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South Africa: Cape Town to Kruger National Park

11 days |  13 days with Victoria Falls extension
11 days |  13 days with Victoria Falls extension
Group size1530 travelers

4.6 out of 5 stars

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Travel through South Africa where history and culture await you.

Bustling cities and safari landscapes collide on Africa’s southern tip. Cape Town offers up colorful architecture and a vibrant culture. In Soweto, learn about the country’s history and apartheid struggle. Unbelievable natural scenery and vantage points dot the way from Kruger National Park to Johannesburg.

Your tour package includes

  • 8 nights in handpicked hotels
  • 8 breakfasts
  • 2 lunches
  • 4 dinners with beer or wine
  • 6 sightseeing tours
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Included highlights

  • Table Mountain
  • Cape of Good Hope
  • Simon's Town
  • Soweto
  • Hector Pieterson Museum
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Day-by-day itinerary

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Overnight Flight1 night
Day 1: Travel day

Board your overnight flight to Cape Town today.

Cape Town4 nights
Day 2: Arrival in Cape Town

Welcome to South Africa! Settle in to your hotel this evening.

Day 3: Sightseeing tour of Cape Town
Included meals: Breakfast, Welcome dinner

Embark on a guided tour of Cape Town, a beautiful and culturally rich city.

  • Take a cable car ride up Table Mountain and soak in panoramic views of the city below (weather permitting)
  • See Signal Hill and the Castle of Good Hope
  • Catch glimpses of City Hall and the Houses of Parliament as you drive through the city, stopping in the colorful Bo-Kaap area
  • Enter the South African Museum and stroll through the neighboring Company's Gardens

Spend a free afternoon in Cape Town or add an excursion.

Enjoy a welcome dinner with your fellow travelers this evening.

Please note: On some departures, the optional excursion will be offered in the morning and the sightseeing tour will take place in the afternoon. In the event of inclement weather, the visit to Table Mountain will be moved to day 4 or 5. In the unlikely event of poor weather both days, Table Mountain will be replaced with a visit to Signal Hill. For departures during July and August, travelers will visit Signal Hill and enjoy an included lunch due to annual maintenance of the Table Mountain cable car.

Robben Island

From $85 per person

Day 4: Cape Peninsula
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Spend the day exploring the Cape Peninsula.

  • Drive along the Atlantic seaboard, passing the Clifton and Camp’s Bay beaches
  • Visit the Cape of Good Hope and the lighthouse at Cape Point to soak in beautiful views of where the Atlantic and Indian oceans meet
  • Head to Simon’s Town for lunch, where you may see some penguins, before arriving back in Cape Town

Enjoy a free evening in the city or add an excursion.

Spice Experience & Gold Restaurant Dinner

From $129 per person

Day 5: Free day in Cape Town
Included meal: Breakfast

Spend a free day in Cape town or add an excursion.

Cape Winelands Tasting & Lunch

From $109 per person

Johannesburg1 night
Day 6: Transfer to Johannesburg & sightseeing tour of Soweto
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Fly to Johannesburg this morning. Once you arrive, set out on a guided sightseeing tour of the Soweto township.

  • See the soccer stadium where the 2010 FIFA World Cup Finals game was played
  • Pass Vilakazi Street, once home to both Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu—both recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize
  • Enter the Hector Pieterson Museum to learn about the 1976 Soweto uprising
Kruger Region2 nights
Day 7: Transfer to the Kruger Region
Included meal: Breakfast

Drive through scenic landscapes en route to the Kruger region.

Spend a free evening in the Kruger region.

Day 8: Kruger National Park game drives
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Set out for a full day of game drives, where you’ll have a chance to see the Big Five game animals: buffalo, elephants, leopards, lions, and rhinos. You’ll also sit down to enjoy an included lunch at a private boma in the park.

Then, sit down for an included dinner this evening.

Johannesburg1 night
Day 9: Transfer to Johannesburg via Panorama Route
Included meals: Breakfast, Farewell dinner

See scenic landscapes at every turn as you head to Johannesburg along the Mpumalanga Panorama Route.

  • Soak in breathtaking views at God’s Window (weather permitting)
  • See Bourke’s Luck Potholes, a collection of natural rock formations
  • Stop at the lush, green Blyde River Canyon, where you can see neighboring Mozambique on a clear day

When you arrive in Johannesburg this evening, celebrate your trip with your group at a farewell dinner.

Overnight Flight1 night
Day 10: Departure
Included meal: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport to board your flight home, or continue on the tour extension to explore Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.

