A rhino walks and eats grass in South Africa
South Africa's

Best Safaris

South Africa is typically the first place people think of when talking about a safari.

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.

Lions walking at Londolozi in the Sabi Sands
ocean view at Grootbos Lodge in South Africa
The bush view from Londolozi Granite Suite
South Africa

An enormous 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 is churned by the Limpopo River and home to the vast and rightly famous Kruger National Park, the oldest and most successful of all wildlife preservation areas in the country.

The country also enjoys a stellar reputation for dining, from braais to food markets to fine dining, all 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, notably the garden route stretching out along the coast.

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. There are malaria-free and kiddie-friendly options for the family, taking in the sights and sounds of the impressive Kalahari or Eastern Cape. Or we can combine your Cape Town and Wine-land indulgence with an oceanic safari to witness some of the biggest congregations of breeding southern-right whales accessible to humankind, and a savannah safari, accessing some of the best wildlife areas on the continent.

From start to finish the experience was a true delight and this was in no small measure due to the warmth and competence of Mr. De Villiers. The professionalism of his own conduct and the ethos and ambience he engendered would, on its own, never be forgotten by any of our party.

-  Dr Norman Henri Mills, United Kingdom

South Africa's Best

Experiences

Pangolin walking at Tswalu

Malaria Free Family Safaris

Malaria-free is the only option for many families, and kiddie-friendly destinations allowing parents to relax without the stress of this nasty mosquito-borne parasitic infection is the top priority.  

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Kruger National Park

Kruger The iconic Kruger National Park is steeped in history, vast landscapes and spectacular African wildlife. At just under 20,000Km squared Kruger is one of the largest parks in Africa, half the size of the Netherlands and larger than Belgium or Wales. 

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Enjoying the view of elephants from a bath in the Kruger
A safari vehicle with guests in the Cape fynbos

The Cape Coast

Leading out in the Cape area are some fabulous places to visit. All worthy of an addition to any luxury safari vacation. From Cape Town head out east along the rugged coastline toward the Gansbaai, Hermanus, de Hoop and then the famous Garden Route, where these areas ‘safari’s’ focus on pure natural beauty, stunning views, smaller wildlife treasures and the ‘Marine Big 5’; the African penguin, ...

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Cape Town and the Winelands

Cape Town – “Don’t listen to what they say – go and see” Iconic Cape Town. Africa’s best city is in turn, cosmopolitan, relaxed and stunningly scenic. Superlatives abound for the Mother City. The oldest city in South Africa cape Town’s cultural heritage spans more than 300 years. Both the New York Times and the Times named Cape Town the best place to visit in the world in 2014 and upscale publi...

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Cape Town and the Winelands

Family Safari Specialists

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