11 Days Cape Town and Botswana Okavango Delta Fly-In Safari from US$5,760.-pp

Explore vibrant and colorful Cape Town from your luxury apartment located within walking distance to the V&A Waterfront, Cape Towns most prominent tourist enclave.

Continue on the the pristine Okavango Delta with its ancient riverine forests, savannas and flood plains. Enjoy your safari in a customized open safari vehicle or watch the sun set exploring the waterways for elephants and other wild life from a motor boat. Fly to Moremi, an area known for large game concentrations and the most scenic views.

This adventure provides the best of Southern Africa combining vibrant Cape Town with Botswana’s Okavango Delta,  likely the most unique and pristine safari destination on this planet.

The advantage of combining Kanana with Okuti is the availability of night drives, mokoro rides and safari walks. Enjoy vehicle game drives with only 4 guests on board for premium safari experiences.

Accommodation Destination Basis Room Type Duration
Commodore Hotel Cape Town B&B 1x Standard Room 5 Nights
Okuti Moremi Game Reserve FB+ 1x Masasa Safari Unit 3 Nights
Kanana Okavango Delta FB+ 1x Safari Tent 2 Nights

Key
B&B: Bed and Breakfast
FB+: Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch, Activities Daily

Price

US$ 5,760.-  during April, May, June and November 2019

US$ 6,945.- during July, August, September and October 2019

Price is per person, double occupancy.

Journey starts and ends in Cape Town.

Included

Accommodation as per package; all intra-Africa flights as per package, transfers, National Park fees, On safari: full board, 2 daily safari activities, house wines/beer/local spirits, laundry, Wifi in

Cape Town: breakfast,  full day small group Cape Tour with penguins, half day small group wine tasting in Wine Valley with 2 tastings.

Excluded

International flight to Cape Town,  optional tours, premium spirits during safari;

Day 1:           Commodore Hotel, Cape Town

South Africa

This vast country is undoubtedly one of the most culturally and geographically diverse places on earth. Fondly known by locals as the ‘Rainbow Nation’, South Africa has 11 official languages and its multicultural inhabitants are influenced by a fascinating mix of cultures. Discover the gourmet restaurants, impressive art scene, vibrant nightlife and beautiful beaches of Cape Town; enjoy a local braai (barbecue) in the Soweto township; browse the bustling Indian markets in Durban; or sample some of the world’s finest wines at the myriad wine estates dotting the Cape Winelands. Some historical attractions to explore include the Zululand battlefields of KwaZulu-Natal, the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg and Robben Island, just off the coast of Cape Town. Above all else, its remarkably untamed wilderness with its astonishing range of wildlife roaming freely across massive unfenced game reserves such as the world-famous Kruger National Park. With all of this variety on offer, it is little wonder that South Africa has fast become Africa’s most popular tourist destination.

Cape Town

Cape Town is a city like no other – a vibrant melting pot alive with creativity, colors, sounds and tastes. Take in a view from above by riding the cable car to Table Mountain or check out the tiny cell Nelson Mandela was kept in on Robben Island. Visit the V&A Waterfront near your hotel, a place for shopping or just hanging out to watch the world go by. Breathtaking natural scenery, long standing cultural heritage and world-class wine production estates characterize an area known as the Wine Lands where you will can taste the wines of the region. Drive through gorgeous scenery and hamlets on the way to Cape Point, the Cape of Good Hope, a rocky coastline seafarers have respected and feared for hundreds of years. Please check your itinerary for inclusions.

Day Itinerary

Arrive in  Cape Town where our representative will be expecting you for the transfer to your hotel. Explore the V&A Waterfront, located within walking distance, with its restaurants, shops and entertainment at your leisure.

Overnight: Commodore Hotel      View iBrochure

Overlooking the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront with views of Table Mountain, Robben Island, the Harbour and the Atlantic Ocean is the Commodore, Legacy’s flagship hotel in Cape Town. Stylish living, quality service and a tranquil setting have ensured that our guests return year after year, be it as businessmen or tourists excited to experience all that is the Mother City.

Basis

Bed & Breakfast

Day 2:           Commodore Hotel, Cape Town

Day Itinerary

Meet your guide in the lobby for your Cape Point Tour.

Activities

Cape Point and Peninsula Full Day Small Group Tour

This is an awe-inspiring tour to the towering headland known as Cape Point. Magnificent beaches, breathtaking views, historic and picturesque coastal villages are to be seen along the way. The Cape Peninsula is one of the world’s most scenic areas and stretches from the City centre to Cape Point.

