Water Buffalo, South Africa

South Africa

With our intent to discover the best of the world’s most intriguing destinations, we leave few rocks unturned. On our South Africa safaris, we visit the cultural melting pot of Durban, travel along the untouched Wild Coast, head inland to view Africa’s iconic wildlife, explore the Garden Route so integral on any South Africa safari tour and discover the treats of cosmopolitan Cape Town. Your South Africa safari experience is custom-crafted to include everything from a world-class leader to first-class accommodations, wine tastings, wildlife excursions, photographic mementos, and more. We’ll travel as world citizens throughout our South Africa safari, getting the most from our adventure every step of the way.

Upcoming South Africa Expeditions

  • Meerkat

    Wild South Africa

    August 26September 11, 2016

    The Rainbow Nation summons with its rich cultural diversity—where one can go on a game-viewing safari and wine tasting in the same day—dramatic Kalahari, otherworldly Stone Age rock art, mystical Table Mountain, and the highest concentrations of wildlife in all of Africa.

Beyond the Destination

Interesting Perspectives from Our Explorations in South Africa

  • On Safari in Rwanda
    Blog Post

    Top Tips on Packing for Safari

    June 15, 2015 | Blog Post

    Before any adventure in the African bush, you have to let go of some baggage. Weight limits on light-aircraft charters vary, but 33 pounds is probably the max. Packing light is the key.

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    Cape Town, South Africa
    Blog Post

    Wild South Africa

    June 9, 2015 | Blog Post

    Why did I decide on the places we’ll be visiting? Well, in the late 1990s I worked on a book about South Africa’s biomes which really brought home the amazing biological diversity of this amazing country of ours.

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    Blog Post

    Introducing South Africa's Cape Floral Kingdom

    June 1, 2015 | Blog Post

    While it’s true that most set their sights on the wilds of South Africa for a chance to sleep under the stars of the Kalahari or search for the Big Five in Timbavati Game Reserve—and who doesn’t want to have a close encounter with a giraffe or hippo?—there are sights and scenery equally as beautiful awaiting in the renowned Cape Floral Kingdom.

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  • Port Elizabeth, South Africa
    Field Report

    South Africa & Namibia by Sea 2012 Field Report

    May 18, 2012 | Field Report

    Monday, March 19, 2012 - Durban, South Africa: The long flights behind us, we arrived in Durban and weretransported to our lovely hotel, the Fairmont Zimbali Lodge. Although tired, many of us explored the hotel and environs before we gathered at the outside bar for pre-dinner cocktails.

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    Ancient rock art
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    David Conrad's History of South Africa

    September 28, 2011 | Blog Post

    If you are anything like me, exploring a country means not only appreciating its aesthetics, but also getting to the core of how its people and culture have shaped its history. And, the amazing part of Zegrahm’s upcoming expedition to South Africa is that we’ll see its rich history come to life.

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    On Safari in Rwanda
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    On Location: News From Overland Adventures

    March 1, 2008 | Blog Post

    Because of the remoteness of our overland adventures, we don’t always hear from our field leaders until a trip is almost concluded. So we eagerly await news and are always excited to hear the details. Since so many land expeditions are happening at this time of year, we thought we’d share some of the enthusiasm expressed by our leaders via phone calls and quick emails to our office...

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More Options for Exploration

At Zegrahm we offer a unique line-up of expeditions each year. Please let us know if you'd like to be notified the next time we add a departure to this region and we will be sure you are the first to know.

Interested in a personalized adventure to this region? Visit our Private Travel page to read about the unique journeys our Private Travel team can create, then request a customized itinerary of your own.