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Luxury Southern Africa Vacation

Inspirational safari to South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe

This unique trip has been custom designed for those wishing to see the best of Southern Africa, all whilst staying in the finest accommodation on offer. Visit 5 different locations across 3 countries and experience a host of activities from wine tasting and Cape Town sightseeing to helicopter flips over Victoria Falls and game drives in some of Africa’s finest game viewing areas.

Begin this memorable trip with a stay at Ellerman House, an Edwardian mansion in Cape Town. Offering some of the best views in the city, Ellerman House is an iconic showcase of South Africa's finest hospitality, cuisine, art, wine, and leisure. As well as this its location is such that you can easily see the city's main attractions without any inconvenience. Follow this, with time spent in the beautiful Cape Winelands region staying at Delaire Graff, nestled between majestic mountains, and overlooking the vineyards of Stellenbosch. It's the perfect backdrop for the estate's outstanding restaurants, state-of-the-art winery, luxury rooms and destination Spa. Then it's time for you to witness the natural wonder that is the Victoria Falls, staying at Matetsi Victoria Falls on the banks of the Zambezi River. From tours of the Victoria Falls to river cruises and adventure activities such as helicopter flights, canoeing, jet boating, and white water rafting, your stay here will be truly memorable. Conclude this once-in-lifetime holiday with your fly-in safari in Botswana staying at 2 ultra-luxurious tented camps, Mombo and Zarafa, offering outstanding guiding in, arguably the best areas for wildlife viewing on the continent. Wildlife is often roaming right through camp creating memorable moments and brilliant photographic opportunities.

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Day by Day summary

  • Starts - Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Cape Town International
  • 3 nights - Ellerman House, Cape Town, South Africa
  • 2 nights - Delaire Graff Estate, Winelands, South Africa
  • 2 nights - Matetsi Victoria Falls, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
  • 2 nights - Zarafa Camp, Linyanti, Botswana
  • 3 nights - Mombo Camp, Okavango Delta, Botswana
  • Ends - Transfer to Maun for your international flight home

At a glance

  • Country Icon Botswana, South Africa, Zimbabwe
  • Nights Icon 12 Nights
  • City Icon City
  • Safari Icon Safari
  • Scenic Icon Scenic

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Guide Price

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Includes flights from JFK
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 be met and privately driven to your hotel in Bantry Bay.

  • 3 nights
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Ellerman House
Bed & Breakfast | Superior Room Ocean View
South Africa

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Day 4 - 6

Today you will be privately driven to the Delaire Graff Wine Estate.

  • 2 nights
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Delaire Graff Estate
Bed & Breakfast | Garden View Lodge Room
South Africa

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Day 6 - 8

Today you will be returned to Cape Town Airport for your flight to Victoria Falls Airport in Zimbabwe. From here you will be taken to your lodge.

  • 2 nights
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Matetsi River Lodge
All Inclusive | River Lodge Suite

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Day 8 - 10

Today you will fly by light aircraft into Botswana, via Kasane Airport, to the Linyanti region. A guide will meet you at the airstrip for your short drive to camp.

  • 2 nights

Zarafa Camp
All Inclusive | Suite

Zafara Camp Room
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Day 10 - 13

Fly by light aircraft today to the Okavango Delta where you will be met and taken on a game drive to your next camp.

  • 3 nights
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Mombo Camp
All Inclusive | Suite

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Day 13

Today you will fly by light aircraft to Maun Airport where you will connect with your international flight home.

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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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  • International flights as detailed
  • Meals and accommodation as detailed
  • Drinks (excluding premium brands) in Zimbabwe and Botswana
  • Road transfers as detailed
  • Light aircraft transfers as detailed
  • Twice daily scheduled safari activities
  • National Park Fees
  • Carbon-offsetting with One Tree Planted
  • Conservation donation to Save the Rhino
  • Community projects contribution to Uthando
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  • Entry visas and fees
  • Gratuities
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Any sightseeing activities mentioned
  • Beverages with the exception of your time in Zimbabwe and Botswana
  • Additional activities or options on offer
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.

  • 4 WD Safari Icon 4WD Safari
  • Birdwatching Icon Birdwatching
  • Boat Trip Icon Boat Trip
  • Guided Walking Safari Icon Guided Walking Safari
  • Mokoro Icon Mokoro
  • Whale Watching Icon Whale Watching
  • Helicopter Flights Icon Helicopter Flights
  • Shark Diving Icon Shark Diving
  • White Water Rafting Icon White Water Rafting
  • Cultural Experience Icon Cultural Experience
  • Food Experience Icon Food Experiences
  • Photography Safari Icon Photography Safari
  • 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
  • Spotted Hyena
    Spotted Hyena
  • Southern Giraffe
    Southern Giraffe
  • Pels Fishing Owl
    Pels Fishing Owl
  • Lion
  • Leopard
  • Lechwe
  • Honey Badger
    Honey Badger
  • Hippo
  • Great White Shark
    Great White Shark
  • Elephant
  • Crocodile
  • Cheetah
  • Buffalo
  • African penguin
    African Penguin
  • Southern right whale
    Southern Right Whale
Sample Itineraries


From majestic wildlife to out of this world natural wonders, cultural melting pots and enchanting beaches, every bespoke Mahlatini journey is thrilling. Unsure where to visit? Whether it’s a bucket-list adventure, a milestone celebration or simply a much-needed escape, experience the joy with this inspiring selection of favorites.

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