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Magical Safaris & Cape Town
May 1 - May 20, 2024

18 Days                                                     Limited to 8 Travelers, 4 openings                                        From: $8,6000

Detailed Itinerary

Africa is a magical land steeped in legendary stories. You can make some of those dreams and stories come to life. You’ll visit three different private reserves for unmatched game drives. You’ll also enjoy six days in stunning Cape Town, with many activities to satisfy any taste.

Trip Highlights

Superb Wildlife Viewing at Private Reserves

Diverse Adventures in Cape Town

You have eight days of safari on this adventure. Four days are at the Welgovonden Private Game Reserve, in the hilly Waterburg. The countours of the land make a great backdrop for your photos. The trip concludes with three days in the world-famous Sabi Sands, the best place in the world to see leopards up close.

You'll have five full days to explore the western Cape. You'll marvel at the astounding views from Table Mountain National Park. African Penguins at Boulder's Beach are always entertaining. And the scenery from Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve rivals any other place in the world. To slow the pace for you a bit, you also have a day of self-exploration to shop, visit Robben Islnd or do a pelagic bird trip.

Carefully Selected Dining Experiences

Foodies will take delight in a day of exquisite wine and food pairings in Stellonbosch, where jaw-dropping scenery makes the food taste even better, and the wine taste more refined. In Cape Town you dine at remarkable restaurants that offer a dazzling array of seafood, steaks, italian food and more. Each restaurant is chosen from the best reviews of previous travelers.

Travel impacts the climate. To mitigate our carbon footprint, we work with Sustainable Travel International, a non-profit focused on offering true carbon offsetting development. We calculate the footprint from everyone's travels, then purchase a carbon offset greater than our overall footprint.

We also make a contribution to the Endangered Wildlife Trust for every registration. 

The trip in which you are participating combines education with each outing. You will return home with a wealth of knowledge and will be an ambassador for South African Conservation efforts.

What sets this Trip apart from Others?

You Can Walk with the Animals: You start in a reserve where you can safely walk. Few other trips allow you to walk to see big game without a gun-toting guide. Your journey begins at Lindani, where you can walk to see giraffes, zebras, warthogs, greater kudu, and many other antelope species, along with many colorful and diverse birds.

All-Inclusive! Once you arrive, your only expenses are some alcohol and items of a personal nature. All meals, lodging, in-country transportation, accommodations, guides, gratuities, and laundry are covered with your registration.

Our Owner Accompanies You: Nobody likes unpleasant surprises when traveling. Steve is with you every step of the trip. You're greeted at the airport upon landing and dropped back off at the end of the trip. Steve lends his voice as a naturalist with more than 40 years of experience, to ensure you're getting the most out of your trip.

Flights Maximize Safaris: You don't want to be in a car for six hours to get to your safari destination. Instead, you'll fly to a nearby airstrip for the short drive to your lodge.

You're in a Small Group: You will be one of a maximum of eight guests. Having a smaller group often means you'll have more quality game sightings. You're also more likely to form friendships when you spend more time with one another.

Itinerary at a Glance

May 1: Depart home

May 2: Arrive in South Africa

May 3-5: Lindani Private Game Reserve.

May 6: Fly Johannesburg to Cape Town

May 7:-11: You'll explore the highlights of Cape Town, including bypassing crowds to get to the top of Table Mountain, up-close views of African Penguins, and the amazing Cape of Good Hope. Your guide hand selects the best restaurants for an extraordinary dining experience.

For a detailed itinerary, click here!

Steve Eshbaugh's experience includes working as a naturalist in Yellowstone National Park, and many years for private nature centers. He has worked mapping prairie dogs for black-footed ferret restoration efforts, as a field botanist, and on the Everglades Restoration Project.

He holds a bachelor's in botany and a master's degree in environmental education. 

Steve loves sharing his knowledge of the natural world with other travelers.

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