Splendors of South Africa & Victoria Falls

Splendors of South Africa & Victoria Falls

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Splendors of South Africa & Victoria Falls

12 Days Starting in Cape Town and ending in Johannesburg, South Africa

Visiting: Cape Town, Cape Peninsula, aha Makalali Private Game Lodge, makalali game lodge reserve, Hoedspruit, Johannesburg, Victoria Falls, Africa

Tour operator:

Globus

Tour code:

QS-2024

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

0 - 20

Physical rating:

Medium

Age range:

5-99

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Tour operated in:
English
Activities:

4WD

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Tour Overview

Want the lion’s share of captivating cities, private game reserves, natural wonders, and wondrous wildlife? Point your compass south for the diverse and enchanting sights of South Africa and Zimbabwe.

The glorious panoramas from Cape Town’s Table Mountain and the candy-hued streets of the Bo-Kaap neighborhood set the stage for the sweet sights to come. Six open-air private game reserve drives near Kruger National Park offer a fascinating glimpse of up to 42 mammal species and 350 bird species. Keep your eyes peeled for the “Big 5”—lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and Cape buffalo—before branching out in Johannesburg. Here, you’ll explore Soweto, the city’s largest township, including the former home of Nelson Mandela and the significant sites of the anti-apartheid movement. Your South Africa vacation crescendos at Victoria Falls, called Mosi-oa-Tunya (the smoke that thunders) on the Zambezi River. Twice the height of Niagara Falls, this breathtaking waterfall spanning the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia offers twice the photo ops.

Highlights

  • The glorious panoramas from Cape Town’s Table Mountain and the candy-colored streets of its Bo-Kaap neighborhood set the stage for the sweet sights to come

  • Six open-air private game reserve drives near Kruger National Park offer a fascinating glimpse of up to 42 mammal species and 350 bird species

  • Keep your eyes peeled for the “Big 5”—lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and Cape buffalo—before branching out in Johannesburg

  • Explore Soweto, the city’s largest township, including the former home of Nelson Mandela and the most significant sites of the anti-apartheid movement

Places You'll See

Southern Sun The Cullinan

Makalali Main Lodge

Ilala Lodge

Sandton Sun

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Arrive In Cape Town,South Africa

Location: Cape Town

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Southern Sun The Cullinan

Meals Included: No Meals


Welcome to Cape Town, commonly referred to as the “Mother City” by locals, as it was home to the first European settlement in South Africa. Hotel check-in is available mid-afternoon.

Day 2 : Cape Town

Location: Cape Town

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Southern Sun The Cullinan

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Start at the Grand Parade to see the Castle of Good Hope and City Hall. Walk to see more of Cape Town’s landmarks including St. George’s Cathedral, Parliament, and The Company’s Garden. Then, explore the [LF] Bo-Kaap neighborhood, also known as the Malay Quarter, including a visit to the Bo-Kaap Museum. After a traditional Malay lunch, enjoy a scenic cable-car ride to the top of Table Mountain for stunning 360-degree views over the city.



Day 3 : Cape Town,Cape Peninsula Excursion

Location: Cape Town, Cape Peninsula, Cape Town

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Southern Sun The Cullinan

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


Take a scenic drive along stunning Chapman’s Peak Drive en route to Cape Point Nature Reserve. Stop at the Cape of Good Hope before arriving at Cape Point. Ride a funicular to the steps of the old lighthouse with panoramic views of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. After lunch, visit Boulders Beach to see a colony of endangered African penguins. Free time this evening.



Day 4 : Cape Town

Location: Cape Town

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Southern Sun The Cullinan

Meals Included: Breakfast


Full day at leisure for your own discoveries in this beautiful city.



Day 5 : Cape Town-Hoedspruit-Makalali Private Game Reserve

Location: aha Makalali Private Game Lodge

Accommodation: Lodge

Accommodation Name: Makalali Main Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner


Fly to Hoedspruit and transfer to Makalali Private Game Reserve. Arrive in the home to an abundance of wildlife including the “Big 5”—lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and Cape buffalo. Climb aboard your custom safari vehicle for an afternoon game drive with a skilled tracker and professional Ranger. Sip sundowner drinks before returning to your lodge for dinner.



Day 6 : Makalali (Greater Kruger National Park Area)

Location: makalali game lodge reserve

Accommodation: Lodge

Accommodation Name: Makalali Main Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

MAKALALI MAGIC
Rise between 5 am and 5:30 am for coffee and tea before your morning game drive. If the timing is right, you might spot some of the big cats after a night of hunting. Other animals you may see include kudu, impala, giraffe, hippo, cheetah, spotted hyena, wildebeest, and more. Return for breakfast mid-morning, followed by time to relax at your lodge. Afternoon game drive with sundowner drinks.

Day 7 : Makalali (Greater Kruger National Park Area)

Location: makalali game lodge reserve

Accommodation: Lodge

Accommodation Name: Makalali Main Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

SPOTTING SKILLS
Use the time on your morning and afternoon game drives to practice and perfect your game-spotting skills.

Day 8 : Makalali,Hoedspruit,Johannesburg

Location: makalali game lodge reserve, Hoedspruit, Johannesburg

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Sandton Sun

Meals Included: Breakfast


Enjoy a final game drive this morning before boarding your flight from Hoedspruit to Johannesburg. Free time late afternoon and evening.

