Independent Wonders of Southern Africa (IQS4)

15 Day Package from Cape Town to Johannesburg

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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. Conclude your extraordinary safari experience in Chobe National Park and the Okavango Delta by game drive, bush walk, or canoe. A stunning ending to an adventure of a lifetime!

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 DESTINATIONS & SIGHTSEEING

Sightseeing:

15 Day Package from Cape Town to Johannesburg

Notes:

All game viewing is done at your own risk. We will require a signed liability waiver prior to travel.

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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. Conclude your extraordinary safari experience in Chobe National Park and the Okavango Delta by game drive, bush walk, or canoe. A stunning ending to an adventure of a lifetime!

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Breakfast daily; 8 lunches; 7 dinners

 Itinerary

Day 1

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

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.


Breakfast Breakfast Lunch Lunch

Day 3

CAPE TOWN
• Enjoy a full day at your leisure.


Breakfast Breakfast


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).

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.


Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

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!


Breakfast Breakfast Lunch Lunch Dinner Dinner

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!


Breakfast Breakfast Lunch Lunch Dinner Dinner


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

Day 7

GREATER KRUGER AREA–JOHANNESBURG
• Enjoy one last game drive this morning before flying to Johannesburg.


Breakfast Breakfast

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

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.


Breakfast Breakfast Lunch Lunch

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!


Breakfast Breakfast

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.


Breakfast Breakfast


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

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.


Breakfast Breakfast Lunch Lunch Dinner Dinner

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.


Breakfast Breakfast Lunch Lunch Dinner Dinner


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

Day 13

CHOBE AREA–OKAVANGO DELTA
• Fly to the famed Okavango Delta, a vast area featuring various ecosystems—wetlands, mopane forest, flood plains, and dry savannah woodland—ideal conditions for game viewing.
• Afternoon game activity: choice of game drive, bush walk, or mokoro (dug-out canoe) excursion.


Breakfast Breakfast Lunch Lunch Dinner Dinner

Day 14

OKAVANGO
• Join your expert Ranger for morning and afternoon game activities in this UNESCO World Heritage Site: choice of game drive, bush walk, or mokoro (dug-out canoe) excursion. Spot cheetah, hyena, impala, Cape buffalo, and more. If you are lucky, you might even see the reclusive leopard.


Breakfast Breakfast Lunch Lunch Dinner Dinner

Day 15

OKAVANGO–JOHANNESBURG Your vacation ends with a flight to Johannesburg (via Maun). Schedule departing flights after 7 pm.


Breakfast Breakfast

 Tour Director

With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

IAN CAMERON-WHITE

"I will be on hand to assist you throughout your stay in Cape Town. I have nearly 20 years of expertise in the industry and am passionate about helping visitors experience the best the city has to offer. I feel extremely fortunate to have found my true niche in life and to wake up each day with the best job in the world!"

Tour Director -  IAN CAMERON-WHITE

 Accommodations

CAPE TOWN

SOUTHERN SUN THE CULLINAN

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
  Free Wifi

KRUGER NATIONAL PARK AREA

MAKALALI RIVER LODGE

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
  Free Wifi

JOHANNESBURG

SANDTON SUN

Hotel as shown or similar
Moderate Deluxe
  Free Wifi

VICTORIA FALLS

ILALA LODGE

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
  Free Wifi

CHOBE NATIONAL PARK AREA

ELEPHANT VALLEY LODGE

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

OKAVANGO DELTA

KADIZORA CAMP

Hotel as shown or similar
Moderate Deluxe
  Free Wifi

 Optional Excursions

Contact your Travel Consultant for more information.
Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)



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