Why go on safari in South Africa?
South Africa is a well-known safari destination, where you can see verdant countryside, experience peerless cultural history, and admire large numbers of wild animals – including ‘the Big Five’.
South Africa is the ideal choice for everyone keen to experience an incredibly varied collection of wildlife in Kruger National Park. In addition, our South Africa range includes malaria-free safaris and family safaris, organised especially for families with children.
What can you see and do on a holiday to South Africa?
Our South Africa holidays are either based around the world-famous Kruger National Park, which is also South Africa’s largest national park, at the malaria-free Kariega Game Reserve or at two private game reserves: Nkomazi Game Reserve and Thanda Safari Private Game Reserve.
Safari centred on Kruger National Park
Five of our holidays whisk you away on safari in Kruger National Park.
The park features an impressive game reserve that is home to large numbers of a wide variety of animals, including 147 species of mammal, 118 different types of reptile, and almost 520 different species of bird.
In addition to a traditional safari in the national park, the holiday features:
- A bush walk, where you can learn to identify animals by their tracks
- A Sunset Game Drive – a three-hour safari starting at sunset
- A trip to the breath-taking Drakensberg Mountains
Kruger National Park is the perfect place for everyone looking to observe a great many species of animal in South Africa’s biggest national park.
Safari centred on Kariega Game Reserve
Two of our holidays take you on safari in Kariega Game Reserve. One of the two is our family safari, designed specifically for families travelling with children.
The game reserve is located in the heart of the verdant Kariega Valley, a well-known, malaria-free area where you can see all kinds of animals – including ‘the Big Five’ – from open-top jeeps.
Kariega Game Reserve is an ideal choice if you are travelling with children, or if you simply want to experience beautiful, varied countryside featuring rivers, wooded hills, grassy plains and, of course, all kinds of wild animals in a malaria-free area.
Safari based at two private game reserves
On one of our tours, you travel in a small group on safari at two private game reserves: Nkomazi Game Reserve and Thanda Safari Private Game Reserve.
Nkomazi consists of 15,000 hectares of stunning scenery and abundant wildlife including rhinos, giraffes, elephants, lions and many more besides.
The 14,000-hectare Thanda Safari Game Reserve is known to house the Big Five, as well as cheetahs, hyenas and 90 different species of birds.
Highlights of South Africa
There are all kinds of fascinating things to see and do in South Africa. Our guests typically mention the following as highlights of their holidays:
- The incredible, varied wildlife in Kruger National Park
- The visit to Swaziland – a small African kingdom located between South Africa and Mozambique
- Table Mountain, the ‘hallmark’ of Cape Town
- The magnificent beaches of the island state of Mauritius
- Victoria Falls, the overwhelmingly impressive waterfall that can take your breath away
Have a look at our reviews to read what our guests have to say about the highlights of their trips.
Combination options for South Africa Holidays
If you would like to experience more of Africa, you can combine your holiday with a stay in magnificent Cape Town, a luxury beach holiday on the tropical paradise of Mauritius, or avisit to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.
Combine with Cape Town
Cape Town is the second-largest city in South Africa. Large parts of the city are intensely modern, marking a sharp contrast to the older quarters with their narrow streets, lined with small shops, museums, flea markets and charming pavement cafés. Join one of the fascinating organised tours or explore the city for yourself.
You can also visit Table Mountain, which stands close to the city and provides a stunningly beautiful view out over the deep blue Atlantic Ocean. Or make your way to Robben Island, which now features on the UNESCO list of Cultural and Natural Heritage sites, and is probably best known as the prison where Nelson Mandela was jailed for 18 years
Choose the Cape Town combination if you would like to experience a South African metropolis distinguished by city life, beautiful mountains and all kinds of historical experiences.
Combine with Victoria Falls
You can also choose to round off your holiday with a trip to the breath-taking Victoria Falls, which straddle the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe.
There is every opportunity to head off on adventures here. Take a helicopter flight across the falls, enjoy an aquatic safari on the Zambezi River, or explore the Zambezi landscapes from horseback or quad bike.
Choose the Victoria Falls combination if you would like to round off your safari holiday with the chance to go on wonderful excursions and enjoy nature treats of a whole new dimension.
Combine with Mauritius
Last but not least, you can finish off your safari trip with a relaxing beach holiday on exotic Mauritius, an island state set in the waters of the Indian Ocean. The island is the perfect base for various types of water sport, diving and snorkelling. You can also go shopping in the quaint little town of Grand Baie, where there are plenty of reasonably priced cafés and restaurants.
Choose the Mauritius combination if you would like to devote the last part of your holiday to relaxing on the beach in the lap of luxury.
Information and booking South Africa holidays
If you would like to find out more about individual holidays, click ‘Details’ next to the holidays at the top of this page. This will present information about the holiday in question, including:
- What the price includes
- Current prices per person (See the box on the right-hand side)
- “Choose this trip because …”
- Detailed daily programme
- The option to request a no-obligation offer
How to request a holiday offer
All our prices include flights, hotels and experiences The final price of the holiday depends on
- The number of travellers
- Departure date
- Departure airport
It is easy to ask for a free, no-obligation holiday offer; simply fill in the information required under ‘ENQUIRE NOW’. We will then prepare an offer for you, where the price is based on the information you provided.
Our travel consultants strive to respond to all price enquiries as quickly as possible. Once you have received an offer for your chosen holiday, you can book it quickly and easily by following the instructions laid out in the offer.
You are naturally most welcome to call us if you have any questions.
Do you have any questions about South Africa?
The page presenting practical information about South Africa features all kinds of useful information about the country, covering topics such as visas, vaccinations and the climate.
In addition, our travel consultants are ready and waiting to help you. They have years of experience organising holidays in Africa, and regularly visit our destinations to check all aspects of the holidays. If you have questions about South Africa, about how to ask for an offer, how to book a holiday or anything else holiday-related, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Our travel consultants are at their desks Monday–Friday, except public holidays, from 08.00 to 16.00. You can email them at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call them on 0845 805 7207.
Would you like to see more holidays? Here is a list of all our Africa tours.
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