South Africa

South Africa is celebrated for its incredible natural beauty. It has some of the most varied and extreme environments in the world, from iconic Table Mountain and the acacia-studded plains of Kruger National Park to the tropical beaches of KwaZulu Natal and the vast emptiness of the Kalahari Desert. It’s a premium safari destination and many visitors come here to see the Big Five: elephant, rhino, buffalo, leopard and lion. But there are also plenty of other equally interesting animals, birds and marine life species, and the choice of excellent parks and reserves across the country virtually guarantees sightings.

Sample Itineraries

Relais& Chateaux South Africa (7 days)

Discover some true gems of South Africa with this 7-day itinerary staying in two exquisite Relais& Chateaux properties. Visit Ellerman House to enjoy the vibrant city of Cape Town in style, followed by an extra special safari at Camp Jabulani in Kapama Private Game Reserve. Camp Jabulani was created to support a rescued herd of African elephants, and guests can experience an extraordinary personal interaction with these animals on daily elephant-back safaris or while watching the elephants at play in the waterhole and relax in their natural wild habitat near the stables. A truly exceptional African experience!

Rovos Rail – Cape Town to Dar es Salaam (15 days)

This 15-day journey is one of the most famous train trips in the world taking you through South Africa with stops in Kimberley, Pretoria and the Kruger National Park, and on to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. After crossing the Zambezi River you will travel north eastwards through Zambia and continue the climb towards the Zambian/Tanzanian border, almost the midpoint between Africa’s two Great Rift Valley lakes. On the last day the train passes through Selous Game Reserve (Tanzania), the largest in Africa. Enjoy an open vehicle game drive (time permitting), before ending the journey in the bustling city of Dar es Salaam.