Safari, Wine and Waterfalls

10-Day Example Trip
From
$7,050pp
A great trip that combines many of Southern Africa's highlights, all in fine style and with private tours.

We create fully personalised trips from start to finish. From locations to accommodation and guides, everything is selected to suit you.

From expert private tours to restaurant reservations, we take care of every detail so you can make the most of your time off.

We give back to two regional charities in Africa from the profits of each one of our trips.

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This is a fantastic, compact tour that takes in many of the top highlights of Southern Africa in just one short trip.

All the carefully selected exclusive and private tours will allow you to take things at your own pace and see what you are most interested in.

Take in the magnificent setting, culture and scenery of Cape Town, to the neighbouring Winelands for good food, tranquil countryside and superb wines before heading to the famous Kruger for a stylish safari and the exhilaration of spotting the Big Five. Finally it’s a relaxing two nights spent near to the roaring spectacle and pioneers rendezvous point of Victoria Falls.

  • Completely private tours and services in Cape Town, The Winelands and Victoria Falls
  • Game drives lead by specialist guides on Safari
  • Stay in luxury hotels and safari lodges throughout
  • Meet and greet airport service
  • Full support from your Travel Concierge before, during and after your trip

Trip Itinerary

 
Days 1-4: Cape Town
Meet and greet at Cape Town airport

On arrival at Cape Town, you will be met airside by a Jacada representative, as you enter the terminal building. You will be fast-tracked through immigration, assisted with baggage collection and assisted to your onward arrangements.


Flights & Transfers

Private transfer to your hotel in Cape Town

Accommodation in Cape Town
Three nights in Cape Town

One of the most beautiful cities in the world, Cape Town is a city that can really take your breath away. The horizon dominated by the iconic table-top mountain rising up in the background, whilst in the foreground are the crisp waters of the cape, the laid-back bustle of the city’s waterfront skirted by sandy beaches and picturesque suburbs.

This is the oldest city in South Africa, steeped in history and full of beautiful buildings from its colonial past. The tall mountains and green hills that surround the city have an immensely calming effect helping this to be one of the most relaxing big city visits that you are likely to have. Outside of the city itself there are many attractions than can be visited in a day trip, from the Cape of Good Hope to the rolling hills of the wine lands.


Cape Town City & Table Mountain tour

Today you have a half day tour of the city and Table Mountain. Your tour is with a private guide and at your own pace picking out the attractions which interest you. Typically highlights include, the Houses of Parliament, the Castle (built between 1666 and 1679, this is South Africa’s oldest building), the lively Green Market Square with its daily market, the Company Gardens and of course Table Mountain which will give you spectacular views over the city and Peninsula (depending on the weather). On the descent, you can stop at the Bo Kaap, traditionally home to the Cape Malay community, with its cobbled streets and brightly coloured houses. Note that this tour can be done in the morning or the afternoon - the choice is yours.


Cape Point and Peninsula Tour

Take one of the most scenic journeys in the world in this wonderful, full-day privately guided tour. Enjoy the scenic drive up Chapman's Peak with incredible views of the ocean to your right as the road winds around narrow corners. The typical highlights of this tour include quaint villages such as Noordhoek, the bustling fishing suburb of Kalk Bay, the penguins in Simonstown and of course Cape Point, the 'tip' of Africa.


Flights & Transfers

Private transfer from Cape Town to the Winelands

 
Days 4-5: The Winelands
Accommodation in The Winelands
One night South Africa's Winelands
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Enjoy the beautiful countryside of the Winelands. This is one of the most historic areas of South Africa as it’s where many of the original Dutch settlers first made their homes. Pretty towns and villages adorn the countryside, their white washed Dutch colonial buildings contrasting against the lush greens of vineyards, fields and forests.

