Safari, Wine and Waterfalls

Duration 10 days
Ideal time to visit May–October
Price guide
Embark on a fantastic 10-day trip across the southernmost tip of Africa. Explore vibrant Cape Town, venture into picturesque Stellenbosch for exquisite wine tasting amid rolling vineyards and set off on a thrilling safari in Botswana's Okavango Delta, encountering majestic animals in their natural habitat. Conclude the journey at Victoria Falls, a natural marvel bordering Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Trip highlights

  • Experience Cape Town's culinary and cultural highlights
  • Sample the finest wines and produce in Stellenbosch
  • Spot the Big Five on a safari in the Okavango Delta
  • Stay in a luxury safari lodge with specialist guides
  • Witness the magnificent Victoria Falls in Livingstone
  • Go on a sunset cruise down the Zambezi River

Bespoke trips with Jacada

We design one-of-a-kind journeys incorporating luxury in all its forms. Our bespoke trips and safaris include:

  • Exclusive luxury camps, lodges and hotels
  • Curated experiences and private tours
  • Skilled guides and local wildlife experts
  • Decades of combined safari expertise from our team
  • Full support from your local concierge
  • Days 1–4 Cape Town
  • Days 4–5 The Winelands
  • Days 5–8 The Okavango Delta
  • Days 8–10 Livingstone and Victoria Falls
Safari, Wine and Waterfalls
Price guide
  • Days 1–4 Cape Town
  • Days 4–5 The Winelands
  • Days 5–8 The Okavango Delta
  • Days 8–10 Livingstone and Victoria Falls

Itinerary in detail

Every Jacada trip is tailored to your personal preferences and interests. Below you’ll find a sample itinerary to inspire your own custom-designed journey.

Days 1–4

Exploring Cape Town's beauty

Beginning your journey in the beautiful city of Cape Town, a pinnacle of natural splendour and home to an exceptional dining scene, you’re already off to an incredible star. This is one of the most beautiful cities in the world: it can really take your breath away. The horizon is dominated by the table-top mountain, while in the foreground are the crisp waters of the cape and the laidback bustle of the city’s waterfront, skirted by sandy beaches and picturesque suburbs.

Cape Town is the oldest city in South Africa and steeped in history. 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, many attractions can be visited on a day trip, from the Cape of Good Hope to the rolling hills of the winelands.

The best of Cape Town

Tour the city and Table Mountain

On a half-day city and Table Mountain tour, you can explore with a private guide at your own pace. Highlights include the Houses of Parliament, the historic Castle, vibrant Green Market Square, Company Gardens and the iconic Table Mountain, offering spectacular city and peninsula views (weather permitting). Descend to explore the charming Bo Kaap with its colourful houses and cobbled streets.

Explore the Cape Peninsula

Delight in the scenic ascent along Chapman’s Peak Drive, where the road gracefully navigates narrow corners, offering stunning views of the ocean to your right. Discover charming villages like Noordhoek, the lively fishing suburb of Kalk Bay, encounter penguins in Simonstown and reach Cape Point, the southernmost tip of Africa.

Days 4–5

Discover South Africa's Winelands

Immerse yourself in the picturesque Winelands countryside, a historic region where Dutch settlers established their homes. Charming towns and villages dot the landscape, featuring white-washed Dutch colonial buildings set against the vibrant greens of vineyards, fields and forests. Stellenbosch is the second oldest town in South Africa with its canal-lined avenues and Cape Dutch Architecture; Franschhoek was founded by the French Huguenots over 350 years ago and boasts pretty cafes and quaint shops; Paarl has many cultural and historical places of interest.

We can arrange a private full-day tour of vines and wines, on which you’ll explore a diverse range of vineyards, from intimate boutique wineries, where owners personally guide you through their vintages, to larger, modern estates. Beyond grapes, the region produces an array of fresh produce, gracing the plates of excellent local restaurants.

Our experts have excellent recommendations for additional activities, vineyards and dining to ensure you make the most of your time in this captivating area.

Days 5–8

Three days on safari in Botswana's Okavango Delta

The boundaries between land and water blur in Botswana’s magnificent Okavango Delta: simply one of the best places in the world to spot wildlife. Opportunities to observe the Big Five abound, both on water-based safaris by mokoro (dug-out canoe) and land-based big game drives.

You’ll have ample time to experience the beauty of the landscapes and wildlife that lives here, with expert guides and trackers on hand to help you gain a deeper understanding of the delta’s magic.

The flooding of the Okavango River brings large herds of eland and other antelope species to the delta, followed by numerous predators such as the majestic black-maned Kalahari lions and elusive Wild African dogs. You might also spot tiny frogs, hippo, crocodile, the elusive sitatunga and colourful waterbirds such as Pel’s Fishing-Owl, Slaty Egret and Wattled Crane.

A windswept young pride male Lion during the green season at Moremi Game Reserve in Botswana
Days 8–10

Two nights by Victoria Falls

The mighty Victoria Falls stand out as one of Africa’s most spectacular sights. As the powerful Zambezi River cascades over sheer cliffs, it creates a mist that rises high into the air. You can explore a range of activities in this remarkable area, including the falls themselves.

Handpicked experiences

Tour both sides of Victoria Falls

Witness the incredible waters of Victoria Falls from both the Zimbabwean and Zambian sides. 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 interesting facts about the geology, wildlife and history of one of Africa’s most famous landmarks.

Sunset river cruise on the Zambezi

Embark on a sunset cruise along the Zambezi as your boat leisurely navigates upstream, tracing the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park. Sip on a refreshing drink while the sun sets in the background, casting a warm glow over the river. From comfortable chairs on cool wooden decks – or the exclusive Captain’s Cabin for an extra touch of refinement – spot various animals and a plethora of bird species. Hot and cold snacks are served on board, with a well-stocked bar offering spirits, wine, beer and soft drinks.