Wine, Wildlife & Waterfalls
Be enveloped by nature in this awe-inspiring trip that takes you to Cape Town’s historic Constantia vineyards to taste award-winning wines. This is followed by unforgettable Big Five game drives in the Kruger National Park, and Zambia’s thundering Victoria Falls experienced from the majestic Zambezi River.
Begin your trip with four nights at Future Found Sanctuary’s Maison Noir, where a focus on sustainability and habitat regeneration is coupled with an abundance of fresh produce grown on the property. From here, explore the Constantia Winelands – just 10 minutes away – and enjoy a wine-tasting experience at the historic Groot Constantia, whose Grand Constance wine was Napoleon’s tipple of choice. Maison Noir’s own underground cellar will play host to intimate tastings with some of the country’s top winemakers.
Londolozi Founders Camp will welcome you for four nights of bush tranquility, where you’ll soak up the sounds and smells of the Greater Kruger National Park as you go in search of the leopards for which Londolozi is famous. In between game drives or ranger walks, you can enjoy noon-time yoga on the deck, join in the Good Work Foundation community experience to see how education is being reimagined, or visit the Futuristic African Village focused on new systems of living.
Your trip ends with three nights on the banks of Royal Chundu’s River Lodge, a Relais & Chateaux property on the banks of Zambia’s Zambezi River. Once you’ve marveled at the majesty of Victoria Falls – known as ‘the smoke that thunders’ – enjoy river cruises, birding safaris, canoeing expeditions and fishing adventures at this exquisite outdoor getaway. End your days with a fire-side dinner at the boma and revel at the beauty of this unbelievable African landscape.
For two people
Maison Noir is designed for the ultimate wellness stay. Its setting on the slopes of Table Mountain makes this private sanctuary the key to reconnecting with nature and rejuvenating the soul. The estate is perfectly located near Constantia's Winelands, Cape Point and the attractions of the Cape Town city centre and Atlantic Seaboard.Enquire now
A safari brand that has been around for over 90 years with a strong conservation and wellbeing ethos. Many wellness retreats hosted and run by Londolozi. A focus on wholistic wellness at the Londolozi Healing House and daily yoga at noon on the Londolozi Yoga Deck The Good Work Foundation does work in local communities (adult and school education) Leopards galore!Enquire now
A remotely located nest of solitude and natural beauty. Royal Chundu is a celebration of hospitality, happiness and homeliness, in a location that is full of wonder, goodness and inspiration. The first, and only Relais & Châteaux property in Zambia, Royal Chundu is a private immersion in the Zambezi and the spirit of Zambia. The Royal Chundu Foundation School educates up to three grades of children, from four to six years and has over 50 students. Children of all ages are welcome at Royal Chundu and specifically catered for through the unique Children’s Club which has an exciting daily programme.Enquire now
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Day 09 - 12
All year round is good for Victoria Falls and the Greater Kruger National Park areas although for Cape Town, the main rainy season falls over the Winter months which is opposite to the destinations in the rest of the itinerary. June and July are considered the wettest months in Cape Town. Victoria Falls can be very humid in October and the main rainy season for both Victoria Falls and Greater Kruger Park falls between November and February. This period however, which is known as the “Green Season”, is also a wonderful time to visit and is the main birding season where migratory species can also be seen. In the Victoria Falls area, the ‘Low Water’ period runs between August and January and is at its lowest between November and early December. The best views of the falls at this time will be Devil’ s Cataract which is permanent and on the Zimbabwean side of Victoria Falls.
All locations on this tour are considered malaria areas and we advise the use of anti-malarial prophylactics year-round. Consult your travel doctor for advice at least three weeks before departure to Africa.
Cape Town is far from being “just” a city destination and one of the many reasons that travelers choose to visit Cape Town is its abundance of scenic beauty and natural attractions. The city itself is situated between the Atlantic Ocean and Table Mountain, one of the world’s Seven Wonders of Nature, however, attractions such as the scenic Cape Winelands, Cape Town’s numerous white sandy beaches, the Cape Pensinsula and activities such as whale watching and shark diving, are all found within a 2 hour radius of Cape Town. In addition, Cape Town is also considered South Africa’s culinary capital and is a veritable foodie paradise.
Your primary safari exprerience will be in the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve on this itinerary although game viewing at Matetsi is exceptional as well. The Sabi Sand is Southern Africa’s premier private safari destination and synonomous with frequent sightings of the elusive leopard. The reserve is a “Big 5” reserve however and so all the usual animals such elephant and rhino will be seen too but we mention leopards as these magnificent creatures are usually shy and rarely seem.