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We have been in the wonderful world of travel for 21 years this year and can proudly say that thanks mainly to a rich collection of past clients, staff, suppliers, friends and family. We are well established, respected and unblemished. We started small on solid foundations of passion for our country and dedication to client service. We grew slowly and carefully primarily through ‘word of mouth’ and faith in Southern Africa’s travel industry.

Blog & Safari News

Our African travel blog is an inspiring collection of stories and articles, ranging from updates straight from the bush, safari adventures, travel advice, conservation matters, insider industry insights and all sort of news and reviews about travel in Southern and East Africa. With contributions by travel experts with a passion for Africa, you’ll be inspired, informed and prepared for your next African adventure.  

A Safari For Purists - sundowners - Mfuwe Lodge - Zambia - Southern Destinations

Slowly, our world will reconnect

While we wait for the world to reopen, we’ve been forced to pause to consider many aspects of our lifestyles,… …/

Help us feed starving families in Cape Town

Last week the team in our office (although we are not actually IN our office) created a socially-distanced way to… …/

Scenes From Lekkerwater At De Hoop This Summer

When I returned from an agent visit to Lekkerwater Beach Lodge at De Hoop in December, my biggest desire was… …/

Now more than ever, is the time to help those in need

I’ve heard Covid-19 is being referred to as a Business Class virus. In so many ways it is… Africa is… …/

Brand New Lodges with Absolutely Incredible Decor

The power of design can either make or break one’s experience of a place: whether it is your own home,… …/

Endangered green sea turtle in the sanctuary seas around Mnemba Island in Zanzibar

A (Zen)zibar Miracle

As a parent whose job is to intimately know Africa like the back of my hand, I travel throughout the… …/

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Remarkable things happen on safari almost every day. Thanks to technology, our guests, and contacts on the ground, we’ve been able to collate an amazing gallery about Africa – from incredible wildlife moments to the most stunning lodges and landscapes – and, our favorites: those special ‘wish you were here’ experiences captured by our guests!

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Why choose Southern Destinations

We are Trusted

90% of our business is through client referral and repeat business. Our offices in New York and Cape Town offer clients a convenient point of contact on both ends of your trip.

We are Passionate

We love Africa and are passionate promoters of sustainable tourism that conserves animal kingdoms and uplifts communities.

We offer Value

Booking with us won’t cost you more. On the contrary, our first-hand expertise will add tremendous value to your trip and the partnerships we’ve developed over many years provide you with the best price guarantees


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