• Cape Town
    The Beautiful Cape Town Waterfront
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    Outdoor dining at Bakubung Bush Lodge
  • Victoria Falls
    Victoria Falls, Largest in the World
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Classic Southern Africa 2021 - Land Only - From US$2399

Join Lion World Travel in discovering the beauty of South Africa and the breathtaking Victoria Falls on this luxurious safari of a lifetime.

Trip Highlights

Cape Town | Pilanesberg National Park | Johannesburg | Victoria Falls

Experience

  • Magical moments and incredible animals on safari in an open vehicle
  • Spectacular views of Cape Town and the Atlantic seaboard
  • Indulge in a 14-course meal at the iconic Gold Restaurant
  • Shopping in Cape Town’s bustling Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
  • Enjoy a magical sunset cruise on the Zambezi

Explore

  • Cape Town with its scenic beauty, culture and world class restaurants
  • Pilanesberg National Park with its spectacular landscape and wealth of wildlife
  • Victoria Falls, the largest waterfall in the world

Choice

At an additional cost:

  • A full-day Franschhoek tour where you will enjoy incredible wine and olive oil tastings in the Cape Winelands
  • Join a Robben Island Tour day tour with dinner at Gold Restaurant
  • Visit the Cape Peninsula, on a full-day tour that takes you to Table Mountain, offers dramatic scenery and endearing penguins

Experience an unforgettable safari with Lion World Travel


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Explore South Africa Through the Eyes of Our Guests

 

Day 1 - Johannesburg/Cape Town

On arrival at Cape Town Airport, you will be met by a Lion World Travel representative and transferred to your hotel.

The 4-star Commodore Hotel exemplifies deluxe accommodation, stylish living and quality service, overlooking the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, with views of Table Mountain, Robben Island, the Harbour and the Atlantic Ocean.

Well situated just a short walk from the vibrant Waterfront that offers shopping, entertainment and a multitude of restaurants. All rooms have individual air conditioning, tea and coffee making facilities, hair dryers, 24-hour room service and personalized safes.

Commodore Hotel Deluxe Room
Standard Room accommodation

During your stay you will enjoy a complimentary dinner at The Quarter Kitchen Restaurant.

Accommodation: Commodore Hotel - Standard Room (D) 

Day 2 - Cape Town

A day of leisure in Cape Town offering historic and cultural sites, world-class museums and bustling markets, inviting beaches and lush gardens, as well as great restaurants, wonderful shopping and culture. You have the option of joining a full-day Cape Peninsula Tour including Table Mountain at a cost of US$ 175 per person.

With spectacular views over Cape Town, iconic Table Mountain is a must-do! For this tour, the visit could be done first or last and is always weather dependent.

Take a cable car ride up to the top of Table Mountain to enjoy the magnificent view of the Cape. The main feature of Table Mountain is the level plateau from one side to the other, edged by impressive cliffs. The plateau flanked by Devil's Peak and by Lion's Head, form a dramatic backdrop to Cape Town.

Table Mountain is often covered by clouds to form the so-called "table cloth" of cloud. Not only is Table Mountain a scenic photograph background or a place from where you can take breathtaking photos of Cape Town, there are about 2,200 species of plants and 1,470 floral species found there.

Table Mountain
Table Mountain

After marveling at the awesome views, you will depart on a Cape Peninsula Tour. On this tour you will see why the area earned the name of The Fairest Cape.

Drive along Millionaire’s Paradise, named for its expensive real estate, towards the working harbor of Hout Bay and then Chapman’s Peak Drive, taking in the breathtaking ocean views.

Hout Bay
Hout Bay

After lunch (your own account), visit beautiful Cape of Good Hope Section of the Table Mountain National Park, keep a look out for ostrich, antelope, rock hyraxes and baboons.

The Flying Dutchman funicular (optional and own account) to the old lighthouse boasts awe-inspiring views! Then it’s back towards the City, visiting the historic naval port of Simon’s Town and the African penguin colony at Boulders Beach.

Boulders Beach Penguins
Boulders Beach Penguins

Accommodation: Commodore Hotel - Standard Room (B)

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Add-Ons

Cape Town, the Mother City, is a historically, culturally and breathtakingly vibrant city that was recently named the best city in Africa and the second best city in the world by Condé Nast Traveller. From its beautiful natural landmarks to its colourful culture; from decadent wine farms to captivating history and architecture - it’s a tourist heaven. There’s no finer way to savor Cape Town's pleasures than a guided day tour with Thompsons Africa – from wonderful winelands and wine tastings, to riding the cable car to the top of Table Mountain, we’ll take you there in style. To avoid disappointment, we recommend booking your preferred tours well in advance of your departure date. Speak to your Africa Specialist for more information.

