We’ll meet you on your arrival in JNB and take you across the road from the terminal to the Intercontinental at the airport for dinner, a shower and a good night's rest!!
Next morning we'll bring you breakfast and then cross the road to the domestic terminal for a short flight to Kruger National Park. A short drive brings us to one of the most luxurious South African private Game Reserves. Lunch will be waiting for us in when we arrive!!
After lunch we’ll be taking the first of 4 Safari drives.
Early mornings and late afternoons are safari times. Every game drive is different - nothing is guaranteed, and surprises come at any time. Look out for the “Super 7” (lion, leopard, rhino, buffalo, elephant, cheetah and wild dog) and gorgeous birds.
During the “down” time between breakfast and lunch that is common to all game lodges, you can choose to enjoy a nature walk, relax at the pool, enjoy a spa treatment, or simply soak in the beauty and luxury of the Lodge.
There are direct flights from Kruger to Cape Town. From the airport, we’ll take an overview of the city before heading to dinner in onr of the city's best Kosher restaurants. Our luggage will await us in our rooms in the beautiful 5* hotel where we are staying for the weekend.
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On Friday we will visit the key sights of the city. If you'd like to take a paraglider down from Signal Hill, now is the time to do that. We will take the cable car up Signal Hill, visit the Jewish Museum and have lunch in the excellent kosher restaurant there.
We will do as much as we can this afternoon, but Shabbat will arrive early (it’s winter in South Africa) so we’ll aim to be back in the hotel in good time.
Shabbat meals will be at our hotel and we’ll go to shul with the friendly Jewish community of Cape Town. In the afternoon, we’ll take a guided tour in the neighborhood of the hotel.
After Havdala, we’ll enjoy a light supper before heading out some fun entertainment , as always!!
We leave early to the very southern tip of the African continent. We’ll take the scenic drive around the Cape Peninsula to Cape Point, where the Atlantic and Indian oceans meet, at the Cape of Good Hope.
En route, cameras ready for Chapman’s Peak, one of the most dramatic coastal roads in the world. Time permitting, we’ll walk the exhilarating nature-trail (not too strenuous) along the cliffs to the Cape of Good Hope.
We’ll visit the penguin colony at Boulders Beach, one of the few sites where the vulnerable African Penguin can be observed at close range.
We still have a chance this morning to see the Waterfront complex and/or the Kirstenbosch Gardens before we head to the airport for our DIRECT afternoon flight to the Victoria Falls airport.
And now for the magnificent finale, we will be staying in one of our favorite hotels in the entire world, the colonial Royal Livingstone on the banks of the “Mighty Zambezi” river. Check it out….http://royal-livingstone.anantara.com/gallery
It will be dark when we arrive so our first enjoyment will be dinner in earshot of the Falls but without being able to see them!!
The surprise when we awake will be as mighty as the Falls themselves: the hotel grounds, the animals, the river and the Victoria Falls … right in front of us!!
But wait - Today we head to Boeswana. The Chobe river is home to the largest concentration of elephant in the world, as well as large herds of buffalo, hippo, crocodile, antelope, zebra, giraffe, and the Big Cats. We'll do 2 safari tours today - one by boat, one on land.
After our Botswana experience, we drive back across the Zambezi River into Zambia to our hotel for dinner.
The Victoria Falls are the world’s largest curtain of falling water, and plunge almost 100m down the 1800m width of the mighty Zambezi River. Today, we’ll walk on both sides of the falls, in Zambia and in Zimbabwe.
To reach Zimbabwe, we cross ON FOOT the “Victoria Falls Bridge”, one of the most spectacular border crossings in the world, where the old colonial road crosses the Zambezi River Gorge, affording great views of the falls and rainforest. Bungy jumping and white water rafting are available for the dare-devils …. But you have to sign a waiver first!!!!
After border formalities, we’ll tour the Zimbabwean side of the falls, encompassing the widest parts of the Victoria Falls. If you want to take an unforgettable helicopter ride, we’ll do that in Zimbabwe too!!
After lunch there is time to discover “Jewish Livingstone” and see a slice of local life.
After breakfast there are a couple of hours to relax before heading to the airport for the flight to Johannesburg..... and beyond. pop back to the Falls, take a dip in the pool or just start arranging your pictures.
The morning is yours to enjoy as you like most, so that you can end the trip feeling exhilarated and wanting to come back for more!!!
If you wish to spend the weekend in Jo’burg, before or after the tour, we will help you make the arrangements!!