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

Our Services

What our guests are saying: about us, our efforts, our partners, South Africa and southern Africa as destinations


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Southern Right Whale | Photo: Dave De Beer, Hermanus Whales
Sustainable Travel
Sustainable Travel

The travel industry is one of the world’s most important industries. Indeed, 10 % (2019)* of the world’s population rely on the travel industry to sustain their families and communities. Our collective desire to travel and experience the world is thus crucial to sustaining lives and livelihoods around the world particularly in developing countries where tourism is critical to a thriving local economy and the well-being of indigenous communities.

South Africa’s tourism sector is one of the largest in the country and a crucial source of revenue. The industry accounts for 6.9 % of the country’s GDP and generates approximately 1.5 million jobs (2019)**, which is very significant in a country with an high unemployment rate.

Ever mindful that we live in a period of eco-consciousness in which the choice to travel our world is fraught with complexity, we support an approach that balances considered travel choices to protect our climate with the significant contribution that travel makes to sustaining local communities. As an individual, you can impact everything from climate, environment and nature to the wellbeing of human beings by making the right travel choices.

Sustainable travel isn’t limited to air travel alone. Sustainable travel includes a range of conscious choices along the entire route of travel that starts with the choice of destination followed by how you pack, what you pack, how much you pack, where you shop, what you shop for, what restaurants you choose, the food you eat, what you eat with, how you stay, where you stay, and much more. Upplev Sydafrika would like to partner you in our collective journey towards achieving sustainable, eco-travel that supports and protects integrated natural and human systems through careful and conscious decision making to achieve a durable and sustainable travel experience.

Moreover, we care deeply about local employment and job creation. Upplev Sydafrika work with local suppliers, guides and vendors as part of a conscious choice to support local communities that benefit from the travel industry. Throughout our 20 years on location, we have built a vast network of contacts in South Africa that we are extremely proud of and which is important to us given how close to our hearts the sustainability of local communities is in South and Southern Africa.

Travelling is essential but travelling sustainably and responsibly is even more important! Make good travel choices and travel wisely and in ways that don’t place an unnecessary burden on the destinations along your route. And most importantly, enjoy your travel experiences!

*Source: World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC)
**Source: World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC)

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.