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South Africa Safaris and Vacations for Seniors

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South Africa beckons and evokes. Iconic cities beam with exceptionalism alongside famous geography and wild landscapes that host spectacular nature. Design a tour perfectly suited to your pace and interests, from the Cape Winelands to Kruger National Park, as Zicasso guides you to an ideal vacation for seniors.

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Lion on the prowl in South Africa

South Africa Safari for Seniors: Cape Town and Sabi Sands

10 Day Custom Tour

From $8,495

Explore in style on this exquisite 10-day South Africa safari and vacation for seniors at a relaxing pace. Five days in Cape Town envelops you in culture and natural beauty, from Robben Island to city streets and wild penguins. Then a 4-day safari in Londolozi celebrates the Big Five and more as you discover the wonders of an untouched Kruger savanna.

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Couple watching a herd of antelope from the Rovos Rail

High End South Africa Luxury Safari

11 Day Custom Tour

From $8,795

Opulence and luxury will define your 11-day high-end South Africa safari. You will experience the splendor of mouthwatering cuisine, the drama of private views, and the glamour of sensational wines. Sample rich chocolates after a day viewing giraffes and enjoy a bespoke train ride celebrated for lavish comforts. From African penguins at Boulders Beach to flawless wildlife photos, you can indulge in perfection on your exclusive South Africa safari.

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Watching elephants from the bridge at Dulini Lodge in South Africa

Luxury South African Safari & Tour

8 Day Custom Tour

From $6,315

Allow yourself to be dazzled by the opulence and luxury offered by South Africa on this weeklong tour. Beginning at a lodge that defines luxury bush living, you will embark on an adventure through the wilderness in search of intimate encounters with leopards, lions and cheetahs. Moving on your second magical and untouched reserve, the adventure continues amidst archaic trees and sweeping vistas. Saturated and satisfied with wildlife, the tour concludes with a culinary spectacle in the city of Cape Town – complete with tastings of the continent’s best wines. This tour is the true combination of South Africa’s most elegant side.

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Rhinos by the lake in South Africa

Treasures of South Africa Tour: Cape Town, Kwazulu Natal, Safari

12 Day Custom Tour

From $5,515

Immerse yourself in South Africa's luxury on a 12-day South Africa tour that connects the country's premium highlights. Revel in the delights of Cape Town, relax on the Indian Ocean coastline, feel the serenity of the Drakensberg, then enjoy thrilling African safari in two distinctive reserves. Centered on the country's finest five-star accommodation, this is an inspiring journey through nature, culture, safari, and the finer side of South Africa.

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Vineyard in Stellenbosch, South Africa

South Africa Vacation Packages: Safari, Winelands & History

10 Day Custom Tour

From $4,195

Soft waves crash along the shore. Penguins waddle along the sand. The taste of citrus lingers on your palate. And the roar of lions fills the still air. The wonders of South Africa are there for you to explore, from stunning lions to beautiful wine, from nature’s beauty to Cape Town’s history. Don’t let the majesty of South Africa allude you. Come search, explore and experience. The majesty of South Africa wants to be seen and should be found by you.

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The wild coast of the Eastern Cape, South Africa

Hidden South Africa Two-Week Tour

14 Day Custom Tour

From $6,295

Highly authentic and vested in the local culture, this adventurous, two-week tour celebrates experiences that are yet to make the guidebooks. Venture off the beaten track in South Africa, and you will unravel the threads of a Rainbow Nation. Think Xhosa lifestyles, Zulu traditions, Bushman art, township culture, and enchanting histories that are narrated by specialist guides. Trek to the world’s second-highest waterfall, lounge on Durban beaches, and uncover the cradle of humankind.

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Sugarbird hummingbird sitting on the endemic fynbos pincushion protea flower in Cape Town, South Africa

21-Day South Africa: Birding Safari

21 Day Custom Tour

From $12,595

Let South Africa’s cosmopolitan cities seduce you, its vast, rich landscapes inspire you, its iconic animal sightings allure you, and its fabulous colorful birdlife enchant you on this safari and birding exploration from Umhlanga to Cederberg. On the journey, history and culture will come to life as nature awakens within the plains and bushveld surrounding you, an experience that will be richly rewarding.

