Essence of South Africa with Victoria Falls

Tour Type: Country Explorer
Brochure Type: TT Africa 2024 v1

Bush, beach and two vibrant cities - capture the essence of South Africa on this culmination of a Cape Town to Kruger experience, including Johannesburg, the 'City of Gold'. Then, the power and beauty of Africa's wilderness is revealed as you take in the thrill of Victoria Falls and visit Chobe National Park, Botswana's home of the elephants.

Dining Summary
  • 6 Dinner (D)
  • 12 Breakfast (B)
  • 1 Be My Guest (BMG)
  • 6 Lunch (L)
  • 1 Farewell Dinner (FD)
Be My Guest
  • Hermanus: Join a local Hermanus business owner for a traditional braai (barbecue) and some of his homemade wine against a clifftop backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean.
Dive Into Culture
  • Johannesburg: Learn about South Africa's turbulent past on an interactive Johannesburg and Soweto Freedom tour.
Iconic Experience
  • Cape Town: Spend the day discovering the wonderful views of Table Mountain.
  • Cape Town: Take in the landmarks of Cape Town during a city tour with your Travel Director. See the Company Gardens, Bo-Kaap and the Castle of Good Hope.
  • Cape Peninsula: Discover the incredible views of the Twelve Apostles.
  • Cape Town: Spend the day surrounded by penguins on Boulders Beach.
  • Franschhoek: Take in the spectacular wine valleys of Franschhoek.
  • Hoedspruit: Have your camera ready to capture the beautiful scenery and fascinating wildlife on your Reserve Tour with a Shangaan tracker-guide.
  • Johannesburg: Spend the day seeing the iconic sight of Mandela's house on your Johannesburg City Tour.
  • Victoria Falls: Experience the beauty of Africa's islands on your Zambezi River Cruise.
  • Karongwe Portfolio: Spend the day marvelling at Africa's iconic wildlife on your Karongwe Private Reserve Visit.
  • Victoria Falls: Admire the cascading waters at Victoria Falls.
  • Chobe National Park: Have the experience of a lifetime as you explore Botswana's Chobe National Park.
  • Hoedspruit: Support a local Shangaan village, its Eco Academy and work in the local community with your visit.
Must-see Highlights
  • : Explore Victoria Falls and Chobe National Park with a Local Specialist
  • : Visit Table Mountain, Bo-Kaap, Cape of Good Hope, Franschhoek, Hermanus, the Karongwe Private Game Reserve, Hector Pieterson Museum in Soweto, the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg, and Chobe National Park
  • : View the Castle of Good Hope, Boulder's Beach penguin colony, Mandela's House in Soweto, and Victoria Falls
Trafalgar Difference
  • Hoedspruit: Your stay at Becks Safari Lodge in Karongwe Private Game Reserve contributes to the area's environmental sustainability and community development.
Whats Included
  • : All transport and transfers shown
  • : An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • : Cherry-picked hotels and safari lodges, all tried and trusted
  • : All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • : All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • : Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
  • : Air-conditioned coach or Quantum bus
  • : Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • : Optional Experiences and free time
  • : Flight from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls
Whats Included
  • All transport and transfers shown
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • Cherry-picked hotels and safari lodges, all tried and trusted
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
  • Air-conditioned coach or Quantum bus
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • Flight from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls

