11 days
Johannesburg, Kruger National Park area, Cape Town
No country has a more compelling combination of history, culture and wildlife than South Africa. In Johannesburg, the painful years under apartheid are gone but never forgotten. Game drives take you within shouting distance of elephants, lions, rhinos and more. And Cape Town is a favorite destination for many, thanks to its cosmopolitan atmosphere and stunning scenery.
  • Day 1: Fly to South Africa

  • Day 2: Fly to South Africa

  • Day 3: Johannesburg

    Meet your Tour Director at your destination

    Take a guided tour of Johannesburg

    With your Tour Director you will:  

    • Explore the Soweto neighborhood
    • See the Regina Mundi Catholic Church
    • Visit former homes of Winnie and Nelson Mandela, and Bishop Desmond Tutu

    Visit the Apartheid Museum

  • Day 4: Johannesburg • Gauteng province

    Take a day trip to the Cradle of Humankind, a UNESCO World Heritage Site 

    Visit the Maropeng Visitor Centre; learn about human development over millions of years 

    Discover ancient fossils during a guided tour of the Sterkfontein Caves 

  • Day 5: Johannesburg • Kruger National Park

    Travel along the Panorama Route

    Enjoy a toboggan ride at Long Tom Misty Mountain 

    Take an elevator down to the forest floor of Graskop Gorge 

    Travel to Kruger National Park area

  • Day 6: Kruger National Park

    Jump into an off-road safari vehicle and take a full-day game drive through Kruger National Park 

  • Day 7: Kruger National Park • Cape Town

    Take a morning bush walk

    Travel to Johannesburg

    Fly to Cape Town

  • Day 8: Cape Town

    Visit the Summit of Table Mountain

    Take a guided tour of Cape Town

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Devil's Peak
    • Lion's Head
    • Company Gardens
    • Castle of Good Hope
    • Greenmarket Square
    • Victoria and Alfred Waterfront

    Visit the District Six Museum

    Take a ferry to Robben Island

    With your Tour Director you will:

    • Visit Nelson Mandela’s prison cell
    • See the limestone quarry where prisoners worked 
  • Day 9: Cape Town

    Take a guided tour of Cape Town

    With your Tour Director  you will see:  

    • Sea Point
    • Clifton
    • Camps Bay

    Discover Cape Point Nature Reserve

    Visit African Penguin Colony, Simon's Town, and Muizenberg

    Visit the Boulders Penguin Colony

    Visit the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

  • Day 10: Cape Town • Depart for home

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Langa Township Tour

    Langa Township Tour

    Head to Langa, formerly a racially divided suburb of Cape Town. En route, you’ll gain local insight into the sociopolitical realities of pre- and post-apartheid. With your expert guide, you’ll visit the local community center where residents can learn career and life skills, and there will be an opportunity to purchase some locally produced arts and crafts. On your guided walking tour, you’ll connect with locals before visiting a preschool and a shebeen (community centre). 

  • Day 11: Arrive home

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  • Day 1: Fly to South Africa

  • Day 2: Fly to South Africa

  • Day 3: Johannesburg

    Meet your Tour Director at your destination

    Take a guided tour of Johannesburg

    With your Tour Director you will:  

    • Explore the Soweto neighborhood
    • See the Regina Mundi Catholic Church
    • Visit former homes of Winnie and Nelson Mandela, and Bishop Desmond Tutu

    Visit the Apartheid Museum

  • Day 4: Johannesburg • Gauteng province

    Take a day trip to the Cradle of Humankind, a UNESCO World Heritage Site 

    Visit the Maropeng Visitor Centre; learn about human development over millions of years 

    Discover ancient fossils during a guided tour of the Sterkfontein Caves 

  • Day 5: Johannesburg • Kruger National Park

    Travel along the Panorama Route

    Enjoy a toboggan ride at Long Tom Misty Mountain 

    Take an elevator down to the forest floor of Graskop Gorge 

    Travel to Kruger National Park area

  • Day 6: Kruger National Park

    Jump into an off-road safari vehicle and take a full-day game drive through Kruger National Park 

  • Day 7: Kruger National Park • Cape Town

    Take a morning bush walk

    Travel to Johannesburg

    Fly to Cape Town

  • Day 8: Cape Town

    Visit the Summit of Table Mountain

    Take a guided tour of Cape Town

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Devil's Peak
    • Lion's Head
    • Company Gardens
    • Castle of Good Hope
    • Greenmarket Square
    • Victoria and Alfred Waterfront

    Visit the District Six Museum

    Take a ferry to Robben Island

    With your Tour Director you will:

    • Visit Nelson Mandela’s prison cell
    • See the limestone quarry where prisoners worked 
  • Day 9: Cape Town

    Take a guided tour of Cape Town

    With your Tour Director  you will see:  

    • Sea Point
    • Clifton
    • Camps Bay

    Discover Cape Point Nature Reserve

    Visit African Penguin Colony, Simon's Town, and Muizenberg

    Visit the Boulders Penguin Colony

    Visit the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

  • Day 10: Cape Town • Depart for home

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Langa Township Tour

    Langa Township Tour

    Head to Langa, formerly a racially divided suburb of Cape Town. En route, you’ll gain local insight into the sociopolitical realities of pre- and post-apartheid. With your expert guide, you’ll visit the local community center where residents can learn career and life skills, and there will be an opportunity to purchase some locally produced arts and crafts. On your guided walking tour, you’ll connect with locals before visiting a preschool and a shebeen (community centre). 

  • Day 11: Arrive home

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    Breakfast daily, 5 lunches and 5 dinners

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    Apartheid Museum; Kruger National Park; SA Museum; Table Mountain Cable Car; Robben Island Ferry; Cape Point Nature Reserve; Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

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