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South Africa

Safari Planning

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.

South Africa Grootbos The Cape
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South Africa Londolozi Tree Camp
South Africa A view of the room at Singita Ebony Lodge
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 is 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 (BBQs) 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 traverses vast, empty valleys and jaw-dropping mountain passes, notably the garden route stretching 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 Cape Vineyard indulgence with an oceanic safari on the Cape Coast 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.

Safari Guru's top selling safari itinerary including South Africa is the Classic Cape Town Kruger and Victoria Falls Safari.

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


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Cape Winelands

Nestled just a short drive from Cape Town, South Africa's Cape Winelands region is a veritable paradise for wine enthusiasts and nature lovers. With its picturesque landscapes, award-winning vineyards, and charming historic towns, this beautiful region offers a sensory experience like no other. Journey through the Cape Winelands and unveil its vine-covered valleys, indulge in delectable wines a...

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Malaria-Free Family Safaris

Malaria is a prevalent concern in many parts of Africa, and for families travelling with young children, it's essential to prioritise their safety and well-being. There are several reserves in Africa suitable for malaria-free family safaris, including Namibia's Namib-Naukluft, and some of the higher-altitude areas of Tanzania and Kenya's Samburu; yet, it's South Africa that offers the most popu...

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Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park, located in northeastern South Africa, is an iconic destination that draws nature enthusiasts from around the globe. Spanning over 19,000 square kilometres (7,336 square miles), this vast wilderness is home to an astonishing array of wildlife, including the famous Big Five. Adjacent to this world famous wildlife haven, are a number of private reserves, which, together form ...

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Cape Town

Iconic Cape Town, Africa's favourite city, is truly cosmopolitan, relaxed and stunningly scenic. Superlatives abound, but as it was the site of the first European settlement in South Africa, Cape Town is known as the country's "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 pl...

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South Africa

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Classic Bush and Beach Safari

Southern Africa, the cradle of unparalleled beauty, is a continent of endless wonder and experiences. For first-time travellers to Africa or those seeking a transformative journey, an authentic and affordable classic bush and beach safari awaits. This extraordinary itinerary combines the untamed wilderness of the Manyeleti Game Reserve and Timbavati Private Reserve with the pristine beaches of ...

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5-Day Luxury Safari South Africa

For the adventurous souls yearning to immerse themselves in the untamed beauty of the African wilderness, there is no experience quite like a luxury safari. And when it comes to luxury safaris, few destinations rival the enchanting Londolozi Tree Camp, nestled within the legendary Sabi Sands Game Reserve in South Africa. Renowned for its opulent lodgings, impeccable service, and extraordinary w...

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World Veterinary Association Congress Safari

Discover the allure of Africa, a land adorned with breathtaking beauty and a wealth of captivating wildlife. If your journey leads you to this remarkable continent for the 39th World Veterinary Association Congress 2024, why not seize the opportunity to embark on an unforgettable safari expedition through the mesmerising wilderness with Safari Guru? Extend your stay and immerse yourself in a qu...

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South Africa Short Safari Ideas

South Africa is a land of extraordinary beauty and captivating wildlife. Suppose you travel to the country for a conference or other business or personal commitments; why not consider one of Safari Guru's South Africa short safari ideas, and embark on a remarkable journey through the captivating wilderness? Extend your stay and indulge in a quick, easy and fulfilling safari adventure. Safari Gu...

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