south africa

SUMMER 2020

 

 

 

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ALL THE INFO

12 DAYS, 11 NIGHTS THROUGH johannesburg, kruger national park & cape town

 

BOOK HERE

STARTING AT $____

BOOK THIS TRIP

SPOTS LEFT

17 of 17 spots open

Bookings close on ___, 2020

WHERE YOU'LL GO

  • johannesburg

  • kruger national park

  • blyde river canyon

  • cape town

  • BOULDERS beach

  • table mountain

  • desert outside of cape town

  • shark cage diving off the coast of cape town

FLIGHTS

  • ARRIVE INTO johannesburg (JNB), south africa ANYIME ON ___, 2020

  • DEPART FROM cape town (CPT) ON ___, 2020

 

map of the tour

 
 

+ WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Pick-up at Johannesburg Airport + Drop-off at Cape Town Airport at the beginning and end of the trip
  • All ground transportation and accommodations
  • All breakfasts and some lunches and group dinners
  • Gym drop-ins and/or travel workouts (all optional)
  • Hiking fees
  • Kruger National Park expeditions/safari
  • Regional flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town
  • Sunset at Boulders Beach in Cape Town
  • Guided hike up Table Mountain in Cape Town
  • Full day of sandboarding + ATV riding
  • Shark cage diving expedition off the coast of Cape Town
  • South African Vineyards Tour outside Cape Town

+ NOT INCLUDED

  • Flight to Johannesburg, South Africa from your home destination and BACK from Cape Town, South Africa. Once you book, we will work with you on getting the best deals (If you would prefer, we can book flights for you. This will be an additional fee).
  • Most lunches and some dinners on the trip
  • Vaccinations needed for travel in South Africa
  • Travelers Insurance https://www.travelguard.com/
  • Any activities not included on the days above (tours, museums etc.)
 
I would recommend VoyEdge RX to anyone who would ask me (and even tell complete strangers who don’t ask). And the people behind VoyEdge RX are what really make it special - our guides for the trip were amazing, fun, and flexible and they were incredibly helpful with everything upfront.
— ERIN LEE // VOYEDGE RX TESTIMONIAL 2017

 

ITINERARY

 

 

WELCOME TO JOHANNESBURG

june 24, 2019

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DAY 1 - land in johannesburg

Dumela, and welcome to South Africa! Arrive in Johannesburg and we'll get you to our host house for the night, a local bed and breakfast just 10 minutes from OR Tambo International. Come hungry as we enjoy a traditional South African dinner with your new family for the week. Arrive early enough and join your guides in a drop-in into Jo’burg’s dynamic CrossFit community. After dinner, hit the bunk early. We rise with the sun to dive into the heart of the continent.

Avg. temp in Johannesburg in July = 63 F / 17.2 C

depart jo'burg for kruger bush camP

june 25, 2019

 

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DAY 2 - welcome to the plains of africa

Departing the City of Gold (Johannesburg) nice and early, we travel to the region Mpumalanga. On the way, we'll pay a visit to Dullstroom, and then continue through the famous Drakensberg mountains. Over the following two days we will stay in a fantastic bush lodge situated in the well-known Kruger National Park, which is teeming with wildlife. In the evening, dinner is prepared on a crackling open fire. Welcome back to the food chain, but go forward assured we are in good hands, walking with armed rangers through the timeless wild of Southern Africa.

Average temp in Kruger National Park in July = 59 F / 15 C

guided safari tour through kruger national park

june 26, 2019

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DAY 3 - buckle up

Start your morning as we embark on our first game walk. A guide and tracker will lead us through all our walks in the Park. By early afternoon, we'll return to camp and enjoy a prepared brunch. Unwind and digest by the pool (yes, there is a pool!) Afterwards we climb aboard open 4X4 vehicles for a game drive taking us out on safari through the evening. A traditional bush ‘braai’, South Africa's delicious take on a proper bbq.

Average temp in Kruger National Park in July = 60 F / 16 C

 

blyde river canyon & traditional villages

june 27, 2019

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DAY 4 - when in rome, do as the romans do

Up early, we set off for the beautiful Panorama Route to see highlights such as Blyde River Canyon, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, God’s Window, and the quaint little town of Graskop. After lunch we'll head down the Kowyn Pass to a traditional village where we will meet the local Shangaan people. After a full day, we'll spend the night at the Greenfire Lodge Hazyview along the banks of the Sabie River. 

