Locally run vacations in South Africa
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South Africa safari vacation, 14 days

South Africa safari vacation, 14 days

Award winning safari in South Africa
From £2,699 to £2,950 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 18 Dec
2017: 29 Jan, 12 Feb, 26 Feb, 8 Mar, 26 Mar, 9 Apr, 23 Apr, 7 May, 21 May, 4 Jun, 18 Jun, 2 Jul, 16 Jul, 30 Jul, 13 Aug, 27 Aug, 10 Sep, 24 Sep, 8 Oct, 22 Oct, 5 Nov
10% off our 14 day safari when taken Aug - Oct 2017. Just £2750
7 day luxury Kruger safari vacation

7 day luxury Kruger safari vacation

Deluxe game lodge safari in Thornybush and Sabi Sands
From £2,350 to £2,450 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 11 Dec, 18 Dec, 25 Dec
2017: 1 Jan, 8 Jan, 15 Jan, 22 Jan, 29 Jan, 5 Feb, 12 Feb, 19 Feb, 26 Feb, 5 Mar, 12 Mar, 19 Mar, 26 Mar, 2 Apr, 9 Apr, 16 Apr, 23 Apr, 30 Apr, 7 May, 14 May, 21 May, 28 May, 4 Jun, 11 Jun, 18 Jun, 25 Jun, 2 Jul, 9 Jul, 16 Jul, 23 Jul, 30 Jul, 6 Aug, 13 Aug, 20 Aug, 27 Aug, 3 Sep, 10 Sep, 17 Sep, 24 Sep, 1 Oct, 8 Oct, 15 Oct, 22 Oct, 29 Oct, 5 Nov, 12 Nov, 19 Nov, 26 Nov, 3 Dec
5% off our two reserve premium luxury safari when taken Aug-Oct 2017. Just £2350
11 day South Africa safari vacation

11 day South Africa safari vacation

Safari that combines two very different game reserves
From £2,175 to £2,350 11 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 8 Jan, 22 Jan, 5 Feb, 19 Feb, 5 Mar, 19 Mar, 2 Apr, 16 Apr, 30 Apr, 14 May, 28 May, 23 Jul, 6 Aug, 20 Aug, 3 Sep, 17 Sep, 1 Oct, 15 Oct, 29 Oct
South Africa vista lodge safari

South Africa vista lodge safari

Classic Journey northern South Africa, Kruger private lodge
From US $2,675 12 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 13 Feb, 10 Apr, 8 May, 17 Jul, 21 Aug, 11 Sep, 16 Oct, 30 Oct, 20 Nov
The Grand South Africa tour

The Grand South Africa tour

The Ultimate South African Round Trip!!
From £1,389 24 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
South Africa wildlife & culture holiday

South Africa wildlife & culture holiday

Unique responsible South African round trip
From £967 16 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Garden Route self drive holiday in South Africa, 12 days

Garden Route self drive holiday in South Africa, 12 days

The Garden Route like you have never experienced it before!
From £759 12 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Garden Route tour, self drive holiday, South Africa

Garden Route tour, self drive holiday, South Africa

Experience the Garden Route the Responsible Way!
From £588 9 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
South Africa Scenic Route small group camping safari

South Africa Scenic Route small group camping safari

Camping safari through South Africa, Swaziland and Lesotho
From US $1,925 18 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 24 Dec
2017: 14 Jan, 28 Jan, 11 Feb, 18 Mar, 25 Mar, 1 Apr, 8 Apr, 6 May, 13 May, 20 May, 1 Jul, 8 Jul, 12 Aug, 19 Aug, 26 Aug, 7 Oct, 14 Oct, 18 Nov, 25 Nov, 2 Dec, 23 Dec
South Africa walking vacation

South Africa walking vacation

Active walking holiday Kruger Swaziland Zululand Drakensberg
From US $1,925 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 18 Dec
2017: 1 Jan, 8 Jan, 29 Jan, 12 Feb, 19 Feb, 19 Mar, 9 Apr, 14 May, 11 Jun, 18 Jun, 2 Jul, 16 Jul, 23 Jul, 6 Aug, 13 Aug, 27 Aug, 3 Sep, 17 Sep, 8 Oct, 22 Oct, 5 Nov, 26 Nov, 17 Dec
Cape Town to Victoria Falls small group lodge tour

