• Cheetah, South Africa

Why South Africa holidays and safaris are truly unique

The sheer size of South Africa alone means the habitat varies from thick coastal forests to dry sandy deserts and everything in between. Although at the very tip of the continent it still shares international borders with six African countries and is nestled between both Atlantic and Indian Oceans.

South Africa’s charms are certainly magnetic and have been so for thousands of years, encompassing historic battlegrounds, cosmopolitan cities and iconic scenery, which makes it one of the world’s most beguiling and popular destinations for exploration.

Charming cities, amazing wildlife, stunning wine and luxury accommodation. South Africa is fantastic for nature lovers, family safaris and honeymooners.

Cape Town and Table Mountain, South Africa

South Africa Highlights

Cape Town and Table Mountains: Explore one of the world’s most enigmatic cities; expect stunning scenery, wonderful restaurants and overwhelming hospitality.

Night Drives: Meet the rarer, nocturnal wildlife species on a night-time adventure.

Walking Safaris: A great way to get up close with the wildlife of Africa.

Lots of Wildlife: Kruger National Park has more wildlife species than anywhere in Africa, and the park itself is about the size of Wales.

Wine and Food: Drink some of the best wines alongside delectable cuisine in the winelands on longest wine route in the world, approximately 1,000km.

Drakensberg, South Africa

Why we like South Africa

Magical accommodation: Throughout South Africa you will find some of the most wonderful safari and city accommodation.

Amazing wildlife: South Africa’s national parks are home to the big cats, the big five, and some of Africa’s most impressive predators.

A fantastic family destination: With malaria free zones, perfectly adapted accommodation, and a great mix of culture and wildlife, South Africa is one of our favourite family safari destinations.

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Safari holidays in South Africa are usually concentrated in private game reserves around the Kruger National Park. These elegant and luxurious lodges offer first class game viewing and with regular ‘Big Five’ sightings you are likely to be on the edge of your seat with awe-inspiring wildlife experiences.  Great infrastructure, regular air connections, superb accommodation, malaria-free zones and a focus on service quality make South Africa perfect for family safaris, as well as a fantastic honeymoon destination.

For further information on when's the best time to go to South Africa, what currency to take to South Africa, is it safe to drink the tap water, contact our Southern Africa specialist who can help you design your perfect safari.

South Africa is essentially very easy to travel, making it a great choice for those looking for some family time, or even a romantic getaway.

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Diverse South Africa

Due to its scenic and cultural diversity, plus some of the best wildlife viewing anywhere in Africa, South Africa has something to offer every type of visitor. Be it wildlife viewing, wine tasting, beach relaxation or cultural interaction, there is something to please all tastes. If your main aim is to swim with penguins on Boulders Beach or walk with lions in the Kruger National Park, we can put you in the right place at the right time to maximise your enjoyment of your South Africa holiday 

You will also experience one of the friendliest and most welcoming nations in Africa and are bound to be greeted with broad smiles everywhere you go.  Generally the weather on the east coast is tropical with hot summers and mild winters with most of the rain falling between October and March. Cape Town, with its enticing mix of modern vibrancy and fascinating history, is almost opposite to this with warm dry summers and cold wet winters, and the areas around the Kruger National Park are generally the same as Durban with less humidity in the air. 

With 11 official languages, South Africa is rich in culture, supporting several tribes including the mighty Zulus of the East Coast.

South Africa Family Safari, Tswalu


South Africa provides an excellent experience for families, from learning bush skills to more adrenaline pumping activities; we’ve outlined some of our favourite family activities below:

  • Visit the ostrich farms on the garden route.
  • Head to De Zeekoe to meet the meerkats.
  • Explore Addo Elephant Park via a self-drive safari or enjoy the hiking trails.
  • Venture through private nature reserves and meet the elephants at Knysna.
  • We can arrange family safaris including accommodation with safari kids clubs so they can learn bush survival techniques, track animals and take part in conservation projects.
  • Enjoy Boulders Beach in Cape Town, home to about 3,000 penguins on their own sandy beach.

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Why book with us

We are destination specialists

Our team of specialists have extensive on-the-ground knowledge and have all lived, guided or explored in great detail the destinations that they sell. They will design your journey around you, at the right place at the right time.

We are wildlife specialists

As a leading specialist operator we have excellent partnerships with naturalists and conservationists. We know our wildlife and do what we can to preserve its natural habitat.

We really care about our destinations

At Natural World Safaris we frequently monitor the social, economic and environmental impact of our travel operations to ensure we are at the forefront of a sustainable and ethical tourism industry. 

Cheetah, South Africa

Your Next Steps

View our South Africa safaris, or talk to one of our specialists for more details on travelling to South Africa. Please note we recommend a budget of from £7,000 / $10,000 USD per person for our style of trip to this destination.