11 days
Johannesburg, Kruger National Park area, Cape Town

The lions and giraffes are fascinating, but the important social and political lessons will make an even bigger impression.

Standing in Nelson Mandela's former home - and the tiny cell where he spent 18 of his 27 years in prison - adds powerful context to his fight for democracy and reconciliation. As you explore South Africa's cultural diversity, remarkable wildlife and natural landmarks, you'll begin to understand the story of an entire continent.
  • 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 Soweto

    With your expert local guide you will see:
    • Homes of Winnie Mandela and Bishop Desmond Tutu
    • Former home of Nelson Mandela

    Take a guided tour of Johannesburg

    Visit the Apartheid Museum

  • Day 4: Kruger National Park area

    Travel via Witbank and Middelburg to Nelspruit

    Travel to Kruger National Park area

    Take a walk through a traditional Shangaan village

    Visit a local school

  • Day 5: Kruger National Park

    Take a full-day game drive at Kruger National Park

  • Day 6: Johannesburg

    Take a morning bush walk

    Travel along the Panorama Route

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

    Visit the gold rush town of Pilgrims Rest

    Continue on to Johannesburg

  • Day 7: Cape Town

    Fly to Cape Town

    Enjoy free time at the beach

  • 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 South Africa Museum

    Visit Robben Island

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

    Visit Cape Town's exclusive suburbs

    With your expert local guide you will see:
    • Sea Point
    • Clifton
    • Camps Bay

    Visit Hout Bay

    Optional: Duiker Island cruise (book on tour only)

    Continue on to the Cape Point Nature Reserve

    Visit an African Penguin colony

    Visit Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

  • Day 10: Cape Town • Depart

    Enjoy free time until departure

    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).

    Board an overnight flight

  • 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 Soweto

    With your expert local guide you will see:
    • Homes of Winnie Mandela and Bishop Desmond Tutu
    • Former home of Nelson Mandela

    Take a guided tour of Johannesburg

    Visit the Apartheid Museum

  • Day 4: Kruger National Park area

    Travel via Witbank and Middelburg to Nelspruit

    Travel to Kruger National Park area

    Take a walk through a traditional Shangaan village

    Visit a local school

  • Day 5: Kruger National Park

    Take a full-day game drive at Kruger National Park

  • Day 6: Johannesburg

    Take a morning bush walk

    Travel along the Panorama Route

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

    Visit the gold rush town of Pilgrims Rest

    Continue on to Johannesburg

  • Day 7: Cape Town

    Fly to Cape Town

    Enjoy free time at the beach

  • 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 South Africa Museum

    Visit Robben Island

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

    Visit Cape Town's exclusive suburbs

    With your expert local guide you will see:
    • Sea Point
    • Clifton
    • Camps Bay

    Visit Hout Bay

    Optional: Duiker Island cruise (book on tour only)

    Continue on to the Cape Point Nature Reserve

    Visit an African Penguin colony

    Visit Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

  • Day 10: Cape Town • Depart

    Enjoy free time until departure

    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).

    Board an overnight flight

  • 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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