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SOUTHERN & EASTERN AFRICA

CONTENTS

ABOUT NOMAD Zanzibar

What Does Nomad Do?

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When to Dive Africa?

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Why Choose Nomad?

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How do Adventure Tours Work?

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Vehicles and Equipment

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Nomad Dive Tours

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What Else Does Nomad Do?

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Price list

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SOUTHERN & EASTERN AFRICA

Praia do Tofo

Mafia Island

Protea Banks Sodwana Bay

DAYS

TOUR NAME

DEPARTURE CITY

COUNTRIES VISITED

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Cape Town Bite

Cape Town

South Africa

12

7

Shark Tank

Durban

South Africa

13

7

Sardine Run Epic

East London

South Africa

14

11

Big 5 & Dive

Johannesburg

South Africa

15

11

Safari & Sardine Run

Johannesburg

South Africa

16

13

Sharks & The Garden Route

Durban

South Africa

17

11/13

Serengeti & Zanzibar

Dar es Salaam

Tanzania, Kenya

18

11/13

Serengeti & Whale Sharks (Mafia)

Dar es Salaam

Tanzania, Kenya

19

14

Big 10 & Dive Safari

Johannesburg

South Africa

20

14

South African Bucket List

Johannesburg

South Africa

21

14

South African Dive Safari (Groups)

Johannesburg

South Africa, Swaziland

22

14

SA Safari & Dive

Johannesburg

South Africa, Swaziland

23

14

Sharks & Sardine Run

Durban

South Africa

24

14

Mozambique Dive Safari

Johannesburg

South Africa, Swaziland, Mozambique

25

17

Sharks, Garden Route & Cape Town

Durban

South Africa

26

17

Best of SA Land & Sea (Groups)

Johannesburg

South Africa, Swaziland

27

18

Safari, Sharks & Sardine Run

Johannesburg

South Africa

28-29

21

Safari, Mozambique & Sharks

Johannesburg

South Africa, Swaziland, Mozambique

30-31

21

Safari, Mozambique & Sardine Run

Johannesburg

South Africa, Swaziland, Mozambique

32-33

27

Best of SA & Mozambique

Johannesburg

South Africa, Swaziland, Mozambique

34-35

Every effort has been made to ensure that all information on the price list is accurate and valid for the period 1 January 2019 until 31 December 2020. Nomad Adventure Tours & Holidays CC will however not be bound to any information / price that contains an inadvertent & / or obvious error. If a mistake occurs in any advertisement or if a price increase has occurred due to circumstances beyond the reasonable control of Nomad Adventure Tours & Holidays CC, we undertake to follow all reasonable steps to inform the client / customer of the correct details. It is also the client / customer’s responsibility to contact our offices to confirm the latest updated prices before making a reservation.

Aliwal Shoal

Coffee Bay Cape Town

Gansbaai Gansbaai

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WHAT DOES NOMAD DO?

Dear Fellow Divers We are very happy to announce that the expanded and upgraded African dive programme has been a huge success thus-far in 2018. We are also excited to advise that due to popular demand we have added Mozambique as well as Zanzibar and Mafia islands to our portfolio of dive adventures for 2019. We have taken some of our best Southern and Eastern Africa land based programs that have been developed over 22 years and combined them with the pinnacle of diving in South Africa and, arguably the best apex predator diving in the world. This series contains a range of products spanning 4 to 27 days, across 22 different tour options. Simply put, guests have the chance to see the Big 5 in Kruger National Park and combine it with the top predators of the ocean. Tick a bucket list item on the Sardine Run, travel the renowned Garden Route and take in some whale watching at Hermanus before ending your trip face to face with a Great White Shark just outside the world famous Cape Town. Whether you are a diver looking to add some land adventures or a land lover who likes to dive, we are sure you will find a combination that ticks your boxes. “Sea” you on the road Alex Rutherford

TOURS AND SAFARIS

Day Tours

On accommodated tours, you can expect 2 – 3 star twin /

Nomad also offers a carefully selected list of Day Tours in and

double accommodation and the majority of it is en-suite. In

around the major cities of Africa.

WHEN TO DIVE AFRICA?

If you dream of having an authentic African adventure, a Nomad tour is one of the best ways to achieve it. We organize and plan everything for you, leaving you free to relax and really enjoy your African experience.

BEST TIMES OF THE YEAR FOR SPECIES JAN

FEB

MAR

APR

MAY

JUN

JUL

AUG

SEP

OCT

NOV

DEC

Great Whites (Cape Town) Hammerheads (Protea Banks) Tiger Sharks (Protea/Aliwal) Whale Sharks (Mafia Island) Oceanic Black Tips (Aliwal Shoal)

Fern Perry Nomad’s Dive Tours have been created and are overseen by Fern Perry. With over 25 years of international dive experience, Fern is a PADI Master Instructor and TDI Extended Range Instructor. South African born, Fern worked as a diving professional in multiple countries and owns her own dive centre in Indonesia. She returned to South Africa to focus on the diving that she loves best. “South Africa has the most incredible diving that I have experienced anywhere in the world. No other place offers such a vast array of bigticket diving experiences. From dolphins to sharks, mantas and whales, you just never know what is about to swim past you. When you add Africa’s amazing land based highlights, there is just no other place to be.”

7 Gilled Cow Sharks (Cape Town) Sardine Run (Coffee Bay) Humpback Whales Bull Sharks (Protea Banks) Raggies (Protea/Aliwal) Cape Fur Seal Mako Shark Blue Shark Zanzibar (Best time to dive) Sodwana (best time to dive) Tofo (best time to dive)

AVERAGE ANNUAL WATER TEMPRATURE JAN

FEB

MAR

APR

MAY

JUN

JUL

AUG

SEP

OCT

NOV

DEC

Zanzibar

28 (82)

28 (82)

29 (84

29 (84)

28 (82)

27 (81)

26 (79)

25 (77)

26 (79)

27 (81)

28 (82)

29 (84)

Mafia

28 (82)

29 (84)

30 (86)

30 (86)

28 (82)

26 (79)

25 (77)

25 (77)

26 (79)

27 (81)

27 (81)

28 (82)

Tofo

26 (79)

27 (81)

27 (81)

25 (77)

24 (75)

23 (73)

22 (72)

22 (72)

23 (73)

24 (75)

26 (79)

27 (81)

Sodwana

28 (82)

28 (82)

29 (84)

29 (84)

28 (82)

27 (81)

25 (77)

25 (77)

26 (79)

26 (79)

27 (81)

28 (82)

Protea Banks

24 (75)

24 (75)

23 (73)

22 (72)

20 (68)

19 (66)

19 (66)

19 (66)

20 (68)

22 (72)

23 (73)

24 (75)

Aliwal Shoal

25 (77)

24 (75)

23 (73)

22 (72)

20 (68)

19 (66)

18 (64)

18 (64)

19 (66)

22 (72)

24 (75)

25 (77)

Cape Town

19 (66)

20 (68)

18 (64)

18 (64)

17 (63)

16 (61)

15 (59)

15 (59)

16 (61)

17 (63)

18 (64)

19 (66)

Degrees (fahrenheit)

some places, we also make use of permanent safari tents which are considered “accommodation”. Single supplements

OTHER SERVICES

are compulsory if you are travelling on your own.

Group Packages

Pre and Post Tour Accommodation When starting or ending your tour, we always advise that you

Our experience and expertise throughout Africa allows us

arrive the day before your tour is set to depart and leave the

to be able to create unique group tours for any number of

day after your tour ends. We can recommend and book a

travellers. We regularly do this for both private individuals and

number of hotels for you.

dive clubs. From 2 to 5 star, we do it all.

Club Tours / Tailormade Nomad Dive has been successfully creating and running diving

Airport Transfers We will also organise your airport transfers for you if you would like us to get you to or from your hotel, before or after your tour.

safaris for international dive clubs since 2010. Our Nomad Tailormade holidays team are just the right people to speak to when planning your next African adventure. From FIT’s, to large groups of over 100 people, we can accommodate your request. You decide how long, where you want to go, the attractions you would like to visit and we will design your individual tour.

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Whatever the weather.. We make it happen!

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WHY CHOOSE NOMAD?

HOW DO ADVENTURE TOURS WORK?

Choosing the right adventure company is important. It can mean the difference between the trip of a lifetime or a tour that doesn’t meet your expectations. Adventure companies are not all the same.

WHY CHOOSE NOMAD? Nomad’s story began over 22 years ago when Alex Rutherford, founder and owner of Nomad, undertook a trans-Africa expedition lasting almost a year. On that journey he encountered numerous companies offering trips to Africa. A niche was noticed between strictly budget tours and the more upmarket operations. It was on that trip that the founding principle of Nomad was formed: Do it better and do it for less. “In those days we had one truck, 2 employees and one departure a month. Over the years we’ve grown to a fleet of around 60 vehicles, 150 staff and 70 scheduled departures a month all over Africa. Our success rests on consistently maintaining high standards in all aspects of our operation, while still retaining the magic and passion that saw us grow so successfully. We have not forgotten the lessons learned in the early days. Still wholly independent, we remain owner-managed and operated ensuring passionate attention to quality tours every single day.” ALEX RUTHERFORD

OUR MISSION STATEMENT Nomad lives and breathes its mission statement.

NOMAD THE COMPANY

provide unbeatable backup whenever problems occur. With

Our Reputation

all of this history and infrastructure behind us, Nomad runs

The best endorsement we have for our tours is the feedback

great tours – balancing safety and reliability with fun and

we get from our satisfied clients. Around the world our

adventure – delivering some of the best value for money

reputation has been established by word of mouth and that’s

experiences available on the continent

the greatest compliment that we could ask for! Due to our consistently high quality of service and product, various international travel organisations have appointed us as their preferred operator. Nomad – Market Leaders Nomad is one of the largest adventure tour companies in Africa, with a long and productive history in the industry. We have been respected as a professional and legitimate operation for over 22 years: Over 115,000 clients. More than 37 million kilometers covered. Averaging 3 million kilometers and over 850 tours a year – our experience is unrivalled. More than 11,550 tours run to date. Dive tours since 2010.

NOMAD – THE TOURS

far more accessible than 22 years ago) our guests have also

Lesotho, Swaziland, Mozambique, Tanzania, Kenya. With our

changed. 22 years ago the average age of our travellers was

There are always extra activities that you can do, but at

unique tour linking system, almost any combination of tours is

around 23-27 years old and now we have anyone from 8-80

Nomad there are no hidden costs and you remain in control

possible. We have 23 different route options available for you.

years of age, travelling with us.

of your choices and finances. What’s included? Transport in

Tour Prices

DIVE CERTIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE LEVELS

is what you get. When you compare our prices, including any Activity Packages, Nomad is always the best value for money. We do not have food kitties as seen with other adventure tour operators.

care. No one invests more than we do into guides, trucks,

Nomad offers tours ranging from 4 to 27 days in duration.

equipment or infrastructure.

This means that we cater to people with all types of requirements in terms of time and will have something for everyone, no matter what your constraints are.

Nomad has the newest and most modern fleet of vehicles adventure vehicles and 5 small group 4x4 trucks are amongst

Nomad Dive runs over 60 scheduled tours a year in addition

the finest ever built for this purpose. They are designed

to private group tours. Most tours run monthly in season. Our

Fun & adventure

with safety in mind and we run a state-of-the-art workshop

availability means that there will almost certainly be a date

Integrity & honesty

according to the highest standards. To this end, Nomad will

suitable for you to travel on.

Service excellence & efficiency

continue the fleet renewal for 2019.

Employment & opportunity

Nomad Guides

Nomad Dive: Fern has attained extensive experience in both technical and recreational diving throughout the world. Together with Nomad Dive she has created tours that she believes any diver would love. Nomad works with exceptional diving operators and focuses on safety, high equipment standards and experienced dive guides. We have selected what we believe to be the best dives that Southern and Eastern Africa has to offer, and those that will give you the best chance of seeing as many of the larger species of Africa as possible.

guides of the tour. It is with this in mind that we recruit, train and manage our guides. Nomad guides are known across Africa as great leaders, chefs and drivers by all who come

Departures Dive Tours have a minimum of 4 clients required to confirm the tour. Fortunately, it is very rare that Nomad has to cancel bookings. Feel free to enquire about passengers booked when enquiring on any date.

into contact with them.

Maximum Passengers

Tour Operations

All dive tours have a maximum of 20 clients per departure.

Our dedicated operations team of unique individuals have

over 80 years of combined experience and ensure that our guides, vehicles and equipment function together seamlessly. Our team also ensures the best routes are chosen and

Diving in Africa ranges from gentle 5m dives with seals through to more challenging currents and 30m depths. Divers must be comfortable with conditions that include currents, swell, possibly rough boat journeys, negative entries and large species swimming up close and personal. For that reason Nomad Dive has set a minimum certification level of Advanced Open Water (or equivalent).

WHAT TO EXPECT? The days usually start early and end late, although a lot of time is spent travelling, we do cram a lot into every day. An average day on tour begins around 6am and departure is after breakfast at around 7am. We lose approximately 5 hours of daylight in winter so it may happen that some optional activities are not available then. We usually take a lunch-break en-route and depending on the distance to be covered, afternoons are often spent relaxing or exploring the lay of the land. Our guides do all the cooking. However, you are welcome to ask the guides if you are keen to share your culinary skills with the group. The more you get involved, the better the group experience.

HOW TO DECIDE WHICH TOUR With so many tour options it can be hard to decide which tour suits you and when to travel. South Africa is blessed with year round diving. However some highlights are seasonal and your most desired species. Winter months see aggregating Raggies, Whales and predation and breaching of Great

winter to 27° in summer. Visibility is often better during the cooler months but averages between 5-25m year around. Our

WHERE IS NOMAD?

tours run from 4-27 days so you should find one that suits you.

Is your tour departing in Cape Town? Would you like to book a tour, ask questions or just say hello?

NON-DIVERS ON TOUR Nomad Dive Tours have been created to include many highlights, both above and below the surface. Africa is a continent of great beauty and has much to offer, from the quintessential African safari animals, to the majestic scenery, unique culture and traditional foods and drinks. Our dive tours include as much variety as possible and many activities in addition to diving. Diving days are structured for early morning dives, meaning that by lunch time non-divers are back with the

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meals, accommodation, specified activities and most National Park fees. Our group departures will also include a dedicated Nomad Dive Guide.

What’s not included?

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Visas, vaccinations, items of a personal nature, alcohol, drinks, bottled water, snacks, activity packages and optional activities. All of our diving itineraries include cylinder and weights. For those divers who do not have their own equipment, rental can be arranged. Each tour will state the equipment rental price for all dives on the tour. Please note that you will either need to have a full set of gear, or pay for the rental of a full set. Individual items are not rented independently.

WHAT IS THE ACTIVITY PACKAGE (AP) FOR? This is an optional additional payment that covers what we consider to be essential activities on our tours. Ideally, we would include all of these but not everyone can afford this.

The Best Dive Sites

This payment is 100% transparent and is listed within the itinerary of the tour. If you cannot afford it, or do not want to do the Activity Package, rest assured that your tour will remain uninterrupted and meals and the services of the guides will continue. All the itineraries in this brochure are written with the Activity Packages included. It is vitally important that you prebook and pre-pay your Activity Package along with your tour as we cannot guarantee availability of the items, should you only book this with your guide on the morning of departure.

you may want to consider what the best time of year is for

thousands. Water temperatures range from as low as 14° in

Cape Town Office

WHAT’S INCLUDED, WHAT’S NOT, AND WHY?

our specialised vehicles, the services of two qualified guides,

Whites. In summer months Hammerheads arrive in their

40 Burg Street Cape Town, 8001, South Africa Tel: +27 (0) 21 426 5445 | Fax: +27 (0) 21 422 1175 nomad@nomadtours.co.za | www.nomadtours.co.za

come along knowing that there is something for everyone.

and Eastern Africa. We cover 6 countries: South Africa,

Tour Durations

The success or failure of any tour depends heavily on the

you don’t feel that you need to miss out on this trip and can

a progressively more mainstream destination (Africa today is

There are no hidden costs in our tour prices; what you see

The Best Guides

divers are out. If you have a diving partner or family member

We offer the best variety of dive tours throughout Southern

Tour Dates

Responsibility & accountability

In the past, groups tended to be very young as the majority of

or with a book, or take advantage of optional activities whilst

travellers to Africa were backpackers. As Africa has become

around. Trucks are renewed on a regular basis. Our 55

Quality of product & value for money

WHO SHOULD, AND DOES, GO ON A NOMAD DIVE TOUR?

Tour Choices

This makes us big enough to rely on, but small enough to

Vehicles and Equipment

Travelling with Nomad means friendship, fun and adventure plus the security that group travel brings. Our unrivalled experience in Africa also ensures your holiday is well planned to make the most of our spectacular continent. All Nomad adventures are ‘off the beaten track’ and the emphasis is on the journey, as well as the destination. Unexpected events are part of the package and often add to your real-Africa experience.

group and enjoying the land based aspects of the tour. Nondivers can sit back and enjoy relaxing mornings on the beach

“Mighty lions, giant elephants, majestic rhinos, giraffes as tall as trees, monkeys swinging from branches, eagles and vultures circling through the skies, massive whale sharks, bull sharks, dolphins, schooling hammerheads and seeing mantas glide through the water are just some of the highlights of our South African dive tour! The Nomad team were incredible. The food was amazing, the travelling fun and well organised and our accommodations were always comfortable and clean. It was the trip of a lifetime and I would do it all over again. Thanks Nomad and Fern Perry for memories that will last me forever.” Vanessa Lill, Scotland “I enjoyed the South African Dive Tour as a non-diver. Some friends were going and convinced me it would be fun. I was concerned about how much time I would be on my own whilst the others were diving but this trip was incredible. The safari was amazing and there were animals everywhere in Kruger. The accommodation was also great. I was able to enjoy lazy mornings with my book on diving days and by lunch time the group would be back and we could all have fun together. I would recommend this trip to anyone wanting to join a diving or family member. You will not be disappointed even though you stay dry.” Diane Somerton, Australia

The Best Reputation

The Best Operations

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VEHICLES & EQUIPMENT

NOMAD DIVE GROUPS SCHEDULED & GROUPS – WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

The trucks on tour are a major component of all adventure tours. These tours are road trips and incorporate long drives, bumpy roads and possible mechanical problems. Digging your truck out of mud is sometimes considered a highlight. Nomad’s custom built adventure trucks are fully stocked before every tour, insuring the vehicle is ready for an epic adventure. Nomad vehicles are amongst some of the finest on the road however do not forget the nature of an adventure tour, it is not a city to city coach liner trip and there is no air-conditioning or toilets on the truck. Chat to your fellow travellers, play cards and enjoy the journey, not just the destination. Using your time on the road wisely will make the hours tick by faster.

