Impact MegaFam 2023: IMPACT South Africa

10 nights fam trip + 3 nights workshop

The Ant Collection | Marataba Camps |
Kwandwe Private Game Reserve | La Clé | Escape + Explore

Start & End Dates


Friday, 29 September 2023


Monday, 9 October 2023


Thursday, 12 October 2023


Impact MegaFam 2023: IMPACT South Africa

Friday, 29 Sept:

Meet at Johannesburg Airport where Suzanne will be ready to take you on the 3.5 hour drive to Ant’s Nest, departing at 10:30am. Enjoy a top-notch horse-back safari through the Waterberg. 

29 Sept – 1 Oct: Stay: Ant’s Nest

Sunday, 1 Oct:

After breakfast, Suzanne will lead the help again on the quick 1 hr road transfer to Marataba Camps. Enjoy 3 nights of abundant wildlife, incredible food, and the heart-stopping opportunity to get involved in a rhino intervention with the conservation team. 

1 – 4 Oct: Stay: Marataba Founders

Wednesday, 4 Oct:

This morning you will head back to Johannesburg Airport (4 hrs), to connect with your flight to Port Elizabeth Airport. Flight to be booked by the agents:

FA360 JNB – PLZ (11:35 – 13:20)

Upon landing, you will be welcomed by a driver from Ilios Tours & Transfers who will then transfer you via road (2.5 hrs) to Kwandwe for an unforgettable safari inclusive of hands-on conservation work and spekboom planting.

4 – 7 Oct: Stay: Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge

Saturday, 7 Oct:

Head out with Ilios on your road transfer back to Port Elizabeth Airport to fly to Cape Town Airport. Flight to be booked by the agents:

FA131 PLZ – CPT (14:35 – 16:00)

From Cape Town Airport you will enjoy a scenic 45 min transfer to La Clé in the Franschhoek Valley, where you will be treated to 2 days of touring with Escape + Explore. On the evening of the 8, you’ll gather with the agents from the Seychelles & South Africa trip for a hosted dinner at La Clé.

7 – 9 Oct: Stay: La Clé and tour with Escape + Explore

Monday, 9 Oct:

After breakfast at La Clé, enjoy another half day outing with the Escape+Explore team before heading to Boschendal. Enjoy an afternoon of personal downtime.

9 – 12 Oct: Stay: Boschendal Farm

→ IMPACT Workshop: 3 nights / 2 full days

Thursday, 12 Oct:

There are no workshop plans for this day, so you can enjoy breakfast at your leisure and carry on with your onward travel arrangements.  Check-out is at 10am. 

A four-poster bed in minimalistic style with bright red and orange design elements in the furniture and linen

Get up close and personal with the wildlife – and reduce your impact on the landscape – by game viewing on horseback

A thatch roof lodge with chimney and three sets of double doors leading out to the patio is in the rear of the image with . lawn and pool in the foreground

Did you know that Kwandwe broke a world record when one of the cheetah on the reserve birthed 8 cubs in one litter?

Experience the Winelands in ways you never thought possible with the team in the know

Safari 100% your way at Marataba, where every booking receives a private guide and vehicle

Live like a local in idyllic Franschhoek where time passes in a haze of good wine, even better food and stunning views


Impact MegaFam 2023: IMPACT South Africa

Packing List

To wear

Please pack only neutral colored clothes: khaki, brown, green, and grey.  Blue and black can attract tsetse flies, and bright colors, especially white, can stand out to animals.

  • Light-weight T-shirts, shorts, and long pants in neutral colors 
  • A warm jumper or fleece for the cool mornings and evenings
  • Jeans or other thicker pants for horse-riding
  • Comfortable, closed walking shoes
  • Hat, sunglasses, & swimming costume

Tech, Health & Other

  • Camera with spare batteries and memory cards
  • Binoculars
  • Chargers
  • SA adaptors
  • Torch / flashlight / head-lamp
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent 

Paperwork & Currency

  • Passport 
  • ZAR is accepted in South Africa
  • Comprehensive travel and medical insurance are essential