Tailor-made Safaris in South Africa

South Africa Safaris

South Africa offers superb safari, fantastic value (with current exchange rates) and the unique opportunity to combine your safari with cosmopolitan Cape Town, the exquisite vineyards of the Cape and even whale watching in season. The Greater Kruger area is the big draw, with its superb private conservancies of Sabi Sands and the more down-to-earth Timbavati. Madikwe offers arguably the best malaria free safari in Africa, KwaZulu Natal is best for combining safari with beach, whilst the Eastern Cape Reserves are a fantastic bolt on to a Garden Route road trip.

Our recommendations will depend on your budget and whether you want to combine with Cape Town, The Garden Route or the beach. Everybody has their favourites, and we love camps which combine superb locations with proper safari atmosphere, good levels of comfort and sensible prices such as Nottens Bush Camp and Tanda Tula.

South Africa is particularly well suited to family safaris, with some excellent family friendly safari camps. We have developed a range of safaris specifically with families in mind >.


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Itineraries

Our itineraries are carefully designed by our experienced travel designers based on years of experience and customer feedback. For a custom itinerary tailored to you, please enquire giving as much detail as possible on your brief.

Big five safari in the renowned Hluhluwe Imfolozi National Park, kayaking and wildlife in the magnificent iSimangaliso Wetland Park and luxury beach relaxation at the Oyster Box Hotel

Tailor-made Classic 2 weeks

Adults from $3,135 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Flights are typically an additional $1,120 per person economy class from London

Families from $2,835 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for a family of four (two adults + two children under 12).

Flights are typically an additional $1,120 per person economy class from London

An active holiday around the Cape & Garden route, including a 2 day guided hike, ending with safari experience in the Eastern Cape

Tailor-made Classic 15 days

Adults from $2,378 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Flights are typically an additional $1,120 per person economy class from London

Climb Table Mountain, explore Cape Town and enjoy a walking safari in the only wilderness concession in the Kruger National Park.

Tailor-made Classic 10 days

Adults from $3,729 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Flights are typically an additional $1,291 per person economy class from London

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Accommodation

Sanbona Gondwana Lodge

Sanbona Game Reserve

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 5

- Big Five Safari Lodge
- Family Friendly
- Interconnecting Rooms
- Kids on Safari program

Tilney Manor

Sanbona Game Reserve

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 5

- Historic Luxury Lodge
- 6 Luxury Suites
- Breathtaking Karoo Views
- Big Five Safari

La Cle des Montagnes

Cape Winelands

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Set on a working vineyard
- Short walk from town centre
- Beautifully presented property
- Intimate, welcoming atmosphere
- Great for wine enthusiasts

The Plettenberg

Plettenberg Bay

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Deluxe hotel with panoramic ocean views
- Superb ‘Garden Route’ location
- Two pools, spa, fine dining
- Short walk to beaches and activities

Cape Grace

Cape Town

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 5

- High-end luxury hotel
- Amazing room views
- Central but secluded location
- Great service for all ages

Mount Anderson Ranch

Greater Kruger

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Exclusive-use
- Designed for families
- Horse riding and fly-fishing
- Incredible location in Mt. Anderson

Tswalu - The Motse

Tswalu Kalahari Reserve

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 5

- Huge private game-viewing reserve
- Outstanding services
- Spectacular views of savannah
- Family friendly

Tswalu - Tarkuni

Tswalu Kalahari Reserve

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 5

- Family Friendly
- Incredible location
- Hot air balloon safari
- Great game to spot nearby

What customers are saying after travelling with Tourdust

Average Rating

based on 504 reviews

(5.00/5)

  • Hi Lisa,

    The safari trip was excellent! The stay, the food and the people were all very nice. We were happy to have Ryan and Stanley as our game drive guides they brought us up close to the animals and Ryan gave very good information throughout.

    Would definitely recommend to friends who are interested in safaris :)

    Also, thanks much for your help, particularly keeping the room for my Brother and his wife they’ve enjoyed the safari very much too!

    Best regards,
    Woan Chyi

    MissingWoan Chyi L reviewing Cape Town & Kruger Safari on 16 October 2019

  • We had a fantastic time and all the arrangements worked perfectly.
    We were very impressed with the quality and service levels of all 4 locations visited and it was truly a holiday of a lifetime.
    Thank you to you and to Lisa for giving us this experience.
    Particular highlights for us – really the whole experience, but of particular impact:
    Breathtaking scenery at Cathedral Peak Hotel
    Rhino Ridge game drives incredible, thanks to guide (we had their head guide, Hala, who’s knowledge, enthusiasm, kindness, interaction, ability to spot wildlife was out of this world)
    Luxury of Rhino Ridge (shower, food, views, service)
    Immersion in nature, torch lit meal on last night and beach trip at Kosi Forest Lodge
    Level of service, quality of food throughout

    MissingCatherine F reviewing South Africa Safari, Beach and Wetlands on 04 September 2019

  • We had a fantastic time. Thank you and it went smoothly in the main except for British Airways!

    The trip had the right degree of luxury and relaxation (for me) and adventure (all of us).

    A few points:
    Driving directions to Umlunghi Lodge were slightly wrong. The driving directions should read at the 4th roundabout take the first exit and turn right over the railway. We loved it there. Anton, Bianca and her son and Harriet were very informative and entertaining. The snake talk and handling, night walks and seeing scorpions and the walk in the bush and "bumping" into a giraffe were really special. The kayak trip to Makuzi pan that the lodge organised was good and Tomaz was very informative and kept a respectful distance from the hippos.3 nights was plenty.

    Rhino River Lodge game reserve was incredibly luxurious and we felt very looked after. The lion siting in camp the day we arrived sent an extra frisson of excitement down our spines. It was easy to forget there were predators that could attack us with all that luxury. The staff and guides (Karl) were knowledgeable and invested in their set up. We saw rhinos with baby, cheetahs with young, porcupine, Genet, wildebeast, Impala, Lion with young, buffalo, a puff adder, ostrich, zebra and giraffes. 4 nights was also plenty.
    They all served great food but I felt Ghost Mountain Inn topped the lot. The variety was amazing. We arrived at 10.30 but could not get into our room until 2 ish. The service was not so personal I guess because it is larger (far more than 50 rooms). We had been a bit spoilt at Rhino River! My daughter and I had some treatments at the Spa and loved it. We also went on a large boat trip on Jonzi and had a closer encounter with a large bull hippo and also a hike up Ghost Mountain with Patrick who was very informative and passionate about his people and his country. Isaac the other guide there took us on the boat trip and pointed out the sugar cane harvest on the way. he was very informative also.

    Lastly, Lalaria Lodge was fabulous and we all piled into the surf of the Indian Ocean. There was hardly anyone on the beach. It was "too cold" according to the landlady. The view from her terrace was of the ocean and whales breaching in the distance. I could have sat there all day. She very kindly provided us with a Scrabble board of her own for us to play. We took a Microlight ride from Ballito over the coastline in the hope of seeing whales and dolphins but no luck. If we had stayed longer we might have gone on a boat trip from Durban. We had a meal at a restaurant called Mozambique which was great fun with vast portions, plenty of carbs and fresh seafood!

    The value of the Rand to the Pound was excellent and therefore we felt that we got excellent value which also played a large part!

    MissingKatrina P reviewing South Africa Bush & Beach Safari For Families on 02 September 2019

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