Overview

There is absolutely no doubt South Africa is blessed with spectacular natural beauty, a fantastic climate and diversely interesting regions with diverse cultures. To say that South Africa is a virtual paradise is a true statement. The country geographically consists of an unspoiled coastline stretching for 1,740 miles, dramatic mountains and escarpments, extensive bushveld, subtropical forest and outstanding wetlands. Although a comparatively large country, South Africa is easy to get around due to its excellent air and rail services.

Single:  $7,800 per person.     After deposit- $175.00 bi-weekly for 38 weeks.
Double: $7,000 per person.   After deposit- $155.00 bi-weekly for 38 weeks.
Discount: $500
Non Refundable Deposit: $1,000
Discount Code SA2024

Payment Schedule: Not adhering to the payment schedule can result in late payment fees, cancellation without notice, and/or rate increases.

  • Full and final payment December 1, 2023.
  • Travel Insurance– Highly Recommended (Inquire).

Change/Cancellation: Notice of change/cancellation must be made in writing to Capitol Hill Travel, LLC, and your cancellation date will be the date we actually receive your notice:

A name change can be requested, cannot be guaranteed and additional fees will apply. All changes are subject to availability, rate differences and are not guaranteed.

Cancellation:

  • In addition to the non-refundable deposit, 50% of the package price is non-refundable if canceled on or before November 15, 2023.
  • All airfare for international and intra-domestic flights is non-refundable.
  • The package is 100% non-refundable If canceled on or after November 30, 2023, or if you are a no-show.
  • Optional excursions must be paid for in full at time of booking. NO payment plans or NO refunds. All purchases are FINAL.
  • We must receive your cancellation notice in writing by email, fax, or overnight courier, and your cancellation date will be the date we receive your notice.
  • Your decision not to participate on the Tour due to State Department warnings, fear of travel, or the like will be deemed a cancellation. If a flight or another delay for any reason prevents you from joining the Tour on the Tour start date, you will be considered a no-show and we cannot provide a full or partial refund or credit toward a future Tour, but you may join the Tour late if you wish.
  • Travel Insurance- Highly Recommended (Inquire)

INCLUSIVE

11 Days/ 10 nights

Daily Breakfast

2 Lunches/ 4 Dinners

Group Transfers

Group Excursions

Int’l Round-Trip Airfare from Dulles Intl Airport

 

EXCLUSIVE
Flights within Africa

One-Way Cape Town to Kruger

Round-trip from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Travel Insurance- Highly Recommended

Optional Tours/Excursions
Covid-19 Testing for Departure and Return

 

 

Cape Town

Parrl

Hout Bay

Table Mountain

Robben Island

Cape of Good Hope

Cape Point (where the Atlantic & Indian Oceans meet).

 

Johannesburg

Soweto Township

Kruger National Park

Apartheid Museum

Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct

Cradle of Humankind

 

Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls

 

Botswana

Chobe National Park

Take off at 08:05 11:30(+1)

Hall of airport

After breakfast, you will enjoy a half-day orientation tour of Cape Town. You will see iconic buildings, snatches of history, and experiences the uniqueness of this city. Drive past the country’s oldest building, the Castle, and a short distance away, the Company Gardens, both historically fascinating and well conserved. Our drive continues past the Parliament Buildings, City Hall and the Slave Lodge; you will sense the depth of history via their distinctive architecture. Colonial then changes to colorful, as you move up the cobblestoned hills to the Malay Quarter, and marvel at the ice-cream colors of the quaint Bo-Kaap homes.

Overnight: Hotel Cape Town Waterfront

Africa model woman

View at the waterfront at Capetown, sunset time 🌟Nominated🌟

Cape Town is one of the most beautiful metropolises in the world today. The inner city is an eclectic mix of architectural styles that combine the past with the present. It is home to a blend of corporate and independent businesses that lend it a striking aliveness.

Spectacular views of Cape Town from the summit of Table Mountain. Aerial cable cars rotate 360 degrees as they travel up to 302 metres above sea level. The mountain is part of the Cape Floral Region, a protected area for birdwatchers and eco-tourists.

Enjoy a Pan-African 14-dish tasting menu served in individual and shared portions. Participate in an immersive drumming experience as you beat the djembe drums. While eating, archetypal African stories are told through the form of live entertainment, drumming and dancing included.

 

City of cape town, south africa

bobotie and yellow rice, south african cuisine.

Victoria and Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town

Duiker Island is home to thousands of Cape fur seals and a variety of seabirds. It is illegal to land on the island, but a boat trip takes you within arm’s reach of the seals for a spectacular display of diving and acrobatic acrobatics.

