If you’re based in the UK, Europe or America and have always dreamed of visiting Africa and seeing the Big 5 in their natural habitat, now is a great time to do so. The Rand (unfortunately for those of us living in South Africa) is at an all-time low, so it’s certainly worth looking into a five star, luxury safari experience that you will remember for the rest of your life. Here are ten of the best safaris in Southern Africa.
Londolozi is renowned for its highly commendable record in wildlife conservation. It is set on a prioneering eco-tourism reserve in the Sabi Sands region and is without doubt, one of Africa’s finest game lodges. It was recognised as the top hotel in the world by the Conde Nast Traveler’s 2014 Readers’ Choice Award. This is a serious top-of-bucket-list contender. Read more…
For those looking to see the mighty Big 5 as part of a visit to the Garden Route, Shamwari, is your best option. It’s not in a malaria zone, does not need you to book in for more than a couple of days and offers five different accommodation options, from top-end plunge pool suites to more rustic walking safaris and luxury tented camps. Read more…
If you’re looking to explore KWA-Zulu Natal, perhaps with a stop at the magnificent, The Oyster Box, on the way, Phinda is a wonderful option. Just three hours north of Durban’s King Shaka International Airport, you can expect more tropical vegetation but a private reserve absolutely teaming with life. Cheetah, black rhino and more… plus a huge variety of accommodation options. Floor to ceiling glass walls, plunge pools, private butlers and trackers…read more.
Privacy and tranquility are the hallmarks here at Kapama Karula. Set on banks of the Klaserie River, this lodge has been designed to create a sense of peace. Stressed-out? Book in here. You can choose between suites that each have their own heated pool or really absorb an authentic African bushveld experience by staying in the traditional Meru tents. Panoramic views that are literally breath-taking… read more.
Located within the famous private concession of Timbavati Private Game Reserve which adjoins the Kruger National Park, Motswari offers an incomparable position with its vastness and the abundance of game and wildlife. This reserve has been in the hands of the Geiger family for over 40 years, so you can expect something authentic, with heart and soul. This is not for those who are looking for a spa or gym but for a warm welcome and a chance to soak in the huge African landscape. Read more…
The Sabi Sands reserve shares an unfenced border with Kruger National Park and thus offers some of the most spectacular wildlife viewing in the country as well as jar-dropping accommodation. In this region, one of our absolute favourites is Singita Sabi Sands. Recently renovated and just utterly gorgeous, it’s a place you will never, ever want to leave. Head this way to read more about Singita Sabi Sands…
From Leopard Hills Lodge and Richard Branson’s Ulusaba to the ‘out of Africa’ style Selati Camp, there is such choice in this region. Give us a call and we will help you choose the lodge best suited to your needs.
This is without doubt one of the most luxurious safari experiences in South Africa, if not the entire African continent. Set in the Thornybush Private Game Reserve you can expect a landscape of open savannah and a climate that is near perfect all year round. Frequented by the ‘who’s who’ of the world, no expense has been spared in the details and decor at Royal Malewane, all of which has been beautifully executed by owner, Liz Biden. Read more…
Inspired to book one of the best safaris in South Africa and have an experience of a lifetime? Get in touch with us here at Greatest Africa, we would love to help.