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  • Rich Thomaselli | August 30, 2016 11:00 AM ET

    How Homeric Does South Africa

    How Homeric Does South Africa

    PHOTO: One of the many incredible beaches in South Africa. (Courtesy Homeric Tours)

    The tour company famed for its trips to the Mediterranean now does South Africa.

    And oh does Homeric Tours do it well.

    The nine-day tour is especially spectacular, with a night in Johannesburg, three nights at the Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve, a night in Franschhoek, and three nights in Cape Town.

    Begin your journey to the heart of urban Africa in Johannesburg, a bustling city with one of Africa’s best metropolis backdrops. You’ll only be here a night so take in what you can.

    On day two it’s time to travel to the Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve Fly. This is the height of luxury. After lunch depart for a late afternoon game drive in open safari vehicles and sundowners in the bush. Return to the lodge for dinner.

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    You’re still at Sabi Sabi on day three with morning and afternoon safaris into the wilderness, either by open Land Rover or on foot for a walking safari, accompanied by your ranger and tracker.

    Day four bring more morning and afternoon safaris into the wilderness, either by open Land Rover or on foot for a walking safari, again accompanied by your ranger and tracker.

    On day five, enjoy an early-morning safari and breakfast before departing on your flight to Cape Town, where you'll be met and transferred to Franschhoek for an overnight stay.

    Wake up on day six and enjoy a full day to explore the Winelands, including a cellar tour. After lunch, continue to Stellenbosch, where two more wine tastings await.

    Day seven is at your leisure, where you have all day to explore one of the most beautiful cities in the world in Cape Town.

    Day eight includes an exploration of the stunning Cape Peninsula. Drive past Camps Bay, Clifton and Llandudno to Hout Bay. There is an optional cruise to Seal Island (time permitting), as well as a visit to Boulders Beach and a penguin colony.

    On day nine, you will depart for home with a suitcase full of souvenirs and a lifetime of memories.


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Rich Thomaselli Experts in Distinctive Travel

Rich Thomaselli Rich Thomaselli is a longtime journalist with 27 years experience in newspapers, magazines and digital media. He is a nine-time individual award-winning writer and was also a staff writer at several publications that earned national recognition as well, including Advertising Age winning a ‘Best in Business’ designation from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers in 2007. He previously covered the travel sector for Ad Age, among other beats, from 2001-2013. Rich is married with two children. He will be based in New York. You can reach him at and contact him on Twitter @RichTravelPulse.
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