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Cape Town
Maun Airport
Tour Details

This tour gives you the opportunity to visit various attractions in South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and  Botswana. See the big five and other animals and bird species in several national parks and game reserves. Other attractions that you will visit include: Table Mountain and Cango caves. You will also hike the Cape St Blaize trail.

Southern Safari 18Days/17Nights


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Operating days: On Request

Departure time: 0800 hours

Duration: 18 days

Single Supplement:$510

Departure point:  Cape Town Airport

Arrival point: Maun Airport

Special instructions: please contact Across Africa Tours and Travel to confirm your departure information at least one week before your first day of travel

Departure & Return Location

Cape Town/Maun Airport

Departure Time


Price Includes

  • Excursion as per the Program
  • Entrance fees and taxes
  • Conservancy Levies
  • Flights on this Program(Economy)
  • Accommodation on semi-Luxury lodges and hotels
  • Private Transfers
  • Game Drives and Safari walks
  • All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
  • All airport Transfers
  • Private guide and rangers

Price Excludes

  • Visa fees
  • Covid 19 Test
  • Optional Activities
  • Optional Activities


  • Camera
  • Sunscren
  • Sunglasses
What to Expect
  • Visit Table Mountain
  • Visit various game reserves and national parks
  • Witness chicks hatching while at ostrich farm
  • Experience the true beauty of Cango caves
  • Explore the Touw River by canoe
  • Discover the extraordinary Victoria Falls
  • Have a full-day mokoro safari in the Okavango delta

    Day 1Full Day Cape Town City Tour

    Beat the crowds and start the day early with your private guide by visiting Cape Town’s most iconic landmark, Table Mountain. Ascend by cable car as the mist from the clouds open up to the main plateau while striking views of Cape Town come into crystal-clear focus. Now with a better understanding of the city’s layout, walk past Cape Town’s storied past as your guide recounts the colorful histories of the Houses of Parliament, the Castle of Good Hope (South Africa’s oldest building) and the well tended Company Gardens. Bargain your way through the lively Greenmarket Square in search of souvenir while meeting local artisans along the way. As you enter another one of Cape Town’s famed stop at Bo-Kaap, learn how the Cape Malay community, with its cobbled streets and brightly colored houses became one of city’ most vibrant neighborhoods. There’s no better way of understanding local history than through your Capetonian guide. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

    Accommodation: Radisson Blu Hotel
    Meals: Lunch & Dinner

    Optional activity
    Waterfront and Sunset Champagne Cruise- $31 per person (shared)

    Day 2Cape Town – Barrydale - Oudtshoorn

    We depart early in the morning and trade the silhouette of Table Mountain for the lush green scenery of the Garden Route. The first game reserve visited is about 5 hours driving away (subject to weather and traffic conditions), but the route is scenic with a few photos and rests stops along the way. Arrive at 3500ha Botlierskop private game reserve, a malaria-free area and home to an abundance of wildlife including four of the Big Five, giraffes, zebras, wildebeest, well over 26 different species of animals, and more than 200 bird species. You will chcekin to the lodge and have lunch before hopping on an a open sided 4×4 game drive where you’ll spot some of Africa’s wild animals particularly keep your eyes open for lion, elephant, buffalo, and rhino sightings. Leopards are nocturnal hunters, evasive, and not contained by fences so it’s unlikely to see them during these game drives. After this approx. 2-hour game drive it’s time for an up-close and personal encounter with nature on a short tranquil bush walking safari. Hop off the safari vehicle, following your game ranger as you look for wildlife through the coastal Renosterveldt and Cape Fynbos. head to town to enjoy a restaurant meal or taste local delights, such as an ostrich kebab during an optional ‘braai’ (similar to BBQ) dinner under the Klein Karoo’s twinkling starry skies at the lodge.

    Accommodation. Roam Lodge
    Meals. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Day 3Klein Karoo

