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15 Days | 14 Nights
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
John from Albuquerque, NM Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 10/22/15 - 11/05/15
EXTRAODINARY! This program was led by a charming, caring, conscientious, lady whose knowledge of the South African peoples and cultures, flora and fauna made the educational experience truly enjoyable. The Garden Route with its extensive vineyards surrounding Stellenbosch made for enjoyable wine sampling {and consumption). As an added bonus, during the first two days of our safari, the assigned ranger/tracker and spotter discovered "The Big Five"; Cape Buffalo, Elephant, Leopard, Lion, and Rhino.

Keren from San Francisco, CA Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 08/20/15 - 09/03/15
This is probably the best Road Scholar program I have attended for its content, and very wide range of experiences and information. We explored South Africa's history, landscapes, plants, animals, and culture in depth, with an excellent guide. It was truly exciting and interesting every day, somewhat exhausting, but very worthwhile.

Barbara from Abilene, TX Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 09/26/14 - 10/10/14
A friend and I did Program #19398, South Africa Wildlife Safari and the Garden Route, followed by Program #3645, Wild Africa: Botswana, Zimbabwe and Zambia. We could not have been more pleased. It was the adventure of a lifetime.

Patricia from Hilton, NY Number of programs attended: 18
Date attended: 09/26/14 - 10/10/14
This is a fast-paced and comprehensive exposure to a huge and diverse country. You won't be disappointed if you're a nature lover! The accommodations are varied, comfortable, and convenient for personal explorations of towns and cities. The food was as good as any we've encountered on Road Scholar trips, including good and healthful breakfasts at all locations. The Manyeleti/safari portion of the trip was perfect in every way. We had 10 people and, by necessity, traveled long distances on a comfortable mini-bus with an excellent driver. Johann R. is a wonderful, well-organized, personable group leader.

Florian from Atlantic Beach, FL Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 02/12/14 - 02/26/14
This tour provided a wealth of information about South Africa along with the game park adventure that let us experience wild animals at close range in their habitat.

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