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Known for its first-world cities, excellent game viewing, and diversity of experiences, South Africa is a stunning year-round destination.

The variety of scenery and activities is unmatched anywhere else on the continent.

South Africa is the melting pot of Africa. It is a land of many cultures and creeds; it has a stunning southern coast, some of the finest food and wines in the world, and one of the most famous national parks in Africa: Kruger National Park. It also includes Cape Town, the most beautiful and European-style city in Africa.

 

South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa, is the most developed African nation with a modern airport and easy travel throughout the country on a good road system or by many regional and affordable flights. The population is around 58 million, a multiethnic society with a variety of cultures, religions and 11 official languages recognized in the constitution. The country is soaked in history and culture and despite their sorrowful history there is great pride and sense of promise for the future.

 

South Africa offers an easy and authentic safari experience along with modern conveniences of home. And most importantly, South Africa is ideal for families with young children since most of its National Parks and Game Reserves lie within Malaria-free zones.
The treasures of South Africa can also be explored with a combination of other popular African destinations such as Botswana, Zambia, Mauritius, Tanzania, Seychelles, etc.

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Below is a short description of some of the most known areas in the country. Whether you want to experience everything or try a few destinations, Trailblazer Safaris makes it easy to organize your trip for a wonderful South African vacation.

Cape Town
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You can’t really go to South Africa and not visit Cape Town, “the Mother City”. This incredible city shines with natural splendor and offers infinite attractions to suit all ages.

The first thing you will notice is the impressive Table Mountain on its background, edged by the legendary Devil’s Peak, the dome of Lion’s Head and the historical Signal Hill. This mountain range with multicolored forests and delicate flowers drops abruptly into a gleaming sea where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet. Table Mountain has recently named one of the new seven natural wonders and is one of the main reasons that make Cape Town a popular tourist destination. This landmark is a hiker’s paradise (or you can take a quick cable ride to the top with The Table Mountain Aerial Cablew) and offers splendid views.

For another outdoor experience go on a drive around the peninsula and stop at some of the pristine white beaches with giant granite boulders along the coast and delight in the magnificent countryside views. Further along you will also encounter the vine-carpeted valleys with award-winning wines.

Cape Town is a rare cultural gem blending together a rich history that reflects in the architecture, fine cuisine, vibrant music and dance. It also boasts with numerous entertainment options.
Other Cape Town Attractions include Robben Island (where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for the majority of his life), The Cape of Good Hope, and V&A Waterfront – with restaurants, antique shops, craft markets, flea markets and art galleries.
The options for a fun and entertaining voyage in Cape Town are endless. Beautiful scenery, panoramic views, diverse culture, shopping, white beaches and much more. Talk to one of our specialists to help you combine this city with other attractions in South Africa.

Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park covers an area of 19,485 km2 (7,523 sq mi) across the provinces of Mpumalanga and Limpopo in the north of South Africa and is one of South Africa’s featured attractions. Since 1898 the area was protected by the government and later in 1926 it was proclaimed a National Park named after Paul Kruger, the third president of the country (or President of the Transvaal Republic 1883-1902).

This world-renowned destination offers unrivaled wildlife diversity, historical and archeological sites like Masorini and Thulamela, and astonishing vast landscapes. The park is divided into four different regions and each of them offers different environments and game viewing.
Generally speaking, the park is flat with a few small hills and several rivers running from west to east but don’t be fooled, it conceals an unexpected rich diversity of ecosystems. Among them are the baobab sandveld, Shrub mopane veld, acacia thicket, combretun-silver clusterleaf, Knob-thorn and marula veld, woodland on granite, Thorn trees and red bush-willow veld, and riverine forest. While the fauna includes the Big Five (buffalo, lion, leopard, rhino, and elephant), endangered wild dogs, hyena, cheetah, hippo, large groups of antelope, impala, giraffe, kudu, buffalo, bushbuck, zebra, nyala, and wildebeest. And particularly around Pretoriuskop, Mbyamiti River and south of lower Sabie you will have higher chances of spotting a white rhino while the only place where you can see the Natal red hare and dassie or yellow-spotted hyrax is at the sandstone hills, just west of Punda Maria.
The park has an outstanding infrastructure of picnic sites, rest camps, and waterholes for you to enjoy throughout the day and get maximum exposure to the fauna and flora. Some of the activities available in the park are game drives, walking safaris, bush walks, trekking the Wilderness Trail, and drive the Lembombo Overland trail.