Scheduled Scheduled tours are trips that have listed departure dates and are open for anyone to book onto. Most of these tours require only 4 people to have booked in order to confirm the departure. Nomad Dive have selected what we believe to be some of the best times of year for each tour and have several date options for you to choose from. If you are not travelling in a larger group these are the tours that will suit you. Each tour has a maximum of 20 people on board. You will enjoy the support of Nomad guides on each tour. At each dive location there will be a dive guide provided for you. When not accompanied by Nomad guides you will be provided with detailed tour documentation to ensure the seamless transition between activities.

Shade Net & Large Windows

Groups Nomad Dive offers private group bookings on all of our tour itineraries, for the same prices, with a minimum of 9 passengers. For every 9 people that book in one group we will offer 1 free place (our East Africa tours offer a 9 + 1 @ 50%). Our groups have a maximum of 20 people. Should you have more than 20 people we are happy to tailor a tour to meet your needs. Should you not be confident that your group will have a minimum of 9 we suggest that you book one of our scheduled departures. Alternatively our private groups specialists will be happy to provide you with a detailed quote.

Individual USB Charging Port

OUR VEHICLES & EQUIPMENT Within the parts of the truck that are accessible to guests, we have:

Diving Equipment

Rigid Inflatable Boats

A selection of books (fiction & field guides), games and recreational gear Individual lockers for your backpacks (±35cm sq,80cm deep) A 98 litre cooler box A table at the front of the truck for board or card games Charging facilities for cameras, batteries etc, USB Ports & PA System Freezers which are used by the cook Overhead shelving can be used to store items Individual seats with seat belts and ample leg room A safe for your valuables Window shade net S  afety equipment for example first aid kits, fire extinguishers, 200 litre water tank and tyre changing equipment

If you would like to tailor make a group itinerary, or amend one of our existing routes, we are more than happy to assist you with this. When you book a group departure you can choose any date that suits your group’s travel needs. Your group will have its own dedicated Nomad vehicle (or private transfer vehicle), and private Nomad guides. In addition, a dedicated Nomad Dive Guide will accompany you throughout your tour. This guide will move with you through each section of your dive tour, and be with you at all times. If you require a translator we can assist with arranging this as well as organising any special requirements that you may have, such as photography specialty trips, or rebreather divers.

The majority of dives are operated on fast moving speedboats (RIBS). These do not have shade (so please bring a hat) and there are no toilet facilities on board. Equipment on all boats includes: 8 – 12 diver RIBS (Rigid Inflatable Boats) Tank racks and gear storage boxes O2 Kit on board 2 Way Radios for boat to shore communication Life Jackets Drinking water Fully licensed skipper Safety rigid SMB for use during dive Spares and tool box (however please ensure you bring your own spares as they may be unique to your equipment). RENTAL EQUIPMENT For those wishing to rent dive equipment on tour we will provide the following: BCD Regulator (DIN or International/YOKE) Wetsuit Fins Mask Weight Belt (included for all divers) Cylinder – usually aluminium 12ltr (DIN/YOKE included for all divers) Weights (included for all divers)

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Please note that dive computers will not be provided with rental equipment. Our dive boats do not have dedicated camera storage and you will be responsible for your own photographic equipment.

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WHAT ELSE DOES NOMAD DO?

PRICE LIST

2019 TOUR PRICE LIST

Being based in Africa, Nomad has access to many other tours on this wonderful continent. Some are best explored with a specialist local operator, so we have included a few ideas below, but if there is a destination you have always wanted to explore please contact us and we can look into it for you. Africa has so many incredible places to explore.

Nomad Camping and Accommodated Adventure Tours Nomad has been operating a wide variety of Camping and Accommodated Adventure Tours throughout Southern and Eastern

DAYS CODE TOUR NAME

Accommodated Tours

Africa for the past 22 years and will continue to bring you over 120 different route options in 2019. Our accommodated tours fill the gap between a camping experience and an expensive high-end trip, while our camping tours allow you to have a truly African experience. Whether you have always dreamed of seeing gorillas in Uganda, or the mighty Victoria Falls, the wildebeest migration in the Serengeti or enjoying a mokoro ride in the Okavango Delta, Nomad has a tour that will take you there. With departures running several times a week, just choose your tour and date and let us make your African dreams come true. Small Group Adventure Tours Our Small Group Adventure Tours are more than just extra space and we believe that comfort and uniqueness contribute to these successful journeys. Nomad’s Small Group Adventure Tours close the gap between large group travel and doing it on your own, offering you fixed itineraries, unique accommodation, value for money and most important – limited to 12 guests per departure. Our existing Nomad fleet has grown by 5 custom-built 4x4 vehicles. So what can you expect to receive when travelling on one of our Small Group Adventure Tours?

Tailormade Safaris

Reclining leather seats rotating 180 degrees and locking into your desired direction More leg room to stretch your legs during the journey On board toilet

START POINT

END POINT

DIVER PRICE

DIVER AP

NON-DIVER PRICE

NON-DIVER AP

SGL SUPP

EQUIPMENT RENTAL

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CC

Cape Town Bite

Cape Town

Cape Town

R 8 850

R 5 410

R 8 850

R 3 410

R 2 070

INC

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EE

Sardine Run Epic

East London

East London

R 45 950

R 3 600

R 45 950

R 3 600

R 0.00

INC

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DD

Shark Tank

Durban

Durban

R 27 950

R 3 600

R 23 150

N/A

R 5 080

R 2 250

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JD

Big 5 & Dive

Johannesburg

Durban

R 36 650

R 7 960

R 31 850

R 4 360

R 6 520

R 2 250

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JE

Safari & Sardine Run

Johannesburg

East London

R 55 950

R 6 460

R 55 950

R 6 460

R 1 440

INC

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GDMA

Serengeti & Whale Sharks (Groups)

Dar es Salaam

Arusha

R 53 450

N/A

R 48 350

N/A

R 10 740

R 1 510

11 13

GDZA DC

Serengeti & Zanzibar (Groups) Sharks & Garden Route

Dar es Salaam Durban

Arusha Cape Town

R 48 550 R 41 250

N/A R 6 150

R 41 850 R 36 350

N/A R 2 550

R 4 380 R 6 340

R 1 130 R 2 250

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DZN

Serengeti & Zanzibar

Dar es Salaam

Nairobi

R 39 950

R 6 200

R 33 250

R 6 200

R 8 890

R 1 120

13

DMN

Serengeti & Whale Sharks

Dar es Salaam

Nairobi

R 43 950

R 6 200

R 38 850

R 6 200

R 15 240

R 1 510

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JSD

SA Safari & Dive

Johannesburg

Durban

R 44 950

R 5 970

R 40 150

R 2 370

R 6 630

R 2 250

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JEC

South African Bucket List

Johannesburg

Cape Town

R 61 450

R 12 070

R 61 450

R 10 070

R 4 260

INC

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JDC

Big 10 Dive Safari

Johannesburg

Cape Town

R 41 950

R 15 370

R 37 150

R 9 770

R 9 340

R 2 250

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DE

Sharks & Sardine Run

Durban

East London

R 73 900

R 7 400

R 69 150

R 3 800

R 5 560

R 2 250

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JMJ

Mozambique Dive Safari

Johannesburg

Johannesburg

R 32 950

R 1 550

R 28 150

R 1 550

R 5 630

R 1 200

14

GJD

Johannesburg

Durban

R 37 950

R 4 400

R 31 850

R 800

R 4 020

R 3 020

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DGC

South African Dive Safari (Groups) Sharks, Garden Route & Cape Town

Durban

Cape Town

R 49 950

R 11 560

R 45 150

R 5 960

R 9 160

R 2 250

17

GJC

Johannesburg

Cape Town

R 47 250

R 11 810

R 41 150

R 6 210

R 6 030

R 3 020

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JDE

Best of SA Land & Sea (Groups) Safari, Sharks & Sardine Run

Johannesburg

East London

R 82 950

R 11 760

R 78 150

R 8 160

R 7 000

R 2 250

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JMD

Safari, Mozambique & Sharks

Johannesburg

Durban

R 61 580

R 7 010

R 51 850

R 3 410

R 11 060

R 2 850

21

JME

Safari, Mozambique & Sardine

Johannesburg

East London

R 78 850

R 5 510

R 74 150

R 5 510

R 5 980

R 1 200

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JMC

Best of SA & Mozambique

Johannesburg

Cape Town

R 76 030

R 9 560

R 66 350

R 5 960

R 12 320

R 2 850

START POINT

END POINT

DIVER PRICE

DIVER AP

NON-DIVER PRICE

NON-DIVER AP

SGL SUPP

2020 TOUR PRICE LIST

Personalised air conditioning vents above each seat that can be independently operated to control individual airflow Reading lights installed above each seat USB ports at each seat to allow for charging of electronic devices.

DAYS CODE TOUR NAME

Individual guest key code access safe at each seat for passports, phones and smaller valuables

EQUIPMENT RENTAL

4

CC

Cape Town Bite

Cape Town

Cape Town

R 9 750

R 5 950

R 9 750

R 3 750

R 2280

INC

7

EE

Sardine Run Epic

East London

East London

R 50 550

R 3 960

R 50 550

R 3 960

R 0.00

INC

7

DD

Shark Tank

Durban

Durban

R 30 750

R 3 960

R 25 450

N/A

R 5 590

R 2 480

11

JD

Big 5 & Dive

Johannesburg

Durban

R 40 350

R 8 760

R 35 050

R 4 800

R 7 180

R 2 480

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JE GDMA

Safari & Sardine Run Serengeti & Whale Sharks (Groups)

Johannesburg Dar es Salaam

East London Arusha

R 61 550 R 58 750

R 7 110 N/A

R 61 550 R 53 150

R 7 110 N/A

R 1 590 R 11 810

INC R 1 660

volunteers and medical adventurers – we’ll make it happen.We can organise 4x4 self-drive options or even air-conditioned mini

11 13

GDZA DC

Serengeti & Zanzibar (Groups) Sharks & Garden Route

Dar es Salaam Durban

Arusha Cape Town

R 53 400 R 45 400

N/A R 6 770

R 46 050 R 39 950

N/A R 2 810

R 4 820 R 6 980

R 1 240 R 2 480

vans if you prefer. How about having one of our custom-made adventure trucks with guides all to yourself? You decide how long,

13

DZN

Serengeti & Zanzibar

Dar es Salaam

Nairobi

R 43 950

R 6 800

R 36 600

R 6 800

R 9 780

R 1 240

where you want to go, the attractions you would like to visit and we will design your individual tour.

13

DMN

Serengeti & Whale Sharks

Dar es Salaam

Nairobi

R 48 350

R 6 800

R 42 750

R 6 800

R 16 770

R 1 660

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JSD

SA Safari & Dive

Johannesburg

Durban

R 49 450

R 6 570

R 44 200

R 2 610

R 7 300

R 2 480

For more information on any of the Nomad products please visit our website, www.nomadtours.co.za or email us on nomad@

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JEC

South African Bucket List

Johannesburg

Cape Town

R 67 600

R 13 280

R 67 600

R 11 080

R 4 670

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JDC

Big 10 Dive Safari

Johannesburg

Cape Town

R 46 150

R 16 910

R 40 900

R 10 750

R 10 280

R 2 480

14

DE

Sharks & Sardine Run

Durban

East London

R 81 290

R 8 140

R 76 100

R 4 180

R 6 120

R 2 480

14

JMJ

Mozambique Dive Safari

Johannesburg

Johannesburg

R 36 250

R 1 710

R 30 950

R 1 710

R 6 190

R 1 320

14

GJD

Johannesburg

Durban

R 41 750

R 4 840

R 35 050

R 880

R 4 420

R 3 320

17

DGC

Durban

Cape Town

R 54 950

R 12 720

R 49 700

R 6 560

R 10 080

R 2 480

17

GJC

Johannesburg

Cape Town

R 51950

R 12 990

R 45 300

R 6 830

R 6 630

R 3 320

Tailor-made Holidays and Group Packages Being based in Africa, Nomad has access to many other tours on this wonderful continent. If there is a destination you have always wanted to explore please contact us and we can look into it for you. Africa has so many incredible places to visit. Looking for a unique tour that ventures well off the beaten track? Our Nomad Tailor-made Holidays team are just the right people to speak to

Camping Tours

when planning your next African adventure. From FIT’s, to large groups of over 100 people, we can accommodate your request. For groups in need of a multilingual guide, to international student groups, photography enthusiasts, birders, conservationists,

Small Group Tours

18

JDE

South African Dive Safari (Groups) Sharks, Garden Route & Cape Town Best of SA Land & Sea (Groups) Safari, Sharks & Sardine Run

Johannesburg

East London

R 91 250

R 12 940

R 85 950

R 8 980

R 7 700

R 2 480

21

JMD

Safari, Mozambique & Sharks

Johannesburg

Durban

R 67 750

R 7 710

R 57 050

R 3 750

R 12 170

R 3 140

21

JME

Safari, Mozambique & Sardine

Johannesburg

East London

R 86 750

R 6 060

R 81 600

R 6 060

R 6 580

R 1 320

27

JMC

Best of SA & Mozambique

Johannesburg

Cape Town

R 83 650

R 10 520

R 72 950

R 6 570

R 13 550

R 3 140

Every effort has been made to ensure that all information on this price list is accurate and valid for the period 1 January 2019 until 31 December 2020. Nomad Adventure Tours & Holidays CC will however not be bound to any information / price that contains an inadvertent & / or obvious error. If a mistake occurs in any advertisement or if a price increase has occurred due to circumstances beyond the reasonable control of Nomad Adventure Tours & Holidays CC, we undertake to follow all reasonable steps to inform the client / customer of the correct details. It is also the client / customer’s responsibility to contact our offices to confirm the latest updated prices before making a reservation.

Adventure Trucks

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11


CAPE TOWN BITE

ACTIVITY PACKAGE Seal Dive & 7 Gilled Cow Shark Dive Red Bus City Tour Table Mountain Cable Car Robben Island Tour Great White Cage Dive

“For most of history, man has had to fight nature to survive; in this century he is beginning to realise that, in order to survive, he must protect it” - JacquesYves Cousteau

PRICES 2019 Tour Code: CC Tour Price Diver: R 8 850 Tour Price Non-Diver: R 8 850 Single Supp: R 2 070 Activity Package: R 5 410 Activity Package Non-Diver: R 3 410 Equipment Rental: INC

SHARK TANK

4 DAYS

Countries visited: South Africa

Countries visited: South Africa

Day 1 - Cape Town arrival and Robben Island Tour This morning you will arrive into Cape Town International Airport and transfer to your accommodation to settle in for your 4 day city stay. After settling in, you will transfer to the V&A Waterfront where you will board the ferry to the famous Robben Island, the location of the prison that Nelson Mandela was incarcerated on. Please note that the Robben Island tour will be dependent on flight arrival time.

FEATURED HIGHLIGHTS

Protea Banks Baited Dive Aliwal Shoal Baited Dive

Day 2 - Cape Fur Seal and 7 Gilled Cow Shark Dives This morning you will be collected and transferred to Simon’s Town, located on the Cape peninsular and the launch site for diving with Cape Fur Seals and the 7 Gilled Cow Sharks. After a dive briefing you will board the boat and head out for your two dives of the day, one with the ever playful Cape Fur Seals and another in search of the 7 Gilled Cow Shark. Day 3 - Cape Town City Tour, Table Mountain The best way to experience the city of Cape Town is on the classic ‘Red Bus’ that guides visitors around the city with full information and allows for you to jump on and off as you please. This morning you will join the Red Bus tour at the stop nearest to your hotel and enjoy the highlights of Cape Town. Jump off the bus at the iconic Table Mountain and go up the cable car to experience the impressive views of the city and beyond. Stop in Constantia and sample the marvelous Cape wines. Take the day to explore the city and enjoy the atmosphere of this vibrant town.

ACTIVITY PACKAGE

“The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.” Sevengill Shark Dive

Day 4 - Gansbaai Great Whites It is an early start this morning as you are collected from the hotel and transferred to Gansbaai where you will experience the awe-inspiring Great White Shark, up close and personal. When not in the cage you can view these incredible animals from the viewing deck on the top of the boat. Please note that we cannot guarantee Great White sightings but have a high success rate on these excursions. On return to land you will be given hot soup and a tasty lunch before making your way back to the city where your tour will come to an end.

- Jacques-Yves Cousteau

PRICES 2019 Tour Code: DD Tour Price Diver: R 27 950 Tour Price Non-Diver: R 23 150 Single Supp: R 5 080 Activity Package Diver: R 3 600 Activity Package Non-Diver: N/A Equipment Rental: R 2 250

This itinerary has been written with the Activity Package items included. If you wish to participate in all the activities listed, you will need to purchase the Activity Package.

Gansbaai

7 DAYS

Day 1 - Durban to Margate Leaving the city of Durban behind us we make our way south along the dolphin coast of Kwazulu Natal. About 2 hours south of Durban is the launch site for both Aliwal Shoal and Protea Banks, home to some of the best Apex Predator shark diving in the world. We arrive at our hotel and settle in for our stay. This afternoon we will check all dive equipment, ensure the correct gear is allocated and have a dive briefing for the following days.

FEATURED HIGHLIGHTS

Day 2/3 - Aliwal Shoal The following two days we spend diving the famous Aliwal Shoal. Renowned for Raggie Tooth Sharks congregating in their hundreds, dolphins and the baited shark dive. Each morning we will travel the hour from our hotel in Margate to the launch site for Aliwal Shoal. Over the two days we will do 3 recreational dives on the Aliwal Shoal, including the famous “Raggie Cave”. The optional baited shark dive is well worth it, with Oceanic Black-Tip Sharks gathering in large numbers and possibly Tiger Sharks investigating the bait. Day 4/5/6 - Protea Banks Diving Over the next three days we will have 5 dives on the Protea Banks Reef where we hope to see some of the world’s largest marine predators. During these three days you will also be offered a Baited Shark Dive. Diving both North and South Pinnacles we will go in search of schooling Hammerheads, Bull Sharks, Guitar Sharks and large rays. An optional Tiger and Bull Shark baited dive at Protea Banks will be offered during our stay. This dive takes place in open water, hanging in the blue whilst possible Tiger, Bull, Hammerhead and Oceanic BlackTip sharks come in to investigate the scent trail around us. A full safety briefing and training session is included and this is a breathtaking experience.

