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Elegant Resorts

ELEGANT JOURNEYS

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South Africa and Botswana: Cape Town, Safari and River Cruise

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Journey Highlights

South Africa is synonymous with world-class wildlife experiences and exceptionally stunning scenery, whilst Botswana is famed for its beguiling beauty and one-of-a-kind game drives. On this exclusive Elegant Journey you will experience the best of Africa, in our definitive luxury style, alongside the most visually arresting scenery and unforgettable wildlife encounters. Starting in charismatic Cape Town, the iconic city is yours to explore. Whether you’re seeking an active pace of life and take on the mighty Table Mountain or indulge in some laidback beach life, you have the private comfort of your luxurious One&Only Cape Town room to return to for three nights. Your vibrant journey will then take you to the stunning setting of Sabi Sands, where you’ll enjoy the exceptional facilities and alluring ambience of Leopard Hills Private Game Reserve. Staying in a beautiful luxury lodge, you will enjoy afternoon game drives with expert guides and have the option to experience walking safaris for a unique perspective on one of the planet’s most incredible landscapes.

The luxury continues as you transfer to Livingstone Airport to experience contemporary colonial living at The Royal Livingstone Victoria Falls Zambia Hotel by Anantara. Stretching along the banks of the Zambezi River, just upstream from the mighty Victoria Falls, the five star The Royal Livingstone Victoria Falls Zambia Hotel by Anantara boasts exceptional accommodation and breathtaking views. Enjoy first-class facilities, surrounded by manicured lawns, African bushveld and the alluring ambience of the river with the falls in walking distance. The sights and sounds of river life can be soaked up as you laze in a hammock, enjoy a massage in a waterfront gazebo, or cool off in the pool. The colonial inspired property is an ideal setting to relax and unwind on land before your luxurious river cruise.

Finally, you will enjoy an unrivalled view of Botswana from your private ‘hotel on water’, the Zambezi Queen – a luxury river cruise. Wake up with the Big 5 and enjoy a leisurely, heavenly pace of life as the majesty of the animal kingdom rule their homeland.

Luxury River Cruise Holidays Safari Holidays Wildlife Encounters
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An outdoor adventure perfect for wildlife enthusiasts

Guide Price:

Prices from £7,250 per person. The price includes accommodation, flights and transfers and is based on two adults sharing.

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Your journey at a glance

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    3 nights Cape Town, South Africa
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    3 nights Sabi Sand, South Africa
  • 3
    2 nights Stay at The Royal Livingstone Victoria Falls Zambia by Anantara
  • 4
    3 nights River Cruise on Chobe River
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A true all-year round destination, South Africa boasts dry, sunny days and low rainfall from November to February and the cooler period between May and September is ideal for enjoying big game drives. The temperature rarely drops below 20 degrees and rainfall is low to moderate throughout the year.

Fly to Cape Town

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Cape Town, South Africa

Staying at

One&Only Cape Town

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Perfectly placed between the ocean and Table Mountain, Cape Town is the ideal starting point for your luxury South African adventure. Not far from the heart of the city, are some fantastic beaches dotted along the Cape Peninsula, to provide you with a lovely contrast. Head further and enjoy the warmth of Cape hospitality, as you let your senses feast upon delicious wines, gourmet cuisine and stunning scenery in the Winelands or explore the lush coastline that is layered with the botanical beauty along the Garden Route.

Staying at

One&Only Cape Town

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One&Only Cape Town is an exceptionally chic waterfront resort, set in the heart of the bustling Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, which promises to deliver on all the hallmarks associated with One&Only - authentic style, genuine hospitality and a lively energy. This contemporary hotel features iconic views of Table Mountain from almost any location, some of the largest accommodation available in Cape Town, the city’s most comprehensive spa – One&Only Spa on its own lush private island, the continent’s only restaurant by legendary Chef, Nobuyuki ‘Nobu’ Matsuhisa and a tri-level wine loft with up to six-hundred labels. A great option for couples and families alike, it is the perfect base from which to explore the Cape’s diverse range of activities and sights, including wildlife safaris, wine tours in the nearby areas of Franschhoek, Constantia and Paarl, water-based activities, plus visits to nearby Table Mountain and Robben Island, located just off the coast of Cape Town.


  • Type:Luxury Hotel
  • Summary:Indulge in some of One&Only's generous hospitality
  • Feature:All guest rooms enjoy iconic views of Table Mountain
  • Rooms:91 rooms & suites in Marina Rise + 40 Island rooms & suites
  • Location:South Africa
  • Nearest airport:Cape Town Airport
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Fly to Kruger Mpumalanga

After a private car transfer to Cape Town Airport, you will fly to Kruger Mpumalanga before a light aircraft flight to Leopard Hills in Sabi Sands

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Sabi Sand, South Africa

Staying at

Leopard Hills Private Game Reserve

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You can expect your safari to be filled with an abundance of exciting experiences. A typical safari day may start pre-sunrise around (5am), when you board your safari vehicle and, holding onto your hat with your camera at the ready, you venture into the bush. Each Guide uses a combination of their knowledge of local haunts, their instinct, radio reports from other Guides and evidence of the previous night’s kill to steer the morning's activities and locate as many animals as possible for you. Stopping for drinks in a dry riverbed, then returning after a few exhilarating hours for breakfast, allows for a welcome stretch, rest and re-fuel.