We travel along the Atlantic Seaboard via Sea Point, Clifton and Camps Bay, stopping at a Llandudno look-out point before continuing to Hout Bay, a quaint village and fishing harbour with magnificent mountain views and beach. Optional: Seal Island boat trip (seasonal, weather permitting) (not included in cost). On through Chapman’s Peak, one of the world’s most breathtaking coastal drives, to Cape Point and the Good Hope Nature Reserve, which has magnificent fynbos vegetation, birdlife, endemic antelope species and zebra, historic lighthouses and shipwrecks. Cape Point is perceived to be the meeting point of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans.

After lunch at a nearby restaurant (not included in cost), we go on to historic Simon’s Town, a village with charming Victorian architecture, a naval base and a large penguin colony at the beautiful Boulders Beach. Boulders Penguin Colony (included in cost) is home to a growing colony of the vulnerable African Penguin. Wooden walkways allow visitors to view the penguins in their natural habitat and there is also a new information centre.

We then make our way to visit the well-known Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. The Garden is one of eight National Botanical Gardens covering five of South Africa’s six different biomes. When Kirstenbosch, the most famous of the gardens, was founded in 1913 to preserve the country’s unique flora, it was the first botanical garden in the world with this ethos. The garden is world-renowned for the beauty and diversity of the Cape Flora it displays and for the magnificence of its setting against the eastern slopes of Table Mountain.

Basis

Bed & Breakfast

Day 3:           Commodore Hotel, Cape Town

Table Mountain

Without a doubt it is Table Mountain that makes Cape Town the unique city it is. Rising up over 1000m above sea level, it is the icon that makes Cape Town instantly recognizable. It is a symbol, a playground, a spiritual retreat and a big draw card for tourists. So intertwined with the identity of Cape Town is Table Mountain that a visit to the city isn’t complete without having walked or taken the cable car to the top.

Day Itinerary

Explore the area on your own or choose from the many optional outings in the morning:

You may also like to take a taxi to the cable car for visiting Table Mountain (early morning recommended).

Take a small group wine tasting tour in the afternoon.

Activities

Afternoon Wine Tasting Tour in the Winelands Half Day Small Group

This delightful drive winds its way to the heart of the Cape Winelands, through superb mountain ranges, vineyards and Cape Dutch homesteads.

Head off to the wine country via the N2 to the heart of South Africa’s wine industry, Stellenbosch; boasting great beauty and culture that is steeped in South African history. Walk down the canal-lined avenues, in the shade of giant oak trees and beautifully preserved historic buildings. With the sheer vastness of wine estates on offer, we are truly spoilt for choice when we enjoy our first wine tasting of the day at the Waterford Estate.

Travel over the Helshoogte Pass to the town of Franschhoek, historically dating back to the 17th century when the French Huguenots arrived. Billed as the Gourmet Capital of South Africa, this charming town, in a most picturesque valley, retains a French Huguenot style.

We enjoy a wine tasting before returning to the bustle of city life after an enthralling day in the countryside, arriving back at the hotels at approximately  17:30 for afternoon departures.

Optional

Robben Island and City Tour
Cape of Good Hope Cycling Tour
Great White Shark Cage Dive

12 Min Helicopter Flight over Cape Town

Robben Island and City Tour

Situated below Table Mountain, Devil’s Peak and Lion’s Head, Cape Town offers a rich cultural and industrial heritage. Including all the `must-sees` of any Cape Town day tour, this option is a geographical and cultural extravaganza, showing you Cape Town, from its historical beginnings to the dazzling modern shopping malls of the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront.

The tour commences with a ferry trip across the bay to Robben Island. (weather permitting). From the 17th to the 20th centuries, Robben Island served as a place of banishment, isolation and imprisonment. Today it is a World Heritage Site and museum, a poignant reminder to the newly democratic South Africa and of the price paid for freedom. The excursion includes a return ferry to the island, a bus tour on the island and of the prison.

In the city itself enjoy a drive through Bo-Kaap to discover how the Malay slaves influenced the culture, food and aesthetics of this beautiful city and its people. Continue to Table Mountain where you shall reach the top by cable car (weather permitting; cable car fee not included). Enjoy the panoramic views over the city with Robben Island lying sleepily in Table Bay. Also get a bird’s eye view over the Atlantic Seaboard.

Return to the city bowl area to the Company Gardens. Enjoy a walk through the garden and a visit to the SA Museum. This is followed by a visit to the Castle of Good Hope. Built between 1666 and 1679 by the Dutch East India Company (VOC) as a maritime replenishment station, the Castle of Good Hope is the oldest surviving colonial building in South Africa.

The drive through the city centre would also take you past the Houses of Parliament, the Grand Parade and City Hall from where Nelson Mandela first addressed South Africans after his release in February 1990.
This is a full day tour from 8am to 5pm

Cape of Good Hope Cycling Tour

For the energetic traveler who appreciates nature, this tour offers an alternative to simply watching the scenic splendour of the Cape Peninsula pass you by, allowing you time to cycle a section of the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve.

