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Spanning across the southernmost tip of Africa, from the continent’s east to west coast, South Africa is home to some of the world’s most iconic heritage sites and safari parks. Enjoy the famous Kruger National Park or escape to any one of our five star private game reserves to witness The Big Five in all their glory. Indulge in award-winning wine tasting experiences or explore the pristine beauty of the Garden Route. This is one country that has it all!

Where to go in South Africa

Here’s why people like you travel to South Africa with us:

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Kruger National Park

The world-famous Kruger National Park is South Africa's pride and joy. Sought by global travelers all year round, its wide range of accommodation and game viewing options will take your breath away.

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Sanbona

Sanbona is one of just two destinations in the world to offer frequent sightings of the majestic white lion. With The Big Five roaming the precinct, you are sure to marvel over Mother Nature's work.

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Ulusaba Game Reserve

Ulusaba Game Reserve staffs some of the world's most knowledgeable guides and game rangers. It's no surprise that this reserve was voted into Conde Nast Travellers Top 3 African Resorts in 2017.

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Cape Town & Garden Route

From World Heritage Site, Table Mountain, to the Cape of Good Hope historical conservation area and even some of the world's finest vineyards: Cape Town is your all-in-one modern holiday destination.

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Lion Sands Game Reserve

Part of the greater Sabi Sands, the Lion Sands Game Reserve borders the famous Kruger National Park. With thrilling wildlife sightings on offer, this is one destination you won't regret visiting.

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Londolozi

Londolozi, meaning "protector of all living things" hugs the banks of the Sand River within the Sabi Sands. Travelers like you choose this private reserve for its unique location and Big Five game drives.

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Mala Mala Game Reserve

Sandwiched between the Kruger National Park and the Sabi Sands, visitors staying at Mala Mala Game Reserve have the best of both worlds. Enjoy action-packed game drives and cheetah sightings.

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Phinda Game Reserve

Revered for its opulent luxury and private villa offering, Phinda Game Reserve is where you go to shut out the world and open your soul to the wonders of Mother Nature.

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Sabi Sabi Game Reserve

From the moment you arrive at Sabi Sabi, your holiday becomes an adventure. Flanking the Kruger National Park, Sabi Sabi offers all the thrills without you needing to trek into the heart of the wilderness.

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Sabi Sands Game Reserve

Composed of several private reserves, the cumulative Sabi Sands experience is second to none. With access to multiple parks, safarigoers often report breathtaking wildlife sightings amid the lap of luxury.

When to visit

South Africa is a year-round destination: different parts of the country are more attractive at different times of the year. 

Best time to go on wildlife safaris especially in Kruger, Madikwe and/or KwaZulu Natal is during the winter season when it is very dry.  Animals congregate around watering holes, making them easier to spot and perfect for photographic safaris too

Visit the Mother City all year round. Enjoy active, cultural, gastronomic and family experiences at any point in time. South African is considers as a world in its own, regardless of season or time of year you always have something to enjoy. Summer season between November and March are the best times to visit. The weather is wonderful and the city and surrounding areas like the Winelands comes alive. However it is very important to book way in advance to ensure that you secure your place on time.

In contrast, the coastal and lowland regions are generally warm year-round. Rainfall also varies across South Africa  and the entire  country is overall a dry one: the Western Cape has its rainy season in the winter, while the rest of the country receives its rain in the summer. Soon after its spring and the West Coast wildflowers explode into kaleidoscopic carpets for as far as the eye can see.