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Zambezi Wine Tour

Join our 10 day Zambezi Wine Tour of Zimbabwe and South Africa and discover not only some of the world’s best wines but some of the most extraordinary wildlife too.

  • Victoria Falls
  • Hwange National Park
  • Cape Town
  • Franschhoek
  • 11 days /10 nights

Highlights of the Zambezi Wine Tour

Concentrations of game are at their best, the weather will be hot and dry.

  • We’ll start in Victoria Falls with three nights of great food and wine. Explore the town and of course the iconic falls, African traditions and cultural activities
  • just a short flight and we arrive at The Hide Safari Camp in Hwange National Park (Zimbabwe’s largest game reserve), an exciting destination with an underground wine cellar next to the waterhole – imagine discovering new wines while looking out at the elephants at ground level. This takes sharing a drink with friends to a whole new level!
  • bid farewell to Hwange, a scheduled flight to takes us to Cape Town for 2 nights at the Cadogan Boutique Hotel in one of the best wine making regions in the world – need we say more!! The cosmopolitan vibe of this Southern-most point of Africa is reflected in the restaurants, waterfront, galleries and people. A great destination!
  • our final port of call is in the heart of the Cape Winelands and the beautiful Franschhoek Country House & Villas. Experience the spectacular views of False and Table Bays and the flora and fauna of the Cape Winelands.

Ask about dates for our 2017 wine tours.

ItineraryFrom $4300

Day 1 - Arrive Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe Day 1 - Arrive Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe View More

You'll be met by your driver at Victoria Falls airport for transfer to Victoria Falls Safari Lodge. Sunset cruise on the Zambezi with drinks and nibbles. A la carte dinner at Makuwa-Kuwa restaurant.

Days 2 - Tour of Victoria Falls Days 2 - Tour of Victoria Falls View More

Experience 'Victoria Falls' with a guided tour. 'Vulture Culture' dining experience. Cultural evening learning about David Livingstone and sampling fine local wines with our first wine tasting session

Day 3 - Free day in Victoria Falls Day 3 - Free day in Victoria Falls View More

There's plenty to do and see. The Safari Lodge has views over the waterhole and wild African bush and a great spot to enjoy the activities both above and below the Falls. Evening Boma dining.

Day 4 - Leave Victoria Falls for Hwange National Park Day 4 - Leave Victoria Falls for Hwange National Park View More

Game drive road transfer to The Hide in Hwange NP. From rainforest to the Kalahari sands of the park. The Hide is next to a permanent waterhole for amazing wildlife viewing.

Days 5/6 The Hide, Hwange National Park Days 5/6 The Hide, Hwange National Park View More

Wildlife and wine tasting - the underground wine cellar is on the way to the waterhole. We’ll see some of Hwange’s big game species including lion, buffalo, giraffe zebra and elephant.

Day 7 - Leave Hwange for Cape Town Day 7 - Leave Hwange for Cape Town View More

Transfer to Victoria Falls Airport for scheduled flight to Cape Town and to the Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel on the Cape Coast, one of the best wine making regions in the world!

Day 8 - Cape Town Day 8 - Cape Town View More

Day at leisure - Explore Cape Town and Table Mountain on the excellent open top 'hop off hop on' bus. and Cape Point our to see the penguins. Evening wine tasting with Rebecca.

Day 9 - Leave Cape Town for Cape Winelands Day 9 - Leave Cape Town for Cape Winelands View More

Morning in Constantina. Lunch at Lanzerac Wine Estate. Visit Jordan Estate for tour of the vineyards. Tasting of Cobblers Hill and Mellifera Natural sweet. Arrive Franschhoek Country House & Villas.

Day 10 - Franschhoek Day 10 - Franschhoek View More

Visit to La Motte Wine Estate. Recommend La Petite Ferme in Franschhoek for lunch. Visit Haute Cabrière Winery. Dinner in the Tasting Room at Le Quartier Français. Return to the hotel for the night.

Day 11 - Final day and departure Day 11 - Final day and departure View More

Road transfer back to Cape Town to connect with your onward flight or we can add on a few days... perhaps in the Cape area, Garden Route, Kruger National Park or Indian Ocean islands. Ask for details.

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How to get there

Arrive into Victoria Falls International Airport (VFA). Scheduled flights operate daily from Johannesburg. 2 hour flight time). Return flight from Cape Town International Airport (CPT) to London daily. These flights are not included in the cost of your trip but we are happy to arrange and book them for you.

Tips and notes

We have partnered with wine expert, Rebecca Mitchell, who is not only a wine consultant, but also the educator of the Zambezi team into the art of wine tasting! Rebecca leads and travels with our group of just 8 guests from Victoria Falls to Hwange National Park and on to Cape Town and the Winelands.

Zambezi Wine safari includes:

  • Professional Wine Expert leader
  • Scheduled flights from Victoria Falls to Cape Town
  • Tour of the Falls
  • sunset cruise on the Zambezi River
  • game drives in Hwange National Park
  • drinks at The Hide
  • hosted wine tastings throughout with notes on wine tastings are provided throughout.
  • road transfers


  • all drinks unless stated in the itinerary
  • visas
  • Personal travel insurance
  • International flights

A 3 night extension to the Cape Winelands is available. Or add another destination onto your trip in Botswana or Zimbabwe or South Africa. Ask your Zambezi consultant to go through the options with you.


Hwange National Park:
giraffe, lion, zebra, 40,000 elephants. Also the more endangered species including one of the largest wild dog populations

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