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South Africa’s Best Luxury Tour Operator

Southern Africa Travel has been planning luxury holidays and African safaris for over 39 years. We're the 6-time winner of “South Africa’s Leading Luxury Tour Operator” (World Travel Awards), and our expertise extends from the beautiful beaches of Cape Town right up to the game-packed Serengeti Plains.

Based in Cape Town, our small team of destination experts regularly visit all the lodges and hotels featured on our website. We’ll give you up-to-date, first –hand advice on the best rooms, guides and game viewing in top destinations across Southern and East Africa – all at no extra cost!

Can’t wait to start planning that dream vacation? Then an excellent place to start is our easy-to-navigate map of Africa’s top destinations; this handy collection of our most popular holidays and safaris; or simply hop onto our quick enquiry form, fill in a few details, and one of our experts will get back to you with an itinerary built around your tastes and budget.

If you want to know more about us first, you’ll find plenty of information below and on our page of top reasons to book with Southern Africa Travel


Affiliations

Affiliations

We are an active member of South Africa’s most reputable travel associations. Our affiliations include:

  • South African Tourism Services Association - booking through a SATSA bonded tour operator you know you'll get excellent service as well as financial protection for your pre-safari deposit.
  • International Air Transport Association - being a member of IATA enables us to sell international and / or domestic flight tickets on behalf of all IATA airlines.
  • Cape Town Tourism - we're a member of Cape Town’s official regional tourism organisation.
  • Safari & Tourism Insurance Brokers (SATIB)

Our Services

Our Services

Let us take care of every detail of your holiday plans. Our services include:

  • First-hand recommendations & expert advice
  • Tailor-made safaris & holidays to suit your budget
  • 24/7 support with a destination expert
  • Qualified tour guides (including foreign-language guides)
  • IATA ticketing for international & domestic flights
  • Chauffeur-drive services; air & yacht charters

Traveller Feedback

Traveller Feedback

Take a look at what our travellers have to say about the experience of booking through Southern Africa Travel, as well as their time on safari.

"Just to let you know that we arrived home today after a fabulous trip of a lifetime! Thank you so much for organising the trip for us - all the places we stayed were fantastic & Shamwari exceeded our expectations ( if that's possible) ... " (Martyn & Sally Willetts, UK)

Read our most recent Traveller Feedback & Reviews


Preferred Partners

Preferred Partners

Over the years we've established excellent relationships with Africa’s leading safari brands. These are the big names in Southern and East Africa safaris; brands known for their luxurious accommodation, faultless service and good business ethics.  

Our preferred partners range from stylish hotels to private reserves and remote tented camps. We’ve personally visited each of these properties, and those that didn’t meet our high standards won’t be found on our website – it’s as simple as that!