An incredible destination with wonders to discover across the country, from the history of Cape Town to the pleasures of the wine country and the seasonal migrating whales off the rugged coast. In addition to a spellbinding luxury family safari, you can make a difference in disadvantaged communities, such as renovating a day care center, and leave a lasting legacy.
Ways you can help
- Change lives in disadvantaged communities throughout the country
- Experience the diversity and vibrancy of Cape Town
- Be in awe of the views from Table Mountain
- Savor superb wines and enjoy stunning scenery in Stellenbosch and Franschhoek – mecca for foodies too
- Explore Cape Peninsula on bike or foot and kayak with penguins
- Encounter the “Big 5” animals and more on luxury safari
- Delight in the varied scenery of the Garden Route
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The price for a 1 day trip to South Africa costs from $ (£0, €0) per person, staying in 5* luxury accommodation. Flights are excluded, but we can arrange these for you.
River Bend Lodge and Villa - Garden Route
River Bend Lodge and Villa
Located on a private concession adjacent to Addo National Park, this comfortable lodge has 8 rooms plus there is a separate, exclusive use villa that sleeps 8 people. Children of all ages are allowed on game drives, so this is...
Kurland - Garden Route
This classic country house between Plettenberg Bay and Nature's Valley is surrounded by rolling fields with horses, and plays host to regular polo matches over the summer. The atmosphere is down to earth and welcoming and its twelve rooms are...
Gondwana Lodge - Garden Route
The design is that of a thatched homestead, and the twelve oversized suites overlook Bellair Dam as well as the Anysberg Maountains. The lodge runs a well-respected programme for children, so it’s a great place for families. There’s also a...
Kensington place - Cape Town
Kensington Place is a hip boutique hotel, nestled at the foot of Table Mountain, in the desirable Higgovale neighborhood. The V&A Waterfront is a 15-minute drive away. In the summer, you can plunge into the pool and relax on the...
Tswalu Kalahari - Kalahari
The largest private game reserve in South Africa, there are 100,000 hectares to explore. Guest numbers are restricted to 30, so you feel remote and tranquil. The thatched units sit with the peaks of the Koranneberg Mountains as a backdrop,...
Sanbona Lodges - Western Cape
Seated at the foot of the Warmwaterberg Mountain Range in the heart of South Africa's Little Karoo, Sanbona pays tribute to the San people who made this arid environment their home for centuries. Sanbona has an alluring atmosphere of stillness,...
Pafuri River Camp - Sabi Sand Kruger and Timbavati
Pafuri River Camp
Pafuri Camp is situated along the banks of the Luvuvhu River in the far north of Kruger. The remote 24,000 hectare concession is the largest and most biodiverse in Kruger with many species reaching the southernmost extent of their range...
Morukuru Family - Madikwe
This section of land is more exclusive than the rest of Madikwe and you can feel the privacy as you arrive. The two bush villas overlook the banks of the Groot Marico River, and they have multi-level decks under shady...
Leshiba Wilderness - Limpopo
Leshiba Wilderness is a nature and game reserve at the top of Limpopo's Soutpansberg Mountains, South Africa's northernmost range. Leshiba features a mix of indigenous forests and open plains, with dramatic gorges, tumbling waterfalls and amazing views too. You can...
Hamiltons Tented Camp - Sabi Sand Kruger and Timbavati
Hamiltons Tented Camp
This Tented Camp is in the Mluwati concession in Kruger National Park offering you a colonial style safari experience with luxurious tented lodgings - taking you back in time to an era long forgotten. Stay in elegantly appointed luxury en-suite...
Great Fish River Lodge - Eastern Cape
Great Fish River Lodge
This founding lodge in Kwandwe Reserve features a classic-contemporary style of simple elegance that embraces the lodge's splendid setting high up on a steep bank overlooking the Great Fish River. Stone walls, thatch roofs and long wooden walkways bring natural...
Garonga and Little Garonga - Kruger Park
Garonga and Little Garonga
Garonga is an exclusive 12-bed safari camp situated west of Kruger National Park in South Africa’s Limpopo Province. Whilst offering viewing of big game such as lion, elephant and rhino, Garonga promises a more intimate wildlife encounter… the real Africa....
Bushmans Kloof - Western Cape
Located 180 miles (270 kilometres) from Cape Town, Bushmans Kloof is an eco-luxury oasis in a landscape of ancient rock formations. A predator and malaria-free reserve, it is a sanctuary to many endangered species of fauna and flora and is...
Camp Jabulani - Sabi Sand Kruger and Timbavati
Located in its own private reserve, this property promises the Big Five on your doorstep. You are encouraged spot them on elephant back, arranged with their own guides. The camp is sumptuous, especially the refined dining area overlooking a local...
Morukuru Ocean Lodge - Garden Route
Morukuru Ocean Lodge
This exclusive-use villa is in a sublime location inside De Hoop Nature Reserve, in between Hermanus and Mossel Bay. There are four rooms, all with ocean views, plus large dining, indoor and outdoor areas - you are made to feel...
Tintswalo Atlantic - Cape Peninsula and Penguins
Recently damaged by a horrible fire (due to re-open November 2015), nestled at the base of Chapman’s Peak, overlooking the Cape’s iconic Sentinel, lies the terrific Tintswalo Atlantic. Quiet charm exudes everywhere, from the moment you are welcomed in. With the ocean...
Sarili Lodge – Shamwari - Eastern Cape
Sarili Lodge – Shamwari
Despite its popularity, you'll hardly see anyone on your stay in Shamwari Reserve, apart from the other guests in your lodge, your ranger and your lodge's staff. Its not just the exclusivity and privacy that makes Shamwari so popular. It is,...
Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge - Sabi Sand Kruger and Timbavati
Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge
On the border of South Africa and Mozambique and in the heart of the Kruger National Park, this is a next generation luxury camp. Ingenious design means that even just arriving to check in is a sensory adventure, and the...
Grootbos - Hermanus
An eco-luxury gem nestled in between whale watching capital Hermanus and Great White Shark capital, with separate divisions for families and couples, as well as a deluxe 6-room villa with breathtaking views for (extended) families or small groups. The owners...
Ecca Lodge - Eastern Cape
Kwandwe Ecca Lodge is a small, 6 suite modern safari lodge which has been designed to be luxurious and family-friendly. It is located on rolling hills within Kwandwe Game Reserve, one of the best reserves in the Eastern Cape. The suites...
Did you know
South Africa is crammed with natural beauty, culture and wildlife. South Africa is Africa’s wealthiest country with good infrastructure, but there’s still plenty of poverty. South Africa was the first African country to host the FIFA World Cup, in 2010.
The best time to see wildlife is May – September. Best time to visit Cape Town and Western SA is October – March; best time to visit the North and Eastern SA, is May – October.
Kruger National Park is Africa’s oldest established wildlife park (1898) and offers one of the best safari experiences in Africa. It boasts the highest variety of wildlife in Africa which includes the “Big Five”, hippos, crocodiles, giraffe, cheetah and much more.
Blyde River Canyon is the third largest canyon in the world – and the largest green one. The Grand Canyon in the U.S. is the biggest, and the Fish River Canyon in Namibia the second, but both are very dry.
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Jennifer Holt, UK