Depart Home City en-route to
Johannesburg, South Africa.
Flight from Johannesburg to
Victoria Falls will be included in the trip price.
Nxabega Lodge - Okavango Delta
Arrive in Johannesburg and transfer to flight
to Victoria Falls. Arrive Vic Falls and continue 45 minutes
to Matetsi Water Lodge.
Matetsi Water Lodge is situated on the banks
of the spectacular Zambezi River 40 kilometers
west of Victoria Falls and close to the Botswana
border at Kasane. Set under mangosteen and waterberry
trees, Matetsi Water Lodge comprises three small,
exclusive camps each with six double en-suite
lodges. Each lodge is air-conditioned and has
its own private plunge pool and verandah. The
design emphasis reflects ancient Zimbabwe and
the river sweeping past in moods of blue slate,
teakwood, mazista tiles and soft furnishings.
Meals are prepared by accomplished chefs and
served on the intimate riverside dining decks
under the giant trees that envelop the lodge.
Lodge activities include day and night game drives
in open safari vehicles, guided bush walks, fishing,
boat cruises and canoeing.
Activities at Matetsi include:
Twice daily game viewing drives in open Land
Rovers, as well as exciting spot lit night drives.
Bush walks through the private Matetsi Game Reserve are led by armed
At Matetsi Water Lodge, morning and afternoon riverboat cruises and
guided canoe excursions are among the many delights that await you.
For bird-watchers, exploring this region is pure magic.
Morning excursion to visit to one of the seven
natural wonders of the world, the 103 metre Victoria Falls,
which are just 40 kilometers away (about a half hour drive).
There will be time for shopping and optional bungee jumping
for those who want to up the adventure quotient! Return to
Matetsi in time for an sundowner cruise or game drive.
This is our fourth and final night at Matetsi. We
schedule four nights at this lodge so as to take full advantage
of all this area has to offer and so that you can truly settle
into the Africa experience after your long international travel.
to Kasane airport for light aircraft flight to Nxabega Okavango
Safari Camp. Arrive at Nxabega in time for lunch.
Okavango Safari Camp. Luxury tented camp
Situated under dense stands of African Ebony and Strangler Fig Trees
in an exclusive wildlife concession, Nxabega Okavango Safari Camp is
unique in that it combines the Okavango water wilderness experience
with the excitement of viewing the big game normally associated with
the land camps. This magnificent lodge has been beautifully hand crafted
and was deliberately designed to ensure that its open plan dining room,
lounge, wildlife reference library, and expansive sundecks all offer
unobstructed views over the endless floodplains of the Delta. Other
lodge facilities include a raised game viewing platform, plunge pool
and sundeck. Nxabega accommodates only 18 safari guests in East African
style safari tents pitched on elevated platforms with private sundecks
and en-suite facilities. Guests have a choice of daily activities including
meandering along the floodplains of the Delta by mokoro, exploring
the deeper channels by motor boat, nature walks accompanied by an unarmed
professional guide or tracking game by open 4x4-safari vehicle in the
Mopane Forests and open grasslands. The added highlight of an evening
game drive by spotlight assures you of the most complete lodge experience
Full day at Nxabega.
Today we depart Botswana and head to South
Africa. Transfer by light aircraft charter flight to Maun.
Fly from Maun to Johannesburg. Joburg to Phinda Forest Lodge.
Arrive at Phinda in time for lunch and an afternoon game drive.
Forest Lodge is situated in the depths of the botanically
unique Sand Forest, the bedroom suites were hand-built on
small stilts by the Zulu people. Guests experience the sensuous
delight of luxurious minimalism offset by the verdant forest
scene beyond the chalet's glass walls.
Forest Lodge's 16 raised glass-encased chalets have a bedroom, lounge
and spacious en suite bathroom with a bath and separate shower. Outside,
wooden decks have been erected around the growing trees. Although surrounded
on three sides by glass, the fertile forest floor and towering torchwood
trees ensure privacy in each of the chalets. Constructed to minimize
impact on the unique Sand Forest, the air-conditioned rooms are raised
off the ground to allow smaller animals complete freedom of movement
along the forest floor below.
At Forest Lodge, the glass walls display the sea-green canopy with
wide-screen effect. A few short paces outside, birds and animals such
as the tiny red duiker, suni antelope and rare red squirrel move quietly
through the forest.
The chalets evoke the luxurious minimalism of classic Japanese architecture.
This is offset by the verdant forest scene beyond the glass walls,
creating a sensuous African delight. The chalets have polished beechwood
and slate floors.
The central dining area, lounge and shaded swimming pool of this secluded
camp overlook a tranquil open grassy vlei (wetland pan). The elevated
lookout deck is a prime bird-watching spot for the approximately 400
species at Phinda.
Full Day at Phinda.
Full Day at Phinda. This afternoon we
will have the opportunity to visit the local Zulu village and
school that Still Water Travel helps to support. In the
evening we will host a community Boma Dinner and you will have
the opportunity to share stories, songs, ideas and conversations
with many of the local residents.
After breakfast transfer by charter light
aircraft to Johannesburg and then by commercial flight to Cape
Town, South Africa. Check in at the Radisson Hotel.
to the Radisson Hotel Waterfront, Cape Town, spectacularly
situated on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean overlooking its
own private marina and famous Robben Island. This is a first
class international hotel, combining high levels of luxury
with efficient service and the warmth of true South African
hospitality. The world famous V&A Waterfront, the shopping
and entertainment hub of the city, is within a few minutes'
stroll. The gentle elegance of a luxurious small hotel combined
with the allure of one of the worlds most beautiful cities,
provides a unique experience of hospitality. The Radisson provides
the perfect setting for discovering Cape Town-enviable location
that offers both centrality and privacy combined with unrivaled
views of The Atlantic Ocean and Table Mountain. We will be
enjoying all business class ocean front rooms during our stay.
Today we make a visit to the impressive summit
of Table Mountain which dominates the landscape of Cape Town.
Half day free to shop, relax and explore.
we are whisked off to the renowned wine lands of Southern Africa.
We will have lunch today at the historic Spier Winery.
Spier was among the first six wine farms to be established in Stellenbosch,
South Africa's prime wine-growing region. Its original wine cellar
(dated 1767) is believed to be the oldest dated cellar in South Africa.
Spier's distinctive logo and name were both inspired by the bulrushes
that still line the banks of the Eerste River, which flows past the
pretty old manor house and original wine cellar. ('Spier' is the 'Olde
Dutch' word for bulrushes). Spier's transformation into an internationally
renowned cultural resort with an ambitious vision began in the mid-Ninties
- and today Spier ranks as South Africa's most famous and most popular
to play in Cape Town. Evening Departure.
back home with fascinating stories to tell and visions that you'll
B/L/D = Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Please note that
due to the nature of adventure travel in foreign countries,
this itinerary is subject to change. We will always attempt
to adhere to our itinerary but request that all trip members
remain flexible. Your enjoyment and safety are our highest