There are few places in the world that can compare to the vastness and majesty of rural South Africa. It’s where leopards roam free and hidden gems lurk along hilltops, canyons, and rural villages.
Sia Mondo Escapes takes you on a once in a lifetime journey through the bush, amid laughing hyenas and roaring lions, while sleeping under canvas and drinking sundowners at sunset. Traverse the forested Blyde River Canyon (the 3rd largest canyon in the world which like the Grand Canyon is with lush vegetation and wildlife) and experience what it’s like to live in a local village.
You’ll experience the lesser known (and totally mind-blowing) aspects of South Africa as we participate in community service projects, working hand in hand with local women, sharing laughter, lessons, and food.
Together we’ll witness how culture rebirths itself from a complex history, seeing and feeling the hope that remains in post-apartheid South Africa. Picture: eating traditional meals around the fire, listening to tribal stories, and filling our hearts and minds with local knowledge as we visit community conservation efforts and grassroots sustainability projects.
Welcome to a transformative adventure where you’ll be connected to nature, the core of humanity, and the unfathomable animal kingdom.
Travel off-the-beaten-path like true explorers.
Real connection with each other and the communities we meet.
Chase stories, culture, heritage, and discovery.
9 NIGHTS / 10 DAYS
TWIN SHARE ONLY
Sia Mondo is all about creating experiences that connect you with the land, people, and the visceral understanding that we are all connected through our stories and relationship to this beautiful planet.
With every trip, we travel with people who know the country because they live there. They are personal friends (who will become your personal friends!) whom carry profound knowledge of their communities and passion for sharing their life and culture.
Days are filled with excitement as you’ll never know who or what you’re going to meet in our rural South Africa adventure. We believe you’ll be transformed from the inside out.
Consider yourself invited to our once-in-a-lifetime trip to South Africa tip next year – camping under canopy in the Safari, waking to roaring lions and coffee by sunset as we hike, meet indigenous tribes and volunteer with an animal rehabilitation centre.
“I was born into the hospitality industry. My grandparents owned a restaurant just outside of Rome. My grandfather was the chef. After college, armed with the family recipes, I moved to England. I was a successful restaurateur in London when a pipe burst, flooding the restaurant completely. The insurance company estimated it would take months to repair the damage, so I took the opportunity to fulfil a childhood dream and travel to South Africa.
By the end of the trip, Africa had worked her magic. I knew my life would never be the same. I decided to move to South Africa and combine my passion for food with my newfound love of the African Bushveld. I’m now a certified nature guide. I host guests from around the world to give people an unforgettable African experience”