The Animals of Africa Tour
Here in Africa, we’re blessed with a vast variety of animals, both on land and in our beautiful oceans. On this incredible Animals of Africa tour, you can take in the wonders of South Africa from the penguins in the Cape to the whales in Gansbaai, right up to the endangered rhino at the Khwandwe Private Game Reserve.
Your Animals of Africa tour begins in the fairest Cape, at the near-legendary Cape Grace Hotel in the V&A Waterfront. During your first week, you’ll visit the iconic Table Mountain and Lion’s Head, and explore the bright and colourful Bo-Kaap in the City Bowl.
You can also take a scenic drive around the peninsula, where you’ll see the first of your animals of Africa, the African penguins at Boulders Beach. These sweet little creatures – no taller than your knee – first settled at Boulders in the 1980s and have lived there ever since. Today, visitors can see them sitting on their eggs, catching fish in the sea from the beach, grooming each other and living their lives. This is one of the only places in the world where you can see these incredible creatures so easily in their natural habitat.
After taking in all that Cape Town has to offer, your Animals of Africa trip heads up the coast to the peaceful Grootbos Private Nature Reserve and the whales and sharks at Gansbaai. Renowned for its panoramic views, surrounded by fynbos and the ocean, Grootbos is the tranquil escape your busy mind needs. Off the coast in nearby Gansbaai and Hermanus, you can take in whales from the coast or by boat, or choose the adventurous shark cage diving. After your daytime adventures, kick back in front of the cosy fireplace with a glass of Hemel-en-Aarde red wine and relax.
Next on your Animals of Africa tour is a trip up to the incredible Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge in the Eastern Cape. Designed to make the most of the spectacular scenery, this is also a wonderful place to take part in the local conservation efforts aimed at darting and notching the local rhino. At Kwandwe, your daily game drives and walking safaris will allow you to track and see animals, maybe even the Big Five, in the wild.
This tour is also aimed at giving back to the communities and animals of Africa in the spaces you visit. We encourage you to Travel with a Purpose on this trip, making the most of your experience while giving back.