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Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime on this exclusive small group escorted tour of South Africa. Your tour starts in the glittering city of Cape Town and travels to the vast wilderness of Kruger National Park where you will experience a wildlife safari drive in an open vehicle. Don't miss this unique opportunity to discover the legendary "big five" and much more!
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The Travel Lady’s Exclusive Tour to South Africa for Women Only – Sorry Sold Out – Waitlist Enquiries Only!

Tour-only price based on double occupancy is $5,799 CAD per person
DEPARTURE DATE: April 13, 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 GroupSmall group experience; Max 16, Avg 12.

Travel Dates & Pricing

TRAVEL DATEPRICETYPE
April 13, 2024from $5,799 CADPer Person

What's Included

  • 12 night small group escorted coach tour ( maximum 12 )
  • 12 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 Apr 13CAPE TOWN
2Sun Apr 14CAPE TOWN
3Mon Apr 15CAPE TOWN
4Tue Apr 16CAPE TOWN/JOHANNESBURG
5Tue Apr 16JOHANNESBURG/GREATER KRUGER AREA
6Wed Apr 17KRUGER NATIONAL PARK
7Thu Apr 18GREATER KRUGER AREA/KARONGWE PRIVATE GAME RESERVE
8Fri Apr 19KARONGWE PRIVATE GAME RESERVE
9Sat Apr 20KARONGWE PRIVATE GAME RESERVE/JOHANNESBURG
10Sun Apr 21JOHANNESBURG/VICTORIA FALLS
11Mon Apr 22VICTORIA FALLS
12Tue Apr 23VICTORIA 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 southwesternmost point in Africa.

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.

There is something for everyone in Cape Town. Visit Table Mountain, walk the V&A Waterfront or embark on a wine tour in and around Stellenbosch. For the adventurous, opt to go skydiving, abseiling, or, if you’re really brave, cage diving for a close encounter with a great white shark. Wander through the city centre, which has some of the oldest buildings and gardens in South Africa. Check out the Cultural Historical Museum, Planetarium, and many other museums and theatres.

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.

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.

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.

At over 19,000 sq km (7,500 sq mi), South Africa’s Kruger National Park is one of the largest and most impressive animal reserves in the world. With 147 species, Kruger has more species of large mammals than any other park on the continent.

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.

For the next two days, enjoy ranger-led morning and evening wildlife safari drives in an open safari vehicle in Karongwe Nature Reserve, searching for Africa’s famed Big Five. With over 9,000 hectares (22,240 acres) of supreme African bushveld, Karongwe Private Game Reserve is home to many creatures, and our safari drives provide several opportunities for wildlife viewing.

We use various accommodations within the reserve (the location is based on availability). During your time here, you will either stay in lodge rooms or very comfortable permanent tents (both of equal quality and with similar amenities).

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.

Wake up before the sun (around 5am) and sip your morning coffee before heading out on a morning wildlife safari drive. Return to the lodge for brunch and some leisure time. Converse on the deck, walk the grounds and gardens, and enjoy high tea. Following tea, it’s time for a late afternoon safari drive. After spotting tons of wildlife, it’s time to return to camp and freshen up before 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.

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.

The mist off Victoria Falls can rise to a height of more than 400m (1312 ft). Local tribes used to call the falls Mosi-o-Tunya or “the smoke that thunders.” Explorer and missionary David Livingstone renamed the falls after Queen Victoria when he first saw them in 1855.

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.

DAY 12 – VICTORIA FALLS

Depart at any time.

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