South African safari tours can be enjoyed in variety of different wildlife areas and with a wide range of different accommodation options.
Authentic Big Five viewing
The most popular South African safari tours are the ones that offer an authentic bush experience in a prime Big Five viewing destination. Enjoy botanical walks, delicious traditional cuisine and warm-hearted hospitality alongside luxury accommodation and first-rate game viewing.
The bushveld, ravines, grasslands and wooded hills of the Limpopo Province provide the perfect setting to experience Africa's greatest wild animals - lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino. The adventurous traveller may want to consider Garonga Safari Camp where fashionably exclusive en-suite tents and spectacular bushveld views provide an original South African safari tour experience.
No South African travel itinerary is complete without a trip to the Kruger National Park and the game reserves of the Sabi Sands. Exciting open-vehicle safaris and popular guided bush walks await the discerning traveller at such South African safari tour destinations as the Lukimbi Safari Lodge in the southern region of Kruger National Park.
Safaris with a difference
Those looking for an ocean view and a seaside safari adventure might consider the Grootbos Private Nature Reserve, where coastal walks, seasonal whale-watching, and boat tours to view seals, great white sharks and African penguins are available.
For a different take on the safari adventure combine some of the most spectacular scenery with the glamour of the golden age of rail travel. Rovos Rail offer unforgettable rail expeditions on the most luxurious train in the world. Exciting routes can take the form of a 3-day safari from Pretoria to Durban or even a 9-day golf safari featuring game viewing and sightseeing.
Self-drive safari tours
Self driving is a cost effective and exciting travel solution for more adventurous travellers to South Africa.
At Exclusive Getaways travellers are able to tailor their own self-drive holiday. Our travel experts will match suitable accommodation with an appropriate vehicle as well as offer advice on the best routes to follow, giving holidaymakers the freedom to explore the country’s natural wonders and cultural attractions at a pace that suits their needs.
The Garden Route is perhaps the most spectacular and popular self-drive route and a good choice for those travelling with children. The Garden Route extends from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth, and there are a variety of quaint towns and natural attractions along the way, providing a range of activities to delight every member of the family.
On the eastern side of South Africa, dramatic landscapes and lush greenery typify the Drakensburg of KwaZulu-Natal. Here diverse wildlife meet a rich culture steeped in history, making a meander in the Midlands an ideal break for those who want to get away from it all for a few days.
South Africa is well suited to self-drive safari tours as the country’s good infrastructure and extensive road network allows for easy access for normal sedan vehicles.
The additional freedom and choice offered by a self-drive holiday make it a popular choice for many travelers to South African, although having a well-planned route mapped out in advance, with accommodation already booked and paid for is always recommended.
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Exclusive Getaways in South Africa is a travel consultancy offering bespoke travel packages to clients, and a collection of lavish accommodation establishments throughout the country.