Johannesburg - Best Tours & Trips 2019

165 trips to Johannesburg tours from 58 tour companies. 264 reviews. 4.8/5 avg rating.
The city of Johannesburg is South Africa's largest city and a common jumping off place for safaris to Kruger National Park, Zimbabwe, and Botswana. Once the home of Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela, two powerhouse voices for civl rights. Don't miss a visit to the Apartheid Museum and former prison complex, Constitution Hill.
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Travel Style Travel Style Relaxed A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers.
Full on For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included.
Mixed You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included.

Trip Type Trip Type Group Tour Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Small Group Tour Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
River Cruise These vessels are smaller than most ocean cruisers, limiting which amenties are available. Passenger counts can vary. One of the biggest advantages of a river cruise is the ability to dock at smaller ports and local villages.
Small Ship Cruise Small ship cruises usually have a max passenger count of 500. The primary purpose of these trips is to spend time off the vessel in local ports (e.g. Mediterranean) or experiencing nature (e.g Galapagos or Antarctica). Cabins can vary from budget to luxury.
Private Guided Private tours give you the undivided attention of a guide, and often involve special access to sites and unique experiences not available to larger groups. This is a great option for families, couples, and small friend groups. Expect to pay a bit more for the extra service.
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Vacation / Holiday Package Similar to a self guided tour, this usually involves a home base, such as a hotel or resort, with packaged activities and day tours as a part of the stay.
Large Ship Cruise This is the "floating city" experience, with multiple ways to enjoy your vacation aboard the ship as much as on land. Ships are multiple floors, provide several activities, culinary, and shopping options. They often make fewer stops and have less time available for shore excursions.

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Lodging Level Lodging Level Camping Typically involves most nights sleeping in tents (sometimes permanent tented sites) or in rustic cabins and lodges.
Basic - 2 star You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.
Value - 3 star Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Premium - 4 star 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Luxury - 5 star The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.

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Physical Level Physical Level Very Easy Minimal walking - motor vehicles available for all major parts of trip.
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Moderate Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment.
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Extreme Very challenging all day hiking and backpacking carrying significant equipment.

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Johannesburg To Cape Town

Evaneos
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Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
15 days
$ 123 / day
$ 1,475
Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Visits:
Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 Day Malawi Safari

Ker & Downey Africa
Preferred
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
5 days
$ 783 / day
$ 3,917
From : $ 4,818
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
Highlights
  • Enjoy your Malawi Adventure in Johannesburg and in Majete Wildlife Reserve
  • Experience boat safari and stay in Mkulumadzi Lodge
  • Have a chance for Optional walking safaris along the Shire River
  • Enjoy your daily game drive
Visits:
Johannesburg, Malawi, South Africa
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South Africa – Wildlife Conservation Experience

Discover Corps
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Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
10 days
$ 350 / day
$ 3,495
From : $ 4,718
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Going behind the scenes of the conservation efforts to protect endangered species
  • Feeding orphaned baby rhino at a sanctuary to save these gentle beasts
  • Tracking the “Big 5” throughout Kruger National Park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve
  • Learning firsthand about wildlife conservation from experts at the country’s largest reserve
  • Reading and playing with disadvantaged children who want to learn English
  • Visiting a center that rescues and rehabilitates injured wild animals
  • Playing a hands-on role in conservation using camera traps to track leopards and other animals
  • Relaxing poolside at our basecamp, located inside a private nature reserve
  • Admiring the third largest canyon on earth, filled with subtropical vegetation and dazzling birds
Visits:
Johannesburg, Kruger National Park, South Africa
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9-Day South Africa + Vic Falls Train Luxventure

Ker & Downey Africa
Preferred
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
9 days
$ 28 / day
$ 254
From : $ 290
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays. Luxury - 5 star
Highlights
  • Massive Victoria Falls an acclaimed Natural Wonder of the World.
  • Explore Durban
  • Discover Johannesburg, opportunity to spot the Big 5 as well as enjoy sun-downers
  • Explore Zimbabwe, you will have the opportunity to go on a game drive at The Hide
Visits:
Durban, Hwange National Park, Johannesburg, Kruger National Park, Victoria Falls, South Africa, Zimbabwe
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9-Day Hidden Secrets of South Africa Luxventure

