South Africa Luxury Holidays & Safaris

Choose a South Africa luxury safari vacation if you want Big 5 game viewing thrills, a wide range of ultra-luxurious accommodation, the benefits of world-famous Winelands and award-winning restaurants, all served in a private, tailor-made tour. South Africa’s luxurious travel offering spans big-game wildlife reserves featuring classic tented camps and exclusive villas fit for royalty, through cosmopolitan city adventures, to beach holidays focused on world-class spas and championship golf courses. There is so much to do and see here that South Africa is truly a destination for travellers of all ages, fitness levels and interests.

A luxury safari tour to South Africa can encompass all the main attractions: Cape Town and its Winelands, the legendary big-game action of the Kruger National Park and its neighbouring private reserves, the lesser-known but malaria-free reserves of the Eastern Cape, and the resort of Sun City with its nearby wildlife attractions – Pilanesberg and Madikwe. Thanks to a superb, tourist-friendly infrastructure, luxury travel in South Africa extends through the whole journey, including private road and air transfers, ultra-luxe rail journeys and privately guided tours and excursions.

In fact, South Africa is an ideal country for a private tailored luxury vacation, which is highly recommended if you:

  • Favour private facilities wherever you stay
  • Enjoy having a flexible daily schedule
  • Value the benefits of a private chef
  • Want to see attractions at your own pace
  • Prefer having private tour guides on activities

We’re South Africa safari experts – browse our sample tours and safaris to see which attractions and destinations most appeal to you, then let us tailor-make a luxury tour itinerary based on your tastes, interests and preferred travel dates.

South Africa Luxury Safaris: Travel Advice

Best South Africa Luxury Tours & Safaris

Family Private Safari Whale Coast & Madikwe

From $193,340 per person sharing
10 days
Morukuru-Ocean-House-swimming-pool-exterior Morukuru-Ocean-House-explore-the-reserve-by-walking Plenty to keep the little ones delighted and creative. Morukuru-Ocean-House-outdoor-dining Morukuru-Ocean-House-whale-watching Morukuru-Ocean-House-Mountain-Biking Saxon-Hotel-Villa-and-Spa Saxon-Hotel-Villas-&-Spa---Terrace

Private villa accommodations throughout. Private chefs & dedicated staff.

Destinations visited
Johannesburg Madikwe South Africa Whale Coast
13 days
The-Clarendon-Bantry-Bay_The-Garden Enjoy world wines in the Cape Winelands. The beauty of the Cape Winelands is indescribable. Farm to table freshness at Babylonstoren. NgalaTentedCamp-Dining-DeckPatio1 NgalaTentedCamp-Exterior-LuxuryRoom A walking safari at Ngala Tented Camp. Phinda_Forest_Lodge_Game-drive

Explore the many wonders of Cape Town. Discover splendid art at a top wine estate.

Destinations visited
Cape Town Cape Winelands Kruger National Park KwaZulu-Natal South Africa
12 days
Exterior-of-Cape_Grace Cape-Grace-Table_Mountain_Luxury_room Cape Town's summers were made for the beach; Camps Bay remains the place to be seen. Dulini-River-Lodge-exterior Dulini-River-Lodge-leopard Dulini-River-Lodge-rhino Benguerra-Island-Castaway-Picnic-View Benguerra-Island-Snorkelling-1024x576

Salute the sunset on Table Mountain. Drink in the beauty of the Cape Winelands.

Destinations visited
Cape Town Kruger National Park Mozambique South Africa
10 days
This safari is a Trip With A Purpose
Safari luxury at Saseka Tented Camp. Enjoy sumptuous cuisine in the African wild. Engage with the local community and their inspiring upliftment projects. The gorgeous bedrooms at Tswalu The Motse. An afternoon game drive sighting. The perfect gathering area after game drives. Wild dog in the Kalahari. Private plunge pools off the rooms.

Search for the Big 5 in Thornybush Game Reserve. Engaging community tour at Nourish Eco Village.

Destinations visited
Kruger National Park South Africa

Honeymoon Cape Town, Kruger & Mauritius

From $15,520 per person sharing
14 days
Explore Cape Town, the 'Mother City'. Ellerman-house_eh_-_signature3 Londolozi Tree Camp. Romantic bush dinner at Londolozi. Londolozi Tree Camp_mike_sutherland Londolozi Tree Camp-lg_walk5 The Oberoi. The Oberoi Beach Resort, Mauritius-scuba-diving 724x426

Luxury hotels & excellent service. Gourmet food & extensive wine lists .

Destinations visited
Cape Town Coast Kruger Private Reserves South Africa
11 days
The Silo Hotel's exterior at golden hour The Silo rooftop pool - swim with a view of Cape Town Sip something delightful at The Willaston Bar at The Silo Room 1 in the Royal Suite Visit the penguins at Boulder Beach in Cape Town Cape Town has an array of beautiful white sandy beaches Cape Town - a nature lover's dream Table Mountain views from The Silo's rooftop

Private vacation villa accommodation throughout. Taste vintages in the Cape Winelands.

Destinations visited
Cape Town Cape Winelands Kruger National Park South Africa