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Welcome to the Rainbow Nation, where natural excellence abounds and cultural wealth runs deep. Discover South Africa from its unparalleled natural reserves home to the Big 5 to sprawling wine vineyards and exciting metropolises. Zicasso offers the opportunity to experience evocative luxury and adventure in one vacation through an uncompromised, custom itinerary.

Sample Itineraries

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Any departure date. Any experience you want.

Best of Cape Town & the Garden Route Tour

Best of Cape Town & the Garden Route Tour

14 Day Custom Tour

From $5,595

Landscapes blur across Cape Town and the Garden Route, where majestic mountain chains tumble into mystical forests and a thousand miles of an empty coastline. Whales breach, lions roar, walking trails connect and city sights are doused in color. Cape Town and the Garden Route's diverse beauty make it one of Africa's most visited regions, the coastal trail showcasing the eclectic appeal of a continent. This 14-day private guided tour reveals the best of it, including safari excursions.

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Best Hotels of the World Southern Africa Tour

Best Hotels of the World Southern Africa Tour

12 Day Custom Tour

From $4,795

Celebrating the untrammeled luxury of South Africa, this 12-day tour exclusively features accommodation from Travel + Leisure's 2016 list of best hotels in the world. Taking you across the country, it evokes the eclectic beauty of the region, combining city and Winelands, private big-game safari and roaring Victoria Falls. Opulent accommodation provides the base while private tours offer flexible excursions and activities to discover the Southern Africa from your imagination.

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Hidden Cape Tour for Active Travelers: Hiking, Kayaking & More

Hidden Cape Tour for Active Travelers: Hiking, Kayaking...

13 Day Custom Tour

From $5,195

Winding along the southwestern tip of Africa the Cape will delight you with its enigmatic beauty and natural sense of adventure. This region of Africa is a land of breathtaking hiking trails, peaceful valleys of vineyards, staggering mountains, and the charm of two oceans. With days packed full of activities both on land and water, this 13-day South Africa tour will showcase the very best of a landscape unlike any other on the planet. Starting and ending in Cape Town, the itinerary will connect you with Mother Nature and ignite all of your senses along the way.

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A guided walking safari in South Africa.

South African Adventure Tour: City, Safari, and Ocean

South African Adventure Tour: City, Safari, and Ocean...

9 Day Custom Tour

From $3,595

Bask in the excitement of safari and the thrill of exploration during this 9-day South Africa adventure tour. Immerse yourself in the wilderness with game drives and guided walks in search of Africa’s renowned Big Five and dive into the Atlantic Ocean in search of great white sharks. From cycling Cape Winelands to finding ostriches in Good Hope Nature Reserve, indulge in limitless adventures in South Africa.

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Stellenbosch vineyards in South Africa's Cape Winelands.

Beauty of Southern Africa: Highlights Tour in 13 Days

Beauty of Southern Africa: Highlights Tour in 13 Days...

13 Day Custom Tour

From $5,195

From elegant wine to regal lions and colorful flowers to lively penguins, discover the grandeur of the wilderness and wildlife during this 13-day Southern African highlights tour. Delight in game drives that reveal treasured sightings of the Big Five, bask in stunning panoramas that sweep across lush vineyards, witness Victoria Falls’ thundering rushing water, and indulge in the splendors of private game reserves.

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An elephant gives himself a dust bath at Sabi Sands Game Reserve.

Mesmerizing Off-the-Beaten-Track South Africa Safari

Mesmerizing Off-the-Beaten-Track South Africa Safari...

13 Day Custom Tour

From $7,535

Find yourself tracing South African art and culture within the buzzing cosmopolitan city of Cape Town, diving to the depths of the Indian Ocean to witness Great White Sharks, scouring the breathtaking Sabi Sands Game Reserve to spot magnificent creatures, uncovering the best that South Africa has to offer on this luxurious 13-day tour.

