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




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The Eden Of South Africa
The Eden Of South Africa

Combine a few days of excellent safari with a true touch of paradise in the northeast of KwaZulu-Natal


Enjoy endless empty pristine beaches

Experience spectacular sunsets and the paradise-like scenery

See the mighty, majestic whales breaching from land

KwaZulu-Natal, with its subtropical climate and warm waters of the Indian Ocean, offers fantastic paradise-like experiences. Along South Africa’s beautiful eastern coastline, about 20 minutes south of Durban’s King Shaka international Airport, lies Umhlanga Rocks. A very popular holiday resort destination known for its golden miles of sandy beaches. Walk along the ”sea-path” and experience the beautiful sunset while the ships gliding in the distant horizon over the Indian Ocean. There are several high-quality accommodations offering stunning sceneries in the heart of Umhlanga Rocks. They provide direct access to the beach as well as walking distance to the mall, several good restaurants, bars and shops.

Thonga Beach lodge, a unique paradise-like destination in the northeast, on the border to Mozambique, is an area known for its endless pristine beaches where you can snorkel, scuba-dive, go deep sea fishing, see the majestic humpback whale breach etc. The likeable sun basking in the northeast South Africa can easily be combined with excellent safari on one of the well reputed private game reserves of Phinda, Thanda, Hluhluwe and Umfolozi. 



The Oyster Box Hotel

With its dramatic location on the KwaZulu-Natal coastline, just metres from the golden sands of Umhlanga beach, The Oyster Box has for generations been hailed as one of South Africa’s finest seaside hotels. The Oyster Box offers timeless elegance and five-star luxury, blending the charm and nostalgia of a bygone era with contemporary comforts. Alongside 86 rooms, suites and villas, The Oyster Box offers an array of restaurants, an award-winning spa, two swimming pools, extensive events facilities, and an intimate private movie theatre. The Oyster Box is only 20 minutes away from the airport, King Shaka.

Accommodation: The 86 rooms, suites and villas are each individually decorated. Choose between splendid sea views from your private terrace, or the leafy escape of our lush private gardens. Children all ages are welcome.

Price indication: Contact Upplev Sydafrika for information about bookings and rates.


Elephant Coast

Thonga Beach Lodge

The unique Thonga Beach Lodge is located along one of South Africa’s most pristine and secluded coastlintes, on the Elephant Coast, right on the border of Mozambique. With a pleasant subtropical climate and the Indian Ocean, this area is known for its unspoilt golden miles of sandy beaches, surrounded by forest and shrub vegetation. The Mabibi beach is one of the cleanest, most beautiful beaches in the world and stretches forever to the north and south within protection of the ISimangaliso Wetland Park. From the lodge you have direct access to this pristine beach and can walk along the sea, snorkel, scuba dive, kayak or join a turtle tracking experience (depending on the season). At the lodge there is a nice communal pool area, a bar and a restaurant serving top local delicious cuisine.

Accommodation: Thonga Beach Lodge consists of 12 eco-sensitive rooms, some with forest and some with sea views and private plunge pool. All rooms located with privacy and minimal environmental impact. Children of all ages are welcome.

Price indication: from R6140 per person sharing/night (low season), all inclusive. Some activities are included in the price. Other prices may apply during highe and peak season.

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.