South Africa

South Africa

Overview

Where Two Oceans Meet


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South Africa is a top safari destination with a mix of traditional safari activities, modern developed cities and activities that can be combined to make a wide diversity of trips to suit all interests.

International flights into Johannesburg and internal connecting flights are plentiful and convenient. It is also the gateway to other southern African destinations so it can often be combined with somewhere else quite easily, for example Victoria Falls, Botswana, Mozambique or Namibia. For those coming from the Northern hemisphere it is a long way to travel compared with East Africa- so that's something to bear in mind.

The climate is dryer then the more tropical East African region and has a marked seasonal difference between winter and summer.

The East and West coasts have different climates depending on which ocean they are washed by. While Cape Town in the west might be cold, grey and stormy, Durban in the east may be hot and ideal for a beach holiday.

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Itinerary

This is a sample, mid-range itinerary to give you an idea of what’s on offer, however all our itineraries are tailor-made to best suit the time of year you want to travel, your interests, timeframe and budget.

South Africa Highlights

This safari was created to include the best wildlife viewing in private concessions with excellent accommodation as well as experience something a bit different – a high quality, multi-day walking safari. It also allows time to experience the culture and activities in Cape Town.

Day 1: Arrive at Johannesburg Tambo International Airport start your safari with a flight straight to the world famous Sabi Sands reserve

You will be met off your international flight and taken to the local terminal for a 1 hour light aircraft flight directly into the reserve. Sabi Sands rightly has the reputation as one of the foremost African wildlife destinations. With its neighboring reserves it is large enough sustain an intact eco-system but small enough to be well managed and be able to offer you a full range of safari experiences. You will be met and taken to your home for the next few days – Selati Camp.

Day 2: Continue your stay at Selati Camp

Named after the old goldrush days Selati Camp has a colonial safari camp feel but with modern 5 Star service.

Day 3: Choose from the range of activities on offer at Selati Camp

You can go game driving in an open-topped safari vehicle with a knowledgeable guide who has an intimate knowledge of the area or early morning walks with your guide- again his outstanding knowledge will bring the bush to life for you.

Day 4: Fly to Kruger for a walking safari adventure

You will be met at the Nelspruit airport driven to Pafuri in the northern part of Kruger National Park. Today you will spend the day exploring on foot. Your guided walk will last about 4 hours ( approx 10 km) as you begin to feel at one with the environment around you. Your experienced guide will stop regularly to explain things and help you appreciate it all. In the afternoon you will stop at your lightweight luxury camp: walk-in tents, camp beds, bucket showers, a camp fire and wholesome camp food.

Day 5: Spend another day walking in Pafuri

By spending time over a few days on your walking safari you will really begin to feel the rhythms of nature around you and gain a deeper understanding of the African bush.

Day 6: Finish your walking safari in luxury

At the end of your last day walking in the bush you will be driven into the main part of Kruger National Park for a night in a luxury lodge and a well earned champagne dinner.

Day 7: And Now You Can Enjoy Cape Town

You will be taken back to Nelspruit airport for a flight to Cape Town. Stay at the Rouge on Rose Boutique Hotel. In the afternoon you can enjoy the views, ambience and dining at the Victoria and Alfred Docks- the cosmopolitan heart of Cape Town

Day 8: Go to the top of the table

You will be driven to the base of Table Mountain (20 minutes) . You can choose to walk up and down or take the cable car one (or both) ways. Enjoy the views from the top of the Cape of Good Hope and Houts Bay and the unique Cape vegetation. Afterwards relax at your hotel before exploring the dining opportunities in the Malay quarter known as Bo-Kaap.

Day 9: A wine tour to the vineyards of Stellenbosh

See the cellars, the growing vines, the brewing process and sample the wares!

Day 10: Visit the prison on Robben Island

This moving historical sight a few miles out to sea was the site of Nelson Mandela's incarceration for many years. Witnessing the grim cells and once hopeless isolation impress on you even more the magnificence of this great man.

Day 11: Time to go home

After a morning city tour to the Museum you will be taken back to the airport for a flight to Johannesburg and your onward flight.

From $4000 USD per person sharing.
Other things you may want to consider are…riding on the Blue Train, trekking in the Drakensburgs, seeing the Cape Penguins, Whale watching at Hermanus or cage diving with Great Whites!

 

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The Infinite Horizon,
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