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South Africa Safari Tour

From $2599 (was $2849)

Per person, double occupancy, excludes roundtrip airfare

14 Days

Passport Required

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South Africa Vacation Details

If you've spent your whole life dreaming of Africa, this South Africa Safari tour belongs at the top of your bucket list. Animal lovers will enjoy many opportunities to view Africa's most iconic wildlife in their natural habitat.

At the flat top of Table Mountain, you'll enjoy the best vistas in all of Cape Town. Enjoy more stunning views at Cape Point Nature Reserve's lighthouse, from which you can take in the rocky landscape, pounding waves, and wildlife including zebras and baboons. In the Western Cape, you will travel hundreds of feet down into the Cango Caves to marvel at prehistoric cave paintings and artifacts. Back above ground, stop by an ostrich farm.

Go under the dome of Birds of Eden Free Flight Aviary to see 5 acres of pristine indigenous forest occupied by thousands of bright, loud, and fascinating birds. Learn about apartheid and the man who dismantled it at the Apartheid Museum and Mandela House in Johannesburg.

From there, take an expert-guided safari in Kruger National Park, the natural habitat of the famous wildlife that makes South Africa the ultimate a dream destination for animal lovers. Look out for the Big 5-elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos, and Cape buffalo-along with hundreds of other species including crocodiles, zebras, and giraffes.

Tour Includes

1 Country
  • South Africa
  • Cape Town
  • Table Mountain
  • Bo Kaap
  • Cape Point Nature Reserve
  • Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
  • Oudtshoorn
  • Swellendam
  • Mossel Bay
  • Knysna
  • Cango Caves
  • Port Elizabeth
  • Tsitsikamma National Park
  • Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Birds of Eden Flight Aviary
  • Johannesburg
  • Hazyview
  • Kruger National Park
Hotel Accommodations
  • 11 Nights
  • Moderate hotels based on twin/double occupancy
  • 11 Breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 7 Dinners
  • A professionally trained English-speaking local tour director who is knowledgeable of the area and will provide you with a wealth of information. Their friendly service will make your trip a memorable experience.
Baggage Handling
  • To and from your hotel room throughout your land tour for one piece of Checked Baggage per person.

Activity Level

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Tour Highlights

  • Look out for the Big 5 on a guided game drive in Kruger National Park
  • Watch 3,000 African penguins up close at Boulders Beach
  • See a life-size replica of a 15th century Portuguese caravel at the Bartolomeu Dias Museum
  • Travel hundreds of feet down into the Cango Caves to marvel at prehistoric cave paintings and artifacts
  • Witness the majesty of the african wildlife at the Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Visit the Apartheid Museum and Mandela House to learn about the brutal history of apartheid

Mandatory Vaccinations Against COVID-19

All guests, including minors, must be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccines prior to departure to participate. Guest vaccination requirements are currently for all departures until further notice. For more information visit our Travel Safe page.

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Base Price: $2949

Taxes & Fees: $299

Single Supplement: $800

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South Africa Safari

Tours Starts: Cape Town

Tours Ends: Johannesburg

Days 1-2

Depart for Cape Town

Your journey begins on an overnight flight.

Day 3

Arrive in Cape Town

Welcome to Africa! If you purchased airline tickets from YMT Vacations, you will be transferred from the airport to your hotel to enjoy the afternoon at your leisure. This evening, meet your fellow travelers and Tour Director at an informative welcome briefing and included welcome dinner at the hotel. (D)

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Day 4

Cape Town, Table Mountain and Bo-Kaap

Your first full day in Africa is packed with excitement. After breakfast, take a guided city tour of Cape Town, South Africa’s second largest city. Bordered by the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, Cape Town’s scenery places it in one of the most breathtaking settings in the world. Ride a cable car to the flat top of Table Mountain. Drive through the colorful Bo-Kaap, the “Malay Quarter” of Cape Town with a rich history as a historic home for the local Muslim community. Finally, head to Gold Restaurant for an authentic pan-African dinner and a djembe drum lesson. A vital part of African culture, the djembe has been used in ceremonies and celebrations since the 12th century. (B, D)

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Day 5

Cape Town, Cape Point Nature Reserve and Boulders Beach Penguin Colony

Rich with diverse plant and animal life, your day at Cape Point Nature Reserve promises to be especially memorable for animal and nature lovers. Ride the Flying Dutchman Funicular to the top of Cape Point’s lighthouse for panoramic views of the rocky landscape, pounding waves, wildlife and rare plants. Spend time at the Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, where you can see endangered African Penguins teetering across the white sand. (B, L)

