Wilds of Botswana & Victoria Falls with Cape Town and Kruger National Park Area (IQZD)

16 Day Package from Johannesburg 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.


Insider Benefits

Monograms is all about connecting you to your destination with unmatched insider guidance and support to make travel a pleasure. With a team of local experts in each destination, your Monograms vacation includes local assistance and tips that only a local would know. In addition to an expertly-planned vacation with great hotels and included sightseeing, Monograms means you'll get the VIP treatment from a team of local insiders who help you put your signature on your vacation.

Arrival & Hotel Transfer

Monograms greets you like a VIP when you arrive at your destination then whisks you off to your hotel with a friendly Monograms operated transfer, complimentary for guests who have purchased their flights through Monograms.

Hotel Check-In

Once you arrive at your hotel, your own Monograms Local Host® is there to greet you, help you get checked in, and share lots of destination insights with you to get your vacation started.

Sightseeing

Get an insider's look at the must-see sights with the insight and knowledge of an expert Monograms Local Guide. Delight in the stares of regular tourists as they slide you past the line and right into the doorway with VIP access.

Free Time

Your Monograms Local Host® can provide tips and suggestions and even help you book activities & excursions to make the most of your time at your destination, helping you drink in the local culture in just your style.

Dining

What better restaurant recommendations can you find than from a local who knows? From haute cuisine to hidden cafes, from street food to Michelin Stars, your Local Host® can give you the inside scoop on finding your favorite fare.

MonogramsGO App

To help you feel even more comfortable in your destination, Monograms offers access to our MonogramsGO app where guests can check flight, hotel and transfer information and customize their trip with a host of local suggestions.

City Connections

When your vacation includes traveling from one city to another, we'll get you to your train or plane, stress free with door-to-gate service. Your local Monograms team awaits your arrival at your next destination.

Activities & Excursions

Monograms offers a range of amazing experiences you can add to your trip, vetted by our team and perfectly coordinated with your Monograms package. Add them before you leave or on trip with the help of your Local Host®.

Airport Departure

Parting is such sweet sorrow. When you've explored all that you can explore and it's time to head home, your Local Host® will ensure a smooth departure, on time and on point, stress-free.

Your Local Host

What is the Role of a Local Host?

Monograms provides travelers access to a Local Host®, so you will have someone on hand to answer those vacation questions pertaining to Johannesburg. 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 insights and share suggestions for getting off the beaten path, leaving you more time to create lasting vacation memories that are yours alone.

Local Host Recommendations

Meet One of Your Local Hosts

Ian

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!

Guides


Local Hosts in Johannesburg, Victoria Falls & Cape Town; professional Rangers & game trackers on safari in Botswana & Kruger National Park Area

Meals


American breakfast daily; 8 lunches; 9 dinners

Day-By-Day 2020

With Monograms, we handle the details so you can focus on the sights, experience new cultures and new destinations. From arranging the right hotels and seamless transportation to providing your own Local Host® and included sightseeing, we've thought of-and included-everything you need in an all-in-one package.

Select a Departure Date for Itinerary and Available Excursions:

Local Host

DAY
1
ARRIVE IN JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

6-Aug-2020

Welcome to South Africa! Check in to your hotel for the night.

Your Local Host will be available to provide you with recommendations while on vacation to help you make the most out of your free time.

See More Excursions(+)

DAY
2
JOHANNESBURG–CENTRAL KALAHARI GAME RESERVE, BOTSWANA

7-Aug-2020

Today, fly to the CENTRAL KALAHARI GAME RESERVE (via Maun), the largest game reserve in southern Africa, to start your safari adventure. The Kalahari is a desert climate with a strong population of permanent game, including gemsbok, springbok, cheetah, and leopard. During the summer rains, between December and April, the desert comes alive, and vast numbers of plains game migrate to the area to feed on the short grasses. Enjoy an AFTERNOON GAME DRIVE, keeping a look out for the rare brown hyena and the famed black-maned Kalahari lion. (B,D)

Your Local Host will be available to provide you with recommendations while on vacation to help you make the most out of your free time.

See More Excursions(+)

DAY
3
CENTRAL KALAHARI

8-Aug-2020

Explore the area further during your MORNING GAME DRIVE. This afternoon, enjoy a short GAME DRIVE and a GUIDED WALK with SAN BUSHMEN to learn about their fascinating culture, survival and hunting skills, and their vast knowledge of the desert’s animal and plant life. (B,L,D)

NOTE:
The guided walk with San Bushmen can move to Day 4 based on the weather/lodge capacity.

Your Local Host will be available to provide you with recommendations while on vacation to help you make the most out of your free time.

See More Excursions(+)

DAY
4
CENTRAL KALAHARI–OKAVANGO DELTA

9-Aug-2020

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. (B,L,D)

NOTE:
Game activities in the Okavango vary by lodge/camp and can be land or water based.

Your Local Host will be available to provide you with recommendations while on vacation to help you make the most out of your free time.

See More Excursions(+)

DAY
5
OKAVANGO

10-Aug-2020

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. (B,L,D)

Your Local Host will be available to provide you with recommendations while on vacation to help you make the most out of your free time.

See More Excursions(+)

DAY
6
OKAVANGO–CHOBE NATIONAL PARK AREA

11-Aug-2020

Today, fly to CHOBE NATIONAL PARK, featuring some of the greatest concentrations of wildlife in Africa. Partake in an AFTERNOON GAME ACTIVITY before settling in for the evening. (B,L,D)

NOTE:
Game activities in Chobe vary by lodge, but mainly consist of game drives/boat excursions.

