12-day Cape Town Kruger and Vic Falls Holiday

Cape Town Kruger and Vic Falls Holiday
Cape Town Kruger and Vic Falls Holiday

The 12-day Cape Town, Kruger and Vic Falls Holiday is an effortless combination of southern Africa's landmark attractions.

From US$3062 pp (Our pricing)
12 days
South Africa, Victoria Falls, Cape Town, Kruger National Park
11 nights accommodation; meals and drinks as indicated in the itinerary; 5 days car hire (Group A); vehicle drop off/delivery fee; vehicle insurance (maximum cover); airport transfers; safari and sight-seeing activities as indicated in the itinerary; flights from Cape Town to Nelspruit (Kruger); flights from Nelspruit to Livingstone (Vic Falls)

Tour Brief

Cape Town , Kruger National Park and Victoria Falls : southern Africa's top three attractions. But don't worry it's not like Niagra Falls or the Eiffel Tower with millions of people everywhere waiting their turn for a glimpse of the action. Here in Africa, done right there's plenty of space for everyone all the time.

And rather grand space it is. You can do this trip in any order starting with either Cape Town, Kruger or Vic Falls and at each stop you get the best of southern Africa on your doorstep.

We recommend starting in Cape Town where you can fly in direct from Europe and the US to start enjoying your African holiday immediately with no connecting flights or transfers to worry about. From Cape Town you can fly directly to Kruger Park, depending on dates otherwise you fly via Jo'burg, and from Kruger Park you can fly directly to Victoria Falls. From Vic Falls you fly back to Jo'burg and home. Quick and easy, like all good holidays should be.

The attractions speak for themselves: a world-class African city with beaches, nature reserves, wine farms, steeped in history and culture and all rather picturesque about it; a world-class game reserve with the greatest wildlife diversity in Africa; and one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.

Your Cape Town leg of the holiday is a self-drive tour where you can explore the beautiful Cape at your leisure, taking in the sights and activities that interest you the most; the Kruger National Park leg is a guided safari including transfers, meals, drinks, game drives and safari activities; the Victoria Falls leg is independent with your hotel and local operators providing transfers and activities.

This amazing holiday is more flexible than a yoga guru. You can reverse it, jumble it, add a Botswana or Zimbabwe safari to the mix, take in the Garden Route before heading up to Kruger… You get the picture, talk to your Travel Expert now and start planning your African holiday.

Detailed Itinerary

  • Day 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5: Cape Town

    Arrive at Cape Town international airport, collect your hired car and drive to your Cape Town hotel, which will be your travel base for the next five days. Explore Cape Town and the Cape Peninsula at your leisure: the roads are excellent and finding your way around, with the help of a friendly GPS, is a breeze.

    Our recommended Cape Town activities:

    • Robben Island
    • Guguletu Township Tours
    • Table Mountain
    • Cape Point Nature Reserve
    • Boulders Beach
    • V&A Waterfront
    • Constantia Winelands
    • Outdoor adventure: penguin kayak tour; paragliding; shark diving; helicopter flips; harbour and bay cruises…
    • Museums, galleries and aquarium, planetarium, Company's Gardens…

    The list goes on and on and on. Talk to your Travel Expert about what to do in Cape Town while you're here (the season makes a difference and we can make all the recommendations and advance bookings you need).

    Our recommended Cape Town hotels:

    • Standard: The Cullinan, Southern Sun Waterfront Hotel, Townhouse Hotel
    • Mid-market: Parker Cottage, 2Inn1, Derwent House Boutique Hotel, An African Villa
    • Luxury: Cape Grace, Mount Nelson, Cape Royale, Table Bay, One&Only Cape Town
    • Exclusive: Kensington Place, Derwent Boutique Hotel, Dock House, Ellerman House

    And this list also goes on and on and on. Where you stay depends on your budget, the type of accommodation you like (small and intimate? large and care-free?) and what you want to do in Cape Town. If you want to laze on the beach all day, then a hotel on the beachfront at Camps Bay is the best option. If you want to spend time exploring the city and the waterfront or you prefer the gentle mink and manure countryside of the winelands or a family-friendly beach holiday.

  • Day 6, 7, 8 and 9: Kruger National Park

    Fly from Cape Town to the Kruger National Park for a four-day safari.

    Your flight, usually via Jo'burg, will take you to one of several airports or a nearby landing strip depending on where you will start your Kruger safari. Transfer to your safari lodge for two days of excellent game viewing and then transfer to another lodge in the park for a different experience of this country-sized wildlife area.

