South African Sojourn

9 Day Package from Cape Town to Johannesburg

Lions and rhinos and cheetahs—oh, my. Oh, yeah…and elephants and giraffes and impala and even penguins! Step out of the ordinary and into Africa for a vacation that will leave you in awe! This 9-day Monograms vacation to South Africa is as fantastic as they come, introducing you to everything that makes this country so unique. Your Monograms adventure includes a choice of accommodations, private guided sightseeing, shared game drives, breakfast daily, and two lunches. Plus, in Cape Town and Johannesburg a Local Host® is at your service—a friendly face and expert on the local scene who ensures your vacation runs smoothly, answers your questions, and helps you personalize your experience. And on safari, you’ll have experienced Rangers and game trackers with you on all game drives.

From the moment you take your first step, the Monograms difference becomes apparent. Your vacation begins in Cape Town, where we can pick you up at the airport and escort you to your hotel. Dig into a delicious included breakfast the next morning before a private guided tour with your Local Host featuring a cable-car ride to the top of Table Mountain for spectacular views of Cape Town. Next, descend from the mountain to the ocean as you visit Boulders Beach with its delightful colony of African penguins. Lastly, explore beautiful Cape Point Nature Reserve—home to Cape Point, the southwesternmost point on the continent. The following day is free to explore on your own or you can join an optional excursion. Just ask your Local Host for help and suggestions. Maybe join a morning or afternoon excursion to Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 18 years, or to the splendid Cape winelands for a magical day or half-day of winery visits and tastings.

Next, travel to the Kruger National Park area, where we transfer you to your lodge in a private game reserve. From here, head out multiple times with a professional Ranger in search of Africa's “Big 5”—lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and Cape buffalo. You’re sure to encounter many other species as well. Cap off each day with refreshing included sundowner drinks, the perfect way to relax and reflect as the sun sets over the beautiful South Africa landscape. Finally, embark a quick flight to Johannesburg, where your Local Host will welcome and acquaint you with the world’s largest city not situated on a river, lake, or coastline.

Private sightseeing takes you inside the fascinating Apartheid Museum, SOWETO, and the former home of Nelson Mandela—and features lunch at a local “Joburg” restaurant.

From start to finish, Monograms’ South African Sojourn is an incredible journey, with accommodations, guides, sightseeing, and transportation already included! With the time saved and the comfort of knowing you have a local there to assist you throughout your vacation, you’ll be one happy traveler!


Always Included:

Your Choice of Hotels

We've carefully screened and selected the right hotels in the heart of the destination and you can choose your accommodations to match your style and budget.

Local Host

Local Hosts in Cape Town & Johannesburg; professional Ranger & game tracker in the Kruger National Park area

Meals Included

American breakfast daily4 lunches3 dinners

Sightseeing & Activities

Private sightseeing and shared game drives, as outlined in the day-by-day itinerary; special features are shown in UPPERCASE

Baggage Handling

Monograms has taken care of porterage at your hotel, so feel free to let the bellman help get your luggage to your room with no tipping required.

Day-By-Day 2017 / 2018

FEATURED HIGHLIGHT

Monograms makes Africa come alive by including six game drives in a private game reserve in the Kruger National Park area during your vacation—the perfect opportunity to see the Big 5 in the wild!

DAY
1
Arrive in Cape Town, South Africa

Welcome to South Africa! Arrive late in the evening and check in to your hotel.

DAY
2
Cape Town

Start your PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR with a CABLE-CAR RIDE up Table Mountain (weather permitting). Here, enjoy stunning views of the city and surrounding area. Next, stop at Boulders Beach and visit a COLONY OF ENDANGERED AFRICAN PENGUINS, known for the unique sound they make. After lunch, continue on to CAPE POINT NATURE RESERVE. Stop at the Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point, the southwesternmost point of the African continent, for incredible panoramic views. On your return journey, skirt the rocky coastline as you ascend Chapman’s Peak Drive, one of the most spectacular drives in the world, then continue through the fishing village of Hout Bay. The evening is at your leisure in Cape Town.

DAY
3
Cape Town

Enjoy a full day at your leisure. Your Local Host is happy to make recommendations.