There is no doubt this park is the flagship of the country’s national parks. Not only it is incomparable in the diversity of its wildlife but it is also a world leader in advanced environmental management techniques and policies.
Give us a call and get ready to immerse yourself in the unpredictability and endless wilderness that is the true quality of Africa.

 

Garden Route

The Garden Route stretches along the south-western coast of South Africa for about 300 km/ 190 mi from Port Elizabeth to the Mossel Bay or vice versa.
The name in Afrikaans is Tuinroete and is given to this trail because of the lush and diverse vegetation, the abundance of wildlife, the lagoons and coves, the indigenous forests and beautiful beaches encountered along the coast. It is regarded as the most beautiful region in the country.

The recommended amount of time to do the route is a minimum of 3 days to up to 14 days (or more if you have extra time), depending on the amount of activities you want to do, how much time you have to spare and how many stops you want to make along the way.
Some of the most popular activities are trekking, exploring caves, eco and whale watching tours, sunbathing and relaxing at the beach, scuba diving and other water sport activities, standard pit stops and viewpoints, bungee jumping, mountain biking and bird watching. For those who love golf, the Garden Route has some of the best golf courses in the world! And if you want to experience a bird’s-eye view of the majestic surroundings there are charter flights available in George, Knysna and Mossel Bay.

Some of the most important stops along the way are: Tsitsikamma Forest, Natures Valley, Wilderness, Knysna Lagoon, Oudtshoorn, Cango Caves, Mossel Bay, Agulhas, Gansbaai, and Hermanus.
Each picturesque town, pristine white sandy beach, majestic mountains, and lakes have something to offer its guests. Do not miss out on this paradisiac destination!

Eastern Cape

The Eastern Cape is South Africa’s second largest province. It is located on the south-eastern part of the country, the province’s scenic diversity ranges from the lush, evergreen Tsitsikamma Forest, the untouched Wild Coast and the Keiskamma Valley, to the rugged Baviaanskloof Wilderness Area, the southern slopes of the Drakensberg, the fertile Langkloof and the arid desert-like Great Karoo. The natural beauty, malaria free game-viewing and scenic diversity are the main characteristics of the area. The lively and picturesque coastline stretches along some 800km from Port Alfred to the Tsitsikamma National Park.
With all seven of South Africa’s ecological zones, this tremendous diversity of climates facilitates the production of a wide range of crops and an abundance of natural resources.

Two main bustling port cities in Algoa Bay are Port Elizabeth and East London. They are an ideal year-round family holiday destination and you will find plenty of activities to entertain you.
The area is the mecca for water sports enthusiasts; on and under the sea. The diving destinations offer colorful scenarios and the beaches are always alive and are excellent for surfing, sailing, and angling. The Swartkops River also offers many fun opportunities.
If you prefer inland activities, the area is blessed with beautiful parks, botanical gardens and nature reserves.

Another main attraction of the Easter Cape is the Addo Elephant National Park, situated in a malaria free area and offers sanctuary to about 170 elephants. Other game viewing include Cape buffalo, black rhino, kudu and over 180 South African bird species.
Wildlife, sunshine and adventure activities! Give us a call to organize a trip though this province with unmatched beauty of rugged cliffs, endless beaches, and rolling green hills. It can easily be combined with the Garden Route.

Madikwe Game Reserve

Madikwe Game Reserve covers 750 km2/ 466 mi2 (including the privately owned land) and is currently the fifth largest game reserve in South Africa. In spite of being consider one of the best conservation areas offering the Big 5 game viewing and an extraordinary variety of wildlife and bird species, this hidden-gem still remain quite unexplored.

The main two ecosystems are the Kalahari Thornveld (in the west and north areas) and Lowveld or Savanna Bushveld (in the south and east areas). The landscape consists of vast open plains of grasslands and woodlands run through by the “Rant van Tweedepoort,” rocky outcrops, bushveld and single mountains. There are also elevated volcanic intrusions, known as Inselbergs and the riverine environment along the Marico River in the east. These different topographies make for diversity in vegetation and ensure plenty of authentic wildlife. There are approximately 66 large mammals and roughly 350 bird species. The well-known historical Mafikeng road runs through the reserve and the park limits are determined by Botswana on the north and the Dwarsberg Mountains in the southern border.

