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South Africa and Victoria Falls 11-Night Small Group Escorted Tour

Join us on a incredible small group escorted tour of South Africa and Victoria Falls! We'll take you on an amazing journey through this captivating country, from Cape Town's gorgeous beaches and vibrant nightlife to the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls. Embark on an incredible safari adventure at Kruger National Park to witness the 'Big Five' up close and personal. Don't miss this opportunity to explore one of the most extraordinary destinations in the world.

South Africa and Victoria Falls 11-Night Small Group Escorted Tour

If you are a solo traveller you have the option of being matched with another traveller to pay the double occupancy price or pay an additional $859 CAD to have your own room - a limited number of solo rooms available.
DEPARTURE DATE: March 9, 2024
Countries Visited: South Africa

OVERVIEW

On this extraordinary adventure through southern Africa, journey from glittering Cape Town to the vast wilderness of Kruger National Park—home of the legendary "big five". Visit Soweto township, where Nelson Mandela once lived; enjoy a homemade dinner with a local family in a Zimbabwean village; and witness the awe-inspiring beauty of Victoria Falls, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

  • Go for a wildlife safari drive with a researcher and expert on carnivores
  • Enjoy a traditional South African barbecue
  • Visit the Kirstenbosch botanical garden with an expert botanist
  • Help prepare a traditional Zimbabwean meal with a family in their home
  • Spot wildlife in world-famous Kruger National Park

Physical Grading:
2 - LightLight walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging

Travel Style:
National Geographic JourneysGreater exploration, insider access, and the freedom to roam – all without sacrificing comfort.

Trip Type:
Small Group

Small group experience; Max 16, Avg 12.

Additional Information:

Tour-only price based on double occupancy is $5,999 CAD per person
If you are a solo traveller you have the option of being matched with another traveller to pay the double occupancy price or pay an additional $859 CAD to have your own room - limited number of solo rooms available.
Additional nights can be added at the beginning in Cape Town and at the end in Victoria Falls.

Accommodations:

Cape Town - The Portswood Hotel (or similar) Johannesburg - Nkanga Lodge (or similar)
Greater Kruger Area - Umbhaba Eco Lodge (or similar)
Private Game Lodge - Karongwe Private Game Reserve - Lodges (or similar) Victoria Falls - Explorers Village Lodge (or similar)

Travel Dates & Pricing

TRAVEL DATEPRICETYPE
March 9, 2024from $5,999 CAD Per PersonPer Person

What's Included

  • 11 night small group escorted coach tour ( maximum 12 )
  • 11 night accommodations: 2 nights Family run lodge, 5 nights hotel, 2 nights lodge, 2 nights comfortable tent or chalet
  • 11 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Arrival transfer
  • Orientation tour of Cape Town
  • Excursion to Cape Point including the penguins at Boulders Beach
  • Soweto tour
  • Panorama Route scenic drive
  • Kruger National Park wildlife safari drive in open vehicle
  • Private nature reserve wildlife safari drive in open safari vehicles
  • Tour of Victoria Falls
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • Taxes

Itinerary

DAYDATEPLACE
1Sat Mar 9CAPE TOWN
2Sun Mar 10CAPE TOWN
3Mon Mar 11CAPE TOWN
4Tue Mar 12CAPE TOWN/JOHANNESBURG
5Wed Mar 13JOHANNESBURG/GREATER KRUGER AREA
6Thu Mar 14KRUGER NATIONAL PARK
7Fri Mar 15GREATER KRUGER AREA/KARONGWE PRIVATE GAME RESERVE
8Sat Mar 16KARONGWE PRIVATE GAME RESERVE
9Sun Mar 17KARONGWE PRIVATE GAME RESERVE/JOHANNESBURG
10Mon Mar 18JOHANNESBURG/VICTORIA FALLS
11Tue Mar 19VICTORIA FALLS
12Wed Mar 20VICTORIA FALLS

DAY 1 – CAPE TOWN

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer is included.

