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South Africa

South Africa Safari & Cape Town

Unsurpassed wildlife that boasts a significant number of the world's bird, fish, plant, mammal and reptile species, including the big 5 as well as whales, dolphins and much more, make it no understatement to call Southern Africa a safari and nature paradise - and that is only the beginning.


Scenic beauty of diverse landscapes unfolds before you as you travel this exquisite land, from stunning coastlines, dramatic mountain-scapes, untamed bushveld, beautiful semi-deserts, lakes, waterfalls, spectacular canyons, forests and wide plains, not to mention Cape Town, undeniably one of the most beautiful cities in the world.


Join us on this exquisite tour and start looking forward…as we accompany you on a safari journey like no other. On this most incredible Safari in South Africa and visit to glorious Cape Town, you will take it all in as we arrange every detail for you in an experience that harmoniously combines pampering luxury with a unique wildlife adventure. Wine and dine with gourmet kosher cuisines (even in the bush!) and enjoy luxury accommodation – the GKS way.

Of Africa wrote author Richard Mullin: “The only man I envy is the man who has not yet been to Africa…For he has so much to look forward to” 


  • We arrive in Cape Town, South Africa’s magnificent “Mother City", set in a basin surrounded by mountains and ocean, check-in to our lovely accommodation and enjoy a wonderful arrival welcome dinner.

  • Cape Town is virtually synonymous with “Table Mountain”, and today, weather permitting, we take the Cable-car up this world-famous landmark, now ranked as one of the “New 7 wonders of the natural world.” 

    From the summit, the views are endless: The Cape Peninsula as far as “Cape Point” to the South, the “Two Oceans” to the West and East, and the City, West-coast, and higher mountain ranges to the North. Due to unpredictable weather, a visit to the summit cannot be guaranteed, but the nearby “Signal Hill” and “Lion’s Head” mountains also provide incredible views in many cases where this is not possible.

    Cape Town has so much to see and do, and after a lovely lunch at the “Jewish Museum”, we visit the world- famous “Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens”, nestled on the Southern Slopes of the mountain, where the various unique species of the “Cape Floral Kingdom” can be enjoyed, as well as different views of Table Mountain from the other side. 

    We return to our hotel on time to prepare for a wonderful and inspiring Shabbos with the friendly Jewish communities of Cape town.

  • Cape town has a wonderful variety of Synagogues and communities, and what better way to get to know them than to spend a Shabbos in this incredible city. 

    From the historic “Gardens Synagogue” in downtown Cape Town, to the original “Sea Point Hebrew Congregation”, with their famous choirs and Chazanim, to the vibrant “Ohr Sameach”, Young Israel style “Morasha”, “the Shul on the Bay” and others, there is much from which to choose.

    Depending on your Shabbos hotel and your preference, we will guide you to the shuls of your choice, after which a delicious Shabbos lunch will await you. What better way to spend a Shabbos afternoon than a relaxing walk along Cape-Town’s magnificent beachfront or through the historic Cape-Gardens at the foot of Table-Mountain!

  • Today, we experience some of the world’s most spectacular scenery: The “Cape Peninsula” is surrounded by the icy waters of the Atlantic on the West, and the warm waters of the Mozambique current on the East, separated by the majestic mountains of the “Table Mountain National Park.” 

    We start our day with a magnificent boat cruise out to “Seal Island” to see a massive colony of Cape fur seals, after which the famous “Chapman’s Peak Drive” takes us along narrow ocean-facing cliffs towards Cape Point, the dramatic meeting point of the two ocean currents and tip of the Peninsula.

    After lunch, a spectacular hike leads the walking enthusiasts along cliffs, glorious beaches, and unbeatable scenery to the famous “Cape of Good Hope”, first navigated by the original Portuguese explorers so long ago. 

    At the same time, those who are less energetic can relax and enjoy the magnificent views at Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope below. 

    We continue our scenic drive round the Eastern side of the Peninsula to “Boulder’s Beach”, where we visit a natural colony of Cape Penguins, a unique and exciting end to a magnificent day. The never-ending Cape scenery takes us back to town and our hotel, where we freshen up for dinner.

  • Fly to Kruger Mpumalanga Airport (KMIA)  and  enjoy a 1.5 hour drive through lovely mountain and bushveld scenery  to “Mjejane Private Game Reserve,” located on the borders of the famous Kruger National Park. 

    This reserve is home to all the big 5 and many other animals, and even shares a riverfront frontier with the Kruger, which animals are free to cross as they please.

