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Spectacular South Africa

13 DAYS
$4,529 pp*
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*Rate is per person, land and on tour air only, double occupancy.

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Experience a harmony of intriguing cultures, stunning wildlife, lush winelands, and elaborate history. Ponder the past during a visit to the Apartheid Museum. Seek out the “Big Five” on two open-air safari game drives. Travel the lush Garden Route between the mountains and the balmy Indian Ocean. Visit the Featherbed Nature Reserve for a cruise in the lagoon. Indulge in the beauty and flavours of South Africa’s wine region with included tastings and time on your own in stunning Stellenbosch. Relax during a leisurely stay in the breathtaking city of Cape Town. A land on the edge of the world, South Africa awaits.

Your Tour Includes
  • 5 Handpicked Accommodations
  • 25 Meals
  • 2 Choice on Tour Options
Included Highlights
  • Johannesburg
  • Soweto
  • Panoramic Route
  • Kruger National Park

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Your Tour at a Glance

Stay

13 Days

12 Nights


Meals

25 Meals

12 Breakfasts

6 Lunches

7 Dinners


Activity

2 - Moderate

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Trip Reviews

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Rating

69 reviews
Overall Trip Rating
4.5
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Everything I expected... plus more.
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    5star
    Great experience seeing the animals on safari and seeing all the different aspects of the countryside. Our Guide, Chris was wonderfully attentive and informative.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Everything was great except for the farewell dinner. It would have been good if the seating had not been so crowded.
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    Serious issue in Johannesburg airport with ticket problems that began in Capetown (where guide was only able to confirm I had tickets)and no one to help at all in Jburg. There needs to be a facilitator available from the time you land until the final plane departs. Airport personnel are both unhelpful and rude and totally uncaring as to whether you get to your gate on time or not. I made it but had to run well over a mile through that airport to get to the gate. I'm 75 years old and it's a good thing I'm in good physical help. Others on our flight would not have had any recourse and would have absolutely missed the flight. The tour itself met and often exceeded my expectations. Food and accommodations were excellent.
    Nancy Alexander
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Great tour, our guide, Ian, was excellent, hotels and food very good
    Eugenia Scott
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    A visit to Kruger is something that has brought me face to face with the majesty and wonder of creation. What an amazing world! A herd of elephants crossing the road… a pride of lions resting after the hunt. Monkeys full of devilment and fun. Nature doing its extraordinary thing…. Kruger is a window into that world. The entire tour was ‘spectacular,’ and first class. Well managed with top accommodations and very good food, Collette made travel about as easy as possible. Incredibly economical for all the experiences and locations included as well as services provided.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Wildlife viewing, cultural interactions, historic sites, and natural wonders made this tour an awesome "once-in-a-lifetime experience."
    John Ford
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    The tour manager (Chris McWilliams) is excellent! He is always making sure that we are all taken care of including the "free time".
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    The accommodations were excellent; our tour manager went above and beyond to make sure we had a memorable experience; our drivers on every leg of the journey were so wonderful; and my fellow travelers were so fun and we all had a great adventure.
    Sharon Green
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    I saw the elephants, that was my goal. I was e en given the opportunity to touch and feed them also. Fantastic experience
    Loretta Washburn
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Everything was better than what I expected Tour Sirector Christopher Mc Williams was very much concerned with getting everything done right
    David Washburn
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    The most wonderful experience of the safaris which we had for two days a Kruger Reserve as well as the Safari at Chobe. We also greatly enjoyed the home visit with the families.
    Diane Aschenbach
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    It was such a great trip and really enjoyed
    EDNA BATTLE
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    The trip was informative, and fun. I learned a lot about the culture, language and history. The safari experience was outstanding and our guide made the entire trip one to remember.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    A well organized tour of So Africa, with a knowledgeable tour Manager/Guide Ian Pletzer. My wife liked the experience of the Table Top mountain; but I liked the Kruger National Park safari, which could have been a two day safari. We both liked Victoria Falls and walking with the lions, an extended tour of Zimbabwe.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Soweto and apartheid museum
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    The full day along and one the Chobe River.
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    The game drive in Kruger Preserve. Going to Cape of Good Hope was another fantastic experience.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    The school visit in Knysna, Kruger National Park, the elephant walk, and the time spent in Cape Town were my favorites.
    Celi Wilhelm
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Kruger National Park, the Knysna school visit, and the elephant walk were my favorites.
