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South Africa: Cape Town to Kruger National Park

11 days |  13 days with Victoria Falls extension
11 days |  13 days with Victoria Falls extension
Group size1530 travelers

4.6 out of 5 stars

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    Travel through South Africa where history and culture await you.

    Bustling cities and safari landscapes collide on Africa’s southern tip. Cape Town offers up colorful architecture and a vibrant culture. In Soweto, learn about the country’s history and apartheid struggle. Unbelievable natural scenery and vantage points dot the way from Kruger National Park to Johannesburg.

    Your tour package includes

    • 8 nights in handpicked hotels
    • 8 breakfasts
    • 2 lunches
    • 4 dinners with beer or wine
    • 6 sightseeing tours
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    Included highlights

    • Table Mountain
    • Cape of Good Hope
    • Simon's Town
    • Soweto
    • Hector Pieterson Museum
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    Day-by-day itinerary

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    Overnight Flight1 night
    Day 1: Travel day

    Board your overnight flight to Cape Town today.

    Cape Town4 nights
    Day 2: Arrival in Cape Town

    Welcome to South Africa! Settle in to your hotel this evening.

    Day 3: Sightseeing tour of Cape Town
    Included meals: Breakfast, Welcome dinner

    Embark on a guided tour of Cape Town, a beautiful and culturally rich city.

    • Take a cable car ride up Table Mountain and soak in panoramic views of the city below (weather permitting)
    • See Signal Hill and the Castle of Good Hope
    • Catch glimpses of City Hall and the Houses of Parliament as you drive through the city, stopping in the colorful Bo-Kaap area
    • Enter the South African Museum and stroll through the neighboring Company's Gardens

    Spend a free afternoon in Cape Town or add an excursion.

    Enjoy a welcome dinner with your fellow travelers this evening.

    Please note: On some departures, the optional excursion will be offered in the morning and the sightseeing tour will take place in the afternoon. In the event of inclement weather, the visit to Table Mountain will be moved to day 4 or 5. In the unlikely event of poor weather both days, Table Mountain will be replaced with a visit to Signal Hill. For departures during July and August, travelers will visit Signal Hill and enjoy an included lunch due to annual maintenance of the Table Mountain cable car.

    Robben Island

    From $119 per person

    Day 4: Cape Peninsula
    Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

    Spend the day exploring the Cape Peninsula.

    • Drive along the Atlantic seaboard, passing the Clifton and Camp’s Bay beaches
    • Visit the Cape of Good Hope and the lighthouse at Cape Point to soak in beautiful views of where the Atlantic and Indian oceans meet
    • Head to Simon’s Town for lunch, where you may see some penguins, before arriving back in Cape Town

    Enjoy a free evening in the city or add an excursion.

    Spice Experience & Gold Restaurant Dinner

    From $175 per person

    Day 5: Free day in Cape Town
    Included meal: Breakfast

    Spend a free day in Cape town or add an excursion.

    Cape Winelands Tasting & Lunch

    From $129 per person

    Johannesburg1 night
    Day 6: Transfer to Johannesburg & sightseeing tour of Soweto
    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Fly to Johannesburg this morning. Once you arrive, set out on a guided sightseeing tour of the Soweto township.

    • See the soccer stadium where the 2010 FIFA World Cup Finals game was played
    • Pass Vilakazi Street, once home to both Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu—both recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize
    • Enter the Hector Pieterson Museum to learn about the 1976 Soweto uprising
    Kruger Region2 nights
    Day 7: Transfer to the Kruger Region
    Included meal: Breakfast

    Drive through scenic landscapes en route to the Kruger region.

    Spend a free evening in the Kruger region.

    Day 8: Kruger National Park game drives
    Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Set out for a full day of game drives, where you’ll have a chance to see the Big Five game animals: buffalo, elephants, leopards, lions, and rhinos. You’ll also sit down to enjoy an included lunch at a private boma in the park.

    Then, sit down for an included dinner this evening.

    Johannesburg1 night
    Day 9: Transfer to Johannesburg via Panorama Route
    Included meals: Breakfast, Farewell dinner

    See scenic landscapes at every turn as you head to Johannesburg along the Mpumalanga Panorama Route.

    • Soak in breathtaking views at God’s Window (weather permitting)
    • See Bourke’s Luck Potholes, a collection of natural rock formations
    • Stop at the lush, green Blyde River Canyon, where you can see neighboring Mozambique on a clear day

    When you arrive in Johannesburg this evening, celebrate your trip with your group at a farewell dinner.

