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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 Attractions in South Africa

  • Cape Town
  • Robben Island
  • Shark Cage Diving
  • Boulder’s Beach
  • Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve
  • The Winelands
  • The Garden Route
  • Kwazulu-Natal
  • The Drakensburg Mountains
  • iSimangaliso Wetland Park
  • Johannesburg
  • Greater Kruger National Park
  • Madikwe Game Reserve
  • Cradle of Humankind

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!

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.

South Africa Penguins

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.

South African Wineries and Wine Tasting

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

10-Day Classic South Africa Safari

This South Africa safari itinerary takes you to the Western Cape and Mpumalanga province, the home of Kruger National Park.

You will spend your first few nights in Cape Town, which will serve as your base as you explore the Western Cape. Ascend Table Mountain, paddle among African penguins near Boulder’s Bay, and indulge your senses at the world-famous wineries of Stellenbosch.

You will then travel to Sabi Sands Game Reserve, which shares a border—and plentiful wildlife—with Kruger National Park. The Big 5 are well-represented, and large family groups of spotted hyenas offer visitors unparalleled opportunities to observe their fascinating behavior. Your final destination, Timbavati Game Reserve near Kruger National Park, is one of only two places in the world where white lions live in the wild. In addition to encountering these rare creatures, you will want to track Timbavati’s endangered (and enchanting) African wild dogs.

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