Journeying into Southern Africa’s heart, witness the magnificence of four distinct nations.  Experience astonishing beauty, consummate adventure, and outstanding accommodations in a small group limited to 24 travelers.  Your 18-day tour begins with touring of Johannesburg’s renowned Soweto district, including Nelson Mandela’s home and the moving Hector Pieterson Museum.  Spending the next three nights in a historic hotel near Zimbabwe’s spectacular Victoria Falls, admire the falls up close, meet local grade school students, and embark on a “Sundowner” Zambezi cruise.  Enjoy a rhino safari, then a full-day safari excursion to Botswana’s exceptional Chobe National Park.  After touring Namibia’s Windhoek, encounter the vast Namib Desert and Sossusvlei, home to the world’s highest dunes.  Take a catamaran excursion along the storied Namibian coast, and tour German-accented Swakopmund.  Returning to South Africa, spend four nights in beautiful Cape Town.  Visit the colorful Bo-Kaap neighborhood and lovely Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.  Traveling to the renowned Winelands region, sample its offerings at a winery.  Other highlights include a funicular ride at the stunning Cape of Good Hope, seeing Boulders Beach’s penguins, and summiting Table Mountain via cable car.  Experience the extraordinary Kruger National Park region – “Big Five” game country – with an optional 4-day/3-night post-tour extension. 

  • Trip Itinerary

    Day 1. Depart U.S./Canada for Johannesburg, South Africa
    Day 2. Arrive Johannesburg
    Day 3. Johannesburg / Soweto
    Day 4. Johannesburg / Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
    Day 5. Victoria Falls
    Day 6. Victoria Falls
    Day 7. Chobe National Park, Botswana
    Day 8. Victoria Falls / Windhoek, Namibia
    Day 9. Windhoek / Namib Desert / Sossusvlei
    Day 10. Namib Desert / Sossusvlei
    Day 11. Sossusvlei / Swakopmund
    Day 12. Swakopmund / Walvis Bay / Namibian Coast
    Day 13. Swakopmund / Cape Town, South Africa
    Day 14. Cape Town / The Winelands
    Day 15. Cape Town / Cape of Good Hope
    Day 16. Cape Town
    Day 17. Depart for U.S./Canada
    Day 18. Arrive in U.S./Canada


  • Trip Highlights

    • Soweto touring  
    • Observe spectacular Victoria Falls
    • Rhino safari in Victoria Falls Private Game Reserve
    • Chobe National Park safari excursion
    • World’s largest crested dunes at Sossusvlei  
    • Namibian coast boat excursion
    • Four-night stay in beautiful Cape Town
    • The Winelands touring  
    • Outstanding small group accomodations