DAY 1: OVERNIGHT FLIGHT
One country with a world of treasures, South Africa awaits your arrival. Breathtaking mountain scenery, winding coastlines, remarkable cultural diversity and abundant wildlife in its natural habitat comprise this incredible experience.
DAY 2: SANDTON, SOUTH AFRICA – TOUR BEGINS
Your journey begins in Sandton, a city established in 1969. Famous for its rich veins of gold and other valuable minerals, it is now the bustling cosmopolitan center of greater Johannesburg.
DAY 3: SANDTON – SOWETO – SANDTON
Today your tour manager helps you discover the history of the languages you will experience on your tour along with key words and phrases. A guided tour of Soweto – South West Township – showcases luxurious mansions and informal settlements as you learn about the historic significance of the area. Experience the regional lifestyle when joining locals for lunch at a nearby Shebeen or house tavern. This afternoon, visit the Apartheid Museum for a look into the dynamic history of racial segregation in South Africa. Gather this evening with your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.
DAY 4: PANORAMIC ROUTE – KRUGER NATIONAL PARK
Travel through the spectacular Drakensburg Mountain Range en route to Kruger National Park, the largest game reserve in South Africa. Scenic wonders surround you as you pass through the Blyde River Canyon, made mostly of red sandstone and known as one of Africa’s greatest natural wonders. Set against the triplet mountain formation of the Three Rondovals, resembling traditional round houses of the indigenous people, the canyon is the third largest in the world. Along this magnificent route you will also see Bourke’s Luck Potholes, the dramatic natural cylinders shaped by millions of years of natural erosion caused by fast flowing sand-filled waters. This evening, enjoy a traditional BOMA dinner under the stars where you may sample some local game meat! Today breakfast and dinner will be included.
DAY 5: KRUGER NATIONAL PARK – SAFARI GAME DRIVE
Have your cameras ready for an unforgettable day of adventure and excitement! Enjoy a full day open air vehicle safari game drive. A local expert leads you in search of the Big 5 – elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard and rhino – and provides insight into these fascinating animals along the way. Watch carefully – you may also see a graceful impala, dazzling zebra or gorgeous giraffe. Relax with a picnic lunch surrounded by the natural beauty of Kruger National Park. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.
DAY 6: KRUGER NATIONAL PARK – JOHANNESBURG – PORT ELIZABETH
Travel back to Johannesburg to board your flight to Port Elizabeth, today one of South Africa’s major ports. Founded in 1820 as a place to house British settlers, this coastal town is the gateway to the Garden Route, a scenic stretch of coastline set between mountain ranges and the Indian Ocean. Today breakfast will be included.
DAY 7: PORT ELIZABETH – KNYSNA
Journey through the Tsitsikamma Forest, a natural gem along the Garden Route. Known for its gorges and steep cliffs, the indigenous forest is home to hundreds of species of birdlife. Continue along the southern coast where a jagged shoreline meets quaint villages. Arrive in the picturesque resort town of Knysna, in the heart of the Garden Route. This afternoon, your township tour will highlight the diversity of this community followed by a touching experience as you visit a school. Learn about the efforts of the Collette Foundation and the local community to conquer the challenges of educating the children of the region. Enjoy a relaxing dinner at one of Knysna’s waterfront restaurants. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.
DAY 8: KNYSNA
Today you visit nearby Featherbed Nature Reserve. Begin with a lagoon cruise out to the famous Knysna Heads which mark the entrance to the lagoon. Next, board a 4×4 vehicle and travel deep into the forest. Discover the local flora and fauna during a leisurely-paced nature walk. Enjoy lunch amongst the ancient milkwood trees – so called because of their white latex sap – before your return cruise. The remainder of the day is at leisure for you to independently explore Knysna’s charming waterfront. Today breakfast and lunch will be included.
