Best of South Africa 2022 - 9 Day Tour from Johannesburg to Cape Town
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Best of South Africa 2022

9 Day Tour from Johannesburg to Cape Town

Starting at $2,600


Destinations & Sightseeing
Itinerary and Meals
Accomodations

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From the history of Johannesburg to exploring Kruger National Park and Cape Town’s highlights, your tour of South Africa is an adventure like no other. You’ll begin in Johannesburg’s Soweto Township to learn about its turbulent past and hopeful future. Visit the thought-provoking Apartheid Museum and Mandela House, located in the former neighborhood of Nobel Peace Prize winners, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela.

Your escorted African vacation continues through some of the world’s most sweeping and dramatic landscapes on your way to Kruger National Park area. Marvel at God’s Window (a forested ravine and majestic cliffs), and the stunning cascades of Lisbon and Berlin Falls. Your African safari begins in the Kruger park area with morning and afternoon game drives through the homes of the big cats, giraffe, cheetah, hyena, gazelle, and more. You’ll visit Cape Town and ascend to Table Mountain via cable car for spectacular views. On boulders Beach, you’ll observe a colony of endangered penguins, then venture to Cape Point Nature Reserve, the Cape of Good Hope, and Cape Point at the continent’s most southwestern tip.

Your South Africa tour is an adventure into historic heritage.

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Destination & Sightseeing

JOHANNESBURG Visit Soweto, Mandela House, and the Apartheid Museum
MPUMALANGA Drive along the Panoramic Route and visit God’s Window, Lisbon Falls, and Berlin Falls
KRUGER NATIONAL PARK AREA Four game drives in Kruger National Park
CAPE TOWN Cable-car ride up Table Mountain; visit a colony of African penguins and Cape Point Nature Reserve with funicular ride to old Cape Point lighthouse
Filtered Water: Included on all game drives
Notes:
  • All game viewing is done at your own risk. We will require a signed liability waiver prior to travel.
Transportation:
Private, deluxe, air-conditioned motorcoach while touring. Open-air safari vehicle in Kruger National Park. Intra-vacation flights.

MEALS

8 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners

ITINERARY

Day 1
Welcome to Africa! Your hotel is available for mid-afternoon check-in

Day 2
Today’s sightseeing starts with a visit to Soweto (South Western Township), the largest township in the country. Along the way, see the neighborhood that was home to two Nobel Peace Prize winners: Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela. Gain some perspective of life here at Mandela House, where Nelson Mandela lived from 1946 to around 1960, when he was forced underground to elude arrest. After lunch, visit the unforgettable Museum to learn about the founding of South Africa before delving into the apartheid era. Using photos, video, and print, the museum takes you on an extraordinary journey through the apartheid years to the 1994 democratic elections that named Nelson Mandela president
Meal Icon BreakfastLunch

Day 3
Depart Johannesburg and explore the Panoramic Route known for its dramatic landscapes. Along the way, see God’s Window, Lisbon Falls, and Berlin Falls. Continue on to the Kruger National Park area
Meal Icon BreakfastMeal Icon Dinner

Day 4
The Kruger area is home to an abundance of wildlife including the famed “Big 5”—lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and Cape buffalo. Your skilled, professional guide will help you learn about this special ecosystem as you view wildlife up close on morning and afternoon game drives. Beyond the “Big 5,” you’ll have the chance to see kudu, giraffe, hippo, cheetah, spotted hyena, and more! Return to your resort in time to freshen up for dinner
Meal Icon BreakfastLunchMeal Icon Dinner

Day 5
Rise early coffee and tea before your morning game drive. If the timing is right, you might spot some of the big cats after a night of hunting. Spend some time at leisure in the middle of the day. Perhaps book a spa treatment or simply relax at the pool. Later, embark on your final exciting game drive
Meal Icon BreakfastLunchMeal Icon Dinner

Day 6
Enjoy some time at leisure this morning before flying to beautiful Cape Town
Meal Icon Breakfast

Day 7
Today, enjoy a full day of sightseeing, starting with a cable-car ride up Table Mountain for stunning views of the city, Robben Island, and the Cape Winelands. Next, visit Boulders Beach where you will see a colony of endangered African Penguins, known for the unique sound they make. After free time for lunch, continue on to Cape Point Nature Reserve for stops at the Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point. Here, take a funicular ride to the steps of the old lighthouse for spectacular panoramic views. On your return journey back to Cape Town, skirt the rocky coastline as you ascend Chapman’s Peak Drive, one of the most spectacular drives in the world. Enjoy the evening at your leisure
Meal Icon Breakfast

