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Cape Town, Kruger Park Safari & Victoria Falls

Experience the top 3 destinations in Southern Africa. The vibrancy of Cape Town and surrounding areas, a Big 5 Safari in the world famous Kruger National Park and then to the mighty Victoria Falls where we witness the entire Zambezi river thundering into the abyss. 10 very memorable days.

star rating Trip rating 5/5 from 9 reviews
Operator rating 5/5 from 54 reviews
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Client: Tim Barker - from United Kingdom
Trip: This Trip: Cape Town, Kruger Park Safari & Victoria Falls
Rating: rating 4.5/5
Comment: Our itinerary was customised to include what we wanted to see and do and it was a trip of a lifetime!

Kruger was great. The animals did their bit by showing up! We saw more than we could have hoped for. Accommodation fine. Our guide was fabulous. Friendly from the outset, courteous, helpful, well informed and good fun too. I cannot speak highly enough of him. Did all we could have hoped for and more.

Karongwe was brilliant, fantastic. Great animal viewing. Evans (our guide) was great as was Joel (our tracker). All staff great. We were really happy with this.

Victoria Falls were incredible. Spent a good couple of hours just wandering round and taking photos. Great. We then had a walk over the bridge which was an interesting experience, not at all like I had read about. The Zambezi cruise was great. Following trip from airport we literally only had time to dump cases in room, brush teeth, freshen up etc so was a bit rushed but the cruise was very relaxing. The staff on the boat were lovely. Free alcohol helped. The trip was better for being on a smaller boat. Chatted to other guests who gave some helpful tips re Victoria Falls itself etc.

Chobe was great. Nice food. Friendly staff. River cruise good but not in same league as Zambezi despite more animals to see. Walter, our guide, was very friendly and knowledgeable.

A fantastic holiday that will leave us great memories forever. Will do it again some day, hopefully in the not too distant future, with some variations I'm sure.
Client: Peter & Wendy Collins - from Australia
Trip: This Trip: Cape Town, Kruger Park Safari & Victoria Falls
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: We arrived back home last night and just wanted to say thank you to the tour operator for organising such a wonderful trip.

We had a fantastic time seeing your beautiful country and we really appreciate how everything ran so smoothly.

The trip was perfect!

Organising all the pick ups and transfers – these were fantastic and all worked like clock-work and certainly took the stress out of arriving in a new city. The transfer drivers were all punctual and courteous and helpful.

The tours – we enjoyed all the tours around Cape Town and the Beaches/Cape Point etc.

Kruger Park – this was a fabulous 4 days. Thanks to Jantjie for his attention to detail and for expert wildlife advice. He was attentive and knowledgeable and made the time very interesting and enjoyable. We saw so many interesting animals, large and small!

Vic Falls – thanks so much for the advice re going to the Zimbabwe side rather than Zambia and for the excellent accommodation selection. Vic Falls Hotel was exceptional and we were so thrilled to stay there. The Falls were magnificent and we were grateful to see them at this time of year in peak flow. A highlight of our trip!

The air fares within Africa all worked out well and although Fly Africa is a budget airline, we were very happy with the flights and service.

So, thanks again for a wonderful service, right from our first enquiries with you, through to all the itinerary and details worked out for us.
Client: Pamela Davidson - from United States
Trip: This Trip: Cape Town, Kruger Park Safari & Victoria Falls
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: Thank you for a amazing trip. It was more than I thought it would be. I did so much and saw so many awesome animals , I saw four of the big five. The places I stayed was great. Cliff Top was one of my favorites , beautiful place and huge game farm for the animals. The staff was so nice there. The Ranger Sebastian was awesome and funny.

The Elephant Safari was a highlight as well as the great tour of Cape Town. Cape Town is a great city. I went to the waterfront thanks for the suggestion I got to spend a good amount of time there. Thanks again. Also the drivers were nice and great also. Everything went smooth with the transfers.

Great tour company and they did a great job.
Client: Antonio Gueli - from Italy
Trip: This Trip: Cape Town, Kruger Park Safari & Victoria Falls
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: We enjoyed a wonderful safari holiday thanking the competence and the seriousness of the tour operator and of our guide/interpreter/driver Mrs.Carla Dogliani.

Everything was perfect !
Client: Shari Smith - from United States
Trip: This Trip: Cape Town, Kruger Park Safari & Victoria Falls
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: The trip was WONDERFUL! We had a FABULOUS time and we would do it all over again!

The whole thing was VERY organized! Right from the start, Cecil, was great at answering our questions and staying in contact with us!

