Essence of South Africa

03/12/2021 through 12/17/2022
03/12/2021 through 12/29/2022

Essence Of South Africa
Bush, beach and two vibrant cities – capture the essence of South Africa on this culmination of a Cape Town to Kruger experience, including Johannesburg, the ‘City of Gold’.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • CITY TOUR in Cape Town
  • VIEW the Castle of Good Hope, Boulder’s Beach penguin colony, Mandela House in Soweto
  • VISIT Table Mountain, Bo-Kaap, Cape of Good Hope, Franschhoek, Hermanus, the Karongwe Private Game Reserve, Hector Pieterson Museum in Soweto, the Apartheid Museum
  • Connect with Locals in Hermanus, joining a local business owner for a traditional braai (barbecue) and some of his homemade wine against a clifftop backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean. (Day 4)
  • Dive into Culture Hear first hand about the traditions and cultures of the Shangaan people and how their village promotes eco and wildlife education. (Day 8) Learn about South Africa’s turbulent past on an interactive Johannesburg and Soweto Freedom tour. (Day 9)
  • Local Specialist Join an experienced tracker-guide on 4×4 safari game drives
  • Stays with Stories Your stay at Becks Safari Lodge in Karongwe Private Game Reserve contributes to the area’s environmental sustainability and community development. (Day 5)

Dining Highlights

  • 9 breakfasts
  • 5 lunches (including Be My Guest)
  • 5 dinners

First class travel Highlights

  • Daily breakfast and up to half your evening meals
  • Air conditioned coach, mini coach or safari vehicle transportation
  • Cherry-picked hotels and lodges all tried and trusted
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver, or Driver Guide
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Handcrafted Highlights


Day 1 Arrive Cape Town (4 Nights)
Day 2 Table Mountain and Cape Town City Tour
Day 3 Cape Peninsula Tour
Day 4 Cape Winelands and Hermanus Excursion
Day 5 Cape Town – Greater Kruger National Park Area (3 Nights)
Day 6 Karongwe Private Reserve Safari Game Drives
Day 7 Karongwe Private Reserve Safari Game Drives
Day 8 Greater Kruger National Park Area – Johannesburg (2 Nights)
Day 9 Johannesburg Sightseeing
Day 10 Depart Johannesburg

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