The park is closed for day visitors unless they have a booking at one of the 15 public access lodges or 16 privately-owned lodges (primarily upmarket) in the park. As a result, there are no picnicking or camping facilities in the reserve and your game viewing opportunities are less crowded and more exclusive. All game drives are conducted by experienced rangers and guides in open, off-road safari vehicles. Day game drives, night game drives and leisure walking safaris are offered for the guests.

The park is a family friendly environment as it is a malaria-free zone. Give us a call for more information about this extraordinary and exclusive reserve.

Pilanesberg National Park

Situated in the transition zone between the Kalahari and the Lowveld Bushveld, this malaria-free environment is the fourth largest park and one of the most accessible in South Africa. The different topographies of the park (syenite koppies, forested ravines, bush veld and open grasslands and lightly wooded valleys) are set within the crater of an ancient volcano that erupted 1.3 billion years ago. The landscape and rock formations present are the continuing reminders of this magnificent occurrence.

The central water feature and most incredible scenery of the park are in the Mankwe Dam area. This rich zone attracts an incredible variety of flora and fauna including all the native species to South Africa such as the wild dog, Roan, Tsessebe, and Sable antelope. The birdlife is also prolific with more than 360 species recorded.

Besides the usual daily game drives, there are other activities available in the park to please all ages and adventure seekers. Some of the main activities include mountain biking, walking safaris, bird watching trails, photographic safaris, rhino notching and tracking expedition, hot air balloon safaris, and horseback riding.
From “roughing it” in a tent in the bush to a luxury lodge, the park has options to suit every budget and needs. For those who are short on time and want hassle-free traveling, the park has its own airport, the Pilanesberg International Airport. Comfort, easy access, and phenomenal wildlife viewing, don’t miss this pristine and unspoiled natural beauty.

Cape Winelands Region

Switch from the safari binoculars to a glass of the Winelands’ finest wines. Less than an hour drive from Cape Town lays the series of lavish valleys known as Cape Winelands. They are the largest winemaking region in South Africa with grape cultivation that dates back to the 1600s. The Hottentots Holland Mountains surrounding the valley not only create an incredible scenic backdrop for the wineries but they also contribute with the geological composition that provides unique reddish-brown soil conditions for the superb and unique wines. All these inland vineyards also benefit from the typical Mediterranean climate and the influence of the summer offshore winds approaching from the nearby oceans. Depending on the time of the year you visit the region, the landscape’s colors will vary widely.

Besides the classic wine tasting tours to the world-class wineries, there are also tours for food and wine pairings with some of the country’s best restaurants, and outdoor activities like hiking, cycling and mountain biking, natural hot mineral springs, world-class golf courses, or sumptuous picnics next to a dam. You can also stroll down the picturesque oak‐lined streets in one of the historical town centers, visit the restaurants, boutique gift shops, art galleries, amphitheaters, museums and monuments that showcase the rich cultural heritage of the country– the list is endless. And for those wanting to go a step further, take a winelands ballooning tour or a helicopter ride over the majestic

The wine route represents hundreds of different wine and grape producers and most wineries are within easy reach of each other. The most popular ones are Franschhoek, Paarl, Stellenbosch, Tulbagh, and Wellington.

In order to enjoy the beautiful landscapes, delight yourself with the wine and cheese tastings and stroll through the picturesque towns, we recommend more than a day to visit the winelands. Contact us to include this stunning region in your tailor-made South Africa voyage.

KwaZulu-Natal Province

KwaZulu-Natal is a coastal province in the southeast region of South Africa. It is best known for its colorful coasts, western mountains, premier game and marine reserves, strong cultures, and wildlife rich savannahs. It is not as popular as the other provinces but we are sure you will find much in the Zulu Kingdom of interest.

It used to be divided in two regions (Kwazulu and Natal) until the democratic elections of 1994 when the two names were joined to form “KwaZulu-Natal.” KwaZulu in Zulu language means “the place of the Zulu people”. It is the only province in the country where its name reflects the dominant ethnic group. The Zulus have retained much of their cultural identity through their language and their rich heritage of folklore, ceremony, and customs that reflect a diversity of tribal allegiances.
Cultural diversity is visible everywhere though; you just have a look at their traditional and contemporary music, dances, art, and architecture such as the beautiful churches, temples and mosques that are worth a visit.