DAY
4
Cape Town–Kruger National Park Area

Today, fly to the KRUGER NATIONAL PARK AREA and transfer to your lodge in a private game reserve. The Kruger area is famous for its abundance of wildlife, so you have a great chance to see the “Big 5”—lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and buffalo. Other animals you may see include kudu, impala, giraffe, hippo, cheetah, spotted hyena, wildebeest, bushbaby, and more! This afternoon, embark on your first GAME DRIVE and stop for SUNDOWNER DRINKS as the sun sets over the bushveld.

DAYS
5-6
Kruger Area

Enjoy two full days of game viewing in this wondrous land. Wake up early for a MORNING GAME DRIVE in an open-air, 4-wheel-drive Land Rover. Your skilled, professional Ranger will help you learn about this special ecosystem as you view wildlife up close. After breakfast at your lodge, take advantage of free time to swim, read, or enjoy a drink at the bar. Tea will be served prior to your AFTERNOON GAME DRIVE. As the sun sets, stop for SUNDOWNER DRINKS in the bush. Return to your lodge in time to freshen up before dinner.

DAY
7
Kruger Area–Johannesburg

Enjoy one last GAME DRIVE this morning before flying to Johannesburg. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

DAY
8
Johannesburg

Today’s PRIVATE SIGHTSEEING TOUR starts with a visit to the unforgettable APARTHEID MUSEUM. Here, you will learn about the founding of South Africa before delving into the apartheid years. Continue on to SOWETO (South Western Township), the largest township in the country. You will see the Hector Pieterson Memorial, dedicated to the 12-year-old boy killed by police during a demonstration in 1976, and the neighborhood that was home to Nobel Peace Prize winners Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela. Visit MANDELA HOUSE to gain perspective on life here. Enjoy lunch in a local restaurant before transferring back to your hotel for time at leisure.

DAY
9
Johannesburg

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Included Hotels

*The "STARTING AT" price is based on October 30, 2017, which is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. Pricing may vary on this date due to hotel availability. If a price is crossed out, the new price includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some packages require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Monograms).

Cape Town
Kruger National Park Area
Johannesburg

Southern Sun Waterfront

1 Lower Buitengracht
Cape Town, South Africa

Check-in - 14:00
Check-out - -

Nestled between the majestic Table Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean, the Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town hotel is ideally situated. It is close to the entrance to the city's premier leisure complex - The Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, and is a short 15-minute drive from Cape Town International Airport. A variety of beaches, as well as the city center, are also within close reach.

Location & Highlights

Close to the entrance of the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and with easy access to the city center, shopping, restaurants, and bars.

Room Amenities

  • Climate Control
  • Pay Movies
  • Television
  • Window Opens
  • Voicemail
  • In-Room Safe
  • Coffee Maker
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Room Service
  • Air Conditioning
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Desk
  • Phone
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet Access
  • Mini-bar

Hotel Amenities

  • Ice Machine
  • Beauty Salon
  • Gift Shop
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Luggage Storage
  • Fitness Room
  • Pool
  • ATM
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Spa Services
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Parking/Valet
  • Elevator
  • Currency Exchange
  • Business Center
  • Concierge desk
The Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town has 546 well appointed bedrooms, providing the full comfort and quality one would expect from a full service hotel.

Moditlo River Lodge

Moditlo Game Reserve, R. 40
Hoedspruit, South Africa

Check-in - 14:00
Check-out - 11:00

Situated in 36,000 acres of prime African bushveld, Moditlo River Lodge was designed to deliver an authentic African safari experience. Moditlo means 'place of the elephant', and the quiet grace of this extraordinary creature echoes throughout this stylish and elegant lodge and its surroundings. With just 16 rooms the lodge offers a relaxed environment, superb service, and great food. The lodge also includes a bar/lounge to, dining area, an outdoor pool, and complimentary Wi-Fi access in public areas.

Location & Highlights

Set within the Blue Canyon Conservancy, Moditlo is in close proximity to the Greater Kruger National Park. Scattered throughout the reserve are numerous lakes, perennial streams and dams that support the growth of large trees and underbrush, providing the perfect habitat for the wide variety of wildlife species that call Moditlo home.

