Beyond the Safari: Exploring Southern Africa’s Must-Sees with Collette
Price: $9,039 CAD Per Person
(Price per person, based on double occupancy.)
Photo: Penguins on Boulder Beach
Journey through Southern Africa from its wild plains and dry woodlands to rivers and lakes on a true safari adventure by land and water. Search out the “Big 5” roaming in nature in the sprawling wilds of Chobe National Park and Hwange National Park. Set off on a cruise for 3 nights on a privately chartered safari boat along the stunning Lake Kariba, teeming with birdlife and game species. Share a simple traditional meal with a local family in their home in Victoria Falls. Enjoy an al fresco dinner on the banks of the Zambezi. From the powerful Victoria Falls to the calm waters of Lake Kariba…from the plains across southern Africa’s stunning parks - get ready for a true safari adventure.
- 5 Handpicked Accommodations
- 33 Meals (13 Breakfasts, 10 Lunches, 10 Dinners)
- 2 Choice on Tour Options
It’s understandable if “safari” is your first thought when planning a trip to Africa. The awe-inspiring moments of seeing Africa’s iconic wildlife up close truly is a wonder. Yet beyond the thrill of spotting the Big 5 on a safari, with its mix of culture, complex history, outstanding food, and the natural biodiversity, Africa yields so much more.
With its renowned wine regions, epic natural wonders, coastal charms, and the dynamic cities of Cape Town and Johannesburg, there's a reason visitors flock to South Africa for more than a safari. And if it's wonders you're seeking, along with an abundance of wildlife, Zimbabwe offers a world of it. Here are just some of the draws for planning your adventure in Southern Africa.
Magnificent Victoria Falls is considered one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Take in the thundering, awe-inspiring sight of the Falls from either side of the Zambezi River, which flows between Zimbabwe or Zambia. While it’s not the highest or the widest waterfall on the planet, it’s considered to be the grandest due to its combined height and width. See it in person, surrounded by its mist and thunderous noise of rushing water, to fully appreciate the sheer power of this tremendous sheet of falling water.
Cosmopolitan Cape Town holds a place on many a bucket list. The city boasts an abundance of opportunities for adventure and relaxation. Atlantic Ocean beaches, mountains for hiking, gardens showcasing spectacular flora and fauna, and harbors abundant with tasty food and drink offer something for all travelers. Gently rotating cable cars climb to the iconic flat-topped Table Mountain, where you can feast on incredible views of Cape Town and its busy harbor while dining in a cafe and drinking local wine.
Photo: Aerial view of Cape Town
Feel the sea breeze in your hair and the sand between your toes at Boulder’s Beach in False Bay. Aside from being a beautiful spot to lounge, swim, and picnic, it’s also the only place in the world where you can observe African Penguins in their natural habitat. A colony of these adorably furry endangered birds settled at the beach in 1982 and never left. You’ll probably want to stay a while, too.
Known for its colorful mountains and multitude of vineyards, the wine regions of South Africa are spectacular destinations. See for yourself why these areas boast a reputation as one of the world’s most captivating and award-winning wine countries. And you don’t need to be a wine enthusiast to appreciate the architecture of Cape Dutch homesteads and verdant landscapes – a true sight to behold. Relax and take time to enjoy this coastal wine region, from the idyllic towns of Stellenbosch and Constantia to the charming village of Franschhoek.
Photo: Winelands of South Africa
Ready to go on a Southern African adventure by land and water? Ask your travel advisor about Collette’s Wilderness of Southern Africa tour and get ready to be inspired by this region’s beauty!