South African Safari / November 16 to 29 - 2024

South Africa

13 days / 12 Nights

Multi-day trip description

Discover South Africa's Untamed Wilderness on a 13-Day Safari! 🦁🌿

🏞️ Join us for a life-changing Group Tour experience, where breathtaking natural wonders await your exploration!

🌅 Begin your transformative journey in the captivating city of Johannesburg, immersing yourself in the vibrant culture and rich history. Prepare to be enchanted by this bustling metropolis, where accessible attractions and wheelchair-friendly experiences await.

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Discover South Africa's Untamed Wilderness on a 13-Day Safari! 🦁🌿

🏞️ Join us for a life-changing Group Tour experience, where breathtaking natural wonders await your exploration!

🌅 Begin your transformative journey in the captivating city of Johannesburg, immersing yourself in the vibrant culture and rich history. Prepare to be enchanted by this bustling metropolis, where accessible attractions and wheelchair-friendly experiences await.

🦓 From Johannesburg, we'll venture to Kruger National Park and its surrounds for the ultimate wildlife thrill! Stay in comfortable and accessible camps right within the heart of the wilderness. Wake up to the soul-stirring sounds of nature, and witness Africa's most majestic creatures in their natural habitat, with access made possible for everyone.

🚙 Prepare for thrilling accessible game drives, guided by experts who ensure you won't miss a single mesmerizing moment. Brace yourself for awe-inspiring encounters with lions, zebras, and majestic rhinos, a humbling sight that will leave you in awe of Mother Nature's creations.

🌅 Next, we'll journey to captivating Cape Town, a city that will steal your heart with its breathtaking scenery and accessible charm. Feel the ocean breeze caress your face as you witness adorable penguins frolicking along the accessible coast. Delight your taste buds with delectable cuisine and embrace the inclusive spirit of Cape Town as you explore its attractions.

🐘 Rest easy, knowing that every detail of this unique experience, with guaranteed accessibility, has been meticulously taken care of by our dedicated team, ensuring you a seamless and stress-free journey. Pack your bags, open your heart to the wonders of South Africa, and get ready to transform your life on this once-in-a-lifetime safari designed for everyone!

📅 Limited accessible spots available! Book now and embrace the extraordinary inclusivity of South Africa's untamed wilderness! 🌍✨

Accessibility. What to expect?

  • Level of assistance

    The guides/staff members with experience assisting people with disabilities are available to offer support, however, it is not personalized one-on-one assistance 100% of the time.

  • Transportation

    A wheelchair-accessible vehicle with a hydraulic lift for airport shuttles and during the trip. The off-road vehicles used within the national park and the reserve offer participants the convenience of assisted transfers from their wheelchairs to the vehicle seat, with the support of trained staff, eliminating the need for independent transfers

  • Places

    All the places during guided tours are accessible, but may have uneven terrain and require extra assistance

  • Bathroom

    Accessible bathrooms are available in different locations during the guided tour and long the road on longer drives

  • Equipment

    Not included, but can be offered for an extra charge

  • Mobility level

    Travelers need to be reasonably independent in order to fully participate in the tour.

From $3,695 USD / per person. Based in 2 travelers

Reliable accessibility information

Comprehensive planning

Personalized support

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive to Johannesburg - November 16, 2024 thumbnail

Day 1: Arrive to Johannesburg - November 16, 2024

You will be picked up from Johannesburg International Airport in a wheelchair-accessible bus and shuttled to your hotel, one of South Africa’s th...You will be picked up from Johannesburg International Airport in a wheelchair-accessible bus and shuttled to your hotel, one of South Africa’s three capital cities.

You will meet the rest of the group at the introduction meeting.

No meals included.

Stay:

City Lodge, Barbara Road
Day 2: Travel to Kruger National Park - November 17, 2024 thumbnail

Day 2: Travel to Kruger National Park - November 17, 2024

After breakfast in Johannesburg, you’ll meet your guide and accessible vehicle for the journey to Kruger National Park. The park is made up of ne...After breakfast in Johannesburg, you’ll meet your guide and accessible vehicle for the journey to Kruger National Park. The park is made up of nearly 2 million hectares of land full of diverse flora and fauna. It’s one of the largest game reserves in Africa and a great place to spot the big 5: leopards, buffalo, rhinos, elephants, and lions. You’ll head east through the rolling grasslands of Highveld and stop for lunch on the way to the park. You’ll enter on the south-western side of the park, and settle in at Skukuza camp.