Day 8
Enjoy a full day at leisure for your own discoveries. Perhaps explore the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, take an excursion to the stunning Cape Winelands for wine tasting, or cruise to Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela spent 18 of his 27 years in prison. Your Tour Director has suggestions to help you make the most of your day
Meal Icon Breakfast

Day 9
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning
Meal Icon Breakfast

Day 10
ARRIVE IN JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

Day 11
JOHANNESBURG

Day 12
JOHANNESBURG–KRUGER NATIONAL PARK AREA

Day 13
KRUGER AREA

Day 14
KRUGER AREA

Day 15
KRUGER AREA–CAPE TOWN

Day 16
CAPE TOWN

Day 17
CAPE TOWN

Day 18
CAPE TOWN

Day 19
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Day 20
BreakfastDinner

Day 21
BreakfastLunchDinner

Day 22
BreakfastLunchDinner

Day 23
Breakfast

Day 24
Breakfast

Day 25
Breakfast

Day 26
Breakfast

Day 27 ARRIVE IN JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA.
Welcome to Africa! Your hotel is available for mid-afternoon check-in

Day 28 JOHANNESBURG.
Today’s sightseeing starts with a visit to Soweto (South Western Township), the largest township in the country. Along the way, see the neighborhood that was home to two Nobel Peace Prize winners: Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela. Gain some perspective of life here at Mandela House, where Nelson Mandela lived from 1946 to around 1960, when he was forced underground to elude arrest. After lunch, visit the unforgettable Museum to learn about the founding of South Africa before delving into the apartheid era. Using photos, video, and print, the museum takes you on an extraordinary journey through the apartheid years to the 1994 democratic elections that named Nelson Mandela president
Meal Icon BreakfastLunch

Day 29 JOHANNESBURG–KRUGER NATIONAL PARK AREA.
Depart Johannesburg and explore the Panoramic Route known for its dramatic landscapes. Along the way, see God’s Window, Lisbon Falls, and Berlin Falls. Continue on to the Kruger National Park area
Meal Icon BreakfastMeal Icon Dinner

Day 30 KRUGER AREA.
The Kruger area is home to an abundance of wildlife including the famed “Big 5”—lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and Cape buffalo. Your skilled, professional guide will help you learn about this special ecosystem as you view wildlife up close on morning and afternoon game drives. Beyond the “Big 5,” you’ll have the chance to see kudu, giraffe, hippo, cheetah, spotted hyena, and more! Return to your resort in time to freshen up for dinner
Meal Icon BreakfastLunchMeal Icon Dinner

Day 31 KRUGER AREA.
Rise early coffee and tea before your morning game drive. If the timing is right, you might spot some of the big cats after a night of hunting. Spend some time at leisure in the middle of the day. Perhaps book a spa treatment or simply relax at the pool. Later, embark on your final exciting game drive
Meal Icon BreakfastLunchMeal Icon Dinner

Day 32 KRUGER AREA–CAPE TOWN.
Enjoy some time at leisure this morning before flying to beautiful Cape Town
Meal Icon Breakfast

Day 33 CAPE TOWN.
Today, enjoy a full day of sightseeing, starting with a cable-car ride up Table Mountain for stunning views of the city, Robben Island, and the Cape Winelands. Next, visit Boulders Beach where you will see a colony of endangered African Penguins, known for the unique sound they make. After free time for lunch, continue on to Cape Point Nature Reserve for stops at the Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point. Here, take a funicular ride to the steps of the old lighthouse for spectacular panoramic views. On your return journey back to Cape Town, skirt the rocky coastline as you ascend Chapman’s Peak Drive, one of the most spectacular drives in the world. Enjoy the evening at your leisure
Meal Icon Breakfast

Day 34 CAPE TOWN.
Enjoy a full day at leisure for your own discoveries. Perhaps explore the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, take an excursion to the stunning Cape Winelands for wine tasting, or cruise to Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela spent 18 of his 27 years in prison. Your Tour Director has suggestions to help you make the most of your day
Meal Icon Breakfast

Day 35 CAPE TOWN.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Accommodations

JohannesburgKruger National Park AreaCape Town
Garden Court Sandton City
Moderate First-Class





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