Experience southern Africa from three unique perspectives as you explore Cape Town and the Cape Peninsula, observe wildlife on safari in Greater Kruger National Park, and encounter the mist and thunder of Victoria Falls.  

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 Victoria Falls  View of Cape Town from Table Mountain Credit: Tom Podmore  Cape Town's Table Mountain with Robben Island in foreground, South Africa  Cape of Good Hope, Cape Peninsula Credit:  Shashank Kumar  Kirstenbosch Gardens, outside Cape Town  Landscape of the Stellenbosch Wine District  Male lion on watch  Cape buffalo  Close-up of an elephant. Credit: Don Wilson  Viewing lions during a game drive  African rhino on the savannah. Credit: Smithsonian Journeys Expert Grant Nel  Elephant and calves amid acacia trees. Credit: Kirt Kempter  Viewing leopards on safari  The powerful and dramatic Victoria Falls

South Africa and Victoria Falls: A Tailor-Made Journey

10 days from $9,485

Experience southern Africa from three unique perspectives as you explore Cape Town and the Cape Peninsula, observe wildlife on safari in Greater Kruger National Park, and encounter the mist and thunder of Victoria Falls.  

or Call 855-215-8690


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One&Only Cape Town

Cape Town, South Africa

The One&Only Cape Town is in the heart of Cape Town’s fashionable V&A Waterfront area, with views of Table Mountain and the sea as well as easy access to the bars, shops, and restaurants of the Waterfront. Spacious rooms in the main hotel or on a manmade island feature balconies that face Table Mountain or the marina. The hotel has a large gym, pool and a spa which offers some of the best treatments in the city. One&Only Cape Town is ideal for families with younger children and offers a package of activities specifically designed for children. Restaurants here include the world-famous Nobu, which serves Japanese-Peruvian fusion cuisine; Vista Bar & Lounge, where cocktails or tea can be taken in a sophisticated setting with incredible city views; and Isola, which offers lighter fare at the poolside.

Number of nights: 4

Lion Sands River Lodge

Sabi Sands Game Reserve, South Africa

Set on the banks of the Sabie River in a private game reserve adjacent to Kruger National Park, Lion Sands River Lodge offers a contemporary take on a traditional safari lodge. The original of the Lion Sands lodges, River Lodge recently underwent an extensive renovation. Its 18 elegant suites feature soaring thatched roofs, canopy beds, private decks, folding glass doors, and some also feature a private plunge pool. Wooden walkways lead off to a spa, gym and pool, and back to the main lodge, where inviting common spaces include a boma with a fire pit. The lodge’s connected water features give the impression of floating on the river.

Number of nights: 3

Royal Livingstone Hotel

Livingston, Zambia

The Royal Livingstone is a grand hotel in a prime location on the banks of the Zambezi—so close to Victoria Falls that you can hear the thundering water and glimpse the falls from the gardens. The hotel’s interiors incorporate local design elements with a sense of Old World grandeur, with elegant common areas and tastefully appointed rooms and suites. From the swimming pool or the gardens, zebras, warthogs and impalas can often be seen grazing on the sweeping lawn. The spa offers a range of treatments al fresco, in a secluded spot along the banks of the Zambezi. A number of restaurants and bars range from the stylish riverside Kubu, a scenic spot to enjoy cocktails as the sun sets, to The Old Drift, which offers a mix of Zambian and European fare.

Number of nights: 2

Tailor-Made Benefits

When you travel on a tailor-made journey, you will receive a Friends of the Smithsonian Archivist Circle membership. Benefits include:

  • Recognition in the Friends of the Smithsonian Honor Roll displayed electronically on the National Mall in the Membership Reception Center
  • Invitation to a special welcome tour for new members at a Smithsonian venue
  • A Smithsonian Institution annual engagement calendar with full color images of exceptional art and artifacts
  • A complimentary Smithsonian museum guidebook
  • Subscription to the award-winning magazine Smithsonian
  • 20% discount at Smithsonian Museum Stores, 10% discount at selected dining facilities, at SmithsonianStore.com, and Folkways Recordings
  • Special member rate for tickets to the Smithsonian's IMAX® theaters and Einstein Planetarium
  • Admission to Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York City
  • Weekday access to the Friends of the Smithsonian Reception Center

If you are already a member of the Archivist Circle or above, you will receive The Smithsonian's History of America in 101 Objects by Richard Kurin.

Travel Insurance

For the convenience of our travelers, Travel Guard provides an on-tour Insurance Plan. On-tour emergency evacuation insurance (up to $100,000), medical expense coverage (up to $25,000), dental expense coverage (up to $500), travel medical assistance and worldwide travel assistance (U.S. Residents only). It also includes up to $25,000 medical and up to $500 dental expense coverage, and 24-hour worldwide travel and medical assistance. Please click here to view complete coverage details.

Please visit www.TravelGuard.com/SmithsonianJourneys or call Travel Guard at 1-800-208-6142 to learn about additional (optional) coverage.