Tour of South Africa with Game Drives
You’ll span nearly the whole country of South Africa on this vacation. Visits to the bustling cities of Cape Town and Johannesburg offer time spent in nature, including a game drive in a park that’s home to the “Big Five”: lions, elephants, buffalo, leopards, and rhinoceroses.
Itinerary at a Glance
Day 1: Depart for South Africa
Day 2: Arrive in Cape Town, then spend the day at leisure
Day 3: Tour the Cape Peninsula to see wildlife such as baboons and zebras, and tour the Kristenbosch National Botanical Gardens
Day 4: Take a Cape Town city tour, then ride a cable car to the top of Table Mountain (weather permitting)
Day 5: Day at leisure in Cape Town
Day 6: Fly to Durban, then drive to St. Lucia for a game-viewing cruise at the St. Lucia Estuary.
Day 7: Join a game drive at the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve to see rhinos and other animals, then cross into Swaziland and shop in a handicraft market
Day 8: Visit the Ngwenya glass factory, then enjoy Swazi food, dance, and song at the Matsamo Cultural Village
Day 9: Join an open-vehicle game drive in Kruger National Park
Day 10: Travel along the Panorama Route to see waterfalls, canyons, and other natural wonders en route to Johannesburg
Day 11: Explore the Soweto neighborhood in Johannesburg, then Nelson Mandela’s former home and the Apartheid Museum
Day 12: Depart from South Africa