EXPLORE CONSERVATION SUCCESSES
AND BEAUTIFUL SCENERY IN SOUTH AFRICA
August 23 – September 4, 2018
This trip will begin in Cape Town, where we will visit Cape Point Nature Reserve. Here, we will traverse the rugged rocks and sheer cliffs that tower more than 600 feet above the sea, all the while keeping an eye out for Cape Baboons, Cape Mountain Zebras and well over 250 species of birds. While there, you will also have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to swim with sharks off the coast. Then, a trip to the Rainforest Trust supported Geometric Tortoise Preserve will show visitors how a relatively small protected area can make a big impact for threatened species.
From Cape Town, we will travel north to the Leshiba Wilderness Reserve known for its abundant wildlife including giraffe, zebra and the elusive leopard. Finally, we will spend several days in world-renowned Kruger National Park where we will search for additional iconic African species including African Wild Dogs.
This trip will last approximately two weeks and will span over a thousand miles, allowing for ample time to take in South Africa’s rich history, amazing wildlife and acclaimed wine.
Geometric Tortoise; Cape Baboon; Cape Mountain Zebra; African Buffalo; Giraffe; African Elephant; Lion
Rainforest Trust Supported Locations:
Geometric Tortoise Preserve; Adam’s Mission Wetland Nature Reserve (future); Isipingo Wetland Environmental Conservation Reserve (future)