SOUTHERN AFRICA SAFARI
All the Big Five, as well as other large animals such as the giraffe, hippo and many antelope species. The wild dog is one of the world’s most endangered mammals. The largest populations remain in southern Africa and the southern part of East Africa
Most of South Africa's landscape is made up of high, flat areas called plateaus. These lands are covered with rolling grasslands and tree-dotted plains. To the east, south, and west of the plateau lands is a mountainous region called the Great Escarpment. The eastern range, called the Drakensberg, is filled with jagged peaks, some more than 11,400 feet (3,475 meters) high.
South Africa has been famously referred to as the rainbow nation because it is made up of so many diverse cultures and religions. Contained within South Africa's borders are Zulu, Xhosa, Pedi, Tswana, Ndebele, Khoisan, Hindu, Muslim, and Afrikaner people to name but a few.
The South African winter runs from May to September and summer from October to April. In Kruger and surrounds, winter is mostly sunny with temperatures around 81°F. Cape Town sees winter rainfall in the form of afternoon showers during the hot summer months. Summer is more pleasant in the Cape when temperatures are around 75°F and rain is scarce.
South Africa is one of Africa’s great wildlife destinations. Vast Kruger National Park has an abundance of animals and is one of the continent's iconic attractions. For outdoor adventure, the Blyde River Canyon is the third largest on the planet, and jagged peaks of the Drakensberg mountains punch into the sky.
Visit the colony of 1,000 breeding pairs of African penguins nests on the beaches and in the gardens of Simon’s Town, inspiring the Netflix documentary Penguin Town.
Cape Town is a true fan favorite, with its exciting Mediterranean vibe, amazing culinary scene, beautiful Cape Dutch architecture, thriving art community, and successful sports teams – all set to the backdrop of iconic Table Mountain and the turbulent waters of the Atlantic Ocean. It is no wonder it is called The Mother City. This vibrant, trendy city has broad appeal. Local attractions include Table Mountain, Robben Island, the V&A Waterfront, Bo-Kaap, boutique shops, numerous museums, wineries, and world famous restaurants. For those venturing beyond the city, the Cape Winelands and Cape Peninsula are a day trip away.