Call (303) 504-0400 for more information or to book today! Mention code 17458261

Tour Operator
Trafalgar Tours
Offer valid through 9/30/2023
13 Days
Escorted - Yes
Day 1Cape TownWelcome to Cape Town: South Africa's 'Mother City' and her iconic Table Mountain extend a warm welcome as you embark on a small group journey that will reveal the highlights of South Africa. Spend the day delving into Cape Town's cosmopolitan surrounds before joining your fellow travellers and Travel Director for a Welcome Dinner.
Southern Sun Waterfront
Day 2Cape TownTable Mountain and Tour Cape Town: This morning, we encounter Table Mountain first-hand, ascending via aerial cableway to its vast flat top - a rocky wonderland of rich Cape fynbos and curious dassies (hyraxes). Peer over the bustling City Bowl and Atlantic Seaboard keeping a keen eye out for the landmarks your Travel Director will show you during this morning's city tour, including Company Gardens, Bo-Kaap and the Castle of Good Hope. The rest of the day is yours to explore Cape Town at leisure. Ramble up Bree Street to sample the city's vibrant coffee culture or take a stroll along the Sea Point promenade with the fellow outdoor enthusiasts. Consider joining our Optional Experience to explore infamous Robben Island, with your guide revealing its turbulent past and the cell where Nelson Mandela spent the majority of his prison term.
Southern Sun Waterfront
Day 3Cape PeninsulaCircumnavigate the Cape Peninsula: Circumnavigate the Cape Peninsula, from trendy Camps Bay to Cape Point and back. The crashing waves of the Atlantic to your right, the rocky 12 Apostles to your left, wind your way along one of the world's most magnificent coastal roads towards the outcrop that is Africa's most extreme south-western tip. Say a quiet hello to the shy penguins of Boulders Beach, see the Cape of Good Hope and travel through charming coastal towns along the way.
Southern Sun Waterfront
Day 4HermanusCape Winelands and Hermanus Excursion Connect with Locals: Venture to the town of Franschhoek and see during your orientation why it is proclaimed as one of the most beautiful wine valleys in the world. Take the scenic Franschhoek Pass to the coastal town of Hermanus for your Be My Guest experience. Connect With Localswhen you meet local business owner Stefan, who will treat you to a delicious traditional braai (barbecue) featuring deliciacies such as boerewors, pap and melktert. Over a glass of his homemade wine he'll share stories of his life in South Africa's whale watching capital. Return to Cape Town via a scenic driving route, arriving in the late afternoon. Enjoy your evening at leisure.
Southern Sun Waterfront
Day 5From City to SafariFrom City to Safari Stays With Stories: This morning you'll bid farewell to the 'Mother City' and fly to Hoedspruit where a private game reserve near South Africa's great Kruger National Park beckons.Kick back, relax and settle in to one of Trafalgar's Stays With Stories, Becks Safari Lodge, your home in the bush for the next three nights.
Becks Safari Lodge
Day 6Karongwe Private Game ReserveSafari in Karongwe Private Game Reserve: The action begins as we embark on an early morning game drive through Karongwe Private Reserve with a Local Specialist game ranger and Shangaan tracker-guide. The rising sun awakens the birds and insects that share your journey into the bush, as you scour the dense brush for signs of the Big 5. After lunch, and time for a siesta and a swim, return to the bush for an afternoon safari drive.
Becks Safari Lodge
Day 7KarongweSeek out the 'Big 5' Safari Animals in Karongwe: Today enjoy another full day of game drives through Karongwe Private Reserve. Continue to scour the dense brush with your Local Specialist for incredible encounters with Africa's iconic wildlife. End the day with a traditional sundowner drink overlooking the Game Reserve, keeping your eyes peeled for signs of wildlife that emerge from their cover of darkness.
Becks Safari Lodge
Day 8JohannesburgJourney to Johannesburg: Our time in the South African bushveld comes to a close with aMAKE TRAVEL MATTER Experience visit to a local Shangaan village. Learn about the traditions and customs of the Shangaan people and how the Eco Academy there provides eco and wildlife education. The visit includes a simple meal of grilled chicken, pap, Shangaan style cabbage, and for the brave, the opportunity to try mopani worms! Fly to Johannesburg and check into your hotel in the heart of Sandton that's well located for exploring the nearby restaurants and shopping during your free evening.
Day 9SowetoDiscover Historical Soweto Dive Into Culture: Unlock the secrets of the 'city of gold' on a full-day tour to view several iconic sites including the Regina Mundi Church and Mandela's house in Soweto. Dive Into Cultureduring a visit to the Hector Pieterson Museum and the Apartheid Museum, which chronicles South Africa's tumultuous Apartheid years.
Day 10Victoria FallsWelcome to Victoria Falls: Welcome to Zimbabwe! Meet your Trafalgar representative on arrival at Victoria Falls Airport and transfer to your accommodation. Buckle up for an exhilarating small group encounter with Victoria Falls, an untamed natural wonder that has captured the imagination of explorers and adventurers since David Livingstone declared it the most wonderful sight he had seen in Africa. Board a cruise and navigate one of Africa's mightiest rivers, cruising past islands of basking crocodile and hippo pods lazing in the waning African sun, before returning to your lodge for dinner.
Victoria Falls Safari Lodge
Day 11Victoria FallsDiscover Majestic Victoria Falls: Join a Local Specialiston a guided tour of the world's largest waterfall. Admire the powerful curtain of water from various vantage points in Zimbabwe - feel the fine spray and hear the thunderous roar as water crashes over a hundred metres into a swirling mass in the gorge below. Spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure with the sound of the 'Smoke that Thunders' never far from your ears. Tonight you may choose to join an Optional Experience Boma dinner and interactive drum show.
Victoria Falls Safari Lodge
Day 12Chobe National ParkExplore Botswana's Chobe National Park: Cross the Botswana border for a day-trip into Chobe National Park, where large herds of African elephant roam. Board your Chobe River cruise, watching herds of elephant and buffalo come to the edge of the river to drink. See the flash of a kingfisher hovering over the water to catch its next meal, then enjoy an included lunch at Chobe Safari Lodge on the banks of the mighty Chobe River. Later return to Victoria Falls Safari Lodge for your last night in Zimbabwe.
Victoria Falls Safari Lodge
Day 13Victoria FallsFarewell Victoria Falls: We bid farewell to the 'Smoke that Thunders' and return to Zimbabwe's Victoria Falls Airport for your onward journey. Find out more about your free airport transfer at

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  • Essence of South Africa with Victoria Falls

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    Tour Type: Country ExplorerBrochure Type: TT Africa 2024 v1Bush, beach and two vibrant cities - capture the essence of South Africa on this culmination of a Cape Town to Kruger experience, including Johannesburg, the 'City of Gold'.