Cape Town to Victoria Falls small group lodge tour

Classic route lodge safari to Namibia, Botswana & Zimbabwe
From US $3,565 21 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 14 Dec, 21 Dec, 28 Dec
2017: 25 Jan, 1 Feb, 8 Feb, 22 Feb, 15 Mar, 29 Mar, 5 Apr, 19 Apr, 26 Apr, 17 May, 31 May, 7 Jun, 14 Jun, 5 Jul, 19 Jul, 26 Jul, 2 Aug, 9 Aug, 23 Aug, 6 Sep, 13 Sep, 20 Sep, 11 Oct, 25 Oct, 1 Nov, 8 Nov, 29 Nov, 13 Dec, 20 Dec, 27 Dec
2018: 3 Jan, 10 Jan, 17 Jan
Endangered wildlife conservation in South Africa

Endangered wildlife conservation in South Africa

Some of the most exciting conservation work in Africa!
From US $1,330 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 5 Dec, 19 Dec
2017: 2 Jan, 16 Jan, 30 Jan, 13 Feb, 27 Feb, 13 Mar, 27 Mar, 10 Apr, 24 Apr, 8 May, 22 May, 5 Jun, 19 Jun, 3 Jul, 17 Jul, 31 Jul, 14 Aug, 28 Aug, 11 Sep, 25 Sep, 9 Oct, 23 Oct, 6 Nov, 20 Nov, 4 Dec
South Africa wildlife reserves conservation expedition

South Africa wildlife reserves conservation expedition

The Big 5 Game Reserve Expedition
From US $1,330 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 5 Dec, 19 Dec
2017: 2 Jan, 16 Jan, 30 Jan, 13 Feb, 27 Feb, 13 Mar, 27 Mar, 10 Apr, 24 Apr, 8 May, 22 May, 5 Jun, 19 Jun, 3 Jul, 17 Jul, 31 Jul, 14 Aug, 28 Aug, 11 Sep, 25 Sep, 9 Oct, 23 Oct, 6 Nov, 20 Nov, 4 Dec
Cape Town to Victoria Falls small group camping safari

Cape Town to Victoria Falls small group camping safari

"Overland" camping safari to Namibia, Botswana & Zimbabwe
From US $2,610 to US $2,670 21 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 8 Dec, 15 Dec, 22 Dec
2017: 12 Jan, 2 Feb, 16 Feb, 2 Mar, 9 Mar, 6 Apr, 13 Apr, 20 Apr, 27 Apr, 25 May, 1 Jun, 8 Jun, 15 Jun, 13 Jul, 20 Jul, 27 Jul, 17 Aug, 31 Aug, 7 Sep, 14 Sep, 5 Oct, 19 Oct, 26 Oct, 2 Nov, 23 Nov, 7 Dec, 14 Dec, 21 Dec
Southern Africa adventure, Pioneer Route

Southern Africa adventure, Pioneer Route

Zambia, Malawi Mozambique & Kruger in simple lodges overland
From US $3,245 22 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 1 Apr, 29 Apr, 27 May, 8 Jul, 22 Jul, 5 Aug, 19 Aug, 2 Sep, 16 Sep, 30 Sep, 14 Oct, 28 Oct, 11 Nov, 25 Nov, 9 Dec
South Africa house building volunteering

South Africa house building volunteering

Build a Future Swaziland
From US $1,125 to US $2,796 14 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Wildlife conservation project in Swaziland, South Africa

Wildlife conservation project in Swaziland, South Africa

Savannah Conservation Project
From US $1,902 to US $4,343 14 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Spring wild flower vacation in Namaqualand, South Africa

Spring wild flower vacation in Namaqualand, South Africa

A wonderous discovery of South Africa's Spring wild flowers
From R9,190 6 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 20 Aug, 1 Sep
South Africa walking amongst wild flowers vacation

South Africa walking amongst wild flowers vacation

A walking holiday amongst the Spring flowers of South Africa
From R8,850 to R10,000 5 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 20 Aug, 1 Sep
Mozambique marine conservation & Kruger safari

Mozambique marine conservation & Kruger safari

Moz Marine conservation & Kruger
From US $4,136 5 weeks ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
South Africa volunteering expedition, Kruger to Cape

