African Travel Gateway has help many young couples with their honeymoons over the years.This 10 day honeymoon makes the best of your time in Cape Town and Zambia for Victoria Falls, and of course ends it all with a safari in the world famous Chobe National Park.

Cape Town, South Africa
Lions Head at sunset, Cape Town

This tour starts in Cape Town, South Africa’s mother city, rich is history and natural beauty. From the Cape it takes you straight to the Victoria Falls on the Zambian side where you get to enjoy this more true African enviroment before continuing to the Chobe Riverfront at Chobe Game Lodge. This luxury honeymoon tour ends with your flight to Johannesburg, South Africa.

Day 01 - Arrive Cape Town

On arrival at Cape Town International Airport you will be greeted and transferred to The Twelve Apostles Hotel in Camps Bay where you will spend (03) nights in a Superior Sea Facing Room on a bed and breakfast basis. This delightful beachfront hotel is located above the Atlantic Ocean, flanked by the majestic Twelve Apostles and Table Mountain, this award-winning hotel offers luxurious rooms and exquisite dining experiences. Savour seafood and fine dining at Azure Restaurant, enjoy delicious cocktails and breath-taking sunsets at The Leopard Bar and luxuriate in our holistic spa with stunning outdoor gazebos.

Twelve Apostles Hotel, Cape Town
Accommodation at Twelve Apostles Hotel

Few places linger in the memory like The Twelve Apostles Hotel. This is an unforgettable backdrop to an occasion that demands to be remembered. No other location offers such a heady mix of wild ocean, soaring mountain, unspoilt parkland, and seductive luxury. There’s nothing like a little peace, quiet and pampering to stir up a romantic interlude.

Day 02 - Cape Town

After breakfast, enjoy a private full day Cape Peninsula Tour including a deluxe lunch (all beverages and gratuities for your own account). Departing from your hotel, the tour offers an insight into the culture, history and geography of South Africa’s gorgeous Cape Peninsula.
Highlights of today’s tour include:
• Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope – dramatic, rugged tip of the Cape Peninsula.
• Boulders Beach – African Penguin colony.
• Hout Bay – charming fishing harbor and optional boat trip to Seal Colony.
• Simonstown – home of historical South African Navy base.
• Fynbos vegetation – part of the Cape Floral Kingdom World Heritage Site.
• Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden – world’s only botanical garden part of a World Heritage Site.
• The chance of seeing baboons, bontebok, ostriches and Southern Right Whales (seasonal).

View from Cape Point
Cape Winelands, near Cape Town

Admire spectacular vistas of the Atlantic Seaboard enroute to the pretty fishing village of Hout Bay where an optional boat trip to view the Cape Fur Seal colony on Duiker Island is available (at own cost). Scenic Chapman’s Peak Drive is truly one of the world’s most spectacular mountain passes! Keep a look out for Southern Right Whales just offshore (June to November) and the unique Cape Fynbos vegetation which is home to birdlife such as the African black oystercatcher.

In the Cape of Good Hope National Park there is opportunity to view wildlife including the Cape mountain zebra, bontebok, ostrich and baboon. Climb the steps, or ride the funicular railway car, to the famous Cape Point Lighthouse followed by a visit to the Cape of Good Hope. Following lunch, enjoy close-up viewing of the African Penguin colony at Boulders Beach. Continuing through Simonstown, take in views of Kalk Bay fishing harbour as we journey along picturesque Boyes Drive mountain pass. Browse the magnificent Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden set on the lower slopes of Table Mountain before returning to your hotel.

Day 03 - Cape Town

Full day tour on a side car

Following breakfast, embark on a private full day Cape Sidecar Winelands Tour (all food, beverages and gratuities for your own account). After your meet & greet with your driver board your sidecar & head out to the Winelands area via the N1 highway. First stop is The Spice Route. A farm where you can indulge in a host of tastings (Wine, beer, chocolate, artisinal cheeses & lots more..) in a beautiful setting. Continue to Fairview Wine Estate next door & enjoy a taste of their wines accompanied by a cheese platter made from the milk of the resident herd of goats.
After stocking up on some quality wine, re-board your sidecar & head through the picturesque countryside towards Franschhoek and stop off at Boschendal Wine Estate for lunch (picnic optional). After lunch, head over Helshoogte Pass (optional stop at Delaire to enjoy the views) towards the town of Stellenbosch. After a brief driving tour through Stellenbosch, head towards the famous Van Ryns Brandy Distillery where you can indulge in a session of brandy & chocolate pairing. Afterwards, head back to Cape Town via the N2 highway.

