South African Sojourn with Botswana & Victoria Falls

15 Day Package from Cape Town to Johannesburg

Monograms has created all-in-one packages a cut above going on your own, while leaving the group behind. Each package comes with hand-selected hotels, plus "they really do that?" service of a Monograms Local Host®-a local expert available throughout your stay. We've arranged sightseeing, exclusive to Monograms guests, complete with VIP access into some of the most incredible attractions (that means you skip the lines). We've arranged transportation and we offer a selection of special excursions. With Monograms, you travel in style independently without going it alone.


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 daily8 lunches7 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

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–Okavango Delta, Botswana

Today, fly to the famed OKAVANGO DELTA. This vast area features various ecosystems—wetlands, mopane forest, flood plains, and dry savannah woodland, making it ideal for game viewing. After settling in, embark on an AFTERNOON GAME ACTIVITY.

NOTE:
Shared game activities in the Okavango vary by lodge/camp.

DAY
10
Okavango

Enjoy MORNING & AFTERNOON GAME ACTIVITIES today. Spot cheetah, hyena, impala, Cape buffalo, and more. If you are lucky, you might even see the reclusive leopard.

DAY
11
Okavango–Chobe National Park Area

Today, fly to CHOBE NATIONAL PARK, featuring some of the greatest concentrations of wildlife in Africa. Enjoy an AFTERNOON GAME ACTIVITY before dinner.

NOTE:
Shared game activities in Chobe consist of game drives and boat excursions.

DAY
12
Chobe Area

Explore this stunning land on MORNING & AFTERNOON GAME ACTIVITIES. You may see giraffe, lion, lechwe, and huge herds of elephant. It is said that these are the largest elephants in the world. Spend the middle of the day at your leisure.

DAY
13
Chobe Area–Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

A PRIVATE TRANSFER by road brings you to Victoria Falls. Check in to your hotel and get settled. This evening, enjoy a CRUISE on the Zambezi River, which affords you a great opportunity to photograph wildlife and a spectacular Africa sunset.

DAY
14
Victoria Falls

Today, visit mighty VICTORIA FALLS for an awe-inspiring experience. Enjoy a PRIVATE GUIDED WALK, where you will learn the history of the falls and hear fascinating details about the surrounding flora and fauna. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. You may choose to take a helicopter ride over the falls.

NOTE:
During the dry season (Sep.-Dec.) and during dry years, water flow to Victoria Falls may be low.

DAY
15
Victoria Falls–Johannesburg–Homebound Flight

Your vacation ends with a flight back to Johannesburg to connect with your homebound flight. Book homebound flights after 5:30 pm.

Included Hotels

*The "STARTING AT" price is based on December 27, 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
Okavango Delta
Chobe National Park Area
Victoria Falls

SunSquare Cape Town City Bowl

23 Buitengracht St
Cape Town, South Africa

Check-in - -
Check-out - -

This hip, centrally located hotel features a stylish rooftop bar and pool, a restaurant, gym, and guestrooms with complimentary Wi-Fi and modern amenities.

Location & Highlights

Situated on the corner of Buitengracht and Strand Street, SunSquare City Bowl is a hot new property in Cape Town's city center.

Room Amenities

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

Hotel Amenities

  • Dry Cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room
  • ATM
  • Free WiFi
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Business Center
  • Concierge desk
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Parking/Valet
Bright, modern, and spacious guestrooms come fully appointed with air-conditioning, minibar, coffee/tea-making facilities, cable/satellite TV, an in-room safe, complimentary Wi-Fi, and more.

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
Okavango Delta
Chobe National Park Area
Victoria Falls

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.

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.

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
Victoria Falls

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: $$$$

Victoria Falls

Game Drive in Victoria Falls Private Game Reserve

Journey to Victoria Falls Private Game Reserve for an exciting game drive.

Price Range: $$$

Helicopter Flight Over Victoria Falls

Take to the sky for great views of Victoria Falls.

Price Range: $$$$

Village Visit

Visit a rural village for fascinating interactions with the local people and gain an insight into their life and culture.

Price Range: $$

Fishing the Zambezi River

Fish the Zambezi River for one of the world's great freshwater game fish, the powerful Tigerfish.

Price Range: $$$

Home Hosted Dinner

Join a local family for dinner and fascinating conversation all while learning about the local culture and traditions.

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 December 27, 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).

Dates & Prices do not include air travel.
Participation in this vacation requires purchase of the following flights from Monograms, not included in pricing: (1) roundtrip air from your U.S. gateway and intra-vacation air segments; or (2) intra-vacation air segments only, starting at $2,201. Required intra-vacation air segments: Cape Town/Kruger; Kruger/Johannesburg; Johannesburg/Okavango Delta; Okavango Delta/Kasane; Victoria Falls/Johannesburg. Air prices were effective on July 13, 2016 and their availability is limited. At the time you purchase your vacation, air prices may be higher.

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, Zimbabwe and Botswana.
  • 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.
  • Due to limited capacity on charter flights, your luggage must be softsided with dimensions not exceeding 26”x12”x10” or weight exceeding 44 lbs including hand luggage. These flights also have a per person weight restriction of 220 lbs, so the weight of each passenger will be required and an extra seat charge may apply.

* 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).