South Africa Highlights & Safari with Victoria Falls

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$4,048
15 days
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$5,048
17 days
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CAPE TOWN, ZULULAND-HLUHLUWE NATIONAL PARK, ESWATINI, KRUGER NATIONAL PARK, SOWETO, AND VICTORIA FALLS

Explore vibrant South Africa and experience the incredible sight that is Victoria Falls on this 17-day tour of South Africa and Zimbabwe. Visit Cape Town, the culinary capital of South Africa, where you’ll learn about the uplifting legacy of Nelson Mandela. Visit Hluhluwe and Kruger National Parks where you’ll have the chance to see the Big Five before exploring South Africa’s turbulent history and the remarkable, big-hearted spirit of its people in Johannesburg. Next, fly to Zimbabwe to see Victoria Falls, the “Smoke That Thunders” and consider an optional tour to Chobe National Park in Botswana. 4.5/5 stars on Tripadvisor

Shorten Your Trip! Enjoy our South Africa Highlights & Safari tour visiting South Africa’s highlights from Cape Town to Kruger National Park to Johannesburg. 

Did you know you can make this tour private? Find out about pricing and options for groups of 10 or more travelers.

Itinerary at
a Glance

Tour Itinerary:

  • 1 night in Johannesburg
  • 4 nights in Cape Town
  • 2 nights in Hluhluwe/Zululand
  • 1 night in Eswatini (formerly Swaziland)
  • 2 nights in Kruger Park
  • 1 night in Johannesburg
  • 3 nights at Victoria Falls

Tour Highlights

  • Apartheid Museum (Johannesburg)
  • Table Mountain (Cape Town)
  • Cape Peninsula (Cape Town)
  • Indian Ocean Coast (Durban)
  • Hluhluwe Game Reserve
  • Kruger National Park
  • Victoria Falls
  • Sundowner Cruise on the Zambezi River

Activity Level: Discoverer

Your Tour Includes

  • Optional round-trip airfare from the New York area (varies by departure) including taxes, fees & fuel surcharges
  • Airfare taxes, fees & fuel surcharges
  • Intra-Africa flights and ground transportation
  • Accommodations at superior first-class hotels
  • 21 meals: 14 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 5 dinners
  • Comprehensive touring and safaris
  • Experienced, English-speaking Tour Director (Meet one of our guides!)

Tour Itinerary

Flights

Passengers who purchase flights will depart 1 day before the tour starts and return 1 day after the tour ends.

For flight details, see Before You Depart.

Day 1: Arrive in Johannesburg

Welcome to Johannesburg, South Africa's largest and most vibrant city!

Accommodations: Garden Court Sandton City or similar

Day 2: Johannesburg – Cape Town

Day 3: Cape Town

Day 4: Cape Town

Day 5: Cape Town

Day 6: Cape Town – Durban – Zululand – Hluhluwe

Day 7: Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park – Zululand

Day 8: Hluhluwe – Eswatini

Day 9: Eswatini–Kruger National Park

Day 10: Kruger National Park

Day 11: Kruger Park – Mpumalanga – Sandton

Day 12: Johannesburg – Victoria Falls

Day 13: Zambezi River – Victoria Falls

Day 14: Day at Leisure

Day 15: Victoria Falls – Johannesburg – Depart South Africa

Guided Tour Pricing

Book by Feb. 24, 2023 to get the best price.

Prices listed as “with flights” below include round-trip airfare from one or more airports in the USA. Travelers may choose to purchase the tour only, and arrange their own arrival in destination. Please note this may change your tour start date.

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* Departures designated as "Guaranteed" may be canceled or rescheduled only under Extraordinary Circumstances, for example in situations deemed to be unsafe or nonviable due to local conditions. See Terms & Conditions for full details.

Rates are per person based on double occupancy.
Single supplement applies when not sharing a room. Select a date above to see the rates for that specific departure.

For more information on this tour, please contact us here or call us during business hours (Mon-Fri, 9:00am - 5:30pm EST) at 1.800.337.7773.

Reservations and Payments
Reservations can be made online or by phone (1.800.337.7773) and will be confirmed upon receipt of your non-refundable, non-transferable deposit, which must be received at the time of reservation. Deposits are $300 per person. Full payment is due 90 days prior to departure. Space and prices subject to availability. Please see the smarTours Terms and Conditions for complete booking information.

Optional Tours Customize your trip with these optional tours.

Enhance your trip with our recommended optional tours. Indicated optional tours are available to pre-book when you reserve your trip and can be added to your reservation up to final payment. This is the best option to guarantee your spot on your preferred optional tour! Optional tours require a minimum number of participants. Optional tours are non-refundable unless they do not operate.

Some optional tours can be purchased in-destination and may cost extra. The payment methods and currency information to purchase tours in-destination will be provided on final documentation.

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Reviews

Terri l

comme il disent en france. incroyable. i had a marvelous time and i am planing to go again next year. thank you so much for the best experience so far.

linda c

Absolutely the best South African and Victoria Falls tour. this is my THIRD time on this tour. the safari's are amazing, lots of drives morning and dusk. the drivers are knowledgeable just know where the animals are. they will even help you take that "money shot" with your camera! the accommodations are first class, Victoria Lodge has the gauze curtains over the beds..just like a movie set. optional tours are a must, especially the trip down the Zambezi river, the hippos are huge !! and you are right next to them. the price is right the guides are excellent and you won'disappointed .

Terri l

wakeing up for 16 days in africa was more than a dream. thank you for letting me take this trip with you. my fellow travelers were wonderfull and i learned from them. if i never crosse paths with them again i wish all of them the best. once again thank you so much. on to egypt.
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