Day.1. Sandton, Johannesburg
Upon your arrival in Johannesburg, you’ll be greeted by your South African concierge to be transferred to your hotel in Sandton, an affluent center in the city. Relax and settle into to your room, and feel free to wander out and experience the nearby shopping, restaurants and pubs.
Day.2. Soweto, Johannesburg
Your first full day in Africa will take you to Soweto, a historic neighborhood in Johannesburg that was a center of cultural significance during the apartheid era. Spend the day immersed in the story of the country’s many heroes who helped change the course of South African history. Stops include the Hector Pieterson Museum, Nelson Mandela’s home, and the award-winning Apartheid Museum.
Day.3. Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Your destination today: Zimbabwe and the grandiose Victoria Falls. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by your guide. More than a mile wide and 35 stories tall, Victoria Falls is the widest and tallest waterfall in the world, and a sight to behold. Tonight, you’ll be whisked away on a sunset cruise to experience this awe-inspiring natural wonder via river boat. As the sun sets, sip cocktails and enjoy hors d’oeuvres, while marveling at the wildlife along the river bank and the thundering falls nearby.
Day.4. Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Today, experience Victoria Falls by foot. During your morning walking tour, breathe in the misty air and get lost in the roar of the falling water, as you take in the natural splendor from a variety of vantage points, including Horseshoe Falls, Rainbow Falls, the Boiling Pot, Cataract Island and the Main Falls.
Day.5. Chobe National Park, Zimbabwe
Botswana’s Chobe National Park, which is bounded by the Chobe River and situated just upriver from the falls, boasts one of the largest concentrations of big game animals in Africa. Your guide will take you across the border to Botswana for a unique safari day by land and water. Cruise the river and plains in search of the park’s majestic wildlife.
Day.6. Cape Town, South Africa
From Chobe, you will travel to the bustling, cosmopolitan Cape Town. Upon checking into your hotel, spend the afternoon immersing yourself in the city’s lively spirit. With its historic castles and gardens, as well as world-class restaurants and active waterfront, new experiences are around every corner.
Day.7. Cape Peninsula, Cape Town
A trip to Cape Town wouldn’t be complete without a journey down the rugged Cape Peninsula. Running 50 km south from the city, the Peninsula ends at Cape Point, a nautical landmark known for its resident baboons, majestic vistas, and status as the end of the Earth. Your Peninsula adventure begins with a jaunt through the Millionaire’s Paradise – a stretch of exclusive palm- lined communities along the west coast. Next, climb Chapman’s Peak Drive, which hugs the cliffs and offers stunning coastline views, before arriving at Cape Point. The expansive views of the Atlantic are guaranteed to take your breath away. On your meandering return voyage, stop at Boulder’s Beach to visit the African penguin colony and historic naval port of Simon’s Town.
Day.8. Cape Town
Say goodbye to Cape Town in style on a tour dedicated to exploring the Mother City and its vibrant culture and history. You’ll ride a cable car to the summit of Table Mountain, which overlooks the city below and offers sweeping views of the surrounding mountains and Table Bay. Once at the top, you can truly say you’ve visited Cape Town. The day’s tour will also include visits to the Company’s Garden – a park built in the 1650s that’s home to shady paths and arts and crafts vendors – the Parliament buildings, City Hall, and the Slave Lodge. The final stop is Bo-Kaap, or the Malay District, a hip neighborhood known for its pastel- and ice-cream-colored colonial cottages.