See the Stars of South Africa
FROM CAPE TOWN TO JOHANESBURG

Your adventure starts with Cape Town's beauty and a luxurious Zambezi Queen cruise spotting wildlife in Chobe National Park. Then, you'll fly to Johannesburg for a Soweto visit and a thrilling safari adventure in Greater Kruger National Park.

Itinerary

CRUISE / TOUR DATES MAY 8, 2026 TO MAY 22, 2026

Your journey begins with a three-night stay in picturesque Cape Town. Next, fly to Kasane, Botswana to begin your Zambezi Queen safari cruise on the Chobe River. Explore Chobe National Park, home to one of the densest populations of wildlife on the African continent. Spend two nights at the legendary Victoria Falls before flying to Johannesburg for two nights that includes a visit to the township of Soweto. Then fly to Hoedspruit, located in the game-rich country of Greater Kruger National Park. Spend three nights at a luxurious game lodge in this premier eco-tourist destination, known for some of the best “Big Five” viewing in Africa. Experience the thrill of daily game drives, while evenings bring you breathtakingly clear skies.
  • Cape Town, South Africa

    Cape Town, a city of majestic mountains, pristine beaches, and vibrant culture, awaits. Upon arrival, an AmaWaterways representative will whisk you away to the luxurious Cape Grace Hotel, where you'll meet your tour group for a warm welcome reception.
  • Cape Town, South Africa

    Travel along one of the world's most breathtaking coastal routes, past the dramatic Twelve Apostles rock formations and the thrilling twists of Chapman's Peak Drive. Witness the historic Cape of Good Hope, a landmark for centuries, and encounter the playful penguin colony at Boulders Beach. Cap off your day with a delicious lunch overlooking the scenic beauty of False Bay.
  • Cape Town, South Africa

    Cape Town offers a perfect blend of history and beauty. Choose between a Robben Island tour led by a former inmate or soar to Table Mountain's peak. Whichever you pick, indulge in wine tastings at two esteemed Cape Winelands vineyards, complete with lunch, before exploring the vibrant Bo Kaap neighborhood.
  • Zambezi Queen Embarkation

    After a morning flight to Victoria Falls, transfer to the Chobe River and board the luxurious Zambezi Queen. Settle in, savor a snack, and enjoy a welcome reception and dinner aboard your river oasis.
  • Zambezi Queen – Chobe River

    Spot hippos and elephants on a morning Chobe River boat safari, then refuel with lunch back on the Zambezi Queen. Chill by the pool or catch up on reading in the afternoon as the Queen cruises. In the evening, another exciting boat safari awaits for more animal sightings!
  • Chobe National Park

    Hop on open-air jeeps for a full-day Chobe National Park safari! Explore with your guide, spotting elephants, lions, giraffes and all sorts of wildlife. Enjoy a picnic lunch under the trees in the park.
  • Zambezi Queen – Chobe River

    Immerse yourself in a local village, meeting both children and elders. Back on the Zambezi Queen, choose your afternoon adventure: boat safari, birdwatching, or fishing. End with a festive African dinner hosted by the crew.
  • Victoria Falls

    Spot wildlife on a Chobe River breakfast cruise. Explore Victoria Falls or enjoy activities at the famous Victoria Falls Hotel, with an optional helicopter tour. End the day in style - sip cocktails on a vintage train overlooking the Falls as the sun sets in a magical moment that you will always remember.
  • Victoria Falls

    Unveil Victoria Falls' secrets with a guided tour, learning about its history and unique ecosystem. Then, unwind on a private Zambezi sunset cruise, enjoying tapas, drinks, wildlife sightings, and a lively dinner back at the Victoria Falls Hotel.
  • Johannesburg

    Fly to Johannesburg and transfer to the Fairlawns Boutique Hotel where you can unwind in a haven of tranquility. Nestled amidst park-like grounds, this luxurious hotel boasts an award-winning Balinese Spa, perfect for indulging in treatments inspired by nature.
  • Johannesburg

    Delve into Soweto's vibrant neighborhoods, following Mandela's legacy, then savor a lunch of his favorites prepared by his ex-chef at Sanctuary Mandela. Engage in a local discussion before a delicious multi-course dinner caps the day.
  • Kruger National Park Area

    A morning flight lands you in the Greater Kruger National Park area. Settle into your luxurious Tinswalo lodge and embark on an afternoon game drive, seeking Africa's iconic Big Five and more. Evenings at the lodge are yours to share safari stories with fellow adventurers.
  • Kruger National Park Area

    Rise with the sun for a thrilling safari in your private reserve next to Kruger. Spot prolific wildlife in the open-air vehicle, then unwind at the lodge before an afternoon adventure seeking cheetahs, hyenas, and lions in the heart of the bush.
  • Kruger National Park Area

    Two exhilarating game drives punctuate your day, offering ample opportunities to witness Africa's incredible wildlife. In between these adventures, you'll have free time to unwind at the luxurious Tinswalo lodge.
  • Johannesburg

    Be treated to an early-morning game drive before returning to the lodge for breakfast. Afterwards, transfer to the airport for your flight to Johannesburg for your connecting flight home or extend your journey with four nights in magical Rwanda or a luxurious ride on the Rovos Rail.
  • Optional Rwanda Extension

    Explore Rwanda's magic. Witness rare gorillas and golden monkeys in Volcanoes National Park. Extend your stay for an unforgettable 4-night adventure filled with Rwanda's natural wonders.
  • Optional Rovos Rail Extension

    Extend your itinerary for a captivating journey aboard the iconic Rovos Rail. This legendary train embodies the timeless elegance of African exploration, transporting you from Johannesburg to Cape Town in unparalleled luxury.

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Designed specifically for wildlife viewing, the intimate 28-passenger Zambezi Queen made her debut in one of the world’s most captivating places, Africa’s legendary Chobe River. As she drifts along the river, animals perceive no threat, affording you with once-in-a-lifetime up-close game experiences. Additionally, to ensure no harm to the environment, the eco-friendly Zambezi Queen uses a water jet propulsion system, fuel-efficient and low-emission generators, and a solar heating system. An enclosed, air-conditioned dining room, lounge and bar grace the top deck, as well as an open-air Sun Deck complete with plunge pool. Suites feature private balconies where you can enjoy unobstructed views of the river and African landscape. Throughout the day, be treated to complimentary South African wines, beer, local spirits, soft drinks and bottled water. And on one special night, enjoy an African-themed dinner with traditional dishes and entertainment.
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