"The primordial beauty of South Africa is nothing short of breathtaking, from its spectacular coastline to the top of Table Mountain. From discovering the ‘Big 5’ on safari to falling asleep under star-filled skies, there’s no shortage of adventure in store."
—Michele Harvey, Experience Designer
It’s by no accident she’s known as the ‘Rainbow Nation’
South Africa’s many colours are reflected in the kaleidoscope of art, music and cuisines in her cities, the 12 official languages she boasts and in the faces of her people (Zulu, Sotho, Xhosa, descendants of British, Dutch, French and Cape Muslims, to name a few). Here, you can sip the finest new world wines, bike through fynbos-bedecked hills, swim with sharks or spend the day tracking the Big 5 before watching the sunset below the horizon with a sundowner in hand. B&R’s South Africa blends the colours in a canvas of people, experiences and sensations that we hope will take your breath away. So breathe in the pure African air, and let us plan your ultimate South African safari.
Discover the possibilities:
South Africa Biking
Bike the picturesque Cape Winelands past Paarl's domed mountains, Franschhoek's bougainvillea-clad laneways and historic Cape Dutch-style farms. Discover traces of the Stone Age Khoi Bushmen in the Whale Coast's ancient caves before an afternoon fat-biking the expansive sand dunes. In Cape Town, uncover the power of music in the struggle against Apartheid with a local musicologist and bike the Cape Peninsula's stunning coastline. Top it off with a hike through South Africa's unique fynbos flora with our passionate bee expert.
South Africa Multi-Active
Hike the Whale Coast's cliffs or cage dive with Great Whites if you're feeling brave! Then sink into the safari pace of life with early morning game drives and mountain bike rides amongst the Giants of Mashatu—elephant, lion, giraffe, eland and sprawling baobab trees. Kick back and enjoy dinners under Mashatu's vast, starry skies.
South Africa Walking Safari
Experience best of Cape Town followed by two incredibly intimate safari experiences in the remote northern reserves of South Africa. Begin by hiking the iconic Table Mountain or kayaking with penguins at Boulder’s Beach on the Western Cape. Then, step off the beaten 4×4 track and explore Marakele National Park and Madikwe Game Reserve, where the wildlife viewing is outstanding and the history behind the reserves compelling. If that gets your heart pumping, wait until you see the lodges…
Winelands of South Africa
Offset by white-washed, Cape Dutch architecture and a backdrop of striking mountain ranges, the vine-clad hills of the Cape Winelands are as picturesque as it comes. Here the world’s oldest ‘new world’ wines were laid down by French Huguenots and Dutch centuries ago. Explore the charming towns of Franschhoek, Stellenbosch and Paarl, share a glass with our winemaker friends, dine with the region’s best chefs and bike, walk and taste your way through this unique part of Africa.
South African Family Safari
Bring the family together then turn their world upside down with experiences to engage and delight. Hike fynbos-covered hillsides, ride horses along spectacular coastlines and waddle behind penguins. Take to safari life with early morning drives tracking animals with your guide, learn the ways of the bush and allow lessons of conservation to seep gently in. Explore Cape Town’s melting pot of cultures, let new sounds wash over them and encourage fresh flavours to tantalize young taste buds. Expand their horizon, and yours.
Lodge-to-Lodge in South Africa
Our lodge-to-lodge experiences are curated itineraries of South Africa’s most exceptional properties, polished with the added value of knowing you’re backed by our 55-years’ worth of expertise. We leverage our long-trusted local contacts and insider access to immerse you in the best-kept hideaways on offer—for about the same rate If you were to book direct. We take care of the logistics, so you’re away from the crowds and in the right place at the right time. How else can you spot the Big Five of Kruger National Park and discover Masorini's archeological treasures from the Stone Age?
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These highlights are just a sample of what you can do and discover in South Africa. Mix with neighbouring countries like Botswana or Namibia for the ultimate African adventure. Connect with your Experience Designer to start piecing together your perfect trip.
Notes From Your Designer:
Ideal trip length: 10 - 12 DAYS
Activity Level: 3
Starting Price: US $1,200 Per Person/Day
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