WHAT OUR PAST GUESTS HAVE TO SAY...
"The JB trip was great and well planned, conceived, and executed. You created a blend of activities and flavor for the country that was memorable. Please continue to introduce unknowing Americans to South Africa. We were so glad we added Victoria Falls to the agenda. As with all of your plans, the transfers and hotel arrangements and side trips were great. The falls tour was a must and the evening river cruise was a surprise treat"
Don and Lynne
Just wanted to thank you and the Butlers’ (Jonathan and Nadira) for the wonderful experience in visiting South Africa. The trip was a once in lifetime experience full of fun, excitement, joy and intimate music! My wife and I feel blessed to have been apart of such a wonderful experience with such wonderful people! I have been many places and this my friend was the best experience ever!
Oliver and Easter
"Going to South Africa with you was an absolutely fabulous experience. The trip surpassed my wildest expectations. Each day was a surreal adventure. Thank you, thank you, thank you for an unforgettable time."
"The Jonathan Butler Safari is a bucket list experience! More than just a safari, this trip is a cultural experience highlighting all the uniqueness and beauty of South Africa along with the many challenges and needs of this emerging country. Jonathan shares himself so that you experience South Africa through his native eyes. Everything about this trip is first class, memorable and a once-in-a-lifetime trip that should not to be missed!"
Curt and Candy
This is just a note to let you know how much we enjoyed our recent trip to South Africa. I had no idea that I would be impacted so much as I still dream of being there. All of the arrangements – the accommodations, restaurants, excursions and transportation were first class and reflected your attention to detail. Thanks to you and JB for such an intimate experience."
Karen and Nate
"We had a fantastic time and are still talking about the trip every single day. Thank you for coordinating the stay. The accommodations were immaculate and the hippo eating grass on the lawn in the evening...that made it extra special! Please know we enjoyed every single minute. We have learned so much, and we are inspiring others to make the trip. The culture is rich, the land is beautiful, and the people...well, they challenge our spirits to be great, do right, and shine bright."
Precious and Fern
"Unbelievable experience, I will never be the same. Our hosts were wonderful and all the tour guides , bus drivers were terrific. The Mount Nelson hotel and Kapama Private Game Reserve were both exquisite. I will always remember this as a trip of a lifetime that you want everyone to experience."
"I am just speechless. It will take a lot to top this trip. God Bless to all."
"Our trip to South Africa together was so meaningful. I came home with an overwhelming feeling of gratitude. What I learned in S.A. will stay with me always... the power of forgiveness, kindness, a connection to our earth that I've never felt so deeply, and how music is so vital and nourishing!!"
Beth and Shaina
"I can’t begin to thank you enough for what was BY FAR the best vacation we have ever taken..."
John and Sheryl
"Words cannot adequately express how extraordinary the trip was…every moment of it. Jesse cannot stop talking about it."
Karen and son Jesse
"We can’t begin to tell you how precious you all are, and what an unthinkably wonderful time we had with the group."
Susan and Samuel
"We are still reflecting on the trip and enjoying the photos each day... I still feel like I should be pinching myself to make sure it wasn't a dream! Our amazing trip to South Africa with all of you will forever be a special keepsake that we will hold dear to our hearts".
Kathy, Jim and Jim Snr
Why take the Journey with Jonathan!
South African-born Jonathan Butler renowned song writer and musician is returning once more to his place of birth in 2023, and invites you to join him as he embarks on this very personal pilgrimage to proudly share his humble beginnings - where it all started for him as a young rising artist in the face of adversity and personal struggles. And through it all he remains proudly South African relishing the opportunity to showcase "his" South Africa - its beautiful scenery, natural wildlife, rich heritage and gracious people.
With Jonathan holding nothing less than a deep and unselfish love for his beloved South Africa, he welcomes you to enjoy not only in all its beauty, but also to understand its past and present struggles with diversity and the long road to reconciliation - and to share this through his eyes and footsteps in the only way Jonathan knows how.. in celebration with story and song.
"After 2 weeks of savoring the memories, what we continue to marvel at is this: On November 4 2011, 27 virtual strangers from all over the world embarked on an adventure - we knew we were in for something special, we just didn't know what..."
from Alan and Andrea - Group members on the inaugural trip!
Only a tour like this of South Africa gets this up close and personal!