Big game, bigger adventure. Whether you’re bringing your rifle or your camera, you better be ready to shoot. See the majestic and powerful creatures that roam the plains and deserts of Africa. Guided and group safaris offer first-timers an authentic safari experience with less risks but all of the excitement. Gear up and get out.
SOUTHERN AFRICA FAMILY JOURNEY: IN SEARCH OF THE BIG FIVE
11 DAYS, CAPE TOWN TO VICTORIA FALLS
Boasting jaw-dropping scenery and some of the planet’s most iconic wildlife, southern Africa makes for an unforgettable family adventure. On this action-packed journey, venture to South Africa to seek out the legendary “big five” on safari, soak up the charms of cosmopolitan Cape Town, and see penguins march along Boulders Beach. Then top off your journey in Zimbabwe with a tour of thundering Victoria Falls.
2020: March 16 $4419 June 20 $5149 June 27, Aug 10, Oct 12, Dec 23 $5629
CAPE TOWN, KRUGER & ZIMBABWE
13 days, Cape Town to Victoria Falls
Southern Africa is so packed full of diverse highlights that we’re taking two weeks to explore a few of them in depth. Wildlife is the region’s calling card and there will be plenty of chances to spot the “big five” in Kruger, Hwange, and Matobo national parks. Aside from animals, there’ll be many occasions to experience the unique regional cultures of Soweto, the Lowveld, and Victoria Falls. Come away with an even deeper understanding of what makes this part of the world truly special.
2020: Feb 10, March 9 $2804 Feb 24 $2639
Book by Dec 31, 2019
SOUTH AFRICA Safari
TOTAL PER PERSON SHARING: $3,941.00 usd
4 Nights in Cape Town
2 Nights in Franschhoek
3 Nights in Kruger
This 2020 package will take you into South Africa’s Mother City – Cape Town. Then spend 2 nights in the Cape Winelands where you will have a day to explore some of the best wine vineyards in the world. End off with an exceptional safari experience in the Kruger National Park area.
Breakfast at all accommodation
All meals and selected beverages at Thornybush Game Lodge
6 x Safaris and optional bush walks
All day tours
All road transfers in between mentioned lodges, hotels and airports.
Private guides in Cape Town tours.
Magnificent South Africa
14 days SEMI-PRIVATE tour package to South Africa including international flights, all greetings & transfers, 12 nights at beautiful 4* hotels with breakfast included + 4 dinners, many Safaris including Kruger, all with accredited English-speaking tour guides, Panoramic Route, Garden Route, Ocean safari, Wine tasting and more
2019: November: 02 & 30
2020: Jan 04, Feb 01, 29, April 04, May 02, 30, July 04, Aug 01, Sept 05, Oct 03
International flights between Canada / Johannesburg and between Cape Town / Canada
Internal flight between Durban and Port Elizabeth
Greeting and airport transfers by AC vehicles in Johannesburg, Durban, Port Elizabeth, and Cape Town
Transportation by AC vehicles during the tour
1 night in Johannesburg at the Protea Hotel by Marriott Balalaika 4* hotel (or similar) in a standard room
1 night in Hoedspruit at the Makalali Main Lodge 4* hotel (or similar) in a standard room
1 night in Hazyview at the Casa do Sol Hotel & Resort 4* hotel (or similar) in a standard room
1 night in Eswatini at the Royal Swazi Spa 4* hotel (or similar) in a standard room
1 night in St Lucia at the Forest Lodge 4* hotel (or similar) in a standard room
1 night in Durban at the Protea Hotel by Marriott Edward 4* hotel in a standard room
1 night in Port Elizabeth at the Protea Hotel by Marriott Marine 4* hotel in a standard room
2 nights in Knysna at the Protea Hotel by Marriott Knysna Quays 3.5* hotel in a standard room
1 night in Oudtshoorn at the Surval Boutique Olive Estate 4* hotel in a standard room
2 nights in Cape Town at the Protea Hotel by Marriott Fire & Ice!
