This tour, led by Dr Matt Young, reveals the many faces of this beautiful and diverse land while giving you fascinating insight into South Africa’s medicine, culture, history, wildlife and landscapes. Travel from Cape Town where you will explore the city, Cape and the Stellenbosch wine region, to the coastal city of Durban. Continue into stunning and culturally distinct KwaZulu Natal with its plethora of bird and animal life and into Mpumalanga safari country and take game drives in the Kruger National Park. The tour ends in Johannesburg with a visit to Soweto and the former home of Nelson Mandela. There is also an optional extension to beautiful Victoria Falls.
There are specialist medical visits to rural and urban clinics, a provincial hospital in KwaZulu, the famous Groote Schur Hospital in Cape Town and a medical history museum.
There is the opportunity for families to travel on this tour.
Dr Matt Young has been a GP for over 25 years. His practice at Medeco Inala won the RACGP Australian General Practice of the Year in 2018 and acts as the home base for his mobile Hep C eradication crusade, the Hep C Kombi project, which he co-founded.
As well as medicine, Matt loves travelling the globe and has visited over 100 countries across all seven continents. He has a deep fascination with foreign cultures and loves immersing himself in their stories. He is most at home rafting rivers, climbing mountains and hiking through jungles.
Having completed an Archaeology Degree (UQ) and History Diploma (UQ), his areas of special interest are Australian WW1 history and ancient civilisations. Matt finds these studies significantly enhance all his intrepid travelling experiences. Matt writes for the AMAQ’s 'Doctor Q' magazine and worked on 4BC as the 'Ocker Doctor' on radio talk back. He loves a yarn, a laugh and writing poetry for fun.
He has been South's Rugby Union club doctor for 17 years and has captained Brisbane’s Ned Flanders Cricket Club for over two decades, leading the team to international victories against national teams on every continent.
Post-tour extension to Victoria Falls: 13 – 15 April 2024
The tour cost sharing a twin or double room is USD $4,536. The tour cost with a room to yourself is USD $4,992