Exceptional Variety Defines This Town & Country Safari to the Bushveld, Desert and Coast
This grand South African journey combines three distinctive safari experiences for one ultra-memorable adventure. In the Greater Kruger region, the acclaimed Sabi Sand Reserve is renowned for its prolific game and predators, while Tswalu, in the Southern Kalahari Desert, is the country's largest wildlife enclave. Then, head to coastal Cape Town to add an unusual marine wildlife element to your safari, as you look for seasonal whales and great white sharks offshore. The diversity of wildlife contained within these three distinct ecosystems is staggering: You'll have a chance to tick off the Big Five, observe fascinating nocturnal creatures, look for unusual animals such as the rare sable antelope, and track impressive black-maned Kalahari lions.
Discover South Africa’s most varied assortment of wildlife, from the famous Big Five to unique desert-adapted species and marine life along the Cape Peninsula
Explore three distinct ecosystems, from lowland savanna and woodlands to the southern Kalahari and coastal mountains—plus the urban highlights of Cape Town!
Stay at exclusive Tswalu Kalahari, South Africa's last, greatest wilderness and its largest reserve, yet just 30 privileged guests may visit at any one time
No One Shows You the Natural Wonders of South Africa Like We Do!
Countless safaris venture to South Africa, but with a custom Nat Hab itinerary you will explore a vast array of complementary habitats, see a diversity of wildlife and experience a level of luxury and personalized discovery perfectly tailored to your needs. Learn how our grand South African adventure is different and better than the rest:
A Custom-Crafted Itinerary That Maximizes Wildlife Sightings Most South Africa safaris concentrate on popular areas like Kruger National Park and Sabi Sand, known for their legendary wildlife. We combine these tried-and-true destinations with South Africa’s largest and most exclusive wildlife reserve, spanning more than 275,000 acres of privately owned land in the Southern Kalahari. Experience the classic Big Five of Kruger and Sabi Sand, then travel to a rarely visited area to witness rare black rhinoceros and massive black-maned Kalahari lions in a completely different setting.
Diversity Your Adventure with a Marine Safari off Cape Town Most visitors to Cape Town overlook the rich undersea biodiversity just offshore, and few safaris in general include a marine wildlife element. In contrast, your visit to Cape Town centers on a private, full-day Cape Peninsula excursion where you will scout for the Marine Big Five: seasonal whales, great white sharks, African penguins, playful dolphins and Cape fur seals.
Exclusive Safari Activities on Private Reserves Many safaris stay strictly within the main areas of popular national parks and reserves. In contrast, we book small safari camps in private wildlife reserves known for exceptional animal viewing and no crowds. For example, your itinerary includes Tswalu Kalahari Game Reserve, so vast that it averages more than 8,000 acres for every one guest! From these secluded camps, enjoy special privileges not offered in national parks, such as guided safari walks, offroad wildlife tracking and nighttime safari drives.
Efficient Travel Maximizes Time Spent with Wildlife By utilizing the best plane schedules and routings, we minimize time spent in Johannesburg hotels. Johannesburg is a hub and is often a necessary stop between safari destinations all over Southern Africa, but we link your locales—however far afield—seamlessly with both commercial and shared charter flights so you avoid backtracking and forced overnights in Johannesburg. A direct flight to Cape Town caps off your efficient travel experience.
Each Traveler Is Guaranteed a Window Seat The camps we work with withensure that every guest gets a window seat for unimpeded views and outstanding photography opportunities. The number of guests in each safari vehicle is limited to maximize comfort. In contrast, many other companies use crowded mini buses, which aren't nearly as mobile or advantageous when it comes to getting you close to the wildlife. And at Tswalu you will have a private vehicle for your completely private, personally tailored safari activities. No set schedule—it’s all about your preferences!
Our Quality-Value Guarantee Ensures Your Superior Safari Experience When you travel with Natural Habitat, you receive our exclusive guarantee, clearly stating that we will meet the lofty expectations we set in our promotional materials. To our knowledge, this is the most ambitious guarantee made by any adventure travel company. Read our important promise.
Feel Good About the Way You Travel We care deeply about the planet, just as you do. Travel with us and relax in the knowledge that the emissions from your trip are 100-percent carbon-offset. Natural Habitat is the world’s first carbon-neutral travel company, an important element when you're concerned, as we are, about wildlife habitats threatened by a rapidly warming planet.
Natural Habitat Adventures is WWF's Travel Partner
Because of our commitment to environmentally friendly travel, as well as the exceptional quality of our adventures, World Wildlife Fund—the world's leading environmental conservation organization—has named Natural Habitat as its worldwide travel partner, a designation that makes us exceedingly proud!
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