    From Kruger Park, you will fly back to Jo'burg and connect to your flight home after an amazing holiday.

    Our recommended Kruger Park safari lodges:

  • Day 10, 11 and 12: Victoria Falls (Zambia or Zimbabwe)

    After your morning game drive, transfer to KMIA (Kruger-Mpumalanga International Airport to be precise) for your direct flight to Victoria Falls . Both sides of the falls are safe, the Zimbabwean side generally offering the better views of the falls. Either way you'll be sipping a cold drink on the Zambezi River at sunset the same day you saw giraffe munching on the juiciest cuts of acacia in the Kruger National Park .

    Spend the next three days exploring all that Victoria Falls has to offer. A UNESCO World Hertiage Site and one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World, Victoria Falls is at once a terrifying volume of water thundering down a sheer chasm and a strangely calming experience.

    After exploring the falls from the rain forest it's decision time: what next? Activity options are limitless. You could take a scenic flight over the falls; swim in devils pools metres from the edge; walk with lions or go on an elephant-back safari in the adjacent game reserve; hurl yourself from the bridge with a piece of rubber attached to your legs; shoot the best single-day rapids in the world; shop for Shona sculptures and African arts and crafts; paddle up the river... the list goes on.

    On your last day, transfer to the airport about 20 minutes away and fly out with one last view of the falls and your wonderful holiday receding into a fond memory and dreams of your next visit.

    Our recommended Victoria Falls hotels:

Just Booked!

Customers who enquire about this tour end up making many changes to the standard itinerary. Below are the most recent variations of this base tour booked by us for our clients. Have a look at their itineraries, see what changes they requested, what the final cost was and read what they have to say about their holidays.

    Whoa! Untrodden territory here. It appears nobody has booked this base tour yet so you could be the first to explore these faraway places.

Recent Reviews of This Tour

We don't have any reviews of this exact tour but here's what people have said about their holidays. If you want to read more reviews, visit our client comments section. If you would like to submit your own review please use the contact form on this page.

“Thanks for all your work putting together a holiday we truly loved”

We would like to commend the high service received from Namibian Tours and Safaris especially taking into account the short length of time you had to arrange this holiday for us. The recommendations and itinerary were ideal with the majority of our stay in each location being the right duration. The whole process of booking this holiday was hassle free and we would not hesitate in recommending your services to others.

We would specifically like to thank you, Alison, for all of your hard work which resulted in a truly fabulous holiday for us. Also, it was great to meet up with you in Solitaire where you expressed so much love for your country and this was clearly mirrored in the schedule and service you presented to us allowing us to experience this fantastic country. It will not be the case of 'if' we return to Namibia, it is more the case of 'when' we will return as we enjoyed it so much.

Nik Stevenson, UK

“Edward did a super job”

A special mention for Edward he did a super job – vouchers and maps were with our car hire agency at the airport – book presentation of whole trip was clear, easy to follow and complete. He even gave us his mobile No in case we encounter some problems. Really to recommend as Tour Operator and will use them again next time.

Road – all went well and thanks to have recommended a 4Wheel Drive Car – due to rough road conditions we appreciated – you could do it with a normal car and met tourists with B type cars but they took much longer for the journeys – had more issues with flat tyres and most admitted next time they will take a 4Wheel Drive Car.

Would like to thank you for all your time spent and hard work to find best places, difficult tasks due to budget restrictions. I will recommend you and your agency whenever I can – actually already did in Joburg – hope brings you some new customers - and of course will come to you for my next trip this time to South Africa hopefully in 2012.

Germaine Comin, Switzerland

“Thank you again for planning a perfect vacation for us”

Dear Wilmari,
Back home and I wanted to take a moment to thank you again for planning a perfect vacation for us. I was especially pleased that for the accommodation with dinner all knew about my allergies and cooked accordingly. The Cheetah experience made my daughter very happy and they were so kind to not even charge me for taking pictures.

Highlight of our trip was the stay in Onguma The Fort and we are determined to return one day.

As pointed out before, the Namib Desert Lodge I cannot recommend to anybody (fined for driving on their property and below average dinner buffet) and also the Olivia Guesthouse was a letdown when it came to the food (lunch and breakfast).

I have posted some pictures on Flickr, maybe you want to have a look and I'm always happy to read comments.

Last but not least: Could you please send us the itinerary you prepared for us and we received at arrival electronically? Some of my friends are interested to book the same trip with you.

Dr Andreas Koester, USA
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