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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. Whilst game viewing from an open-topped safari vehicle 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.

Horseback Safari at PakamisaAdvancing slowly in single file through dense bushland on foot 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 horseback adventures are not your 'thing', have no fear. There is most definitely an alternative safari out there that ticks your personal wish list. How about an expertly guided morning game drive en-route to discover ancient Bushman rock art? Or, what about finding a perfectly peaceful spot on a remote craggy escarpment and watching the go down over the grazing wildlife on the plains below? You can even join a herd of elephants and watch while they enjoy their midday swim in the river. These are all experiences to carry with you for a lifetime.

We've created a number of South African 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 the Kruger National Park through a combination of walking safaris and guided game drives on this 5 night adventure. For a totally unique experience, on the third night you will sleep out on an elevated wooden platform 4 metres high in the middle of the bush, where the night will be spent under the starry African sky.

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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Discover South Africa's 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

Four Rosmead Boutique Guest House
Four Rosmead
Cape Town
Mont Rochelle Hotel and Mountain Vineyards
Mont Rochelle
The Cape Winelands
Dwyka Tented Lodge
Dwyka Tented Lodge
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 trip so these 12 nights do exactly the opposite - by keeping to just the Eastern and Western Capes, 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:

  • 4 Nights at Four Rosmead Boutique Guest House
  • 2 Nights at Mont Rochelle Hotel and Mountain Vineyards
  • 3 Nights at Dwyka Tented Lodge
  • 3 Nights at Views Boutique Hotel & Spa
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Jabulani Safari Experience and Cape Town

Featured Accommodation

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

Destination: South Africa.

This 10 night trip will take 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 Jabulani Safari
  • 4 Nights at One&Only Cape Town
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Exploring South Africa's Cape

Featured Accommodation

The Windermere
The Windermere
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 Cadogan Boutique Hotel
Cape Cadogan
Cape Town

Destination: South Africa.

If you are looking for something different, certainly if this is your second or even third time to South Africa, this trip will showcase some hidden gems plus an opportunity to return to the 'tried and trusted' areas of Cape Town and the Winelands.

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:

  • 1 Night at The Windermere
  • 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
  • 4 Nights at Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel
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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.



ITINERARY-01964: Alternative Wildlife Experiences in South Africa

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