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The Rainbow Nation has really come of age as a tourism destination and is perfect if you've not explored this mighty continent before. You get the amazing wildlife, exuberant culture and epic scenery coupled with a highly developed transport and accommodation infrastructure.

Of course, South Africa offers unmatched safari too. In places like Kruger, Tembe and Hluhluwe-Imfolozi, game is plentiful and guides top notch. And its ocean wildlife shouldn't be overlooked. Along the coastline, dolphins and turtles play just offshore and whales breach on the horizon. There's sophistication too. Cape Town has moving museums, fine dining and buzzing nightlife — all to a backdrop of spectacular Table Mountain.

Safari in South Africa

An essential guide to the best game reserves in South Africa

There can be few experiences more exhilarating than hearing the roar of a distant lion as the sun rises on an African morning. South Africa has long been regarded as one of the world’s great safari destinations. The diversity of landscapes, from jungly swamps to searing semi-deserts, is without equal and the wealth of wildlife simply extraordinary...read more

  • Cape Town

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  • Johannesburg

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  • Durban

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  • Sabi Sands

    Sabi Sands

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  • Kruger National Park

    Kruger National Park

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  • Kwazulu-Natal

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  • Nelspruit

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  • Addo Elephant Park

    Addo Elephant Park

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  • North West Province

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  • The Karoo

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  • Madikwe Game Reserve

    Madikwe Game Reserve

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  • Timbavati Game Reserve

    Timbavati Game Reserve

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  • Pilanesberg National Park

    Pilanesberg National Park

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  • Hluhluwe Game Reserve

    Hluhluwe Game Reserve

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  • Welgevonden Game Reserve

    Welgevonden Game Reserve

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  • Kariega Game Reserve

    Kariega Game Reserve

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  • Pumba Game Reserve

    Pumba Game Reserve

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  • Waterberg Biosphere Reserve

    Waterberg Biosphere Reserve

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  • Amakhala Game Reserve

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  • Kwantu Game Reserve

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  • Lalibela Game Reserve

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  • Shamwari Game Reserve

    Shamwari Game Reserve

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  • Balule Nature Reserve

    Balule Nature Reserve

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  • Klaserie Nature Reserve

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  • Thornybush Game Reserve

    Thornybush Game Reserve

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  • Kapama Game Reserve

    Kapama Game Reserve

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  • Manyeleti Game Reserve

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  • Lion Sands Game Reserve

    Lion Sands Game Reserve

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  • Londolozi Game Reserve

    Londolozi Game Reserve

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  • Ulusaba Game Reserve

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  • Stellenbosch

    Stellenbosch

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South Africa Tours

The Southern African Experience

Explore Africa's most stunning destinations, including the Victoria Falls and the Okavango Delta

12 daysFrom $4,300
Botswana, South Africa, Zambia
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
Activity Safari, Luxury, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Culture, Cities, Culinary, Wine

South Africa Travel Companies

Wild Frontiers

Safaris into East, West and Southern Africa
East Africa, Southern Africa
Custom itinerary, Small group tour, Private guided tour
Safari, Adventure, Hiking & Trekking, Active, Overlanding, Camping, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, National Parks, Culture, Indigenous Tourism, Solo Travel

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