The province is divided into eight different regions, each with their own appeal and attractions: Durban, the South Coast, the North Coast (or Dolphin Coast), Pietermaritzburg and the Midlands, the Drakensberg- Awe-inspiring mountain ranges, the Battlefields (reminiscent of the Anglo-Zulu War battles), The Zululand- North of the Dolphin Coast up to Richard’s Bay, and the Maputaland or Elephant Coast (it holds one of the country’s eight magnificent World Heritage sites, namely iSimangaliso Wetland Park).

In general, the province’s climate varies from subtropical to temperate, making the province ideal to visit year-round. It is no wonder the region is renowned for its outdoor adventures, beautiful beaches, sporting events, and exciting water activities in the warm Indian Ocean. The weather is also a friend for the adrenaline junkies, giving them the opportunity to abseil the world’s highest gorge, bungee jump, dive with sharks, go mountain biking, white-water rafting, or even do some ice-climbing in the snowy mountains in the winter.

The Cape West Coast

Although not much-frequented as the busy Garden Route and Hermanus, the West Coast has a lot to offer for the more intrepid traveler.  You can find miles and miles of empty immaculate beaches, sleepy fishing villages, and nature reserves stretching from Grotto Bay in the south to the arid Northern Cape Province.

As in most of the country, there is a variety of accommodation throughout the area to please everybody.  If you are seeking peacefulness, we recommend basing yourself either at the little fishing village of Paternoster or the lagoon town of Langebaan. This untamed region is a treasure trove of natural splendor and historical richness. Some of the delights awaiting you:

  • Visit the charming Fishing Villages
  • Delight yourself with the Wildflower Spectacle (starting in August after good winter rains) turning the arid landscape into a botanical wonderland. This natural phenomenon lasts for just a few weeks and is hard to predict but if your timing is right, it will be a spectacle you will never forget.
  • Birdwatchers paradise: the best spots for birdwatching are The Langebaan Lagoon or the Rocherpan Nature Reserve.
  • Bird Island Nature Reserve: a place where you can see the African penguins and is one of only six worldwide breeding sites for the beautiful Cape gannet.
  • Whale watching: from June to December
  • Visit the West Coast Fossil Park for a glimpse of ancient wildlife.
  • Geelbek Information Centre: stop for a replica of Eve’s footprints, the human footprints dating back 117,000 years ago.
  • Tour the West Coast Wineries

Have you picked your favorite activities? We can help you organize a tour through this beautiful region and make sure you don’t miss on any of your desired spots!

Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

Red sand dunes and scrub, sparse vegetation, imposing camel thorn trees and seasonally dry riverbeds of the Nossob and Au rivers summarize the settings for the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. The park is a fusion of two wild wonderlands: the former Kalahari Gemsbok National Park of South Africa and the neighboring Gemsbok National Park in Botswana. It comprises a semi-desert wilderness area of over 3.7 million hectares with no international borders. The union of these two areas promoted a joined management program of the ecology and thus taking a great step forward for desert conservation.

The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is an unspoiled vastness of wilderness and rugged beauty. Its stunning desert scenery and excellent wildlife viewing create great photographic opportunities.
The concentration of animals in the dry riverbeds provides excellent game viewing opportunities and due to the open terrain and sparse vegetation the predators have an advantage point on their prey, creating an incredible prey-predator interaction to witness. The park is not a Big 5 destination since there are no elephants, rhinos or buffaloes and animal numbers are lower than in the lush savannah reserves, but the scenery, the 300 species of birds and the predator sightings are the gem of the park.
Other animals to look out for are the ground squirrel and suricate (Meerkat), the Honey Badger (Ratel), the Pangolin (Scaly Anteater), and the sociable weavers (the hectic little birds that construct huge communal nests)

The park might be far away from South Africa’s main tourist attractions but this magical and immense desert is worth the trip. Talk to one of our experts to include this into your itinerary.

Johannesburg

Well, we couldn’t talk about South Africa and not include Johannesburg, the City of Gold and the country’s chief industrial and financial metropolis. The city was founded in 1886, following the discovery of gold. It might not be in top list of many travelers but the city has changed in the last few years and is now a lively city full of rich culture, history, and endless opportunities. The weather is mild year round, ideal for outdoor activities and walks down its active streets.

The city’s architecture displays the contrasts of the racially driven social engineering that culminated under Apartheid (the racial segregation from 1948 to 1994), reflecting years of rapid growth as a boom town and a singular indifference to historic conservation. But Johannesburg has been able to shine a light to its ugly history and learn from it.