DAY 9: KNYSNA – OUDTSHOORN – STELLENBOSCH
Travel to Oudtshoorn, the ostrich capital of South Africa. Enjoy a guided tour of one of the oldest working ostrich farms in the area and, if you wish, go for a ride on one of these great birds!An outdoor barbecue lunch adds to an amazing day. Next, journey to your hotel located in the heart of the beautiful winelands region, known for its colorful mountains and endless vineyards. Today breakfast and lunch will be included.
DAY 10: STELLENBOSCH
This morning, set out on a walking tour of Stellenbosch, one the oldest European settlements in the region. Then, spend a leisurely afternoon relaxing and soaking in the beauty of your hotel. Enjoy a wine pairing dinner this evening as you indulge in the laid-back atmosphere. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.
DAY 11: STELLENBOSCH – CAPE TOWN
This morning, travel to Cape Town to enjoy a panoramic tour of this beautiful harbor side city. Cape Town celebrates its noted architecture that fuses the traditions of the French, German and Dutch. Enjoy a thrilling ride on a cable car as it whisks you to an altitude of more than 3,000 feet, landing atop the aptly named, and flat-topped, Table Mountain. The views of Cape Town, Robben Island and Lion’s Head will leave you breathless. Return to the city via Table Bay, passing through the Malay Quarter with its mosques and minarets. Make a special stop at the Milnerton Lighthouse. The remainder of the day is at leisure for you to discover charming Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, known for its shopping and entertainment venues. Today breakfast will be included.
DAY 12: CAPE TOWN
Explore the coastal scenery and charming towns that populate the Cape Peninsula. Travel out to Cape Point, stopping for a visit with the penguins at Boulder Beach. On your return, explore the fascinating and famous Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, home to over 5,000 species of plants native to South Africa. This evening, experience a unique farewell to Africa as you enjoy an after-hours guided tour of the fascinating African Gold Museum, followed by a traditional African dining experience! Today breakfast and dinner will be included.
DAY 13: CAPE TOWN – TOUR ENDS
Your tour ends today in Cape Town. Today breakfast will be included
From $2,499 per person. Contact us for details and dates on this affordable and excellent tour!
Rate: $2,949 per person double:
Apr 3 – Apr 28
Apr 24 – May 7
Apr 28 – May 11
Rate $2,499 per person double:
Jul 17 – Jul 30
Aug 14 – Aug 27
Other dates available.
Extend your trip with a 3-night extension to one of the Seven Wonders of the World – Victoria Falls!
DAY 1: CAPE TOWN – JOHANNESBURG – ZIMBABWE
Fly this morning* to one of the world’s natural wonders, Victoria Falls, and transfer to the Victoria Falls Hotel, known as the “grand old lady of the falls.” Upon arrival you’ll enjoy a tour of this historic hotel. Tonight, enjoy a leisurely cruise on the Zambezi River, taking in the majestic African sunset.
DAY 2: VICTORIA FALLS
Early this morning you will enjoy an elephant back safari and a chance to meet African elephants up close. After breakfast, you have an opportunity to interact with the residents of a local village. Following lunch with a local family, take a walking tour of Victoria Falls, truly one of the “Seven Wonders of the World.” Shop at a local curio market before returning to your hotel. Today breakfast and lunch will be included.
DAY 3: VICTORIA FALLS
Enjoy the day at leisure or choose an optional full day excursion** to Chobe National Park in Botswana, home to an abundance of wildlife and game. Today breakfast and dinner will be included
DAY 4: VICTORIA FALLS – JOHANNESBURG – TOUR ENDS
Later this afternoon, board your international flight home. Today breakfast will be included
NOTE: Tour prices are land only rates based on per person, double occupancy. Some dates may feature various changes in hotels, sightseeing and inclusions. Please confirm your specific itinerary at the time of booking. Government taxes and fees are additional. Land rates are guaranteed at time of deposit. Certain taxes and fees are to be paid upon exiting the country in local currencies. Airfare is available through at an additional cost.
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