South Africa Wild Adventure
15 days from £874
Experience South Africa – in all its wild, rugged glory – on this varied 15 day group experience. Based on a beautiful private game reserve in northern SA, you’ll help out with poaching patrols and reserve maintenance, journey into the African wilderness, help care for children, delve into the gorgeous surroundings of Kruger NP, and much more. Travel doesn’t get much more exciting than this. Don’t miss it.
What you get
Day 1: Arrive in South Africa
Fly into Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport today, where you'll be met and transferred to a private game reserve in the South African countryside.
Day 2: Get Settled
Get stuck in with some conservation activities, such as tracking wildlife or repairing fences. Tonight, head into the bush for a night safari, spotting creatures that only emerge after sundown.
Day 3: Explore the reserve
Venture further into the reserve on a game drive, foot patrol and 4-wheel drive excursion.
Day 4: Community Volunteering
Spend the morning at a local daycare project, playing with the kids and helping out around the community buildings. Then, set off on a poaching patrol with security staff.
Day 5: Panoramic Tour
Visit God's Window and bask in the breath-taking panoramic views. See the textured cliff faces and the plummeting waterfalls.
Day 6: Sudwala Caves
Visit the Sudwala Caves, a vast network of caves that date back 240 million years. Then visit a local chimp sanctuary that provides a home for displaced chimpanzees.
Day 7: Elephant Encounter
The reserve is home to a small herd of gentle elephants. See these mighty creatures up close today and help care for them.
Day 8: Bush Walk and Community Volunteering
Spend the morning helping out around the reserve, before embarking on a guided bush walk. Then, head back to the daycare centre for an action-packed afternoon with the children.
Day 9: Kruger National Park
Journey to Kruger National Park for a 2-night camping excursion. This vast expanse of shimmering watering holes and distinctive baobab trees is home to some of the most diverse wildlife in Africa.
Day 10: Safari
Kruger is home to lions, rhinos, leopards, cheetahs, wild dogs, hyenas, & more. Head out on a game drive today in search of these beautiful creatures.
Day 11: More Kruger Time
Enjoy a final day in the glorious surroundings of Kruger National Park. Wake up and watch the morning sunlight lick across the plains and head out on another game drive.
Day 12: Get Adventurous
Begin with some adrenaline-pumping paintball before hopping onto a quad bike to explore the local blue gum plantations. Then, enjoy a white-water tubing experience down the Sabie River Gorge.
Day 13: Cheetah Breeding & Wildlife Rehabilitation
Get up close to cheetahs at a breeding project that seeks to protect and preserve cheetahs in South Africa. You'll then visit the Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre.
Day 14: Horseback Safari
Head off for a final tour of the reserve on horseback. Tonight, sit down to a farewell meal with your group and look back on a memorable fortnight in South Africa.
Day 15: Departure
Your trip ends today. You'll be transferred back to the airport in time for all flights departing after 10am.
Accommodation & Meals
- 14 nights of accommodation are included on this trip
- Shared single-sex dorms in a lodge on the reserve (sleeping 4-10 people)
- 2 nights camping in Kruger National Park. All camping equipment is provided
- All meals at the reserve are included
- Meals while away from the reserve (on excursions etc.) are at your own cost
"It was an incredible adventure that I would not have been able to organise or afford alone" - Zara Plummer
"The experience was great! Never had an issue! Just booked a new trip!" - Amber Dunster
"Experience of a lifetime!" - Natasha Adam
"Helpful, friendly, easy to navigate" - Jessica Clayton
"Amazing experience, definitely worth the trip" - Toby Drakesmith
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You should land into Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport between 10am and 2pm on day 1 of this trip. You will be met at the airport and transferred to the game reserve. The trip ends on day 15. You will be transferred back to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport by 10am. Please do not book a return flight that departs before this time.