Adventure Travel Ratings: &Beyond - National Geographic Adventure Magazine

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Overall Score

Rating Criteria Scores

Quality of Service97.00
Spirit of Adventure90.50
Client Satisfaction98.33

Outfitter's Primary Activity

  • Luxury Adventures

Outfitter's Other Activities

  • Nature and Wildlife
  • Adventure Cruises
  • African Safari
  • Cultural Encounters
  • Family Adventures
  • Hiking/Trekking
  • Luxury Adventures
  • Multisport
  • Sailing
  • Paddling
  • River Rafting



3. SOUTH AFRICA FROM COAST TO COAST: Cape Town, Jozi, the land of the rising sun and the Zulu Kingdom

Discover some of South Africa's most prized landscapes on this memorable 12-day journey. After beginning in cosmopolitan Cape Town, home of Table Mountain, vibrant restaurants, and lovely beaches, the adventure continues on to the exceptional Bushman's Kloof Wilderness Reserve, a sanctuary for endangered species of flora and fauna and the site of ancient San (Bushmen) rock paintings. Fly to Jozi or the "City of Gold," as affectionately called by the citizens of Johannesburg, before continuing on to Mpumalanga, which means the "land of the rising sun" in the local SiSwati language. Then journey to the breathtaking wilderness of &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve in the coastal region of KwaZulu-Natal, where you will experience exhilarating Big Five game viewing adventures, the warmest people you will ever meet, beautiful safari lodges, and delicious Pan African food.

Adventures & Safaris: Beach walks; swimming; hiking; twice-daily game drives in open 4x4 safari vehicles and nature walks

Accommodation: Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa (Cape Town); Bushman's Kloof (Bushman's Kloof Wilderness Game Reserve); The Westcliff (Johannesburg); Royal Malewane Lodge (Mpumalanga); Rock Lodge (&Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve)

Cost is based on two guests traveling in double accommodation - from ZAR 68 762 during low season to ZAR 78 946 in high season; valid until December 31, 2009

Photograph courtesy of andBeyond
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