South Africa

from $ 2,075

This 9-day intensive trip to Africa’s most exotic destination combines awe-inspiring nature exploration, thrilling adventure, and richly rewarding community work. From safari to canyoning to djembe drumming and much more, your every experience here will be unique, fun, and life-enhancing!

  • Reviews 23 Reviews
    5/5
  • Adventure Type Activities
    Culture, Discovery, Guided Tours, History, Trekking, Wildlife
  • Activity Level Extreme
    7/8
  • Group Size Large Group
    65
All about the South Africa.

South Africa Camp Teaser (2019)

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Posted by ARK Explore on Saturday, 27 October 2018

Situated at the southern tip of Africa with 3000 km coastline washed by the Indian and the Atlantic Oceans, South Africa is truly a land of wonders! It is one of the most beautiful and diverse countries in the world. Home of Cape Town where adventurous activities meets new levels, from the famous Table Mountain to the Cape of Good Hope and along the amazing Garden Route. This trip is going to be an adventure of a lifetime

About South Africa

Capital: Pretoria (executive) – Bloemfontein (judicial)
Cape Town (legislative)
Area: 1,221,037 Km2
Population: 51 Million
Religion: Christians 79.8% – Muslims 1.5% – Hindus 1.2% –
Judaism 0.2% – Traditional African religion 0.3% –
No religious affiliation 15.1% – Other 0.6% – Unspecified 1.4%
Political System: Constitutional – parliamentary republic
Currency: South African Rand
Electricity: Triple – End electric wires
Driving: on the left (Similar to the UK)
The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

• All activities listed in the Itinerary of this brochure, unless otherwise stated.

• All accommodations upon your arrival and through your departure based on shared occupancy.

• Transfers and transportation on air-conditioned coach buses.

• International Flight Tickets.

• All entrance fees for all activities and places visited throughout the whole itinerary.

• Three meals per day (except 4 dinners left for each team to pick their preferred food experience).

• Experienced bilingual tour leaders throughout the whole itinerary.

What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.

• Visa application Fees (Not required for US Citizens).

• Travel Medical Insurance (Mandatory).

• Trip Interruption Insurance (Optional).

• Meals during Zurich and Frankfurt layovers.

• Four dinners throughout the trip left for personal/team choice.

• Pocket money for souvenirs, impulse purchases, and optional activities.

• Any activities that are not stated in this brochure (Bungee Jumping & Mountain Abseiling)

  1. Day 1 begin our adventure

    We begin our adventure at Boston Logan airport where we will meet in the evening and take off to Zurich, Switzerland.

  2. Day 2 Zurich

    Early Arrival in Zurich with a 7-hour layover to allow a short time to explore the beautiful Little Big City. After a short tour of the city, we will take off to our destination Cape Town, South Africa.

    Note: Zurich meals and any other sightseeing activities will not be covered by ARKExplore.

  3. Day 3 The Adventure Begins!

    After a long way of traveling, we arrive in the Mother City to kick off our journey with a tour across the peninsula, where we will get to visit the Penguin Colony and Cape Point, where the two oceans meet, yet do not mix.

    We will then visit one of the natural wonders of the world, Table Mountain for a late after- noon hike down the mountain.

  4. Day 4 Cape Town

    On our second day in Cape Town, we will have a more local authentic experience. We will start our day by helping in Khayelitsha working with locals in their community vegetable gardens.

    We then will make a visit to the Slave Lodge, one of the oldest buildings in Cape Town! This will be followed by a tour of Langa, the oldest township in Cape Town.

  5. Day 5 Big 5 Safari

    To implement an amazing authentic African experience, we will make a visit to a safari at ‘Big 5’ private game reserve. After our wicked safari experience, we will begin to make our way down to the beautiful city, Knysna.

  6. Day 6 Bungee, Forest, Drumming & more!

    Set off in the morning for Bloukrans Bridge which boasts the highest bridge bungee in the world! After we support those who want to participate in this optional extra bungee experience, we head to an elephant sanctuary to get up close and personal with these gentle giants. We then have a fun late afternoon experience with an obstacle course in the indigenous Knysna forest followed by Tjembe drumming workshop. To end the night we will have a short night hike activity to learn about the nocturnal animals in this temperate rainforest

  7. Day 7 Canyoning & Waterfalls

    We will start our day at the beach to enjoy the warm Indian Ocean and then prepare for canyoning in the afternoon. You will jump down waterfalls, ride rapids and swim the mysterious brown river waters down a gorge in the Wilderness area. We will end the night with our traditional ARKanum celebration where everyone will get to perform and share their experiences.

  8. Day 8 Back to Cape Town

    On our last day, we begin our drive back to Cape Town to catch our evening flight to Frankfurt Germany.

Cape Town: Mojo Hotel – 3 Star or similar

Knysna: On The Estuary B&B – 3 Star or similar

 

 

Overall Rating
5/5
Ahmed Bekdash
Reviewed On 21/09/2019
5/5

Traveling to South Africa was fascinating. The culture, the scenery, the activities there were all different and unforgettable. Bungee jumping from the highest bridge was the most adrenaline rush activity that I have ever done in my life. I also loved the safari and it was much fun to see and learn about the wild animals in their own environment. We also did community service there and I enjoyed interacting with the kids and learning about the culture of this amazing country. For me, Arkanum trips are synonyms to unique and incredible experiences.

Laila Ghabbour
Reviewed On 21/09/2019
5/5

This was my fourth ARKanum international trip, and I had an amazing unforgettable trip. Through South Africa’s spectacular wildlife, and natural beauty, South Africa is an incredibly beautiful country to explore. During this trip I learned so much about the interesting cultures and history of South Africa, while doing once in a lifetime adventures. Can’t wait for the next trip inshallah!

Jenine Ismail
Reviewed On 19/09/2019
5/5

This has been my fourth trip with ARKanum and every year I’m astonished with how much better they keep getting. Being able to get closer and closer with the people I now call family is definitely the highlight of my trip. South Africa was packed with amazing activities that I would have never been able to do on my own. Big thank you to Beeko, and the whole ARKanum team for such a wonderful trip!

Ahmed Bahgat
Reviewed On 19/09/2019
5/5

South Africa is a totally different experience. I loved Cape town and the table mountain as well as Knysna. Bunjee jump from the highest bunjee jumping bridge in the world, safari and abseling. Food there was really good and cheap. South Africans are very nice and welcoming.

Ahmed Bahgat
Reviewed On 19/09/2019
4/5

South Africa is a totally different and new experience to me. I loved cape town and the table mountain as well as Knysna. That was my third trip with ark and I had an amazing time with all the group. I did the highest bunjee jump in the world. I'd recommend this trip to be longer than 6 days in south Africa

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