• Spacious Dining Area
    Photo Info Bakubung Bush Lodge
    Spacious, Outdoor Dining at Bakubung Bush Lodge
  • Sundowners on Safari
    Photo Info Bakubung Bush Lodge
    Sundowners - Enjoying Sunset Drinks on Safari
  • Elephant Closeup
    Enjoy Close Encounters with Abundant Wildlife
  • Cape Town
    Explore the Beautiful City of Cape Town
  • Summary
  • Itinerary
  • Pricing
  • Options & Add-ons

Classic Southern Africa 2022 - Land Only - From US$2599

Marvel at the beauty of South Africa and Victoria Falls on this exceptional safari.

Trip Highlights

Cape Town | Pilanesberg National Park | Johannesburg | Victoria Falls

Experience

  • Magical moments and incredible animals on safari in an open vehicle
  • Spectacular views of Cape Town and the Coast
  • Indulge in a 14-course meal at the iconic Gold Restaurant
  • Shopping in Cape Town’s bustling Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
  • Enjoy a magical sunset cruise on the Zambezi

Explore

  • Cape Town with its scenic beauty, culture and world class restaurants
  • Pilanesberg National Park with its spectacular landscape and wealth of wildlife
  • Victoria Falls, the largest waterfall in the world

Choice

At an additional cost:

  • A full-day Franschhoek tour where you will enjoy incredible wine and olive oil tastings in the Cape Winelands
  • Join a Robben Island Tour day tour
  • Visit the Cape Peninsula, on a full-day tour that takes you to Table Mountain, offers dramatic scenery and endearing penguins

Experience an unforgettable safari with Lion World Travel


PCR Testing – we can’t take the test for you, but we’ve got the where and how covered!

Most countries and airlines require proof of a negative Covid PCR test. As your safari experts, we know their requirements and will take care of scheduling tests during your travels in South Africa and Zimbabwe, so that it’s conveniently planned into your itinerary and taking into consideration that results take between 24-72 hours. Tests cost between $100 and $330 per person, per test including transport to the testing facility. Your Africa Specialist will give you more information as it relates to your itinerary.


Day 1 - Johannesburg/Cape Town

On arrival at Cape Town Airport, you will be met by a Lion World Travel representative and transferred to your hotel.

The 4-star Commodore Hotel exemplifies deluxe accommodation, stylish living and quality service, overlooking the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, with views of Table Mountain, Robben Island, the Harbour and the Atlantic Ocean.

Well situated just a short walk from the vibrant Waterfront that offers shopping, entertainment and a multitude of restaurants. All rooms have individual air conditioning, tea and coffee making facilities, hair dryers, 24-hour room service and personalized safes.

Cape Town from Above
Welcome to beautiful Cape Town - photo by Mike Myers

During your stay you will enjoy a complimentary dinner at The Quarter Kitchen Restaurant.

Accommodation: Commodore Hotel - Standard Room (D)

Day 2 - Cape Town

A day of leisure in Cape Town offering historic and cultural sites, world-class museums and bustling markets, inviting beaches and lush gardens, as well as great restaurants, wonderful shopping and culture. You have the option of joining a full-day Cape Peninsula Tour including Table Mountain at a cost of US$ 175 per person.

With spectacular views over Cape Town, iconic Table Mountain is a must-do! For this tour, the visit could be done first or last and is always weather dependent.

Take a cable car ride up to the top of Table Mountain to enjoy the magnificent view of the Cape. The main feature of Table Mountain is the level plateau from one side to the other, edged by impressive cliffs. The plateau flanked by Devil's Peak and by Lion's Head, form a dramatic backdrop to Cape Town.

Table Mountain is often covered by clouds to form the so-called "table cloth" of cloud. Not only is Table Mountain a scenic photograph background or a place from where you can take breathtaking photos of Cape Town, there are about 2,200 species of plants and 1,470 floral species found there.

View from Table Mountain
View from Table Mountain - photo by Rodney Omachi

After marveling at the awesome views, you will depart on a Cape Peninsula Tour. On this tour you will see why the area earned the name of The Fairest Cape.

