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From the Deserts to the Delta: Uncover Unique Safaris

Many dream of going on a safari adventure, but deciding where to go can be difficult. Fortunately, Southern Africa has something for everyone, from the stunning landscapes of Namibia to the untamed wilderness of Zambia, the vibrant culture of South Africa, and the diverse wildlife of Botswana. Join us as we explore Southern Africa's unique destinations and highlight why this is a must-see for any luxury safari traveler.

Southern Africa Adventures


Witness the Big 5 in their Natural Habitat

Explore the grasslands alongside the king of the jungle on our Southern African Highlights safari.

South Africa is the ultimate safari destination for those looking for the thrill of seeing the Big 5 – lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants, and buffalos – in their natural habitat. With private reserves bordering Kruger National Park, you'll have a good chance of seeing animals and having an unforgettable experience. On our Southern African Highlights safari, get up close and personal with these magnificent animals, as well as explore the vibrant city of Cape Town, marvel at Victoria Falls, and retreat to the tranquil Kapama Southern Camp for ultimate privacy and comfort. Knowledgeable guides will take you on exciting game drives and bush walks, ensuring that you have a safe and memorable experience.

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Discover the Marine Big 5

Get up close and personal with the adorable African penguins, one of the highlights of our South Africa's Natural Wonders luxury safari.

Discover a whole new world of adventure on our South Africa's Natural Wonders luxury safari, where you'll explore the breathtaking coastline near Africa's southernmost tip and meet the Marine Big 5. While the African plains' Big 5 are the most well-known, there is much more to discover underwater. South Africa's seas have earned the moniker "Serengeti of the Seas," and you'll see the African penguin, Cape fur seal, great white shark, bottlenose dolphin, and southern right whale flourish on this incredible journey. Additionally uncover one of Cape Town's best-kept secrets at the nearby Grootbos Private Nature Reserve. Experience the contrast between South Africa's stunning sea and landscapes in ultimate luxury with a biodiverse hotspot and the new Grootbos Garden Lodge as your base.

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The Ultimate Honeymoon Experience

Island hopping in the Bazaruto Archipelago of Mozambique

For guests seeking the ultimate romantic getaway. Southern Africa is the ideal destination for honeymooners and couples, with its stunning coastlines, luxurious camps and lodges, and thrilling safari experiences. Our African Romance package includes an unforgettable South Africa safari in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, as well as the vibrant city of Cape Town and the idyllic beaches of Mozambique's Bazaruto Archipelago, also known as the Pearl of the Indian Ocean. You can enjoy a different kind of ocean safari here, soaking in the wild beauty of these extraordinary islands.

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Journey Through Southern Africa's History and Culture

Follow in the footsteps of Africa's great leaders and creative people

With our In the Footsteps of Mandela itinerary, you can learn about South Africa's rich history and culture. Explore Robben Island in Cape Town, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 18 years, and immerse yourself in the city's thriving music and food scene. Visit award-winning museums in Johannesburg and learn about the inspiring leaders who fought apartheid. Finish your journey on a high note at the vibrant Kapama River Lodge. Join us on this unforgettable journey of reflection and discovery.

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Tailor-Made Family Safaris

Rhinos at Shamwari Private Reserve
The malaria-free Shamwari Private Reserve is a family favorite

With almost year-round sunshine, the Rainbow Nation is a safe and rewarding treasure chest of adventure and learning. The key to the perfect family trip is working with a specialist who can customize the journey based on each member's age, interest and travel style. Combining Cape Town and safari has a nice mix of age appropriate experiences for both adults and kids and the Family Safari in South Africa is a good place to start. Lodge staff can provide hours of amusement and invaluable information for younger family members, while other game drives, visits to wildlife rehabilitation centers, or adult-only activities are available for other family members.  

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Sustainable Safaris Experiences

Meeting the herd at Jabulani

Every one of African Travel's trips has an experience that gives back to both the guest and the wildlife or local communities, so you make travel matter by just traveling. Guests can also opt for additional volunteering or to participate directly in helping communities and conserve wildlife. 

Looking for a soulful safari experience while making a difference? At the Relais & Châteaux, Jabulani in the renowned Kapama Private Game Reserve, experience an oasis of serenity and intimacy with wildlife including spending time with the resident rescued elephant herd during the sunset stroll or midday elephant swims.

Meet Jabulani’s owner and caregivers and see the elephants on their sunset stroll. View Sundowners with the elephants

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Bucket List Southern Africa 

The Sabie River has the highest recorded density of leopards in Africa

You can get all your bucket list destinations— wildlife, great dining and sightseeing -- checked off in one trip with African Travel's most popular safari.

Indulge in Cape Town’s breathtaking scenery, boutique hotels and delicious food and wine scene. Discover wildlife and nature’s tranquility at Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge set in the famed Sabi Sabi Reserve. A biodiverse hotspot, the lodge's guides pride themselves in showing the Big 5 and 'Small 5005' other species including 300 species of birds and 47 large mammal species. Enjoy the memorable journey with a helicopter flight over the thundering Victoria Falls and sail upstream on a sunset Zambezi River cruise, spotting hippos along the way! 

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Extraordinary South Africa

Cheetah Plains villa
Enjoy the private wine cellar, entertainment lounge and four guests suites at Cheetah Plain's exclusive-use villa

Discerning travelers who want to stay at the continent’s most exclusive lodges and camps should consider an all-villa safari. The Extraordinary South Africa bespoke journey led by local private guides explores breathtaking Cape Town, wildlife and nature while staying at some of the most exclusive villas on the continent. In Cape Town, Ellerman House quickly immerses each guest into South Africa's culture, art, music and cuisine while a dedicated team at Cheetah's Plains consisting of a host, guide and tracker, chef, and spa therapist will fulfill every need at the Plains House villa.

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Traverse Southern Africa's wonderfully diverse landscapes in style.

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