Discover the beauty of South Africa, in and out of the water
This itinerary is a twist on the classic South Africa safari. In addition to spending time in Cape Town, Winelands, and on safari, enjoy 2 full days exploring the ocean with I AM WATER Foundation. In just 10 days, explore the best of this stunning country, including often overlooked time below the water's surface.
I AM WATER Foundation makes it their mission to help people fall in love with the water, even those who have never snorkeled or don't consider themselves strong swimmers. During your 2 days with I AM WATER, dive into their work to conserve our oceans and uplift local communities. Practice breath work, snorkeling, and learn the basics of freediving (we promise, there's nothing to be fearful of!) while exploring the coast, tidal pools, kelp forests and open waters of the Western Cape. Your time in the water will be tailored to your skill level, beginners are welcome.
Southern Africa Safari: 10 Days / 9 Nights
- This 10-day itinerary begins in Cape Town, South Africa where you will stay at the lovely Sea Five Boutique Hotel, offering ocean views and elegant accommodation. During your stay, take part in 3 full day privately guided tours: Table Mountain & City tour, Cape Winelands tour, and Cape Point & Peninsula tour.
- Onward to Tintswalo at Boulders where you will stay for 3 nights, located by Boulders Beach about 45 minutes from Cape Town. This will be your base from which to explore the ocean, accompanied by a team of locals from the I AM WATER Foundation. Together, enjoy 2 full days of activities, either in the Atlantic or Indian Oceans (based on weather and conditions). Activities are flexible, but will likely include breath work, exploring the coast and tidal pools, snorkeling and freediving, an underwater look at the kelp forest, and the possibility of seeing penguins, seals, and other underwater creatures! All levels are welcome.
- Fly to Port Elizabeth (flight not included), where you will be met and taken to HillsNek Safari Camp in the private Amakhala Reserve of the Eastern Cape, your home in the bush for the next 3 nights. Here, enjoy twice daily game drives and the option for game walks.
I AM WATER Foundation strives to conserve our oceans by working with international guests and local communities to get to know the water more intimately. They believe if we spend time in the water, and gain an appreciation for the creatures who call it home, we will treat it with the respect it deserves. In addition to your water activities with I AM WATER, you will have the chance to visit their head office and meet the community they support.
*time with I AM WATER will vary per itinerary, dependent on their schedule/projects and your diving interests
50% of your I AM WATER activity fee goes to the Foundation, their conservation projects, and supports their Ocean Guardians School Workshops which introduces schoolchildren from nearby underserved communities to the water.
From $4,852 to $6,424 per person sharing
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