Safaris in South Africa
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
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.
Follow in the tracks of kings and presidents with a trip aboard the stunning Blue Train, its 19th-century luxuries linking the beach-clad joys of Cape Town with an all-inclusive Big Five safari. Return from expert-led game drives in a private reserve to four poster beds and gourmet meals.
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.