Day 04 - Cape Town to Livingstone, Zambia

After an early breakfast you will be transferred to Cape Town Airport in time for your flight to OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg and connecting flight to Livingstone Airport in Zambia. You will be greeted and transferred to Tongabezi Lodge where you will spend the next (03) nights in a Honeymoon House on a fully inclusive basis (excludes prem wines or liqueurs and champagne).

Tongabezi Lodge, Zambia
Tongabezi Lodge swimming pool

A comprehensive range of activities are also included in your stay: 
• Sunrise and sunset boat trip on the Zambezi River.
• Guided canoeing excursion depending on water levels and hippo activity.
• Lunch on local island with guided walk.
• Fishing (equipment provided).
• Visit to Victoria Falls on the Zambian side (Falls entrance fees at own cost).
• Game drive in the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park (Park entrance fees at own cost).
• Walk in the gorge below the falls.
• Cultural visit to the Museum (Museum entrance fees at own cost).
• Local village visit.
• Mountain bike trail to local village.
• Shopping trip on the Zambian side of the falls.

Built with the perfect view, indulgence and privacy in mind the Honeymoon House is the original blueprint for luxury Tongabezi accommodation. The private balcony overlooks the river, providing a perfect setting for a dip in the pool or a secluded candlelit dinner beneath the stars.
Alternatively, you can choose to dine with our other guests on one of the river decks or organise a private meal in one of the many other quiet spaces.

Day 05 -  Livingstone

Candlelit dinner, Sindabezi Island, Zambia

Spend a wonderfully relaxing day at leisure. The choice is yours - there is no set pattern to days at Tongabezi. Guests do as much or as little as they wish, with game drives, bush walks and boating trips all included in the price. Take a short guided tour of the majestic Victoria Falls. You can also enjoy the Falls from inside the gorge, from Livingstone Island and from the air., simply book times with your guide that are most convenient for you. A visit to Victoria Falls will no doubt be at the top of your list! One of the original natural wonders of the world, breathtaking Victoria Falls is a World Heritage Site and one of the most popular tourist attractions in Africa. The Falls, accessible from both Zambia and Zimbabwe, boast the best commercial white water rafting in the world, excellent fishing and a hair-raising bungee jump from the iconic Victoria Falls bridge.

Day 06 - Livingstone

Enjoy another heavenly day appreciating the delightful surrounds of Tongabezi Lodge and partaking in the Lodge’s inclusive activities. Additional activities available in the area can be booked and paid for directly through the Lodge and include elephant back safaris, a tour of Livingstone Island, microlight and helicopter flights over Victoria Falls and jet boat rides in Batoka Gorge.

Day 07 - Livingstone to Chobe Riverfront, Botswana

Following breakfast, you will be transferred by road to the northern border of Botswana where you will clear customs. Chobe Safari Lodge, your base for the next (03) nights on a fully inclusive basis (excluding Premium Brands), is the only property situated inside the Chobe National Park. Immerse yourself in an all-encompassing safari on land and water in one of Africa’s primary wildlife destinations as the Chobe Game Lodge staff share their passion and explore the diversity of Botswana’s Chobe National Park with you.

Chobe Game Lodge, Botswana
Chobe Game Lodge inside the Chobe National Park

Chobe Game Lodge is a haven of peace and tranquillity inside the Chobe National Park. A quiet spot on one of the many expansive viewing decks, the private jetty or comfortable lounge on the boardwalk is never far away. Each offers a different perspective on the unique wilderness that surrounds the lodge. Home to the largest concentration of elephants, the Chobe National Park is one of the world’s leading wildlife destinations. The famous Chobe River, which forms the park’s northern boundary, provides a permanent source of water for the region’s high volume of wildlife, making the river an important focal point for safari enthusiasts. Enjoy the diversity of Chobe National Park’s abundant wildlife on guided 4WD game drives and take in the beauty of the river on boat safaris, while witnessing the herds of game and prolific birdlife along the river banks.

