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- 1-5 employees (Founded in 2008)
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- American Society of Travel Agents
- Tour Types:
- Custom mid-range & luxury tours that can start every day
Greatest Africa tailor makes vacation itineraries for discerning individuals who wish to discover the natural beauty, colourful diversity, precious wildlife and many different cultures within Africa. With our expert local knowledge, understanding of logistics, supplier relationships and on the ground support, we are able to offer a service of unparalleled quality and competitive pricing to suit a wide range of pockets. Our team, based in Cape Town, South Africa are well travelled throughout Southern Africa and will share first hand knowledge and advice on the best places to go, how to travel safely and which accommodations will give you the most 'bang for your buck'. So that YOU get the very best out of your trip to Africa.
If you've ever wanted to go on safari this is the time!
If you've ever considered going on a safari this is the perfect time. Although South Africa is listed as a "Red Country" it is simply impossible to catch COVID-19 from a wild rhino, leopard, herd of elephants or any of a thousand birds that you will see. We had an amazing time on our trip to Motswari and Kapama lodges which are both located adjacent to Kruger park. Flying from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit is a short flight and was very easy. The lodges are lovely, the food amazing, the game drives life changing. Because tourism is down the game trucks have fewer people in them making for a more tailored experience. Bomas are outside and the only time we were inside was when we were alone by ourselves. South Africa has just opened up vaccinations for everyone over age 35, and staff at the lodges have started receiving vaccines. Remember that everyone over a minimum age has to have a PCR test to travel on international flights, making those flights the safest in the world. We were taken by our game guide into Hoedspruit for our PCR tests for our outbound flights, for roughly 52 USD each with results in a day. Specifically regarding Greatest Africa, I spoke with several safari companies and only Greatest Africa was able to accommodate 1 adult with 3 children. Vanessa from Greatest Africa found accommodations that included two connecting rooms at Motswari and a family suite at Kapama. My children made friends with other children, hung out alone in the main lodge and moved freely around in a way I would never have allowed stateside. This was a life changing experience for all of us and if we should ever be able to return it won't have the same privilege as during this time of COVID. This really is the time to go, you'll remember it forever.
After being required to reschedule our South African Safari trip to Kruger National Park twice due to COVID, we were able to finally go in February, 2021. Vanessa at Greatest Africa made the rescheduling process as seamless as possible, working with the three different resorts (Motswari, Hamilton's Tented Camp, Kapama Southern Camp) on three different occasions to confirm new dates.
My wife and I could not be more pleased with the trip. The game drives at each resort were memorable, as we saw more than anticipated, including the 'Big Five' several times over. The staff, service, food, and hospitality rank at the top of all vacations we've taken. Even the transfer company (Seasons of Africa...if I recall the name correctly) went above and beyond to ensure we were able to get to each location. Heavy rains threatened to delay our departure from Hamilton's Tented Camp for Kapama; however, whereas others who had driven their own personal vehicles were unable to leave Hamilton's that day due to the high water at a river crossing, the staff at Hamilton's (along with Greatest Africa and Seasons of Africa) determined we could still make it out via the private 'game drive' roads. We arrived at Kapama Southern Camp in time for the afternoon game drive.
Thanks to Vanessa and Richard at Greatest Africa for making this a great vacation! My wife and I are already planning on going back to South Africa and adding Cape Town to the next adventure.
A fantastic trip to South Africa and Mauritius
Vanessa from Greatest Africa was a great partner, and helped a lot in the planning and the execution of our vacation. We felt safe all the way, and enjoyed here knowledge of hotels and areas.
Great communication, help, support, trying to find the best according to my wishes. The accommodations and the safaris were amazing, the people in the camps/lodges also : unforgettable
Also amazing experience in the Vic Falls in an amazing accommodation, amazing scenery.
I want to go back !!
I worked with Vanessa and was so greatfull for her personal touch! All communication was as if I was talking to a friend. She followed through with all our needs, budget and crazy flexable schedule! I would recommend anyone using her or Richard as its not easy planning an African Safari from the states and being able to chat with these experts was so helpful! Thanks Vanessa!!!
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9-Day Luxury Kruger Safari South Africa
$7,600 to $8,000 pp (USD)
South Africa: Private tour
You Visit: Johannesburg (Start), Northern Kruger, Timbavati NR (Greater Kruger), Sabi Sands (Greater Kruger), Johannesburg Airport (End)
11-Day Cape Town & Kruger National Park Safari
$4,441 to $4,788 pp (USD)
South Africa: Private tourLuxuryLodge & Tented Camp
You Visit: Cape Town (Start), Kruger NP, Cape Town (End)
16-Day Luxury Honeymoon Cape Town, Kruger Park, Mauritius
$8,496 to $8,785 pp (USD)
South Africa & Mauritius: Private tourLuxuryLodge & Hotel
You Visit: Cape Town (Start), Waterfront (Cape Town), Kapama GR (Greater Kruger), Johannesburg (City), Black River, O.R. Tambo Airport (Johannesburg), Johannesburg (End)
3-Day Kruger National Park Luxury South Africa
$746 to $798 pp (USD)
South Africa: Private tourLuxury+Lodge
You Visit: Hoedspruit (Start), Kapama GR (Greater Kruger), Hoedspruit (End)
13-Day Safari Kruger Park, South Africa
$6,100 to $6,800 pp (USD)
South Africa: Private tourLuxury+Lodge & Tented Camp
You Visit: Johannesburg (Start), Kapama GR (Greater Kruger), Timbavati NR (Greater Kruger), Mluwati, O.R. Tambo Airport (Johannesburg), Johannesburg (End)
11-Day Zulu Battlefields, Safari & Beach South Africa
$2,900 to $3,100 pp (USD)
South Africa: Self-driveLuxuryLodge
You Visit: Durban (Start), Rorke's Drift (Highlight), Hluhluwe-iMfolozi GR, Kosi Bay (iSimangaliso WP), Durban (End)