The VILLA COLONIALE acts as your starting point for

Impressive safaris in South Africa and Namibia

Discover the unique natural and animal world of South Africa and Namibia. Set off on the trail of the Big 5 along the Garden Route, which is only four hours away from Cape Town, and experience the “Out of Africa” charm in the luxurious lodges of the famous Greater Krüger national park, or experience the last rhinoceroses still living in the wild in the Namibian desert.

We have compiled an exclusive selection of unique safaris for you, as your special safari experience is our passion. All our partners have been awarded for their responsible tourism regarding people, the natural world and animals.

On the trail of the Big 5 along the Garden Route

One of the largest Big Five wildlife reserves on the Western Cape, which will not only delight you with its animal wildlife, but also with its breath-taking landscapes: lions lying amongst the fynbos blossoms, and giraffes standing in front of the high mountain range backdrop – these are unique images that will stay in your mind for ever. Located only four hours away from Cape Town, in the heart of the Garden Route, this safari can be superbly combined with your golfing holiday.

Private and exclusive on the safari along the Garden Route

Enjoy your private luxury villa in the middle of a Big Five wildlife reserve. Your private cook and a butler will cater for your creature comforts, and the Bush Spa will pamper your senses. Your personal and experienced guide will take you on a daily stalking tour in your private safari vehicle and will introduce you to the secrets of the wilderness. A private luxury safari in style for friends and families.

A safari for active adventurers on the Garden Route

Set off on the trail of lions and rhinoceroses, and thus help to preserve these species. In this stylish safari camp in the middle of the wilderness, you will be pampered with cordial South African hospitality. You will be able to take a peek behind the scenes at a Big Five wildlife reserve; become a temporary Ranger and be able to see wild animals right up close.

Ultimate luxury on safari at the Sabi Sands, Greater Kruger National Park

This has received multiple awards from Relais & Château. Here you can experience the ultimate luxury safari experience in the private wildlife reserve of Singita. The lodges are in part modern; in part decorated in Colonial style, and all of them are integrated carefully into the natural landscape of the Sabi Sands reserve, which is renowned for its good sightings of animals. Enjoy breath-taking views over untouched wilderness along with a South African drop of wine from one of the best wine cellars in the lodges of South Africa.

“Out of Africa” charm in the Greater Kruger National Park

Selected as one of the best 50 resorts worldwide, enjoy the highest standard of luxury in the Royal Malewane. Located in the famous Greater Kruger national park, this establishment unites the “out of Africa” charm of the Colonial period with ultra-modern service. Experience the best animal sightings in the largest wildlife reserve in South Africa, and be pampered prior to a gourmet evening meal in the outstanding Spa.

“Bush Lover safari” in the Makalali wildlife reserve

Accompany an experienced German Ranger through the African savannah on a German-language safari featuring in-depth insights. During numerous hikes, you can experience the wilderness with all your senses, and learn how to read animal tracks and other tricks from the native bushmen. Relax in the generously-sized pool at the luxurious lodge, and at an evening campfire under the wide, starry skies.

“Bush and beach – on safari in the heart of Zululand”

A unique diversity awaits you on the coast of the Indian Ocean. In the private Big 5 Phinda Game Reserve, responsibility of the highest standard is united with 5-star luxury. Experience wonderful bush hikes, visit the community and sleep under the free, wide, starry African sky. Or would you like to lay your hand on a sleeping giant? In that case, accompany the Conservation Team when they apply GPS transmitters on elephants or when marking rhinoceroses. A unique and lasting experience!

Combine your safari with a journey along the tropical coast, and the well-know iSimangaliso Greater St Lucia Wetland Park.

“Discover the original, wild Namibia”

On this luxury journey, have your personal guide show you the beauties of Namibia: experience the richness of wildlife in Etosha national park, set off on the trail of the last rhinoceroses living in the wild in the desert, observe desert elephants in Damaraland, track down leopards and cheetahs with conservationists, wander through a small coastal resort with a German history, climb the famous Sossusvlei dunes and encounter the Ju/‘Hoansi-San (the “real people”), one of the oldest hunter and gatherer cultures in the world.

You will live in exclusive lodges, travel by luxury safari vehicles and be guided and cared for by the best-trained guides in the country. We are happy to compose for you a trip based on your individual wishes and travel dates.

Our German-language speaking Safari Expert from Elela Africa is happy to advise you in person in the German language.

Book your individual safari

with Elela Africa in cooperation with the Villa Coloniale