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
Fantastic trip and well organised
This trip was life changing! We really appreciate it that Mahlatini and Steve made this dream come true for us. Thank you.
Holiday to Mozambique & South Africa
From start to finish everything that was arranged for us went like clockwork - no hitches whatsoever. We were met at the airport, guided through customs/baggage collection and introduced to our driver who took us to the Peech hotel safely. Next day our flight to Vilankulos was without hitch - we sailed through immigration and onto the helicopter flight to Bebguerra island which was amazing in itself. Azura was fantastic…
All our flights and transfers went well.
Superb organisation every detail attended to by Caroline
We had the most amazing trip! Nikki was super helpful with recommendations and planning. From the transportation to and from the airport to our stay at the lodge, we were so relaxed and couldn't have asked for a better experience.
We enjoyed the trip very much. It is our third experience with Mahlatini and we were very pleased with the arrangements.
It was a phenomenal trip. I don't know if and when I'll have another one quite like it.
We had a fabulous trip, one of our best holidays ever!
Holiday to Seychelles & South Africa
We very much enjoyed our trip. The facilities and activities met all of our expectations.