Health care in South Africa

Although South Africa has a public healthcare system, it is underfunded and understaffed, and facilities tend to be overcrowded, with some 20% of the country’s doctors employed to serve around 80% of the population. By contrast, private medical facilities compare favourably with anywhere in the world, and also tend to be affordable.


Popular South Africa Safaris

These popular itineraries can be customised to match your budget and travel dates

Nature, Romance, Exclusivity and Luxury - A Complete African Honeymoon

This exclusive African honeymoon through East and Southern…

Thornybush Game Reserve Safari

Enjoy the city life in Johannesburg and track the Big Five in…

Romantic view

Cape Town, Kruger and Vic Falls Deluxe Honeymoon

Combine three of Southern Africa's most loved destinations into…

Midlands meander in South Africa

Explore the Eastern Cape, Lesotho and KwaZulu Natal

5 Day Greater Kruger & Sabi Sands safari

Enjoy an authentic African safari. Game viewing possibilities…

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Deluxe Victoria Falls, Cape Town and Hermanus Odyssey

Experience a safari adventure that combines the very best of…

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Cape Town and Kruger Luxury Safari

Combine Cape Town and the surrounding Cape Winelands with a…

Cape Town and Kruger family safari

Combine the best that Cape Town and the Kruger National Park…

Kruger to the Mozambican coast

Combining the bush and the wildlife found in the famous Sabi…


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