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Luxury & Heritage: Discover South Africa Tour by Train

Luxury & Heritage: Discover South Africa Tour by...

11 Day Custom Tour

From $8,795

Traversing iconic landscapes on journeys of old-world elegance, the luxury Blue Train offers a window into the soul of Africa. Across dramatic mountain ranges to arid desert, through colonial relics to big-game dominated savannah, two indulgent train journeys reveal the splendor of a land untouched by time. Travel is about the journey, yet when you disembark, the destinations also provide dreamy African experiences: Cape Town, Nelson Mandela's Soweto, and Kruger National Park.

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Touring Cape Town: The World’s Most Adventurous City

Touring Cape Town: The World’s Most Adventurous City...

9 Day Custom Tour

From $3,595

When a city is enveloped by two oceans and the Table Mountain chain, you know that there will be both adventure and adrenalin found within. This handcrafted 9-day tour will get your heart racing with an exciting array of activities as you abseil down Table Mountain, dive with great white sharks, go kayaking, surfing, paragliding, canyoning, skydiving, and drive a WWII sidecar down to the tip of Africa. Designed for the intrepid adventurer, this tour will uncover why Cape Town is the adventure city of the world.

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Beautiful Cape Town Tour and Luxury Chobe River Cruise

Beautiful Cape Town Tour and Luxury Chobe River Cruise...

9 Day Custom Tour

From $4,495

With a blend of two beautiful destinations in Africa, this tour will reveal the luxury found in both the city and the wild. Explore Cape Town, where Table Mountain casts a majestic focal point to an urban landscape of vineyards, penguins, colorful history, and an enthusiastic contemporary culture. Then fly to northern Botswana for a luxurious Chobe River houseboat cruise amidst the world’s largest elephant population. Both destinations will bring flashes of adventure while wrapping you in tranquility and charm.

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The wild coast of the Eastern Cape, South Africa

Hidden South Africa Two-Week Exclusive Tour

Hidden South Africa Two-Week Exclusive Tour

14 Day Custom Tour

From $5,595

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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Private photo safari in Sabi Sands, South Africa

Private South Africa Photography Tour

Private South Africa Photography Tour

13 Day Custom Tour

From $10,395

South Africa cannot be defined in a single image. A country with 11 official languages and thousands of iconic settings, the landscape of South Africa evokes the drama of nature and the diversity of cultures. This 13-day photographers' tour will explore its many angles and you will need to bring all of your lenses as grand aerial photography is mixed with fascinating portraits and no shortage of giant mammals. From Cape Town to Kruger to the Indian Ocean, this is a journey through both the famous sights and unknown faces.

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Ultimate Golf Vacation at Africa's Best Courses & Safari

Ultimate Golf Vacation at Africa's Best Courses &...

16 Day Custom Tour

From $6,395

Africa's great courses provide the most unusual of safaris, blending beautiful golf courses with rare landscapes and unusual wildlife. Zebra on the fairway, hippos filling water hazards, courses set on private Indian Ocean islands and legendary courses on the pro tour are all included.  This 16-day safari will bring exclusive tee off times at 11 of Africa's finest courses. Each offers an indelible challenge, whether that's avoiding the crocodile that is guarding the 13th or winding along the beautiful coastlines. 

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Sossusvlei in Namibia.

Fables of Africa's Atlantic Coast: Cape Town & Namibia Tour

Fables of Africa's Atlantic Coast: Cape Town &...

10 Day Custom Tour

From $4,245

Africa's Atlantic coastline dances with fables. Table Mountain soars, sand dunes roll towards frothy waves, shipwrecks and whale bones scar the Skeleton Coast. Penguins and seals bask on the beaches; flourishing vineyards occupy hidden valleys and nomadic tribes journey through the wilderness. Explore this iconic coastal beauty on a 10-day luxury tour of the Cape and Namibia, which includes opulent accommodations and four days of flying safari. 

