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Makalali Private Game Reserve is located west of the Kruger National Park to offer guests an ethnic-style retreat within 26000 hectares of bushveld in the Northeastern Lowveld. You can look forward to spotting the Big 5 (buffalo, rhino, lion, leopard, and elephant), as well as the cheetah, wild dog, giraffe, zebra, and many antelope species.

Day 1

Arrive in Cape Town and be transported to the hotel. Get settled into your home for the next 4 nights prior to your welcome dinner. At dinner you will meet your lead guide and you will be given important information about your time in Cape Town and logistics for the trip. (D)

(B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, and D = Dinner is included that day)

Day 2

Breakfast will be included at the hotel prior to getting acquainted with scenic historic Cape Town. Today's trip will include a tour of the beautiful city of Cape Town with our knowledgeable and experienced local guide as well as a visit to Table Mountain, one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature and a world heritage site. From the top of Table Mountain you will have a spectacular panoramic view of the entire city and its beautiful coastline. (B)

(B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, and D = Dinner is included that day)

Day 3

Enjoy breakfast before departing on your tour of Cape Peninsula where you will see the beautiful coastline on your ride to the Cape Point nature reserve. Here you will have an opportunity to see the meeting point of the Atlantic and Indian oceans as well as time to hike on the nature trails and visit the light house. On your way back to Cape Town, there will be a stop to see the African penguins at Boulder’s Beach, a stop for lunch, and a tour of the famous Kierstenbosch gardens. (B,L)

(B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, and D = Dinner is included that day)

Day 4

Breakfast is served at the hotel before a trip to the world famous Cape Winelands of South Africa. Here you will visit a few choice wineries where you will receive a tour of the facilities and wine tastings. (B)

(B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, and D = Dinner is included that day)

Day 5

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before being transported to the airport for your flight to Hoedspruit, South Africa. Once in Hoedspruit, there will be a private transfer from the airport to Makalali Game Reserve where you will have some leisure time prior to your first game drive in the afternoon. After taking in both the beautiful wildlife and sunset, enjoy dinner at the lodge. (B,D)

(B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, and D = Dinner is included that day)

Day 6

The day begins with a light morning snack and tea and coffee prior to embarking on your first game drive of the day. Soak in the beautiful sunrise as you as you delve into the African Savanna in search of its inhabitants. Over the next few hours, enjoy the splendors of the natural environment and its majestic animals. Upon your return to the lodge, enjoy breakfast followed by leisure time. During this free time, you can opt to relax by the pool, be pampered in the spa, hit the gym, or enjoy one of the many optional activities offered which include a bush walk, the cheetah research center, endangered species center, or elephant interaction. Also during this time lunch will be served as well as high tea. Later in the afternoon, you will head out on your second game drive of the day. Over the next several hours enjoy the wildlife as well as a sunset like no other. Spotlights will lead the way on the final portion of your game drive searching for those that prefer the dark of night. When you reach the lodge, dinner will be served around a crackling fire. (B,L,D)

(B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, and D = Dinner is included that day)

Day 7

Arise early for your morning game drive and enjoy a snack as well as tea or coffee before departing. As the sun climbs the horizon and the reds in the sky turn to oranges, yellows, and finally blues, enjoy viewing the many species unique to this ecosystem. The early hours of the day are often some of the best to see wildlife, even the most stealth. After a few hours of viewing, you will return to the lodge and enjoy breakfast followed by free time. Take in a new activity or just sit back and relax. Enjoy lunch and high tea at your convinence prior to your final game drive of the day. As the light dwindles, the Savanna becomes even more active and impressive. Following sunset, let the spotlight and sounds of the nature guide your way home. When you return to the hotel, dinner is served. (B,L,D)

(B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, and D = Dinner is included that day)

Day 8

Prior to you flight to Johannesburg you will enjoy a morning game drive and breakfast. You will spend the night in Johannesburg and depart the next day for Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. (B)

(B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, and D = Dinner is included that day)

Day 9

Depart Johannesburg early and arrive in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. After settling in your hotel and enjoying dinner, you will enjoy a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River. (D)

(B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, and D = Dinner is included that day)

Day 10

After breakfast, visit the stunning Victoria falls on a guided tour. Victoria Falls is considered the largest waterfall in the world based on its combined height and width creating the greatest sheet of falling water. It is one of the seven natural wonders of the world and home to a UNESCO world heritage center. Dr. David Livingstone was believed to be the first European to see the magnificent Victoria Falls in 1855 and since then these falls have become a popular tourist attraction for visitors from around the world. You will have dinner at the hotel later that day. (B, D)

(B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, and D = Dinner is included that day)

Day 11

Enjoy a day at leisure in Victoria Falls, where you can chose from a array of activities. You can revisit and explore additional areas of the falls, take a helicopter ride over the falls, go whitewater rafting, go bungee jumping, cultural experience, etc. Breakfast and dinner are included at the hotel. Activities on the leisure day will be for your own account. (B, D)

(B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, and D = Dinner is included that day)

Day 12

After breakfast, you will depart for Johannesburg for your international flight home. (B)

(B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, and D = Dinner is included that day)

Additional Options & Upgrades

If you wish to upgrade to the Stanley and Livingston Hotel in Victoria Falls, please Click here to inquire about pricing and additional amenities. Check out the resort below.


  • Private Ground Transportation
  • Private Airport Transfers to and from all Hotels
  • Private Guided Tours in Cape Town and Victoria Falls
  • Private Safaris - 2 times a day while on safari
  • All Tours Listed in the Cape Town Itinerary
  • All Tours Listed in the Victoria Falls Itinerary (Zambezi River Cruise and Victoria Falls Tour)
  • All Accommodation in Cape Town, Safari Lodge, Johannesburg, and Victoria Falls
  • All Meals Listed in the Itinerary
  • All Domestic Flights in South Africa and Zimbabwe


  • Gratuities
  • International Air
  • Travel Insurance
  • Daily Conservation Fees
  • Items of a Personal Nature
  • Additional Meals Not Listed in the Itinerary

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