South African Tours and Safaris

About us

Our tours are exciting, experiential, safe and well researched. Let our wealth of experience and knowledge help to create you a once in a lifetime African Safari. Tour guides are the difference between a great or an average tour. Gerard and Craig are owner guides and with our tour guiding team are passionate and dedicated with a deep love for Africa and pride ourselves for our dedicated service.

We are a Tailor-Made travel specialist with over 30 years of combined experience and knowledge and have a strong commitment to personalized service all suited to your budget without compromising on 5-star treatment. We offer unbelievable safari’s in some of the most amazing destinations in Southern Africa and its surrounds, including Mozambique and Namibia. Our tours feature unforgettable sights, including the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, the Chobe National Park and the Okavango Delta in Botswana. The Kruger National Park the world’s most iconic game reserve. Tours of Cape Town and the Garden Route offering so much to do. The Cape Coast don’t miss the Whales between April and November when they visit the Southern oceans to calf and spawn. Accommodation establishments are carefully selected to ensure a quality experience and excellent value. Many of our tours are private. We offer the ultimate tour experience, stopping at your request for photo ops or just to smell that African air. Experience where applicable parts of South Africa off the beaten track. Unfortunately, on mass packaged tours. Self-Drives: We meet and greet you at the airport and give you comprehensive maps, GPS, vouchers and all the necessary information you will require. We offer tours and packages to suit all budgets. Southern African Tours is a member of SATSA. This binds us to a strict code of ethics and certifies that we have complied with the necessary legal and insurance requirements.

Craig Lucke

I am Craig, Director and Tour Guide of my company, a passionate and experienced African enthusiast who will take you ‘off the beaten track’, reveal the true African adventure and allow you to experience more than your heart desires. Born in Cape Town I spent my youth surfing, diving, going on safari and exploring Southern Africa. I have lived outside of Africa in France, Sweden, America and Canada, and am fluent in several languages.
With a great understanding of the overseas market and love of Africa, I am a member of FGASA (Field Guides Association of South Africa).

Craig Lucke Photo

Gerard Maritz

Southern Africa Tours, tour guide Gerard Maritz is a sixth generation South African,a National Tour Guide, who has years of experience guiding both local and international visitors around South Africa. He is passionate about his country and has an exceptional knowledge of its peoples, geography, history, flora and fauna. He goes behind the text book descriptions of South Africa and brings to life the people’s, their contributions to what made South Africa the diverse, exciting country it has become.

His knowledge and enthusiasm in guiding guests to the popular tourist sites, together with the many fascinating sites and places which are not that well known is contagious and will leave you with lasting memories and a wish to return.