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Luxury Small Group Journeys...

Abercrombie & Kent

Luxury Small Group Journeys

Rates are quoted in U.S. dollars per person (based on double occupancy) - All rates are subject to change. Does not include international airfare

South Africa & Victoria Falls by A&K

9 Days from $8,295 - Limited to 18 Guests


"Journey across South Africa's varied landscapes, experiencing vibrant Cape Town and stunning Cape Point, game drives in a private reserve bordering Kruger National Park, and a tour of jaw-dropping Victoria Falls..."  - A & K

A&K Advantages

 

  • Discover South Africa’s cosmopolitan “Mother City,” Cape Town; stand atop Table Mountain; and visit Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden with a private guide
     

  • Enjoy an unmatched safari experience filled with game drives, bush walks and wildlife lectures, while staying at a lodge located on a game-rich private reserve next to Kruger National Park
     

  • Dive into local cuisine, cooking traditional fare on safari side-by-side with a chef, during a Chef’s Table experience
     

  • Cruise the Zambezi River, viewing crocodiles, hippos and diverse birdlife, and enjoying great photo opportunities
     

  • Explore magnificent Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, on a private walking tour

Itinerary

DAY 1

ARRIVE CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

Arrive in Cape Town, a breathtaking harbor city where old and new converge in history, architecture, cultural pursuits and the essence of its people. Warmed by the African sun, the city is dominated by the towering, flat-topped Table Mountain, set on a peninsula of rocky heights and lush valleys. An A&K representative transfers you to your luxurious hotel on the fashionable Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. 

One&Only Cape Town

DAY 2

CAPE TOWN | TABLE MOUNTAIN AND HISTORIC CITY SIGHTS

Wind your way through the scenic, shrub-dotted landscape to Table Mountain; ascend to its sky-high plateau by cable car (weather permitting) for dazzling views of city and sea. Next, venture to old Cape Town with views of notable buildings, including Groote Kerk (South Africa’s oldest church), City Hall and the Grand Parade. Continue to the pentagonal Castle of Good Hope. Built by the Dutch East India Company as a maritime refreshment station, it later became the center of military life in the cape. Make a last stop at Streetwires for an artisan visit, where locals come together to craft unique, handmade wire and bead art, now successfully exported to over 15 countries worldwide. Your afternoon is at leisure before your welcome dinner tonight, where the resident chef or sommelier guides you through a progressive, contemporary feast.

One&Only Cape Town 

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 3

CAPE TOWN | SPECTACULAR VIEWS FROM CAPE POINT

Discover Cape Point, the mountainous and scenic promontory at the southwestern tip of the continent. Embark on a journey past the “bikini beaches” at the base of the towering Twelve Apostles Mountains, bucolic Hout Bay with its bustling fishing harbor and over the famous Chapman’s Peak Drive. Explore the stunning Cape Peninsula and Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, home to rare bontebok, chacma baboons and several endemic plant species not found elsewhere. Ride the “Flying Dutchman” funicular to the great pinnacle at blustery Cape Point, which presides over treacherous reefs, sandy beaches and, from July to November, breathtaking views of Southern right whales. At Boulders Beach, visit its colony of endangered African penguins; accustomed to humans, they provide endless photo opportunities. You also visit Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden alongside a private local guide. Spend the remainder of your evening at leisure, enjoying your hotel, exploring the city’s harborfront and boutique shops, or dining in one of Cape Town’s world-class restaurants.

 

One&Only Cape Town

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 4

GREATER KRUGER AREA | PRIVATE GAME RESERVES

Fly to your privately-owned, wildlife-rich game reserve bordering Kruger National Park, offering the very finest game-viewing safari experience. This afternoon, once you are settled into your elegant accommodations, set off in search of the Big Five — elephants, lions, rhinos, Cape buffalo and leopards — and other wildlife. To enhance your game-viewing experience, each game drive is led by two safari professionals: a driver-guide, trained to safely maneuver you up close to South Africa’s iconic wild residents as well as brief you on any given species’ characteristics, and a tracker, an expert at identifying animals, following their signs and predicting where they are likely to be found.

Lion Sands River Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5 - 6

GREATER KRUGER AREA | SIGHTING AFRICA’S “BIG FIVE”

Spend two days immersed in your private game reserve. Embark on game drives in open safari vehicles for optimum viewing and go on early-morning game walks with your ranger. This region is one of the finest in Africa for high densities of wildlife, which often appear just steps in front of you. As you explore, learn about the flora and fauna as well as basic tracking skills. In between safari activities, participate in an A&K Chef’s Table culinary experience, preparing a traditional South African stew. At dusk, stop for a sundowner, and then search for nocturnal animals before returning to your lodge for dinner.

