Gardens of South Africa Plus Botswana and Victoria Falls

Saturday, August 27, 2016 through September 7, 2016, with Optional Extensions through Monday, September 12, 2016

Travel with the JC Raulston Arboretum to See Spring Wildflowers in South Africa!

Escape the heat of North Carolina August 27–September 7 and see how the other half—the other half of the globe that is—lives.


Join us as we explore the Cape Floristic Region, one of the world's five hotspots. This area is home to the greatest non-tropical concentration of higher plant species in the world and the only hotspot that encompasses an entire floral kingdom. In addition, you'll visit both public and private gardens in the Cape region as well as the famed botanical gardens of Kirstenbosch. Discover the dramatic landscape of the Cape of Good Hope, visit Mandela's prison on Robben Island, sip velvety smooth wines in South Africa's premier wine region, and stay in the Dutch colonial town of Stellenbosch. Your journey will culminate at the Bakubung Bush Lodge where you'll ride into the bush in an open 4×4 safari vehicle with Swazi trackers for an intimate viewing of South Africa's lions, rhinos, elephants, and birds. A post-tour adventure to Botswana and Victoria Falls is also available. Don't miss out on this rare opportunity to experience both the Cape Floristic Region and many other highlights of South Africa. Space is limited—so reserve now!


Price includes airfare to and from Raleigh, North Carolina, all travel in South Africa, four and five-star hotel accommodations, three nights at Bakubung Bush Lodge with two daily game drives in open jeeps in pursuit of lions, giraffes, hippos, rhinos, and more.

petting elephants

For more information, check out the full itinerary.

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South African children

A $500.00 reservation fee is required to reserve your space on this very special South Africa trip with JC Raulston Arboretum. Call (800) 723-8454 to make your deposit
All cancellations must be made in writing and are effective upon receipt in Eathbound Expedition's office. Deposits are fully refundable for 60 days from the processing date or 90 days prior to departure, whichever comes first. Deposits made 90 days prior to a trip departing are not refundable. A $75.00 per person processing fee applies to all cancellations. No refunds are made for cancellations after the nonrefundable deposit date. It is for this reason Earthbound Expeditions strongly encourage the purchase of travel insurance at the same time you reserve your journey with us. Please refer to your specific journey details, especially private and hosted journeys, as policies may differ.