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Alternative Wildlife Experiences in South Africa

Alternative Wildlife Experiences in South Africa

If you're a seasoned safari-goer on the lookout for something a little different or an adventurous spirit eager for a twist on the traditional safari, these alternative ideas will set your imagination running wild. While an open-topped jeep may be the classic way to explore the African bush, there are several more unusual safari options that will give you an entirely unique and totally thrilling perspective of Africa.

Advancing slowly through dense bushland, plodding over plains and crossing rivers perched atop a gentle elephant is something quite astounding. It's a surefire way to feel completely immersed in the magic of the bush and an experience that will stick with you forever. Equally, galloping amongst giraffe and rhino on the back of a pure bred Arabian horse is a wonderful way to get a different take on a traditional safari.

However, if elephant safaris or horseback adventures are not your thing, have no fear. There is most definitely an alternative safari out there that ticks all of your personal wish list. How about an expertly guided walking safari into the heart of the bush or a morning game drive en-route to discover ancient Bushman rock art? Or, how about finding a perfectly peaceful spot on a remote craggy escarpment and watching the go down over the grazing wildlife on the plains below? These are all experiences to carry with you for a lifetime.

We've created a number of brilliantly balanced Africa holidays that will treat you to a remarkable twist on the bush. Here's a selection of our favourite alternative safari trips:

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Walking In The African Bushveld

Featured Accommodation

Rhino Plains Camp
Rhino Plains Camp
Kruger National Park
Rhino Walking Safari Sleep Out
Rhino Walking Safari Sleep Out
Kruger National Park
Rhino Post Safari Lodge
Rhino Post Safari Lodge
Kruger National Park

Destination: South Africa.

Discover nature's hidden wonders in a specially tailored 5 night walking safari starting from 'base camps' which are luxury tented accommodation. For a totally unique experience, one of the nights you will walk to a  Sleep Out - an elevated wooden platform 4 metres high in the middle of the bush, where the night will be spent sleeping with the noises of the bush surrounding you.

This is a 5 night itinerary including Kruger National Park.

Based on 3 to 4 Star Accommodation:

  • 2 Nights at Rhino Plains Camp
  • 1 Night at Rhino Walking Safari Sleep Out
  • 2 Nights at Rhino Post Safari Lodge
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Going back to Nature

Featured Accommodation

Montusi Mountain Lodge
Montusi Mountain Lodge
The Drakensberg
Southern Sun Elangeni
Southern Sun Elangeni
Durban
Kosi Forest Lodge
Kosi Forest Lodge
St Lucia Wetland Park
Ghost Mountain Inn
Ghost Mountain Inn
KwaZulu-Natal
Pakamisa Lodge
Pakamisa Lodge
Pakamisa Game Reserve

Destination: South Africa.

Only 10% of international tourists to South Africa choose to explore Kwa-Zulu Natal, making it a true hidden gem in the heart of the Rainbow Nation. If you're looking for a real retreat into a world of unexplored natural beauty and undisturbed peace, this is the perfect 12 night trip for you.

This is a 12 night itinerary including The Drakensberg, Durban, St Lucia Wetland Park, KwaZulu-Natal and Pakamisa Game Reserve.

Based on 4 to 5 Star Accommodation:

  • 3 Nights at Montusi Mountain Lodge
  • 2 Nights at Southern Sun Elangeni
  • 3 Nights at Kosi Forest Lodge
  • 2 Nights at Ghost Mountain Inn
  • 2 Nights at Pakamisa Lodge
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Discover South Africa at a Relaxed Pace

Featured Accommodation

Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel
Cape Cadogan
Cape Town
Mont Rochelle Hotel and Mountain Vineyards
Mont Rochelle
The Cape Winelands
Tilney Manor
Tilney Manor
Sanbona Wildlife Reserve
Views Boutique Hotel & Spa
Views Boutique Hotel
The Garden Route

Destination: South Africa.

South Africa is a huge nation simply screaming to be explored, so it can be tempting to try and pack it all into one trip. However, a rushed itinerary can leave you needing another holiday at the end of your itinerary! This trip does exactly the opposite. Sticking to the Eastern and Western Cape for 12 superb nights, it will give you a real in-depth glimpse of life in the Cape.

This is a 12 night itinerary including Cape Town, The Cape Winelands, Sanbona Wildlife Reserve and The Garden Route.

Based on 4 to 5 Star Accommodation:

  • 3 Nights at Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel
  • 2 Nights at Mont Rochelle Hotel and Mountain Vineyards
  • 3 Nights at Tilney Manor
  • 4 Nights at Views Boutique Hotel & Spa
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Karoo Scenery and Incredible Places

Featured Accommodation

Singa Town Lodge
Singa Town Lodge
Port Elizabeth
Gorah Elephant Camp
Gorah Elephant Camp
Addo Elephant National Park
Samara Karoo Lodge
Samara Karoo Lodge
Samara Private Game Reserve
Rosenhof Country House
Rosenhof Country House
The Klein Karoo
Lanzerac Hotel and Spa
Lanzerac Hotel and Spa
The Cape Winelands
Cape Town
Four Rosmead

Destination: South Africa.

The Karoo Desert is a part of South Africa that many people pass through, but very few take the time to explore in depth. It's a region of fascinating local tradition, delicious food, endless views and thousands of gawky ostriches! This 2 week trip will bring you both the best of the Cape and an unforgettable behind-the-scenes glimpse of the under-explored Karoo.

This is a 14 night itinerary including Port Elizabeth, Addo Elephant National Park, Samara Private Game Reserve, The Klein Karoo, The Cape Winelands and Cape Town.

Based on 4 to 5 Star Accommodation:

  • 2 Nights at Singa Town Lodge
  • 2 Nights at Gorah Elephant Camp
  • 3 Nights at Samara Karoo Lodge
  • 2 Nights at Rosenhof Country House
  • 2 Nights at Lanzerac Hotel and Spa
  • 3 Nights at Four Rosmead Boutique Guest House
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Elephants and Elegance

Featured Accommodation

Casa do Sol Hotel
Casa do Sol Hotel
Hazyview
Camp Jabulani
Camp Jabulani
Kapama Game Reserve
One&Only Cape Town
One&Only Cape Town
Cape Town

Destination: South Africa.

This 10 night trip will whisk you from Kruger to the Cape with a whole host of experiences in between. Meeting elephants, seeing waterfalls and looking down into one of the largest green canyons in the world, and dining at one of Cape Town's finest restaurants are just a snapshot of what you can expect from this holiday.

This is a 10 night itinerary including Hazyview, Kapama Game Reserve and Cape Town.

Based on 4 to 5 Star Accommodation:

  • 3 Nights at Casa do Sol Hotel
  • 3 Nights at Camp Jabulani
  • 4 Nights at One&Only Cape Town
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*Prices are per person and are based on today's exchange rates. Exchange rates are subject to change and are updated daily.

Prices exclude international flights - ask us if you would like to include these.



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