Grand South Africa Safari & City
11 days, 10 nights
Price Range: $6,176 – $15,899
(all-inclusive price per person, depending on dates & camps selected)
What makes South Africa such a world-class destination is its astonishing variety of landscapes and experiences. From wildlife watching to wine-tasting, this diverse itinerary has it all. Start in the pulsing city of Johannesburg, then leave all urban vestiges behind in the remote wilderness reserves of the north. Follow the herds and track predators on game drives before flying on to Cape Town, a most civilized counterpoint. Tour the Winelands and Cape of Good Hope for the perfect safari finale.
Our Expert Says
I am truly amazed at the sheer beauty of Cape Town and its surroundings. Combining a stay here with a visit to some of South Africa’s most bountiful game reserves is the perfect way to experience the country.
– Court Whelan
Day 1: Johannesburg
Cosmopolitan Johannesburg is the jumping-off point for most South African safaris. The city of four million is a vibrant mélange of colors and cultures. Food and music are central to life in ‘Joburg,’ and its clubs and pubs are an integral part of the social fabric. Tour Soweto or visit the Apartheid Museum to gain a deeper understanding of Johannesburg’s history, travails and rich multicultural heritage.
Days 2-4: Kruger National Park
World-renowned Kruger National Park in South Africa is a flagship destination for safari-goers, thanks to its dense wildlife populations. Checking off the big cats, major mammals and a host of bird species is a given in this diverse ecosystem. A number of private game reserves dot the greater park area providing exclusive access to the treasures here and allowing a variety of modes to experience them, from wildlife drives in open vehicles to intimate safari walks.
Days 5-7: Sabi Sand Reserve
Sabi Sand is one of the world’s most extraordinary wildlife locales. This private 150,000-acre reserve shares a border with Kruger National Park and is named for the two rivers that flow through it. Renowned for its excellent “Big Five” viewing—the elephant, rhino, Cape buffalo, lion and abundant leopard, which were once favorite hunting targets—Sabi Sand has led the way in bringing them back.
Days 8-10: Cape Town
Located at the Southern tip of the African continent where the Atlantic and Indian oceans meet, Cape Town and the Western Cape are strikingly beautiful. At the foot of Table Mountain, the city of 3 million is a charismatic blend of cultures, renowned for its scenic setting, creative cuisine and world-class local wines. Outside the city, enjoy spectacular beaches, sheer sea cliffs along the Cape of Good Hope, and wildlife encounters from penguins to sharks.
Day 11: Cape Town/Home
Your safari adventure ends today in Cape Town, South Africa.