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Lioness and two cubs in South Africa

12-Day South Africa: Rainbow Nation Adventure

12 Day Custom Tour

From $4,915

The Rainbow Nation is yours to explore on this astounding 12-day adventure leading from Cape Town to Madikwe Game Reserve. Tailormade to spotlight the fascinating local culture, remarkable history, and heritage, as well as the wondrous unspoiled wilderness, this journey across South Africa is set to reveal a country more beautiful than one may believe made possible through participating in an array of enchanting activities.

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Two waterbucks stare directly into the camera in Sabi Sands, South Africa

Exclusive Safari to the Kalahari & Greater Kruger

9 Day Custom Tour

From $14,395

The Kalahari and Greater Kruger National Park are stirring South African safari destinations set to seduce you and awaken your senses as you spend nine days exploring two of the country’s premier private reserves. Embracing the breathtaking wilderness scenes of sweeping savannas and lush bushveld and admiring the fascinating flora and fauna thriving in these untouched landscapes, you will be at a loss for words on this customizable luxe vacation.

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Herd of springbok antelopes in South Africa

10-Day Classic South Africa Safari for First-Timers

10 Day Custom Tour

From $4,295

Let Cape Town’s cosmopolitan charm and cultural allure dazzle you, Franschhoek’s deep-rooted history and wine-making heritage entice you, and Sabi Sands Game Reserve’s gorgeous green grasslands and abundant wildlife enchant you on this 10-day classic South African tour and safari. With guided experiences and time at leisure allowing you to experience the best of these destinations, the stage is set for a spectacular stay.

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South Africa Travel Guide

Few destinations can encapsulate astounding wildlife experiences and enthralling cosmopolitan delights like South Africa.

Its famous national reserves, home to the Big 5 and so much more, in addition to a complex culture full of culinary discoveries and sobering history, provides a getaway that encapsulates polar opposite experiences.

To uncover the true wonder of this unique destination explore Zicasso’s South Africa Travel Guide to get inspired for your upcoming trip. When you are ready to learn the full extent of opportunities, submit a Trip Request and speak with a safari specialist.

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Best Time to Visit South Africa
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South Africa is incredibly diverse, and the best time to visit will vary based on the goals of your trip.

No matter when you travel to South Africa, you will have a memorable and completely different experience. Situated among the majestic wildlife and fascinating landscapes, witness leopards near the water holes or discover hippos bubbling in the river or escape to the coast or savor the best of the South African Winelands.

The following information is your guide to planning your ideal South African safari vacation.

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South Africa brims with diversity and dynamic experiences across the six best destinations that can range from “Big Five” safaris to cities and centers that teem with wonder.

Embark on wildlife adventures that include game drives and nature walks complimented by breathtaking scenery, take in spectacular coastal drives and white, sandy beaches, magnificent wine country and vibrant village squares.

Gather unforgettable memories with an insight into these captivating destinations across South Africa.

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South Africa is a wild and wonderful destination for wildlife. Here, we have selected the top 15 animals of South Africa and where you can see them. For optimum game viewing, consider the cooler months of May through September for your safari.

The country offers one of the world’s most comprehensive safari experiences, the wide variety of iconic animals creating an unparalleled, intimate experience, whether you witness the Big Five or enjoy sensational views of the landscape from the comforts of your lodge.

From big cats to antelopes, the diverse range of wildlife captures natural beauty that’s enhanced by dramatic settings. Here are just some of the wildlife you may encounter during your South Africa safari.

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7 Reasons to Choose South Africa for Your Safari
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Remarkable national and private wildlife parks and reserves deliver quality safari experiences that include sightings of the Big Five, a plethora of other game, and incredible birdlife.

As one of the best safari destinations in Africa, with breathtaking scenery, idyllic lodgings, and the opportunity to combine city and beach escapes, every kind of traveler can find and pair the ambiances they desire when choosing the country for a safari.

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