South Africa and Zimbabwe: Wine, Wildlife and Waterfalls

Cape Town, South Africa

Oculus Travel LLC
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Nov 13 - 22, 2024
Group size: 4 - 12
South Africa and Zimbabwe: Wine, Wildlife and Waterfalls
Cape Town, South Africa

Oculus Travel LLC
  • Email address verified

Nov 13 - 22, 2024
Group size: 4 - 12

About this trip

Embark on a journey of a lifetime and discover the natural wonders and rich culture of South Africa and Zimbabwe. 

With stunning landscapes, exclusive encounters with female winemakers and artists, luxurious accommodations, and an unforgettable African safari near Victoria Falls, this 10-day women's tour is truly a celebration of life. 

Be inspired by the beauty of Cape Town and the Cape Winelands, witness the majesty of whales in Hermanus, and marvel at the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls. 

Let our expert guides lead you on a journey of education, exploration, and enchantment. Join us and celebrate women, wine, wildlife, and waterfalls on this remarkable adventure.

Itinerary in brief

Arrive in Cape Town International Airport or disembark at the cruise terminal on 13th November 2024, where you'll be met and transferred to your hotel.

In Cape Town, we'll spend three nights at The Cellars Hohenort Hotel and Spa. 

From there, we will explore the city and its peninsula, visiting female artists and winemakers, visiting key sights such as the Penguins at Boulders Beach and taking a cable car ride up Table Mountain. There will also be plenty of dining and surprise experiences to enjoy.

We'll then head to The Marine Hotel in Hermanus, where we'll stay for one night. Here, we might see the last of the season's whales passing by, take in the pristine beauty of the Hemel and Aarde Valley, and enjoy a visit and lunch at Creation Wine Estate.

The following night, we will spend in Stellenbosch at the Lanzerac Hotel and Spa, from which we will visit a selection of wine farms with female winemakers.

On the 18th November, we'll head to Cape Town International Airport where we will meet our flight to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Upon arrival we will be met by the Matetsi team and transferred to the lodge where we will settle into 4 nights of luxury safari along the banks of the Zambezi, enjoying the slower pace of river cruises, game drives and a visit to the magestic Victoria Falls.

On 22nd November we'll return to Victoria Falls Airport and return either to Cape Town or Johannesburg, as best suits your onward travel plans.


All rooms are available on a single occupancy basis at no supplement. 

Double/twin rooms for sharing are available.

The deposit is not refundable on cancellation. 

If the organisers cancel the tour before the end of May 2024, any deposits already paid will be refunded to guests. After that, any cancellations bear forfeiture of the deposit.

Pack for a Purpose - Small Space, Little Effort, Big Impact

Matetsi Victoria Falls is proud to partner with Pack for a Purpose, a non-profit organisation that enables travellers to positively impact destinations through community welfare and conservation projects, such as Small Space, Little Effort, Big Impact. The initiative encourages guests of Matetsi Victoria Falls to allow space in their luggage for much-needed supplies for three incredible initiatives on the ground. For more information, click here:

Detailed Itinerary note:

The organisers reserve the right to adjust the programme based on the availability of the suppliers…. A detailed programme will be supplied prior to the departure date.

Trip Customisations available

If you cannot join for the full tour, you can book only the 5-night stay in Cape Town and Winelands or the four nights in Victoria Falls without booking the Cape Town/Winelands part of the tour.

See available packages under Pricing.

What’s included

  • Inclusions
    All Entrance Fees, All Meals and drinks, Return flights to Zimbabwe, 5 star Accommodation, Ground transfers, Porterage, Guide Fees, Gratuities, Conservation levies

What’s not included

  • Not included
    International flights, personal insurance (required), visa costs, personal expenses, shopping, gifts & curios, elective spa treatments, specific excursions offered by hotels not arranged by Oculus

Available Packages

Wine, Wildlife & Waterfalls - Full Tour
Available until May 20, 2024

The per person rate for the full 9 night tour covering Cape Town, Winelands and Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.

Deposit: $3,585
Wine, Wildlife & Waterfalls - SA Only
Available until May 20, 2024

The 5 nights in Cape Town and Cape Winelands only, 13-18 Nov.

Deposit: $1,725
Wildlife & Waterfalls - Zimbabwe only
Available until May 20, 2024

The 4 nights at Matetsi in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, only 18-22 November

Deposit: $1,960

Available options

Onwards travel

If you need assistance with booking onward travel we can make those arrangements for you.


Day 1
The Cellars Hohenort, Cape Town (Wed, 13 November)

Cape Town

Set at the confluence of the Indian and Atlantic oceans and backed by the iconic Table Mountain, the bustling city of Cape Town presents an alluring combination of drawcards. Incredible powdery white beaches surround a cosmopolitan hub, highly acclaimed wine routes, and astonishingly beautiful mountain trails. This diverse metropolis has superb shops and restaurants, extraordinary heritage monuments, many entertainment venues, and a spectacular, chic waterfront harbour. 


Arrive and meet your fellow travellers at a welcome reception and dinner.

Overnight: The Cellars Hohenort

Part of The Liz McGrath Collection, the 5-star Cellars-Hohenort Hotel is in an area known as “Cape Town’s Vineyard” - the historical Constantia Valley, a 15-minute drive from Cape Town’s city centre. The Small Luxury Hotels of the World member features 51 elegant guest rooms and suites. 

Accommodation options include a two-bedroom Villa and the exclusive Madiba Villa, which has three bedrooms, a dining room, a lounge with a fireplace, a private pool, a service kitchen, and a bar. 

All rooms boast breathtaking views of South Africa’s iconic Table Mountain range and the property’s extraordinary gardens. The award-winning Conservatory restaurant takes guests on an unforgettable culinary journey.

Stepping in from the natural backdrop of the lush gardens, the Fresh Wellness Spa is a space for guests to unwind and enjoy a selection of pampering signature treatments using indigenous ingredients and authentic spa techniques.

To ensure the most comfortable stay, The Cellars-Hohenort features two pools, a gym, a tennis court, and its own vineyards. 

Double Room

This is our entry-level room category; they offer either vistas over the Cape Peninsula from the Hohenort building or sprawling views over the incredible gardens from the Cellars Main House. 

Double rooms in the Main House are more contemporary in design, while our rooms in the Hohenort building will suit those guests who prefer a more traditional Edwardian style.

Rooms range between 27-45m2 in size. Maximum two people per room.


Bed and Breakfast

Your Organizer

Oculus Travel LLC
Gayle Higginbotham runs New York-based Oculus Travel, a boutique travel curatorship designing transformative journeys. Our ethos is care and service excellence, conservation, and regenerative travel. Our Purpose is to: - Realize the transformative impact on travelers in accomplishing their journey's purpose & in discovering their ability to achieve positive change, - Develop strong client relationships through thoughtful & considerate care. - Support conservation and spearhead regenerative tourism.