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Tour Itinerary

Explore South Africa from A to Zebra on this incredible Independence by Globus Africa adventure. A variety of experiences await including moving history in Johannesburg, magnificent landscapes in Cape Town, and a menagerie of wild creatures on safari in a private game reserve. In Cape Town, spectacular views from the Cape of Good Hope deliver astonishing panoramas, peninsulas, and African penguins playing in the surf of Boulders Beach. Take some I-time for wine tasting or whale watching off the Cape. Things get even wilder on safari where you‘ll search for the “Big 5” (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and Cape buffalo) and a host of wondrous wildlife, including rhino, giraffe, hippo, cheetah, and hyena – just to name a few. Toast your safari adventure with traditional sundowner drinks in the bush and luxurious safari accommodations waiting at day’s end.You’ll then fly to Zimbabwe to explore the Zambezi River and Victoria Falls in spectacular celebration of your African adventure. Explore Chobe National Park by game drives or boat excursions amid some of Africa’s most magnificent wildlife. Spectacular!

  1. Day 1
    ARRIVE IN CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
    Welcome to South Africa! Your hotel is available for mid-afternoon check-in.

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  2. Day 2
    CAPE TOWN

    • Start your private guided sightseeing with a cable-car ride up Table Mountain for stunning views over the “Mother City.”
    • Nature calls during a your visit to Boulders Beach where a colony of endangered African Penguins greet you with their unique sound.
    • At Cape Point Nature Reserve, stop at the Cape of Good Hope for photos and memorable views where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet. Then on to Cape Point, for a funicular ride to the steps of the old lighthouse. On your return journey, skirt the rocky coastline as you ascend Chapman’s Peak Drive, one of the most spectacular drives in the world.

    (B,L)

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch
  3. Day 3
    CAPE TOWN

    • Enjoy a full day at your leisure.

    (B)

    Today’s I-Time Tips
    Enjoy a full day at leisure for your own discoveries. Perhaps explore the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, take an excursion to the stunning Cape Winelands for wine tasting, or go whale watching in nearby Hermanus (June-October).


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    Meals:   Breakfast
  4. Day 4
    CAPE TOWN–GREATER KRUGER NATIONAL PARK AREA

    • Fly to the Greater Kruger National Park area and transfer to your lodge in a private game reserve, home to an abundance of wildlife including the famed “Big 5”—lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and Cape buffalo.
    • Set out on your first game drive this afternoon in an open-air, 4-wheel-drive safari vehicle.

    (B,D)

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  5. Day 5
    GREATER KRUGER AREA

    • Learn about this special ecosystem from the professional Ranger as you view wildlife up close on morning and afternoon game drives. Beyond the “Big 5,” you’ll have the chance to see kudu, giraffe, hippo, cheetah, spotted hyena, bushbaby, and more!

    (B,L,D)

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  6. Day 6
    GREATER KRUGER AREA

    • Embark on your morning game drive before returning to your lodge for breakfast. Your afternoon game drive concludes with a sundowner drink as the sun sets over the bushveld!

    (B,L,D)

    Today’s I-Time Tips
    Take advantage of the lodge pool, relax with a book, or enjoy a drink at the bar.


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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  7. Day 7
    GREATER KRUGER AREA–JOHANNESBURG

    • Enjoy one last game drive this morning before flying to Johannesburg.

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    Today’s I-Time Tips
    Settle in to your hotel or explore Mandela Square with it’s shops and restaurants.


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    Meals:   Breakfast
  8. Day 8
    JOHANNESBURG

    • Today’s private guided sightseeing tour starts with a visit to the Apartheid Museum to learn of the history of South Africa before delving into the apartheid years.
    • In Soweto (South Western Township), the largest township in the country, visit Mandela House and see the neighborhood that was home to Nobel Peace Prize winners Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela. Enjoy lunch in a local restaurant before transferring back to your hotel for time at leisure.

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch
  9. Day 9
    JOHANNESBURG–VICTORIA FALLS, ZIMBABWE

    • Today, fly to Zimbabwe, home of awe-inspiring Victoria Falls.
    • A cruise on the Zambezi River affords you a wonderful opportunity to photograph wildlife and a spectacular Africa sunset. Yes, drinks and canapés are included!

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    Meals:   Breakfast
  10. Day 10
    VICTORIA FALLS

    • Feel the thunder on your private guided walk along Victoria Falls, where you will learn the history of the falls and hear fascinating details about the surrounding flora and fauna.

