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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Want To Experience the Big 5?
Want To Experience the Big 5?

If you dream of experiencing the legendary Big 5, you do not have to dream anymore. Upplev Sydafrika, together with our fantastic partners, knows how to maximize the probability


Be captivated by the Big 5 and all the other exceptionally beautiful animals before breakfast

Let the camera work. Be captivated by how beautiful a lion really is up close

Get excited by one of the savannah’s giants, the elephant

You are most likely to spot and experience the Big 5 in the Greater Kruger National Park, Madikwe Game Reserve and in the reserves around KwaZulu-Natal. If you add Moremi (Botswana), the probability is very high to experience the Big 5. Since it is wild animals we are talking about, there are many factors that come into play if you are to experience this majestic and mythical quintet. Factors such as; season, skill of the guides’ / trackers’ and in fact, some luck. However, our experience and expertise tell us that the probability of experiencing the Big 5 is very high (in the areas mentioned) as we have chosen partners who are extremely competent at tracking the Big 5.


Greater Kruger National Park

Safari in Greater Kruger National Park are absolutely world class. In this area you have a great chance to spot the Big 5. Kruger Park is the largest national park and one of the world’s richest in animals. Adjacent to the national park are many private game reserves and together this area forms the “Greater Kruger National Park”. Upplev Sydafrika recommends a safari in one of the private game reserves and accommodation in a nice private lodge in Greater Kruger, where the price is usually all inclusive, which includes all food (3 meals a day) and 2 guided game drives per day. In private game reserves, skilled guides and trackers are allowed to drive off road to get close to the animals. Many of these reserves are adjacent to the Kruger Park, which allows free movement of all game, allowing sightings of a huge variety of animals.


Madikwe Game Reserve

Even in Madikwe Game Reserve there is a great chance to spot the Big 5 and it is quite common to experience “the Magnificent 7” (but is of course dependent on the season and skilled guides and trackers). In Madikwe Game Reserve there are many lodges to choose from and most are 5-star. We recommend accommodation in a nice private lodge, where the price is all inclusive, which includes all food (3 meals a day) and 2 guided game drives per day. In Madikwe, skilled guides and trackers are allowed to drive off road and the unique reserve is considered one of the best in Africa and offers fantastic safari experiences.



In the safari areas in KwaZulu-Natal, the private Game Reserves, Phinda and Thanda, the Hluhluwe and iMfolozi National Parks, offers fantastic safari experiences and there is a great chance to spot the Big 5 (but is of course dependent on the season as well as skilled guides and trackers). Along the coast is St Lucia with the World Heritage Site of Simangaliso Wetland Park, a wetland area that specializes in boat trips among hippos and crocodiles. The Hluhluwe & iMfolozi Game Reserve specializes in white-rhino walking safaris. We recommend accommodation in a nice private lodge, where the price is all inclusive, which includes all food (3 meals a day) and 2 guided game drives per day. In the safari areas, excluding the Hluhluwe & iMfolozi Game Reserve, skilled guides and trackers are allowed to drive off road to get close to the animals.


Southern Africa


Moremi Game Reserve

The Moremi Reserve is located in the northeastern part of the Okavango Delta in Botswana and covers 40 % of the delta. Moremi Game Reseve was founded in 1963 and is about 5000 km² (390,000 hectares), which includes thousands of large islands as well as lagoons and swamps. The Moremi Game Reserve, considered one of the most beautiful, is the only officially declared game reserve in the Okavango Delta. Moremi is home to about 500 bird species and a large number of other species of wildlife including buffalo, giraffe, lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena, wild dog etc. The chance to spot the Big 5 is great.


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.