Jewel of Africa Safaris is a family owned, South African, luxury tour operator offering you effortless access to personalized, tailor-made safaris in Southern and East Africa.

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Experience one of the best tourism offerings in Africa during this Luxury Zimbabwe Safari with Jewel of Africa Safaris. This safari combines three of the top destinations in this beautiful country, including Victoria Falls, Hwange National Park and Mana Pools National Park.
9 Days 8 Nights
This unique Africa safari offers guest the definitive African experience combining two different wildlife destinations, Mashatu in Botswana and MalaMala. Explore the largest private game reserve in South Africa for a thrilling adventure and wildlife safari.
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The African Guide

Jewel of Africa Safaris’ travel team offers up-to-date advice, news, inspiration and tips from the road to help you plan your next safari.

A safari or guided tour to the Western Cape in South Africa is said by many to be the most idyllic vacation one can ever experience. Majestic Table Mountain oversees a vibrant city, beautiful beaches and superb scenic mountains that surround wonderful, world renowned winelands. It is as much as you could ever want in one vacation, but what about those who want to know where to go just to boost their adrenalin flow? Is this serenely beautiful, relaxing place somewhere you can have a real adventure holiday? You

For almost 20 years we have built a reputation as one of Africa’s finest guided safari and tour operators and this is not without reason. We love what we do! We are a boutique, family-owned company with a boutique team of safari and tour experts. South Africa is our home and we are passionate about Africa and the service we provide. We love the country, its rich heritage and culture and nothing gives us more pleasure than to introduce travellers to this incredible place, its precious wildlife and its proud people. We have three key areas

We have written a range of articles on the great adventure activities that can be enjoyed when on safari in Africa. The thrill of spotting the ‘Big 5,’ Africa’s most elusive wildlife species, is something that is hard to parallel, but many travellers also love to get their adrenaline pumping in other ways. Those who long to get fit and enjoy the great outdoors couldn’t ask for a much better place to visit than South Africa and there is no better place to combine a great safari with an adventure vacation than at and around the

The tourism industry is one that is vital to a country such as South Africa, where low productivity and economic issues are often offset by the income it generates. Spectacular beaches, scenic routes, winelands and of course the world’s best wildlife preservation areas, all contribute to a healthy tourism industry. There is however, if one will excuse the pun, a bit of a ‘black cloud’ that hangs over tourism and its contribution to ecological issues in the country. Responsible research shows that it is in fact a global issue. Tourism generates 10% of the world's GDP, one

A safari or guided tour to the Western Cape in South Africa is said by many to be the most idyllic vacation one can ever experience. Majestic Table Mountain oversees a vibrant city, beautiful beaches and superb scenic mountains that surround wonderful, world renowned winelands. It is as much as you could ever want in one vacation, but what about those who want to know where to go just to boost their adrenalin flow? Is this serenely beautiful, relaxing place somewhere you can have a real adventure holiday? You bet it is! Whether you are in

The Wildlife and Birdlife of Akagera The game drive from the gate to Magashi takes 45 – 120 minutes, depending on wildlife sightings and photo opportunities and is part of the splendour of a stay there.   Magashi is situated in the only area where you can combine a bucket list gorilla trek in the legendary Virunga Mountains with a sublime savannah safari experience!   See It In Style This is yet another of the ever growing number of

Cape Town and the iconic Kruger National Park may the favoured destinations of many who travel to South Africa, but there is another area that is rapidly becoming a favourite. Durban, the colourful vibrant city that centres a long coastline of beautiful quaint coastal towns and villages along the Indian Ocean coastline, the world famous Drakensberg mountain range and some of the finest game preservation areas in Africa, all make up magnificent Kwa Zulu-Natal – Come and experience its splendour!  Year Long Summer It is known as the ideal winter retreat in Southern Africa as this sunny, sometimes somewhat

It is a beautiful description of a land that is both serenely unspoiled and wild but vibrant, sparse and dry, but tempered with greenbelts that play host to a myriad of wildlife. Affectionately known as “The Jewel of the Desert,’ Namibia is a hauntingly beautiful country. Its German influence is evident throughout and this truly is one of the world’s natural treasures. There is such a vast range of things to do there that we felt we should try to nail it down to just the premier points of interest for our clients – and so

Many international tourists are under the misconception that an African Safari would not be a suitable family holiday. They see the game drives as boring for the little ones and the bush as a dangerous environment. Nothing could be further from the truth! An African Safari can be both a fun and extremely educational experience that your kids will never forget. It’s perfectly safe, providing normal rules are observed and what a ‘show and tell’ they will have when returning to school after their African safari vacation! It is also an excellent way for a family

The iconic Kruger National Park in South Africa is internationally famed for its magnificent wildlife sightings. Here you can experience the thrill of driving in an open vehicle with the wind in your hair, as you seek to spot Africa’s ‘Big 5’ – Lion, Buffalo, Elephant, Rhino and the elusive Leopard. They are all there and the joy of the safari is unmatched by any international vacationing experience. A lessor known feature of the park, in international terms, is the many excellent lodges and luxury camps that are dotted all over the park, many in private

Bordering South Africa and Zimbabwe, Mozambique in Africa has had a chequered and somewhat tumultuous past, particularly from a political point of view. It is now very much recovered however and once again seen as a fabulous international tourist destination, particularly with its great beaches and coastal resorts. What is not so well known is that it plays host to a myriad of wildlife and a magnificent game reserve known as Gorongosa National Park. Return To Eden Once known as the ‘Eden of Africa,’ Gorongosa National Park is one of the finest in Africa and finally overcoming the ravages

So, you’ve been on safari have you? You say you’ve seen the ‘Big Five,’ so named because they are supposed to be the hardest wild animals in Africa to spot? I think not! Without a doubt, one of the most magnificent animals living in Africa’s wilds is to be found in the hills of primarily Uganda and Rwanda. The Silverback Gorilla. This is a different experience altogether. This is a tracking or ‘Trekking’ experience (as Africans prefer to call it) – this is not a luxury safari or guided tour, this is well supervised and

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