South African Sojourn with Victoria Falls & Chobe Area (IQSG)

13 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 & Victoria Falls; professional Ranger & game tracker in the Kruger Area & Chobe

Meals Included

American breakfast daily, 6 lunches, 5 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 2019

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 Cape 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 a SUNDOWNER DRINK 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 a SUNDOWNER DRINK 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–VICTORIA FALLS, ZIMBABWE

Today, fly to Zimbabwe. This evening, enjoy a CRUISE on the Zambezi River, which affords you a great opportunity to photograph wildlife and a spectacular Africa sunset.

DAY
10
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 (September-December) and during dry years, water flow to Victoria Falls may be low.

DAY
11
VICTORIA FALLS–CHOBE NATIONAL PARK AREA, BOTSWANA

Today, a PRIVATE TRANSFER brings you to CHOBE NATIONAL PARK, featuring some of the greatest concentrations of wildlife in Africa. Enjoy an AFTERNOON GAME ACTIVITY before dinner.

NOTE:
Game activities in Chobe vary by lodge, but mainly consist of game drives/boat excursions. See accommodation descriptions for specific details.

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–JOHANNESBURG–DEPARTURE

Your stay in Chobe ends with a flight to Johannesburg to connect with your homebound flight. Book homebound flights after 5:30 pm.

Transportation

Cape Town, Johannesburg & Victoria Falls: private vehicle; Kruger National Park area: shared 4-wheel-drive safari vehicle; Chobe: shared game activities (varies by lodge/camp); private road transfer from Victoria Falls to Chobe; private (Cape Town, Johannesburg & Victoria Falls) or shared (Kruger area & Chobe) airport transfers to/from intra-vacation flights; intra-vacation flights not included.

Included Hotels

Kruger National Park Area
Johannesburg
Victoria Falls
Chobe National Park Area
Cape Town

Shiduli Private Game Lodge

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

Address:
Karongwe Private Game Reserve
Kruger National Park Area, South Africa

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.

Hotel Amenities

  • Gift Shop
  • Concierge desk
  • Pool
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Business Center

Room Amenities

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.

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

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.

Kruger National Park Area
Johannesburg
Victoria Falls
Chobe National Park Area
Cape Town

Makalali Main Lodge

Check-in Time: 12:00
Check-out Time: -

Address:
Makalali Private Game Reserve
Kruger National Park Area, South Africa

Makalali Main Lodge is a newly built lodge located in Makalali Private Game Reserve. Enjoy the luxury of air-conditioned rooms with comfortable interiors of classic leather and wood furnishings. The central area is designed with rustic features that effortlessly bring outside elements indoors. The outside area is distinctively designed around the natural surrounds, with a spacious deck area built around indigenous trees that overlook a watering hole. This is the ideal spot to view wildlife and appreciate the scenery. The large crystal blue rim-flow pool is equally spectacular! Its comfortable chairs and sun-loungers create an inviting ambience. Enjoy an array of African cuisine in main dining area with its distinct fireplace that connects the bar lounge and dining area. Furthermore, the spa offers a variety of therapeutic treatments and the library offers a quiet space to relax with a book.

Location & Highlights

Located in the heart of Makalali Private Game Reserve, west of Kruger National Park near the Drakensberg mountain range.

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa Services
  • Parking/Valet
  • Free WiFi
  • Gift Shop
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Pool

Room Amenities

The 30 rooms are decorated with classic furnishings and feature a comfortable bed looking out to a large private viewing deck with table and chairs. Other amenities include air-conditioning, bathroom with indoor and outdoor showers, large closet, and ceiling fan.

Room Amenities

  • Hair Dryer
  • Window Opens
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • In-Room Safe
  • Air Conditioning
  • Phone
  • Electronic/Magnetic Keys
  • Wake-Up Calls

Hotel Amenities

Kapama Karula

Check-in Time: -
Check-out Time: -

Address:
Kapama Private Game Reserve
Kruger National Park Area, South Africa

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.

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool

Room Amenities

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.

Room Amenities

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

Hotel Amenities

Kapama Southern Camp

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

Address:
Kapama Private Game Reserve
Kruger National Park Area, South Africa

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.

Hotel Amenities

  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant On-Site

Room Amenities

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.

Room Amenities

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

Hotel Amenities

Activities & Excursions

The following activities & 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). Activities and Excursions are available for purchase on our MyMonograms site as soon as initial deposit or payment is received.

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
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$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (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: $$

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: $$$

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: $$

Home Hosted Dinner

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

Price Range: $

Insider

Johannesburg
Cape Town

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.

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.

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