Want the lion’s share of captivating 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-hued streets of the Bo-Kaap neighbourhood 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 significant sites of the anti-apartheid movement. Your South Africa holiday 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.
Treat yourself to the royal treatment to end your Africa adventure. A relaxing 3-night Chobe River cruise aboard the Chobe Princess houseboat is just the ticket. This intimate safari experience offers exclusivity and a unique glimpse at wildlife and local village life. Friendly staff are always available and hearty meals ensure you have the energy to make the most of each day. Unwind in your spacious cabin with panoramic windows or on the viewing deck for a dip in the plunge pool for continued opportunities for outstanding views. You’ll feel at one with nature throughout your cruise!
- We’ve packed everything you need for an amazing adventure—from hand-selected accommodations and included VIP access to the world’s most iconic sights to dining and the friendly expertise of Globus Tour Directors and Local Guides, and intra-tour flights between destinations. On safari, you’ll experience two distinctly amazing experiences with experts to guide you. In South Africa, explore a private game reserve on game drives in an open-air 4-wheel-drive safari vehicle. In Botswana, you’ll view wildlife from the water on an intimate houseboat carrying just 8 guests!
- During the dry season (Sep.-Dec.) and during particularly dry years, water flow to Victoria Falls may be low.
- All game viewing is done at your own risk. We require a signed liability waiver prior to travel.
- Please note that Table Mountain cableway is generally closed for maintenance from late July to late August therefore cannot be visited. In this instance a tour of Kirstenbosch National Garden will be included.