Please note the scheduled tour prices below have additional drop off and pick up points and will have other guests on board. The private tour pricing offers a vehicle and driver just for your use and allows more flexibility – please note that the venues visited will have other guests, it is just the vehicle and driver that is on a private basis. Pricing for both is per person based on a minimum of two people.

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Half Day Tours

Cape Town City Tour

Departs: Daily between 7:35 and 8:30am. Returns: Approx. 12:30pm.

Bo Kaap Houses in Cape Town

This tour is designed to orientate and give you a full-color insight into the extraordinary magic of Cape Town. First enjoy a cable car ride to the summit of the legendary Table Mountain (weather permitting) for panoramic views, including the City and surrounding layout of this southernmost tip of Africa (tickets are for your own account). Next up is a visit of the country’s oldest colonial building, The Cape Castle and the Company Gardens. Then you’ll be driven past Parliament Buildings, City Hall which is where Nelson Mandela made his first public speech after his release from prison and the Slave Lodge. Next, it’s up the cobblestoned hills to the beautifully colorful homes of the Bo-Kaap in the Malay Quarter. The tour ends on a sparkling note, with a visit to a diamond works where you’ll watch a professional diamond cutter as he creates every girl’s dream stone. Perhaps you’ll be taking one home.


Cape Point Tour

Departs: Daily between 7:40 and 8:45am. Returns: Approx. 12:30pm.

Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa in Cape Town

The Cape Peninsula and Cape Point is wild, rugged, and undoubtedly one of the most memorable coastlines you’ll have encountered. The trip begins with a drive along Millionaires Paradise, eyeing the glamorous homes of Clifton Beach and Camps Bay which leave you in no doubt as to how it earned its title. From there, it’s on towards the charming coastal town and working harbor of Hout Bay - translated from Dutch it literally means Wood Bay. Then, driving over the legendary Chapman’s Peak Drive with its breathtaking views you’ll arrive at the Cape of Good Hope Section of the Table Mountain National Park and its rugged, intriguing landscape. Next up is a visit to the delightful African penguin colony at Boulders beach (for your own account, approximately USD $5 per person), before moving on to the historical naval port of Simon’s Town. It’s a wonderful half-day spent on the wilder side of this exquisite Cape coastline.


Stellenbosch Winelands Tour

Departs: Mon-Sat between 12:45 and 1:45pm. Returns: Approx. 5:30pm.

Stellenbosch in the Cape Winelands

Stellenbosch, with its Cape Dutch architecture, is the warm and wonderful heart of the Cape Winelands and is surrounded by stunning wine estates. It’s truly the prettiest town, home to one of the country’s prestigious universities, and you’ll love exploring the fine art galleries, the architecture, the history, and the curious and quaint shops. You’ll be taken on a leisurely drive to become acquainted with the area, before being introduced to the wine-making process in a fascinating cellar tour. Of course, you‘ll have a chance to taste the wine for which this area is renowned, and no doubt, you’ll leave with a favorite bottle or two under your arm. Stellenbosch is arguably one of the Province’s most beautiful towns. Please note not all galleries and shops are open on Sundays. Tour includes one wine tasting and one cellar tour.


Robben Island Tour

Robben Island Prison Cell

Board the Robben Island Ferry at the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront and take part in a half day Robben Island tour.

For nearly 400 years, Robben Island was a place of banishment, exile, isolation and imprisonment for political "troublemakers" and social outcasts. During the apartheid years Robben Island became internationally known for its institutional brutality. Some freedom fighters spent more than a quarter of a century in prison for their beliefs. Nelson Mandela was one of them.

Those imprisoned on the Island succeeded on a psychological and political level in turning a prison 'hell-hole' into a symbol of freedom and personal liberation. Robben Island came to symbolize, not only for South Africa and the African continent, but also for the entire world, the triumph of the human spirit over enormous hardship and adversity. You will be escorted around the island by an ex-political prisoner, and given insight into the past and how the human spirit triumphs.


Cape Malay Cooking Experience with Cass Abrahams

Departs: subject to chef's availability.

