South Africa is a land of amazing diversity – in wildlife, culture, and geography. In just 24 hours, you can swim among African penguins, track uncommonly beautiful mountain zebras, and enjoy tastings at some of the world’s most acclaimed wineries.
Join us this March for a magnificent journey in this land of discovery. You’ll start out in historic Cape Town, taking in a spectacular view of rocky peaks and blue ocean from the top of Table Mountain. Home to some of the richest biodiversity in the world, the Table Mountain range has more plant species than the entire United Kingdom. Other activities in the Cape include:
- kayaking among Cape fur seals and African penguins
- a visit to Cape of Good Hope National Park – the southwesternmost point of Africa and home to bonteboks, baboons and Cape mountain zebras
- tours of the Cape Malay Quarter and the Grand Parade, where Nelson Mandela addressed the nation on his release from prison in 1990
- browsing the collection of colonial Cape paintings at the Castle of Good Hope, the oldest colonial building in South Africa
- chocolate and wine tastings at Waterford Wine Estate and Spice Route Winery
Your guide in Cape Town will be Graham Johansson, a local resident who has led safaris in South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Born in Zambia, Graham finished high school in South Africa and had the privilege of living on the unspoiled Wild Coast of the Eastern Cape, where his parents were hoteliers. An accomplished wildlife photographer and afficionado of African history, he is a font of knowledge about Cape Town and can offer great tips for getting the most from your safari photos.
From the Cape, you’ll travel north to Sabi Sands and Timbavati Game Reserves, two remarkable wildlife areas that have all the diversity and none of the crowds of nearby Kruger National Park.This is truly a unique safari! You will enjoy:
- game drives and bush walks in Sabi Sands, home to the Big Five and more!
- tracking African wild dogs and lion prides in Timbavati Game Reserve.
- opportunities to view leopards, African elephants, Cape buffalos, rhinos, cheetahs, blue wildebeest, zebras, warthogs, Southern African wildcats, servals, spotted hyenas, hippos and rare pangolins – not to mention the bird life!
- 5-star luxury at Beyond Kirkman’s Kamp and Beyond Ngala Tented Camp, which bring you close to nature while also providing you with impeccable comfort.
For even more adventure, visit Victoria Falls – the largest waterfall in the world. Enjoy this marvel of nature by foot, helicopter, or even from the back of an African elephant – a remarkable way to get to know the world’s largest land mammal! Boat cruises, birding, and sunrise or sunset safaris are also on offer.
There are only 8 spots left – the group will be limited to 18 people. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity!
Please contact me with any questions. I look forward to talking with you!