South Africa: Our touch of luxury African adventure
So many OTS adventurers had requested a Africa trip with a touch of ''Hemingway style'' luxury. For many of our group, Africa is a ''once in a lifetime'' travel destination, and as such they want to experience it in a little bit of style.
Guests have said this was one of the best holiday of their lifetime, and its easy to see why.
South Africa has it all, the vistas of Table Mountain and the wild Cape coast, the Wine-lands around Stellenbosch, the expanses of the Karoo, the accessible game viewing of the Zambezi National Park, and all with great roads, superb food and wine, and comfortable luxury accommodation. Our last three nights we get to stay at one of my favourite places in Africa, our exclusive lodge right on the banks of the mighty Zambezi river, OTS has booked out the whole lodge just for our group, which is why this trip has a strict 8 rooms available limit of which only 2 rooms can be single. So if a room of your own is important to you, please book early.
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We have a great few days exploring the Cape region, the wineries of Stellenbosch, and the many dramatic landscapes towards Cape point. Each day we will head off in a different direction using our lovely ''Heritage'' style hotel as our city base.
Cape Town is very Gay friendly, and there are a couple of nice evening bars and venues that we can visit, prior to heading north on our ''Out of Africa'' safari.
Today, after our breakfast, it's time to leave the Cape and head to the airport for our flight Victoria Falls, where we stay in a wonderful hotel, with rooms overlooking a waterhole where animals come to drink.
In the afternoon we explore the town and enjoy "High Tea" somewhere really special and tonight we dine in our wonderful hotel overlooking the waterhole.
Big day today, as we visit the magnificent Victoria Falls "The smoke that thunders" with a guided tour followed by time to explore on your own this amazing sight which at this time of year will be in full flood.
This afternoon we will have a luxury sunset cruise with drinks on the Zambezi river, one of the other highlights of this trip.
Today is a day of options, Richard will take those that would like to to view the falls from the Zambian side, this is a great adventure and you need to be a good walker to join in.
Others can explore the town and do some last min shopping and there is time for a Spa treatment at the excellent hotel Spa.
Its a fun cultural meal tonight in the "Boma"
Today we have a private transfer from Victoria Falls and on to our amazing lodge situated on a private island on the upper Zambezi river.
We spend the next 3 days exploring one of Africa's great national wildlife areas. Here we will stay in a wonderful "luxury" tented camp on a ''full board including wine and drinks'' basis, with morning and evening game drives included each day. We search for the ''big five'' and experience the African bush. ''Glamping'' in stylish permanent tents, each with en-suite bathrooms, great food and evenings around the fire under the African sky.
Its goodbye day for with a transfer to the airport and your onward flight home.
South Africa remains one of my all time favourite destinations. A fantastic South Africa Tourism destinations. It is unrivalled in its scenic beauty, the game parks are accessible. The people are warm and friendly, and Gay rights are written into the constitution. This adventure combines the great value our trips are known for, but at a higher end, with some great treats, excellent food and delightful accommodation.
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As with all OTS gay friendly trips you have to let go of the concept you're signing up for a tour, you're not, you're coming on an adventure , yes its a semi structured adventure with all the hard work done but it is nevertheless a adventure, things will go wrong some days, and changes need to be adapted too, you will need your wits about you, and to expect to do some exploring on your own.
Andrew made a videos of our last trip (Below) and has said I can share it with you all.
Our 13 Day Epic South African Luxury Adventure.
Starts in Cape town (CPT) and finishes with a drop off at the airport in Victoria Falls (VFA) or (MUB) if staying on for the Botswana extension.
There are 2 departure dates for this trip
14th April -26th / Inc Botswana Ext = 29th 2025
3 rooms available for solo or couple
3rd May - 15 / Inc Botswana Ext =18th May 2025
1 place available a for solo traveller
Small group Min 8 - Max 14
Availability "On Request"
Due to demand a second departure date in April is opened which will include Easter, and may suite those that work regular jobs better holiday wise. Please get you names in asap, to be first in line for the opportunity to join this extra date.
Not Included :-
Expressions of interest in this trip are being accepted now. Please express interest ASAP as places are limited Max 12. Historically this trip has filled up over a year in advance, so best to show your interest early.
A U$1000 deposit confirms your booking.
The deposit is non-refundable but fully transferable up to 01 May 2024, after this date we will have paid part of the deposit to the lodges, and only $600 will remain as transferable as per our standard T&C.
Cost guideline for the main trip 2025
Twin share USD $5950
Single room USD $6500
Single room USD $6200 = ( 9 nights single room and 3 nights twin share at our exclusive "Glamping lodge"
We have negotiated for our group the best single room rate we have ever managed on a Lux tour, there are limited places at the single room rate, so please get in quickly.
Wildlife lovers consider our 4 day Botswana add-on
Botswana a 4 day 3 night add-on
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Due to the nature of Adventure travel and the prices of the resources on which it depends, the published price of any trip is subject to change at any time, before or after booking confirmation, up to 60 days before the departure.
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