Day 08 - 09 - Chobe Riverfront

Lioness on game drive, Chobe National Park

No Chobe safari is complete without experiencing the beauty of the Chobe River and its incredible wildlife by boat. Unlike any other water-based activity in Botswana, the game viewing while on a river safari in Chobe is unsurpassed anywhere in Botswana. Elephant line the water’s edge, hippo congregate in lagoons, hundreds of antelope and giraffe make their way to the water and sightings of predators along the river banks are common. Owing to the location of Chobe Game Lodge inside the Chobe National Park, early-morning game drives set off as soon as the park opens, giving you the best chance of tracking predators while they are still active. The afternoon drives depart the lodge in the late afternoon (the exact time is dependent on the season), only returning at park closure time after sunset, thus maximising the time you spend out in the park to enjoy those special sightings. The drives follow the course of the Chobe River as your experienced guide interprets the bush signs and tracks in search of the resident wildlife. Elephant encounters are common and huge herds of buffalo abound. The ever-present impala and the majestic giraffe are both common residents, while sightings of the puku antelope are also on offer. Predators are plentiful in the northern region of the Chobe National Park, and excellent sightings of lion, wild dog and leopard are to be had.

Day 10 - Chobe Riverfront to Johannesburg

TToday, your extraordinary honeymoon tour draws to a close. After breakfast you will be transferred Kasane Airport in time to board your outbound flight back to OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa.  On arrival in Johannesburg, you will connect with your late evening outbound flight back home (flight at own arrangements).

Tour Cost (quoted in ZAR for the South Africa section & USD for the Zambia & Botswana section).

01 May – 30 Sept 2018
ZAR 32 700.00 per person sharing x 02 adults for the South Africa section.
USD 5400.00 per person sharing x 02 adults for the Zambia & Botswana section.

01 Oct – 31 Dec 2018 (excluding peak season from 19 – 31 Dec 2018)
ZAR 38 800.00 per person sharing x 02 adults for the South Africa section.
USD 5400.00 per person sharing x 02 adults for the Zambia & Botswana section.

01 Jan – 30 April 2019 (excluding peak season 01 – 06 Jan 2019)
ZAR 43 500.00 per person sharing x 02 adults for the South Africa section.
USD 4385.00 per person sharing x 02 adults for the Zambia & Botswana section.

01 – 31 May 2019
ZAR 36 900.00 per person sharing x 02 adults for the South Africa section.
USD 4385.00 per person sharing x 02 adults for the Zambia & Botswana section.

01 June – 30 Sept 2019
ZAR 36 900.00 per person sharing x 02 adults for the South Africa section.
USD 5370.00 per person sharing x 02 adults for the Zambia & Botswana section.

01 – 31 Oct 2019
ZAR 43 100.00 per person sharing x 02 adults for the South Africa section.
USD 5370.00 per person sharing x 02 adults for the Zambia & Botswana section.

Above Costs Include:
03 night’s accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis (Twelve Apostles Hotel)
03 night’s accommodation on a fully inclusive basis (Tongabezi Lodge):
All meals
Bar accounts (excluding premium imports)
Laundry services

Inclusive activities at Tongabezi Lodge:
Sunrise and sunset boat trip on the Zambezi
Guided canoeing excursion depending on water levels and hippo activity
Lunch on local Island with guided walk
Fishing (equipment provided)
Visit to the Vic Falls on the Zambian side (Falls entry fees U$ 20 per person extra - subject to change)
Game drive in the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park (Park fees U$ 10 per person extra - subject to change)
Walk in the Gorge below the Falls
Cultural visit to the Museum (Museum entrance U$ 5 per person extra - subject to change)
Local village visit
Mountain bike trail to local Village
Shopping trip on the Zambian side of the Falls

03 night’s accommodation on a fully inclusive basis – (Chobe Game Lodge)
All meals
Bar accounts (excluding premium imports)
Park fees
Laundry
Game activities:
Game drives
River Cruise
Night drives
The services of a professional ranger and camp staff

All road & boat transfers as per itinerary
Sightseeing in Cape Town as per itinerary
01 Deluxe lunches in Cape Town as per itinerary
Sightseeing / activities as per itinerary in Livingstone and Chobe
Tourism levy of 1 %

Flights:
Cape Town - Johannesburg – Livingstone one way, incl taxes (Economy Class)
Kasane – Johannesburg, incl taxes (Economy Class)

Above Costs Exclude:
Visas if required
Personal items and gratuities
Bar accounts not specified and premium imports
Meals not specified
Flights not specified
Laundry not specified
Additional activities / sightseeing / entry / park fees
Travel insurance