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SOUTH AFRICA

"It was the perfect ending to the hustle and bustle of our exciting safari", GURU Traveller

"Cape Town ranks as one of the top cosmopolitan cities in the world, and we will definitely visit again on our next trip.", GURU Traveller

Bush

Spoilt for Choice

Big Five

Beach

Endless Options

Pristine

The Cape

Wineyards

Explore

Rail

Colonial Treat

Sit Back and relax

CANYONS, CAPES & COASTS...


South Africa is typically the first place people think of when talking about a safari. A vast country with a landmass almost five times the size of Britain and twice that of France; but what makes it so fascinating is the sheer diversity of its geography. To the north is the Kalahari Desert with its black-maned lions and beguiling meerkats. The subtropical east is lapped by the warm Indian Ocean and golden beaches, while the stormy and icy Atlantic pounds the Western Cape. The northeast churned by the Limpopo River and vast and rightly famous Kruger National Park, the oldest and most successful of all wildlife preservation areas in the country.

The country boasts many wildlife reserves and cosmopolitan cities such as stunning Cape Town, the Mother City, which is a metropolitan hub of culture, heritage and all-round natural beauty. Plus the beautiful and popular Cape Winelands being the world-famous regions of Constanta, Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl.

The country also enjoys a stellar reputation for dining – from food markets to fine dining with a simply divine and ethnically diverse quality. Road trippers are spoilt for choice; the country has a relatively well-maintained and signposted network that traverse vast, empty valleys and jaw-dropping mountain passes; but pay attention to local laws, customs and travel alerts.

For many, the main drawcard is the game reserves, where species co-exist as they have for millennia in a primal wilderness that speaks to the soul. South Africa still offers among the best-value safari opportunities coupled with limitless luxury, comparable to any on the continent.

Safari Guru mainly focuses on a few select areas of South Africa for safari itineraries; the Kruger National Parks wildlife-rich and beautiful adjoining private reserves, offering excellent species diversity, service and luxury. For the family, there are malaria-free and kiddie-friendly options taking in the sights and sounds of the impressive Kalahari, or Eastern Cape. Or we combine your Cape Town and wineland indulgence with an oceanic safari to witness some of the biggest congregations of breeding souther-right whales accessible to humankind, and a savannah safari, accessing some of the best wildlife areas on the continent.

We only share a very small selection of preferred properties in each country we operate; mainly those in which we have ultimate confidence and first-hand knowledge of providing our clients with intimate bush experiences. Enquire for rates and availability, and further insight into additional preferred properties which might be more suited to your style of travel and adventure.

Featured Properties


Sabi Sands Private Reserve
  • 3 Luxurious Lodges
  • Families
  • Exclusivity

The exclusivity, hospitality and sincerity that is Dulini, epitomizes the intimacy of each boutique lodge; accommodating the safari dreams of individual adventurers, exclusive parties celebrating special occasions together, and romancing honeymooners.

Dulini speaks of a deeply personal wildlife adventure: the classic safari experience for the sophisticated traveller. Three beautiful lodges of bespoke character in idyllic riverbank settings grace the portfolio of The Dulini Collection.

With no boundary fences between the Sabi Sand and the Kruger National Park, a great diversity of wildlife is found here, including lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino.


Sabi Sands Private Reserve
  • 6 Suites
  • Family Owned
  • Exclusive

Luxurious Londolozi Tree Camp lies in a game-rich area where you can see the big 5 before breakfast! The wildlife is diverse. The word Londolozi comes from the Zulu word and means ‘Protector Of All Living Things’. Our name reflects the ambitious conservation ethic in our relationship with the natural world.

The reserve has been lauded internationally for its foresight and progressive land and wildlife management practices, as well as its productive community involvement.

Londolozi’s emphasis on conservation and a village ethos stands alongside a commitment to luxurious accommodation, fine cuisine and exceptional service.

Hout Bay, Cape Town
  • Unique Location
  • Ocean Views
  • Boutique

Widely known as Cape Town’s hidden gem, Tintswalo Atlantic is a 5 star, award-winning boutique lodge nestled at the base of the ocean-facing Table Mountain National Park.

Sitting at the foot of Chapman’s Peak, the lodge is perched on a pebbled beach and enjoys panoramic views of the picturesque Hout Bay harbour, the dramatic Sentinel mountain peak, and the Atlantic Ocean beyond.

MalaMala Game Reserve
  • Owner Operated
  • 3 Luxurious Lodges
  • Excellent Wildlife

An oasis in the middle of the bushveld, MalaMala offers three beautiful camps ensuring visitors appreciate the surrounding wilds, as all ochre-coloured luxury unit are carefully tucked into the greenery which flanks the Sand River.

MalaMala Game Reserve is renowned for consistently producing some of the most exciting wildlife, and is one of the largest private game reserves in South Africa.

Kalahari
  • 9 Suites
  • Unique Wildlife
  • Family Friendly

Ultra luxurious Tswalu is South Africa’s largest private game reserve in the Kalahari with over 110,000 hectares of spectacular grasslands, mountains and arid savannah, yet it's most noted for its diverse wildlife (including their famous meerkats!).

Tswalu offers a wealth of possibilities in this malaria-free environment. Every day is designed around exactly what guests would like to experience and explore.

Suites are built of desert sand, local stone, rich red clay and traditional Kalahari thatch.

Sabi Sands
  • 9 Suites
  • Owner Run
  • Consistent Wildlife

An exclusive lodge perfectly positioned in the western section of the internationally famous Sabi Sand Reserve at the south of the unfenced border with the Kruger National Park.

The lodge prides itself on friendly service and a close-knit team of staff provides personalised service with each guest regarded as a valued friend and part of the Savanna' family' from the moment that they arrive.

Africa's most sought after wildlife sightings are frequent; it is not unusual to see lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino in a single game drive or even at the same time!

The Cape
  • Unique Location
  • Ocean Views
  • Whale Watching

Nestled between mountain and sea, Grootbos Private Nature Reserve is a five-star eco-paradise showcasing the incredible Flora and Marine life of the Southern Tip of Africa.

Home of the "Marine Big 5" - whales, sharks, dolphins, seals and penguins; and with unparalleled floral diversity, Grootbos offers you a one-of-a-kind luxury African experience.

True to its name, the warm and welcoming Garden Lodge is set amongst an Eden of beautifully landscaped fynbos gardens and indigenous trees.

Cape Town
  • Luxury
  • Boutique
  • Hotel

Dramatically located above the Atlantic Ocean, flanked by the majestic Twelve Apostles and Table Mountain, our award-winning hotel offers luxurious rooms and exquisite dining experiences.

Savour seafood and fine dining at Azure Restaurant, enjoy delicious cocktails and breath-taking sunsets at The Leopard Bar, and luxuriate in our holistic spa with stunning outdoor gazebos.

Voted No. 3 in Top 10 City Hotels in Africa - Travel + Leisure ‘World’s Best’ Awards

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