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Safaris in South Africa

By Viator, February 2017

4.5 225 Reviews | Add your review

Heading out on safari in South Africa offers the unique and bucket list-worthy opportunity to spot the Big Five (lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants, and buffalo), as well as giraffes, zebras, wildebeest, and springboks in their natural environments. Accompanied by wildlife experts, these excursions into the wilderness of South Africa present some of the world's best wildlife viewing opportunities.

Kruger National Park
Situated in the northeastern portion of the country, Kruger is one of Africa's largest wildlife reserves, where hundreds of species of mammals and birds make their home. Two times bigger than Yellowstone National Park in the United States, Kruger is home to the Big Five, as well as hippos, hyenas, impalas, giraffes, crocodiles, and dung beetles.

Pilanesberg Nature Reserve
Located just 93 miles (150 km) from Johannesburg, Pilanesberg Nature Reserve (often referred to as Pilanesberg National Park) protects an area surrounding an extinct volcano that might once have been Africa's highest peak. Visitors on safari might spot crocodiles and hippos in the park’s lake, or hyenas, cheetahs, wildebeest, and zebras in the open grasslands and forested gorges. This is considered one of the best spots in South Africa to see rhinos.

Aquila Game Reserve
Located in the Western Cape Province, Aquila Game Reserve is the most convenient option for visitors based in Cape Town to head out on safari. While the private reserve doubles as a resort, it also offers a day trip safari option, where it’s possible to spot the Big Five, as well as a range of other wildlife.

Hluhluwe Game Reserve
The oldest proclaimed nature reserve on the continent, Hluhluwe Game Reserve is also home to the Big Five, including the rare white rhino. More than 80 other species make their home in the park’s broad plains and bush-covered hills.

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Aquila Game Reserve Wildlife Safari from Cape Town, Cape Town, null
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Aquila Game Reserve Wildlife Safari from Cape Town

4 star rating: Recommended 87 Reviews

Visit the incredible Aquila Game Reserve -- the closest game reserve to Cape Town – on this full-day safari tour! With hotel pickup from your central Cape Town ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $222.53
Private Tour: Pilanesberg National Park from Johannesburg, Johannesburg, Safaris
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Private Tour: Pilanesberg National Park from Johannesburg

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 12 Reviews

Spend a full day game viewing in Pilanesberg National Park. You have the option of choosing between an Open Game Viewing vehicle and a closed vehicle. Enjoy ...  Read more

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $168.00
Full-Day Pilanesburg Nature Reserve Tour, Johannesburg, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Full-Day Pilanesburg Nature Reserve Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 8 Reviews

Come and experience the wonders of the Pilanesberg Nature reserve in an open 4x4 Safari vehicle on this 10-hour tour. Have the opportunity to view the big 5 ...  Read more

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $175.47
Wild Life Safari Tour including Private Transfer To and From Aquila Reserve, Cape Town, Safaris
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Wild Life Safari Tour including Private Transfer To and From Aquila Reserve

4 star rating: Recommended 5 Reviews

On our wildlife safari you will have the opportunity to look for the Big 5, these being: lions, buffalos, elephants, rhino, leopards. Keep an eye out for many ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $410.58
Kruger Park Safari: Guided Day Tour from Nelspruit, Kruger National Park, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Kruger Park Safari: Guided Day Tour from Nelspruit

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 9 Reviews

Make the best of your stay in South Africa and embark on the Kruger Park Safari: Guided Day Tour from Nelspruit. You will have the unique opportunity to ...  Read more

Location: Nelspruit, South Africa
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $145.13
Full-Day Kruger Park Open Vehicle Safari from Hazyview, Kruger National Park, Safaris
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Full-Day Kruger Park Open Vehicle Safari from Hazyview

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Get an up close and personal experience with the wildlife of Africa! Embark on one of our full day safari guided tours and observe the animals in their natural ...  Read more

Location: Hazyview, South Africa
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $100.71
Full-Day Kruger Park Safari from Nelspruit, Whiteriver or Hazyview, Kruger National Park, Safaris
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Full-Day Kruger Park Safari from Nelspruit, Whiteriver or Hazyview

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Kruger National Park is unique - a true reflection of the spirit of Africa. Home to the Big 5. Kruger National Park offers an exciting view of the true ...  Read more

Location: Kruger National Park, South Africa
Duration: Flexible

From USD $127.54
2-Day Western Cape Wildlife Game Drive and Route 62 from Cape Town, Cape Town, Safaris
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2-Day Western Cape Wildlife Game Drive and Route 62 from Cape Town

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 28 Reviews

Go wild in the Western Cape on an overnight safari trip from Cape Town!  Travel off the beaten track to interact with wildlife and immerse yourself in the ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $263.87
Private Tour: Kruger National Park Safari from Johannesburg, Johannesburg, Multi-day Tours
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Private Tour: Kruger National Park Safari from Johannesburg

4.5 star rating: Recommended 5 Reviews

This one day tour to Kruger National Park departs from Johannesburg in the early morning. After check-in at Kruger National Park, immediately start your day's ...  Read more

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Duration: 16 hours (approx.)

From USD $293.78
Hluhluwe Game Reserve Safari, Durban, Safaris
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Hluhluwe Game Reserve Safari

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 19 Reviews

Spend a day on safari in the magical Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve on the north coast of KwaZulu-Natal. Located in the heart of Zululand, this huge, well ...  Read more

Location: Durban, South Africa
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $209.34

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