Average temp in Blyde River Canyon in July = 75 F / 24 C

 

game drive through kruger national parK 

june 28, 2019

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DAY 5 - african safari tour

With an early departure from camp, we journey to the southern part of Kruger National Park, where we spend the rest of the day observing game from the fantastic height of custom safari vehicles. Our local guides will inform you of all the interesting facts about this historic area and the fascinating wildlife which call it home. There will be plenty of stops along the way to refresh yourself and enjoy relaxing on the plains of Kruger. We exit the park late in the afternoon, and we'll return to our lodge by the river for dinner.

Average temp in Kruger National Park in July = 60 F / 16 C

 

depart kruger & head back to jo'burg

june 29, 2019

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 DAY 6 - depart kruger back to the city

Enjoy a relaxing morning. We leave Kruger behind today and make our way back to Johannesburg, where our safari tour comes to an end in the late afternoon. We will be staying overnight at the hotel at OR Tambo International for an early flight to Cape Town the next morning.

Average temp in Kruger National Park in July = 60 F / 16 C

included flight from jo'burg to cape town

june 30, 2019

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DAY 7 - fly from jo'burg to cape town

The group will take an early regional flight to Cape Town. We'll have an option for a late morning CF drop-in, followed by plenty of time to explore highlights such as Greenmarket Square. Tonight we’ll make our way to Boulders Beach and bear witness to the sunset at the end of the world. Hope you don’t mind being joined by flocks of wild penguins who call this beach home. Relax today, acclimate, because tomorrow we are off to the desert!

Average temp in Cape Town in July = 68 F / 20 C

 

guided atv & sand boarding excursion in the desert

july 1, 2019

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 DAY 8 - surf's up in the desert

After breakfast and a morning workout, you will embark on a day long excursion out in the desert fit for the intrepid traveler. Learn how to sandboard and rip around on an ATV throughout the sand dunes and desert hills. With all the instruction you'll need, you'll enjoy an all day affair with lunch, transportation, and equipment rental included. Relax and reminisce during dinner afterwards back in Cape Town.

Average temp in Cape Town's desert in July = 70 F / 21 C

hike up table mountain

july 2, 2019

 
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 DAY 9 - hike table mountain over cape town

Today, you will do a guided half-day hike up Table Mountain, just outside of Cape Town, to witness the spectacular view of the city and dramatic coastline. Be sure to look into the shadowy swell rolling just off coast, because that's where we’re going tomorrow! The rest of the afternoon is free to explore and recoup, before our big day tomorrow swimming with sharks!

Average temp in Cape Town in July = 68 F / 20 C

shark cage diving off the coast

july 3, 2019

 
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 DAY 10 - uhhh, you go first

This is the day you’ve been waiting for. Get in the cage and experience coming within inches of most people’s nightmares. We'll be whisked away early in the morning offshore on a ship set with a shark cage and more. Whether you hop in is up to you, but either way, it's an included tour and you can cheer your fellow travelers on as they enter the abyss, coming face to face with great white sharks.

Average temp on the water from Cape Town in July = 65 F / 18 C

 

south african vineyards touR

july 4, 2019

 
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DAY 11 - relax in the stellenbosch wine region

Sweat it out a bit more with a morning workout at a nearby gym in Cape Town, then get ready to venture into the famous Stellenbosch Region as we partake in a number of different wine tours. Sip some of the best Africa, and the world, has to offer, and celebrate an EPIC week and a half with your fellow travelers as we recover from 11 days of high adrenaline African adventure. Relax, laugh, reflect, and remember. Departures begin tonight or tomorrow. Last group dinner back in Cape Town and night out to celebrate!

Average temp in the Stellenbosch region in July = 64 F / 18 C

fly home from cape town

july 5, 2019

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DAY 12 - depart cape town after an epic adventure

There are no goodbyes in Setswana, only “go well.” Go well Voyedgers … you have walked the dark continent, braving the bush and ocean. You have done something extraordinary, something you will never forget. This is the magic of Africa. Before you go enjoy some free time to explore Cape Town before your flight or join us for one last CF drop in and while you finish that last bite of bobotie, ask yourself, where to next?

Average temp in Cape Town in July = 67 F / 20 C