30 days Ultimate South African Wildlife and Nature Experience

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30 days Ultimate South African Wildlife and Nature Experience

South Africa is one of the most diverse wildlife destinations. There is an abundance of wildlife and fantastic wildlife reserves. You can eat delicious food, sleep under the stars in a tree or pitch a tent, enjoy a sunrise or sunset game drive, marvel in the lap of luxury, or ruff it and go back to the basics. 

We have made this trip visiting the best wildlife and nature reserves on a slow-paced trip from Johannesburg to Cape Town. Come see our wildlife, our abundant and plentiful birdlife, our wild coasts, desolated sandy beaches and lush forests!

Price from 4950 euro per person - ZAR 82.000 per person

HIGHLIGHTS

Trip highlights

INCLUSIONS

What’s included

INCLUSIONS

Carbon footprint

329 kg CO2 e

Day 1 - 5

Just a 2h30 minute drive from Johannesburg, located in the Malaria-free Waterberg Region. Here you will find a variety of free-roaming wildlife as well as a variety of birdlife, including the famous Big 5. Located in the beautiful Mapungubwe National Park, surrounded by majestic mountains and calming nature. Mapungubwe National Park is on the border of both Botswana and Zimbabwe.

Day 6-12

Located in the Greater Kruger area in the Klaserie Nature Reserve, here wildlife roam freely from Kruger National Park, as Klaserie shares an unfenced border with Kruger. A variety of wildlife is to be spotted here, including the Big 5. Walking Safaris can also be arranged for those who like adventure. This is a very intimate camp, with only 5 chalets and 1 treehouse for those seeking an authentic wildlife experience.

Located in the Sabie River Game Reserve, the next lodge only has 10 chalets and is home to the Big Five. Most of the chalets overlook the Sand River, where they can see animals such as elephants, hippos, buffalo, and antelope by the riverbed. 

A private game reserve within the Kruger National Park awaits you next. Mjejane is located on the banks of the Crocodile River. All animals roam freely between Kruger and Mjejane as there are no fences, which makes it more common for animals to roam past your room at night. Wildlife can easily be seen from the lodge as they stop by the river.

Day13–17

In Piet Retief, close to the border of Eswatini, you’ll find this peaceful farm is a perfect stopover. The farm is surrounded by 1800 ha of land, where plenty of farming activities are offered. 

Further South is a beautiful game reserve opened by the author Lawrence Anthony famous for his book called The Elephant Whisperer and his wife Francoise. Situated in Empangeni, approximately 45km outside Richards Bay, Thula Thula has different conservation projects such as the Volunteers Academy, the Wildlife Protection and Anti-Poaching project, and the expansion of the Elephant Habitat.

Further in Port St Johns this fantastic beach hotel. The area is untamed, rugged, and wild, the perfect place to get away from it all.  

Swell Eco Lodge involves the community in almost everything, all staff members are employed by the community. It is the perfect place to make new friends and listen to the stories passed down from generations. 

Day 18–25

In Piet Retief, close to the border of Eswatini, you’ll find this peaceful farm is a perfect stopover. The farm is surrounded by 1800 ha of land, where plenty of farming activities are offered. 

Further South is a beautiful game reserve opened by the author Lawrence Anthony famous for his book called The Elephant Whisperer and his wife Francoise. Situated in Empangeni, approximately 45km outside Richards Bay, Thula Thula has different conservation projects such as the Volunteers Academy, the Wildlife Protection and Anti-Poaching project, and the expansion of the Elephant Habitat.

Further in Port St Johns this fantastic beach hotel. The area is untamed, rugged, and wild, the perfect place to get away from it all.  

Swell Eco Lodge involves the community in almost everything, all staff members are employed by the community. It is the perfect place to make new friends and listen to the stories passed down from generations. 

Day 26 -30

Beautiful accommodation is situated in Green Point, Cape Town. This accommodation is perfectly located, near most attractions in Cape Town, like the V&A Waterfront, Sea Point, Camps Bay, Cape Town CBD, Table Mountain, Signal Hill, and many more. 

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