TOURS TO SOUTH AFRICA, BOTSWANA, ZAMBIA, ZIMBABWE, NAMIBIA, LESOTO, SWAZILAND, MOZAMBIK
TOURS TO SOUTH AFRICA AND COUNTRIES OF THE REGION

It is hardly possible to find a country similar to South Africa. An amazing story, amazing nature, and a high level of development make this country unique on the African continent. Two oceans, savannah, mountains, desert, vineyards, penguins and seals, rainforests, rhythms of African drums and De Beers diamonds - all this you will find in one country. In the constellation of countries in the South African region - South Africa is truly the most important diamond. It is the most developed country in Africa. South Africa is famous for its favorable climate. In the Cape Town area, Mediterranean moods prevail, in the Durban area there is more humidity, in the Kruger area of ​​the park and Johannesburg the air is more transparent, this is because of the height. A huge number of hotels, gorgeous roads and first-class tourist infrastructure make this country convenient and attractive to visit.

W hen visiting South Africa, many try to see the maximum in this region, so half of the tours include visits to neighboring countries, such as: - Zambia and Zimbabwe, where Victoria Falls is located, - Botswana, where such unique reserves are interesting as: Chobe Park and the Okavango River Delta - Mauritius, Mozambique, where you can relax on the beaches with comfort (since the coastline of South Africa is very much washed by the waves). Further information on hotel excursions for each listed South African region can be found.

What to see

News, events, special offers

Want to go to Africa, interesting, but cheaper? Then the tours on the tracks that is necessary! Organized travel in an international group on specially equipped tracks will allow you to see much more than in standard tours.

SAFARI IN SOUTH AFRICA AND BEACH HOLIDAY IN MOZAMBIQUE

Bazaruto

Realize your dream to get to the paradise island of the Bazaruto archipelago, where you will feel yourself away from all problems. Relaxing in Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort & Spa, you will completely dissolve in the dazzling beauty of untouched nature and the ocean, in the pacifying rhythm of island life and get an unforgettable experience.
Discover the rich underwater world of the ocean by going diving, during which you can see giant sea turtles, rare manatees and whales. Test your strengths in deep sea fishing.

Machangulo

Unique eco-lodges located in the south of Mozambique, not far from Maputo, offer the blissful luxury of relaxing on the ocean. Untouched African beaches,
unbridled nature and luxurious service combine to create an extraordinary holiday experience.
This is a unique African beach paradise, surrounded by 5 marine reserves and admiring the natural scenery

INDIVIDUALLY FOR EACH FAMILY

These tours were created taking into account the wishes, number of days and budget. In each round the composition of the family and the cost are indicated. They can be taken as a sample and optimized to taste. If you liked some tours, but the size of your family and the age of the children are different, write to us or call us, we will quickly make a cost calculation just for you. All prices are approximate, depending on the season and are confirmed in each individual case upon request.

T raveling on a luxurious train, without the inconvenience of the road, you will enjoy the beauty of African nature. Discover all the variety of shades of Africa: from the boiling life of noisy cities to endless evergreen meadows, while aboard the most luxurious train in the world. We invite you to enjoy an unforgettable journey, skillfully combining elements of former luxury, antiquity and modern innovations. Welcome train on the right bearing the title of Pride of Africa! Since its founding in 1989, Rovos Rail has earned its flawless international reputation as a company that gives people the most unforgettable impressions of railway travel. Just imagine how you are enjoying the luxurious kitchen, and the unique landscapes that the nature of South Africa abounds in are unfolding outside the window. On its way, which, by the way, can last from two days to a month, the 'Pride of Africa' connects the legislative capital of South Africa Cape Town with Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, the endless Namibian deserts with the quaint reed fields of KwaZulu Natal. Trains can accommodate up to 72 passengers in 36 well-equipped rooms. The most popular are the three-day routes (the train runs along the specified routes in both directions, you can choose the order that you prefer): Cape Town Pretoria Route Pretoria - Victoria Falls Route

G arden Route is a scenic coastline between Cape Town and the city of Port Elizabeth, the largest center of Eastern Cape. The colorful mosaic of African nature is concentrated on a relatively small segment of 700 km. On the way from Cape Town to Watsworn, you find yourself in the semi-desert of Malo Kara. Auteniki mountains replace the semi-desert, followed by subtropical coastal resorts and ocean beaches, followed by the Tsitsikamma rainforests. So the route of a bright and eventful journey leading to the Eastern Cape province is built.

