October 19 - November 9, 2023

South Africa

Plus Victoria Falls and Chobe National Park

Escorted By: Deborah Hart

22 Days

40 Meals


CT Rating

Small Group

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The World in One Country

South Africa is blessed with a diversity of climate, geography, wildlife and cultural heritage not possible anywhere else.

Find new and exciting vistas each day: the rolling pasturelands of the Mpumalanga, the rugged peaks of the Drakensberg.

This itinerary offers endless varieties of game and bird life, miles of golden sand beaches, quaint country towns, modern thriving cities and much more. 

This departure is fully booked! However, you can still join the waitlist jdoucette [at] craigtravel.com (subject: Join%20the%20Waitlist, body: I%20would%20like%20to%20join%20the%20waitlist%20for%20South%20Africa%202023.) (here) before October 1, 2023 to receive $200 savings per person on this trip if space becomes available.


While relatively easy, this journey features long flights, a number of walks over uneven ground (some with steps) and some hot humid days. Members should be physically active to fully enjoy this tour. Hotels are comfortable, roads are good and the food is excellent throughout the region.



Tour Highlights

  • Three nights in Africa’s most beautiful city, Cape Town with tours to the Cape of Good Hope, Table Mountain and the surrounding Wine Districts
  • Arid Little Karoo and Oudtshoorn, home of the ostrich
  • Garden Route via Tsitsikamma Forest, Wilderness, Knysna, and Plettenberg Bay
  • Homelands of the Zulu and the Kingdom of Swaziland with opportunities to see tribal activities
  • Kruger and Chobe National Parks for the best game viewing and scenic drives in southern Africa
  • Pretoria, national capital of South Africa, Johannesburg and Bishop Desmond Tutu’s Soweto
  • Victoria Falls, Africa’s most magnificent waterfall on the Zambesi River and Chobe National Park on the flood plains of the Chobe River

Inclusive Features

  • Return economy group airfare from Canada to South Africa plus domestic flights within each country
  • First class hotels and lodges as indicated or similar
  • Extensive sightseeing throughout including all admissions plus more than five game drives
  • Special opportunities to meet and share a BBQ dinner and a presentation of Zulu war dances
  • 40 meals included as noted in the itinerary (B - 19 breakfasts, L - 10 lunches, D - 11 dinners)
  • Services of your journey leader plus Beverley Gossayn, our very popular expert guide in South Africa
  • All gratuities, surcharges, taxes and fees for included services
  • Airport transfers in Canada or equivalent value with purchase of group airfare


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Tour Cost in Canadian Dollars Per Person

Land only* (Join Cape Town / Leave Chobe)
Montreal / Ottawa
Halifax / St. John’s / Moncton
Calgary / Edmonton / Vancouver
Saskatoon / Regina / Victoria
Single Supplement

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Deposit is $600 per person. Final payment is due July 12, 2023.

Land only price includes no flights. International and internal flights are only included if booking air-inclusive.

Airfares from other gateways are available on request. Airfares and air carriers are subject to change. Tour price is based on sharing a twin-bedded room. Prices are based on a minimum 15 members and on rates, taxes and fees effective December 2022 and are subject to change due to factors beyond our control.

This journey has a small group size for a more intimate experience. Maximum 20 travellers.

Insurance is NOT INCLUDED but is highly recommended. Premiums are calculated based on the individual’s age, destination (country), trip length, and trip booking window – please contact our staff to receive a quote. Your coverage starts on the effective date of your confirmation of coverage. Please discuss your insurance coverage prior to booking. Refer to terms and conditions for more details.

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What are Craig Journeys all about?

Our goal is to offer meaningful authentic experiences that inspire a deeper understanding of the world we inhabit. Through immersive sightseeing and engaging interactions with local people and cultural sites, we strive to foster a greater appreciation of our global community.

We go to great lengths to ensure the physical comfort of our members, providing excellent accommodations, delicious cuisine, comfortable transportation, and more. At the same time, we encourage them to embrace and engage with local customs.

Why should I book with Craig Travel?

All of our tours are carefully planned to provide a comfortable pace, quality accommodations, in-depth sightseeing, and fully inclusive pricing. We encourage you to compare our offerings with other tours available. Check to see exactly what is included and what extras you may be required to pay.

What do you mean by 'Fully Inclusive' pricing?

Almost all Craig Tours and Cruises include all prepaid costs, encompassing airfare and related taxes, hotel accommodations and/or cruise expenses with taxes and service fees, most meals as described for each departure, sightseeing with entrance fees, gratuities for included services (such as guides, drivers, hotel staff, porters), and even airport transfers. For those residing in southern Ontario, we provide transfers between your home and the airport in most areas, while other passengers receive a special credit or an overnight stay at an airport hotel, depending on the circumstances.

Not included in the published prices are personal services and items such as laundry, telephone calls, room service, and beverages with meals or otherwise (according to local customs; for example, beverages like water, tea, and coffee are typically not included in Europe except during breakfast). Shore excursions on ocean cruises are not included unless specified.

While taxes and fees are included in our prices, they always remain subject to change. Consequently, we may need to collect supplements to cover tax and fee increases that cannot be absorbed.