South Africa – 8 Days with Optional Victoria Falls Extension

Start at Cape Town’s Table Mountain, one of Africa’s most impressive natural wonders. Visit Robben Island, the 17th-century prison that held Nelson Mandela, then see the Cape of Good Hope to experience its natural beauty and rich history. Continue to the Cape Winelands for tastings in some of the area’s many vineyards. Fly to the Sabi Sands reserve for spectacular wildlife viewing on game drives and bushwalks. Option to visit Victoria Falls, one of the world’s seven natural wonders, and enjoy an Elephant Encounter and scenic Sundowner cruise on the Zambezi River.

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Language

Zulu, Xhosa, Afrikaans, English

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Time Zone

GMT +2

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Currency

South African Rand (ZAR)

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Average Temp

63° F

South Africa Expedition

Cape to Kruger with Optional Victoria Falls Extension

Inspire Your Expedition with Our Sample Itinerary

Day 1 – CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

Arrive in Cape Town

Private transfer to hotel

Accommodations: Portswood Hotel

Day 2 – CAPE TOWN

Full-day private tour:

  • Table Mountain
  • Houses of Parliament
  • Castle of Good Hope
  • District Six
  • Greenmarket Square
  • Bo-Kaap and the Malay Quarter
  • Robben Island

Accommodations: Portswood Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 – CAPE PENINSULA

Full-day private Cape Point & Peninsula tour:

  • Chapman’s Peak drive
  • Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
  • Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve
  • Seal Island cruise
  • Kirstenbosch Gardens

Accommodations: Portswood Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4 – CAPE TOWN / WINELANDS

Full-day Winelands private tour:

  • Franschhoek walking or bicycling tour with wine-tasting
  • Stellenbosch walking tour with wine tasting

Accommodations: Oude Werf Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5 – CAPE TOWN / SABI SANDS

Private transfer to airport

Morning flight to Johannesburg

Connect with flight to Nelspruit

Transfer to your Lodge in Sabi Sands

  • Afternoon game drive

Accommodations: Idube Game Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Days 6-7 – SABI SANDS

  • Morning & afternoon game drives
  • Walk to nearby village to observe traditional African life

Accommodations: Idube Game Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 – SABI SANDS / JOHANNESBURG / HOMEWARD BOUND

Transfer to airport

Fly to Johannesburg

Connect with flight home

Meals: Breakfast

Optional Extension

Day 8 – SABI SANDS / JOHANNESBURG

Fly to Johannesburg

Shuttle to hotel

Accommodations: Peermont D’Oreale
Meals: Breakfast

Day 9 – JOHANNESBURG / VICTORIA FALLS, ZIMBABWE

Fly to Victoria Falls

Private transfer to hotel

  • Private tour of the Falls
  • Optional Boma Dinner

Accommodations: Victoria Falls Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

Day 10 – VICTORIA FALLS

  • Morning Elephant Encounter
  • Afternoon Helicopter flight
  • Sundowner cruise

Accommodations: Victoria Falls Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Snacks

Day 11 – VICTORIA FALLS / JOHANNESBURG / HOMEWARD BOUND

Transfer to the airport

Fly from Victoria Falls to Johannesburg.

Connect with flight home

Meals: Breakfast

Starting at $2,840 per person
(two travelers, double occupancy, airfare not included)

Optional Victoria Falls Extension starting at $2,000 per person
(two travelers, double occupancy, airfare not included)

Itineraries are customized to travelers’ interests and preferences.
Final prices will vary based on dates of travel and number of travelers.

This was our sixth time to Costa Rica with NEI and the first trip for our extended family, ages 25-31. Thank you for organizing such a terrific trip. There was not one glitch: everything was perfect, including planning the itinerary. I cannot think of anything which could have improved our experience. It was all perfect.

Mark S.
Hamilton, ON

When to go:

Year-round (best times for wildlife viewing are from May to December)

What to eat:

Biltong (dried, cured meat), Cape Malay Curry (sweet & savory meats & vegetables), Malva Pudding (sweet, spongy pudding with apricot jam)

What to pack:

Neutral colored clothing: long-sleeved shirts & t-shirts, jeans, safari trousers & shorts, jackets & sweaters; swimwear; comfortable walking shoes; sunscreen, sunglasses, hat; insect repellent; camera equipment & binoculars; universal adapter

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