TRAVEL TO SOUTH AFRICA IN LUXURY
Have you ever contemplated visiting the beautiful African continent, where East meet West in a cultural melting pot. Oceans diverge and abundant wildlife congregates in diverse semi dessert, savannah, bushveld, and Indigenous forest areas. Explore and experience the passage of ancient cultures, colonial influences as it morphed into modern fledgling democracies.
Come to Cape Town for the most breathtaking views and scenery, a top-rated destination by Conde Nast Traveller. Visit majestic Table Mountain, towering 3554 foot above the ocean providing early seafarer’s with a natural beacon. Chapman’s peak drive offers world-class vistas of the Atlantic ocean en route to spectacular Cape of Good Hope nature reserve at Cape Point. Robben Island is a small Island in Table Bay where, Nelson Mandela, Nobel peace prize winner, was incarcerated. This isolated African Alcatraz played an important part in the formation of the early settlement and the formation of the current democracy.
The French Huguenots, who arrived towards the end of the 17th century, provided the Cape with their skill and flair to produce world class wines. American rootstocks however saved this industry from the brink of extinction from the dreaded phyloxera disease. Delectable Pinotage red wine is harvested from a disease hardy vine created by Abraham I. Perold. He physically brushed a male Hermitage (Cinsaut) flower against a pollen donor Pinot Noir (also described as the Prince of French varietals.) The Cape-Dutch architectural style influenced by the Malay artisans provides wine estates with unrivalled equivalent. Add local flavors of African food influenced by the various cultures for a winning combination of scenery and culture.
Once a year, during August – October, dependent on rainfall, the upper reaches of the West Coast provides a miracle of nature. The Namaqualand wildflowers cover this arid region in a spectacular floral blanket with a myriad of beautiful colors. Explore the Cederberg Region to view historic art of the San hunter-gatherers (Bushmen), who populated the Southern tip of Africa long before any other tribe
The Garden route is equally stunning in presentation with its lakes, sprawling white sandy beaches, Indigenous forests and spectacular natural beauty. Tsitsikamma forest provides many spectacular walks ranging from easy to the more difficult 4-day Otter trail. Within 60 miles from this scenic coastal strip lies the Little Karoo with Ostrich ranches, Port and majestic mountain ranges. The rich tapestries of colors to be found in the sandstone gorges of Meirngspoort and Sewenweeks Poort provide a photographers delight. Swim in one of the rock pools below one of the waterfalls in the area to renew body and soul!
Jet off to the interior for a bushveld Safari experience at the world famous Kruger National Park, or one of the luxury 5-star lodges surrounding this magnificent nature reserve. Those in search of something different may well visit Mashatu in Botswana for a Horse, Mountain bike or on-foot Safari. The smoke that thunders at Victoria Falls and Chobe offers yet another variety to combine with your Cape Sea and Safari package
The East coast presents the Sunshine coast and “friendly City” Port Elizabeth, in close proximity to Addo Elephant park. This is the only reserve where the Big 7 can be viewed – Lion, Elephant, Rhino, Leopard, Buffalo, Whales and White Sharks. A short hop from the Wild Coast region is the tropical playground of Durban. Explore Zulu country to learn more about the famous battles and this brave nation!
Namibia is a land of extreme climate and natural beauty, with wide open spaces to explore the limits of your soul. Rejuvenate and renew with a Cape and Namibian Air Safari.
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