The Safari Experience

We arrange the ultimate safari experience in South Africa, Zambia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Namibia




Luxury Train Travel

Rovos Rail or the Blue Train. Be instantly transported to a world of myth, legend and timeless luxury

The Gourmet Treat

South Africa is celebrated for its high-quality food. Treat yourself to a wide range of award-winning cuisine

Hiking Trips

We work with the most established local hiking guides to maximize your experience and safety

Golf Travel

Enjoy the country’s fabulous links, seaside, park and championship golf courses


Unique Wine Tours

Meet highly regarded award-winning winemakers and be captivated by their expertise and professionalism


Anniversary Trips

Whatever the occasion, for yourself or your company, we can design and curate a memorable celebration


The Ultimate Treat

Private jet or helicopter? Spoil yourself and include an award-winning chef and butler to boot

Yoga Travel

Extraordinary yoga experiences that combine spectacular settings with nurturing and healing cuisine


Experience Paradise

Enjoy our meticulously selected paradise-like gems in South Africa, Madagascar and Mozambique


Properties To Rent

We can offer a wide variety of quality accommodation. Enjoy your own villa, house or apartment


Family Travel

We take every family member into consideration to ensure an all-around fabulous family experience


Child-free Travel

If you’re looking for peace and quiet, we’ll guide you to the top child-free accommodation and restaurants


Wedding Experience

Ensure a memorable day by allowing us to curate an unforgettable experience to celebrate your union


Exploring Tours

Our bespoke itineraries deliver once-in-a-lifetime experiences


Conference Travel

Substitute jetlag for state-of-the-art conference venues combined with great wine tasting and superb safari


Tailor-made Trips

Our enthusiasm and professionalism are the hallmark of our tailor-made service offering


You As a Cicerone

All our trips are individually tailored. Unfamiliar guests aren’t part of what we offer. Your journey is about you


Special Offers

RIGHT NOW: Receive a 10 % discount when booking shark cage diving for five or more people


Safari Theme

South Africa

Outstanding diversity combined with superb comfort makes South Africa a magnificent destination



A nation with some of the best, most pristine and animal-dense national parks. A superb safari destination



Diversity and magnificently varied nature make this classic safari destination one of the absolute best



A safari destination bar none! Be amazed by the abundance and outstanding quality of every safari


Unique flora and exceptional fauna – one of the most beautiful countries in the world

Special offer

RIGHT NOW: Stay six nights at the amazing Jamala Madikwe and you receive the seventh night free




Big 5 Safari

Keen to experience the Big 5? Our intimate knowledge of the many national parks makes it possible



Family Safari

Our knowledge of safari and safety is unique. Allow us to arrange your once-in-a-lifetime family safari


Walking Safari

We work with the most skilled safari guides to maximize your experience and safety


Shark Cage Diving

We work exclusively with  top local specialists in safe, eco-diving to maximize your experience and safety


Whale Watching

We work exclusively with the best local specialists to maximize your experience and safety


Enjoy the peacefulness of endless deserted beaches with nearby access to top-class safari experiences


South Africa

Enjoy miles of deserted sun-drenched beaches and 30-degree seas




Paradise imagined. Enjoy the magnificent surroundings populated by the very likeable Lemurs


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Read about the complex and fascinating history of the Republic of South Africa


About South Africa


Please find information about Covid-19 in South Africa as well as basic yet essential information to consider before your departure


Travel guidance


Southern Africa in general, and South Africa, offer an impressive variety of world-class, once-in-a-lifetime activities and experiences




Be inspired by our gallery of beautiful, colourful South Africa and Southern Africa



About us, what we can assist with and what people think of us ...

Keen to know more about us? Please find information about us and why we consider ourselves experts in South Africa and Southern Africa

About The Company

After 20 years on location, our service is not only to tailor the best holiday for you but to look after you every step of the way until you have returned home safely

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About Upplev Sydafrika AB
About Upplev Sydafrika AB

Upplev Sydafrika (Experience South Africa) is a small sized, Swedish owned, Travel company, specializing in great bespoke experiences in Southern Africa


We apply our knowledge of, and passion for, South Africa as well as our commitment to professional service delivery to arrange and book a tailor-made and exclusive trip that meets, and exceeds, your wishes and needs. We have many years of local experience, which helps us offer the best possible packages for your stay in South Africa. We focus on high-quality experiences for individuals, families and groups. Our idea is based on the principle that you, the traveller, will receive all the necessary help with bookings and arrangements locally.

The abundance of fantastic experiences South Africa offers underpins our passion and service delivery. We focus on beautiful nature reserves, exciting cultural experiences as well as great culinary experiences, all designed to enliven and enrich your senses. We care about creating local job opportunities in the areas visited and to this end, we have over the years, built an exceptional network of dedicated local vendors in South Africa.

Our aim is to create the ultimate bespoke travel experience by carefully selecting the accommodation, safari lodges, restaurants, activities and excursions, including the best vineyards in the region.

We recommend you book your flight in order to ensure greater options and flexibility in relation to pricing, dates, times and arrival / departure hubs. In order to enjoy the freedom and flexibility to be able to drive yourself around, we can assist in booking a rental car. With the help of our maps and directions, it’s easy to find your way around South Africa. However, if you prefer to book a service that transports you between destinations, we are happy to assist.


Malin Engström – CEO and Founder

Malin Engström has spent 20 years on location in South Africa. Upplev Sydafrika (Experience South Africa) provides the platform to share a wide range of amazing experiences in South Africa focussed around nature, culture and cuisine. Malin is specialised in tailoring trips. Whether you’re a lone traveller, travelling with your partner, as a family or as a larger / smaller group with a range of wishes and needs, flexibility combined with exceptional local knowledge is the key to organising a successful and unforgettable trip. With many years in the travel industry, as well as several years working as a Health Counsellor drawing on her degree in Public Health, Malin decided to combine health-orientated trips, such as yoga trips, with extraordinary food and wine experiences and Upplev Sydafrika was born to celebrate and share one of the most beautiful countries in the world – South Africa.


Anders Wiking – Co-founder

Anders Wiking has spent most of his life travelling to exciting destinations around the world. After two decades visiting and living in South Africa, Anders has acquired an intimate knowledge of the country. As a notorious globetrotter he has visited more than 120 countries including most Safari and National Parks worthy of the title. His travel history and experience make him uniquely qualified to recommend South Africa as one of the best travel destinations in the world! As a professional photographer and wine connoisseur, Anders contributes to tailoring the unique experiences that are the hallmark of Upplev Sydafrika’s exceptional service.

You can travel to South Africa all year round, but we recommend going September to May

Healthcare is good in South Africa. Even so we suggest obtaining a sound travel insurance before departure

As a EU and UK citizen, you will receive a 90-day tourist visa upon arrival in South Africa

To ponder before travelling:

The so-called “peak season” in December / January is very popular indeed and requires booking of accommodation, safaris, activities and restaurants well in advance.