Ker & Downey Africa
Preferred
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
9 days
$ 756 / day
$ 6,800
From : $ 7,752
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays. Luxury - 5 star
Highlights
  • Explore Cape Town includes a Cape Peninsula tour which will show you the wonders of Cape Town
  • Visit Tswalu Kalahari is South Africa's largest private game reserve
  • See the Cederberg Wilderness area situated in the foothills of the Cederberg Mountains is Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Lodge
  • Opportunity to encounter zebra, buffalo, giraffe, antelope, lion, cheetah, wild dog, rhino and much more
Visits:
Cape Town, Kalahari Desert, South Africa
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South Africa Adventure Safari

ROW Adventures
Preferred
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
12 days
$ 383 / day
$ 4,595
From : $ 11,194
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Experience the view of Table Mountain and the Robben Island in the center of excitement in Cape Town’s harbor
  • Visit the beaches at Camps Bay and Clifton and then cross to Hout Bay for a boat cruise that takes you to Seal Island
  • Visit Stellenbosch, a wine producing region
  • Visit Franschhoek Town
  • Explore Timbavati which is popular as the birthplace of the famous African white lions
Visits:
Cape of Good Hope, Cape Town, Kruger National Park, Livingstone, Robben Island, Table Mountain, Victoria Falls, Zambezi River, South Africa, Zimbabwe
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9-Day South Africa Luxventure: Wildlife + Winelands

Ker & Downey Africa
Preferred
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
9 days
$ 1,073 / day
$ 9,659
From : $ 11,011
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays. Luxury - 5 star
Highlights
  • Explore Cape Town
  • Experience Africa's incredible wildlife as you explore Singita's private concession
  • Visit Kruger has an amazing memories and photographs
  • Explore wine lands of Stellenbosch and embark on a full day Devon Valley bicycle tour
Visits:
Cape Town, Johannesburg, Kruger National Park, South Africa
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South Africa In Depth

Indus Travels
Premier
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
16 days
$ 181 / day
$ 2,899
From : $ 3,914
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Enjoy a game drive in the internationally renowned Kruger National Park
  • Visit the World Heritage site of St. Lucia on the southern tip of Isimangaliso Wetland Park
  • Indulge in some leisure activities in the awe-inspiring Southern Drakensburg Mountains
  • See the towering rock formations in the incredible Cango Caves
  • Relax and soak up the vibrant atmosphere in the beautiful city of Cape Town
Visits:
Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg, South Africa
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Super South Africa And Dubai

Indus Travels
Premier
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
13 days
$ 231 / day
$ 2,699
From : $ 3,914
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Visit Soweto, a vibrant township that offers a fascinating glimpse into South Africa’s political history
  • Take in a game-drive through the breathtaking Kruger National Park in search of the BIG FIVE
  • Discover beautiful Cape Wine Region and city of Stellenbosch
  • Soak up the atmosphere in Cape Town
  • Discover Dubai’s modern architecture and remarkable sky scrappers
Visits:
Cape Town, Dubai, Johannesburg, Kruger National Park, South Africa, United Arab Emirates
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Super South Africa

Indus Travels
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Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
10 days
$ 260 / day
$ 2,399
From : $ 3,509
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Soak up the atmosphere in Cosmopolitan Cape Town
  • Visit Soweto, a vibrant township that offers a fascinating glimpse into South Africa’s political history
  • Take in a game-drive through the breathtaking Kruger National Park in search of the BIG FIVE
  • Discover beautiful Cape Wine Region and city of Stellenbosch 
Visits:
Cape Town, Johannesburg, Kruger National Park, South Africa
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Best of South Africa

