Your South Africa Travel Experts
"South Africa isn't just beautiful, it is achingly beautiful" wrote Bill Clinton. This "world within one country" boasts some of the world's most breathtaking landscapes, mountain ranges and canyons, wildlife reserves and National parks, tropical forest and deserts, endless beaches, rivers, streams and wetlands, and the iconic Table Mountain in Cape Town.
South Africa is larger than France and Spain combined; the country takes up four percent of the total African continent, spanning 1 219 912 square kilometers (and for more comparatives, 5 times greater than the United Kingdom as well as nearly twice the size of Texas). South Africa has 2 954 kilometers of coastline and a total land border of 4 750 kilometers. The country is situated at the most southern part of Africa, bordered by Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique in the North as well as flanked by the Atlantic Ocean in the West and the warm Indian Ocean in East.
This South Africa Travel guide
is designed to simplify your selection of accommodation as well as activities. Our expert travel consultants are at hand to design custom bespoke itineraries ensuring not only that you get the best value of any destination you seek but also incorporate your preferred activities arranged to maximise your holiday time and minimise the time you waste at airports and transfers.
Safaris in South Africa
You will find in South Africa some of the worlds leading safari camps and lodges, both within national park concession areas and in private reserves. The various lodges routinely win international travel awards from Condè Nast to TripAdvisor. South Africa hosts two iconic destinations: one of the world's largest game reserves, the Kruger National Park, as well as one of the most wonderful and panoramic cities, Cape Town.
An amazing nation endowed with astonishing natural splendour as well as a vibrant cultural history. The country's weather extends from temperate to subtropical; the countryside ranges from semi deserts and dramatic mountains to abundant grasslands as well as forests; its cultural diversity can be found in rural subsistence communities or in cities as sophisticated and cosmopolitan as anywhere in the world.
South Africa Lodges
You can expect to find in South Africa the largest choice of quality accommodation establishments on the African continent. From charming guest houses to select safari lodges and camps and luxurious world class urban hotels. Your choice is further compounded by the fact that you can easily self drive in the country on good quality and safe roads and do not have to fly point to point.
With so much choice, it is easy to be confused. At Uyaphi your South Africa travel agent
, we have an expert team of consultants who will guide and assist you in choosing ideal locations and establishments to suit your personal preferences and finances to fit in a bespoke itinerary. Our team will have personally visited almost everyone of our portfolio to give you information you need to know. For your benefit, all establishments are arranged by region.
Kruger Park Lodges
The Kruger National Park and surrounding Private Reserves are a must for all the visit South Africa. The area supports 150 mammal and 510 bird species as well as some of the finest and most exclusive lodges and safari camps (suitable for most budgets
) found anywhere on the African continent.
The Madikwe Game Reserve comes highly recommended by us here at Uyaphi.com, a "Big 5" reserve that also offers Cheetah and Wild Dog. The Madikwe is Malaria Free
and ideal for families as many of the lodges are child friendly, a superb safari experience awaits all who visit this area.
Cape Town Hotels
Cape Town is unquestionably one of the Worlds hot spots when it comes to cities to visit, up there with Sydney and New York. With Table Mountain being one of the "7 Natural Wonders of the World
" and wine tasting around almost every corner it is no wonder that Cape Town is rated so highly.
The Kingdom of the Zulu, KwaZulu Natal is the melting pot of African, European and Indian cultures in South Africa. A popular holiday destination for holidaymakers from other provinces flocking to its sandy shores and wonderful surf, KwaZulu Natal is South Africa’s busiest local holiday destination.
Garden Route Hotels
Nature has smiled on the Garden Route in South Africa. It is endowed with golden beaches, indigenous forests, lakes, lagoons and meandering rivers. The rugged coastline, marked by a succession of bays, beaches, cliffs, coves and capes, links one beautiful resort to another.
Eastern Cape Lodges
A land of rolling hills, endless sweeps of rocky coves and sandy beaches and towering mountains. Mountain Zebra Park, Addo Elephant Park, Shamwari Game Reserve, Amakhala Game Reserve and Port Elizabeth are some of the many attractions on offer. The region also offers the great benefit of being malaria free.
Rovos Rail Pretoria to Vic Falls
From ZAR 14850.00
; 3 Days / 2 Nights
A 3 day journey on board the famous Rovos Rail (the worlds most luxurious train) from Pretoria to Victoria Falls surrounded by complete luxury.
Lion Sands & Cape Town Safari
From ZAR 28000.00
; 7 Days / 6 Nights
A 7 day travel holiday that takes in two of South Africa's most iconic destinations, namely the "Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve" and "Cape Town".
Singita Ebony & Sweni Safari
From ZAR 39675.00
; 5 Days / 4 Nights
Explore the Sabi Sands and Central Kruger Park on this most luxurious of safaris, whilst staying in two of Africa's most upmarket lodges.