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South Africa

South Africa didn’t become the tourist hotspot of Africa by accident. It literally has it all - world class wildlife encounters, pristine beaches, buzzing cities and epic thrills.

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South Africa National Parks
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World class national parks

There are countless opportunities to appreciate the exceptional wildlife, with a number of parks and reserves spread throughout the country. The world famous Kruger National Park is South Africa’s largest and most recognized game reserve. It boasts an abundance of diverse wildlife and a variety of safari options to choose from. Also visit Addo Elephant Park in the Eastern Cape, a sanctuary for elephant, buffalo and rhino, or Hluhluwe iMfolozi in KwaZulu Natal, which is home to all of the Big 5. 

South Africa Big 5 Safaris
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Big 5 safaris

South Africa offers you an excellent chance of seeing all of the Big 5 in the national parks and reserves. Elephant, buffalo and lion are often encountered, while leopards are less frequently spotted. Rhino is a precious species in South Africa, with sightings recorded regularly.

South Africa Adventure Experiences
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Adventure experiences

South Africa is geared toward adventure travel. From mountaineering in the Drakensberg region to trail running up Table Mountain, scuba diving with Great White Sharks around Cape Agulhas to mountain biking through the winelands in the Cape Epic - there is no shortage of adrenaline on offer in Africa’s Southernmost nation.

South Africa Cape Town
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Cape Town

Cape Town is South Africa’s hotspot, and for good reason. In one small area you have one of the most buzzing cities in the world, a natural wonder of the world in Table Mountain as well as a range of adventure activities, world class beaches, marine life and finally some of the best wine farms on the planet. You really couldn’t ask for more.


LuxVenture® trips to South Africa

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Cultural Safari in South Africa

Discover South Africa’s rich heritage on a cultural safari in Cape Town, Cederberg, Kwa-Zulu Natal and Johannesburg.

Duration 12 Days
Price from $8,520
When All year round
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Elephant Safari in South Africa, Vic Falls & Bots

Connect with Africa’s gentle giants on a 13-day Elephant Safari in South Africa, Victoria Falls and Botswana, visiting Addo National Park and the Okavango Delta.

Duration 13 Days
Price from $15,083
When All year round
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Art Safari in South Africa

Experience an enriching Art Safari in South Africa, exploring Cape Town, the Winelands, and Sabi Sands Game Reserve in Kruger National Park.

Duration 13 Days
Price from $10,300
When All year round
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South Africa & Seychelles Trip by Private Jet

Experience the new age of luxury travel on a private jet trip to South Africa and the Seychelles on this exciting 10-day city, bush and beach adventure.

Duration 10 Days
Price from Price on request
When All year round
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South Africa to Antarctica Expedition

Transport yourself from the tip of South Africa to Antarctica, exploring the white deserts of Earth's southernmost continent on this exciting expedition.

Duration 10 Days
Price from $45,772
When Jan
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Diamond Safari Expedition in South Africa

Salvage your own raw aquatic diamonds on our exclusive diamond safari, taking you to the West Coast of South Africa followed by an exhilarating safari in Limpopo.

Duration 11 Days
Price from POA
When Sept - Mar
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Luxury Family Safari in South Africa

Experience a private luxury family safari in South Africa, exploring the best of Cape Town, the Cape Winelands, and malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve.

Duration 9 Days
Price from *$18,027
When All year round
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Karoo Safari & Cape Winelands

Track cheetahs by foot on a safari in the Great Karoo and discover the Cape Winelands of South Africa on this luxury adventure trip.

Duration 9 Days
Price from $2,322 - $2,640
When All year round
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Victoria Falls Train Safari

Experience a luxury train safari in Africa as you journey through South Africa and visit one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.

Duration 9 Days
Price from $4,945
When Jan - Jun
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Treehouse Safari in Kruger National Park

Experience South Africa on this luxury treehouse safari, taking you from Cape Town to Lion Sands Game Reserve in the famous Kruger National Park.

Duration 8 Days
Price from $4,299 - $4,860
When All year round
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Cape Town Safari & Whale Coast Adventure

Take the road less traveled and discover 3 unique landscapes on this safari which takes you from Cape Town to the Whale Coast and the Little Karoo.

Duration 10 Days
Price from $4,960 - $7,150
When All year round
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Luxury Safari in Kruger National Park & Cape Town

Experience a luxury safari in Kruger National Park's Sabi Sands as well as Cape Town & the Cape Winelands on this exciting bush and beach trip.

Duration 9 Days
Price from $11,055 - $11,878
When All year round
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Southern Africa Safari: South Africa, Victoria Falls & Botswana

Experience the very best of a Southern Africa safari as you visit some of the most iconic locations in South Africa, Victoria Falls & Botswana in one trip.

Duration 13 Days
Price from $10,355 - $12,720
When All year round
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Rhino Safari & Conservation Experience in South Africa

Experience a rhino safari like no other. Spend 6 days exploring the best of South Africa before tracking & notching rhinos for conservation.

Duration 9 Days
Price from $6,873 - $7,994
When May - Sep
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South Africa + Luxury Mauritius Experience

Experience an exclusive South African safari followed by luxury Mauritius island living on this 17-day safari and beach experience.

Duration 17 Days
Price from $12,140
When All year round
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Mauritius + South Africa Luxury Safari

A unique itinerary crafted for travelers who would like to combine an adventurous safari in Africa with a laid-back island getaway.

Duration 10 Days
Price from $9,180
When All year round

Everything you need to know about South Africa

Good to know Wildlife When to visit

South Africa travel

South Africa provides you with numerous bucket list opportunities, from an adrenaline pumping bungee jump to panoramic views from Table Mountain. With the chance to see the Big 5 on safari, explore the awe inspiring Midlands and play 18 holes on a championship golf course - South Africa is a must see.

Good to know Wildlife When to visit

Wildlife

All of the big game animals are frequently encountered in a majority of the parks and reserves in South Africa. There is an abundance of hippo, giraffe and zebra, while the endemic black wildebeest can be seen in the grassveld and karoo reserves. An assortment of antelope sightings is guaranteed, including springbok, gemsbok and kudu.

Good to know Wildlife When to visit

Best time to visit

  • Best time to go and why?
    South Africa's diversity helps to establish it as an all year round destination. The best time to visit the wildlife parks such as Kruger National Park or Sabi Sand Reserve would be in the cooler months from May - September. The best time to visit the coastal towns like Cape Town is in December when there is little rainfall and warm weather. The entire year does offer very consistent and temperament weather for wildlife and beach trips.
  • When is high season?
    The winter months are high season in the wildlife parks and the summer months are high season for the coastal towns.
  • When is low season?
    February - April and October - November would be the low season in South Africa. This is a time when great expeirences can be achieved at lower cost.
  • When is the best weather?
    South Africa offers great weather all year round.

Fast facts

  • Population: 54,96 million
  • Capital: Pretoria, Cape Town, Bloemfontein
  • Languages: English and many African languages.
  • Currency: ZAR (South African Rand)
  • Time Zone: UTC+02:00

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