There’s no question; Safaris are hot bucket list items for travellers visiting southern Africa. The allure of Big 5 sightings, early morning or afternoon game drives boasting breath-taking vistas, sundowners overlooking African plains, camera memory cards bursting with once in a lifetime sightings – it’s the stuff of an African holiday dream. Now imagine adding a whole new level to this, intensifying the experience: Private plunge pools, spa treatments, air-conditioned suites, personal guides and trackers, intimate private dinners, cultural experiences, fine dining and chartered transport all culminate in a truly 1st Class Experience.

South African luxury safari lodges are renowned for their world-class service, friendly and accommodating staff, gorgeous décor, and of course, unparalleled wildlife experiences. An afternoon overlooking a watering hole while sipping one of the country’s finest wines could see you encounter a myriad of bird species, giraffe, or elephant – or perhaps even a leopard. Star beds where guests sleep beneath a diamond-studded African sky are a glorious way to immerse yourself in the bush, and private game drives are a truly unique educational experience where an appreciation for Africa’s abundance is ignited. Naturally, an escape to the bush is not reserved for couples alone; many of South Africa’s finest 5-star safari lodges cater to family-stays with dedicated accommodation suited to adults and little ones alike.

Niche experiences such as Wildlife Photographic Safaris allow guests to combine luxury escapes with their private passions, while walking, horseback and even balloon safaris provide a fresh take on the traditional open aired vehicles.

No matter how you choose to experience the wonders of an African Safari, 1st Class Please are here to tailor make your dream.


Meet our Preferred Safari Partners

Aquila Private Game Reserve —

Aquila Private Game Reserve, offering big 5 safaris two hours from Cape Town, makes it easy for you no matter what your time constraints are, we offer half day, full day and overnight safari package options

Lion Sands Game Reserve —

At Lion Sands, you have the opportunity to view unparalleled wildlife in the company of Field Guides with an insatiable enthusiasm both for the bush and for the guests who visit.
Our lodges are all situated on the perennial Sabie River, and offer our guests the pinnacle of African contemporary luxury. You choose your best fit, as each is as unique as you are.

Madikwe Safari Lodge —

The rich and undulating landscape is punctuated by enormous volcanic intrusions (known as Inselbergs) and the unique topography reveals astonishing wildlife sightings. Madikwe’s animal population includes lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, buffalo, cheetah, spotted hyena, giraffe, antelope and the endangered wild dog. In excess of 300 resident and migrant bird species tint the ample skies.

Marataba South Africa,

comprising Marataba Safari Lodge & Marataba Trails Lodge —

Contrasting mountain landscapes, grass-clad hills and deep valleys characterise the Marakele National Park. It is home to an impressive variety of wildlife, with all the large game species from elephant and rhino to the big cats, as well as an amazing variety of birds including the largest colony of endangered Cape vultures in the world.

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