The Great South African Getaway


The essential companion for the astute globetrotter


The Great South African Getaway.

By Claire Sullivan

Experience the best of South Africa, from safari to the spectacular Victoria Falls.

Mondo Travel
0800 955 655

Upon landing in the vibrant, provincial capital of Gauteng, Johannesburg, your adventure begins with a guided tour through the township of Soweto, a place made famous during the apartheid era, where you’ll see many well known landmarks like the Orlando Power Station, Nelson Mandela’s old house, Desmond Tutu’s house and the Hector Pieterson Memorial, before stopping in at the Apartheid Museum.

Trading the bright lights in the big city for a wilderness retreat located on an ancient elephant route in a 10,000 hectare concession within Kruger National Park, your journey will take you to Hoyo Hoyo Tsong Lodge, where, in your very own luxury ‘bee-hive’ suite, you’ll be truly steeped in African culture and spend your days on open vehicle game drives, spellbound by the plains of Kruger National Park, in search of that up close and personal witnessing of the Big Five in their natural habitat.

With plenty more sightseeing to be had, you’ll make your way to picturesque Cape Town next for an on-top-of-the-world visual feast as well as a powerful lesson on the human spirit’s ability to triumph over enormous hardship and adversity. From a cable car ride to the peak of Table Mountain to a ferry ride to Robben Island accompanied by a former political prisoner to see Nelson Mandela’s cell, if time permits, you’ll even be treated to a stop in the Milnerton area to capture Table Mountain from across Table Bay.

Concluding your 10-day excursion with a big splash, your last day in South Africa will include a morning guided walk to see the breath-taking Victoria Falls. Often acknowledged as the greatest falls in Africa, the natural wonder of the world with half a million cubic metres of fresh water plummeting over the edge provides a truly awe-inspiring and striking sight. After taking in the amazing view, you’ll enjoy a leisurely day until your late afternoon Zambezi River cruise on board the luxurious Zambezi Explorer catamaran where you’ll conclude a never-to-be-forgotten journey with a range of cocktails and delectable hors d’oeuvres whilst watching the stunning African sunset.

Mondo Travel can prepare a personalised package for your own great South African getaway, including all hotels, guides and airfares to and from Africa. Enquire today to head into the wild. 

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