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South Africa safaris

South Africa safaris and memorable holidays from Cape Town and Johannesburg and the gateway into Southern Africa’s best spots

The world’s 25th largest country in both size and populace. Uniquely multicultural with a national identity which sits well under the “rainbow nation” banner.

The people are warm, friendly, outgoing and enterprising. The climate is kind and a magnificent mixture of landscapes and ecosystems supports a healthy outdoor lifestyle and provides great holidays to suit all tastes and budgets.

With excellent infrastructure the holiday hotspots in Cape Town and the Garden Route are easily combined with Big 5 safari options in Kruger National Park.

The country is unique with great safari trips in year-round non-malaria areas, ideal for family safaris with children.

One the world’s top “megadiverse” countries in which extreme biodiversity sets it apart from all others in Africa except the Congo and Madagascar.  Reflected in 21 national parks, 8 World Heritage Sites and an ever growing number of private game reserves.

Simple long haul flights to Johannesburg and Cape Town brings millions of tourists into the country at competitive rates. In turn, an excellent regional network makes access to Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Zambia cheap and easy.

South Africa safaris are perfect for first time visitors; a gateway for seasoned travellers.

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More Quarters in Cape Town

Cape Winelands Tour

An easy 8 day break in Cape Town and Stellenbosch - spectacular scenery, fine wines, dining, history, culture and exploration from the best city in Africa

From $899 8 days / 7 nightsMore info
Cape Town safari - Wild dog stretching in Mana Pools by Trish Berry

Classic Kruger and Cape Town

Best of both worlds! This 7 day safari showcases the delights of Kruger, vibrant Cape Town and first class accommodation

From $3926 7 days / 6 nightsMore info
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Kruger - Private Reserves

6 nights in the Kruger - one of South Africa’s best places for leopard viewing and elephant, lion, rhino and buffalo. A great family safari option

From $3333 7 days / 6 nightsMore info
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Zambezi Wine Tour

10 days of extraordinary wildlife and some of the best wines in the world on our tour to Zimbabwe and South Africa

From $4960 10 days / 9 nightsMore info
Isandlwana Zulu Battlefields

Zulu Battlefields

Stay at the luxurious Fugitives’ Drift Lodge and tour the 1879 Zulu War Battlefields. Educational and family-friendly.

From $365 4 days / 3 nightsMore info

Best Locations

Cape Town Cape Town Read More

A complete overview to Cape Town, gateway to a rich cultural and historic heritage on the edge of the winelands

Cape Winelands Cape Winelands Read More

The Cape Winelands are the longest wine route in the world running along the Garden Route from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth in South Africa

Drakensburg Mountains Drakensburg Mountains Read More

The Drakensburg Mountains are the country's highest range, a unique geological formation that distinguishes them from most other ranges in the world

Garden Route Garden Route Read More

The Garden Route including the Cape Wineland and the Whale Coast is the most scenic self-drive route - see the map for full details

Isandlwana Battlefields Isandlwana Battlefields Read More

An epic landmark where the Battle of Isandlwana took place between Zulu and British in which the British suffered their biggest defeat in the Victorian era

Johannesburg Johannesburg Read More

The cultural capital, Johannesburg is the country's largest city with a fantastic airport for getting you out on safari

Kruger National Park Kruger National Park Read More

Kruger National Park for the country's best big 5 safaris with accommodation info and a detailed map of where to stay

Lake St Lucia Lake St Lucia Read More

With greater diversity than Kruger National Park and the Okavango Lake St Lucia is a world heritage site, don't leave it off your safari itinerary

Limpopo Province Limpopo Province Read More

With year round sunshine Limpopo Province is a great at any time of the year with access to Kruger National Park and bushveld landscapes

Madikwe Reserve Madikwe Reserve Read More

The Madikwe Reserve protects the Big Five and has a diverse mammal population thanks to Operation Phoenix - go north for a truly wild African safari

Mpumalanga Mpumalanga Read More

Mpumalanga province is divided by the Drakensburg Mountains, with outstanding features including the oldest rocks in the world

Namaqualand Namaqualand Read More

Namaqualand is an arid area famous for its spectacular daisies that spring into flower during September and carpet the area with beautiful color

North West Province North West Province Read More

The North West Province of South Africa is a centre of adventure holidays including white water rafting, canoeing, diving, hiking and hang gliding

Pretoria Pretoria Read More

Pretoria is regarded as one of the finest towns in South Africa, and has an amazing mix of vibrant people and a relaxed atmosphere

Rorke’s Drift Rorke’s Drift Read More

The Rorke's Drift battle came after the slaughter of the British at Isandhlwana; exploring South Africa's battlefields is thought provoking and fun