Big 5 Safari
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Classic South Africa

The quintessential safari experience that'll take you on a journey from white lions in the Timbavati to Penguins and Table Mountain in Cape Town.

Destinations

Timbavati Private Game Reserve, Cape Town

Duration

12 days

Investment

From per person $7,660

Ideal time of year

Year Round
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Overview

Explore the place we call home
The essential South African experience

Taking you on safari to some of South Africa's best wilderness areas. Nearly untouched lands where the horizon stretches on as far as the eye can see. Contrasted by a stopover tour in Cape Town, you'll experience everything from the famous white lions of the Timbavati to the adorable penguins on Boulders beach, this immersive safari experience will give you a taste of the diversity and uniqueness this country has to offer. Experience rich cultures, classic wildlife and jaw-dropping views.

One of our faves, if we do say so ourselves!

What you'll see

A few of the many incredible things you'll see and experience while on this journey.

The Big Five
White Lions
Wild Dogs
Ground Hornbills
Penguins
Table Mountain
The Big Five
White Lions
Wild Dogs
Ground Hornbills
Penguins
Table Mountain

Itinerary Overview

Day 1: Arrival - Johannesburg, South Africa

Starting in the bustling city of Johannesburg, fly straight into Big5 country, landing at a remote bush strip in the Timbavati, for Tanda Tula Safari Lodge. The Timbavati Private Game Reserve covers 75,000 hectares of unfenced pristine wilderness. Bordered by the Kruger National Park and the Sabi Sand Private Reserve, the area is known for its natural splendor, wide swathe of bush and high density of wildlife - including the Big Five, Wild Dogs, Cheetah and over 350 bird species.

Days 2-4: Tanda Tula Safari Lodge, Timbavati

Delve into the world of wildlife on twice daily game drives, bush walks and extend your morning adventures with a bush breakfast daily. It is all about re-connect with yourself and nature, absorbing the sights, sounds and smells of the bush. In between game drives, spend time at the lodge's hide overlooking a waterhole to see who comes for a drink.

Days 5-8: Ngala Safari Lodge, Greater Kruger National Park

The magic and mystery of Africa comes alive in the welcoming ambiance of the elegant Ngala Safari Lodge. This timeless and charming safari lodge is ideally positioned in Ngala Private Game Reserve, a private concession inside the highly acclaimed Kruger National Park, South Africa’s largest wildlife sanctuary, and one of the biggest game reserves in the world. Ngala is renowned for its sighting of White Lions, as well as Wild Dogs. Explore this beautiful concession along the Timbavati River on twice daily game drives and bush walks.

Option: Experience the very essence the wilderness by overnighting in the luxurious Ngala Treehouse, a remote overnight retreat that allows you to sleep on an elevated and safe platform, under a blanket of stars (extra cost).

Days 9 - 11: Tintswalo at Boulders Beach, Cape Town

After 10 nights in the wilds, explore South Africa's award winning city of Cape Town. Tintswalo at Boulders enjoys the beauty of local fynbos and unobstructed views over Boulders Beach with its internationally famous colony of endangered African penguins. Depending on your interests, there are a number of cultural or wildlife tours available and you can spend your days sightseeing in the city and nights in Cape Town's finest restaurants.

Day 12: Departure - Cape Town, South Africa

Today marks the end of your South African adventure. After breakfast with the penguins, head back to the airport, where you can connect with onward international flights home.

Where you'll stay

Tanda Tula Safari Camp

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Ngala Safari Lodge

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Tintswalo at Boulders Beach

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Need to Know

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not included in this experience

children & family policy

Rates & Dates

Rates can vary significantly between seasons and will fluctuate based on the number of guests travelling and special offers that may be applicable. The rates below are based on two adults (sharing), travelling in mid-season.
Please contact us for a personal quote.
2021 Rates:
From per person $7,660
Ideal travel dates:
Year Round

Conservation & impact

conservation FOCUS

Optional: Meet an anti poaching unit and their K9 colleagues to learn what it takes to protect wildlife from poachers.

visit a project and make a difference

We've carefully selected local projects that are doing amazing work for conservation in the area. You can add a visit on to your itinerary which will automatically include a direct donation to their work. Note: Some of these projects may already be included in your itinerary!

Endangered Wildlife Trust (Carnivore Program)

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APNR Ground Hornbill

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Southern African Wildlife College K9 Unit

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