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Lilac-breasted Roller

Lilac-breasted Roller

Cost: $TBD

​Maximum participants: 8 

Spaces remaining: 8

Guides: Steve Eshbaugh, Eric Davis & local South African Guides

Level: Easy (We'll spot game from the safety of safari vehicles. Safe walks will be less than 2 miles.

 

Tour prices are given “per person, double occupancy” and include a donation to a South African conservation organization.

 

What's included in your fee?

  • All trip materials, including detailed daily itinerary, list of what to bring, recommended field guides and pre-trip reading materials, checklist of likely birds & other wildlife.

  • All services of the leaders and guides

  • All transportation upon arrival to destination city.

  • All accommodations during tour dates.

  • All entrance fees to museums, parks, etc.

  • All meals (except alcoholic beverages) are included, typically from breakfast on the first full day through dinner on the last full day.

Tour prices DO NOT include round-trip international airfare, passport/visa fees, arrival taxes, baggage fees, single-supplement fees, telephone calls, laundry, room service, and souvenirs.

Tour deposit is refundable, minus a $200 processing fee up to 150 days prior to departure.

Note: Tour costs, itineraries, and dates are subject to change. Prices may be affected by international currency exchange rates or itinerary changes.

We help offset trip impacts by purchasing carbon offsets to reduce our carbon footprint.

Currency fluctuations may impact trip costs

South Africa In Spring
Dates & Price TBD 2025

Imagine you awaken in the morning, just after sunrise, and decide to go for a walk. You relish your final sip of coffee, finish a biscuit and head out into the Soth African bush.  As you round a corner, a small herd of zebra dart away from your sudden appearance. A little later in your hike, you spot giraffes gently nibbling on an acacia tree. You're astonished to see animals ranging freely you've only previously seen in a zoo. An hour later, you return to your lodge, anxious to share your stories with fellow travelers. 

Our trip offers these experiences, along with unique game and bird viewing opportunities, and includes seven full days of safari at a bargain price. This offering is an extraordinary opportunity to immerse yourself in the stunning scenery, wildlife, and culture of South Africa. Why pick South Africa for a safari?  When we see game, we'll share it with fewer other tourists. Unique to almost any other tour, this venture starts on a 7,200-acre private game reserve. We will leave cars behind and go for short hikes to spot giraffe, impala, and a variety of other native wildlife without potentially dangerous predatory species (at least none of the human-eating kind.) We will likely see no one else during our stay. It won't take long to leave the stresses of home behind. And we'll also have a chance to reset our clocks.

​We'll also visit Cape Town (one of the most scenic cities in the world), including the stunning Cape Point National Park. A visit to Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens will provide an opportunity to view a fantastic array of flowering plants and many bird species that feed on some of the flowers for nectar.

​No trip to South Africa is complete without a safari. Many tours book safari lodges for two or three nights; we have arranged for five consecutive nights and seven total days of safari. You want to maximize your journey, as traveling to Africa is not often repeated, and we want to ensure you see most possible game animals. All our visits are to malaria-free zones, so no anti-malarial medications are needed.

​BOOK this trip if you look forward to getting away from the constant use of electronics. You’ll likely have plenty of distractions to take you away from constant email, text and social media posts.

October 17: Depart United States​

October 18: Arrive in Johannesburg​

October 19: Day visit to Dino Keng Private Reserve, overnight Johannesburg​

October 20: Transfer to Lindani Private Game Reserve

October 21: Explore Lindani, overnight Lindani​

October 22: Morning & Evening safaris, overnight Lindani​

October 23: Bird walk & picnic dinner, overnight Lindani​

October 24: Lindani to Johannesburg. Fly to Cape Town, Overnight in Cape Town​

October 25: Kirstenbosch Gardens, Table Mountain, Overnight in Cape Town​

October 26: Full day in wine country, Overnight in Cape Town​

October 27: Cape Point, Cape of Good Hope Boulder's Beach. Overnight in Cape Town​

October 28: Bird Cape Town in the morning, Free afternoon. Overnight in Cape Town​

October 29: Whale-watching trip to Hermanus. Free afternoon. Overnight in Cape Town​

October 30: Cape Town to Johannesburg, fly to Madikwe Private Reserve​

October 31: Explore Madikwe Private Reserve, Overnight Thakudu Bush Camp, or similar​

November 1: Explore Madikwe Private Reserve, Overnight Impodimu Lodge​

November 2: Explore Madikwe Private Reserve, Overnight Impodimu Lodge​

November 3: Explore Madikwe Private Reserve, Overnight Impodimu Lodge​

November 4: Drive from Madikwe to Johannesburg, fly home tonight​

November 5: Arrive Home.

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Long-tailed Widowbird

Long-tailed Widowbird

Safari vehicle photo by Guide Steve Eshbaugh

Malachite Kingfisher

Leopard photo by guide Steve Eshbaugh

Photo by guide Steve Eshbaugh

Photo by Guide Steve Eshbaugh

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