South Africa

A safari vacation in South Africa is unforgettably diverse.

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The southernmost destination on the map of Africa, South Africa is best known for miles of beautiful coastline, its wildlife filled nature reserves, and cosmopolitan cities dotted all over the country.

A safari vacation in South Africa is unforgettably diverse, with most first time visitors heading straight to Cape Town, the Garden Route, and the Kruger National Park. Your clients will no doubt enjoy all of the well-known attractions that South Africa has to offer, but there are also lesser-known gems to discover including the battlefields of KwaZulu-Natal, and the historic winelands of Franschhoek and Stellenbosch.

Why Visit

Kruger National Park

The iconic Kruger National Park is home to the Big 5 and world-class luxury lodges. With a remarkable variety of biospheres within the park, a safari hardly gets any better. A sophisticated and well developed network of roads allows travelers the unique opportunity of exploring the 2.2 million hectares of this untouched wilderness on guided safaris or guided trails. 

Cape Town

Cape Town is an extremely vibrant city full of history and beauty. Clients can spend their days wandering around the city, go wine tasting at Groot Constantia, the oldest wine farm in the country or have lunch at the picturesque Cape Point. A visit to the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and summiting the iconic Table Mountain are definite highlights.

Garden Route

South Africa’s Garden Route is a magnificent stretch of south-eastern coastline located between the Tsitsikamma Mountains and the warm Indian Ocean. Ten nature reserves embrace the diverse landscapes of this region, along with marine reserves where visitors can spot whales and dolphins. The unique ecosystems of the Garden Route in all of its natural beauty is an experience to savor.


The product of a collective passion for creating one-of-a-kind expeditions to Africa, our team has the knowledge and expertise to design world-class luxury safari itineraries that are nothing short of life-changing. Let’s explore.

The Royal Itinerary

Featuring The Royal Portfolio (South Africa): The Silo, La Residence, Birkenhead House, Royal Malewane, Optional Extension to Tswalu

African Family Safari – South Africa & Victoria Falls

Featuring: One & Only Cape Town, Mont Rochelle, Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge, Victoria Falls River Lodge.

Southern Africa Safari: South Africa, Victoria Falls & Botswana

Featuring: Tintswalo Atlantic, Camp Jabulani, Victoria Falls River Lodge, Ngoma Safari Lodge, Gomoti Plains Camp


Complete luxury and flexibility blended with personalized service. This is what villas and private residences offer the discerning traveler looking for a truly unique home away from home in Africa. Explore our curated selection of private homes and villas in South Africa.

Black Rock Villa

This granite and glass masterpiece is an architectural wonder by SAOTA, an award-winning international architecture firm with offices in South Africa.

Beyond Villa

The Western Cape’s spectacular seaside vistas can be enjoyed thanks to the villa’s innovative architecture.

The Residence by Atzaro

The finest way to enjoy a luxury Cape Town vacation is in your very own roomy mountainside villa.

Ellerman House – Villa 2

Villa 2 is the quintessential ocean-view retreat – set apart, high up, away from the crowds, in the sought-after Bantry Bay suburb of Cape Town.

Future Found Sanctuary – Maison Noir

Tucker into the slopes of Table Mountain, you will find Cape Town’s regenerative travel haven Future Found.

Oldenburg Residence

In the center of the Cape Winelands, this luxury home offers all one could want and more.

Babylonstoren Fynbos Villa

The new Fynbos Family House at Babylonstoren combines all the conveniences of a vacation villa with the allure of a rural farmhouse, making it the perfect location for a memorable gathering, reunion, or celebration.

Brookdale Manor House

Designed with care and founded on an individualized approach to every visit, Brookdale Estate Manor House is a peaceful haven in the Paarl Winelands.

Leeu Estates Protea House

Perched atop a natural Fynbosch and acres of vines, Protea House overlooks Leeu Estates’ earthen ponds and sits against Dassenberg Mountain’s slopes.

Delaire Graff Villa

With its central fireplace, tall oak ceilings, and luxurious furniture built especially for the Villa, the show-stopping living and dining space is open to a state-of-the-art Assirelli kitchen, a family room with home theater capabilities, and a walk-in wine cellar.

Mont Rochelle Manor House

The Manor House is a stunning four-bedroom home that is available for year-round exclusive enjoyment at Mont Rochelle, Franschhoek.

When to visit

Best time to go​

December to April is the best time to visit the Cape with its warm summer weather, while rainfall is experienced in other parts of the country. The winter months from April to October are the best time to visit for wildlife viewing.

High Season​

December and January are the main summer vacation months.

Low Season​

April to September in wildlife areas, coinciding with the best game viewing period. May to October in the Cape region.

Best Weather​

April, May and September, October.


Will you see the Big Five?

Yes, clients have a great chance of seeing the Big 5 in the country’s many wilderness areas.

What is regularly seen?

Apart from the Big 5, cheetah, wild dog, hyenas and most antelope species.

When will you get the best wildlife experience?

In the dry, winter months from April to October.

Country Information


South Africa has three capital cities, Pretoria is the executive capital, Bloemfontein is the judicial capital and Cape Town is the legislative capital.


South African Rand (R).


O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, Cape Town International Airport and King Shaka International Airport in Durban.

Health & Safety

South Africa has some of the best medical facilities in Africa in the major cities. The risk for malaria increases from September to May but is only a concern in the very far north of KwaZulu-Natal and the northern Kruger National Park region that falls in Limpopo.

No proof of vaccination or proof of a negative pre-departure COVID test result is required for travel to South Africa. Masks are also not required in public.

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