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Exploring South Africa, Victoria Falls & Botswana 2018-2019
14 days with Collette  |  See Prices

  • Head out for an African sundowner by 4x4 and enjoy the sunset.
  • Spend some time at a local village in Zimbabwe learning about the culture.
  • Meet and interact with African elephants.

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Day 1 Overnight Flight
Board your overnight flight to Cape Town, South Africa.

Day 2 Cape Town, South Africa - Tour Begins
Welcome to the beautiful harborside city of Cape Town. Its architecture fuses French, German and Dutch traditions which sets the stage for a thrilling cultural journey.

Day 3 Cape Town
Step aboard a cable car that whisks you to an altitude of more than 3,000 feet atop Table Mountain.* Gaze at the astounding view of Cape Town, Robben Island and Lion’s Head. Return to the city via Table Bay, passing through the Moorish Malay Quarter on your panoramic tour, pausing along the way at Milnerton Lighthouse. Spend the remainder of your afternoon at leisure. You may choose to explore charming Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, known for its shopping and entertainment venues. Be sure to stop by the local craft market for some hidden gems. This evening, savor a true African dining experience as you become familiar with a traditional African hand-washing ceremony before sampling local delicacies. (B,D)

Day 4 Cape Town
Travel out to Cape Point on the southwestern tip of Africa. En route, marvel at the coastal scenery and pleasant towns that populate the Cape Peninsula. Listen to the tales behind the numerous ship wrecks which attest to the treacherous nature of these waters. Come to know the Cape of Good Hope and take a tram to the top of the mountain. Enjoy a leisurely hike down before continuing on to Boulders Beach to see the penguins who call it home. Later this evening, make some new South African friends during a home-hosted dinner. Sit down with a local family and learn about their daily life. Perhaps you’ll share stories from your own experiences. (B,D)

Day 5 Cape Town - Stellenbosch
After a leisurely morning, a short drive brings you to the beautiful winelands of the Western Cape. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure. This evening, learn about the varieties of wines South Africa is known for during a wine tasting; then savor a delicious dinner created with locally-sourced ingredients. (B,D)

Day 6 Stellenbosch - Hermanus - Stellenbosch
Enjoy a leisurely drive over the Sir Lowry Pass to the quaint seaside village of Hermanus. A walking tour will acquaint you with the village. Enjoy some leisure time to explore the shops and art galleries before returning to Stellenbosch. Alternatively, you may choose to stay in Stellenbosch and explore the winelands region independently or just relax in the beautiful setting. (B)

Day 7 Stellenbosch - Johannesburg - Entabeni Conservancy
Fly to the city of Johannesburg. Upon arrival, head to the Entabeni Conservancy. Gather for an afternoon game drive. Have your cameras ready as you search for the "Big Five" (lion, African elephant, Cape buffalo, leopard and rhino). As the sun sets, get out of your 4x4 and gaze over the land as the sun drops behind the mountains and enjoy a traditional African sundowner. (B,D)

Day 8 Entabeni Conservancy
Rise before the sun and set out on a game drive. Enjoy coffee and tea in the bush before returning to the lodge for breakfast. Later, learn to follow the clues left by wildlife during a track identification walk with a ranger. After you have worked up an appetite, take time for a leisurely lunch in the gardens. Late afternoon, continue your search for the “Big Five” during another exciting game drive. Keep an eye out for the big cats preparing to hunt. Return to the lodge for dinner under the stars. (B,L,D)

Day 9 Entabeni Conservancy - Johannesburg
Carry on your quest for the "Big Five" before breakfast. Later, journey to the vibrant city of Johannesburg. Enjoy some leisure time in Sandton this afternoon. (B)

Day 10 Johannesburg - Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe**
Fly to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Spend some time at a local village learning more about the regional culture. Embark on a walking tour of the stunning Victoria Falls. Later you may enjoy a sundowner poolside and the spectacular African sunset while the animals gather at the watering hole. Tonight’s dinner is a fun and interactive experience with traditional dancers and drummers. (B,D)

Day 11 Victoria Falls
This morning explore a local craft market. Later you will meet African elephants and have the opportunity to interact with them before you enjoy some free time at the lodge. Reflect on your surroundings as you relax while overlooking the wildlife watering hole. This evening you may wish to partake in an optional sunset cruise on the Zambezi River. (B)

Day 12 Victoria Falls - Chobe, Botswana
Watch for bushbuck (African antelope) as well as birdlife during a nature walk with a local guide. Cross the border as you travel to Chobe, Botswana. An exciting safari cruise awaits. Spot wildlife along the water’s edge, find hippos swimming along the shores, and crocodiles basking in the sun. (B,L,D)

Day 13 Chobe National Park
This morning, venture into Chobe National Park on a one-of-a-kind game drive. After lunch, it’s your choice! Continue to search for wildlife by land on an afternoon game drive. Or, get a different perspective from the river on a safari cruise. Tonight’s dinner by the river is hosted by a chef who will teach you the art of cooking a traditional braai (barbecue) complete with some local favorites such as game meat. (B,L,D)

Day 14 Chobe - Johannesburg - Tour Ends
Fly to Johannesburg where your tour comes to a close. (B)
For more information about safari accommodations on this trip, click the link next to any lodge or camp name below.

Cape Town: Commodore Hotel 
Stellenbosch: Spier Hotel 
Entabeni: Hanglip Mountain Lodge more...
Sandton: Da Vinci Hotel and Suites 
Victoria Falls: Victoria Falls Safari Lodge more...
Kasane: Chobe Marina Lodge more...
From cosmopolitan Cape Town to the power of Victoria Falls to the remote wilds of Botswana, this is the complete African travel experience. Gaze out from the top of Table Mountain. Explore the tip of the continent at the Cape of Good Hope. Make new friends during a home hosted dinner. Search out legendary wildlife along the remote Chobe River. Marvel at the bio-diversity of the Entabeni Conservancy. Sample wines at a vineyard. And that’s just the start. Multiple game drives and unique culinary experiences provide the perfect blend of culture and thrills.
  • 23 meals
  • Centrally-located hotels provide a home away from home
  • Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling
  • A professional tour manager accompanies you throughout your trip
  • Expert local guides provide insightful, personalized tours
  • Unparalleled sightseeing includes all of the "must-sees"
  • Enriching cultural experiences bring the destination to life
  • Private climate-controlled motorcoach enhances your tour
  • Free round trip sedan service that takes you from your home to the airport when you purchase an air-inclusive Collette tour (within 50 miles of nearest airport gateway)
Pre Tour Extension:
  • Dubai Extension ( Land Only )
Pre Night Hotel:
  • Commodore Hotel
  • President Hotel
  • Intra-tour flights not included in the price. 
  • To truly experience the program and destination, you need to be able to participate in physical activities such as longer walking tours, walking over uneven terrain, climbing stairs and periods of standing. Some of the touring days may be longer, with select included activities occurring later in the evening.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.