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Africa / The Ultimate Safari Experience

A safari destination like no other, South Africa offers exceptional wildlife viewing experiences that extend far beyond the traditional. The fynbos-clad hills around Walker Bay on the Atlantic Coast are a perfect spot from which to view the marine Big Five – whales, white sharks, penguins, seals and dolphins – as well as a 4x4 flower safari around the Cape’s unique floral kingdom. The rolling savannahs and endless dunes of the Kalahari reveal unique species of antelope, desert black rhino, colonies of habituated meerkats and the dark-maned Kalahari lion, whilst the Big Five inhabit malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve, one of South Africa’s largest private reserves.

Nights 10

from £7605 pp

Price based on two sharing and includes return international flights, 10 nights accommodation with meals as specified, internal flights and transfers.

Meal basis: BB Breakfast, HB Half board, FI Fully Inclusive. 

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The Ultimate Safari Experience


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Fly to Cape Town

Depart London Heathrow on an overnight flight to Cape Town.

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Travel to Grootbos for the marine Big Five

Travel to Grootbos for the marine Big Five

On arrival, transfer by road to Walker Bay for three nights at Grootbos Private Nature Reserve. Participate in the many included activities, from horse riding to flower safaris and cave explorations, or explore the local area – perhaps a boat trip to Dyer Island to spot penguins, bottlenose dolphins, seals and sharks, shark cage diving, quad biking, a wine route exploration or a scenic flight over the coast, all of which can be arranged (at local charges). From July to November, the Southern Right whales bask just off shore. (FB)

Grootbos Private Nature Reserve

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Get up close with the meerkats at Tswalu

Get up close with the meerkats at Tswalu

Transfer to Cape Town airport and Fly to the Kalahari for a four night stay at Tswalu Private Game Reserve. Head out on game drives or bush walks with highly experienced guides, ride through the pristine wilderness on horseback and witness the sheer size, power and magnificence of the Kalahari black-maned lion. Undoubtedly, a highlight will be a close-up encounter with a colony of meerkats; watch as they emerge, blinking from their burrows, to greet the day. Further unique experiences include rhino tracking on foot and sleeping out under the stars. (FI)

Tswalu Kalahari Reserve

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Spot the Big Five at Madikwe

Spot the Big Five at Madikwe

Fly to Johannesburg and onto the Madikwe Game Reserve for three nights at Madikwe Hills, an intimate lodge set on a hill overlooking the bushveld. Guided game drives in comfortable Land Rovers traverse plains teeming with game in search of the Big Five (lion, buffalo, elephant, rhino and leopard). Madikwe also boasts a healthy African wild dog population so you may be rewarded with a sighting. (FI)

Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge

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Return to London

Return to Johannesburg and connect to your overnight flight to London Heathrow.

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