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South Africa Safari

The ultimate safari guide for your trip to South Africa

Get to Know South Africa

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By Andre Van Kets

Co-founder, Discover Africa

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Luxury South African Safaris & Tours

Immerse yourself in the unparalleled beauty and diverse landscapes of South Africa on a safari adventure like no other. Explore the iconic Kruger National Park, home to the majestic Big Five, the lush rolling hills of KwaZulu-Natal with its tropical Indian Ocean climate, or the stunning coastlines of the Western Cape with its cosmopolitan cities like Cape Town. South Africa’s rich biodiversity makes it a world-renowned safari destination. Whether you want to experience thrilling wildlife encounters or a serene escape into nature, South Africa offers the perfect safari experience to suit every traveler. Join us and create unforgettable memories on your journey through this extraordinary land.

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Why Visit South Africa?

South Africa is a destination that captivates the heart and soul of every traveler. Here’s why you should embark on an unforgettable journey to this incredible country:

Wildlife Encounters

  • Witness the Big Five: Experience the thrill of seeing lions, elephants, leopards, rhinos, and buffalos in their natural habitat.
  • Diverse Wildlife: Beyond the Big Five, South Africa offers rich biodiversity, including marine life, bird species, and more.

Scenic Beauty

  • Stunning Landscapes: From the iconic Table Mountain to the rolling vineyards of the Cape Winelands and the dramatic coastlines of the Garden Route, South Africa’s landscapes are incredibly diverse and breathtaking.
  • World-Class National Parks: Explore renowned parks like Kruger National Park and Hluhluwe-Imfolozi for unparalleled wildlife viewing.

Cultural Richness

  • Vibrant Cities: Discover the dynamic culture, history, and nightlife of cities like Cape Town, Johannesburg, and Durban.
  • Heritage and History: Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage and history, from the legacy of Nelson Mandela to the ancient rock art of the San people.

Luxury and Comfort

  • Exclusive Lodges and Camps: Stay in world-class luxury safari lodges and camps that offer exceptional comfort and service.
  • Gourmet Cuisine and Fine Wines: Indulge in South Africa’s renowned culinary scene, with exquisite dishes and award-winning wines from the Cape Winelands.

Adventure and Activities

  • Outdoor Adventures: Engage in thrilling activities like hiking, diving with sharks, hot air ballooning, and whale watching.
  • Golf and Sports: Enjoy world-class golf courses and a variety of sports activities.

Accessibility and Infrastructure

  • Easy Access: South Africa boasts excellent infrastructure with a range of flight options, making travel convenient and comfortable.
  • Tourism Services: Benefit from well-developed tourism services, ensuring a seamless and enjoyable travel experience.

Responsible Tourism

  • Conservation Efforts: Your visit supports vital conservation and community initiatives, contributing to the protection of wildlife and local communities.

Photography Opportunities

  • Capture Stunning Moments: With its diverse landscapes and abundant wildlife, South Africa offers some of the best photography opportunities in the world.

Embark on a journey to South Africa and discover a destination that promises adventure, beauty, and unforgettable memories.

Where to go in South Africa

South Africa is a land of diverse landscapes and extraordinary destinations. From the iconic Kruger National Park, known for its Big Five sightings, to the scenic beauty of the Garden Route and the vibrant culture of Cape Town, there’s something for every traveler. Explore the dramatic coastlines, the rugged Drakensberg Mountains, and the serene Winelands. Each region offers its own distinct experiences, making South Africa a versatile and captivating destination for all types of adventures.

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When is the best month to travel to South Africa?

South Africa offers a year-round safari experience, but the best time to visit depends on what you want to see and do. The dry winter months from May to September are ideal for wildlife viewing as animals congregate around water sources, making them easier to spot. For birdwatching and lush landscapes, the summer months from November to March are perfect. Whether you’re looking to witness the Great Migration, enjoy the Cape’s floral beauty, or explore vibrant cities, each season brings its unique charm.

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Looking for Something Unique?

Uncover the magic of South Africa with experiences that cater to every traveler’s dream. Whether it’s witnessing the majestic Big Five on safari, enjoying a tranquil birding adventure, or embarking on a fun-filled family safari, South Africa has it all. Revel in the beauty of beach holidays, savor romantic honeymoons, or explore the wild on horseback safaris. Each adventure promises unforgettable moments and a deeper connection to the stunning landscapes and rich wildlife of South Africa. Discover the perfect experience for you.


South Africa Safari Reviews

Hear from our guests who have experienced the wonders of South Africa. Their stories of exceptional trip planning, life-changing adventures, and memorable experiences reflect the magic of our safaris and the unmatched beauty of South Africa.

Excellent Service Awesome Safari Experience with Discover Africa and Susan Swanepoel!

9 Day Panorama and Greater Kruger Safari Review

Stella, United States
28 Aug 2023
Excellent Service!

9-Day Botswana Safari Review

Patricia, United States
03 Nov 2022
The Perfect Companion to Our Trip.

Kruger & Sabi Sands Review

Justin Hulme, United States
12 Jun 2022
Great Adventure!

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JR, United States
02 Oct 2019
Very efficient service to get us on safari in a wonderful reserve.

Eastern Cape Safari Review

David, United Kingdom
16 Mar 2018
Ready to plan our next trip!

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09 Oct 2014

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Our Recommended Activities in South Africa

South Africa is a land of diverse experiences, offering everything from thrilling safaris to relaxing beach holidays. Whether you’re an adventure seeker, a nature lover, or a culture enthusiast, South Africa has something for everyone. Discover the beauty of its national parks, the richness of its vineyards, the excitement of its coastal activities, and the depth of its historical sites to make your visit unforgettable.


See South Africa in Your Comfort

South Africa caters to all travel styles, offering a range of accommodation and transport options to suit your preferences. From luxurious lodges and boutique hotels to budget-friendly guesthouses and self-catering apartments, you’ll find the perfect place to stay. Travel at your own pace with self-drive options, guided tours, or private transfers, ensuring a comfortable and personalized experience throughout your journey.


Holiday Styles and Options in South Africa

Whether you’re seeking adventure, relaxation, or cultural immersion, South Africa offers a variety of holiday styles to choose from. Enjoy thrilling safaris, serene beach getaways, vibrant city breaks, or tranquil countryside retreats. Customize your trip to include activities like hiking, wine tasting, historical tours, and wildlife viewing, ensuring a diverse and enriching travel experience tailored to your interests.


Who is Travelling to South Africa with you?

Planning your South African adventure? Tailor your journey with experiences designed for every type of traveler. Whether you’re exploring with a loved one, embarking on a family adventure, discovering solo, celebrating a honeymoon, or enjoying a trip with friends, South Africa offers unique and unforgettable experiences for all. Select your travel type to find the perfect itinerary and make the most of your safari holiday.


What You Need To Know

Planning a trip to South Africa involves considering several important factors to ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience. From understanding visa requirements and health precautions to knowing the best times to visit and local customs, having the right information will help you make the most of your journey. Discover Africa provides essential tips and insights to help you prepare for an unforgettable adventure in this diverse and beautiful country.