Drive along Millionaire’s Paradise, named for its expensive real estate, towards the working harbor of Hout Bay and then Chapman’s Peak Drive, taking in the breathtaking ocean views.

Hout Bay, South Africa
View of Hout Bay - photo by Avi Bender

After lunch (your own account), visit beautiful Cape of Good Hope Section of the Table Mountain National Park, keep a look out for ostrich, antelope, rock hyraxes and baboons.

The Flying Dutchman funicular (optional and own account) to the old lighthouse boasts awe-inspiring views! Then it’s back towards the City, visiting the historic naval port of Simon’s Town and the African penguin colony at Boulders Beach.

African Penguins, Boulders Beach
African Penguins at Boulders Beach - photo by Cheri Flanagan

Accommodation: Commodore Hotel - Standard Room (B)

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Add-Ons

Cape Town Day Tours


Cape Town, the Mother City, is a historically, culturally and breathtakingly vibrant city that was recently named the best city in Africa and the second best city in the world by Condé Nast Traveller. From its beautiful natural landmarks to its colourful culture; from decadent wine farms to captivating history and architecture - it’s a tourist heaven. There’s no finer way to savor Cape Town's pleasures than a guided day tour with Thompsons Africa – from wonderful winelands and wine tastings, to riding the cable car to the top of Table Mountain, we’ll take you there in style.

Please note the scheduled tour prices below have additional drop off and pick up points and will have other guests on board. The private tour pricing offers a vehicle and driver just for your use and allows more flexibility – please note that the venues visited will have other guests, it is just the vehicle and driver that is on a private basis. Pricing for both is per person based on a minimum of two people.

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Cape Town City Tour - Half Day

Departs: Daily between 7:35 and 8:30am. Returns: Approx. 12:30pm.

Colorful Bo-Kaap
Colorful Bo-Kaap, photo by South Africa Tourism

This tour is designed to orientate and give you a full-color insight into the extraordinary magic of Cape Town. First enjoy a cable car ride to the summit of the legendary Table Mountain (weather permitting) for panoramic views, including the City and surrounding layout of this southernmost tip of Africa (tickets are for your own account). Next up is a visit of the country’s oldest colonial building, The Cape Castle and the Company Gardens. Then you’ll be driven past Parliament Buildings, City Hall which is where Nelson Mandela made his first public speech after his release from prison and the Slave Lodge. Next, it’s up the cobblestoned hills to the beautifully colorful homes of the Bo-Kaap in the Malay Quarter. The tour ends on a sparkling note, with a visit to a diamond works where you’ll watch a professional diamond cutter as he creates every girl’s dream stone. Perhaps you’ll be taking one home.


Cape Point Tour - Half Day

Departs: Daily between 7:40 and 8:45am. Returns: Approx. 12:30pm.

Cape Point overlook, by Mike and Jenn O'Connor
Cape Point overlook, photo by Mike and Jenn O'Connor

The Cape Peninsula and Cape Point is wild, rugged, and undoubtedly one of the most memorable coastlines you’ll have encountered. The trip begins with a drive along Millionaires Paradise, eyeing the glamorous homes of Clifton Beach and Camps Bay which leave you in no doubt as to how it earned its title. From there, it’s on towards the charming coastal town and working harbor of Hout Bay - translated from Dutch it literally means Wood Bay. Then, driving over the legendary Chapman’s Peak Drive with its breathtaking views you’ll arrive at the Cape of Good Hope Section of the Table Mountain National Park and its rugged, intriguing landscape. Next up is a visit to the delightful African penguin colony at Boulders beach (for your own account, approximately USD $5 per person), before moving on to the historical naval port of Simon’s Town. It’s a wonderful half-day spent on the wilder side of this exquisite Cape coastline.


Stellenbosch Winelands Tour - Half Day

Departs: Mon-Sat between 12:45 and 1:45pm. Returns: Approx. 5:30pm.

