Elephants playing by a waterhole in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve

Immaculate South Africa 10-Day Tour for First Timers

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Customizable Itinerary

This is a sample itinerary to inspire a personalized trip designed with your travel specialist

Countries Visited

South Africa

Places Visited

Phinda Game Reserve, Sabi Sands Game Reserve, Cape Town

Suggested Duration

10 Days

Immersed yourself in the real Africa with this ultimate 10-day South Africa safari for first timers. Showcasing the continent’s sublime wildlife, the first seven days will offer tailor-made big-game safari in Phinda and Sabi Sands, exceptional private reserves that offer animal intimacy and abundance. Then end in Cape Town, where penguins complement your big-five-and-more experience.

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Trip Highlights

  • Explore the Sabi Sands on a special nocturnal leopard safari, in search of the fabled spotted hunter
  • Lounge in five-star luxury with a three-night stay in a Phinda villa, where you can watch elephants and giraffes from your pool
  • Savor game drives in two of Africa’s best reserves, where the encounters are both many and unpredictable
  • Explore the best of Cape Town by finishing your ten-day South Africa safari in the Mother City
  • Discover the wilderness from many perspectives, as you enjoy game walks and nighttime drives, along with a special photography hide
  • Cruise over Blyde River Canyon in a hot air balloon, a thrilling showcase of the Greater Kruger ecosystem
  • Take a full day animal adventure in Kruger National Park, ten hours of driving in one of the world’s greatest and largest wildernesses
  • Tick off the big five on your first game drive, then spend a week discovering how Africa has so many more than five

Starting Price

$3,995 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

What's Included

The starting price is based on travel during the low season for a minimum of two travelers staying in shared 3-star accommodations. Please inquire for a custom trip quote based on your travel preferences and travel dates.

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