South Africa

Unforgettable South Africa: 11-Day Tour from Cape Town to Johannesburg with Victoria Falls Extension Available

It’s time to tick South Africa off your bucket list with this incredible 11-day tour of Cape Town, Hluhluwe, eSwatini, Hayzview and Johannesburg. Experience iconic sights, including Table Mountain, the St. Lucia Estuary, Kruger National Park and the UNESCO-World Heritage-listed Robben Island, the notorious prison where political prisoners including Nelson Mandela were kept. Immerse yourself in the country’s fascinating culture with the help of your knowledgeable English-speaking guide. Included in your escape is ten nights’ accommodation, an internal flight from Cape Town to Durban, daily breakfast plus select lunches and dinners, entrance fees as per the itinerary and much more. For a truly memorable trip, choose a 13-Day extended tour that will take you to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Victoria Falls.

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11 Days
EXPERIENCE SOUTH AFRICA - TWIN SHARE
Inclusion Highlights:
  • Packages valid for one person, based on twin-share – you must purchase two packages, or else refer to Single Traveller option listed in ‘Fine Print’ below
  • 10 nights’ accommodation, including hotel taxes, fees, service charges and porterage
  • A tour of Cape Town and the magnificent Table Mountain
  • A tour of historic Robben Island, including the notorious prison where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned
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13 Days
EXPERIENCE SOUTH AFRICA EXTENSION - TWIN SHARE
Inclusion Highlights:
  • Packages valid for one person, based on twin-share – you must purchase two packages, or else refer to Single Traveller option listed in ‘Fine Print’ below
  • 12 nights’ accommodation, including hotel taxes, fees, service charges and porterage
  • A breathtaking Victoria Falls Sunrise Walk
  • A Sundowner Cruise along the mighty Zambezi River

Experience the adventure of a lifetime on this 11-day tour of South Africa. Begin in Cape Town, where you’ll enjoy a scenic drive to Cape Point, take a cable car to the summit of Table Mountain (weather permitting) and visit the famous Shimansky Jewellers and Museum. You’ll then travel through Hluhluwe, eSwatini, Hayzview and Kruger National Park before finishing in Johannesburg with a spectacular drive of the Panorama Route.

What You’ll Love…

The Experiences – Visit iconic Table Mountain, Kruger National Park and more

Visit South Africa’s highlights on this fabulous 11-day tour from Cape Town to Johannesburg. Your adventure begins with a full-day Cape Peninsula tour, allowing you to experience the area’s steep mountains and sweeping beaches from the comfort of your air-conditioned coach. You’ll stop off for lunch in Simon’s Town, where you can visit the penguin colonies at Boulders Beach.

In Cape Town you’ll also take a Table Mountain tour, including a cable car ride to the summit (weather permitting), where you’ll be treated to a stunning birds-eye view of the city.

You will visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Robben Island, made famous by Nelson Mandela’s imprisonment there during apartheid. A tour of this sombre site will reveal the hopes, struggles and triumphs of the political prisoners kept here during the colonial and apartheid years of this country.

You will also have the opportunity to indulge in some of South Africa's finest wines during a full-day Winelands Tour. This fabulous tour takes you along the country's principal wine route to the scenic towns of Paarl, Franschhoek and Stellenbosch with tastings along the way.

Your tour includes an internal flight from Cape Town to Durban, where you’ll head to the St. Lucia estuary for a game-viewing cruise. If you’re lucky, you’ll spot Nile crocodiles, hippopotamus, sea turtles and more.

Also included is a morning game drive through the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve, home to the 'Big Five' game animals. Your guide will talk you through the animals’ habits and help you keep an eye out for lions, elephants and more.

In eSwatini, formerly known as Swaziland, you’ll learn all about the independent country’s fascinating traditions and customs by visiting a glassblowing factory and enjoying traditional song and dance performances from locals.

A real highlight of your trip will be the famous Kruger National Park, where you’ll experience a thrilling full-day open-vehicle game drive. The park is known for its fantastic wildlife-viewing opportunities and lunch at a rest camp is included to round off this incredible experience.

You’ll then explore beautiful Johannesburg with a drive along the Panorama Route, ticking off Blyde River Canyon, God’s Window (weather permitting) and Bourke’s Luck Potholes, a series of spectacular waterfalls.

