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South Africa is one of those countries that gets under your skin, the beauty, the people, and the wildlife will make a lasting impression on anyone who visits. You could spend a weekend in the winelands or on safari or hiking up mountains, the options are endless. The people of South Africa are warm and friendly and there is always music and dancing.

Safaris in South Africa

With an abundance of classic African wildlife like lions, giraffes, elephants, and wildebeest along with awe-inspiring landscapes, South Africa is home to a wide range of spectacular sights while offering a long list of thrilling outdoor adventures.

This large, diverse, and remarkably beautiful country varies from the subtropical coast of northern KwaZulu-Natal to the vast stretch of semi-desert in Karoo at the centre, while one of the continent’s premier safari destinations, Kruger National Park, is sprawled along its northeast border.

Tourists can not only embark on an iconic safari to see the Big Five and a long list of other animals but enjoy some of the world’s best whale and dolphin watching opportunities, mingle with African penguins on the sand and in the water, take scenic strolls on golden beaches, explore the underground in magnificent caves, embark on spectacular mountain hikes or paddle in a sea kayak.

South African Culture, Wine & Gastronomy

South Africa is not just a safari destination, Cape Town is regularly voted the most beautiful city in the world and we always recommend guests spend a few days there. The Garden Route has beautiful beaches to relax on and the Cape Winelands, a world-renowned wine region for touring and tasting, especially of the indigenous grape, Pinotage, a red wine grape cultivated in 1925 as a cross between Cinsaut and Pinot noir.

The country has a rich culture and history to explore, and one of the best ways to understand the country is a walking food tour with an experienced guide. If you are looking for an island experience, South Africa has direct flights to Mauritius and Mozambique for guests seeking the ultimate beach break.

Talk to the Expert

Gemma

With a Kenyan father, Indian grandparents, and a Portuguese surname, travel is in my blood. I am enthralled by Africa and would happily talk about this diverse continent’s wildlife, cultures and experiences all day, every day.

Gemma

Africa Specialist

+44 208 004 2345

Itineraries for South Africa Safaris and Tour Packages

Our experts know South Africa like the back of their hand and have travelled extensively around the country. We have put together some luxury safari tours and itineraries to give you some inspiration. All of our trips are tailor-made and can be customized to suit you – our aim is to curate the perfect luxury safari for you, and with our friendly and knowledgeable specialists, we are confident we will.

  • Luxury South Africa & Mozambique Honeymoon

    Cape Town, Franschhoek, Sabi Sand Private Reserve, Azura Benguerra Island

    13 Nights
    From £8,855 PP
    A spectacular 13-night honeymoon visiting some of the highlights of Southern Africa; Cape Town, Sabi Sands Private Reserve, and Mozambique.
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  • Cape Town & The Garden Route

    Cape Town, Swellendam, Oudtshoorn, Plettenberg Bay, Amakhala Game Reserve

    12 Nights
    From £4,200 PP
    Travel from Cape Town to the mountains and seaside cities, enjoying many outdoor adventures before concluding with three safari days.
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  • Cape Town, Winelands & Sabi Sands

    Cape Town, Franschhoek, Sabi Sand Private Reserve

    8 Nights
    From £5,325 PP
    The ultimate South Africa safari focusing on Cape Town, the Cape Winelands, and Sabi Sand Private Reserve.
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  • South Africa by Train

    Johannesburg, Rovos Rail, Cape Town

    7 Nights
    From £4,755 PP
    Experience South Africa by rail on this 7-night highlights itinerary from Johannesburg to Cape Town.
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  • Safari & Mauritius Adventure

    Cape Town, Timbavati Private Reserve, Mauritius

    12 Nights
    From £5,045 PP
    Experience some of the best Africa has to offer, from Cape Town to the paradise island of Mauritius.
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  • Cape Town, Kruger & Victoria Falls

    Cape Town, Sabi Sand Private Reserve, Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)

    10 Nights
    From £4,535 PP
    Explore the top spots of South Africa and beyond, visiting Cape Town, the wildlife in the Greater Kruger National Park and Victoria Falls.
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Deck - Credit Jamala Madikwe

Your Private South Africa Safari

South Africa has over 20 National Game Reserves and numerous private game reserves. Each reserve has a slightly different ecosystem and therefore the wildlife varies between reserves. Each park is different and your consultant will be able to guide you to the right one for you.

The most famous is The Kruger Park, the largest and oldest in the country. It covers 20,000km and is run by the South Africa Government, next to the main park is approximately 20 private reserves. The second-largest park is Madikwe Game Reserve, famous for its wild dog sightings and for being malaria-free. Then there are numerous private reserves in the Eastern Cape area of South Africa which are ideal for families or self-drivers. Any of these areas will provide a fantastic first-time safari experience. For couples and honeymooners, the private reserves in the Kruger offer exceptional luxury and the chance for you to reconnect with nature in a peaceful environment.

The safari guides are some of the best in Africa, they have a passion for what they do and are highly trained. The lodges are committed to protecting the wildlife to conserve it for future generations. There are numerous conservation programs guests can get involved in when they visit. One of my favourite pastimes on safari is sitting on the deck watching the elephants, Jamala Madikwe has a fantastic viewing deck.

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Best Safari Camps in South Africa

Here are some of our favourite places for going on safari in South Africa. We have been to all of these camps so please get in touch to discuss your trip!

 
Gemma NEW Q&A
From

Gemma our South Africa Safari Specialist

What are the best destinations to combine with a South African safari?

Most people would combine one of the following areas with their safari:
1. Cape Town offers a great contrast to a safari, a modern city with a great food and wine scene. There is also history, wildlife and beaches.
2. The Garden Route is a beautiful area of coastline with long beaches, forests and rivers to explore.
3. Many people will fly to Mozambique or Mauritius after their safari to enjoy the warm Indian Ocean and white sand beaches.

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Is Travel to South Africa expensive? 

The currency in South Africa is the Rand and it is quite weak against the major currencies. Your money goes a very long way in South Africa. People are always amazed that they can eat and drink in award-winning restaurants at a fraction of the usual cost.

Is South Africa a good destination for families?

South Africa is one of the few countries in Africa that has malaria-free safaris, this is so important, especially for small children. These malaria-free reserves have lodges that are specially designed for families. They have special kids clubs, kids game drives and are fully fenced to keep the wildlife out of camp. Aside from safari, South Africa has great beaches, forest to explore and rivers to kayak. There is an endless list of outdoor activities for a family to enjoy.

Is South Africa safe?

Keep your personal belonging safe and be discreet with expensive items. At night, it is fine to walk around the Waterfront area of Cape Town as it is a busy restaurant and shopping area. Ubers are common throughout South Africa and easy to order. Your hotel will also help you to arrange transport. They are also so many guided days tours available; the tour leader will be local and ensure your safety. It’s also a great way to see the real South Africa. On safari, you will be completely safe but there are procedures to follow to ensure your safety. Your guide will run through all of these when you arrive on safari.

How much is a safari in South Africa?

You can spend as much as you want in South Africa! There is no shortage of choice, with lodges in every price bracket. Safari lodges start from £200 per person. For people on a budget, you can do a great self-drive trip, staying in guesthouses with a few nights at the end in a mid rage safari lodge for £1000 per person. You can then go to other extreme and stay in a luxury five-star game lodge in the Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve for £8000 per person.

 

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