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Best South Africa Safari Tours

Find the perfect Safari adventure in South Africa. There are 199 South Africa safaris to choose from, that range in length from 1 days up to 40 days. The most popular month for these tours is September.

199 South African safari packages with 732 reviews

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  • Start in Johannesburg (1 day): Go on a unique cultural safari through South Africa, admire the beautiful Bushman rock paintings and learn of the Rainbow Nation importance at the Soweto Township of Johannesburg.
  • Kruger safari (2-3 days): Search for the Big 5 gathering at waterholes during the early hours of the morning in the world-famous National Park.
  • Moholoholo wildlife tour (half day): Visit the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center for heart-warming encounters with abandoned and rehabilitated wildlife.
  • Addo elephant safari (1 day): Travel south, relax after the journey and watch herds of elephants socialize at Addo Elephant National Park. On your way south discover the treasures of the Tsitsikamma National Park forests.
  • Garden route safari (1 day): Follow the legendary Garden Route for an intimate encounter with wildlife at the private game reserve of Cango Wildlife Ranch.
  • Big 7 safari at Robben Island (1 day): Climb to the top of the Table Mountain, set sail for the historic Robben Island, or cage dive with great white sharks.
  • Safari at Kgalagadi (1 day): Explore the massive, untouched wilderness of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park and catch a glimpse of rare wildlife such as the oryx, aardwolf, hyena and Kalahari lions while on fascinating game drives.


  • How much does it cost to go on a safari in South Africa? South African safaris range anywhere from US $200 to $12K. Your accommodation type, duration of tour, activities involved and time of travel can make all the difference! Our African safari cost article helps you understand pricing and how to save money on your African safari.
  • What is the best safari in South Africa? Maybe Kruger National Park jumps to mind, but the elephants in Addo and the whales of Hermanus also offer incredible wildlife experiences. We help you out by listing the most popular safaris which are rated by past travellers.
  • What is the best time to visit South Africa for safari? The dry season of Kruger National Park between May to September is the best for wildlife sightings. However, if you want to combine your safari with a Garden Route tour then September to February is a good option too. Read more on when to visit South Africa.
  • Is it safe to travel to South Africa? Like most places, South Africa is a safe country if you take precautions and listen to your tour guide. It also pays to do some research to be prepared for your trip - especially if you're travelling alone to Africa!
  • What clothes to take to safari in South Africa? If you want to dress head-to-toe in khaki, be my guest but despite popular belief it’s not essential for a safari. Neutral colours and breathable clothing are ideal for those game drives. Read more on safari clothes and essentials in our African safari packing list.
  • Is South Africa or Tanzania safari better? Both are home to the incredible Big Five animals but offer completely different experiences! South Africa has lush winelands and strikingly beautiful mountains to hike and Tanzania has ancient tribes and quintessential desert plains.

South Africa Safari Reviews

  • "The 5-day Mzansi Experience was fantastic working like a charm with outstanding accommodation..."
    5-Day Kruger National Park Big 5 Safari & Panorama Route Tour
  • "Amazing experience and guide"
    Pilanesberg Safari & Sun -City Holiday
  • "Living in London, we tend not to see the wildlife one can experience on a safari..."
    Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Big 5 and St. Lucia Wetland Safari
  • "The tour guides and the tour itself were spectacular. The guides did their best to..."
    Kruger Lodge Experience (3 days)
  • "Great tour. Saw a lot in a short time. Lovely guide."
    Garden Route & Addo Group Adventure - 6 Days
  • "It was an arranged tour by Intrepid together with their lodge/private reserve partners...."
    Kruger Lodge Experience