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Born Free Safaris and Tours
Safaris, Tours and Travel to Africa for 35 Years
Series: Ultimate Journeys
Location: South Africa, Victoria Falls
Length: 11 Days
Accommodation Comfort: High Comfort, Moderate
Priced From: $5594.00





 
 
ACCOMMODATIONS:
FINEST IN AFRICA
Tintswalo Atlantic Inn
Cape Grace Hotel
Mala Mala Rattray Game Lodge
Westcliff Hotel
Elephant Camp

HIGH COMFORT
Victoria & Alfred Hotel
Djuma Vuyatela
or Inyati Game Lodge
DaVinci Hotel
Victoria Falls Safari Lodge

MODERATE
Southern Sun Waterfront Hotel
Arathusa Safari Lodge
Crown Plaza Rosebank
Ilala Lodge


AREAS VISITED:
SOUTH AFRICA
Cape Town
Cape Peninsula
Cape Winelands
Stellenbosch
Franschhoek
Sabi Sands Game Reserve
Johannesburg

VICTORIA FALLS




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TOUCH OF CLASS

Finest of Southern Africa from Safari to the Sea

Overview

Experience Southern Africa’s spectacular diversity. From magnificent Cape Point’s rugged coast to the sophistication of Cape Town to the excitement of a safari to the grandeur of Victoria Falls – on the Touch of Class, you will experience it all. The trip is comprehensive and offers the best of the best!

Visit fabulous Cape Town, one of the world’s favorite cities. Arrangements are made for unique wine, cheese and chocolate tastings. Fly to the Sabi Sands Game Reserve, which borders Kruger National Park. The area is home to several smaller private game reserves, all offering exceptional wildlife viewing and accommodations. On to Victoria Falls for a private walking tour of the rainforest, the main cataract and Rainbow Point. Your trip draws to a close with a sundowner cruise along the Zambezi River.

Touch of Class is a offered as private tour and with a small group. There is even more that can add to your Southern Africa experience – perhaps a train trip on the Blue Train or Rovos Rail, flight seeing over Victoria Falls by helicopter, or more game viewing in Botswana!

Born Free offers three levels of this trip: Africa’s Finest (as shown on detailed itinerary), High Comfort and Moderate. The itineraries are basically the same, with selected hotel and game lodges at different levels to appeal to the various budgets. The Born Free Safari Consultants will be more than happy to discuss your wishes to personalize this trip of a lifetime!



Stay in hotels in Conde Nast’s Top 100

Visit South Africa’s premier wildlife game reserve

View breathtaking Victoria Falls

Premium wine, cheese and chocolate tastings

Open vehicle game drives, walks, and night drives


Day 01: Cape Town, South Africa
Day 02: Cape Town – Cape Peninsula
Day 03: Cape Town – Winelands
Day 04: Cape Town
Day 05: Sabi Sands Game Reserve
Day 06: Sabi Sands Game Reserve
Day 07: Sabi Sands Game Reserve
Day 08: Johannesburg
Day 09: Victoria Falls
Day 10: Victoria Falls
Day 11: Johannesburg / Your Journey Onwards

Full Itinerary


 
 

Victoria Falls

DAY 1 Cape Town

Touch down in Cape Town, where wonderful sights, sounds and gourmet foods await you on this deluxe trip. You are greeted at the airport and head out to the romantic Tintswalo Atlantic. This magnificent, intimate inn is a perfect place to unwind from your flight and start your South Africa sojourn. Located in one of the most stunning locations in Southern Africa, between Cape Town city and Cape Point, it is an excellent location for exploring the Cape area and wine country. The Tintswalo Atlantic is set at the water’s edge at the base of Chapman’s Peak, and the rooms overlook dramatic Hout Bay. Culinary creations are served on outside patio or the charming dining room, and the food is nothing less than extraordinary.

Tintswalo Atlantic Inn

DAY 2 Cape Peninsula

Relax over a delicious breakfast before taking off on a coastal drive to Cape Peninsula. This is considered by many as one of the most beautiful coastal roads in the world. Stop at Cape Point, which for may years was believed to be the meeting point of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans; actually it is a short distance north. Continue with your private guide through colorful fishing villages. Stop as you please at antique shops, art galleries, or for a cappuccino at one of the seaside cafes. Later, stop to see the breeding colony of African jackass penguins.

Tintswalo Atlantic Inn (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 3 Wine Country

Your driver will pick you up after breakfast for a full day of touring through historic South African wine country. Although the area is known for wine, there is so much more than just that. There are wonderful little towns, art galleries, magnificent scenery and architecture. Take the time to walk through the historic Cape Dutch towns of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. And of course, wine will not be forgotten – stops will be made for premium tasting experiences of wine, cheeses and even chocolate! Late this afternoon, arrive in Cape Town at your waterfront city hotel. Tonight, try one of the excellent wharf restaurants or the outstanding Signal Restaurant, located at the hotel. Cape Grace has a charming bar and excellent spa.