Oceanic Black Tip Shark

Day 7 - Durban We travel north this morning and return to Durban where our tour ends upon arrival at the King Shaka International Airport. This itinerary has been written with the Activity Package items included. If you wish to participate in all the activities listed, you will need to purchase the Activity Package.

Hawksbill Turtle

PRICES 2020 PRICES 2020

Tour Code: DD Tour Price Diver: R 30 750 Tour Price Non-Diver: R 25 450 Single Supp: R 5 590 Activity Package Diver: R 3 960 Activity Package Non-Diver: N/A Equipment Rental: R 2 480

Tour Code: CC Tour Price Diver: R 9 750 Tour Price Non-Diver: R 9 750 Single Supp: R 2 280 Activity Package Diver: R 5 950 Activity Package Non-Diver: R 3 750 Equipment Rental: INC

WHEN & WHAT

Cape Town

WHEN & WHAT Species: Cape fur seal (all year) Great white shark (all year) 7 Gilled Cow Shark (all year) Water Temp: 15°C (59°F) 20°C (68°F)

GENERAL

Species: Hammerhead (Sep - Feb), Tiger (Nov-May), Oceanic black tip (all year), Bull (Nov-Aug), Raggie (Jun-Sep) Water Temp: 18°C (64°F) 25°C (77°F)

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GENERAL

Meals: Bx3 / Lx2 Min / Max people: 2/20 Start: Cape Town End: Cape Town

CC 2019 Dates

GROUP INFO

Departures available on request

Private Group Possible: Yes Min / Max People: 2 / 20 Min People for Private Guide: 9 Date selection: Year Around Nitrox Available: No

CC 2020 Dates

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Meals: Bx6 / Lx6 / Dx5 Min / Max people: 4/20 Start: Durban End: Durban

Cape Fur Seal

Departures available on request

Hammerhead Shark

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Ragged Tooth Shark

DD 2019 Dates START 27-Jan-19 24-Feb-19 24-Mar-19 16-Jun-19 23-Jun-19 29-Dec-19

DD 2020 Dates

FINISH

START

FINISH

02-Feb-19 02-Mar-19 30-Mar-19 22-Jun-19 29-Jun-19 04-Jan-20

26-Jan-20 23-Feb-20 22-Mar-20 28-Jun-20 05-Jul-20 27-Dec-20

01-Feb-20 29-Feb-20 28-Mar-20 04-Jul-20 11-Jul-20 02-Jan-21

GROUP INFO Private Group Possible: Yes Min / Max People: 9 / 20 Min People for Private Guide: 9 Date selection: Year Around Nitrox Available: Yes - extra cost

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SARDINE RUN EPIC Countries visited: South Africa

ACTIVITY PACKAGE Rtn Johannesburg to East London flight

“From birth, man carries the weight of gravity on his shoulders. He is bolted to earth. But man has only to sink beneath the surface and he is free.” -Jacques Yves Cousteau

PRICES 2019 Tour Code: EE Tour Price Diver: R 45 950 Tour Price Non-Diver: R 45 950 Single Supp: N/A Activity Package Diver: R 3 600 Activity Package Non-Diver: R 3 600 Equipment Rental: INC

BIG 5 & DIVE

7 DAYS

Day 1 - East London to Coffee Bay Leaving the city of East London behind us we travel north along the Wild Coast of the Eastern Cape to the small town of Coffee Bay, our launch site for the famous Sardine Run. After settling into your hotel you will have the chance to explore this stunning area and visit the iconic “Hole In The Wall”. This evening you will have a full briefing on the operation of the Sardine Run adventure over the next few days. Day 2/3/4/5/6 - Sardine Run The annual Great Sardine Run is a natural phenomenon which usually occurs during the months of June and July, when massive schools of sardines migrate from the colder waters around the Cape to the warmer waters of Kwa-Zulu Natal to give birth to their offspring. Once they’ve laid their eggs, they return to the Cape, closely followed by thousands of dolphins, birds, fish of prey, whales and sharks. The ocean awakes and the thrill is simply indescribable. After an early breakfast you will be transferred to Mapusi, the most spectacular, idyllic river mouth from where we launch our boat. On the banks of this river, divers get ready for the launch. In the meantime the plane has taken off and done a good fly over in search of animal activity. The skipper and the pilot are in constant radio contact whereby the boat gets directed to the best action on hand. Sardine run action consists not only of silver fish, but more so of activities such as whales, dolphins, sharks and gannets. Wherever there is something happening, the boat will go. Each day we will launch (weather permitting) and spend a full day out at sea to give you the best chance of action. We return by latest 3pm each afternoon when you will get a chance to rest, relax, hike the area and charge those all important cameras.

Countries visited: South Africa

FEATURED HIGHLIGHTS

4x4 Game Drive in Kruger NP Sundowner Drive Morning Guided Bush Walk Sgl Flight Johannesburg Durban Airport Shuttle Protea Banks Baited Dive Aliwal Shoal Baited Dive

Bottle Nose Dolphin

Day 7 - Coffee Bay to East London Today we will retrace our steps from Coffee Bay back to the town of East London. Depending on whether you have purchased the activity package, your tour with either end upon arrival at East London airport or OR Tambo International airport (Johannesburg).

Tour Code: JD Tour Price Diver: R 36 650 Tour Price Non-Diver: R 31 850 Single Supp: R 6 520 Activity Package Diver: R 7 960 Activity Package Non-Diver: R 4 360 Equipment Rental: R 2 250

This itinerary has been written with the Activity Package items written in italics. If you wish to participate in all the activities listed, you will need to purchase the Activity Package.

Humpback Whale

PRICES 2020 Tour Code: JD Tour Price Diver: R 40 350 Tour Price Non-Diver: R 35 050 Single Supp: R 7 180 Activity Package Diver: R 8 760 Activity Package Non-Diver: R 4 800 Equipment Rental: R 2 480

Tour Code: EE Tour Price Diver: R 50 550 Tour Price Non-Diver: R 50 550 Single Supp: N/A Activity Package Diver: R 3 960 Activity Package Non-Diver: R 3 960 Equipment Rental: INC

Hole in the Wall

WHEN & WHAT

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GENERAL

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Meals: Bx6 / Lx6 / Dx6 Min / Max people: 2/20 Start: East London End: East London

WHEN & WHAT Species: Hammerhead (Sep - Feb),Tiger (Nov-May), Oceanic black tip (all year), Bull (Nov-Aug), Raggie (Jun-Sep) Water Temp: 18°C (64°F) 25°C (77°F)

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START

Private Group Possible: Yes Min / Max People: 2 / 20 Min People for Private Guide: 9 Date selection: June/July Nitrox Available: No

23-Jun-19 29-Jun-19 30-Jul-19 06-Jul-19

EE 2020 Dates START

FINISH

05-Jul-20 11-Jul-20 12-Jul-20 18-Jul-20

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Day 2 - Kruger National Park This morning we enter the Kruger National Park for a full-day of game viewing. Our activity package offers you the opportunity to explore the park in open game viewing vehicles, giving you access to areas our truck can’t always go. Day 3 - Kruger National Park - Panorama Route As is customary when on safari, we rise early this morning to enjoy a guided bush walk. Being in the bush on foot offers a unique opportunity to appreciate the smaller details of this great wilderness area. After our walk, we exit the park and journey along the scenic Panorama Route where we will visit God’s Window, Bourke’s Luck Potholes and the Three Rondavels. We return to camp in the evening to enjoy a lovely local dinner and dance.

Tiger Shark

Day 4 - Kruger National Park to Johannesburg We enjoy our last drive through the park before setting off to Belvedere Estate. We arrive at Belvedere Estate in the late afternoon and all travellers are invited to join us for a traditional meal tonight. Many great tales are shared and tonight is for celebrating the many wonders of African travel. Day 5 - Johannesburg to Margate This morning we fly from Johannesburg to the coastal town of Durban, where we will join our new Nomad truck and crew. Leaving the city of Durban behind us we make our way south along the dolphin coast of Kwazulu Natal. About 2 hours south of Durban is the launch site for both Aliwal Shoal and Protea Banks, home to some of the best Apex Predator shark diving in the world. We arrive at our hotel and settle in for our stay. This afternoon we will check all dive equipment, ensure the correct gear is allocated and have a dive briefing for the following days. Day 6/7 - Aliwal Shoal The following two days we spend diving the famous Aliwal Shoal. Renowned for Raggie Tooth sharks congregating in their hundreds, dolphins and the baited shark dive. Each morning we will travel the hour from our hotel in Margate to the launch site for Aliwal Shoal. Over the two days we will do 3 recreational dives on the Aliwal Shoal, including the famous “Raggie Cave”. The optional baited shark dive is well worth it, with Oceanic Black-Tip Sharks gathering in large numbers and possibly Tiger Sharks investigating the bait. Day 8/9/10 - Protea Banks Diving Over the next three days we will have 5 dives on the Protea Banks Reef where we hope to see some of the worlds largest marine predators. During these three days you will also be offered a baited shark dive. Diving both North and South Pinnacles we will go in search of schooling Hammerheads, Bull Sharks, Guitar Sharks and large rays. An optional Tiger and Bull Shark baited dive at Protea Banks will be offered during our stay. This dive takes place in open water, hanging in the blue whilst possible Tiger, Bull, Hammerhead and Oceanic BlackTip sharks come in to investigate the scent trail around us. A full safety briefing and training session is included and this is a breathtaking experience. Day 11 - Durban We travel north this morning to Durban where our tour ends upon arrival at the King Shaka International Airport.

Kruger National Park

Hammerhead Shark

This itinerary has been written with the Activity Package items included. If you wish to participate in all the activities listed, you will need to purchase the Activity Package.

Meals: Bx9 / Lx6 / Dx8 Min / Max people: 4/20 Start: Johannesburg End: Durban

GROUP INFO

FINISH

FEATURED HIGHLIGHTS Day 1 - Johannesburg to Kruger National Park Leaving the city of Johannesburg behind us we make our way north east through the coalfields of Mpumalanga. Our journey today follows in the footsteps of the old trade-routes to the Lowveld and the Kruger National Park. We set up camp at our base for the next three nights and enjoy a lovely sundowner drive.

GENERAL

Bait Ball

EE 2019 Dates

14

“Every time you dive you hope you’ll see something new some new species. Sometimes the ocean gives you a gift, sometimes it doesn’t.” -James Cameron

PRICES 2019

PRICES 2020

Species: Humpback Whales, Southern Right Whales, Multiple Dolphin Species, Multiple Shark Species, Marlin Water Temp: 19°C (66°F) - 21°C (70°F)

ACTIVITY PACKAGE

11 DAYS

Panorama Route

JD 2019 Dates

JD 2020 Dates

START

FINISH

START

FINISH

23-Jan-19 20-Feb-19 20-Mar-19 12-Jun-19 19-Jun-19 25-Dec-19

02-Feb-19 02-Mar-19 30-Mar-19 22-Jun-19 29-Jun-19 04-Jan-20

22-Jan-20 19-Feb-20 18-Mar-20 24-Jun-20 01-Jul-20 23-Dec-20

01-Feb-20 29-Feb-20 28-Mar-20 04-Jul-20 11-Jul-20 02-Jan-21

GROUP INFO Private Group Possible: Yes Min / Max People: 9 / 20 Min People for Private Guide: 9 Date selection: Year Around Nitrox Available: Yes - Extra cost

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SAFARI & SARDINE RUN Countries visited: South Africa

ACTIVITY PACKAGE 4x4 Game Drive in Kruger NP Sundowner Drive Morning Guided Bush Walk Rtn Johannesburg to East London Airport Shuttle

“The reason I love the sea I cannot explain - it’s physical. When you dive you begin to feel like an angel. It’s a liberation of your weight.” - Jacques-Yves Cousteau

PRICES 2019 Tour Code: JE Tour Price Diver: R 55 950 Tour Price Non-Diver: R 55 950 Single Supp: R 1 440 Activity Package Diver: R 6 460 Activity Package Non-Diver: R 6 460 Equipment Rental: INC

PRICES 2020 Tour Code: JE Tour Price Diver: R 61 550 Tour Price Non-Diver: R 61 550 Single Supp: R 1 590 Activity Package Diver: R 7 110 Activity Package Non-Diver: R 7 110 Equipment Rental: INC

WHEN & WHAT Species: Humpback Whales, Southern Right Whales, Multiple Dolphin Species, Multiple Shark Species, Marlin Water Temp: 19°C (66°F) - 21°C (70°F)

SHARKS & THE GARDEN ROUTE

11 DAYS

Day 1 - Johannesburg to Kruger National Park Leaving the city of Johannesburg behind us we make our way north east through the coalfields of Mpumalanga. Our journey today follows in the footsteps of the old trade-routes to the Lowveld and the Kruger National Park. We set up camp at our base for the next three nights and enjoy a lovely sundowner drive.

Countries visited: South Africa

FEATURED HIGHLIGHTS

Protea Banks Baited Dive Aliwal Shoal Baited Dive Cango Caves Tour Woodcutters Journey Flight Durban to Port Elizabeth Transfer to Kings Beach Hotel

Day 2 - Kruger National Park This morning we enter the Kruger National Park for a full-day of game viewing. Our activity package offers you the opportunity to explore the park in open game viewing vehicles, giving you access to areas our truck can’t always go. Day 3 - Kruger National Park - Panorama Route As is customary when on safari, we rise early this morning to enjoy a guided bush walk. Being in the bush on foot offers a unique opportunity to appreciate the smaller details of this great wilderness area. After our walk, we exit the park and journey along the scenic Panorama Route where we will visit God’s Window, Bourke’s Luck Potholes and the Three Rondavels. We return to camp in the evening to enjoy a lovely local dinner and dance.

“In the deep space of the sea I have found my moon.”

Bait Ball

Day 4 - Kruger National Park to Johannesburg We enjoy our last drive through the park before setting off to Belvedere Estate. We arrive at Belvedere Estate in the late afternoon and all travellers are invited to join us for a traditional meal tonight. Many great tales are shared and tonight is for celebrating the many wonders of African travel.

- Jacques-Yves Cousteau

Day 5 - Johannesburg to Coffee Bay This morning we will fly to the Eastern Cape town of East London. Leaving the city of East London behind us we travel north along the Wild Coast of the Eastern Cape to the small town of Coffee Bay, our launch site for the famous Sardine Run. After settling into your hotel you will have the chance to explore this stunning area and visit the iconic “Hole In The Wall”. This evening you will have a full breifing on the operation of the Sardine Run adventure over the next few days. Day 6/7/8/9/10 - Sardine Run The annual Great Sardine Run is a natural phenomenon which usually occurs during the months of June and July, when massive schools of sardines migrate from the colder waters around the Cape to the warmer waters of Kwa-Zulu Natal to give birth to their offspring. Once they’ve laid their eggs, they return to the Cape, closely followed by thousands of dolphins, birds, fish of prey, whales and sharks. The ocean awakes and the thrill is simply indescribable. After an early breakfast you will be transferred to Mapusi, the most spectacular, idyllic river mouth from where we launch our boat. On the banks of this river, divers get ready for the launch. In the meantime the plane has taken off and done a good fly over in search of animal activity. The skipper and the pilot are in constant radio contact whereby the boat gets directed to the best action on hand. Sardine run action consists not only of silver fish, but more so of activities such as whales, dolphins, sharks and gannets. Wherever there is something happening, the boat will go. Each day we will launch (weather permitting) and spend a full day out at sea to give you the best chance of action. We return by latest 3pm each afternoon when you will get a chance to rest, relax, hike the area and charge those all important cameras. Day 11 Coffee Bay to East London or Johannesburg if purchasing our Activity Package Today we will retrace our steps from Coffee Bay back to the town of East London (where we will board a flight to the City of Johannesburg. Our tour will end on arrival into Johannesburg International Airport).

PRICES 2019

Kruger National Park

Tour Code: DC Tour Price Diver: R 41 250 Tour Price Non-Diver: R 36 350 Single Supp: R 6 340 Activity Package Diver: R 6 150 Activity Package Non-Diver: R 2 550 Equipment Rental: R 2 250

PRICES 2020 Tour Code: DC Tour Price Diver: R 45 400 Tour Price Non-Diver: R 39 950 Single Supp: R 6 980 Activity Package Diver: R 6 770 Activity Package Non-Diver: R 2 810 Equipment Rental: R 2 480

Bottle Nose Dolphin

WHEN & WHAT Species: Hammerhead (Sep - Feb), Tiger (Nov-May), Oceanic black tip (all year), Bull (Nov-Aug), Raggie (Jun-Sep) Water Temp: 18°C (64°F) 25°C (77°F)

This itinerary has been written with the Activity Package items included. If you wish to participate in all the activities listed, you will need to purchase the Activity Package.

GENERAL

GENERAL Meals: Bx9 / Lx6 / Dx9 Min / Max people: 4/20 Start: Johannesburg End: East London

START

FINISH

19-Jun-19 29-Jun-19 26-Jun-19 06-Jul-19

JE 2020 Dates START

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Day 1 - Durban to Margate Leaving the city of Durban, we make our way south along the dolphin coast of Kwazulu Natal. About 2 hours south of Durban is the launch site for both Aliwal Shoal and Protea Banks, home to some of the best Apex Predator shark diving.

GROUP INFO Private Group Possible: Yes Min / Max People: 9 / 20 Min People for Private Guide: 9 Date selection: June/July Nitrox Available: No

FEATURED HIGHLIGHTS

Day 2/3 - Aliwal Shoal The following two days we spend diving the famous Aliwal Shoal. Renowned for Raggie Tooth Sharks congregating in their hundreds, dolphins and the baited shark dive. Each morning we will travel the hour from our hotel in Margate to the launch site for Aliwal Shoal. Over the two days we will do 3 recreational dives on the Aliwal Shoal, including the famous “Raggie Cave”. The optional baited shark dive is well worth it, with Oceanic Black-Tip Sharks gathering in large numbers and possibly Tiger Sharks investigating the bait. Day 4/5/6 - Protea Banks Diving Over the next three days we will have 5 dives on the Protea Banks Reef where we hope to see some of the worlds largest marine predators. During these three days you will also be offered a Baited Shark Dive. Diving both North and South Pinnacles we will go in search of schooling Hammerheads, Bull Sharks, Guitar Sharks and large rays. An optional Tiger and Bull Shark baited dive at Protea Banks will be offered during our stay. This dive takes place in open water, hanging in the blue whilst possible Tiger, Bull, Hammerhead and Oceanic BlackTip sharks come in to investigate the scent trail around us. A full safety briefing and training session is included and this is a breathtaking experience.

