11 Day Essential South Africa with Victoria Falls

4 Cape Town, 2 Limpopo Province, 1 Johannesburg & 2 Victoria Falls
Round trip airfare from NYC, 9 nights accommodation, all transfers, most meals and sightseeing
Price Includes
  • Flights New York-Cape Town, Johannesburg-New York
  • Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • Intra-flights Cape Town-Johannesburg, Johannesburg-Victoria Falls & Victoria Falls-Johannesburg.
  • 9 nights accommodations
    • 4 nights Cape Town
    • 2 nights Limpopo Province
    • 1 night Johannesburg
    • 2 nights Victoria Falls
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • 13 meals: 9 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
  • Sightseeing & game drives per itinerary
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout

Special Features

  • During the Panoramic Cape Town City Tour, pass by Castle of Good Hope, City Hall, the Grande Parade and view Table Mountain
  • Game drives in magnificent Limpopo Province
  • Visit spectacular Victoria Falls, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

†Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

Day By Day Itinerary

DAY 1, Friday - Depart for South Africa
Depart for South Africa

DAY 2, Saturday - Arrive in Cape Town
Arrive in Cape Town, undeniably one of the most beautiful cities in the world. As you transfer to the hotel, you will see the city's iconic symbol, Table Mountain greeting you in the distance. Tonight, discover some of Cape Town's world class restaurants on your own
Overnight: Cape Town