All breakfasts + 4 dinners (16 meals total)
Baggage allowed: One suitcase and one shoulder bag per person
English-speaking expert tour guides during the entire tour
2 days open safari vehicle game drives with accredited English-speaking nature tour guides
Entrance fees to Blyde River Canyon, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, God’s Window, conservation fee into Kruger National Park and private
Game reserve & Garden Route National Park (Storms River) conservation fee
St Lucia Estuary boat cruise; Sunset Knysna oyster cruise; Ocean safari; Ostrich farm tractor tour; Cango Caves heritage tour; Olive farm tour; Olive and wine tasting; Cape Point full-day tour; All taxes and fees
Toronto or Montreal from $5777
Ottawa, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver or Halifax from $5977
add ons from any Canadian city available.
SPECTACULAR SOUTH AFRICA
12 days/11 nights 21 meals
South Africa’s cosmopolitan cities, posh resorts, expansive desert, magnificent wildlife and fertile wine country combine with a harmonious mix of many cultures to create a beautiful mosaic to discover on this fascinating tour. Ponder history during a visit to the Apartheid Museum. Search out the “Big Five” during an open-air safari game drive. Visit the Featherbed Nature Reserve. Travel the lush Garden Route between the mountains and the balmy Indian Ocean. Visit a working ostrich farm. Indulge in a wine tasting and lunch at a local vineyard in the winelands region. Relax during a leisurely stay in Cape Town, one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
Sept 3, 6, 10, 17, 24 $3699
Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Nov 5, 12 $3799
Best of South Africa
9 Day Tour from Johannesburg to Cape Town
From the history of Johannesburg to exploring Kruger National Park and Cape Town’s highlights, your tour of South Africa is an adventure like no other. You’ll begin in Johannesburg’s Soweto Township to learn about its turbulent past and hopeful future. Visit the thought-provoking Apartheid Museum and Mandela House, located in the former neighbourhood of Nobel Peace Prize winners, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela.
Your escorted African vacation continues through some of the world’s most sweeping and dramatic landscapes on your way to Kruger National Park area. Marvel at God’s Window (a forested ravine and majestic cliffs), and the stunning cascades of Lisbon and Berlin Falls. Your guided African safari begins in the Kruger park area with morning and afternoon game drives through the homes of the big cats, giraffe, cheetah, hyena, gazelle, and more. You’ll visit Cape Town and ascend to Table Mountain via cable car for spectacular views. On boulders Beach, you’ll observe a colony of endangered penguins, then venture to Cape Point Nature Reserve, the Cape of Good Hope, and Cape Point at the continent’s most southwestern tip.
Private, deluxe, air-conditioned motorcoach while touring. Open-air safari vehicle in Kruger National Park
8 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
Jan 18, $3288 Feb 15 $3358 March 14 $3288
April 18, May 16, June 20 $3148
Sept 12 $3248 Oct 10, Nov 7, 28 $3328
Capetown & the Garden Route
12 days/11 nights
Journey along one of the most dramatic coastlines in the world. This journey brings us from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town following the famous Garden Route. Along the way we take in fantastic wildlife, beautiful beaches, rainforests, deep canyons, rolling hills, endless vineyards, quaint towns, vibrant cities, and one of the most spectacular coastlines in the world. This trip takes in the best of one of South Africa’s greatest regions, packing in surprising diversity. In season (August-November) this is also the best place on Earth to watch whales right from the shoreline.
Wildlife from elephants and lions to penguins and whales (in season)
Culture from quaint towns to cosmopolitan Cape Town and nearby wineries
Scenery along the one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world
Diverse nature from the forests of Tsitsikamma to the drylands of the Little Karoo.