Room Amenities

  • Room Service
  • Window Opens
  • Hair Dryer
  • In-Room Safe
  • Coffee Maker
  • Mini-bar
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Complimentary Toiletries

Hotel Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
Each of the 16 air-conditioned rooms at Moditlo River Lodge is elegantly decorated and includes a range of high quality guest amenities. The bathrooms offer separate bathtubs and showers with deep soaking bathtubs, and complimentary toiletries. Rooms open to beautifully furnished patios.

Protea Hotel Balalaika

20 Maude Street, Sandown
Johannesburg, South Africa

Check-in - 14:00
Check-out - 11:00

A hotel in the heart of Sandton with a classic English country-style decor and comfortable rooms. The lush gardens and swimming pools offer an oasis in the city where one can relax and unwind while still being close to Johannesburg's top attractions. Just a short walk away are Sandton City Shopping Centre and Mandela Square with many restaurants and shops.

Location & Highlights

The Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton is a tranquil oasis of country estate in the heart of the business and entertainment hub of Sandton, just outside Johannesburg, South Africa and approximately 30 minutes from O.R. Tambo International Airport.

Room Amenities

  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Coffee Maker
  • Room Service
  • Desk
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini-bar
  • Window Opens
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Voicemail
  • Television
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Phone

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Room
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Concierge desk
  • Elevator
  • Pool
  • ATM
  • Free WiFi
  • Currency Exchange
  • Business Center
  • Luggage Storage
All 330 rooms at the Protea Hotel Balalaika are tastefully decorated in an English country style and offer a home away from home for the discerning guest. Each spacious guestroom offers the normal amenities one would expect in a hotel including air-conditioning, TV, and in-room safe.

Other Hotel

Monograms offers an impressive choice of hotels pre-selected for their location, amenities and service. When booking your package check to see what other hotels are available for your dates. Some hotels may not be available for this package.

Cape Town
Kruger National Park Area
Johannesburg

Cape Grace

West Quay Road Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Cape Town, South Africa

Check-in - -
Check-out - -

Surrounded on three sides by water, Cape Grace has its own private quay on the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. Sophisticated and infused with local charm, each of the guest rooms has a distinct décor, featuring antiques, hand-painted fabrics, and thoughtfully chosen African artifacts. Each provide the convenience of iPod docking stations, flat-panel HD televisions, and limited complimentary Wi-Fi. The buzzing Bascule bar is perfect for an aperitif before dinner at the award-winning Signal restaurant, which serves such heavenly Cape dishes biltong-cured ostrich, rooibos-scented apricot compote, bitter chocolate and goat's cheese truffles, and bobotie-spiced springbok loin.

Location & Highlights

Ideally situated in the heart of the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, with shopping and restaurants just steps from the door.

Room Amenities

  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Cable/Satellite
  • In-Room Safe
  • Air Conditioning
  • Desk
  • Television
  • Phone
  • Climate Control
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Internet Access
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Mini-bar

Hotel Amenities

  • Dry Cleaning
  • Pool
  • Elevator
  • ATM
  • Luggage Storage
  • Business Center
  • Beauty Salon
  • Free WiFi
  • Fitness Room
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Gift Shop
  • Spa Services
  • Hot Tub
  • Concierge desk
Table Mountain Luxury rooms boast glorious views of the iconic Table Mountain and offer warmth and elegant style with personalized details such as an intimate reading area complete with a selection of books.

Westin Cape Town

Convention Square, Lower Long Street
Cape Town, South Africa

Check-in - 15:00
Check-out - 11:00

One of Cape Town's most vibrant hotels, The Westin offers unparalleled accommodations with panoramic views of Table Mountain, the V&A Waterfront, and Table Bay. The hotel also features a several restaurants, an indoor pool, spa, and complimentary shuttle to the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

Location & Highlights

Ideally located a short distant from vibrant downtown Cape Town with its bars, restaurants and shopping and the famous Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

Room Amenities

  • Pay Movies
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Television
  • Internet Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Room Service
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Coffee Maker
  • Window Opens
  • Air Conditioning
  • Desk
  • In-Room Safe
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Voicemail
  • Climate Control
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Phone

Hotel Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Fitness Room
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Business Center
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beauty Salon
  • Elevator
  • Concierge desk
  • Pool
  • Spa Services
  • Parking/Valet
The tasteful design of the 483 guest rooms is truly unique to Cape Town and South Africa, offering Afro-chic interiors, panoramic city views, and the largest collection of specially commissioned local African and South African artworks. Additionally, each room is furnished with a flat screen LCD TV, complimentary Wi-Fi access, and a desk with two chairs.

