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The Many Worlds of South Africa

Complex Cultures, World-Class Wines, and Safari

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The Many Worlds of South Africa

Custom Travel | 14 Days
  • Discover Johannesburg’s inspiring realms, from the interactive Apartheid Museum to the city’s vibrant art scene
  • Keep watch for the “Big Five” at Sabi Sands private game reserve and experience its conservation achievements first-hand
  • Immerse yourself in the rich nautical history, wild seas, and ecological bounty of the Cape of Good Hope
  • Explore charming winery towns in the heart of the Winelands and sample the area’s full-bodied reds and zesty white wines
  • Catch sight of magnificent southern right whale pods (July – November) from the shores of De Hoop Nature Reserve

Uncover the multifaceted, fascinating worlds of South Africa, from the elegance of Cape Town and the wild game lands of Sabi Sands to the boundless flora and tranquility found on the shores of De Hoop Nature Reserve—perched at the end of the African continent.

Begin in cosmopolitan Johannesburg, immersing yourself in poignant history and vibrant artistry, then commune with iconic African wildlife before traversing vineyard-strewn mountains and sampling world-class vintages. You can spot penguins along the coast, indulge in delectable cuisine, and capture a leopard on camera. South Africa has it all and the adventure is yours to design.


Helicopters can whisk you to remote corners, provide sensational and unique vantage points, and offer wonderful exclusivity. To learn more about how helicopters can be woven into your next custom adventure, call GeoEx's destination experts at 888-570-7108.

Trip Overview

This was planned as the trip of a lifetime, and it was. It greatly exceeded expectations, especially in the safari experiences and in the richness of our guide experiences in Cape Town and Johannesburg, not to mention that we stayed in some of the best hotels and camps we have ever experienced. Extraordinary!

– JIM L.
1 – 2

In Johannesburg, delve into the country’s history and heritage   Walk in Nelson Mandela’s footsteps at the Old Fort prison and Constitutional Court   Admire the vibrant art spaces and murals that enliven the city.

3 – 6

Fly to Sabi Sands Private Reserve   In the serenity of the reserve’s quieter realms, spot elusive and exhilarating wildlife on day and night game drives and nature walks.

7 – 8

Continue to Cape Town, trading the thrills of the bush for the elegance of this world class city   Explore the city, from its tranquil gardens and absorbing museums to iconic Table Mountain.

9 – 10

Travel south from Cape Town and uncover one of the world’s most biodiverse areas where native plants thrive and whales, penguins, and zebra roam   Travel to the Winelands region and bathe in tranquil landscapes while sampling world-class wines.

11 – 13

Drive to the 84,000-acre De Hoop Nature Reserve, a wonderland of sand dunes, turquoise waters, and saline wetlands, and home to an incredible abundance of wildlife   Explore the scenic reserve and all its bounty from the ease and comfort of your seaside lodge.


Return to Cape Town and depart.



A small portion of your trip cost contributes to the school you visit with Mr. Robin Binckes in the Alexandra township of Johannesburg. It's just one of the many organizations that GeoEx supports through our Giving Back program.



For a more private, personalized, and flexible safari, we'll line up your own dedicated guides, game-viewing vehicles, and excursions. Options abound to make your safari even more exclusive, from romantic picnics and trips by private plane to a private mobile safari.

Dates & Prices


Custom Trips offered year-round


Custom Trip: From $15,200 per person (April 1 – May 31 & July 1 – September 30, 2024)

based on two travelers, double occupancy; please call for individually tailored recommendations and pricing


Internal Airfare: $975 per person (subject to change)

Park & Conservation Fees: $110 per person



  • Expertise of GeoEx’s travel specialists
  • Services of GeoEx’s in-house air reservations team
  • All accommodations
  • All ground transportation and airport transfers
  • Sightseeing, game drives, events, visits, and entrance fees
  • All park and conservation fees
  • Most meals
  • Bottled water at included meals and while sightseeing
  • Services of a GeoEx trip leader, professional wildlife guides/drivers and camp staff
  • Some gratuities
  • Emergency evacuation services and secondary medical expense insurance

A Journey Built Just For You

Take customization to the next level on a journey fully tailored to you. GeoEx's destination specialists will gladly tailor this existing itinerary—or build one completely from scratch—to suit your style, interests, and time frame. Contact us to see what's possible.

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