Some of the finest safari experiences on earth are in South Africa.
Discover the parks, explore the upscale safari lodges and feel the thrill of seeing the big 5 on your South Africa safari!
Recommended accommodation for your South Africa safari:
!Xaus Lodge, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park - !Xaus Lodge provides rustic-style accommodation with a touch of luxury in one of the most remote locations on earth !Xaus is really different! The 12 well appointed and air conditioned chalets are set in a remote corner of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. The park spans both South Africa and Botswana. The lounge and dining area […] Amakhosi Lodge, Mkuze River, Northern Zululand - Amakhosi Lodge translates from Zulu as ‘The Palace of the Kings’ which is an apt description for this romantic hideaway Amakhosi Lodge is in the Amazulu Game Reserve. Here you will find the Big Five. These include Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Buffalo, Rhinoceros but you will also see Hippo, Crocodile, Antelope and 400 bird species. This small, select […] Ants Hill Bush Houses, Waterberg, Limpopo - Ants Hill is a truly different experience where you are able to experience living in your ‘own’ cottage in the African Bush As well as the main Ants Hill lodge house there are four cottages providing a home from home…in the bush. The cottages are at your complete disposal together with the staff, resident chef and ranger. Guides […] Blyde River Canyon Lodge, Hoedspruit - Blyde River Canyon Lodge is one of the most romantic locations in South Africa Blyde River Canyon Lodge is a pretty, 7 roomed thatched lodge. The lodge is situated near the town of Hoedspruit in the ‘state’ of Mpumalanga, east of Johannesburg. Accommodation is clean, simple and comfortable. The rooms and bathrooms are fairly basic […] Elephant House, Addo National Park - Elephant House is a charming retreat close to the Addo National Park Elephant House has a very African feel. The seven rooms are arranged around a courtyard and are thatched with deep verandas; there is also a separate cottage. The rooms are simply, but effectively decorated to a very high standard and they are larger than […] Etali Safari Lodge, Madikwe Game Reserve - Etali Safari Lodge is the perfect combination of Animals, Romance & the African Bush. We regard Etali as one of the best Safari Lodges that we have stayed at. A combination of peerless accommodation, excellent food (not always present at even some of the most expensive safari lodges), wonderful ambiance and superb game viewing. Above […] Ghost Mountain Inn, Mkuze, Northern Zululand - Ghost Mountain Inn is a great inexpensive alternative to staying at a private game reserve Ghost Mountain Inn is an old established, family run inn is situated in a particularly attractive part of Zululand. The hotel is in the little town of Mkuze with views of the almost mystical Ghost Mountain (inspiring many legends among […] Gorah Elephant Camp, Addo Elephant National Park - Gorah provides ultimate luxury in the African Bush where you can wake up to the sound of a lion’s roar Gorah is part of the Hunter’s, Tsala group of Hotels. If you are looking for ultimate luxury, and a price that reflects this, then Gorah is the place for you. The location can’t be bettered. It […] Highgrove Country House Lodge, White River / Hazyview, Mpumalanga - A beautiful location especially when the jacaranda trees are blooming For clients looking from an ‘away from it all’ experience in total luxury, Highgrove is definitely worth a visit. Set in its own parkland the 10 suites are beautifully decorated with the style you would expect from leading hotels. You are ensured a friendly welcome […] Isandlwana Lodge, Isandlwana, Battlefields - Isandlwana Lodge is a magical, thatched lodge overlooking the site of one of Britain’s worst military disasters Isandlwana Lodge will provide you with a magical experience at one of the most moving and inspiring locations overlooking the battlefield of Isandlwana which marks one of the worst military defeats ever inflicted on the British Army by […] Ivory Tree Game Lodge, Pilanesberg, North West Province - Malaria free reserve conveniently located 2 1/2 hours’ drive from Johannesburg Airport this is an option for clients on a budget or with time constraints Although a large lodge with 60 rooms the management succeed in retaining a personal feel. Accommodation is in individual thatched huts many overlooking the bush. We liked the type of […] Jatinga, White River - Colonial charm with 5 star luxury Jatinga Country Lodge is renowned for its charm, tranquillity and fine dining. The lodge, which boasts a 5-star grading from the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa, has 13 Superior rooms and four magnificent Luxury suites all of which are decorated in different styles – Victorian, Colonial, Provencal, French Country, […] Jembisa Bush House, Waterberg. Limpopo - Jembisa is a gem set in the non-malarial African Bush with your own chef, wine butler and game ranger Jembisa is perfect for families wanting to try something completely different or couples traveling together. Jembisa offers, in our view, a unique experience. Your family or friends will occupy the house which has been set up […] Jock Safari Lodge, Southern Kruger Park - A rare private safari lodge in the Kruger Park, Note that malaria precautions are required for this location We regard this as one of the best-kept secrets of the Kruger Park. One of the original private concessions in the Kruger Park, this lodge has been extensively refurbished and is now part of the Shamwari Dubai […] Kariega Private Game Reserve,Nr. Kenton-on-Sea - A great option for families seeking a safari This is a perfect safari location for families. Accommodation is in three lodges. The largest, Main Lodge, has log cabin style accommodation with large