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South Africa: Cape Town to Kruger National Park with Zoomer Travel Club

11 days |  13 days with Victoria Falls extension
11 days |  13 days with Victoria Falls extension
Group size1530 travelers
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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
  • 3 lunches
  • 5 dinners with beer or wine
  • 1 wine tasting
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Included highlights

  • Robben Island
  • 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 Malay District
  • Enter the South African Museum and stroll through the neighboring Company's Gardens before viewing the artwork on display at the National Gallery
  • Take a ferry to Robben Island, the historic symbol of apartheid and South Africa’s struggle for freedom, for a tour with a local guide (weather permitting)

Enjoy a welcome dinner with your fellow travelers this evening.

Please note: In the event of inclement weather, the visit to Table Mountain will be moved to day 4 or 5.

Day 4: Cape Peninsula
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Today, set out on a full-day excursion to 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
Day 5: Cape Winelands
Included meals: Breakfast, Wine tasting, Light lunch

Leave Cape Town behind for a scenic drive through the valleys of the Cape Winelands, arriving in the Stellenbosch wine region for a series of tastings.

  • Sample some of the region’s finest labels paired with chocolate at the beautiful Stellenbosch Waterford Estate
  • Pay a visit to Tokara, another of the area’s vineyards, to taste even more fine wines and enjoy a light lunch
Johannesburg1 night
Day 6: Flight 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 meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Drive through scenic landscapes en route to the Kruger region. Then, sit down for an included dinner this evening.

Day 8: Kruger National Park game drives & Shangana villages
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.

Tonight, visit the traditional villages of Shangana.

  • Meet Chief Israel Ngobeni who, along with his family, hosts the Evening Festival
  • Watch as choirs, actors, and dancers gather to tell the story of the Shangana people
  • Sit down for an included dinner
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
When the Zambezi River is at its highest, the towering column of spray from Victoria Falls can be seen from over 20 km away. This magnificent waterfall—the world’s largest—marks the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. Although the explorer David Livingstone named the falls after Queen Victoria, the locals call this natural wonder the “smoke that thunders.” Please note: A visa is required for U.S. and Canadian passport holders to enter Zimbabwe.
Victoria Falls2 nights
Day 10: Flight to Victoria Falls & sightseeing tour of Chinotimba Township
Included meal: Breakfast

Fly to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, located on the southern bank of the Zambezi River. Then, take a guided tour of Chinotimba Township, a village of the Nambya and Tonga people.

  • Get a glimpse of local township life
  • See old houses, taverns, local markets, and churches

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

Zambezi River Sunset Cruise

From $109 per person

Day 11: Sightseeing tour of Victoria Falls
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Explore Victoria Falls, the largest curtain of falling water in the world, on a guided tour. Then, continue on to visit a local charitable organization.

  • Take in spectacular views of the falls from several vantage points
  • Learn about the history, flora, and fauna of the area
  • Visit the Rose of Charity to learn about their ongoing work to improve the quality of life in local communities
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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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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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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