Johannesburg, South Africa
Arrive in Johannesburg – the largest city in South Africa – and spend the
day at leisure. Visit one of the city’s myriad museums, wander through a
flea market or catch a tribal dancing show.
Visit Soweto, a densely populated township famous for its rebellion against
the apartheid. Go to the Hector Peterson Museum and learn about the anti-Afrikaans
Soweto Uprising; stop by the Mandela House, the former home of Nelson Mandela;
and walk down Vilakazi Street, which housed two Nobel Prize winners and is lined
with public art, benches and memorials.
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Take a relaxing flight to Zimbabwe, where Victoria Falls awaits. The largest
curtain of falling water in the world, the thunderous falls are best viewed
from the Knife-Edge Bridge. The parks surrounding the falls are bursting with
wildlife, including elephants, buffalo, zebras and even the occasional leopard.
Victoria Falls and Chobe National Park, Botswana
Take a helicopter ride on the Flight of the Angels, which offers views of
the falls like no other. Take in the foaming, crashing waters of the falls
and see the expansive rainforest while soaring through the air. Next, journey
to Chobe National Park, which has one of the largest concentrations of game
in Africa and contains an estimated 50,000 elephants.
Chobe National Park
Spend the afternoon on a game drive with a knowledgeable guide. The exciting
ride will take you through not only wetlands and marshes but also across wooded
areas and the dry hinterland – great for spotting elusive elands, a species of
antelope. As the golden sun is setting across the sweeping savannah, board the
Sundowner Cruise and sip a cocktail as you watch the evening draw to a close.
Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana
Continue to the Moremi Game Reserve, home to 500 species of birds and a host of
other wildlife, including Africa wild dogs, giraffes, lions, cheetahs and much
more. A private guide will take you across the diverse area via open-air jeep or
mokoro – a canoe hewn from ebony.
Okavango Delta, Botswana
This wildlife-rich paradise can be viewed on a game drive or, during the wet
season, via canoe or boat. Whatever the time of year, be prepared to see lechwe
antelopes, black and white rhinoceroses, blue wildebeests and warthogs, as well
as a host of exotic fish and plants.
Cape Town, South Africa
Continue your journey in vibrant Cape Town. One of the most multicultural cities
in the world, Cape Town is famous not only for its beautiful beaches, soaring
mountains and temperate climate but for its colorful architecture and robust
Enjoy spectacular panoramic views of the city and its surrounding peaks and
valleys as you take an aerial cable car to Table Mountain’s world-famous plateau,
home to thousands of species of flora and fauna. Later, explore Company’s Garden,
a park and heritage site that houses the National Library of South Africa, as
well as an aviary, a pear tree dating back to 1652, important monuments and much
more. End your day at the Castle of Good Hope, the oldest surviving colonial
building in South Africa.
Head south to the Cape of Good Hope, a rocky headland that marks the place where
the Atlantic and Indian oceans converge. The area offers an excellent vantage
point for whale watching and is populated by a wealth of exotic animals, including
zebras, baboons, water mongooses and tortoises. If you are feeling adventurous,
Cape Town offers great white shark expeditions, a unique and breathtaking experience
that allows visitors to see the awe-inspiring creatures up close.
Spend the day indulging on a gourmet tour of the Cape Winelands. Take in the area’s
rollicking streams, lush valleys and verdant hills as you sample delicious wines and
mouthwatering cheeses at Anura Vineyards and Waterford Estate. In the afternoon,
relax under historic oaks as you have lunch at the award-winning Terroir Restaurant,
where you can enjoy fresh-caught seafood and locally sourced produce while taking in
views of the Kleine Zalze Lodge’s gardens and vineyards.
Depart Cape Town
Board a flight home at the Cape Town International Airport.