South Africa: From the Cape to Kruger with Victoria Falls

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16 days
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Enthralling game drives, stunning scenery, and fun experiences…this South Africa tour with Victoria Falls has it all!

Have your camera ready as you ride in open-air, safari vehicles during game drives in Kruger National Park, one of the world's largest game reserves and home to impala, zebra, cheetah, spotted hyena, and more, and in Mkuze Game Reserve, where you’ll watch for lion, leopard, rhino, Cape buffalo, and giraffe. Enjoy a cruise on Lake Jozini home to hippo, Nile crocodile, and, if you’re lucky, elephant along the shore. At Stony Point Nature Reserve, observe the endangered African penguins engage in their daily activities.

In addition to wildlife, you’ll also experience unique culture and spectacular scenery on this tour through South Africa. Learn about Zulu customs and life today during a fascinating village walk and interact with local artisans in eSwatini. Visit Tsitsikamma National Park for a walk through its unique coastal forest. Drive along Chapman’s Peak Drive, one of the world’s most scenic drives skirting the rocky coastline, and the scenic Panorama Route, with its dramatic landscapes tracing the course of the mighty Blyde River. Marvel at the stalagmites and stalactites at the Cango Caves. Witness rugged rocks, sheer cliffs, crashing waves, and panoramic ocean views at Cape Point, Africa’s southwesternmost point.

In Zimbabwe, stand in awe as you witness and hear the roar of stunning Victoria Falls, the world’s largest falls and one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. All of this and more await you on this South Africa and Victoria Falls tour for savvy, value-minded travelers!

Style Small group tour
Spend most of the time outdoors. Common trip themes and activities include cycling, hiking, kayaking, whitewater rafting.
Itinerary Focus Active
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value (3*)
Flight & Transport Inclusions N/A
Start City CAPE TOWN
End City VICTORIA FALLS–JOHANNESBURGYour tour ends with a flight back to Johannesburg

Attractions & Cities Visited

Johannesburg Kruger National Park Victoria Falls

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Itinerary

Day 1

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA Welcome to South Africa! Check in to your hotel and prepare for a fascinating journey.

Day 2

CAPE TOWN This morning, visit Table Mountain for a cable-car ride to the top for stunning views of the city, Robben Island, and the Cape Winelands. Then, take a scenic drive south via Chapman’s Peak Drive, which skirts the rocky coastline and is one of the most scenic drives in the world. Continue on to Cape Point Nature Reserve for stops at the Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point, the southwesternmost point on the African continent. Here, take a funicular ride to the steps of the old lighthouse for spectacular panoramic views. Return to Cape Town and enjoy the evening at your leisure. (B)

Day 3

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 go whale watching in nearby Hermanus (Jun.-Oct.). Your Tour Director has suggestions to help you make the most of your day. (B)

Day 4

CAPE TOWN–STONY POINT NATURE RESERVE–HERMANUS–MOSSEL BAY This morning, depart Cape Town and drive to Stony Point Nature Reserve to see a colony of endangered African Penguins. Known for the unique sound they make, these penguins grow to an average height of two feet and live in burrows and rock crevices along the beach. Stop in Hermanus for independent exploration before reaching Mossel Bay for the evening. (B,D)

Day 5

MOSSEL BAY–OUDTSHOORN–KNYSNA Drive north to Oudtshoorn and stop for a guided tour of the Cango Caves with its stunning limestone rock formations. You will also visit a local ostrich farm. Continue on to Knysna. (B,L)

Day 6

KNYSNA. TSITSIKAMMA NATIONAL PARK RESERVE EXCURSIONToday, explore the spectacular Tsitsikamma National Park for a walk through the spectacular indigenous coastal forest to the mouth of the Storms River. Cross the famous suspension bridge for views of the coastline and to see the Storms River Mouth Cave. Afterwards, return to Knysna for time to explore the waterfront or consider an optional cruise to see local marine life. (B)

Day 7

KNYSNA–GQEBERHA–DURBAN–UMHLANGAThis morning, drive to Gqeberha for your flight to Durban. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel in the bustling Umhlanga Rocks area for the evening. (B)

Day 8

UMHLANGA–MKUZEToday, drive to Mkuze in the heart of Zululand. After lunch, travel to the Lebombo mountains for a memorable walk to interact with local Zulu people and learn about their customs and life today in this rural community. (B,L,D)

Day 9

MKUZEThis morning, take a game drive in Mkuze Game Reserve, the oldest proclaimed wildlife reserve in all of Africa. The park is home to the “Big 5”—lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and Cape buffalo. You also have the chance to see giraffe, zebra, black and white rhino, and much more! After time to rest, embark on an afternoon boat ride on Lake Jozini. During the cruise, you are likely to spot hippo, Nile crocodile, elephant, and a variety of bird life. (B,L,D)

Day 10

MKUZE–MHLAMBANYATSI, ESWATINIToday, drive to eSwatini. En route, stop at a local market and visit a glass factory where glass blowers use recycled glass to create stemware, animals, and more. (B,L)

Day 11

ESWATINI–KRUGER NATIONAL PARK AREA Depart eSwatini and head north for the Kruger area. Enjoy leisure time at your lodge this afternoon in preparation for your day of game viewing in the world-renowned Kruger National Park tomorrow. (B,L,D)

Day 12

KRUGER AREA Rise between 5 am and 5:30 am for coffee and tea before your early moning game drive with an experienced guide. 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. Be sure to watch for kudu, impala, giraffe, cheetah, spotted hyena, and more on your afternoon game drive. Return to your lodge for dinner. (B,L,D)

Day 13

KRUGER AREA–VICTORIA FALLS, ZIMBABWEToday, leave South Africa and fly north to Zimbabwe. Transfer to your hotel and enjoy some leisure time. (B)

Day 14

VICTORIA FALLSToday, visit mighty Victoria Falls for an awe-inspiring experience. Enjoy a guided walk, where you will learn the history of the falls and hear fascinating details about the surrounding flora and fauna. Afterwards, enjoy a bit of free time. This evening, a cruise on the Zambezi River affords you a great opportunity to photograph wildlife and a spectacular African sunset! (B)

Day 15

VICTORIA FALLSEnjoy a full day at leisure for your own discoveries. Perhaps take a helicopter flight over the falls or take a day trip to Chobe National Park in Botswana. (B)

Day 16

VICTORIA FALLS–JOHANNESBURGYour tour ends with a flight back to Johannesburg. Schedule departing flights after 5:30 pm. (B)

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