South African Safaris and Luxury Travel

South Africa is a lion, a grape, a flower, a painting and a smile.  It stands out among African nations for its sheer diversity. 

This land of perpetual sunshine offers urban cities and old-world vineyards, spectacular vistas and thrilling big game drives. It is well endowed with natural attributes such as the fynbos, a botanically rich region known as the “Cape Floral Kingdom,” noted for dramatic flowers such as the king protea.  Two mighty oceans collide near the Cape of Good Hope, and great graceful sweeps of coastline stand uncrowded and uncluttered.

Private game reserves hark back to the era when the land was owned by elephant, leopard, impala and zebra. Malaria-free reserves are ideal for families with young children. Indeed, many of the extraordinary boutique hotels, lodges and inns are genuinely family friendly with  specialized programs and activities catering to each family’s interests.

South Africa is also noted for its ancient rock art and cave paintings created by the original San people and dating back millennia.  Ukhahlamba-Drakensberg Park, for example, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is one of just 23 sites worldwide granted this status on the basis of both natural beauty and cultural significance.  It has 500 known sites of San rock art.

South Africa appeals to the travel connoisseur who delights in exceptional cuisine, historic architecture, world renowned wines, luxurious railway journeys and outstanding accommodations.  From jazz and art galleries, to small craft markets with locally produced arts and textiles, to classic game-viewing South African safaris, this is the lovely composition that is South Africa.

  • Navigator Series
  • Enrichment Series
  • President’s Picks
  • Precious Journeys® College Edition
  • New Beginnings Collection
  • 4 to 8 Days
  • 9 to 14 Days
  • 15 to 30 Days
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South Africa Custom Tour

From $750-$3000 per person per day, land only, double occupancy | Days | Navigator Series

 Best Time to Go Most of South Africa is subtropical, with temperatures warmed by ocean on three sides of the…

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A Grand Safari in Africa

From $1600 per person per day, land only, double occupancy | 24 Days | Enrichment Series

Enjoy Cape Town  and the South Africa coastline from a vintage WWII motorcycle sidecar. Venture into Botswana's Makgadikgadi Salt Pans,…

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Southern Africa: Teeth of the Crocodile – Precious Journeys® College Edition

From $800 per person per day, land only, double occupancy | 10 Days | Precious Journeys® College Edition

Walk with local Bushmen to gain insights into their ancient culture. Explore from graffiti art and Apartheid in South Africa,…

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Botswana & South Africa

From $1,200 per person per day, land only, double occupancy | 14 Days |

Participate in a photographic safari with David Murray, Great Plains Wild Studio, that includes a unique project - Facial Recognition Research Project - using cutting edge…

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South Africa, Zimbabwe & Botswana

From $660 per person per day, land only, double occupancy | 10 Days |

Experience magnificent Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, and enjoy the wide range of activities ranging from a cruise on the famous Zambezi River…

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