The tour guides were fun and professional, the hotels were perfect (some fancy and some bungalows), the food was good and the tours/safaris were exactly what we were looking for (not too fast and not too slow)! I would highly recommend both a trip to Africa and using this operator to go!
Client: Nicole Benko - from Switzerland
Trip: This Trip: Cape Town, Kruger Park Safari & Victoria Falls
Rating: rating 4.5/5
Comment: The Safari was great. Everything was organised well. Thank you very much again.
Client: Rosi & KG - from Australia
Trip: This Trip: Cape Town, Kruger Park Safari & Victoria Falls
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: We loved our South Africa trip immensely and would like to thank the tour operator for bringing my 50th birthday trip together.

We were so happy with Andre who was our guide for half the trip. He was a wealth of information and looked after us ever so well and made us feel very at home.

My goal was to not only see an 'ingwe' but to get lots of beautiful pictures, so thank you Cecil & Andre for helping me achieve this.

Hope to be back again one day.
Client: Pierre Agassiz - from Switzerland
Trip: This Trip: Cape Town, Kruger Park Safari & Victoria Falls
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: Excellent tour, lot to see....our guide Nico was just great, looking for everything to make us comfortable. The drive was excellent, the timing was made for us, stops as we wanted, so all near perfection.

Please keep this level of quality without raising the prices
Client: William Fletcher - from United States
Trip: This Trip: Cape Town, Kruger Park Safari & Victoria Falls
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: Booked a package starting in Cape Town, then to Victoria Falls, then Johannesburg and Kruger.

The operator was wonderful to work with - we were able to do everything by email, which was very convenient.

The accommodations he selected were excellent and everything went as planned.

I would highly recommend them to assist with travel plans in South Africa.

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Client: Flip Laffoon - from United States
Trip: currently unavailable
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: I absolutely fell in love with South Africa, and I really did not want to come home!

Cape Town is a magical city, and I loved all of the activities we did and sights we saw; the winter weather was even fairly cooperative! Umlani was absolutely exceptional; the staff there is so warm and friendly and knowledgeable, the grounds are lovely and comfortable, and the bush drives through the Timbavati Game Reserve were one of the true highlights of my (almost) four weeks in Africa!

In fact, I loved both Cape Town and Timbavati so much that I don't think it will be too long before I return!
Client: A. Deacon-Morey - from United States
Trip: currently unavailable
Rating: rating 4.5/5
Comment: Communication with them was fluid, they customised an itinrary to be a private 4 four day Garden Route tour for us as well as several full days tours from Cape Town.

They were very accommodating to our requests and assigned our group a very knowledgeable and experienced tour guide/driver (Seppie Bornman).

We were very satisfied with his services. We had a wonderful trip!

We would like to thank The Africa Guide team for offering us this tour operator as a reliable and professional tour operator for our recent trip to South Africa
Client: Tricia Maxwell - from United States
Trip: 5 Days Kruger Park & Luxury Safari Lodge Combo
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: We had a wonderful vacation in South Africa thanks to the safari operator.

They provided excellent service from start to finish. They were very attentive and were willing to work with me to come up with the best itinerary that would fit my budget and time. I would use their services again, and highly recommend them to others.

I give the operator a 10.
Client: Sally & Scott Johnson - from United States
Trip: Kruger Park Budget Safari 3-5 Days
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: It was a wonderful experience and the setting, facilities and staff were fantastic!

Andre was great and incredibly knowledgeable - we enjoyed the 14 hours on the road with him! Please pass along our thanks to him.
Client: Pauline Harwood - from Canada
Trip: Cape Town - Kruger Park - Victoria Falls Luxury
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: We had a great trip in SA and beyond. All went very smoothly and seemed effortless. Trouble with Africa is that once you have been there you want to keep returning!

Everything was terrific and we really enjoyed Gomo Gomo and the laid back atmosphere and the great people running it, and also the suggestion of the Zambezi Sun was a good one. We had a holiday to remember!

I would give the tour operator themselves a 10 - everything went very smoothly and on one occasion when a pick up was going to be half an hour late they phoned the hotel to let us know. Good service with Carina, our travel planner.
Client: Edward & Jade Chong - from Canada
Trip: Cape Town - Kruger Park - Victoria Falls Luxury
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: We've returned from a trip of a lifetime, it was thoroughly fabulous.

The tour operator managed to take care of every aspect of our trip and the itinerary was fantastic.

Each of the safari destinations were unique and your selection was superb. We'd be hard pressed to decide on just one and thus the three selected were perfect. Cape Town and Victoria Falls were also incredible travel destinations.

We cannot thank the operator enough and sincerely appreciate their experience and efforts.

