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33 Day South Africa RV Safari
Start Date Mar 24, 2025
End Date Apr 25, 2025
4 Other Dates
 

Starts: Cape Town, SA Ends: Johannesburg, SA

Experience the ultimate guided RV tour – South Africa! Our expertly guided safari drives will bring you face-to-face with the Big 5 in their natural habitat, while the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls will leave you breathless.
  • 22 Camping Nights
  • 10 Hotel Nights
  • 67 Events & Meals
  • Highlights & Map
  • Daily Itinerary
  • Price & What's Included
  • Activity Level
  • Trip Extensions
  • Customer Reviews
  • Travel Insurance
  • FAQs

Highlights & Map

  • 22 Camping Nights
  • 10 Hotel Night(s)
  • 67 Events & Meals

Highlights


Fully Equipped & Insured RV Rental

Roundtrip Airfare from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls – 3 Nights Luxury Resort

Guided Safari Drives & Private Game Reserves

Visit 9 National Parks

Complimentary Wild Card National Park Pass

Kruger National Park – 2 Nights at 5-Star Safari Lodge, 2 Nights Skukuza RV Camp

"Big 5" in Natural Habitat – Elephant, Lion, Cape Buffalo, Leopard & Rhinoceros

South African Mechanic

South African Cell Phone

Zambezi River – Sunset Cruise

Interactive Elephant Sundowner Experience

Botswana Safari with Lunch

St. Lucia Cruise – Hippos, Birds & Crocodiles

Robben Island Guided Tour; Nelson Mandela's Apartheid Museum

Ostrich Farm Guided Tour

South African Wine Tasting Social

Local Shakaland Zulu Villages

Boulders Rock Penguin Colony




Tour Map

  • 2442 Driving Miles
  • 129 Avg Miles Per Travel Day

Daily Itinerary

  • 2442 Driving Miles
  • 129 Avg Miles Per Travel Day
 

  • Southern Sun Waterfront Hotel [3 Nights]
  • Wild Card National Park Passes
  • Welcome Orientation & Get Acquainted Party
  • Welcome Dinner
  • Southern Sun Waterfront Hotel
  • First Class Luxury Accommodations - Includes Daily Breakfast
  • Private Motorcoach Transportation City Tour-Cape Point/Hope and take the Funicular, Bo-kaap Neighborhood and Boulders Rock Penguin Colony
  • Funicular Ride
  • Cape Point Nature Reserve which is a mountainous and scenic landform
  • Penguin Colony
  • Southern Sun Waterfront Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • Robben Island Guided Tour - Learn about Nelson Mandela’s remarkable legacy
  • Lunch at The Harbor in Cape Town

  • Private Motorcoach Transportation
  • Pick Up Motorhomes
  • Grocery Stop at Local Market for Supplies

  • Cape Agulhas Lighthouse- It was the third lighthouse to be built in South Africa, and the second-oldest still operating
  • South African Wine Tasting Social


  • EN-ROUTE - Cango Caves Guided Tour
  • EN-ROUTE - Ostrich Farm Guided Tour and Lunch-Get up close and personal with the ostriches and learn all there is to know about them.

  • Interactive Elephant Sunrise Elephant Walk with Picnic Breakfast-the largest domesticated matriarchal herd in the country.
  • Picnic Breakfast Baskets
  • OPTIONAL-Visit Storms River Suspension Bridge- spans 77 metres and remains one of the most popular tourist attractions of the Tsitsikamma region of the Eastern Cape

  • EN-ROUTE - The Big Tree-is the largest baobab tree in South Africa
  • Self Game Drive
  • Schotia Game Reserve Safari-with over 40 mammal species and approximately 2000 animals , can offer consistently good game viewing
  • Guided Safari Tour - Lion Viewing
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Boma Dinner
  • Morning Guided Game Drive

  • Scenic Countryside Drive
  • OPTIONAL - Visit Gariep Dam- known for its quiet and relaxed atmosphere fresh air and beautiful stars at night.


  • Sandstone Cliffs - Nature Walk
  • Basotho Cultural Centre-experience authentic hospitality and learn about traditional arts, crafts and ways of life of the Basotho people.

  • EN-ROUTE - Nelson Mandela's Apartheid Museum-Experience the gifts and artefacts and audio-visual material of Nelson Mandela.

