Days 1–3: Cape Town, South Africa
Arrive in Cape Town, where you’re greeted at the airport and transferred to your hotel. 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, this city of 3 million is a charismatic blend of cultures, renowned for its scenic setting, creative
Days 4–6: The Great Karoo—Samara Private Game Reserve
Transfer to the airport this morning for your flight to Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape. Then, transfer by road to your camp. Comprising the southeastern coast of South Africa, the Eastern Cape is a wonderland of natural diversity. This malaria-free region boasts 500 miles of coastline, seven different biomes, more than 3,500 endemic plant species, and South Africa’s “Big Seven” (lion, leopard, buffalo,
Day 7–9: Eastern Cape—Kwandwe Private Game Reserve
Transfer by road today to reach the lush forests and grasslands of the east, where your destination is Kwandwe Private Game Reserve, a definite contrast to Samara. Kwandwe’s 54,000 acres contain a 19-mile stretch bordering the Great Fish River plus 32,000 acres of sensitive subtropical thicket vegetation, providing the capacity to store more than half a million tons of carbon—a boon to the environment. The reserve is home to South Africa's famous Big Five as well as kudu, eland, red hartebeest and rare birds such as the endangered blue crane. Twice-daily wildlife drives showcase large mammals such as elephant,
Day 10: Port Elizabeth / Johannesburg or Cape Town / Depart
After a road transfer to Port Elizabeth this morning, connect with your onward flight to Johannesburg or Cape Town today, where you'll bid farewell to South Africa as you depart for home.