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South Africa
An outstanding introduction to an amazing continent.

Rich culture. Unique geography. Dense concentration of game. World class hospitality.  An ideal destination for your first safari, or your 50th.


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Traveler Reviews

Destination Details

South Africa is a large, diverse country, both geographically and culturally.  This destination should be considered a first choice for travelers looking for an introduction to the continent, it's people, the splendid geography and of course the captivating wildlife.

In South Africa it is possible to enjoy some of the most engaging guided safari experiences available anywhere.  South Africa will surprise you. As a destination, it has the ability to position you for some of the best animal behavior viewing on the continent while in the caring hands of some of the most notable and awarded hospitality brands in the world.  Built on teams of well-trained professionals who are indeed committed to the guest experience, always on hand to ensure that your requests and requirements are met when in house at the safari camps and lodges.

Ways To Go

Our Specialties

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The variety of regional foods and creative preparation is one of the many pleasures of South Africa. For a real treat, spend an afternoon in the kitchen with acclaimed chef Bruce Robertson, known as Africa's Food Guide.
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Talk about a souvenir! Spend a little time learning about South Africa's diamonds on a behind-the-scenes tour at one of Cape Town's celebrated jewelry showrooms, accompanied by SA sparkling wine.
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The wines are high on our list of distinct South African experiences. We're familiar with the best cellars, lists and tastings whether you're in the city, the Winelands or in the bush.
The big five. The little five. The ugly five. The silly five. Whatever your interest, including all of the above, we consult with travelers at length to articulate goals and create the best possible match when planning the elements of your safari.
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Amplify your safari experience with enhanced listening equipment on your own private vehicle. Hear a buffalo slurping from the water hole. The mother cheetah communicating with her cubs like never before.
We work with our partners at South Africa's most respected game reserves to hand-select the guides who are best-suited for each of our travelers. The right guide will get you off the vehicle and exploring all things great and small in your environment.
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Children of all ages, and the young at heart, are busy and engaged on safari. Identifying plant and animal species, painting with watercolors, wallowing in the mud are all on the agenda. Older teenagers could even learn to drive a manual transmission in the bush!
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A safari honeymoon is incredibly romantic. When planned well, couples enjoy a perfect balance of solitude, adventure, pampering and the awesome beauty of nature.

Recommended Books

  • The Long Walk To Freedom, Nelson Mandela
  • Vanishing Cultures of South Africa - Peter Magubane
  • Wild About Cape Town, Duncan Butchart
  • Wild About the Lowveld, Duncan Butchart

Recommended Movies

  • Red Dust, 2004
  • Zulu, 1964

Traveler Resources

Packing For Safari

One of the most frequently asked questions about preparing for a safari is what to pack.  Safari Specialist Ryan Hilton provides an overview of the requirements, regulations and suggested items that will ensure you have everything you need for a comfortable and enjoyable safari.  See the video on YouTube.

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