Day 9 : Johannesburg

Location: Johannesburg

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Sandton Sun

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


Guided sightseeing includes a visit to [LF] Soweto (Southwestern Township) and the Apartheid Museum to learn about the dark years to the historic 1994 elections that ended the apartheid era.



Day 10 : Johannesburg-Victoria Falls,Zimbabwe

Location: Johannesburg, Victoria Falls

Accommodation: Lodge

Accommodation Name: Ilala Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast


Fly to Zimbabwe and transfer to your hotel. Take a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River. The remainder of the evening is at your leisure.



Day 11 : Victoria Falls

Location: Victoria Falls

Accommodation: Lodge

Accommodation Name: Ilala Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner


Take a guided walk at Victoria Falls, or Mosi-oa-Tunya (the smoke that thunders), as the locals call it, due to the clouds of mist produced by the cascading cataracts. Learn about the history of the falls and fascinating facts about the local flora and fauna with plentiful photo opportunities. Free time late morning and early afternoon. Your Tour Director hosts a riverside farewell dinner this evening.



Day 12 : Victoria Falls-Johannesburg

Location: Johannesburg

Meals Included: Breakfast

Fly to Johannesburg. Schedule departing flights after 6:30 pm.

What's Included

  • Accommodation

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • Fully Guided

  • Meals

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • Transport

    Private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi

What's Not Included

  • Airport Transfers at Destination

  • Insurance

Small Group

Each Globus Africa safari tour is limited to an average of just 20 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus escorted tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Safari Guide/Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery African safari vacation is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.

UNESCO Sites

Cape Floral Region Protected Areas|Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls

Notes

All game viewing is done at your own risk. We require a signed liability waiver prior to travel.

Meals

Breakfast daily, 5 lunches, 5 dinners

Accommodation

Cape Town:Southern Sun The Cullinan
Kruger National Park Area:Makalali Main Lodge
Johannesburg:Sandton Sun
Victoria Falls:Ilala Lodge

Check out our Q&As

  • Will I know the names and details of all the accommodation before I depart?

    Yes

  • What is the maximum group size?

    Usually max 20 people, each Globus Africa safari tour is limited to an average of just 20 guests per departure.

  • Will passengers from another country be participating in the tour?

    Yes

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    Yes, 5 years or above

  • Is there any free time to explore places during the tour?

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

    Yes

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    For over 90 years.

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Please contact us for latest Covid-19 policies

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    Travel documents, including any air tickets, itineraries, and other information, are available approximately two to three weeks prior to departure provided full payment has been received.

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    The Globus Lighthouse Project - an illuminating initiative where we can all come together to tread lightly and give generously for the globe's greater good. Globus, along with sister companies Avalon Waterways and Cosmos, invite our travellers and partners to help us in supporting causes that provide for a more sustainable planet and a brighter tomorrow.

Reviews of this operator

Lisset  

Great Value for your Money

19-Dec-2022

This is my second time travelling with Globus, would have been my third if not for COVID. The way they plan everything is super organized, the tour managers are very caring and knowledgeable. We always enjoy all the site visits planned for each trip. They start by picking you up from the airport and from then on everything is taken care of up until the last day of your trip, even dropping you off at the airport not matter the time of day or night. The hotels at every city are always great and centrally located so you can walk around during your free time or plan your own visits to different sites.

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David R  

What a wonderful trip, thanks Globus

10-Jan-2023

Globus is my favorite travel agency. I tried others, but always come back to Globus. It is a 100% stress free one-stop shop. Easy booking with flight, hotel, transportation and travel insurance all in one place. Great customer service at reasonable prices. Lots of information prepared for the trip to handle travel logistics. I planned and booked my trip within 24 hours. Highly recommended to everyon

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Great guide, accommodations, and tours.

28-Dec-2022

We had a fantastic guide, with a great mix of free time and guided tours.

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Nancy Arias  

The experience was amazing!!

30-Dec-2022

The trip was amazing. Our tour guide was so kind and very knowledgeable. I needed to attend a very important meeting via zoom. She was very understanding and accommodating to my needs and made it happen. I was very grateful! Our driver was by far the best driver I’ve ever encountered! I was beyond impressed with our guide, driver and trip!! I will definitely be back for another adventure!!

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Did the Globus Highlands and Islands Scottish Tour with Ian and Allister. What a trip!! With his sharp wit, immense knowledge and fun humour, Ian absolutely brought Scotland to vivid life with his many tales, informative quips and total, utter passion for history. Was spellbound. Am so VERY thankful I had the opportunity to be on Ian's last bus tour before retiring with Globus. In addition, to being so hard working and helpful, with Allister our driver, I cannot tell you how safe and secure I felt in his capable driving hands. He had some very awkward traffic and interesting roads to navigate with our large bus, (especially on the islands and up north) but he handled it all expertly and without a hitch. So much so, I was able to relax and enjoy the journey. All in all, with our tour, you could tell both these kind men cared very much for those of us who needed the extra help and advice. Made my bucket list trip to Scotland so memorable and wonderful. Thank you Ian and Allister! Globus is truly fortunate to have you both.

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