12-day trip

Private South Africa

From 18745 PP


Safari your way

Experience the highlights of South Africa from a selection of the very best exclusive-use villas for the ultimate private African adventure for your family and friends.

From ultra-chic ocean views in Cape Town and playful opulence in the Winelands, to your very own luxury safari lodge bordering the Kruger and a fabulous home surrounded by the near endless wilderness of the Kalahari, each property and landscape is distinct.

Throughout, enjoy private tours tailored to your group’s interests and ages, your own guides and vehicles for a completely flexible safari, fabulous food from private chefs and curated wine cellars. Each of the properties we’ve chosen for this trip all have at least four bedrooms, meaning it works for groups of up to eight people – get in touch for something completely bespoke to you.


Trip highlights

  • Fabulous ocean views from Ellerman Villa

  • The palatial La Residence in the Winelands

  • Wonderful wildlife from Royal Malewane’s Africa House

  • Real wilderness and connection in the vast Tswalu Kalahari Reserve


What's included

  • 11 nights of exclusive use accommodation

  • Exclusive private tours, experiences and safari activities

  • Private charter flights and transfers throughout

  • Price per person based on a group of eight

  • Royal Malewane 1
    Thornybush Nature Reserve,
  • Royal Malewane 12
    Africa House at Royal Malewane
  • Tswalu Motse 4
    Tswalu Kalahari Reserve
  • Ellerman House Villa One 1
    Ellerman House Villa One, Cape Town
    Ellerman House Villa One 4
    Ellerman House Villa One, Cape Town
  • La Residence Winelands South Africa 2
    La Residence, Winelands
  • Tswalu Tarkuni 13
    Tswalu Tarkuni
  • Pangolin tswalu
    Tswalu Kalahari Reserve

An unforgettable trip with a positive impact

Created to maximize the benefits to people and place, while minimizing the environmental footprint.

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    Community & Culture

    Properties and experiences that uplift and empower local communities.

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    Supports wildlife projects, protected areas and ecosystem regeneration.

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    Lodges and camps chosen for their sustainability credentials and initiatives.

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Days 1 — 4

Cape Town views

Cape Town is a wonderful introduction to South Africa. Stay at one of Ellerman House’s chic modern villas, with unmatched sea views through floor-to-ceiling windows and infinity pool, perhaps with the sumptuous spa booked out just for you.

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Days 4 — 6

Opulence in the Winelands

South Africa’s Winelands are a beautiful area of combed green vineyards dotted with Cape Dutch farmhouses backed by rugged mountains and blue skies. Here, you’ll be staying at one of South Africa’s most famous hotels – the opulent La Residence, with two fabulous two-bedroom suites along with the services of a private chef.

La Residence Meal
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Days 6 — 9

The Kruger's finest

Spot South Africa’s most iconic wildlife on a safari in a private reserve bordering the legendary Kruger National Park based out of one of Royal Malewane’s lavish Africa House. At your self-contained bush paradise, you may be greeted by elephants by your pool and rhinos at breakfast.

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Royal Malewane Game Drive
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Tswalu Kalahari

Days 9 — 12

Conservation and near endless space

111,000 hectares of rugged mountains, red Kalahari sands and green grassland – the largest private reserve in South Africa – home to just three lodges, of which you will be staying in the exclusive-use Tarkuni. Add in much-lauded conservation work, community engagement projects plus a concept restaurant created by South African Michelin-star chef, and you can see why Tswalu is a very special place indeed.

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Tswalu Motse 12

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Private South African Safari
18745 PP
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Why Niarra

Niarra Travel is a forward-thinking travel company headquartered in London born out of a passion to do things differently.

In Swahili, a Bantu language spoken by millions in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, the name Niara means "with utmost purpose" and our team are united by a passion for exploration and a belief that the right kind of travel can make the world a better place.

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    Curated sustainable experiences and accommodation that maximize the benefits to local people and place.

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Private South Africa

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