Among other things, luxury South Africa safari experiences give you the chance to see big cats up close.

South Africa’s Best Safari Experiences A curated selection of the finest safari experiences in South Africa

South Africa has it all: magnificent mountains, stark deserts, lush bush and pristine beaches. With this varied topography, it’s no surprise there’s lots to see and do, from scuba diving and spotting the Marine Big Five to rhino tracking on foot and finding wild dog. Come do South Africa’s best safari experiences for yourself.

South Africa’s soubriquet – the ‘Rainbow Nation’ – was coined to describe its rich and diverse cultural heritage, but it could equally apply to the abundance of experiences on offer.

South Africa truly has something for everyone: whether your interests are gastronomic or astronomical, you’ll find much to delight you here. The best South Africa safari experiences often lead you into new territory, from something you love to something you never realised you did.

Our proudly South African safari experts have pored (or in the case of the Cape Winelands, poured) over a galaxy of options and chosen the real stars: South Africa’s best safari experiences.

The dramatic character of much of South Africa’s coastline – a part of which can be discovered when circumnavigating the Cape Peninsula – is mirrored by the possibilities to encounter marine wildlife, both above and below the waves. Back on dry land, a world of wonders awaits.

Take a walk on the wild side as you hone your animal tracking skills on foot, or drop down a gear and take time to smell the astonishing displays of indigenous flora.

With many of South Africa’s private game reserves being particularly known for one species or another, we can customise your safari based on the animals you really want to see. Whichever of South Africa’s best safari experiences appeal to you most, we can make them happen for you.

Circumnavigating the Cape Peninsula

Spend a day in South Africa on your own, private Cape Peninsula tour that follows the Atlantic Seaboard, via Hout Bay and Chapman’s Peak, to Cape Point for a deliciousContinue Exploring…...

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Seeing wild dog hunting in Madikwe

As one of the largest game reserves in South Africa, Madikwe provides more than enough space for wild dog to flourish, as you'll see on a wild dog safari. TheseContinue Exploring…...

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Finding South Africa’s Marine Big Five

Top off your luxury South African safari with a once-in-a-lifetime viewing of the Marine Big Five: whale, shark, dolphin, seal and penguin. Near the southern tip of Africa, spend aContinue Exploring…...

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Tracking Kruger wildlife on foot

Tracking is an ancient but endangered art form. It’s not just about following animal footprints, but interpreting the signs, sounds and even smells of the bush. A Kruger walking safariContinue Exploring…...

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Stopping to smell the Cape flowers

Discover the majesty of the Cape floral kingdom at Grootbos Private Nature Reserve, near the southern tip of Africa. This unique addition to your luxury South African safari will introduceContinue Exploring…...

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Turtle tracking in Maputaland

For a magical encounter with turtles, visit the Maputaland coast during your luxury South African or Mozambican safari. It’s here, when turtle tracking along the beach at night, that you’ll beContinue Exploring…...

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Snorkeling with seals in Cape Town

Snorkeling with seals off the coast of Cape Town makes for a wonderful addition to your luxury South African safari. Wriggle into your wet suit and take the plunge to witnessContinue Exploring…...

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Meeting the elephant at Addo

A luxury South African safari is not complete without a drive up the Garden Route. The climax of this drive is a visit to Addo Elephant National Park; here, inContinue Exploring…...

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Going on a big cat safari

The private game reserves adjacent to South Africa’s Kruger National Park provide superb game-drive country. The woodland savannah teems with a diverse array of wildlife, especially big cats, many ofContinue Exploring…...

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Sleeping under the stars at Kingston Treehouse

Spend a night away from your lodge in a treehouse in the heart of the African bush. Lion Sands Game Reserve, in South Africa's Greater Kruger National Park, offers romanticContinue Exploring…...

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Sleeping under the stars at Tswalu The Malori

Spend a night away from your lodge on a sleeping deck in the heart of the Kalahari Desert. Tswalu The Malori lies within Tswalu Kalahari Private Game Reserve and offersContinue Exploring…...

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Taking your safari underwater in Maputaland

Why not add an aquatic dimension to your luxury safari in South Africa or Mozambique? The scuba diving off the coast of Maputaland offers some of the world’s best underwaterContinue Exploring…...

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Wetting your whistle in the Cape Winelands

Spend a day on your own, private Cape Town wine tour that takes in some of the finest estates in and around the Franschhoek Valley. You’ll be treated to world-classContinue Exploring…...

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Rhino tracking on foot in South Africa

Phinda Private Game Reserve’s commitment to conservation comes alive when you spend a morning rhino tracking with its experienced guides and trackers. Alone among the Big Five, rhino can beContinue Exploring…...

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Cruising the Kalahari

The Kalahari is not perhaps what you’d imagine a desert to be. It’s a ‘green desert’ – arid, certainly, due to receiving relatively little rainfall, but bursting with life ofContinue Exploring…...

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Taking a breather at Bushmans Kloof

Take a break from a busy safari with a relaxing spell in the Cederberg mountain wilderness at Bushmans Kloof. This unique addition to your luxury South African safari will introduceContinue Exploring…...

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Taking a walking safari in the Waterberg

Just 3.5 hours’ drive from Johannesburg in South Africa, the landscapes of the Waterberg massif in Limpopo are the perfect setting for a walking safari. Experienced rangers lead small groupsContinue Exploring…...

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