Today, this hip city of dreams has multiculturalism and diversity showing in its bustling streets, iconic skylines, stimulating museums, art galleries, lively markets and a wide selection of things to do.

One of the things that will strike you is the diversity in the people in Johannesburg. The city has its own character and personality. Colorful, Warm, Proud and Friendly.

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TREASURES OF SOUTH AFRICA: WINE, HISTORY, AND WILDLIFE EXPLORER

Duration: 12 days
Country: South Africa

 

DAY 1: ARRIVAL DAY
Arrive to Cape Town. Private transfer to your hotel.

DAY 2 – 4: CAPE TOWN
The next three days mesmerize yourself with the Jazzy Cape Town and its beautiful surroundings.
Some of the activities include a walking tour through the streets of the city, a visit to Table Mountain and Robben Island, a full-day tour of the scenically sublime Cape Peninsula, visiting the lighthouse of Cape Point and then seeing the penguins at the Cape of Good Hope.
And a full-day stroll in the Cape Winelands, visiting different wineries the picturesque heritage towns like Stellenbosch and Franschhoek.

DAY 5 – 6: DURBAN
You’ll be transferred to Cape Town Airport for your flight to King Shaka Airport. Private transfer to your hotel.
Enjoy the beaches, relax in the tropical warmth, and soak up the culture of the city through a guided excursion to the city’s historical sights.

DAY 7 – 8: DRAKENSBERG MOUNTAINS
Your guide will drive you to the Drakensberg Mountains to immerse yourself in heritage. After you arrive at the lodge it’s time to relax and absorb the landscape where nature meets traditions.
The following day, you will have a specialized tour of the Second Anglo-Boer War. Battlefields come alive with stories of famous casts meeting on the Spioenkop. The lives of Gandhi, Winston Churchill and Louis Botha collided, and the tales are fascinating.

DAY 9 – 11: PRIVATE GAME RESERVE
Phinda or Thanda Private Game Reserve
The next few days enjoy a full range of safari activities. From game drives through the park in an open-top safari vehicle, walking safaris and night time game drives.

DAY 12: RETURN HOME
During the morning you will have a road transfer to Richards Bay where you board a domestic flight to Johannesburg and connect with your international departure.

LUXURY FLY-IN SAFARI AND CAPE TOWN PLUS WINELANDS

Duration: 14 days
Country: South Africa

 

DAY 1 – 3: PHINDA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE AND ISIMANGALISO WETLAND PARK
After you land in Johannesburg’s O.R. Tambo International Airport you will take your safari flight to Phinda. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your lodge where you can relax by your private pool and enjoy the 360-degree views across the savannah.
The next two days you will have morning and afternoon game drives. Nighttime game drives and walking safaris are also available.
You can also extend the drive into iSimangaliso Wetland Park next door. It is a swamp-like wilderness where you will encounter hippos, crocodiles, pelicans and flamingos.

DAY 4 – 6: LUXURY PRIVATE GAME RESERVE IN SABI SANDS
A Light aircraft will transport you from Phinda to Sabi Sands. From there you will reach the lodge by private road transfer.
Your lodge will provide exclusive high-end hospitality. You will have available game drives, walking safaris and nighttime game drives. Big cats are a noticeable highlight

DAY 7 – 9: KRUGER NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast head towards Kruger National Park with game drives along the way. Your destination is on the far east side of the park.
The next two days enjoy game drives through the park. Mountain bike safaris and walking safaris are also available.

DAY 10 – 13: CAPE TOWN AND WINELANDS
Fly into Cape Town Airport. Private transfer to your hotel and afternoon free to relax.
The following three days mesmerize yourself with the Jazzy Cape Town and its beautiful surroundings.
Some of the activities include a walking tour through the streets of the city, a visit to Table Mountain and Robben Island, a full-day tour of the scenically sublime Cape Peninsula, visiting the lighthouse of Cape Point and then seeing the penguins at the Cape of Good Hope.
And a full-day stroll in the Cape Winelands, visiting different wineries the picturesque heritage towns like Stellenbosch and Franschhoek.

Day 14: RETURN HOME

DELIGHTFUL KRUGER AND CAPE TOWN EXPLORER

Duration: 6 days
Country: South Africa

 

DAY 1 – 3: KRUGER
After breakfast head from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park with game drives along the way.
The following days enjoy morning and afternoon game drives through the park in search of incredible wildlife.

