If you’re ready to explore Zimbabwe and Cape Town in 10 days but can’t find a travel buddy, just come along with Luxexplorer. Our small group-trips are solo traveller-friendly, letting you skip the search for the best routes or accommodations and focus on what really matters: having the time of your life.
With Southern Africa travel it can be challenging to define a single icon. There are so many. Perhaps the drama of nature, like Table Mountain standing majestic over Cape Town or Victoria Falls tumbling out of the wilderness? Maybe old culture, like tasting with the winemaker at a 17th-century vineyard, or wandering past zebra with barefooted San bushmen? Safari can effortlessly take centerstage, but there are so many angles, from classic game drives with the big cats to canoeing past elephant herds.
WHY TRAVEL SOLO WITH US?
Don’t pay more
We believe that travelling by yourself shouldn’t be more expensive. We treat single travellers the same as the rest of the group, which is why we don’t charge single supplements. We’ll partner you up with a same-sex roommate to ensure you pay the same as everyone else.
Share the experience
Regardless of your age or how much ink you’ve booked in your passport, you’ll be more than welcome if you’re rolling solo. In fact, you’ll be in good company, with about half your group travelling solo, too. Our trips attract people from all over the world who are looking to get up close and personal with our planet
Solo travel that is female-friendly
Our small group tours are perfect for helping solo female travellers feel safe anywhere in the world we visit. If you have any questions, our CEOs are ready with tips on how to respect cultural traditions or local dress. Use free time to explore your way, or maybe someone from the group (or your same-sex roommate) will want to tag along.
* Don’t want to share a room? No problem.
Sometimes it’s just more convenient and comfortable to have your own room, which is why we offer single travellers a “My Own Room” option—a single room all to yourself at a great supplement price
SQ 478 / SIN — JNB / 0125 — 0610hrs
*You may opt to arrive earlier and meet us at the airport on 1st May for our flight to Victoria Falls
Upon arrival at Victoria Falls, transfer to the hotel for check in and spend the day at leisure. In the late afternoon, head out for a river cruise on the upper Zambezi for approx. 2 hours and enjoy the magnificent African sunset.
Overnight: Ilala Lodge, Twin sharing x 2 nights
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
*At Ilala Lodge Hotel Activity Centre, you can arrange additional activities with them at additional costs depending on your interests. List: Scenic Flights, River Activities, Adrenaline Activities, Cultural Village Tour
This is the day! It’s time to see the largest water curtain of the world. We will approach the Falls from the Zimbabwe Side. You will be stunned by the view and the huge quantity of water: 550,000 cubic metres every minute. En route, you may be taken past the ‘Big Tree’ where you may stop and take photos. You will be accompanied through the Rainforest by one of our qualified Guides who will give a brief history of the Falls themselves as well as detailing the flora, fauna, bird & wildlife and other points of interest. Raincoats are provided when needed.
The afternoon is at leisure, so you can visit the town of Victoria Falls and Livingstone. Previously a colonial area, Livingstone is today the Victoria Falls centre for tourism. If you are adventurous enough, try one of these activities like River Rafting or Bungee Jumping! You can also reach for the sky with a helicopter ride.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
After breakfast, check out and transfer to the Elephant Express for a special ride to the safari camp. The Elephant Express offers one of the more unique ways to experience Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park. Since it came to fruition in late 2014, this dual-engine single tram has been taking guests back and forth on the iconic rail line that runs from Pretoria to Victoria Falls. The track between Ngamo and Impofu is on the straightaway that marks Hwange’s border on its eastern boundary. The purpose of the Elephant Express is to provide a fun alternative to a regular road transfer between camps in Hwange.
Arrive at the safari and settle in for the day. Experience an authentic safari living in a safari tent with the luxury of hot bath shower and toilets. The camp is unfenced and this offers a real safari feel because you never know when the elephant or wild animals is going to pass your tent.
Connecting People with Nature’ and Bomani does just that to ensure that local communities and conservation benefit here, as well as providing guests with an unpretentious yet very comfortable and spacious lodge. It has a rustic feel; the main area is thatch and wood with a bar, dining area and lounge with comfy sofas, dark wood furniture, and fireplaces for cooler evenings. Beyond this is a small pool on decking and a waterhole frequently visited by wildlife. The rooms are spread out along sandy paths either side of the main building.
Overnight: Bomani Tented Lodge x 3 nights
Room Type: Saddle Bill Tents based on twin sharing
Bomani’s five Saddlebill Tents are raised on wooden decks overlooking Ngamo Plains. They’re simple but elegantly furnished in neutral tones with wooden flooring, wrought-iron lamps and fittings.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Game drives are conducted by experienced guides in traditional open safari vehicles. Land Rovers seat up to 6 guests. The game drives in this remote portion of Hwange National Park seldom see another vehicle and are a spectacular insight into the wildlife and environment unique to this part of the park.
Bringing together local rural communities and our safari guests, for their mutual benefit. Twenty minutes’ drive from the lodge our guests have the opportunity to enjoy an actual and un-orchestrated look at village life in rural Matabeleland. Hosted by one of Imvelo’s local guides, it is a fascinating tour of a variety of typical daily village activities. It is followed by a visit to one of the nearby schools, hosted by the Headmaster, where guests are given the opportunity to hear traditional songs sung by the children and enjoy a ‘class interaction’.
