Explore South Africa's abundant wildlife, Zulu culture and dramatic scenery
Travel through South Africa and Swaziland, combining cultural and wildlife experiences. The tour starts with an introduction to South Africa’s most famous township, Soweto, before heading out into the wilderness. Once on the road you’ll stop at a Zulu village and experience activities such as hiking, kayaking and rafting before arriving at Kruger National Park for unbelievable wildlife watching.
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This trip visits a great spread of Southern African game reserves, putting you right in the midst of the mighty 'Big Five' game of Africa
Camp at Kruger National Park under the African night sky. Experience the sights and sounds of the wild, perhaps the roar of a lion as you drift off to sleep
A Zulu village tour introduces you to a fascinating tribal culture. You might learn about anything from spear-making and bone-throwing to dancing and basket-weaving
Beautifully lit by candles and parafin lanterns, your spacious campsite in Hlane National Park is just a stone's throw from a floodlit waterhole frequented by elephants and rhinos
Enjoy a guided hike at Blyde River Canyon, where the spectacular colours and shades of Bourke's Luck Potholes are a photographer's dream
This trip quite a bit of distance, with two particularly long days of travel. A good dose of patience will go a long way towards your enjoyment of these beautiful countries.
This is a participatory camping trip and everyone will embrace the team spirit by helping with camp setup, food preparation and cleaning. You will be putting up and taking down your tent as you move from place to place
Malaria is a risk in these areas, so it's essential to consult a doctor about relevant medication prior to your trip.
1) Please note that these trips are for adults and children travelling together and there must be at least one child under 18 with you.
2) Minimum age for children on this trip is 10 years old.
3) A discount of 10% applies on this trip to children under 17 years of age at time of travel.
4) Start/Finish time: This trip starts at noon on Day 1 and ends at approximately 3pm on day 12 at Johannesburg international airport. Please do not book any flights until after 8pm.
PACKING NOTE: you will need to bring your own sleeping bag, pillow and towel.
Our South Africa Family Safari with teenagers trips score an average of 4.42 out of 5 based on 19 reviews in the last year.
Our first Intrepid holiday to India (Family Golden Triangle) was so unbelievably awesome that we knew the African Teenage Safari had some very big shoes to fill....well it didn't disappoint any of our family of three. It was at times scary, funny, sad and it certainly took us all out of our comfort zone and into a totally engaging world. We were mind boggled by breath-taking scenery, beautiful people, wild animals and fell in love with the warthog. The camping was a lot of fun and we say to readers, if you can then just book it!!!
Review submitted 23 Jan 2018
This was a wonderful introduction to Africa and its extraordinary wildlife. It is a basics trip so if you are not happy with camping and basic accommodation - consider upgrading to other options. Also there is a lot of time driving to destinations but in the end it was a chance to snooze and look out the window. The game parks were incredible and we had a wonderful time. I would highly recommend this trip.
Review submitted 19 Jan 2018