Cape Winelands Tour
The old prison at Robben Island, photo by Stellenbosch Tourism

Stellenbosch, with its Cape Dutch architecture, is the warm and wonderful heart of the Cape Winelands and is surrounded by stunning wine estates. It’s truly the prettiest town, home to one of the country’s prestigious universities, and you’ll love exploring the fine art galleries, the architecture, the history, and the curious and quaint shops. You’ll be taken on a leisurely drive to become acquainted with the area, before being introduced to the wine-making process in a fascinating cellar tour. Of course you‘ll have a chance to taste the wine for which this area is renowned, and no doubt, you’ll leave with a favorite bottle or two under your arm. Stellenbosch is arguably one of the Province’s most beautiful towns.


Robben Island - Half Day

Robben Island, South Africa
The old prison at Robben Island, photo by South Africa Tourism

Board the Robben Island Ferry at the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront and take part in a half day Robben Island tour.

For nearly 400 years, Robben Island was a place of banishment, exile, isolation and imprisonment for political "troublemakers" and social outcasts. During the apartheid years Robben Island became internationally known for its institutional brutality. Some freedom fighters spent more than a quarter of a century in prison for their beliefs. Nelson Mandela was one of them.

Those imprisoned on the Island succeeded on a psychological and political level in turning a prison 'hell-hole' into a symbol of freedom and personal liberation. Robben Island came to symbolize, not only for South Africa and the African continent, but also for the entire world, the triumph of the human spirit over enormous hardship and adversity. You will be escorted around the island by an ex-political prisoner, and given insight into the past and how the human spirit triumphs.


Cape Malay Cooking Experience with Cass Abrahams

Departs: subject to chef's availability.

Today you will be picked up at 08h30 for your Cape Malay Cooking with Cass Abrahams Tour. Cass is the foremost authority on the cuisine in the Cape and is a local celebrity. The tour starts with a chat and a coffee with your guide so that you have some background on the people of the Cape, the history of their cuisine and on Cass. Cass realized that for a variety of reasons the cuisine was dying out in the Cape and made it her mission to rescue the recipes. She interviewed the grandmothers in the community and dug in the archives and then wrote a cookbook that became highly sort after by many South Africans. Today you have the opportunity to enjoy a hands-on class with her in her home in the Southern Suburbs. You will cook three to four dishes and then relax over lunch. Please note that no alcohol is served in respect for Cass's Muslim faith.


Sea Kayaking - Half Day

Departs: daily, subject to weather. Please note the tour excludes transport to and from Simon's Town — prices available upon request.

Visit one of the most unique places in the world - a penguin colony in suburban Cape Town. And the best way to see it is from the water. Leave from Simon's Town Waterfront and paddle past the civilian and Naval Harbor and out to Boulder's Beach. After visiting the penguins, stop on a lovely semi-private beach for refreshments, swimming and snorkeling (snorkels and bottled drinking water are provided). Your double kayak is very stable and perfect even if you have no paddling experience.

We can also arrange for you to go cycling, skydiving, sandboarding and abseiling among other activities — please let us know if you would like more information on these activities.


Cape Winelands Tour - Full Day

Departs: Mon-Sat between 8:00 and 9:00am. Returns: Approx. 5:30pm

Winelands Tour in South Africa
Exploring the Cape Winelands, photo by South Africa Tourism

This is a superb day exploring the exceptional Winelands region with its heavenly scenery. The area is rich with history, and you can’t help but feel it as you visit this region. Experience a wine cellar tour, where you’ll learn all about the process of winemaking, and have the chance to savor the wines. Visit the charming little town of Franschhoek, pass by the impressive Huguenot Monument, and enjoy lunch (your own account) – the town is known as the gourmet capital of South Africa. After lunch, the tour takes you over the Helshoogte Mountain Pass to the pretty university town of Stellenbosch. You will have time to stroll through this little town, absorbing the quaintness, and enjoying the shops! A trip to the Winelands isn’t complete without a wine tasting, so you'll visit two different wine estates. During your visit, you’ll be able to purchase your favourite wine to take back home!



