The ideal combination of our master private guiding services and fly-in escapes at safari lodges.
Cape Town | Winelands | Garden Route | Sun City | Kruger National Park
This is the ultimate South African golf tour, including only exclusive five-star accommodations and the most illustrious names in golf, from Fancourt in the Garden Route to Leopard Creek on the edge of Kruger National Park.
Pretoria | Sabi Sand | Phinda | North Coast | Garden Route | Overberg | Cape Town | KwaZulu Natal
The name of this tour says it all - 'ultimate South Africa'. You'll experience incredible five star accommodations from Sabi Sand to Cape Town, Phinda to the Garden Route. This lengthy adventure offers the perfect blend of safari adventure and coastal magic.
Pretoria | Mpumalanga Highlands | Sabi Sand | Cape Town | Winelands | Garden Route
A luxury five star tour that combines South Africa's most sought-after elements - Big Five, beaches, cosmopolitan city life, countryside tranquility and world-class wineries. Your tour will be conducted by your own personal African Sky guide, ensuring exclusivity and flexibility.
Cape Town | Winelands | Garden Route | Sun City | Kruger National Park
Some of South Africa’s finest golf courses are included in this two-week golfing adventure that visits Cape Town, the Boland, Pretoria and Sun City before a wild sojourn in the Greater Kruger National Park. Cap it off with a round on the cream of the crop – the Gary Player-designed Leopard Creek Golf Course, with its commanding views of the Crocodile River.
Cape Town | Winelands | Sabi Sand | Johannesburg | Victoria Falls
Two lavish weeks savoring sumptuous accommodations and Southern Africa's most sought-after destinations - Cape Town, the Cape winelands, the Greater Kruger National Park and the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls. This is a luxury five star tour experience.
Lowveld | Timbavati | Cape Town | Chobe | Livingstone
This exciting twelve-day tour focuses largely on adventurous activities throughout Southern Africa. You'll hike to the top of Table Mountain, cage dive with great white sharks and white water raft the majestic Zambezi River. Another highlight will be spotting the Big Five in the Kruger National Park, while on foot.
Sabi Sand | Cape Town | Garden Route
An exclusive, top-end tour that blends top destinations with top accommodation. Relax in your private villa in the wilderness of the Sabi Sand, unwind amidst the treetops in the Garden Route and relish a prime location on Cape Town's V&A Waterfront.
Cape Town, the Kruger National Park and the Victoria Falls are visited on this ten-day journey. This tour is the most popular of all our tours with travelers visiting Southern Africa for the first time.
Drakensberg | Cape Town | CED
Tour South Africa's most significant and well-preserved rock art sites on this private special interest tour. You'll start in the dramatic Drakensberg region before a sojourn in South Africa's Mother City of Cape Town. The tour is capped off by a stay at Bushmans Kloof in the Cederberg.
Cape Town | Little Karoo | Kruger National Park
A special interest tour of South Africa's lustrous heavens. First you'll enjoy some tourism highlights in Cape Town, before heading to Sutherland and Prince Albert, home to some of the country's clearest and darkest night skies. The tour ends with a luxury safari in the Kruger National Park.
Garden Route | Shamwari
A combination tour and safari that traces South Africa's southern coastline from the Western Cape to the Eastern Cape. You'll start with treetop wonder and beach bliss in the Garden Route before enjoying a luxury five star safari experience in the Shamwari Private Game Reserve.
Kruger National Park | Timbavati
An exhilarating family safari that combines the Kruger Park and one of the fine private game reserves on its border - Timbavati. You'll get to experience both a traditional overland Kruger safari as well as a four-star private lodge stay, inclusive of your meals and open-air 4x4 game drives.
Pretoria | Sun City
Enjoy playing on four championship golf courses over five days in Pretoria, Johannesburg and Sun City. Playing the prestigious Gary Player Golf Course, as well as the possibility of encountering the Big Five in Pilanesberg, prove major highlights on this golf tour.
Kruger National Park | Sabi Sand
Experience Kruger Park like the locals – in traditional rest camp accommodation – before savoring a sumptuous four-star safari experience in the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve. This four-night five-day safari offers the best of both worlds.
