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Immerse yourself in the wilderness, wildlife, and high life of The Rainbow Nation on our luxurious 11-day gay South Africa tour. The adventure and safari actually spans four African nations including South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Botswana! The journey begins with the awe-inspiring grandeur of Victoria Falls, which you’ll explore by water, land, and helicopter. Next, we’ll scope out The Big Five on safari at the exclusive Sabi Sands Game Reserve. Then we’ll wrap things up in Cape Town, where a mansion will be our home base for wine tastings, city tours, and a visit to the Cape of Good Hope.
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Hallo! Welcome to Zimbabwe. And thank you for joining our gay South Africa tour. Our trip kicks off at 6PM with a group meeting, sunset cocktails, and a Welcome Dinner at our exclusive and luxurious lodge. The rest of the evening is yours to relax and acquaint yourself with your fellow travellers.
As our first full day together, we’re off Botswana where, after clearing immigration, we’ll cruise the Chobe River in search of hippos, crocodiles and elephants. We’ll break for lunch, then continue to explore by safari vehicle. We may be lucky to spot lions, leopards and maybe even wild dogs before transferring back to our lodge in Zimbabwe for an optional dinner.
We’ll start this action-packed day with a walking tour of the Zimbabwe side of the falls before walking across the Zambezi River where we’ll enjoy an included lunch and a dip in Devil’s Pool – the most adventurous infinity pool you’ll ever visit. From here we’ll head to a launch pad for our exhilarating helicopter ride through the Batoka Gorge and on to Victoria Falls, known as the greatest falling curtain of water in the world. Note: this is dry season, and while the flow of water may be low, the views without mist will be spectacular.
This morning we cross the Victoria Falls Bridge into Zambia where we’ll check out their side of the falls before our flight from Livingstone Airport to the Greater Kruger National Park area. Upon arrival, we’ll drive to one of South Africa’s finest natural sanctuaries: the Sabi Sands Game Reserve, and our all-inclusive luxury bush lodge. Following an afternoon game drive, we’ll feast on a delicious African meal, then get to know our hosts by the grand fireplace. In the background, through it all, we’ll be immersed in the wild soundscape of the African bush.
This morning we’ll awake to hot coffee and tea before we venture out for a sunrise game drive seeking out the Big Five. Back at the lodge, we’ll then have a hearty breakfast, some free time before a late lunch, and another game drive in the mid-afternoon. We’ll return after dark to a lodge transformed by candles and lanterns. We’ll enjoy cocktails and dinner on the terrace. It’s dreadfully charming, obnoxiously amazing, and the worst part is we must suffer through it all again tomorrow.
Rise and shine as we transfer to Kruger Mpumalanga Airport for a flight to Cape Town. We’ll then make our way to our lodge (or mansion, rather), that will serve as home base to explore the city and surrounds. This evening, we’ll enjoy an included South African barbecue, cocktail party and bonfire with friends from the local community, in the comfort of our hotel.
This morning we’ll explore Cape Town’s landmark Table Mountain, Devil’s Peak and Lion’s Head. We’ll follow this up with a city tour including The Company’s Garden, the Castle of Good Hope, Greenmarket Square, and Bo-Kaap. It may sound ambitious, but it’s all very achievable, because by this point it will only be early afternoon. We’ll be dropped off at the V&A Waterfront known for it’s oceanside restaurants and fabulous shopping. From this point, the afternoon and evening are yours to enjoy as you see fit (although an optional dinner will be on offer).
Today is devoted to a scenic drive around the Cape Peninsula. We’ll pass through the stunning Clifton and Camps Bay areas, along with Hout Bay. We’ll visit the beautiful Cape Point Nature Reserve, Cape of Good Hope and Boulders Beach known for its penguins. We should arrive back to Cape Town in time for high tea, Champagne and pastries. Being Halloween, we’ll have an optional dinner arranged, and a special trick – or treat, up our sleeve.
Get ready to laugh and sip your way through the finest vineyards in Stellenbosch. We’ll depart our hotel mid-day accompanied by an exuberant host who is a highly regarded South African wine judge and critic. We’ll enjoy two exclusive and backstage winery tours and tastings before our fabulous Farewell Dinner, complete with wine pairing.
There are no activities planned today, so you are free to depart at your leisure. Safe travels!
With all of the highlights of Cape Town as well as an amazing safari experience and Victoria Falls, the trip really touched on the best of what Africa has to offer. Accommodations in Cape Town were incredible and other highlights included our day with the Wine Fairy, our many animal encounters, and our exploration of the falls.
Not only were the visits to Cape Town, Sabi Sands and Victoria Falls perfect in every way, Robert and the Out Adventures Team put together an outstanding set of hotels, guides, events, restaurants and tours.
Highly recommended. Out Adventures really delivers a fantastic gay South Africa experience for LGBT travelers.
Excellent gay South Africa trip with every single detail addressed perfectly. The group size was great and Robert couldn’t have been better!!
While these trips typically attract gay men, all genders are welcome, and we encourage friends and family to join the fun as well.Learn More
All accommodations on Out Adventures tours include breakfast and are located in areas central to our activities. All amenities are examples only, and may differ from hotel to hotel.
Luxurious and well-decorated rooms along with quality amenities such as a stylish restaurant and/or bar, a fitness centre, and a pool/sauna. Extras may include a bathrobe and slippers, and often an evening turndown service. Customer service is exceptional, always includes a concierge service, and may include butler service.
Scroll down to ‘Examples Of Accommodations’ for specific information and photos about the accommodations used on this tour.Learn More
This trip is fully booked but cancellations occur. If you’d like to be contacted if space opens up, please click “Book Now”, select the appropriate departure and you will be prompted to provide limited information.
If you are a solo traveller willing to share a room with another solo traveller, please select Shared/Twin Room when booking this tour.
If you are a solo traveller interested in booking a private room, please select single supplement when booking this tour (based on availability). If you are willing to share a room with another solo traveller, please select Solo Shared.
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