Sunset Beach & Dinner - Evening Tour

Departs between 5:30 and 6:00pm. Returns: Approx. 10:00pm.
Only operates Sep - May

Join your host and head out of the city before sunset. Savor a chilled glass of sparkling wine while overlooking one of Cape Town’s most beautiful beaches and taking in the sunset. You’ll be shown how to find the Southern Cross in the night sky (if the moon isn’t too bright!), before enjoying dinner at a sensational restaurant offering seafood and South African specialties. If you’re celebrating a special occasion let us know and we can arrange a separate table. As you return to the hotel, you'll enjoy the city lights by night. 


Sunset Champagne Cruise - Evening Tour

Departs: daily subject to weather conditions — times vary according to sunset.

Board a sail boat that will follow the wind for this cruise and allow you to experience sunset and the views of Cape Town at dusk from a different perspective! Typically in a SE Wind direction, you will head out of the Harbour and sail across Table Bay towards Milnerton lighthouse, then return to the protection of Granger Bay in the lee of Table Mountain to watch the sun set, and then motor back to the Waterfront.

Sunset in Cape Town
Waterfront sunset in Cape Town, photo by Karen Stone


Custom Day Tours


We can also tailor make tours to match your interests or simply arrange for you to have a vehicle and driver available with no plan in mind to take you wherever you feel like going. Cape Town has been chosen as the Design Capital for 2014, we can include Architecture, Art, local clothing designers. In addition to the beautiful Winelands, Cape Point and City tours, consider a family day out, to see seals, penguins, monkeys and butterflies; splash out on a hot shopping extravaganza; or indulge in a grand gourmet food and wine tour of golf or bicycle tours.

Half Day Private Tours

Half day private trips depart daily on request and run from either 8:30 am to 12:30pm or 1:30pm to 5:30pm and cover up to 150km’s.

Full Day Private Tours

The full day private vehicle and driver hire departs daily on request with a pick up time of 9:00am, dropping off at 5:30pm and covers up to 250km's.

Both half and full day options exclude all entrances, parking fees, toll fees and any other costs which you would need to settle directly at the venues visited and in the case of parking, with the driver. Touring is done in an air-conditioned 7-seater vehicle with a tour guide.

Prices are in US Dollars and are per person based on double occupancy accommodations. Based on a minimum of 4 passengers to operate.


2022


US$2899 per person based on double and two singles occupancy
No single supplement based on limited availability

Valid on the following departure dates:

January 27
February 7
March 16


US$2599 per person based on double and two singles occupancy
No single supplement based on limited availability

Valid on the following departure dates:

April 13
May 7
June 12


US$2699 per person based on double and two single occupancy
No single supplement based on limited availability

Valid on the following departure dates:

July 3
August 15


US$2999 per person based on double and two single occupancy
No single supplement based on limited availability

Valid on the following departure dates:

October 5
October 17
November 15
December 6

Inclusions:

  • Accommodation as specified
  • Tours and activities as specified
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary including dinner at the Quarter Kitchen Restaurant and Gold Restaurant
  • All services and transfers as specified
  • Transportation in luxury vehicles
  • Sight-seeing as per itinerary led by English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees for sight-seeing as indicated
  • Game drives as specified in itinerary
  • Services of Rangers/Trackers
  • Tour of Victoria Falls and Zambezi River Cruise
  • Lion World Travel Representative Meet and Greet upon arrival

Exclusions:

  • Roundtrip, international, economy airfare from New York (JFK) to Cape Town and back via Johannesburg
  • Domestic flights in South Africa
  • Regional flights from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls and return
  • Items of a personal nature such as drinks, laundry, telephone calls, etc.
  • All other services not mentioned
  • Gratuities/tips for game rangers/trackers, tour guides and drivers
  • Costs of obtaining passports and/or visas
  • Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption and Medical Insurance is required – please note that insurance for this trip is a mandatory requirement from suppliers in South Africa – proof of insurance must be provided before bookings are confirmed. It is your personal responsibility to ensure you have sufficient insurance coverage for the entire duration of your travels.

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