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Southern Africa Safari by Private Air

  • 12-day journey through South Africa, Botswana, and Zambia by private air
  • Explore private game reserves, the Okavango Delta, and Victoria Falls.

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Cape Town, South Africa

Pre- and Post-Trip, 5 Days

Settle into the elegant Cape Grace Hotel located on the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront and spend time exploring the gardens and districts of Cape Town, Robben Island, and the beautiful Cape Peninsula.

Itinerary - 5 Days

Days 1 & 2 — U.S./Cape Town, South Africa

Depart the U.S. on an overnight flight to Cape Town. Upon arrival, check into the hotel and enjoy a free afternoon to relax or explore the city on your own.
Cape Grace Hotel

Day 3 — Cape Town

After breakfast, enjoy a city tour, including a cable car ride to the top of Table Mountain which offers wonderful panoramic views of the city and harbor. This afternoon, travel by ferry to Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated and learn about his historic "walk to freedom."
Cape Grace Hotel (B,L)

Day 4 — Cape Peninsula

Begin the day with a drive through the beach towns of Clifton and Camps Bay along the Atlantic Coast road and into the fishing villages of Hout Bay. Continue over Chapman's Peak, offering beautiful coastal views to the Cape Point Nature Reserve. After lunch, visit the naval village of Simonstown and view a colony of jackass penguins. Explore the historic Cape Dutch home at Groot Constantia and enjoy the renowned winery.
Cape Grace Hotel (B,L)

Day 5 — Cape Town/Johannesburg

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for a domestic flight to Johannesburg, where you'll meet the group for the flight to Mala Mala.
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