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South Africa, Zimbabwe,

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Tour Overview

Embark on an unforgettable adventure with Martin Meyer Safaris on the Southern African Express. Your journey begins with four luxurious nights at the Victoria and Alfred Hotel, perfectly situated to explore the wonders of Cape Town. Each day, indulge in exciting sightseeing excursions, including a visit to the stunning Cape Peninsula, a guided tour of the vibrant city and iconic Table Mountain, and a delightful exploration of the picturesque Cape Winelands, renowned for its breathtaking landscapes and world-class wines. From there, you’ll fly to the charming town of Hoedspruit and transfer to the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve for an immersive four-night stay at the exclusive Baobab Ridge. Here, experience thrilling wildlife encounters and serene bushveld tranquility. The adventure culminates with three nights at the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, where the majestic beauty of Victoria Falls awaits. With luxurious accommodations, captivating excursions, and the natural splendor of Southern Africa, this safari promises an experience of a lifetime. Join us for an extraordinary journey that will leave you with cherished memories and a longing to return.

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General Information

  • Safari types:
    Big Five Safari, Family Safari, Wildlife Safari
  • Activities:
    Game Drive, Nature Walk, Sightseeing Tour, Optional Activities, Wine Tasting, Cultural Experience
  • Getting around:
    4x4 Safari Vehicle, Transfer Vehicle, Flight
  • Start/end:
    Start in Cape Town, end in Victoria Falls
  • Minimum age:

Embark on an unforgettable adventure with Martin Meyer Safaris on the Southern African Express, a journey designed to captivate your senses and leave you with lifelong memories. Your extraordinary journey begins with a four-night stay at the luxurious Victoria and Alfred Hotel, located in the heart of Cape Town’s bustling Waterfront. Here, you’ll find the perfect blend of comfort, elegance, and prime access to the city’s most iconic attractions.

Each day in Cape Town offers a new adventure. Start with a full-day tour of the Cape Peninsula, where you’ll marvel at the dramatic coastal scenery, visit the charming fishing village of Hout Bay, and enjoy a scenic drive along Chapman’s Peak. The journey continues to the Cape of Good Hope, the southwesternmost point of the African continent, where you can take in the breathtaking views and perhaps even spot some local wildlife. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit Boulders Beach, home to a delightful colony of African penguins.

Next, delve into the heart of the city with a comprehensive tour of Cape Town, including a cable car ride to the summit of Table Mountain. From this iconic landmark, you’ll enjoy panoramic views of the city, the surrounding mountains, and the sparkling Atlantic Ocean. The tour also includes visits to historical sites such as the Castle of Good Hope and the vibrant neighborhoods of Bo-Kaap, known for its colorful houses and rich cultural heritage.

Your Cape Town experience is further enriched with a day trip to the picturesque Cape Winelands. Here, you’ll explore the rolling vineyards and charming towns of Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, and Paarl. Indulge in wine tastings at some of the region’s finest estates, savor exquisite culinary delights, and soak in the breathtaking scenery that makes this region a haven for wine lovers and nature enthusiasts alike.

After your enchanting stay in Cape Town, you’ll board a flight to the quaint town of Hoedspruit, the gateway to the Greater Kruger National Park. From here, you’ll transfer to the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve for a four-night stay at the exclusive Baobab Ridge. Nestled in the heart of the bushveld, Baobab Ridge offers an intimate and luxurious safari experience. Enjoy daily game drives led by expert guides, where you’ll have the chance to spot the Big Five and other fascinating wildlife. The reserve’s commitment to conservation ensures an authentic and sustainable safari experience, with opportunities for bush walks and night drives that reveal the hidden wonders of the African wilderness.

Your journey continues with a flight to the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls, where you’ll spend three nights at the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge. Perched on a plateau overlooking the Zambezi National Park, this lodge provides stunning views and exceptional comfort. Discover the majesty of Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, with guided tours that showcase its immense power and beauty. Enjoy a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River, where you’ll witness the vibrant African sunset and spot hippos, crocodiles, and an array of birdlife.

Throughout your stay, you’ll have ample time to explore the surrounding area, with optional activities such as helicopter flights over the falls, bungee jumping, and visits to local markets and cultural sites. The combination of thrilling adventures and serene moments of relaxation ensures a well-rounded and deeply fulfilling travel experience.

