South Africa from the Cape to Kruger with Victoria Falls (3805)

17 Day Tour from Cape Town to Johannesburg

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Enthralling game drives, stunning scenery, and fun experiences…this South Africa tour with Victoria Falls has it all!

Have your camera ready as you ride in open-air, safari vehicles during game drives in Kruger National Park, one of the world's largest game reserves and home to impala, giraffe, cheetah, spotted hyena, and more, and in Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park, where you’ll watch for lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, Cape buffalo, giraffe, zebra, and wildebeest. Enjoy cruises on Lake St. Lucia, home to hippo and Nile crocodile; on the shimmering waters of Knysna Lagoon, home to bird and marine wildlife; and on the Zambezi River, where you’ll witness a spectacular sunset and wildlife as they drink from the river. At Stony Point Nature Reserve, observe the endangered African penguins engage in their daily activities.

You’ll also experience spectacular scenery on this vacation to South Africa and Victoria Falls. Explore dramatic landscapes along the Panorama Route, visit Tsitsikamma National Park for a walk through its coastal forest, and take in stunning panoramic views of the coast at Cape Point, Africa’s southwestern most point. In Zimbabwe, stand in awe as you witness and hear the roar of stunning Victoria Falls, the world’s largest falls and one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.

All of this and more await you on this South Africa and Victoria Falls tour for savvy, value-minded travelers!
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 Tour Highlights

Sightseeing:

In Cape Town, Stony Point Nature Reserve, Oudtshoorn, Knysna, Umglanga, Kruger Area, and Pretoria.

Guides:

Services of a professional Tour Director.

Scenic Highlights:

Cape Point, Stony Point Nature Reserve, Knysna Lagoon, Tsitsikamma National Park, Lake St. Lucia, Kruger National Park, and the Panoramic Route.

Notes:

Check with your physician regarding the latest health requirements for travel to South Africa and Zimbabwe.

All game viewing is done at your own risk. We will require a signed liability waiver prior to travel.

We do not recommend this vacation to people with serious back problems, as it can be quite rough while driving on/off game park trails.

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • Victoria Falls
  • Cape Point Nature Reserve
  • iSimangaliso Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park

Transportation:

Transportation:
Private, deluxe, air-conditioned motorcoach while touring. Open-air safari vehicle in Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park and Kruger National Park.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

16 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Day 1 CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

Welcome to South Africa! Check in to your hotel and prepare for a fascinating journey.

Day 2 CAPE TOWN

This morning, a WALKING TOUR introduces you to Cape Town’s famous and historic landmarks. Stroll along Government Avenue to see St. George’s Cathedral, Parliament, and much more. Next, you’ll enter The Company’s Garden, a beautiful oasis in the city, en route to Green Market Square, which at different times has been a fruit and vegetable market and even a slave market. Next, visit Table Mountain for a CABLE-CAR RIDE to the top (weather permitting) for stunning views of the city and its surroundings. In the afternoon, take a scenic drive south through the fishing village of Hout Bay before ascending Chapman’s Peak Drive, which skirts the rocky coastline and is one of the most scenic drives in the world. Continue on to CAPE POINT NATURE RESERVE for stops at the Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point, the southwesternmost point on the African continent. Here, take a FUNICULAR RIDE to the steps of the old lighthouse for spectacular panoramic views. Return to Cape Town and enjoy the evening at your leisure.

NOTE:
Each year, generally in early August, the Table Mountain cableway closes for yearly maintenance. During this time, we will visit Signal Hill for views over the city.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3 CAPE TOWN

Enjoy a full day at leisure for your own discoveries. Perhaps explore the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, take an excursion to the stunning Cape winelands for wine tasting, or cruise to Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela spent 18 of his 27 years in prison. Your Tour Director has suggestions to help you make the most of your day.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 4 CAPE TOWN–STONY POINT NATURE RESERVE–HERMANUS–MOSSEL BAY

This morning, depart Cape Town and drive to STONY POINT NATURE RESERVE to see a COLONY OF ENDANGERED AFRICAN PENGUINS. Known for the unique sound they make, these penguins grow to an average height of two feet and live in burrows and rock crevices along the beach. Stop in Hermanus for independent exploration before reaching Mossel Bay for the evening.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 5 MOSSEL BAY–OUDTSHOORN–GEORGE

Drive north to Oudtshoorn and stop for a visit of the CANGO CAVES to see the stunning limestone rock formations. You will also visit a local OSTRICH FARM. Continue on to George.

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Day 6 GEORGE. KNYSNA & WILDERNESS NATIONAL PARK EXCURSION

Today, take a relaxing CRUISE on Knysna Lagoon to see a variety of bird and marine life. Afterwards, you will have some time to explore the charming Knysna waterfront. Lastly, visit WILDERNESS NATIONAL PARK to walk through the spectacular coastal forest.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 7 GEORGE–PORT ELIZABETH–DURBAN–UMHLANGA

This morning, drive to Port Elizabeth where you will board your flight to Durban. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel in nearby Umhlanga for the evening.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 8 UMHLANGA–SHAKALAND–HLUHLUWE

Today, visit SHAKALAND, a replica of a traditional Zulu homestead and living monument to their culture. Here, learn more about Zulu history and see how they hand craft ceramics and brew beer. This afternoon, drive to Hluhluwe.

