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SOUTH AFRICAN SPLENDOUR SAFARI (21 DAYS)

Highlights: Cape Town, South-western tip of Africa, Garden Route, Oudtshoorn, Durban, Zulu culture, Drakensberg, Kruger National Park, Big "5"game-viewing, Blyde River Canyon, Mpumalanga Highlands

In this 3-week safari, we explore all the natural highlights of South
Africa, including its most spectacular scenery, its magnificent wildlife and its most visited attractions. Starting with three days in Cape Town, we journey to the south-western tip of Africa and ride the cable-car to the top of Table Mountain. We then explore the magnificent Garden Route, with its rich scenic beauty and lush evergreen forests, followed by the Drakensberg, South Africa's highest mountain range, and the land of the Zulu people. We then enjoy five magnificent days in the world-renowned Kruger National Park, home to Africa's 'Big 5' species and over five hundred bird species. Finally, we traverse the spectacular escarpment, known as "The Panorama", with its numerous waterfalls, canyons and caves. This tour is made up of our 3 most popular tours - the 'Garden Route', 'Kruger & Mpumalanga' and 'Drakensberg to Durban' Safaris - all condensed into one epic adventure! This tour is recommended for all first-time visitors to South Africa, nature lovers and photographers, and can be enjoyed by the whole family. Truly an African adventure of a lifetime!

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KRUGER & MPUMALANGA SAFARI (14 DAYS)

Highlights: Kruger National Park, "Big 5" game-viewing, Blyde River Canyon,Panorama, Historic Pilgrim's Rest, Mpumalanga Highlands

This tour is aimed at those wanting the ultimate African mammal and bird safari while enjoying some of the most magnificent scenery in Southern Africa. This 14-day tour includes 8 days in the world-famous Kruger National Park, which boasts an incredible 150 mammals and over 500 bird species! Here, we hope to see elephant, lion, cheetah, leopard, rhino, various antelope species, crocodile, hippo and many others. In addition to the "Big 5" we should also encounter some spectacular birdlife including bee-eaters, rollers, kingfishers, cuckoos, hornbills, eagles (including Bateleur), vultures, owls, turacos, storks, and many others. On this tour we also explore the spectacular eastern escarpment, known as The Panorama, with its awe-inspiring canyons, caves and waterfalls, and an area with a rich and fascinating history. We also visit the Mpumalanga Highlands, with its fast-flowing streams brimming with trout.

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GARDEN ROUTE SAFARI (10 DAYS)

Highlights: Hermanus, Historic Swellendam, Knysna, Tsitsikamma, Addo Elephant National Park, "Big 5" game-viewing, Cango Caves, Meerkat Magic

In this breathtaking nature safari, we explore one of the most beautiful parts of South Africa, the Western Cape's Garden Route. Not only does this region have rich scenic beauty, with its lush evergreen forests and rugged coastline, but it also teems with spectacular birds and other wildlife. The area incorporates the fynbos biome, with a diversity of plants greater than anywhere else on earth, as well as numerous National Parks and game reserves, some of which host Africa's Big 5 mammals. This tour has been designed to give you a taste of some of the best natural scenery South Africa has to offer, and is filled great photographic opportunities and unique wildlife experiences! Due to the numerous interactive activities along the Garden Route, this tour is also very popular for families with children.

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THE COMPLETE CAPE COLLECTION SAFARI (14 DAYS)

Highlights: Award-winning 4 & 5 star lodges, Whale-watching (seasonal), "Big 5" game-viewing, Garden Route, Historic Karoo villages, Monkeyland, Meerkat Magic, Cango Caves, Stargazing

Developed together with the award-winning Cape Collection of Classic Guest Houses, this luxurious 14-day tour incorporates highlights from our Garden Route and Overberg nature safaris as well as parts of the Eastern Cape and the Great Karoo. What makes this tour unique is that we stay exclusively in the 4 and 5 Star Cape Collection of Classic Guest Houses. The tour includes spectacular scenery, fantastic game viewing in the Addo and Mountain Zebra National Parks, unique nature experiences such as Monkeyland, Meerkat Magic and Cango Caves, superb birdwatching, a taste of South African culture, cuisine and history and a visit to Sutherland, the world-renowned stargazing destination - and all of this without compromising on luxury!

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WEST COAST & WILD FLOWERS SAFARI (7 DAYS)

Highlights: Wild flower reserves, Namaqualand, San cultural experience, Scenic coastline, West Coast National Park, Rooibos farm, Bushman rock art, Olive tasting

This tour along the West Coast of South Africa and the world-renowned Namaqualand offers the ultimate wildflower experience! This tour is normally conducted in August and September when the wildflowers are in full bloom, but the region is worth visiting at any time of the year. The tour includes some spectacular coastal scenery, birdlife, plantlife, game and cultural experiences, all of which can be enjoyed throughout the year. If you are looking for tranquility, this is the perfect tour for you, as most of the places we visit are rather "off the beaten track". Crisp, clean air and beautiful night skies are a certainty. In Spring, the area really comes alive, when wildflowers of every description cover the valleys in carpets of colour. Please note that this tour must be booked very early for the flower season.

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WHALE ROUTE & WINELANDS SAFARI (7 DAYS)

Highlights: Southern tip of Africa, Hermanus, Whale-watching (seasonal), De Hoop Nature Reserve, Historic Swellendam, Franschhoek, Stellenbosch, Paarl, Wine-tasting, Wine cellar tour, Game-viewing

This combined nature and cultural tour incorporates all the main highlights of the Western Cape, including its spectacular coastline, rugged mountains, diverse fauna and flora, majestic winelands and its charming historical character. On this tour, we visit Cape Agulhas, the southern-most tip of Africa and the dividing point between the Atlantic and Indian Oceans! This tour includes a night in the picturesque and serene village of Swellendam, South Africa's third oldest settlement, nestled at the foot of the high Langeberg Mountains, plus we explore the three main wineland areas of Franschhoek, Stellenbosch and Paarl. To end our tour, we stay at the widely acclaimed Bartholomeu's Klip Game Reserve, where we hope to see numerous antelope species, zebra, jackal, birdlife and possibly even leopard.

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DRAKENSBERG TO DURBAN SAFARI (14 DAYS)

Highlights: Golden Gate Highlands, Drakensberg, Midlands Meander, Historic battlefields, Dlinza Forest, Shakaland, Hluhluwe-Umfolozi, Mkhuze & Ndumo Game Reserves, Kosi Bay, Turtle-tracking (seasonal), St Lucia Wetlands

Kwazulu-Natal is a fascinating province from both a natural and cultural perspective. This region incorporates some of South Africa's most dramatic scenery - from the high peaks of the Drakensberg to the azure waters of the St Lucia estuary - and includes world-renowned game reserves, such as Hluhluwe-Umfolozi, Mkuzi and Ndumo, where we will have the opportunity of seeing some of Africa's big game and some remarkable birdlife. We start our adventure high in the Drakensberg (or "Dragon Mountain"), before descending to the Natal midlands, where numerous battlefields bear witness to the interaction between the Zulus, British and Afrikaners. We then make our way to the lush indigenous forests surrounding Eshowe and the magnificent game reserves of northern Natal. We then continue to Kosi Bay, one of the most pristine coastal areas of South Africa, teeming with hippos, crocodiles and tropical fish. Finally we make our way down the subtropical coast via St Lucia, a RAMSAR protected wetland, to Durban, South Africa's "Holiday City".

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