Trip Highlights

Embrace momentous history, intriguing cultures, and phenomenal nature.

  • Explore vibrant Cape Town, take in panoramic ocean views as you ascend Cape Point by funicular, and bask on a beach with a colony of African penguins
  • Learn about South Africa’s tumultuous history and incredibly diverse culture during a special lecture, and on excursions led by local guides
  • Cruise to isolated Robben Island and pay homage to Nelson Mandela at the former prison where he was incarcerated for 18 years
  • Intersperse three thrilling days of game drives at renowned Thornybush Nature Reserve with three sumptuous nights at Thornybush Game Lodge
  • With the help of your expert ranger and tracker, stalk the Big Five with your camera; gain deeper knowledge of wildlife at a talk by Thornybush’s naturalist
  • Experience the romance and elegance of a bygone era on a three-night journey aboard Rovos Rail, one of the world’s most luxurious trains
  • Get a glimpse of Southern Africa’s future — meet some of its young people at a youth project in Soweto Township 
  • Finish in classic safari style with a series of game drives at Chobe National Park, a wildlife paradise famed for its elephant herds, lion prides, and birdlife
  • Enhance your adventure with an optional two-night extension in Cape Town, featuring a tour of the Cape Winelands and a tasting at a premier wine estate