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
Thoroughly enjoyable - very interesting and varied destination, well organised and a great introduction to SA
Stuart did a great job putting an unusual trip together. The trip was very enjoyable and everything went fine. My wife enjoyed it better than the other trips which were guided trips. She enjoyed the other trips but preferred to have me as the guide. She was able to get some fantastic pictures. Again Stuart thanks very much
Every location was perfect and provided an overall trip that was a combination of all things that we were looking for. I would say it was a trip of a lifetime but I plan to do it again and again with Mahlatini's help!
We were totally in the hands of Caroline at Mahlatini when we booked this trip. She provided us with a magical holiday, superbly organised right down to the meet and greet at Cape Town Airport (Highly Recommended after a 10 hour flight)
The words amazing and awesome are very overused so I will say this, from the moment we stepped off the plane until we returned this morning we had the time of our lives! We did not wish our time away in each of the places and enjoyed it all, although as we expected, the safari was truly mind blowing and I had to pinch myself sometimes to believe I was…
Holiday to South Africa & Zimbabwe
Our favorite trip yet! Didn't want to leave!
Well organised and seamless trip
Holiday to South Africa & Tanzania
The trip was exceptionally organised by Claire. Mahlatini did a great job
Once again, we had a really enjoyable trip to South Africa, with the added pleasure of our first, great visit to Cape Town, complementing our stay at two of &Beyond's excellent properties, on the Phinda private reserve, Kwa-Zulu Natal. Our experiences at the three properties we stayed were mixed but overall we had a really good trip and look forward to our next safari experience!
Fantastic trip and well organised