Join us on the Southern African Express with Martin Meyer Safaris for an extraordinary journey through some of Africa’s most iconic destinations. With luxurious accommodations, captivating excursions, and the natural splendor of Southern Africa, this safari promises an experience of a lifetime. Embrace the spirit of adventure and create cherished memories on this remarkable journey.

Price Per Person – USD

From USD 5,400 per person sharing

  • Pricing is subject to availability at the time of booking.
  • Touring in Cape Town is with a Private guide and Vehicle – at your own pace
  • Game Drives are in a shared game viewer – Private vehicles are available at an additional cost
  • Touring in Victoria Falls is shared

What's Included

4 x nights accommodation at Victoria & Alfred Hotel – Bed & Breakfast

  • Private return airport transfer from Cape Town International Airport
  • Accommodation in twin or double-bedded Piazza room
  • All Cape Town touring activities as specified with a local guide
  • 1 x Full Day City Tour
  • 1 x Full Day Peninsula Tour
  • 1 x Full Day Winelands Tour


4 x nights accommodation at Baobab Ridge Private Lodge

  • Accommodation in twin or double-bedded luxury suite (en suite bathroom, private lounge and terrace)
  • Brunch and afternoon tea
  • Dinner and game drive snacks, teas and coffee (Please note we have a set menu, NOT a la carte
  • Laundry
  • WiFi in main building only
  • Two game drives a day in open 4×4 vehicles with licensed guides
  • Klaserie Levies and entrance gate fees


3 x nights accommodation at Victoria Falls Safari Lodge – Bed & Breakfast

  • Return seat in coach transfers from Victoria Falls Airport (Minimum 2 passengers)
  • 1 x dinner at The Boma – Dinner & Drum Show, with courtesy return shuttle
  • 1 x Guided Tour of the Victoria Falls
  • 1 x Sunset Cruise (luxury deck – Zambezi Explorer)
  • 2 x dinner at MaKuwa-Kuwa Restaurant
  • 2 x Vulture Culture lunch in the MaKuwa-Kuwa Restaurant
  • A complimentary shuttle bus service transports guests to the Victoria Falls Rainforest and city centre (village market and Victoria Falls) at regular intervals during the day.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Accommodation rates include Government levy and VAT as legislated by the Government

What's Excluded

  • Flights & visas
  • Additional activities not outlined in the proposal
  • Items of a personal nature
  • All drinks and premium branded alchoholic drinks
  • Dinners and lunches in Cape Town
  • Guides and staff gratuities
  • Spa treatments
  • Entrance Fees not specified in the itinerary
  • Morning walking safari (This can only be booked at the lodge)
  • Victoria Falls Rainforest National Parks Fee
  • National Parks River Usage Fee
  • Mandatory Medical Evacuation and Travel Insurance


  • This itinerary is owned and delivered by ‘Martin Meyer Safaris
  • All prices are ‘From’ and may vary at the time of booking
  • Display price is usually based on two people sharing
  • Martin Meyer Safaris‘ reserves the right to change the content and price of the itinerary
  • All itineraries and services are subject to availability

Day by Day Overview

Upon arrival at Cape Town International Airport, once you have cleared customs, meet our private guide and driver who will transfer you to the heart of Cape Towns vibrant V&A waterfront for the duration of your stay in Cape Town. Your evening is spent at leisure.
Overnight Victoria & Alfred Hotel
History and modern luxury merge at the Victoria & Alfred Hotel. Experience the allure of Cape Town for yourself at this landmark that boasts views of the harbour and Table Mountain from its ideal location in the heart of the V&A Waterfront. The hotel facilities include access to the swimming pool at The Dock House Boutique Hotel, Sanctuary Signature Spa and gym. Cape Town itself offers visitors a huge amount to do from whale watching, hiking Table Mountain, Robben Island tours and more. 
Piazza Facing Rooms
These 34 rooms offer views of the energetic piazza. Glimpses of the waterfront culture, that includes traditional music and performers, can be enjoyed from these rooms. They are comfortably spacious, measuring 38 to 44 m². Amenities include TV, minibar, complimentary coffee, tea and biscuits, desk, air conditioning, and en-suite bathroom.
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Victoria & Alfred Hotel
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Victoria & Alfred Hotel
Victoria & Alfred Hotel

This morning after breakfast meet your guide for your exciting full day cultural and historical city tour. Return to your hotel in the late afternoon, for time at leisure and dinner at one of the many eateries.