central dining facility and boma (open fenced area for wonderful evening meals around a log fire) and a great infinity pool looking over […] Lalibela Private Game Reserve, Near Addo, Eastern Cape - Lalibela has been one of the most consistent private game reserves in The Eastern Cape – a firm favourite! Lalibela is close to Shamwari and the Addo National Park. The reserve is under new management and as of June 2017 will be undergoing extensive renovations. The accommodation promises to provide you with a real ‘African’ feel. […] Londolozi, Sabi Sands - Ultimate luxury in the African Bush Londolozi has the deserved reputation as being one of the best and most luxurious of all the lodges in South Africa. The property is divided into four separate ‘lodges’, each with their own character. These are Founders Camp, Pioneer Camp, Battleur Camp and Tree Camp. Game drives are into […] Makakatana Bay Lodge, St. Lucia - A stunning location in a romantic lodge in a World Heritage Site Clients who have spent time at Makakatana often wish they had stayed longer. Although rated 4 star by the South African Tourist Grading Authority, the lodge has a number of luxurious rooms in individual ‘huts’ set among the trees over looking the southernmost […] Notten’s Bush Camp, Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve - A firm favourite in one of the best locations for game viewing Set within the heart of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Notten’s Bush Camp is an exclusively intimate retreat. The Lodge has been run by the Notten family for the past 30 years and is alive with the heart and soul of Africa. This […] Pakamisa Private Game Reserve, Pongola, Northern Zululand - Pakamisa is a horse lover’s paradise on a beautiful nature reserve Pakamisa is set in the pristine wilderness of northern Zululand. The lodge offers exceptional comfort. Accommodation is in 8 luxurious safari suites complete with lounge and veranda – each with sweeping views over the beautiful surround countryside. The large pool is beautifully positioned overlooking the […] Palace of the Lost City, Sun City - Las Vegas meets Disneyworld in the African Bush This remarkable hotel offers the ultimate in extravagance. The hotel is a large international style hotel yet retaining unique African touches – although to some this may seem rather ‘over the top’. It is very Disneyesque in concept and construction so you will be promised a stay […] River Bend Country Lodge, Addo National Park - Great accommodation close to The Addo National Park As a place to stay, now within the borders of the recently enlarged Addo National Park, and be pampered this small hotel of just 8 luxury suites offers their guests a calm and relaxed environment. The hotel’s rooms are exquisitely decorated and are in bungalows set around a […] Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge, Sabi Sands - Ecological opulence in the African Bush Minimalist opulence probably best describes the accommodation experience at Earth Lodge. This is also reflected in the price for staying here. The entire location has been designed to be almost obscured from the surrounding bush cleverly using a combination of natural materials in the building process. Each of the 13 suites […] Sabi Sabi Selati Lodge, Sabi Sands - Hark back to a bygone age of colonial exploration in the bush This contrasts with Earth Lodge with a style that harks back to the early days of exploration in the bush. The name evokes the pioneers who built the Selati Railway line to Mozambique to service the early gold rush. The accommodation is in […] Shamwari Private Game Reserve, Near Addo - Very popular non malarial safari with international tourists This was established as one of the first private reserves near Addo and has grown over the last few years to include a number of very individualistic camps – including one with luxury tents. The accommodation is a very high standard and includes the larger, exclusive Longlee […] Thanda Private Game Reserve, Elephant Coast - One of the great Private Game Reserves of KwaZulu-Natal Thanda has 9 luxury bush villas each with their own lounge, boma and, heated, splash pool. The bathroom features indoor and outdoor showers. In addition to an exclusive villa, there are also 16 luxurious tents with sweeping views of the reserve. These enable guests to get even closer […] The Sands, St. Francis Bay, Eastern Cape - The Sands is an exclusive beach-side boutique hotel set alongside a pristine beach The Sands is perfect for couples seeking a retreat close to the beach with the soothing sounds of the Indian Ocean. There are five luxury suites and one honeymoon suite. All have sea views, a private deck overlooking the beach, a jacuzzi […] White Elephant Safari Lodge, Pongola, Northern Zululand - A real back to nature experience in the African Bush in Northern Zululand White Elephant Lodge offers safari with a difference. Accommodation in the Safari Lodge is in 8 luxurious safari tents. These are well equipped with beautiful bathrooms, private, outdoor canvas shower, private veranda and personal bar. Exquisite white percale bed linen completes the […] Zululand Tree Lodge, Hluhluwe National Park - Unique, rustic, thatched hut accommodation set in a forest of fever trees The accommodation is in 20 thatched huts on stilts set among the trees. The rooms are fairly rustic with comfortable rooms and simple bathrooms with showers. Prices are all inclusive including a morning game drive in the Hluhluwe Game Reserve and an afternoon game […] Zuurberg Mountain Village - An old favourite dating back 160 years with charming accommodation For the slightly more adventurous, this is paradise, 25 kms along a good dirt road. This historic inn was first established at the summit of the Zuurberg Pass in 1850 and has recently been refurbished to a good standard. Accommodation is partly in the Manor […]