This great opportunity is encouraged by our teachers as it is a wonderful way for the school kids to meet people from all over the world and learn about different cultures and countries. For both the children and our guests it is always a heart-warming and inspirational morning.
*Donation for the schools is welcome. Please check with us for further information
In the morning, check out and transfer to the airstrip for a short flight to Victoria Falls airport. Then, board another plane to Cape Town. Upon arrival, meet our driver and check in to the hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight: Pepperclub Hotel, Deluxe Studio — Single room x 4 nights
Meals Included: Breakfast
Today, have a city tour of Cape Town on a side car. Enjoy a brief introduction to Cape Town city and the Atlantic Seaboard. We will ride through the inner city (Castle of Good Hope, City Hall, Company Gardens, Bo-Kaap district) and then a visit to Signal Hill. After a brief stop, your journey continues through the seaside suburb of Camps Bay returning to the City via the Atlantic seaboard.
*Note: 2 travellers to 1 side car. (positions can be swapped along the way)
OPTIONAL: Para Gliding activity
After the city tour, meet our private guide for a tour of Stellenbosch, a town surrounded by the vineyards of the Cape Winelands. Have lunch and tour the surrounding area. Visit
• vine yards and wine tastings
• Dylan Lewis Studio & Sculpture Garden. This sculpture garden is a full-scale visual experience, not a traditional gallery. You could spend hours getting lost along the winding paths, which lead to secret nooks and sculptures, both small and monumental
• Lunch in the vineyard
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
After breakfast, meet your local professional tour guide will introduce you to the wonders of the Robben Island, Cape of Good Hope and the Cape Peninsula.
We start out tour with a visit to Robben Island where we join a guided tour conducted by a former political prisoner of the island’s prison. Various heritage sites will be visited like the grave yard of people who died of leprosy, the Maximum-Security Prison, the lime quarry where prisoners labored & a viewing of Mandela’s cell.
Taking the coastal road along the Atlantic Ocean, you will have the opportunity to view magnificent white and sandy beaches (Clifton; Camps Bay and Llandudno) and the quaint seaside villages (Hout Bay; Noordhoek). Rated as one of the most spectacular marine drives in the world, you cross Chapman’s Peak Drive experiencing breath-taking scenery and taking that photo at the best scenic spots. The road eventually leads us to the protected wildlife reserve, the Cape of Good Hope, with the highest sea cliffs and home to the 1 200 species of indigenous plants, various small mammals, antelope, zebras, and even South Africa’s largest bird – the ostrich. Catch a ride on the funicular at Cape Point and view the most south westerly tip of Africa.
After the tour, we will continue for dinner ( own expense) in our chosen restaurant before transferring back to hotel for the night.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
CAPE TOWN: DAY AT LEISURE
Today, spend the day at leisure to explore the city or do some shopping.
In the evening, meet in the hotel lobby before we head out for an aperitvo and a farewell dinner
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Early Morning Half Day Hiking Table Mountain
Towering 1086 meters over Cape Town, and around 500 million years in the making, Table Mountain is a playground for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts alike. Once an island, now boasting more plant species per square kilometre than the Amazon jungle, this flat-topped monolith begs exploration. Trails run the length and breadth of the mountain, offering exceptional hiking for all levels of experience and fitness. Whether you’re looking for adventure or solitude, nature or views, a hike up Table Mountain is not to be missed.
There is no shortage of routes up Table Mountain – more than a thousand if you include climbing routes. These can be mixed and matched into innumerable variations to provide a lifetime of hiking and climbing. Routes are graded A, B or C. Grades do not reflect how strenuous or exposed to heights a route is, only the technical difficulty. An A-route involves walking only, a B-route some scrambling and a C-route more demanding scrambling, often necessitating rope work. Some examples below:
Platteklip Gorge, Grade A
Time: 2.5 to 3 hours
The oldest, easiest and most direct route to the summit and therefore also the most popular, so expect company along the way. Follows a well-constructed trail up a deep ravine on the iconic front face of the mountain, featuring imposing cliffs in its upper reaches. Tops out near the upper cable station. Extension: from the ravine head, traverse the length of the famous table top summit to the highest point on the mountain for more great views
Skeleton Gorge To Table Mountain Summit, Grade: A+
Time: 3.5 hours to Maclear’s Beacon (add 45 minutes to upper cable station)
A Table Mountain classic. Follows a lush ravine through indigenous jungle before emerging onto shrub-covered slopes to eventually gain the highest point on the mountain. A short detour en route leads to a ‘beach’ at the historic Table Mountain reservoirs. Takes in all floral zones and covers the length of the famous tabletop summit. Jungle setting with Peninsula and inland views on the ascent.
Half Day Table Mountain Tour
With our guide, transfer to the cable car station and travel by cable car to the top of Table Mountain. Enjoy the crisp air and clear visibility as you reach the summit (weather permitting and cable car for own account). Our guide will point out the highlights of one of the world’s most famous views.
*Optional tours must be booked in advanced
Spend the day at leisure until it’s time to meet our private driver to transfer to Cape Town International Airport for your flight back to Singapore (layover at Johannesburg).
Suggested flight: ( not included)
CPT — JNB / 1040 — 1240hrs | 1hr5mins layover |
JNB — SIN / 1345 — 0610 +1 hrs
Meals Included: Breakfast