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Discover Transkei Wild Coast Tour: Sangomas to Valley of 1,000 Hills

Discover Transkei Wild Coast Tour: Sangomas to Valley...

14 Day Custom Tour

From $5,595

Tradition remains untamed in the evocative Transkei. Semi-independent during apartheid, this is where witch doctors perform ceremonies on the beaches, locals welcome you into their circular huts, and village life remains cut off from the rest of the world. This immersive 2-week tour explores South Africa’s most traditional lands in depth, traveling from the hills of Zululand to the stunning Wild Coast. Combining hiking and guided driving, this is offbeat South Africa at its best.

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Big Seven in Seven Nights: A Journey to Cape Town & Sabi Sands Safari

Big Seven in Seven Nights: A Journey to Cape Town &...

8 Day Custom Tour

From $3,195

Lion prides basking on the scorched African savannah, great white sharks leaping from the waves with a seal carcass, white rhinos marching past your lodge verandah. South Africa is the home of nature's giants, both on land and in the ocean. On this 7-night South Africa tour, you see all seven of the most revered African animals, including exquisite leopards, rumbustious elephant herds, boisterous buffalo, and 50-ton southern right whales. 

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Adrenaline & Adventure Tour of South Africa

Adrenaline & Adventure Tour of South Africa

12 Day Custom Tour

From $4,795

South Africa encourages excitement, the natural landscape suggesting thrills and charms. Cage diving with white sharks, horseback and walking safaris, helicoptering over Table Mountain; this country is always a unique adventure. On this 12-day South Africa tour, you experience an abundance of adrenaline, with stops in Cape Town, Sabi Sands, and the white beach of St Lucia. From the Big Five to vintage WWII sidecars and rappelling Table Mountain, this is South Africa for adventurous travelers.

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Two penguins on Boulders Beach in Cape Town, South Africa

A Grand South Africa Tour for Families with Teenagers: Cape Town, Safari & More

A Grand South Africa Tour for Families with Teenagers:...

14 Day Custom Tour

From $7,135

Walking safaris with indigenous guides, kayaking with dolphins, standing on Table Mountain, and connecting with local people; South Africa's playground of experiences provide a thrilling destination for families with teenage children. Using three diverse destinations, this 2-week South Africa tour is packed with adventure and filled with allure. Take the whole family on a tailored teenager safari in the Sabi Sands, then to Cape Town and finally the coastal utopia of Plettenberg Bay.

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Luxury Cape Town & Winelands Tour

Luxury Cape Town & Winelands Tour

10 Day Custom Tour

From $4,095

This 10-day sample tour incorporates five nights in Cape Town, one at a private game reserve, and three in the Winelands. Beaches, vineyards, museums, penguins, markets, fine dining restaurants and safari's wild Big Five; a private tour to Africa's Cape unravels all of its hypnotic sides. Table Mountain epitomizes the grand splendor of nature, Robben Island symbolizes the colorful history, and the Cape Winelands showcase the charms of Africa's southwestern landscape.

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Exploring the Wilderness & Winelands Tour of South Africa

Exploring the Wilderness & Winelands Tour of South...

11 Day Custom Tour

From $4,395

Lion-filled savannah meets sensual vineyards, ancient elephant herds mix with historic colonial towns, the wilderness and Winelands combine to showcase an exquisite flagship of South Africa. On this 11-day tour, you explore the two paradigms, discovering how an atmospheric narrative runs through both distinctive landscapes and that there's always a place to enjoy a glass while gazing over the wild. Culminating with a stay in Cape Town, the tour also features exceptional hotels.

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Ultimate Food and Wine Tour of South Africa

Ultimate Food and Wine Tour of South Africa

8 Day Custom Tour

From $3,275

Rare game meats barbecued over a wood fire, 17th-century vineyards displaying private cellars, decadent restaurants combining French and African styles; this charming tour celebrates the very best of South African food and wine. From farmers’ markets to microbreweries, hidden secrets to distinctive wine valleys, you immerse your senses on an 8-day journey through all the local flavors. It features the country’s best restaurants and each day is privately guided for an exclusive and engaging experience.

