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Globus Splendors of South Africa & Victoria Falls with Botswana(QSE)

16 Day Tour from Cape Town to Johannesburg 
Want the lion’s share of colorful cities, private game reserves, natural wonders, and wondrous wildlife? Point your compass south for the diverse and enchanting sights of South Africa and Zimbabwe. The glorious panoramas from Cape Town’s Table Mountain and the candy-colored streets of its Bo-Kaap neighborhood set the stage for the sweet sights to come. Six open-air private game reserve drives near Kruger National Park offer a fascinating glimpse of up to 42 mammal species and 350 bird species. Keep your eyes peeled for the “Big 5”—lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and Cape buffalo—before branching out in Johannesburg. Here, you’ll explore Soweto, the city’s largest township, including the former home of Nelson Mandela and the most significant sites of the anti-apartheid movement. Your South Africa vacation crescendos at Victoria Falls, called Mosi-oa-Tunya (the smoke that thunders) on the Zambezi River. Twice the height of Niagara Falls, this breathtaking waterfall spanning the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia offers twice the photo ops.

Once you’ve seen the “Big 5,” why not turn your attention to the rare few? Wild dog, elephants swimming, and the not-so-sweet honey badger are just a few of the unusual sights you might see when you add a Monograms package to Botswana to your tour of South Africa. While Botswana is one of the most sparsely populated nations in the world, its Chobe National Park and Okavango Delta regions are brimming with fascinating wildlife.
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Itinerary (2021)

Day 1ARRIVE IN CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA.
 Welcome to South Africa! Hotel check-in available mid-afternoon.
Day 2CAPE TOWN.
 CAPE TOWN Walking tour through the Company’s Garden and the [LF] Bo-Kaap neighborhood. Visit the Bo-Kaap Museum and savor a traditional Malay lunch. Afterwards, take a scenic cable-car ride to the top of Table Mountain. Welcome dinner at a local restaurant this evening. (B,L,D)
Day 3CAPE TOWN. CAPE PENINSULA EXCURSION.
 CAPE TOWN Scenic drive along Chapman’s Peak Drive en route to Cape Point Nature Reserve.
CAPE POINT NATURE RESERVE See the Cape of Good Hope. At Cape Point, ride a funicular to the steps of the old lighthouse with panoramic views of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. After lunch, visit Boulders Beach to see a colony of endangered African penguins.
CAPE TOWN Free time this evening. (B,L)
Day 4CAPE TOWN.
 CAPE TOWN Free day. (B)

ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Cape Town with an excursion and wine tasting at Cape Winelands. This and many more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.
Day 5CAPE TOWN–HOEDSPRUIT–MAKALALI PRIVATE GAME RESERVE.
 CAPE TOWN Fly to Hoedspruit and transfer to Makalali Private Game Reserve, overlooking the majestic Drakensburg Mountains.
MAKALALI Afternoon game drive with a skilled tracker and professional Ranger. Sip sundowner drinks in the bush before returning to your lodge for dinner. (B,D)
Day 6MAKALALI.
 MAKALALI Rise between 5 am and 5:30 am for coffee and tea before your morning game drive. Return for breakfast mid-morning, followed by time to relax at your lodge. Afternoon game drive with sundowner drinks. (B,L,D)
Day 7MAKALALI.
 MAKALALI Morning and afternoon game drives with free time to enjoy lodge amenities in between. (B,L,D)
Day 8MAKALALI–HOEDSPRUIT–JOHANNESBURG.
 MAKALALI Morning game drive. Fly to Johannesburg.
JOHANNESBURG Free time late afternoon and evening. (B)
Day 9JOHANNESBURG.
 JOHANNESBURG Guided sightseeing includes a visit to [LF] Soweto (South Western Township) to see the Hector Pieterson Memorial and the former neighborhoods of Nobel Peace Prize winners, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela. Visit Mandela House and the Apartheid Museum to learn about the apartheid years up to the historic 1994 elections that ended the apartheid era. (B,L)
Day 10JOHANNESBURG–VICTORIA FALLS, ZIMBABWE.
 JOHANNESBURG Fly to Zimbabwe.
VICTORIA FALLS Free time in the late afternoon and evening. (B)
Day 11VICTORIA FALLS.
 VICTORIA FALLS Guided walk at Victoria Falls this morning. Free time late morning and early afternoon. Later, embark on a scenic cruise on the Zambezi River to see wildlife and a spectacular African sunset. Farewell dinner this evening. (B,D)
Day 12VICTORIA FALLS–CHOBE NATIONAL PARK AREA, BOTSWANA.
 VICTORIA FALLS Transfer by road to the Chobe National Park area, featuring some of the greatest concentrations of wildlife in Africa.
CHOBE AREA Afternoon game activity: choice of game drive in Chobe National Park or boat excursion on the Chobe River. (B,L,D)
Day 13CHOBE AREA.
 CHOBE AREA Choice of morning and afternoon game activities. Enjoy time at your lodge during the heat of the day. (B,L,D)
Day 14CHOBE AREA–OKAVANGO DELTA.
 CHOBE AREA Fly to the Okavango Delta (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), one of Africa’s greatest safari areas and the largest inland delta in the world.
OKAVANGO DELTA Afternoon game activity: choice of game drive or mokoro (dug-out canoe) excursion prior to dinner. (B,L,D)
Day 15OKAVANGO.
 OKAVANGO Choice of morning and afternoon game activities with time to enjoy camp amenities in between. (B,L,D)
Day 16OKAVANGO–JOHANNESBURG.
 OKAVANGO Fly to Johannesburg (via Maun).
JOHANNESBURG Your vacation ends at the airport. Schedule departing flights after 5:30 pm. (B)

