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Fully Escorted South Africa Journey



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South Africa is blessed with spectacular natural beauty, a plethora of diversely interesting regions, and a wide ranging depth of cultures to experience. This fully escorted affordable South Africa itinerary embraces all that South Africa has to offer, with 13 days of wildlife, cosmopolitan cities, cultural experiences, and windswept beaches.

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We are taking expressions of interest for:
- Females only fully escorted South Africa journey
- Male and female fully escorted South Africa journey

Fill in the form on the right hand side of the page and let us know which of the two journeys would pique your interest, as well as any questions you have.

Explore South Africa Highlights Include:

  • Fully Escorted Small Group Tour
  • 2 nights in Johannesburg: A Half day Apartheid Museum Tour, Lebos Traditional Lunch, and a Lebos Bicycle or Tuk Tuk Tour of Soweto
  • 2 nights in Pretoria: A Visit of Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre
  • 2 Nights in the Greater Kruger: A Full Day Trip to Kruger National Park
  • 1 Night in Swaziland: A Tour of The Swazi Candle Centre and The Ngwenya Glass Factory
  • 1 Night in Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park: An Afternoon Game Drive and a Boat Cruise
  • 1 Night in Durban
  • 3 Nights in Cape Town: A Table Mountain Tour, a Half Day City Tour, and Cape Point and Peninsula Tour.

Your Australian Host

Bench Africa's Julie De Palo will be with you every step of the way!

Julie De Palo: Operations & Groups Director

Julie is Bench Africa's longest serving member of the team, having worked for Bench for over 21 years. Julie's love for Africa first began when she experienced her first safari to South Africa and Botswana.

“Words cannot express what it felt like – it’s not only about the animals, that is a bonus. It is about the people, the landscape, the simplicity of life, and how you realise the simple things in life are what ground us and how we forget that. Once you have gone there, you come back with a little piece of the magic that stays with you and makes you want to go back."

This itinerary is one of Julie's own creations, and this journey, like all of her bespoke journeys, truly demonstrates her wealth of knowledge, as well as her incredible passion and commitment to designing immersive adventures. By design, her journeys get you under the skin of a place, truly showcasing the simple beauty of Africa, and the wonder it has to offer, whilst creating opportunities to interact with people along the way, as it is this local connectivity that stays with you long after you've safely returned home.

Julie will be with you every step of the way.

Covid Safe Travel on your Escorted South Africa Journey

This program is subject to Australian Border rules regarding COVID-19 and will only continue when we can ensure the wellbeing of our guests.

Small Group Tours are naturally designed to accommodate social distancing
Bench Africa's small group tours in Africa have always been socially distanced, even before it was essential.

Flexible terms and conditions
Book with confidence! This tour will have flexible deposit terms, allowing you the freedom to postpone and rebook without penalty.

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