South Africa volunteering expedition, Kruger to Cape

Kruger 2 Cape expedition
From US $4,076 to US $4,584 10 weeks ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Kruger big game camping Safari in South Africa, 5 day

Kruger big game camping Safari in South Africa, 5 day

Kruger Big Game Camping Safari 5 day
From R4,275 to R4,850 5 days ex flights
Small group travel
Kruger big game camping safari in South Africa, 3 day

Kruger big game camping safari in South Africa, 3 day

Kruger Big Game Camping Safari 3 day
From R3,670 to R4,150 3 days ex flights
Small group travel
Kruger safari & community volunteering in Swaziland

Kruger safari & community volunteering in Swaziland

Kruger and Building
From US $2,156 to US $2,620 14 days ex flights
Small group travel
South Africa volunteering expedition, Kruger to Coast

South Africa volunteering expedition, Kruger to Coast

Kruger 2 coast
From US $3,058 to US $3,788 8 weeks ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Three Reserve safari in South Africa

Three Reserve safari in South Africa

Best value, 10 days high quality stunning big game safari
From £1,699 to £1,875 10 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 11 Dec
2017: 8 Jan, 15 Jan, 22 Jan, 29 Jan, 5 Feb, 12 Feb, 19 Feb, 26 Feb, 5 Mar, 12 Mar, 19 Mar, 26 Mar, 2 Apr, 9 Apr, 16 Apr, 23 Apr, 30 Apr, 7 May, 14 May, 21 May, 28 May, 4 Jun, 11 Jun, 18 Jun, 25 Jun, 2 Jul, 9 Jul, 16 Jul, 23 Jul, 30 Jul, 6 Aug, 13 Aug, 20 Aug, 27 Aug, 3 Sep, 10 Sep, 17 Sep, 24 Sep, 1 Oct, 8 Oct, 15 Oct, 22 Oct, 29 Oct, 5 Nov, 12 Nov, 19 Nov, 26 Nov, 3 Dec, 10 Dec, 17 Dec
5% off our nine night, three reserve safari when taken Aug-Oct 2017. Just £1699
Cape to Windhoek Namibia Desert small group lodge tour

Cape to Windhoek Namibia Desert small group lodge tour

Lodge safari from Cape Town to Namibia, Sossusvlei Etosha
From US $2,460 13 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 14 Dec, 21 Dec, 28 Dec
2017: 25 Jan, 1 Feb, 8 Feb, 22 Feb, 15 Mar, 29 Mar, 5 Apr, 19 Apr, 26 Apr, 17 May, 31 May, 7 Jun, 14 Jun, 5 Jul, 19 Jul, 26 Jul, 2 Aug, 9 Aug, 23 Aug, 6 Sep, 13 Sep, 20 Sep, 11 Oct, 25 Oct, 1 Nov, 8 Nov, 29 Nov, 13 Dec, 20 Dec, 27 Dec
2018: 10 Jan, 17 Jan
Cape to Windhoek Namib desert small group camping safari

Cape to Windhoek Namib desert small group camping safari

Camping safari from Cape Town to Namibia, Sossusvlei, Etosha
From US $2,065 to US $2,110 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 8 Dec, 15 Dec, 22 Dec
2017: 12 Jan, 2 Feb, 16 Feb, 2 Mar, 9 Mar, 6 Apr, 13 Apr, 20 Apr, 27 Apr, 25 May, 1 Jun, 8 Jun, 15 Jun, 13 Jul, 20 Jul, 27 Jul, 17 Aug, 31 Aug, 7 Sep, 14 Sep, 5 Oct, 19 Oct, 26 Oct, 2 Nov, 23 Nov, 7 Dec, 14 Dec, 21 Dec
Western Cape tour in South Africa

Western Cape tour in South Africa

Find the hidden gems of the Western Cape on this tour!
From £836 11 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
South Africa self drive holiday, Northern experience

South Africa self drive holiday, Northern experience

Experience wonderful scenic views and rich culture!
From £574 14 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
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reviews for Locally run vacations in South Africa

