Let's go on safari! Plus, an important update on Day Zero.

I'm having some serious travel envy right now.

I have a group of eight adventurous Minnesotans who are finalizing their trip to South Africa, and I could not be more excited for them! 

They'll be sipping pinotage in the Winelands, diving with Great White sharks, and getting splashed by the world's largest waterfall, Victoria Falls.

And of course, no trip to Africa is complete without a luxury tented camp safari in the bush--my all time favorite style of travel! 

You may have also heard about the ominous "Day Zero" looming over Cape Town, the day on which the city would run out of water. I've got an important update, so scroll down below for more...

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For such a small country, South Africa packs a big punch! From the urban jungle to the bushveld, and from the Garden Route to the Winelands, there's a lot to see and do in the country. 

For the definitive guide to all things South Africa, check out this destination guide courtesy of National Geographic.

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IntroverTravels Status Update: Day Zero

Early this year, the South African government announced that Day Zero was looming – a moment, after three years of unprecedented drought, when dam levels would be so low that taps would be turned off and people would have to fetch water at communal collection points. 

After taking remedial measures, Capetonians managed to push back the date of Day Zero until at least 2019. With continued water conservation, Cape Town hopes to be seen as a positive example of a city that saved itself from the brink of disaster. 

See how the city staved off the threat of an apocalyptic disaster and how it has changed lives: 


IntroverTravels Hotel Recommendations: Londolozi Private Game Reserve

Londolozi Private Game Reserve, a member of Relais & Châteaux, is one of the original camps in South Africa and is family-run to this day. Four generations of hospitality experience and 30 years of hosting ecotourism have culminated in the creation of an entirely unique and transcendent bushveld experience for the discerning guest. 

Choose from one of four small camps or the Private Granite Suites, each built with nature in mind and designed to blend seamlessly with the surrounding habitat. In this ideal setting, you’ll experience some of the most spectacular game viewing and exceptional leopard sightings in the Sabi Sands. 

Sure, you could book this on your own. But if you book through a Virtuoso-affiliated agency--such as IntroverTravels--you'll also receive:

  • Upgrade on arrival (subject to availability)
  • Daily breakfast for two
  • Early check-in/late check-out (subject to availability)
  • A special welcome gift valued at $100 (I'm not spoiling the surprise!)

My love of the safari travel experience runs deep! In fact, I got my start in the travel industry working for the Kenya Tourist Board, so I hope I've convinced you of the need to go on safari at least once in your life. 

If you have any questions about this or any other trip, or to take the first step in planning your own epic journey, fill out a trip inquiry!

Until then, 
Keep exploring...