DAY 4 – 5: CAPE TOWN
The next two days mesmerize yourself with the Jazzy Cape Town and its beautiful surroundings.
Some of the options for activities include a walking tour through the streets of the city, a visit to Table Mountain or Robben Island, a full-day tour of the scenically sublime Cape Peninsula, visiting the lighthouse of Cape Point and then seeing the penguins at the Cape of Good Hope.
Or a full-day stroll in the Cape Winelands, visiting different wineries and the picturesque heritage towns like Stellenbosch and Franschhoek.

DAY 6: RETURN HOME
Today you will be transferred back to the airport for your flight home.

A MAGICAL AFRICAN FAMILY SAFARI

Duration: 12 days
Country: South Africa

 

DAY 1: ARRIVAL
Arrive to Cape Town. Private transfer to your hotel.

DAY 2 – 4: CAPE TOWN AND WINELANDS
The next three days mesmerize yourself with the Jazzy Cape Town and its beautiful surroundings.
Some of the activities include a walking tour through the streets of the city, a visit to Table Mountain and Robben Island, a full-day tour of the scenically sublime Cape Peninsula, visiting the lighthouse of Cape Point and then seeing the penguins at the Cape of Good Hope.
And a full-day stroll in the Cape Winelands, visiting different wineries the picturesque heritage towns like Stellenbosch and Franschhoek.

DAY 5 – 7: GARDEN ROUTE
Your guide will pick you up and take you on a four to five-hour journey to Wilderness that starts with a wonderful mountain pass.
The afternoon is free to explore the town that’s hidden amongst indigenous forest and that it is walking distance of a long sandy beach.
The following days are free to explore the area. Some suggestions are: a canoe trip to a waterfall, a half day trip to Knysna to visit the Elephant Park, explore the Tsitsikamma Forest on a Segway tour, enjoy hundreds of hiking trails either by foot or by renting a mountain bike, or just relax by the beach for the day.

DAY 8 – 9: SHAMWARI PRIVATE GAME RESERVE
Now it is time to experience the game drives and surround yourself with wilderness and a chance to see the Big 5.
Game drives and walking safaris are available all day.

DAY 10 – 11: ADDO ELEPHANT NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast your guide will take you to Addo Elephant Park. Upon arrival, you’ll be taken on a guided game drive through the park for a chance to sweep around the scale of the park and enjoy the Elephants that roam in the hundreds.
The park also offers the chance to spot many of the plains game, and you’ll see large herds of zebra, buffalo, kudu, eland, springbok, and more.

DAY 12: RETURN HOME
You will be taken by road transfer to Port Elizabeth, for a short flight to Johannesburg where you can connect to your international departure.

ESCAPE WITH SPECTACULAR SAFARIS & BLISSFUL BEACHES

Duration: 17 days
Country: South Africa and Mauritius

 

DAY 1: ARRIVAL
Arrive to Cape Town. Private transfer to your hotel.

DAY: 2 – 5: CAPE TOWN AND WINELANDS
The next four days mesmerize yourself with the Jazzy Cape Town and its beautiful surroundings.
Some of the activities include a walking tour through the streets of the city, a visit to Table Mountain and Robben Island, a full-day tour of the scenically sublime Cape Peninsula, visiting the lighthouse of Cape Point and then seeing the penguins at the Cape of Good Hope.
And a full-day stroll in the Cape Winelands, visiting different wineries the picturesque heritage towns like Stellenbosch and Franschhoek.

DAY 6 – 7: HERMANUS
Today your guide will take you by road transfer to Hermanus, South Africa’s whale capital. During the whale season you will be able to take a tour to come up close to these incredible creatures.

DAY 8 – 11: PRIVATE GAME RESERVE
Drive back to Cape Town and take a flight to Nelspruit where your will be waiting for you to take you to a private game reserve.
Game drives, walking safaris and nighttime game drives will be available so keep your eyes peeled for those big cats!

DAY 12: JOHANNESBURG
Enjoy a final early morning game drive before heading to Johannesburg.

DAY 13 – 16: MAURITIUS
Fly from Johannesburg across the Indian Ocean to the stunning island of Mauritius. Your private transport to your hotel will be waiting for you.
Your time in Mauritius is at leisure. Spend relaxing days by the pool or the beach, pamper yourself in the spa, or enjoy one of the many adventures the island has to offer.

DAY 17: RETURN HOME
Time to leave paradise and return home.

