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From East to West across the Southern Cape of Africa

“I have traveled many top destinations in Africa, but my favorite travel experience thus far was rounding the Southern edge of Africa from East to West with Africa&You.

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Botswana, and South Africa‘s Eastern Cape, and the Western Cape proved arguably the most interesting mix of coastal paradise and safari wildlife. With every turn and change of terrain, the journey kept us surprised and excited for what was next. Our unforgettable trip began in Botswana. The Okavango Delta was awe inspiring even from just a bird’s eye view. The rains from Namibia had just started to snake through the rivers of Botswana, bringing in a slow water level rise that brought an array of plains game to dry land, endangered wild dogs, herds upon herds of elephant, and more leopards than I have ever spotted on safari.

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Buzzing from these amazing wildlife encounters, we followed the coast Southwest: to South Africa’s Eastern Cape. The ports and people of the Eastern Cape exude a charming coastal, local vibe that made ease of being present in each moment. We stopped by a game reserve along the Indian Ocean where the stunning views of the ocean paralleled the wild experience of rare animal sightings (including the Wide-lipped Rhino, Namibian Sable, black Impala, and more). Further West we journeyed on to experience Shamwari Game Reserve, where amazing views of the sunset over the lush mountainside and spectacular star-gazing reminded us that there is more to safari than just the animals.

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As we continued along the coast the life blood of each bay began to pump faster until we hit the West: South Africa’s Western Cape. With Cape Town’s faster pace came a rush of new activities. The Victoria & Alfred waterfront became our favorite spot for shopping to the tune of live music. Camps Bay proved to be the most happening spot for beach activities and social gatherings. Kitsch Observatory stole our stomachs, with the best value for money food (including the popular local Neighborgood’s Market) while the more beautiful Stellenbosch, in the Cape Winelands, stole our livers with our favorite fine vintage Sauvignon Blancs.

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All the more, we had to remind ourselves not to be blinded by the beauty that performed as the backdrop to all activities: mountain ridges (including famous Table Mountain), long white sandy beaches, and colorful vineyards and trees showing off their red/yellow colors for Fall.

This trip from East to West (Botswana to South Africa’s Western Cape) was a once in a lifetime African encounter that I will never forget.”

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Andrea Hartley | July 2016

Africa&You was delighted to plan this trip of a lifetime for the Hartley family through Botswana & South Africa. To start your planning your own tailor-made African adventure contact us and one of the team will be in touch with you soon!

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Testimonials

"Had the best vacation of my life!"

Andrew Berger

Amazing! Had the best vacation of my life... every accommodation was incredible, all my tours and groups were really really good and met the best people. I am really really pleased with how everything turned out!

"Amazing value without comprimising on quality"

Jane & Nick

From a safari in the Serengeti to tropical beaches, everything was perfect. No hassles, no stress, just an amazing holiday. Africa&You gives the best recommendations and incredible value without compromising on quality. We'll be coming back to you for sure!

"honeymoon paradise"

Rachel & Anthony

We had the most magical & unforgettable 10 days in paradise. Thank you to the A&Y team for creating a honeymoon we will remember forever.

"We will recommend your services.... "

Lyudmila Young

We are very grateful for your planing of the trip. We all found South Africa to be a beautiful country and will recommend your service to our families and friends. Thank you!

"Trip planning was effortless"

Sarah Langford

We had a fantastic trip to Zambia and South Africa. Africa&You made trip planning effortless. It was a nice touch to connect live with our agent to discuss what kind of trip we were hoping for and they opened our eyes to the many different parts of Southern Africa. We appreciated their quick response, their flexibility as we changed our itinerary a few times.

"The perfect honeymoon"

Kate & Steve

I can't thank you enough for putting together the perfect honeymoon for us. You really paid attention to detail and met our every wish and much more! I couldn't have dreamt of a better 2 weeks. Thank you. We'll be back!

"Amazing family holiday"

Andrew Proctor

Created a fantastic trip which felt personalized for me and my young family. Recommend Africa&You to anyone.

"Probably the best getaway we've ever had"

Jane McCauley

I wanted to thank you again for your great work arranging our trip. It really could not have gone more smoothly -- absolutely no issues and everyone was wonderful. Probably the best getaway we've ever had.

"Tailor-made vacation to perfection"

Eileen Cahill

From the very beginning, the team at Africa&You were extraordinarily helpful and kind, and both professional and friendly. Able to hone in on exactly the type of trip with the absolutely precise interests that I was hoping for. I have traveled the world, but they stand out as the warmest people I have had the pleasure of working with.

"trip exceeded our expectations"

Robin Maslin

Our travel agent was extremely knowledgeable, had great suggestions, and took into account our special travel requirements and preferences. It was wonderful working with her, and the trip exceeded our expectations!

"Simply amazing!"

Angela Amos

Oh Serengeti, you were so good to us! Big 5 plus so much more! Simply AMAZING! Ready for the next adventure! Thank you Africa&You for putting it together so perfectly!

" Our expectations were high and they were exceeded"

Corinne Leite

This travel agency planned the perfect trip for our party of 8, four adults and four teens. Our travel planner listened to what kind of experience we were looking for and delivered. Our expectations were high and they were exceeded by the experiences we had. It was the trip of a lifetime that will never be forgotten by all of 8 of us!

"The experience of a lifetime"

Melanie Buren

I couldn't have been happier with the experience I had with Africa&You. Belinda was so helpful, and SO patient with me regarding all my worries regarding the upcoming trip. And the trip itself was unforgettable! Not only were the adventures I had more than I could've ever dreamed, but the organization (being picked up and taken to each destination on time and without a glitch) was extremely impressive.

"Couldn't recommend better!"

Jono Durham

Amazing operator with exceptional service right from the beginning. I felt well taken care of and the lodge choice was exceptional. Couldn't recommend better!

"Our trip was outstanding."

David Freeman

Our trip was outstanding. I enjoyed the level of support that our agent provided, all updates were communicated timely and the nice swag bag in Cape Town was a nice touch. All we were left with was enjoying the experience.

"Everything was perfect and memorable"

Pat Hanlon

We completely enjoyed every recommendation. Everything was perfect and memorable. We've travelled a lot but this one may take the cake. You are wonderful people whom we are very happy to know and to work with.

"Passionate and dedicated"

Jolene du Plessis

An excellent tour operator who doesn't treat you like a number. Belinda takes the time to listen to all your concerns and interests and puts forward the best options for you. She is passionate about Africa Travel - that's what makes the difference!

"Such an amazing experience"

Lucy Trafford

We had such an awesome time. Thank you so much for organizing for us!

"The perfect honeymoon..."

Jamie & Kate

Thank you so much for organising an incredible honeymoon for us Rachel. You were a superstar and planned everything perfectly.

"Amazing experiences in Africa that I will never forget!"

Stephanie Alexander

This safari travel company did such a fantastic job on planning this trip. It was a trip of luxury and amazing experiences I will never forget! Every place we stayed was beautiful, the transport was always right on time, and the activities were unforgettable. Rachel was always an email away to help us answer any questions or concerns we had before, during and after our trip.