Splendors of South Africa & Victoria Falls Globus

Splendors of South Africa & Victoria Falls

Small Group Tour

A journey to southern Africa combines visits to Cape Town and Johannesburg with awe inspiring game reserves. Explore Cape Town and Johannesburg and learn about South Africa history and traditions. Search for lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos, and Cape buffalos and other wildlife at the Kapama Private Game Reserve and visit the incredible Victoria Falls.

The 12 day Splendors of South Africa and Victoria Falls tour from Globus Tours is a fantastic adventure into the great beauty of South Africa. If you're on the quest to see wildlife, animals in their natural habitat, you're in the right spot. You'll also see the hustle and bustle of a city like Cape Town and the undeniable glory of the Victoria Falls trip is sure to impress as well. Book your 12 day Splendors of South Africa and Victoria Falls tour from Globus Tours now.


12 Daysfr. $4,289

  • Guided walking tour of Cape Town’s highlights and the colorful Bo-Kaap area including a visit to the Bo-Kaap Museum , a cable-car ride up Table Mountain and a funicular ride to old Cape Point lighthouse
  • A visit to the Cape Point Nature Reserve in Cape Town with a view of a colony of African penguins
  • Six game drives in an open-air, 4-wheel-drive Land Rover in Kampama Private Game Reserve. A optional bush walk with sundowner drinks is also offered
  • Guided tour of Soweto, including Mandela House and a visit the Apartheid Museum
  • A sightseeing cruise on the Zambezi River and a guided walk of the Victoria Falls
  • Bottled Water Included on all game drives and with all meals
  • Transportation includes 4-wheel drive safari vehicles, between destinations and for game drives, with a pop-up roof for easy game viewing and photography. Each vehicle is limited to a maximum of 6 people, ensuring you’ll always have a window seat..
  • Headsets throughout the tour
  • Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.
  • Tips for personal services and to tour directors and drivers are not included in tour cost and left to your discretion.
  • All items of a personal nature (room service, beverages, telephone charges, laundry, special food requests, etc.) and meals not specified on the tour itinerary are not included and must be paid by the client.
  • All rates exclude airfare unless expressly noted.
  • American breakfast daily (except Day 1)
  • 5 lunches
  • 6 dinners including a welcome dinner in Cape Town and a farewell dinner in Victoria Falls
  • Southern Sun the Cullinan Hotel in Capetown (1 night)
  • Kapama River Lodge in Kruger National Park Area (2 nights)
  • Sandton Sun Hotel in Johannesburg (2 nights)
  • Ilala Lodge in Victoria Falls (2 nights)

ARRIVE IN CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

Cape Town, South Africa

Welcome to South Africa! Check in to your hotel and prepare for a fascinating journey.

SOUTHERN SUN THE CULLINAN

CAPE TOWN

Cape Town, South Africa

This morning, sightseeing starts at the Grand Parade, the city’s main public square, to see the Castle of Good Hope and City Hall. Afterward, a walking tour introduces you to more of Cape Town’s famous and historic landmarks. Stroll along Government Avenue to see St. George’s Cathedral, Parliament, and much more.

Next, you’ll enter The Company’s Garden, a beautiful oasis in the city, en route to Green Market Square, which at different times has been a fruit and vegetable market and even a slave market. Today, it is a great meeting place, where curios from all over Africa can be found.

Visit the Bo-Kaap Museum before continuing your walk in Bo-Kaap, also known as the Malay Quarter. Founded by former slaves in the 1750s, this lively area is a true melting pot of cultures. Colorful historic houses range from lime-green and pink to orange, reflecting Dutch and British architecture, and the area has been declared a national monument.

After a traditional Malay lunch, visit Table Mountain for a cable car ride to the top (weather permitting) for stunning views of the city and its surroundings. This evening, join your traveling companions for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant.

NOTE: Each year, generally in early August, the Table Mountain cableway closes for maintenance. During this time, we will visit Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

SOUTHERN SUN THE CULLINAN

CAPE TOWN - CAPE PENINSULA EXCURSION

Cape Town, South Africa

Today, enjoy a full day of sightseeing, starting with an orientation tour of Cape Town. Then, take a scenic drive south through the fishing village of Hout Bay before ascending Chapman’s Peak Drive, which skirts the rocky coastline and is one of the most scenic drives in the world. Continue on to Cape Point Nature Resesrve for stops at the Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point, the southwesternmost point on the African continent. Here, take a funicular ride to the steps of the old lighthouse for spectacular panoramic views. Afterward, visit Boulders Beach to see a colony of endangered African penguins, known for the unique sound they make. Return to Cape Town and enjoy the evening at your leisure.

Breakfast, Lunch

SOUTHERN SUN THE CULLINAN

CAPE TOWN

Cape Town, South Africa

Enjoy a full day at leisure for your own discoveries. Perhaps explore the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, take an excursion to the stunning Cape winelands for wine tasting, or cruise to Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela spent 18 of his 27 years in prison, for a guided tour. Your Tour Director has suggestions to help you make the most of your day.