THE MIGHTY FALLS, WILDLIFE, CITY AND WINE TOUR

Duration: 14 days
Country: Zimbabwe and South Africa

 

DAY 1: JOHANNESBURG
Clients will be greeted at Johannesburg O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) and escorted to their hotel.

DAY 2 – 4: VICTORIA FALLS
Clients will be met at their hotel and escorted through the airport for their flight to Victoria Falls. Once you land in Victoria Falls Airport you will be greeted by your guide and transported to your hotel. Soon after your check in you can relax at the Lodge until dinner.
The following day you will do a full day tour which includes guided tour of the falls (Zimbabwe), market and shopping, Dusty Road Township Lunch, Traditional Village Tour and City Tour with a guide.
And the last day at 4pm you will be taken to Bush tracks Premium River Safari – The Victoria for a late afternoon sunset cruise.

DAY 5: GRASKOP
Morning flight to Johannesburg. On arrival you will be met by our guide and start your journey towards Kruger National Park. We will stop just outside the park for an overnight in Graskop.

DAY 6 – 7: KRUGER
Travel north in Kruger towards Boulders camp. Along the way we will enjoy morning and afternoon game drives for more chances to spot wildlife. Stops can be made along the way to take in scenery and wildlife, where you will experience sensory overload.
The next day enjoy morning and afternoon game drives. The entire day is a visual feast of wildlife and flora that differs from location to location.

DAY 8 – 9: Private Game Reserve & Cheetah encounter.
You will start the day with an early breakfast and begin the drive to your lodge in the private Game Reserve. On the way we will stop at hoedspruit cheetah tour for a chance to see these beautiful cats up close.
Your time at the private reserve is your own. While the lodge offers game drives and walks, and the finest big five game viewing, you can choose if you want to stay in and relax or enjoy other activities the lodge offers.

DAY 10: ARRIVE IN CAPE TOWN
Fly from Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport to Cape Town. Private transfer to your hotel.

DAY 11 – 13: CAPE TOWN AND WINELAND
The next three days mesmerize yourself with the Jazzy Cape Town and its beautiful surroundings.
Some of the activities include a walking tour through the streets of the city, a visit to Table Mountain and Robben Island, or a full-day tour of the scenically sublime Cape Peninsula where you will visit the lighthouse of Cape Point and then see the penguins at the Cape of Good Hope.
And a full-day stroll in the Cape Winelands, visiting different wineries and the picturesque heritage towns like Stellenbosch and Franschhoek.

DAY 14: RETURN HOME
You will be taken to Cape Town Airport for your flight back home.

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South Africa’s diverse scenery is the perfect background for different adventures that will suit every traveler and budget. From luxurious railway journeys across the country to week-long rafting excursions, multi-day coastal hikes, and cultural encounters—South Africa has it all. Experience South Africa with us, and add extra adventure to your itinerary!

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Luxury Rail Journeys

A trip on the Rovos Rail or The Blue Train is an unmatched, romantic luxury train ride through the heart of Africa. You can take a 24 hour ride or a multi-country ride that lasts up 2 weeks. Travel in privacy, comfort and luxury, with decorations and facilities that are of the highest standards. It is a fascinating combination of world-class service, luxury accommodation, and fine dining set against the beautiful alternating landscapes flashing past the windows.

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Tribe Visits

South Africa has a rich heritage of tribes with diverse and unique cultures and traditions. Cultural villages have opened up to visitors to give them an insight into their tribal way of living. Some of the tribes include the Zulu, Pedi, Tswana, San, Xhosa, Basotho, Shangaan, and Ndebele.
You will learn about their history, culture, traditional dances, songs, and customs. You will also be invited to participate in their daily routines, giving you an authentic feel of a tribal lifestyle.

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White Shark Cage Diving

Due to the water temperatures, depths, and food availability, South Africa is known world-wide to be one of the best and most successful countries for white shark cage diving. The best areas are Mossel Bay and Gansbaai and the best months for shark viewing is from May to September. If you are looking for an adrenaline-filled activity, this is definitely one. Get your camera ready, because you will not want to miss anything!

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Bungee jump

South Africa is famous in the bungee jumping community for its title of having the world’s highest commercial bridge bungee jump—the Bloukrans Bridge. It will be one of the scariest but also most rewarding experiences of your life! You will feel euphoric, with a sense of accomplishment and exhilaration. But don’t worry, if this is too extreme for you, there are other options when it comes to bungee jumping in South Africa. Each place offers spectacular views and a completely different experience.

