South Africa and Safari Adventure

2025 Johannesburg > Cape Town | Price from $6399

13 DAYS • 23 MEALS Amazing safari adventures await on a private reserve and in Chobe National Park. In Zimbabwe, stand in awe at nature’s supreme masterpiece – Victoria Falls. Meet elephants and their local caretakers while visiting a sanctuary for these beautiful animals. Sample local vintages during wine-tastings in the wine-country area of South Africa. Discover Cape Town’s history and beauty. All of these experiences are yours on this exceptional journey through three African countries.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Depart the USA

Depart the USA on your overnight flight to Johannesburg, the wealthiest province in South Africa

Day 2: Johannesburg, South Africa

Welcome to Africa – a land as diverse as its scenery and people. Upon arrival, you’ll be met by a representative of Mayflower Cruises & Tours and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure to begin getting acquainted with the unique culture of South Africa.

Day 3: Johannesburg – Pilanesberg

Your South African adventure begins with an orientation tour of the country’s largest city. See some of the major landmarks and important areas during this panoramic excursion. Continue on to Pilanesberg Game Reserve, where amazing animal adventures await! This afternoon, experience your first game-viewing drive as you traverse the reserve in open safari vehicles with your driver/guide. Meals: B, D

Day 4: Pilanesberg

Today you have more opportunities to witness the majestic wildlife of Africa on your morning and afternoon open-vehicle, guided, game-viewing drives. Keep an eye out for the “Big 5” – lion, African elephant, Cape buffalo, leopard, and rhinoceros, and have your camera ready! Over 7,000 animals and 360 bird species can be found on the reserve. Lions basking in the sun, elephants roaming the vast expanse of the land, and perhaps an elusive leopard…your driver/guide will do his best to track them so you can witness these majestic creatures in their natural habitat! Meals: B, L, D

Day 5: Pilanesberg – Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

This morning, return to the Johannesburg airport by coach to board your flight to Victoria Falls. Upon arrival, after clearing Zimbabwe customs and immigration formalities at the airport, you will be transferred to the hotel. Enjoy the remainder of the day discovering the amenities of the hotel. Meals: B, D

Day 6: Victoria Falls

The day begins with an up-close and personal interaction with some “locals”…the great African elephants! Visit the sanctuary where rescued and resident elephants live. Meet with their caretakers and learn all about the elephants’ behaviors and the amazing bonds formed between the keepers and these gentle giants. After free time back at the hotel for lunch, a remarkable experience is in store as you visit the spectacular Victoria Falls this afternoon and witness the awe-inspiring beauty of one of nature’s supreme masterpieces. A local guide will accompany you through the rainforest, detailing the history of the falls and the flora, fauna, bird and wildlife that abounds. After the tour, return to the hotel for relaxation and an included dinner. Meals: B, D

Day 7: Victoria Falls – Kasane

Botswana: It’s time to depart Zimbabwe and journey by coach across the border to Botswana where you’ll arrive in the town of Kasane and check in to the lodge. After an included lunch, depart on an afternoon cruise on the Chobe River. You’re sure to see elephants refreshing themselves in the water, hippos peeking out to see you, and perhaps crocodiles sunning themselves on shore. Return to the lodge for a relaxing dinner and evening at leisure. Meals: B, L, D

Day 8: Chobe National Park

Experience the native wildlife of Chobe National Park on a morning safari in open vehicles. The reserve is home to giraffe, elephant, zebra, impala, sable, wildebeest, warthog and so much more. Keep an eye out for their predators which can include lion, hyena, jackal, bat-eared fox, the elusive cheetah and wild dog.

After lunch at the lodge, your afternoon safari can be by land in an open vehicle or by boat on a cruise. Gather with your traveling companions for the final dinner at the lodge. Meals: B, L, D

Day 9: Botswana – Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe – Cape Town & Stellenbosch, South Africa

The safari experience comes to an end as you travel to the Victoria Falls Airport by coach for a flight to Cape Town and return to South Africa where a new experience awaits. After a short drive from the airport, arrive in Stellenbosch, the country’s second oldest town. Enjoy your free time to stroll along the oak-lined streets where Cape Dutch architecture, wine shops, cafés, and art galleries can be found. Known for its wine production, this area of the county is filled with wine farms. Sample the local product during a wine-tasting before this evening’s included dinner. Meals: B, D

