Custom Luxury Safaris to South Africa - A World in One Country

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The diversity South Africa offers is extraordinary, ranging from wildlife-rich regions where one can take both vehicle and Africa walking safaris in the Kruger Park, Limpopo, Marakelele, KwaZulu-Natal and parts of the Garden Route, to the beautiful ‘Mother City’ of Cape Town, which nestles under the shade of Table Mountain.

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The Explorations Company, where no two journeys have ever been the same

Largely unspoiled beaches run from Durban westwards all the way to Cape Town, perfect for beach holidays in Africa. You can also see leatherback and loggerhead turtles nesting on the beach at certain times of year, and the snorkelling and scuba diving are fantastic. The migration of the southern right whale takes place on the coastline and one can see dolphins, sharks, seals, and penguins.

If one is careful, one can dovetail a visit with the blossoming of the wild flowers, or fynbos as the local flora is commonly known. There is excellent horse-riding in South Africa – either on horse riding safaris or playing polo, to riding on the beach or through the winelands or private ranches in KwaZulu Natal.

Climb the Drakensberg Mountains or Table Mountain with a guide; visit the Zulu and Boer war battlefields with world-class guides taking in the most staggering scenery in KwaZulu-Natal; have wonderful picnics in beautiful forests; kayak and canoe amongst penguins, seeing them at close quarters or canoe and white water raft down the Orange River for several days.

Dine at any number of gastronomic restaurants and sample the finest wines in South Africa, staying in luxurious, boutique retreats and meeting the winemakers. Learn to fly fish with an expert guide or take a cookery course. We also offer gourmet cycling trails, stopping off at gastronomic venues (which are owner managed) for the night.

There are world class art galleries and plenty of fabulous artisanal arts and crafts. Lastly, for those with time on their hands, there is the fabulous steam train which links the Cape with Mpumalanga and Victoria Falls.

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The Explorations Company

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbour and catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore – Dream – Discover - Mark Twain - You can view clips of some of our own favourite discoveries here.


100% Tailor Made

- Utterly designed and tailored around you and your requirements

- Totally unique every time you travel with us

- We use only the very best hand picked guides which can make the difference between a  good holiday and an outstanding one

Priceless Knowledge

- Established over 27 years ago we have been around longer than most

- Our specialists come from, have lived in or travelled extensively in the regions we cover

- Unparalleled knowledge provides you with the best possible experience

Making a difference

- Philanthropy is our philosophy

- Our founding principle is to always ‘put something back’

- An amount from each holiday is donated to our selected conservation and humanitarian charities


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What Do Our Clients Say?

‘Greetings. this has turned out to be a paradise in so many ways....so a big thank you from us.

Wonderful support from your company over here....we were met at the airport (with flowers!!!!!) and introduced to our personal guide who is fabulous. Can't get over the attention to detail ....cool flannels, chilled water, fresh juice on arrival, bag full of thoughtful goodies for our trip, wonderful rooms with bathrooms bigger than our bedroom at home(!) and we were upgraded to a suite and as I write we are listening to tropical birdsong as we look out over the lagoon from our balcony. Wow!!!!!

I could go on but I'll spare you.

Thanks a million

Judy and Mike’

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Your holiday is fully protected by the Package Travel, Package Holidays & Package Tours Regulations 1992

Flight-Inclusive Bonding: We are licensed by the Civil Aviation Authority and hold ATOL Number 7159

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