Spectacular South Africa + Victoria Falls

Inclusions

  • With 12 nights luxury hotels and safari camp including our AAA Vacations® Journey free pre-tour night
  • Comprehensive sightseeing
  • Morning + afternoon game drives
  • 25 meals
  • All transfers including 2 internal flights
  • Both internal flights
  • All gratuities

AAA Vacations Amenities

Free Pre-Tour Night in Cape Town at the 5-star Queen Victoria Hotel with chauffeured transfers and breakfast.

AAA Member Benefit

$230 per couple / $115 per person

Partner Promotion

AAA Members save $1,660 per couple ($830 per person) when they pay in full at time of booking before Feb 28, 2020 for travel through 2021.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Delight in the fine vintages and farm-to-table cuisine of the Winelands… And thrill to our unique Cheetah Encounter!
  • Our complete Cape Town Experience includes the Cape Peninsula, Table Mountain and a hands-on cooking class in the home of a local family.
  • Morning and afternoon game drives on our private reserve at Kruger are enhanced by unique activities – like our Elephant Encounter Experience with animal experts who have known these elephants for more than 20 years.
  • Embark on a sunset cocktail cruise on the Zambezi as animals come to the riverbank to quench their thirst.
  • Join our expert guide and hit all the best vantage points on both the Zimbabwe and Zambia sides of Victoria Falls.

Itinerary

DAY 1 | Welcome to Cape Town

On arrival, you’ll be chauffeured to the 5-star Queen Victoria Hotel to enjoy your complimentary pre-tour night, our AAA Vacations® Journey amenity.

DAY 2 | Into the Winelands

Our AAA Vacations® Journey guests enjoy breakfast and a free morning in Cape Town. This afternoon, we’ll take you to the charming Spier Hotel. Our other travelers arrive today. Meals B

DAY 3 | Exploring the Winelands

Discover charming Stellenbosch and sample the wines of Babylonstoren, one of the region’s oldest estates. After a farm-to-table lunch at Le Petite Ferme, thrill to our Cheetah Encounter and learn about their efforts to save this endangered species. Meals B+L+D

DAY 4 | The Cape Peninsula

Explore the Cape Peninsula – from Chapman’s Peak all the way to the Cape Point Lighthouse. Visit Boulders Beach to see African penguins and then stroll through the Kirstenbosch Gardens. Return to the Queen Victoria Hotel in Cape Town. Meals B+L

DAY 5 | Discover Cape Town

Ascend Table Mountain for amazing views. Then explore the city’s historic landmarks and visit the District Six Museum to learn more about the Apartheid era. Dine this evening at Africa Café. Meals B+L+D

DAY 6 | Heritage of Cape Town

Visit the Bo-Kaap Museum to learn about some of the city’s earliest residents, the Cape Malay. Then experience their enduring legacy at the spice market and finish your tour at the home of a local family for a hands-on lesson on Cape Malay cuisine. After dining on the dishes you’ve helped to prepare, the rest of your afternoon is free. Meals B+L

DAY 7 | Fly to Kruger

After breakfast, fly to Kruger and transfer to the Motswari Private Game Reserve, set within the highly regarded Timbavati and Umbabat Private Nature Reserves. Meals B+D

DAY 8 | On Safari

Sharing an unfenced boundary with Kruger National Park, our vast private reserves are home to abundant wildlife. With our expert safari guide, set out today on morning and afternoon game drives that promise thrilling chances to spot the Big Five – lion, elephant, leopard, rhino and cape buffalo. Meals B+L+D

DAY 9 | Big Game on our Reserve

Encompassing bushveld, watering holes and river beds, this sector of the Greater Kruger National Park is home to grazing herbivores like giraffe, wildebeest, and kudu. In turn, these animals attract a number of predators like hyenas and lions. With a bit of luck, you might also spot the African wild dog and cheetah; with the Big Five, these two animals comprise the Magnificent Seven! Meals B+L+D

DAY 10 | Our Unique Safari Adventures

Two unique experiences rarely found on other safaris highlight this day. Joined by naturalists who have worked with these animals for more than 20 years, our Elephant Encounter finds you in the company of a thriving herd, learning about their highly social interactions. At the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, gain insight into their multi-disciplinary approach to conservation and embark on a guided safari drive to see the Centre’s resident species – including cheetah, African wild dog, antelope, and lion. Meals B+L+D

DAY 11 | Onward to Victoria Falls

We include your flight to Livingstone, where you’ll be escorted to the Royal Livingstone Hotel on the banks of the Zambezi River. This evening’s sunset cocktail cruise offers a chance to see hippos and crocodiles and other wildlife descending to the riverbank to quench their thirst. Meals B

DAY 12 | Magnificent Victoria Falls

Explore along forest paths with our expert guide to hit the best view points overlooking Victoria Falls – including Knife Edge Bridge and the Devil’s Cataract! Note: Water levels are lower from Aug to Nov and vantage points may differ. Meals B

DAY 13 | Depart Livingstone

After breakfast, you’ll be escorted to the airport for your onward journey. Meals B

 

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*Rates shown are per person based on double occupancy for travel May 10 or Jun 14, 2020. Discounted rate includes special AAA Member Double Benefit of $230 per person and $600 per person savings when travelers pay in full at booking before Feb 28, 2020. Savings are available on all published departures through 2021. Itinerary, trip length, and number of meals reflect our AAA Vacations® Journey complimentary pre-tour night. International air is not included.