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African Safari Tours

African Sky has been conducting private South African tours since 1998. We also specialize in safaris in South Africa, Botswana, Namibia and Zambia. Our website is not a travel directory, we are a expert local African tour operator.

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Personal attention & flexibility
All our tours in South Africa are 100% private, customizable and conducted solely for you.

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Custom tours, safaris & honeymoons
We'll construct your dream African safari or tour from scratch to complement your particular needs.

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Delightfully diverse
An extraordinary range of national parks, private game reserves and unique wilderness areas.

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Relish the romance
Embark on the most amorous of adventures to herald the beginning of your lives together.

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Where the wild things are
Discover a land still overwhelmed with the wilderness of yesteryear.

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The Living Desert
An otherworldly realm rich with wildlife, culture and ancient history.

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Primeval perfection
An Africa untouched, unspoilt and unlimited in its opportunities for adventure.

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Memories for a lifetime
Southern Africa boasts a wide variety of adventures and attractions that will prove inherently memorable.

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Wonderfully wild & culturally cosmopolitan
Southern Africa's melting pot of destinations range from modern cities to remote, wild outposts.

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Riaan's Suggestions

Riaan Viljoen founded African Sky in 1998. On all category pages of the website, he makes some suggestions based on his years of involvement in the Southern African tourism industry. On each page that features a lodge or hotel, he offers a short review of the property.


Client Reviews

"African Sky provided an excellent African safari tour. We have been traveling for many years and the guides in South Africa were the best we have ever experienced. There is simply no better way to experience South Africa than with African Sky."
Oscar Marina, USA


African Sky Safaris & Tours



You will be dealing directly with your tour operator in South Africa. African Sky Safaris & Tours is an independent tour operator based in the capital city of Pretoria. We are able to offer objective and unbiased advice, as we are not limited to making use of the hotels or lodges of any specific group. The African safari tours we offer are led by a guide employed by African Sky. Our guides are based in various regions of the sub-continent. We are the company who will be handling almost all of the logistics of your vacation in Southern Africa.



With over 18 years experience in conducting safaris and tours in Southern Africa, you will be dealing with an experienced company who employs well-qualified and trained individuals. We do not cut corners by employing youngsters or inexperienced guides to reduce operating costs. We have traveled extensively across the length and breadth of all of the countries of Southern Africa over a period that exceeds a decade and a half. There are very few hotels and lodges we have not visited and we are always able to provide the best possible alternative, irrespective of budget. The itineraries we offer have been compiled over many years and include properties which we have hand-picked for their location and the level of service they provide.



We are committed to providing our clients with exceptional service both from the office and while on safari or tour. Our office team is a group of skilled and knowledgeable professionals who are able to offer expert advice while planning your visit to our part of the world. Without exception, the guides employed by African Sky have years of experience in leading safaris and tours in Southern and South Africa. Their knowledge and expertise are sure to add value to your holiday. They are all registered with the relevant authorities.



In addition to the standard itineraries we offer, African Sky is also able to custom design an itinerary which takes your unique requirements into account. Simply let us know what you have in mind and we will send you a detailed, tailor-made proposal based on the indicated requirements.



The prices at which we offer our various services are very competitive. Everything which is included and excluded is clearly stated. There are no hidden costs, which is so often the case elsewhere. Please remember to compare apples with apples when evaluating proposals from different companies. The cost of most of the itineraries can be reduced by replacing the listed accommodation with different properties.

Popular Safari Tours

Our most popular African safari tours have, over the years, proven to be the most frequently booked by first-time visitors to Southern Africa. These itineraries have been tried, tested and thoroughly enjoyed.

The fact that they are popular does not at all mean that they will take you to areas with large numbers of tourists, but rather that they fit the time frame and include the locations desired by most visitors to Southern Africa.

Hilltop Camp provides accommodation in the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve.
21 Day In-depth South Africa
From: USD $5,871 pp Tour Code: T11

The longest standard tour itinerary offered by African Sky, this private overland adventure strives to, as the name implies, offer visitors an in-depth exploration of various of South Africa's most notable attractions.

Relish a pampering spa treatment in the bush during your tour.
15 Day A world in One Country
From: USD $4,276 pp Tour Code: T12

The 15 Day World in One Country Tour is a private South African tour which is led by an experienced African Sky guide. It is a comprehensive tour of the country's highlights. The tour visits several of the finest tourist destinations in South Africa.

The plush environment of the exclusive Cape Grace Hotel in Cape Town.
14 Day Cape, wine, Kruger & Falls
From: USD $9,885 pp Tour Code: T2

Our most popular exclusive tour combines Cape Town and the Cape winelands with a safari in the greater Kruger National Park before visiting the Victoria Falls from Livingstone.

Table Mountain as seen from the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.
10 Day Cape Town to Victoria Falls
From: USD $4,632 pp Tour Code: T15

The three most popular regions of Southern Africa are visited on this itinerary, which first spends time in South Africa's Mother City before enjoying a safari in Kruger and a visit to the Victoria Falls.

Shakaland offers a culturally immersive experience in Zululand.
10 Day Wildlife & Culture tour
From: USD $2,592 pp Tour Code: T16

The focus of this South African tour is on the wildlife of the Kruger National Park, Hluhluwe-iMfolozi and the Drakensberg as well as on the cultures of the Shangaan, Swazi and Zulu tribes.

The city lights of Cape Town come alive in the early evening.
10 Day Cape Town to Addo
From: USD $2,823 pp Tour Code: T17

A week and a half focused on the Western Cape on a private tour of Cape Town, the Overberg and Garden Route. This South African tour ends with a short safari in Addo Elephant National Park.

Table Mountain is South Africa's most recognizable natural landmark.
8 Day Cape Town & Garden Route
From: USD $2,210 pp Tour Code: T18

For years, Cape Town and the Garden Route have been the two primary attractions in the southern part of South Africa. This tour strives to shed light on these areas in the company of an expert guide.

A Lion Sands Ivory Lodge Villa lit up at night.
Lion Sands Ivory Lodge

Lion Sands Ivory Lodge is one of the world's finest lodges, characterized by exclusivity and sheer opulence with palatial villas and an intimate setting. From a base at Ivory Lodge, you will experience unforgettable safaris in South Africa's Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve.

Kings Camp offers romantic honeymoon accommodation.
Kings Camp

Kings Camp's colonial-style thatched suites offer a wonderful African safari ambience, augmented with lavish furnishings and an exclusive setting. Timbavati offers a luxurious Greater Kruger National Park experience without the visitor density of the more popular reserves.

The interior of a Classic Suite at Lukimbi Safari Lodge.

Lukimbi Safari Lodge enjoys a prime perch within a private concession in the southern section of the Kruger National Park. The 16-suite lodge is characterized by a style that is warm and inviting, with five star finishings to enhance your luxury safari experience.

The spacious main deck at Hamiltons Tented Camp in Kruger.
Hamiltons Tented Camp

Located on a private concession within the Kruger National Park, Hamiltons is a very unique tented camp. Six individual tents branch out from the main lodge via wooden walkways and exude luxury and style with a touch of elegance, surrounded by the awe-inspiring wilderness of Kruger.

Kings Pool Camp overlooks the unique Linyanti Marsh in Botswana.
Kings Pool

Kings Pool Camp is a top-end safari lodge and certainly counts amongst Botswana’s finest. Overlooking a lustrous lagoon in the Linyanti safari area, the camp is named after a Scandinavian monarch who once camped on these pristine shores. The nine luxurious suites are incredibly spacious.