Samantha’s Ultimate Safari Adventure

Quintessential safari


Ask Samantha for her favourite tour and you will get two: the self-drive expedition along the Garden Route is a personal favourite being close to home; and the ultimate safari adventure on the other hand is the big one that every visitor to southern Africa should experience combining the trio of Cape Town, Kruger National Park and Victoria Falls with sensational destinations in between.

Samantha’s Ultimate Safari Adventure is a 20-day tour with all accommodation, road transfers, flights and selected activities included.

Here’s what Samantha has to say about it:

This is the ultimate safari adventure and it is my absolute dream for all first-time visitors to Africa to be able to experience this tour. I have been to these destinations many times and have had the privilege of visiting every property on this trip and they all hold very soft spots in my heart.

You will enjoy Cape Town and all our Mother City has to offer - from wine to oceans, to whales and penguins and let’s not forget those uninterrupted views of Table Mountain from the lap of luxury at Cape Grace in the famed V&A Waterfront.

Moving inland to the Kalahari to experience starry skies like never before, meerkats popping up from their burrows to face the early morning sun, horse riding and of course big game safaris at Tswalu where you feel like the only person in the world.

Then it’s off to our City of Gold, Johannesburg for fabulous shopping, a cosmopolitan buzz and an insight of the turbulent past, the peaceful present and the exciting future of South Africa with a tour of the vibrant Soweto Township and the conciliatory Apartheid Museum.

Now it’s the highlight of the trip for me: a four-night night stay at the incredible Londolozi Private Game Reserve. This private game reserve is famed for the best leopard sightings in Africa, has the most passionate staff, glorious accommodations and as a bonus the potential to see all of the Big 5 and more. This is not-negotiable. If you have to visit one place in Africa it must be Londolozi.

Your next stop is Victoria Falls, World Heritage Site and Natural Wonder of the World. Best enjoyed from the Zimbabwean side of the Falls at the “grande olde dame” of the destination, the Victoria Falls Hotel, where after touring the Falls themselves and viewing them from an eagle’s vantage point during a helicopter flip, you can relax on the verandah enjoying the thunderous spray in the distance. Aaaah! Sublime.

From Victoria Falls you board the absolutely lavish Zambezi Queen for three nights of luxury gliding up the Chobe River. You have the opportunity to enjoy game drives in the Chobe National Park, go fishing or just enjoy the herds of Elephant and Buffalo that surround the boat on the open plains and perhaps catch a glimpse of a mother elephant assisting her young across the river while both use their trunks as snorkels.

This tour ends with a flight back to Jo’burg but if you’ve got the time, I highly recommend adding the Okavango Delta to complete this truly epic holiday. And it’s thanks to Rhino Africa that I have been able to experience all this first hand. It’s a job. Someone has to do it.

Day 1 - 5: The Cape Grace, Cape Town

We’ll pick you up from the airport and drive you to the Cape Grace in the Waterfront. Spend 5 days exploring Cape Town with these included scheduled activities: Cape Peninsula Full Day Tour; Cape Winelands Full Day Tour; Hermanus and Whale Route Full Day Tour.

Meals: breakfast

Day 5 - 8: Tswalu Kalahari Game Reserve, Northern Cape

We transfer you back to the airport for your light aircraft flight to the magnificent Tswalu Kalahari Private Game Reserve for three nights of serious peace and quiet.

Meals: full board including local drinks

Day 8 - 10: The Michelangelo on Mandela Square, Johannesburg

Fly by light aircraft to Johannesburg and transfer to The Michelangelo Towers in Sandton for a taste of the high life in Jozi. Learn all about Africa past, present and future with a full day private tour of Soweto and the Apartheid Museum.

Meals: breakfast

Day 10 - 15: Londolozi Private Granite Suites, Kruger National Park

Fly from Johannesburg to Londolozi and transfer to the Private Granite Suites for four nights in what some would say is the best safari destination in Africa, unrivalled for its luxury lodges, wildlife concentrations and the exclusive safari experience.

Meals: full board including local drinks

Day 15 - 17: Victoria Falls Hotel, Victoria Falls Zimbabwe

Fly directly from Kruger Park to Livingstone and transfer across the border to Victoria Falls town and the five-star elegance of the Victoria Falls Hotel. Explore the falls from up close and in the air with an incredible helicopter flight over the gorge giving you the best view of the Seventh Wonder of the Natural World.

Meals: breakfast

Day 17 - 20: Zambezi Queen Houseboat, Chobe

Transfer by road to Kasane and board the lavish Zambezi Queen floating hotel on the Chobe River for three nights of decadence and spectacular game viewing along the river and on guided game drives.

Meals: full board including local drinks

Day 20: Departure

Fly from Kasane to Johannesburg and connect to your flight home at the end of an epic African holiday that included Cape Town's beaches, the Cape Winelands, the Kalahari wilderness, Kruger Park, Victoria Falls and the Chobe National Park in Botswana.

Tailor-made Itinerary

As with all the tours on our website, this is just an example of what you can do. We create our tours from scratch every time, matching the destinations and accommodation not only to your budget but also to your individual tastes and needs. One recommended add-on would be to go from Chobe to the Okavango Delta and fly out from Maun to Jo'burg. Contact us now to begin planning your dream safari holiday.

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These tours are simply an indication of what’s possible. Our team of travel experts will tailor any itinerary to your requirements, travel dates and budget.


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