Southern Africa is great for safaris and there are so many choices. Your alternative is East Africa. Both options are great for luxury safaris in Africa but our bias is in favour of Southern Africa.
You are looking for highlights and in Southern Africa in one trip you have several highlights apart from the safaris.
Victoria Falls is one of the modern wonders of the world as is Table Mountain in Cape Town.
An ideal trip to Southern Africa, with enough time would include a luxury safari, a visit to Cape Town, the Cape Winelands and the Garden Route as well as a trip to the Victoria Falls.
Which of these highlights you include in your itinerary depends how much time you have and what time of the year you are able to experience your luxury safari in Southern Africa.
It is maximizing quality experiences in a short time that counts for our clients.
One week in Southern Africa means you have to use every minute to get the most out of it. It’s hard to choose from so many amazing experiences. However if you are travelling long haul you want to make the most of it and our suggestions are below. It depends if you are coming during the summer or winter months and also what kind of experiences you wan
Your itinerary for a week in Southern Africa – during the months May to October
Fly into Johannesburg – and transfer to Kasane
3 days of game viewing in the Chobe game reserve on a houseboat, 2 days at a game lodge and then transfer to Victoria Falls. 2 nights at Victoria Falls
Itinerary for 1 week in South Africa – during the months November to April
Fly to Johannesburg and on to Port Elizabeth. Then drive up to a game lodge in the Addo area for 2 nights. Fly to George and spend 2 nights in Knysna, then fly George to Cape Town for 3 nights. In November you may still catch whales along the Garden Route coastline.
Alternatively, fly to Johannesburg and transfer to George. Spend 3 nights in Knysna or George, fly to Cape Town and 4 days in Cape Town.
Your highlights in Cape Town are to go up Table Mountain, take the ferry to Robben Island from the V&A Waterfront, Take a drive along the coast from the V&A Waterfront past Sea Point, through Bantry Bay and Clifton to Hout Bay and then if time allows continue via Chapman’s Peak Drive to Noordhoek and then on to Cape Point.
Alternatively go inland from Hout Bay to Constantia and past Kirstenbosch and the University of Cape Town back to the city.