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Elephant in Kruger National Park

Luxury South Africa Tour for Seniors

Luxury South Africa Tour for Seniors

14 Day Custom Tour

From $11,055

South Africa floats on a blanket of serenity, its charming rhythm creating a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere. For senior travelers, tranquility and luxury make South Africa a beautiful first visit to the continent, along with a destination everyone wants to return to. This luxury 14-day seniors' tour combines the country's exquisite paradigms, incorporating big game safari, Cape Town's sights, coastal whale watching, and the sensual delights of the Cape Winelands.

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Sensual Cape Winelands Tour on Horseback

Sensual Cape Winelands Tour on Horseback

8 Day Custom Tour

From $5,195

Explore the Cape Winelands on horseback as you ride through the orchards and vines and connect the sensual beauty of this spectacular region with this 8-day sample itinerary. Canter to beautiful vineyards for an exclusive tasting, trot through surreal forests and gallop across the plains between enigmatic granite mountains. On horseback may be the most enchanting way to see the Winelands, a leisurely journey of views, vineyards, fine dining, and open landscapes. With five days of riding, you will not only observe by also become a part of this mystical region.

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Cape Town Vacation: Stellenbosch Winelands & Safari

Cape Town Vacation: Stellenbosch Winelands & Safari...

7 Day Custom Tour

From $2,795

Vacate the life you know for the adventure you crave with this 7-day that celebrates the diversity, culture, food, wine, and wildlife of South Africa. Lions lounge in the afternoon sun, vineyards stretch to the horizon and the Victoria & Albert Waterfront bustles with people and laughter. Here time will slip into a constant meaningful, adventurous experience.

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Wildlife Wonders: Ten-Day South Africa Vacation for Families

Wildlife Wonders: Ten-Day South Africa Vacation for...

10 Day Custom Tour

From $3,995

South Africa appeals to all ages. With this ten-day vacation, there will be penguins, elephants, Table Mountain, and an abundance of safari wilderness. You will be walking, cycling, surfing, venturing on game drives, and meeting San Bushmen. Yet, for all the wildlife wonder and thrilling safari scenes, South Africa also has its relaxed vibe. Split across Cape Town and the Sabi Sands, these ten days will allow you to fully unwind while taking your whole family on an African adventure of a lifetime.

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Best of South Africa Two-Week Vacation

14 Day Custom Tour

From$5,595

South Africa has it all from wildlife wonders and colorful cultures to mighty mountains and charming cities. Your immersion in the Winelands and an authentic Big Game safari is just the beginning. This two-week adventure will celebrate some of the very best that South Africa offers, including its finest safari destinations and the Nelson Mandela story. From the Cape to Kruger, you will discover the extraordinary experiences and upcoming hot-spots with private guides with handpicked accommodations throughout your luxurious stay.

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Ultimate Two-Week South Africa Tour for Families

14 Day Custom Tour

From$11,335

No matter your age and no matter your interests, this ultimate 14-day South African family vacation has something for everyone. You will be whale watching, mountain biking, ostrich riding, meeting elephants, and coming face to face with lions. There will be quiet beaches, vibrant streets, captivating locals, and a dramatic range of landscapes. From Cape Town to Timbavati, you will absorb the authentic African experience on the ultimate South African, family vacation.

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The Greatest Outdoors: Ten-Day South African Tour

10 Day Custom Tour

From$3,995

South Africa is dominated by the great outdoors. Surreal natural landscapes set the scene for adventure, and wildlife always makes an excellent impression. On this handcrafted vacation, you will come face to face with lions, wander a beach that is filled with penguins, cycle and hike great mountains, and be immersed in the atmosphere of the African wilderness. Customizable to most fitness levels, these ten days provide an immersion in a nature that is as old as Africa itself.

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