Ragged Tooth Shark

Day 7 - Durban - Greater Addo Elephant National Park areaWe travel to the Durban International Airport and board our flight to the east coast town of Port Elizabeth. On arrival you will be transferred to your camp in the Addo Elephant National Park area. Recent expansion has seen Addo grow to become the third largest of South Africa’s National Parks. Day 8/9 - Tsitsikamma National Park Setting out early this morning we make a brief visit to the surfing mecca of Jeffreys Bay. Most famous for its waves this little town is also home to a small Surfing Museum. We then turn west to the Tsitiskamma region where we set up for the next two nights. Tsitsikamma National Park is one of South Africa’s premier marine reserves and this morning we set out to explore the rugged coastline on foot. Our hike along the Waterfall Trail sees us cover the first section of the world renowned Otter Trail. Those who prefer a more leisurely option can make use of the boardwalks to the Storms River Mouth. We return after our hike and will have the chance to enjoy the Woodcutters Journey in the afternoon.

Addo Elephant National Park

Day 10 - Heart of the Garden Route The Garden Route is a treasure trove of beautiful beaches, forest walks and an exciting menu of optional adventures. While our morning is set aside for an exploration of Nature’s Valley, this beautiful village offers us a chance to enjoy a hike or simply relax on the pristine beach in this paradise. We end the afternoon on the beautiful beaches of the Keurbooms Lagoon. Day 11 - Oudtshoorn We make our way inland, crossing the Outeniqua Mountains and descend to the town of Oudtshoorn. We head to the famous Cango caves to enjoy a guided tour where we marvel at the astonishing formations that have formed in these impressive limestone caves. Day 12 - Route 62 - Hermanus Travelling through the valley of the Klein Karoo, we follow Route 62. No journey would be complete without sampling the offerings of a “Padstal” along the way. These small farm stalls offer a selection of homemade treats and bakes and are an important cog in the economies of rural towns. One of the more quirky highlights today is Ronnie’s Sex Shop, not a sex shop at all, but a rather interesting country pub!

Garden Route

Day 13 - Cape Town The Cape Whale Coast is a pristine stretch of the South African coastline which runs from the town of Rooiels for roughly 150km, to the east. Beginning early, we will have a short time to stroll along the boardwalk in Hermanus in search of the southern right whales that frequent the shores in the months of July to November. Next we stop at the largest breeding colony of the African Penguin, Stony Point Nature Reserve before travelling along the coast to a wine farm in the Stellenbosch region to sample some chocolates & wine. Your tour comes to an end upon arrival in the city centre of Cape Town. This itinerary has been written with the Activity Package items included. If you wish to participate in all the activities listed, you will need to purchase the Activity Package.

Meals: Bx12 / Lx9 / Dx9 Min / Max people: 4/20 Start: Durban End: Cape Town

Panorama Route

JE 2019 Dates

16

ACTIVITY PACKAGE

13 DAYS

Oceanic Black Tip

DC 2019 Dates START 27-Jan-19 24-Feb-19 24-Mar-19 29-Dec-19

DC 2020 Dates

FINISH

START

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08-Feb-19 08-Mar-19 05-Apr-19 10-Jan-20

26-Jan-20 23-Feb-20 22-Mar-20 27-Dec-20

07-Feb-20 06-Mar-20 03-Apr-20 08-Jan-21

GROUP INFO Private Group Possible: Yes Min / Max People: 9 / 20 Min People for Private Guide: 9 Date selection: Year Around Nitrox Available: Yes - Extra Cost

FINISH

01-Jul-20 11-Jul-20 08-Jul-20 18-Jul-20

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SERENGETI & ZANZIBAR Countries visited: Tanzania, Kenya

SERENGETI & WHALE SHARKS (Mafia)

SCHEDULED 13 DAYS | GROUPS 11 DAYS

SCHEDULED 13 DAYS | GROUPS 11 DAYS

PRICES 2019 (Scheduled) Tour Code: DZN Tour Price Diver: R 39 950 Tour Price Non-Diver: R 33 250 Single Supp: R 8 890 Activity Package Diver: R 6 200 Activity Package Non-Diver: R 6 200 Equipment Rental: R 1 120

PRICES 2020 (Scheduled) Tour Code: DZN Tour Price Diver: R 43 950 Tour Price Non-Diver: R 36 600 Single Supp: R 9 780 Activity Package Diver: R 6 800 Activity Package Non-Diver: R 6 800 Equipment Rental: R 1 240

PRICES 2019 (Groups) Tour Code: GDZA Tour Price Diver: R 48 550 Tour Price Non-Diver: R 41 850 Single Supp: R 4 380 Activity Package Diver: N/A Activity Package Non-Diver: N/A Equipment Rental: R 1 130

PRICES 2020 (Groups) Tour Code: GDZA Tour Price Diver: R 53 400 Tour Price Non-Diver: R 46 050 Single Supp: R 4 820 Activity Package Diver: N/A Activity Package Non-Diver: N/A Equipment Rental: R 1 240

WHEN & WHAT Species: Abundant Reef Life, Pelagic Rays and Sharks Water Temp: 25°C (77°F) - 29°C (84°F)

GENERAL Meals: Bx12 / Lx2 / Dx5 Scheduled Min/Max people: 4/20 Groups Min / Max people: 4/20 Start: Dar es Salaam End: Nairobi / Arusha

Countries visited: Tanzania, Kenya

FEATURED HIGHLIGHTS

Scheduled Itinerary Day 1 - Dar es Salam to Kiwengwa This morning you will transfer to the Dar Es Salam port for your ferry crossing to the “Spice Island” of Zanzibar. On arrival in Stone Town you will be transferred to the northern beachside town of Kiwengwa, launch site for the famous Mnemba Atoll.

Day 7 - Bagamoyo After our 5 days of beach living and diving, today we will head back to the mainland of Tanzania. After a morning ferry back to Dar Es Salam we will transfer to Bagamoyo where we will join our Nomad truck and crew.

PRICES 2020 (Scheduled) Tour Code: DMN Tour Price Diver: R 48 350 Tour Price Non-Diver: R 42 750 Single Supp: R 16 770 Activity Package Diver: R 6 800 Activity Package Non-Diver: R 6 800 Equipment Rental: R 1 660

Zanzibar Island

Day 9 - Karatu (Optional Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater Excursion) This morning we drive to Karatu. Located along the northern safari circuit, Karatu serves as gateway to the Ngorongoro Highlands and is located between Lake Manyara and the Ngorongoro Crater. For those wishing to undertake the 3-night optional camping excursion into the Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater, you will depart early this morning.

PRICES 2019 (Groups)

Day 10 - Ngorongoro Crater Excursion This morning we will descend into the infamous Ngorogoro Crater for a day of intense wildlife viewing. The Crater is barely 40kms from Kudu Camp and is the largest unbroken caldera in the world. This 2000 feet deep and 264 sq mile natural amphitheater is the host to an astonishing array of wildlife, universally acclaimed to be the eighth wonder of the world. Day 11 - Karatu Cultural Tour Today we undertake a cultural tour of Karatu, taking us through the country-side, village, coffee farms and waterfall, with a chance of cultural interactions with local people by visiting the local market, the village school or traditional Iraqw houses.

Serengeti National Park

Day 12 - Arusha Returning to Arusha tonight we are rejoined by those who have undertaken the 3 day Serengeti experience and share stories of the last few days before we prepare for the trip to Nairobi tomorrow.

Tour Code: DGMA Tour Price Diver: R 58 750 Tour Price Non-Diver: R 53 150 Single Supp: R 11 810 Activity Package Diver: N/A Activity Package Non-Diver: N/A Equipment Rental: R 1 660

Groups Itinerary Day 1 - Dar es Salam to Kiwengwa This morning you will transfer to the Dar Es Salam port for your ferry crossing to the “Spice Island” of Zanzibar. On arrival in Stone Town you will be transferred to the northern beachside town of Kiwengwa, launch site for the famous Mnemba Atoll. Days 2/3/4/5/6 - Zanzibar Diving Over the next 5 days you will dive twice each day on a selection of the Zanzibar and Mnemba Atoll dive sites. The reef of this small atoll is probably the most popular diving area in Tanzania with its shallow but rich coral reef, incredible water clarity and large species variety.

Lion Fish

WHEN & WHAT Species: Whale Sharks (October - February), Abundant Reef Life (year round) Water Temp: 25°C (77°F) - 30°C (86°F)

GENERAL

Day 8/9/10 - Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater We depart early this morning for our 3-night camping excursion into the Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater. The Serengeti excursion is in open topped 4×4 safari vehicles in order to tackle the challenging side roads in the parks. We leave our accommodation in the morning and drive to the Serengeti. On arrival we will start with our first game drive.

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Ngorongoro Crater

GROUP INFO

FINISH

Private Group Possible: Yes Min / Max People: 4 / 20 Min People for Private Guide: 9 Date selection: Year Around Nitrox Available: Yes - Extra Cost

15-Jan-19 27-Jan-19 12-Feb-19 24-Feb-19 17-Dec-19 29-Dec-19

DZN 2020 Dates START

FINISH

14-Jan-20 26-Jan-20 11-Feb-20 23-Feb-20 15-Dec-20 27-Dec-20

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FEATURED HIGHLIGHTS

Scheduled Itinerary Day 1 - Dar es Salaam to Mafia This morning you will transfer to the Dar Es Salaam airport for the short flight to the island of Mafia. On arrival you will be transferred to your accommodation and base for the next 5 days of diving. Days 2/3/4/5/6 - Mafia Diving Over the next 5 days you will dive twice each day on a selection of the Mafia dive sites. The Mafia archipelago consists of one large island and several smaller ones, each boasting a unique history and teaming with fantastic colours, diverse coral reef systems, warm waters, visibility of 25-30 metres and the added security of a well-governed Marine Park. Mafia is well known for Whale Sharks and these beautiful giants are found just a few hundred metres offshore. Day 7 - Bagamoyo After our 5 days of beach living and diving today we will head back to the mainland of Tanzania. After a morning flight back to Dar Es Salaam we will transfer to Bagamoyo where we will join our Nomad truck and crew.

Serengeti National Park

Day 8 - Arusha Heading north this morning we travel across the northern reaches of Tanzania, our destination tonight is the bustling town of Arusha which is our launching point for the Serengeti. Northern Tanzania is home to the Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Kilimanjaro. This evening we will briefed on the excursion to Serengeti by our local guide as we prepare for the coming days. Day 9 - Karatu (Optional Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater Excursion) This morning we drive to Karatu. Located along the northern safari circuit, Karatu serves as gateway to the Ngorongoro Highlands and is located between Lake Manyara and the Ngorongoro Crater. For those wishing to undertake the 3-night optional camping excursion into the Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater, you will depart early this morning. Day 10 - Ngorongoro Crater Excursion This morning we will descend into the infamous Ngorogoro Crater for a day of intense wildlife viewing. The Crater is barely 40kms from Kudu Camp and is the largest unbroken caldera in the world. This 2000 feet deep and 264 sq mile natural amphitheater is the host to an astonishing array of wildlife, universally acclaimed to be the eighth wonder of the world.

Manta Ray

Day 11 - Karatu Cultural Tour Today we undertake a cultural tour of Karatu, taking us through the country-side, village, coffee farms and waterfall, with a chance of cultural interactions with local people by visiting the local market, the village school or traditional Iraqw houses. Day 12 - Arusha Returning to Arusha tonight we are rejoined by those who have undertaken the 3 day Serengeti experience and share stories of the last few days before we prepare for the trip to Nairobi tomorrow. Day 13 - Kenya – Nairobi We cross the border into Kenya this morning and make our way to Nairobi where our journey ends on arrival.

Groups Itinerary

Day 7 - Arusha This morning we return to Dar es Salaam and board a flight across the northern reaches of Tanzania, our destination is the bustling town of Arusha which is our launching point for the Serengeti. Northern Tanzania is home to the Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Kilimanjaro. This evening you will briefed on the excursion to Serengeti by our local guide as we prepare for the coming days.

Day 11 - Arusha Today we return to Arusha where our journey ends on arrival.

Tour Code: DGMA Tour Price Diver: R 53 450 Tour Price Non-Diver: R 48 350 Single Supp: R 10 740 Activity Package Diver: N/A Activity Package Non-Diver: N/A Equipment Rental: R 1 510

PRICES 2020 (Groups)

Day 13 - Kenya - Nairobi We cross the border into Kenya this morning and make our way to Nairobi where our journey ends on arrival.

DZN 2019 Dates

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Tour Code: DMN Tour Price Diver: R 43 950 Tour Price Non-Diver: R 38 850 Single Supp: R 15 240 Activity Package Diver: R 6 200 Activity Package Non-Diver: R 6 200 Equipment Rental: R 1 510

Days 2/3/4/5/6 - Zanzibar Diving Over the next 5 days you will dive twice each day on a selection of the Zanzibar and Mnemba Atoll dive sites. The reef of this small atoll is probably the most popular diving area in Tanzania with its shallow but rich coral reef, incredible water clarity and large species variety.

Day 8 - Arusha Heading north this morning we travel across the northern reaches of Tanzania, our destination tonight is the bustling town of Arusha which is our launching point for the Serengeti. Northern Tanzania is home to the Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Kilimanjaro. This evening you will briefed on the excursion to Serengeti by our local guide as we prepare for the coming days.

PRICES 2019 (Scheduled)

Meals: Bx12 / Lx2 / Dx5 Scheduled Min/Max people: 4/20 Groups Min / Max people: 4/20 Start: Dar es Salaam End: Nairobi / Arusha

Day 1 - Dar es Salaam to Mafia This morning you will transfer to the Dar Es Salaam airport for the short flight to the island of Mafia. On arrival you will be transferred to your accommodation and base for the next 5 days of diving.

Serengeti National Park

Days 2/3/4/5/6 - Mafia Diving Over the next 5 days you will dive twice each day on a selection of the Mafia dive sites. The Mafia archipelago consists of one large island and several smaller ones, each boasting a unique history and teaming with fantastic colours, diverse coral reef systems, warm waters averaging 26’C, visibility of 25-30 metres and the added security of a wellgoverned Marine Park. Mafia is well known for Whale Sharks and these beautiful giants are found just a few hundred metres offshore near Kilindoni Harbour. Day 7 - Arusha This morning we fly across the northern reaches of Tanzania, our destination is the bustling town of Arusha which is our launching point for the Serengeti. Northern Tanzania is home to the Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Kilimanjaro. This evening we will briefed on the excursion to Serengeti by our local guide as we prepare for the coming days. Day 8/9/10 - Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater We depart early this morning for our 3-night camping excursion into the Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater. The Serengeti excursion is in open topped 4×4 safari vehicles in order to tackle the challenging side roads in the parks. We leave our accommodation in the morning and drive to the Serengeti. On arrival we will start with our first game drive. Day 11 - Arusha Today we return to Arusha where our journey ends on arrival.

DMN 2019 Dates START

FINISH

15-Jan-19 27-Jan-19 12-Feb-19 24-Feb-19

FINISH

14-Jan-20 26-Jan-20 11-Feb-20 23-Feb-20

GROUP INFO Private Group Possible: Yes Min / Max People: 4 / 20 Min People for Private Guide: 9 Date selection: Oct/Feb Nitrox Available: Yes - Extra Cost

DMN 2020 Dates START

Colourful Reef

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BIG 10 DIVE SAFARI Countries visited: South Africa

ACTIVITY PACKAGE 4x4 Game Drive in Kruger NP Sundowner Drive Morning Guided Bush Walk Protea Banks Baited Dive Aliwal Shoal Baited Dive Flight Johannesburg to Durban Flight Durban to Cape Town Robben Island Tour Seal dive & 7 Gilled Cow Shark dive Red Bus City Tour Table Mountain Cable Car Great White Cage Dive

PRICES 2019 Tour Code: JDC Tour Price Diver: R 41 950 Tour Price Non-Diver: R 37 150 Single Supp: R 9 340 Activity Package Diver: R 15 370 Activity Package Non-Diver: R 9 770 Equipment Rental: R 2 250

PRICES 2020 Tour Code: JDC Tour Price Diver: R 46 150 Tour Price Non-Diver: R 40 900 Single Supp: R 10 280 Activity Package Diver: R 16 910 Activity Package Non-Diver: R 10 750 Equipment Rental: R 2 480

WHEN & WHAT Species: Cape fur seal (all year), Great white shark (all year), Mako shark (Nov-Apr) Water Temp: 15°C (59°F) - 20°C (68°F) Species: Hammerhead (Sep - Feb), Tiger (Nov-May), Oceanic black tip (all year), Bull (Nov-Aug), Bull (Nov-Aug) Water Temp: 18°C (64°F) - 25°C

GENERAL

14 DAYS

SOUTH AFRICAN BUCKET LIST Countries visited: South Africa

Day 1 - Johannesburg to Kruger National Park Leaving the city of Johannesburg behind us we make our way north east through the coalfields of Mpumalanga. Our journey today follows in the footsteps of the old trade-routes to the Lowveld and the Kruger National Park. We set up camp at our base for the next three nights and enjoy a lovely sundowner drive.

FEATURED HIGHLIGHTS

4x4 Game Drive in Kruger NP Sundowner drive Morning Guided Bush Walk Airport Transfer Flight Johannesburg to East London Flight East London to Cape Town Robben Island Tour Seal Dive & 7 Gilled Cow Shark dive Red Bus City Tour Table Mountain Cable Car Great White Cage Dive

Day 2 - Kruger National Park This morning we enter the Kruger National Park for a full-day of game viewing. Our activity package offers you the opportunity to explore the park in open game viewing vehicles. Day 3 - Kruger National Park - Panorama Route We rise early this morning to enjoy a guided bush walk. Being in the bush on foot offers a unique opportunity to appreciate the smaller details of this great wilderness area. After our walk, we exit the park and journey along the scenic Panorama Route where we will visit God’s Window, Bourke’s Luck Potholes and the Three Rondavels. Day 4 - Kruger National Park - Johannesburg We enjoy our last drive through the park before setting off to Belvedere Estate. We arrive at Belvedere Estate in the late afternoon and all travellers are invited to join us for a traditional meal tonight. Many great tales are shared and tonight is for celebrating the many wonders of African travel.