Arrive Home
Day 11: Arrival at home

Arrive home today.

Extension to Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls can often be seen from more than 12 miles away, but you’ll get within feet of the world’s largest waterfall on this extension. Fly to Zimbabwe where natural wonders and native cultures await.
Victoria Falls2 nights
Day 10: Flight to Victoria Falls
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Fly to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, located on the southern bank of the Zambezi River.

Then, sit down for an included dinner this evening.

Please note: On some departures, you may fly to Livingstone, Zambia instead which will require a visa. Afterwards, you’ll transfer to your hotel in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe by bus.

Day 11: Sightseeing tour of Victoria Falls, Chinotimba Township & Rose of Charity visits
Included meal: Breakfast

Explore Victoria Falls, the largest curtain of falling water in the world, on a guided tour.

  • Walk along a network of trails to take in spectacular views of the falls from several vantage points
  • Learn about the history, flora, and fauna of the area

Then, take a guided tour of Chinotimba Township, home to the original people of the Victoria Falls area.

  • See the oldest traditional houses belonging to the Nambya and Tonga people
  • Visit the local market and churches and learn about the culture and lifestyle of township life

After, visit the Rose of Charity organization and learn about their focus on the lives of local children with their initiatives to alleviate poverty and improving education.

Enjoy a free evening in the Victoria Falls region or add an excursion.

Please note: Shoes with good grip are highly recommended for the walk around Victoria Falls due to slippery surfaces.

Zambezi River Sunset Cruise

From $79 per person

Overnight Flight1 night
Day 12: Departure
Included meal: Breakfast

Fly back to Johannesburg to board your overnight flight home.

Arrive Home
Day 13: Arrive home

Arrive home today.

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4.6 out of 5 stars

Overall rating 4.6 out of 5

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    4 out of 5 stars

    South Africa with Zimbabwe extension
    6/20/24 by 2nd-time traveler Anonymous

    I thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Our tour director Petros was absolutely wonderful - knowledgeable, accommodating, and he went above and beyond. I enjoyed the planned activities and food. Suggestions to EF: I would suggest to EF to add the Apartheid museum. I would also suggest using the micropho...

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    EF Go Ahead Tours replied on 7/9/24

    Thank you so much for your review and your suggest...

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    3 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful Sights, but a bit disappointed with EF
    6/20/24 by 3rd-time traveler Anonymous

    While the trip to SA was amazing and our group was fabulous since we all got along well, I felt like the trip could have been more organized and better communicated. I have done other EF tours in the past and have felt peace of mind that the tour director was leading the group. Here is a brief o...

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    EF Go Ahead Tours replied on 7/12/24

    Thank you for taking the time to provide detailed ...

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    4 out of 5 stars

    First South African Adventure
    6/13/24 by 1st-time traveler Candace

    I had an incredible experience. I was a little apprehensive given some of the management/organizational hiccups that occurred leading up to the trip. However, once there, everything came together nicely. I was incredibly pleased by our tour guide (Jaime) who did a terrific job. She clearly enjoys wh...

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    EF Go Ahead Tours replied on 7/9/24

    Thank you for sharing your experience! We are deli...

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    Hotels, flights & FAQ

    Here's the nitty-gritty—where you’ll stay, how you’ll get there, and what to know about your destination before you go.


    We handpick every hotel to strike the balance of comfort, location, and local charm. Specific accommodations will vary based on your departure date, but these are frequently used hotels for this tour and we're confident you'll be satisfied.
    SunSquare Cape Town City Bowl
    SunSquare Cape Town City Bowl

    This modern hotel is located in Cape Town’s city center. Guests enjoy free Wi-Fi, a rooftop bar, and pool. Nearby, you’ll find the Bo-Kaap Museum, Joh...

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    Garden Court Sandton City
    Garden Court Sandton City

    This contemporary hotel is located in Johannesburg’s northern Sandton suburb. Guests enjoy free Wi-Fi, a restaurant and bar, and an outdoor swimming p...

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    Sabi River Sun Resort
    Sabi River Sun Resort

    This peaceful resort is located in Hazyview, South Africa. Guests enjoy the outdoor pool, garden area, and golf course. Nearby you’ll find the shoppin...

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    A'Zambezi River Lodge
    A'Zambezi River Lodge

    This unique hotel is located on the bank of the Zambezi River. Guests enjoy multiple restaurants, a bar, and an outdoor pool. Nearby, you'll find the ...

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