One of the most culturally and geographically diverse places on earth, South Africa, fondly known by locals as the 'Rainbow Nation', boasts 11 official languages, and its inhabitants are influenced by a fascinating mix of cultures. Discover the gourmet restaurants, impressive art scene, vibrant nightlife, and beautiful beaches of Cape Town; enjoy a local braai (barbecue) in the Soweto township; browse the bustling Indian markets in Durban, or sample some of the world’s finest wines at the myriad wine estates dotting the Cape Winelands. Some historical attractions to explore include the Zululand battlefields of KwaZulu-Natal, the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg, and Robben Island, just off the coast of Cape Town. Above all else, its untamed wilderness is astonishing: wildlife roams freely across massive unfenced game reserves such as the world-famous Kruger National Park.
Days 1 - 2
Hidden in the wilderness of the renowned Kruger National Park in South Africa’s Mpumalanga province, Mluwati Concession is a 10 000 hectare private reserve that boasts a sweeping landscape of bushwillows, acacias, open grassland, the N’waswitsontso River and the eponymous Mluwati River. The concession lies in the heart of central Kruger and provides a protected habitat for a large lion population. Visitors can enjoy game drives and view an array of wildlife including zebra, buffalo, impala, giraffe, and wildebeest. A bird lover’s delight, the area is teeming with hundreds of bird species including the southern yellow-billed hornbill, the crested barbet and Burchell’s glossy starling.