Classic Southern Africa Explorer

From $12,637.00 p/person

Embark on a classic safari that takes in iconic Southern African destinations.

From South Africa‘s Cape Town and the Kruger National Park to the Okavango Delta. Kicking off in the Mother City, explore breathtaking beaches, majestic mountains, fine dining destinations, and more. And all from your luxury Cape Town accommodation at the Victoria & Alfred Hotel. 

Once you have experienced cosmopolitan Cape Town, you’ll fly to the Kruger National Park. Bookend your days of relaxation at Thornybush Game Lodge with dawn and dusk open vehicle game drives. Here, you can expect generous sightings of the famous African Big Five: lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino and elephant.

You only have one night to spend in Johannesburg. However, your centrally-located hotel gives you easy access to some key attractions. Next, we fly you to the Okavango Delta. Spend your first 3 nights in Botswana at Camp Moremi. We then take you to Camp Okavango Delta for another 3 nights. Here, you will round off your Southern African holiday in style with excellent cuisine, curated experiences and a touch of adventure.

Classic Southern Africa Explorer Map

Your Itinerary

4 nights in Cape Town

All good things start with coffee! Your classic Southern African safari kicks off in Cape Town with an exclusive coffee experience at Truth, followed by a gin tasting at Woodstock Gin. Your luxury accommodation puts you in the heart of the V&A Waterfront and gives you the perfect base from which to launch your Cape Town adventure.

Explore the big attractions, discover the lesser-known gems and become immersed in authentic experiences. Ride the rotating cable car to the summit of Table Mountain, paddle among penguins and marvel at Cape Point, the dramatic promontory where two oceans meet.

For foodie experiences with a difference, you’re invited to a home-hosted lunch with Chef Nicky Gibbs and an authentic Bo Kaap cooking session. Further gastronomic explorations include an unforgettable dinner at Pot Luck Club and some of the most exceptional cuisines on offer at La Colombe, The Test Kitchen and the Greenhouse.


Taste some of the most exquisite flavours on offer in Cape Town at the city’s hottest dining spots.

Victoria & Alfred Hotel, Cape Town - Explorer Safari


Victoria & Alfred Hotel

Located in the very heart of the internationally acclaimed V&A Waterfront, this sophisticated retreat offers timeless elegance and personalised luxury against some of the most enviable views of Cape Town Harbour, Table Mountain and the city.

Victoria & Alfred Hotel, Cape Town - Explorer Safari

3 nights in Kruger

Picture this: your day starts with coffee, tea and rusks served on the main deck overlooking the riverbed. Then, you depart for an early morning game drive with experienced rangers and trackers who will share their extensive knowledge of the bush with you. After a sumptuous breakfast served either back at the camp or in the riverbed or bush, you’re invited to take a guided walk to see some of the smaller creatures of the wild and follow tracks in more detail.

Spend the rest of the day at leisure before embarking on a late afternoon game drive to view seldom seen nocturnal species by torchlight. Return for a gourmet 3-course dinner, either in the boma, bush or lodge, and end your evening with a nightcap around the campfire.


Nothing says “luxury safari” better than fine dining al fresco in the bush. Enjoy sublime cuisine served in the boma, around the campfire, at the lodge, or in the bush.

Lounge area at Thornybush Game Lodge


Thornybush Game Lodge

Adjacent to the Greater Kruger National Park, Thornybush Game Lodge offers unrivalled big game viewing, complemented by elegant accommodation and sublime cuisine. A well-known destination for local and international visitors Thornybush has earned its reputation as one of the country’s finest bush experiences.

Lounge area at Thornybush Game Lodge

1 night in Johannesburg

This vibrant city has plenty to offer visitors. If you have time to spare, explore Johannesburg’s historic sights of political importance, museums, art galleries and craft markets from your eco-chic boutique hotel in Melrose, The Peech.


Dine on simple, laid-back and chic cuisine with an understated touch of sophistication at The Peech Bistro, overlooking the hotel’s landscaped gardens.

Exterior view of the Peech Hotel - Explorer Safari


The Peech Hotel

Set in the suburb of Melrose, just a short distance away from the hustle and bustle of Johannesburg, The Peech is a boutique hotel with only sixteen bedrooms spread across a lush garden, giving it an air of an “oasis in the city.”

