South Africa Highlights and Safari Experience

South Africa Highlights and Safari Experience

  • 9 Days / 8 Nights
  • CODE: RAF
  • From: $3200

Enjoy the experience of a lifetime on this enthralling 9-day journey to South Africa, Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe and Botswana’s Chobe National Park. Begin in colorful Cape Town—one of the world’s most stunningly situated cities—to take in its iconic Table Mountain, discover the wildlife and scenery of the Cape Peninsula, and immerse yourself in South Africa’s idyllic wine lands. Next, marvel at the roaring Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe before continuing to one of Africa’s best-known game reserves—Chobe. Watch for elephant and other animals on a river cruise before visiting fascinating Johannesburg as a wonderful finale.

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Itinerary at a glance:

DAY 1
Arrive Cape Town, South Africa
DAY 2
Cape Town—Table Mountain Tour
DAY 3
Cape Town—Cape Peninsula
DAY 4
Cape Town—Cape Winelands
DAY 5
Cape Town—Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
DAY 6
Victoria Falls
DAY 7
Victoria Falls—Chobe, Botswana
DAY 8
Chobe – Johannesburg, South Africa
DAY 9
Johannesburg—USA

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Cape town (4 nts) Victoria falls (2 nts) Chobe (1nt) Johannesburg (1nt)
day
1

Arrive Cape Town, South Africa

Fly to South Africa from the US and on arrival in Cape Town, enjoy a comfortable transfer to your hotel in the city, South Africa’s most vibrant and scenic. After check in, the remainder of the afternoon and evening at leisure. Perhaps lounge by the pool or get your first experience of this beautifully located city, with its bustling shops, cafes, and restaurants.


accomodation:

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2

Cape Town—Table Mountain Tour

After breakfast, travel to flat-topped Table Mountain, Cape Town’s most instantly recognizable sight. Absorb the views on a cable car ascent, and at the summit, drink in the panoramas over Cape Town and the coastline below. Ride the cable car back down for a brief sightseeing tour of this exciting city. Discover sights such as the Bo-Kaap district and Castle of Good Hope, and then continue to the colorful V&A waterfront for a restaurant lunch. Afterward, travel to history-steeped Greenmarket Square, one of the city’s oldest shopping hubs, to browse the stores and stalls before returning to your hotel early afternoon. The evening is free for you to perhaps discover more of Cape Town’s eclectic restaurants and sights as you wish.


Included: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch

accomodation:

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3

Cape Town—Cape Peninsula

Breathtaking scenery awaits on a full-day tour of the Cape Peninsula, where rocky peaks and sandy beaches dominate. Admire the views on a drive along the Atlantic coast, and take a short cruise from Hout Bay to Seal Island to observe its Cape Fur seals and perhaps spot white sharks along the way. Next, continue to Cape Point, the peninsula’s southernmost tip, tracing one of the world’s most beautiful stretches of shoreline. On arrival, ride the funicular and gaze over the “line in the ocean”—the Atlantic and Indian Ocean’s meeting point—and the cape lighthouse. Following a lobster lunch at a beachside restaurant, continue to Boulders Beach to see its African penguin colony. Return to your hotel by late afternoon and enjoy the evening free as you please.


Included: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch

accomodation:

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4

Cape Town—Cape Winelands

South Africa produces some of the world’s best wines and today takes you deep into its chief wine-producing region. Venture into the idyllic Franschhoek and Stellenbosch wine lands and tour both towns. Stretch your legs on a walk around Franschhoek, one of South Africa’s oldest settlements, to admire its Cape Dutch architecture, and delve into the old-world town of Stellenbosch, with its oak-lined avenues flanked by cafes and boutiques. Then, sample some of the wines of this gloriously scenic region at the Boschendal and Clos Malverne wine estates. Enjoy a wine tasting at one followed by a lunch of wine tastings and food pairings at the other before returning to Cape Town for the evening free to relax independently.


Included: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch

accomodation:

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5

Cape Town—Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Transfer to the airport and fly to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. On arrival, enjoy a convenient transfer to your hotel where you’ll stay for two nights. Later, take a relaxing sunset dinner cruise along the Zambezi River, admiring the river views and watching for wildlife such as hippo and elephants on the banks as you savor a delicious onboard dinner.


Included: Breakfast at hotel, Dinner

accomodation:

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6

Victoria Falls

Start with breakfast before experiencing the mighty Victoria Falls, the world’s largest falls. Absorb views of the falls, swathed in clouds of water spray and framed by rainbows, watching as the roaring cascades plummet from the Upper Zambezi into the Lower Zambezi. After marveling at this natural spectacle, enjoy a break for lunch and the afternoon free, either relaxing or choosing from optional activities. Tonight, immerse yourself in African culture at a dinner-show complete with barbecue fare and an energetic drum show performed by dancers in traditional costume.