Mpumalanga Highlands | Lowveld | Kruger National Park
Enjoy five days touring one of South Africa's most diverse provinces - Mpumalanga. You'll enjoy countryside tranquility in the highlands, dramatic scenery along the Panorama Route and an unforgettable Big Five safari in the Kruger National Park.
This luxurious golf tour combines play on two of South Africa’s finest golf courses – Gary Player and Lost City – with a sumptuous stay at Sun City’s Palace Hotel. Enjoy a variety of entertainment options in between rounds, from gambling to fine dining.
When you opt for a partly guided tour or safari, you'll enjoy the rewarding combination of having a private African Sky guide for touring and the exemplary skills and insight of resident rangers and trackers when you visit safari lodges.
Your lodgings will consist of comfortable guest houses and hotels during your tour portion and plush four or 5-Star lodges for the safari legs. A range of options is available to complement all budgets and interests.
Tour transportation range from closed, comfortable air-conditioned vehicles - usually a sedan, minibus, or 4x4 - while your game drives at the safari lodges will venture out in specially modified open-air 4x4 safari vehicles.
On a partially guided tour and safari, you'll be able to savor both the expertise and companionability of your personal African Sky guide and the tried and tested knowledge of rangers and trackers fully immersed in the wilderness on a daily basis. You'll be exposed to a broader scope of professional individuals, each enhancing your adventure in their particular way.
Throughout these partially guided tours and safaris, you'll experience a greater variety of accommodations in your itinerary. These will range from hotels and guest houses within easy walking distance of a range of exciting attractions to safari lodges with the wilderness right at your doorstep. Comfort and quality are standard across the board.
Unlike a fly-in safari, restricted mainly to safari activities conducted at the lodge, your partially guided tour and safari opens up a wealth of other exciting opportunities. You'll experience authentic open-air 4x4 game drives, tourism highlights like cultural village tours, the cable car trip to the top of Table Mountain, and gazing upon the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls.
Throughout your partially guided tour and safari, you'll be flying AND driving overland to the various destinations included in your itinerary, enabling you to see more of the countries you are exploring while eliminating unnecessary distances to reach the more remote areas. Relish spectacular scenery where it counts and convenient travel where it is more beneficial.
Some destinations are accessible via the nearest airport. Still, many more off-the-beaten-track outposts require a bit of an adventure to reach - via an overland journey with your guide or a dedicated charter flight into the heart of the Okavango Delta. Delight in diversity when you combine these aspects in your partially guided tour and safari.
The most rewarding experiences in life are often those characterized by balance, which is part of what makes our partially guided tours and safaris so appealing to travelers of all interests. It is possible to experience the best of both worlds - to enjoy an authentic safari, complete with the services of a resident ranger and tracker, and to tour South Africa and Namibia's highlights on a privately guided overland adventure.
Despite the adventure variation, you'll find the transition between each element of the itinerary seamless. Your African Sky guide will expertly steer you through the local highlights of various cities, towns, and breathtaking natural attractions. Before assisting you in catching a flight for the fly-in leg of your adventure, where you'll be entrusted to the capable care of lodge staff.
Inclusions may vary throughout, but at no time will you be left to navigate the experience on your own (save for personal preference, of course). This fact is arguably the most enriching and comprehensive way to travel in Southern Africa, ensuring both enough down and personal time and immersion in the wealth of adventures on offer.
When it comes to the countries and areas included in our partially guided tours, you can really use your imagination. Combining privately guided and fly-in aspects just opens up such a wealth of destinations to choose from, as you are not limited to one single element of travel type. Couple a tour of Cape Town with a safari in the Sabi Sand, or an adventure in the Okavango Delta with a visit to the world wonder of the Victoria Falls - the possibilities are seemingly endless.
Our partially guided tours combine the most appropriate destinations for ease of movement, overall affordability, and maximum enjoyment. Transitioning between countries and areas will feel surprisingly smooth for precisely the above reasons, whether you are bidding the Cape Winelands farewell for the stark Namib Desert or leaving behind the city lights of Joburg for the pristine beaches of Mozambique.