Mako Shark

Day 5 - Johannesburg - Margate This morning we fly from Johannesburg to the coastal town of Durban, where we will join our new Nomad truck and crew. Leaving the city of Durban behind us we make our way south along the dolphin coast of Kwazulu Natal.

PRICES 2019

Day 6/7 Aliwal Shoal The following two days we spend diving the famous Aliwal Shoal. Renowned for Raggie Tooth Sharks congregating in their hundreds, dolphins and the baited shark dive. Each morning we will travel the hour from our hotel in Margate to the launch site for Aliwal Shoal. Over the two days we will do 3 recreational dives on the Aliwal Shoal, including the famous “Raggie Cave”. The optional baited shark dive is well worth it, with Oceanic Black-Tip Sharks gathering in large numbers and possibly Tiger Sharks investigating the bait. Day 8/9/10 Protea Banks Diving Over the next three days we will have 5 dives on the Protea Banks Reef where we hope to see some of the worlds largest marine predators. During these three days you will also be offered a Baited Shark Dive. Diving both North and South Pinnacles we will go in search of schooling Hammerheads, Bull Sharks, Guitar Sharks and large rays. An optional Tiger and Bull Shark baited dive at Protea Banks will be offered during our stay. This dive takes place in open water, hanging in the blue whilst possible Tiger, Bull, Hammerhead and Oceanic BlackTip sharks come in to investigate the scent trail around us.

Tour Code: JEC Tour Price Diver: R 61 450 Tour Price Non-Diver: R 61 450 Single Supp: R 4 260 Activity Package Diver: R 12 070 Activity Package Non-Diver: R 10 070 Equipment Rental: INC

Cape Town

PRICES 2020 Tour Code: JEC Tour Price Diver: R 67 600 Tour Price Non-Diver: R 67 600 Single Supp: R 4 670 Activity Package Diver: R 13 280 Activity Package Non-Diver: R 11 080 Equipment Rental: INC

Day 11 - Maragte - Cape Town and Robben Island Tour We travel to Durban where we will board a flight from King Shaka International Airport to the city of Cape Town. This morning you will arrive into Cape Town International Airport and transfer to your accommodation to settle in for your 4 day city stay. After settling in, you will transfer to the V&A Waterfront where you will board the ferry to the famous Robben Island. Day 12 - Cape Fur Seal and 7 Gilled Cow Shark Dives This morning you will be collected and transferred to Simon’s Town, located on the Cape peninsular and the launch site for diving with Cape Fur Seals and the 7 Gilled Cow Sharks. After a dive briefing you will board the boat and head out for your two dives of the day.

WHEN & WHAT

Day 13 - Cape Town City Tour, Table Mountain This morning you will join the Red Bus tour at the stop nearest to your hotel and enjoy the highlights of Cape Town. Jump off the bus at the iconic Table Mountain and go up the cable car to experience the impressive views of the city and beyond. Stop in Constantia and sample the marvelous Cape wines. Take the day to explore the city and enjoy the atmosphere.

Species: Humpback Whales, Southern Right Whales, Multiple Dolphin Species, Multiple Shark Species, Marlin Water Temp: 19°C (66°F) - 21°C (70°F) Species: Cape fur seal (all year), Great white shark (all year), Mako shark (Nov-Apr) Water Temp: 15°C (59°F) - 20°C

Cape Fur Seal

Day 14 - Gansbaai Great Whites It is an early start to the day for your transfer to the town of Gansbaai. Today you will experience the awe-inspiring Great White Shark, up close and personal, as each person gets the opportunity to spend some time in the cage. On return to land we will enjoy a light lunch before making your way back to the city. This itinerary has been written with the Activity Package items included. If you wish to participate in all the activities listed, you will need to purchase the Activity Package.

Meals: Bx12 / Lx8 / Dx8 Min / Max people: 4/20 Start: Johannesburg End: Cape Town

GENERAL

Kruger National Park

JDC 2019 Groups

JDC 2020 Groups

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FINISH

START

FINISH

23-Jan-19 20-Feb-19 20-Mar-19 12-Jun-19 19-Jun-19 25-Dec-19

06-Feb-19 06-Mar-19 03-Apr-19 26-Jun-19 03-Jul-19 08-Jan-19

22-Jan-20 19-Feb-20 18-Mar-20 24-Jun-20 01-Jul-20 23-Dec-20

04-Feb-20 03-Mar-20 31-Mar-20 07-Jul-20 14-Jul-20 05-Jan-21

ACTIVITY PACKAGE

GROUP INFO Private Group Possible: Yes Min / Max People: 9 / 20 Min People for Private Guide: 9 Date selection: Year Around Nitrox Available: Yes - Extra Cost

Day 1 - Johannesburg to Kruger National Park Leaving the city of Johannesburg behind us we make our way north east through the coalfields of Mpumalanga. Our journey today follows in the footsteps of the old trade-routes to the Lowveld and the Kruger National Park. We set up camp at our base for the next three nights and enjoy a lovely sundowner drive.

FEATURED HIGHLIGHTS

Day 2 - Kruger National Park This morning we enter the Kruger National Park for a full-day of game viewing. Our activity package offers you the opportunity to explore the park in open game viewing vehicles, giving you access to areas our truck can’t always go. Day 3 - Kruger National Park - Panorama Route As is customary when on safari, we rise early this morning to enjoy a guided bush walk. Being in the bush on foot offers a unique opportunity to appreciate the smaller details of this great wilderness area. After our walk, we exit the park and journey along the scenic Panorama Route where we will visit God’s Window, Bourke’s Luck Potholes and the Three Rondavels. We return to camp in the evening to enjoy a lovely local dinner and dance. Day 4 - Kruger National Park - Johannesburg We enjoy our last drive through the park before setting off to Belvedere Estate. We arrive at Belvedere Estate in the late afternoon and all travellers are invited to join us for a traditional meal tonight. Many great tales are shared and tonight is for celebrating the many wonders of African travel.

Bait Ball

Day 5 - Johannesburg - East London and Coffee Bay This morning we will fly to East London. Leaving the city of East London behind us we travel north along the Wild Coast of the Eastern Cape to the small town of Coffee Bay, our launch site for the famous Sardine Run. After settling into your hotel you will have the chance to explore this stunning area and visit the iconic “Hole In The Wall”. This evening you will have a full breifing on the operation of the Sardine Run adventure over the next few days. Day 6/7/8/9/10 - Sardine Run After an early breakfast you will be transferred to Mapusi, the most spectacular, idyllic river mouth from where we launch our boat. On the banks of this river, divers get ready for the launch. In the meantime the plane has taken off and done a fly over in search of animal activity. The skipper and the pilot are in constant radio contact whereby the boat gets directed to the best action on hand. Sardine run action consists not only of silver fish, but more so of activities such as whales, dolphins, sharks and gannets. Each day we will launch and spend a day out at sea to give you the best chance of action. We return by latest 3pm each afternoon when you will get a chance to rest, relax explore or hike the area.

Great White Shark

Day 11 - Coffee Bay to Cape Town and Robben Island Tour We travel north this morning back to East London where we will board a flight to the city of Cape Town. After settling in, you will transfer to the V&A Waterfront where you will board the ferry to the famous Robben Island, the location of the prison that Nelson Mandela was incarcerated on. Day 12 - Cape Fur Seal and 7 Gilled Cow Shark Dives This morning you will be collected and transferred to Simon’s Town, located on the Cape peninsular and the launch site for diving with Cape Fur Seals and the 7 Gilled Cow Sharks. After a dive briefing you will board the boat and head out for your two dives of the day. Day 13 - Cape Town City Tour - Table Mountain This morning you will join the Red Bus tour at the stop nearest to your hotel and enjoy the highlights of Cape Town. Jump off the bus at the iconic Table Mountain and go up the cable car to experience the impressive views of the city and beyond. Stop in Constantia and sample the marvelous Cape wines. Take the day to explore the city and enjoy the atmosphere of this vibrant town.

Hole in the Wall

Day 14 - Gansbaai Great Whites It is an early start as you are collected from the hotel and transferred to Gansbaai where you will experience the awe-inspiring Great White Shark. When not in the cage you can view these incredible animals from the viewing deck on the top of the boat. Please note that we cannot guarantee Great White sightings but have a high success rate on these excursions. On return to land you will be given hot soup and a tasty lunch before making your way back to the city where your tour will come to an end. This itinerary has been written with the Activity Package items included. If you wish to participate in all the activities listed, you will need to purchase the Activity Package.

Meals: Bx13 / Lx7 / Dx10 Min / Max people: 4/20 Start: Johannesburg End: Cape Town

Kruger National Park

JEC 2019 Dates START

GROUP INFO

FINISH

19-Jun-19 03-Jul-19 26-Jun-19 10-Jul-19

JEC 2020 Dates START

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Private Group Possible: Yes Min / Max People: 9 / 20 Min People for Private Guide: 9 Date selection: June/July Nitrox Available: No

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SOUTH AFRICAN DIVE SAFARI (Groups)

SA SAFARI & DIVE

14 DAYS

14 DAYS

Countries visited: South Africa, Swaziland

Countries visited: South Africa, Swaziland

ACTIVITY PACKAGE Protea Banks Baited Dive Aliwal Shoal Baited Dive Hlane Afternoon Game Drive Hlane Morning Game Drive

“The best way to observe a fish is to become a fish.” - Jacques-Yves Cousteau

PRICES 2019 Tour Code: GJD Tour Price Diver: R 37 950 Tour Price Non-Diver: R 31 850 Single Supp: R 4 020 Activity Package Diver: R 4 400 Activity Package Non-Diver: R 800 Equipment Rental: R 3 020

PRICES 2020 Tour Code: GJD Tour Price Diver: R 41 750 Tour Price Non-Diver: R 35 050 Single Supp: R 4 420 Activity Package Diver: R 4 840 Activity Package Non-Diver: R 880 Equipment Rental: R 3 320

WHEN & WHAT Species: Hammerhead (Sep - Feb), Tiger (Nov-May), Oceanic black tip (all year), Bull (Nov-Aug), Raggie (Jun-Sep) Water Temp: 18°C (64°F) - 29°C (84°F)

Day 1 - Johannesburg - Blyde River Canyon Leaving the city of Johannesburg behind, we travel along the Panorama Route, one of South Africa’s most scenic drives, where we will visit the Blyde River Canyon, God’s Window and Bourke’s Luck Potholes. Blyde River Canyon is the third largest canyon in the world and the view is dominated by the Three Rondavels, huge rocky outcrops at the end of the canyon. Later your guide will give a full briefing on the tour.

FEATURED HIGHLIGHTS

4x4 Game Drive in Kruger NP Hluhluwe Game Drive St Lucia Boat Cruise Aliwal Shoal Baited Dive Protea Banks Baited Dive Esijeni Cultural Tour

Day 2 - Kruger National Park Visit the Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, where injured or lost animals are rehabilitated so they can be released back in to the wild. After a full tour of the Moholoholo facility we travel toward the world famous Kruger National Park area. Day 3 - Kruger National Park The day will be spent in open 4x4 vehicles in order to truly appreciate the Kruger. Your 4x4 vehicles will be driven by specialist Kruger guides and by using these smaller vehicles we have a better chance of viewing the wildlife. The whole morning will be spent driving, at mid day we will stop at one of the well appointed camps where lunch can be purchased, before the afternoon game drive that will bring us back to the our lodge.

“We forget that the water cycle and the life cycle are one.”

Bull Shark

Day 4 - Hlane Royal National Park Swaziland Today we head south and cross the border into Swaziland, entering the Hlane Royal National Park, a huge nature reserve, home to lion, elephant and white rhino. Our lodge is near to a water hole where game can be seen coming to water. If time allows we will partake in the afternoon Hlane open vehicle game drive and there is an option to do a morning game drive the next day.

- Jacques-Yves Cousteau

Day 5 - Hlane - Sodwana Bay After an early morning optional game drive we leave Hlane, cross the border back into South Africa and enter iSimangaliso Wetland Park. We arrive in Sodwana in the late afternoon and check into our bungalows at Triton Dive Lodge. That evening we will meet our dive guides and have a briefing of the upcoming diving.

PRICES 2019

Day 6/7 - Sodwana Bay Diving. The following two days will be spent diving a selection of the Sodwana Bay dive sites. Day 8 - Sodwana to Margate We head through Durban, South Africa’s largest port and a popular surf destination. It is also home to the famous dolphin coast and some of the world’s best Apex Predator shark diving. An hour and a half south of Durban is the small beachside resort of Margate, launch point for the famous Protea Banks and Aliwal Shoal, our diving destination for the next 5 days.

Kruger National Park

Day - 9/10 Aliwal Shoal The following two days we spend diving the equally famous Aliwal Shoal. Renowned for Raggie Tooth Sharks congregating in their hundreds, dolphins and the baited shark dive. Each morning we will travel the hour from our Dive House in Margate to the launch site for Aliwal Shoal. Over the two days we will do 3 recreational dives on the Aliwal Shoal, including the famous “Raggie Cave”. The optional baited shark dive is well worth it, with Oceanic Black-Tip Sharks gathering in large numbers and Tiger Sharks investigating the bait. Day - 11/12/13 Protea Banks Diving Over the next three days we will have 5 dives on the Protea Banks Reef where we hope to see some of the worlds largest marine predators. Diving both North and South Pinnacles we will have the chance to collect Sand Tiger Shark teeth and explore caves, swim-throughs and tunnels. An optional Tiger and Bull Shark baited dive at Protea Banks will be offered during our stay. This dive takes place in open water, hanging in the blue whilst possible Tiger, Bull, Hammerhead and Oceanic Black-Tip sharks come in to investigate the scent trail around us. A full safety briefing and training session is included and this is a breathtaking experience.

Tour Code: JSD Tour Price Diver: R 44 950 Tour Price Non-Diver: R 40 150 Single Supp: R 6 630 Activity Package Diver: R 5 970 Activity Package Non-Diver: R 2 370 Equipment Rental: R 2 250

PRICES 2020 Tour Code: JSD Tour Price Diver: R 49 450 Tour Price Non-Diver: R 44 200 Single Supp: R 7 300 Activity Package Diver: R 6 570 Activity Package Non-Diver: R 2 610 Equipment Rental: R 2 480

Hammerhead Shark

Day - 14 Durban We travel this morning to the Durban airport where our tour ends upon arrival at the King Shaka International Airport.

WHEN & WHAT Species: Hammerhead (Sep - Feb), Tiger (Nov-May), Oceanic black tip (all year), Bull (Nov-Aug), Raggie (Jun-Sep) Water Temp: 18°C (64°F) 25°C (77°F)

This itinerary has been written with the Activity Package items included. If you wish to participate in all the activities listed, you will need to purchase the Activity Package.

GENERAL

GENERAL Meals: Bx13 / Lx12 / Dx12 Min / Max people: 9/20 Start: Johannesburg End: Durban

GROUP INFO

Tour dates are tailored to your requirements.

Private Group Possible: Yes Min / Max People: 9 / 20 Min People for Private Guide: 9 Date selection: Year Around Nitrox Available: Yes - Extra Cost

GJD 2020 Dates Tour dates are tailored to your requirements.

Day 1 - Greater Kruger National Park Leaving the city of Johannesburg we make our way through the coalfields of Mpumalanga. Our journey today follows in the footsteps of the old trade-routes to the Lowveld and the Kruger National Park. This afternoon there will be an opportunity to join an optional sundowner drive.

FEATURED HIGHLIGHTS

Day 2 - Kruger National Park We enter the Kruger National Park to enjoy a day of game viewing. The abundance of wildlife presents us with opportunities for excellent sightings and the Kruger is also home to the famed members of Africa’s Big-5. Our activity package offers the added excitement of experiencing the park from an open-sided 4x4 vehicle. This evening there is a second opportunity for the optional Sundowner Drive. Day 3 - Kruger National Park While those who elect to do the optional morning walk will have an earlier start, we set out a little later today and travel the distance to the Panorama Route. Strung along the escarpment that divides the central plateau and low-lying bushveld of the Kruger, the sights of the Panorama route offer us a day of scenic delights. We will visit the highlights of Bourke’s Luck Potholes, the Three Rondavels and God’s Window before returning to base.

Panorama Route

Day 4 - Kruger to Swaziland We set off through Kruger on our way to Swaziland. Our truck offers an excellent platform for game viewing as we make our way south. Our destination for today is the Ezulwini Valley just south of the capital Mbabane. Day 5 - Swaziland - Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary Endless hours of self-guided exploration Mlilwane sanctuary is possible due to the relative absence of dangerous game. This morning our guide will lead us out on a nature walk to explore the “ Nature Trail “ which provides interpretation of historical and environmental information of the area. Later this morning, we embark on a 2-hour guided walk through the Esijeni community, allowing us a glimpse of life on a day-to-day basis. This could involve grinding maize, carrying water, building a wall or washing clothes in the stream. Day 6 - Swaziland - St Lucia We bid farewell to Swaziland and re-enter South Africa, continuing south into the reaches of Zululand, once the realm of the mighty King Shaka who united the Zulu clans. This evening we are treated to a cultural experience where we will learn more of the Zulu traditions and language.

Protea Banks

Day 7 - Hluhluwe - Umfolozi Game Reserve / iSimangaliso Wetland Park We set out early this morning for a game drive in the nearby Hluhulwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve, one of the last strongholds of the endangered rhinoceros. The park also provides a home to many other species, including the Big-5 that we all hope to see. Returning to our lodging for a siesta, we freshen up for an afternoon boat cruise on St Lucia estuary. Day 8 - Kwa Zulu Natal Coast - Durban & Margate Today we make our way south along the dolphin coast of Kwazulu Natal. About 2 hours south of Durban is the launch site for both Aliwal Shoal and Protea Banks, home to some of the best Apex Predator shark diving. We arrive at our hotel and settle in. This afternoon we will check all dive equipment, ensure the correct gear is allocated and have a dive briefing. Day 9/10 - Aliwal Shoal The following two days we spend diving the famous Aliwal Shoal. Renowned for Raggie Tooth Sharks congregating in their hundreds, dolphins and the baited shark dive. Each morning we will travel the hour from our hotel in Margate to the launch site for Aliwal Shoal. Over the two days we will do 3 recreational dives on the Aliwal Shoal, including the famous “Raggie Cave”.