Lion Sands River Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7

VICTORIA FALLS | THUNDEROUS CASCADES

Today, fly to Livingstone, Zambia, and then transfer to your hotel in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. After lunch, spend an afternoon at leisure. Tonight, before dinner, enjoy hearing from a special guest speaker who shares tales of celebrated explorer David Livingstone — an A&K-exclusive experience.

Victoria Falls Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8

VICTORIA FALLS | DESIGN YOUR DAY

This morning, cruise the Zambezi, viewing hippos and elephants at the shore. Afterward, enjoy one of these Design Your Day activities:
 

Visit a Rural Village for an interactive experience that offers insight into the traditions of the Zimbabwean people.
 

Privately Tour the Ndau Collection Studio to meet the artisans who design their opulent jewelry.
 

Privately Bike the Area, cycling the town of Victoria Falls and stopping at viewpoints along the Zambezi.
 

Return to the hotel for some time at leisure. Late this afternoon, set out on a guided walking tour of breathtaking Victoria Falls, one of the world’s greatest natural wonders, and explore the surrounding rainforest. See rainbows and clouds of spray as the mile-wide Upper Zambezi plummets into the Lower Zambezi. Gather tonight for a farewell dinner.

Victoria Falls Hotel 

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 9

DEPART JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

Fly to Johannesburg, where you enjoy access to the Premier Lounge before boarding your international flight home.

Meals: Breakfast

Winelands Pre-Tour Extension: Cape Town 


3 Days from $2,795

DAY 1

Arrive in Cape Town, transfer to your Winelands hotel and enjoy dinner.

 

La Residence

DAY 2

Wander the quaint town of Franschhoek, with its Cape Dutch architecture, visiting one of several top wine estates in the area as well as the Huguenot Monument and Memorial. After lunch, continue to another renowned wine estate for a tasting before returning to your hotel.

 

La Residence

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 3

Explore Stellenbosch with an expert guide. Savor wine and chocolate at Waterford Estate, and then enjoy tastings at other noted wine estates before returning to Cape Town, where you begin your main program.

 

La Residence

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Explore Dubai: Stopover Package


3 Days from $1,795 

Park Hyatt Dubai (from $1,795)
Taj Dubai (from $1,895)
Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai (from $2,195)

3 DAYS

Add a Remarkable Stopover to Your Journey
Take advantage of an incredible opportunity to fly one of the world’s premier airlines at exclusive preferred business and first-class rates, and spend two nights in Dubai before or after your journey.

Fly glamorous Emirates to Dubai and check in to your luxury hotel. Discover the best of this dazzling city, viewing its remarkable architecture, visiting the Spice Market and colorful shops at the Deira Gold Souk, and ascending the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest skyscraper. On the last day, continue on to your journey or board your flight home.

 

Park Hyatt Dubai 

Taj Dubai

Mandarin Oriental Jumeira

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch (Day 2) Breakfast (Day 3)

Included With Every Luxury Small Group Journey

English-Speaking Resident Tour Director® and Local Guides

Hand-Selected Luxury Accommodations

Travelling Bell Boy® Luggage Handling

Airport Meet and Greet with Private Transfers

Breakfast in Bed on Select Days

Full Breakfast Daily; Select Lunches and Dinners

New! Your Choice of Activity on Design Your Day® 

Traveller’s Valet® Laundry Service

Internet Access (Where Available) 

Entrance Fees, Taxes and All Gratuities Except Resident Tour Director

24/7 A&K On-Call Support

Guaranteed Departures with Just Two Guests


Deposit & Cancellation

 

Payment Schedule

Deposit Per Person at Time of Booking: $1,000 (full-payment if within 90 days of departure)
Final Payment Due: 90 days prior to departure

 

Cancellation Fees Per Person – Main Group Journeys and related Group Pre/Post Tour Extensions 

91 days prior to departure or more: $500 
90-61 days prior to departure: 20% of program price
60-31 days prior to departure: 50% of program price
30 days prior to departure or less: 100% of the program price

 

Cancellations must be received in writing. Additional terms and fees apply to Internal Air, Extra Services and Partial Room cancellations.

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