    John Wilhelm
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    The South African people were to be admired. There manners and desires to learn should be an example for our country. Going to the school rooms should not be missed. Chobe National Park was incredible. Being able to get close to the snimals by a superb driver was essential.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Everything went as expected.
    Felicia Alexander
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    The tour provided a great variety. The safaris were memorable. Our stay at the Victoria Falls hotel was a wonderful way to end our vacation
    Pamela Desrochers
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Great local guide in Kruger Park.
    James Stoker
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Dinner with local host and visiting penguins on beach were great. Visits to Apartheid museum was an eye opener to the the deplorable treatment the native South Africans had to endure and the uprising for change.
    Sylva Mcdonald
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    One of our best trips. A tripod a lifetime.
    Barbara Campbell
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    I was so impressed of the country and it was more than i expected. Thank you for the memories..
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    enjoyed every moment and each different experianece
    Lynn Piercey
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  • Trip Rating:
    3star
    Highlight by fair was Kruger National park experience.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    The tour was excellent. The most memorable experience was the farewell dinner at the Gold Opulent African Cuisine Restaurant and the children at the Bonga Ni Pre- School. Also, the Safari was great. Jonathan the tour manager was excellent. Jonathan is very passionate about his job and very personable. He gave us excellent information on the geo-political aspect of South Africa. The drivers of the buses were excellent...I felt very safe with them. Please use the new buses with phone chargers...helpful so we can charge our phones and not miss out on beautiful pictures. The optional Theisen Island experience was a rip-off. What was advertised by Collette was not what we experienced. US$65 for burgers that we waited forever for and did not make. We could have gotten a nice dinner at one of the local restaurants for less than US$20. A few people ended up ordering their own food which came faster than the burgers. * I was torn between rating the tour as excellent and good because of the Theisen Island experience. But one bad experience should not dampen the other excellent parts of the tour. Please include Robbens Island in tour package. Thank you!
    Patricia Nelson
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    I stated already . Some of the tours were not up to standard.
    Deborah Mceachern
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Kruger safari drive we saw the Big 5 in the morning! Chile and ALL THE ELEPHANTS!
    Marianne Kelley
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Every part of this holiday was fantastic. My two favourite experiences were the Kruger National Park. Where we were lucky enough to see the leopard . Also the trip to the top of table mountain.
    Judith Ashton
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Overall tour was good. Animal reserve was awesome, would have liked 2 days. A full day of Mendella history was a bit much. Interesting but not a full day. Table Top Mtn was a good experience as well.
    Craig Lamke
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    Reserve was great. Wish it was 2 days instead of one. Table Top Mountain was also interesting. Tour guide Jason was the best. Feel he added so much to having a great experience.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Kruger National Park was exceptional. Dining with a local family was also wonderful.
    Kenneth Bohn
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Kruger park game ride was amazing
    Helena Minter
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Table mountain was my favorite. I would have liked to see more of the townships
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Tour was over the top,the whole of Africa was awesome,enjoyed Kruger National Park Number one on my list,Table mountain, Ostrich farms. Over all great job.
    Irene Alton
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  • Trip Rating:
    2star
    There were many and I am glad that I went to the South Africa.
    Carol Williams
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  • Trip Rating:
    3star
    For the price, very underwhelmed
    Carole Ellis
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    Kruger was the highlight, the beautiful scenery was a close second
    Darrell Theriault
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Kruger National Park and the visit to a preschool were two of my most memorable experiences.
    JoAnn Brown
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  • Trip Rating:
    3star
    Very misleading of accomodations. Some were so filthy dirty and not as expected! We complained but obvisouly no one cares.
    Linda Branson
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    The tour was fantastic! It provided numerous & varied experiences. The highlight was the animal safari in Kruger National Park. It was incredible to see the wild animals up close in their natural habitat. This was truly a trip of a lifetime!
    Karen Delmastro
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    Dubai, Cape Town, Knysna, Soweto, Kruger Park. The safari was amazing and going to Table Mountain was great. Robben Island was an self booked tour but should be on the itinerary.
    Michael Gaines
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Very full itinerary but saw so much. Starting in Johannesburg with Soweto, Nelson Mandela house and Apartheid museum, moving on to Kruger where wildlife was amazing. Garden route, Stellenbosch, Cape Town..... this really was Spectacular South Africa. Optional add-on trip to Victoria Falls well worth it.
