Featured Tour

A Journey Through South Africa

Openings for November, 2018. Join us for a two week adventure through game reserves, the Cape, and national parks in South Africa. Limited spots available.

A Journey Through South Africa!

Join a small group of solo travelers, friends, and adventurers as we journey to experience South Africa’s amazing wildlife and culture. This tour is focused on some of the best experiences South Africa has to offer, all lumped into one fantastic journey! Keep scrolling for itinerary and more details!

Featured Destinations

Learn more about the destinations featured on this adventure.

  • Johannesburg

  • Panorama Route

  • Kruger National Park

  • Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary (Swaziland)

  • Tembe Elephant Park

  • Hluhluwe-iMfolozi National Park

  • Cape Town

A South African Experience You Will Never Forget

Day 1

Arrive Johannesburg (O.R. Tambo International Airport) –Day at leisure.

Upon arrival in Johannesburg (O.R. Tambo International Airport), you will be transferred to Africa Sky Guest House. - Balance of day at leisure.

Overnight Africa Sky Guest House.

Included: Transfer from O.R. Tambo Airport, dinner, and overnight Africa Sky.

Day 2

Mpumalanga / Panorama Route

Morning departure for the Panorama Route.

The most spectacular stretch of the Panorama Route is the Blyde River Canyon.  Blyderivierspoort Nature Reserve lies to the north of the town of Graskop and is a narrow strip, which runs for approximately 35 miles along the Drakensberg Escarpment.  It contains one of the great scenic wonders of Southern Africa, the Blyde River Canyon, which is 35 miles long and is the third largest canyon in the world.  Unlike the Fish River Canyon in Namibia and the Grand Canyon in America, it is filled with lush vegetation and wildlife.  There are a number of viewpoints along the edge of the escarpment offering excellent views of the Canyon and the river below. From many well-positioned vantage points one has a view of the long gorge, which starts at "Bourkes Luck Potholes" and ends at the "Three Rondavels".

Bourke's Luck Potholes were named after Tom Bourke who discovered gold here at the confluence of the Treur and Blyde rivers.  The potholes are deep cylindrical holes formed by the action of the sand and rock carried down by the rivers when in flood.  Visitors can obtain a close view of the potholes from specially constructed bridges. 

Overnight Hoedspruit/Blyde Wildlife Estate.

Included: Transfer by vehicle, breakfast, entrance fees, and overnight Wildlife Estate.

Day 3

Kruger National Park

Morning departure for Kruger National Park.

The world-renowned Kruger National Park offers a wildlife experience that ranks with the best in Africa. Established in 1898 to protect the wildlife of the South African Lowveld, this national park of nearly 2 million hectares, SANParks - Kruger National Park is unrivalled in the diversity of its life forms and a world leader in advanced environmental management techniques and policies.

Truly the flagship of the South African national parks, Kruger is home to an impressive number of species: 336 trees, 49 fish, 34 amphibians, 114 reptiles, 507 birds and 147 mammals. Man's interaction with the Lowveld environment over many centuries - from bushman rock paintings to majestic archaeological sites like Masorini and Thulamela - is very evident in the Kruger National Park. These treasures represent the cultures, persons and events that played a role in the history of the Kruger National Park and are conserved along with the park's natural assets.

The evening will be set aside for a night safari, where you will have the opportunity to explore the magic of the African bush at night (night safari for your own account.)

Overnight at one of the many wonderful camps in KNP.

Included: Breakfast, game drive, entrance fees, and overnight KNP camp.

Day 4

Kruger National Park

Early morning game drive departing from your camp. We return late morning for breakfast and a rest before departing on an afternoon game drive that will see us returning to camp early evening.

Overnight KNP Camp.

Included: Breakfast, game drives, and overnight KNP Camp.

Day 5

Kruger National Park

Morning departure for Lower Sabie Camp (or similar as available).

Lower Sabie graces the banks of the Sabie River, one of the few perennial rivers to flow through the Kruger National Park. Visitors cannot but feel soothed by the view towards the river and the Lebombo Mountains beyond. In this rest camp, the bounty and plenitude of nature are very evident, eloquently symbolized by the most conspicuous of its numerous trees, the mighty sycamore fig, which provides generously for the livelihood of many birds and insects. Not only do these giants produce fruit at least twice a year, but different trees produce fruit at different times, extending the gifts of life over many months.

Watching the endless procession of animals coming to drink at the Sabie River establishes a sense of one's own place in the eternal cycle. 

Early morning and afternoon game drives.

Overnight Lower Sabie Camp (or similar as available).

Included: Breakfast, game drives, and overnight Lower Sabie Camp (or similar as available).

Day 6

Kruger National Park to Swaziland, Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary

Morning departure for Swaziland.

Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary is Swaziland's pioneer conservation area and a beautiful, secluded sanctuary situated in the Kingdom's Ezulwini Valley, 'Valley of Heavens'. Located between Mbabane and Manzini.

