On safari

Spotting the Big Five (elephant, leopard, buffalo, lion and rhino) is a highlight of their journey for many travelers, and Southern Africa offers many opportunities to go on safari, either independently with your own rental car / camper or organized with a guide.
Safari with your own car or camper

In many game parks it is possible to drive your own car on the paved and gravel roads. You are your own game ranger!
The national parks of South Africa have an extensive network of roads and camps, but luckily that does not affect nature. There are strict rules, including the speed limit of 40/50 km per hour. The best times for spotting animals are the early morning until around 10 a.m. and the late afternoon.
Please note that if you enter a game reserve on your own, you must pay a conservation fee at the gate.

Safari with guide as a day trip or as a multi-day package
A day long safari through a wildlife park is a dream for many and can be booked as a day trip. Depending on the day’s trip, you will be picked up at your accommodation in the morning or you will meet the guide at the entrance to the park. The safaris are usually carried out in 4×4 safari vehicles with space for 9 people.
Below you will find some examples of organized safari day trips. Look under ‘Travel components’ for the complete overview of one-day and multi-day trips.
You can also book guided safaris as a multi-day package. You stay in an accommodation in the park or near the game park and you participate in game drives with a guide several times. Often meals and sometimes entrance fees are included. The multi-day safaris can be booked including transfers from, for example, Johannesburg, but you can also come to the starting point with your own transport.

Below you will find some examples of multi-day safaris in different parks. Look under ‘Travel components’ for the complete overview of one-day and multi-day trips.

The safaris mentioned are a small selection from our range. Under the heading Excursions you will find the complete overview of one-day and multi-day excursions.

Do you need advice about the safari that suits you best? Our travel consultants are happy to advise you!

Safari with guide during stay at a  lodge
During your stay at a safari lodge in one of the private game reserves, meals and so-called game drives are usually included. A game drive is a 4×4 tour led by a professional ranger and the duration varies per lodge from 1.5 to 3.5 hours.
In many of the private reserves it is even mandatory to drive the ranger in a safari car, a safari with your own car or camper is not allowed here.

The safari experience becomes extra special when you stop for coffee, tea and rusks during the morning game drive and during the afternoon game drive for a sundowner drink.
Note: the addition of a drink during the game drive is not included as standard in all lodges.

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