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Two weeks on the ground in South Africa, including seven full days of safari, visits to Cape Town, Robben Island, and much more.
You will not share your room with anybody else.
Your flight must depart today to make it to South Africa tomorrow.
You'll be met at the airport and transported to our hotel for the evening.
After breakfast, we'll depart Johannesburg for Motseng, our lodge for the next three nights. After unpacking and settling into rooms, we'll enjoy our first South African lunch. A brief hike may offer glimpses of giraffes, zebras, warthogs, impalas, and more. You'll sure tick of your first new life bird.
This morning you can choose to sleep in, or take part in an early-morning birding hike. We're almost certain to see giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, warthog, and many impala. Bird targets include Violet-backed Starling, Pygmy Kingfisher, African Fish Eagle and many more. Tonight, we'll hop on an open-air safari vehicle for our first game drive.
This morning will start with another game drive. After breakfast, we'll take a hike on one of the property's numerous trails. At Lindani, we need not fear any animals that might attack humans. The wildlife roams freely on the 8,000-acre reserve and taking pictures of game animals can be challenging while on foot!
This morning we'll board our shuttle for the drive back to Johannesburg and board our flight to Cape Town. As we approach the city, you'll see why it's considered one of the most beautiful in the world. We'll enjoy a short stroll from our Cape Town hotel among the many nearby eclectic shops. Overnight Cape Town Lodge or similar.
We'll depart for wine country on a tram that will visit vineyards in Franschoek, Stellenbosch, and more! This eight-hour journey will take us deep into the gorgeous wine regions of South Africa, which produces some very high-value wines.
The coastal waters off Hermanus are home to a spectacular range of marine wildlife, but the only way to enjoy truly up-close views is by boat. On this private wildlife cruise, spot humpback whales, dolphins, and more in their natural habitat with your guide. Spin through the seaside villages of Betty's Bay and Kleinmond—with round-trip travel from your Cape Town hotel included—and experience the best of the South African coast.
We'll visit Kirstenbosch Gardens to enjoy the fantastic plantings, along with colorful birds that are commonly spotted like Malachite, Southern Double-collared, and Orange-breasted Sunbird. After an early lunch, we'll take a boat trip to Robben Island to see the prison where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 16-years.