Duration: 12 Days
Want the lion’s share of colourful cities, private game reserves, natural wonders, and wondrous wildlife? Point your compass south for the diverse and enchanting sights of South Africa and Zimbabwe. The glorious panoramas from Cape Town’s Table Mountain and the candy-coloured streets of its Bo-Kaap neighborhood set the stage for the sweet sights to come. Six open-air private game reserve drives near Kruger National Park offer a fascinating glimpse of up to 42 mammal species and 350 bird species. Keep your eyes peeled for the “Big 5”—lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and Cape buffalo—before branching out in Johannesburg. Here, you’ll explore Soweto, the city’s largest township, including the former home of Nelson Mandela and the most significant sites of the anti-apartheid movement. Your South Africa holiday crescendos at Victoria Falls, called Mosi-oa-Tunya (the smoke that thunders) on the Zambezi River. Twice the height of Niagara Falls, this breathtaking waterfall spanning the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia offers twice the photo ops.
Please note: Itinerary is based on 2022, and is subject to change. Full details will be confirmed in August 2022.
Welcome to South Africa! Hotel check- in available mid-afternoon.
CAPE TOWN Walking tour through the Company's Garden and the [LF] Bo-Kaap neighborhood. Visit the Bo-Kaap Museum and savor a traditional Malay lunch. Afterwards, take a scenic cable-car ride to the top of Table Mountain. Welcome dinner at a local restaurant this evening. (B,L,D)
CAPE TOWN Scenic drive along Chapman's Peak Drive en route to Cape Point Nature Reserve.
CAPE POINT NATURE RESERVE See the Cape of Good Hope. At Cape Point, ride a funicular to the steps of the old lighthouse with panoramic views of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. After lunch, visit Boulders Beach to see a colony of endangered African penguins.
CAPE TOWN Free time this evening. (B,L)
CAPE TOWN Free day. (B)
ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Cape Town with an excursion and wine tasting at Cape Winelands. This and many more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.
CAPE TOWN Fly to Hoedspruit and transfer to Makalali Private Game Reserve, overlooking the majestic Drakensburg Mountains.
MAKALALI Afternoon game drive with a skilled tracker and professional Ranger. Sip sundowner drinks in the bush before returning to your lodge for dinner. (B,D)
MAKALALI Rise between 5 am and 5:30 am for coffee and tea before your morning game drive. Return for breakfast mid-morning, followed by time to relax at your lodge. Afternoon game drive with sundowner drinks. (B,L,D)
MAKALALI Morning and afternoon game drives with free time to enjoy lodge amenities in between. (B,L,D)
MAKALALI Morning game drive. Fly to Johannesburg.
JOHANNESBURG Free time late afternoon and evening. (B)
JOHANNESBURG Guided sightseeing includes a visit to [LF] Soweto (South Western Township) to see the Hector Pieterson Memorial and the former neighborhoods of Nobel Peace Prize winners, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela. Visit Mandela House and the Apartheid Museum to learn about the apartheid years up to the historic 1994 elections that ended the apartheid era. (B,L)
JOHANNESBURG Fly to Zimbabwe.
VICTORIA FALLS Free time in the late afternoon and evening. (B)
VICTORIA FALLS Guided walk at Victoria Falls this morning. Free time late morning and early afternoon. Later, embark on a scenic cruise on the Zambezi River to see wildlife and a spectacular African sunset. Farewell dinner this evening. (B,D)
VICTORIA FALLS Fly to Johannesburg.
JOHANNESBURG Your holiday ends at the airport. Schedule departing flights after 5:30 pm. (B)