  • EN-ROUTE-Howick Falls-The waterfall is approximately 95 m in height and lies on the Umgeni River.
  • Private Transportation
  • Zulu Cultural Dancers
  • Local Dinner

  • EN-ROUTE - Imfolozi National Park for Game Viewing- Famous for being the best place to view the endangered black and white rhino

  • EN-ROUTE-St Lucia Cruise - Home to 800 Hippo's and approximately 1000 Nile Crocodiles not to mention the abundance of Bird-life.
  • Breakfast Aboard Cruise
  • EN-ROUTE - Hluhluwe National Park for Big Game and Exotic Birds-The oldest proclaimed reserve in Africa. Still Wild, With 96000 Hectares of Wilderness Awaiting you.
  • South African Meal Experience

  • Local Crafts at Mlilwane Game Park
  • OPTIONAL-Swazi Candles
  • Potjie Dinner and Swazi Dancers

  • Luxury accommodations at Buhala lodge - all meals included (3 nights)
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Sundowner Guided Game Drive
  • Morning Guided Game Drive
  • Evening Guided Game Drive


  • Overnight stop in the Agricultural Region of Bronkhorstspruit

  • EN-ROUTE - Intimate Walk with Lions & Lunch
  • OPTIONAL - Balloon Ride
  • OPTIONAL - Quad biking in Pilanesburg National Park

  • Hotel Accommodations --O.R Tambo International Airport[1 Night] - Includes Breakfast
  • Return Motorhomes

  • Flight to Zambia
  • Victoria Falls Luxury Resort Accommodations - Includes Daily Breakfast (3 nights)
  • Zambezi River - Sunset Cruise-time to see active wildlife Experience cooler temperatures in the early evening
  • Chobe National Park
  • Botswana Safari and Lunch
  • Guided Tour: Victoria Falls & Local Village
  • Farewell Dinner

  • Return Flight to Johannesburg



Price & What's Included

Price Includes

 
  • Fully Equipped 4-Berth RV Rental with Unlimited Mileage, Vehicle Insurance & GPS
  • Visa Setup & Fees for Tourist Entry
  • Ferry Service as Outlined in Itinerary
  • South Africa Cellular Phone
  • Local Mechanic to Follow Caravan
  • Wild Card National Park Pass
  • In-Country Flights as Outlined in Itinerary
  • Professionally Planned Route & Itinerary
  • Guaranteed Campground Reservations
  • Expert Guides – WagonMasters
  • Trip Log with Turn-by-Turn Directions
  • Transportation to/from Included Activities
  • Gratuities for Included Meals & Excursions

Pricing & Payment Options

Pay by check and receive a deep discount, or choose our 0% interest, affordable monthly payment plan!

$14,495

(Per Person) 2 Guests in Rig

$24,695

(Per Person) 1 Guest in Rig

Making Tours Affordable

Interest-Free, Monthly Payments
Budget your vacation and reserve your spot with our interest free payment plan - as low as $3221/mo.
15% Deposit
Secure your spot with a 15% deposit and pay the rest by 10/25/2024.
Pay by Check Discount
No matter which payment option, if you pay by check you'll receive a discount according to this chart.

Ways to Save

Take advantage of these special offers to maximize the value of your next RV adventure!

Payment Options
We have various payment options, some of which offer deep discounts. Plus, we offer an interest-free, monthly payment plan to help you budget your vacation. Read More>>
Exclusive Travel Partners
We’re proud to be the official travel partner of some of the largest RV clubs and manufacturers in the world, which allow us to offer discounts to their members and customers. Read More>>
Frequent Traveler Credits
We appreciate you traveling with us, so we want to reward you with instant credit back on every tour you take. The more you travel, the greater the rewards! Read More>>
Refer & Earn
Receive future travel credits for each new customer you refer to us. Plus, learn how referrals can also increase your Lifetime Loyalty Rewards! Read More>>
Special Offers
By joining our email list, you’ll stay up to date on the latest tours and offers. Be in the know for any additional discounts to help you save even more! Read More>>
Exclusive Price Guarantee
Once you make your deposit, we guarantee the price! If our suppliers increase their prices, you won’t be stuck with any additional costs for your trip. Read More>>

Activity Level - ACTIVE

Group Size

  • This trip has a group size up to 17 rigs plus WagonMasters exclusive to 33 Day South Africa RV Safari

Pacing

  • 2442 Driving Miles
  • 129 Average Daily Miles
  • 33 days, with 22 camping nights including 67 events & meals

Physical Requirements

  • Activity of 1 to 3 hours of low impact, physical movement (walking, stairs, paths while on excursions). May include walking on uneven or unpaved surfaces. Stairs are likely – good health is recommended.