    Today your tour will begin with an Ostrich farm tour, you need to put on some comfortable shoes as we will do it farmstyle. Take your camera with as there will be many special moments to capture, especially when you see the chicks hatch. This you do not want to miss. Travelling along the R328 towards the Swartberg Mountain Pass we have a stop at the Cango Caves, here you can experience the true beauty of these magnificent caves. The heritage tour will offer you quite some interesting facts, explaining how the caves was discovered as well as give you a feeling of how it was years back. Heading up the Swartberg Pass you will have one of the greatest views of the Klein Karoo! Here we unpack the picnic basket, pour you a glass of wine and let you to enjoy the peaceful and tranquil atmosphere. After a lazy lunch we drive down the other side of the mountain towards Prince Albert, ringed by vineyards, fruit and Olive farms. True Karoo hospitality at its best. You are more than welcome to shop at the Curio shops before we enjoy a decent cup of coffee at one of the local coffee shops. Heading back towards Oudtshoorn we have a quick stop at the Meiringspoort waterfall.Meiringspoort is one of the most beautiful passes. The rock formations are so intimidating yet so breathtaking beautiful, definately one of passes you will not forget. The crystal-clear water flowing over the rocks into the pool invites you to dive in, but be aware the temperature of the water maybe on the cold side – even during Summertime. Meiringspoort is now part of a World Heritage Site, it has been flooded several times in the 140 years since it has been established. After all the exercise we get into the vehicle and headed back to Oudtshoorn through a small town De Rust (here time stood still for a while) appreciating the diversity of farming on the R62. We round off your day with an easy drive back to your lodge.

    Accommodation. Roam Lodge
    Meals. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Day 4Oudtshoorn - Mossel Bay

    After breakfast we head over the Robertson Mountain pass to enter the Garden Route at Mossel Bay. We can spend some time on the spectacular beaches, hike the Cape St. Blaize trail along the cliffs overlooking the Indian Ocean, or visit the famous Diaz Museum complex, commemorating the first known European exploration around the tip of Africa. The more adventurous can try a 10,000-foot tandem skydive or sandboarding the longest dune-ride in South Africa. Alternatively, join a historical cave tour on the coastline, showcasing early evidence for modern human behavior. In the afternoon we will go on a game drive on a private game reserve, hoping to see wildlife such as zebra, lion, antelope, and African buffalo.The evening will be spent in Mossel Bay, with options for several seaside restaurants for dinner.

    Accommodation: Diaz Hotel & Resort
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Optional Activities:
    1.10,000-foot tandem skydive, $206 (extra R$35 for video)
    2. Sandboarding the longest dune in South Africa, $3
    3. Diaz Museum Complex $3
    4. Point of Human Origins Cave Tour, $20

    Day 5Mossel Bay - Tsitsikamma - Sedgefield

    Today we continue along the coastline to Tsitsikamma National Park. En route, we will stop at Bloukrans Bridge to view the world’s highest bungee jump bridge (216 meters). There is plenty of time for the adventure seekers among you to test their courage. The afternoon will be spent in Tsitsikamma National Park, with its unique combination of indigenous forest and beautiful Indian Ocean coastline. The Park has a wide choice of activities for all, including hiking, crossing a suspension bridge and swimming. Late afternoon you can spend exploring Sedgefield with its spectacular views and beaches. For dinner, we will have a traditional potjie (stew) made on the fire.

    Accommodation: Beach Villa Wilderness
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Optional activities

    216 M Bloukrans bungee jump $93
    Kayak & Lilo Adventure in Storms River, $44
    Zip-line Adventures, $44

    Day 6Sedgefield - Wilderness - Cape Town

    On our final touring day, we will travel to Wilderness National Park, where we will explore the Touw River by canoe. After about 40 minutes, the canoes will be left for a 2km hike along a boardwalk, which will take us to a lovely waterfall and rock pools. After the canoeing, we will drive back to Cape Town, finishing the tour between 17:00 – 19:00 on Monday evening. Dinner and overnight will be at the hotel

    Accommodation: Radisson Blu Hotel
    Meals: Lunch & Dinner

    Day 77 Cape Town- Greater Kruger ( Flight)

    Enjoy a private transfer between your hotel and Cape Town airport. Board a flight in Cape Town with service to Skukuza. Approximate flight duration is two hours and 30 minutes. Transfer from Skukuza Airport en route to your lodge in Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve. Transfer time ranges from 15 to 40 minutes based on your arrival camp. Spectacular, untamed and coveted by outdoor enthusiasts, Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve is revered for good reason; it is one of the best locations in the world to spot game, including the Big 5. On the Sabi, massive elephants roam as families, black and white Rhinoceros graze the grasslands, Cape buffalo cautiously track along riverbeds, leopard’s prowl, and lions roar. Discover this unbound land for yourself as you head out on your first afternoon game drive alongside your ranger, tracker and other guests of the lodge. Explore this incredible land for a few hours with a camera in hand, gaining insights into the region as the sun sets. Before long you will find yourself back at the lodge, just in time to prepare for an outstanding safari dinner under the stars.

