How to plan your dream trip to Africa…

So you want to see Africa? You may have an idea where you want to go and what you want to see. Weaving your ideas into a seriously addictive travel experience is where we shine. Your dreams. Our expertise. Together we can help you plan your ultimate African safari!

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Why choose Southern Destinations

We are Trusted

90% of our business is through client referral and repeat business. Our offices in New York and Cape Town offer clients a convenient point of contact on both ends of your trip.

We are Passionate

We love Africa and are passionate promoters of sustainable tourism that conserves animal kingdoms and uplifts communities.

We offer Value

Booking with us won’t cost you more. On the contrary, our first-hand expertise will add tremendous value to your trip and the partnerships we’ve developed over many years provide you with the best price guarantees

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The Southern Destinations difference

Tales from our trails

&Beyond’s Spectacular Sossusvlei Desert Lodge Relaunch

One of our all-time favorite Namibian lodges has had the most magnificent revamp – and we can’t wait to head… …/

My Kenyan Sky Safari

In June 2019 I went to Kenya on an Elewana Sky Safari. It was my first ever trip to Kenya… …/

Ngorongoro Crater: Our Top Tour & Activity Guide

Looking for an African adventure that cuts out  all the the usual safari clichés and is so full of different… …/

Aerial photo of Southern Right whales off the coast of Lekkerwater Beach Lodge at De Hoop

Our Stay at Lekkerwater Beach Lodge at De Hoop

It’s a place where you’ll be barefoot from the moment you walk through the door! Safari companies, lodge owners and guests… …/

The Most Divine Desert Safari – with Tswalu Kalahari

From my close-up encounter with the world’s most trafficked mammal (one of the species under Tswalu’s protection) to sightings of a… …/

Update on water levels in the Okavango Delta

This summer, Botswana was hot and dry. The 2019 summer rains were not as plentiful as previous years, and unfortunately the… …/

My Mozambique Trip

When I was called upon to have a little toddle off to Santorini for a bit of a look-see, I couldn’t… …/

I’m Daisy, a new senior travel consultant at Southern Destinations

I’m thrilled to be the freshest (!) newest Travel Guru on the Southern Destinations team. I’m certainly no stranger to… …/

Brand New Year, Brand New Properties!

With this superb selection of brand new builds and some of the most exciting lodge renovations we’ve ever seen, 2019… …/

Photo of Kwitonda, a silverback gorilla from Rwanda

Revealing Rwanda’s New Lodges: Opening 2019

With the brand new year unfolded before us like a just-bought map – crisp, unmarked and beckoning with possibility -… …/

How To Ride a Camel in Style

I have always felt that Kenya is the absolute quintessence of African safari adventure. For a plethora of intangible, interwoven reasons, with roots… …/

Southern Destinations - Blog - Bucketlist 2018

Convince me to go to Africa!

Need convincing why you should plan an Africa trip? 1. VALUE FOR MONEY South Africa, in particular, is where your $… …/

Just the Two of Us and a Red Banana

With my daughter’s tenth birthday on the horizon, I set my heart on an exotic Zanzibar ‘seafari’ for just the two of… …/

Busanga Plains – Zambia’s best kept secret

Zambia’s remote Busanga Plains are one of the best places to visit in Southern Africa if you want to see… …/

My trip to Uganda & Rwanda

I was recently lucky enough to be invited on a trip to Uganda & Rwanda. Getting a better sense of… …/

Close up of elephant

African Photographic Safaris – Where To Go

For a keen photographer, being able to go on a photographic safari is surely top of the bucket-list. And Africa, with her… …/

Black-maned Kalahari lion

21 Top Africa Travel Experiences

Need convincing why you should plan an Africa trip? Looking for ideas to add to your bucket list?  Here are… …/

UPDATE : Cape Town’s Water Crisis

IT’S BEEN RAINING! We are please to report that due to sustained and heavy rains over the last few months, Cape… …/