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    The trip was incredible but I feel there are a few areas that could benefit from changes: 1. Our tour manager for the South Africa portion needs to work on his communication style. There was lots of confusion on times to be places, causing us to be late and rushed sometimes. 2. We spent too much time on the bus that probably could have been avoided. For example, the driving component of the tour of Soweto could have been significantly reduced. Felt like we were driving in circles just to kill time. While I imagine it would have increased our cost, instead of driving from Kruger to Johannesburg to catch flight to Cape Town, we should have flown from Kruger area airport. Not sure why we stayed in Knysna, it's a pretty town, but if we had stayed in George instead, we could have done a day trip to Knysna and then not have had as much driving on other days. 3. Lunches on the road were an issue - on long bus days, lunch was at rest stops, where real food was not usually available, only junk food was. This needs improvement. 4. Hotel in Kynsna needs to be changed to something nicer. Highlights of the trip - there are so many but my favorites were the penguins on the Cape of Good Hope, Stellenbosch, and safari at Kruger
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    The itinerary was comprehensive and included outstanding locations in South Africa. Cape Town was spectacular, including the Cape of Good Hope and Table Mountain. Tour Director was excellent with commentary and local knowledge. Was able to manage the group and weather very efficiently.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    it was a very good trip ....just long enough...
    Julia Fraser
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Kruger National Park was stunning ! We saw the Big Five before lunchtime !!
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  • Trip Rating:
    3star
    Enjoyed the beauty of the countries but not satisfied with tour execution.
    Stefanie Gagliardi
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Going up the Table Mountain Also the Penguins
    Myrna Valentin
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Has to be Kruger. So many more animals that hoped or expected. Cape Town, the Cape, Camps Bay; just wonderful.
    Frank Davis
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    Animals in National Park. Lions were great to see and giraffes.
    Rosalind Davis
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  • Trip Rating:
    3star
    When we left and went to Victoria Falls. The tour was great and the tour manager was excellent.
    Patricia Donnarumma
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    Game drive in Kruger-having a rhino walk right by the jeep.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Krueger National Park was the best.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    The same reasons apply. A helicopter ride over Victoria Falls
    Jeffrey Gibbs
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    The safari in Africa. The sand dunes in Dubai, and the meal at a home in Zimbabwe
    Judith Schroeder
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Loved the Victoria Falls excursion. Featherbed Nature Reserve was also fantastic.
    Dorothy Brutger
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Overall it was a excellent tour. The hotels were first rate and the staff at the hotels were extremely friendly. Food was good. Our tour manager was excellent and had extremely knowledgable about the country. We had other tour guides too and they were equally as knowledgable. However, two things I did not like was the breakfast and lunch the hotel provided for us at Kruger National Park. It consisted of bologna and cheese sandwiches on white bread. Sandwiches were dry little or on mayo or mustard. And, I think we left for the safari way too early in the morning. It was around 5 AM pitch black outside. No daylight so you could not see or take photos of the animals.
    Thaddeus
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    The tour was enjoyable and interesting with some spectacular elements but not overall a spectacular experience. Apart from Table Mountain (for which we had too little time), CapeTown is interesting but not exciting and it therefore does not give a high on which to end the tour. Whereas Johannesburg (although the city is the pits itself) as a location to explore Black African history and Kruger Park for wildlife really was a high. I would suggest that the tour would be better run in reverse. On a detail, a few of the town to town coach trips are long with short stops that could be better managed. We also booked the Victoria Falls extension which really is spectacular and should be a must to visit while in southern Africa. But to do this involved a flight from Cape Town to Johannesburg and then another to Victoria Falls. If the tour was in reverse the Cape Town to Johannesburg flight would be unnecesary and hence the extension would be cheaper. The South Africa Tour Manager did the job but was not inspiring whereas the Victoria Falls one was an exemplar of good customer service. So, in summary, the extension to the tour was the spectacular highlight with the main tour being interesting. We have given detailed feedback to Collette and suggest a review or refresh of the tour.
    Mitchell
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    Hotels that were a vacation of their own. Maybe more follow through on ie Mandela points of interest. Loved the time spent at Kruger National Park. Maybe more cultural supper opportunities.
    Jayne
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Up close and personal--with the people, with the animals, with nature!
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  • Trip Rating:
    2star
    The post extension to Victoria Falls was fabulous and I would highly recommend it.

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