An incredible five-stop itinerary to South Africa and Botswana for two. 

The first stop is Cape Town at the V & A Waterfront Hotel in the heart of the city, where you can recuperate from your flight as you enjoy magnificent views of Table Mountain. From there you will take a three-hour road trip up the Cape to spend two nights at the newly built, highly acclaimed Lekker Water Lodge on the coast in the wild De Hoop nature reserve. There you will enjoy local culinary delights and walks along the rugged beaches and absorb the wonder of the Southern African Indian Ocean. 

You will then travel to Jeffreys Bay, home of the world-famous wave “Supertubes.” You will stay for two nights at the amazing “African Perfection” guest house overlooking the renowned break. There you can surf and watch whales and dolphins in the magnificent bay and enjoy this iconic beach town. 

It will then be time to leave the coast and head two hours north into the bush to enjoy an amazing safari experience at the exclusive Hillsnek Safari Camp situated above the Bushman’s river on the Amakhala private game reserve in the Eastern Cape. Here you will get close to South Africa’s small wildlife species. Hillsnek Safari team are very involved with Rhino conservation, and you will be offered a one-on-one experience with the armed anti-poaching unit to learn about the efforts that go into protecting these magnificent beasts. 

More wildlife awaits you in Botswana as you fly north to enjoy three nights at the newly established Dukes Camp in the heart of the spectacular Okavango Delta. You will stay in luxurious safari tents situated under a canopy of ebony and leadwood trees. This area is home to the world’s largest population of African Elephant and boasts spectacular viewing of a variety of African wildlife. 

Located a little more than three hours’ drive from Cape Town Lekkerwater enjoys an enviable position perched between land and sea atop the ancient dunes of De Hoop. This remarkable coastal reserve is famous for offering some of the world’s best land-based whale watching. Southern Right whales migrate here from Antarctica to calve and breed in the warm seas offshore. Since 1985 these waters have been designated as a Marine Protected Area, and sea life has flourished. 

African Perfection is in the town of Jefferey’s Bay and is the epitome of beachfront living. This beautifully appointed guest house commands enviable views over Supertubes, the world-famous surf spot. You will have direct access to pristine waves and beaches.

Nestled in the heart of South Africa’s unspoiled, malaria-free, Eastern Cape Province, lies Hillsnek Safari Camp, a Big Five safari destination, offering 18,000 acres of pristine, private wilderness. It is fondly known as the “small camp with the biggest heart.”This family-owned lodge is the epitome of personal service, attention to detail, and warm hospitality.
HillsNek offers guests a diverse and flexible safari experience with a team of highly qualified and experienced rangers, who share an array of knowledge about the wildlife that call the reserve home. Each morning brings a new experience of nature’s magic. Leaving HillsNek Safari Camp in an open game-viewing vehicle you will navigate the diverse terrain weaving through 5 of the country’s 7 biomes. The abundant wilderness of Amakhala Game Reserve preserves a complex and diverse ecosystem, providing habitat for over 60 different mammal species. The Bushman’s River winds its way through the reserve, a source of water for the myriad of wildlife and birdlife. 

Duke’s Camp is a striking new safari camp set on a vast concession within the spectacular Okavango Delta of Botswana. It is home to the world’s biggest population of African Elephant and is rich in iconic wildlife and natural beauty. i This landmark new camp occupies a spectacular position on an island within a tapestry of water channels and floodplains. Pitched on raised wooden decks beneath a canopy of ebony and leadwood trees, the luxurious safari tents offer an unforgettable under-canvas adventure amid this remarkable World Heritage Site. With expert guides well-versed in bushcraft and the lore of the Delta, there are few better ways to discover this wild landscape. 

Travel dates are based on availability. Trip valid until July 31, 2024. The donors of this trip recommend that you add to this package with couple of extra nights in Cape Town and and a second stop at one of the Natural Selection Botswana lodges. Any travel assistance, information, internal flight and or ground transportation assistance is available through the very experienced, knowledgeable people at Safari Curated. They will also brief you in detail on the trip and lodges in the package as well as transport options. 

Generously donated by
Natural Selection Travel
Hillsnek Safaris
African Perfection
Safari Curators

*Should a travel or experience donation be canceled, postponed, delayed, or rescheduled due to force majeure (i.e., weather, act of God, state of war, terrorism, strike, pandemic, etc.) or any other condition beyond reasonable control, the purchase will be honored, per the experience provider, at the experience provider’s discretion, and the winner will be expected to either attend or transfer the purchase accordingly. No cash refunds.