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I am reborn! Simply the best vacation I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
Very enjoyable
It was OK
A bit disappointing really
Cape Town to Victoria Falls small group lodge tour
From
US $3,565
excluding flights
Remember that this is Africa and everything does not work all the time. Be patient and positive and make friends along the way. (more)Louis Carroll
The most memorable part was driving with Makoros (traditional wood boot) to our wild camping in the Okavango Delta observed by hippos. (more)Sigrid Pach
South Africa safari vacation, 14 days
From
£2,699
excluding flights
First safari so no expectations but suspect the bar has been set so high that the next trip will have to be lead by Sir David Attenborough himself to surpass it. (more)Alex Lord
Fantastic ! We couldn't have planned anything better ourselves and it was lovely to have everything taken care of by people who really know what they are doing. (more)Sue Roe
Excellent, without question. The entire vacation exceeded our expectations. We saw much more wildlife than we imagined, and we experienced the bush in a direct, personal way. (more)Bruce Marsland
Endangered wildlife conservation in South Africa
From
US $1,330
excluding flights
It is really hard to decide of many of the memorable and exciting experiences on this vacation which one stands out the most for me. Everyday it seemed that I saw something different in the bush, unexpectedly two male cheetahs appeared one morning, then there was the cheetah with her cub, there were rhinos and rhino babies, one interesting experience for me personally was a close encounter with an Assasin Bug(reduviidae, heteroptera). (more)Cathy Bisset
The most memorable part was all the time we spent in the bush - at least 10h per day. To see the other side of the safari - i.e. not being in a traditional tourist vehicle. (more)Karin van Volen
Amazing!! Words cannot describe this adventure- over 1500 photos taken and a million memories. (more)Emma Clifford
Cape Town to Victoria Falls small group camping safari
From
US $2,610
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Every day was a different wonder but the two days wild camping at the Okavanga Delta were really special. Tips? Be prepared for very early starts and not much relaxing times. Local benefits? Yes, local guides were used in a number of locations but obviously driving such long distances is not exactly environmentally friendly. Overall rating? Excellent. (more)christina monson
South Africa wildlife reserves conservation expedition
From
US $1,330
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Monitoring and tracking the wild dogs was a most memorable experience. We'd get up early in the morning and sit in the back of an open jeep and roar off to the last sighting. It was winter. It was cold. It didn't matter as it was a big adventure and the not knowing would we find them or not? Waiting and watching for the next time. Really great fun. Tips? For the winter, take lots of warm clothing layers as you can peel off as the weather warms up. Follow the list... (more)Keith Costelloe
Zimbabwe & Botswana game tracker accommodated safari
From
US $2,550
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The whole experience on this African adventure was fantastic and exceeded our expectations - from the numerous animals, to the ever changing landscape and cultures of each of the countries visited - each day was a highlight! We loved the walking safaris looking for (and finding) White Rhino's, the open air driving safaris, the wilderness of the Okavango wild camping and mokoro trip with hippos. We really enjoyed the Great Zimbabwe Monuments and the views from World's View... (more)Nettie Powell
Ten day wildlife safari, South Africa
From
£2,050
excluding flights
This vacation has been a pleasure from morning til night. We enjoyed every minute, from the people we met, organisers, staff and guests alike, and the experiences we shared, the food, and the accommodation. (more)Pete Bullen
Brilliant from start to finish. (more)Ian Lane
This was an exquisite vacation! (more)Sandy Schuler
South Africa self drive holiday, Northern experience
From
£574
excluding flights
Memorable parts? There were many moments, but if i had to choose it was whilst driving through Kruger Park a group of five elephants crossed the road, we stopped the car and waited for them to pass. The last elephant before crossing altogether raised its trunk at us as a sign of thank you for letting them cross. It was fantastic. Tips? Well you have to be adventurous, there is a lot of driving to do to see the various attractions since some are at quite a distance but the scenery... (more)Anthony Ellul
South Africa and Swaziland safari
From
US $2,105
excluding flights
A totally amazing and uplifting experience. A lot of fun, a lot of new things learnt, a new appreciation of another country and it's culture, and new friends made. (more)Cathy McCall
We went to some utterly stunning places, purely magical. The tour leaders couldn't have been better- humorous, brimming with knowledge and stories, fantastic chefs...I could go on (more)Christina Stephenson
Cape Town is truly a wonder of the world and the beaches on the Wild Coast were spectacular...This was one of the best trips I have ever been on. (more)Patricia Ruble
7 day big five safari in South Africa
From
£1,725
excluding flights