The Table Bay Hotel

Quay 6
Cape Town, South Africa

Check-in - 14:00
Check-out - -

Located in the heart of the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, the hub of one of the world's most picturesque working harbors and close to the arrival point for cruise liners, this breathtaking hotel combines the elegance of the stunning neo-Victorian architecture with traditional hospitality. The rooms command magnificent views over the bay to famous Robben Island, and inwards to the city and the iconic outline of Table Mountain.

Location & Highlights

The hotel is located in the heart of the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront with its shopping, restaurants, and bars.

Room Amenities

  • Room Service
  • In-Room Safe
  • Air Conditioning
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Television
  • Hair Dryer
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Mini-bar
  • Internet Access
  • Phone
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Window Opens
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Desk
  • Voicemail

Hotel Amenities

  • Parking/Valet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Room
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Concierge desk
  • Spa Services
  • Ice Machine
  • Business Center
  • Pool
  • Elevator
  • Dry Cleaning
The Table Bay Hotel is synonymous with luxurious style and opulence, and the Twin Rooms reflect this beauty in their décor and furnishings. Each of these rooms contains 2 twin beds alongside each other and an ensuite bathroom with marble topped vanity and a large walk in shower. The rooms are spacious with walk in cupboards, armoires and writing desks. Guests also have access to the latest telephonic and broadband technology; color satellite remote controlled TV and radio. There is also a butler station, honor bar, computerized safe, hairdryers, self-controlled air-conditioning and heating, universal adaptor socket (Voltage 220V) as well as 24-hour in room dining.

Dulini Lodge

Dulini Private Game Reserve
Sabi Sands, South Africa

Check-in - -
Check-out - -

Dulini speaks of a deeply personal wildlife adventure: the quintessential safari experience for the sophisticated traveler. With just six lavish suites set in the sanctuary of a riverine grove, the intimacy of this boutique lodge is ideal for discerning guests. The main lodge, resplendent with deep couches and contemporary African accents spills onto the cool veranda, with views to the wilderness beyond. A welcoming ambience of laid back luxury creates a place of conversation and laughter, while the extensive library of books accommodates those more inclined to quieter contemplation.

Location & Highlights

Located in Dulini Private Game Reserve, within the world-famous Sabi Sands.

Room Amenities

  • Window Opens
  • Phone
  • Climate Control
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Internet Access
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • In-Room Safe
  • Room Service
  • Coffee Maker
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Mini-bar
  • Desk
  • Hair Dryer

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Free WiFi
  • Spa Services
  • Gift Shop
  • Fitness Room
  • Pool
  • Parking/Valet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Concierge desk
  • Luggage Storage
The spacious suites feature private plunge pools and interiors that epitomize romance, with canopies of mosquito nets and beautiful bathrooms. Each suite offers a, private view of the riverbed, seamlessly integrating the grandeur of nature and elegance of décor.

Shiduli Private Game Lodge

Karongwe Private Game Reserve
Kruger National Park Area, South Africa

Check-in - 14:00
Check-out - 10:00

Fringing the Karongwe Game Reserve, Shiduli Private Game Lodge embodies grace and elegance, yet exudes unsurpassed warmth and hospitality. Guests can step into the relaxed ambience of the lodge with its lush indigenous garden dappled in shade, lounges with Internet facilities, bar, huge sparkling pool, and thatched dining areas punctuated with original South African art.

Location & Highlights

In Karongwe Private Game Reserve, just a short distance from Kruger National Park.