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Day 6

Oudtshoorn via Swellendam & Mossel Bay

En route to Oudtshoorn, enjoy a stop in Swellendam for lunch on your own in this Dutch town overlooking the Breede River. Visit an aloe factory, then take a stroll through the Bartolomeu Dias Museum in Mossel Bay. This evening's dinner will be included. (B, D)

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Day 7

Knysna & Cango Caves

Full of prehistoric cave paintings and artifacts, the Cango Caves are a must-see for visitors to the Western Cape. Back above ground, stop by an ostrich farm! The ostrich is the world's largest bird, learn all about them on an included tour. Enjoy an included lunch. (B, L)

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Join your fellow travelers for dinner on board The Paddle Cruiser. Take in this unforgettable experience on the Knysna Lagoon. Starts at $79 p/p. Please add this option at time of booking.

Day 8

Knysna Leisure Day

Today is yours to enjoy as you wish. Join an optional tour or spend the day in Knysna, the jewel of South Africa’s picturesque Garden Route. (B)

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Day 9

Port Elizabeth via Tsitsikamma National Park, Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary & Birds of Eden Flight Aviary

Start the day at Tsitsikamma National Park, famous for its rocky coastline, remote mountainous region, and forests with deep river gorges leading down to the sea. Walk across the Storms River Suspension Bridge. Look out for bungee jumpers while your coach carries you 709 feet above the water on the Bloukrans Bridge. Next, look but don’t touch the leopards, jaguars, lions, tigers, honey badgers, zorillas (African skunks), and more at the Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary. Learn about the individual animals you will see during a guided tour. Finally, go under a five-acre dome of pristine indigenous forest occupied by thousands of bright, loud, and fascinating birds at Birds of Eden Free Flight Aviary. (B)

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Day 10

Johannesburg, Apartheid Museum & Mandela House

After a short flight to Johannesburg, spend the day learning about apartheid and the man who dismantled it at the Apartheid Museum and Mandela House. The Apartheid Museum is devoted to 20th century South Africa, particularly on the racist institution of apartheid that lasted from 1948 to the early 1990s. The Mandela House is a museum found in the humble home where Nelson Mandela, the antiapartheid revolutionary, president, and national hero lived before his arrest in 1962. It provides moving insight into Mandela as a man, a leader, and champion of freedom and human rights in South Africa and across the world. This evening’s dinner will be included. (B, D)

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Day 11

Hazyview & Kruger National Park

Enjoy a drive through the farmlands, forests, and scenery of South Africa en route to Hazyview. This banana and macadamia nut farming town is just outside of Kruger National Park, one of the best places to see South Africa’s Big 5: lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants and buffalos. (B,D)

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Day 12

Kruger National Park Game Drive

Spend the whole day on safari in Kruger National Park. During your full-day game drive, you will have ample opportunity to see the iconic wildlife that makes South Africa a dream destination for animal lovers. This reserve is home to grasslands, thorny woodlands, and savannas speckled with hardy trees. Loping giraffes, speedy cheetahs, laughing hyenas, elegant antelope, hefty hippopotamus, and Nile crocodiles all await you during your full day at the park. Enjoy talking about your adventures with your fellow travelers at an included dinner this evening. (B, D)

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Day 13


Greet the sun and the animals on an early morning game drive at Kruger. Then, it’s off to Johannesburg! Your lovely scenic drive will take you past Blyde River Canyon, God's Window, Three Rondawels, and Bourke's Luck Potholes. This evening, enjoy a delicious Farewell Dinner. (B, D)

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Day 14

Depart for Home

Please note that this is a proposed itinerary; the actual itinerary may vary due to season, special events, or weather. Hotels may differ depending on date. Because our tour arrangements are often made a year or more in advance, YMT Vacations reserves the right to alter the itinerary. Itinerary changes are made to improve your vacation experience, as well as respond to any unforeseen circumstances that mandate alterations. By their nature, all tour vacations involve a certain level of physical activity. While YMT tours have been designed with our guests in mind and are not physically demanding, this tour does include walking and periods of standing during the sightseeing visits. You will also encounter steps and some uneven ground along the way, particularly at older, historical sights. Please ask your Travel Consultant for more information.

YMT Vacations itineraries may contain suggestions for activities for your leisure time; these suggestions do not constitute a recommendation nor an endorsement of any specific service provider and the decision to participate in any such activities should be made independently.

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