Staying at

Leopard Hills Private Game Reserve

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Bordering the world-famous Kruger National Park, Leopard Hills Private Game Reserve is proud to be one of the founding and premier safari lodges in Sabi Sand Game Reserve. Boasting a fantastic hilltop position overlooking a natural waterhole, you don't have to leave your suite to watch the game. In fact, thanks to the floor-to-ceiling glass fronting of the eight recently fully refurbished, luxuriously appointed contemporary suites, you don't even have to leave your bed - although your rock plunge pool or outdoor shower create memorable alternative viewing spots. And then there are the twice-daily game-drives, conducted by some of the most knowledgeable Rangers and Trackers, through the famous Sabi Sand Game Reserve on your doorstep - home to the 'Big Five', plus an abundance of wildlife, birds and flora. This intimate lodge offers a luxurious and intimate game lodge experience for couples and honeymooners alike. Visitors arrive as guests and leave as friends, enchanted by the lodge and its attentive and warmly welcoming staff.


  • Type:Lodge
  • Summary:Fabulous hilltop position overlooking a natural waterhole
  • Feature:A prime spot for viewing South Africa's 'Big Five'
  • Rooms:8 suites
  • Location:South Africa
  • Nearest airport:Johannesburg Airport
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Fly to Livingstone

After a light aircraft flight from Leopard Hills to Kruger Mpumalanga Airport, you will fly to Livingstone Airport.

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Stay at The Royal Livingstone Victoria Falls Zambia by Anantara

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No journey to southern Africa would be complete without a luxury holiday to Zambia with Elegant Resorts. Here, the Zambezi River drops one-hundred metres into the steeply walled Bakota Gorge, resulting in the country’s most powerful attraction: the Victoria Falls. Local people call it Mosi-Oa-Tunya, ‘the smoke that thunders’, and on a clear day the veil of spray can be seen up to eighty kilometres away. The town of Livingstone, self-styled adventure capital of Africa, is just ten kilometres away. From white-water rafting and abseiling to bungee jumping and surfing, there’s plenty to get the adrenaline pumping to enjoy a memorably alternative view of Africa. 

Transfer to Kasane Town

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River Cruise on Chobe River

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Enjoy luxurious hotel facilities whilst cruising Botswana's beautiful Chobe River. The Zambezi Queen is a 45 meter long luxury river cruise boat exquisitely designed to maximise views of fascinating wildlife congregating along the shoreline. The boat boasts elegantly modern interiors, and features a sun deck pool, air-conditioning and complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner. Rooms are situated on the lower and middle decks, while the dining room, lounge and pool can be found on the top deck.

All rooms feature full-length sliding shutters to provide shade from the sun, along with hairdryers, toiletries, gowns and slippers provided for your comfort.

Day 1 Once guests have boarded in the late afternoon, and if the weather permits, you'll sail in search of some big game by tender boat. This is the perfect time of day to make the most of that golden glow of the African sunset by getting some iconic shots of the animals as they gravitate towards the river before night falls.

Return back to the Zambezi Queen and freshen up before meeting your Captain on the upper deck with a welcome cocktail. After a safety briefing, you'll make your way to the dining room where you'll be served a delectable three-course dinner along with an excellent choice of paired wines. Finish off with an espresso or nightcap at the bar before retiring to the night sounds of Africa in the distance.

Day 2 Spend the morning at leisure or choose from a water-based safari or a village tour on the Namibian side of the river. After your morning activities, enjoy lunch on board while using your unique vantage point to spot wild animals and drink in the expansive views. Your knowledgeable guide will arrange an afternoon water-based safari on a tender boat where you can get up close to an array of wildlife, including some of the 120 000 elephants for which the Chobe is well known. After a delicious dinner, settle down for a restful and tranquil night in your luxurious suite.

Day 3 Start your day in a memorable way by enjoying bird watching or go fishing for bream in the morning. Return for lunch on board and some relaxation time before the afternoon activities start. Again, you have the choice between tiger or bream fishing, game viewing by tender boat or bird watching. In the evening, you’re in for a treat. Enjoy our traditional African dinner, served with festive African singing and dancing. You can even join in the festivities if you feel like it!

Day 4 Enjoy a morning cruise during breakfast as you do your last bit of animal spotting and take some memorable pictures.

Return flight from Kasane to Johannesburg

Flight from Johannesburg to London

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