Room Amenities

  • Room Service
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Alarm Clock
  • Desk
  • Mini-bar
  • In-Room Safe
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Air Conditioning
  • Window Opens
  • Television
  • Internet Access
  • Phone

Hotel Amenities

  • Gift Shop
  • Concierge desk
  • Pool
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Business Center
Surrounded by beautiful and lush indigenous garden, the 24 intimate air conditioned ensuite rooms at Shiduli feature rich, earthly tones, and aromatic timber. The beds fitted with crisp white linen are swathed in flowing mosquito nets under the canopy of a thatch roof. The rich African toned bathrooms have glass enclosed revitalizing showers with dual wash basins.

Kapama Karula

Kapama Private Game Reserve
Kruger National Park Area, South Africa

Check-in - -
Check-out - -

Set on the Klaserie River in Kapama Private Game Reserve, Kapama Karula offers true luxury in the bush with just 12 suites. Karula means ""place of peace"" in the native tongue and upon arrival you will see why. The contemporary yet African feel to the camp will satisfy and exceed the expectations of even the most discerning connoisseurs. With floor-to-ceiling glass doors and skylights the cozy open plan lounge and bar area is a day time favorite to enjoy a drink or just sit back and enjoy the sights Karula has to offer. The outside wooden deck overlooking the Klaserie river gives you the opportunity to enjoy the tranquil atmosphere and magnificent vistas the camp has to offer while the welcoming pool offers a great way to relax during the heat of the day. Electricity is provided 24 hours a day.

Location & Highlights

Situated in Kapama Private Game Reserve, part of the greater Kruger National Park.

Room Amenities

  • Coffee Maker
  • Window Opens
  • Phone
  • In-Room Safe
  • Television
  • Internet Access
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wake-Up Calls

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
Each of the superior suites offers over 1,400 square feet of living space with private plunge pool, inside and outside showers, his and hers sinks, bath, Wi-Fi Internet access, and much more. The massive glass sliding doors and huge private deck offer breathtaking views.

Kapama Southern Camp

Kapama Private Game Reserve
Kruger National Park Area, South Africa

Check-in - -
Check-out - 11:00

Kapama Southern Camp, with 25 suites, is situated in the southern most part of Kapama Private Game Reserve. Guests are treated like royalty by the friendly staff and are encouraged to take a break from the African sun in the stunning swimming pool, or to relax in the lounge with a stylish cocktail. As you relax you may even some of the many animals that pass close to the lodge on a frequent basis. The camp serves breakfast and lunch in an open air setting and dinner under the stars in a traditional Boma. Electricity is provided 24 hours a day.

Location & Highlights

Situated in Kapama Private Game Reserve, part of the greater Kruger National Park.

Room Amenities

  • In-Room Safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Air Conditioning
  • Coffee Maker
  • Window Opens

Hotel Amenities

  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant On-Site
The suites are comfortably decorated and spare no expense. They have air conditioning, large bathtubs with stunning views out the windows, the finest linens, and a private deck to enjoy stunning views.

The Maslow

Corner Graystone Drive & Rivonia Road
Sandton, South Africa

Check-in - 14:00
Check-out - 11:00

The Maslow is packed with state-of-the art facilities ranging from an alluring bar, a tempting bistro, calming lounges, and luxurious guestrooms. Make yourself at home in this oasis with beautiful gardens, water features, and crisp blue pool. All of this within a short distance of the Gautrain Station and Nelson Mandela Square.

Location & Highlights

Located in the heart of Sandton and just a short walk to Mandela Square with its shops and restaurants.

Room Amenities

  • Coffee Maker
  • Pay Movies
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Internet Access
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Desk
  • Window Opens
  • Cable/Satellite
  • In-Room Safe
  • Air Conditioning
  • Climate Control
  • Hair Dryer
  • Alarm Clock
  • Phone
  • Room Service
  • Mini-bar
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Television

Hotel Amenities

  • Currency Exchange
  • Luggage Storage
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Beauty Salon
  • Free WiFi
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Parking/Valet
  • Pool
  • Elevator
  • Business Center
  • Gift Shop
  • Ice Machine
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Concierge desk
  • Spa Services
The 281 air-conditioned guestrooms are decorated in a neutral palate blending elegant comfort, modernity and high-tech equipment. Each features luxurious linens, high ceilings, extra length beds, blackout curtains, and a workstation with free WiFi access.