Excellent - a truly amazing vacation for all the family! We met some wonderful, dedicated people, learnt an awful lot, saw some incredible wildlife- large and small - and have returned home with some amazing memories. (more)Rachel Gray
This was one of the best vacations we have experienced. The animal sightings were brilliant, the information we received about the bush was exceptional and above all, the friendliness of all the guides and staff and their desire to consider our every need resulted in a truly memorable vacation. (more)kim plumb
Individual highlights are too many to mention but one consistent one was the look on the girls faces when we found something special on a game drive...Fantastic, well organised and great value for money. (more)Neil Wilson
Three Reserve safari in South Africa
From
£1,699
excluding flights
Wonderful vacation overall. As a solo female traveler who had never been to Africa I was not sure what to expect, but this trip exceeded my expectations. Very safe and relaxing trip. (more)Eva Kristjansdottir
Don't concentrate on the big 5. There are plenty of other animals, birds and plant life to see and learn about. (more)Graham Lamb
This was the perfect safari for anyone who wanted to experience a variety within South Africa and didnít have time to set it up! (more)Jenny Sherwood
Spring wild flower vacation in Namaqualand, South Africa
From
R9,190
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The people we met made our vacation! The flowers, landscapes and birds were all wonderful but it was our guide, driver and hosts who made the experience so special. Tips? Take note of the "what to pack" guidance - you really do need sensible shoes and a good camera! Local benefits? Yes, very much so. The vacation provider select their partners very carefully. Overall rating? We always hesitate to give 5* across the board as many people do, though... (more)Alan Johnson
South Africa safari & Victoria Falls
From
£990
including domestic flights only
Memorable parts? Being looked after by people that really care about the habitat and the wildlife within, who were happy to part their knowledge so that you got the most out of your trip, learning new skills in tracking wildlife and reading the bush and how the weather and time of the day effects all around you. Did enjoy the bush senses test ! Seeing more smaller and nocturnal animals, which were just as interesting as the big 5. Tips? Go with an open mind and you will learn new... (more)steve Harris
South Africa walking vacation
From
US $1,925
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Has to be Kruger National Park game drives but every day offered something exciting. Tips? Be aware that if you are British you may be the only English first language speaker as this company don't seem to sell many vacations to the UK - don't know why as they are great. Local benefits? Yes but it wasn't a main theme Overall rating? Excellent value, great fun,exciting (more)Hilary Cooper
South Africa wildlife & culture holiday
From
£967
excluding flights
Seeing so many wild animals in their natural habitat was probably the best part of this experience and there were many opportunities to do this. We also enjoyed driving ourselves for most of the time so we could go at our own pace, but it was also excellent to have a driver for our day at Kruger. It would be difficult to know how to improve this vacation. (more)Barb Rooke
South Africa was more than we had hoped. So beautiful. Lovely people. Great food. Easy driving. Although we thought we might have given ourselves too much traveling to do it was fine - and felt very relaxed.. (more)cara foord
Research volunteering with leopards in South Africa
From
£800
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The entire trip was memorable: sleeping in a tent and cooking over open fire, seeing the diversity of life on a daily basis, being immersed in the bush, hearing the roaring thunder bounce off the mountain walls, and doing my part for the conservation of the Thabo Thalo nature reserve. However, I think the most impactful part of the trip for me was when Tara and I went to see a local farmer whose goat herd had been attacked. The fact that we were called at all shows... (more)Julia Luxemburger
Camping safari in Southern Africa
From
US $1,880
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Most memorable moments were the sunset cruise and land safari at Chobe National Park in Botswana. Also camping at Elephant Sands where you can see elephants at a waterhole for hours. Tips? By all means go to southern Africa but do NOT book with this vacation provider. Before I booked I asked about what vehicle would be used on this trip. I was told about their great safari truck but for Game Trails both camping and accommodation trips they only use a minivan. It was... (more)Nancy Wiesenfeld
South Africa Scenic Route small group camping safari
From
US $1,925
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The animals! We had lots of opportunity to see them up close. Tips? It can be challenging. It is real camping where you have to set up and take down tents. To see the animals and also to cover the great distances that we did (over 3500 km), we had to get up early many mornings. Some days we ate breakfast standing up. Even at the best of times, we sat on small fold up canvass chairs. Some days involved sitting most of the day in a mini bus. The hikes were also often... (more)Lee Farnworth
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