Your Spectacular South African Safari Awaits

Return to life the way it should be lived. Grounded in nature and surrounded by majestic beasts and the Big 5. Sleep underneath stars that shine brightest here, while listening to the bush buzzing loud and clear. Traverse lands that have witnessed histories greatest battles, or explore private game reserves offering unscripted safaris in the heart of Zululand.

Our Experiences

Whether it's a Big 5 safari, romantic getaway, bush and beach break, family holiday or battlefield tour, we've pooled our favourite offerings to bring you the ultimate journeys in such unique ways.

Book your African Safari Collective experience, and see why we believe that inspiration lives here.

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African Safari Collective | Premier Lodges

Enrich your life with a stay at any of our independent premier lodges, stretching from the battlefields of KwaZulu-Natal, the Big 5 safaris of Zululand, the wetlands of iSimangaliso, to the famed Garden Route.

We Take You #FurtherTogether

Guest Reviews

  • Beautiful house with stunning views over the Keurbooms Forest and several mountain ranges!

    Simeoné Kohrs via Google Reviews

    Fairview House

  • Absolute heaven on Earth ... a beautiful getaway for the whole family ❤

    Shana Giessing via Google Reviews

    Three Tree Hill Lodge

  • “The location and history were wonderful. The staff were so kind and helpful and the guides were amazing with their detailed information.”

    David via Booking.com

    Fugitives' Drift Lodge

  • THIS PLACE IS ENCHANTING... breathing life back into ones soul with unending sceneries tied in with a great staff- especially the story telling & historian linguistics of our guides who have an unmatched skill, of bringing alive the Events that unfolded through the valleys and Mountains here at Rorkes drift area so many years ago. No wonder a head stand was the first event of our stay.Enjoy yours I'm... Read More

    Candace Couzens via Google Reviews

    Fugitives' Drift Lodge

  • Superb location, exceptional hospitality, delightful experience in every way. Andrew is a gracious host and the setting, service and warmth combined for a memorable stay and dining experience. The House is also situated on one of the prettiest viewpoints overlooking the valley towards Uniondale in Plett. It's a favorite stop along the Alkantmooi MTB route (for the cyclists out there) and the freshly baked carrot cake is a must.... Read More

    Gustav Erlank via Google Reviews

    Fairview House

  • Excellent game lodge in a private reserve. A real treat of a place to stay. Staff are excellent; always there to assist but without being in your face. The 2 game drives are brilliant and led by knowledgable guides who clearly care for the animals and love what their work, (but who wouldn’t!) Food and drink are both of a high standard. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, even afternoon tea are... Read More

    Simon via Expedia

    Leopard Mountain Lodge

  • Thank you, we had the most wonderful stay. We stayed with friends in the Burchells cottage with breathtaking views of the Spioenkop reserve. The surroundings are just incredible and we enjoyed every moment. The interior was lovely, we enjoyed all the amenities and the wonderful fireplace for the cosy evenings. The outside ‘stoep’ was our favourite place for afternoon drinks. The old-world charm of the main lodge area with... Read More

    Steven via TripAdvisor

    Three Tree Hill Lodge

  • If there was a way to give six stars, this place would deserve it.The staff is super nice, we had an amazing time on our camp drives, both because of the landscape and our amazing driver (thanks, Alex! ♡)When we were shown our rooms, saying we were baffled would be one hell of an understatement. A more traditional African "setting" with all the advantages of modern life.Being able to... Read More

    Niklas Meuter via Google Reviews

    Leopard Mountain Lodge

  • Top class and definitely the best lodge in the area. Great for honeymoon couples as well as families with slightly older kids. This seems to be a popular destination for tourists looking for an upmarket 'all in one' venue ( sea, beach and bush). Highly recommend!

    Brian Paine via Google Reviews

    Makakatana Bay Lodge

  • “Everything was at it’s best, the rooms were clean, beds comfortable oh don’t want to talk about the pillows. Good was nice, their breakfast is excellent. Love everything about this place ”

    Thembakazi via Booking.com

    Makakatana Bay Lodge

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Africa is in our name because we all have a deep love for Africa and believe that we share the real Africa, her people and her sacred spaces. Our uniqueness is our journeys. We know that you will know, feel, taste, experience and treasure the difference.

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e-Books

So your safari is just around the corner or you're still in the planning phase? Regardless of where you are in your journey, here are some free resources below to get you into the African Safari Collective holiday spirit. Simply fill in your email below the eBook you'd like to download, and get instant access to our informative content carefully compiled by the owners of all lodges in our collective.