Land Cost: $2395 pp twin share based on a min. of 18 people plus $85 pre-paid gratuities for rangers = $2480
“All new AFS Amazing Race Africa!”
Trekking South Africa, Bush to Beach.
September 10-19, 2023
Small group. Tailored for AFS Fitbits.
Come explore the majesty of Africa on a fitness expedition like no other, with whales, wines and wildlife as you hike stunning vistas that will take your breath away. Our past AFS Afroholics loved our Amazing Race. But this one is off the charts as our coolest vacation creation ever to get your adventure on! Imagine hiking 3 different regions along the scenic wild coast of the Western Cape. Or walking with penguins on Boulders Beach and among baboons in Cape Point, most southern point on our planet.
Craving more fun? The Western Cape is Africa’s adventure capital with some of the world’s most beautiful trails. There’s ziplines, mountain bikes, bush barbecues, Glamping in luxury tents, catamaran marine safari, sea kayaks, Nat Geo-style game drives with the wildest animals and more. Add in a hike up Table Mountain, caged shark dives, snorkeling with seals and you have a thrilling getaway others only dream about!
South Africa is a “World in one country” with endless diversity to get your best photos. It’s vast, with nature in its purest form and the colorful culture of the Afrikaans there to welcome you. We begin in glorious Cape Town, just voted in “Top 5 world’s most beautiful cities”. Each day, our Team guides you on a marathon through iconic trails of stunning landscapes. There’s a sense of excitement along the way with checkpoints and hidden clues in your quest. Some days challenging, some days just delightful.
We follow the Indian Ocean cape to Hermanus, “Whale capital of the world.” (It’s migration time now for 20,000+ Humpbacks and Southern Right’s birthing and breaching before your eyes.) We end at spectacular Gondwana Game Reserve for heart-pumping thrills in search of countless wild animals like giraffes, zebras, springbok, hippos, monkeys and more along with the Big 5 – Lions, Rhinos, Elephants, Leopards and the fierce Cape Buffalo.
You’ll be pampered throughout in the finest first-class hotels and lodges. September is the best time to go for weather and springtime wildflowers in bloom. Air is easy round trip to Cape Town. SA is trending hot this year with our strong dollar and our price can’t be beat for all that’s included. There’s no prep, no gear, no visa, no travel meds - as we traverse malaria-free zones, we’ve got you covered in 10 incredible days!
Our GTL Joey is ecstatic to lead you. We will be presenting more fit trips years ahead, but this is a special once in a lifetime AFS escape that won’t be presented again. Winners or not, you’ll be a survivor getting lost together in the bush with extreme fun on our all new Amazing Race Africa. Read all below on how this will make your heart leap with forever memories.
“Magical Africa changes you forever like nowhere else on earth. Once you’ve been there, where everything is magnified, you’ll never be the same. It’s always in you, the drumbeat lingering in your head and heart.” - Brian Jackman