Included: Breakfast at hotel, Dinner

accomodation:

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7

Victoria Falls—Chobe, Botswana

After breakfast, transfer by road to Botswana’s renowned Chobe National Park, famous for its elephants and buffalo. Arrive at your riverfront lodge for an overnight stay and enjoy lunch before an afternoon boat safari along the Chobe River. Settle on deck and keep your camera ready as you look for wildlife, from ever-present crocodiles and hippos, to water birds and waders, and the elephants, buffalo, impala, and other animals that come to the river to drink. Return to the lodge for dinner tonight.


Included: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch, Dinner

accomodation:

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8

Chobe – Johannesburg, South Africa

Following breakfast, transfer to Kasane airport for your flight to either Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel in Sandton City, an affluent area and shopping mall in the city’s northern suburbs. After check in, spend the evening at leisure, either recharging at your hotel or heading into the mall or nearby Mandela Square to enjoy the stores and shop for souvenirs. Join us for dinner tonight at a grill-house and butchery in the buzzing square.


Included: Breakfast at hotel, Dinner

accomodation:

Sandton Sun Hotel or Similar - ★★★★★

day
9

Johannesburg—USA

After breakfast and check out, experience a guided tour of this historic and fascinating city. Explore the haunting Apartheid Museum to chart the country’s founding and apartheid era, and visit Soweto, the country’s largest township. See famous Vilakazi Street and visit the Mandela Family House, where Nelson Mandela lived from around 1946 to 1962, and admire the Orlando Towers, two giant cooling towers covered in brightly colored murals. After lunch at a Soweto restaurant, bid farewell to South Africa as you transfer to the airport for your return flight back to the US.


Included: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch

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What's included

Guaranteed departure with a min of 6 adults as a locally hosted tour.

Services of an expert, English-speaking guide and driver throughout.

All entrance fees where applicable as per itinerary.

8 nights’ deluxe hotel accommodation with private facilities.

8 hotel breakfasts

5 hotel or restaurant lunches including a lobster lunch at Cape Point, and a wine tasting and food pairing lunch at Winelands.

4 hotel, restaurant, or cruise boat dinners, including a sunset dinner river cruise and a dinner-show at Victoria Falls, and farewell dinner at Johannesburg.

Airport group transfers on arrival (Cape Town) and departure (Johannesburg).

Comfortable air-conditioned touring vehicle in Cape Town and Johannesburg.

In South Africa, guided sightseeing tours in Cape Town, the Cape Town Winelands, the Cape Peninsula, and Johannesburg.

Guided sightseeing tour of Victoria Falls.

Boat Safari on the Chobe River.

Luggage handling services of 1 bag per person.

Cape Town: AC Hotel by Marriott Cape Town or Similar

★ ★ ★ ★

A perfectly precise hotel experience awaits at AC Hotel by Marriott Cape Town Waterfront, conveniently located just minutes away from the buzzing Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and just a 25-minute drive from Cape Town International Airport. Our spacious rooms feel stylish, yet efficient and boast unparalleled views over the imposing Table Mountain, Lion's Head and Signal Hill. 

Victoria Falls: A'Zambezi River Lodge Hotel or Similar

★ ★ ★ ★

AZambezi river lodge is the only hotel with a river frontage and jetty site in Victoria Falls. The lodge consists of 83 thatched covered rooms, which blend in perfectly with the lush green lawns.Azambezi river lodge is perfect for those who want to relax and unwind against the backdrop of nature, whilst enjoying world class service.

Chobe: Cresta Mowana Safari Resort and Spa or similar

★ ★ ★ ★

Situated in the heart of the Okavango Delta, the Moremi Game Reserve is home to a delightful abundance of wildlife and birdlife, and one of the most diverse ecosystems in Africa. With large numbers of elephant, buffalo, lion, giraffe, buffalo and zebra, this gem of a reserve offers some of the continent’s best game viewing. Other predators regularly spotted include leopard, African wild dog, hyena and cheetah. What’s more, with the recent reintroduction of White and Black Rhino into the region, it is now a ‘Big Five’ destination.

Johannesburg: Sandton Sun Hotel or Similar

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Sandton Sun hotel offers an incomparable position in Sandton. At the Sandton Sun hotel, all the rooms are designed for business convenience and luxury living where every room has a Nespresso machine, USB plug-points, full mini-bar and 48” flat-screen as standard. Whatever room you choose, climate control, twice daily maid service, pillow choices and complimentary WiFi completes the experience.

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