Your Local Host will be available to provide you with recommendations while on vacation to help you make the most out of your free time.

See More Excursions(+)

DAY
7
CHOBE AREA

12-Aug-2020

Explore this stunning land on MORNING & AFTERNOON GAME ACTIVITIES. You may see giraffe, lion, lechwe, and more. Also watch for the huge herds of elephant, which are said to be the largest elephants in the world. (B,L,D)

Your Local Host will be available to provide you with recommendations while on vacation to help you make the most out of your free time.

See More Excursions(+)

DAY
8
CHOBE AREA–VICTORIA FALLS, ZIMBABWE

13-Aug-2020

A PRIVATE TRANSFER by road brings you to VICTORIA FALLS. Check in to your hotel and get settled. This evening, a CRUISE on the Zambezi River affords you a great opportunity to photograph wildlife and a spectacular Africa sunset. (B)

Your Local Host will be available to provide you with recommendations while on vacation to help you make the most out of your free time.

See More Excursions(+)

DAY
9
VICTORIA FALLS

14-Aug-2020

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. (B)

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

Excursions Available:

Game Drive in Victoria Falls Private Game Reserve

Price: Starting From: $150/person

Learn More

Game Drive in Victoria Falls Private Game Reserve

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

Helicopter Flight Over Victoria Falls

Price: Starting From: $165/person

Learn More

Helicopter Flight Over Victoria Falls

Take to the sky for great views of Victoria Falls.

Village Visit

Price: Starting From: $61/person

Learn More

Village Visit

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

Home Hosted Dinner

Price: Starting From: $35/person

Learn More

Home Hosted Dinner

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

See More Excursions(+)

DAY
10
VICTORIA FALLS–JOHANNESBURG–CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

15-Aug-2020

Today, fly to beautiful Cape Town! The remainder of the day is at your leisure. (B)

Your Local Host will be available to provide you with recommendations while on vacation to help you make the most out of your free time.

See More Excursions(+)

DAY
11
CAPE TOWN

16-Aug-2020

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 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 pass through the fishing village of Hout Bay. The evening is at your leisure in Cape Town. (B,L)

NOTE:
Each year, generally in early August, the Table Mountain cableway closes for maintenance. During this time, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden will be visited.

Your Local Host will be available to provide you with recommendations while on vacation to help you make the most out of your free time.

See More Excursions(+)

DAY
12
CAPE TOWN

17-Aug-2020

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

Excursions Available:

Cape Winelands

Price: Starting From: $490/party

Learn More

Cape Winelands

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

Hermanus Whale Watching (Private)

Price: Starting From: $630/party

Learn More

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.

Cape Malay Cooking Safari

Price: Starting From: $98/person

Learn More

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.

See More Excursions(+)

DAY
13
CAPE TOWN–KRUGER NATIONAL PARK AREA

18-Aug-2020

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, and more! This afternoon, embark on your first GAME DRIVE and stop for SUNDOWNER DRINKS as the sun sets over the bushveld. (B,D)

Your Local Host will be available to provide you with recommendations while on vacation to help you make the most out of your free time.

See More Excursions(+)

DAY
14
KRUGER AREA

19-Aug-2020

Wake up early for a MORNING GAME DRIVE in an open-air, 4-wheel-drive Land Rover. Your skilled tracker and professional Ranger will help you learn more about this special ecosystem as you view wildlife up close. Return to your lodge for breakfast and time to relax prior to your AFTERNOON GAME DRIVE. Stop for a SUNDOWNER DRINK before returning to your lodge for dinner. (B,L,D)

Your Local Host will be available to provide you with recommendations while on vacation to help you make the most out of your free time.

See More Excursions(+)

DAY
15
KRUGER AREA

20-Aug-2020

Continue exploring the private game reserve on MORNING & AFTERNOON GAME DRIVES. In the middle of the day take advantage of some free time. Swim in the pool, read a book, or enjoy a drink at the bar. End the day with a SUNDOWNER DRINK! (B,L,D)

Your Local Host will be available to provide you with recommendations while on vacation to help you make the most out of your free time.

See More Excursions(+)

DAY
16
KRUGER AREA–JOHANNESBURG–HOMEBOUND FLIGHT

21-Aug-2020

Enjoy one last GAME DRIVE this morning before flying to Johannesburg to connect to your homebound flight. Book homebound flights after 5:30 pm. (B)

Your Local Host will be available to provide you with recommendations while on vacation to help you make the most out of your free time.

See More Excursions(+)

Transportation

From City-to-City

When your vacation includes traveling from one city to another, your local Monograms team makes it an absolute breeze! We'll get to your train or plane, stress free and on time with door-to-gate service. And your local Monograms team awaits your arrival as soon as you pull into your next destination.


Johannesburg, Victoria Falls & Cape Town: private vehicle; Central Kalahari & Kruger Area: shared 4-wheel-drive safari vehicle; Okavango & Chobe: shared 4-wheel-drive safari vehicle, mokoro, and/or boat (varies by lodge/camp); private road transfer from Chobe to Victoria Falls; private (Johannesburg, Victoria Falls & Cape Town) or shared (Botswana & Kruger National Park Area) airport transfers to/from intra-vacation flights; intra-vacation flights and taxes not included

Hotels

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.

*You may need to zoom the map out to see all available hotels.

Other Hotel Options

Insider

Johannesburg
Cape Town

Johannesburg

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

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.

Customize Vacation

Stay Longer

from:

$77.00/night*

Customize Now
* 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).