Included Globus Meals

Breakfast daily, 9 lunches, 9 dinners

Related Globus Tours

QS - Splendors of South Africa & Victoria Falls
QSE - With Botswana
QSE1 - With Chobe National Park
QSE2 - With Maasai Mara
QSE3 - With Chobe National Park & Maasai Mara

Globus Pricing Details

2022 prices and itineraries are subject to change. Details will be available in July 2021.

Globus Notes

All game viewing is done at your own risk. We will require a signed liability waiver prior to travel.

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*Tour Land StartGlobus RetailRequest Quote
01/09/2022 $6,979.00
01/23/2022 $6,979.00
02/06/2022 $6,979.00
02/20/2022 $6,979.00
03/06/2022 $6,979.00
03/20/2022 $6,979.00
06/19/2022 $7,589.00
06/26/2022 $7,589.00
07/10/2022 $7,589.00
07/17/2022 $7,589.00
07/24/2022 $7,589.00
07/31/2022 $7,589.00
08/14/2022 $7,589.00
08/21/2022 $7,589.00
08/28/2022 $7,789.00
09/04/2022 $7,789.00
09/11/2022 $7,789.00
09/18/2022 $7,789.00
10/02/2022 $7,789.00
10/09/2022 $7,789.00
10/16/2022 $7,789.00
10/23/2022 $7,049.00
10/30/2022 $7,049.00
11/06/2022 $7,049.00
11/13/2022 $7,049.00
11/27/2022 $7,049.00
01/08/2023 $7,459.00
02/05/2023 $7,459.00
02/19/2023 $7,459.00
03/05/2023 $7,459.00
03/19/2023 $7,459.00
04/02/2023 $7,609.00
04/17/2023 $7,609.00
05/14/2023 $8,119.00
05/22/2023 $8,119.00
05/28/2023 $8,119.00
06/04/2023 $8,119.00
06/12/2023 $8,119.00
06/18/2023 $8,119.00
06/25/2023 $8,119.00
07/03/2023 $8,119.00
07/09/2023 $8,119.00
07/16/2023 $8,119.00
07/24/2023 $8,119.00
07/30/2023 $8,119.00
08/06/2023 $8,119.00
08/14/2023 $8,119.00
08/20/2023 $8,119.00
08/27/2023 $8,329.00
09/04/2023 $8,329.00
09/10/2023 $8,329.00
09/17/2023 $8,329.00
09/25/2023 $8,329.00
10/08/2023 $8,329.00
10/16/2023 $8,329.00
10/22/2023 $7,529.00
10/29/2023 $7,529.00
11/06/2023 $7,529.00
11/12/2023 $7,529.00
11/26/2023 $7,529.00
12/03/2023 $7,529.00
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