Day 1: Johannesburg
A driver greets you at the airport for transfer to your hotel. A vibrant city and cultural melting pot, “Joburg” is the jumping off point for most South African safaris.
Days 2-4: Sabi Sand Reserve
Sabi Sand is one of the world’s most notable wildlife locales. The private 150,000-acre private reserve shares a border with the famous Kruger National Park. The reserve has led the way in wildlife conservation of the Big Five, elephant, rhino, Cape buffalo, lion, and leopard. You’ll enjoy twice-daily wildlife drives that often linger into the twilight hours. Sundowner cocktails await back in camp.
Days 5-7: Southern Kalahari
Fly via Johannesburg to the southern reaches of the Kalahari, a region known as the “green Kalahari” for its diverse flora and fauna. The semi-arid grassland is home to the rare black-maned lion and mountain zebra, as well as black rhino, cheetah, friendly meerkats, and other exciting species. Enjoy morning, afternoon, and nighttime wildlife drives, with optional nature walks and horseback rides.
Days 8-10: Cape Town and Cape Peninsula
Fly to Cape Town, where a driver meets you for transfer to your hotel. Situated at the confluence of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, the city is known for its beautiful setting and its creative cuisine and world-class local wines. Leave the city for a full-day, private tour of Cape Peninsula, showcasing the marine wildlife so abundant here. You might see African penguins, fur seals, Southern right whales, and great white sharks on the water, and ostrich, baboon, and Cape mountain zebra in a nature reserve.
Day 11: Cape Town for departures home
Bid a wistful goodbye to Africa today and catch connections home.
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