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Day 9 HLUHLUWE

This morning, take a GAME DRIVE in Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park, the oldest proclaimed wildlife reserve in all of Africa. The park is home to the “Big 5”—lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and Cape buffalo. You also have the chance to see giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, and much more! After time to rest, embark on an AFTERNOON BOAT RIDE on Lake St. Lucia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. During the cruise, you are likely to spot hippo, Nile crocodile, and a variety of bird life.

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Day 10 HLUHLUWE–ESWATINI

Today, drive to eSwatini. En route, stop at a LOCAL MARKET and visit a GLASS FACTORY where glass blowers use recycled glass to create stemware, animals, and more.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 11 ESWATINI–KRUGER NATIONAL PARK AREA

Depart eSwatini and head north for the Kruger area. After lunch, enjoy some leisure time at your lodge. Perhaps book a spa treatment or simply relax at the pool.

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Day 12 KRUGER AREA

Rise between 5 am and 5:30 am for coffee and tea before your EARLY MORNING GAME DRIVE in the world-renowned Kruger National Park. If the timing is right, you might spot some of the big cats after a night of hunting. Return to your lodge for breakfast. Later, join your guide for an AFTERNOON GAME DRIVE. Be sure to watch for kudu, impala, giraffe, cheetah, spotted hyena, and more. As darkness descends, your guide will bring out a spotlight to help you spot nocturnal animals.

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Day 13 KRUGER AREA–MPUMALANGA

Today, drive along the PANORAMIC ROUTE known for its dramatic landscapes. Along the way, drive through Blyde River Canyon and stop to see GOD’S WINDOW, the THREE RONDAVELS, and BOURKE’S LUCK POTHOLES with its stunning rock formations carved by the Blyde River.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 14 MPUMALANGA–PRETORIA–JOHANNESBURG

Drive to Pretoria to see the Voortrekker Monument and Union Buildings. Continue on to Johannesburg where you will overnight at a hotel close to the airport.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 15 JOHANNESBURG–VICTORIA FALLS, ZIMBABWE

Today, leave South Africa and fly north to Zimbabwe. This evening, enjoy a CRUISE on the Zambezi River, which affords you a great opportunity to photograph wildlife and a spectacular African sunset!

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 16 VICTORIA FALLS

Today, visit mighty VICTORIA FALLS for an awe-inspiring experience. Enjoy a GUIDED WALK, where you will learn the history of the falls and hear fascinating details about the surrounding flora and fauna.

NOTE:
During the dry season September-December, and during particularly dry years, water flow to Victoria Falls may be low.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 17 VICTORIA FALLS–JOHANNESBURG–DEPARTURE

Your tour ends with a flight back to Johannesburg to connect with your homebound flight. Book homebound flights after 5:30 pm.

Breakfast Breakfast

 Accommodations

Cape Town
Mossel Bay
George
Umhlanga
Hluhluwe
eSwatini
Kruger National Park Area
Mpumalanga
Johannesburg
Victoria Falls

 Optional Excursions

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased).

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)


Cape Town
Victoria Falls

Cape Town

Cape Winelands

Cape Winelands

Sample wine and explore the picturesque valleys and vineyards in the beautiful Cape Winelands outside of Cape Town.

Price Range: $$

Hermanus Whale Watching (Private)

Hermanus Whale Watching (Private)

Journey to Hermanus, one of the world's whale-watching meccas, for your chance to see the rare southern right whale.

Price Range: $$$$

Cape Malay Cooking Safari

Cape Malay Cooking Safari

Visit the historic Bo-Kaap, or Cape Malay area, where you will learn about the culture and visit a local home for a cooking class.

Price Range: $$

Cape Town Apartheid Tour

Cape Town Apartheid Tour

Embark on a thought-provoking journey into South Africa's Apartheid past with an expert private guide.

Price Range: $$$$

Victoria Falls

Game Drive in Victoria Falls Private Game Reserve

Game Drive in Victoria Falls Private Game Reserve

Journey to Victoria Falls Private Game Reserve for an exciting game drive.

Price Range: $$$

Helicopter Flight Over Victoria Falls

Helicopter Flight Over Victoria Falls

Take to the sky for great views of Victoria Falls.

Price Range: $$$$

Village Visit

Village Visit

Visit a rural village for fascinating interactions with the local people and gain an insight into their life and culture.

Price Range: $$

Fishing the Zambezi River

Fishing the Zambezi River

Fish the Zambezi River for one of the world's great freshwater game fish, the powerful Tigerfish.

Price Range: $$$

Home Hosted Dinner

Home Hosted Dinner

Join a local family for dinner and fascinating conversation all while learning about the local culture and traditions.

Price Range: $

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