Witness the Big Five

South Africa Big Five Safari


City life meets the bush on this holiday as you spend time in Johannesburg before heading into the wilderness for a three night stay at a game lodge. Explore the vibrant city of Johannesburg, delve into South African history, explore museums and galleries, each with a story to tell. Discover bustling neighbourhoods and lively markets.

Go in search of the Big Five in the Madikwe Game Reserve, a hidden gem near the Botswana border with vast swathes of open plains. A lesser-known reserve it’s regarded as the best conservation area in the country.

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9 Days
From £3069 Per Person

Price includes international return flights from London Heathrow on 14 May 2024. Subject to availability at the time of booking. Please call for details.

South Africa Big Five Safari
From £3069 Per Person

Your Itinerary

  • Day 1
  • Day 2-3
  • Day 4-6
  • Day 7-8
  • Day 9

Day 1 : UK - Johannesburg

Take your overnight flight from the UK to South Africa.

Day 2-3 : Johannesburg

You will be met on arrival at Johannesburg airport and transferred to your hotel for a two night stay on a bed and breakfast basis. Spend today and tomorrow exploring the art galleries and museums or perhaps take a sightseeing tour to see the city in depth and learn about its history and culture.

Your hotel, the award-winning Peech Boutique Hotel, is a boutique property located in the suburb of Melrose opposite James Gray Park and adjacent to the Wanderers International Cricket Stadium. Sixteen elegantly designed and furnished rooms with either a patio or balcony are set in the lush gardens where you’ll also find two swimming pools, ideal for relaxing after a day sightseeing. The Peech has two restaurants: one offering casual contemporary dining, the other a fine dining experience and a patio bar for a relaxing drink.

Day 4-6 : Welgevonden Private Game Reserve

Today you begin the highlight of your trip when you are collected after breakfast and transferred to Clifftop for a three night stay.

Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway is a serene sanctuary amidst spectacular scenery a wildlife retreat of extraordinary beauty and home to a myriad of animal and bird species that call the rocky ravines and rolling wooded mountains of this stunning private reserve home. Precious privacy is interrupted only by the sound of crickets, a tiny gecko scurrying across the deck and the sound of the roaring river a hundred metres below.

During your Stay

All meals are included from arrival to departure, taken at the main lodge.

Morning and afternoon game drives show the true splendour of nature. Using open safari vehicles the game drives are led by highly trained rangers with a vast knowledge of the fauna and flora in the area. Expect to see everything from elephants and rhinos to lions and giraffes during morning game drives. Leopards are a bit more difficult to spot but should you wish to find this well-hidden creature, evening game drives are your best bet.

Day 7-8 : Johannesburg

All good things come to an end and after breakfast you’ll be transferred back to Johannesburg for a final night in South Africa at the Peech Hotel.

Day 9 : Depart Johannesburg - UK

A private transfer will take you to the airport in time to check in for your overnight flight back to the UK, where you arrive on the morning of day 9.


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