9 nights hotels and guest houses and 2 nights chaletswith breafast daily
Travel by private minibus with no long drives
Jan 5 to Sept 2020 $2945
Dec 1, 2019 $2845
Johannesburg to Capetown
Go on safari, visit mountain kingdoms, enjoy world-class wine, travel along dramatic coastlines, and see where two oceans meet. This epic journey explores the different facets of three very diverse countries. In South Africa you go on game drives in the Kruger National Park, walk in the spectacular Drakensberg Mountains, travel along the Garden Route, enjoy wine tasting amid the country’s renowned vineyards and visit exciting Cape Town and journey through the mountain kingdoms of Swaziland and Lesotho. This three week trip has something for everyone: prolific wildlife, incredible scenery, beautiful beaches, awe-inspiring mountains and, of course, the rich culture which makes these countries what they are today.
Kruger and the Drakensberg
Swaziland and Lesotho
Cape Town and the Garden Route
18 nights log cabins/chalets/hotel, 1 night permanent tented camp
Travel is by minibus or overland truck – Mainly good roads with some long drives
All breakfasts, 16 lunches, 13 dinners
April to Sept 2020 $5245
Nov 24, 2019 $4945
Dec 8, 2019 Jan 5, 12, 26, Feb 2, 16, 23, March 8, 2020 $5145
South Africa: Walking & Wildlife
Nov 3, 2019 $3985 Jan 11, 2020 $4285 Jan 25, Feb 8, 22, 2020 $4275
Hike through forests, plains and mountains and track wildlife on foot, by boat and 4WD.
Rising high above the veld, the Drakensberg, which translates as ‘Dragon Mountain,’ forms an imposing, dramatic and quintessentially South African scene which we explore on foot. Along with the fantastic walking opportunities, we take the time to discover the country’s amazing wildlife and we can hope to see the likes of elephants, lions, rhinos, leopards, giraffe, cheetah and much more. Complementing our journey are more walks and visits of Swaziland, St. Lucia and the Battlefields.
Several days hiking in the spectacular Drakensberg Mountains
Royal Natal National Park and the amazing rock formation, the ‘Amphitheatre’
Walking through the mountainous terrain of Swaziland
Morning and afternoon game drives in Africa’s famous Kruger National Park.
Game walk and drive in a private game reserve
9 days walking
Mixture of wildlife spotting and walking
Altitude max 2900m, average 1250m
Group normally 4 to 12, plus local leader. Min age 16 yrs
11 nights log cabins and chalets and 3 nights permanent tented camp
Countries visited: South Africa, Swaziland
All breakfasts, 12 lunches, 7 dinners
All accommodation (see below)
All transport and listed activities
Tour leader throughout
The Great South African Adventure
21 DAYS – CAPE TOWN TO MAUN
Greet another remarkable day in southern Africa as the sun rises over Kruger National Park and an elephant and her young calf wander past you. Keep your sense of wonder at the ready on a 21-day adventure that takes in the iconic sights of Southern Africa. Fall for Cape Town’s remarkable beauty, feel the power of Victoria Falls reverberate in your core, and watch for the “big five” alongside a researcher from National Geographic’s Big Cats Initiative.
Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens Guided Tour, Cape Town
Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Carnivore Conservation Experience, Karongwe Private Game Reserve
Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Zimbabwean Family Dinner, Victoria Falls
Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Painted Dog Conservation, Hwange National Park
Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Okavango Wilderness Project Research Camp, Okavango Delta
Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Botswana Storytelling and Traditional Dinner, Maun
Your Foodie Moment: Traditional South Africa Braai (Barbecue), Johannesburg
Your Discover Moment: Victoria Falls. Arrival transfer. Excursion to Cape Point and Boulders Beach. Traditional South African braai (BBQ). Panorama Route scenic drive. Private nature reserve wildlife safari drives in open vehicles. Open-vehicle wildlife safari drives in Kruger, Hwange and Chobe National Parks. Tour of Victoria Falls. Chobe boat safari. Wildlife excursions by boat and on foot in the Okavango Panhandle. Internal flights. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
Nov 6 $11049
Dec 4, 25 $11,399
Jan 8, 22, Feb 5, 19, March 4, 18, April 1, 2020 $10, 699