Kruger National Park

Day 11/12/13 - Protea Banks Diving Over the next three days we will have 5 dives on the Protea Banks Reef where we hope to see some of the worlds largest marine predators. Diving both North and South Pinnacles we will go in search of Hammerheads, Bull Sharks, Guitar Sharks and large rays. An optional Tiger and Bull Shark baited dive at Protea Banks will also be offered. Day 14 - Durban We travel north this morning to Durban where our tour ends upon arrival at the King Shaka International Airport. This itinerary has been written with the Activity Package items included. If you wish to participate in all the activities listed, you will need to purchase the Activity Package.

Meals: Bx13 / Lx9 / Dx12 Min / Max people: 4/20 Start: Johannesburg End: Durban

Aliwal Shoal

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Guitar Shark

JSD 2019 Dates START 20-Jan-19 17-Feb-19 17-Mar-19 22-Dec-19

FINISH 02-Feb-19 02-Mar-19 30-Mar-19 02-Jan-20

JSD 2020 Dates START 19-Jan-20 16-Feb-20 15-Mar-20 20-Dec-20

FINISH 01-Feb-20 29-Feb-20 28-Mar-20 02-Jan-21

GROUP INFO Private Group Possible: Yes Min / Max People: 9 / 20 Min People for Private Guide: 9 Date selection: Year Around Nitrox Available: Yes - Extra Cost

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SHARKS & SARDINE RUN Countries visited: South Africa

ACTIVITY PACKAGE Protea Banks Baited Dive Aliwal Shoal Baited Dive Flight Durban to East London Flight East London to Johannesburg

PRICES 2019 Tour Code: DE Tour Price Diver: R 73 900 Tour Price Non-Diver: R 69 150 Single Supp: R 5 560 Activity Package Diver: R 7 400 Activity Package Non-Diver: R 3 800 Equipment Rental: R 2 250

PRICES 2020 Tour Code: DE Tour Price Diver: R 81 290 Tour Price Non-Diver: R 76 100 Single Supp: R 6 120 Activity Package Diver: R 8 140 Activity Package Diver: R 4 180 Equipment Rental: R 2 480

WHEN & WHAT Species: Hammerhead (Sep - Feb), Tiger (Nov-May), Oceanic black tip (all year), Bull (Nov-Aug), Raggie (Jun-Sep) Water Temp: 18°C (64°F) 25°C (77°F) Species: Humpback Whales, Southern Right Whales, Multiple Dolphin Species, Multiple Shark Species, Marlin. Water Temp: 19°C (66°F) 21°C (70°F)

MOZAMBIQUE DIVE SAFARI

14 DAYS

Day 1 - Durban to Margate Leaving the city of Durban behind us we make our way south along the dolphin coast of Kwazulu Natal. About 2 hours south of Durban is the launch site for both Aliwal Shoal and Protea Banks, home to some of the best Apex Predator shark diving in the world. We arrive at our hotel and settle in for our stay. This afternoon we will check all dive equipment, ensure the correct gear is allocated and have a dive briefing for the following days.

Countries visited: South Africa, Mozambique, Swaziland

FEATURED HIGHLIGHTS

4x4 Game Drive in Kruger NP Hlane Game Drive Transfer to Maxixe

Day 2/3 - Aliwal Shoal The following two days we spend diving the famous Aliwal Shoal. Renowned for Raggie Tooth Sharks congregating in their hundreds, dolphins and the baited shark dive. Each morning we will travel the hour from our hotel in Margate to the launch site for Aliwal Shoal. Over the two days we will do 3 recreational dives on the Aliwal Shoal, including the famous “Raggie Cave”. The optional baited shark dive is well worth it, with Oceanic Black-Tip Sharks gathering in large numbers and possibly Tiger Sharks investigating the bait. Day 4/5/6 - Protea Banks Diving Over the next three days we will have 5 dives on the Protea Banks Reef where we hope to see some of the worlds largest marine predators. During these three days you will also be offered a Baited Shark Dive. Diving both North and South Pinnacles we will go in search of schooling Hammerheads, Bull Sharks, Guitar Sharks and large rays. An optional Tiger and Bull Shark baited dive at Protea Banks will be offered during our stay. This dive takes place in open water, hanging in the blue whilst possible Tiger, Bull, Hammerhead and Oceanic BlackTip sharks come in to investigate the scent trail around us. A full safety briefing and training session is included and this is a breathtaking experience.

Bottle Nose Dolphin

Day 7 - Durban - East London and Coffee Bay This morning we will fly to the Eastern Cape town of East London. Leaving the city of East London behind us we travel north along the Wild Coast of the Eastern Cape to the small town of Coffee Bay, our launch site for the famous Sardine Run. After settling into your hotel you will have the chance to explore this stunning area and visit the iconic “Hole In The Wall”. This evening you will have a full breifing on the operation of the Sardine Run adventure over the next few days. Day 8/9/10/11/12/13 - Sardine Run The annual Great Sardine Run is a natural phenomenon which usually occurs during the months of June and July, when massive schools of sardines migrate from the colder waters around the Cape to the warmer waters of Kwa-Zulu Natal to give birth to their offspring. Once they’ve laid their eggs, they return to the Cape, closely followed by thousands of dolphins, birds, fish of prey, whales and sharks. The ocean awakes and the thrill is simply indescribable. After an early breakfast you will be transferred to Mapusi, the most spectacular, idyllic river mouth from where we launch our boat. On the banks of this river, divers get ready for the launch. In the meantime the plane has taken off and done a good fly over in search of animal activity. The skipper and the pilot are in constant radio contact whereby the boat gets directed to the best action on hand. Sardine run action consists not only of silver fish, but more so of activities such as whales, dolphins, sharks and gannets. Wherever there is something happening, the boat will go. Each day we will launch (weather permitting) and spend a full day out at sea to give you the best chance of action. We return by latest 3pm each afternoon when you will get a chance to rest, relax, hike the area and charge those all important cameras. Day 14 - Coffee Bay to East London (Johannesburg if purchasing our Activity Package) Today we will retrace our steps from Coffee Bay back to the town of East London (where we will board a flight to the City of Johannesburg. Our tour will end on arrival into Johannesburg International Airport).

“For most of history, man has had to fight nature to survive; in this century he is beginning to realize that, in order to survive, he must protect it.”- Jacques Yves Cousteau

PRICES 2019

Oceanic Black Tip Shark

Tour Code: JMJ Tour Price Diver: R 32 950 Tour Price Non-Diver: R 28 150 Single Supp: R 5 630 Activity Package Diver: R 1 550 Activity Package Non-Diver: R 1 550 Equipment Rental: R 1 200

PRICES 2020 Tour Code: JMJ Tour Price Diver: R 36 250 Tour Price Non-Diver: R 30 950 Single Supp: R 6 190 Activity Package Diver: R 1 710 Activity Package Non-Diver: R 1 710 Equipment Rental: R 1 320

WHEN & WHAT

Bait Ball

Species: Whale Sharks (year around), Manta Ray (year around), Turtles (year around), Honeycomb Moray (year around), Reef Sharks (year around). Water Temp: 22°C (72°F) 27°C (81°F)

This itinerary has been written with the Activity Package items included. If you wish to participate in all the activities listed, you will need to purchase the Activity Package.

GENERAL

GENERAL Meals: Bx12 / Lx11 / Dx11 Min / Max people: 4/20 Start: Durban End: East London

Ragged Tooth Shark

DE 2019 Dates START

GROUP INFO

FINISH

16-Jun-19 29-Jun-19 23-Jun-19 06-Jul-19

DE 2020 Dates START

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FINISH

28-Jun-20 11-Jul-20 05-Jul-20 18-Jul-20

Swimming wit h

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Private Group Possible: Yes Min / Max People: 9 / 20 Min People for Private Guide: 9 Date selection: June/July Nitrox Available: No

Meals: Bx13 / Lx9 / Dx7 Min/Max people: 4/20 Start: Johannesburg End: Johannesburg

14 DAYS

Day 1 - Johannesburg - Kruger National Park Leaving the city of Johannesburg behind us we make our way east through the coalfields of Mpumalanga. Our journey today follows in the footsteps of the old trade-routes to the Lowveld and the Kruger National Park. This afternoon there will be an opportunity to join an optional sundowner drive. Booking is essential and your guide can assist on departure this morning.

FEATURED HIGHLIGHTS

Day 2 - Kruger National Park Rising early this morning we enter the Kruger National Park to enjoy a full-day of game viewing. The abundance of wildlife presents us with opportunities for excellent sightings, while the Kruger is also home to the famed members of Africa’s Big-5. Our activity package offers the added excitement of experiencing the park from an open-sided 4x4 vehicle. This evening there is a second opportunity for the optional Sundowner Drive. Day 3 - Panorama Route While those who elect to do the optional morning walk will have an earlier start, we set out a little later today and travel the distance to the Panorama Route. Strung along the escarpment that divides the central plateau and low-lying bushveld of the Kruger, the sights of the Panorama Route offer us a day of scenic delights. We will visit the highlights of Bourke’s Luck Potholes, the Three Rondavels and God’s Window before returning to camp.

Panorama Route

Day 4 - Maputo, Mozambique With the beaches of the Indian Ocean beckoning we enter Mozambique and make our first stop in Maputo, the capital city offers a vibrant and eclectic mix of cultures. After checking in at our hotel, we explore the city sights on a walking tour with our guide. Maputo offers interesting and varied architecture and no visit to the city would be complete without a browse through a market. Tonight we eat out and get a chance to experience the night-life of this intriguing city. Day 5 - Inhambane - Praia Do Tofo Setting out for the Inhambane District we travel the northern road along the coast. While it is a long day on the road there is much to see as we pass the many villages and plantations of coconuts, cashews and sugar cane. Our journey will bring us to the palm lined beaches where we will be based for our 4 days of diving. Day 6/7/8/9 - Diving Praia Do Tofo The following four days will be spent diving the reefs of Tofo, home to the well known Whale Shark and Manta populations. Each morning we will depart early for a double dive trip, returning in time for lunch. The afternoons will be free for you to enjoy any one of the optional activities or just lazing on this truly beautiful beach.

Whale Shark

Day 10 - Xai Xai District This morning we will transfer to a meeting point where we will rejoin our Nomad truck and set course for the Xai-Xai district, arriving in the late afternoon we have time for a walk on the beach or a sundowner to bid farewell to the Indian Ocean and the pristine beaches of Mozambique. Day 11 - Hlane Game Reserve, Swaziland We set out early this morning as we journey via Maputo and cross the border into Swaziland. Day 12 - Swaziland Our stay in Swaziland presents us with an opportunity to enjoy a morning game drive in Hlane Game Reserve, which is include for those guests who have purchased the activity package. After our game drive, we depart Hlane and head to another great reserve of Swaziland, Mliwane. Day 13 - Swaziland An interwoven network of 9 trails traverse Mlilwane and this morning you will have the opportunity to explore the trails with your guide. After enjoying lunch back at camp, we spend our afternoon on a 2-hour guided walk through the Esajeni community, allowing us a glimpse of life on a day-to-day basis. This interactive experience could involve grinding maize, carrying water, building a wall or washing clothes in the stream.

Kruger National Park

Day 14 - Johannebsurg Our final road trip takes us back to Johannesburg as we reflect on the wildlife and beaches that have filled our days. We arrive at Belvedere Estate in the late afternoon and all travellers are invited to join us for a traditional meal tonight. This can be booked with your guide on the day before arrival. Many great tales are shared and tonight is for celebrating the many wonders of African travel. This itinerary has been written with the Activity Package items included. If you wish to participate in all the activities listed, you will need to purchase the Activity Package.

Hawksbill Turtle

JMJ 2019 Dates START 13-Jan-19 10-Feb-19 10-Mar-19 15-Dec-19

FINISH 26-Jan-19 23-Feb-19 23-Mar-19 28-Dec-19

JMJ 2020 Dates START 12-Jan-20 09-Feb-20 08-Mar-20 13-Dec-20

FINISH 25-Jan-20 22-Feb-20 21-Mar-20 26-Dec-20

GROUP INFO Private Group Possible: Yes Min / Max People: 9 / 20 Min People for Private Guide: 9 Date selection: Year Around Nitrox Available: Yes - Extra Cost

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SHARKS, GARDEN ROUTE & CAPE TOWN Countries visited: South Africa

ACTIVITY PACKAGE Protea Banks Baited Dive Aliwal Shoal Baited Dive Cango Caves Tour Woodcutters Journey Flight Durban to Port Elizabeth Transfer to Kings Beach Hotel Robben Island Tour Seal Dive & 7 Gilled Cow Shark Dive Red bus City Tour Table Mountain Cable Car Great White Cage Dive

PRICES 2019 Tour Code: DGC Tour Price Diver: R 49 950 Tour Price Non-Diver: R 45 150 Single Supp: R 9 160 Activity Package Diver: R 11 560 Activity Package Non-Diver: R 5 960 Equipment Rental: R 2 250

PRICES 2020 Tour Code: DGC Tour Price Diver: R 54 950 Tour Price Non-Diver: R 49 700 Single Supp: R 10 080 Activity Package Diver: R 12 720 Activity Package Non-Diver: R 6 560 Equipment Rental: R 2 480

WHEN & WHAT Species: Cape fur seal (all year), Great white shark (all year), Mako shark (Nov-Apr) Water Temp: 15°C (59°F) - 20°C (68°F) Species: Hammerhead (Sep - Feb), Tiger (Nov-May), Oceanic black tip (all year), Bull (Nov-Aug), Raggie (Jun-Sep) Water Temp: 18°C (64°F) 25°C (77°F)

GENERAL Meals: Bx15 / Lx11 / Dx9 Min / Max people: 4/20 Start: Durban End: Cape Town

Day 1 - Durban - Margate Leaving the city of Durban, we make our way south along the dolphin coast of Kwazulu Natal. About 2 hours south of Durban is the launch site for both Aliwal Shoal and Protea Banks, home to some of the best Apex Predator shark diving. This afternoon we will check all dive equipment.

17 DAYS

FEATURED HIGHLIGHTS

Day 4/5/6 - Protea Banks Diving Over the next three days we will have 5 dives on the Protea Banks Reef. During these three days you will also be offered a Baited Shark Dive. Diving both North and South Pinnacles we will go in search of schooling Hammerheads, Bull Sharks, Guitar Sharks and large rays.

ACTIVITY PACKAGE

Cape Town

PRICES 2019

Oceanic Black Tip Shark

Day 12 - Route 62 - Hermanus Travelling through the valley of the Klein Karoo, we follow the winding tarmac of Route 62. No journey would be complete without sampling the offerings of a “Padstal” along the way. These small farm stalls offer a selection of homemade treats and bakes and are an important cog in the economies of rural towns. One of the more quirky highlights today is Ronnie’s Sex Shop, not a sex shop at all, but a rather interesting country pub!

Tour Code: GJC Tour Price Diver: R 51 950 Tour Price Non-Diver: R 45 300 Single Supp: R 6 630 Activity Package Diver: R 12 990 Activity Package Non-Diver: R 6 830 Equipment Rental: R 3 320

Day 14 - Cape Town arrival and Robben Island Tour Today you will have time to explore the V&A Waterfront before boarding the ferry to the famous Robben Island, the location of the prison that Nelson Mandela was incarcerated on.

Garden Route

WHEN & WHAT Species: Hammerhead (Sep - Feb), Tiger (Nov-May), Oceanic black tip (all year), Bull (Nov-Aug), Raggie (Jun-Sep) Water Temp: 18°C (64°F) 25°C (77°F)

Day 16 - Cape Town City Tour, Table Mountain This morning you will join the Red Bus tour to enjoy the highlights of Cape Town. Jump off the bus at the iconic Table Mountain and go up the cable car to experience the impressive views of the city and beyond. Day 17 - Gansbaai Great Whites Today we are transferred to Gansbaai where you will experience the awe-inspiring Great White Shark. When not in the cage you can view these incredible animals from the viewing deck on the top of the boat. Please note that we cannot guarantee Great White sightings but have a high success rate on these excursions. On return to land you will be given hot soup and a tasty lunch before making your way back to the city where your tour will come to an end.

DGC 2019 Dates START 27-Jan-19 24-Feb-19 24-Mar-19 29-Dec-19

FINISH 12-Feb-19 12-Mar-19 09-Apr-19 14-Jan-20

DGC 2020 Dates START 26-Jan-20 23-Feb-20 22-Mar-20 27-Dec-20

FINISH 11-Feb-20 10-Mar-20 07-Apr-20 12-Jan-21

Tour Code: GJC Tour Price Diver: R 47 250 Tour Price Non-Diver: R 41 150 Single Supp: R 6 030 Activity Package Diver: R 11 810 Activity Package Non-Diver: R 6 210 Equipment Rental: R 3 020

PRICES 2020

Day 13 - The Cape Whale Coast Route This morning we stroll along the boardwalk in Hermanus in search of the southern right whales that frequent the shores in the months of July to November. Next we stop at the largest breeding colony of the African Penguin, Stony Point Nature Reserve before travelling along the coast to a wine farm in the Stellenbosch region to sample some chocolates & wine.

This itinerary has been written with the Activity Package items included. If you wish to participate in all the activities listed, you will need to purchase the Activity Package.

Day 2 - Kruger National Park Visit the Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, where injured or lost animals are rehabilitated so they can be released back in to the wild. After a full tour of the Moholoholo facility we travel toward the world famous Kruger National Park area. Day 3 - Kruger National Park The day will be spent in open 4x4 vehicles in order to truly appreciate the Kruger. The whole morning will be spent driving, at mid day we will stop at one of the well appointed camps where lunch can be purchased, before the afternoon game drive that will bring us back to the our camp. Day 4 - Hlane Royal National Park Swaziland Today we head south and cross the border into Swaziland, entering the Hlane Royal National Park, a huge nature reserve, home to lion, elephant and white rhino. We will camp near a water hole where game can be seen coming to water.

Sea Turtle

GENERAL

Shark Cage Diving

GROUP INFO Private Group Possible: Yes Min / Max People: 9 / 20 Min People for Private Guide: 9 Date selection: Year Around Nitrox Available: Yes - Extra Cost

Meals: Bx16 / Lx14 / Dx12 Min / Max people: 9/20 Start: Johannesburg End: Cape Town

Day 8 - Sodwana to Margate We head through Durban, South Africa’s largest port and a popular surf destination. It is also home to the famous dolphin coast and some of the world’s best Apex Predator shark diving. An hour and a half south of Durban is the small beachside resort of Margate, launch point for the famous Protea Banks and Aliwal Shoal, our diving destination for the next 5 days Day - 9/10 Aliwal Shoal The following two days we spend diving the famous Aliwal Shoal. Renowned for Raggie Tooth Sharks congregating in their hundreds, dolphins and the baited shark dive. Each morning we will travel the hour from our Dive House in Margate to the launch site for Aliwal Shoal. Over the two days we will do 3 recreational dives on the Aliwal Shoal, including the famous “Raggie Cave”.