DAY 2 – CAPE TOWN

Begin the day with an exploration of vibrant Cape Town, wandering through the multicultural Bo-Kaap neighborhood. Then enjoy an exclusive guided tour of Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, named by National Geographic Travel as one of the world’s 10 most magnificent gardens. Later, stop by Boulders Beach to see the resident population of African penguins, and continue to the Cape Point lighthouse and the Cape of Good Hope, the southwestern most point in Africa.

Exclusive Inclusions: Your Journeys Highlight Moment Kirstenbosch Entrance fees

Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 3 – CAPE TOWN

Enjoy a day of leisure in Cape Town, choosing from a variety of optional activities. Hike up iconic Table Mountain or hop on a cable car to the summit, taking in extraordinary views of the city and the Atlantic seaboard. Or explore the Cape Winelands, visiting the historical city of Stellenbosch, touring wine estates with expert guides, and indulging in a variety of tastings and pairings.

Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 4 – CAPE TOWN/JOHANNESBURG

Fly to Johannesburg, then take a guided tour of Soweto township. Soweto was an important center of South Africa’s anti-apartheid movement and home to its leader, Nelson Mandela. Visit the Mandela House Museum and learn about this painful chapter in the country’s history. In the evening, enjoy a traditional South African braai (barbecue) with your fellow travellers.

Exclusive Inclusions: Your Foodie Moment Traditional South Africa Braai (Barbecue)

Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner

DAY 5 – JOHANNESBURG/GREATER KRUGER AREA

Set out towards Kruger National Park via the magnificent Panorama Route, one of the world’s most picturesque drives. Make stops at the dramatic Blyde River Canyon and Bourke’s Luck Potholes, and take in panoramic views of the forest-covered valley from the God’s Window viewpoint. Continue to our lodge near Kruger National park, savour a delicious South African Dinner in this picturesque location.

Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner

DAY 6 – KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

Rise early and climb aboard an open jeep for a full-day safari in Kruger National Park—home to an extraordinary array of large mammals. Spot elephants, lions, giraffes, and perhaps elusive
leopards as we explore this breathtaking wilderness of savanna and scrubland. Return to our lodge in the evening, where you can take some time to relax and enjoy the nocturnal sounds of the bush.

Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner

DAY 7 – GREATER KRUGER AREA/KARONGWE PRIVATE GAME RESERVE

Travel to the Karongwe Private Game Reserve, a pristine wildlife sanctuary located in the Greater Kruger area. Meet with a researcher from the Endangered Wildlife Trust’s Cheetah Metapopulation Project—a program funded in part by National Geographic’s Big Cats Initiative—and learn about efforts to protect the region’s cheetahs and other carnivores. The researcher then joins us for a wildlife-viewing excursion through the reserve.

Exclusive Inclusions: Your Journeys Highlight Moment Carnivore Conservation Experience

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

DAY 8 – KARONGWE PRIVATE GAME RESERVE

Spend the day exploring Karongwe on morning and afternoon safaris with our local guides. Search for Africa’s famed “big five” as we drive through the shrublands of the bushveld. Back at camp, relax on deck or take a walk around the grounds.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

DAY 9 – KARONGWE PRIVATE GAME RESERVE/JOHANNESBURG

Embark on one last safari this morning, keeping a lookout for Karongwe’s iconic inhabitants. Then head back to the city, where you’ll enjoy dinner in our family run lodge.

Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner

DAY 10 – JOHANNESBURG/VICTORIA FALLS

Catch a flight to the town of Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, named after one of the most powerful waterfalls on Earth. Visit a nearby village and go grocery shopping in the bustling market. Then sit down with a local family for dinner, helping your hosts prepare a traditional Zimbabwean meal using the ingredients you picked out, and hear stories about local life and culture.

Exclusive Inclusions: Your Journeys Highlight Moment Zimbabwean Family Dinner

Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner

DAY 11 – VICTORIA FALLS

Set out for a tour of magnificent Victoria Falls. Scottish explorer David Livingstone named them after Britain’s Queen Victoria, while their older, indigenous name is Mosi-oa-Tunya—“the smoke that thunders.” Opt for a scenic sunset cruise on the Zambezi River; soar above the roaring falls in a helicopter; and much more.

Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 12 – VICTORIA FALLS

Depart at any time.

Meals included: Breakfast

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