Holiday Itinerary Best of South Africa

Day 1: Arrive in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Welcome to South Africa! Check in to your hotel and prepare for a fascinating journey

Day 2: Johannesburg.

Today’s sightseeing starts with a visit to Soweto (South Western Township), the largest township in the country. Along the way, see the neighborhood that was home to two Nobel Peace Prize winners: Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela. Gain some perspective of life here at Mandela House, where Nelson Mandela lived from 1946 to around 1960, when he was forced underground to elude arrest. After lunch, visit the unforgettable Museum to learn about the founding of South Africa before delving into the apartheid era. Using photos, video, and print, the museum takes you on an extraordinary journey through the apartheid years to the 1994 democratic elections that named Nelson Mandela president. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3: Johannesburg - Kruger National Park Area

Depart Johannesburg and explore the Panoramic Route known for its dramatic landscapes. Along the way, see God’s Window, Lisbon Falls, and Berlin Falls. Continue on to the Kruger National Park area. Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4: Kruger Area.

The Kruger area is home to an abundance of wildlife including the famed “Big 5”—lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and Cape buffalo. Your skilled, professional guide will help you learn about this special ecosystem as you view wildlife up close on morning and afternoon game drives. Beyond the “Big 5,” you’ll have the chance to see kudu, giraffe, hippo, cheetah, spotted hyena, and more! Return to your resort in time to freshen up for dinner. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Kruger Area.

Rise early coffee and tea before your morning game drive. If the timing is right, you might spot some of the big cats after a night of hunting. Spend some time at leisure in the middle of the day. Perhaps book a spa treatment or simply relax at the pool. Later, embark on your final exciting game drive. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Days 6 Kruger Area - Cape Town

Enjoy some time at leisure this morning before flying to beautiful Cape Town. Meals included: Breakfast

Day 7: Cape Town.

Today, enjoy a full day of sightseeing, starting with a cable-car ride up Table Mountain for stunning views of the city, Robben Island, and the Cape Winelands. Next, visit Boulders Beach where you will see a colony of endangered African Penguins, known for the unique sound they make. After free time for lunch, continue on to Cape Point Nature Reserve for stops at the Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point. Here, take a funicular ride to the steps of the old lighthouse for spectacular panoramic views. On your return journey back to Cape Town, skirt the rocky coastline as you ascend Chapman’s Peak Drive, one of the most spectacular drives in the world. Enjoy the evening at your leisure. Meals included: Breakfast

Day 8: Cape Town.

Enjoy a full day at leisure for your own discoveries. Perhaps explore the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, take an excursion to the stunning Cape Winelands for wine tasting, or cruise to Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela spent 18 of his 27 years in prison. Your Tour Director has suggestions to help you make the most of your day. Meals included: Breakfast

Day 9: Cape Town.

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. Meals included: Breakfast

Things to note

  • All game viewing is done at your own risk. We will require a signed liability waiver prior to travel.

Departure dates and prices 2022 Best of South Africa : 7% discount on all dates

Prices shown exclude flights and transfers, call Cosmos to add flights

Cosmos brochure price in black from £1864

Travel 55 discount price in red from £1734

Telephone Cosmos on 0330 0588 237 and quote the code TRAVEL55

Starts from Johannesburg and ends Cape Town - tour 3840. Departure dates and prices

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Cosmos Tours
Best of South Africa

7% discount - 9 days escorted tour

2022 prices from only £1734

From the history of Johannesburg to exploring Kruger National Park and Cape Town’s highlights, your tour of South Africa is an adventure like no other. You’ll begin in Johannesburg’s Soweto Township to learn about its turbulent past and hopeful future. Visit the thought-provoking Apartheid Museum and Mandela House, located in the former neighborhood of Nobel Peace Prize winners, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela.

Your escorted African vacation continues through some of the world’s most sweeping and dramatic landscapes on your way to Kruger National Park area. Marvel at God’s Window (a forested ravine and majestic cliffs), and the stunning cascades of Lisbon and Berlin Falls. Your African safari begins in the Kruger park area with morning and afternoon game drives through the homes of the big cats, giraffe, cheetah, hyena, gazelle, and more. You’ll visit Cape Town and ascend to Table Mountain via cable car for spectacular views. On boulders Beach, you’ll observe a colony of endangered penguins, then venture to Cape Point Nature Reserve, the Cape of Good Hope, and Cape Point at the continent’s most southwestern tip.

Your South Africa tour is an adventure into historic heritage.

This wonderful 9 day Best of South Africa escorted tour comes with a 7% discount saving when you book direc with Cosmos on 0330 0588 237 and quote the code TRAVEL55

Travel 55 in association with Cosmos. To book call direct on 0330 0588 237 and quote the code TRAVEL55 you will then receive a 7% discount from the Cosmos price. 

At a glance - Tour Highlights

Sightseeing and more -

  • Johannesburg: Visit Soweto, Mandela House, and the Apartheid Museum
  • Mpumalanga: Drive along the Panoramic Route and visit God’s Window, Lisbon Falls, and Berlin Falls 
  • Kruger National Park Area: Four game drives in Kruger National Park 
  • Cape Town: Cable-car ride up Table Mountain; visit a colony of African penguins and Cape Point Nature Reserve with funicular ride to old Cape Point lighthouse


  • Johannesburg: Garden Court Sandton City
  • Kruger National Park Area: Protea Hotel by Marriott Kruger Gate
  • Cape Town: SunSquare Cape Town Gardens

Total meals included: 8 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners

Transportation Coach; open-air, 4-wheel drive safari vehicle carrying a maximum of nine passengers

Bottled water Included on all game drives

Airport Transfers Included if you purchase air from Cosmos

Small Group Discovery

Each Cosmos Africa safari tour is limited to an average of just 20 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Cosmos escorted tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Safari Guide/Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery African safari vacation is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.

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Tour prices are shown without flights: make your own arrangements, or purchase your flights with us from most UK airports. All flight-inclusive tours are ATOL-protected, so you can book with confidence.



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