The Perfect South Africa Program: South Africa, Zimbabwe & Botswana
Cape Town | Kapama Game Reserve | Johannesburg | Victoria Falls | Chobe National Park
*plus $1,350 on-tour air
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► Guaranteed departure from Cape Town with a minimum of two travelers.
► Dates and itinerary are customizable.
► This itinerary also available as a Small Group Journey with set departure dates, limited to 18 travelers.
Home to a stunning variety of landscapes and wildlife, cities, and cultures, Southern Africa is an enchanting blend of city and safari. Explore beguiling Cape Town and its surroundings: world-class vineyards, majestic mountains, wide beaches, rugged Cape Point, and delightfully playful penguins. Greater Kruger National Park in South Africa’s northeast offers a superb safari experience with a great variety of wildlife and luxurious accommodations. Victoria Falls, on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe, is not to be missed — the sound of a wall of water nearly a mile wide plunging 325 feet into the gorge below will stay with you always. Venture further into the true wildernesses of Botswana and Namibia where you track wildlife amongst unique landscapes of desert and water. Whatever you choose, Southern Africa serves as the backdrop for an unforgettable adventure.
Day 1 | Cape Town
Arrive in beautiful Cape Town, dramatically situated along the rugged coast near the southern tip of the African continent. Retire to your hotel in the fashionable Victoria & Alfred Waterfront located in the city’s old harbor area.
OVERNIGHT:The Victoria & Alfred Hotel
Days 2 & 3 |Cape Town
Tour quaint Franschhoek before visiting world-class wineries and the Malay Quarter. Ascend Table Mountain by aerial tramway for stunning views of the city and its surroundings! On day 3, you are free to explore Cape Town on your own or take advantage of one of our many day tours.
OVERNIGHT: The Victoria & Alfred Hotel
Days 4, 5 & 6 |Kapama Private Game Reserve
A short flight but world away from the coast, you’ll track the big five: lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant, and rhinoceros while on safari in one of South Africa’s premier game reserves. Enjoy daily game drives in the bush, returning each evening to your luxurious and intimate camp.
OVERNIGHT: Kapama Buffalo Camp
Day 7 | Johannesburg
After one last morning on safari, fly to South Africa’s bustling metropolis of Johannesburg for a quick overnight before heading north to Victoria Falls.
OVERNIGHT: Peermont Metcourt Hotel
Day 8 & 9 | Victoria Falls
Spend two nights at the Victoria Falls Hotel, built in 1904, overlooking the dramatic Zambezi River gorge within walking distance of the falls. The largest sheet of falling water in the world, Victoria Falls is an epic sight to behold. Explore the falls with a guided walking tour and sunset cruise on the upper Zambezi.
OVERNIGHT: Victoria Falls Hotel -
Day 10 & 11 |Chobe National Park
A short overland transfer brings you to Chobe National Park in neighboring Botswana. Set on the banks of the Chobe River, your lodge looks out on a beautiful landscape of marshes and islands teeming with elephants, hippos, and crocodile. Enjoy an unforgettable boat safari on the river in addition to traditional game drives.
OVERNIGHT: Chobe Game Lodge
Day 12 |victoria falls
Return to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe for your return flight to Johannesburg.