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A Taste of South Africa
& Safari

 

Embark on an unforgettable journey with Quest Voyager and explore the wonders of South Africa! Start your trip in Johannesburg, the region's economic hub, and explore Soweto's culture and apartheid history, including attractions such as the Hector Pieterson Memorial and Nelson Mandela's House. Head for a safari adventure in Pilanesberg Park, home to the renowned Big Five and a diverse selection of animals, including zebra, wildebeest, giraffe, hippo, crocodile, wild dog, and antelope. Capture stunning photos of the African landscape in a 4x4 vehicle and then travel to the Cape Winelands to explore the vineyards, sample local wines, and stroll through the quaint village of Stellenbosch. Visit Cape Town and Table Mountain, one of the most beautiful cities in the world! Afterward, witness the majestic Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Wonders of the World and the world's largest waterfall. Relax with incredible views and amazing wildlife on a spectacular sunset cruise on the majestic Zambezi River. Southern Africa is an experience you will remember. Don't delay. Book your journey with Quest Voyager and explore South Africa today!

 

African Highlights

Visit Southern Hemisphere • Cross Equator • Culture & traditions of South Africa • Johannesburg • Soweto • Experience game drives in Pilanesberg Park • 4-wheel drive vehicles for easy viewing • “The big five” and more • Stellenbosch winelands • Cape Town • Scenic cable car ride up Table Mountain • Explore Cape Peninsula • Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens • Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve • View African penguin colony at Boulders Beach • Mandela history • Robben Island • Dramatic landscape & diverse wildlife of Zimbabwe • Sunset cruise on Zambezi River • Spectacular Victoria Falls

 

Main program - included features

ROUND TRIP AIR - Air transportation from New York and all intra-South Africa flights

FIRST-CLASS ACCOMMODATIONS - 7 nights first class hotels

MEALS - 10 included meals consisting of 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 2 dinners

THE PROGRAM - Sightseeing, including local guide and all entrance fees as follows: Tour of Soweto, Pilanesberg Park, Stellenbosch, wine tasting, Cape Town, Table Mountain, Robben Island. Optional tours available

JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY - Our program encompasses cultural connections, in-depth learning on the local economy and social systems, and interaction with locals such as a visit to a local school in Soweto and a private discussion with a former prison warden responsible for guarding Nelson Mandela

QUEST VOYAGER PROFESSIONAL HOSTS AND LOCAL GUIDES- Assistance of professional guides, trackers and hosts in each destination

FIRST-CLASS MOTORCOACHES - Touring by private first-class air-conditioned motorcoaches

SMALL SAFARI VEHICLES - 4x4 safari vehicle with an English speaking driver guide for game drives

BAGGAGE HANDLING AND TRANSFERS - Baggage handling for one piece of checked luggage outside of the airport

 

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe extension program - included features

ROUND TRIP AIR - Internal Africa flights to and from Victoria Falls

FIRST-CLASS ACCOMMODATIONS - 2 nights first class lodge/hotels

MEALS - 2 included meals consisting of 2 breakfasts

THE PROGRAM - Sightseeing, including all entrance fees as follows: Zambezi River cruise and a Victoria Falls tour

PROFESSIONAL GUIDE/HOST - Assistance of a professional guide/host for all touring

BAGGAGE HANDLING AND TRANSFERS - Baggage handling for one piece of checked luggage outside of the airport

 

DAY 1 Depart the USA Fly to South Africa for an unforgettable experience! Enjoy meals and drinks served onboard during your flight from the US.

 

Day 2 -  Arrive Cape Town Welcome to Cape Town International Airport! Our friendly, English-speaking staff is here to ensure your smooth transition to this enchanting city. Please sit back and relax as we take care of your hotel transfer. Get ready to immerse yourself in Cape Town's rich cultural heritage, breathtaking landscapes, and vibrant atmosphere. Your unforgettable adventure starts here! With the rest of the day at your leisure, you can unwind after your journey.

 

Day 3 Cape Town -  City Tour Embark on our Full City Tour and unlock the treasures of Cape Town's rich history and natural wonders. This comprehensive experience includes must-visit highlights such as Robben Island, where you'll gain insights into Nelson Mandela's incarceration. Stroll through the serene Company Gardens, immerse yourself in the vibrant Cape Malay Quarters, and marvel at the iconic Castle of Good Hope. The pinnacle of the tour awaits as you ascend Table Mountain, offering breathtaking panoramic views. To enrich your understanding, we also provide a thought-provoking lecture/conversation at the hotel, delving into Nelson Mandela's life and experiences in prison. (B)

 

