The Indian Ocean Islands off the east coast of Africa, the beautiful city of Cape Town and it’s surrounding wine farms or the magnificent Victoria Falls are all incredible destinations that you can experience before or after your African safari…
Indian Ocean Islands
The picture-perfect islands of the Indian Ocean are synonymous with romance, dazzling white beaches fringing warm azure seas, and a remote castaway feel. We’ve hand-picked our exclusive island retreats from the very best hideaways in the Seychelles and the Zanzibar Archipelago off the east coast of Africa, and the jewel-like Quirimbas and Bazaruto Archipelago along the Mozambique coast.
Expect world-class luxury at every turn – sparkling private pools, personal butlers, and exquisite seafood fresh from the ocean.
Snorkel above shallow coral reefs teeming with marine life, scuba dive some of the world’s top dive sites, and try your hand at the huge variety of exciting watersports like fly fishing, canoe trips and dhow safaris. Between adventures, explore the idyllic deserted beaches or simply relax and enjoy a spa treatment or two. A few days at one of these breath-taking island lodges is a superb way to begin or end your African safari.
South Africa’s Mother City is home to the iconic flat-topped Table Mountain, golden beaches and bountiful vineyards… this city will capture your heart.
Its multicultural history has turned Cape Town into a vibrant city full of colour, art and culture and one of the world’s top culinary and sight-seeing destinations. Drive along the Cape Peninsula, contouring beautiful vistas and magnificent beaches, all the way down to Cape Point. You can hike or take a cable cart to the top of Table Mountain for spectacular views of the city and surrounds or take a boat cruise to Robben Island, to learn about the pivotal history of Nelson Mandela’s captive years.
Cape Town has some of the top restaurants in the world, boasting superb cuisine and some of the finest wines produced in the nearby Cape Winelands. Within an hour you can exchange the urban landscape of the city for charming towns and bucolic wine land estates of Franschhoek, Paarl and Stellenbosch. A few days in Cape Town post-safari is the perfect culmination to a safari in Africa. With its cosmopolitan city life and breath-taking scenery on all sides, anything’s possible in Cape Town!
Victoria Falls is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Its local name – ‘Mosi-Oa-Tunya’ – means ‘the smoke that thunders’, and this spectacular cascade spans some two kilometres between Zimbabwe and Zambia, plummeting over the lip of Zambezi River into a deep gorge far below. At the peak of the rainy season, an astounding five hundred million cubic metres of water each minute create curtains of spray which can be seen from afar.
There’s a huge range of activities on offer. Visit the local craft markets and pick up an original work of art, or take a short drive to a traditional village for an authentic look into rural African life. See the Falls from above on a scenic helicopter flight, and round off the day with a sundowner cruise on the Zambezi River. If you’re feeling adventurous, test your nerve with an adrenalin-filled bungee jump, and, if time permits, spend a day white water rafting.
What our clients had to say
“The most amazing trip! All to your credit: the preparation, choice of accommodations and locations, travel methods, arrangements for kids, etc., etc. Could go on forever! Your professionalism, knowledge and kind way with the kids was so appreciated. We can never thank you enough.”
“Our trip was absolutely spectacular. I have wanted to see the mountain gorillas for many years and was not disappointed. Thanks so much for the gorgeous e-Book – special thanks to you, Lee, for taking shots of us at our gorilla viewings. I still find it hard to believe that I was actually there. It was an unreal/surreal experience. I might have to do it againJ… I always feel as if I’ve stepped into a dream.”
…”the adventure from beginning to end was quite splendid! I loved every moment and felt so well taken care of and safe. The camps I visited were all unique and all spectacular…I look at my photos and relish in the wonderful memories of a magnificent time. I feel so blessed to have had that opportunity.”