Explore South Africa

13 Days Cape Town to Victoria Falls. 

Highlights Include: Robben Island, Winelands Tour, Game Drive Safaris, Soweto Tour, & Victoria Falls. 

Explore South Africa

DAY 1 ARRIVE CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA: Welcome to South Africa! On arrival into Cape Town International Airport you will clear immigration formalities and collect your luggage. Outside the arrival hall you will be met by your tour manager and shortly afterwards will be transferred to your hotel, the Table Bay Hotel Cape Town, your home for a 4-night stay. The remainder of your day and evening are at leisure.
Hotel Name: Table Bay Hotel

DAY 2 ROBBEN ISLAND / CAPE TOWN TOUR: After breakfast, depart on a full day Robben Island, Cape Town City and Table Mountain Tour. Board the Robben Island Ferry (weather permitting) and enjoy breath-taking views of Cape Town, the V&A Waterfront and much more. Sail to an island filled with history. Once you reach Robben Island, enjoy a guided tour including the prison cell that held Nelson Mandela captive for many years. Arrive at Table Mountain (weather permitting), where you will take a cable car trip to the top! Later, drive past the Malay Quarter, the Houses of Parliament, City Hall and the Castle of Good Hope. Enjoy a visit to the South African Museum. Your evening is free in Cape Town. (B/L)
Hotel Name: Table Bay Hotel

DAY 3 WINELANDS EXCURSION: After breakfast, depart on a full day Winelands Tour. Absorb the beauty of South Africa’s wine industry. Enjoy a wine tasting in Stellenbosch with its canal-lined avenues, giant oak trees and beautifully preserved historic buildings. Travel over the Helshoogte Pass to the town of Franschhoek. The town dates to the 17th century when the French Huguenots arrived. Billed as the Gourmet Capital of South Africa, this town bursts with charm, situated in the most picturesque valley and to this day still maintains its French Huguenot style. Enjoy a wine tasting before lunch at one of the many award-winning restaurants. Onward to one of the Capes first farming districts, Paarl. Paarl made headlines when President Mandela was released from the Groot Drakenstein prison (ex Victor Verster), enjoy a cellar tour. Return to Cape Town for overnight. (B/L)
Hotel Name: Table Bay Hotel

DAY 5 CAPE PENINSULA EXCURSION: Enjoy breakfast before departing on a full day Cape Peninsula Tour. Travel past Camp Bay, Clifton and Llandudno to the scenic harbor of Hout Bay, travel over Chapman’s Peak (if open) to the Cape Point Nature Reserve. The Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point form part of the Cape Peninsula National Park Enjoy a walk to the Cape Point lighthouse. Visit Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, where you can see African Penguins in their habitat. Lunch is included. Later, return to Cape Town for overnight. (B/L)
Hotel Name: Table Bay Hotel

DAY 6 CAPE TOWN / HOEDSPRUIT: After breakfast, transfer to Cape Town International Airport for your connecting flight to Hoedspruit Airport. On arrival you will be met and transferred to Thornybush Game Lodge, your home for 3 nights. Afternoon at leisure. Enjoy dinner this evening. (B/D)
Hotel Name: Thornybush Game Lodge

DAY 7 GAME SAFARI: Enjoy a full day at leisure, with 2 included game drive safaris. All meals are included. (B/L/D)
Hotel Name: Thornybush Game Lodge

DAY 8 GAME SAFARI: Enjoy a full day at leisure, with 2 included game drive safaris. All meals are included. (B/L/D)
Hotel Name: Thornybush Game Lodge

DAY 9 HOEDSPRUIT / JOHANNESBURG: After breakfast, depart and transfer to Hoedspruit Airport for your connecting flight to Johannesburg. On arrival in Johannesburg, transfer to your hotel. Your afternoon and evening are at leisure in Johannesburg. (B)
Hotel Name: Sandton Michelangelo

DAY 10 FULL DAY SOWETO TOUR: From Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital to the humble little house in Orlando West where Nelson Mandela was raised, experience a slice of authentic history relating to the world’s most famous former prisoner. Visit the Hector Pieterson Memorial, built in remembrance of the people who died on 16 June 1976. After a stop for lunch and a visit to a local youth center, proceed to the Apartheid Museum. A glimpse of the rise and fall of apartheid in South Africa. Lunch is included today. Your evening is free in Johannesburg. (B/L)
Hotel Name: Sandton Michelangelo

DAY 11 JOHANNESBURG / VICTORIA FALLS, ZIMBABWE: After breakfast you will be transferred to O.R. Tambo International Airport for your connecting flight to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. On arrival, transfer to your Hotel, your home for 2 nights. Enjoy an afternoon Tour of the Falls, followed by a Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi River. Your evening is free. (B)
Hotel Name: Victoria Falls Hotel

