Go Wild in South Africa

Experts to South Africa since 1996

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There's so much to see in South Africa. From the breathtaking Kruger National Park to pristine coastlines and spectacular mountains.

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Explore South Africa

At the Southernmost tip of the African continent, South Africa offers diverse wildlife and cultural experiences. From spectacular coastlines defined by the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, over breath taking mountains to the numerous National Parks and private game reserves abundant with wildlife to the history and traditions of its multicultural inhabitants, this is a country filled with hidden gems waiting to be explored.

Go Wild For the Big Five

Lion at Kruger National Park

South Africa is known for its beautiful wildlife and more specifically the magnificent big five. Lions, leopards, elephants, buffalo, and rhinos are all members of the big five and seeing them all on a safari trip is the goal for travellers to South Africa. All fascinating and beautiful in their own way, they were initially named so for being the five most dangerous and prestigious animals in Africa to hunt on foot but today, they are mostly associated with safaris.

Go Wild for Epic Self-Drives

Garden Route

From cultural Cape Town to sampling the wine of the Winelands and the views from the Garden Route, driving along the southern coast of South Africa is a must do. The Garden Route occupies a 300km stretch of this coastline allowing for one of the most scenic drives in the world passing mountain peaks, indigenous forests, lagoons and lakes. Self-drive in South Africa is possible all year round, although the most popular time is January to March when the weather is at its best and the rain is unlikely.

Go Wild for Renowned Wineries


Experience the world-class wines produced in the fertile soils of South Africa’s many wine regions. Wine lovers are spoilt for choice with a concentration of wineries occupying the regions with vineyards and cellar doors. The Stellenbosch region is world-renowned for its award-winning wineries and each wine showcasing unique characteristics based on climate and geography. The Paarl wine region is one of the oldest with Dutch settlers planting vineyards back in 1689, it has flourished thanks to the variations of soil types found on the mountain slopes, valleys, and hillsides.

Go Wild for the Scenic Outdoors

With its vast landscapes, South Africa is a multitude of geographical wonders. From a visit to Kruger National Park, one of the largest game reserves in South Africa to Cape Town, one of South Africa’s biggest cosmopolitan and vibrant cities. From the staggering heights of Table Mountain to the dramatic stretch of coastline, it’s no wonder that it is such a hotspot for visitors. Location is everything and Cape Town is no exception, there is something for everyone, from the penguins down at Boulders beach, to whale sightings taking place as close as the harbour. 

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South Africa brochure

Our South Africa brochure is packed with an inspirational range of itineraries, from 11 incredible guided tours, 9 spectacular self-drives, 11 world-renowned lodges and reserves, 4 luxurious rail journey and a range of carefully handpicked hotel and sightseeing options.

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