Great White Shark Cage Dive

Ride early for a day trip to Gaans Baai’s Shark Alley, considered the Great White Capital in the World, to give yourself the experience of a life-time, a cage encounter  with one of the foremost predators in the world, the Great White Shark. Divers and non-divers alike can join in this adventure since no breathing equipment is used, you just hold your breath. You may also watch them from the top deck of the boat which, if circumstances allow, will carry on to Dyer Island to see the seals the sharks are in the vicinity for. Return to Cape Town along scenicly dramatic costal road. Breakfast and/or snack are offered on the vessel.

Please note that the drive along the coast to Gaans Baai and boat trip is a wonderful experience even if you choose not to partake in the actual cage dive. You will be able to view the sharks from the top deck of the vessel.

Basis

Bed & Breakfast

Day 4:           Commodore Hotel, Cape Town

Day Itinerary

Explore the city on your own or take one of the tours.

Basis

Bed & Breakfast

Day 5:           Commodore Hotel, Cape Town

Basis

Bed & Breakfast

Day 6:           Okuti, Moremi Game Reserve

Botswana

Botswana is well known for having some of the best wilderness and wildlife areas on the African continent. With almost 40% of its land area devoted to national parks, reserves and wildlife management areas you can travel through many parts of the country has the feeling of moving through an immense Nature wonderland. The first – and most lasting impressions – will be of vast expanses of uninhabited wilderness stretching from horizon to horizon, the sensation of limitless space, astoundingly rich wildlife and bird viewing, night skies littered with stars and heavenly bodies of an unimaginable brilliance, and stunning sunsets of unearthly beauty. Experience here the stunning beauty of the world’s largest intact inland Delta – the Okavango; the unimaginable vastness of the world’s second largest game reserve – the Central Kalahari Game Reserve; the isolation and other-worldliness of the Makgadikgadi – uninhabited pans the size of Portugal; and the astoundingly prolific wildlife of the Chobe National Park. Botswana is the last stronghold for a number of endangered bird and mammal species, making your safari experience even more memorable, and at times you will feel simply surrounded by wild animals.

Moremi Game Reserve

The amazing foresight of Chief Moremi created one of the world’s most famous reserves, conserving part of the Okavango Delta and the plains to its east. The reserve covers more than 4871 square kilometres of pristine wilderness, and the varied terrain includes savannah, winding waterways, and thick forest. This diversity supports an incredibly wide spectrum of wildlife, ranging from large herds of buffalo, wildebeest and zebra, to the rare sitatunga and lechwe antelope, and lion, cheetah and packs of wild dog in the open grasslands. The birdlife is prolific and includes most of the 550 bird species recorded on the Botswana national bird list.

Day Itinerary

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Botswana where our representative will assist with your bush flight check in. Enjoy a birds-eye view over the Okavango Delta and be on your first safari this afternoon lasting into after sunset.

Activities

Morning Game Drives
Afternoon Game Drives

Game Drives

Game drives are conducted with a professional guide in specially-designed vehicles this allows unhindered game viewing and photography.

Situated in the heart of the world-renowned Moremi Game Reserve, guests can experience unhindered views in specially-designed safari vehicles. Our window seat guarantee ensures no more than four guests per vehicle when out on game drives. The Moremi Game Reserve is rich in wildlife, and its consistent year-round game viewing makes it ideal for repeat and first-time visitors to Botswana.

Overnight: Okuti      View iBrochure

Okuti draws its influence from the Maunachira River which flows in front of the camp, with its abundant birdlife, fish and sandy river banks, it remains an oasis of serenity and peacefulness. Okuti is built amidst the wilderness of one of Botswana’s prime game viewing regions, Moremi Game Reserve.

Accommodation

Okuti comprises five twin-bedded “Masasas”, each with en-suite bathrooms, indoor and outdoor shower, hot and cold running water and flush toilet. The honeymoon unit features a double bed, indoor and outdoor shower along with an outdoor bath tub . An additional two family “Masasas” consist of two bedrooms which share spacious bathroom facilities – ideal for families in this child-friendly camp. Okuti’s spacious curved ‘Masasas ’ are located on raised decks with river views.

Activities

Situated in the heart of the world-renowned Moremi Game Reserve, guests can experience unhindered views in specially-designed safari vehicles. Our window seat guarantee ensures no more than four guests per vehicle when out on game drives. The Moremi Game Reserve is rich in wildlife, and its consistent year-round game viewing makes it ideal for the first time visitors to Botswana. Guests can also explore the Okavango Delta waterways by motorboat, and the areas open lagoons and winding channels make it a birder’s paradise, complete with herons and storks in the breeding season.