Chapman’s Peak is Cape Town’s most scenic road. Hacked out of the face of the mountain between 1915 and 1922, Chapman’s Peak connects Hout Bay with Noordhoek. The combination of steep, almost thrilling rocky inclines, shimmering blue waters and expansive skies simply take the breath away.

Cape Point’s Flying Dutchman Funicular is believed to be the only commercial funicular of its kind in Africa. The three-minute journey offers panoramic views of the Cape of Good Hope, Dias Beach, Buffels Bay, Bellows Rock and Cape Maclear.

Get acquainted with African penguins that are classified as endangered species and Boulders Beach is the only location in the world where humans can get close to these birds. Look for nests hidden in the sand and among the scrubland as breeding pairs protect their eggs. Fenced walkways allow visitors to enter the area without disturbing the birds.

Return to Hotel

NOMINATED (thanks) African Penguins in paradiseFunicular in the mountainAerial view of skyscrapers cityscape in business district of JohannesburgWild South African seals

Breakfast
Discover the town of Paarl which sits on top of a giant granite outcrop called Peerleberg or Pearl Mountain. It is here that Afrikaans struggle to gain recognition as a written language was achieved. Today it is renowned for its wine, fine architecture and beautiful countryside.

Savour the distinctive taste of Glen Carlou wines. Glen Carlou Wine Estate is situated in the heart of the Paarl Valley. The mild Mediterranean climate and rich soil sustains 50 hectares of vines. Your prestige wine tasting includes a sampling of five wines from the estate’s single-vineyard collection. An added bonus is the exhibition space that displays an exquisite collection of contemporary art.

Take a tour of Franshhoek, it is one of the most beautiful wine valleys in the world. Originally known as the Valley of the Huguenots, it lies just 45 minutes from Cape Town. Many of the wine farms still bear their original French names and have beautiful examples of Cape Dutch architecture.

Lunch
Cross the bridge to the historic Rickety Bridge Winery. The origins of this wine estate date back to the late 1600s when farm land was first granted to French Huguenots.

Depart from the V&A Waterfront and enjoy a scenic bay cruise with stunning views of Table Mountain, Lions Head and Signal Hill as we cruise along the coastline, or out into Table Bay, to admire the spectacular Cape sunset. Followed by a dinner on the yacht. Cruise + Dinner approx. 3 hours

Return to Hotel

Tuscan vineyard with red grapes.

vineyard

Enjoy breakfast and then check out. Destination- Kruger Mpumalanga Airport.

Dinner and Overnight Stay at Hotel

Twelve Apostles in South Africa

Twelve Apostles in South Africa

Kruger Park is one of the largest game reserves in Africa, stretching across 18 989 square kilometres in the provinces of Limpopo and Mpumalanga. The Big Five are well represented with over 12 000 elephants, 27 000 African buffalo and 1 000 leopards. The 4×4 vehicle allows you to get very close to the surrounding vegetation while your experienced ranger follows fresh animal spoor. Your safari concludes in the late afternoon before returning to the hotel.

 

 

King & Queen of the jungle, Safari, South Africa

African Safari

African Elephant - Zimbabwe

Breakfast

Travel to Johannesburg

Make your way towards the Blyde River Canyon and Bourke’s Luck Potholes. This seemingly endless river canyon is filled with some of the most beautifully scenic vistas in South Africa. The Bourke’s Luck Potholes mark the beginning of the canyon and comprise intriguing geological formations at the confluence of the Blyde and Treur rivers. The canyon itself is 3rd largest in the world, covered in lush sub-tropical vegetation with an average depth of 750 metres and 25 kilometres in length. It consists mostly of red sandstone and has some of the deepest precipitous cliffs of any canyon on the planet.
Return to Hotel

Blyde river canyon south africa African Elephant - Zimbabwe

Honour those who lost their lives in the liberation struggle. Hector Pieterson Museum and Memorial is a short distance from where police opened fire on students on 16 June 1976 in Soweto. Over 500 people were killed, including Hector Pieterson, a 12-year-old boy. The museum displays the events of that day as they unfolded, together with extensive commentary and audio-visual presentations.

Breakfast

Get a taste of vibrant and gritty street life with a tour of Soweto. It is the biggest township in South Africa’s capital, Johannesburg. It was made famous for its role in the struggle against apartheid and supports close to 4-million people. Highlights of Soweto’s political history include the Hector Pieterson Museum and Memorial and Vilakazi Street.

Buffet lunch. Soak up the jovial atmosphere at this traditional African styled restaurant, nestled in the heart of Soweto in Orlando West’s famous Vilakazi Street. The eatery specialises in African cuisine such as mogodu (tripe), mielie pap (corn flour) mutton stew and umleqwa (steamed chicken). The area also has a rich historical background and Vilakazi Street in the only road in the world to have housed two Nobel laureates: Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu.