Cape Grace Hotel (Breakfast)

DAY 4 Cape Town

Today you are on your own to explore the town. Most sights are in an easy walk or short drive from the hotel. If you prefer, a driver and guide can be arranged. Suggested touring includes Table Mountain, Robben Island, South African Museum, and Cape Malay Quarter.

Cape Grace Hotel (Breakfast)

DAY 5 – 7 Sabi Sands Game Reserve

Rise early this morning for your flight to the Sabi Sand area. Set on the banks of the Sand River, Mala Mala Rattrray Game Lodge is one of the world’s top-rated properties, and affords guests the ultimate in comfort. Each spacious cottage is decorated in an African motif and all amenities are provided to ensure a comfortable stay. A professional ranger and Shangaan tracker lead game drives in open 4×4 safari vehicles. On exciting evening game drives, you’ll search for nocturnal species such as bush babies, genet and the elusive leopard.

Mala Mala Rattrray Game Lodge (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 8 Johannesburg

After an early morning game drive, fly to Johannesburg for a night at the beautiful Westcliff Hotel. Set on a cliffside in a garden estate, The Westcliff has an almost rural air despite being in the city center. Its swimming pool and private terraces look out over the adjacent gardens and lush hillside.

Westcliff Hotel (Breakfast)

South Africa

DAY 9 & 10 Victoria Falls

Board an early flight to one of the seven natural wonders of the world, Victoria Falls. Accommodations will be at the amazing new Elephant Camp. The property enjoys breathtaking views of the gorges which separate Zimbabwe and Zambia. There are 9 huge, luxury tented suites, each with private viewing deck, lounge and plunge pool. The feeling is that of being an honored guest in a private estate. A family of elephants that have made the property their home and there is a waterhole where you can sit and watch the elephants play as the sun sets.

A guided walking tour takes you through the rainforest, stopping at the best vantage points: Devil’s Cataract, Eastern Cataract, Horseshoe and Rainbow Falls. As the sun sets this evening, take a cruise on the Zambezi River.

A highly recommended option is the ‘Flight of the Angels’, an exhilarating low-level flight-seeing tour of the falls with unparalleled views of the area.

The Elephant Camp (Breakfast)

DAY 11 Your Journey Onwards

After a leisurely breakfast, bid farewell to Africa before heading out to the airport for your onward flight.

(Breakfast)

SUGGESTED EXTENSIONS
Botswana
Lower Zambezi
Blue Train / Rovos Rail
Rates

Born Free Safaris 2013 Tariff – Rates per person, US dollars

Accommodation Level Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
AFRICA’S FINEST (As Shown)
Tintswalo Atlantic Inn
Cape Grace Hotel
Mala Mala Rattray Game Lodge
Westcliff Hotel
Elephant Camp
$10046.00 $12756.00
HIGH COMFORT
Victoria & Alfred Hotel
Djuma Vuyatela or Inyati Game Lodge
DaVinci Hotel
Victoria Falls Safari Lodge
$7056.00 $8825.00
MODERATE
Southern Sun Waterfront Hotel
Arathusa Safari Lodge
Crown Plaza Rosebank
Ilala Lodge
$5594.00 $6798.00

Rates are for land arrangements and internal flights as specified:
Nelspruit – Mala Mala; Mala Mala – Johannesburg

International and any other internal airfare not included.
The Born Free Travel Desk will assist in the coordination of the most cost-effective air schedule.

Holiday surcharges may apply.

SAFARI DATES:
Contact the Born Free office for departure dates.

GUARANTEED DEPARTURES:
All departures are guaranteed once confirmations of specialty properties are received.

IS THIS TRIP NOT EXACTLY AS YOU WISH?
Not to worry. Born Free will customize your trip. Custom does not mean more expensive – in some cases, it may even be less. Custom means doing what you want, when you want, in the style you want. A Born Free specialist will listen to your ideas and/or advise you of hidden gems that you may not be aware of. Call 800-372-3274.



Meet and greet services at the airport; All transfers to and from airports, hotels and lodges; Accommodations as specified in the itinerary (subject to confirmation); Meals as specified in the itinerary; Non-premium liquor at Tintswalo and Mala Mala; All touring and game activities; Professional English-speaking guides; All entrance fees; One premium wine tasting and one chocolate & wine tasting; Sundowner Cruise in Victoria Falls; Hotel and local tourism taxes; flights from Nelspruit to Mala Mala and Mala Mala to Johannesburg

Born Free is Fully Insured * U.S. Bank Account * Assistance With Visas and International Airfare

NOT INCLUDED:
International and internal airfare other than specified as included; travel insurance; passport and visa fees; airport departure taxes, unless noted; excess baggage charges; meals and beverages other than those specified in the itinerary; optional activities; personal expenses such as laundry and communication charges.

Gratuities are not included for local guides and are at the traveler’s discretion; gratuities should be based on the level of satisfaction of the services received. Recommended guidelines for each safari will be provided with the Born Free pre-tour documentation.

HOW TO JOIN A TRIP:
Call the Born Free office at 800-372-3274 to request space availability and departure dates. We will also assist in coordinating the best airfares or guiding you on how to use your points or mileage. If you are planning to make your own air arrangements please request a suggested flight schedule from us first.