Services Southern Africa
Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Events
MICE - We have an exclusive division dedicated to MICE and have the ability to host and arrange anything from a small event or exhibit, to a large trade show or launch... Read more
Touring & Travel Options
We select attractive holiday destinations and combine in an easy to follow itinerary, that way incorporating all the ‘must see’ sights according to the requested needs of the group/clients.
Full Day Excursions - Make sure you experience everything a destination has to offer with a whole day of excursions showing all the attractions.
Half Day Excursions - We show the highlights to those with limited time. Relax in the knowledge that all you have to do is book, and the rest is seen to.
City Breaks - Got a few days spare? A city break is ideal. Stay in a city hotel and take advantage of everything the metropolis has to offer.
Combination Tour - Finding it hard to decide which tour to choose? Then join two or more of our travel options.
Train Journeys - Visit a country in comfort and style. Sightsee while travelling though the majestic countryside in luxury.
Seat In Vehicle Tours - Also known as ‘scheduled escorted tours or safaris’. These tours have regular planned departure times and a tour guide. All accommodation, transfers and sightseeing excursions are arranged.
Tailor Made Escorted Tours - As above, but for a group or individuals who prefer an exclusively designed travel itinerary.
Self Drive Tours - Discover destinations at your own pace, but know where you’re sleeping tonight. This service includes a self-drive routing itinerary and information pack, all you need is a valid driver's license.
Fly-In Safaris - For those with an appetite for the unusual, get a bird’s eye view as you go on safari by plane!
Special Interest Tours / Tailor Made Safaris - We design a personalized package to suit your needs, without having to stick to a scheduled departure time or route. You give us the brief and we tailor make your tour.
There are several types of accommodation options to choose from. Facilities and services vary, depending on size and specifications of the property and group travelling.
Hotels - There are various categories of hotels from 3 to 5 star, which provide en-suite, air-conditioned accommodation. Hotels may include a swimming pool, restaurant, curio shop, concierge desk, beauty salon and/or a gym.
Villas - Our selection are among the most stunning vacation homes in all of Africa and reflect the graciousness of their surroundings while retaining their sophisticated style. They are elegantly furnished, most featuring state of the art amenities such as professional kitchens and infinity pools. Many offer breath-taking ocean views; several are surrounded by splendid vineyards, while others capture nature’s quietness in the bush.
Guest Houses - These are usually run by the owner/manager and include facilities such as luxury en-suite accommodation, a breakfast room, living room and television room. Additional features often include a swimming pool and tea and coffee making facilities.
Bed & Breakfast - This accommodation is usually a private home with the owner living in or on the property and is normally limited to a few rooms. Generally guests share the living room areas with the host. Breakfasts are served but, unless specified, there are no other meals provided.
Game & Nature Reserves - Situated in exclusive surroundings, most lodges offer game drives, accommodation and meals as an all-inclusive cost. Each lodge will have a limited amount of suites. Facilities are found at the main lodge and can include dining room, library, sitting room, swimming pool and boma (outside eating area). Some lodges also include spa facilities.
Golfing Estates - These boutique style hotels are set within a golfing estate and usually offer luxury features as well as a 9 or 18 hole golf course and golf pro shop. Additional facilities can include a spa, treatment rooms and restaurant.
Country Houses - Offering all the services of a small exclusive hotel, including luxurious en suite accommodation, private sitting room, satellite television as well as tea and coffee making facilities. Additional features may include a dining area, swimming pool, spa or beauty treatment studio and sporting facilities.
Self-Catering - Facilities are provided for guests to cater for themselves and normally include fully fitted kitchens and often a built in braai (barbeque). Air-conditioning is not necessarily available.
In order for Private Safaris to provide the best transport solutions for our clients, we use the services of leading luxury organisations. These companies comply with international standards and have extensive fleets of well-maintained vehicles that provide reliable, safe and cost effective transport solutions.
Regional & Domestic Flights - Booking your flights on your behalf, in South Africa or outbound to neighbouring countries, as part of a tour or to enhance your individual itinerary
Charter Flights - Chartering provides more freedom in terms of time and routing for incentive groups, private tours and those wanting to route their own journey or with specific tour needs.
Self-Drive Packages - Booking the car, arranging pick up and drop off points for car hire. This service includes a self-drive itinerary and we offer a co-pilot, one of our added value services.
Car Rental - We utilise a dependable car hire company, selected for their service excellence, reliability and value. They are active in 2 600 locations in over 100 countries and have one of the most extensive international networks. Discover magnificent beaches or deserts in a sturdy 4x4; travel in style with a luxury vehicle or take a family on holiday in a mini-van.
4X4 & Motor Home Rentals - For the traveller who wants total freedom to select a route and the choice of where they stay, this is a more laid back, adventure filled choice.
Airport Transfers - Reliable transfers from South Africa’s main airports, smaller regional airports or game reserves. Ranging from chauffeur-driven transfers, to luxury coach transfers.
Cruise Ship Handling - A cruise ship holiday embodies elegance, sophistication and romance. Pre & Post tours as well as shore excursions can be arranged.
Meet & Greet
We have English / German speaking Private Safaris representatives, at Cape Town International Airport and O.R. Tambo International Airport, on hand to assist with:
Meeting passengers at domestic or international arrivals.
Escorting passengers to their transfer vehicle or car rental company, ensuring that all information is correct.
Assisting passengers by recovering lost luggage, changing money as well as helping with seating or meal requirements for flights.
Providing information such as local road conditions, driving tips etc. Representatives also arrange a convenient time to brief clients about excursions or other sources of entertainment at their hotels.
Helping clients with whatever eventuality might occur as best we can.
Added Value Services
We are constantly developing new ways to make your holiday experience more enjoyable. Our value added services are the ‘little bit extra’ we offer, designed to smooth your way, leaving you with more time to see the sights and enjoy our beautiful countries in safety and comfort.
Co-Pilot Packages - These are offered for those clients choosing self-drive tours. We compile a complete file for your individual itinerary that includes step by step detailed directions, maps, sightseeing highlights, travel and regional information. The information is assembled, together with all travel documents, in a zipped folder. Its handy A5 size is perfect for a passenger to have on their lap and relay directions as the driver concentrates on the road - hence its name, the co-pilot.
Fast Track Immigration - We ensure that the experienced companies we deal with are on hand to assist with all passport and immigration related queries to facilitate a smooth and hassle-free entry into the country.
Business Class Lounge - We offer access to the Baobab Business Class Lounges at all South African airports to make your transfers and flights more comfortable. The lounges offer private meeting rooms, phone, fax, wireless and internet access, and other business services, along with comforts such as free drinks and snacks. In the lounges, passengers will also find comfortable seating, quieter environments and better access to customer service representatives than in the airport terminal. Other luxuries to be found in some Baobab Business Class Lounges include chaise longues, rainfall showers for indulgence, an enclosed smoker’s lounge, an audio-visual entertainment room, free WiFi, dedicated internet, built-in private entertainment screens and a children’s area. There is also a staffed bar and food area.
VIP Protection - This service is offered to clients who feel that they would like the added value of security while on holiday. Dignitaries, celebrities and sports personalities in particular may desire special protection when travelling. This service includes thorough risk assessment, risk minimisation and strategies, customised to each situation. This service allows visitors to enjoy peace of mind regarding the protection of individuals, families and assets.