Livin' the Wild Life
Starting this trip a little south of Latitude 31°, you are about to see some of the best South Africa has to offer! Crossing the Kei river into the Transkei region, you will be immersed in the Xhosa culture entirely different from the rest of the country. With rolling hills, quaint round huts, and traditional djembes always pounding off in the distance, you may be struck by 'Pondo Fever' - a very real affliction that will make you never want to leave this wonderful place! Heading further north, the Zulu culture is another breath of fresh air and the beaches of on the Indian ocean take on a more tropical flair, and the diving in several destinations on this trip is comparable to other world class diving sites, with marine life like you wouldn't imagine. In the right season, humpbacks, dolphins, whale sharks, and the southern right whale are not uncommon, along with all sorts of shark varieties and other sea life. Then we are off to Sodwana Bay to enjoy what the Indian Ocean has to offer for diving, before we are off to one of the best known national parks in the world, the Kruger National Park. Here you will embark on a safari and be delighted to see more wildlife than you would think possible in just a few days, and hopefully you will be lucky enough to catch the Big 5 - every safari-goers dream! Ending this trip in the capital of the country, Pretoria, you will once again have a chance to peer into this country's complicated past and optimistic future as well as a bit more close-up wildlife, before heading home to tell all your friends about how they have to come see South Africa for themselves!