Today you will be picked up at 08h30 for your Cape Malay Cooking with Cass Abrahams Tour. Cass is the foremost authority on the cuisine in the Cape and is a local celebrity. The tour starts with a chat and a coffee with your guide so that you have some background on the people of the Cape, the history of their cuisine and on Cass. Cass realized that for a variety of reasons the cuisine was dying out in the Cape and made it her mission to rescue the recipes. She interviewed the grandmothers in the community and dug in the archives and then wrote a cookbook that became highly sort after by many South Africans. Today you have the opportunity to enjoy a hands-on class with her in her home in the Southern Suburbs. You will cook three to four dishes and then relax over lunch. Please note that no alcohol is served in respect for Cass's Muslim faith.


Sea Kayaking

Departs: daily, subject to weather. Please note the tour excludes transport to and from Simon's Town — prices available upon request.

Visit one of the most unique places in the world — a penguin colony in suburban Cape Town. And the best way to see it is from the water. Leave from Simon's Town Waterfront and paddle past the civilian and Naval Harbor and out to Boulder's Beach. After visiting the penguins, stop on a lovely semi-private beach for refreshments, swimming and snorkeling (snorkels and bottled drinking water are provided). Your double kayak is very stable and perfect even if you have no paddling experience.

We can also arrange for you to go cycling, skydiving, sandboarding and abseiling among other activities  please let us know if you would like more information on these activities.


Full Day Tours


Cape Winelands Tour

Departs: Mon-Sat between 8:00am and 9:00am. Returns: Approx. 5:30pm.

Cape Winelands

This is a superb day exploring the exceptional Winelands region with its heavenly scenery. The area is rich with history, and you can’t help but feel it as you visit this region. Experience a wine cellar tour, where you’ll learn all about the process of winemaking, and have the chance to savor the wines. Visit the charming little town of Franschhoek, pass by the impressive Huguenot Monument, and enjoy lunch (your own account) – the town is known as the gourmet capital of South Africa. After lunch, the tour takes you over the Helshoogte Mountain Pass to the pretty university town of Stellenbosch. You will have time to stroll through this little town, absorbing the quaintness, and enjoying the shops! A trip to the Winelands isn’t complete without a wine tasting, so you'll visit two different wine estates. During your visit, you’ll be able to purchase your favourite wine to take back home! Includes two wine tastings.


Cape Peninsula Tour

Departs: Daily between 7:45 and 8:45am. Returns: Approx. 6:00pm.

Cape of Good Hope

*Please note that this tour is different to the Lion World Travel Peninsular Tour as offered on certain packages*
On this tour you will see why the area earned the name of The Fairest Cape. Sit back and relax, as you’re driven along the exquisite stretch of coastline known as Millionaire’s Paradise – from Clifton to Camps Bay, to the exclusive beach hamlet of Llandudno – towards the charming working harbour of Hout Bay.

You then wind your way along the legendary Chapman’s Peak Drive, hugging the cliffs and relishing the breathtaking ocean views. After a stop for lunch (your own account), visit the wild and beautiful Cape of Good Hope Section of the Table Mountain National Park, an integral part of the world-renowned Cape Floral Kingdom.

After, you'll head back along the coast towards the City, visiting the historic naval port of Simon’s Town and the endearing African penguin colony at Boulder’s Beach (own account – approximately USD $5 per person). Next, you’ll head inland to the last stop of the day. In the summer months this will be at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. With the sun setting over the tall peaks of Table Mountain, the last rays sparkle on the trees and flowers. In the winter months (May 1st to Aug 31st), the last stop is at Groot Constantia where you’ll stop for a wine tasting and cellar tour of South Africa’s oldest wine estate.


Wine & History Exploration

Departs: Daily about 8 am. Returns: Approx. 5:30pm.

Tour Stellenbosch where you will taste wines and shop at some of the most outstanding wine estates in the Cape. Your first wine tasting is at Rustenberg Estate, where wines have been bottled for an unbroken period since 1682. The estate offers an intimate exclusivity and the beautiful gardens are truly a plant lover's dream.

Your next stop is the beautiful Delaire Graff Estate, nestled between majestic mountains and overlooking the vineyards of Stellenbosch. The original artworks from Laurence Graff's personal collection are on display throughout, representing some of South Africa's finest contemporary artists.

After a wine tasting and fascinating walk through this estate, you'll travel to Franschhoek for lunch at a local restaurant before stopping at L'Ormarins, home of Antonij Rupert Wines.

