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

LuxVenture® Trip

South Africa: Kruger Treehouse Safari

Experience a true South African safari on this LuxVenture® to the famous Kruger National Park and the city of Cape Town.  

Duration 8 Days
Price from $4,299 - $4,860
When All year round
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Africa to Antarctica LuxVenture® Expedition

Transport yourself from the tip of Africa to the white deserts of Antarctica followed by an African safari in Kruger National Park.

Duration 10 Days
Price from $45,772
When Jan
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South Africa Safari: City, Coast + Karoo

Take the road less traveled and discover 3 unique landscapes on this 10 day South Africa safari which takes you to Cape Town, the Whale Coast and the Little Karoo.

Duration 10 Days
Price from $4,960 - $7,150
When All year round
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South Africa "Big 7" Family Safari

The ultimate family safari in South Africa crafted for all ages. Tick off the "Big 7" on this city, sea and bush safari.

Duration 9 Days
Price from $3,399 - $4,735
When All year round
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Luxury Cape Town, Sabi Sands + Kruger experience

Explore Cape Town, the Cape Winelands, Sabi Sands and Kruger National Park in one LuxVenture® trip.

Duration 9 Days
Price from $11,055 - $11,878
When All year round
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Across Africa Experience

Experience the very best of Southern Africa safaris as you visit 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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South Africa Rhino Conservation Expedition

Take the once in a lifetime opportunity to assist in the conservation of the endangered rhino.

Duration 9 Days
Price from $6,873 - $7,994
When May - Sep

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


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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