Panorama Route

Day 11/12/13 - Protea Banks Diving Over the next three days we will have 5 dives on the Protea Banks Reef where we hope to see some of the world’s largest marine predators. Diving both North and South Pinnacles we will have the chance to collect Sand Tiger Shark teeth and explore caves, swim-throughs and tunnels. An optional Tiger and Bull Shark baited dive at Protea Banks will be offered during our stay. This dive takes place in open water, hanging in the blue whilst possible Tiger, Bull, Hammerhead and Oceanic Black-Tip sharks come in to investigate the scent trail around us. A full safety briefing and training session is included and this is a breathtaking experience. Day 14 - Durban to Cape Town This morning you will arrive into Cape Town International Airport and transfer to your accommodation to settle in for your 4 day city stay. After settling in, you will transfer to the V&A Waterfront where you will board the ferry to the famous Robben Island, the location of the prison that Nelson Mandela was incarcerated on.

Cape Fur Seal

Day 15 - Cape Fur Seal and 7 Gilled Cow Shark Dives This morning you will be transferred to Simon’s Town, located on the Cape peninsular and the launch site for diving with Cape Fur Seals and the 7 Gilled Cow Sharks. After a dive briefing you will board the boat and head out for your two dives of the day. Day 16 – Cape Town City Tour, Table Mountain The best way to experience the city of Cape Town is on the classic ‘Red Bus’ that guides visitors around the city with full information and allows for you to jump on and off as you please. Day 17 - Gansbaai Great Whites This morning you will have an early pick up and transfer to the town of Gansbaai, the gateway to Great White diving in South Africa. Today you will experience the awe-inspiring Great White Shark, up close and personal, as each person gets the opportunity to spend some time in the cage. On return to land we will enjoy a light lunch before making your way back to the city. This itinerary has been written with the Activity Package items included. If you wish to participate in all the activities listed, you will need to purchase the Activity Package.

GJC 2019 Dates

Kruger National Park

GROUP INFO

Tour dates are tailored to your requirements.

Private Group Possible: Yes Min / Max People: 9 / 20 Min People for Private Guide: 9 Date selection: Year Around Nitrox Available: Yes - Extra Cost

GJC 2020 Dates Tour dates are tailored to your requirements.

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FEATURED HIGHLIGHTS

Day 6/7 - Sodwana Bay Diving. The following two days will be spent diving a selection of the Sodwana Bay dive sites.

Day 10 - Heart of the Garden Route The Garden Route is a treasure trove of beautiful beaches, forest walks and an exciting menu of optional adventures. While our morning is set aside for an exploration of Nature’s Valley, this beautiful village offers us a chance to enjoy a hike or simply relax on the pristine beach in this paradise. We end the afternoon on the beautiful beaches of the Keurbooms Lagoon.

Day 15 - Cape Fur Seal and 7 Gilled Cow Shark Dives This morning you will be collected and transferred to Simon’s Town, located on the Cape peninsular and the launch site for diving with Cape Fur Seals and the 7 Gilled Cow Sharks. After a dive briefing you will board the boat and head out for your two dives of the day, one with the ever playful Cape Fur Seals and another in search of the 7 Gilled Cow Shark.

Day 1 - Johannesburg - Blyde River Canyon Leaving the city of Johannesburg, we travel along the Panorama Route, where we will visit the Blyde River Canyon, God’s Window and Bourke’s Luck Potholes.

Day 5 - Hlane to Sodwana Bay After an early morning optional game drive we leave Hlane, cross the border back into South Africa and enter iSimangaliso Wetland Park. We arrive in Sodwana and check into our bungalows at Triton Dive Lodge.

Day 8/9 - Tsitsikamma National Park Setting out early this morning we make a brief visit to the surfing mecca of Jeffreys Bay. Most famous for its waves this little town is also home to a small Surfing Museum. We then turn west to the Tsitiskamma region where we set up for the next two nights. Tsitsikamma National Park is one of South Africa’s premier marine reserves, we set out to explore the rugged coastline on foot. We return after our hike and will have the chance to enjoy the Woodcutters Journey in the afternoon.

Day 11 - Oudtshoorn We make our way inland, crossing the Outeniqua Mountains and descend to the town of Oudtshoorn. We head to the famous Cango caves to enjoy a guided tour where we marvel at the astonishing formations that have formed in these impressive limestone caves.

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Countries visited: South Africa, Swaziland

Hlane Afternoon Game Drive Hlane Morning Game Drive Protea Banks Baited Dive Aliwal Shoal Baited Dive Robben Island Tour Seal Dive & 7 Gilled Cow Shark Dive Red bus City Tour Table Mountain Cable Car Great White Cage Dive Flight Durban to Cape Town

Day 2/3 - Aliwal Shoal The following two days we spend diving the famous Aliwal Shoal. Renowned for Raggie Tooth Sharks congregating in their hundreds, dolphins and the baited shark dive. Each morning we will travel to the launch site for Aliwal Shoal. We will do 3 recreational dives on the Aliwal Shoal, including the famous “Raggie Cave”.

Day 7 Durban - Greater Addo Elephant National Park area We board our flight to Port Elizabeth. On arrival you will be transferred to your camp in the Addo Elephant National Park area. Recent expansion has seen Addo grow to become the third largest of South Africa’s National Parks and we will spend the afternoon in search of the animals.

BEST OF SA LAND AND SEA (GROUPS)

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SAFARI, SHARKS & SARDINE RUN Countries visited: South Africa

ACTIVITY PACKAGE 4x4 Game Drive in Kruger NP Sundowner Drive Morning Guided Bush Walk Protea Banks Baited Dive Aliwal Shoal Baited Dive Airport Transfer Flight Johannesburg to Durban Flight Durban to East London Flight East London to Johannesburg

PRICES 2019 Tour Code: JDE Tour Price Diver: R 82 950 Tour Price Non-Diver: R 78 150 Single Supp: R 7 000 Activity Package Diver: R 11 760 Activity Package Non-Diver: R 8 160 Equipment Rental: R 2 250

PRICES 2020 Tour Code: JDE Tour Price Diver: R 91 250 Tour Price Non-Diver: R 85 950 Single Supp: R 7 700 Activity Package Diver: R 12 940 Activity Package Non-Diver: R 8 980 Equipment Rental: R 2 480

WHEN & WHAT Species: Hammerhead (Sep - Feb), Tiger (Nov-May), Oceanic black tip (all year), Bull (Nov-Aug), Raggie (Jun-Sep) Water Temp: 18°C (64°F) 25°C (77°F) Species: Humpback Whales, Southern Right Whales, Multiple Dolphin, Multiple Shark Species, Marlin. Water Temp: 19°C (66°F) - 21°C (70°F)

GENERAL Meals: Bx15 / Lx14 / Dx14 Min / Max people: 4/20 Start: Johannesburg End: East London

Day 1 - Johannesburg to Kruger National Park Leaving the city of Johannesburg behind us we make our way north east through the coalfields of Mpumalanga. Our journey today follows in the footsteps of the old trade-routes to the Lowveld and the Kruger National Park. We set up camp at our base for the next three nights and enjoy a lovely sundowner drive.

The skipper and the pilot are in constant radio contact so that the boat gets directed to the best action. Sardine run action consists of whales, dolphins, sharks and gannets. Wherever there is something happening, the boat will go. Each day we will launch (weather permitting) and spend a full day out at sea to give you the best chance of action. We return by latest 3pm each afternoon when you will get a chance to rest, relax, hike the area and charge those all important cameras.

Day 2 - Kruger National Park This morning we enter the Kruger National Park for a full-day of game viewing. Our activity package offers you the opportunity to explore the park in open game viewing vehicles, giving you access to areas our truck can’t always go.

THE SARDINE BAIT BALL The sharks and dolphins round up a large number of sardines and form what is known as a bait ball. Once the bait ball is formed, the sharks and dolphins swim through that ball until not one sardine is left. They are often joined by gannets, which dive from a dizzy height and use their wings to actually swim further down in pursuit of a sardine.

Day 3 - Kruger National Park - Panorama Route As is customary when on safari, we rise early this morning to enjoy a guided bush walk. Being in the bush on foot offers a unique opportunity to appreciate the smaller details of this great wilderness area. After our walk, we exit the park and journey along the scenic Panorama Route where we will visit God’s Window, Bourke’s Luck Potholes and the Three Rondavels. We return to camp in the evening to enjoy a lovely local dinner and dance. Day 4 - Kruger National Park to Johannesburg We enjoy our last drive through the park before setting off to Belvedere Estate. We arrive at Belvedere Estate and all travellers are invited to join us for a traditional meal tonight. Day 5 - Johannesburg to Margate This morning we fly from Johannesburg to the coastal town of Durban, where we will join our new Nomad truck and crew. Leaving the city of Durban behind us we make our way south along the dolphin coast of Kwazulu Natal. About 2 hours south of Durban is the launch site for both Aliwal Shoal and Protea Banks, home to some of the best Apex Predator shark diving. We arrive at our hotel and settle in for our stay. This afternoon we will check all dive equipment, ensure the correct gear is allocated and have a dive briefing for the following days.

Then comes a Brydes Whale from the depth and like a Front End Loader scoops thousands of sardines into its gullet. As divers, we first approach the situation carefully and watch from the boat what is going on. Then we slide into the water and watch the incredible scene from a depth of approximately 5-7m. Such a Bait Ball can last from a few minutes, to half an hour, or even longer. When it is over its back on the boat and off to the next group of sardines. This can go on for hours or even the whole day with a short lunch break in between.

FEATURED HIGHLIGHTS

Aliwal Shoal

Day 18 Coffee Bay to East London or Johannesburg if purchasing our Activity Package Today we will retrace our steps from Coffee Bay back to the town of East London (where we will board a flight to the City of Johannesburg. Our tour will end on arrival into Johannesburg

Day 6/7 - Aliwal Shoal The following two days we spend diving the famous Aliwal Shoal. Renowned for Raggie Tooth Sharks congregating in their hundreds, dolphins and the baited shark dive. Each morning we will travel the hour from our hotel in Margate to the launch site for Aliwal Shoal. Over the two days we will do 3 recreational dives on the Aliwal Shoal, including the famous “Raggie Cave”. The optional baited shark dive is well worth it, with Oceanic Black-Tip Sharks gathering in large numbers and possibly Tiger Sharks investigating the bait.

Kruger National Park

Day 8/9/10 Protea Banks Diving Over the next three days we will have 5 dives on the Protea Banks Reef where we hope to see some of the worlds largest marine predators. During these three days you will also be offered a Baited Shark Dive. Diving both North and South Pinnacles we will go in search of schooling Hammerheads, Bull Sharks, Guitar Sharks and large rays. An optional Tiger and Bull Shark baited dive at Protea Banks will be offered during our stay. This dive takes place in open water, hanging in the blue whilst possible Tiger, Bull, Hammerhead and Oceanic Black-Tip sharks come in to investigate the scent trail around us. A full safety briefing and training session is included and this is a breathtaking experience. Day 11 - Durban Durban has long been the favourite holiday destination for South Africans, the golden mile with its warm seas and safe swimming beaches attracts visitors throughout the year. This afternoon we have time to spend on the beaches of the golden mile Day 12 - Durban to East London and Coffee Bay This morning we will fly to the Eastern Cape town of East London. Leaving the city of East London behind us we travel north along the Wild Coast of the Eastern Cape to the small town of Coffee Bay, our launch site for the famous Sardine Run. After settling into your hotel you will have the chance to explore this stunning area and visit the iconic “Hole In The Wall”. This evening you will have a full breifing on the operation of the Sardine Run adventure over the next few days.

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SAFARI, MOZAMBIQUE & SHARKS Countries visited: South Africa, Mozambique, Swaziland

ACTIVITY PACKAGE 4x4 Game Drive in Kruger NP Hlane Game Drive Protea Banks Baited Dive Aliwal Shoal Baited Dive Flight Johannesburg to Durban Airport Transfer Transfer to Maxixe

PRICES 2019 Tour Code: JMD Tour Price Diver: R 61 580 Tour Price Non-Diver: R 51 850 Single Supp: R 11 060 Activity Package Diver: R 7 010 Activity Package Non-Diver: R 3 410 Equipment Rental: R 2 850

PRICES 2020 Tour Code: JMD Tour Price Diver: R 67 750 Tour Price Non-Diver: R 57 050 Single Supp: R 12 170 Activity Package Diver: R 7 710 Activity Package Non-Diver: R 3 750 Equipment Rental: R 3 140

WHEN & WHAT Species: Hammerhead (Sep - Feb), Tiger (Nov-May), Oceanic black tip (all year), Bull (Nov-Aug), Raggie (Jun-Sep) Water Temp: 18°C (64°F) 25°C (77°F) Species: Whale Sharks (year around), Manta Ray (year around), Turtles (year around), Honeycomb Moray (year around), Reef Sharks (year around) Water Temp: 22°C (72°F) 27°C (81°F)

GENERAL Meals: Bx20 / Lx14 / Dx13 Min / Max people: 4/20 Start: Johannesburg End: Durban

Day 1 - Johannesburg to Kruger National Park Leaving the city of Johannesburg behind us we make our way east through the coalfields of Mpumalanga. Our journey today follows in the footsteps of the old trade-routes to the Lowveld and the Kruger National Park. This afternoon there will be an opportunity to join an optional sundowner drive. Booking is essential and your guide can assist on departure this morning. Day 2 - Kruger National Park Rising early this morning we enter the Kruger National Park to enjoy a full-day of game viewing. The abundance of wildlife presents us with opportunities for excellent sightings, while the Kruger is also home to the famed members of Africa’s Big-5. Our activity package offers the added excitement of experiencing the park from an open-sided 4x4 vehicle. This evening there is a second opportunity for the optional Sundowner Drive. Day 3 - Panorama Route While those who elect to do the optional morning walk will have an earlier start, we set out a little later today and travel the short distance to the Panorama Route. Strung along the escarpment that divides the central plateau and low-lying bushveld of the Kruger, the sights of the Panorama Route offer us a day of scenic delights. We will visit the highlights of Bourke’s Luck Potholes, the Three Rondavels and God’s Window before returning to camp in the late afternoon. Day 4 - Maputo, Mozambique With the beaches of the Indian Ocean beckoning we enter Mozambique and make our first stop in Maputo, the capital city offers a vibrant and eclectic mix of cultures. After checking in at our hotel, we explore the city sights on a walking tour with our guide. Maputo offers interesting and varied architecture and no visit to the city would be complete without a browse through a market. Tonight we eat out and get a chance to experience the night-life of this intriguing city. Day 5 - Inhambane - Praia Do Tofo Setting out for the Inhambane District we travel the northern road along the coast. While it is a long day on the road there is much to see as we pass the many villages and plantations of coconuts, cashews and sugar cane. Our journey will bring us to the palm lined beaches where we will be based for our 4 days of diving. Day 6/7/8/9 - Diving Praia Do Tofo The following four days will be spent diving the reefs of Tofo, home to the well known Whale Shark and Manta populations. Each morning we will depart early for a double dive trip, returning in time for lunch. The afternoons will be free for you to enjoy any one of the optional activities or just lazing on this truly beautiful beach. Day 10 - Xai Xai District This morning we will transfer to a meeting point where we will rejoin our Nomad truck and set course for the Xai-Xai district, arriving in the late afternoon we have time for a walk on the beach or a sundowner to bid farewell to the Indian Ocean and the pristine beaches of Mozambique. Day 11 - Hlane Game Reserve, Swaziland We set out early this morning as we journey via Maputo and cross the border into Swaziland.

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Day 15 - Johannesburg to Durban & Margate This morning we fly from Joahnnesburg to the coastal town of Durban where we meet our new Nomad truck. Leaving the city of Durban behind us we make our way south along the dolphin coast of Kwazulu Natal. About 2 hours south of Durban is the launch site for both Aliwal Shoal and Protea Banks, home to some of the best Apex Predator shark diving. We arrive at our hotel and settle in for our stay. This afternoon we will check all dive equipment, ensure the correct gear is allocated and have a dive briefing for the following days.

FEATURED HIGHLIGHTS

Day 16/17 Aliwal Shoal The following two days we spend diving the famous Aliwal Shoal. Renowned for Raggie Tooth Sharks congregating in their hundreds, dolphins and the baited shark dive. Each morning we will travel the hour from our hotel in Margate to the launch site for Aliwal Shoal. Over the two days we will do 3 recreational dives on the Aliwal Shoal, including the famous “Raggie Cave”. The optional baited shark dive is well worth it, with Oceanic Black-Tip Sharks gathering in large numbers and possibly Tiger Sharks investigating the bait. Diving Aliwal Shoal The World Famous Aliwal Shoal was formed thousands of years ago from fossilized sand dunes during the times when sea levels were much lower than they are today. The Aghulas Current that runs south along the east coast of Africa brings with it warm water and a huge diversity of tropical sea life.

Kruger National Park

Day 18/19/20 - Protea Banks Diving Over the next three days we will have 5 dives on the Protea Banks Reef where we hope to see some of the worlds largest marine predators. During these three days you will also be offered a Baited Shark Dive. Diving both North and South Pinnacles we will go in search of schooling Hammerheads, Bull Sharks, Guitar Sharks and large rays. An optional Tiger and Bull Shark baited dive at Protea Banks will be offered during our stay. This dive takes place in open water, hanging in the blue whilst possible Tiger, Bull, Hammerhead and Oceanic Black-Tip sharks come in to investigate the scent trail around us. A full safety briefing and training session is included and this is a breathtaking experience. Diving Protea Banks Protea Banks has been rated by many divers from around the world as the best shark dive. Many divers are scared of sharks due to horror stories and myths created by the movie world, but their fears are totally unfounded. Sharks are intelligent animals, do not recognise us as a food source and generally tend to be shy and respectful towards the divers.

Manta Ray

Day 21 - Durban We travel north this morning to Durban where our tour ends upon arrival at the King Shaka International Airport This itinerary has been written with the Activity Package items included. If you wish to participate in all the activities listed, you will need to purchase the Activity Package.

