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Southern Tours and Safaris

(24 Reviews)
Office In:
South Africa South Africa
5-10 employees (Founded in 2013)
Member Of:
Southern Africa Tourism Services Association
Tour Types:
Budget & mid-range tours with set start dates and a fixed itinerary
Botswana BW
Lesotho LS
Mozambique MZ
Namibia NA
South Africa ZA
Swaziland SZ
Zambia ZM
Zimbabwe ZW

We are a travel company driven by passion of traveling and love for Africa.We specialize in small group tours, self drive guided tours (you hire a fully equipped 4x4 vehicle and we provide a guide) and tailor-made tours within Southern Africa. Our knowledge and understanding of African cultures and nature is our strength in providing the most accurate information. We go an extra mile to amaze our clients. Our passionate Local Insiders (guide) are looking forward to take you to the bush.


Simply Awsome!

Bongizwe Mondondo was our tour guide. He is responsible, responsive, respectful, helpful and patient. Throughout the journey he blends well with us, he is more like a friend rather than a tour guide.

He went the extra-mile to ensure that everyone enjoy themselves fully.

I would definitely engage him again should I make another trip to Africa.

Thank you Bongizwe for making our holiday a memorable one. You are awsome

Great fun while on a budget with a fantastic guide!

I would recommend that anyone visiting Southern Africa do the following.

1) List down the sights and things you want to witness or experience. Research the best time for these activities, for example, whale watching in Hermanus. Do avoid shoulder seasons as sometimes the whales arrive earlier and will naturally leave earlier. Oh... how unpredictable mother nature is.

2) Engage Southern Tours and Safaris to do the heavy work.

3) Come as you are and enjoy the journey.

I would describe our itinerary as a balance of safari and city sights. As a senior, I liked that the trip was pretty relaxing and we weren't rushing for time. Someone in Zimbabwe said, "In Africa, there is no time". Although, we were almost always on time. Almost!

We had the pleasure of sharing our journey with Bonji, our tour guide. A very down to earth guy who goes the extra mile. He and our driver made the effort to look for the animals, considering our goal for this tour was to see the Big 5.

Our first drive was at the Rhino & Lion Nature Reserve. It was a good FIRST experience! Then we went on to Pilanesberg National Park where we stayed two nights at the nearby Bakubung.

Next up was a three night stay at Shearwater Explorers Village. I absolutely loved the serenity of our accomodation. We visited the stunning Victoria Falls and it's never ending rainbow. When one went away, another appeared almost immediately.

We also took up the optional activity of white water rafting. While I do commend the Shearwater staff for their professionalism, there should be a disclaimer that lets potential rafters know that the activity does not only include rafting but a hike down and up the gorge. It was a nightmare for our majority mid 50s and early 60s group. That being said, it will be an amazing experience for those comfortable in the water. Let it be know that you WILL overturn.

This tour was value for money and I would most definitely look to Southern Tours and Safaris for future travels in Southern Africa.

An AMAZING experience I would recommend to anyone and everyone!

After approaching several agents, we were lucky to have been matched with Southern Tours and Safaris.

They were excellent in their communications and their services went far beyond anything we could reasonably have expected especially when we had 4 additional persons joining the tour at the last minute.

They provided us with a mobile phone app containing details of our itinerary that was brilliant even when offline.

Bongizwe, our guide for the entire duration of the trip was excellent and very knowledgeable. On the one occasion when there was a minor mishap such as a leaky bus, he remedied it quickly. I would also like to thank him for assuring me that my child would be safe in Cape Town after knowing that she would be alone for 3 days.

The itinerary that stuck with me and still has me in awe is the two nights we had at Bakubung Bush Lodge and the game drives at Pilanesberg National Park, that came with it. Our accomodations faced a watering hole and it was mesmerising to see the animals come to drink.

Bongizwe and Allen, our driver, took us on one of the drives and they were professionals when it came to spotting the animals. I dare say our experience with them was so much better that the guide from the lodge.

I'm glad I made this trip with a total of 16 people with Southern Tours and Safaris.

Memorable and Good Fun!

Just got back from a brilliant 12 days in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Botswana, arranged by Southern Tours and Safaris.

Our local group coordinate and Southern Tours and Safaris' tour director came up with an eventful itinerary which included three game drives to Pilanesberg National Park & Game Reserve. Being able to observe the animals in their natural habitat and being as close as we could get, this was definitely the highlight of my trip!

Everything ran like clock work with excellent accommodation and activities. The dynamics of the guide and our group certainly made this trip memorable. Could not have been happier.

Very reliable and value for money. The company delivers what they promised.Bongizwe is grear guide

Bongizwe never fails to answer all my queries promptly. Hotels provided are up to our expectations. I was worried if he is not going to show up at the airport coz I got his contact thru the Internet.
Through my communications with him I know he is an honest person.
He and his driver Alan manage to locate more animals on our last game drive.
My group members of 16pax had a really good time in Africa. I strongly recommend Southern Tours and Safaris to anyone who wants to go Africa.
My group is made of Hindus Muslims and Christians. He made sure he arrange for halal and vegetarian food.
If we decide to go to Africa again Southern Tours and Safaris will definately be our choice.
Thank you so much Bongizwe for being so patient with us and for making our trip a memorable and enjoyable one.

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