The name 'Mlilwane' ('Little Fire' in siSwati) was derived from the numerous fires started by lightning strikes on the Mlilwane Hill but now holds significance as the little fire that started a big conservation movement in Swaziland resulting in the saving of over 22 species from local extinction across the three reserves.

The accommodation huts are comfortable, fully en-suite, units built in the traditional Swazi way. The wildlife reserve is special as one can walk around freely and get close to animals on foot. 

Overnight Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary - beehive huts.

Included: Transfer, breakfast, dinner, and overnight Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary.

Day 7

Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary to Tembe Elephant Park

Tembe Elephant Park is situated in the north eastern region of KwaZulu Natal, now known as the Elephant Coast. This reserve was established in 1983 to protect the last remaining herds of “free-ranging” Elephant in South Africa, known as the “Great Tuskers”. These herds migrated seasonally between Mozambique and the north of Zululand; however they faced constant harassment over the border, and preferred to stay in the dense Sand Forest thickets of Tembe.

Tembe is one of the few places left in South Africa where the true African wilderness experience can still be enjoyed.

Afternoon Game drive in Tembe Elephant Park.

Overnight Royal Thonga Safari Lodge.

Included: Transfer, breakfast, afternoon game drive, dinner, and overnight Royal Thonga Safari Lodge.

Day 8

Tembe Elephant Park

Royal Thonga Safari Lodge is the culmination of a dream of the local community, private investors, and the Royal Tembe Development Foundation to create a natural paradise for visitors to this unique reserve. The lodge is architecturally designed to emulate the local Thonga building style, and each of the fourteen chalets are uniquely positioned to offer guests total privacy and luxurious comfort within a sand forest in Tembe Elephant Park.

Natural materials and timber give a warm organic ambience and invite the outdoors in - all rooms are appointed with quality furnishings and bathrooms come complete with an indoor and private outdoor shower for those whom enjoy immersing themselves in their surroundings in rare solitude and perfect tranquility.

We will enjoy an early morning game drive in Tembe Elephant Park! Upon return from the morning game drive, we will visit a local Thonga village and school in order to experience some of the local Tembe/Thonga culture. Lunch will be enjoyed at a local “shisanyama”.

Overnight Royal Thonga Safari Lodge.

Included: Game drive, community visit, all meals, and overnight Royal Thonga Safari Lodge.

Day 9

Depart Tembe for Hluhluwe/iMfolozi Game Reserve

Morning departure for Hluhluwe/iMfolozi Game Reserve.

Hluhluwe/iMfolozi is set in the heart of Zululand, and is the oldest game reserve in Africa. This is where Zulu kings such as Dingiswayo and Shaka hunted and put in place the first conservation laws, and where today the "Big five" of African legend stalk the verdant savannah. The Park became world renowned for its white rhino conservation methods implemented during the 1950’s and 1960’s.

Established in 1895, game viewing is the prime attraction. Viewing hides overlook pans and waterholes enabling visitors to see animals at close range. Previously managed as two separate parks, the Hluhluwe (in the north) and iMfolozi (in the south) were joined into one large game reserve.

The wide range of plant life in the park gives rise to a diversity of mammals, birdlife, reptiles and amphibians. The Big Five - Lion, Rhino (back & white), Elephant, Buffalo, and Leopard are all to be seen in the park, as well as a variety of other species, including Cheetah, Wild dog, and Giraffe. It is also one of the best places in the world to see Nyala.

Hluhluwe is characterized by hilly topography, and this northern section of the park is noted for its wide variety of both bird and animal life.

iMfolozi, the southern section of the park, lies west of the town of Mtubatuba. The region is generally hot in summer, and mild to cool in winter, although cold spells do occur.

Larger mammals to be seen include buffalo, blue wildebeest, zebra, giraffe, elephant, and large numbers of impala, waterbuck, common and mountain reedbuck, nyala, kudu, bushbuck, steenbuck, duiker, warthog, black rhino, lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena, and jackal.

In excess of 300 species of birds have also been recorded.

Overnight Mpila Camp.

Included: Breakfast, dinner, afternoon game drive, and overnight Mpila Camp.

Day 10

Hluhluwe/iMfolozi Game Reserve

Enjoy a full day of game drives exploring beautiful Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve.

Overnight Mpila Camp.

Included: Game drives, breakfast, dinner, and overnight Mpila Camp.

Day 11

Hluhluwe/iMfolozi to Durban, flight to Cape Town

Morning departure for King Shaka International Airport for your flight to Cape Town.

Upon arrival in Cape Town you will be taken for a quick visit to Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.

Kirstenbosch is South Africa’s world-famous national botanical garden, set against the backdrop of Table Mountain and Devil’s Peak, and home to more than 22 000 indigenous plants.

Kirstenbosch is part of the Cape Floral Kingdom, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004.

