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South Africa & Victoria Falls Tour


Sweeping panoramic views, a rich and diversified cultural heritage and a true wildlife haven are here to be discovered. In a few words, be ready to feel small – stand between two oceans at the southern tip of the continent, witness the Big Five up-close in their natural habitat, and cruise near the world’s largest waterfall. Enjoy some of the finest wines, a product of this unique climate. This once-in-a-lifetime adventure will awaken all your senses.

Departure Dates

2024 February 29 - March 19 Sold out & Departing Soon
2024 March 13 - April 1 Sold out | Waitlist Available
2024 March 27 - April 15 Sold out | Waitlist Available
2024 April 6 - April 25 Sold Out | Waitlist Available
2024 August 23 - September 11 Double Rooms Available | Single Rooms Waitlist Available
2024 September 3 - September 22 Sold Out | Waitlist Available
2024 September 4 - September 23 Sold Out | Waitlist Available
2024 September 11 - September 30 Sold Out | Waitlist Available
2024 September 11 - September 30 Sold Out | Waitlist Available
2024 September 18 - October 7 Sold Out | Waitlist Available
2024 September 18 - October 7 Double Rooms Waitlist Available | 1x Single Room Left
2024 September 20 - October 9 Sold Out | Waitlist Available
2024 September 21 - October 10 Sold Out | Waitlist Available
2024 September 25 - October 14 Sold Out | Waitlist Available
2024 September 27 - October 16 Sold Out | Waitlist Available
2024 October 2 - October 21 Sold Out | Waitlist Available
2024 October 9 - October 28 Sold Out | Waitlist Available
2024 October 12 - October 31 Sold Out | Waitlist Available
2024 October 16 - November 4 Sold Out | Waitlist Available
2024 October 20 - November 8 Double Rooms Waitlist Available | 1x Single Room Left
2024 October 22 - November 10 Double Rooms Available | Single Rooms Waitlist Available
2024 October 23 - November 11 Sold out | Waitlist Available
2024 October 30 - November 18 Sold out | Waitlist Available
2024 November 6 - November 25 Double Rooms Available | 1x Single Room Left
2024 November 13 - December 2
2025 February 15 - March 6 New Date!
2025 March 1 - March 20 New Date!
2025 March 15 - April 3 New Date!
2025 April 5 - April 24 New Date!
2025 April 18 - May 7 New Date!

The Details

20 days



Per person in double occupancy

Single supplement: $1,000

Max Group Size: 30 travellers

Our approach perks

Private car service to and from your home airport

International flights and transportation while abroad

Meals and excursions that are typically sold separately

Tips for all service providers

24/7 Group Guru (in addition to tour guide and local guides)

$5 million of emergency medical travel insurance coverage, as well as protection for lost, damaged or stolen luggage

All taxes at home and abroad (including airport and hotel taxes)

Total PERKS value: $2,850

This tour also includes

Tour Essentials

Tour essentials

International flights with KLM / Air France and 3 regional flights (details)

12 nights in first class hotels, 2 nights in lodges and 2 nights in a private game reserve

Dedicated English-speaking tour guide and local guides

Carefully selected visits, with entrance fees

Luxury coach bus transfers and luggage porterage throughout

Food & drinks

Food & drink

All 50 meals, including: 17 breakfasts, 17 lunches and 16 dinners

African specialty meal (included in meal count)

Farewell dinner (included in meal count)

Wine tasting in a local winery estate

Welcome cocktail

Bottled water daily (2 x 500ml)

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Our happy travellers rave about South Africa

A truly once-in-a-lifetime experience

Just finished our South Africa and Victoria Falls tour. There are really no words to describe the wonderful experience we had on this tour. Our Guru Andrew, in-country guide Dube and the rest of the crew made this a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience. When Approach says all-inclusive, they really mean it. We were looked after from home to back home. TRIP OF A LIFETIME!

Gary from Caledon, ON
Joined us Fall, 2023

Wow, is the first word that comes to mind

My husband and I took the South Africa trip in March, 2023. Wow, is the first word that comes to mind! We felt well looked after from our Approach Guru Diana and Deon our local guide. Everything from the breathtaking scenery, to the animals (we saw the big 5), to the people in our group and the South Africans, made it truly the trip of a lifetime! We would definitely use Approach to holiday again.

Davie & Lee from Athens, ON
Joined us Spring, 2023

It seemed perfect. Boy was it ever!

My husband and I were searching for a way to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary when we came across Approach Tours South Africa & Victoria Falls tour it seemed perfect. Boy was it ever! When they say all-inclusive they really mean it, the only expenses we incurred were alcoholic drinks and souvenirs. The itinerary was packed full of history, culture, beautiful landscapes, and awe-inspiring safaris. Accommodations were so varied and fun from big city hotels to safari camp glamping. It was the attention to detail and the personal touches, that will keep us coming back to Approach. Having our group guru Caroline was such a blessing, she made sure everything ran smoothly from hotel changes to bus trips to border crossings and visas solving any hiccups before we even recognized them as an issue. But it was her ability to learn the wishes of every tour member to make each and every one of us experience an amazing trip. The party she organized for our anniversary day will stay with us until we take our last breaths! By the end of the tour we made 30 new friends and travel companions! We would say it was a trip of a lifetime but we plan many more trips with Approach so we now look forward to lots of epic trips in the future! Thank you Approach and dear travel companion Caroline!

Jan & Nick from Edmonton, AB
Joined us Spring, 2023

No show, just reality

Just got back a few days ago from a 20-day tour to South Africa. It was very well designed and we did a lot of safaris as well as toured historical sites. I have special dietary needs and the guide made sure I was taken care of and food prepared to my needs. Our Guru Caroline came up with an unexpected stop to see how people live in small villages. No show, just reality. Very humbling. I would highly recommend Approach Tours to anyone looking to travel. They are prompt in answering questions and in assisting in your booking.

Sue from Edmonton, AB
Joined us Spring, 2023

Vacation of a lifetime

My husband and I just got back from the Approach Tours’ 20-day South Africa & Victoria Falls tour. We want to thank Approach Tours for providing us with the vacation of a lifetime. Approach came through all the way…so much food, safaris galore, animal sightings galore, and so much cultural entertainment and education. And, all tipping included!!! Awesome trip! Thank you Approach Tours.

Sue & Dennis from Sudbury, ON
Joined us Spring, 2023

This was the first organized tour we had taken in years

Just returned from the South Africa & Victoria Falls Tour. It exceeded our expectations in every respect. We enjoyed 8 land as well as 2 water safaris. What an incredible experience to be so close to the wildlife in their environments. We learned about local culture. It was a wonderful opportunity to have a local guide in addition to our group guru. All of our accommodations were excellent as well as the meals. This was the first organized tour we had taken in years. We are so glad we did because we never would have seen all the amazing things we did on our own. We are already wondering where we will go next with Approach Tours.

Megan & Jim from Arnprior, ON
Joined us Spring, 2023

This was our 3rd trip with Approach

Our trip to South Africa, with “Guru” Caroline Goheen, was superb. This was our 3rd trip with Approach & we will book again. Fabulous service, truly “all-inclusive” (except alcoholic beverages), with all planning & bookings handled by Approach. We enjoyed new experiences every day, tours with knowledgeable local guides & exciting safaris. With 30 on this tour, all went smoothly. It was a trip of a lifetime. Thank you for your kind support & skilled leadership. ‘ Till we meet again!

Jane & Brian from Thornhill, ON
Joined us Spring, 2023

An amazing trip of a lifetime

Just back from the South Africa trip. An amazing trip of a lifetime. My husband whispered to me after 1 of the safaris, that deciding to go on this trip was the 2nd best decision I had made. Marrying him was the 1st best decision.

Cheryl from Perth, ON
Joined us Spring, 2023


We recently returned from our African adventure with Approach Tours. We had an intensive and exciting trip, learning from our local guide, Mark, and sharing many experiences with our travel mates. Our Guru was super, always participating, personable and thoughtful! From our home pickup, until our driver found us at the airport to deliver us safely home, we had a great time! We hope to travel again with Approach Tours and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to our friends. We felt we received excellent value for the tour price.

James from Vancouver. BC
Joined us Fall, 2022

Our Group guru Deon made our whole trip!

Where to start?! There was no disappointments. Loved the Safaris and seeing all the animals. Loved the visits to learn about their cultures. Also loved seeing penguins, ostriches, etc… Drives to and from locations were very nice also.

Denise & Gaston from Sudbury, ON
Joined us Fall, 2022

We never thought South Africa was as we saw it

Certainly seeing the “Big Five” was mainly the reason for this trip, however, the sights and sounds observed made this trip even better. We never thought South Africa was as we saw it. Thinking of Africa, one doesn’t think of mountains, trees, flowers, etc. What a beautiful country we are so happy to have seen it.

Gaston & Lucille from North Bay, ON
Joined us Fall, 2022

We loved loved loved the Safaris!

We loved loved loved the Safaris! We never tired of seeing more of the “Big Five”, and the others were a bonus. Each Safari, land and water were quite different. We were a bit nervous about sleeping in tents, but loved the “glamping”.

Cris & Richard from Georgian Bluffs, ON
Joined us Fall, 2022

Always a step ahead

The time spent at Shiduli Lodge & Karongwe was time well spent. The safaris were breathtaking, and we went on a great Chobe River cruise too. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and always a step ahead. The best part was everything being organized, including meals and tipping. Overall, a wonderful experience with a great group of travellers. Highly recommend it!

Liz from Regina, SK
Joined us Fall, 2022

Excellent guide!

Excellent guide! With knowledge of history, geography, and wonderful organizational skills! The safari and animal experiences in Chobe National park were amazing. Surprise celebratory drinks provided by Joe were a nice gift. The farewell supper was very well planned.

Geoff & Gail Marie Fong from Sudbury ON
Joined us Fall, 2022

Overall I loved this trip!

Safaris were awesome. Private game reserves & Chobe National Park were spectacular. Loved the diversity of the landscapes all the way from Cape Town to Victoria Falls. Ocean, rivers, mountains, vineyards, canyons & more. Accommodations were exceptional. Overall I loved this trip!

Gwynneth from Blind Bay, BC
Joined us Fall, 2022

Very, very pleased

Very appreciative of “all-inclusive” tour – 3 meals a day, drive to/from airport, tipping, etc. – less to be concerned about. Safaris – massive herd of elephants on return from Botswana. Bourke’s Luck Potholes. African Sunset. River cruise (safari) in Botswana very pleasant way to spend a very warm afternoon. Happy with # of people on tour. Thank you for extra surprises during tour (candles, drinks, treats)! On whole, very very pleased.

Jim from Vancouver, BC
Joined us Fall, 2019

Spectacular Adventure

Just came back from a spectacular adventure in South Africa, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe and Botswana. Best cost for a single supplement. All-inclusive… means all our needs and wants were taken care of…Guru Kosta and Travel Guide Mark were wonderful and professional at all times. I felt very safe and confident as our Drivers were very experienced. I highly recommend Approach Tours.

Fleur from Whitby, ON
Joined us Fall, 2019
South Africa & Victoria Falls Highlights

This tour’s itinerary

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Enjoy a private car ride to the airport. Travellers departing from the Toronto airport are assisted with their check-in. Meet your dedicated Group Guru and fellow travellers and fly to Cape Town. It’s a long way to Cape Town, but don’t worry, in-flight entertainment (and Group Guru entertainment) helps time fly by! Upon your late evening arrival, our luxury coach will bring you to your hotel. Settle in, take a nice long shower, and enjoy a restful night’s sleep. Overnight in Cape Town. View image gallery


Morning at your leisure. Your adventure begins with an afternoon boat ride to Robben Island where you will experience a cross-section of amazing views and important South African history. Trace the footsteps of Nelson Mandela with a guided tour of the Robben Island Museum, which once housed the country’s most famous political prisoner and freedom fighter. Animal lovers, don’t forget to bring your camera, as Robben Island also plays host to a colony of penguins! Overnight in Cape Town. (B,L,D) View image gallery