Breakfast, lunch & dinner are included.

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Day 3: Kruger National Park - November 18, 2024

After breakfast, get ready for a day of sightseeing. You’ll have the chance to observe a wide variety of animals in the national park, take in be...After breakfast, get ready for a day of sightseeing. You’ll have the chance to observe a wide variety of animals in the national park, take in beautiful views, and relax in its natural setting. Skukuza Camp is located along a river and is the biggest camp within the national park. It features a golf course and chances for riverside walks, wilderness hikes, and game drives.

Breakfast, lunch & dinner included

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Day 4: Kruger National Park - November 19, 2024

Today, you’ll move to a new camp within Kruger National Park. You’ll go on more drives to view the wildlife and natural habitat of the park and b...Today, you’ll move to a new camp within Kruger National Park. You’ll go on more drives to view the wildlife and natural habitat of the park and be able to practice your photography skills. You will eat communal meals between drives at camp and stay in thatched roof bungalows with wheelchair-accessible bathrooms.

Breakfast, lunch & dinner included

Day 5: Kruger National Park - November 20, 2024 thumbnail

Day 5: Kruger National Park - November 20, 2024

You’ll spend your second day at Satara Camp exploring the nearby surroundings. The camp is located in the center of the park and is the best camp...You’ll spend your second day at Satara Camp exploring the nearby surroundings. The camp is located in the center of the park and is the best camp for big cat viewings, offering opportunities to spot cheetahs, leopards, and lions.

Breakfast, lunch & dinner included

Day 6: Travel to Tshukudu Private Game Reserve - November 21, 2024 thumbnail

Day 6: Travel to Tshukudu Private Game Reserve - November 21, 2024

After breakfast, you’ll say goodbye to Kruger National Park with one last morning game drive before the group makes its way to Tshukudu Private G...After breakfast, you’ll say goodbye to Kruger National Park with one last morning game drive before the group makes its way to Tshukudu Private Game Reserve, where you will stay for the next 3 nights. This magnificent reserve reintroduces animals to the wild and operates a lion breeding program. You’ll enjoy a traditional braai barbeque dinner in a boma under the stars. A boma is an outdoor area lit by candles and fire.

Breakfast, lunch & dinner included

Day 7: Tshukudu Private Game Reserve - November 22, 2024 thumbnail

Day 7: Tshukudu Private Game Reserve - November 22, 2024

You’ll wake up in your air conditioned, thatched roof bungalow at camp and join the rest of the group for breakfast. Today, you’ll go on game dri...You’ll wake up in your air conditioned, thatched roof bungalow at camp and join the rest of the group for breakfast. Today, you’ll go on game drives and get to know the lions that are part of the reserve’s breeding program up close.

Breakfast, lunch & dinner included

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Day 8: Tshukudu Private Game Reserve - November 23, 2024

On your last full day at the game reserve, you’ll experience game drives, bush walks, or wheels. You’ll have the chance to relax around the pool ...On your last full day at the game reserve, you’ll experience game drives, bush walks, or wheels. You’ll have the chance to relax around the pool or observe the animals at the watering hole before ending your night with a final dinner in the boma.

Breakfast, lunch & dinner included

Day 9: Arrive to Cape Town - November 24, 2024 thumbnail

Day 9: Arrive to Cape Town - November 24, 2024

After breakfast, you will be picked up, and we will go to the airport to catch a flight to Cape Town International Airport. Upon arrival, we will...After breakfast, you will be picked up, and we will go to the airport to catch a flight to Cape Town International Airport. Upon arrival, we will be transferred to the hotel, and in the afternoon, we will have time to explore the city.

Breakfast is included.

Stay:

the DeNoordhoeck Hotel

Day 10: Exploring Cape Town - November 25, 2024 thumbnail

Day 10: Exploring Cape Town - November 25, 2024

After a good night’s rest and breakfast, your guide will meet you at the hotel in an accessible vehicle to explore the city of Cape Town. The day...After a good night’s rest and breakfast, your guide will meet you at the hotel in an accessible vehicle to explore the city of Cape Town. The day will begin with a drive through “The Mother City”, before heading to Table Mountain, where you will ride a cable car to the top and enjoy a beautiful perspective of the city and the sea. Then, you’ll drive to Signal Hill for more panoramic views of the city before heading to the Waterfront where you’ll grab a bite to eat and shop.