    Tours require that you are responsible for yourself and your ability to get on and off all Transportation Services.



    Activity Ratings are intended to provide information for those who do not use mobility devices.



    If you require a mobility device, please be aware that guests must travel with a companion that is responsible for loading, unloading and securing their device on all excursions.



    Guests with mobility challenges and walking limitations may not be able to participate in all activities.

  • No scooters are allowed on this tour

Trip Extensions

More than ever, our guests are spending more time on the road and are excited to make the most out of their vacation. By choosing from the 140 pre- and post-trip extensions that we offer, or adding on optional activities to the itinerary, there are many ways you can personalize your experience to make it the vacation of your dreams.

Many Guests Choose Pre- or Post-Trip Extensions

Chances are, you’re traveling quite far to join us on one of our tours. Why not make the most of it with pre- and post-trip extensions? By adding on another tour, it will give you the opportunity to extend your vacation and maximize your time in the geographical region. On this 33 Day South Africa RV Safari trip, you will have no pre- or post trip extensions; however, we have 140 trips we offer that do.

Maximize Your Time in the Area

Consider building in extra time for yourself in Cape Town, SA (Rally Point) or Johannesburg, SA (End Place) to relax and get adjusted or give yourself time to explore on your own before or after your 33 Day South Africa RV Safari trip. Extending the length of your stay can truly make your trip everything you’ve ever dreamed about and give you the opportunity to enjoy more of what each destination has to offer.

Even though there’s an itinerary and planned route, we want you to enjoy your vacation to the greatest extent. With their unmatched understanding of the area and commitment to enriching your travel experiences, your WagonMasters will be there to help you choose and schedule the best optional activities that aren’t included in the itinerary. Here’s a sampling of the optional activities offered on the 33 Day South Africa RV Safari trip:


    • On Day 4Grocery Stop at Local Market for Supplies

    • On Day 4 - Local Dinner

    • On Day 9-Visit Storms River Suspension Bridge- spans 77 metres and remains one of the most popular tourist attractions of the Tsitsikamma region of the Eastern Cape

    • On Day 13 - Visit Gariep Dam- known for its quiet and relaxed atmosphere fresh air and beautiful stars at night.

    • On Day 21Local Crafts at Mlilwane Game Park

    • On Day 21-Swazi Candles

    • On Day 28 - Balloon Ride

    • On Day 28 - Quad biking in Pilanesburg National Park




  • Ferry Service as Outlined in Itinerary
  • Please note: Flights to/from the USA are NOT included. Many of our guests enjoy arriving early or extending their trip once the Caravan is over, so we want to give you the freedom to do so. We’ve also found that guests prefer traveling on specific airlines, flying at certain times of the day or booking their flights with frequent traveler miles. We want to give you the ultimate freedom to fully maximize your vacation.
  • In-Country Flights as Outlined in Itinerary

Customer Reviews

There’s no better way to learn what a trip is like than from the firsthand experiences of your fellow travelers. Our Traveler Reviews are the real deal—unbiased and unedited—giving you an honest appraisal of the experiences that await you on this trip.

 
 

Protect Your Travel Investment with Trip Cancellation Insurance

 

RV travel is fun and exciting, but the unexpected can happen. Losing the cost of a trip due to cancellation or an unexpected medical emergency during your trip can add the expense of physicians, hospitalization, or a medical evacuation, all of which can be overwhelming.

Travelers want to move about with confidence and peace of mind that comes from protecting both their health and finances. There are NO infectious disease exclusions - meaning that COVID-19 is covered as any other illness.