    Accommodation: Umkumbe Safari Lodge
    Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

    Day 8Sabi Sands Game Reserve

    Before first light, gear up and head out to further explore Sabi Sands. Sunrise and sunset are when the animals are most active; in particular, herds of elephants roam the expanses of the Sabi in the morning hours as the glow of dawn radiates. Although the largest living mammal is well-known to most, there is nothing quite like seeing a herd of up to a hundred elephants freely wandering through the open plains; it is sight few people will get to enjoy and that none will forget. After a few hours out in the reserve you will be returned to your lodge to enjoy a satisfying and well-earned breakfast. With the afternoon in full-swing, it is time to head out on an open 4×4 vehicle for another afternoon of game viewing. With the sweltering sun on the decline, nocturnal animals begin their nightly routines. Along well-marked roads or entirely off the beaten path, your tracker will bring you into the heart of the Sabi in search of both predator and prey. On the trail of the king of jungle, perhaps you will be fortunate enough to witness a pride on the hunt. Sit back and relax, always with a hand ready to snap photos of your favorite animals, as you explore the land for a few hours before returning to camp to freshen up ahead of another incredible dinner.

    Accommodation: Umkumbe Safari Lodge
    Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

    Day 9Sabi Sands Game Reserve

    As in mornings past, you will rise before the sun to explore the African savannah to head out on another game drive. Sabi Sands is the oldest private game reserve in South Africa. Named for the Sand and Sabie rivers that run through the reserve, it is home to many endangered species such as the wild dog, honey badger, ground hornbill and the oxpecker. Who knows what rare animals you will spot today as you explore the Sabi reserve ahead of another exceptional breakfast? Following lunch, venture back into the bush. Both the rare Black (hook-lipped) and White (square-lipped) rhinos wander the reserve, and the afternoon is fantastic time to spot these powerful, beautiful and endangered creatures. If you are lucky enough, you may spot a crash of rhinos grazing as the sun dips below the horizon. After a few hours, you will return to the lodge to refresh before a freshly prepared dinner.

    Accommodation: Umkumbe Safari Lodge
    Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

    Day 10Sabi Sands Game Reserve- Livingstone ( Flight)

    Transfer from your lodge in Sabi Sands to Nelspruit Airport (KMIA. A private transfer between the airport and your accommodation is provided. After check in you will embark on sunset cruise at Zambezi River along the boundary of the Mosi oa-Tunya National Park, providing guests a chance to appreciate the scenery from one of three decks. Meandering along the river, as the sun dips below the horizon, you will notice a buzz – nature preparing for the close of day. Sip beverages and savor the hot and cold snacks while viewing croc, hippo and an array of birdlife, in addition to animals that come down to the water’s edge to drink. An experienced guide imparts their wealth of knowledge on wildlife and the local history of the area. Upon the conclusion of your cruise, you will be transferred back to your accommodation.

    Accommodation: Avani Victoria Falls
    Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

    Day 11Victoria Falls – Zimbabwe

    After breakfast, you will be picked from your accommodation. Today you will discover the extraordinary Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the world on this practical guided tour. Learn about its geology, wildlife, and history, listen to its legends, take amazing pictures, and more. Victoria Falls are a spectacular sight of awe-inspiring beauty and grandeur on the Zambezi River, bordering Zambia and Zimbabwe. Drive back to the hotel for a traditional dinner and entertainment.

    Accommodation: Avani Victoria Falls
    Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

    Optional Activities
    Horseback Safari,
    White-Water Rafting,
    Bungee Jumping,
    Jet Boat,

    Day 12Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe – Chobe National Park

    We will pick you at your accommodation point around 6:00 am, cross to Bostwana. Kasane Botswana and escorted
    through Immigration formalities. A short briefing will follow pertinent facts such as safety and some regional information.
    At 09h30, you’ll board the boat and commence a 3-hour boat cruise into the Chobe National Park. The river cruise is considered one of the trip’s highlights, as one gets the opportunity to get up close and personal with fantastic birdlife, hippos, crocodiles, and of course, scores of elephant and Cape buffalo that make their way down to the river to quench their thirst. The boat cruise ends at the Coffee Buzz restaurant at 12h30. There is an opportunity to do last minute shopping in Kasane, as there are no shops within the park. Then depart on an afternoon game drive – this being the best time to see Chobe’s large herbivores making their way down to the river to drink. dinner will be at the lodge.

    Accommodation: Chobe Safari Lodge
    Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

    Day 13Full Day at Chobe NP

    Today after breakfast, vehicles head off on an early morning game drive. This time of day is best for finding the big cats or the rare Wild Dogs as they are still active and chances of seeing them are good. Around mid to late morning, you will return to the lodge for a delicious “bush brunch” and a siesta getting an opportunity to read, rest or take a refreshing shower. When the day starts to cool off, another afternoon game drive follows. Chobe National Park has a wide variety of games – the cats and large herbivores such as elephants and buffalo being a highlight. Still, rarer games such as Puku, Eland, Sable and Roan antelope, along with much more common antelope, can be viewed here. Dinner follows, as always accompanied by the unforgettable sounds of the African night.

