South Africa’s incredible wildlife is not only found on land, but also in the sea. Experience both the magical world of the African animal kingdom and the unbelievable beauty of marine wildlife, completing the ultimate luxury safari experience.
A brief sojourn in Johannesburg will reveal the rich cultural history here with a morning spent exploring the busy streets of the well-known Soweto township. After lunching with a local, find out more about South Africa’s dark history at The Apartheid Museum.
Head north out of the bustle of South Africa’s powerhouse towards the celebrated Kruger National Park to enjoy a retreat in some of the continent’s finest bush lodges. Appreciate nature on daily game drives while on the lookout for the Big 5, or take a guided walking safari for a unique perspective on the African bush. Spa treatments, stargazing and wine tastings complete your land safari excursions.
Next, head to one of South Africa’s premier marine wildlife destinations in South Africa, Grootbos. This luxury escape is one of the few places in the world where you can experience “The Serengeti of the Sea”, the Marine Big 5: whales, sharks, dolphins, seals and penguins. A boat-based trip out to nearby Dyer Island will reveal the aquatic treasures hiding along South Africa’s coastline.
During your experience you’ll have the opportunity to take advantage of coastal dune walking trails, horseback rides through the nature reserve and some of the most prolific birdlife on offer the world over.
Celebrate your last leg of the journey with a stay in Cape Town, one of the world’s most popular destinations at the moment for its leafy suburbs, nearby wine estates, and history and heritage. A bird’s eye view of the city bowl from atop Table Mountain is complimented with a trip to Nelson Mandela’s former prison on Robben Island.