Breakfast included

Stay:

the DeNoordhoeck Hotel

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Day 11: Landscapes and penguins - November 26, 2024

Today you’ll visit the area that gave Cape Town its name. Explorer Francis Drake referred to it as “the fairest cape that we saw in the whole cir...Today you’ll visit the area that gave Cape Town its name. Explorer Francis Drake referred to it as “the fairest cape that we saw in the whole circumference of the globe.” After breakfast, your guide will pick you up at the hotel in an accessible vehicle for a full-day tour of the cape where False Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean. You’ll stop at a penguin colony and drive along beautiful coastal roads.

Breakfast included

Stay:

the DeNoordhoeck Hotel

Day 12: Wine Tasting & Winery Tour - November 27, 2024 thumbnail

Day 12: Wine Tasting & Winery Tour - November 27, 2024

After breakfast, your guide will be waiting to take you to the historic town of Stellenbosch, just outside of Cape Town. This ancient oak tree-sh...After breakfast, your guide will be waiting to take you to the historic town of Stellenbosch, just outside of Cape Town. This ancient oak tree-shaded town is the second oldest town in South Africa and is the center of the country’s wine region. You’ll notice the Dutch influence as you tour the town and 2-3 nearby vineyards, where you’ll taste different wines from the region.

Breakfast included

Stay:

the DeNoordhoeck Hotel

Day 13: Departure from Cape Town - November 28, 2024 thumbnail

Day 13: Departure from Cape Town - November 28, 2024

It is our last day here! It is time to say goodbye to this amazing experience in Africa.
Depending on your flights, you will be picked up at the...
It is our last day here! It is time to say goodbye to this amazing experience in Africa.
Depending on your flights, you will be picked up at the hotel to head to the airport.

Breakfast included.

    What's included

  • A private, licensed, English speaking tour guide

  • 12 nights of star accommodations

  • Entrance fees to parks and reserves

  • Transportation in a wheelchair accessible vehicle to and from the airport and between destinations

  • 12 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners

    What's not included

  • Meals not listed in the itinerary

  • Airfare

  • Travel Insurance

  • Tips

  • Drinks

  • 100% of the time one-on-one personalized assistance

Travel Restrictions in South Africa

Visa requirements can vary depending on your nationality. Ask a travel expert if you need assistance.

Important Information

  • This tour has a maximum capacity of 10 people (up to 5 wheelchair users)

  • A 20% deposit is required to secure your spot on the tour. The remaining 80% must be paid 60 days before the trip start date.

  • Group tours will accept new travelers until 45 days prior to the start date.

  • This tour must have a minimum of 8 participants to take place at the listed price. If the minimum is not reached, the tour still may be able to occur at a higher price, to avoid this we recommend sharing double rooms.

  • If you want your own room there is a single supplement additional charge of $1300 USD.

  • The vehicles during game drives have standard seating and will require participants to transfer from their wheelchairs to the seats with assistance.

  • Day tours in Cape Town might change in order due to weather conditions and other unforeseen circumstances.

  • This tour does not include personalized assistance or one-on-one support for individual participants. While we strive to create an inclusive and accommodating environment, it is important to understand that participants need to be reasonably independent in order to fully participate in the tour.

  • Our tour includes walking-rollin tours, visits to tourist sites, and dining at restaurants, which may involve small physical challenges that participants should be able to manage independently or with the help of their own support person or caregiver.

  • By booking this Group Tour you accept the T&Cs in this link: https://wheeltheworld.com/terms-and-conditions

Cancellation Policies

  • We totally understand that things come up and plans change. To officially cancel your trip, we need to get written confirmation from you. Just reach out to your Travel Expert and they'll help you with the process.
  • 1) If you let us know more than 60 days before your trip, we'll keep your deposit as a credit for you to use later.
  • 2) If you let us know between 45 and 59 days before your trip, we'll charge a 30% fee of the total booking cost.
  • 3) If you let us know between 44 and 30 days before your trip, we'll charge a 60% fee of the total booking cost.
  • 4) If you let us know 29 days or fewer before your trip, we'll charge a 100% fee of the total booking cost.
  • 5) No-show or not used portions of the trip are non-refundable.
  • No matter what, we'll do our best to make this process as easy as possible for you.
  • If a trip or activity cannot take place due to extraordinary circumstances (extreme weather events, social movements, war, earthquakes, epidemics, etc), a full refund cannot be guaranteed. Rest assured, the Wheel the World team will do its best to offer the best arrangements possible.