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 Guru will share the magic of iconic game reserves with our luxury and classic safari camp accommodations, pre-selected to offer authentic safari experiences and leave you to immerse yourself in the region's rich biodiversity.
Our handcrafted collection of South African short safari ideas offers the perfect selection of mid-range to high-end safari ideas in several regions. Whether you seek indulgence and pampering for the mind, body and soul, or specialist activities like wildlife photography and walking safari experiences, our selection of properties will leave you relishing the wonders of South Africa's wildlife while balancing your professional commitments.
South Africa is 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. The country boasts many safari lodges, wildlife reserves and cosmopolitan cities such as stunning Cape Town, known as the Mother City; it is a metropolitan hub of culture, heritage and natural beauty.
Cape Town is also a popular destination for international conferences. The outer-lying areas of the Cape Winelands, including Franschhoek, also offer the perfect destination for wedding events and group gatherings in the many guest houses and boutique hotels. But for many, the main drawcard is South Africa's 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. With so many options available to travellers of this beautiful country, it can be challenging to decide on the best safari lodge for your quick and hassle-free safari adventure as an extension of one's travels.
The following South Africa short safari ideas all offer quick and easy logistics from Cape Town and Johannesburg by light aircraft scheduled flights, which connect seamlessly with many commercial airlines' international departures and arrivals.
Contact your Safari Guru African travel specialist and share your travel preferences for rates and availability of the most suitable safari camps and lodges over your expected travel time. Don't worry if you don't see a property that fits your liking; contact us anyway; we have several others to choose from.
Nestled within the Timbavati Nature Reserve, Motswari Private Game Reserve is ideal for those seeking a seamless integration of work and wildlife. With conference facilities designed to meet the needs of discerning business travellers, Motswari ensures that your professional commitments are met without compromising on the allure of the wild.
South Africa's renowned Timbavati Game Reserve forms part of the Associated Private Nature Reserves region of the Greater Kruger National Park. This pristine landscape shares an unfenced border with the Kruger National Park, allowing animal species to move freely between these expansive parks. Guests can therefore look forward to exceptional game-viewing moments without the hustle and bustle of the main reserve itself.
The region is easily accessible by road or commercial airline with a short road transfer. Motswari is ideal for families, small groups or singles to enjoy the wildlife-rich landscape, on foot, from open 4x4 safari vehicles or from the many viewpoints the lodges offer, perfect for your post-conference wind-down or pre-conference excitement.
With its fantastic personnel, this family-owned and operated authentic safari lodge prides itself on personal attention and privacy. For those preferring a more intimate setting, why not try Motswari's smaller sister property, Geiger's Camp Timbavati, for private bookings of up to eight?
Nestled within the wildlife-rich Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Savanna Private Reserve offers the perfect harmony and exhilarating wildlife encounters before or after your business commitments. With daily scheduled flights on Federal Air from JNB to Savanna, you can seamlessly transition between productive work sessions and unforgettable safari experiences.
Embark on game drives led by knowledgeable rangers who will guide you through the diverse landscapes, unveiling the secrets of the African bush. Encounter the Big Five in their natural habitat, forever etched in your memory, capturing awe-inspiring moments. In the evenings, gather with colleagues or fellow travellers around a crackling campfire, sharing stories and forging lasting connections.
Retreat to your luxurious suite, designed with meticulous attention to detail and adorned with classic African accents. From your private patio or plunge pool, marvel at the ever-changing canvas of the surrounding landscape. Indulge in gourmet cuisine, complemented by fine South African wines, and relish the warm hospitality that defines the Savanna experience.
The camp offers nine spacious and luxurious suites, seven with tented roofs and the remaining two creating a large family suite with a shared living area, also thatched. All offer solid walls ensuring a restful night's sleep while blending the elegance of a bygone colonial era into the African bush.
Ngala Tented Camp, situated in the renowned Timbavati, part of the Greater Kruger National Park, offers an idyllic sanctuary for business travellers seeking moments of serenity amidst their demanding schedules. This elegant camp seamlessly combines modern conference facilities with the awe-inspiring beauty of the African wilderness.
During your free time, embark on guided bush walks or thrilling game drives, accompanied by experienced guides who will unveil the secrets of the bush. Witness elephants peacefully grazing, zebras roaming the plains, and an array of birdlife adorning the sky. Return to the camp and find solace in your luxurious tented accommodation, where the sounds of nature provide a soothing backdrop for reflection and relaxation.
Timbavati is easily accessible by road or air, with daily flights from Nelspruit and Johannesburg and a one-hour transfer from the Hoedspruit airport to the camp.
With exceptional personalised service, lavish tented suites meticulously designed with refined elegance and modern comforts, sumptuous cuisine and an atmosphere of tranquillity, Ngala Tented Camp promises an unforgettable journey into the wild, where adventure and indulgence intertwine to create cherished memories that will linger for a lifetime.
Nestled in the heart of the world-renowned Sabi Sand Game Reserve, a true gem of the African wilderness awaits—Londolozi Tree Camp. This exquisite safari retreat offers a harmonious blend of untamed nature and unparalleled luxury. This private game reserve adjacent to Kruger National Park, provides exclusive access to a pristine ecosystem teeming with iconic wildlife. This prime location ensures exceptional game viewing opportunities, including unforgettable encounters with the Big Five.
South Africa beckons you to combine business with adventure, allowing you to experience the untamed wonders of its wildlife while fulfilling your professional commitments. Choose from the enticing options of Motswari Private Game Reserve, Ngala Tented Camp, Savanna Private Reserve, and Londolozi, or combine multiple destinations to create your perfect short safari itinerary.
We recommend a 4-night safari at a single safari camp or a 6 to 8-night combination itinerary if you wish to experience two destinations. Shorter or longer stays are also possible.
Price guidelines for travel within 2023 start at USD 3,000 per person to the higher-end luxury of Londolozi Tree Camp at USD 8,700 per person sharing for 4 nights. It is always recommended to get up-to-date pricing specific to your travel needs.
Pricing can vary based on the level of luxury, preferred travel time and number of travellers. Contact Safari Guru for up-to-date pricing and availability.
Your travel itinerary will include; shared accommodation for two or more, twice daily safari activities, local 'light-aircraft' flights and transfers, all meals, local drinks and park fees.
Not included; gratuities, visa costs (if required), local curio purchases, travel insurance, or local/international flights on commercial airlines.
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