South Africa

Discover South Africa with Ujuzi African Travel

With a dozen different biomes and endemic life seen nowhere else, South Africa is among the largest and most ecologically diverse countries in sub-Saharan Africa. It comprises rainforests, inland deserts, temperate meadows, and even tundra on its southernmost islands. So you can just imagine the variety of wildlife that lives here. Cheetahs, leopards, migrating sea turtles, and tropical penguins are just a few of the animals you may see. Plus, South Africa has more plant species than any other African country!

Top Activities in South Africa

South Africa Safari Itineraries

We offer these sample South Africa itineraries to get your creative juices flowing. For lodgings, choose from your preference of South Africa resorts, secluded lodges, luxury camps, and more. You can also extend your adventure with a visit to Victoria Falls, Botswana, or Mozambique.

Let Ujuzi African Travel serve as your vacation planner to create a custom South Africa safari that suits your dreams!

Two people enjoy drinking wine at a South African winery

Due to the generally warm climate, South Africa’s red grapes get very ripe and produce incredible full-bodied wines. Add a winery visit to any South African travel experience!

10-Day South Africa Wine & Wildlife Safari

On this safari, you’ll experience the best food, fun, and flora of South Africa’s Cape region and also see a huge array of wildlife at Kruger National Park.

You’ll start on the southern coast, where you will ascend Table Mountain, paddle among African penguins near Boulder’s Bay, and indulge your senses at the world-famous wineries of the Cape Winelands. You will then travel to world-famous Kruger National Park and its neighboring reserves to see the Big 5 and other iconic wildlife.

With stays in Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Timbavati Game Reserve, and Kruger National Park, this safari will appeal to cosmopolitan and novice travelers alike. Read more. »

South Africa Kruger National Park - Cheetah running

A cheetah sprints through the grasslands at Kruger National Park, South Africa.

14-Day Best of South Africa Safari

The Big Five—rhinoceros, lion, African elephant, Cape buffalo, and leopard—are only a few of the animals you are likely to see on this conservation-focused South Africa safari.

You will learn how conservationists brought white rhinos back from near-extinction, then track rhinos with an expert guide. Your heart will race as you encounter the world’s fastest land predator at a leading cheetah refuge. You’ll assist with pangolin repopulation efforts in Africa’s only dry sand forest. And you’ll explore the Cape Floristic Region, home to 6,000 rare flowering plants found nowhere else in the world.

Nature walks and game drives—in the Western Cape, Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve, Phinda Private Game Reserve, and Kruger National Park—will acquaint you with a huge variety of stunning African game, local plants, and dazzling birds. The experiences you have in South Africa will inspire you for years to come.

Dozens of African penguins gather on a beach in South Africa

Boulders Beach, near Cape Town, is home to a large colony of African penguins.

14-Day Marine & Land South Africa Itinerary

South Africa’s marine diversity is legendary. Dive in and enjoy the country’s coastal waters to their fullest, then navigate inland for a classical South Africa safari.

Near Capetown, you will snorkel among playful seals and kayak to one of the world’s youngest colonies of African penguins. Experience the thrill of cage-diving amid great white sharks, then meet scientists who humanely protect Durban’s beaches from these top predators. Find plentiful freshwater species such as hippos and crocodiles at iSimangaliso Wetland, Africa’s largest estuarine system.

Finally, enjoy game drives in northern KwaZulu-Natal. The reserves here shelter an abundance of wildlife, including lions, elephants, leopards, cheetahs, and the scarce black rhino. Should you miss the ocean, it is only a stone’s throw away. Your guide can arrange turtle-watching, snorkeling, or scuba diving to round off this safari of your dreams.

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