Day 1 :
Depart North America
- Board Your Flight:
Enjoy your overnight flight to Cape Town.
Day 2 :
Arrive in Cape Town
Welcome to Cape Town, Mother City of Africa, and the Western Cape, regarded as one of the most beautiful regions in the world.
Day 3 :
Table Mountain & Cape Town
- Table Mountain:
Take an exhilarating cable car ride to the top of Table Mountain (weather permitting) for stunning views of Cape Town.
- Tour the City:
Later, take a bus tour through the Malay Quarter, the city center, and the Company Gardens, before visiting the Castle of Good Hope and Milnerton Lighthouse.
- LEAP Lekker Eet!:
LEAP Activity | Lekker Eet!
Discover the secrets of South African cuisine when you prepare a traditional local lunch.
Day 4 :
Day Trip to Cape Peninsula
- Hout Bay:
Journey to Hout Bay. Opt for a boat trip to Duiker Island to see seals and sea birds (weather permitting), or stay in Hout Bay and explore the local shops.
- Add on: Duiker Island Boat:
Take a boat trip to Duiker Island. Observe the fur seal , birds and other marine wildlife the island is famous for.
- Cape Point:
Take in the spectacular rocky coastline as you travel along Chapman's Peak Drive to Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. Opt to ride the funicular or walk the craggy heights for stunning ocean views.
- Add on: Cape Point Funicular:
Take a scenic ride to the top of Cape Point. The innovative, environmentally friendly funicular, both in it's electric rail design and the fact that it is constructed entirely from South African resources, will carry you to the top where you'll experience extraordinary views from every direction. Also see the Cape Point Lighthouse.
- Boulders Beach:
Visit Boulders Beach to catch a glimpse of penguins before touring Kirstenbosch Gardens, one of the world's greatest botanical gardens.
- Back to Cape Town!:
Day 5 :
Travel to Durban
- Flight to Durban:
Fly to Durban, the Zulu Kingdom's seaside paradise, known for balmy weather, five-star hotels, luxury apartments, and idyllic views of the Indian Ocean.
Day 6 :
- Discover Durban:
Take in the sights of Durban and discover an exotic mix of plazas, cathedrals, mosques, and temples set among the rippling folds of the Valley of a Thousand Hills.
Day 7 :
- Visit Shakaland:
Get immersed in tribal life at Shakaland Zulu Cultural Village, an authentic recreation of the Great Royal Homestead of Shaka, King of the Zulus. See assegai-wielding warriors, share the fascinating secrets of the Sangomas, and witness tribal customs, such as dancing, spear making, and the beer-drinking ceremony.
- Slumber in Tradition:
Stay overnight in a traditional beehive hut equipped with modern amenities.
Day 8 :
- Travel to Johannesburg:
Travel to South Africa's largest and wealthiest city, founded on the gold and diamond mining trades.
Day 9 :
- Experience History:
Discover Soweto (South Western Township), the sprawling metropolis synonymous with South Africa's turbulent past, and its hopes for the future. Walk on the paths of Nelson Mandela and Walter Sisulu and gain insight into the struggle for liberty at Freedom Square, the Mandela Museum, and Desmond Tutu's home. Visit merchants of traditional African medicines and see an informal settlement, a typical shebeen, Winnie Mandela's house, and the Hector Peterson Memorial.
Day 10 :
- Go Wild:
Visit one of South Africa's game parks, teeming with wildlife, including lions, elephants, and rhinos.
- Take in the Wildlife:
This evening, take an open-vehicle game drive and witness wildlife activity at nightfall.
Day 11 :
Continue Exploring the Game Lodge
- See African Wildlife:
Test your skills at spotting Africa's "Big Five" - leopard, lion, buffalo, elephant, and rhinoceros - as well as other wildlife, such as hippo, giraffe, zebra, eland, wildebeest, and antelope.
Day 12 :
Depart South Africa
- Final Farewells...:
Return to Johannesburg today. Lunch will be included in place of dinner. This evening, board an overnight flight home.
Day 13 :
Return Home to the United States