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South Africa, Beyond Dreaming 
October 10-27, 2025

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

15  days                                     SOLD OUT, waitlist here                              From $8,600

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 eastern edge of the reserve and then transfer to the western edge for three days, greatly increasing the likelihood of spotting the Big 5, plus cheetahs, 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.

Become an Ambassador for South Africa!

When you arrive in South Africa, you'll transported to a small private game reserve, where you will meet with a ranch manager to find out what the biggest conservation challenges are faced by a reserve. You'll also learn to read the land a bit. What animals put the tracks which you see, and what were they doing? What signs of stress do you so in a plant, and how is that plant surviving? 

You will also meet with a conservation group to hear about their positive impacts on South Africa. By trip's end, you will have a much stronger understanding of many conservation issues faced by South Africa. You will return home as an ambassador for this magical land.

What sets this trip apart?

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.

It's all-inclusive! Once you arrive, your only expenses are some alcohol and personal items. Your registration covers all meals, lodging, in-country transportation, accommodations, guides, gratuities, and laundry.

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 taken to the airline check-in counter at the end of the trip to ensure everything with your travel is in order. 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.

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.

ITINERARY AT A GLANCE

 

October 11: Arrive in South Africa

 

October 12-14 Lindani Private Game Reserve

October 15-21: Cape Town area

October 22-26: Madikwe Game Reseve

October 27: Arrive Home

Detailed Itinerary Click here

Steve Eshbaugh

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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