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South Africa Safaris

Breathtaking wildlife experiences

Safaris in South Africa

Introduction

South Africa is world-class when it comes to wildlife spotting, home to over 200 species of mammals – and it's all best experienced with a luxury safari. Everything from guided bush walks to safari game drives are enjoyed alongside stylish lodges that offer the likes of sleeping under the stars, infinity pools and gourmet dining. 

We particularly recommend walks through South Africa’s bush with an experienced guide to truly understand the rhythm of the wilderness. 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 ecosystem. The reserve is home to an abundance of mammals, reptiles and amphibians, and your chance of encountering the Big Five is high.

To experience the diversity of South Africa’s wildlife, game drives through one of the many national parks with your guide will take you to spot your favourite animals in their natural habitats. Home to over 10,000 elephants, 20,000 buffalo and the world's 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.

Then, after a long day outdoors, there is nothing more welcoming than the delights of 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.

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 to 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 £2,530 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 £3,075 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 £3,695 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 £5,965 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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