Day 10: Franschhoek

On today’s excursion, relax as you discover the country’s winelands. After a morning refreshment stop, visit the charming village of Franschhoek, showcasing another of the area’s scenic treasures. Located in a breathtaking valley, surrounded by vineyards and mountains, it’s the perfect setting for your lunch. During an afternoon wine-tasting, you’ll have the opportunity to learn about the wines, how they are made, the various grapes, and of course sample plenty of vintages. After a lovely day in the country, return to the hotel in Stellenbosch. Meals: B, L

Day 11: Stellenbosch – Cape Town

Departing the wine country, return to Cape Town where the local guide gives an orientation and provides details of the city’s history during the panoramic tour. See the highlights including historic monuments, landmarks, and buildings. Visit Cape Town’s most iconic destination…Table Mountain. Ascend to the summit via the aerial cableway and be rewarded with stunning views of the surrounding oceans and city below. Returning to ground level, drive by the Malay Quarter and Milnerton Lighthouse before ending at the hotel for an evening at leisure. Meal: B

Day 12: Cape Peninsula

While visiting the famous Cape of Good Hope, the most southwestern point of the African continent, discover the rich biodiversity of life – both flora and fauna. Baboons, Cape Mountain Zebra and other small animals and birds can be found, along with beautiful scenery. A highlight of the day may be the visit to Boulders Beach where you won’t find a better combination of beach and wildlife. Hundreds of Jackass penguins waddle freely amongst the human “visitors” on their white sand beach and are happy to pose for the camera! This evening, dinner is included at a local restaurant along the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront. Meals: B, D

Day 13: Cape Town / USA

Enjoy a final morning at leisure before transferring to the airport for your flight home. Memories and photographs of the special moments and unforgettable experiences are sure to last a lifetime! Meal: B

Itinerary is subject to change.

Tour Highlights

  • 23 Meals: 11 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 8 dinners
  • Airport transfers on tour dates when air is provided by Mayflower Cruises & Tours
  • Visit three African countries: South Africa, Zimbabweand Botswana
  • Services of experienced local and safari guides throughout
  • See historic landmarks in Johannesburg
  • Experience game-viewing drives on a private reserve and in Chobe National Park
  • Get up close to elephants at a local sanctuary
  • Visit nature’s awe-inspiring Victoria Falls
  • Cruise on the Chobe River
  • Discover the wine country of South Africa and sample local vintages
  • Witness breathtaking views from atop Table Mountain
  • Encounter Jackass penguins on Boulders Beach
  • Visit the Cape of Good Hope

Hotel Accommodations

Day 2 – Garden Court Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa
Days 3 and 4 – Bakubung Lodge, Pilanesberg, South Africa
Days 5 and 6 – Ilala Lodge, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Days 7 and 8 – Chobe Marina Lodge, Botswana
Days 9 and 10 – Protea Hotel Dorpshuis by Marriott, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Days 11 and 12 – Portswood Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa

DATES & AVAILABILITY

September 11, 2024 | $5,999

Per Person Twin

$5,999

Single Room Add

$1,749

Call for air rates and schedules from your gateway city to Johannesburg, returning from Cape Town, South Africa.

Please add $960 per person for intra and inter-country airfare.
Visas required on this program.

April 23, 2025 | $6,399

Per Person Twin

$6,399

Single Room Add

$2,299

Call for air rates and schedules from your gateway city to Johannesburg, returning from Cape Town, South Africa.

Please add $960 per person for intra and inter-country airfare.
Visas required on this program.

May 7, 2025 | $6,399

Per Person Twin

$6,399

Single Room Add

$2,299

Call for air rates and schedules from your gateway city to Johannesburg, returning from Cape Town, South Africa.

Please add $960 per person for intra and inter-country airfare.
Visas required on this program.

August 6, 2025 | $6,399

Per Person Twin

$6,399

Single Room Add

$2,299

Call for air rates and schedules from your gateway city to Johannesburg, returning from Cape Town, South Africa.

Please add $960 per person for intra and inter-country airfare.
Visas required on this program.

September 10, 2025 | $6,399

Per Person Twin

$6,399

Single Room Add

$2,299

Call for air rates and schedules from your gateway city to Johannesburg, returning from Cape Town, South Africa.

Please add $960 per person for intra and inter-country airfare.
Visas required on this program.