TME Travel Insurance provides a suite of insurance options for all styles of travel. Additional benefits are available when you purchase COMPREHENSIVE TRIP CANCELLATION, such as optional Cancel For Any Reason (CFAR) coverage on the TME Elite Plan when purchased within 14 days of booking your tour. Plans cover both domestic and international travel.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

General

Fantasy RV Tours offers two different types of RV vacations: Caravans and Rallies. An RV Caravan is a professionally-guided tour that travels from destination to destination on a pre-planned route. A Rally is also pre-planned and led by professional Travel Ambassadors, but explores one area or event, e.g. Rose Parade or Washington DC. To learn more, click here.

On each of our RV Tours, you’ll be led by professional leaders – WagonMasters and TailGunners – who are collectively known as Travel Ambassadors. To learn more and to meet our ambassadors, click here.

We often suggest scattered travel during a caravan with groups of 2 to 4 RVs traveling at a safe distance apart who may enjoy similar points of interest. Of course, you may travel independently at your own pace – enjoying sites and side trips. Your Travel Ambassadors are there to ensure safety for the entire group. It’s your vacation, so we offer options – we want you to enjoy safety, comfort and freedom. Typically, in Mexico, guests prefer to travel convoy style.

Yes. You’ll want to make reservations early to reserve your space. Reservations are prioritized in the order received. Most of our caravans are limited to 22 RVs, while rallies are determined individually.

Yes! Budget your vacation with our interest-free monthly payment program and reserve your spot with the first month’s payment. You can also secure your spot with just a 15% deposit and, no matter which payment option you choose, if you pay by check, you’ll receive a discount. For more details, click here or contact our Customer Support Team at 800-952-8496.

Yes. With every tour you take, it pays in savings! For each Rally, you’ll earn $50 in future travel credits. For each Caravan, you’ll earn $100 in future travel credits. You can also build your way up to different status levels that earn you additional benefits. For full program details, click here.

Yes. When a new customer is referred by you and completes their tour, you’ll receive $50 in future travel credits for a Rally and $100 in future travel credits for a Caravan. For full program details, click here.

Yes and no. Caravans require an RV; whether owned or rented. Some of our rallies have an option to stay in a cabin or hotel, which is indicated in the tour information. If traveling in an Overseas caravan, an RV rental will be provided.

 

Tour Reservations

Our tour prices include all RV site accommodations, meals, events and activities as listed on the itineraries. To see a full list of what’s included in all tours, click here.

No. The price listed (2 Person Price/Rig) is the total price for 2 people in 1 rig. The 1 person price/rig is the total price for 1 person in 1 rig. The Add’l Person Price/Rig is the price of each additional person beyond the 2 Person Price/Rig.

We have various payment options, some of which offer deep discounts. For more details, click here or contact our Customer Support Team at 800-952-8496.

Once you make your deposit, we guarantee the price! If our suppliers increase their prices, you will not be stuck with an additional cost for your trip. Beware of other tour companies that add a surcharge for tours purchased with a credit card or who reserve the right to raise their price after you make your initial reservation.

We reserve the right to substitute accommodations, transportation and/or itineraries when we deem it necessary or advisable.

If you need to switch your tour up to 150 days prior to departure, your tour monies will be transferred less a switch fee. To view the full details, click here.

If you need to cancel your reservation, please call us at 800-952-8496. To view the full details of our cancellation policy, click here.

We facilitate trip cancellation insurance on our website via TME Travel Insurance. To learn more, click here.

Our partnerships with Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA), Good Sam Club, AIM Club & Winnebago allow us to offer exclusive discounts not available to the general public or any other tour company. Occasionally we offer additional discounts. Call 800-952-8496 for the latest offers.

 

Getting Ready for Your Tour

You will receive a pre-rally information packet approximately 90 days before the tour begins, which includes the detailed itinerary, a vehicle preparation checklist, travel tips, medical forms and the contact information for your WagonMasters.

Make sure your vehicle(s) is in top condition before you leave home. Have in your possession the warranty packet and information that came with your motorhome, fifth-wheel, or travel trailer. Know the name of the dealer and location of the original purchase, factory telephone numbers, warranty numbers, as well as year, make, and model in order to get parts delivered quickly, if necessary.

Use the Vehicle Preparation Checklist (provided in the pre-rally information packet) to assure your equipment is ready for the tour. Most people travel without ever having a breakdown. In fact, you will probably complete your tour and never have any kind of mechanical problem. Your Travel Ambassadors will do a basic vehicle inspection before the tour begins and advise you of any potential problems or recommended things to do to help preclude any damage to your vehicle.

