Getting Around South Africa
South Africa covers 1 221 037 square kilometres, so getting around a country this size should be a challenge - but alas, it is not.
Fly, drive, motorbike or get driven; those are just a few of the numerous choices one has when travelling around this fantastic country.
The below options of getting between destinations are by far and away, the most popular that our clientele asks for. Flying is the most popular choice as one gets to spend more time at any given destination. Self-driving between destinations comes in a close second as one gets to experience the South Africa countryside and her people. At the end of the day, it always boils down to what you like when travelling.
Of interest, South Africa ranks No. 10 in the World for the length of her road network - 747 014 km's of roads are on offer for you to explore (if, of course, you have the time).
The Best Ways Of Travelling Around South Africa
- Vehicle Hire
Hiring a vehicle of any shape or description is as easy as 1,2,3. From a cheap to a luxury Mercedes-Benz, from a small run around to a long distance 4x4 or camper van. We at Uyaphi.com have all the right options for you across numerous companies, brands and vehicle types.
- Internal Flights
Whether you are trying to North to South or East to West across this stunning country there is always a flight going in that general direction. Want to go from Cape Town to the Kruger Park or Port Elizabeth to the Madikwe, well that is easy all you have to do is contact us.
- Private Charter Flights
Not keen on catching a flight with hoards of other people, simply keen on a bit of privacy or looking at a destination that is just that little bit too far to drive? Fear not, we have the suppliers who by hook or crook with take you were ever you want to go.
- Private Guides
Hiring a private guide for one's safari is becoming more and more popular as time goes by. A private guide will drive or accompany you for a portion or the entire time whilst in the country all the while offering up historic information and scenic wonders that surround.
- Schedule Safaris
We currently work with approximately 35 safari companies all across the country that cater to everyone's tastes and budgets. These companies run scheduled safari packages ranging from the more budget orientated overland offerings to the creme de la creme in terms of luxury lodging and pricing.
- Private Safaris
A scheduled safari or tour not starting on the dates you have available or you are travelling in a small group? Then why not look at a private safari, the price might not be as high as you think it might be. These safaris are ideal for small groups of families or simply those who like privacy.
- Train Safaris
This is something that we strongly feel that all visitors to South Africa need to partake in, a luxury rail safari. Having down a few times ourselves we can highly recommend a train safari as part and parcel of any trip to this country. Go old school, you will not regret it at all.
- Motorbike Rentals
Motorbike rentals and tours are very popular in South Africa, especially in the summer months. Whether you hire one for a self-drive tour of the entire country or simply hire one when in Cape Town for a few days, the choice is yours. BMW, Honda and Harley-Davidson are most popular.
- Sabi Sand Lodges
The Sabi Sand Reserve lies to the South West of the Greater Kruger Park. Home to some of Africa's most sort after names, Sabi Sabi, Mala Mala, Londolozi and Singita, to mention a few.
All the lodges offered within the Sabi Sand ensure that one gets up close and personal with some of the best wildlife sightings and safari experiences in Africa.
- Timbavati Lodges
Timbavati Reserve lies on the Western boundary of the National Park; the border is unfenced, allowing the wildlife to move freely between the reserve and the national park.
The Timbavati Private Game Reserve is world famous for its wildlife and remoteness, and that is without mentioning the famed white lions.
- Cape Town Game Reserves
Experience the thrill of a "Big 5" safari near Cape Town! With the magnificent Karoo as a backdrop and the unique Fynbos biome, the Western Cape province offers an unforgettable experience for wildlife lovers.
Visitors can spot elephants, rhinos, lions, Buffalo and leopards amongst other wildlife along with some pretty amazing birdlife.
There are several Malaria-free game reserves within a 2-3 hours' drive from Cape Town offering luxury accommodation options with private air charters available at some reserves.
- Shamwari lodges
Shamwari Game Reserve is a premier wildlife and safari destination in the Eastern Cape, home to the famous "Big Five" and numerous other plains game and bird species; this malaria-free game reserve has been recognized for its incredible conservation efforts and luxury lodges.
With miles of untouched wilderness and abundant wildlife, the Shamwari Game Reserve offers visitors an unforgettable experience that will surely be cherished for years to come.
Whether you are looking for adventure or relaxation, Shamwari provides something extraordinary that can not be found anywhere else.
- MalaMala Lodges
MalaMala is the South African safari Industries' original formula for the high-end photographic safari. Today, the MalaMala Reserve is one of the best in the whole of Africa.
In existence ever since 1927, this enormous flourishing stretch of land delivers with the Sabie River in the south is probably the most exciting wildlife encounters this side of the equator.
Four camps can be found offering only the very best.
- Singita Lodges
The Singita lodges within this portfolio have been setting the highest standards in accommodation, conservation, and service for decades while synonymous with all that is the best in the safari industry.
If you are seeking the best of the best, look no further than any one of these luxury Singita lodges in Kruger National Park.