South Africa boasts an incredibly dazzling diversity of national parks and private game reserves for exceptional safari experiences.
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 a wealth of alternative safari destinations to choose from.
The most popular South Africa 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 both the Addo Elephant National Park and Shamwari Private Game Reserve. The densely wooded Zululand can be experienced on safaris in Hluhluwe and Phinda. The malaria-free areas of northern South Africa, like Madikwe and Welgevonden, have also become increasingly popular safari destinations in recent years.
Our private overland safaris explore South Africa's myriad 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.
Our standard four 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, drinks may often be excluded - but three meals daily and unforgettable safari activities are the norm.
The luxury five 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 are typically scattered across South Africa's private game reserves, like Timbavati, Phinda and Shamwari, as well Botswana's Chobe National Park and Namibia's Etosha National Park.
Our exclusive top-end safaris include the most palatial yet intimate safari lodges in the most remote, beguiling settings. Your full board accommodation will include 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 and we will ensure that all your personal needs are met. 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.
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 and Chobe and the Okavango Delta in Botswana.
Enjoy a luxurious, five star safari adventure that includes three of South Africa's top private game reserves - Sabi Sand, Shamwari and Phinda.
A guided overland safari that includes accommodation in three different Kruger National Park rest camps for a wide range of encounters.
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. This means that you can return for a novel, unique safari experience again and again.
Of all the Southern African countries that 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 it much quicker and easier to reach far-flung safari destinations 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. This in no way makes a South African safari an over-commercialized experience devoid of true wilderness encounters.
The Kruger National Park is home to 147 species of mammals, including the Big Five.
Combine luxury lodgings with the pristine wilderness of the Greater Kruger.
Phinda's contrasting environments make it a most captivating safari destination.
The wildest Cape
Shamwari is located in South Africa's Eastern Cape province.
South Africa is one of the continent's most diverse safari destinations.
Botswana safaris typically include water-based game viewing activities.
Namibia's bewitching desert landscapes make for stunning safari backdrops.
Zambia's stunning national parks include Kafue, Lower Zambezi & South Luangwa.
Zimbabwe is best known for its dramatic view of the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls.
Mozambique is a tropical paradise of warm waters and pristine beaches.