Today is dedicated to beautiful Cape Town: tour of the city, where you will discover City Hall and the colourful Bo-Kaap area (previously, the Malay Quarter). Weather permitting, you will board the cable car and climb 302 metres above sea level for a sweeping panoramic view of Cape Town and its surroundings atop iconic Table Mountain. Enjoy an evening walk on the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront before dinner in a local restaurant. Overnight in Cape Town. (B,L,D) View image gallery


Tread along the beautiful coastlines of Clifton, Camp Bay and Hout Bay, from where you will cruise to Duiker Island to see the local sea lion community (originating from the Antarctic!) as well as a variety of bird species. Enjoy the scenery at Chapman’s Peak on your way to the Cape of Good Hope National Park where you will admire an endless coastline of cliff-crashing waves and beachfronts. Marvel at the spectacular sight of hundreds of African penguins stomping sand and treading water at Boulders Beach – a unique inlet that this penguin colony calls home. End the afternoon with a tour of the Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden. Overnight in Cape Town. (B,L,D) View image gallery


Experience a touch of colonial influence in Stellenbosch, located in the appropriately named Cape Winelands. Stellenbosch, renowned for its beautiful oak-lined Dutch and Victorian houses, as well as its award-winning wines, is the very first wine town in South Africa. Learn about the local history while cleansing your palate with wine tasting at a two-century old local winery estate, followed by a savoury biltong tasting. In the afternoon, discover Franschhoek (the “French Corner” of the Cape), one of the most beautiful wine valleys in the world, during an orientation tour. Overnight in Cape Town. (B,L,D) View image gallery


Board a morning flight to Durban. On arrival, enjoy an afternoon boat safari on the Saint Lucia Estuary, a network of coastal lakes, dunes, subtropical forests, swamps and wetland that is home to 800 hippos, over 1,000 Nile crocodiles and over 500 resident bird species. Marvel at the colourful butterflies that drink on the nectar of fynbos flowers on a leisurely cruise along the estuary. Our luxury coach escorts you to our lodge in Hluhluwe for an overnight stay. (B,L,D) View image gallery


Spend the morning in the DumaZulu Cultural Village, feeling the beat of the Zulu drums and learning the rich significance of the tribe’s famous beadwork, weaving and pottery. In the afternoon, set off on a 4x4 game drive in the Hluhluwe Game Reserve known for its black and white rhino conservation efforts and home to some 1,500 white rhinos, 360 black rhinos, as well as a variety of antelope species. Return to our lodge in Hluhuwe for an overnight stay. (B,L,D) View image gallery


On to Eswatini (formerly called Swaziland), a small landlocked country that is a true kaleidoscope of colours. Mingle with locals in a traditional market, eclectic spaces filled with a daily buzz of activity and colourful stalls selling everything from fruits and vegetables, to traditional medicines and contemporary artefacts. Overnight stay in the area. (B,L,D) View image gallery


In the morning, meet Swazi candlemakers at the Swazi Candle Shop, which now exports its products all over the world before visiting the Ezulwini artisan market. Enjoy a tour of Matsamo Cultural Park, a village showcasing the Swazi way of life through cultural celebration and live interactions. Leave convention behind as you partake in rhythmic dancing performances, age-old folk songs and music with authentic African instruments, as well as traditional Swazi cuisine. End the day with an afternoon 4x4 game drive in breathtaking Kruger National Park. This massive park covers 20,000 square kilometers and is home to over 137 species of mammals, including the “Big Five”: elephants, lions, leopards, buffalos and rhinos, as well as numerous bird species. Overnight near Kruger National Park. (B,L,D) View image gallery


Enjoy a morning 4x4 game drive where you can look forward to an encounter with over 20 different game species and a much-anticipated encounter with at least one of the Big Five. Enjoy free time in the afternoon or join us for an optional game drive (at no additional cost). Overnight near Kruger National Park. (B,L,D) View image gallery


