South Africa is one of our all-time destinations, and for good reason. It's home to world-famous wildlife viewing in Kruger National Park and bustling culture in Cape Town. When you combine the two, you get a truly out-of-this-world African experience.
Home to some of our most stunning base camps, South Africa is a special destination for us at Outside GO. Our president Sandy Cunningham grew up there, and anyone lucky enough to chat with her on the phone will pick up on her wonderful South African accent immediately! But even if we didn't have a past on the southernmost point of Africa, it would remain a favorite bucket list destination for our travelers of all types. Families rave about their experiences on safari, couples can't wait to honeymoon in the romantic treehouses of Lion Sands, and friends take on the winelands outside of Cape Town. Our favorite way to see the country? Taking the time to do it all.
Every trip we plan is fully customizable, but we have three stunning South African safaris that are not to be missed. Take 11 days to immerse yourself in our Ultimate Family Safari, Honeymoon Safari, or Horns of Africa trip. Each focuses on a unique aspect of the country, whether it's spotting rhinos on a walking safari or seeing the sights on Kloof Street in the beating heart of Cape Town.
"South Africa never leaves one indifferent. Its history, its population, its landscapes and cultures - all speak to the visitor, to the student, to the friend of Africa.”
- Tariq Ramadan
SAFARI IN SOUTH AFRICA
South Africa is one of the most popular countries in all of Africa. This place has it all, from unbeatable safari experiences to sensations and exclusive outposts.
from $8,995 pp 11 Days/10 Nights $817/Day
In this 11-day itinerary, we pull out all the stops to grant you the trip of your dreams. Bring along your sweetheart or partner of 25 years. This is the ultimate trip for two in Southern Africa.
from $10,695 pp 11 Days/10 Nights $970/Day
SOUTH AFRICA, AFRICA
On this ultimate South African rhino safari, we’ll become committed foot soldiers in the war against poaching— and help fund the work of dedicated conservationists all over the country.
from $4,995 pp 11 Days/10 Nights $455/Day
BASE CAMPS IN SOUTH AFRICA
WATERBERG MOUNTAINS, SOUTH AFRICA
Leobo Private Reserve is a departure from the normal tented safari circuit. Located on a private 20,000-acre estate in the Waterberg Mountains three hours north of Johannesburg, the property itself is a private home that has just recently opened to guests part time.
SABI SAND GAME RESERVE, SOUTH AFRICA
Our quest for the ultimate stargazing camps begins in South Africa at Lion Sands Private Game Reserve and its three perfectly positioned, architecturally inspiring treehouses.
MADIKWE GAME RESERVE, SOUTH AFRICA
Molori Safari Lodge borrows its name from the Setswana word meaning "to dream." You would have a difficult time finding a word that better captures the essence of the place.
The Villa Santorini on the coast of Mozambique isn’t just one of our favorite destinations because of its beautiful architecture.
KRUGER NATIONAL PARK, SOUTH AFRICA
The design-forward Lebombo Lodge is an incredible destination for anyone hoping to experience the magic of South Africa’s Kruger National Park.
TIMBAVATI GAME RESERVE, SOUTH AFRICA
Tanda Tula - to love the quiet. Here in the heart of Timbavati, one of the largest and most famous private game reserves in the world, you will come face to face with nature as it always was, with not a fence in sight to inhibit your freedom.
CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
The Silo Hotel is Cape Town’s newest and most artistically striking boutique hotel.
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