Safari Tours in South Africa

P rivate reserves in South Africa are safaris without a crowd, luxurious lodges decorated in classic safari style, excellent service, exquisite cuisine, spa, attentive attitude to guests and absolutely wild nature around. Some lodges are not fenced, and the animals come right into the territory, sometimes you can see an elephant by the pool, and sometimes even a leopard on your own terrace. Another important difference in the private reserve is the possibility of free movement, while in the state park you can move strictly along the road. This is a very significant point, as many animals are tracked down and found on the tracks, and animals do not always walk only along the roads. 7 best private reserves: Mala Mala, Londolozi, Singita, Thornibush, Kapama, Sabi Sands, Chitwa Chitwa Private Game Reserve

Ishimangaliso Water region

National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site. This unique ecosystem supports the biodiversity of natural wealth, and is therefore very important to our planet. The park includes 280 km of coast and coastal waters, which makes it possible to see elephants with rhinos and whale sharks in one safari. Also within the borders of the park it is interesting to see the Santa Lucia estuary, along which cruises are organized.

Hluhluwe Umfolosi Nature Reserve

About 2.5 hours drive from Durban is one of the oldest reserves Umfolosi. A huge population of rhinos, herds of elephants and buffaloes live on its hilly territory. For ungulates hunt lions and leopards. But on a safari, you will see shy antelopes nyala, and graceful giraffes and photogenic zebras. There are cheetahs, forest pigs, hyenas, the largest antelopes of Iceland and many other diverse animals, birds and reptiles.

Addo Elephant National Park (Orchard Road).


The park was opened in 1931, when it had 16 elephants, today it is 550! The territory has also grown to nearly half a million acres, stretching from the arid Karoo Plateau in the north to the marine reserve on the ocean, where the largest colony of Cape Cormorants and African penguins in the south live and breeds. In Eddo Park you can see not only elephants, but also most African mammals, including lions, buffalo, black rhinoceros, leopards and zebras.

Shamwari Nature Reserve (Orchard Road)


This is one of the most famous parks, offers luxurious lodges for guests to stay in, among which were royals and many Hollywood celebrities. John Travolta loves to fly here on his plane and watch as giant eagles soar in a clear blue sky. In this malaria-free park, you can see the whole Big Arfican Five and a huge number of other animals and birds.

Pilanesberg National Park


The closest park to Johannesburg with the Big Five is very popular because of its easy reach, beautiful nature, the absence of malaria, the presence of the most interesting African mammals and developed infrastructure. There are several lodges of different price categories and levels in the park. The park is located in the ancient crater of an extinct volcano, it is noticeable by the characteristic landscape and rings of scattered stones in places.

Madikwe Reserve


One of the most beautiful parks in South Africa, undeservedly rarely visited by tourists. This park has an impressively successful history of preserving African animals. In 1991, here, on the border with Botswana, it was only 740 sq. Km. territories obtained for the reserve from private ranches that were unprofitable because of barren land. Today it is a land where 60 species of mammals, including the Big Five, live freely.

TIGERS IN THE WILDLAND OF SOUTH AFRICA

If you are a Big Cat lover, or a photographer, or you want to see white tigers in the wild (no longer anywhere else in the world), you might want to try night vision safari for the night inhabitants of the Karoo semi-desert, or just be in search for unique impressions - then the Tiger Canyon will not disappoint you!

