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South Africa: Coast To Kalahari
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South Africa: Coast to Kalahari

13 days & 12 nights, Private Journey

Cape Town, Phinda Private Game Reserve, Johannesburg & Tswalu Kalahari

Discover South Africa's natural wonders on this adventurous journey through one of the continent's most diverse countries. See the great whites of False Bay and visit infamous Robben Island off the coast of Cape Town. Spot the Big Five, the sleek cheetah and the endangered black rhino at Phinda Private Game Reserve. Explore the history and culture of Johannesburg before ending your journey in the wildlife-rich grasslands of Tswalu Kalahari, South Africa's largest game reserve.

  • Day 1
    Arrive Cape Town

    Upon arrival in Cape Town, you will be escorted to your hotel on the Atlantic Coast by Camps Bay.

    Twelve Apostles - 3 Nights
  • Day 2
    Cape Town

    Depart before daybreak for Simonstown harbor for a boat trip with international shark experts Chris and Monique Fallows in search of the super predator of the oceans: the great white shark. The Fallows have studied great whites since 1989 and were the first to film the now-famous great whites of False Bay in the rare act of "breaching" (launching themselves out of the water) in their pursuit of Cape Fur Seals they hunt in this area. Cruise by Seal Island, watch the sharks breach and enjoy lunch on board.

    Twelve Apostles (B, L)
  • Day 3
    Cape Town

    Depart from Cape Town by ferry for a scenic 25-minute trip across Table Bay to Robben Island. This World Heritage Site, which is one of South Africa's most revered national monuments, was once a prison where Nelson Mandela spent two decades of his life on the island, along with some 3,000 others. Some of the island guides were once inmates themselves.

    Twelve Apostles (B)
  • Day 4
    To Phinda Private Game Reserve

    This morning, fly from Cape Town to Durban and then drive onward to Phinda Private Game Reserve. Your intimate Lodge abuts the wetlands where you can view game from the comfort of your private plunge pool.

    andBeyond Phinda Vlei Lodge (B, D)
  • Day 5 - 6
    Phinda Private Game Reserve

    Enjoy two full days of game viewing. The fascinating variety of landscape and vegetation in Phinda shelters an abundance of wildlife, including not only the Big Five but many rarer and less easily spotted species, such as the elusive cheetah or the scarce black rhino.

    andBeyond Phinda Vlei Lodge (B, L, D)
  • Day 7
    To Johannesburg

    Today, fly by light aircraft to Johannesburg and continue to your luxury boutique hotel.

    Fairlawns Boutique Hotel - 2 Nights (B)
  • Day 8
    Johannesburg

    After breakfast, enjoy a full-day tour of Johannesburg including Soweto, the black residential area where much of the struggle against apartheid was fought and the fascinating Apartheid Museum.

    Fairlawns Boutique Hotel (B, L)
  • Day 9
    To Tswalu Kalahari

    Fly by light aircraft to the grasslands of the Green Kalahari, home to landscapes unlike those of any other reserve in the country. Tswalu Kalahari is South Africa's largest private game reserve, covering an area of over 250,000 acres, and one of its most exclusive, with never more than 30 visitors at a time.

    Tswalu Motse - 4 Nights (B, D)
  • Day 10 - 12
    Tswalu Kalahari

    Embark on a combination of game drives and bush walks to see the wildlife in the reserve including cheetah, black-maned lion, desert-adapted black rhino and wild dog. A morning can begin by walking to a meerkat colony and watching these engaging mammals warm themselves in the sunshine before they scamper off to forage. Don't forget to take a starlit night walk in search of aardvark, pangolin, porcupine or brown hyena.

    Tswalu Motse (B, L, D)
  • Day 13
    Depart Johannesburg

    Your journey ends today as you return to Johannesburg by light aircraft to connect to your onward flight this evening.

    (B)
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