54 on Bath

54 Bath Ave, Rosebank
Johannesburg, South Africa

Check-in - 14:00
Check-out - 18:00

One of the leading hotels in Johannesburg, 54 on Bath boasts luxury and style with its soft and subtle décor. The hotel's architecture with its classical towering pillars, adds an iconic presence to the character of this vibrant area. Spacious, elegantly decorated rooms offer all the desirable amenities.

Location & Highlights

Set in the heart of trendy suburb of Rosebank, 54 on Bath is close to local attractions including the Rosebank Mall, Nelson Mandela square, and various art galleries.

Room Amenities

  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Television
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Air Conditioning
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Climate Control
  • Hair Dryer
  • Phone
  • Room Service
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Coffee Maker
  • Internet Access
  • Mini-bar
  • Desk
  • Cable/Satellite
  • In-Room Safe

Hotel Amenities

  • Parking/Valet
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center
  • Free WiFi
  • Elevator
  • Concierge desk
  • Pool
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Luggage Storage
Guestrooms include complimentary wireless internet access, flat screen TVs with premium satellite channels, desks, safes, minibars and coffeemakers. Beds have pillow top mattresses and down comforters.

Activities & Excursions

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased).

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)

Cape Town

Cape Town

Cape Winelands

Sample wine and explore the picturesque valleys and vineyards in the beautiful Cape Winelands outside of Cape Town.

Price Range: $$

Hermanus Whale Watching (Private)

Journey to Hermanus, one of the world's whale-watching meccas, for your chance to see the rare southern right whale.

Price Range: $$$$

Cape Malay Cooking Safari

Visit the historic Bo-Kaap, or Cape Malay area, where you will learn about the culture and visit a local home for a cooking class.

Price Range: $$

Cape Town Apartheid Tour

Embark on a thought-provoking journey into South Africa¿s Apartheid past with an expert private guide.

Price Range: $$$$

Insider

Cape Town
Johannesburg

Cape Town

Meet Lionel, one of your Local Hosts in Cape Town, South AfricaMonograms provides travelers access to a Local Host®, so you will have someone on hand to answer those vacation questions pertaining to Cape Town, South Africa. No waiting in line at the concierge desk or trying to ask your waitress at breakfast directions to the shopping district. Simply ask your Local Host® about Cape Town and you'll be on your way in no time. Plus, your Local Host® will share local Cape Town and South Africa insights and share suggestions for getting off the beaten path, leaving you more time to create lasting vacation memories that are yours alone.

Meet a Local Host®

Robert has been involved in tourism for almost 30 years. He began his career as a driver and when that was not enough to fill his desire for tourism, he began his studies to become a tour guide. With numerous years of experience in travel and tourism, Robert continues to delight everyone he meets by sharing his passion for travel. He is eager to share his extensive knowledge of South Africa to give travellers an experience of a lifetime!

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens

Set against the eastern slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, Kirstenbosch is rated as one of the most magnificent botanical gardens in the world. It is actually part of a larger nature reserve that is dedicated to preserving the diverse flora of this region and other parts of South Africa. It is part of the Cape Floral Kingdom which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004. This is a must visit while in Cape Town if you love plants or learning about unique habitats.

Bo-Kaap

Also known as the "Cape Malay Quarter" this lively Cape Town neighborhood is famous for its colorful houses, ranging from lime-green and pink to orange. Founded by former slaves in the 1750s, it has a fascinating history and is a true melting pot of cultures. Walk through the neighborhood and absorb the atmosphere and consider stopping for a traditional Malay meal at a local restaurant or visit the Bo-Kaap Museum to learn more about the history of the neighborhood and the people that call it home.

District Six Museum

This moving and informative museum documents the history of this vibrant area that was bulldozed during the Apartheid years. Through the use of photographs and testimonials the moving story of the 60,000 people who were forcibly displaced comes to life. For history buffs this is the one museum in Cape Town that is not to be missed.