    Accommodation: Chobe Safari Lodge
    Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

    Day 14Kasane -Maun

    Today you will leave check ou at the lodge, guide will drop you at Kasane Airport to catch a flight to Maun. Upon arrival at Maun airport, you’ll meet your ranger and guide who will transfer you to Boteti Safari Lodge. After check-in, the guide will brief you on safari activities over a refreshing complimentary drink. You will have some time for a quick lunch or dip in the pool while exploring the Lodges natural surroundings before you will leave for an amazing 2-hour sunset Mokoro safari on the Boteti River. You will have the chance to spot wildlife with hippos and crocodiles right at the river’s edge while witnessing some of the most amazing birdlife in southern Africa. Your experienced Mokoro guide will point out several interesting aspects of the river and its wildlife during your Mokoro trip, before stopping on one of the banks for a small refreshment while enjoying the magnificent sunset. After your Mokoro experience, you will have some time to freshen up and then join us around the open fire and absorb the magnificence around you while enjoying a delicious and traditionally prepared meal and a glass of wine while listening to the calls of the night. (Different dietary requirements are catered for). You will overnight in a luxury safari tent.

    Accommodation: Boteti Safari Lodge
    Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

    Day 15Okavango Delta

    Waking up at sunrise the first birdcalls of the day, you fill your lungs with the crisp morning air before enjoying some freshly brewed coffee or tea and some home-baked biscuits prepared for you and receive a packed breakfast before an early morning departure on your full-day mokoro safari in the Okavango delta, including nature walk (different dietary requirements are catered for). We will make a stop on one of the many islands to enjoy your packed lunch before heading on a nature walk, discovering more of this abundant ecosystem. After some relaxing. The time you will continue your adventure exploring more of these unlimited channels and choosing to stop at any other islands as you may please. Returning at 16:00pm. Picnic snacks and refreshments are included in safari activities. You will continue with your exciting adventure while your game ranger uses his exceptional skills to interpret wildlife to you in a unique way. After SAFARI, you will have some time to relax at the lodge. Before the sunset, we’ll leave for a 2-hour sunset Mokoro safari. (optional)Your long day on safari will end typically with drinks of your choice on the wooden deck overlooking the sunset over the Boteti River while the coolness of the evening sets in, discussing all the excitement and amazing sightings of the day. Followed by dinner, typically under the stars in the open Boma. You will overnight in a luxury safari tent.

    Accommodation: Boteti Safari Lodge
    Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

    Day 16Chiefs Island Excursion

    After breakfast, We will then proceed to the boat station where you will leave on a motor boat at 8:00amfor a full day of viewing game, birds and some of Botswana’s most breath-taking scenery. At aroundmidday we will reach our destination near Chief’s Island, which is also the turning point. Here your guidewill take you for a 1-hour game walk. Once back at the boat landing your guide will set up a picnic lunchwith table and chairs. After lunch you may rest in a shady, beautiful setting to soak up the peace and serenity of the Okavango Delta. We will then depart for the downstream return trip at around 2:00pm, arriving at the boat station before 6:00pm. Once back in Maun we will transport you to where you are staying that night in Maun. Overnight will be in your luxury Lodge.

    Accommodation: Boteti Safari Lodge
    Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

    Day 17Scenic Flight at Okavango Delta

    After breakfast, drive to Maun Airport. Enjoy a breath-taking flight in your private aircraft over the Okavango Delta. The Okavango Delta is a vast inland river delta in Northern Botswana, known for its sprawling grassy plains, flood seasonally, turning the land into lush animal habitat. Dugout canoes are used to navigate past hippos, elephants, and crocodiles. On dry land, wildlife includes lions, leopards, giraffes, rhinos, and more. Take in views of the beautiful channels that meander through the papyrus-fringed waterways, passing palm-covered islands. Gear up for high chances of heart-stopping excitement and great game viewing. Observe how the channels wander through the delta in ever-changing paths as this dynamic water system evolves. The vastness of this pristine wilderness is breath-taking. After the scenic flight, you will drive back to the lodge. In the evening, you will set off for another sunset mokoro boat ride talking a different route. Dinner and overnight will be at the lodge.

    Accommodation: Boteti Safari Lodge
    Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

    Day 18Departure

    A more relaxed morning after lots of activities and traveling giving you the chance to enjoy the once again lodge and its facilities after a bush breakfast, winding down before a transfer back to Maun airport or your schedule to catch your onward flight.