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South Africa Wildlife Conservation 

Behavioral Ecology


Your predatory quest to witness, research and get up-close with the world’s ultimate predators is all right here, at the “Tip of Africa.” From Simon's Town, known as the world's number one place to see great white sharks, to Makalali, home to the 'Big 5', all the world's ultimate predators are here for us to observe and study.

The adventure begins in Cape Town where we soak in the views after a climb up Table Mountain and visit the penguin colonies living on Boulder's Beach. From Cape Town, South Africa’s cosmopolitan city, we head to Hermanus to spot the many species of whales, then follow the southeastern coast up to tropical Durban. This cliff-lined town is located in the remote Overberg region at the bottom of the continent. Whales can be seen right from the beach.

“Ultimate Predators is awesome! It is a very diverse trip which makes it so great because you get a bit of everything.” — Alek Dinesen, Doylestown, PY

Onward to Port St. Johns, at the mouth of the Umzimvubu River. This is our launch pad for the great sardine run in the Indian Ocean, one of the world's most spectacular phenomena. Let fear go and confidence in as you come face-to-face with even more predators. Lastly, we journey to a research center near Kruger National Park. Spotting all of the 'Big 5' a distinct possibility as you work to collect data alongside seasoned conservation researchers.

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South Africa

Rugged coasts. Dramatic mountains. Bushy shrub. Rolling grassland. Choose your predatory landscape.

There’s no quintessential South African trip, as there are endless ways to experience this diverse land. Yours happens to be dotted with predators.

Cape Town
Dramatic Table Mountain overlooks this scenic, cosmopolitan city. Cape Town is the birthplace of modern Africa.

Zulu, British and Indian cultures collide in South Africa’s 3rd largest city. Durban is a popular beach destination.

Sitting atop rugged cliffs, Hermanus is one of the best places in South Africa, or the world for that matter, to see whales.

Study abroad in high school in South AfricaMakalali Wildlife Reserve
Elephants, leopards, rhinos, giraffes, zebra and more. You name it, the reserve has it.

Port St. Johns
The largest of the Wild Coast towns in the Eastern Cape. It’s a backpackers haven and home to sleepy, idyllic beaches.

Simon's Town
As you further explore, make your way to picturesque Simon’s Town, home to a vibrant waterfront and swimmable beaches.

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