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.

South Africa Safari Reviews

  • We had a wonderful time - the Welgevonden is just a magical place, the undisputed highlight of our 19 days in South Africa, and our lodge was perfect for us too. I am SO emotional when it comes to animals that I am still welling up daily as I think of them all - their incredible markings, textures on skin, coats, eyes and lashes and those ever so slightly discernible noises, e.g. a baby rhino asking for mother’s milk and her obliging. Chris and I will remember our special time in the Welgevonden for many years to come. Thank you for all your help in making it all happen.

    Tailor-made South Africa Safari

    5 out of 5
  • We couldn’t have had a better Destination Specialist than Arabella. She put together the trip I was looking for, did not overpromise anything and was very honest! Her suggestions were on point! Thank you! Furthermore, she was always available and dealt with any request very quickly!

    Tailor-made Zimbabwe & South Africa Safari

    5 out of 5
  • Very good and well-planned itinerary. I had a great time in St Helena and my guides, Anthony and Maria, were great. I enjoyed all my trips around the island and had good interactions with the whale sharks. As for South Africa, I have never seen so many leopards on one trip before! I didn't see a chameleon unfortunately but the leopard overdose made up for that!

    Tailor-made South Africa & St Helena Safari

    5 out of 5
  • Incredible. Don't think we could have done anything to make it better. Oliver's attention to detail was very good and every day we had a new highlight. From our helicopter ride over Victoria Falls and the animal reserve, to our amazing safari camps in Botswana where all our needs were taken care of and we saw every animal possible in those areas, to our winery tours and museums in Cape Town. I've been asked how we will top this trip and I can honestly say I don't know how.

    Tailor-made Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe & South Africa Safari

    5 out of 5
  • Our trip to S. Africa was amazing. Carina our agent did a fantastic job. Everything ran perfectly. We would definitely recommend NWS to our friends and would not hesitate to use NWS to plan another trip for us.

    South Africa, Swaziland & Zimabawe

    5 out of 5
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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.

SAFARI in south Africa WITH EASE

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.


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.

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. 

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