Best South Africa Safari Tours

There is no better place for a vacation than an African safari in South Africa. With tour packages available to suit all travellers, start in Johannesburg and travel to exciting destinations like Kruger National Park, Cape Town, Karongwe or Blyde River Canyon! Prepare for a safari adventure holiday of a lifetime.

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Full South African Safari Itinerary

  • Start in Johannesburg (1 day): Go on a unique cultural safari through South Africa, admire the beautiful Bushman rock paintings and learn of the Rainbow Nation importance at the Soweto Township of Johannesburg.
  • Kruger safari (2-3 days): Search for the Big 5 gathering at waterholes during the early hours of the morning in the world-famous National Park.
  • Moholoholo wildlife tour (half day): Visit the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center for heart-warming encounters with abandoned and rehabilitated wildlife.
  • Addo elephant safari (1 day): Travel south, relax after the journey and watch herds of elephants socialize at Addo Elephant National Park. On your way south discover the treasures of the Tsitsikamma National Park forests.
  • Garden route safari (1 day): Follow the legendary Garden Route for an intimate encounter with wildlife at the private game reserve of Cango Wildlife Ranch.
  • Big 7 safari at Robben Island (1 day): Climb to the top of the Table Mountain, set sail for the historic Robben Island, or cage dive with great white sharks.
  • Safari at Kgalagadi (1 day): Explore the massive, untouched wilderness of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park and catch a glimpse of rare wildlife such as the oryx, aardwolf, hyena and Kalahari lions while on fascinating game drives.

South Africa Safari Holiday - People ask

  • How much does it cost to go on a safari in South Africa? South African safaris range anywhere from US $200 to $12K. Your accommodation type, duration of tour, activities involved and time of travel can make all the difference! Our African safari cost article helps you understand pricing and how to save money on your African safari.
  • What is the best safari in South Africa? Maybe Kruger National Park jumps to mind, but the elephants in Addo and the whales of Hermanus also offer incredible wildlife experiences. We help you out by listing the most popular safaris which are rated by past travellers.
  • What is the best time to visit South Africa for safari? The dry season of Kruger National Park between May to September is the best for wildlife sightings. However, if you want to combine your safari with a Garden Route tour then September to February is a good option too. Read more on when to visit South Africa.
  • Is it safe to travel to South Africa? Like most places, South Africa is a safe country if you take precautions and listen to your tour guide. It also pays to do some research to be prepared for your trip - especially if you're travelling alone to Africa!
  • What clothes to take to safari in South Africa? If you want to dress head-to-toe in khaki, be my guest but despite popular belief it’s not essential for a safari. Neutral colours and breathable clothing are ideal for those game drives. Read more on safari clothes and essentials in our African safari packing list.
  • Is South Africa or Tanzania safari better? Both are home to the incredible Big Five animals but offer completely different experiences! South Africa has lush winelands and strikingly beautiful mountains to hike and Tanzania has ancient tribes and quintessential desert plains.

South Africa Safari Reviews

  • "The tour guides and the tour itself were spectacular. The guides did their best to..."
    Kruger Lodge Experience (3 days)
  • "The trip was very good, and an experience to remember! If anything, it has only made..."
    Kruger Lodge Experience
  • "It was the best experience!!!"
    Garden Route and Safari
  • "Yes it was really good we seen all the animals the park has to offer in a day and..."
    3-Day Classic Kruger National Park Big 5 Safari
  • "Amazing time with awesome people!!!"
    Garden Route and Addo Adventure
  • "Guide, transport and backpacker single rooms were excellent"
    6-Day Group Garden Route & Addo Adventure Tour