Safari in South Africa, watching lions, lepeords...

  • November 16, 2013 · 10:00 AM
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Hi Wild Lovers, I hope all of you enjoy and embrace the warm weather now!

In the end a route and plans are formed in shape for our first and exciting Safari in SA!!!

This is a semi-custom tour and involved 3 local operators. Here are the main spots it will cover:

We'll meet in Cape Town on Nov 16th, Saturday SA Local time.

Then we'll have 2 days to go along the west cost to visit one of the world famous and beautiful beaches, Watch penguins, Whales and other sea creatures, and geological scenery, explore local markets








then we take the South African Premier Train having a cross country view of scenery of different provinces, the next day before noon we'll be in the other big city - Johannesburg

To your surprise, we are honored to be able to visit Kervin Richardson's Animal Kingdom and stay one night listening to the lions' roaring, and followed by our first game drive in the Welgedacht Game Reserve (they don't usually accept day visit to their Sanctuary and their volunteer program minimum covers 7 days which is impossible for us to do), Thanks them!

***And I was promised Kevin himself would tour us his animal kingdom if we have more than 10 people! Wow...








After leaving Kervin's Animal kingdom, We'll start our 7-day National Kruger Park Safari - a true wild life encounter experiences - it will cover day time game drives, shot bush walks to big five game areas and evening game drives to view nocturnal Species. We'll have plenty of time for photographing and observing the animals we love. 








***The cost: $2690

including accommodation (all breakfasts and most dinners, drinks excluded),  transfers between events and activities, entrance fees, airport pick up (10-12am Saturday, Nov16) and drop off.

You'll need to book your own international tickets (multi-city, around $1000), and the Premier Train ticket from Cape Town to Johannesburg (Tuesday, Nov 19, R2650/around $260.  Unfortunately the economy class train I originally planned was not available in November, so we'll need to take the Premier Class that includes all 3 meals plus afternoon tea and coffee, very comfortable beddings with delux sleeper)

We'll leave on Thursday 28th Nov (local time) from Johannesburg, arrive in US on Friday or Saturday depending on your flight, so you can have at least a full day recovery on Sunday from the long distant travel fatigue and Soothing yourself down from over-excitement of our first exciting African Safari and ready back to work!

***Train ticket booking here:***


Summary of the route:

- first group Meet at the frontwater lodge, Cape town  1:30pm Nov.16

- West coast tours for marine life, beaches and scenery  8am-4pm Nov 17, 18

- Take the Train to Johannesburg Nov19  9am-11am Nov 20

- Kevin Richardson's conservancy Nov20-21

- Stay overnight in Johannesburg before Safari   Nov 21

- 7-day Kruger National Park Safari   Nov22-28

- finish SA Safari, depart   Nov. 28 late afternoon


***Age: 16 years or older. Children older than 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult

Because of the nature of this particular Safari involving bush walks, please be sure you're strong enough both physically and psychologically.


***What to Bring:

- sunglasses, sunblocks, a cap to keep the bright sun away

- Camera, flashlight, swimsuit, comfort shoes. Warm clothes for night drives

- Recommended for Malaria precaution:

"take precautions against malaria which include protective clothing, insect repellent & if you wish to use medication – Malarone tablets (or similar name) are the best for Kruger Park"



This is an incredible value for this semi-customized Safari! Booking starts immediately!

And you'll want to book your Air tickets and train ticket ASAP since November is a tourist season in SA!

***The quote is not guaranteed after one month from today, June 3 although we still open for booking till 2 months before departure!



I'm so excited about this, really looking forward to it, and hoping to meet your guys soon!


Please watch this videoBest African Lioness mother Tia VS Silver




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  • Helen Z.

    I like this man and his lion Kingdom:­

    March 23, 2013

  • Othalene L.

    I am very interested in attending. Looking forward to more details before making a final committment. A tentative RSVP for now.

    March 10, 2013

  • April W.

    Helen, Can you explain the event on November 23rd. Is this our actual safari or just a TV show that is being suggested?

    December 27, 2012

    • Helen Z.

      April, yes the November Safari is our first actual Safari, it will definitely happen!

      My goal for this group is to go to one country each year in Africa for wildlife - they're true safaris, we'll have more time to go into the wilderness to watch, observe, understand, contact with them and local community which is one of the ways to contribute to wildlife protection, trying to avoid traveling between long distances when we are there and wasting our money in middle men. It needs a lot of planning, contacting and finding out resources.

      For now I have narrowed down our first destination to 2 countries - South Africa, Kenya

      Much more detailed plans won't be available in months, but I promise by end of May it'll be put out in details. Before that some outlines maybe put on. Thanks!

      December 27, 2012

  • Helen Z.

    Hello Matt, did you see my early reminder and our policy for profile photos. Please kindly change your photo to a new one without sunglasses, or hat on. Any member who wish join the group need to comply with the group policies. You're given another 2 days to make the change.

    A profile photo without sunglasses and hat on not only easy for members to recognize each other, also show respect when introducing yourself to other members - you don't want to shake hands with people with your gloves on. Same here, it's a basic social code. Thank you for your cooperation!

    December 2, 2012

  • Helen Z.

    Good Afternoon Everybody, and again welcome aboard! I can't believe we already have had 20 members so far within 2 days since the message was sent out. I read the introduction and your enthusiastic question responses of each of you. I feel so grateful!

    This group will be a wonderful group, with wonderful people making wonderful things happen!

    Our first Great Safari will be in November next year, we still need a location, details of plan, activities. Anybody can contribute ideas
    on location, activities. We can talk on any topics related to safaris, animals here, and start getting to known each other. I look forward to meeting you all!

    JP Posted 'Big Cat Week Is Coming'
    Nat Geo WILD will dedicate FIVE NIGHTS ON BIG CATS starts 8pm Sunday, Dec 9

    November 29, 2012

  • Kim B.

    What is the event on Nov 23?

    November 29, 2012

  • April W.

    Great idea for a group Helen! I look forward to meeting everyone.

    November 29, 2012

  • Helen Z.

    Hi Matt, welcome aboard! Would you please upload a photo of you without the sunglasses, or hat on? Don't you want me to see how handsome you are? Let's have a good start! Thanks!

    November 28, 2012

  • Helen Z.

    I feel so excited and thankful! We already have some members joined just after the message was set out by meet-up admin.

    Hi My guys, please communicate with me on this message board about our Great Adventures! Thank you!

    November 28, 2012

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