Splendors of South Africa & Victoria Falls with Chobe River Cruise (QSE4)

15 Day Tour from Capetown to Johannesburg

2023 Tour Details

Want the lion’s share of colorful cities, private game reserves, natural wonders, and wondrous wildlife? Point your compass south for the diverse and enchanting sights of South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Botswana. The glorious panoramas from Cape Town’s Table Mountain and the candy-colored streets of its Bo-Kaap neighborhood set the stage for the sweet sights to come. Six open-air private game reserve drives near Kruger National Park offer a fascinating glimpse of up to 42 mammal species and 350 bird species. Keep your eyes peeled for the “Big 5”—lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and Cape buffalo—before branching out in Johannesburg. Here, you’ll explore Soweto, the city’s largest township, including the former home of Nelson Mandela and the most significant sites of the anti-apartheid movement. Your South Africa vacation crescendos at Victoria Falls, called Mosi-oa-Tunya (the smoke that thunders) on the Zambezi River. Twice the height of Niagara Falls, this breathtaking waterfall spanning the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia offers twice the photo ops.

Want to end your Africa tour with the royal treatment? A relaxing 3-night Chobe River cruise with Monograms aboard the Chobe Princess houseboat is just the ticket. This intimate safari experience offers a sense of exclusivity and a unique, up-close glimpse at wildlife and local village life. Friendly staff are availalble to assist at all times and hearty meals ensure you have the energy to make the most of each day. Oh, and did we mention the spacious cabins with panoramic windows and viewing deck with plunge pool? So, you’ll feel at one with nature no matter throughout your cruise!

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15 Day Tour from Capetown to Johannesburg


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


Private, air-conditioned motorcoach while touring; Open air, 4-wheel-drive safari vehicle carrying a maximum of 9 people in Makalali Private Game Reserve. Private, air-conditioned transfer vehicle from Victoria Falls to Kasane; houseboat cruise and safari boat on the Chobe River; Intra-vacation flights.


 Meals & Itinerary

Breakfast daily, 8 lunches, 8 dinners


Day 1

ARRIVE IN CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICAWelcome to South Africa! Hotel check-in available mid-afternoon.

Day 2

CAPE TOWNCAPE TOWN Walking tour through the Company’s Garden and the LF Bo-Kaap neighborhood. Visit the Bo-Kaap Museum and savor a traditional Malay lunch. Afterwards, take a scenic cable-car ride to the top of Table Mountain. Welcome dinner at a local restaurant this evening.
Breakfast Breakfast Lunch Lunch Dinner Dinner

Day 3

CAPE TOWN. CAPE PENINSULA EXCURSIONCAPE TOWN Scenic drive along Chapman’s Peak Drive en route to Cape Point Nature Reserve.
CAPE POINT NATURE RESERVE See the Cape of Good Hope. At Cape Point, ride a funicular to the steps of the old lighthouse with panoramic views of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. After lunch, visit Boulders Beach to see a colony of endangered African penguins.
CAPE TOWN Free time this evening.
Breakfast Breakfast Lunch Lunch

Day 4

Breakfast Breakfast
ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Cape Town with an excursion and wine tasting at Cape Winelands. This and many more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.

Day 5

CAPE TOWN–HOEDSPRUIT–MAKALALI PRIVATE GAME RESERVECAPE TOWN Fly to Hoedspruit and transfer to Makalali Private Game Reserve, overlooking the majestic Drakensburg Mountains.
MAKALALI Afternoon game drive with a skilled tracker and professional Ranger. Sip sundowner drinks in the bush before returning to your lodge for dinner.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 6

MAKALALIMAKALALI Rise between 5 am and 5:30 am for coffee and tea before your morning game drive. Return for breakfast mid-morning, followed by time to relax at your lodge. Afternoon game drive with sundowner drinks.
Breakfast Breakfast Lunch Lunch Dinner Dinner

Day 7

MAKALALIMAKALALI Morning and afternoon game drives with free time to enjoy lodge amenities in between.
Breakfast Breakfast Lunch Lunch Dinner Dinner

Day 8

JOHANNESBURG Free time late afternoon and evening.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 9

JOHANNESBURGJOHANNESBURG Guided sightseeing includes a visit to LF Soweto (South Western Township) to see the Hector Pieterson Memorial and the former neighborhoods of Nobel Peace Prize winners, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela. Visit Mandela House and the Apartheid Museum to learn about the apartheid years up to the historic 1994 elections that ended the apartheid era.
Breakfast Breakfast Lunch Lunch

Day 10

VICTORIA FALLS Free time in the late afternoon and evening.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 11

VICTORIA FALLSVICTORIA FALLS Guided walk at Victoria Falls this morning. Free time late morning and early afternoon. Later, embark on a scenic cruise on the Zambezi River to see wildlife and a spectacular African sunset. Farewell dinner this evening.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 12

KASANE Transfer to Namibian Immigration Office.
CHOBE RIVER Clear Namibian immigrations and embark the beautiful Chobe Princess houseboat. Lunch is served onboard prior to a sunset cruise to spot big game.
Breakfast Breakfast Lunch Lunch Dinner Dinner

Day 13

CRUISING: CHOBE RIVER CHOBE RIVER Choice of morning activities include a water-based safari by tender boat, tour of a Namibian village, bird watching, and a tiger fishing excursion. Return to the ship for lunch and some time to relax. This afternoon, embark on a water-based safari where you can get up close to a wide array of wildlife including crocodile, hippo, and elephant, which Chobe National Park is known for.
Breakfast Breakfast Lunch Lunch Dinner Dinner

Day 14

CRUISING: CHOBE RIVER CHOBE RIVER Choice of activities in the morning and afternoon. Choose from a water-based safari by tender boat, tour of a Namibian village, bird watching, and a tiger fishing excursion. Enjoy time on the houseboat to relax and spot animals between activities.
Breakfast Breakfast Lunch Lunch Dinner Dinner

Day 15

CRUISING: CHOBE RIVER (DISEMBARKATION)–KASANE–JOHANNESBURG CHOBE RIVER Enjoy your last morning of cruising during breakfast. Then, Namibian immigrations and transfer back to Kasane.
KASANE Fly to Johannesburg.
JOHANNESBURG Your vacation ends at the airport. Schedule departing flights after 5:30 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.


Escorting tours for more than 20 years

"I am a proud South African who loves the nature, history, and culture of this beautiful land. As a Tour Director, it is my privilege to combine and share two of my passions-a love of the wilderness and of travel with you!"

Tour Director -  WENDY ATKINSON


Escorting tours for more than 20 years

"Most people know about Cape Town and great safari experiences, but South Africa has so much more to offer. From great wine and food to its fascinating history and people, I look forward to guiding you on a vacation you won't soon forget."





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