Facilities

Five twin-bedded “Masasas” with en-suite bathrooms (including Honeymoon “Masasa”)
Two family “Masasas” (each sleeping four people in two bedrooms with shared en-suite bathroom)
Dining room, bar, seating area and open deck for evenings around the campfire
Swimming pool

Attractions

Okuti offers one of the best value safari experiences in the Moremi Game Reserve and Okavango Delta region of Botswana. It provides excellent game viewing due to its widely varied and protected habitats which support a huge variety of wildlife.

Basis

Full Board and Activities

Day 7:           Okuti, Moremi Game Reserve

Activities

Afternoon Boating
Morning Game Drives

Boating

Explore the winding waterways of the Okavango Delta by boat and experience all that the open lagoons and papyrus lined channels have to offer, from the tiny, fluorescent Malachite Kingfishers to large herds of lechwe feeding on the banks.

Basis

Full Board and Activities

Day 8:           Okuti, Moremi Game Reserve

Day Itinerary

Morning and afternoon safari

Basis

Full Board and Activities

Day 9:           Kanana, Okavango Delta

Okavango Delta

Lying in the middle of the largest expanse of sand on earth the Okavango Delta is one of Africa’s most amazing, sensitive and complex environments supporting a spectacle of wilderness and wildlife. Unique as one of the world’s few inland deltas, the placid waters and lush indigenous forests offer a safe haven for innumerable bird and wildlife species. The Okavango Delta offers a number of activities for the visitor; game viewing, birding and fishing are all on offer. One can experience this magical world of islands and waterways from land, air and water. Highlights include the elusive Sitatunga antelope which has found refuge in this pristine wetland ecosystem, while birds such as the African fish eagle, Pel’s fishing owl and many others provide a spectacular display.

Day Itinerary

After your morning safari, transfer to the nearby airstrip for your flight to Kanana. Enjoy your afternoon safari deep in the Okavango Delta.

Overnight: Kanana   View iBrochure

A hidden jewel on the Xudum River, Kanana is located in the southwest of the Okavango Delta. The area encompasses a necklace of islands dotted with palms, figs, ebony and knobthorn, and is home to a myriad of birds, plants and animals. The nature of the habitat means it is the perfect place to experience the diversity of species found within the Okavango Delta.

Guests are accommodated in seven spacious twin and double-bedded safari tents and one family tent, each with en-suite bathrooms with large walk-in shower, hot and cold running water and flush toilet. Families are accommodated in a two bedroomed tent, sharing a bathroom and the addition of an outdoor shower – ideal for families in this child-friendly camp. The tents are well spaced, affording privacy whilst remaining within a comfortable distance from the main camp area.

Basis

Full Board and Activities

Day 10:        Kanana, Okavango Delta

Day Itinerary

Follow the rhythm of nature by rising early for your safari activity, relaxing by the plunge pool over lunch followed by another activity in the afternoon.

Activities

Game Drives
Boat Excursions
Afternoon Mokoro
Morning Walking Safari

Optional

Fishing
Night Drives

Game Drives

Game drives are conducted with a professional guide in specially-designed vehicles this allows unhindered game viewing and photography.

Boat Excursions

Explore the Okavango Deltaʼs crystal clear waterways by motorboat, and enjoy the magnificent variety of bird, plant and reptile species found in the area.

Visit the Kanana Private Heronry, one of the largest breeding sights in Southern Africa.

Mokoro

Mokoro activities provide the chance to experience the incredible aquatic wildlife of the Okavango Delta, such as sitatunga, fish eagles, painted reed frogs and malachite kingfishers. Climb aboard a Mokoro with your ʻpolerʼ and enjoy exploring the Okavango Deltaʼs tranquil waterways.

Walking Safari

Take a guided bush walk to gain a detailed understanding of this diverse environment, which features gems such as red lechwe bounding through marshy areas, a kaleidoscope of birdlife, plus predators and big game. Walks can also be taken on small islands where the extraordinary Pelʼs Fishing Owl is known to nest.

Fishing

Fishing enthusiasts can enjoy motorboat trips to some of the Okavango Deltaʼs best fishing spots, for a chance to experience the beautiful surroundings before landing a variety of species such as tilapia and tiger fish, African pike and sharp tooth catfish.

Night Drives

Game drives often continuing into the evening offering the opportunity of seeing nocturnal inhabitants of the area.

Basis

Full Board and Activities

Day 11:        End of Itinerary

Day Itinerary

Take a bushflight to Maun and continue back to Cape Town.

Basis

Bed & Breakfast

Transport

Flight Information

Date Flight Airline Departure Airport Time Arrival Airport Time Class Ref
Scheduled Cape Town Okuti airstrip via Maun
Scheduled Okuti airstrip Kanana airstrip
Scheduled Kanana airstrip Cape Town International Airport  via Maun

E&OE

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