South Africa boasts a dazzling diversity of national parks and private game reserves for exceptional safari experiences. Our Safari offerings in South Africa include private overland safaris accompanied by one of our guides and fly-in safari packages to all the wildlife destinations in the country. Accommodation levels range from national park camps to exclusive top-end lodges. African Sky has been a South African safari expert since 1998.Need Advice?
We highly recommend South Africa as a safari destination. Not only is it home to Southern Africa's most diverse wilderness area - the Kruger National Park - but there are also many alternative safari destinations from which to choose.
The most popular South African safari areas include the Kruger National Park and the private game reserves which form part of it, like the Sabi Sand and the Timbavati. The Eastern Cape also offers exceptional safaris at Addo Elephant National Park and Shamwari Private Game Reserve. Hluhluwe-Imfolozi National Park and Phinda Private Reserve are the primary safari areas in KwaZulu-Natal. The malaria-free regions of northern South Africa, like Madikwe and Welgevonden, have also become increasingly popular safari destinations in recent years.
A wide range of accommodation options exists for people intent on a safari in South Africa. Private overland safaris overnight at basic but comfortable national park camps. On the other end of the spectrum are some of the most luxurious lodges in the world.
Our private overland safaris explore South Africa's numerous national parks in the expert company of an experienced African Sky guide. Accommodations are typically basic but comfortable, offering an affordable alternative for guests with budget constraints. Our most popular overland safaris explore the Kruger National Park, Addo, and Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve.
Personal 4-Star safaris offer fantastic value for money in spectacular wilderness areas, like private concessions within the Kruger National Park and the lesser frequented Greater Kruger game reserves like Balule and Kapama. These safaris are slightly less inclusive - for example, excluded drinks - but three meals daily and special safari activities are the norms.
The luxury 5-Star safaris offered by African Sky harmonize the needs between the desire for sumptuousness and the limits of a more moderate budget. These safari lodges lie scattered across South Africa's private game reserves, like Timbavati, Phinda, and Shamwari, as well as Botswana's Chobe National Park and Namibia's Etosha National Park.
Our exclusive top-end safaris include grand yet intimate safari lodges in the most remote, beguiling settings. Your full board accommodation will consist of all the bells and whistles, from mouth-watering gourmet meals to safari activities like traditional 4x4 game drives and mokoro safaris. Popular destinations include the Sabi Sand, Mala Mala, South Luangwa, and the Okavango Delta.
Have a specific combination of South African safari destinations that you would like to include in your travels? Opt for a tailor-made safari to ensure the package meets your personal needs. When considering your tailor-made safari in South Africa, kindly advise us regarding your ideal duration, preferred budget, and any specific interests that you may have.
Recommended South African Safari itineraries - that have proven popular.
An in-depth exploration of South Africa's major safari areas, including Kruger, Ithala, Hluhluwe-iMfolozi, Addo, and Pilanesberg.
Relish unforgettable safari experiences in South Africa's Sabi Sand, Zimbabwe's Matetsi wilderness, Botswana's Chobe, and the Okavango Delta.
Enjoy a luxurious, 5-Star safari adventure that includes three of South Africa's top private game reserves - Sabi Sand, Shamwari, and Phinda.
Explore three distinctly different regions of the world-renowned Kruger National Park. A private overland safari accompanied by a knowledgeable guide.
This safari package combines two top destinations in Southern Africa - the Kruger National Park and mighty Victoria Falls.
A short safari excursion that departs from and returns to Cape Town. It offers a glimpse of safari in an area of the country not traditionally known for its wildlife experiences.
From the authentically wild two million hectares of the Greater Kruger National Park to Phinda Private Game Reserve's seven unique semi-coastal eco-systems and the red sands of the Kalahari Desert, South Africa's diversity of wilderness areas is incomparable. You can return for a novel, unique safari experience again and again.
Of all the Southern African countries we offer safaris to, South Africa offers the best value for money. Although this is partially due to the weakness of the South African Rand and favorable exchange rates for foreign visitors, meals, accommodation, and transport tend towards the more affordable end of the scale in terms of overall international travel.
South Africa's well-developed infrastructure makes reaching far-flung safari destinations much quicker and easier than in any other African country. Commercial flights are almost always an option, as are overland transfers. This fact invariably reduces the cost of your safari. It does not mean a South African safari is an over-commercialized experience devoid of genuine wilderness encounters.