On traveling caravans, we recommend a tow vehicle to maximize your freedom. Most caravans have free days to explore but ultimately, it is an individual preference to tow.

Passports are required for Canada, Mexico and Overseas tours. Please note: Some USA tours require passports if they travel into Canada.

You are required to have a Travelers Visa, but we’ll take care of obtaining and paying for the visa once we receive a copy of your passport. We’ll send this information to you a few months before the tour begins.

Yes. You must have a Mexico Liability policy for each motorized vehicle and we’ll provide you with information regarding purchasing the liability policy.

YES! We are a pet friendly company. However, it is your responsibility to care for your pet. During Polar Bear tours – you will be away from your pet 3 nights. Canadian Atlantic Province tours with an overnight ferry crossing – you will be away from your pet 1 night. There are pet accommodations available for those tours. Pet care fees are your responsibility. Canada and Mexico require proof of rabies vaccination.

On caravans with less than 25 rigs, your WagonMaster will make an introductory call to each guest on the tour after you receive your customer packet. On all other caravans and rallies, you will be contacted by email which will include direct contact information for your WagonMaster. 

No. Many of our guests enjoy arriving early or extending their trip once the Caravan is over, so we want to give you the freedom to do so. We’ve also found that guests prefer traveling on specific airlines, flying at certain times of the day or booking their flights with frequent traveler miles. We want to give you the ultimate freedom to fully maximize your vacation.

Any in-country flights that are listed on the itinerary are included in the price of the tour.

 

While on Tour

Before the tour begins, we’ll provide you with a comprehensive, up-to-date, field-researched Trip Log with turn-by-turn directions and popular landmarks.

Tips for meals, bus drivers and special guides are included in the tour price. Customers should feel free to tip any service providers they feel go ‘the extra mile’. Gratuities are certainly welcome, but not required for your WagonMaster and TailGunner – they strive to provide exemplary service, above and beyond the call of duty during your entire tour.

Typically, ferry fees are included unless stated otherwise on the itinerary.

If you have special dietary needs, notify your WagonMaster before the tour begins. Some of the vendors we use will be able to accommodate and some do not have the ability to do so. Be prepared with your own food substitution for situations in which your special food need cannot be accommodated.

To ensure you have a safe and enjoyable vacation, each tour has an Activity Rating, which is indicated in the tour information. Most tours include walking tours and guided excursions aboard buses, boats, trains, subways and planes. This scale will help you decide if you can participate in all activities included with each tour. Guests with mobility challenges and walking limitations may not be able to participate in all activities.

Activity Ratings are intended to provide information for those who do not use mobility devices. If you require a mobility device, please be aware that guests are responsible for loading, unloading and securing their device on all excursions. Some of our tours prohibit the use of Scooters, which is indicated in the tour information.

Certain tours are not scooter or wheelchair accessible, which is indicated in the tour information. On tours where all mobility devices are allowed, guests relying on the aid of walkers, crutches or other mobility devices must travel with a companion capable of assisting. Guests with mobility challenges may not be able to actively participate in all activities included in the tour itinerary.

We always strive to reserve as many 50 amp spaces as possible. However, some campgrounds will not have enough 50 amp spaces for everyone. At most campgrounds, 30/50 amp power is standard. Please note that some campgrounds in Alaska, Canada and Mexico may be more primitive than in the Lower 48. Be prepared to use limited power or dry camp on a few occasions.

On most days, WagonMasters hold nightly travel meetings to brief you on the next day’s activity schedule. In addition, the WagonMasters will have a whiteboard in the front window of their RV that has the daily schedule and any changes that may have occurred.

We use family radios and cell phones. Your WagonMaster will explain the best means of communication for the next day’s travel at the nightly travel meeting.

There may be opportunities in which you may want to enjoy side trips and optional tours that are not included in the price of the Caravan. Our WagonMasters & Tailgunners are available to assist you with suggestions of popular activities in the area to make the most of your vacation.

Our Travel Ambassadors are ready to help when a mechanical problem or medical emergency arises. However, if this prevents you from continuing the tour, you may receive a credit toward a future tour less any non-refundable expenses incurred by Fantasy RV Tours on your behalf.