Relax during a morning drive to a Private Game Reserve where you will continue to explore the African wild as portrayed on postcards. This is the land of combretum and acacia thornveld, a land where bushveld reigns supreme and the city skyline is a thing only of the imagination; where sightings of major mammals such as giraffe, wildebeest, rhino and zebra are regular, and night visits by aardvark, bush babies, genets and porcupines are a reality. The night skies are dark, peppered by a myriad stars, the Milky Way, and the calls of nocturnal birds. Enjoy lunch upon arrival before setting off on an afternoon game drive where you can look forward to spotting the Big Five, as well as cheetahs, wild dogs, giraffes, zebras and kudus. Overnight in a lodge on the private reserve. (B,L,D) View image gallery


Wake for a special sunrise 4x4 game drive, a special time to observe animals (for those who are keeping count, this is safari number five!). Return to the lodge for lunch and some R&R before heading out again this afternoon on your sixth game drive. Don’t forget your camera! Overnight at the private reserve. (B,L,D) View image gallery


Following breakfast, visit Blyde River Canyon and Bourke’s Luck Potholes. This awe-inspiring stretch of landscape is filled with some of the most beautifully scenic vistas in South Africa where one breathtaking view follows the next. The canyon itself is one of the largest in the world, covered in lush sub-tropical vegetation with an average depth of 750 metres and 25 kilometres in length. Continue to Pretoria where you will check into your hotel for dinner and overnight. (B,L,D) View image gallery


In Pretoria, explore iconic landmarks such as the Church Square, Voortrekker Monument and an imposing nine-metre statue of Nelson Mandela. After a late morning transfer to Johannesburg, walk the path of racial segregation at the Apartheid Museum dedicated to recounting the history of the rise and fall of apartheid in 20th-century South Africa and providing a very real image of what it was like to live in such a society. In the afternoon, get a taste of vibrant and gritty street life with a tour of Soweto. This township is located to the south-west of Johannesburg and is the biggest in the city, made famous for its role in the struggle against apartheid. Overnight in Pretoria. (B,L,D) View image gallery


Morning transfer to Johannesburg airport for your flight to Victoria Falls, in Zimbabwe. Upon arrival, your visa and entrance formalities are handled by your Group Guru. Victoria Falls is a small, quiet tourism village dotted with many craft markets, where wildlife lovers can spot the occasional elephant crossing. After you settle into your hotel room, head out for a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River, the longest eastern flowing river in Africa, connecting the borders of Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia. On a tranquil stretch of the river, you will start to notice the rich wildlife that surrounds its banks, from the occasional family of hippos popping up for air to the chirps of exotic birds that accompany us downstream. Aperitifs and snacks will be served on board. Overnight stay in Victoria Falls. (B,L,D) View image gallery


Morning scenic route to Chobe National Park in Botswana. The park lies along the Chobe River and is comprised of four distinct ecosystems – lush plains and forests, rich grasslands and savannahs, swamps, as well as hot and dry hinterlands that hold water well into the dry season, attracting a profusion of game. As you embark on a riverboat safari, look for the African fish eagle or Marabou stork flying overhead or resting on one of the river’s islets. In the same afternoon, revel in a most special encounter during a land safari, as Chobe is known to be a haven for over 100,000 African elephants. Starry-eyed, return to Victoria Falls and fall asleep to the distant hum of the falls. (B,L,D) View image gallery


Morning departure for the crown jewel of this journey, an encounter with Victoria Falls, the largest and most spectacular waterfalls in the world. The Zimbabwe side of the falls is a 1,700 metre-long water curtain that thunders down a steep 108-metre drop – get ready to feel small! You will get to experience the falls from over a dozen viewpoints sprinkled along an impressive walkway. Still in awe, enjoy free time to explore at your pace for the rest of the day before our farewell dinner this evening. Overnight stay in Victoria Falls. (B,L,D) View image gallery


After breakfast, you will make your way to the airport for your return flights to Canada, arriving the next day. Your driver will meet you at the airport to help you with your luggage and drive you home. What a truly amazing experience! (B,L)
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Hotels we've previously visited in South Africa

Cape Town Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town Foreshore
Eswatini Maguga Lodge
Hluhuwe Zulu Nyala Heritage Safari Lodge
Kruger National Park Nkambeni Safari Camp
Private Game Reserve Chisomo Safari Camp
Pretoria Protea by Marriott Hotel Pretoria Loftus Park
Victoria Falls Shearwater Explorers Village Lodge
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