E verything here is imbued with the magic energy of tigers. This is probably the only place in the world where they can be seen a lot, close, fast, without dust and without crowds. Tiger Canyon - it is immense expanses, surreal landscapes, fantastic sunsets and an endless starry sky. In addition to tigers, you can see cheetahs, rare antelopes, servals and secretive nocturnal inhabitants, including ardwark and earthwolf.

GREEN KALAHARI ON ORANGE RIVER

W hy interesting:     A safari is like nothing else, a new experience for those who have seen the classic reserves and the entire African Five.     World-class fishing .     Combination of safari and river adventures.     Leopard Protection Project.     A great opportunity to watch rare night animals.     Boat picnic and bird watching.     A paradise for hiking through untouched nature.

WHAT HIDES THE CALAGADES

Kalagadi Transnational Park

Kalagadi Transnational Park is a part of Kalahari the size of the Netherlands or as two Kruger Parks. It is located on the territory of South Africa and Botswana, away from mass routes. You must definitely come here to hear the growling of the black-maned lion, try a safari on the sand dunes and see the rich wildlife that could adapt to the harsh conditions of survival. The nights in Kalahari are incomparable. The starry dome of the sky opens overhead and the Milky Way rises. Here you can find lions, cheetahs, leopards, hyenas, jackals, and many small predators. You will see how important the secretary paces the bird, the ostrich raises dust in the mating dance, and the little measles falls with a stone from a height to impress the girlfriend. You can also see the Bushmen here.

 

Visa, flight, security, useful information

Time


Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) +2 Hours

Money


The monetary unit of South Africa is a rand denoted by the symbol R. In 1 rand 100 cents. The exchange rate to the dollar is about 13-14 rand.
In South Africa, most international credit cards are accepted, such as MasterCard, Visa, and others. ATMs of most banks work around the clock. Hotels and shops also accept credit cards.

Language


As a state, approved 11 languages, but African dialects and English the most used.

Visa


Please check holders of foreign Passports in South Africa the Home Affairs official site www.dha.gov.za

Flight


Flights to South Africa are carried out by many airlines.  The flight taking into account the docking takes about 12-14 hours from Europe. The most popular airlines in this direction: Emirates, via Dubai, Turkish Airlines, via Istanbul, Etihad, via Abu Dhabi, Qatar Airways, via Doha, Ethiopian Airways, via Addis Ababa, also fly through Europe on Aeroflot flights, British Airways, Lufthansa, and others, together with South Africa's national carrier South African Airways.
Arrival and departure is carried out in one of the three international airports in South Africa: O.R. Tambo in Johannesburg, Cape Town International Airport in Cape Town, Durban King Shaka International Airport in Durban.
Thanks to a well-developed network of flights, South Africa is very convenient to combine with other African countries. For example, from Johannesburg, Cape Town, flights to Mauritius, Seychelles, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Madagascar, and also to Kenya and Tanzania are carried out.

Health and safety


To visit South Africa does not require special vaccinations. If you go to certain areas of Mpumalanga or combine with visits to neighboring countries (Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Mozambique), consult with a specialist about the prevention of malaria (external repilants or pills).
South African sun has a high level of ultraviolet radiation. It is recommended to use sunscreen with a level of protection of 15 units and above, wear sun glasses and wear a hat. In terms of personal safety when visiting tourist places all is well. The country is developing dynamically and rumors of a rampant crime are clearly exaggerated and elephants do not walk the streets. Any guide will always help you navigate on the spot. And we will make a detailed travel route.

Weather and season


South Africa is a country of year-round recreation, in terms of the number of sunny days per year, occupies one of the first places in the world. The summer is hot with thunderstorms, and the winters are clear, dry and cold. Average temperatures: in summer (from November to March) +24 ... 32 ° С, winters +15 ... 26 ° С. The temperature of the sea water differs in different areas - from cool +12 ... 17 ° С in the Cape Town area (Atlantic coast) to +21 ... 26 ° С in KwaZulu Natal (Durban - Indian Ocean coast). From June to October in Hermanus, a town not far from Cape Town, you can see whales.