Includes private lodge and luxury hotel stays, excellent dining in beautiful locations, Big Five safari experiences led by expert guides, and a dedicated concierge to help you make the most of it all.
Itinerary in Brief
So many beautiful life experiences wrapped in the very best of Southern Africa! This safari takes you to three of the classic-must-see destinations: the Sabi Sands Game Reserve, the city of Cape Town and finally the historic town of Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.
The vast preserved natural wilderness, the excitement of close contact animal encounters, and a genuine sense of wellbeing in the hands of consummate professionals… it’s all in a Lion Sands safari. Set in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve, you can be assured of outstanding wildlife viewing including all members of the Big 5, with occasional wild dog sightings. Then it’s on to Cape Town, the city that has is all – stand in awe of the landscapes, swim with the penguins, go tasting in the winelands, engage with friendly communities, and dine at world’s-best restaurants. And finally you’ve arrived in Victoria Falls, famed for its genteel living and high-octane pastimes. Between breakfast on the terrace and afternoon tea, take a safari, heli flip, bungee, or lazy cruise on the Zambezi. Every day brings a new adventure…
Following the classic route, this luxury safari experience is for those travellers who seek a high quality experience at great value. So naturally this safari is aimed at the higher end traveller, but its worth noting that a similar route can be designed for other budget levels.
Nights 1-3: Lion Sands River Lodge
Lion Sands River Lodge is a contemporary and modern interpretation of the traditional safari lodge, with bright and open spaces, modern décor, wooden walkways that connect the main lodge with a spa, a gym, pool and outdoor dining areas. The river deck with unspoilt views of the Sabie River is the perfect spot to sip a cool drink and unwind. Let the talented chefs treat you with their creative and authentic African cuisine, served at either the open-air Boma or the intimate River Lounge. Explore the reserve on morning and afternoon game drives and encounter the Big 5 in the care of experienced rangers and trackers. The Sabi Sand are is famous for its big cat sightings!
The lodge’s eight Luxury Rooms, six Superior Luxury Rooms and four River Suites all offer fantastic river views and make for a very comfortable safari stay. The air-conditioned suites also feature king-sized beds draped with white mosquito netting and full en suite bathrooms with stand-alone bathtubs and showers The River Suites, each with a private plunge pool and set further away from the main lodge, are the most spacious and private. In addition to a mini-bar, every suite also has in-room Wi-Fi.
Nights 4-7: Cape Cadogan
Set just off the buzzing Kloof Street, Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel is a chic and modern boutique hotel and the ideal base to explore Cape Town’s main attractions such as the V&A Waterfront, Table Mountain or Camps Bay.
The Georgian and Victorian building with its modern touch and stylish finishes makes Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel a place of comfort and luxury. Tucked away just off the famous Kloof Street its location is ideal for browsing art galleries, antique dealers, bookstores, quaint cafes, funky clothing stores or chic décor shops as well as hip restaurants and bars.
The hotel offers 12 en-suite bedrooms, individually decorated with contemporary chic and bohemian influence. Enjoy a glass of South African wine in the comfortable lounge at the open fireplace or have a cocktail at the pool to cool off during those hot summer days. Breakfast is served in the elegant dining room and comes with a view of the pool and garden. You have the option to order a delicious dinner in house or head out to the many nearby restaurants and explore Cape Town’s nightlife.
Nights 8 & 9: Stanley & Livingstone Boutique Hotel
Stanley & Livingstone is Victoria Falls first luxury boutique hotel, primely located 15 minutes from the falls themselves and surrounded by Victoria Falls Private Game Reserve. This makes it the ideal base from which to explore, as well as a quiet retreat in one of the continent’s most-loved destinations.
The hotel’s design takes a fresh and easy-going approach to colonial style, which encourages guests to settle in and relax. Thoughtful comforts, attentive service, and excellent food enhance the experience by ensuring they are very well taken care of – a hallmark of Stanley & Livingstone.
Guests are accommodated in 16 luxury Suites, privately set amongst the hotel gardens. Each is elegantly appointed, no one better than the last, with a canopied king-size bed, minibar, slipper bath and walk-in shower, TV lounge, and terrace – for morning coffees and private dinners.
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