    Overnight Flight1 night
    Day 10: Departure
    Included meal: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

    Transfer to the airport to board your flight home, or continue on the tour extension to explore Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.

    Arrive Home
    Day 11: Arrival at home

    Arrive home today.

    Extension to Victoria Falls
    Victoria Falls can often be seen from more than 12 miles away, but you’ll get within feet of the world’s largest waterfall on this extension. Fly to Zimbabwe where natural wonders and native cultures await.
    Victoria Falls2 nights
    Day 10: Flight to Victoria Falls
    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Fly to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, located on the southern bank of the Zambezi River.

    Then, sit down for an included dinner this evening.

    Please note: On some departures, you may fly to Livingstone, Zambia instead which will require a visa. Afterwards, you’ll transfer to your hotel in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe by bus.

    Day 11: Sightseeing tour of Victoria Falls, Chinotimba Township & Rose of Charity visits
    Included meal: Breakfast

    Explore Victoria Falls, the largest curtain of falling water in the world, on a guided tour.

    • Walk along a network of trails to take in spectacular views of the falls from several vantage points
    • Learn about the history, flora, and fauna of the area

    Then, take a guided tour of Chinotimba Township, home to the original people of the Victoria Falls area.

    • See the oldest traditional houses belonging to the Nambya and Tonga people
    • Visit the local market and churches and learn about the culture and lifestyle of township life

    After, visit the Rose of Charity organization and learn about their focus on the lives of local children with their initiatives to alleviate poverty and improving education.

    Enjoy a free evening in the Victoria Falls region or add an excursion.

    Please note: Shoes with good grip are highly recommended for the walk around Victoria Falls due to slippery surfaces.

    Zambezi River Sunset Cruise

    From $109 per person

    Overnight Flight1 night
    Day 12: Departure
    Included meal: Breakfast

    Fly back to Johannesburg to board your overnight flight home.

    Arrive Home
    Day 13: Arrive home

    Arrive home today.

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    4.6 out of 5 stars

    Overall rating 4.6 out of 5

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      5 out of 5 stars

      South Africa tour
      4/11/24 by 8th-time traveler Richard

      For us, this was the first time to visit South Africa, so we did not know entirely what to expect. Cape Town and the surrounding area was quite beautiful; we enjoyed nice weather throughout the trip. Seeing the penguins on the Cape was a bit of a surprise. It was quite windy along the Cape. Grah...

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      EF Go Ahead Tours replied on 4/29/24

      Richard, thank you for your honest review. We are ...

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      5 out of 5 stars

      Land of Contrasts
      4/11/24 by 5th-time traveler Mary Ann

      A wonderful trip to a truly beautiful country. The rugged seashores and harbors of Cape Town and the peninsula were magnificent to take in, and I had only imagined being at the Cape of Good Hope with ostriches grazing nearby. The north near Johannesburg and Hazyview was equally beautiful. The cul...

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      5 out of 5 stars

      Trip of a lifetime
      3/25/24 by 1st-time traveler Cherie

      This trip was one of both historical meaning and the appreciation of the beauty that African countries have to offer. I am blessed to have had the opportunity to visit parts of South Africa and Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.

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      Hotels, flights & FAQ

      Here's the nitty-gritty—where you’ll stay, how you’ll get there, and what to know about your destination before you go.


      We handpick every hotel to strike the balance of comfort, location, and local charm. Specific accommodations will vary based on your departure date, but these are frequently used hotels for this tour and we're confident you'll be satisfied.
      SunSquare Cape Town City Bowl
      SunSquare Cape Town City Bowl

      This modern hotel is located in Cape Town’s city center. Guests enjoy free Wi-Fi, a rooftop bar, and pool. Nearby, you’ll find the Bo-Kaap Museum, Joh...

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      Garden Court Sandton City
      Garden Court Sandton City

      This contemporary hotel is located in Johannesburg’s northern Sandton suburb. Guests enjoy free Wi-Fi, a restaurant and bar, and an outdoor swimming p...

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      Sabi River Sun Resort
      Sabi River Sun Resort

      This peaceful resort is located in Hazyview, South Africa. Guests enjoy the outdoor pool, garden area, and golf course. Nearby you’ll find the shoppin...

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      A'Zambezi River Lodge
      A'Zambezi River Lodge

      This unique hotel is located on the bank of the Zambezi River. Guests enjoy multiple restaurants, a bar, and an outdoor pool. Nearby, you'll find the ...

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