We will not hestitate to use your services in the future, nor will we hestitate to reccomend your services.
Client: Steven Christopher - from United States
Trip: Authentic BIG5 Kruger Park Safari - Classic African Safari Camp
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: I had a great time on my safari adventure in southern Africa. The arrangements all worked perfectly for me, and they were pretty complicated as I had seven different lodging venues and all the transportation moving between them required.

I particularly enjoyed my stays n the Timbavati Private Game Preserve, and in Thornybush Private Game Reserve. The animal viewing was fantastic and the experiences provided by the staffd members and facilities were really first rate.

The trip exceeded my already high expectations, as you would expect since an African safari was No. 1 on my "bucket list."
Client: Jeannie - from United States
Trip: currently unavailable
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: Trains, animals and food are some of the few passions I have in life (not necessarily in that order).

My decision to go to South Africa was mainly to experience an intimate encounter with wildlife in an environment that is as close to their natural environment as possible. My initial contact was to inquire about a package tour that was advertised on the Africa Guide that includes the Blue Train, Big 5 Safari and Cape Town. From the very beginning, Cecil was the specialist that took care of me. I knew what I wanted from the trip but the challenge was to design an itinerary that would accommodate time constraints (the trip was a last minute decision and I had to be back home by certain date) and to include the Blue Train with its limited time schedule. Cecil worked hard in designing several itineraries to best fit my schedule and budget. All throughout, Cecil was always very patient and replied professionally and promptly to all of my questions.

I didn't know what to expect from the trip as I had never travelled to any countries in Africa. All of the tour guides were very professional, knowledgeable, prompt, pleasant, and friendly. Cape Town was beautiful and the people felt genuinely nice. Being in the Blue Train was quite an experience. It’s the perfect backdrop for an Agatha Christie's novel - mysterious, elegant, and classic. Service was superb and the train was truly a moving 5-star hotel.

The safari is a photographer's dream. There were so many momentous events to capture. I am still dumbfounded as to how close we can get to these wild animals. Pierre and Service, the assigned ranger and trekker were quite a team. They tracked all Big 5 and many other wildlife. Pierre was very knowledgeable about the flora and fauna of the region. It's always gratifying to learn from one who shows much enthusiasm in his field.

I learn so much about the history and peoples of South Africa. Of course the opinions of the history, culture and points of view differ in range with people from different backgrounds and economic status. All politics aside, South Africans were very approachable, courteous and warm. Overall, it was a spectacular and unforgettable experience.

From a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being top marks) I give this trip a score of 10!
Client: Martin Rains - from United Kingdom
Trip: 14 Day Cape Town, Garden Route, Kruger Park
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: I had an excellent time and really enjoyed myself to the point that I am looking at returning next year.
Client: JosephineTan - from Singapore
Trip: 3 Days Victoria Falls ex Johannesburg or Cape Town
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: I just returned from the most wonderful holiday in Africa! It's my first visit and it will certainly not be my last. I thoroughly enjoyed myself, from camping at Victoria Falls to Safari at Kruger and finally at the most beautiful Cape Town.

The operator was helpful. He was very responsive from the beginning and I am very grateful for his help in booking 4days/3 nights at a tent at Waterfront Resort, Livingstone, Zambia. The arrangement including transfer from OR Tambo was flawless and it was a very auspicious start of my holiday :-)

Now I am planning my next trip to Africa and will certainly turn to your website for ideas and suggestions. Thank you for the great site and keep up the good work.
Client: Daniele Doyle - from Germany
Trip: Cape Town - Kruger Park - Victoria Falls Luxury
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: The operator took care of my every need for my first trip to Africa. I was a bit nervous traveling as a single female, but they made all the arrangements and everything was taken care of for me.

My safari in Kruger Park was unforgettable. Marc's Treehouse Lodge fit the occasion perfectly, although I did have a few unwanted guests the first evening :-). The hostess was very sweet, the food delicious, and the safari exciting. The guides were not only knowledgeable but anyone could tell they were completely dedicated and enthralled with their jobs. That made our safari even more special.

Victoria Falls was breathtaking. The tour on the falls and the river cruise just made the experience that more memorable. I have photographs of scenes that I could never have imagined. Again, the accommodations at the Zambezi Sun were lovely and the food excellent. The staff were helpful, always polite and always with a smile.

Cape Town speaks for itself. Africa definitely is a place of surprises. First a safari, then to the falls, then on to a bustling metropolis with a small town flair. Only in Africa :-). Both guides in Cape Town were phenomenal!! They answered every question and more. They were as excited as their guests to show them their town and all the beautiful sites. They made my stay that much more special.

I want to personally thank Cecil and all his Team for making my first trip to Africa as memorable as I knew it would be. I will definitely return and hope to build more fond memories...and hope to bring my family and friends along too.

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