Our luxury South Africa tours are best-selling for a reason. The country is so diverse that it's like a world rolled into one country, with plenty of experiences to tick off your bucket list.
Of course, a Big 5 safari in Kruger National Park is at the top of everyone’s list. Then there's also the country's Mother City, Cape Town, with rich culture, some of the world’s top restaurants, wine farms, mountains and pristine beaches. Or just one hour away from the city, sip your way through the many award-winning wineries in the Cape Winelands. If you're looking for the ultimate road trip, the verdant Garden Route coastline awaits. And with many more destinations like Johannesburg, KwaZulu-Natal, and more, you can never get bored.
As a year-round destination, with something new to see at every turn, and something for everyone, look no further than our favourite South Africa luxury safari tours.
12 nights |From $9000
6 nights |From $4000
13 nights |From $9200
2 nights |From $1900
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6 nights |From $3800
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12 nights |From $13100
9 nights |From $5000
11 nights |From $12800
At Rhino Africa, we're well known (and loved) for our tailor-made itineraries. This means that we don't just create tours and sell them to everyone and anyone!
Our South Africa luxury safari tours are mere guidelines of top destinations, accommodation and activities. However, when planning your tour, we personalise it to suit your individual needs and preferences – the sky's the limit! Since 2004, we've been planning dream African safaris for our delighted guests, using our first-hand experience to ensure they leave with unforgettable memories of our continent. All our luxury South Africa tours are entirely customisable. Contact one of our Rhino Africa Travel Experts to start planning yours!
We absolutely recommend a Big 5 safari in Kruger National Park. We know all of the most luxurious places to stay in private game reserves, such as Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve for the most exclusive experience. There are also many other safari destinations throughout the country, including malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve in the North West province and private game reserves like Kwandwe in the Eastern Cape. Tswalu Kalahari Reserve's unique red Kalahari landscape is home to rare species such as the pangolin and aardvark for a different kind of safari.
However, as incredible as a safari is, Cape Town awaits. The country's oldest city offers everything from blue flag beaches, hiking in the mountains, fine dining, wine, culture, art, and more. And the nearby Cape Winelands offer even more wines and gourmet food to indulge in! If you visit during winter and spring, the whales are in town, so don't forget to visit the Whale Route!
The good news is that South Africa is a year-round destination. Every season has highlights that make it special, so our rainbow nation really isn't a been-there-done-that destination. You'll want to return again and again to experience it at different times of the year.
With a Mediterranean climate, the weather is relatively moderate. Summer is generally warm with temperatures between 19°C and 29°C (66.2-84.2°F), whereas winter ranges from 6°C to 23°C (42.8-73.4°F).
When it comes to a luxury South African safari, the dry winter months (from May to October) are ideal for spotting wildlife due to the sparse bush and limited water sources. However, when you visit during the wet summer (from November to April), the bush is green and teeming with birds and newborn wildlife!
The best seasons in Cape Town are spring, summer and autumn. You'll want to visit during spring to see the southern right whales off the Whale Coast or the flowers along the West Coast. Summer in Cape Town is a busy time, so if you want to skip the crowds, visit in the shoulder seasons. KwaZulu-Natal can get quite hot and humid in summer, so you might want to visit in winter.
All of our itineraries are tailor-made so that the cost will depend on the duration of the trip, destinations you'll visit, accommodation, transport, and more.
Well, how much time do you have? There's never enough time to explore everything South Africa has to offer!
However, as a guideline, we usually recommend a minimum of three nights for a safari. The same goes for your stay in Cape Town. So if you want to combine the two, you need at least a week to experience the best both destinations have to offer.
Each destination offers plenty of attractions and activities, with new things to see and do around every corner. You'll never regret adding a couple of days to your itinerary!
Wherever you go, you'll get to see different wildlife. South Africa is home to various species, from birdlife to the Big 5, whales, and the rare pangolin.
When you visit Kruger National Park, you'll most likely get to see the Big 5 (rhino, lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard). But there's more to see than just the Big 5! Other animals include zebra, giraffe, cheetah, bushbuck, and more. When you visit during the summer season, the bush is lush, and the migratory birds make their debut. There are also plenty of cute newborn animals during this time! On the other hand, the bush is dry in winter, with wildlife gathering around scattered water sources, making game viewing easier.
In the Eastern Cape and North West, private game reserves are home to endangered species such as African wild dogs. Or, if you want something truly unique, Tswalu Kalahari's distinctive ecosystem offers incredible game viewing, from the rare pangolin and aardvark to meerkats, desert-adapted black rhino, and plenty of antelope such as springbok, red hartebeest, sable, gemsbok, roan, tsessebe, and more.
South Africa's coastline offers excellent whale sightings from June to November every year, particularly around Hermanus, which is known for the best land-based whale sightings in the world.
When you want the best, you travel with the best! And as Africa's Leading Safari Company, we're the best in the biz.
- We offer you a 100% refundable deposit to help you book with confidence.
- South Africa is our home, so we know our country (and the rest of the continent) like an elephant knows its trunk.
- Our Travel Experts have first-hand experience of everything we suggest to you.
- We don't just copy and paste but tailor your itinerary to suit your needs and preferences for the best possible experience.
- We've been named Africa's Leading Safari Company for seven years (and counting!).
South Africa is truly a country filled with natural and cultural treasures, and we know exactly where you need to be for the ultimate adventure. Our expertise, wanderlust, and taste for luxury allows us to create the best South Africa luxury safari tours for you.