A Cape Town City Tour is a must-do activity for anyone visiting this vibrant South African city. The tour typically includes a visit to Table Mountain, the Bo Kaap, and the Company’s Gardens, all of which are significant landmarks in Cape Town.
The tour starts with a cable car ride to the top of Table Mountain, which offers a breathtaking view of the city, the Atlantic Ocean, and the surrounding mountains. The mountain is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature. Visitors can explore the mountain’s various hiking trails, flora, and fauna or relax and enjoy the scenery.
After descending Table Mountain, the tour heads to the Bo Kaap neighborhood, which is known for its brightly painted houses, cobbled streets, and rich history. The area was originally home to Muslim slaves brought to Cape Town by the Dutch in the 16th century. The tour includes a visit to the Bo Kaap Museum, which provides insight into the neighborhood’s culture and traditions. Finally, the tour takes visitors to the Company’s Gardens, a beautiful green oasis in the heart of Cape Town. The gardens were established in the 17th century by the Dutch East India Company as a way to provide fresh produce for their ships.
Table Mountain Cableway
Table Mountain
Couple walking in the Bo-Kaap
V&A Waterfront
Bo-Kaap Houses
Cape Town City

This morning after breakfast meet your guide for your exciting full day Cape Peninsula journey, this will have you energised by the beauty of the oceans and Cape floral kingdom of the Table Mountain National Park.

Your private tour begins with a scenic drive along the Atlantic Seaboard, offering panoramic views of pristine beaches and dramatic cliffs. Visit the iconic Cape of Good Hope, where the rugged coastline meets the ocean, and spot diverse wildlife, including baboons and antelopes.

Explore the historic Cape Point Lighthouse, standing as a sentinel over the tumultuous seas. Enjoy a leisurely stop at Boulders Beach to marvel at the charming colony of African penguins.

As you wind your way back, experience the picturesque charm of the quaint fishing villages of Hout Bay and Kalk Bay. This personalized tour promises an unforgettable adventure, showcasing the natural beauty and vibrant history of the Cape Peninsula. Return to your hotel for your evening at leisure.

Full Day Cape Peninsula Tour
Full Day Cape Peninsula Tour
Full Day Cape Peninsula Tour
Full Day Cape Peninsula Tour
Full Day Cape Peninsula Tour
Full Day Cape Peninsula Tour
Full Day Cape Peninsula Tour
Full Day Cape Peninsula Tour
Depart mid morning with your guide into the breathtaking beauty and flamboyant history of the Cape wine-lands region. Renowned the world over for stellar wines and beautiful wine valleys, eateries, scenic mountain views, and Cape Dutch architecture.
Begin your journey through lush vineyards and rolling hills, visiting some of the region’s most prestigious wine estates. Savour exquisite tastings of world-class wines, paired with artisanal cheeses and gourmet delicacies. Explore the charming towns of Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, and Paarl, each offering unique experiences and historical charm. Discover the art of winemaking with exclusive cellar tours, and stroll through beautifully manicured gardens and ancient oak-lined avenues.

Enjoy a leisurely gourmet lunch at a top-rated estate, surrounded by breathtaking landscapes. This intimate tour promises a day of elegance and sensory delight, celebrating the rich heritage and exquisite flavors of the Cape Winelands. Return to your hotel for your evening at leisure.

Cape Winelands Private Tour
Cape Winelands Private Tour
Cape Winelands Private Tour
Cape Winelands Private Tour
Cape Winelands Private Tour
Cape Winelands Private Tour
Cape Winelands Private Tour
This morning meet your guide and road transfer to Cape Town International Airport for your early morning scheduled commercial flight, to the Greater Kruger National Park Biosphere. Upon arrival in Hoedspruit, meet your driver and road transfer to the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve.
Welcome to Baobab Ridge in the heart of Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, where luxury meets untamed wilderness. Nestled within the Greater Kruger National Park, this exclusive lodge offers intimate encounters with Africa’s ‘Big 5’ in a serene, unspoiled setting.
Wake up to the symphony of the bush, enjoy game drives with expert guides, and unwind in elegant, spacious suites. With breathtaking views, personalised service, and an authentic safari experience. Baobab Ridge is your gateway to unforgettable adventures and cherished memories. Discover the magic of the African bush-veld at Baobab Ridge – where your dream safari begins.

