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South Africa, Beyond Dreaming 
March 18-April 2, 2025

Detailed Itinerary

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Enjoy all the wonders of South Africa on an iconic, all-inclusive journey that includes Cape Town and amazing safaris.

15 days                                             Limited to 10 Participants                                                From $7,600

Trip Highlights

Six Days of Safari

A Foodie's Delight!

Cape Town Adventures

Your trip includes six days of safari, with five days in Madiukwe Private Game Reserve. You'll spend two days on the western edge of the reserve, then transfer to the eastern edge for three days, greatly increasing the likelihood of spotting the Big 5, plus cheetah, African painted dogs and more!

You will dine in Cape Town at restaurants that offer superb cuisine. Your journey also offers a day in the stunning wine country of Stellenbosch, where chefs carefully select food pairings to accompany exquisite wines.

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 the 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 Island, or do a pelagic birding trip.

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 set the Trips 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 ten 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.

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

He loves sharing his knowledge with other travelers.

March 18: Arrive in South Africa

March 19-21: Lindani Private Game Reserve

March 22: Transport to Cape Town

March 23-27: Explore Cape Town

March 28 - April 2; Madikwe Private Game Reserve

April 3: Arrive Home

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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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