South Africa is a stunning country with remarkable diverse regions to explore and discover. Join us on our curated, authentic, one of a kind journey in October 2017 which is one of the best times to visit when it’s springtime in South Africa. You will arrive in Johannesburg where we will begin with a tour of Nelson Mandela’s former home and visit the impressive UNESCO World Heritage Cradle of Humankind site. We then travel north and spend three nights experiencing the wonder of safari days in a pristine environment comfortably perched at our small private family owned safari lodge on an exquisite private reserve in the northern wilderness within Kruger National Park. To experience the notable Big Five, we will savor private, twice daily, expert ranger lead trackers in the bush. We have included both the stunning panorama route and the memorable garden route to continue our days exploring prior to arriving in the Cape Town region and wandering the world renowned Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden. Join Serendipity Traveler’s tour to South Africa and meet the locals, support women’s artisan cooperatives, and garner fresh perspectives as we travel authentically with our native local resources mapping an excellent route.
With our local guide, you will explore the wilds and wonders of South Africa on this journey offering you an in depth sampler of South Africa. We arrive in Johannesburg where we will visit Soweto, tour Nelson Mandela's home, and begin to immerse ourselves in all the things South Africa offers. The Cradle of Humankind, a UNESCO World Heritage site, sets the stage for discovering the ancient roots of humankind in South Africa with Palaeo anthropologists in the veld where fascinating fossils and history come alive for us. The Cradle of Humankind was chosen by National Geographic as a place to see in 2017. Enroute, we pass through a reserve of Lion’s and Rhino’s. The Mahboneng Precint is filled with galleries, shops, and cafes to whet our taste of South African art, food, and local scenes. Pretoria Botanical Gardens and our first women’s artist cooperative in Mapula will round out our days in Johannesburg before departing for our private days on Safari in a private reserve.