South Africa Safari

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South Africa

They call South Africa "A World in One Country". Choose South Africa if you prefer a malaria free safari, if you want superb upscale accommodation and if you want to mix safari with other sightseeing and activities. You're immediately struck by the natural warmth and hospitality of your hosts. Under Nelson Mandela's leadership the country had a new beginning and people share optimism for a bright future.

Luxury South Africa Vacations

South Africa has Africa's most luxurious safari lodges. Imagine the Penthouse suite of a top hotel and put it in the middle of the virgin African bush and you have Singita Lodge - and several others. We've listed some favorite South African safari lodges at the foot of the page. On a South Africa safari these places can provide world class cuisine, a sumptuous spa, your private pool deck overlooking elephants at a waterhole. Enjoy stylishly appointed accommodation and the service to match. All this in the middle of the wilds of Africa! Watch from your open vehicle as a powerful leopard stalks a herd of antelope, then it's back to your suite to relax in your Jacuzzi bath before enjoying fine cuisine and wines alfresco, under a big starry sky.

Blue Train Safaris in South Africa

If you're planning to visit Cape Town, there's no better way to arrive than on the Blue Train making the thousand mile journey from Johannesburg in real style. Cape Town is one of the world's great cities in its unique setting below flat topped Table Mountain. We recommend you stay three days in Cape Town. There is plenty to see and do including the cable car ride to the top of the mountain, whale watching, shopping. Be sure to visit Robben Island; South Africa's Alcatraz where Nelson Mandela was held prisoner. The Cape Grace is a five star hotel right on the Cape Waterfront where the old docks have been converted to stylish restaurants shops and places of entertainment.

East of Cape Town you find vineyards and orchards planted by Europeans who fled religious persecution 300 years ago. You can continue east into the "Garden Route" which runs along the shore of the Indian Ocean. Stay in delightful boutique hotels in beautiful scenery enjoying a charming welcome and delicious cuisine. This is an area of glorious coastal scenery; big open country with some of the world's finest golf courses.

On the Garden Route are two of Africa's best malaria free safari lodges; Shamwari and Kwandwe where elephant, rhinoceros, lion and buffalo roam free in magnificent scenic settings. Big rivers pass through forested hills and plains before cascading into the Indian Ocean.

South Africa is a large complex country and it is essential to seek expert advice as you plan your trip. Speak with us and we'll plan an itinerary that is ideally matched to your interests.

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We truly had a wonderful experience and would recommend your services to anyone who in interested in traveling to Africa. I'm so glad I found your company and we were able to arrange a customized trip that suited our desires.

Planning Your South Africa Safari

If you’re looking for a different kind of summer holiday this year, then why not choose a South Africa Safari. South Africa is a magnificent country, with some splendid scenery that photographs do not do justice – you simply have to see it for yourself. You could spend months here and still not have time to fully explore the country’s vast landscape, including its nature reserves and beautiful beaches. We offer many South Africa Safari options, but you should head to the North-East of the country for the best safaris. Many people choose to visit other parts of Africa for their safaris, but for first-timers, with great expectations and anticipations, South Africa is the ideal choice, with an abundance of animals that you would expect to see in London Zoo, rather than the African wilderness. If you do choose a South Africa Safari, you certainly won’t be disappointed!

Exploring Cape Town

You simply cannot head to South Africa without visiting Cape Town, one of the world’s most beautiful, unique cities. It appeals to those wanting to experience a South Africa safari due to its mild weather, splendid scenery and ability to mix both cosmopolitan and historic. It has an intriguing heritage, but it is also a modern city, with nightlife and restaurants to rival even those in London. If you love dining out then you’re in for a treat as the city is packed with many impressive restaurants with a range of culinary delights that won’t cost you the earth. Cape Town really does everything you could ask for, and is the perfect base from which to enjoy a South Africa Safari. Many people choose to arrive in Cape Town via a luxury steam train, passing the stunning Cape Winelands and Table Mountain.

Choose a Malaria-Free Safari

One thing that many travellers to South Africa worry about is malaria, but fortunately, these days there are numerous malaria free reserves, such as Madikwe in the north of the country. Madikwe showcases some stunning scenery and you can see a splendid array of African wildlife including the Big Five! Knowing that you’re visiting a malaria free reserve means you do not have to worry about taking anti-malaria medication and that you and your family are not at risk of contracting the disease, so you can relax and concentrate on having fun during your South Africa Safari! This can be incredibly reassuring if you have children.