Explore Southern Africa

Overview

Explore Southern Africa

Experience southern Africa's diverse wonders on this 12-day adventure. Journey from the glittering beauty of Cape Town to the vast wilderness of Kruger National Park – home of the “big five” and countless photo ops. Then it’s onward to spectacular Victoria Falls, where the thundering roar only heightens the rush of experiencing Africa so up close.

What's Included:

  • Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens Guided Tour, Cape Town
  • Carnivore Conservation Experience, Karongwe Private Game Reserve
  • Zimbabwean Family Dinner, Victoria Falls
  • Arrival transfer
  • Orientation tour of Cape Town
  • Excursion to Cape Point including the penguins at Boulders Beach
  • Panorama Route scenic drive
  • Kruger National Park wildlife safari drive in open vehicle
  • Private nature reserve wildlife safari drive in open safari vehicles
  • Tour of Victoria Falls
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Full Itinerary

Day 1: Cape Town

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

Day 2: Cape Town

Visit Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden with an expert guide on a tour exclusively designed for our groups – the garden has been named one of the top gardens in the world by National Geographic Traveler magazine. Continue on to explore vibrant Cape Town and Cape Point, with a visit to the penguins at Boulders Beach.

Day 3: Cape Town

Enjoy a day of leisure and choose from a variety of optional activities, including Table Mountain or a Stellenbosch wine tour.

Day 4: Cape Town/Johannesburg

Fly to Johannesburg. Arrive in time for a unique dinner Braai (barbecue) and meet your CEO and fellow travellers.

Day 5: Johannesburg/Kruger National Park

Enjoy a full day scenic drive along the famed Panorama Route with stops at Blyde River Canyon, Bourke's Luck Potholes, and God's Window. Continue to our tented camp located just outside Kruger National Park and this evening enjoy a delicious South African dinner on the deck or in the boma.

Day 6: Kruger National Park

Enjoy a morning wildlife safari drive through Kruger National Park in an open vehicle. Take in views of the abundant wildlife including elephants, lions and giraffe. Afterwards, opt to take an afternoon safari drive, wildlife bush walk, or relax on the deck with views of the watering hole - a popular spot for animals to visit.

Day 7: Kruger National Park/Karongwe Private Game Reserve

Continue on to a private nature reserve in the Greater Kruger area. This afternoon, take in a lecture with a researcher from the Endangered Wildlife Trust’s Cheetah Metapopulation Project who will share information about their efforts to protect cheetahs and other carnivores. This National Geographic-sponsored project is part of the Big Cats Initiative. After, the researcher will join us on our evening wildlife safari drive.

Day 8: Karongwe Private Game Reserve

Enjoy early morning and afternoon safari drives with our local guides, searching for buffaloes, elephants, leopards, lions, and rhinos – Africa's famed Big Five. In our down time, relax at the camp, take a walk around the grounds or enjoy a cool drink on the deck.

Day 9: Karongwe Private Game Reserve/Johannesburg

After one last safari wildlife safari drive, head back to the city. In the evening, enjoy dinner at our local guest house.

Day 10: Johannesburg/Victoria Falls

Fly to Zimbabwe and meet our local CEO. Gain insight into what life’s like in Africa with a walk through a local market and dinner at a family homestead. Meet our host, learn their history and discuss daily life and culture in Zimbabwe. Share stories as you enjoy a traditional Zimbabwean dinner.

Day 11: Victoria Falls

Enjoy a morning tour of the beautiful Victoria Falls, then the rest of the day is free to explore the area. Take part in a river safari, cultural tours, whitewater rafting, canoeing, or a helicopter ride over the falls.

Day 12: Victoria Falls

Depart at any time.

Hand Picked By

Louise Pye

G Adventures are the world's largest independently owned, small-group adventure travel company. We showcase some of their National Geographic Journeys, a collection of unique tours designed to take you deeper into the cultures and habitats of the places they explore. They offer more inclusions, greater hands-on exploration, interactions with local experts, and the freedom to roam, all within the structure and security of travelling in a small group.

Louise Pye

Additional Information

  • Date: December 2020
  • Board Basis: Mixed meal plan
  • Duration: 11 nights
  • Guide Price: From £2,209pp
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