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14 Day Wildlife Viewing Tour in South Africa

offered by supplier M19118 (read about supplier)

Key Information:
Tour Duration: 14 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 12 people
Destination(s): South Africa  
Specialty Categories: Wildlife Viewing  
Season: August - October
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 42750 South Africa Rand (ZAR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 54580 South Africa Rand (ZAR)

The Cape and the Kruger are two regions that are on almost every traveller’s South African itinerary, and for good reason. Radically different, and located at opposite corners of the country, a visit to these two regions will brilliantly showcase the diversity that the country is known for. The Cape is a truly remarkable piece of land. Hemmed in by the Atlantic Ocean to the South and West and an intricate system of Fold Mountains on the inland side, it is possibly as un-African it gets without leaving the continent. The winter rainfall regime, strong summer winds and unique topography have contributed to a high degree of endemism and a singularly unique floral kingdom, described originally by the Dutch settlers as Fynbos, or ‘Fine Bush’. While big terrestrial mammals were never common here, there are some endemics to be seen, such as the Cape Mountain Zebra and Bontebok, while marine animals such as Southern Right Whale and Great White Shark can also be seen. Moving up-country from the Cape, the next port-of-call is the Greater Kruger National Park, a protected area of over 5 million acres which is home to all of Africa’s iconic big game species, as well as myriad birds and other smaller creatures. Combining these two areas will create a rewarding and memorable South African wildlife experience, one which will probably make you want to come back to see the rest of the country.

Basic Itinerary:
- The Cape Peninsula.
- Hermanus, the Whale town.
- The Kruger National Park.
- The Sabi Sand Game Reserve, where the big cats roam.

Expected weather conditions: the Cape’s weather is notoriously variable and August is within the winter rainfall period. Some rain can be expected, while fine and warm conditions are also expected. In the Kruger it should be dry and warm, but early morning drives in open vehicles can be cold, so adequate clothing such as a thick fleece and windbreaker are recommended.
- Tour tempo: medium, optional mid-day breaks on non-travelling days.
- Accommodation standards: medium plus: lodges and guest houses.
- Mammal viewing: Southern Right Whales in season (late-August to December); antelope species such as the endemic Bontebok, Rock Hyrax and Chacma Baboon and other smaller species in the Cape. Superb mammal viewing in the Kruger region, including the Big Five.
- Birding: great birding opportunities, highlights include African Penguin, Cape Sugarbird and Blue Crane.
- Other wildlife and attractions: Table Mountain and the Cape Peninsula, the scenic drive between Gordon's Bay and Pringle Bay.
- Add-ons: this tour can be combined with extensions to Victoria Falls or Namibia. Contact us for more information.

Supplemental Tour Information:
Group size: maximum of 12 participants, 1 guide per 6 participants.

Member discount:
10% discount for InfoHub customer. Request a free gift certificate.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price: ZAR 42 750 per person sharing for a group size of 4 participants. ZAR 7 350 single supplement. The cost is for a group of 4 participants, all sharing. A small group surcharge will apply to groups of 3 or fewer. Please contact us for more detail.

- Accommodation
- All breakfasts and dinners
- Entrance fees
- Personalised checklists
- Specialist guide fees.

- All airfares
- Travel and medical insurance
- Lunches
- All drinks
- Optional excursions where applicable
- Gratuities
- Items of a personal nature.

About This Supplier
Location: South Africa
Joined InfoHub: Feb 2009

M19118 is a family run tour operator based in South Africa. We specialize in creating and leading superb natural history safaris which focus specifically on birds or wildlife in general, depending on the clients’ interests. Founded in 1990, M19118 was the very first specialized birding safari company in South Africa....

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