South Africa

Tour Highlights

Plus Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) and Chobe National Park (Botswana)
It is universally accepted that South Africa is one of the world’s most beautiful countries, and after your first visit, we are sure you will agree.  The incredible scenic beauty includes nearly 2,000 miles of beautiful coastline, snow-capped mountains and tropical splendour. The magnificent National Parks and game reserves boast an unparalleled diversity of wildlife. Other features that make this destination so desirable include a wonderful climate, ancient forts and historic monuments, tribal dancing, museums and art galleries. Above all, South Africa's hospitality is legendary. So join us on this remarkable adventure and experience the diversity and beauty that is South Africa.

Tour Highlights:

  • Johannesburg including a visit to the Township of Soweto
  • Victoria Falls, the largest waterfall in the world!
  • Sunset cruise on the Zambezi River
  • Thrilling Game drives in Chobe National Park and Kruger National Park
  • Visit a local primary school
  • Garden Route
  • Table Mountain
  • Cape Point and Cape of Good Hope
  • Robben Island Prison Museum

*** This tour is suitable only for the fit and active traveller.

Tentative Itinerary

We depart for Johannesburg, via Amsterdam.
We arrive in Johannesburg in the late evening and transfer to our Country Hotel on the outskirts of the city.
We start with a tour of Johannesburg and a visit to the Apartheid Museum. In the afternoon we visit the township of Soweto - the most populous black residential area in the country. Soweto sets the trends for South Africa in politics, fashion, music and dance. You will never forget your visit here. This evening we enjoy Welcome Cocktails and our Welcome Dinner
We fly to Victoria Falls and transfer to our lovely lodge hotel.
We enjoy a morning tour of the Falls - a sight to behold! The afternoon is at leisure, and there will be an opportunity to take an optional helicoptor flight over the falls. This evening we enjoy a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River, and dinner will be a special African experience.
This morning we proceed to our safari lodge near Chobe National Park - home to a splendid variety of wildlife, including hippo and elephants that troll the river paths to drink. We take our first game cruise this afternoon.
On our morning game drive we enjoy the wonderful surroundings of wild Africa! In the afternoon we take a boat ride along the river and get up close with the bounty of Chobe as we view herds of kudu, waterbuck and possibly elephants coming to the river to drink.
We fly from Victoria Falls back to Johannesburg, and then proceed to our hotel en route to Kruger National Park.
We proceed to Kruger National Park for wildlife viewing at its best! The park offers an experience in beauty, tranquility and variety not found anywhere else in the world. En route we visit the majestic Blyde River Canyon to see God’s Window and Bourke’s Luck Potholes - true natural wonders! Our hotel is located just outside the Park.
A full day of game viewing in open safari vehicles. We start early in the morning, the best time to find the world's largest variety of wildlife including the Big Five (lion, elephant, rhino, leopard and buffalo), hippo, cheetah, giraffe, zebra and crocodile. The park is also home to more than 400 bird species.
A morning at leisure to enjoy the various activities at the hotel. Relax by the pool, do some game or bird watching or take a nature walk. Later we depart for our evening game drive to see if we can catch some nocturnal animals in the spotlight.
We return to Johannesburg for our flight to George, on South Africa's fabled Garden Route.
We travel over the mountains to Oudtshoorn to visit an ostrich farm, followed by a visit of the Cango Caves, whose stalagmites and stalactites will leave a lasting impression.
We visit a township near George, where we will have a chance to meet the children at a local primary school. Then we proceed to Knysna and take a ferry to the Featherbed Nature Reserve, dedicated to the protection of the local flora. Dinner is at a special local restaurant.
Our Garden Route drive takes us along the coast, around lakes, mountains, golden beaches and cliffs - an enchanting drive with a romantic history. We arrive in Cape Town and take a cable car ride up Table Mountain for panoramic views.
Our city tour shows us the Malay Quarter, the Botanical Gardens and more. In the afternoon we embark on a ferry ride and guided tour of the Robben Island Prison Museum (weather permitting) where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 27 years.
A Winelands tour through lovely scenery of vineyards, oak shaded rivers and old Dutch colonial homes. We enjoy a tasting in a wine cellar and lunch at a private estate. In Stellenbosch we visit the Village Museum.
A full-day tour to Cape Point. After a boat ride to Seal Island we continue south to Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope, where we see the colonies of seals and penguins in their natural environment. Tonight is our Farewell Dinner.
Time at leisure to explore this beautiful city. Evening departure for Canada, via Amsterdam.
Arrival back in Canada.

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