South Africa

from $ 2,075

This 9-day intensive trip to Africa’s most exotic destination combines awe-inspiring nature exploration, thrilling adventure, and richly rewarding community work. From safari to canyoning to djembe drumming and much more, your every experience here will be unique, fun, and life-enhancing!

  • Reviews 18 Reviews
  • Adventure Type Activities
    Culture, Discovery, Guided Tours, History, Trekking, Wildlife
  • Activity Level Extreme
  • Group Size Large Group
All about the South Africa.

South Africa Camp Teaser (2019)

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Posted by ARK Explore on Saturday, 27 October 2018

Situated at the southern tip of Africa with 3000 km coastline washed by the Indian and the Atlantic Oceans, South Africa is truly a land of wonders! It is one of the most beautiful and diverse countries in the world. Home of Cape Town where adventurous activities meets new levels, from the famous Table Mountain to the Cape of Good Hope and along the amazing Garden Route. This trip is going to be an adventure of a lifetime

About South Africa

Capital: Pretoria (executive) – Bloemfontein (judicial)
Cape Town (legislative)
Area: 1,221,037 Km2
Population: 51 Million
Religion: Christians 79.8% – Muslims 1.5% – Hindus 1.2% –
Judaism 0.2% – Traditional African religion 0.3% –
No religious affiliation 15.1% – Other 0.6% – Unspecified 1.4%
Political System: Constitutional – parliamentary republic
Currency: South African Rand
Electricity: Triple – End electric wires
Driving: on the left (Similar to the UK)
The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

• All activities listed in the Itinerary of this brochure, unless otherwise stated.

• All accommodations upon your arrival and through your departure based on shared occupancy.

• Transfers and transportation on air-conditioned coach buses.

• International Flight Tickets.

• All entrance fees for all activities and places visited throughout the whole itinerary.

• Three meals per day (except 4 dinners left for each team to pick their preferred food experience).

• Experienced bilingual tour leaders throughout the whole itinerary.

What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.

• Visa application Fees (Not required for US Citizens).

• Travel Medical Insurance (Mandatory).

• Trip Interruption Insurance (Optional).

• Meals during Zurich and Frankfurt layovers.

• Four dinners throughout the trip left for personal/team choice.

• Pocket money for souvenirs, impulse purchases, and optional activities.

• Any activities that are not stated in this brochure (Bungee Jumping & Mountain Abseiling)

  1. Day 1 begin our adventure

    We begin our adventure at Boston Logan airport where we will meet in the evening and take off to Zurich, Switzerland.

  2. Day 2 Zurich

    Early Arrival in Zurich with a 7-hour layover to allow a short time to explore the beautiful Little Big City. After a short tour of the city, we will take off to our destination Cape Town, South Africa.

    Note: Zurich meals and any other sightseeing activities will not be covered by ARKExplore.

  3. Day 3 The Adventure Begins!

    After a long way of traveling, we arrive in the Mother City to kick off our journey with a tour across the peninsula, where we will get to visit the Penguin Colony and Cape Point, where the two oceans meet, yet do not mix.

    We will then visit one of the natural wonders of the world, Table Mountain for a late after- noon hike down the mountain.

  4. Day 4 Cape Town

    On our second day in Cape Town, we will have a more local authentic experience. We will start our day by helping in Khayelitsha working with locals in their community vegetable gardens.

    We then will make a visit to the Slave Lodge, one of the oldest buildings in Cape Town! This will be followed by a tour of Langa, the oldest township in Cape Town.

  5. Day 5 Big 5 Safari

    To implement an amazing authentic African experience, we will make a visit to a safari at ‘Big 5’ private game reserve. After our wicked safari experience, we will begin to make our way down to the beautiful city, Knysna.

  6. Day 6 Bungee, Forest, Drumming & more!

    Set off in the morning for Bloukrans Bridge which boasts the highest bridge bungee in the world! After we support those who want to participate in this optional extra bungee experience, we head to an elephant sanctuary to get up close and personal with these gentle giants. We then have a fun late afternoon experience with an obstacle course in the indigenous Knysna forest followed by Tjembe drumming workshop. To end the night we will have a short night hike activity to learn about the nocturnal animals in this temperate rainforest

  7. Day 7 Canyoning & Waterfalls

    We will start our day at the beach to enjoy the warm Indian Ocean and then prepare for canyoning in the afternoon. You will jump down waterfalls, ride rapids and swim the mysterious brown river waters down a gorge in the Wilderness area. We will end the night with our traditional ARKanum celebration where everyone will get to perform and share their experiences.

  8. Day 8 Back to Cape Town

    On our last day, we begin our drive back to Cape Town to catch our evening flight to Frankfurt Germany.

Cape Town: Mojo Hotel – 3 Star or similar

Knysna: On The Estuary B&B – 3 Star or similar



Overall Rating
Naseem Said
Reviewed On 10/03/2019

Africa is the best continent ever. Loved experiencing the people, culture, and environment. Best ark trip so far.

Rudaina Refaey
Reviewed On 09/03/2019

This is my first trip with ark and the best trip i have been ever on. I made so much amazing memories with amazing people. I also., loved the activities and i'll go on the next year trip for sure. don't forget Straight to the bus!!

Mariam Hassan
Reviewed On 09/03/2019

This is my second ARKanum International trip. Each year the trips get better and better. These trips are the perfect balance between adventure, religion and team bonding. South Africa was so beautiful and the trip was perfect. the destination, people, activities, and that is all because of the hard work and dedication of the team in organizing the trips. If I could move to an Island with ARKanum forever I would.

Jaad ismail
Reviewed On 09/03/2019

The trip was a once in a lifetime adventure. There were plenty of activities to do at all times. It was a great time to make and strengthen friendships with your peers.

Yasmine Aoua
Reviewed On 08/03/2019

This was my first ARK trip and it couldn’t have been any better! I had so much fun, I wanted to stay forever. The long flights are totally worth it. Thanks for the great trip Beeko!