs upfront, on a per person basis, including international flights and all transfers.

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Includes

  • International flights as detailed
  • Meals and accommodation as detailed
  • Drinks (excluding premium brands) in Zimbabwe
  • Road transfers as detailed
  • Light aircraft transfers as detailed
  • Twice daily scheduled safari activities
  • National Park Fees
  • Group B Hire Car (Toyota Starlet or similar) + GPS
  • Carbon-offsetting with One Tree Planted
  • Conservation donation to Save the Rhino
  • Community projects contributed with Uthando
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Excludes

  • Entry visas and fees
  • Gratuities
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Any sightseeing activities mentioned
  • Petrol
  • Additional Driver's Fee
  • Additional activities or options on offer at the lodge or camp which aren't scheduled activities such as cultural excursions, special bush meals, taking a private vehicle, etc.
Indulge your passions

ACTIVITIES

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.

  • Big 5 Safari Icon Big 5 Safari
  • Birdwatching Icon Birdwatching
  • Guided Walking Safari Icon Guided Walking Safari
  • Helicopter Flights Icon Helicopter Flights
  • Shark Diving Icon Shark Diving
  • Food Experience Icon Food Experiences
  • City Sights Icon City Sights
  • Wine Tour Icon Wine Tour
Enriching encounters

ICONIC ANIMALS

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
    Zebra
  • Wildebeest
    Wildebeest
  • Spotted Hyena
    Spotted Hyena
  • Southern Giraffe
    Southern Giraffe
  • Sable
    Sable
  • Lion
    Lion
  • Leopard
    Leopard
  • Kudu
    Kudu
  • Hippo
    Hippo
  • Elephant
    Elephant
  • Cheetah
    Cheetah
  • Buffalo
    Buffalo
  • Roan Antelope
    Roan Antelope
  • Seal
    Seal
  • African penguin
    African Penguin
Sample itineraries

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

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  • Flights and transfers included
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