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.
Once you’ve seen the “Big 5,” turn your attention to the rare few! Wild dogs, elephants swimming, and the not-so-sweet honey badger are just a few of the unique sights in Botswana. One of the most sparsely populated nations in the world, Botswana’s Chobe National Park and Okavango Delta regions are brimming with fascinating wildlife.
- 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 enjoy the expertise of a professional Ranger and experienced Game Tracker aboard your open-air 4-wheel-drive safari vehicle. Plus, in Botswana, you’ll have the chance to experience game viewing from the water with boat cruises and mokoro (dug-out canoe) excursions!
- 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.