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South Africa & Victoria Falls In Style

Authentic safaris, cosmopolitan Cape Town and glorious Victoria Falls await.

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.

Please note: this tour has special booking conditions. Please click here for more details.


Quick Facts


HIGHLIGHTS

  • Experience Botswana on a game drive and river cruise in Chobe National Park
  • Tour the Zimbabwean side of Victoria Falls – the largest waterfall in the world
  • Whiz over Victoria Falls, and through the gorge, on an electrifying helicopter ride
  • Spot the “Big Five” during twice-daily game drives in the exclusive & private Sabi Sands Game Reserve
  • Discover Cape Town & ascend Table Mountain
  • Witness the mingling of two oceans at the Cape of Good Hope
  • Indulge in an expert-guided wine and vineyard tour in the Stellenbosch region
  • Relax by the pool at three over-the-top luxurious lodges
  • Visit Cape Point Nature Reserve, the Cape of Good Hope, and Boulders Beach known for its penguins
  • Enjoy a lantern-lit dinner set to the symphony of nature

DATES AND PRICES

2024
May 10-20, 2024 (From $8,995 USD)
WAITLIST ONLY
  • Tour Prices - All tour prices are in USD and based on double/twin occupancy
    • Tour Price: $8,995.00 per person
  • Single Supplement (Optional) - All single supplement prices are in USD and additional to the tour price
    • Single Supplement: $1,800.00 per person
  • Payment Terms: 25% Deposit - Balance due 90 Days prior to trip
  • Guides and Hosts for this trip: Frano Novljan
October 11-21, 2024 (From $9,245 USD)
ONLY 1 SPOT LEFT!
  • Tour Prices - All tour prices are in USD and based on double/twin occupancy
    • Tour Price: $9,245.00 per person
  • Single Supplement (Optional) - All single supplement prices are in USD and additional to the tour price
    • Single Supplement: $1,800.00 per person - (SOLD OUT)
  • Payment Terms: 25% Deposit - Balance due 90 Days prior to trip
  • Guides and Hosts for this trip: Robert Sharp
2025
May 9-19, 2025 (From $10,695 USD)
OPEN
  • Tour Prices - All tour prices are in USD and based on double/twin occupancy
    • Tour Price: $10,695.00 per person
  • Single Supplement (Optional) - All single supplement prices are in USD and additional to the tour price
    • Single Supplement: $1,990.00 per person
  • Payment Terms: 25% Deposit - Balance due 90 Days prior to trip
  • Guides and Hosts for this trip: Scott Marquardt
October 10-20, 2025 (From $10,695 USD)
OPEN
  • Tour Prices - All tour prices are in USD and based on double/twin occupancy
    • Tour Price: $10,695.00 per person
  • Single Supplement (Optional) - All single supplement prices are in USD and additional to the tour price
    • Single Supplement: $1,990.00 per person
  • Payment Terms: 25% Deposit - Balance due 90 Days prior to trip
  • Guides and Hosts for this trip: Frano Novljan
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ITINERARY

Day 1 Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)

Hallo! Welcome to Zimbabwe. And thank you for joining our gay South Africa tour. Our trip kicks off at 5:30PM with a group meeting, sunset cocktails, and a Welcome Dinner at a nearby restaurant. The rest of the evening is yours to relax and acquaint yourself with your fellow travellers.

Day 2 Chobe National Park (Botswana)

It’s our first full day together and we’re off to 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.

Day 3 Victoria Falls

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.

Please note: Devil’s Pool is normally only open from mid-August to late December. For our May departures in the wet season we will provide an alternate excursion. October departures are during the dry season, and while the flow of water may be low, the views without mist will be spectacular.

Day 4 Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve

This morning we cross the Victoria Falls Bridge into Zambia to catch 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.

Please note: Today’s flight is not included in the cost of the tour. Please see Important Information for a special note on purchasing domestic airfare.

Days 5-6 Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve

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 afternoon snacks and high tea, 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.

Day 7 Sabi Sands to Cape Town

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, or braai as the locals call it, in the comfort of our hotel.

Please note: Today’s flight is not included in the cost of the tour. Please see Important Information for a special note on purchasing domestic airfare.

Day 8 Cape of Good Hope

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. Tonight is a free night, so enjoy some rest and relaxation, or perhaps head out for dinner on your own.

Day 9 Cape Town & Table Mountain

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 its 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).

Day 10 Stellenbosch Wine Tour

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.

Day 11 Cape Town/Departure

There are no activities planned today, so you are free to depart at your leisure. Safe travels!


GUIDES AND HOSTS

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WHAT’S INCLUDED?