Kirstenbosch was established in 1913 to protect the immense floral wealth of the Cape. Located on the eastern slopes of Table Mountain, this 528ha (1 305 acre) botanical wonderland is magnificent in any season. Paved paths make walking around a pleasure, and plaques and signboards provide information on the trees and plants. 

Overnight local Cape Town guest house.

Included: Breakfast, flight, gardens visit, and overnight local Cape Town guest house.

Day 12

Cape Peninsula Tour

Today will be set aside for an ascent of Table Mountain and a visit to Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve (please note that this day may be interchanged for any of the days spent in Cape Town, as the ascent is weather dependent)

The Table Mountain Aerial Cableway takes visitors to the summit of Table Mountain in under 10 minutes. The cable car’s rotating floor and huge windows ensure that all passengers get a 360-degree aerial view as they head up the mountain.

The cableway was first launched in 1929. Since then, many upgrades have taken place, and today the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway has state-of-the-art facilities and a well-established safety record 

The two cable cars in operation take 5 to 10 minutes to reach the top of Table Mountain, travelling at a speed of about 10m (33ft) per second. The height of Table Mountain (at its highest point) is 1085m (3560ft) and the views from the top reach all the way to Robben Island and beyond.

Table Mountain is known for its rich biodiversity and is home to about 2000 species of plants (more than the number found throughout the entire British Isles), most of them fynbos, which forms one of the world’s six plant kingdoms all on its own.

After visiting Table Mountain depart for Cape Peninsula – named the ‘Cape of Storms’ by Bartolomeu Dias in 1488; the ‘Point’ was treated with respect by sailors for centuries. By day, it was a navigational landmark and by night, and in fog, it was a menace beset by violent storms and dangerous rocks that over the centuries littered shipwrecks around the coastline.

In 1859 the first lighthouse was completed; it still stands at 750 feet above sea-level on the highest section of the peak and is now used as the centralized monitoring point for all the lighthouses on the coast of South Africa. 

Table Mountain National Park forms part of the Cape Floral Region, a World Heritage Site. It includes the majestic Table Mountain chain, which stretches from Signal Hill to Cape Point, and the coastlines of the Cape Peninsula. This narrow stretch of land, dotted with beautiful valleys, bays and beaches, contains a mix of extraordinarily diverse and unique fauna and flora.

After lunch visit the Penguin Colony at Boulders and end off your day at Groot Constantia, the oldest wine estate in the Cape. Wander through the beautifully restored Manor House (these activities are time permitting).

Overnight local Cape Town guest house.

Included: Breakfast, all entrance fees and excursions, and overnight local Cape Town guest house.

Day 13

Cape Town at Leisure

Today will be set aside for you to enjoy the offerings of Cape Town at leisure. Your guide will be available for suggestions and transfers to different activities.

Cape Town - Optional activities (for your own account):

4x4 Tours

Abseiling

Aquarium Diving

Beach Horse Rides

Bicycle Tours

Bike Tours

Blokart Sailing

Boat Trips

Camel Rides

Canopy Tours

Classic Car Tours

Clay Pigeon Shooting

Coasteering

Cycle Tours

Deep Sea Fishing

Dragon Boat Racing

Fishing

Fly Fishing

Go Karting

Gyrocopter

Harley-Davidson Tour

Helicopter Flights

Hiking

Horse Riding

Hot-Air Ballooning

Huey Helicopter Rides

Karting

Kayaking

Kite Surfing

Kiteboarding

Kloofing (Canyoning)

Land Sailing

Microlight Flying

Mountain Biking

Paragliding

Pelagic Boat Trip

Power Boating

Quad Biking

River Rafting

Rock Climbing

Running Tours

Sailing Charters

Sandboarding

Scenic Flights

Scuba Diving

Sea Kayaking

Seal Snorkeling

Seal Viewing Trips

Shark Cage Diving

Shark Diving

Sidecar Tours

Skydiving

Sunset Cruises

Surfing

Surfski Paddling

Tobogganing

Tubing

Underground Tours

Whale Watching

White Water Kayaking

Zip Lining

  

Overnight local Cape Town guest house.

Included: Breakfast, transfers, and overnight local Cape Town guest house.

Day 14

Depart for return flight home

Cape Town to Johannesburg return flight

Morning departure for Cape Town International Airport for your return flight to Johannesburg.

Included: Breakfast, transfer, and flight to Johannesburg.

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Cost Of This Tour

$4300.00 Per Person (shared) / $ 5000.00 Per Person (single)

Rates are based on a 10-15 person tour size. Spots are limited! Reserve yours today.

Contact us via the form or phone to get more information and a comprehensive itinerary.

Rate is inclusive of the following:

  • All land transfer and travel
  • All internal flights
  • All meals as stipulated
  • All excursions as stipulated
  • All accommodation as stipulated

Rates do not include: 

  • Excursions not in itinerary
  • Meals not included in the itinerary
  • All Drinks
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities