10 Day Johannesburg & Cape Town

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3 Johannesburg, 5 Cape Town
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Self-Guided / Independent Tour
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
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Trip pace
Balanced schedule

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    3 Johannesburg, 5 Cape Town

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Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeSmall Group - 24 max
Age range18 years and up
Flights and transportAll internal ground transport included
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End CityOperator does not provide

Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Nature & Wildlife


  • Africa


  • Cape Town
  • Johannesburg
  • Table Mountain

Trip includes

    • Flights New York-Johannesburg, Cape Town-New York
    • Some departure dates may be offered from an alternate nearby airport. Check flight itinerary options when booking.Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices Airline taxes & fuel surcharges Intra-flight Johannesburg-Cape Town 8 nights accommodations in your choice of hotels
    • 3 nights Johannesburg 5 nights Cape Town Breakfast daily

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

DAY 2, Monday - Arrive in Johannesburg
Arrive in Johannesburg, South Africa. Born a gold mining town, it's often called "Gauteng - the City of Gold." Transfer to your hotel; time to rest, relax and acclimate to your new time zone Overnight: Johannesburg

DAY 3, Tuesday - Full Day in Johannesburg
Spend the day at leisure to discover the city on your own. The Maboneng Precinct is a vibrant neighborhood that it's worth visiting. The area is filled with hip restaurants, art galleries & studios, cafes, and clothing boutiques. Not far from there, you can find Mad Giant, a renowned local craft brewery and perhaps taste some of their beers Overnight: Johannesburg Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Wednesday - Full Day in Johannesburg
Spend another day at leisure, or participate in the optional Full Day Rise to Freedom Tour. Journey along the heroic footpaths of South Africa's freedom fighters with your guide dressed in costume, and experience the city through their eyes. Celebrate the local community...
DAY 5, Thursday - Arrive in Cape Town
Today, transfer to the airport for your flight to Cape Town. Arrive in Cape Town, undeniably one of the most beautiful cities in the world. As you transfer to your hotel, you'll see the towering symbol of the city, Table Mountain. The rest of the day is at leisure in this magnificent seaside city Overnight: Cape Town Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Friday - Full Day in Cape Town
Spend the day at leisure, or join the optional Half Day Table Mountain & Cape Town 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, a...
DAY 7, Saturday - Full Day in Cape Town
Enjoy the day at leisure in Cape Town. Perhaps, participate in the optional Half Day Winelands 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 Optional: Half Day Winelands Tour (PM) Overnight: Cape Town Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Sunday - Full Day in Cape Town
Another day at leisure to explore the city on your own. Don't miss the optional Full Day Aquila Private Game Reserve. Travel to the Aquila Game Reserve, and embark on a game drive. Accompanied by a ranger, uncover the magic of the African bush in this wildlife wonderland...
DAY 9, Monday - Full Day in Cape Town
Spend your last day at leisure. Thrill seekers will not want to miss the optional excursion to "Shark Alley" to experience great white shark cage diving. Early this morning, head east to the coastal fishing town of Gansbaai. Upon arrival, the crew of your expedition boat...
DAY 10, Tuesday - Depart South Africa
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight Meals: Breakfast

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Last Updated: 12/20/2023

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Optional Activities
Full Day Aquila Private Game Reserve 9:00 AM Travel through the incredible Hex River Valley to Aquila Private Game Reserve for a thrilling full day open-vehicle game drive, led by an expert ranger. The diverse environment of the reserve offers great game and wildlife viewing opportunities. You may have a chance to see lion, elephant, giraffe, rhino, zebra and many other types of wildlife. The reserve is also home to 172 species of birds, including the Black Eagle. After stopping at the lodge for lunch, continue your game drive. With any luck, you may even see cheetah and leopard. After the day's excitement, return back to Cape Town. Approximate tour duration is 8 hours. OnDay : 8 Price : $169 Full Day Great White Shark Cage Diving 6:00 AM Join a thrilling full day excursion to "Shark Alley" to experience great white shark cage diving. Early this morning depart Cape Town and head east to the coastal fishing town of Gansbaai. Upon arrival, the crew of your expedition boat will review the day's activities, safety etiquette and provide fascinating insight to these marine predators. Enjoy a light breakfast before boarding your boat and heading out into the open waters between Geyser Rock and Dyer Islander where great white hunt for seals and penguins. Outfitted with a wetsuit, lifejacket and snorkeling mask, climb through the top of the cage secured to the boat. You will take turns with your fellow divers watching these predators under water and from the comfort of the ship deck. Later, make your way back to the port. Relax as the marine biologist recaps your adventure and answers any remaining questions before your return to Cape Town. *Departure from the hotel will be approximately 4:00 am and the drive from Cape Town to Gansbaai is approximately 2.5 hours (one way). The boat will be launched around 9:00 am and the boat trip will last between 3-5 hours depending on the weather and sea conditions. Shower facilities will be available after the ship returns from the dive. The return transfer to Cape Town will be at approximately 2:00 pm and arrival at 4:30 pm. Pick-up and drop-off times are approximate and will be advised locally. *Due to limited capacity, advanced booking is recommended for this tour. This is not an exclusive tour and therefore you may be with passengers from other tour companies. Shark sightings are not guaranteed and are dependent upon weather and sea conditions. Due to inclement weather and/or rough seas, this tour may be canceled and refunded. *Sea conditions can be unpredictable and may become choppy or very rough at times. As a result, some customers experience discomfort and/or seasickness. Some over-the-counter medications, such as Dramamine or Benadryl, may help reduce or prevent seasickness. Clients who are prone to seasickness are advised not to participate in this tour. OnDay : 9 Price : $219 Full Day Rise to Freedom Tour (AM) Journey along the heroic footpaths of South Africa's freedom fighters with your guide dressed in costume, and experience the city through their eyes. Celebrate the local community's success stories and learn about South Africa's liberation. Highlights include visiting Liliesleaf Farm, Hector Pieterson Memorial (photo opportunity only), Vilakazi street Soweto, June 16 Memorial Acre, and Walter Sisulu Freedom Square. Approximate tour duration is 8.5 hours. OnDay : 4 Price : $125 Half Day Table Mountain & Cape Town City Tour 8:00 AM 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. View St. George's Cathedral, the Anglican Diocese of Nobel Peace Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Pass the Company Gardens and the Malay Quarter. Witness the art of diamond cutting during a tour of a jeweler and learn about the three-billion-year-old story of diamonds. Option to continue to Kloof Nek and the magnificent Table Mountain. Ascend to the top (weather permitting) by means of a cable car. At the summit, see wildflowers, the famous silver tree, and marvel at a birds-eye view of the city and its beaches Approximate tour duration is 6.5 hours. OnDay : 6 Price : $39 Half Day Winelands Tour 2:00 PM Explore the Cape Winelands as you wind through South Africa's fertile valleys, prized for their renowned vintages. Discover the rustic beauty of sprawling estates shaded by giant oaks and rows of vines running as far as the eye can see. Travel the country's principal wine route to Stellenbosch, South Africa's second oldest town and the historic heart of the country's wine region. First recognized as an ideal location for vineyards in 1679, viticulture has been entwined with the town's history ever since. Also of interest is the town's fascinating variety of architecture, including buildings in Cape Dutch, Georgian, and Victorian styles. Enjoy a wine tasting at a fine wine estate. Proceed to a second wine tasting (time permitting) before returning to Cape Town. Approximate tour duration is 4 hours. OnDay : 7 Price : $59
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Additional Information: Transfers for domestic flight Johannesburg-Cape Town are included.
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