South Africa

There's not much that South Africa doesn't have to offer its visitors. The Kruger's private reserves deliver Africa's most reliable Big 5 game viewing, while Cape Town and its surrounding wine valleys provide an elegant, Mediterranean twist to a South Africa safari. July to November sees South Africa’s Whale Coast hum with activity as migratory whales arrive from the icy Antarctic to mate and give birth in warmer waters. The town of Hermanus lies at the centre of the whale-watching experience and is known as the best land-based whale-watching destination in the world. The gorgeous Garden Route is ideal for failproof family holidays and self-drive adventures – especially when combined with the malaria-free reserves of the Eastern Cape. You can always add KwaZulu-Natal's big game and pristine beaches to the mix before visiting the continent’s favourite family holiday resort, Sun City. Home to championship golf courses, superb hotels and entertaining water theme parks, it’s the perfect end to your South Africa safari.

Kruger National Park

It doesn't get much better than a Kruger Park safari. Home to the widest diversity of wildlife in South Africa and delivering some of the finest game viewing in the world, Kruger offers award-winning accommodation, smooth-running logistics and some of Africa's best trackers and guides, ready to take you on Big 5 game drives and thrilling walking safaris.If ticking off seeing the Big 5 – leopard, lion, elephant, rhino and buffalo – is on your bucket list, then choose a Kruger safari. It’s not unusual to see all five in one day. As one of the oldest conservation areas in Africa, Kruger regularly delivers fantastic wildlife sightings with healthy populations of sought-after species like cheetah and wild dog plus excellent birding.

Private Game Reserves

For genuine exclusivity, low visitor numbers and sensational game viewing. Leading the way in luxury safaris, these exclusive-use conservation areas are world famous for their virtually guaranteed Big 5 sightings. Sabi Sands, Thornybush, Timbavati and Madikwe Game reserves are top destinations Guided walking safaris. On these expeditions, you are accompanied by a tracker and an expert guide as you experience Africa on foot, like the first explorers did. Approaching big game on foot is an exhilarating experience. Night game drives in private reserves, your guide can finish up the afternoon game drive at a scenic viewing spot (with a sundowner drink in hand) and then head back to the lodge slowly, sweeping a spotlight from side to side, catching the eyes of Africa's nocturnal creatures. Crowd-free game viewing , seeing Africa's iconic animals up-close in their natural environment, undisturbed by a fleet of safari vehicles, is a richly rewarding experience.

Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

"“The entire Blue Pride, nine in all, surrounded us, nearly all of them asleep. We were quite literally in bed with a pride of wild Kalahari lions.” ― Mark Owens, Cry of the Kalahari The word Kgalagadi derives from the word Makgadigadi, meaning salt pans in the language of the indigenous Kgalagadi people living in the region of southern Botswana The Kalahari Desert is a large basinlike plain of the interior plateau of Southern Africa . More than 900 000 square kilometers It occupies almost all of Botswana, the eastern third of Namibia, and the northernmost part of Northern Cape province in South Africa. Due to its abundance of wildlife and amount of rainfall it is considered a semi arid desert. Wildlife ranges from the most rare nocturnal species to the big malmals, Large herds of wilderbeest, oryx, springbok. You will be in the safety of your ranger and a desert legendary tracker from the San tribe.