South Africa is one of the most famous safari destinations in Africa and arguably the best place for up close sightings of the Big 5 (lion, leopard, rhino, buffalo and elephant). Choosing South Africa for your safari adventure is perfect if you want to combine your travel time with a relaxing beach break or a culture-filled city break, allowing for a more diverse experience.
South Africa has become a conservation world leader. For well over one hundred years, South Africans have been conserving their wildlife and natural heritage, and this is felt on a South African safari. In fact, the world-renowned Kruger National Park offers a safari experience that ranks with the best in Africa, both in diversity of wildlife, landscapes and level of service.
The accommodation and service on offer in South Africa's safari regions is arguably the best on the continent. The safari destinations are also easily accessed with the sophisticated road network and array of regional airstrips and small airports.
South Africa is one of the few countries in Africa to offer malaria-free reserves, making a South Africa safari the perfect destination for a family safari adventure. Many lodges in South Africa specialise in child-friendly safaris with dedicated children's programmes and family sized accommodation.
Many members of staff at Mahlatini are South African natives and have grown up visiting the game reserves. With this expert, first-hand knowledge our team are pleased to help and advise you on the best choice for your safari.
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Read what our previous clients thought of their South Africa Safari
Holiday to South Africa
The trip was incredible. The recommended Saseka Luxury Tented Camp was everything we dreamed of and more!
Amazing. Just thoroughly blew my expectations out of the water. My travel counselor (Caroline) couldn't have scripted a better safari experience for me. Just outstanding and Mahlatini has ruined me for exploring any other tour operators now that I know have Caroline's guidance and experience to rely upon.
The overall experience was amazing! Everything was well-coordinated and went according to plan. Great game viewing, great accommodation and the transfers between lodges went according to plan. Was very impressed with the meet and greet team - on arrival they helped me sort out a local sim card which was handy. On the last day, they were very helpful in sorting out a few dramas trying to check…
Wonderful welcome. Fantastic & very knowledgeable game guide (Kerri) and generally enjoyed the experience
Excellent! Incredible game sightings and good accommodation.
It was a very enjoyable trip!
A most enjoyable trip.
Exceptional- All details were attended to.
High standard in the bush.
All hotels excellent, perfect recommendations and guidance from Stuart.
Cape Town a little commercial, safe access very much limited to the Waterfront area, but Uber taxis necessary but easily accessible.
Thoroughly enjoyed excellent wine and food in Franschhoek.
Chitwa Safari lodge beyond expectations, excellent staff and lodgings, truly a lifetime experience.