Indus Travels
Premier
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
9 days
$ 267 / day
$ 2,399
From : $ 3,104
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Minimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises. Very Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Relax and soak up the vibrant atmosphere in the beautiful city of Cape Town
  • Go on an exciting safari drive in the Pilanesberg Game Reserve in search of wildlife
  • Experience a wonderful and insightful cultural show with a scrumptious local dinner
Visits:
Cape Town, Johannesburg, South Africa
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Discover South Africa and Victoria Falls

Indus Travels
Premier
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
12 days
$ 300 / day
$ 3,399
From : $ 4,589
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Enjoy a romantic sunset cruise on the Zambezi River
  • See the stunning Victoria Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world
  • Soak up the atmosphere in Cape Town
  • Visit Soweto, a vibrant township that offers a fascinating glimpse into South Africa’s political history
  • Take in a game-drive through the breathtaking Kruger National Park in search of the BIG FIVE
Visits:
Cape Town, Johannesburg, South Africa, Zimbabwe
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Discover South Africa With Victoria Falls

Indus Travels
Premier
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
12 days
$ 300 / day
$ 3,599
From : $ 8,048
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Enjoy a romantic sunset cruise on the Zambezi River
  • See the stunning Victoria Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world
  • Soak up the atmosphere in Cape Town
  • Visit Soweto, a vibrant township that offers a fascinating glimpse into South Africa’s political history
  • Take in a game-drive through the breathtaking Kruger National Park in search of the BIG FIVE
Visits:
Cape Town, Johannesburg, Kruger National Park, Victoria Falls, Zambezi River, South Africa
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South African Highlights

Indus Travels
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Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
13 days
$ 254 / day
$ 3,099
From : $ 4,724
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Take an exciting game-drive through the breathtaking Kruger National Park
  • See the natural beauty of Mpumalanga, and Knysna
  • Go on a guided tour of the city of Oudtshoom, the ostrich capital of the world
  • Soak up the atmosphere in Cosmopolitan Cape Town on a full day tour of the Cape Peninsula
Visits:
Cape Town, Johannesburg, Kruger National Park, South Africa
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Best of South Africa (Canada Special)

Indus Travels
Premier
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
9 days
$ 239 / day
$ 2,461
From : $ 2,696
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Relax and soak up the vibrant atmosphere in the beautiful city of Cape Town
  • Go on an exciting safari drive in the Pilanesberg National Park in search of wildlife
  • Experience a wonderful and insightful cultural show with a scrumptious local dinner
Visits:
Cape Town, Johannesburg, South Africa
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Top Johannesburg Experiences and Attractions

Top Johannesburg Experiences

  • Taking a tour of the Apartheid Museum
  • Visiting the UNESCO site, Cradle of Humankind, where many important paleoanthropological discoveries have been made
  • Exploring the many cultural and arts museums, which showcase both modern and ancient African art
  • Touring Constitution Hill, an old prison complex 
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Johannesburg Trip Reviews

264 Johannesburg Tour Reviews - Summary 100% Recommend

4.8 out of 5
Excellent 220
Great 42
Average 1
Disappointing 1
Terrible 0
Value
4.8
Guide
4.8
Activities
4.8
Lodging
4.8
Transportation
4.8
Meals
4.8

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Experience of a lifetime

5.0
  • Value 4.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

Everything about this tour was flawless! Accommodations well located, safe and gorgeous; guide, Colleen Webster, informative, knowledgeable, helpful beyond expectations; and a general "good egg." Safaris were incredible with lots of animal sitings. What an adventure! Gate 1 is affordable, offers the BEST accommodations and guides. I've never been disappointed with Gate 1, but they REALLY OUTDID themselves with this lifetime experience! I would highly recommend this tour company and tour!

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Operator Gate 1

Excellent

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

We lived in the African bush for 10 days. Accommodations were wonderful - tents with nice furniture and attached bathrooms. Plenty of hot water! Food was delicious and quite sophisticated. But the best were the wildlife experiences led by an extremely knowledgeable and personable guide. All the staff were kind and professional.

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Operator Discover Corps

The trip was fantastic!

