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Vivid South Africa 12 days - Designed on Request
Visiting: Hazyview (Kruger Area), Malalane, Kruger National Park, Hlulhuwe/Umfolozi, Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park, Swaziland, Maputo
South Africa Sonata 9 days - Designed on Request
Visiting: Cape Town, Oudtshoorn, Knysna, Johannesburg, Private Game Reserve
Elegant South Africa 11 days - Designed on Request
Visiting: Cape Town, Rovos Rail Journey, Sabi Sabi Private Reserve
South Africa Discovery 9 days from $1,995 Land Only
Visiting: Cape Town, Kruger National Park, Victoria Falls (Livingstone)
South Africa Impressions 10 days from $2,895 Land Only
Visiting: Johannesburg, Pretoria, Pilgrim's Rest, Kruger National Park, Swaziland, Zululand, Durban, Cape Town
South African Medley 9 days from $2,895 Land Only
Visiting: Cape Town, Oudtshoorn, Knysna, Shamwari Private Game Reserve
In the Footsteps of Livingstone 8 days from $2,995 Land Only
Visiting: Victoria Falls, Okavango Delta, Cape Town
Savannahs & Falls 11 days from $3,295 Land Only
Visiting: Victoria Falls, Arusha, Lake Manyara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Tarangire
Stars of Southern Skies 11 days from $3,395 Land Only
Visiting: Cape Town, Chobe National Park, Kruger National Park/Private Game Reserve, Victoria Falls (Livingstone)
Cape & Wildlife Companion Special 7 days from $3,595 Land Only
Visiting: Cape Town, Kapama Game Reserve
Best of Africa 13 days from $4,595 Land Only
Visiting: Cape Town, Victoria Falls, Masai Mara, Serengeti
Cape Town & Wildlife Express 7 days from $5,095 Land Only
Visiting: Cape Town, Kruger National Park
Wings Over Botswana 9 days from $5,595
Visiting: Okavango Delta, Moremi Reserve, Linyanti/Kwando
Wings Over Namibia 9 days from $5,795 Land Only
Visiting: Windhoek, Sossusvlei, Namib Desert, Swakopmund, Damaraland, Etosha National Park
Rhapsody in the Wild 15 days from $7,295 Land Only
Visiting: Arusha, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro, Serengeti, Masai Mara, Nairobi, Victoria Falls, Okavango Delta, Johannesburg
South Africa

South Africa, known as the "Rainbow Nation" has 9 defined cultural groups including The Nguni People (which is comprised of the Zulu, Xhosa and Swazi). This group alone accounts for two thirds of the country's more than 44 million people. There are 11 official languages in South Africa - among them Afrikaans, English, isiNdebele, isiXhosa, and isiZulu. With this rich group of culture found in one nation, along with its scenic beauty and cosmopolitan cities, it is no wonder that South Africa is also called "a world in one country".

It is a country of superlatives. South Africa is more than 474,000 square miles (five times the size of the UK), its coastline is more than 1800 miles long and its most famous national park - Kruger National Park - is the size of Israel. With more than 24,000 species, South Africa may have the richest variety of flora in the world. Bird and animal life is superb. More than 900 species of birds and 160 mammal species have been recorded, in addition to 2000 species of fish!

Of all of the struggles of South Africa throughout the centuries, the struggle against apartheid was perhaps the most visible to the rest of the world. Apartheid began in 1948 when the Afrikaner National Party won the national elections and a flood of new laws were put into place. Some were petty and some were devastating. Black South Africans were forced to carry a pass at all times, and separate communities were established for Whites, Blacks, Indians, and Coloured (mixed races). By the 1960's, unrest against apartheid became more violent and people began to burn their passes. Those deemed to be radical leaders of the revolt were rounded up and imprisoned. In 1962, one of the most famous of these activists was rounded up and Nelson Mandela began his more than 27-year incarceration. In a most astounding turn around, then President DeKlerk? renounced apartheid and began repealing many of the laws. In an historic moment, Nelson Mandela walked out of the prison on Robben Island a free man and just four years later became South Africa's President. Today, South Africa's multi-cultural citizens make up this wonderful "rainbow nation" of which they are very proud.

South Africa offers the visitor much. Food is a delightful mix of Cape Dutch, French Huguenot, German, Portuguese, British and African. Whether dining on roasted meat or seafood, you will find a wonderful choice of wines to accompany your meal. Wine was first produced in 1659 and today South Africa produces more than 500 million bottles of wine a year. Be sure to try Amarula cream, made from the fruit of the wild marula tree and a favorite after dinner liquor.

But it is probably the wildlife that draws visitors again and again. Kruger National Park is one of the largest and oldest parks in Africa. Along its western borders there are a series of private game reserves, each of which is sub-divided into smaller areas that are privately owned. There are no fences between areas, allowing game to roam freely between Kruger National Park and the private reserves. The distinct advantage of staying on a private reserve is the ability to do off-road drives both in daytime and at night.

Whether you visit South Africa alone or combine it with a stay in one of the surrounding countries, South Africa does not disappoint.

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