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South Africa – The Three Kingdoms & Wildlife

Price Starting at $11,895.00

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Explore and experience three countries in this once in a lifetime trip through South Africa and its landlocked neighboring countries of Lesotho and Swaziland. From the melting pot culture of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa – home to the proud Zulus, to the mountain Kingdom of Lesotho, and the ancient ways of the Swazi in the Monarchy of Swaziland, this tour of royal Africa will leave you breathless. Of course, each of these kingdoms offer their own insight to another – the Animal Kingdom – which you will explore in style on safari in various nature reserves and national parks. Find out why the lion is the king of the beasts and how Lesotho became known as the Kingdom of the Sky, relax in luxury accommodations fit for royalty, and experience the regal side of Africa on this trip to three kingdoms.

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Board your overnight flight to Durban, the metropolitan center of the South African province of KwaZulu Natal. Transfer to the The Oyster Box, a luxury hotel standing majestically on Umhlanga’s beachfront, overlooking the Indian Ocean and an iconic lighthouse. The next day, dive into the offerings of this multi-cultural city on a guided tour. Durban was shaped by its melting pot of cultures, including the indigenous Zulu and the largest Indian population outside of India! This tour will take you along the Golden Mile, past the grand City Hall, onto Ushaka Marine World, and the Durban Botanic Gardens before concluding at the Moses Mabhida Stadium, where you’ll ride a cable car to the top of the stadium to take in an incredible view of the city from above. Next morning, travel along the foothills of the majestic Drakensberg Mountains en route to the world-famous Sani Pass, climbing a grand 9,430 feet. As you head toward the summit, your guides will stop at breathtaking vantage points, perfect for photography. The summit of the Sani Pass itself straddles the border between South Africa and Lesotho. Enjoy lunch at this World Heritage site, which also happens to be the highest pub in Africa! Visit the sleepy village of Skeering, and meet the hardy mountainous Basotho people over traditional beer and homemade bread. THE OYSTER BOX.

(Meals Aloft;Breakfast, Dinner;Breakfast, Lunch)

Prices vary by season and package. Please inquire by phone at (800) 627-1244 or email for more information and a pricing estimate.

Maximum group size: 24 travelers. Imbali only has 12 luxurious chalets.

  • Flight between Cape Town and Durban on the pre-extension.
  • Flights between Johannesburg and Victoria Falls, roundtrip, on the post-extension.
  • Superior accommodations throughout at hotels and lodges as listed in the itinerary, or similar.
  • Breakfasts daily, all meals while on safari and other meals as indicated in itinerary (B = Breakfast, L =Lunch, D = Dinner).
  • All transfers in Southern Africa in deluxe motor coaches.
  • All wildlife viewing by 4×4 open-air vehicles.
  • Specialist guide will accompany the group with 10 travelers.
  • Complimentary bottled water in vehicles and during meals.
  • All applicable hotel/lodge gratuities and taxes.
  • All park entry fees.
  • Complimentary baggage tags and passport wallet.
  • Complimentary emergency evacuation insurance.
No matter when South Africa is visited, it is a stunning country and one is sure to delight in its offerings. South Africa is affected by the waters surrounding the country on three sides, and thus there’s variation in the weather pattern depending on what part of the country visited. In Cape Town, the winter months (June-August) are mild and changeable; this is also the time when most of the rainfall occurs in the Cape. Summer months (January-March) around Cape Town are generally dry. On the high veld, in the center of South Africa around Johannesburg, there are sharp differences of temperature between day and night and it can be quite cold during the winter months. During the summer months at Kruger (December-March,) there can be sporadic rainfall in the form of quick thunder showers, but wildlife viewing is superb no matter when visited. April through August represent the winter months in Southern Africa which in turn means very little rain in most of the country, except for the Cape. South Africa is incredible to visit, particularly the Cape, during the Spring, when the wildflowers are in bloom – generally midAugust through September. Marine enthusiasts should consider visiting between June and November when the Southern Right Whales congregate in the waters.