Splendors of South Africa & Victoria Falls with Chobe National Park (QSE1)

14 Day Tour from Cape Town to Johannesburg

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Want the lion’s share of colorful 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-colored 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 vacation 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.

Looking for more fun and game? Extend your tour of South Africa with a Monograms package to Chobe National Park. Boasting games drives through diverse ecosystems and relaxing boat excursions on the Chobe River, Botswana’s first national park is home to one of the greatest game concentrations on the continent.

Small-Group Discovery

Each Globus Africa safari tour is limited to an average of just 20 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus escorted tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Safari Guide/Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery African safari vacation is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.

We’ve prepared everything you need for the perfect vacation—from transfers to and from your hotel and included intra-vacation flights to expert Local Guides and included VIP sightseeing access to the world’s iconic sites. Your Globus Tour Director is always there to help you make the most out of your free time!

Accommodation Spotlight Located within Makalali Private Game Reserve, known for its high density of big game animals, Makalali Main Lodge delivers an unforgettable safari experience. This stylish lodge offers many great amenities, including a bar/lounge, pool, and spa facilities. Each spacious room features views from a private balcony, air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, safe, and a large ensuite bathroom with indoor and outdoor showers.

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Splendors of South Africa & Victoria Falls with Chobe National Park map

 Photo Highlights

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • Cape Point Nature Reserve
  • Victoria Falls

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Breakfast daily, 7 lunches, 7 dinners


Notes:

All game viewing is done at your own risk. We will require a signed liability waiver prior to travel.

 Itinerary

Day 1 ARRIVE IN CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

Welcome to South Africa! Hotel check-in available mid-afternoon.

Day 2 CAPE TOWN

CAPE TOWN Walking tour through the Company’s Garden and the Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite 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.

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Day 3 CAPE TOWN. CAPE PENINSULA EXCURSION

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.

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Day 4 CAPE TOWN

CAPE TOWN Free day.

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.

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Day 5 CAPE TOWN–HOEDSPRUIT–MAKALALI PRIVATE GAME RESERVE

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.

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Day 6 MAKALALI

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.

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Day 7 MAKALALI

MAKALALI Morning and afternoon game drives with free time to enjoy lodge amenities in between.

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Day 8 MAKALALI–HOEDSPRUIT–JOHANNESBURG

MAKALALI Morning game drive. Fly to Johannesburg.
JOHANNESBURG Free time late afternoon and evening.

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Day 9 JOHANNESBURG

JOHANNESBURG Guided sightseeing includes a visit to Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite 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.

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Day 10 JOHANNESBURG–VICTORIA FALLS, ZIMBABWE

JOHANNESBURG Fly to Zimbabwe.
VICTORIA FALLS Free time in the late afternoon and evening.

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Day 11 VICTORIA FALLS

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.

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Day 12 VICTORIA FALLS–CHOBE NATIONAL PARK AREA, BOTSWANA

VICTORIA FALLS Transfer by road to the Chobe National Park area, featuring some of the greatest concentrations of wildlife in Africa.
CHOBE AREA Afternoon game activity: choice of game drive in Chobe National Park or boat excursion on the Chobe River.

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Day 13 CHOBE AREA

CHOBE AREA Choice of morning and afternoon game activities. Enjoy time at your lodge during the heat of the day.

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Day 14 CHOBE AREA–JOHANNESBURG

CHOBE AREA Fly to Johannesburg.
JOHANNESBURG Your vacation ends at the airport. Schedule departing flights after 5:30 pm.

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Transportation:

Motorcoach; open-air, 4-wheel drive safari vehicle carrying a maximum of nine passengers

 Tour Director

With GLOBUS, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of a Tour Director. We’d like you to meet one of our Tour Directors, who average over a decade of experience and are representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

WENDY ATKINSON

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

I am a proud South African who loves the nature, history, and culture of this beautiful land. As a Tour Director, it is my privilege to combine and share two of my passions-a love of the wilderness and of travel with you!

Tour Director - WENDY ATKINSON

 Accommodations

 Optional Excursions

No matter what you’re into: food, wine, history, art, music or anything else, we give you the freedom to personalize your vacation with optional excursions that speak to your interests.

When you book your excursions with us, you can be assured that every optional excursion that we offer coordinates with the free time that you'll have in your destination, so you'll never have conflicts between included and optional activities. Our team of travel experts carefully selects each optional excursion that we offer to ensure that you receive the highest quality at a great value. Our tried-and-true partners have a finger on the pulse of the city in which they operate so they deliver the very best experiences. We offer experiences you cannot create on your own and because you’re booking with us, we coordinate all your transportation and timing needs.

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyGlobus site 90 days prior to the tour start date.

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)


Cape Town
Victoria Falls

Cape Town

Cape Winelands

Cape Winelands

Sample wine and explore the picturesque valleys and vineyards in the beautiful Cape Winelands outside of Cape Town.

Price Range: $$$$

Hermanus Whale Watching (Private)

Hermanus Whale Watching (Private)

Journey to Hermanus, one of the world's whale-watching meccas, for your chance to see the rare southern right whale.

Price Range: $$$$

Victoria Falls

Helicopter Flight Over Victoria Falls

Helicopter Flight Over Victoria Falls

Take to the sky for great views of Victoria Falls.

Price Range: $$$$

Game Drive in Victoria Falls Private Game Reserve

Game Drive in Victoria Falls Private Game Reserve

Journey to Victoria Falls Private Game Reserve for an exciting game drive.

Price Range: $$$

Village Visit

Village Visit

Visit a rural village for fascinating interactions with the local people and gain an insight into their life and culture.

Price Range: $$



* The "Starting at" or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include International airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. If a price is crossed out, the new price shown includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some tours require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Globus).