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One Week South Africa Safari

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For a wondrous nature experience look no further than South Africa. The famous reserves like Kruger and Sabi Sand are awaiting to display their endless majesty from the Big 5 to the solitude of untouched landscapes. Create your ideal one-week South Africa safari with the expert guidance of Zicasso’s specialists.

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Safari for seniors in Kruger National Park, South Africa
Relaxed One-Week South Africa Safari for Seniors

8 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $7,795

The Kruger, an enchanting realm of wild landscapes and abundant wildlife, is where lions chase zebras, and elephants march in large herds. In this iconic landscape of Africa, wild animals gather around watering holes and rivers. This is Africa’s premier safari destination for first-time senior travelers to Africa. It is laid-back, luxurious, extremely safe, and very clean. Over these seven days, you will fully experience Africa’s wildlife as it is meant to be: running wild and free across the savannah.

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Couple viewing the vast landscape of Phinda Private Game Reserve at sunset in South Africa
South Africa’s Most Romantic One-Week Safari

8 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $4,259

This South African safari is defined by space and seclusion. Yes, it is an adventure with wildlife encounters beyond the surreal, and even more impressively, there is a freedom and privacy that is unobtainable anywhere else. Over these relaxing seven nights, you will enjoy some of the best of South Africa in luxurious wilderness destinations. Africa’s iconic wildlife is all around, but the experience is never shared. This will be your exclusive safari theater that is filled with extravagant, intimate extras and the most amazing backgrounds.

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Luxurious deck at Malamala Camp in South Africa
Best of the Greater Kruger Luxury Safari

8 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $7,899

The Kruger, a name to evoke the untouched brilliance of an African safari, is a destination with everything that can be desired for a first-time wildlife adventure. Celebrating Kruger’s diversity and abundance, this one-week, South Africa safari will visit the Timbavati, Blyde River Canyon, Sabi Sands, and Lebombo. This is the ultimate Kruger itinerary that is handcrafted to include the complete range of experiences and habitats with private guides who lead your adventure through this Big Game paradise.

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Lioness and her cub in Kruger National Park, South Africa.
Ultimate South Africa One-Week Safari Adventure

8 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $8,107

This action-packed adventure is handcrafted to showcase South Africa’s four premier safari destinations. You will indulge in modern opulence and ease into Big Five safaris with two nights in Phinda, then experience the wildlife of the wetlands with a day in iSimangaliso. Truly connect with an untouched animal world with two nights of bush camping in Hluhluwe-iMfolozi. Then, conclude your Big Game Safari in the Sabi Sands, where luxury and intimate wildlife encounters go hand in hand.

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Stellenbosch winelands in South Africa
Best of One-Week South Africa Tour

7 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $3,817

If luxury, a buzzing city vibe, and a taste of the wild on the most prestigious private beaches are what you are looking for, then welcome to South Africa. This exclusive, luxury safari will have you begin your journey in the bustling City of Gold, whose energy you will enjoy by day and iconic skyline you will marvel at by night. Stay at a private gaming reserve for two days in Mpumalanga, whose unmatched Big Five viewing experience and the breathtaking geography of the region will be a memorable highlight. The UNESCO world heritage site of Robben Island, Cape Point, the vast winelands, and the iconic Table Mountain will be a perfect way to culminate your amazing African safari.

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Penguins on Boulders Beach near Cape Town, South Africa
Tailor Made South African Family Getaway

7 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $3,635

This 7-day safari will have you exploring the length and breadth of South Africa, tantalizing your senses with the glistening yellow and tangerine hues, sweet scents from the wildflower gardens, and mouthwatering, local flavors. The friendly faces, great weather, and opulence of the hotels will be your cherry on top and a testament as to why South Africa is the ultimate family holiday destination.

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View of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa
Nelson Mandela and South Africa: A Tribute to Righteousness

8 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $5,195

Enjoy a transformative and inspiring journey on your 8-day handcrafted South Africa tour celebrating the events shaping the storied life of Nelson Mandela. Discover the remarkable heritage of Cape Town and the distinctive ambiance of Johannesburg with first-hand accounts of the former president's life. From childhood to a respected world leader, you will travel from the streets of Soweto township to the charming expanse of Shambala Private Game Reserve.

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South Africa Travel Guide
Meerkat family in the South Africa's Kalahari Desert
South Africa Travel Guide

Few destinations can encapsulate astounding wildlife experiences and enthralling cosmopolitan delights like South Africa.

Its famous national reserves, home to the Big 5 and so much more, in addition to a complex culture full of culinary discoveries and sobering history, provides a getaway that encapsulates polar opposite experiences.

To uncover the true wonder of this unique destination explore Zicasso’s South Africa Travel Guide to get inspired for your upcoming trip. When you are ready to learn the full extent of opportunities, submit a Trip Request and speak with a safari specialist.

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Best Time to Visit South Africa
Aerial view of Cape Town, South Africa.
Best Time to Visit South Africa

South Africa is incredibly diverse, and the best time to visit will vary based on the goals of your trip.

No matter when you travel to South Africa, you will have a memorable and completely different experience. Situated among the majestic wildlife and fascinating landscapes, witness leopards near the water holes or discover hippos bubbling in the river or escape to the coast or savor the best of the South African Winelands.

The following information is your guide to planning your ideal South African safari vacation.

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6 Best Places to Visit in South Africa
Cheetah in Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, South Africa
6 Best Places to Visit in South Africa

South Africa brims with diversity and dynamic experiences across the six best destinations that can range from “Big Five” safaris to cities and centers that teem with wonder.

Embark on wildlife adventures that include game drives and nature walks complimented by breathtaking scenery, take in spectacular coastal drives and white, sandy beaches, magnificent wine country and vibrant village squares.

Gather unforgettable memories with an insight into these captivating destinations across South Africa.

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Top 15 Animals of South Africa and Where to See Them
Cheetahs drinking at a watering hole in the Kalahri Desert, South Africa
Top 15 Animals of South Africa and Where to See Them

South Africa is a wild and wonderful destination for wildlife. Here, we have selected the top 15 animals of South Africa and where you can see them. For optimum game viewing, consider the cooler months of May through September for your safari.

The country offers one of the world’s most comprehensive safari experiences, the wide variety of iconic animals creating an unparalleled, intimate experience, whether you witness the Big Five or enjoy sensational views of the landscape from the comforts of your lodge.

From big cats to antelopes, the diverse range of wildlife captures natural beauty that’s enhanced by dramatic settings. Here are just some of the wildlife you may encounter during your South Africa safari.

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7 Reasons to Choose South Africa for Your Safari
Bush walk with Marataba Safari, South Africa
7 Reasons to Choose South Africa for Your Safari

The seven reasons to choose South Africa for your safari demonstrate how the country pairs miles and miles of outstanding wilderness and game reserves with sensational natural beauty.

Remarkable national and private wildlife parks and reserves deliver quality safari experiences that include sightings of the Big Five, a plethora of other game, and incredible birdlife.

As one of the best safari destinations in Africa, with breathtaking scenery, idyllic lodgings, and the opportunity to combine city and beach escapes, every kind of traveler can find and pair the ambiances they desire when choosing the country for a safari.

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