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South Africa Vacations

Cosmopolitan Cape Town is a stop on many South Africa tours, with sightseeing at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, the Castle of Good Hope and the Houses of Parliament. At the city's Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, vacationers can wander amid interesting restaurants, pubs, and arts and crafts markets. For spectacular views of the city and Table Bay, hop the cable car for a ride to the summit of Table Mountain. Itineraries may also explore the wine-producing regions just outside Cape Town, where guests can sample vintages at historic estates.

Established in 1898, Kruger National Park is one of the world's oldest wildlife conservation areas, and it is a major highlight of South Africa trips. Prime game viewing here includes sightings of the "big five" -- lions, elephants, rhinos, buffalo and leopards.

Other stops can include Pilgrim's Rest, where gold was discovered in 1873; the capital city of Johannesburg; and the Wild Coast in the Eastern Cape, where visitors can relax on the beach and learn about Xhosa culture.

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The vacations below are divided into two groups. First, there is a list of trips that visit only South Africa, followed by a list of multi-country itineraries that include South Africa.

Trips are rated according to the quality of accommodations, the number of included amenities and activities, and the level of service delivered. The vacations below are categorized according to the industry rating scale (budget, first class and deluxe). Click any vacation name for the itinerary, dates and prices.

Vacation Name Days Starts In Ends In Travel Style Company Quality*  
Vacations in South Africa Only

Garden Route Adventure 14 Durban, South Africa  Cape Town, South Africa  Escorted Intrepid Budget Dates and Prices
Kruger Experience - Lodge (5 Days) 5 Johannesburg, South Africa  Johannesburg, South Africa  Escorted Intrepid Budget Dates and Prices
Cape Town and Winelands 5 Cape Town, South Africa  Cape Town, South Africa  Escorted Intrepid Budget Dates and Prices
Wild Kruger Camping 4 Johannesburg, South Africa  Johannesburg, South Africa  Escorted Intrepid Budget Dates and Prices
Kruger Experience - Lodge (4 Days) 4 Johannesburg, South Africa  Johannesburg, South Africa  Escorted Intrepid Budget Dates and Prices
Kruger Experience - Lodge (3 Days) 3 Johannesburg, South Africa  Johannesburg, South Africa  Escorted Intrepid Budget Dates and Prices
South Africa Teenage Safari 12 Johannesburg, South Africa  Johannesburg, South Africa  Escorted Intrepid Budget Dates and Prices
Explore Kruger National Park (National Geographic Journey) 7 Johannesburg, South Africa  Johannesburg, South Africa  Escorted G Adventure First Class Dates and Prices
South Africa Discoverer 10 Durban, South Africa  Cape Town, South Africa  Escorted G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
Explore Cape Town & Kruger National Park (National Geographic Journey) 10 Cape Town, South Africa  Johannesburg, South Africa  Escorted G Adventure First Class Dates and Prices
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Multi-Country Vacations that Include South Africa
Jewels of Africa with Nairobi & Chobe National Park Area 14 Nairobi, Kenya  Cape Town, South Africa  Escorted Monograms First Class Dates and Prices
Jewels of Africa 11 Nairobi, Kenya  Cape Town, South Africa  Escorted Monograms First Class Dates and Prices
The Great Southern Africa Safari (National Geographic Journey) 21 Cape Town, South Africa  Maun, Botswana  Escorted G Adventure First Class Dates and Prices
Africa Experience 37 Cape Town, South Africa  Arusha, Tanzania  Escorted Intrepid Budget Dates and Prices
Falls, Beaches & Serengeti Adventure (Southbound) 27 Nairobi, Kenya  Johannesburg, South Africa  Escorted G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
Mozambique, Kruger & Swazi Discoverer 13 Johannesburg, South Africa  Johannesburg, South Africa  Escorted G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
Cape Town to Victoria Falls Adventure 18 Cape Town, South Africa  Livingstone, Zambia  Escorted G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
South Africa: An Elegant Adventure 2021 (BBC Earth Journey) 12 Cape Town, South Africa  Johannesburg, South Africa  Escorted Tauck Deluxe Dates and Prices
Splendors of South Africa & Victoria Falls 2021 (Small Group Discovery) 12 Cape Town, South Africa  Johannesburg, South Africa  Escorted Globus First Class Dates and Prices
Jewels of Africa with Nairobi, Chobe National Park Area & Kruger National Park Area 2021 17 Nairobi, Kenya  Johannesburg, South Africa  Escorted Monograms First Class Dates and Prices
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* Key to Quality Ratings

These vacations are classified according to the quality of accommodations, the number of included amenities and activities, and the level of service delivered.

Budget = Budget vacations that typically range from $50 to $200 per person, per day, plus airfare.
First Class = First class vacations that typically range from $80 to $350 per person, per day, plus airfare.
Deluxe = Deluxe vacations that typically range from $200 to $650 per person, per day, plus airfare.
** The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines.