The majority of our itineraries are based around Cape Town, Kruger (or the Sabi Sands) and the Garden Route; however there are a number of other parks and areas worthy of consideration. South Africa has a number of private game reserves, ranches, trekking areas and also beach destinations away from the main tourist hotspots. We design holidays throughout the country, so we mention here a few alternatives to the more popular top three.
is a huge private game reserve with a fine selection of big game and some fantastic lodges. Malaria-free, Tswalu is superb for families and in our view one of the best locations in South Africa for authentic safari.
Kwandwe is a 22 000 hectare game reserve two hours’ drive to the north of Port Elizabeth. This is a great malaria free safari option to combine with an itinerary featuring Cape Town and the Garden Route. This is a big 5 game reserve, but is particularly good for viewing the rarer aardwolf and aardvark.
South Africa is arguably at its best when explored off the beaten track - here there is some really beautiful accomodation options, breath-taking wilderness and that real hideaway feeling that will make your South African safari completely one of a kind.