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!

Let’s make it happen!

1. Give us a little detail

2. Our safari gurus will craft an itinerary just for you within 24 hours

3. Confirm the details and get ready for the trip of a lifetime!

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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

The Southern Destinations difference

Tales from our trails

New Cape Town restaurants and some old favourites

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How travelling in Africa can be life-changing



One of Africa’s most iconic and best‐loved safari camps has had an extreme makeover and the results are out of… …/

Top Exclusive-Use Safari Villas

We’re beginning to feel the pent-up demand for travel and are responding to requests for trips that tick all the… …/

Africa travel COVID Questions Answered

As you can imagine, our inboxes are filled with questions about COVID-safe travel to the region, access and logistics. As… …/

Gorilla Trekking – Covid Updates

As exciting as it is that Rwanda and Uganda have re-opened for tourism and Gorilla trekking is possible again, it… …/

Africa Open for Travel – Update

KENYA   On May 1, 2021, the Kenyan government relaxed the lockdown of the five counties: Nairobi, Kajiado, Machakos, Kiambu, and… …/

2021 Travel Ideas

So much has changed in the way we work, interact, and play. How – and why – we travel has… …/

Why East Africa Is Our Top Destination Right Now

East Africa is considered one of the best destinations to travel to right now  –  Kenya and Tanzania have proven… …/

South Africa’s Top Places for 2021

We know that you are seeking open spaces and fresh air. With South Africa’s borders open for international travel we… …/

Botswana Offers Amazing Rates for South Africans

We have SA resident rates for Botswana! From the waterways of the Okavango Delta to the predator rich Savute. From… …/

My safari with andBeyond

Just before lockdown (I literally skidded home on Day 2 of hard lockdown) I was invited on a trip with… …/

Book your seamless African Adventure with someone who cares

Why book with me? I’ve been putting itineraries together for 20 years. Because I’ve traveled so extensively, I have a… …/

My safari to the Kwara Private Reserve

Overlooking a secluded lagoon in the northern Okavango Delta, Kwara offers the ultimate Delta experience with access to the permanent… …/

Feeding the hungry took up most of my time during lockdown

South Africa has a unique set of challenges with millions of people living from hand to mouth. With no jobs… …/

Amazing Matetsi : My impressions of this idyllic Zambezi River retreat at Victoria Falls

There can be no doubt that Matetsi is a striking lodge, a real gem in the Victoria Falls crown. The… …/

Eyes on Zimbabwe: Best Guides, Wildest Animals & Amazing Value

Truly exceptional guides and rangers If you’ve traveled to Zimbabwe or heard stories from those who have, you’ll have an… …/

Southern Destinations team at Kirstenbosch in Cape Town

What makes us tick as a travel team

During this global pause, as a tightly-knit team, we’ve had time to remember why we live, love and breathe travel. … …/