The ‘rainbow nation’ is a vibrant country with a renowned reputation in treating visitors to some of the best safari's in Africa. The numerous national parks and private game reserves ensure that South African offers such a diverse array of experiences, from its culture to its most famous winelands and outstanding wildlife.
South Africa is located at the southern tip of Africa and is probably Africa’s most famous country especially as a destination for a luxury safari, with a 2,798 kilometres of coastline on the Atlantic and Indian Oceans.
To the north lie Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe, to the east Mozambique and Swaziland while Lesotho is surrounded by South Africa Territory.
Let your imagination run wild and we’ll take your vision and turn it into reality, exceeding your expectations. Flying you low over incredible scenery and wildlife we know intimately, by light aircraft or helicopter. Following in the footsteps of aviation pioneers, yet flying even wider, deeper and more remotely, we offer a range of air journeys with a fleet of high-performance aircraft, that provide extensive versatility and flexibility to meet a range of aviation needs.
It introduces another dimension to a typical safari or holiday, that of the beauty of the continent from the air. Accompanied and guided by experienced pilots who are also experienced safari guides, a Fixed Wing or Helicopter Flying Safari is a truly memorable and exclusive experience.
Family safaris in South Africa
If you’re looking to experience a family safari, South Africa is an excellent choice. ‘Malaria-free’ game reserves in South Africa such as Pilanesberg National Park allow you to bring even little ones on the adventure of their young lives without having to worry about them taking malaria tablets. If you are visiting Pilanesberg on your South Africa holiday, your family may also want to spend some time enjoying the thrilling water parks of the nearby Sun City Resort.
Easily accessible game reserves in the Eastern Cape region offer excellent game viewing and photogenic landscapes, as well as dedicated children’s safari programmes to keep them entertained and engaged. The Eastern Cape is a jumping off point for the Garden Route, the beautiful driving tour that takes you towards cosmopolitan Cape Town, a must-see when you visit South Africa. The picturesque setting, thriving cultural scene, and fine dining in this city will be the perfect complement to your South Africa safari adventures in the wilderness.
Kwandwe Private Game Reserve
Award winning Big Five safari destination.
Nestled in the heart of South Africa’s unspoilt Eastern Cape province lies Kwandwe Private Game Reserve, a world-class Big Five safari destination.
The 22,000 hectares of pristine private wilderness stretches either side of the Great Fish River which meanders for 30 kilometres through scenic landscape and comprises just twenty-six rooms split across five very individual and distinct safari lodges and villas, according it one of the highest land to guest ratios in South Africa.
Renowned for quality guiding, understated luxury and the thousands of animals and wildlife that call the Reserve home, Kwandwe offers a range of safari activities and accommodation options to make every African Dream come true.
Sabi Sands Game Reserve
The Sabi Sands Reserve is probably one of the most sought-after safari destinations in South Africa and is located adjacent to the Kruger National Park, which offers a unique safari experience found nowhere else in the world.
The game viewing is absolutely superb with many sightings of the much sought-after Big Five. There are no fences between the Kruger National Park and the Sabi Sands making this easy for wildlife to roam freely across the open plains.
South Africa’s Top Wildlife Areas Including Malaria Free Experiences
Go on safari and see some of the richest and most abundant wildlife in Africa – from the Kruger Park and Limpopo to the Waterberg Mountains, Marakelele, the Kalahari Desert and KwaZulu-Natal to the garden route.
If a breeze blowing gently around the rim of your hat, whilst navigating across thousands of acres of breath-taking terrain on the back of an open-top 4 x 4 land rover in search of wild animals that you might have only ever encountered on the Discovery channel, calls out to your soul, then South Africa without question might be just the place for you.
Dedicated Horse Riding Safaris, South Africa
We have several exciting horse riding safari options available in South Africa. From riding in the Waterberg Mountains, to a dedicated riding safari amongst the big five in Mpumalanga, near Kruger, to more gentle riding in KwaZulu-Natal and for those looking for just a few hours of riding, there is the Cape.
It’s great fun to do some wine-tasting in the wine lands by horseback, which avoids the breathalysers, or alternately having a good canter along a stretch of beach!
Luxury Walking Safaris To Kruger National Park, South Africa
It would be a great shame to leave South Africa without having experienced a walking safari. Whether a gentle forty five minute amble around the vicinity of your safari lodge or a deeper, more full-on trek between locations over a few days.
There is no better way to awaken the senses and connect with the most primitive version of yourself. It is one of those experiences that brings about the emotion of feeling grateful to be alive and where you feel more engaged within the present moment than you ever thought possible.
South Africa’s Luxury Railway Journeys
There is nothing quite like the way that South Africa reveals her countryside to travellers that choose to journey by Luxury Rail. The scenery on offer is simply stunning and might never otherwise be included in one’s itinerary, not only because the areas covered are difficult to access by other modes of transport, but also because they are not typically well known.
The Hex River Valley is an example of this scenic magnificence and this part of the route showcases a glimpse of the countries second highest mountain range. You cannot believe the landscape that unravels before your eyes as the train rumbles gently through this beautiful pocket of the Western Cape.
Cape Town - Beaches, Wine Lands And Whale Watching
Although not officially regarded as the most southern tip of Africa, the enchanting city of Cape Town sits on the edge of the African continent and leaves a firm imprint in the hearts of those that venture to its southerly shores. Fondly referred to as ‘the mother city’, it encapsulates the essence of South Africa’s rainbow nation, offering a spectrum of experiences for every type of traveller.
The city is a true melting pot of scenery and culture, brimming with attractions that are so beautiful and unique! There is the chance to visit the Castle of Good Hope, Nelson Mandela’s prison cell on Robben Island and the Gold museum for those interested in history.
Riveting Battlefield Tours In KwaZulu-Natal
The KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa is a truly spectacular region offering incredible diversity across its landscape, from private wildlife reserves and the magnificent northern Drakensberg Mountain range, to wild rugged coastlines.
It also holds an immense amount of the country’s history and including a trip to the Battlefields in your itinerary will surely induce the formation of hundreds of goose bumps and awe, where there is a story behind every hillside waiting to be told.
Ultimate Luxury Lodge Holidays and Safaris in South Africa
What more could one want from a trip planned away with the family than their very own home away from home? Personal, exclusive, decadent and where to be spoilt is most definitely guaranteed, small groups of travellers and friends are tending more and more towards the privacy and comfort of this luxurious option when on holiday in South Africa.
With sole use of villas and homesteads offered around nearly every location in the country, one could become seriously accustomed to this fine way of living that is so different to the traditional hotel experience.
There isn’t one best time to visit South Africa: it’s a year-round destination due to its varying regional climates and wildlife opportunities.
The Cape has beautiful, hot, dry weather in its summer months between November and February, with temperatures between 23°C and 26°C. The best time to visit the Cape for whale watching is between July and November.
The northern regions of South Africa can be rainy from November to February, but this can be the best time to travel for birding. The cooler winter months from May to September bring superb conditions for viewing big game.
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