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 4.0
  • Activities 4.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 4.0

Our trip was fantastic. Much more than we ever expected. The Capetown leg you recommended was unbelievable. It was made especially great by our guide Renee. She was always on-time, knowledgeable, exceedingly friendly, and had many great recommendations and suggestions. The guides were excellent and the game drives we went on were magical. We saw all of the big five and had some great adventures * Victoria Falls was mostly dry but that was because of the dry season. Here, again, the guide was always prompt and informed. We did some walking around in Livingstone and drank in the culture. All the transfers we on time, all of the guides were excellent, and there wasn't a single glitch. Kudos. Obviously this tour was not your "sit in a bus and take in the scenery" type tour. It was exactly what we wanted.

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Operator Indus Travels

Cape Town to Johannesburg

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

I really enjoyed this tour and would highly recommend it- the tour offered the opportunity to see a lot of Southern Africa - I started the reverse itinerary in Cape Town, a beautiful city with plenty to do. There are many highlights on this trip - the landscapes and wildlife were spectacular- we saw the big 5 several times including leopard on 3 consecutive days. Many of the other highlights are outlined in the trip notes and I won't repeat them here. Our guides Justin and Fiona were excellent. This was the first fully accommodated tour offered by Exodus for this journey and all our accommodation was clean and of a good standard. The transport was spacious with regular stops on the long driving days. On one of our walks in Lesotho, the rain and hail came down and a grandma from the village invited us to take shelter in her home - the people here are very accommodating. During our trip, there were some water restrictions due to the worst drought in Southern Africa since the eighties but there was always the opportunity to get a shower every day. Similarly, a couple of places either had no electricity or restrictions on when it was available. The general standard of the local guides was good with some such as Thulani, a Zulu guide, at Rourke's drift outstanding and others still gaining experience. With the depreciation of the rand, South Africa is very cheap compared to the UK.
There were several - the stunning beauty of the Drakensberg;
the opportunity to see abundant wildlife including the Big 5, but much more;
the friendliness of the people we encountered.

Justin was our tour leader and driver - he was fantastic at spotting and identifying wildlife, as well as having great knowledge of all aspects of the country. Fiona was our cook and provided a variety of tasty meals including local dishes such as potjies and Braai, often going beyond the call of duty to cater for guest's wishes. Their easygoing yet professional attitude enhanced the whole trip experience.

Our stay in Lesotho provided us with the opportunity to engage with the local community, visiting people's homes, schools and villages - there is the opportunity to give the community old clothes and stationery for the schools - nothing gets wasted here. This is not included in the Exodus trip notes.
Remember this is Africa, so chill and don't worry about first world problems.
South African power sockets require their own unique 3 pin plugs not available in most multi-adaptor plugs

This is a great tour to see one of the most beautiful countries in the world.

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Operator Exodus Travels

Life changing South African adventure

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

The only word that I can think of to describe my recent smarTours South African adventure is: life-changing. I am blown away by this company's ability to deliver a trip that exceeded my expectations on all levels and left me eager and excited to book my next trip with smarTours. To anyone that may think they don't have the energy to plan an exotic vacation, or the funds aside to see the world, trust me when I say that smarTours is your answer! They really couldn't have made things easier for me or more cost effective; the itinerary was masterfully organized, down to each and every detail... My tour director, Ron, managed to share all of the spectacular sights of South Africa, while simultaneously captivating the group with the insights of the country's people, conflicts and rich history... I feel very fortunate to have found smarTours. Now I just need to decide where I want to go next!

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Operator SmarTours

I had a great experience. James was an excellent tour guide.

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

My trip to South Africa was one of the most memorable experiences of my life. I would highly recommend this tour to my friends and family. James was highly knowledgable of South Africa. He was flexible towards the group to arrange optional activities that we were interested in. He has a great personality that made everyone feel comfortable, and made this one of the best 3-weeks of my life. Thanks, James!

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Operator G Adventures

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The city of Johannesburg is South Africa's largest city and a common jumping off place for safaris to Kruger National Park, Zimbabwe, and Botswana. Once the home of Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela, two powerhouse voices for civl rights. Don't miss a visit to the Apartheid Museum and former prison complex, Constitution Hill.

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