South African Safaris and Luxury Travel

South Africa is a lion, a grape, a flower, a painting and a smile.  It stands out among African nations for its sheer diversity. 

This land of perpetual sunshine offers urbane cities and old-world vineyards, spectacular vistas and thrilling big game drives. It is well endowed with natural attributes such as the fynbos, a botanically rich region known as the “Cape Floral Kingdom” noted for dramatic flowers such as the king protea.  Two mighty oceans collide near the Cape of Good Hope, and great graceful sweeps of coastline stand uncrowded and uncluttered.

Private game reserves hark back to the era when the land was owned by elephant, leopard, impala and zebra. Malaria-free reserves are ideal for families with young children. Indeed, many of the extraordinary boutique hotels, lodges and inns are genuinely family friendly with  specialized programs and activities catering to each family’s interests.

South Africa is also noted for its ancient rock art and cave paintings created by the original San people and dating back millennia.  Ukhahlamba-Drakensberg Park, for example, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is one of just 23 sites worldwide granted this status on the basis of both natural beauty and cultural significance.  It has 500 known sites of San rock art.

South Africa appeals to the travel connoisseur who delights in exceptional cuisine, historic architecture, world renowned wines, luxurious railway journeys and outstanding accommodations.  From jazz and art galleries, to small craft markets with locally produced arts and textiles, to classic game-viewing South African safaris, this is the lovely composition that is South Africa.

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President’s Pick Africa Quest for Giants

From $2500 per person per day, land only, double occupancy | 16 Days | President’s Picks

"Who says East and South must be separated? Who says a safari must follow conventional routing? Clearly the memo about…

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South Africa & Mozambique Grand Adventure

From $2000 per person per day, land only, double occupancy | 13 Days | New Beginnings Collection

This adventure takes in the Cape Winelands' superb vineyards along with its Cape Dutch architecture, boutiques and galleries. Stay in…

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President’s Pick Africa South

From $1500 per person per day, land only, double occupancy | 14 Days | President’s Picks

Explore lovely Cape Town with compelling mix of modern energy and old-world elegance. Travel up the famous Table Mountain and visit Bo Kaap…

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Adventure Trio South Africa, Zimbabwe & Botswana

From $800 per person per day, land only, double occupancy | 12 Days | Enrichment Series

Discover all that Cape Town and the Cape Peninsula has to offer, including the Cape Winelands.  Explore the historic towns…

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South Africa Custom Tour

From $750-$3000 per person per day, land only, double occupancy | Days | Navigator Series

 Best Time to Go Most of South Africa is subtropical, with temperatures warmed by ocean on three sides of the…

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