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Hot Air Ballooning

Experience exceptional hot air balloon rides from the finest venues in South Africa. There are numerous launch sites throughout the country. Hot Air Ballooning is a gentle adventure suitable for all ages. The only requirement is to be 1.2mt/4ft tall in order to see over the edge of the basket. The colossal balloons, the staff’s professional experience, and hospitality will assure you an absolutely unique and inspiring way to view South Africa.

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Kayak with whales

From July to late November, the Southern Right whales frequent South Africa’s coast, and Hermanus is one of the paramount spots to be. There are many incredible activities to do in the area, but the 2-hour sea kayaking with whales is one of the most exhilarating ones. Your adrenaline will certainly be pumping. Experience a wonderful phenomenon and a humbling experience in a kayak just a short distance from one of the largest ocean creatures.

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Scuba Diving & Snorkeling

South Africa’s fabulous and extensive coastline offers an abundance of diving and snorkeling spots filled with fascinating marine diversity. We will match you with one of the top professional operators that will cater to amateur or professional divers. Reef diving, shipwreck diving, kelp diving, deep-sea diving, night-time diving, and snorkeling opportunities can be found from the warm waters of the KwaZulu-Natal coastline to the icy chill of the Atlantic Ocean in the Western Cape.

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Nelson Mandela’s Prison

Just a short ferry ride from the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town is Robben Island. Here Nelson Mandela spent 18 of the 27 years he was imprisoned. The island holds a rich 500 year old multi-layered history and is vital to comprehend and honor certain aspects of South Africa’s history. Besides visiting Mandela’s tiny jail cell, you will be able to explore the Lime Quarry, the Bluestone quarry, Robert Sobukwe’s house, the army and navy bunkers, and the Maximum Security Prison.

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Visit Table Mountain

One of the New 7 wonders of Nature. Recognized for its biodiversity, enjoy the amazing flora and fauna along the abundant hiking trails to the top. If you don’t feel like hiking, the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway will easily transport you to the top. You will still be able to enjoy breathtaking views from all around the top of the mountain.

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Trekking

There are countless incredible wilderness trails throughout South Africa that offer visitors some of the most amazing and uninterrupted scenery in the country. Choose from day hikes to multiple-day wilderness trails with overnights in rustic huts and basic ablution. Get ready to absorb the landscapes and wildlife along the way!

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White water Rafting

South Africa is one of the most exciting white water rafting destinations. Some rivers are more challenging than others, but all provide a chance to contemplate the spectacular scenery and your journey will be filled with memorable moments. Experience the thrill and defiance of dominating the rapids of the mighty rivers.

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Mountain Adventures

South Africa is an expansive playground capable of satisfying even the most die-hard travelers. Try hang gliding, rock climbing, explore the cave systems, and take mountain walks in kloofs or multi-day traverses across remote mountain areas. Contact us for more information.

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January: start of the ‘short dry season’. Hot month. Migration found in the Serengeti. Place green lush scenery and solitude over wildlife abundance.
February: hottest month and still relatively dry. Calving season for migrating herds. Both birding and wildlife viewing tend to be excellent during this month.
March: the start of the main and long wet season. Still good for spotting the migration.
April: the rainiest month of the year and with high humidity levels. Avoid if possible.
May: still very rainy month; expect afternoon downpours. Avoid if possible.
June: the beginning of the long dry season; weather is usually sunny with clear skies. Wildebeest herds stop at Grumeti River to build up numbers before they attempt the river crossing in their thousands.
July: cool weather and the landscape is beautiful green and lush; one of the best months to visit Tanzania. Migration river crossings.
August: beautiful warm days with cooler mornings and nights. Little to no rain.
September: dry and gorgeous weather, alike July and August.
October: warm and clear days, possible rains at the end of the month.
November: start of the ‘short rainy season’.
December: the second month of the short rains, temperatures gradually rise. Migration herds grazing in the Serengeti.

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Unique to the South African experience is its magnificent array of accommodation: posh hotels in cosmopolitan cities, charming boutique lodges in the wine valley, tented camps camouflaged in nature with verandas overlooking amazing landscapes and wildlife, spacious bungalows, and mobile camps that allow nature to sing lullabies at night.
Scroll through some of the lodges and tented camps we selected to learn more about the variety of South Africa’s remarkable accommodations.

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