L'Ormarins was restored in 1984 and the Manor House and Cellar declared national monuments. The Antonij Rupert Cellar is a state of the art gravity fed cellar with revolving ceiling and underground barrel cellar built in memory of Antonij Rupert. The Franschhoek Motor Museum at the magnificent L'Ormarins offers the opportunity to look back at more than 100 years of motoring history, with its unique and exciting collection of more than 300 vehicles, motorcycles, bicycles and memorabilia.


Evening Tours


Sunset and Beach Dinner

Departs: subject to weather conditions, between 5:30 and 6:00pm. Returns: Approx. 10:00pm.
Only operates Sep - May

Sunset in Cape Town

Join your host and head out of the city before sunset. Savor a chilled glass of sparkling wine while overlooking one of Cape Town’s most beautiful beaches and taking in the sunset. You’ll be shown how to find the Southern Cross in the night sky (if the moon isn’t too bright!), before enjoying dinner at a sensational restaurant offering seafood and South African specialties. If you’re celebrating a special occasion let us know and we can arrange a separate table. As you return to the hotel, you'll enjoy the city lights by night. Everything is taken care of – just enjoy!


Sunset Champagne Cruise

Departs: daily subject to weather conditions — times vary according to sunset. Tour lasts 90 minutes.

Board a sail boat that will follow the wind for this cruise and allow you to experience sunset and the views of Cape Town at dusk from a different perspective! Typically in a SE Wind direction, you will head out of the Harbour and sail across Table Bay towards Milnerton lighthouse, then return to the protection of Granger Bay in the lee of Table Mountain to watch the sun set, and then motor back to the Waterfront.


Custom Day Tours


We can also tailor make tours to match your interests or simply arrange for you to have a vehicle and driver available with no plan in mind to take you wherever you feel like going. Cape Town has been chosen as the Design Capital for 2014, we can include Architecture, Art, local clothing designers. In addition to the beautiful Winelands, Cape Point and City tours, consider a family day out, to see seals, penguins, monkeys and butterflies; splash out on a hot shopping extravaganza; or indulge in a grand gourmet food and wine tour of golf or bicycle tours.

Half Day Private Tours

Half day private trips depart daily on request and run from either 8:30 am to 12:30pm or 1:30pm to 5:30pm and cover up to 150km’s.

Full Day Private Tours

The full day private vehicle and driver hire departs daily on request with a pick up time of 9:00am, dropping off at 5:30pm and covers up to 250km's.

Both half and full day options exclude all entrances, parking fees, toll fees and any other costs which you would need to settle directly at the venues visited and in the case of parking, with the driver. Touring is done in an air-conditioned 7-seater vehicle with a tour guide.

Prices are in US Dollars and are per person based on double occupancy accommodations.


2021


US$2499 per person based on double and two singles occupancy
No single supplement based on limited availability

Valid on the following departure dates:

January 27
February 7
March 16
July 3
August 15
September 20


US$2399 per person based on double and two singles occupancy
No single supplement based on limited availability

Valid on the following departure dates:

April 13
May 7
June 12


US$2699 per person based on double and two single occupancy
No single supplement based on limited availability

Valid on the following departure dates:

October 17
November 15
December 6

Inclusions:

  • Accommodation as specified
  • Tours and activities as specified
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary including dinner at the Quarter Kitchen Restaurant and Gold Restaurant
  • All services and transfers as specified
  • Transportation in luxury vehicles
  • Sight-seeing as per itinerary led by English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees for sight-seeing as indicated
  • Game drives as specified in itinerary
  • Services of Rangers/Trackers
  • Tour of Victoria Falls and Zambezi River Cruise
  • Lion World Travel Representative Meet and Greet upon arrival

Exclusions:

  • Roundtrip, international, economy airfare from New York (JFK) to Cape Town and back via Johannesburg
  • Domestic flights in South Africa
  • Regional flights from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls and return
  • Items of a personal nature such as drinks, laundry, telephone calls, etc.
  • All other services not mentioned
  • Gratuities/tips for game rangers/trackers, tour guides and drivers
  • Costs of obtaining passports and/or visas
  • Trip Cancellation, Interruption and/or Medical Insurance – please note that insurance for this trip is a mandatory requirement from suppliers in South Africa – proof of insurance must be provided before bookings are confirmed. It is your personal responsibility to ensure you have sufficient insurance coverage.

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