Day 12 - Swaziland Our stay in Swaziland presents us with an opportunity to enjoy a morning game drive in Hlane Game Reserve, which is include for those guests who have purchased the activity package. After our game drive, we depart Hlane and head to another great reserve of Swaziland, Mliwane.

Beach Launch

Day 13 - Swaziland An interwoven network of 9 trails traverse Mlilwane and this morning you will have the opportunity to explore the trails with your guide. After enjoying lunch back at camp, we spend our afternoon on a 2-hour guided walk through the Esajeni community, allowing us a glimpse of life on a day-to-day basis. This interactive experience could involve grinding maize, carrying water, building a wall or washing clothes in the stream. Day 14 - Johannesburg Our final road trip takes us back to Johannesburg as we reflect on the wildlife and beaches that have filled our days. We arrive at Belvedere Estate in the late afternoon and all travellers are invited to join us for a traditional meal tonight. This can be booked with your guide on the day before arrival. Many great tales are shared and tonight is for celebrating the many wonders of African travel.

Aliwal Shoal

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SAFARI, MOZAMBIQUE & SARDINE RUN Countries visited: South Africa, Mozambique, Swaziland

ACTIVITY PACKAGE 4x4 Game Drive in Kruger NP Hlane Game Drive Flight Johannesburg to East London Flight East London to Johannesburg Airport shuttle Transfer to Maxixe

PRICES 2019 Tour Code: JME Tour Price Diver: R 78 850 Tour Price Non-Diver: R 74 150 Single Supp: R 5 980 Activity Package Diver: R 5 510 Activity Package Non Diver: R 5 510 Equipment Rental: R 1 200

PRICES 2020 Tour Code: JME Tour Price Diver: R 86 750 Tour Price Non-Diver: R 81 600 Single Supp: R 6 580 Activity Package Diver: R 6 060 Activity Package Non-Diver: R 6 060 Equipment Rental: R 1 320

WHEN & WHAT Species: Whale Sharks (year around), Manta Ray (year around), Turtles (year around), Honeycomb Moray (year around), Reef Sharks (year around) Water Temp: 22°C (72°F) 27°C (81°F) Species: Humpback Whales, Southern Right Whales, Multiple Dolphin Species, Multiple Shark Species, Marlin. Water Temp: 19°C (66°F) 21°C (70°F)

GENERAL Meals: Bx20 / Lx14 / Dx14 Min / Max people: 4/20 Start: Johannesburg End: East London

Day 1 - Johannesburg to Kruger National Park Leaving the city of Johannesburg behind us we make our way north east through the coalfields of Mpumalanga. Our journey today follows in the footsteps of the old trade-routes to the Lowveld and the Kruger National Park. This afternoon there will be an opportunity to join an optional sundowner drive. Booking is essential and your guide can assist on departure this morning. Day 2 - Kruger National Park Rising early this morning we enter the Kruger National Park to enjoy a full-day of game viewing. The abundance of wildlife presents us with opportunities for excellent sightings, while the Kruger is also home to the famed members of Africa’s Big-5. Our activity package offers the added excitement of experiencing the park from an open-sided 4x4 vehicle. This evening there is a second opportunity for the optional Sundowner Drive. Day 3 - Panorama Route While those who elect to do the optional morning walk will have an earlier start, we set out a little later today and travel the short distance to the Panorama Route. Strung along the escarpment that divides the central plateau and low-lying bushveld of the Kruger, the sights of the Panorama Route offer us a day of scenic delights. We will visit the highlights of Bourke’s Luck Potholes, the Three Rondavels and God’s Window before returning to camp in the late afternoon. Day 4 - Maputo - Mozambique With the beaches of the Indian Ocean beckoning we enter Mozambique and make our first stop in Maputo, the capital city offers a vibrant and eclectic mix of cultures. After checking in at our hotel, we explore the city sights on a walking tour with our guide. Maputo offers interesting and varied architecture and no visit to the city would be complete without a browse through a market. Tonight we eat out and get a chance to experience the night-life of this intriguing city. Day 5 - Inhambane - Praia Do Tofo Setting out for the Inhambane District we travel the northern road along the coast. While it is a long day on the road there is much to see as we pass the many villages and plantations of coconuts, cashews and sugar cane. Our journey will bring us to the palm lined beaches where we will be based for our 4 days of diving. Day 6/7/8/9 - Diving Praia Do Tofo The following four days will be spent diving the reefs of Tofo, home to the well known Whale Shark and Manta populations. Each morning we will depart early for a double dive trip, returning in time for lunch. The afternoons will be free for you to enjoy any one of the optional activities or just lazing on this truly beautiful beach. Day 10 - Xai Xai District This morning we will transfer to a meeting point where we will rejoin our Nomad truck and set course for the Xai-Xai district, arriving in the late afternoon we have time for a walk on the beach or a sundowner to bid farewell to the Indian Ocean and the pristine beaches of Mozambique.

have the chance to explore this stunning area and visit the iconic “Hole In The Wall”. This evening you will have a full briefing on the operation of the Sardine Run adventure over the next few days.

FEATURED HIGHLIGHTS

THE SARDINE BAIT BALL The sharks and dolphins round up a large number of sardines and form what is known as a bait ball. Once the bait ball is formed, the sharks and dolphins swim through that ball until not one sardine is left. They are often joined by gannets, which dive from a dizzy height and use their wings to actually swim further down in pursuit of a sardine. Then comes a Brydes Whale from the depth and like a Front End Loader scoops thousands of sardines into its gullet. As divers, we first approach the situation carefully and watch from the boat what is going on. Then we slide into the water and watch the incredible scene from a depth of approximately 5-7m. Such a Bait Ball can last from a few minutes, to half an hour, or even longer. When it is over its back on the boat and off to the next group of sardines. This can go on for hours or even the whole day with a short lunch break in between. Day 16/17/18/19/20 - Sardine Run The annual Great Sardine Run is a natural phenomenon which usually occurs during the months of June and July, when massive schools of sardines migrate from the colder waters around the Cape to the warmer waters of Kwa-Zulu Natal to give birth to their offspring. Once they’ve laid their eggs, they return to the Cape, closely followed by thousands of dolphins, birds, fish of prey, whales and sharks. The ocean awakes and the thrill is simply indescribable. After an early breakfast you will be transferred to Mapusi, the most spectacular, idyllic river mouth from where we launch our boat. On the banks of this river, divers get ready for the launch. In the meantime the plane has taken off and done a good fly over in search of animal activity. The skipper and the pilot are in constant radio contact whereby the boat gets directed to the best action on hand. Sardine run action consists not only of silver fish, but more so of activities such as whales, dolphins, sharks and gannets. Wherever there is something happening, the boat will go. Each day we will launch (weather permitting) and spend a full day out at sea to give you the best chance of action. We return by latest 3pm each afternoon when you will get a chance to rest, relax, hike the area and charge those all important cameras Day 21 Coffee Bay to East London and Johannesburg Today we will retrace our steps from Coffee Bay back to the town of East London where we will board a flight to the City of Johannesburg. Our tour will end on arrival into Johannesburg International Airport.

Oceanic Black tip Shark

Hlane National Park

This itinerary has been written with the Activity Package items included. If you wish to participate in all the activities listed, you will need to purchase the Activity Package.

Day 11 - Hlane Game Reserve, Swaziland We set out early this morning as we journey via Maputo and cross the border into Swaziland. Day 12 - Swaziland Our stay in Swaziland presents us with an opportunity to enjoy a morning game drive in Hlane Game Reserve, which is include for those guests who have purchased the activity package. After our game drive, we depart Hlane and head to another great reserve of Swaziland, Mliwane.

Kruger National Park

Day 13 - Swaziland An interwoven network of 9 trails traverse Mlilwane and this morning you will have the opportunity to explore the trails with your guide. After enjoying lunch back at camp, we spend our afternoon on a 2-hour guided walk through the Esajeni community, allowing us a glimpse of life on a day-to-day basis. This interactive experience could involve grinding maize, carrying water, building a wall or washing clothes in the stream. Day 14 - Johannesburg Our final road trip takes us back to Johannesburg as we reflect on the wildlife and beaches that have filled our days. We arrive at Belvedere Estate in the late afternoon and all travellers are invited to join us for a traditional meal tonight. Many great tales are shared and tonight is for celebrating the many wonders of African travel. Day 15 Johannesburg to East London and Coffee Bay This morning we will fly to the Eastern Cape town of East London and from there we travel north along the Wild Coast of the Eastern Cape to the small town of Coffee Bay, our launch site for the famous Sardine Run. After settling into your hotel you will

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BEST OF SA & MOZAMBIQUE Countries visited: South Africa, Mozambique, Swaziland

ACTIVITY PACKAGE 4x4 Game Drive in Kruger NP Hlane Game Drive Protea Banks Baited Dive Aliwal Shoal Baited Dive Flight Johannesburg to Durban Airport Transfer Cango Caves Woodcutters Journey Flight Durban to Port Elizabeth Transfer to Kings Beach Hotel Transfer to Maxixe

PRICES 2019 Tour Code: JMC Tour Price Diver: R 76 030 Tour Price Non-Diver: R 66 350 Single Supp: R 12 320 Activity Package Diver: R 9 560 Activity Package Non Diver: R 5 960 Equipment Rental: R 2 850

PRICES 2020 Tour Code: JMC Tour Price Diver: R 83 650 Tour Price Non-Diver: R 72 950 Single Supp: R 13 550 Activity Package Diver: R 10 520 Activity Package Non-Diver: R 6 570 Equipment Rental: R 3 140

WHEN & WHAT Species: Hammerhead (Sep - Feb), Tiger (Nov-May), Tiger (Nov-May), Bull (Nov-Aug), Raggie (Jun-Sep). Water Temp: 18°C (64°F) - 25°C (77°F) Species: Whale Sharks (year around), Manta Ray (year around), Turtles (year around), Honeycomb Moray (year around), Reef Sharks (year around) Water Temp: 22°C (72°F) - 27°C (81°F)

GENERAL Meals: Bx15 / Lx14 / Dx14 Min / Max people: 4/20 Start: Johannesburg End: East London

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Day 1 - Johannesburg to Kruger National Park Leaving the city of Johannesburg behind us we make our way north east through the coalfields of Mpumalanga. Our journey today follows in the footsteps of the old trade-routes to the Lowveld and the Kruger National Park. This afternoon there will be an opportunity to join an optional sundowner drive. Booking is essential and your guide can assist on departure this morning. Day 2 - Kruger National Park Rising early this morning we enter the Kruger National Park to enjoy a full-day of game viewing. The abundance of wildlife presents us with opportunities for excellent sightings, while the Kruger is also home to the famed members of Africa’s Big-5. Our activity package offers the added excitement of experiencing the park from an open-sided 4x4 vehicle. This evening there is a second opportunity for the optional Sundowner Drive. Day 3 - Panorama Route While those who elect to do the optional morning walk will have an earlier start, we set out a little later today and travel the short distance to the Panorama Route. Strung along the escarpment that divides the central plateau and low-lying bushveld of the Kruger, the sights of the Panorama Route offer us a day of scenic delights. We will visit the highlights of Bourke’s Luck Potholes, the Three Rondavels and God’s Window before returning to camp in the late afternoon. Day 4 - Maputo, Mozambique With the beaches of the Indian Ocean beckoning we enter Mozambique and make our first stop in Maputo, the capital city offers a vibrant and eclectic mix of cultures. After checking in at our hotel, we explore the city sights on a walking tour with our guide. Maputo offers interesting and varied architecture and no visit to the city would be complete without a browse through a market. Tonight we eat out and get a chance to experience the night-life of this intriguing city. Day 5 - Inhambane - Praia Do Tofo Setting out for the Inhambane District we travel the northern road along the coast. While it is a long day on the road there is much to see as we pass the many villages and plantations of coconuts, cashews and sugar cane. Our journey will bring us to the palm lined beaches where we will be based for our 4 days of diving. Day 6/7/8/9 - Diving Praia Do Tofo The following four days will be spent diving the reefs of Tofo, home to the well known Whale Shark and Manta populations. Each morning we will depart early for a double dive trip, returning in time for lunch. The afternoons will be free for you to enjoy any one of the optional activities or just lazing on this truly beautiful beach. Day 10 - Xai Xai District This morning we will transfer to a meeting point where we will rejoin our Nomad truck and set course for the Xai-Xai district, arriving in the late afternoon we have time for a walk on the beach or a sundowner to bid farewell to the Indian Ocean and the pristine beaches of Mozambique. Day 11 - Hlane Game Reserve, Swaziland We set out early this morning as we journey via Maputo and cross the border into Swaziland. Day 12 - Swaziland Our stay in Swaziland presents us with an opportunity to enjoy a morning game drive in Hlane Game Reserve, which is include for those guests who have purchased the activity package. After our game drive, we depart Hlane and head to another great reserve of Swaziland, Mliwane. Day 13 - Swaziland An interwven network of 9 trails traverse Mlilwane and this morning you will have the opportunity to explore the trails with your guide. After enjoying lunch back at camp, we spend our afternoon on a 2-hour guided walk through the Esajeni community, allowing us a glimpse of life on a day-to-day basis. This interactive experience could involve grinding maize, carrying water, building a wall or washing clothes in the stream. Day 14 - Johannesburg Our final road trip takes us back to Johannesburg as we reflect on the wildlife and beaches that have filled our days. We arrive at Belvedere Estate in the late afternoon and all travellers are invited to join us for a traditional meal tonight. This can be booked with your guide on the day before arrival. Many great tales are shared and tonight is for celebrating the many wonders of African travel. Day 15 - Johannesburg to Durban & Margate This morning we fly from Joahnnesburg to the coastal town of Durban where we meet our new Nomad truck. Leaving the city of Durban behind us we make our way

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south along the dolphin coast of Kwazulu Natal. About 2 hours south of Durban is the launch site for both Aliwal Shoal and Protea Banks, home to some of the best Apex Predator shark diving. We arrive at our hotel and settle in for our stay. This afternoon we will check all dive equipment, ensure the correct gear is allocated and have a dive briefing for the following days.

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Day 16/17 - Aliwal Shoal The following two days we spend diving the famous Aliwal Shoal. Renowned for Raggie Tooth Sharks congregating in their hundreds, dolphins and the baited shark dive. Each morning we will travel the hour from our hotel in Margate to the launch site for Aliwal Shoal. Over the two days we will do 3 recreational dives on the Aliwal Shoal, including the famous “Raggie Cave”. The optional baited shark dive is well worth it, with Oceanic Black-Tip Sharks gathering in large numbers and possibly Tiger Sharks investigating the bait. Day 18/19/20 - Protea Banks Diving Over the next three days we will have 5 dives on the Protea Banks Reef where we hope to see some of the worlds largest marine predators. During these three days you will also be offered a Baited Shark Dive. Diving both North and South Pinnacles we will go in search of schooling Hammerheads, Bull Sharks, Guitar Sharks and large rays. An optional Tiger and Bull Shark baited dive at Protea Banks will be offered during our stay. This dive takes place in open water, hanging in the blue whilst possible Tiger, Bull, Hammerhead and Oceanic Black-Tip sharks come in to investigate the scent trail around us. A full safety briefing and training session is included and this is a breathtaking experience.

Protea Banks

Day 21 - Durban - Greater Addo Elephant National Park area We travel this morning to the Durban International Airport where we board our flight to the east coast town of Port Elizabeth. On arrival you will be transferred to your camp in the Addo Elephant National Park area. In the afternoon we visit Addo (subject to flight arrival time). Recent expansion has seen Addo grow to become the third largest of South Africa’s National Parks. The unique vegetation of Addo supports a wide variety of wildlife and we will spend the afternoon in search of the animals. Day 22 - Tsitsikamma National Park Setting out early this morning we make a brief visit to the surfing mecca of Jeffreys Bay. Most famous for its waves this little town is also home to a small Surfing Museum. We then turn west to the Tsitiskamma region where we set up for the next two nights and where the wonders of the Garden Route await.

Kruger National Park

Day 23 - Tsitsikamma National Park Tsitsikamma National Park is one of South Africa’s premier marine reserves and this morning we set out to explore the rugged coastline on foot. Our hike along the Waterfall Trail sees us cover the first section of the world renowned Otter Trail the chance to view the ‘Big Tree’, this is not an easy hike and those who prefer a more leisurely option can make use of the boardwalks to the Storms River Mouth. We return after our hike and will have the chance to enjoy the Woodcutters Journey in the afternoon – experiencing the uniqueness of the Tsitsikamma biome and learning about the history of the area and its indigenous fauna & flora. Day 24 - Heart of the Garden Route The Garden Route is a treasure trove of beautiful beaches, forest walks and an exciting menu of optional adventures. While our morning is set aside for an exploration of Nature’s Valley, this beautiful village offers us a chance to enjoy a hike or simply relax on the pristine beach in this paradise. We end the afternoon on the beautiful beaches of the Keurbooms Lagoon. Today offers a number of optional activities and your guide will assist you with a plan to get the most out the day, the truck will run a set schedule of pick-ups and drop-offs giving you the freedom to join or leave at the places of most interest to you.

Tiger Shark

Day 25 - Oudtshoorn We make our way inland, crossing the Outeniqua Mountains and descend to the town of Oudtshoorn. We head to the famous Cango caves to enjoy a guided tour where we marvel at the astonishing formations that have formed in these impressive limestone caves. Day 26 - Route 62 - Hermanus Travelling through the valley of the Klein Karoo, we follow the winding tarmac of Route 62. Road trips in South Africa are an exploration of the rural highlights that dot the lesser known byways of the land. No journey would be complete without sampling the offerings of a “Padstal” along the way. These small farm stalls offer a selection of homemade treats and bakes and are an important cog in the economies of rural towns. One of the more quirky highlights today is Ronnie’s Sex Shop, not a sex shop at all, but a rather interesting country pub! Day 27 - The Cape Whale Coast Route Made up of a collection of villages, farms, rivers, bays, coves and valleys, the Cape Whale Coast is a pristine stretch of the South African coastline which runs from the town of Rooiels for roughly 150km, to the east. Beginning early, we will have a short time to stroll along the boardwalk in Hermanus in search of the southern right whales that frequent the shores in the months of July to November. Next we stop at the largest breeding colony of the African Penguin, Stony Point Nature Reserve before travelling along the coast to a wine farm in the Stellenbosch region to sample some chocolates & wine. Your tour comes to an end upon arrival in the city centre of Cape Town. This itinerary has been written with the Activity Package items included. If you wish to participate in all the activities listed, you will need to purchase the Activity Package.

Whale Shark

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