DAY 3, Sunday - Cape Town City Tour
This morning, meet with your Tour Manager to learn about all of the must see sights of Cape Town before you depart on a city tour. Driving to the city center, pass famous landmarks such as the Castle of Good Hope built in 1666 by the Dutch East India Company and City Hall, a splendid baroque building, and of course the Grand Parade. See St. George's Cathedral, the Anglican Diocese of Nobel Peace Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Pass the Company Gardens and the Malay Quarter. The route then leads to Kloof Nek and the magnificent Table Mountain. Relax at a cafe while you take in the views from the base of the mountain. Perhaps ascend to the summit by cable car* (ticket not included) and marvel at a bird's eye view of the city and its beaches. Continue to the V & A Waterfront where you will have the opportunity to learn the three-billion-year-old story of diamonds while touring prominent Shimansky Jewelers & Museum. The 45-minute tour reveals the origins of diamond mining and includes explanations of color, cut and clarity. Following the tour (or for those who do not wish to participate) stroll through the adjacent V & A Waterfront with its endless shopping and dining opportunities before returning to your hotel for an afternoon at leisure. This evening, treat yourself to a seafood dinner at one of the trendy outdoor seaside restaurants, while watching the magnificent sunset over the Atlantic Ocean
*Table Mountain Aerial Cableway closes for annual maintenance in July & August. Exact dates will be advised in early 2021.
Overnight: Cape Town
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Monday - Full Day in Cape Town
While in Cape Town, outdoor enthusiasts will not want to miss the optional tour to the stunning Cape Peninsula, known for its steep mountains, secluded coves and beautiful pristine beaches. The Cape of Good Hope within Table Mountain National Park is surrounded by a rich biodiversity and is home to at least 250 species of birds as well as antelope, ostrich, and baboons. Walk the rugged cliffs, or, take the famous Flying Dutchman funicular, a beacon for early explorers that climbs uphill to the old lighthouse. Afterward, visit Boulders Beach to see the unique spectacle of penguins waddling freely, and walk through spectacular Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
Optional: Full Day Cape Peninsula Tour
Overnight: Cape Town
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Tuesday - Full Day in Cape Town
Enjoy the day at leisure in Cape Town. Perhaps join the optional South African Wine Tour* which takes you along the country's principal wine route to the scenic towns of Paarl, Franschhoek and Stellenbosch with tastings along the way. Alternatively, thrill seekers will not want to miss the optional excursion to "Shark Alley" to experience great white shark cage diving.* Tonight, attend the optional Traditional African Dinner Experience for a memorable evening of live performances and African gastronomy before returning to the hotel
*The South African Wine Tour and Full Day Great White Shark Cage Diving operate simultaneously. Passengers may opt to participate in only one of these tours
Optional: South African Wine Tour
Optional: Full Day Great White Shark Cage Diving
Optional: Traditional African Dinner Experience
Overnight: Cape Town
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Wednesday - Evening Game Drive
This morning fly to Johannesburg. Upon arrival, drive to Limpopo Province located just three hours outside of bustling Johannesburg. Your stay will be at a game reserve where the varied habitats provide ideal conditions for an astounding selection of large mammals including the Big Five (lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard and rhino) other predators such as hyena and jackal, and a variety of antelope from the red hartebeest to the eland. Here, accompanied by a ranger, uncover the magic of the African bush in this wildlife wonderland. In the late afternoon, enjoy an exciting game drive in a landscape that is an alluring combination of rolling hills, tumbled mountains, valleys, and grassland plains. Game sightings include a variety of predators such as lion, leopard, and cheetah with herds of elephant and buffalo that can often be seen at close range. The game and bird viewing opportunities are truly incredible. This evening recount your sightings with your fellow travelers while dining at the lodge
Overnight: Limpopo Province
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7, Thursday - Morning and Afternoon Game Drives
Depart early for a morning game drive, or participate in the optional Balloon Safari. Drift peacefully above the beautiful landscape, watching for wild game below. A glass of sparkling wine awaits you at the end of the journey. Join the rest of your group on the morning game drive in open safari vehicles where you may have a chance to see not only the large majestic beasts but also the smaller mammals, birds and insects. After lunch, relax at the lodge before setting out for your afternoon game drive. Return in time for dinner
Optional: Mabula Balloon Safari
Overnight: Limpopo Province
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8, Friday - Travel to Johannesburg
Awake early this morning and set out on your final game drive. After an early lunch, bid farewell to the bush and travel to Johannesburg, known as “Guateng: the City of Gold”. Upon arrival, check into your hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure
Overnight: Johannesburg
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 9, Saturday - Fly to Victoria Falls
Transfer to the airport for your morning flight to picturesque and thundering Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Falls are a little over a mile wide and 351 feet high, making them one-and-a-half times as wide and twice as high as Niagara Falls. Here, you can still encounter herds of buffalo and elephant on their way to the Zambezi River. This evening, experience the romance of Africa on the optional Zambezi River Sundowner Cruise. Relax onboard as you look for hippos, elephants, and buffalo that come to drink at the end of the day at the water’s edge. Afterward, return to the hotel. Tonight, attend the optional Boma Dinner & Drum Show, an unforgettable dinner experience featuring dance performances, lively songs, and an interactive drumming show
Optional: Zambezi River Sundowner Cruise
Optional: The Boma Dinner & Drum Show
Overnight: Victoria Falls
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 10, Sunday - Full Day in Victoria Falls
Today is yours to discover this beautiful area independently, or join the optional Full Day Chobe Safari. Embark on a morning game viewing cruise along the Chobe River, famous for its elephant and lion populations. After lunch, enjoy an afternoon game drive in Chobe National Park, home to one of the largest game concentrations in Africa. Return to the hotel and spend the rest of the evening at leisure
Optional: Full Day Chobe Safari
Overnight: Victoria Falls
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 11, Monday - Depart South Africa
This morning, take a guided tour of Victoria Falls, one of the ‘”Seven Natural Wonders of the World”. The walking safari takes you through the magnificent rainforest to view the Cataracts, Livingston’s statue and a wide variety of birds and plants. Return to the hotel before transferring to the airport in Zimbabwe. Fly to Johannesburg and connect to your international departure flight this evening. Please select flights that depart no earlier than 7:30 PM
Meals: Breakfast

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Notes :
  • Land only price does not include arrival transfer, but does include flights Cape Town-Johannesburg, Johannesburg-Victoria Falls & Victoria Falls-Johannesburg.
  • Passengers should select international flights from Johannesburg that depart no earlier than 6:50 pm on Day 11.
  • The flight from Victoria Falls arrives to Johannesburg at approximately 3:30 pm. Passengers with late evening flights will have a long layover in Johannesburg airport.
  • Please note, all passport holders should have four or more entirely blank (unstamped) visa pages in their passport when traveling to South Africa and Zimbabwe.
  • Children 17 & under will be required to present an unabridged full birth certificate.
  • Triple rooms are not available for this package
  • Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates.
  • All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary.
  • For visa information, check our Visa page
  • Visa are required for Zimbabwe.
Not Included
  • Optional tours and gratuities

All prices are per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability at the time of booking. The from price reflects the lowest available price at time of publication, which is valid for a specific start date or dates and also based on availability at the time of booking.