Experience a different Africa with African Travel, Inc.! Get off the beaten path and discover another side of South Africa few others see on African Travel’s exclusive Our Family Pride luxury safari. View ancient rock art left by our early ancestors at Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat outside Cape Town, an award-winning hotel and spa. Unwind at its sister property, The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa, listed in Travel+Leisure’s 2012 “Top City Hotels in Africa and the Middle East.” Continue on to the 5-Star Oyster Box in Durban, home of the brave Zulu nation, the only indigenous African people to defeat the might of the British Imperial army. Reach the climax of this special safari by traveling on to Thanda Private Game Reserve situated beside the Indian Ocean, another award-winning property, showcasing Africa’s unique wildlife.
According to Jim Holden, President of African Travel, Inc., “This safari is for those who prefer to be different and want to learn and be engaged with the local culture on their vacation. In 11 short days, you’ll gain an insight into our early ancestors who came from Africa; immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of iconic Cape Town, now one of TripAdvisor’s most requested city destinations; spend time with the proud Zulu nation, at one time ruled by the warlike Shaka Zulu depicted in the film Zulu, and stalk Africa’s elusive Big Five.”
Our Family Pride highlights:
EXPLORE the traditional cultures and history of South Africa through ancient rock art paintings, visiting a Sotho village and attending the “living museum” Vula Zulu celebration
DISCOVER firsthand how the conservation movement in South Africa is protecting and helping wildlife thrive in its natural environment
EXPERIENCE award-winning hotels and lodges, which pamper you throughout your visit; you may never want to leave
ENJOY the warm hospitality and delicious cuisine synonymous with South Africa as the guest of a family for dinner one evening
The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa: Expect a stay filled with magnificent vistas, from the top of Table Mountain to the southern tip of the Cape Peninsula. Your guides will share their knowledge and love of the Rainbow Nation as you are escorted throughout the Winelands and Cape as part of two full days of private sightseeing. Famous for their fabulous service and exceptional cuisine, The Twelve Apostles provides guests with the ultimate retreat. Nearby is the elegant area of Camps Bay with its beautiful golden beaches.
Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat: Your next destination is the perfect combination of luxury, activity and relaxation. Enjoy sunset nature drives in search of zebra, aardvark, ostrich and more. Excursions of discovery to ancient painted rock art, hiking trails, biking, canoeing, and fishing are all options to choose from. Nestled at the foothills of the Cederberg Mountains, Bushmans Kloof is a natural playground for those who want to reconnect with themselves and nature, with wide open plains, mystical rock formations, crystal clear water falls, and an abundance of flora and fauna. The Spa is a sanctuary to wellness, well-being and holistic healing.
The Oyster Box: A cross-country flight delivers you to this beautiful Indian Ocean seaside location of Durban. Spend a day on an adventurous 4x4 excursion to the Kingdom of Lesotho, home of the Sotho people. Guests who have had the pleasure of staying at this extraordinary hotel rave about the outstanding cuisine and breathtaking surroundings. Perfectly situated on the ocean’s edge, a brief five minutes’ walk from Umhlanga Village Centre, The Oyster Box is conveniently located for quick and easy access to the Durban city center, international airports and numerous stylish shopping centers, yet has a feeling of classical charm and elegance.
Thanda Private Game Reserve: No journey to Africa would be complete without a Big Five safari experience. This award-winning safari destination is situated in northern Zululand, in close proximity to the Indian Ocean. Your three-night private-reserve stay promises excitement with twice daily open safari game drives into the game-rich bush. A ranger and tracker team will seek out wild dog, black Rhino, cheetah and the other reserve inhabitants for a photographic safari you will never forget. The inimitable integration of South Africa’s best climate and rehabilitated and rich bush land has made Thanda home to amazing wildlife and over 400 bird species.