11 days
No country has a more compelling combination of history, culture, and wildlife than South Africa. In Johannesburg, the painful years under apartheid are gone but never forgotten. Game drives during a safari take you within shouting distance of elephants, lions, rhinos, and more. And Cape Town is a favorite destination for many, thanks to its cosmopolitan atmosphere and stunning scenery.
  • Day 1: Fly to South Africa

  • Day 2: Fly to South Africa

  • Day 3: Johannesburg

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Take a guided tour of Johannesburg

    With your Tour Director you will:  

    • Explore the Soweto neighborhood
    • See the Regina Mundi Catholic Church
    • Visit former homes of Winnie and Nelson Mandela, and Bishop Desmond Tutu

    Visit the Apartheid Museum

  • Day 4: Johannesburg

    Full day excursion to the UNESCO World Heritage Cradle of Humankind

    Visit the Maropeng Visitor Centre; an award-winning exhibition focusing on the development of humans and our ancestors over the past few million years

    Discover ancient fossils during a guided tour of the Sterkfontein Caves

  • Day 5: Johannesburg • Kruger National Park

    Travel along the Panorama Route

    During your transfer you will see:

    • Blyde River Canyon
    • God’s Window
    • Bourke’s Luck Potholes

    Visit the gold rush town of Pilgrims Rest

    Travel to Kruger National Park area

    Take a walk through a traditional Shangaan village

    Visit a Local School

  • Day 6: Kruger National Park

    Jump into an off-road safari vehicle and take a full-day game drive through Kruger National Park

  • Day 7: Kruger National Park • Cape Town

    Take a morning bush walk

    Transfer to Johannesburg

    Fly to Cape Town

  • Day 8: Cape Town

    Visit the summit of Table Mountain

    Take a guided tour of Cape Town

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Devil’s Peak
    • Lion’s Head
    • Company Gardens
    • Castle of Good Hope
    • Greenmarket Square
    • Victoria and Alfred waterfront

    Visit the District 6 Museum

    Take an excursion to Robben Island

    • Nelson Mandela's prison cell
    • Lime quarries
  • Day 9: Cape Town

    Take a guided tour of Cape Town

    With your Tour Director  you will see:  

    • Sea Point
    • Clifton
    • Camps Bay

    Discover Cape Point Nature Reserve

    Visit African Penguin Colony, Simon's Town, and Muizenberg

    Visit the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

  • Day 10: Cape Town • Depart

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Langa Township Tour

    Langa Township Tour

    Head to Langa, a former South African township or dormitory-styled, racially divided suburb. En route, you’ll gain local insight into the socio-political realities of pre and post-apartheid. With your expert guide, you’ll visit the local community center where residents can learn job and life skills. Next you’ll visit a music studio where you’ll practice drum lessons with local musicians. On your guided walking tour, you’ll connect with locals before visiting a local preschool and a shebeen (community center). 

  • Day 11: Arrive home

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  • Day 1: Fly to South Africa

  • Day 2: Fly to South Africa

  • Day 3: Johannesburg

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Take a guided tour of Johannesburg

    With your Tour Director you will:  

    • Explore the Soweto neighborhood
    • See the Regina Mundi Catholic Church
    • Visit former homes of Winnie and Nelson Mandela, and Bishop Desmond Tutu

    Visit the Apartheid Museum

  • Day 4: Johannesburg

    Full day excursion to the UNESCO World Heritage Cradle of Humankind

    Visit the Maropeng Visitor Centre; an award-winning exhibition focusing on the development of humans and our ancestors over the past few million years

    Discover ancient fossils during a guided tour of the Sterkfontein Caves

  • Day 5: Johannesburg • Kruger National Park

    Travel along the Panorama Route

    During your transfer you will see:

    • Blyde River Canyon
    • God’s Window
    • Bourke’s Luck Potholes

    Visit the gold rush town of Pilgrims Rest

    Travel to Kruger National Park area

    Take a walk through a traditional Shangaan village

    Visit a Local School

  • Day 6: Kruger National Park

    Jump into an off-road safari vehicle and take a full-day game drive through Kruger National Park

  • Day 7: Kruger National Park • Cape Town

    Take a morning bush walk

    Transfer to Johannesburg

    Fly to Cape Town

  • Day 8: Cape Town

    Visit the summit of Table Mountain

    Take a guided tour of Cape Town

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Devil’s Peak
    • Lion’s Head
    • Company Gardens
    • Castle of Good Hope
    • Greenmarket Square
    • Victoria and Alfred waterfront

    Visit the District 6 Museum

    Take an excursion to Robben Island

    • Nelson Mandela's prison cell
    • Lime quarries
  • Day 9: Cape Town

    Take a guided tour of Cape Town

    With your Tour Director  you will see:  

    • Sea Point
    • Clifton
    • Camps Bay

    Discover Cape Point Nature Reserve

    Visit African Penguin Colony, Simon's Town, and Muizenberg

    Visit the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

  • Day 10: Cape Town • Depart

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Langa Township Tour

    Langa Township Tour

    Head to Langa, a former South African township or dormitory-styled, racially divided suburb. En route, you’ll gain local insight into the socio-political realities of pre and post-apartheid. With your expert guide, you’ll visit the local community center where residents can learn job and life skills. Next you’ll visit a music studio where you’ll practice drum lessons with local musicians. On your guided walking tour, you’ll connect with locals before visiting a local preschool and a shebeen (community center). 

  • Day 11: Arrive home

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Your experience includes

  • Airfare & transportation

    Round-trip airfare on major carriers; Comfortable motorcoach and safari vans; Internal flight

  • Hotels

    7 overnight stays in hotels or lodge accommodations

  • Regional-style meals

    Breakfast daily, 5 lunches and 5 dinners

  • Guided sightseeing

    2 sightseeing tours led by expert, licensed local guides; Game drives

  • Entrances

    Apartheid Museum; Kruger National Park; South Africa Museum; Table Mountain summit; Robben Island; Cape Point Nature Reserve; Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your culturally connected Tour Director is with your group 24/7, providing deep local insight while handling all on-tour logistics.

  • Expert Local Guides

    Your expert local guides are natural historians, adding cultural insight and global perspective on your sightseeing tours.

  • weShare—Personalized Learning

    Our personalized learning experience engages students before, during and after tour, with the option to create a final, reflective project for academic credit.

  • Continuous Support

    Your dedicated EF team helps you every step of the way—from recruiting and enrolling travelers to planning and managing your tour.

  • Worldwide Presence

    EF has over 500 schools and offices in more than 50 countries worldwide so wherever you go, we're there too.

  • 24-hour Emergency Service

    Travelers and their families can count on EF's dedicated emergency service team.

  • Peace of Mind Program

    Feel secure knowing your group can change their destination or travel dates due to unforeseen circumstances. Learn more about your flexible options at eftours.com/peaceofmind.

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