    (B)

    Today’s I-Time Tips
    Soar high above the falls on an optional helicopter ride or visit a local village.


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    Meals:   Breakfast
  11. Day 11
    VICTORIA FALLS–CHOBE NATIONAL PARK AREA, BOTSWANA

    • Today, a private transfer brings you to Chobe National Park, featuring some of the greatest concentrations of wildlife in Africa.
    • Afternoon game activity: choice of game drive in Chobe National Park or boat excursion on the Chobe River.

    (B,L,D)

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  12. Day 12
    CHOBE AREA

    • Explore this stunning land on morning and afternoon game activities: choice of game drive or boat excursion. You may see giraffe, lion, lechwe, and huge herds of the largest elephants in the world.

    (B,L,D)

    Today’s I-Time Tips
    During the heat of the day relax by the pool or take a safari siesta.


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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  13. Day 13
    CHOBE AREA–JOHANNESBURG
    Your vacation ends with a flight to Johannesburg. Schedule departing flights after 7 pm.

    (B)

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    Meals:   Breakfast

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Inclusions

All game viewing is done at your own risk. We will require a signed liability waiver prior to travel.
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Breakfast daily; 6 lunches; 5 dinners

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Accommodations

Cape Town: Southern Sun The Cullinan
Southern Sun The Cullinan offers travelers easy access to all that Cape Town has to offer including the popular Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. Complementing the rich, cultural heritage of Cape Town through timeless architecture, the opulent décor creates a mood that is a world away from home, while service and attention to detail ensure your every need is taken care of.
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1 Cullinan Street
Cape Town , South Africa
Kruger National Park Area: Makalali River Lodge
The lodge consists of three separate camps all withing easy access of one another. Each Thatched Suite has a raised timber viewing deck to offer spectacular views over the Makhutswi River from which to observe the bird life and game. The lodge also features a plunge pool, indoor and outdoor dining, and a spacious lounge.
Address:
Makalali Private Game Reserve
Kruger National Park Area , South Africa
Johannesburg: Sandton Sun
Built in 1984, the hotel is every inch a grand property, offering guests the ultimate "red carpet experience". This is punctuated by staff who strive to provide superb VIP treatment for all who pass through the doors. Situated in Sandton, the heart of Johannesburg's new Central Business District, guests are perfectly located within easy reach of the city's finest entertainment and leisure amenities.
Address:
Corner Fifth and Alice Streets
Johannesburg , South Africa
Victoria Falls: Ilala Lodge
Ilala Lodge provides distinguished accommodation in a gracious and secluded ambiance. The hotel is the closest to Victoria Falls as well as the town center. Wild animals often graze on the hotel lawns with the spray of the falls in the background.
Address:
411 Livingstone Way
Victoria Falls , Zimbabwe
Chobe National Park Area: Elephant Valley Lodge
Elephant Valley Lodge lies between the Chobe National Park in Botswana and the equally impressive Matetsi wildlife conservancy, south of the Kazangula border crossing and within the Kasane Forest Reserve.

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Questions & Answers

Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

Globus Tours Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
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Accommodations
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Itinerary
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Professional Staff
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Repeat with Operator
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Value for Money
4

Ratings based off 10683 reviews about Globus Tours - currently showing 15 reviews with comments only

Globus always performs at a high level.

Globus has always been a good choice. Their tours are great. They have everything well planned.

We love Globus and have been on many tours including Avalon cruises and Independence City Stays too.

We have gone on several globus tours and always had a great experience. the hotels are all top notch, the travel arrangements great, the destinations and side trips wonderful.

We have taken several tours with Globus and will continue due to their professionalism, knowledge and quality of service.

We thoroughly enjoyed this trip. It was everything we expected and more. I would definitely book another trip with Globus. I look forward to my next tour.

Globus was a highly reliable company as usual.

The Globus tour director was excellent. He was very knowledgeable about the areas we visited and kept us occupies during the bus rides. The accommodations were very nice and conveniently located.

Globus is a first class operation. We have never gone wrong in booking a tour with Globus.

This trip to Portugal, Morocco and Spain was wonderful. A great experience from start to finish. Globus Tours are top notch.

It's usually hard to beat our expectations of a trip but Avalon most certainly did it. The atmosphere delivered, the food, the excursions and their wonderful staff made our vacation more than memorable.

Globus always provides very high quality. We were completely satisfied with our experience.

We have traveled many times with Globus. We consistently have found this tour operator to be reliable.

Excellent itinerary, outstanding guide, and a wonderful trip to a delightful country I would strongly recommend.

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