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South Africa Safaris

Safaris in South Africa


South Africa is home to over 200 species of mammals; experience the abundant wildlife in all its glory by partaking in a guided bush walk or safari game drive.

Take a walk through the Bush

A walk through South Africa’s bush with an experienced guide helps you truly understand the rhythm of the wilderness and is one of the most sought-after activities that South Africa has to offer. Spend the morning tracking wildlife on a spectacular walking safari in a protected area such as Timbavti Game Reserve and allow the guides to educate you on the overall ecosystem. The reserve is home to an abundance of mammals, reptiles and amphibians, and your chance of encountering the Big Five is high.

Take a game drive through a National Park

To experience the diversity of South Africa’s wildlife, we recommend a game drive through one of the many national parks. Your driver and guide will be in the know for the best locations to observe your favourite animals in their natural habitats. Visit a watering hole and watch the mismatch of animals enjoy a refreshing drink. Home to over 10,000 elephants, 20,000 buffalo and the worlds largest rhino population, Kruger National Park is perhaps the most spectacular location to tick off the Big Five from your Africa checklist. Keep your eyes peeled for giraffe, kudu, springbok, gnu and zebra too.

Relax in a luxurious safari lodge

After a long day outdoors there is nothing more welcoming than a luxurious lodge to round off your day. Enjoy a sundowner with a braai and a beer – or indeed one of South Africa's world-class wines – then relax in the comfort of your luxury tented camp.

A safari tailored to your needs

At Wexas we tailor your holiday to your precise needs. If you're looking to spot a specific animal, we will ensure your itinerary contains locations known for their sightings, or if you'd like to consider something extra special – walking with elephants, perhaps – then we can cater for your ideas. Call or email today to speak to one of our dedicated South Africa travel specialists.

Our top itineraries for South Africa Safaris

Highlights of South Africa

16-day tailor-made self-drive from £2,345 pp incl. flights

This is the ultimate introduction to South Africa. A spectacular drive along the Garden Route's rolling greenery and coastal beauty will see you link Cape Town’s beachside charms with the country’s finest vineyards and whale watching spectacles before ending with an all-inclusive Big Five safari.

KwaZulu-Natal Discovery Self-Drive

10-day tailor-made self-drive from £2,755 pp incl. flights

With KwaZulu-Natal perhaps the most richly diverse of South Africa’s provinces, this spectacular drive takes in everything from the dramatic Drakensberg Mountains and Durban’s beachfront charms to Zulu battlefields and an all-inclusive, Big Five safari.

Cape, Wine, Garden Route & Kruger‬

13-day tailor-made self-drive & safari from £3,430 pp incl. flights

Take in all of South Africa’s premier destinations. You’ll start with one of the world’s greatest road trips, linking Cape Town with stays in luxury hotels and a visit to the Winelands, before ending with an all-inclusive Big Five safari on a private reserve in Kruger.

Cape to Kruger by Rovos Rail

13-day tailor-made journey from £5,425 pp incl. flights

Travel in sheer opulence on the self-styled ‘Most Luxurious Train in the World’ as you swap Cape Town’s beach-framed urban sophistication for a Big Five safari on an all-inclusive private reserve that shares an unfenced border with Kruger National Park.

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Why book with Wexas Travel?

At Wexas, we specialise in bespoke travel experiences. Our itineraries are just samples of what we can arrange, and can be changed depending on your precise needs, finances and ideas by our experienced destination specialists.

Contact one of our consultants on 020 7590 0610 to discuss how we can tailor your holiday.

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