South Africa with Wilderness Safaris

In and Around South Africa

From the moment you arrive in Africa, to your departure and every point in between, Wilderness Safaris people are ready and waiting for you. We want to ensure as seamless and smooth an experience as possible, and in South Africa, this takes the form of a “meet and greet” at O.R. Tambo International Airport, your first port of arrival, where a representative of Wilderness Safaris welcomes and briefs you, before taking you through to your next flight or transfer.

Getting to South Africa

By Air

Getting around South Africa by air is easy, with a variety of domestic flights to choose from. It is possible to fly to our Wilderness camps using Wilderness Air, our own “bush airline.”

Wilderness Air - How it Works

Wilderness Air is a key element of your safari experience, flying you between remote bush camps and then back to international airports for onward connections. The service is more than a simple connection however; rather, the aerial transfers between camps allow a totally different impression and appreciation of the country below – from the savannah bushveld of Kruger or the spectacular coastline of KwaZulu-Natal.

Benefits of Wilderness Air

In operation since 1991, and with an impeccable safety record, Wilderness Air offers scheduled transfers between Wilderness camps and the regional hubs and also a private charter service using a varied fleet of light aircraft. These aircraft are perfectly suited to operating in remote bush conditions and include the Cessna 206, the Cessna 210 and the Cessna 208B (Grand Caravan). Wilderness Air is owned and operated by Wilderness Safaris.

By Land

Many guests prefer to self-drive or use road transfers to get a better sense of the country. Wilderness Touring Cape Town provides both tours and transfers in and around Cape Town, enhancing your visit to the area whether sightseeing, shopping or enjoying cultural activities.

By Car

In South Africa, Road infrastructure is mostly excellent; many of the national roads between the major centres are toll roads. Driving is a viable option, with careful planning advised, as South Africa is a huge country, not easily traversed in a day.

When asking for directions, you may be surprised to get the response "turn left at the next robot ..." – a 'robot' is the South African term for traffic lights