South Africa

Overview

South Africa offers diverse attractions for all travelers. Vibrant cities blend urban sophistication with cultural richness, while pristine beaches and renowned wine regions add allure. Accommodations range from opulent lodges to charming country houses, catering to various tastes. With a robust tourist infrastructure and a favorable exchange rate, South Africa provides accessible luxury. Whether exploring cities, lounging on beaches, or embarking on safaris, it promises opulent experiences for discerning travelers.

Seasonal weather

From hot and dry to temperate and coastal

Fly to

O. R. Tambo International Airport (Johannesburg)
Cape Town International Airport (Cape Town)

Languages

English and Afrikaans

Currency

The South African Rand (ZAR)

South Africa’s Wildlife Parks and Reserves

South Africa boasts some of the largest and oldest game reserves in Africa, showcasing unparalleled wildlife abundance. Discover more about South Africa’s diverse regions, national parks, and private reserves below:

Cape Town

Discover Cape Town’s natural wonders like Table Mountain & Cape Peninsula, the rich culture in Bo-Kaap, the history at Robben Island, and the vibrant V&A Waterfront. Explore Kirstenbosch Gardens & District Six Museum. Enjoy the Mediterranean climate & beaches. Stay in luxury ensuring a comfortable stay amidst Cape Town’s captivating allure.

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Winelands

Explore the Cape Winelands, famed for its vineyards, scenic views, and cultural heritage. Enjoy wine tasting amidst stunning landscapes, visit historic towns like Stellenbosch and Franschhoek, and indulge in outdoor adventures. Experience the essence of some of South Africa’s finest offerings.

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Tswalu Kalahari

247,000 acres of private reserve merge with lavish lodges, gourmet dining, and personalized service. Discover rare species, diverse ecosystems, and cultural insights through tailored safari activities. Explore with stargazing, cultural interactions, and wellness activities.

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Madikwe

Bordering Botswana, Madikwe Reserve offers exclusive lodges which provide the perfect retreat for intimate safaris. Low tourist density ensures tranquility and exclusivity; perfect for those seeking natural beauty and connection with wildlife.

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Kwazulu Natal

KwaZulu-Natal – dubbed ‘The Zulu Kingdom’ – is a unique blend of grandeur, natural beauty, and cultural richness. Exclusive game reserves and coastal escapes provide top-tier experiences including visiting the gorgeous Drakensburg Mountains or a hot air balloon ride.

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Sabi Sands

Sabi Sands Game Reserve in South Africa is renowned for its diverse wildlife and stunning scenery. Spanning 65,000 hectares, it couples premier safari experiences with luxurious accommodations. Encounter the magic of African wildlife amidst picturesque savannah and riverine landscapes.

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Greater Kruger National Park

South Africa’s largest, most famous reserve teems with diverse wildlife across its vast savannahs. Easily accessible from Johannesburg, it’s surrounded by private reserves like &BEYOND Ngala, Sabi Sand, and Timbavati.

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Garden Route

The Garden Route continues to entice visitors with its stunning landscapes, diverse wildlife, and outdoor adventures. Explore quaint towns, the Cango Caves, and Tsitsikamma National Park. Discover cultural gems and marine marvels on an unforgettable journey.

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Eastern Cape

An exciting blend of culture, history, stunning scenery, and diverse wildlife. Private conservancies and malaria-free reserves provide unforgettable wildlife experiences, whilst its rugged, undeveloped beaches, are perfect for solitude seekers and adventurers alike.

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Plan Your Safari

Speak to a member of the team, and get planning your safari trip of a lifetime.

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Are you ready?

Guests visiting Kenya for safari will stay at either a public national park, or a private conservancy. The private conservancies generally offer a more exclusive, personalized safari experience, with fewer guests allowed in and more flexible rules. As they are located on private land, they generally allow for activities like night drives, walking safaris and bush meals, whereas public national parks (like the Masai Mara National Park) do not. Explore the maps in the different regions to learn more about what there is on offer. Alternatively, our Personal Travel Designers are on hand to help and guide you to the best choice for your trip.

When planning a safari in Kenya, it’s important to choose a reputable tour operator that has experience and knowledge of the local wildlife, culture and seasons. Certain destinations are best visited during certain months to witness special events like the Great Migration, or to avoid the long rainy season. Going on a safari in Kenya is an incredible way to experience Africa’s wildlife and natural beauty. With a wide range of parks and reserves to choose from, as well as private conservancies, there is something for every type of traveler.

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Experiences

Immerse yourself in the heart of Africa with a diverse range of experiences. Witness the grandeur of wildlife on safari drives, marvel at the kaleidoscope of birdlife, delve deep into rich cultural tours, and feel the pulse of the wild underfoot on guided bush walks. Adventure beckons.

Night Safari Experiences

Venture into the darkness on guided night drives or gaze up at the brilliant stars from secluded star beds accommodation.

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Wildlife Encounters

Discover a variety of wildlife, including the iconic Big 5 and playful meerkats, amidst South Africa’s diverse natural landscapes.

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Whale Watching

Witness the majestic beauty of the ocean while observing these magnificent creatures breaching and playing in their natural habitat.

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Nature Excursions

Choose from Table Mountain hikes, explorations of the Cape Peninsula, serene strolls through Kirstenbosch Gardens, and insightful visits to historic Robben Island.

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Adventure Tours

Experience exhilarating heights with paragliding, zip-lining through scenic vistas, drifting above in a hot air balloon, and exploring the land on horseback.

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Shark Cage Diving

Come face-to-face with these apex predators in the crystal-clear waters off South Africa’s coast for an unforgettable adventure.

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Cultural Tours

Discover South Africa’s rich heritage with cultural tours to vibrant villages while immersing yourself in the traditions and history of the country’s diverse communities.

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