Southern Africa Safari

Botswana, South Africa, Zimbabwe


Southern Africa Safari

Ngala Private Game Reserve, South Africa, lies on the western border of the Kruger National Park. Ngala translates as “Lion” in Shangaan, and offers a huge opportunity to spot some of numerous prides of local lions in the region. In addition, there are 260 species of bird, including the Spotted-backed Weaver, and a bountiful host of other animals, such as hippo, impala, giraffe, and kudu. The Ngala Luxury Lodge is a fantastic destination for honeymooners or couples.

This Sourthern Africa Safari start in Cape Town, coastal city on South Africa’s southwest coast. It is known for its imposing Table Mountain and the beautiful V&A harbour. Travel to Zimbabwe to view the world-famous Victoria Falls before transferring to Nxabega Camp in Botswana’s Okavango Delta for a remote and wild game viewing experience. Return to Johannesburg, and transfer to Ngala Game Reserve to view lions and varied wildlife.

And, experience Cape Peninsula, Okavango Delta & Victoria Falls.

What We Love
  • Enjoy personalised wine tastings at some of South Africa's premier vineyards
  • Enjoy game viewing in two wildlife reserves in Botswana and South Africa.
  • Enjoy a scenic helicopter ride over the most spectacular waterfalls in the world
  • Designed with the best luxury accommodation and services available
  • Travel any day – shorten or lengthen the tour to suite your wishes
Need to Know
  • This trip may require walking and 4x4 drive on rough surfaces.
  • We carefully select the world's best safari operators in each destination.
  • We offer 24/7 support to give you complete peace of mind during your holiday.
  • We can arrange other preferred luxury safari properties of your choice.
  • We can arrange private air charters to lodges throughout South Africa. 



Southern Africa Safari

Cape Town, Vic Falls, Nxabega Camp, Ngala Game Reserve
(10 Days – Travel Any Day)

Day 01 – Arrive South Africa
Cape Town Arrive Cape Town International Airport and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy balance of your day at leisure.
Radisson Hotel

Day 02 – Cape Peninsula Tour
Cape Town Full day tour of the Cape Peninsula, the thin finger of land in the southwestern most corner of Africa with the city of Cape Town at its head. As you travel south towards Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope, the land gets narrower until the great Indian and Atlantic Oceans combine into one vast southern ocean, with nothing beyond except Antarctica.
Radisson Hotel (B)

Day 03 –  Winelands Tour
Cape Town Full day Cape Winelands Tour, a scenically enchanting region of dramatic mountains and fertile valleys, planted with vines stretching across rolling fields. Here farmers enjoy perfect conditions and produce the best wines of the world. The soil is so rich, they use about a tenth the amount of fertilizer that European farmers do. It is a wonderful combination of small historic towns, beautiful scenery and wine estates producing delicious wines and brandies. There are literally hundreds of wine estates all offering the chance to sample their unique blends in a picture-perfect setting.
Radisson Hotel (B)

Day 04 – Arrive Zimbabwe
Victoria Falls This morning you will be transferred to the Cape Town Airport for your scheduled flight to Victoria Falls. This afternoon, enjoy a visit to the Falls and evening at leisure.
Victoria Falls Hotel (B)

Day 05 – Arrive Botswana
Nxabega Camp Transfer overland to Botswana and on to Kasane Airport for light aircraft transfer to Nxabega Okavango Safari Camp – clearing customs and immigration en route. Guests have a choice of daily activities including meandering along the floodplains of the Delta by mokoro (canoe), exploring the deeper channels by motor boat, nature walks accompanied by a professional guide, or tracking game in open 4x4-safari vehicle in the mopane forests and open grasslands. The added highlight of an evening game-drive with spotlight assures you of an unforgettable experience in Botswana.
Nxabega Safari Camp (B,L,D)

Day 06 & 07 – Safari
Okavango Delta Enjoy a two full days of game viewing activities.
Nxabega Safari Camp (B,L,D)

Day 08 – Arrive South Africa
Ngala Private Game Reserve Transfer by light aircraft to Maun Airport for your scheduled flight to Johannesburg. Connect to your scheduled charter flight to Ngala Private Game Reserve. Depending on arrival time you can enjoy either lunch or afternoon tea. In the late afternoon, depart on your first game drive. With cooler boxes of your favourite drinks on board the Land Rovers, you will set off into the bush on an exciting safari accompanied by a professional game ranger. At sunset, your rangers will stop off in the bush, where you will have a chance to enjoy your refreshing drinks, soak up the amazing silence and watch the sun sink into the dusty horizon.

