SOUTH AFRICA

Southern Africa holds many wonders from the origin of humankind, and early man’s rock paintings left for us to rediscover thousands of years later, to places where animals roam free across vast deserts, impenetrable swamps and dense African bush. The abundance of life in southern Africa’s premier wilderness areas. The expedition starts and ends in South Africa’s two greatest cities, Johannesburg and Cape Town, both bustling, vibrant multicultural melting pots that round-off the experience.

7 UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES

During this expedition, guests will visit 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, 1 of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World and 1 of the New7Wonders of Nature:

Table Mountain, rising up off of the Cape Flats, Table Mountain dominates the sky-line of Cape Town. It was recently named one of the New7Wonders of Nature. Views from atop this mountain are spectacular.

Robben Island, famous as the place of Nelson Mandela’s imprisonment for 18 of the 27 years he spent in prison in South Africa. It has a history dating back to the 17th century it now stands as a reminder of the triumph of freedom over oppression and racism.

Namib Sand Sea (scenic flight), this is the only coastal desert in the world which includes extensive dune fields influenced by fog. Fog is the only source of water here, and the topographical features are nothing short of awesome.

Twyfelfontein or /Ui-//aes, a WHS with one of the largest concentrations of rock engravings which provide a record of the ritual practices relating to hunter-gathers in this area of the past 2,000 years.

Malapa, a paleontological site within the greater Cradle of Humankind WHS. This is the site of Prof Lee Berger’s “Rising Star Expedition”.

Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls, a World Heritage Sitem possibly the most spectacular waterfall in the world and one of the 7 natural wonders of the world, a must see for any visitor to the region.

Okavango Delta, this alluvial fan of life giving water is visible from space and will soon (June 2014) be listed as WHS. A haven for biodiversity and a place where one appreciates the fine balance of life.

Tsodilo, this site has been called the “Louvre of the Desert” with over 4,500 rock art paintings. The archaeological record gives a chronological account of human activities and climatological changes in this area of the past 100,000 years.

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CAPE TOWN AND KRUGER SAFARI

Cape Town, Kruger Private Reserves & Timbavati Private Nature Reserve – 10 Nights

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