Monograms makes Africa come alive by including six game drives
in a private game reserve in the Kruger National Park area during
your vacation—the perfect opportunity to see the Big 5 in the wild!
ARRIVE IN CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
Welcome to South Africa! Arrive late in the evening and check in
to your hotel.
Start your PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR with a CABLE-CAR RIDE up Table Mountain (weather permitting). Here, enjoy stunning views of the city and surrounding area. Next, stop at Boulders Beach and visit a COLONY OF ENDANGERED AFRICAN PENGUINS, known for the unique sound they make. After lunch, continue on to CAPE POINT NATURE RESERVE. Stop at the Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point, the southwesternmost point of the African continent, for incredible panoramic views. On your return journey, skirt the rocky coastline as you ascend Chapman’s Peak Drive, one of the most spectacular drives in the world, then continue through the fishing village of Hout Bay. The evening is at your leisure in Cape Town.
Enjoy a full day at your leisure. You may choose to visit Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 18 years, or take an excursion to the beautiful Cape winelands for wine tasting.
CAPE TOWN–KRUGER NATIONAL PARK AREA
Today, fly to the KRUGER NATIONAL PARK AREA and transfer to your lodge in a private game reserve. The Kruger area is famous for its abundance of wildlife, so you have a great chance to see the “Big 5”—lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and buffalo. Other animals you may see include kudu, impala, giraffe, hippo, cheetah, spotted hyena, wildebeest, and more! This afternoon, embark on your first GAME DRIVE and stop for SUNDOWNER DRINKS as the sun sets over the bushveld.
Enjoy two full days of game viewing in this wondrous land. Wake up early for a MORNING GAME DRIVE in an open-air, 4-wheel-drive Land Rover. Your skilled, professional ranger will help you learn about this special ecosystem as you view wildlife up close. After breakfast at your lodge, take advantage of free time to swim, read, or enjoy a drink at the bar. Tea will be served prior to your AFTERNOON GAME DRIVE. As the sun sets, stop for SUNDOWNER DRINKS in the bush! Return to your lodge in time to freshen up before dinner.
Enjoy one last GAME DRIVE this morning before flying to Johannesburg. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.
Today’s PRIVATE SIGHTSEEING TOUR starts with a visit to the unforgettable APARTHEID MUSEUM. Here you will learn about the founding of South Africa before delving into the apartheid years. Continue on to SOWETO (South Western Township), the largest township in the country. You will see the Hector Pieterson Memorial, dedicated to the 12-year-old boy killed by police during a demonstration in 1976, and the neighborhood that was home to Nobel Peace Prize winners Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela. Visit MANDELA HOUSE to gain perspective on life here. Enjoy lunch in a local restaurant before transferring back to your hotel for time at leisure.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
SOUTH AFRICAN SOJOURN
9 Day Package from Cape Town to Johannesburg
Lions and rhinos and cheetahs—oh, my. Oh, yeah…and elephants and giraffes and impala and even penguins! Step out of the ordinary and into Africa for a vacation that will leave you in awe! This 9-day Monograms vacation to South Africa is as fantastic as they come, introducing you to everything that makes this country so unique—from bustling cities and unrivaled national parks to stunning south-of-the-equator scenery.
SOUTH AFRICA with Kruger Game Reserve
9 DAY TOUR - CAPE TOWN TO JOHANNESBURG