Cape Town Diamond Museum

Did someone say diamonds? South Africa has storied history of diamond mining that is chronicled at this museum. Diamonds were discovered in South Africa in 1867 and within ten years 95% of the worldwide supply was coming from this rugged country at the southern tip of Africa. From the birth of a stone to the final polishing to colorful characters the story of diamonds in South Africa is a fascinating one. Add to that the convenient location in the heart of the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and it is easy to add this to your visit.

Johannesburg

Meet one of your Local Hosts in Johannesburg, South AfricaMonograms provides travelers access to a Local Host®, so you will have someone on hand to answer those vacation questions pertaining to Johannesburg, South Africa. No waiting in line at the concierge desk or trying to ask your waitress at breakfast directions to the shopping district. Simply ask your Local Host® about Johannesburg and you'll be on your way in no time. Plus, your Local Host® will share local Johannesburg and South Africa insights and share suggestions for getting off the beaten path, leaving you more time to create lasting vacation memories that are yours alone.

Meet a Local Host®

Ian is a proud South African who has been guiding since 1999. Ian loves animals and over the years he has obtained a comprehensive knowledge of the animals of South Africa, their habits and environments; especially whales, great white sharks and elephants. Ian’s diverse career history stretches from working in the largest winery in South Africa, owning and running an advertising company for 10 years, to selling power transmission equipment from USA. As a tour-guide Ian feels he has found his niche in life and that is to show visitors a truly wonderful country!

Newtown

Newtown Cultural Precinct is where some of Johannesburg’s hot and happening cultural scene can be found. At the heart of Newtown sits the famous Museum Africa as well as the Market Theatre complex. Newtown is part of the inner city regeneration project and promises to be Joburg’s most popular tourist hotspot.

Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens

This nature reserve features over 600 species of flowering plants, 210 species of birds, as well as a number of reptiles and small mammals.

Days of Gold

Spend a day at the famous Gold Reef City, where you can go underground on a mine exploration and relive the old gold rush days of Johannesburg.

Union Buildings

Designed by British architect Sir Herbert Baker Built in 1913 to accommodate the offices of the Prime Minister the buildings now house the offices of the State President. Set in terraced gardens modeled on the famous Villa d’Este at Tivoli near Rome, Italy, you can take in magnificent views of the city or visit the Delville Wood memorial commemorating South African soldiers who died in the Battle of Delville Wood in World War I.

In nearby Pretoria

Kruger House

President Paul Kruger lived in a house situated just three blocks from Church Square, from 1884 until 1900. The Victorian gabled house – which represents a simplified version of the neo-Gothic style - is a museum and displays his furniture, stagecoach, private railway coach and all of his personal effects. A few hundred meters to the west, is Pretoria’s Old Cemetery, Helde Akker (heroes’ acre) where President Kruger lies buried.

Museum Heartland

Pretoria offers a number of fantastic museums, grouped together as Museum Park. Why not visit the Natural Cultural History Museum of Science and Technology, the Transvaal Museum and the GeoScience Museum, to mention just a few.

Voortrekker Monument Heritage Site

Perched conspicuously on top of one of the many hills that surround the city of Pretoria, is the imposing Voortrekker Monument. This enormous granite construction commemorates the Voortrekkers (pioneers) who trekked from the Cape, between 1835 and 1854, in search of independence from British rule.

Tswaing Meteorite Crater

Situated 40 km to the northwest of Pretoria, the Tswaing Meteorite Crater is known as the Pretoria Saltpan. One of the best-preserved meteorite craters in the world, this crater is home to a few stone artifacts of the Late Stone Age as well as an impressive wetland.

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*The "STARTING AT" price is based on October 30, 2017, which is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. Pricing may vary on this date due to hotel availability. If a price is crossed out, the new price includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some packages require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Monograms).

2018 departures are subject to itinerary and price modifications. Details will be available in July 2017.

NOTES:

  • All game viewing is done at your own risk. We will require a signed liability waiver prior to travel.
  • Check with your travel agent or physician regarding the latest health requirements for travel to South Africa.
  • We do not recommend this vacation to people with serious back problems, as it can be quite rough while driving on/off game park trails.
  • Due to airline restrictions, your suitcase cannot exceed 44 lbs.

* The "Starting at" or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. Pricing may vary on this date due to hotel availability. If a price is crossed out, the new price includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some packages require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Monograms).