Exterior view of the Peech Hotel - Explorer Safari

3 nights in Moremi Game Reserve

The next leg of your classic Southern African takes you to the Moremi Game Reserve, on the edge of the Okavango Delta in Botswana. Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives, and explore the Xakanaxa Lagoon and its surrounding channels by boat. Savour views of incredible landscapes, impressive wildlife as well as the picturesque waters of the Okavango Delta.

The wetlands of Moremi Game Reserve support a vast amount of wildlife, including the Big Five. Birdlife is prolific too, and the majestic Fish Eagle and vivid Malachite Kingfisher are frequently seen. Even the rare Pel’s Fishing Owl makes an occasional appearance, to the delight of guides and guests alike.


For breakfast, lunch and tea, venture out to the outside boma. There is nothing like a meal in the fresh African air. After an exhilarating safari day, order yourself a cocktail at the bar and reminisce about your wildlife sightings, while a homemade dinner is prepared.

Raised tent at Camp Moremi - Explorer Safari


Camp Moremi

A true ‘get away from it all’ safari destination, Camp Moremi is set on the banks of the lush Xakanaxa lagoon and sheltered by ancient ebony trees. It boasts expansive, modern thatched safari tents with private decks offering views over the Moremi Game Reserve.

Raised tent at Camp Moremi - Explorer Safari

3 nights in Okavango Delta

Your journey takes you deeper into the heart of the permanent Okavango Delta, to the island of Nxaragha. Roam the meandering, reed-lined waterways from the comfort of a modern motorboat or in a traditional mokoro (dugout canoe). If you want to get even closer to nature, guided bush walks are conducted on a number of the nearby islands, offering an opportunity to track some of the larger land-based species that inhabit this water wilderness.


Woman with binoculars in the Okavango Delta - Explorer Safari


Camp Okavango

Camp Okavango offers a unique water wilderness experience in the Okavango Delta. Each private guest suite has been built on an individual raised wooden platform and set beneath thick vegetation, and boasts beautiful views over the Okavango Delta.

Woman with binoculars in the Okavango Delta - Explorer Safari


4 nights Victoria & Alfred Hotel in a Mountain-Facing Room on a bed and breakfast basis (includes private airport transfer inclusive of porterage and water)
Half Day City Tour (including Truth Coffee and Woodstock Gin)
Full Day Cape Point Tour
Full Day West Coast Tours
Half Day City Tour (including return Table Mountain ticket)
Home-hosted lunch at Nicky Gibbs inclusive 10% gratuity
Lunch at Wolfgat inclusive of 10% gratuity
Home-hosted lunch in the Bokaap inclusive of local soft drinks and 10% gratuity
Private airport transfer from hotel to Cape Town International Airport
Scheduled flight from Cape Town International Airport to Hoedspruit Airport
Private return transfer from Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport to Thornybush Game Lodge
3 nights Thornybush Game Lodge in a Suit on a fully-inclusive basis (includes all meals, select drinks, safari activities)
Scheduled flight from Hoedspruit Airport to OR Tambo International Airport
Private return transfer from OR Tambo International Airport to The Peech Hotel
1 night The Peech Hotel in a Heritage Room on a bed and breakfast basis
Scheduled flight from OR Tambo International Airport to Maun (meet and greet included)
Scheduled small charter flight from Maun to Moremi Airstrip
Return Transfer from Moremi Airstrip to Camp Moremi
3 nights Camp Moremi on a fully-inclusive basis (including all meals, select drinks and safari activities)
Small charter flight from Moremi Airstrip to Delta Airstrip
Return transfer from Delta Airstrip to Camp Okavango Delta
3 nights Camp Okavango Delta on a fully-inclusive basis (including all meals, select drinks and safari activities)
Shuttle flight from Delta Airstrip to Mau
Scheduled flight from Maun to OR Tambo International Airport (meet and greet included)


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Our rates are per person sharing unless expressly identified. Please treat all pricing as a guide only: All rates are an estimation, subject to availability and may change without notice. Single supplements may apply. Enquire now or speak to one of our expert Travel Planners for updated rates.

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