Independent South African Sojourn

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Explore South Africa from A to Zebra on this incredible Independence by Globus Africa adventure. A variety of experiences await including moving history in Johannesburg, magnificent landscapes in Cape Town, and a menagerie of wild creatures on safari in a private game reserve. In Cape Town, spectacular views from the Cape of Good Hope deliver astonishing pano...
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Trip type
Group Tour
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Very Easy

What's this trip about?

    Explore South Africa from A to Zebra on this incredible Independence by Globus Africa adventure. A variety of experiences await including moving history in Johannesburg, magnificent landscapes in Cape Town, and a menagerie of wild creatures on safari in a private game reserve. In Cape Town, spectacular views from the Cape of Good Hope deliver astonishing panoramas, peninsulas, and African penguins playing in the surf of Boulders Beach. Take some I-time for wine tasting or whale watching off the Cape. Things get even wilder on safari where you‘ll search for the “Big 5” (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and Cape buffalo) and a host of wondrous wildlife, including rhino, giraffe, hippo, cheetah, and hyena – just to name a few. Toast your safari adventure with traditional sundowner drinks in the bush and luxurious safari accommodations waiting at day’s end.

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Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeStandard Group - 25 + people
Age range6 years and up
Flights and transportN/A
Start City CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
End CityJOHANNESBURG

Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Cultural

Destinations

  • Africa
  • South Africa

Attractions

  • Cape Town
  • Johannesburg
  • Kruger National Park

Activities

  • Culture

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Itinerary

Travel Map

Day 1: ARRIVE IN CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

Welcome to South Africa! Your hotel is available for mid-afternoon check-in.

Day 2: CAPE TOWN

• Start your private guided sightseeing with a cable-car ride up Table Mountain for stunning views over the “Mother City.” • Nature calls during a your visit to Boulders Beach where a colony of endangered African Penguins greet you with their unique sound. • At Ca...

Day 3: CAPE TOWN

• Enjoy a full day at your leisure.

(Breakfast)

Today’s I-Time Tips Enjoy a full day at leisure for your own discoveries. Perhaps explore the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, take an excursion to the stunning Cape Winelands for wine tasting, or go whale watching in nearby Hermanus (June-October).

Day 4: CAPE TOWN–GREATER KRUGER NATIONAL PARK AREA

• Fly to the Greater Kruger National Park area and transfer to your lodge in a private game reserve, home to an abundance of wildlife including the famed “Big 5”—lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and Cape buffalo. • Set out on your first game drive this afternoon in an open-air, 4-wheel-drive safari vehicle.

(Breakfast,Dinner)

Day 5: GREATER KRUGER AREA

• Learn about this special ecosystem from the professional Ranger as you view wildlife up close on morning and afternoon game drives. Beyond the “Big 5,” you’ll have the chance to see kudu, giraffe, hippo, cheetah, spotted hyena, bushbaby, and more!

(Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner)

Day 6: GREATER KRUGER AREA

• Embark on your morning game drive before returning to your lodge for breakfast. Your afternoon game drive concludes with a sundowner drink as the sun sets over the bushveld!

(Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner) Today’s I-Time Tips Take advantage of the lodge pool, relax with a book, or enjoy a drink at the bar.

Day 7: GREATER KRUGER AREA–JOHANNESBURG

• Enjoy one last game drive this morning before flying to Johannesburg.

(Breakfast) Today’s I-Time Tips Settle in to your hotel or explore Mandela Square with it’s shops and restaurants.

Day 8: JOHANNESBURG

• Today’s private guided sightseeing tour starts with a visit to the Apartheid Museum to learn of the history of South Africa before delving into the apartheid years. • In Soweto (South Western Township), the largest township in the country, visit Mandela House and ...

Day 9: JOHANNESBURG

Your vacation ends after breakfast this morning.

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