Tailor Made Safaris

local experts on South Africa

We know South Africa like nobody else - particularly KwaZulu-Natal. We get regular requests for all kinds of trips all over the country and always deliver - if pushed, though, we would say our top speciality is creating bespoke photographic safaris.

We started Tailor Made Safaris in 2009 to offer people a more in-depth, less rushed, eco-friendly safari holiday. For years we were privately guiding clients around, exploring all the known (and lesser known!) corners of this beautiful country, and now we have a fantastic team of great destination specialists working with us, who man our office and are always happy to help you. We’ve also expanded our repertoire to include perfectly arranged self-drive holidays, not only in the national parks, but through the winelands as well as along the Garden Route. Since the very beginning, our clients’ personal wishes have been at the heart of what we do and we see our personal touch as one of our main strengths. We ensure that we listen carefully to your needs, and work hand-in-hand with you to create your dream holiday, perfectly tailored to you and your budget. On arrival for a self-drive tour, we give you a mobile with a South African sim (you can call our team at any time of day or night), a GPS and a hard copy of your holiday itinerary, so that you can travel with complete peace of mind. Our team of 11 local staff is professional, knowledgeable, proud and friendly and we are all experts in our field. We can’t wait to plan your perfect tailor-made holiday! Like all companies on TravelLocal, we are locally-owned. All trips booked on the TravelLocal platform are 100% financially protected by ABTA, the UK's largest travel association, and all payments are handled here in the UK. TravelLocal carefully selects each local travel company we work with so our clients can book safe in the knowledge that they are doing so with experienced, trusted and passionate experts in their destination.

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Trip ideas by Tailor Made Safaris

We asked Tailor Made Safaris to put together some example itineraries to showcase South Africa. Take a look and get inspired!

  • 16 days
  • from £1,280pp
South African Adventure: Self Drive
Trip idea by Tailor Made Safaris

  • South Africa
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • AdventureCoastBoat Journeys, +5
  • 10 days
  • from £1,080pp
Wine and Dine: South Africa
Trip idea by Tailor Made Safaris

  • South Africa
  • JuneJulyAugust, +3
  • Food & DrinkClassic
  • 14 days
  • from £1,860pp
Kruger and the Panorama Route: Self Drive
Trip idea by Tailor Made Safaris

  • South Africa
  • MayJuneJuly, +4
  • WildlifeSafariSelf-drive, +2
  • 15 days
  • from £1,500pp
Family Fun on The Elephant Coast
Trip idea by Tailor Made Safaris

  • South Africa
  • NovemberMayJuly, +2
  • SafariCoastWildlife, +2
  • 9 days
  • from £1,730pp
South Africa: The KwaZulu-Natal Heartlands
Trip idea by Tailor Made Safaris

  • South Africa
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • CulturalHistoryWalking & Hiking, +3
  • 14 days
  • from £2,280pp
Beach and Bush Getaway: Self Drive
Trip idea by Tailor Made Safaris

  • South Africa
  • MarchNovemberMay, +3
  • SafariCoastWildlife, +1
  • 14 days
  • from £1,320pp
Cape Town and the Garden Route: Self Drive
Trip idea by Tailor Made Safaris

  • South Africa
  • DecemberJanuaryFebruary, +2
  • WildlifeSelf-driveHistory, +2
Something in mind?

Every trip created on TravelLocal is unique. If you already have an idea of your dream holiday, Tailor Made Safaris will be happy to help - just send an enquiry!

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Reviews for Tailor Made Safaris

Fantastic trip of a lifetime, love the TravelLocal concept

– Deidre from Germany

Travelled with Tailor Made Safaris


  • South Africa
  • August
Amazing trip

– Eileen from Ireland

Travelled with Tailor Made Safaris


  • South Africa
  • September

Need some inspiration?

Our collection of articles about South Africa will help!

  • Jan 17, 2018
A South African city guide: from Johannesburg to Cape Town

Article by Misty Foster

South Africa's cities are hives of activity, bursting with culture, markets, spectacular sites and a fascinating history. Discover some unusual and exciting things to do when you visit.


  • South Africa
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • ClassicTrain JourneysFood & Drink, +1
  • Jan 2, 2018
A sun-seeker's guide to 2018

Article by Martha Hales

We've gathered together some of our favourite, sun-bathed destinations from Laos to South Africa - they are perfect escapes from the dreary winter days of Northern Europe.


  • South AfricaLaosSri Lanka, +2
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +2
  • Boat JourneysCoastClassic, +3
  • Dec 24, 2017
Where to go in 2018... and why!

Article by Martha Hales

We've selected 12 destinations from across the globe to inspire your 2018 travel plans - each have something special happening in the month they are paired with...


  • South AfricaPanamaArgentina, +9
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • AdventureClassicCoast, +8
  • Dec 4, 2017
Our top five birding destinations

Article by Corinne Homer

From the musical depths of Brazil's Pantanal, to the rocky shores of the Galapagos Islands, here are our favourite destinations with birds to be ticked from your bucket list!


  • South AfricaBrazilGalapagos Islands, +2
  • JanuaryFebruaryApril, +9
  • SafariWildlifeOff the Beaten Path
  • Nov 24, 2017
In search of Leopards

Article by Martha Hales

Here, we tell you the best places to seek out wild leopards, whether that's in the lush surrounds of Sri Lanka or the acacia trees of South Africa.


  • South AfricaIranNamibia, +4
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • WildlifeSafariAdventure
  • Nov 23, 2017
November News from TravelLocal HQ

Article by Huw Owen

Huw and Tom, TravelLocal's founders and MDs, give an update on what we have been up to in November, including awards for Ecuador at The Savoy and the launch of Japan.


  • South AfricaCambodiaVietnam, +8
  • CoastCulturalUnique to TravelLocal, +1
  • Nov 20, 2017
An interview with Mark Savage

Article by Huw Owen

We sat down with Mark Savage of Savage Selection to discover more about his passion for wine. Read on to discover where his love of finding fine wines began.


  • South AfricaChileArgentina, +2
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • Unique to TravelLocalFood & DrinkLuxury
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