Best of South Africa with Victoria Falls - 2023

Best of South Africa with Victoria Falls - 2023

Start: Johannesburg, South Africa Finish: Johannesburg, South Africa

Visiting: Johannesburg, Kruger National Park, Kruger Park, Cape Town, Victoria Falls


Duration: 10 Nights

Physical rating: Steady pace

Special diets catered: Vegetarians, Please make Cosmos aware at the time of booking what your requirements are and they will endeavour to assist with your request.

Tour code: 510247

Tour operator: Cosmos

Age range: 5-99

Tour operated in: English


From: $4340

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Tour Overview

From historical sites to natural wonders, your tour of South Africa and Victoria Falls is an adventure like no other. You’ll begin in Johannesburg’s Soweto Township to learn about its turbulent past and hopeful future. Visit the thought-provoking Apartheid Museum and Mandela House, located in the former neighborhood of Nobel Peace Prize winners, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela. Your escorted African vacation continues through some of the world’s most sweeping and dramatic landscapes on your way to Kruger National Park area. Marvel at God’s Window (a forested ravine and majestic cliffs), and the stunning cascades of Lisbon and Berlin Falls. Your guided African safari begins in the Kruger park area with morning and afternoon game drives through the homes of the big cats, giraffe, cheetah, hyena, gazelle, and more. You’ll visit Cape Town and ascend to Table Mountain via cable car for spectacular views. On boulders Beach, you’ll observe a colony of endangered penguins, then venture to Cape Point Nature Reserve, the Cape of Good Hope, and Cape Point at the continent’s most southwestern tip. 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. Your tour to Victoria Falls and South Africa is an adventure into historic heritage and wilderness wonder of this spectacular part of the continent.

Highlights

  • iconJOHANNESBURG Visit Soweto, Mandela House, and the Apartheid Museum
  • iconMPUMALANGA Drive along the Panoramic Route and visit God’s Window, Lisbon Falls, and Berlin Falls
  • iconKRUGER NATIONAL PARK AREA Four game drives in Kruger National Park
  • iconCAPE TOWN Cable-car ride up Table Mountain; visit a colony of African penguins and Cape Point Nature Reserve with funicular ride to old Cape Point lighthouse
  • iconVICTORIA FALLS Cruise on the Zambezi River; guided walk of the falls; Host service during your stay

Places You'll See

KRUGER NATIONAL PARK
VICTORIA FALLS
JOHANNESBURG
CAPE TOWN

Itinerary

icon Day 1 : Arrive In Johannesburg, South Africa

Location: Johannesburg

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Garden Court Sandton City (or similar)

Meals: No Meals

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

icon Day 2 : Johannesburg

Location: Johannesburg

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Garden Court Sandton City (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Today’s sightseeing starts with a visit to SOWETO (South Western Township), the largest township in the country. Soweto is a part of South Africa’s turbulent past, but this multicultural area is also a reflection of today and hope for tomorrow. Along the way, see the neighborhood that was home to two Nobel Peace Prize winners: Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela. Gain some perspective of life here at MANDELA HOUSE, where Nelson Mandela lived from 1946 to around 1960, when he was forced underground to elude arrest. After lunch, visit the unforgettable APARTHEID MUSEUM to learn about the founding of South Africa before delving into the apartheid era. Using photos, video, and print, the museum takes you on an extraordinary journey through the apartheid years to the 1994 democratic elections that named Nelson Mandela president.

icon Day 3 : Johannesburg–Kruger National Park Area

Location: Kruger National Park

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Protea Hotel by Marriott Kruger Gate (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Depart Johannesburg and explore the PANORAMIC ROUTE known for its dramatic landscapes. Along the way, see GOD’S WINDOW, the LISBON FALLS, and BERLIN FALLS. Continue on to the Kruger National Park area.

icon Day 4 : Kruger Area

Location: Kruger Park

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Protea Hotel by Marriott Kruger Gate (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Rise between 5 am and 5:30 am for coffee and tea before your EARLY MORNING 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. As darkness descends, your guide will bring out a spotlight to help you spot nocturnal animals. Return to your lodge for dinner.

icon Day 5 : Kruger Area

Location: Kruger Park

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Protea Hotel by Marriott Kruger Gate (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Rise between 5 am and 5:30 am for coffee and tea before your EARLY MORNING 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. As darkness descends, your guide will bring out a spotlight to help you spot nocturnal animals. Return to your lodge for dinner.

icon Day 6 : Kruger Area–Cape Town

Location: Kruger Park, Cape Town

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: SunSquare Cape Town Gardens (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

Enjoy some time at leisure this morning before flying to beautiful Cape Town.

icon Day 7 : Cape Town

Location: Cape Town

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: SunSquare Cape Town Gardens (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

Today, enjoy a full day of sightseeing, starting with a CABLE-CAR RIDE (weather permitting) up Table Mountain for stunning views of the city and its surroundings. Next, visit Boulders Beach where you will see a COLONY OF ENDANGERED AFRICAN PENGUINS, known for the unique sound they make. After free time for lunch, 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. On your return journey back to Cape Town, skirt the rocky coastline as you ascend Chapman’s Peak Drive, one of the most spectacular drives in the world. Enjoy the evening at your leisure. NOTE:Each year, generally in early August, the Table Mountain cableway closes for yearly maintenance. During this time, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens will be visited.

icon Day 8 : Cape Town

Location: Cape Town

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: SunSquare Cape Town Gardens (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

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 cruise to Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela spent 18 of his 27 years in prison. Your Tour Director has suggestions to help you make the most of your day.

icon Day 9 : Cape Town–Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Location: Cape Town, Victoria Falls

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: The Kingdom at Victoria Falls (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

Today, leave South Africa and fly north to Zimbabwe. This evening, enjoy a CRUISE on the Zambezi River, which affords you a great opportunity to photograph wildlife and a spectacular African sunset!

icon Day 10 : Victoria Falls

Location: Victoria Falls

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: The Kingdom at Victoria Falls (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

Today, 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. NOTE:During the dry season (September-December), and during particularly dry years, water flow to Victoria Falls may be low.

icon Day 11 : Victoria Falls–Johannesburg–Departure

Location: Victoria Falls, Johannesburg

Meals: Breakfast

Your tour ends with a flight back to Johannesburg to connect with your homebound flight. Book homebound flights after 5:30 pm.

What's Included

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    Meals

    10 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners

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    Accommodation

    It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.

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    All Domestic Transportation (including internal flights)

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    Fully Guided

What's Not Included

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    International Travel

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    Tipping and Gratuities

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