Breakfast

SOUTHERN SUN THE CULLINAN

CAPE TOWN–MAKALALI PRIVATE GAME RESERVE

Hoedspruit, South Africa

Today, leave beautiful Cape Town behind and fly to Hoedspruit and transfer to MakalaliPrivate Game Reserve to begin your safari adventure! This area, near Kruger National Park, is famous for its abundance of wildlife, and you will have a great chance of seeing the “Big 5”—lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and Cape buffalo. Enjoy your first game drive this afternoon. Your skilled tracker and professional Ranger work together as a team, so you can learn more about the ecosystem as you view wildlife up close. Sip sundowner drinks prior to returning to your lodge for dinner.

Breakfast, Dinner

MAKALALI MAIN LODGE

Hoedspruit, South Africa

Rise between 5 am and 5:30 am for coffee and tea before your early y morning game drive. If the timing is right, you might spot some of the big cats after a night of hunting. Other animals you may see include kudu, impala, giraffe, hippo, cheetah, spotted hyena, wildebeest, and more. Great bird watching is also possible—some 350 species having been recorded in the area.

Return for breakfast mid-morning, followed by time to relax and enjoy the lodge and its surroundings. Perhaps take a swim in the pool, visit the wellness center for one of its many spa treatments, or simply sit back and watch the animals. Consider an optional excursion to the nearby cheetah breeding facility.

In the mid-afternoon, tea will be served prior to your afternoon game drive. Step out of your safari vehicle for sundowner drinks and watch as the sun sets over the Drakensberg Mountains. As darkness descends, your tracker will bring out a spotlight to help you spot nocturnal animals—if you are lucky, maybe even a leopard! Return to your lodge in time to freshen up before dinner.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

MAKALALI MAIN LODGE

Hoedspruit, South Africa

Today you have an other opportunity to view incredible wildlife in the Makalali Private Game Reserve.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

MAKALALI MAIN LODGE

MAKALALI PRIVATE GAME RESERVE–JOHANNESBURG

Hoedspruit, South Africa

Enjoy one last game drive this morning before transferring to the airport for your flight to Johannesburg.

Johannesburg, South Africa

After arriving into Johannesburg the remainder of the day is at your leisure.

Breakfast

SANDTON SUN HOTEL

JOHANNESBURG

Johannesburg, South Africa

Today’s sightseeing starts with an enriching visit to Soweto (South Western Township), the largest township in the country. Soweto is a part of South Africa’s turbulent past, but this multicultural area is also a reflection of today and hope for tomorrow. Along the way, see the neighborhood that was home to two Nobel Peace Prize winners: Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela. Gain some perspective of life here at Mandela House, where Nelson Mandela lived from 1946 to around 1960, when he was forced underground to elude arrest. You will also see the Hector Pieterson Memorial, dedicated to the 12-year-old boy killed by police during a demonstration in 1976. This led to the Soweto Uprising, an important event in the long struggle to end apartheid some 14 years later. Next, visit the unforgettable Apartheid Museum to learn about the founding of South Africa before delving into the apartheid era. Using photos, video, and print, the museum takes you on an extraordinary journey through the apartheid years to the 1994 democratic elections that named Nelson Mandela president.

Breakfast, Lunch

SANDTON SUN HOTEL

JOHANNESBURG–VICTORIA FALLS, ZIMBABWE

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Today, leave South Africa and fly north to Zimbabwe. This evening, enjoy a cruise on the Zambezi River, which affords you a great opportunity to photograph wildlife and a spectacular African sunset!

Breakfast, Dinner

ILALA LODGE

VICTORIA FALLS

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Today, visit mighty Victoria Falls for an awe-inspiring experience. Enjoy a guided walk, where you will learn the history of the falls and hear fascinating details about the surrounding flora and fauna. This evening, your Tour Director hosts a special riverside farewell dinner.

NOTE: During the dry season (September-December) and during particularly dry years, water flow to Victoria Falls may be low.

ILALA LODGE

VICTORIA FALLS–JOHANNESBURG–DEPARTURE

Johannesburg, South Africa

Your tour ends with a flight back to Johannesburg to connect with your homebound flight. Book homebound flights after 5:30 pm.

