Elephant about to cross the road in Kruger National Park

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South Africa Safaris

Exceptional safari adventures

With numerous national parks and private game reserves spread across the country, South Africa offers safari on a grand scale.

Kruger National Park, situated in the Mpumalanga province, is probably the best-known national park in South Africa due to its unrivalled game viewing opportunities. As home to the Big Five, a stay here will give you a high chance of spotting buffalo, elephant, rhino, lion and leopard. Kruger National Park is home to the ultra-luxurious Lion Sands Ivory Lodge – an ideal retreat for post-safari comfort. South Africa also offers a multitude of smaller, less-known parks and reserves, such as the Madikwe Game Reserve and Pilanesberg National Park – each distinctive and appealing in its own way.

If you’re looking to experience a family safari, South Africa is an excellent choice. Home to ‘malaria-free’ game reserves, you can bring the little ones on your adventure without having to worry about taking malaria tablets. The Eastern Cape game reserves offer excellent game viewing as well as dedicated children’s safari programmes to keep them entertained and engaged.

Should you wish to extend your holiday, Johannesburg is an exciting addition, having undergone a renaissance in recent times. With a thriving cultural and culinary scene, this offers an excellent cosmopolitan contrast to your wilderness adventure. Or maybe you'd like to combine your safari with a relaxing beach retreat – Mauritius or Zanzibar are excellent choices, if you're looking for a slice of paradise. With so many options available, you could be forgiven for not knowing where to start but speak to one of our Destination Specialists about your aspirations and they will put together the perfect itinerary for you.

Top Tips from our Experts

Nick

Senior Destination Manager

"We spent three days at Kruger National Park. We did an all-day safari, driving ourselves around, and then two half day guided safaris. Over the three days we saw the Big Five and many more animals besides – it's such a thrill to see these magnificent animals in their natural habitat."

Robert

Destination Specialist

"Why worry about taking malaria tablets when you can enjoy your safari adventure in the malaria-free Eastern Cape reserves."

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