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South Africa Safaris

South Africa Safaris


Whether you’re a seasoned safari-goer or it’s your first time, South Africa boasts huge wildlife diversity and a wide variety of parks and reserves to suit every budget and style. Looking for something accessible by car? Try Madikwe or the plethora of lodges in the Eastern Cape, popular with families for being malaria-free and easily accessible. Want to get away from it all? Try remote and beautiful Marakele. How about some added culture and history? Try Sanbona or any of the reserves in lush KwaZulu-Natal. Or for the ultimate in world-class guiding and incredible close encounters, head to the iconic Greater Kruger National Park.


Trailfinders is the UK and Ireland's No.1 to South Africa. Almost all of our travel consultants have travelled extensively here, often returning time and time again.

OUR SAFARI HOLIDAYS TO SOUTH AFRICA

Classic Garden Route & Game
15 days / 14 nights
from £1,059
  • Cape Town
  • Stellenbosch
  • Garden Route
  • Eastern Cape Reserves

  • Cape Town, Wine, Game & Whales - Chauffeured Fly Drive
    11 days / 10 nights
    from £1,604
  • Chauffered transfer service between airports and all hotels
  • Sanbona Wildlife Reserve
  • Hermanus

  • Ultimate Tented Kruger Experience
    8 days / 7 nights
    from £1,846
  • Kruger National Park
  • Simbavati Hilltop Lodge

  • Big Cat Kruger
    4 days / 3 nights
    from £1,830

    South Africa - Walking & Wildlife
    15 days / 14 nights
    from £1,999
  • Graskop
  • Letaba Ranch Game Reserve
  • Kruger National Psrk
  • Malolotja National Reserve
  • St Lucia
  • Drakensberg Mountains

  • WHERE TO GO ON SAFARI IN SOUTH AFRICA

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    Eastern Cape Game Reserves
    South Africa’s Eastern Cape provides some of the country’s most accessible game viewing within its malaria-free private game reserves. Each game reserve offers a unique experience and they are all within easy reach of Port Elizabeth airport making the perfect start or finish to a Garden Route fly drive.
    Kruger, Karongwe, Marakele & Madikwe Game Reserves
    Lions, rhino and buffalo cross its open spaces, while leopards laze in acacia trees and herds of elephants scour the bush: this is Big 5 country. Whether you stay at a simple lodge or a luxurious tented camp, thrilling game viewing is the order of the day at these northern game reserves.
    KwaZulu-Natal Game Reserves
    Safaris in this stunningly vast and rural part of the country offers visitors something truly unique. Home to a rich biodiversity of wildlife, traverse across undulating plains and lush mountain scenery with your authentic Zulu guide in search of the Big 5, plus hundreds of bird species, flora and flora, learning about this fascinating culture along the way.

    OUR RECOMMENDED SAFARI CAMPS & LODGES IN SOUTH AFRICA

    Shamwari Riverdene
    Eastern Cape Game Reserves
    from £361
  • Big 5 game viewing
  • River setting
  • Pool
  • Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre
  • Born Free Education Centre
  • Outdoor play area
  • Free wi-fi

  • Pumba Bush Lodge
    Eastern Cape Game Reserves
    from £205
  • Big 5 game viewing
  • Bush setting
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Gym
  • Free wi-fi

  • Karongwe Kuname Lodge
    Karongwe Game Reserve
    from £167
  • Big 5 game viewing
  • Stunning river setting
  • Pool

  • Amakhala Bukela Game Lodge
    Eastern Cape Game Reserves
    from £207
  • Big 5 game viewing
  • Bush walks
  • Valley setting
  • Pool
  • Optional seasonal boat cruise
  • Night drives (payable locally)
  • Free wi-f

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    Cholera
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    20% Discount off immunisations at our London Travel Clinic if you have booked your holiday with Trailfinders.

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    Trailfinders Travel Insurance

    Enjoy comprehensive cover in South Africa Safaris from just £65 for 7 days with our superb value Single Trip Travel Insurance.

    Visa information given is given for British citizens holding a valid UK passport with at least 6 months validity remaining. Immunisation guidelines assume routine UK childhood immunisation has been given and will not apply to all situations. Medical advice should be sought. Your Trailfinders consultant will advise you of the specific visa and immunisation requirements for your trip.

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