Day 4 Cape Town  - Stellenbosch Experience the best of Stellenbosch with our half day tour. Begin with a captivating walking tour of Stellenbosch, immersing yourself in the town's charming Dutch atmosphere and rich heritage. Indulge your senses as we visit a local vineyard, where you'll savor the exquisite flavors of their wines during a delightful tasting session. Refuel with a light lunch at a local restaurant, offering a taste of the region's culinary delights. Afterward, the afternoon is yours to explore Cape Town independently, allowing you to discover its hidden gems at your own pace. Uncover the city's vibrant neighborhoods, visit its iconic landmarks, or relax and soak in the captivating ambiance. (B-L)

 

Day 5 Cape Town  Free Day Enjoy a free day in Cape Town or embark on our captivating full day optional peninsula tour, where unforgettable experiences await at every turn. Set sail on a thrilling Seal Island Cruise, marveling at the playful antics of these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. Traverse the breathtaking Chapman's Peak Drive, a scenic coastal road that offers awe-inspiring views at every bend. Explore the iconic Cape Point, where you can stand at the continent's edge and feel the Atlantic Ocean's sheer power. Ascend to the summit with a memorable funicular rail passage, providing panoramic vistas of the surrounding landscape. Discover the charming town of Simon's Town and be enchanted by the adorable penguins at Boulder's Beach, an endearing colony of these delightful creatures. (B)

 

Day 6 Cape Town – Johannesburg – Pilanesberg  Today after breakfast you transfer from your hotel to Cape Town International Airport, ensuring a smooth departure for your flight to Johannesburg. Upon arrival, embark on a transfer to your game lodge, where the untamed beauty of the African wilderness will surround you. Experience the thrill of an afternoon game drive, as expert guides lead you through the expansive savannah, offering glimpses of majestic wildlife in their natural habitat. Indulge in a delectable dinner at the lodge, savoring the region's flavors as you recount the day's adventures. With the rest of the evening at your leisure, immerse yourself in the tranquility of the lodge or simply unwind under the starlit African sky. (B-D)

 

Day 7 Pilanesberg  - Game Drives Embark on an exhilarating morning game drive, your chance to witness the iconic Big Five in their natural habitat. Set out on an immersive safari adventure, guided by our knowledgeable experts who will share insights into the behavior and beauty of these magnificent creatures. After an action-packed morning, the afternoon is yours to indulge in pure relaxation at the lodge. Whether you unwind by the pool, enjoy a spa treatment, or simply take in the breathtaking surroundings, the choice is yours. As the day draws to a close, savor a delicious dinner at the lodge, complemented by the warm ambiance of the African night. (B-D)

 

Day 8 Pilanesberg - Johannesburg Embark on an enriching journey as we drive to Johannesburg after a delightful breakfast. Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of Soweto with a panoramic tour, exploring iconic sites such as Vilakazi Street, and the former home of Nelson Mandela. Pay tribute to history at the Hector Pieterson Memorial, a poignant reminder of the struggle for freedom. Then check-in to your comfortable Johannesburg hotel, where you can relax and unwind. This evening to celebrate your journey, indulge in a memorable farewell dinner at the hotel, savoring delectable cuisine while reflecting on the incredible experiences shared. (B-D)

 

Day 9 Johannesburg – USA  Or extend to Victoria Falls - As your journey ends, we ensure a seamless departure by arranging a transfer to Tambo International Airport. From there, you board your flight home, carrying cherished memories of your adventure in South Africa. Or embark on our exciting Victoria Falls optional extension for those seeking further exploration. (B)

Victoria Falls Optional Extension

Day 9 – Johannesburg – Victoria Falls  Depart Johannesburg by plane for Victoria Falls Airport, where your extraordinary journey begins. Meet your friendly host and guide, who will ensure your smooth transition to this magnificent destination. Sit back and relax as we transfer you to your hotel, where you can settle in and prepare for an incredible adventure. Enjoy a delightful lunch at your hotel, savoring the region's flavors. As the day progresses, prepare for a breathtaking experience as you embark on a Zambezi River Sunset Cruise. Witness the mesmerizing beauty of the sunset reflecting upon the tranquil waters while enjoying the gentle breeze and the sounds of nature surrounding you. Today is just the beginning of your unforgettable journey at Victoria Falls, where nature's wonders and captivating experiences await at every turn. (B-L)

 

Day 10 - Victoria Falls  Prepare to be awe-struck as you embark on a tour of Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Marvel at this iconic waterfall's sheer power and beauty as it cascades into the depths below. Continue your exploration with a visit to Victoria National Park, where you can immerse yourself in the stunning natural surroundings and spot incredible wildlife. Take the chance to see the historic Livingstone Tree, symbolizing the area's rich history.  After the tour, indulge in a delicious lunch, savoring the region's flavors. With the rest of the day at your leisure, you can unwind or further explore the wonders of Victoria Falls at your own pace. (B-L)

 

Day 11 - Victoria Falls – USA  Today you are transferred to the airport. From there, you board your flight home, carrying cherished memories of your adventure in Victoria Falls and South Africa. (B)

Key: (B) – Breakfast, (L) – Lunch, (D) – Dinner

Hotel and Itinerary are subject to change.

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