Cultural Safari South Africa

Cultural Safari South Africa

Cultural Safari South Africa

South Africa is a dream destination for many travellers. But there is much more to see than just Cape Town and the famous Kruger National Park. We curated an itinerary that combines the most popular destinations with taking you to hidden gem locations and sharing our local secrets for all hidden the lovers of cuisine, culture and art out there.
OVERVIEW

Often in the shadow of Cape Town, the pretty sister in the south, Johannesburg is on the rise. With our expert selection of the top contemporary accommodation, you’re right at the heartbeat of the new generation South Africa. Get ready for young fashion, experimentalcuisine, art and diversity in Jozi as well as the rich history visible everywhere, not to mention the Cradle of Mankind, where it supposedly all started for the human race. You will travel south to get up close to more history in the so-called battlefields, decisive in the course of South Africa’s development.

The battlefields are just around the corner from the otherworldly Drakensberg Mountains, one of the country’s UNESCO World and ideal for hour long hikes and stunning views. Venture onto a private game reserve to experience the Big Five on a game drive or bush walk, before tasting Indian dishes and going for a dip in the warm Indian Ocean in Durban. Of course no journey to South Africa would be complete without a visit to Cape Town, one of the world’s gourmet capitals and now officially Africa’s art capital as well with top destinations for classic and contemporary art.

SUMMARY
Johannesburg
2 Night
Drakensberg/Battlefields
2 Nights
Phinda Game Reserve
2 Nights
Durban
2 Nights
Cape Town
3 Nights
YOUR JOURNEY

Johannesburg

2 Nights

Johannesburg is the energetic heartbeat of Africa. Each year thousands of people from all over the continent are attracted to this concrete jungle, this city of opportunities. It is also rich in history and boasts a large number of highly interesting attractions. In order to understand the past and present of South Africa, visit the famous Apartheid Museum – immersing yourself in the extensive exhibition can be quite a humbling experience. While driving through the city, you will quickly understand that Johannesburg has many different faces, whether it’s the glitzy north around Sandton, the inspiring former township of Soweto or downtown. There are remarkable efforts to revive the latter, check out the hip Maboneng Precinct with lots of boutiques, eateries and art galleries.

Accommodation

Athol Place
Athol Place
The Peech
The Peech

Experiences

Apartheid Museum
City Tours
Cradle of Humankind
Maboneng Precinct

Drakensberg & Battlefields

2 Nights

This UNESCO World Heritage is a natural wonderland with mountains, rivers and vast meadows. Immerse yourself in this place of tranquility and peace and learn about South Africa’s most decisive battles in the fields by the same name. The Drakensberg mountains derive their name from the shape of this long stretch of spiky mountain tops. Imagine vast valleys, rivers, meadows and the grandeur of these elevations all around you, the perfect fairy-tale land for long hikes, mountain biking tours and sheer tranquility. A slight contrast form the battlefields a few hours east: whether it’s the 1870 Anglo-Zulu War in Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift,  the 1900 Second Anglo-Boer War in Spioenkop or the 1838 Boer-Zulu clash on the Blood River, these battles were decisive in moulding the future of the country.

Accommodation

Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse
Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse

Experiences

Hiking
The Battlefields
Bushmen Paintings
White Rhinos in Africa

Phinda Game Reserve

2 Nights

You might be surprised, but yes, there are other safari areas than the Kruger National Park in South Africa. Close to the Indian Ocean and the beautiful iSimangaliso / Greater St Lucia Wetland Park in northern KwaZulu-Natal, &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve is known for its abundant wildlife, diversity of habitats and wide range of safari activities. Go on game drives in the morning and afternoon to spot the Big Five – elephant, rhino, leopard, lion and buffalo – and all the other fascinating creatures of the bush. This is the perfect time to relax a little, but also to learn about South Africa’s richest heritage, its wildlife.

Durban

2 Nights

Your next stop is the third-largest of South Africa’s cities: Durban. Mahatma Gandhi’s temporary home didn’t only play a vital role in the struggle against apartheid, but is also a fascinating melting pot for various cultures, languages and cuisine. The seaside location doesn’t hurt either and long walks along the beach or a swim in the warm Indian Ocean can be enjoyed before you head off onto your next destination. Only in Durban you can feel a bit like in India while browsing through the Victoria Street Market or going to a authentic Indian restaurant. If you want to go back in time, visit the uShaka Marine World theme park with a distinct 80’s vibe. Lastly, for some culture admire 250-million year old fossils in the Durban Botanical Gardens or educate yourself in the Natural Science Museum or the Mahatma Ghandi House.

Accommodation

The Oyster Box
The Oyster Box

Experiences

Indian Cuisine
City Tours

Cape Town

3 Nights

Venture onto your final stop and a highlight for many: Cape Town. The mother of South Africa’s cities will embrace you with a unique fusion of culture and cuisine. Home to the monumental Table Mountain, award-winning wine farms, beaches and a Mediterranean climate, not to mention it is also one of the gourmet capitals of the world. From a cultural perspective: why don’t you skip all those fancy restaurants with Western cuisine and try your luck at a Cape Malay cooking class in the colourful Bo-Kaap, a truly local experience. In walking distance from the muslim neighbourhood lies the Central Business District and speaking of walking, we recommend taking part in a guided tour through the historic Company Gardens, surrounded by some of Cape Town’s best museums including the SA National Gallery or the South African Jewish Museum. A highlight is definitely the recently opened Zeitz MOCAA in the Silo District. This museum put Cape Town on the map as an international hotspot for contemporary art.

Accommodation

The Silo

Experiences

Cape Malay Cuisine
Zeitz MOCAA
SA National Gallery
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