9 days / 8 nights

Early Signup: From $2,895

Regular: From $3,095

or $195 Down


South Africa is one of the world’s finest safari destinations, known for amazing food and adrenaline-pumping adventure. What more could you ask for?

Often called “a world in one country,” South Africa offers cosmopolitan cities, diverse cultures, spectacular scenery, and more species of mammals than North and South America combined!


Start: Please be ready to begin your trip at Johannesburg O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) in Johannesburg at 4:00 p.m.

Airfare booking details will be sent after registration--please wait to book your flight until you receive further instructions.


Finish: The trip ends in Cape Town, South Africa. Plan to depart at any time. Hotel check-out time is at 11:00 a.m. Travelers are responsible for their transportation to the airport.

Airfare booking details will be sent after registration--please wait to book your flight until you receive further instructions.

Physical Activity:


This trip is relaxing and includes light activities with optional moderate activities. Participants can decide how much time they spend being active. No physical preparation is required to make the most of the experience.

Physical Activity:


This trip is a good mix of activity and relaxation and includes moderate physical activities. Participants should expect to be active 3-4 hours most days. An active lifestyle is helpful though not required to enjoy the trip.

Physical Activity:


This trip is for those who enjoy being physically challenged and reaping the rewards. It includes moderate to intense physical activities and participants should expect to be active 6-8 hours most days. Participants should have an active lifestyle.

Cancellation Policy:

Very Flexible

This trip has a 30-day cancellation policy. Give us at least 30 days notice and you can switch your trip for free, or we'll hold your Experience Credits for future use.

Cancellation Policy:


Because this trip has non-refundable tickets we have a 60-day cancellation policy. Give us at least 60 days notice and you can switch your trip for free, or we'll hold your Experience Credits for future use.

Trip Overview

Day 1: Welcome to South Africa!

Welcome to Johannesburg! Meet your Trip Leader at Johannesburg Airport (OR) and meet to your hotel.

Also known as Jozi, Johannesburg is South Africa’s largest city and offers vibrant nightlife, excellent restaurants, and renowned cultural institutions.

Join your new friends for your first dinner at a local restaurant with a unique street food-tasting menu.

Day 2: Introduction to South African Village Life

After a night in Johannesburg, it’s time to head out to the bush! Though today’s journey is long, the landscapes are beautiful, and your final destination is well worth it.

Arrive at Mashishimale village, where the locals have opened their homes to you! Explore the culture and engross yourself in the rich diversity that South Africa has to offer.

Meet your host mothers, settle into your homestay, and gather together for a traditional home-cooked South African dinner.

Day 3: Mashishimale Village Experience

Rise and shine to the sounds of South African village life. 

Go for a walk around the village and learn about traditional Venda culture. Throughout the day, you will meet community members, participate in day-to-day activities, and have the opportunity to live like a local for the duration of your stay.

Enjoy another home-cooked meal this evening while sitting around listening to stories, playing games, and feeling like a part of the community.

Day 4: Pridelands Safari Game Drive

Say goodbye to your host families and make your way to a private game reserve on the edges of Kruger National Park. Today will be your first opportunity to view the Big Five…lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants, and buffalo!

Explore one of Africa's largest areas of biodiversity on a 4x4 game drive. Enjoy the thrill of spotting an impala, zebra, giraffe, or lion as you stop at watering holes throughout your explorations.

Settle into your safari lodge and satisfy your taste buds with a bush-style barbecue dinner around a campfire.

Day 5: Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park is home to over 500 bird species, 100 reptile species, and 150 mammal species--including the Big Five and the endangered African wild dog.

Navigate your way through the amazing landscapes in 4x4 safari vehicles. Your entire day will be spent game viewing, bird watching, and stopping at the various watering holes to spot animals in their natural habitat.

Spend your evening at the lodge relaxing around a campfire and gazing at a canopy of stars on your African safari.

Day 6: Hello Cape Town

Rise early for a guided bush walk with a local guide to learn about the local flora and fauna surrounding the lodge.

After leaving Kruger National Park, take an included flight to Cape Town, South Africa’s oldest city, which has been voted one of the best cities in the world.

Enjoy a free evening of leisure and optional activities as you explore Cape Town! A city known for its beautiful beaches, stunning biodiversity, and award-winning food and wine.

Day 7: Food & Wine Tour

Explore the amazing landscapes and vineyards of South Africa’s famous Winelands region on a tour! 

Spend your day pairing numerous foods with quality wines. Expect cheese platters, gourmet slices of pizza, tapas, and fine chocolates!

After a full-day, return to your accommodations and spend the evening resting, or head out to explore Cape Town’s nightlife.

Day 8: Explore the Cape Peninsula

Make your way to Simon’s Town Harbor and start your day with a paddleboarding excursion. Stop for a stroll along the boardwalks of Boulder’s Beach and observe a colony of African penguins!

Spend your afternoon at the Cape Point Nature Reserve. Go for a moderate hike and discover the diversity of fauna and flora. Visit the Cape of Good Hope, where you can gaze at the mighty Indian and Atlantic Oceans. 

Travel along the spectacular Chapman’s Peak Drive as you return to Cape Town, and then head out for your final dinner together in South Africa. You will also get to partake in an interactive Djembe drumming session.

Day 9: Relaxation & Departure

On the final day of our adventure, wake up and soak in the last morning in South Africa together.

Say goodbye to your new friends and depart any time of the day with instructions from your Trip Leader on how to take local transportation to the airport.

Ask your Trip Leader for suggestions if you plan to spend more time in Cape Town or other regions of South Africa.

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What's Included:

  • 9 days & 8 nights of shared accommodations in hotel rooms, village homestays, and a safari lodge
  • 8 breakfasts, 3 lunches, & 6 dinners
  • Authentic village homestay experience
  • Guided walk through Mashishimale Village
  • Participation in village craftwork
  • 4x4 Excursion in a private game reserve
  • Entrance to Kruger National Park
  • Full-day game drive in Kruger National Park
  • Domestic flight from Hoedspruit Airport to Cape Town International Airport
  • Full day Guided Tour in the Winelands Region
  • Standup paddleboarding experience
  • Visit Boulder’s Beach to view the African penguin
  • Experience Africa’s southernmost point--Cape Point
  • Private group airport pick-up upon arrival
  • Over30Experiences Trip Leader
  • Personal recommendations for optional activities
  • The chance to meet some kick-ass people
  • Access to the Over30Experiences Community
  • Taxes always included, never hidden fees, & NO blackout dates

Travelers are responsible for international airfare to and from South Africa.

Transportation and optional activities are not included.


9 days / 8 nights

Early Signup: From $2,895

Regular: From $3,095

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