Savings. Being based in South Africa reduces our operational costs which are directly beneficial to our guests. I can comfortably say that our private safaris
and self-drive tours offer unbeatable value.
Peace of mind. Most importantly, we’re a company, you can trust. Southern African Tours is a registered member of the Southern Africa Tourism Services
Association (SATSA), which means (amongst other things) that any deposits you pay before you start traveling, are financially secure. There are many stringent
criteria we need to meet annually, to maintain our membership in South Africa’s leading tourism accreditation body.
Guides. We are owner guides, and this makes all the difference. “Our ethos is that the tour guide is the difference between an average and a
Independence. We are not affiliated with any of our service providers (lodges, hotels, car rentals), and can give honest, unbiased advice and comparisons when
discussing your safari options.
Excellence. We are meticulous and leave nothing to chance.
Flexibility. We work with all budgets.
Clarity. No surprises. You will know what to expect and what is included and excluded.
Latest Travel Requirements. The world of travel is in flux, with travel restrictions and visa information continually changing. By booking through Southern African
Tours, we give you access to the latest information, as well as enable you to get your e Visa. We keep you updated and ensure everything is taken care of.
Doing Good. We want only the best for the place we call home, and that’s why we are devoted to conservation and community upliftment. Join us and leave your
legacy in Africa.
You can see it all. With us, you can take a safari that spans multiple countries
and the destinations of your choice.
For your African trip of a lifetime, you want to use the best operator. Booking through Southern African Tours gives you the security of knowing that your
safari tours are in the hands of a trusted, professional tour operator. We pride ourselves on being friendly, enthusiastic, straight-talking safari experts with in-
depth local knowledge.
We know Africa which is critical when it comes to putting together an itinerary that works – this is what sets us apart from other travel operators in Europe, US
or UK who do not have as good an understanding of Southern Africa as a destination.
We regularly visit each lodge and destination we sell, so we can monitor standards and give first-hand advice to our clients. We are a small team but, collectively, we have over 70 years’ experience in the African travel industry. We pay attention to detail and ensure that everything runs like clockwork, from start to finish. All of this means that you can relax and enjoy your journey.
Our itineraries are flexible. Many agencies will offer you a standard one-size-fits-all safari package. We don’t do that. We listen to your requirements and tailor an
itinerary that is perfect for your budget and requirements.
It also costs less to book through us. We do not add any booking fees, and you will always pay the same or less if you book with us rather than booking with any
other operator or directly with the lodge or hotel. Because of our established reputation with our service providers, a client of Southern African Tours always
receives the best possible treatment.
If you’ve found something cheaper, our best price guarantee ensures that you will always get the best rate from us for a specific lodge or itinerary. If you book
everything yourself, you will end up paying more, will have multiple different payments and expensive international bank fees to make to different suppliers.
Should anything go wrong we are here to intervene on your behalf.
Still not 100% convinced? Please read through our reviews on TripAdvisor or Safari bookings.
It would be correct to say that we do not sell safaris and tours – we sell our expert consultants and skilled safari guides! We are based in Cape Town, South Africa
and travel regularly to the destinations we sell.
We are proud of our reputation for excellence, and we’ll be delighted to help you plan your dream safari.