Destination Hero Image

South African Safari

Photo by Lydia Harper

With stunning private game reserves, great successes of eco-preservation, diverse wildlife and some of the continent’s most sumptuous lodges, South Africa is a home-run luxury-safari destination. The country’s most famous national park is Kruger, the game-rich bushveld in the northeast of the country, followed by Madikwe, known for its semi-arid plains with red soil.

  • Perfect for
    Adventurers | Families | Do Gooders | Romantics | Ultimate Indulgers | Soul Searchers
  • When to go
    December-February | March-May | June-August | September-November
  • Ideal length of stay
    3-5 Nights

Designing Your Journey

Work with Indagare to design the perfect itinerary for an immersive journey. Our travel experts know the destination inside and out, and they can make exclusive recommendations based on your travel needs and preferences.

  • Essential South Africa Safari-LP

    6 Days: Essential South Africa Safari

    Experience the best of safari along with private dinners in the bush and visits to conservation projects. Here is just one example of what our destination experts can create for you.

    • Day 1-2: Kruger National Park

      After transferring from Johannesburg, head to the nearly 5 million-acre Kruger National Park, where you can spot the Big Five. Early mornings and evenings will be spent on safari, while leisurely afternoons are free for pool time, an indulgent massage or a snooze.

    • Day 3-6: Sabi Sands

      A stop in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve—a sub-region of Kruger that is renowned for having a high concentration of leopards and the Big Five—is a must. Guests may also consider time in Madikwe, a popular park with strikingly different topography (semi-arid plains with red soil); and the Kalahari Desert, famously home to meerkat.

Check availability at Indagare-recommended hotels.
Indagare’s Blair West
“The Safari experience in South Africa’s Kruger National Park is unparalleled. There, visitors can get up close and personal with animals: we saw lions snuggling only a few feet from our vehicle; spotted a leopard lounging above us in a tree; and saw a herd of elephants grazing a few yards away. Being so close to these creatures is truly surreal.”
Ready to go and in need of expert trip planning? Contact us today.
Indagare Ambassador Ali Zweben
“I have been lucky enough to travel to Africa twice, and each time my perspective has been expanded and changed for the better. The pure power of nature and the endless landscapes are breathtaking, and the privilege of viewing animals in the wild is profound."

What To Read

Work with Indagare to design the perfect itinerary for an immersive journey. Our travel experts know the destination inside and out, and they can make exclusive recommendations based on your travel needs and preferences.

Check availability at Indagare-recommended hotels.

Become an Indagare Member Today!

Join Indagare sign in

BE IN-THE-KNOW!

Sign up for the latest travel advice, news, tips and more.