Your tour ends with a half-day in Soweto, where you’ll visit Nelson Mandela's former home and the Apartheid Museum, before enjoying a farewell dinner with your tour manager and fellow travellers.

Tour Extension: Visit UNESCO World Heritage Site Victoria Falls

Can’t get enough of Africa? Opt for the extended 13-day tour with a visit to Victoria Falls. Your extended tour includes 12 nights’ accommodation and internal return flights from Johannesburg to the UNESCO World Heritage listed Victoria Falls, twice as high as the famous Niagara Falls. Here, you’ll enjoy a sublime sundowner cruise on the Zambezi River and a guided tour of the falls and the surrounding rainforest. Perfect for nature lovers, this is a truly incredible end to an unforgettable tour.

Your Package Includes:

  • 10 nights’ accommodation, including hotel taxes, fees, service charges and porterage
  • A tour of Cape Town and the magnificent Table Mountain
  • A tour of historic Robben Island, including the notorious prison where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned
  • A tour of the Cape Peninsula including Cape Point, Hout Bay and the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve
  • Full day South African winery tour
  • A cruise along the St. Lucia Estuary
  • A trip to eSwatini, an independent kingdom within the borders of South Africa
  • A trip to the Mpumalanga Province, home to the Panorama Route and spectacular views
  • A tour of the bustling neighbourhood of Soweto
  • Internal flights from Cape Town to Durban
  • Daily breakfast and select dining experiences including a Welcome Dinner and Farewell Dinner
  • The services of an English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Game drives in modern 10-seater safari vehicles
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Entrance fees as per itinerary

The '7 day change of mind guarantee' does not apply for Tour bookings. Due to the high demand and limited departures any cancellation / refund requests must be made within 48 hours of purchase. Otherwise, the standard Refund Policy applies.

Valid for the following departure dates:

8, 22 February 2020

11 April 2020

2, 23 May 2020

20 June 2020

18 July 2020

8, 15, 22 August 2020

5, 26 September 2020

Important: Please allow for travelling time. International flights are not included in your package and must be purchased separately. It is your responsibility to make your own travel arrangements and ensure that you arrive in South Africa for your chosen tour start date.

The package is valid for ONE PERSON (based on twin share). If you are travelling with another person you must purchase TWO PACKAGES, otherwise, an additional solo traveller surcharge will apply (see below). Solo travellers will get their own room throughout the tour.

Solo Traveller Surcharge: Solo travellers must pay a surcharge of AUD$970 for an 11-day tour or AUD$1051 for a 13-day tour, payable directly to the tour operator.

Maximum tour group size is 42 people.

Minimum age of travellers is 12 years.

Standard bedding configuration is one double bed or twin beds on request.

Maximum Room Capacity: Maximum room capacity is two adults.

Tour includes accommodation at the following hotels:

Southern Sun The Cullinan or Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town

Anew Hotel Hluhluwe & Safaris, Hluhluwe

Mountain Inn, eSwatini

Protea Hotel, Hazyview

Protea Hotel Fire & Ice Melrose Arch, Johannesburg

Extension:

Victoria Falls Safari Lodge

Allocated hotels are subject to availability and may be replaced with a similar hotel depending on your chosen tour date.

All surcharges are payable directly to the tour operator.

Additional expenses are not included.

Travel insurance is highly recommended.

All services are subject to availability.

Not Included:

International flights

Visas

Optional activities

Airport transfers

Additional expenses

Dining inclusions do not include beverages (unless otherwise stated). Menus are subject to change without notice.

Travellers with Disabilities: Please note, disability access is limited during the tour, please consider this before making your booking. Hotels may not have ramps, wide entryways or elevators to accommodate disabled passengers or devices such as wheelchairs, walkers and motorised scooters. Due to physical constraints and space limitations, wheelchairs, walking frames and motorised scooters may not be taken aboard motor coaches.

Please note: eSwatini is an independent country from South Africa and therefore has different entry requirements. Non-US passport holders are responsible for checking if a visa is required for eSwatini in addition to all other countries on their itinerary.

Please note that full terms and conditions apply. Refer to website's terms and conditions.

Please note this tour is not operated by Luxury Escapes. You will be contacted post-purchase with further details.

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