House 8115 in Vilakazi Street in Soweto is considered one of South Africa’s most significant heritage sites. The museum tells the tale, in sound, film and interpretive panels, of the Mandela family during the apartheid era and beyond. Visitors have the opportunity to discover Nelson Mandela as more than just an important political figure as you tour through his bedroom.

Walk the path of racial segregation at the Apartheid Museum in South Africa. The museum is dedicated to recounting the history of the rise and fall of apartheid. It provides a very real image of what it was like to live in such a society.

Return to hotel.

 

 

Flight to Johannesburg – Victoria Falls

Meet and greet at Victoria Falls Airport. Our guide will be waiting for you in the arrival hall carrying a branded sign board and transfer you to your hotel.

Return to Hotel

Victoria Falls

Group of tourists on footbridge, Victoria Falls, Zambia, Africa

Zambezi River near Victoria Falls on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe

Breakfast

Embark on a guided tour to AE Victoria Falls

View one of the world’s natural wonders on a visit to the Zimbabwe side of the Victoria Falls. Around two thirds of the falls are located on the Zimbabwe side. There are views of Devils Cataract, Main Falls, Horseshoe Falls and the very popular Rainbow Falls from here. This enormous sheet of falling water was first discovered by David Livingstone in 1855, although it had been known to the local people for much longer than that.

Dine African style with a boma dinner near the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. The nocturnal sounds of the wilderness will send tingles down your spine. You sigh in contentment at the beauty of Africa as the moon casts a shimmer over the grasslands.

Return to hotel

The Victoria Falls from the Zimbabwe side.

Victoria Falls, Africa

Breakfast

Transfer from Victoria Falls to Chobe

The Chobe Safari Lodge is situated in a prime position overlooking the impressive Chobe River and bordering the Chobe National Park. Chobe Safari Lodge provides a fabulous base from which to explore the wildlife of the third largest national park in Botswana. The area offers prolific wildlife viewing and large herds of elephant abound, as do birds, hippo and crocodile. Be prepared for fantastic photo opportunities during your safari. The lodge is surrounded by a picturesque garden and swimming pool and while all rooms have beautiful views of the river. Activities on offer include morning and afternoon game drives through the Chobe National Park and boat cruises on the Chobe River. Fishing trips and day excursions to the nearby Victoria Falls can also be arranged.

Lunch

Dinner: Chobe Safari Lodge

Overnight Hotel

Three people standing in the waters of the Devil's Pool, Victoria Falls.

Cooperation between water buffalo and bird

Safari, Giraffe, Jungle, Trees, Green

African Safari park and sunset

Breakfast

Transfer from Chobe to Victoria Falls

Flight from Victoria Falls to Johannesburg

 

 

Siamese Crocodile

Arrive at JFK Airport

 

View from airplane window at JFK airport, New York, USA

View from airplane window at JFK airport, New York, USA

Location

Stories

Jordan

Jordan has a history stretching back 10,000 years, this Middle Eastern destination is a blast to explore. The stunning archaeological site of Petra, carved into rose-colored sandstone cliffs, has stood for thousands of years. But it’s a relative newcomer compared to many of Jordan’s attractions. The hilltop Citadel has been occupied since the Bronze Age, as has the nearby city of Jerash. Castles built by the Crusaders dot the desert. For a small country, Jordan has a surprisingly varied landscape. Its northern border doesn’t quite reach the Mediterranean, but its cool breezes stir the leaves in the Ajloun Forest Reserve. But the north couldn’t be more different from the rocky stretch of Wadi Rum or the salty shores of the Dead Sea to the south. The chic capital city of Amman will have you on the go every minute, while Aqaba, the country’s only coastal city, is all about kicking back.

Egypt

Egypt is an enigmatic treasure trove of almost unimaginable archaeological and cultural riches, it’s hard not to think of Egypt without imagining the Sphinx, the pyramids at Giza, Luxor, the Valley of the Kings and the Nile. As well as being the world’s largest open-air museum, Egypt also offers a slew of luxurious Red Sea resorts, many within reach of spectacular snorkeling, diving and windsurfing. Whether you see it by riverboat, from camelback or from just above the coral, Egypt’s sights are unforgettable.

France

France is the most visited country in the world. Every year, more than 82 million foreign tourists visit France and its regions.

United Kingdom

Discover a country filled with epic landscapes, fairy-tales castles and vibrant modern cities bursting with unforgettable experiences to share.

Iceland

It is breathtaking.

South Africa

It is breathtaking.

Greece

The astonishing achievements of an ancient civilization take center stage.

Dubai

Discover all that’s possible.

Thailand

Asia’s pearl.