Continue on with the game drive after dark, using a powerful spotlight to point out nocturnal wildlife. The chances are excellent that you will encounter lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, buffalo, cheetah and many other species of game in their natural habitat. The vehicles go off the road, when necessary, to afford you the best possible viewing. The safari continues on into the dark when spotlights are used to follow the game. As most of the predators are nocturnal, this is the best time for viewing – especially as most hunting occurs at night.
Ngala Private Game Reserve (B,L,D)

Day 09 – Safari
Ngala Private Game Reserve Early morning and late afternoon are the best times to see most of the large mammals, so today you will enjoy an early morning game drive as well as a late afternoon/evening game drive. Animals which are mostly seen in the early morning include rhino, lion, leopard and giraffe. Lion are very active in the early morning and this is when you may see a pride on a kill or moving around with their young. As the day wears on, the animals usually retire to the shade of a tree or bush and may spend the best part of the day sleeping, only to emerge in the late afternoon or evening. Night-time is when the large carnivores – except wild dogs and cheetahs – do their hunting, and if you are lucky you may stumble on a kill.
Ngala Private Game Reserve (B,L,D)

Day 10 – Airport Transfer
Depart Johannesburg Early morning wake up call for your last game drive. Return to the lodge for breakfast before check out and departure. Return to Johannesburg by charter flight in time for your onward arrangements and departure for home. (B)

Options & Upgrades

Mozambique Extension:
Day 10 – Transfer
Vilanculos, Mozambique - Benguerua Island Arrive Vilanculos International Airpot, you are met by a lodge representative for road and boat transfer to Benguerua Island. The Marlin Lodge is situated on the southwest shore of Benguerua Island, the second largest island in the Bazaruto Archipelago off the coast of Mozambique. This unspoiled area offers some of the finest scuba diving sites and some of the best deep-sea fishing in the world. Enjoy dinner at the lodge and evening at leisure.
Marlin Lodge (D)

Days 11 to 13 – At leisure
Benguerua Island Enjoy your days at leisure, or book some of the many excursions available at the lodge. The Island is set amid translucent waters flecked with dhow sails and rich in marine life - an unspoiled paradise for those seeking a haven of peace, something extraordinary. Activities from the lodge include: sundowner cruises, Deep-sea fishing, game fishing (marlin and sailfish), surfcasting, saltwater fly-fishing, scuba, snorkelling, Pansy Island sports, Aquarium adventure, island drives, Dhow sailing, visits to Vilanculos and day trips around the island, wind-surfing, catamaran sailing, kite-flying, ocean ski-paddling, water-skiing, para-sailing, knee-boarding and water-snaking.
Marlin Lodge (B, D)

Day 14 – Departure
Benguerua Island - Vilanculos Enjoy a sumptuous farewell breakfast in the breakfast room. It is your last opportunity to view the crystal clear water of the bay and the colourful dhows gliding past. After last minute photographs and farewell to the hosts, boat and road transfer to Vilanculos International Airport. (B)

Southern Africa Safari Botswana, South Africa, Zimbabwe

Make this your holiday

  • Exclusive Tour: your own private multilingual guide throughout the trip  
  • Recommended Price: 5-star: GBP 400 - £700 per person per day, excl. flights
  • Price Guarantee: costing 25-30% less than similar tours of the same flexibility & quality
  • Tailor Made: customised itinerary to create your dream holiday
  • Duration: shorten or lengthen the tour to suit your wishes
  • Dates: depart and return whenever you choose
  • Hotels: change hotel grade to suit your budget
  • Group Discounts: call 020 8350 6199

Getting There Johannesburg with its O.R. Tambo International Airport is the air transport hub of Southern Africa and is linked to the rest of the world by major airlines. Other international airports are located in Cape Town and Durban, but few flights from Europe or America fly directly to either destination. There is a good network of internal flights.

Travelling around South Africa is mostly by car and a good range of car rental companies are available. The road system is amongst the best in Africa. However, travelling off the beaten track to the national parks is virtually impossible by public transport. This is mostly organised by local tour operators.

When to go The best time to visit Kruger and most wildlife parks in South Africa is from May to September. This is the dry season and animals congregate around waterholes and rivers. The climate of South Africa is generally mild throughout the country with warm, sunny days and cool nights. There's really not a bad time to visit, but winter is a good time (especially October) if you are going for a safari – grass is short, and the animals tend to gather around watering holes.

In winter, due to altitude, temperatures drop to the freezing point, and in places even lower. Snow is a possibility June-August in the mountain areas. It generally rains in the afternoon during the summer (November-February) everywhere in the country except in the Cape Province, where it rains during the winter.