Breakfast

Departure Date
Price
Sun, May 26, 2019 – Wait-list
$4,289.00
Sun, Jun 02, 2019 – Wait-list
$4,289.00
Sun, Jun 16, 2019 – Wait-list
$4,289.00
Sun, Jun 23, 2019 – Wait-list
$4,289.00
Sun, Jun 30, 2019 – Wait-list
$4,289.00
Sun, Jul 14, 2019
$4,289.00
Sun, Jul 28, 2019
$4,289.00
Sun, Aug 04, 2019
$4,289.00
Sun, Aug 11, 2019
$4,289.00
Sun, Aug 18, 2019
$4,289.00
Sun, Sep 22, 2019
$4,509.00
Sun, Nov 10, 2019
$4,509.00
Sun, Dec 01, 2019
$4,509.00
Sun, Dec 08, 2019
$4,509.00
Sun, Jan 12, 2020
$4,559.00
Sun, Jan 26, 2020
$4,559.00
Sun, Mar 22, 2020
$4,559.00

Important information:

  • All rates listed are per person based on double occupancy and are subject to change without notice. Your land package pricing will be confirmed and guaranteed once your deposit is received and applied to the booking, except where price increases may result from increases in government taxes or fees. Room configurations are subject to availability. Guests added to your party after the booking are priced at the prevailing rate at the time they are added.
  • Dates & Prices do not include air travel. Participation in this vacation requires purchase of the following flights from Globus, not included in pricing: (1) roundtrip air from your U.S. gateway and intra-vacation air segments; or (2) intra-vacation air segments only, starting at $1,253. Required intra-vacation air segments are: Cape Town/Hoedspruit; Hoedspruit/Johannesburg; Johannesburg/Victoria Falls; Victoria Falls/Johannesburg. Air prices were effective on July 11, 2018 and their availability is limited. At the time you purchase your tour, air prices may be higher.
  • Gratuities for Tour Director, driver, and Local guides are available for pre-purchase on the base vacation. For vacations that include an extension to the base, pre-paid gratuities only include the base portion. Any additional gratuities would need to be paid on trip.
  • Prices based on double room occupancy.
  • Single Room Supplement: $1,120 to $1,355 Triple rooms are not available.
  • Extra Nights per person in Cape Town: January-March & September-December: In single room $271 In twin room $157
  • April-August: In single room $192 In twin room $109
  • Extra Nights per person in Johannesburg: In single room $261 In twin room $150
  • 2020 prices and itineraries are subject to change. Details will be available in July 2019.

  • Open-air 4-wheel-drive safari vehicles carry a maximum of nine passengers.
  • Check with your physician regarding the latest health requirements for travel to South Africa and Zimbabwe
  • All game viewing is done at your own risk. You will be required to sign a liability waiver prior to travel.
  • We do not recommend this vacation to people with serious back problems, as it can be quite rough while driving on/off game park trails.
  • Small-Group Discovery departures never allow more than 20 travelers, allowing you to truly immerse yourself in the destination and local culture
  • ALL guests must carefully verify the existing identification requirements for their particular travel situation DIRECTLY WITH THEIR LOCAL CONSULATES OR EMBASSIES or with a visa service, as these requirements may change. Guests without proper documentation may be denied entry and will not be entitled to a refund
  • 60-22 days prior to commencement of services: 20% of total price*
  • 21-8 days prior to commencement of services: 30% of total price*
  • 7-1 days prior to commencement of services: 50% of total price*
  • On departure day and later: 100% of total price*
  • *Total price does not include any Instant Purchase Air or Instant Purchase Air service fees, which are non-refundable after 24 hours from purchase. Intra-vacation air is non-refundable after final payment.
  • Cancellation fees may also apply to any additional services, including extra night accommodations, independently supplied services, and optional excursions reserved prior to, during, and after the tour. If flight changes, including, but not limited to, flight cancellations or name changes, are requested after full land and air deposits are received, revision fees, change fees, or airline cancellation fees will apply.
  • In many instances, airline revision or change fees can be up to $300, but in some instances may be up to 100% of the ticket price. Cancellation penalties will be quoted at time of cancellation.
  • All cancellations must be received in writing prior to tour departure. The cancellation policy will apply according to the date that the cancellation notification is received. The MINIMUM cancellation penalty is the deposit amount.
  • The purchase to trip cancellation insurance is strongly recommended.
  • Land only “from price” is per person based on two people sharing a room together and does not include airfare unless expressly stated.
  • All prices are in US Dollars.
  • A $250 non-refundable, non-transferable, per-person, per-vacation deposit is required to reserve space for you, with some limited exceptions, as noted below. Payment of the deposit indicates you have read and accepted theseall Terms & Conditions. Your booking is not confirmed until the deposit payment is processed and you receive a confirmation invoice.
  • Final payment is due 60 days prior to departure, with some limited exceptions, as noted below. Within the final payment date, payment in full is required at time of booking to reserve space. Reservations (land, cruise, and air) are canceled if final payment is not received by the due date. The payment policy may vary for group reservations.
  • Additional deposits or payments are required for international air added to the start and/or end of your vacation and/or for intra-vacation air, as specified in the itinerary (“air-inclusive vacations”). Air-inclusive vacation pricing is guaranteed upon receipt of full land plus air deposit or land deposit plus full airfare price, depending on type of airfare purchased (Flex-Air or Instant Purchase Air).
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