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Penguins, meerkats and making your own wine in South Africa


Though no trip to Africa is complete without a safari adventure to spy the “Big Five,” a new itinerary to South Africa goes off the game reserve to let guests experience some of the country’s acclaimed wineries and additional wildlife. Globus’ new Small-Group Discovery itinerary called Exploring South Africa, takes groups up to 20 to local finds from Cape Town to Johannesburg.

The 13-day tour begins with a trip to a colony of endangered African penguins, known for the unique sound they make. After enjoying Cape Town, guests tour the area’s famous wine region with lunch at a winery, tastings at two famous wine estates and a chance for participants to blend their own wine flavor. Groups can savor their wine while overlooking the area’s fertile valleys surrounded by mountain peaks.

Later in the tour, guests can see some wildlife up close at an ostrich farm, elephant park and meerkat clan. At the meerkat clan, an experienced guide allows visitors to watch and learn about the shy animals as they forage for food and play.

A game drive in Kruger National Park, another highlight on the tour, takes groups into the South African wilderness to look for lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos, buffalos, giraffes, zebras and more. This safari excursion takes guests in an open-air Land Rover to give guests the best chances to spot some of the park’s abundant wildlife.

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