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South Africa

Discover South Africa with Ujuzi African Travel

South Africa is among the largest and most ecologically diverse countries in sub-Saharan Africa, with a dozen different biomes to explore and endemic life that can be found nowhere else. Rainforest on the northeast coast, inland deserts, a rich Mediterranean climate in the south, and even tundra on its southernmost islands give South Africa an unimaginable wealth of wildlife. Cheetahs, leopards, migrating sea turtles, and tropical penguins are among the animals found here. Not to mention that South Africa has more wild plant species than any other African country!

Top Attractions in South Africa

  • Cape Town
  • 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

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 hear firsthand about restoration efforts that brought white rhinos back from near-extinction, then learn rhino-tracking techniques from an expert guide. Your heart will race as you encounter the world’s fastest land predator at a preeminent cheetah refuge. You’ll also explore rare ecosystems, including  Africa’s only dry sand forest and the Cape Floristic Region, home to 6,000 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 birds that are dazzling in their color. 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 the land animals that make South Africa safaris so beloved.

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 join scientists who humanely protect Durban’s beaches from these impressive predators. Encounter plentiful freshwater species such as hippos and crocodiles at iSimangaliso Wetland, Africa’s largest estuarine system.

Finally, enjoy a classic South Africa safari in northern KwaZulu-Natal. The reserves here shelter an abundance of terrestrial wildlife, including lions, African elephants, Cape buffalos, leopards, cheetahs, and the scarce black rhino. Should you miss the ocean, it is only a stone’s throw away. Your guide will be happy to 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. Elephants, lions, leopards, and rhinos are all 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.

Need a little inspiration to get planning? Let these photos whet your appetite for a South Africa safari!

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