  • Arrival & departure transfers to/from Out Adventures joining/finishing point hotels
  • Group leader and/or Host from beginning to end of our gay South Africa tour
  • Breakfast daily, 7 dinners, 4 High Teas, 2 lunches
  • 5-star lodges (7 nights)
  • 4-star bush lodge with all meals and local alcohol (3 nights)
  • Helicopter ride over Victoria Falls
  • Victoria Falls walking tours in Zimbabwe
  • Botswana game drive and river cruise in Chobe National Park
  • Twice-daily game drives in Sabi Sands Game Reserve
  • Local alcoholic beverages at Cape Town hotel
  • Cape Town/Table Mountain sightseeing
  • Cape Point/Cape of Good Hope full day tour
  • Full day Stellenbosch winery tour
  • All gratuities for city guides, safari guides, included meals and drivers
  • A $50 USD Rainbow Railroad donation to help resettle LGBTQ+ refugees. Read more here.

WHAT ISN’T INCLUDED?

  • International and Domestic Airfare (details will be provided when official trip guarantee is sent to group)
  • Meals & Activities not mentioned
  • Gratuities for lodge and hotel staff (approx $175), and Out Adventures Host (approx $100 USD, excluding the October 2024 and May 2025 departures)
  • Travel insurance is mandatory for all travellers. Click here for more details.
  • COVID-19 rapid tests, or any expenses related to a guest contracting COVID-19. Click here for more details.

LGBT INFO FOR South Africa

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

What to bring, visa information, required
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EXAMPLES OF ACCOMMODATIONS

Victoria Falls
Palm River Hotel
Pool
Victoria Falls
Palm River Hotel
Deluxe Room
Sabi Sands Game Reserve
Inyati Game Lodge
Luxury Suite
Sabi Sands Game Reserve
Inyati Game Lodge
Luxury Suite, Bathroom
Sabi Sands Game Reserve
Inyati Game Lodge
Lounge
Sabi Sands Game Reserve
Inyati Game Lodge
Pool
Sabi Sands Game Reserve
Inyati Game Lodge
Pool
Cape Town
Camissa House
Pool
Cape Town
Camissa House
Standard Room
Cape Town
Camissa House
Standard Washroom


Reviews

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Daniel & Joe

It’s amazing to travel with a gay (lgbt+) organization
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It’s amazing to travel with a gay (lgbt+) organization who has vetted all of the people and destinations for not just tolerance but a welcoming and accepting atmosphere. But on top of that the level of service from OA is top quality concierge-like service.

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Rich & Steve

We saw a lot more than we normally would on a vacation of our own.
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Interesting destinations, great excursions and GAY! It was a great experience with a ton of activities. We saw a lot more than we normally would on a vacation of our own. Rob was exceptionally patient and helpful, he made sure that everyone’s needs were met and tried to anticipate as much as possible

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Ken & Kerry

Meticulously planned and executed activities.
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Africa highlights with gay sensibilities, all organized and planned by someone else (ie not me). Meticulously planned and executed activities.

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Jules & Roeland V

The best safari and sightseeing experience!
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An amazing itinerary that brings the best of safari experience with sightseeing experience with high-end accommodations, in a great group social environment. Great host as well!

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Nik S

These trips are the best way to experience a foreign country!
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Organized and efficient, these trips are the best way to experience what a foreign country has to offer from every angle.

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David D

Out Adventures organized an incredible itinerary and the perfect survey trip for the southern part of Africa.
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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.

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David R

Out Adventures did a fantastic job putting together this tour of South Africa and Zambia.
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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.

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Jon S

Wonderful experience.
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Highly recommended. Out Adventures really delivers a fantastic gay South Africa experience for LGBT travelers.

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Brian H

Excellent Trip!
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Excellent gay South Africa trip with every single detail addressed perfectly. The group size was great and Robert couldn’t have been better!!

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Mike K & MJ

We all gathered as strangers but departed as friends
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Visiting South Africa was a “bucket list” vacation years in the making. OA delivered on EVERY expectation of this trip and made it so much more special in many ways. We all gathered as strangers but departed as friends, sharing our time together! After several days, it felt like we were simply partying with our Saturday night friends back home. Thank you to OA and our host, Scott, for making our dreams come true!

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Marcos G & Mike R

Victoria Falls & South Africa was a trip of a lifetime
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Victoria Falls & South Africa was a trip of a lifetime. The perfect mix of sites, safari days, adventure, leisure, and fun with new friends over food, cocktails, wine and SA Rugby Championship game watching. We loved it all!

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While these trips typically attract gay men, all genders are welcome, and we encourage friends and family to join the fun as well.

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Accommodations

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.

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