There are a huge variety of different vineyards to visit here, ranging from small boutique wineries where you may be shown round by the owners themselves to larger, more modern estates. Aside from grapes, all manner of fresh produce is made here, much of which you will find adorning the plates of the excellent restaurants in the area. You'll have our top recommendations for activities, vineyards and restaurants so that you can make the most of your time here.


Full day privately guided tour of the Winelands

Today you have a full day in the Winelands with one of our expert wine guides. We will communicate your wine preferences before the tour, so that your guide has time to set up any special appointments. That way, you will have the best experience possible. Typically the regions explored are Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl, but this depends on your wine tastes. On a usual tour, the first stop is Stellenbosch, the second oldest town in South Africa, with canal-lined avenues, and magnificent examples of Cape Dutch architecture. Next head over the scenic Helshoogte Pass to Franschhoek, founded by French Huguenots over 350 years ago. It's lovely setting and café lined streets will charm you and afford the opportunity to do some shopping too.


Flights & Transfers

Private transfer from Winelands to Cape Town airport

Flight from Cape Town to Nelspruit (Kruger) Airport

 
Days 5-8: The Kruger
Flights & Transfers

Transfer from Kruger Airport to your safari lodge

Lodges and Camps in the Kruger Area
Three days on safari in the Kruger

Founded in 1898 by President Paul Kruger, this National Park remains one of the oldest and largest wildlife reserves in the world. However it’s not just the Kruger’s size or age that has really helped distinguish itself as one of Africa’s premier and consummate National Parks, but its ground-breaking conservation philosophy and practice that has led the way for other wildlife sanctuaries not just in Africa. And it’s no wonder when you think of the Kruger’s sixteen different habitats, 517 species of bird, and more varieties of mammals, including the Big Five, than any other reserve. So it’s often said, you won’t get a better safari anywhere else.

Lying in the north-eastern region of South Africa and at a size of about four million hectares, the main Kruger National Park is open to all. However, we use only lodges in Private Concessions and Reserves bordering the park so that you can enjoy an exclusive, real safari experience and have the best possible game viewing. These private reserves make up the Greater Kruger Park (the wildlife is the same throughout) and possess, what is often agreed, as the finest safari lodges and luxury hospitality on the continent.


Flights & Transfers

Transfer back to Nelspruit (Kruger) Airport

Flight from Nelspruit (Kruger) to Livingstone

 
Days 8-10: Livingstone and Victoria Falls
Flights & Transfers

Private transfer from Livingstone airport to lodge or hotel

Accommodation in Livingstone and Victoria Falls
Two nights by Victoria Falls

The mighty Victoria Falls rank as one of the most spectacular sites in all of Africa. As the mighty Zambezi river crashes over sheer cliffs onto the rocks below it sprays a cloud of water high into the air. Enjoy a variety of activities in this area (as well as the falls themselves). Speak to our travel designers to find out which suits the best for you.


Tour to both sides of Victoria Falls

Witness the incredible waters of Victoria Falls from both the Zimbabwean and Zambian side. A knowledgeable guide will take you on an unforgettable experience of the falls, otherwise known as Mosi-oa-Tunya, meaning the smoke that thunders. You'll not only get wonderful views of one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World but also learn a great deal of interesting facts about the geology, wildlife and history of Africa’s most famous landmark.


Sunset river cruise on the Zambezi (Captain's Cabin)
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You'll be collected from your hotel and transferred to the jetty to join the African Queen or Princess. The boat meanders slowly upstream along the length of the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park looking for game on the way. Enjoy a chilled drink as you cruise slowly up river with the sun setting in the background. A number of animals and a host of bird species can be viewed from comfortable chairs on cool wooden decks while hot and cold snacks are served on board. The bar is well stocked with spirits, wine, beer and soft drinks.

You will be accompanied by your own guide who will also serve you bottled wines, premium brand drinks and your snacks. Jacada clients will enjoy use of the exclusive Captain's Cabin.


Flights & Transfers

Private transfer from your lodge or hotel to Livingstone airport