This tour to South Africa—from the fascinating cities to the enthralling game drives and breathtaking scenery—is sure to offer you an experience of a lifetime. A highlight of your trip is the Kapama Private Game Reserve in Kruger National Park, where you’ll enjoy six game drives to see the remarkable number of species, including 42 mammal species and 350 bird species. You’ll have a great chance to see the “Big 5”—lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and Cape buffalo. Have your camera ready because you may also see impala, giraffe, hippo, spotted hyena, cheetah, wildebeest, and more.Another highlight is Victoria Falls, bordering Zambia and Zimbabwe. Roughly twice the height of Niagara Falls, stand in awe as you hear the roar of the falls. Witness the beautiful rainbows left behind by the impressive amount of spray shooting into the sky. In fact, the sprays shoot so high they can be seen miles away! Glorious scenery and majestic wildlife are not the only things you’ll experience on this tour. You’ll also travel to Johannesburg and Cape Town, where you will visit a local home for a Malay cooking class before enjoying a traditional Malay meal. Also, take a cable car ride to the top of Table Mountain (weather permitting) for spectacular views of the city. If you’re looking to travel to captivating, new places, this is the tour for you. You’ll return home from this vacation with plenty of stories and photos to share with your friends and family.
CAPE TOWNGuided sightseeing, visit Cape Point Nature Reserve and a colony of African penguins and the Bo-Kaap Museum; [LF] walking tour of Bo-Kaap area; [LF] Cape Malay cooking class; cable-car ride up Table MountainKAPAMA PRIVATE GAME RESERVESix game drives in an open-air 4-wheel-drive Land Rover; optional bush walkJOHANNESBURGVisit [LF] Soweto and the Apartheid MuseumVICTORIA FALLSCruise on Zambezi River; guided walk of the fallsBOTSWANAGame activities in Chobe National Park and the Okavango Delta including a [LF] excursion
CAPE TOWN Southern Sun the Cullinan (SF)KAPAMA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE Kapama River Lodge (SF)JOHANNESBURG Sandton Sun (MD)VICTORIA FALLS Ilala Lodge (F)CHOBE NATIONAL PARK Chobe Marina Lodge (F) OKAVANGO DELTA Mapula Lodge (SF)
American breakfast (B) daily, 9 lunches (L), 10 dinners (D) including a welcome dinner in Cape Town and a farewell dinner in Victoria Falls
NOTES:Open-air 4-wheel-drive safari vehicles carry a maximum of nine passengers. Check with your travel agent or physician regarding the latest health requirements for travel to South Africa and Zimbabwe, and Botswana. This may require inoculations prior to travel and/or taking anti-malaria pills.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.Small-Group Discovery – We never allow more than 20 travelers on our Small-Group Discovery vacations, allowing you to truly immerse yourself in the destination and local culture.