DAY 12 EXCURSION TO CHOBE NATIONAL PARK, BOTSWANA: After breakfast, depart for a half day tour inside the Chobe National Park. Head to the Kazungula border where your Botswana guide will meet you. Then proceed straight to the morning cruise on the Chobe River. After the cruise, enjoy lunch in a local hotel located on the riverbank. After lunch, you will board safari vehicles for an afternoon game drive in the Chobe National Park. Afterwards, head back to the Kazungula Border and return to your Victoria Falls Hotel. This evening enjoy dinner at the BOMA, an ethnic restaurant, with a unique cultural experience. Excellent cuisine, with a variety of game meats and traditional Zimbabwean dishes, accompanied by entertainment from traditional dancers, the Sangoma (storyteller) and a local fortune teller who is available for fortune telling. (B/L/D)
Hotel Name: Victoria Falls Hotel

DAY 13 VICTORIA FALLS / USA: After breakfast, transfer to Victoria Falls Airport for your return flight to the USA. (B)

Optional Botswana Extension 

DAY 12 VICTORIA FALLS / CHOBE NATIONAL PARK, BOTSWANA: After breakfast, depart and make your way to the Kazungula border, into Botswana and transfer to Chobe Gale Lodge, your home for the next three nights. All meals included. (B/D)
Hotel Name: Chobe Game Lodge

DAY 13 GAME SAFARI: Enjoy a full day at leisure, with 2 included game drive safaris. All meals are included. (B/L/D)
Hotel Name: Chobe Game Lodge

DAY 14 GAME SAFARI: Enjoy a full day at leisure, with 2 included game drive safaris. All meals are included. (B/L/D)
Hotel Name: Chobe Game Lodge

DAY 15 CHOBE NATIONAL PARK / USA: After breakfast, transfer to Kasane Airport for your return flight to the USA. (B)

Customize to Suit

The above suggested itinerary can be customized to suit; more or less meals, different cities and/or sightseeing based on your clients’ interests.  You name it, our expert group specialist professionals will put it together for you. Please call 1-855-220-6450, or simply complete the group request form, and we’ll get back to you with your proposal.

Inclusions

  • 12 nights 5-Star hotels. 
  • Breakfast daily, except day of arrival
  • 8 lunches
  • 4, three course Dinners
  • Professional Tour Manager throughout
  • Full day Robben Island, Cape Town, and Table Mountain Tour. Includes Robben Island Ferry, South African Museum, and Table Mountain Cable car tickets
  • Full day Winelands excursion including wine tastings and cellar tour
  • Full day Cape Point tour including entrance to Hout Bay, Chapmans Peak, Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, and Boulders Penguin Colony
  • 2 Game Drives per day (x2) while in Thornybush Game Lodge
  • Full day Soweto tour including entrance to the Apartheid Museum, Mandela House, Hector Pieterson Museum, and a visit to Kliptown Youth Centre
  • Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi
  • Half day excursion to Chobe National Park in Botswana
  • Private, luxury, air-conditioned transport for transfers and local sightseeing as outlined in the itinerary 
  • Sightseeing, special features and scenic highlights as indicated in the itinerary, including admission charges
  • Porterage at all airports and hotels
  • Portfolio of travel documents
  • 24-hour local customer service while traveling in South Africa

Please note: Travel Insurance is compulsory 

Private Departures

Please Call 1-855-220-6450 for Group Rates on this Custom Group Journey

This suggested itinerary can be customized to suit; more or less meals, different cities and/or sightseeing based on your clients’ interests.  You name it, our expert group specialist professionals will put it together for you. Please call 1-855-220-6450, or simply complete the group request form, and we’ll get back to you with your proposal.

Group Discounts

On custom journeys, discounts vary depending on group requirements. Typically, travel with a group of 20 and the 21st traveler receives a 100% discount* off the land portion of the vacation price. A second traveler receives a 100% discount* off the land on a group of 40 paying passengers.

*Per person prices are land only and based on two people sharing a room. Above dates represent “land start” date. Air: Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. Journeys Connect can quote you the lowest possible GROUP airfare available on the day that you book. Minimum of 10 seats from same gateway. Less than 10 air seats will require full payment at time of booking. Single Room Supplement: On Request. Triple Room Reduction: On Request. Group discounts cannot be combined with our Triple Room discounts. Not valid on Specialty, Customized Vacations or River Cruises, optional extensions, extra nights, airfares, taxes and fees, flight supplements, or airport transfers. Other restrictions may apply. All passengers’ names must be advised before the discount is applied. *Group discount is on a twin-share basis only.

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