Overnights Baobab Ridge Safari Lodge
Situated within the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, Baobab Ridge offers guests an upmarket, comfortable, authentic, and affordable wilderness experience. This small and intimate private lodge with only seven private suites sleeps a maximum of 16 guests, providing serenity far away from the masses. Family owned and run, the lodge is a home away from home and prides itself on its relaxed atmosphere, wide smiles, and friendly, welcoming staff. Within easy reach of the suites, the main lodge features a bar and lounge area, small TV room, wifi, outdoor terraces, large dining room, and an office.

Safari Cottages
The lodge has 7 free-standing guest cottages. All of the suites are raised on timber decks and their décor is inspired by the wonderful African wilderness that surrounds Baobab Ridge and reflects an air of simple, classic elegance with luxurious fittings and fixtures, high quality linen, and modern design. Outdoors there is a comfortable open-air boma area with a fireplace. The swimming pool overlooks the surrounding bush and a waterhole. The lodge is fully fenced from larger wildlife to ensure your safely.

Game Drives & Activities

Game drives at Baobab Ridge are in open vehicles with qualified senior guides. Guides are passionate about wildlife and are in contact with other vehicles on game drives, greatly increasing your chances of finding wildlife. Night drives offer exceptionally good opportunities to spot game not usually seen during the day. Afternoon game drives end in the dark, giving guests the opportunity to experience a night drive as well! Don’t miss the chance to spot leopards. lions and other nocturnal species who are at their most energetic at night.

Baobab Ridge
Baobab Ridge
Baobab Ridge
Baobab Ridge
Baobab Ridge
Baobab Ridge
Baobab Ridge
This morning is an early wake up call as you transfer via road to Nelspruit through the scenic lowveld. Board your scheduled commercial flight to the mighty Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. Once immigration is completed collect your luggage and meet your driver who will road transfer to Victoria Falls Safari Lodge.

Once you’ve arrived, check in, unpack relax and soak up the gorgeous views. Tonight indulge in the vibrant Boma Dinner & Drum Show at Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, featuring traditional cuisine, lively entertainment, and an unforgettable cultural feast.

Experience the majesty of one of the world’s most spectacular natural wonders with an exclusive stay at the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge. Nestled within lush, indigenous bush-veld, the lodge offers breathtaking views of the African landscape and the thundering Victoria Falls.

Back at the lodge, unwind in luxurious accommodations featuring private balconies overlooking a waterhole frequented by wildlife such as elephants and buffalo. Indulge in gourmet dining at the lodge’s renowned restaurant, where local flavours and international cuisine merge to create unforgettable meals. As the sun sets, immerse yourself in the sounds and sights of the African wilderness during a guided game drive or a cultural village tour.

Overnight at Victoria Falls Safari Lodge

Built of thatch and timber, the lodge rises several levels, giving the impression of a vast open-plan tree house, with the central area featuring the award-winning MaKuwa-Kuwa Restaurant, the famous Buffalo Bar, a two-tiered swimming pool, and a fitness center. All rooms are spacious and light, with glass sliding doors opening on to a private balcony boasting unrivalled views of the bushveld, with most overlooking the central waterhole, offering the opportunity to observe game.

A definite must see bucket-list activity is  a guided tour of the falls, where you’ll witness the awe-inspiring power and beauty of this natural phenomenon. Enjoy thrilling activities like a helicopter flight over the falls, a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River, or an adrenaline-pumping bungee jump.

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This morning enjoy your breakfast overlooking the waterhole. At the time advised by hotel management, say your fond farewells. Depart on your road transfer to Victoria Falls International Airport for your scheduled commercial flight to Johannesburgs O.R Tambo International Airport and your onward connection flight homeward.
A Southern African Journey of Discovery with Martin Meyer Safaris
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