So you want incredible? Want rugged, green landscapes? Not a problem. We’ll go to the Drakensburg range, and it most definitely fits the bill. But wait, aren't you in Africa to see some of the world’s biggest, most ferocious predators? Well, Gansbaaii is known throughout the world as the number one place to see and cage dive with Great White Sharks.
Your predatory quest to witness, research and get up-close with the world’s ultimate predators is all right here, at the “Tip of Africa.” From Cape Town, South Africa’s cosmopolitan city we step out and follow the southeastern coast up to tropical Durban. Along the way, we stop to visit the whales of Hermanus. This cliff-lined town is located in the remote Overberg region at the bottom of the continent. Whales can be seen right from the beach.
“Ultimate Predators is awesome! It is a very diverse trip which makes it awesome because you get a bit of everything.” — Alek Dinesen, Doylestown, PY
Onward to Port St. Johns, at the mouth of the Umzimvubu River. This is our launch pad for the Great Sardine Run in the Indian Ocean. Let fear go and confidence in as you come face-to-face with even more predators. Lastly, we journey to the Siyafunda Research Base near Kruger. Lions and leopards a distinct possibility.
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Rugged coasts. Dramatic mountains. Bushy shrub. Rolling grassland. Choose your predatory landscape.
There’s no quintessential South African trip, as there are endless ways to experience this diverse land. Yours happens to be dotted with predators.
Dramatic Table Mountain overlooks this scenic, cosmopolitan city. Cape Town is the birthplace of modern Africa.
Zulu, British and Indian cultures collide in South Africa’s 3rd largest city. Durban is a popular beach destination.
Sitting atop rugged cliffs, Hermanus is one of the best places in South Africa, or the world for that matter, to see whales.
This is Africa’s “city that never sleeps.” Museums abound. Restaurants and cafés are full. South African culture is alive.
Port St. Johns
The largest of the Wild Coast towns in the Eastern Cape. It’s a backpackers haven and home to sleepy, idyllic beaches.
As you further explore, make your way to picturesque Simon’s Town, home to a vibrant waterfront and swimmable beaches.
Siyafunda Research Reserve
A conservation research base within the Makalali Game Reserve. Ssounds of nearby wild game fill the air.