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Private South African Group Safari

Inspirational safari family holiday to South Africa

Explore two of South Africa's most iconic safari regions in total privacy and luxury with your extended family or friend group. Discover the magic of the Greater Kruger region from the Big 5 Sabi Sands Nature Reserve as you all spend 4 nights at the stunning Chitwa House. Run by the wonderful team at Chitwa Chitwa Game Lodge, Chitwa House is a private safari villa where you will set your own pace, spending days exactly as you want.

You will then head to the KwaZulu-Natal region to stay at the beautiful Phinda Homestead, a private safari villa that is unapologetically oppulent. Enjoy your own private team of staff at both properties who are there to ensure every minute of your South African trip is thrilling and relaxing in equal measure, from your own safari ranger and chef. Enjoy totally private facilities at both properties including a game vehicle, pool and spa.

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Day by Day summary

  • Starts - Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Johannesburg OR Tambo International
  • 4 nights - Chitwa House, Sabi Sands, South Africa
  • 4 nights - Phinda Homestead, Phinda Private Game Reserve, South Africa
  • Ends - Transfer to Johannesburg OR Tambo International for your international flight home

At a glance

  • Country Icon South Africa
  • Nights Icon 8 Nights
  • Safari Icon Safari

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Every Mahlatini trip is custom created to your exact travel wishes – no readymade tours or set departures. Get in touch with our experts to start creating your bespoke itinerary.

Guide Price

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Includes flights from JFK
Price per person based on a group of 8
Itinerary Details


Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Johannesburg OR Tambo International

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Day 1 - 5

Arrive into Johannesburg Airport and connect onto your light aircraft flight to the Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve bordering the Kruger Park. A guide will be waiting to take you all to your lodge.

  • 4 nights

Chitwa House
All Inclusive | 2 Bedroom Private House + 2 Suites
South Africa

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Day 5 - 9

Today you will fly from Skukuza airstrip in the Kruger National Park to the Phinda Private Game Reserve in KwaZulu Natal.

  • 4 nights

Phinda Homestead
All Inclusive | 4 Bedroom Villa
South Africa

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Day 9

Fly today from the airstrip directly to Johannesburg Airport where you will catch your international flight home.

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Our trips are unashamedly high-end but always deliver excellent value for money. Our guide price covers the majority of trip costs upfront, on a per person basis, including international flights and all transfers.

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  • Accommodation as specified
  • Meals as specified
  • Drinks (excluding premium brands)
  • All scheduled safari activities offered by the camps or lodges
  • Road transfers as detailed in the itinerary
  • National Parks and conservation entry fees
  • Private safari vehicle
  • Private guide
  • Based on a family of 8 (6 adults and 2 children under 12)
  • Light aircraft transfers as detailed
  • Private chef
  • Carbon-offsetting with One Tree Planted
  • Conservation donation to Save the Rhino
  • Community projects contribution with Uthando
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  • Gratuities
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Additional activities not offered as scheduled by the accommodation
  • Visas and visa fees where relevant
  • Petrol
  • Beverages with the exception of all inclusive hotels
Indulge your passions


This sample trip offers countless adventures and activities to ensure lifetime memories are made. From unforgettable thrills to indulgent relaxation, choose those that appeal most and we will curate your perfect itinerary.

  • Big 5 Safari Icon Big 5 Safari
  • 4 WD Safari Icon 4WD Safari
  • Birdwatching Icon Birdwatching
  • Guided Walking Safari Icon Guided Walking Safari
  • Night Drive Icon Night Drive
  • Ocean Safari Icon Ocean Safari
  • Rhino Tracking Icon Rhino Tracking
  • Conservation Experience Icon Conservation Experience
  • Cultural Experience Icon Cultural Experience
  • Kids Bushcraft Icon Kids Bushcraft
  • Food Experience Icon Food Experiences
  • Photographic Safari Icon Photographic Safari
  • Wellness Spa Icon Wellness/Spa
  • Kids Club Icon Family Activities
  • Photographic Safari Icon Photography
  • Cultural Experience Icon Cultural Excursion
Enriching encounters


Whether you want to tick the Big Five off your bucket list or seek out specific safari species, our expert guides reveal the typical wildlife sightings to expect on this sample trip.

  • Wild Dog
    Wild Dog
  • Zebra
  • Wildebeest
  • White Rhino
    White Rhino
  • Spotted Hyena
    Spotted Hyena
  • Lion
  • Leopard
  • Kudu
  • Elephant
  • Crocodile
  • Cheetah
  • Buffalo
  • Black Rhino
    Black Rhino
  • Southern Giraffe
Sample Itineraries


From majestic wildlife to out of this world natural wonders, cultural melting pots and enchanting beaches, every bespoke Mahlatini journey is thrilling. Unsure where to visit? Whether it’s a bucket-list adventure, a milestone celebration or simply a much-needed escape, experience the joy with this inspiring selection of favorites.

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