    After a light sandwich lunch, enjoy your first  late afternoon/evening safari in Mjejane- this is NO zoo, and there are NO guarantees- anything can happen at any time on safari!

  • The routine on safari is geared to take advantage of the best hours of the day for game-viewing: early mornings, and late-afternoons- animals generally are less active in the heat of the day. 

    We rise early before dawn wrap up warm and jeep in search of the still-active nocturnal animals such as lion and leopard, as well as the antelope and other species they prey on.

    Some of the animals we hope to see include various antelope species, zebra, giraffe, wildebeest, hippo, crocodile, and of course the famous “Big 5“, i.e. elephant, buffalo, rhino, lion, and leopard.   Even more elusive are the African wild dog and cheetah! 

  • The sun has not yet risen over the African bush, and our last exciting game-drive is upon us. Every safari is completely different- animals can be a lot like human beings, and every aspect of their behavior is fascinating to watch and observe.

    The incredible sight of a lioness playing with her cubs, a hippo yawning, leopard stalking her prey, or a baboon family playing together, can now be seen by those lucky enough, not just on a National Geographic, but in real life!

    After a delicious breakfast, we fly to Johannesburg on time for our flight back home, enriched by all the magnificent creatures and scenic wonders we have seen.

  • July 18 – 25, 2024 & August 15 – 22, 2024 (8 days)

    $10,000 (per double room – 2 PAX sharing)


    For a group of 10 persons (full Villa at Mjejane), the price for the 10-person group will be: $47,000


    *Note: Since Mjejane Villas allow a maximum of 10 people, regardless of age we are unfortunately unable to discount children

    • 3 freshly prepared Gourmet kosher meals daily by GKS chefs, under our strict Hashgacha, including a packed lunch when out for the day OR “pack your own lunch” station at breakfast, AND light snacks during game drives and excursions. Occasional mornings when on the move from early, logistics and time may not allow for a hot breakfast.

    • Snacks and plenty bottled water on excursions; soft drinks during meals

    • Quality local kosher wines served at dinner

    • Experienced English-speaking guides throughout the trip

    • VIP Air-conditioned vehicle for all transfer and touring transportation

    • Airport transfers

    • Safaris, Excursions and activities per itinerary 

    • All entrance fees and excursions that appear in the itinerary

    • Government tax & Service charge 

    What's not included in the tour price?​

    • Tips – 6%

    • International airfares 

    • local flight Cape-Town-Kruger and Kruger-Johannesburg (+/-$400 pp)

    • Visas and airport taxes

    • Travel insurance

    •  cell phone rentals, malaria prophylaxis

    • Hotel upgrades

    • bar, laundry, and other hotel extras not included in package 

    • anything not in inclusions

    • Personal expenses

    • In keeping with strict policies that our hotels and suppliers maintain for group bookings, the below Cancellation Terms apply, and appropriate travel insurance is highly recommended.  

    • Cancellation fees apply even if payments have not been made.  

    • Late payment can result in automatic booking cancellation, forfeiture of deposit as well as cancellation charges.  

    • Kosher Safaris may choose to use its discretion to waive the below under extreme circumstances where it is able to mitigate its loss, but is under no legal obligation to do so:

    up to 9 weeks prior to tour – 50%;

    from 9 weeks prior to tour departure – 100%

Southern Africa

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Citizens of the U.S., most commonwealth countries, and Israel do not require visas to enter South Africa.

  • Visitors must ensure that they have at least 2 blank VISA pages (not endorsement pages) in their passport for this, or they WILL be denied boarding to South Africa.

  • Due to the many different countries that are often visited and reentry into South Africa, we strongly suggest having at least 5 empty VISA pages available!

  • Botswana also gives free visas to citizens of most of these countries but their rules change from time to time.

  • Zambia and Zimbabwe (Victoria Falls on our itineraries ) require visitors to buy visas.

  • For U.S. ,European, and Israeli citizens, this is usually possible at port of entry but their rules tend to change regularly, so please double check with your local consulate.

  • A limited ammount of CAZA visas which allows multiple entry to both countries for only $50 can be obtained at airport points of entry- when not available, seperate double/multiple entry visas need to be purchased for each country and can cost up to about $130 or more each, depending on nationality- please carry enough cash $US for these (only new notes post 2006)

  • As GKS cannot take responsibility for accuracy of visa information, it MUST be verified by the consulates of these countries well in advance of travel .

*These FAQ's are specific to this tour.

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