About The Mzansi Experience

The most awesome connection to your Big 5 Safaris & Adventure Tours in South Africa

The Mzansi Experience offers you the best value-for-money experiences in unforgettable South Africa and its neighbouring countries. We offer an exciting collection of Big 5 Safaris in the Kruger National Park and Pilanesberg Game Reserve, Adventure Tours throughout South Africa and Overlanding Tours in Southern Africa. All our tours have been expertly vetted to be on standard with our high level of requirements, level of service and value. With us, you can be sure to get expert advice and fantastic service to make your experience simply unforgettable.

Big 5 Safari Tours

Our Big 5 Safari tours are made for any budget, with various levels of comfort and styles of accommodation. We offer tours in the world-famous Kruger National Park, as well as the often overlooked and less-visited Pilanesberg Game Reserve. All our game drives are conducted in open-sided 4x4 safari vehicles with FGASA-certified guides to provide you with the absolute best experience. With an average success rate of 80% to see the Big 5 in a single game drive, our guides sure know how to spot the animals in the bush.

Adventure Tours

South Africa is one of the most beautiful countries in the world, but also very popular for adventure activities and tours! With pristine areas - each with its unique character and value, South Africa is sure to address almost every appetite for soft to extreme adventure. you can do various watersports on the Garden Route, hike the picturesque Drakensberg Mountains, Surf at some world-famous spot including Jeffreys Bay and Durban, do the highest commercial bungee jump in the world - to name a few. 

Overlanding Tours

Interested in a scheduled group tour for a week or two, travelling through Southern Africa? An overlanding tour might just be the answer. Best fitted to the young at heart not minding to "rough it" a little bit, an overlanding tour is an extremely popular option to see the best of Southern Africa. You can see the vast desert landscapes of Namibia, the majestic Victoria Falls, visit the pristine waterways of the Okavango Delta, go on a water-based safari in the Chobe National Park ... or travel all the way to Dar Es Salaam. And more!

Why Use The Mzansi Experience?

1) Attention to detail:

We have put in a lot of time, care and thoroughly searched for the best options of accommodation, activities, routes and attractions - to offer YOU the best possible experience when travelling South Africa without breaking the bank. We have strong relationships with all our suppliers to ensure a seamless experience wherever you may go with us.

2) Our tour packages and day tours are the best value for money:

You might find similarly priced options, but the attention to detail and facilities on offer on our tours are simply outstanding!

3) Outstanding service and free travel advice

Our clients get the best service at all times with a 24-hour hotline while on tour. Don't believe us? Check out our TripAdvisor reviews!

4) Full Insurance Cover

You can be assured that we are fully compliant to the high industry standard with full General Public Liability, as well as Professional Indemnity cover, with the industry-leading SATIB (specialist tourism insurance broker). you are safe in our hands!


Our Industry Partners and Membership Associations

SafariBookings is the world's largest and leading authority for planning an African safari. Their online marketplace enables you to compare safari offers from 1,501 specialized tour operators. To ensure the reliability and high quality of our service, they check the registration papers of all tour operators, and we also have 44,963 consumer reviews written by people like you. You can read more at www.safaribookings.com

TourRadar is the world’s largest online travel agency for multi-day tours. Revolutionizing how multi-day tours are compared and purchased, TourRadar provides travellers with a trusted online marketplace to find and book life-enriching experiences worldwide. TourRadar works with over 1,500 tour operators to offer more than 40,000 tours in over 200 countries.  You can read more at www.tourradar.com

Expedia powers travel to a highly valuable global audience of travel consumers, collaborating with the world’s leading consumer brands to provide incremental demand and direct bookings. The Mzansi Experience is a trusted Expedia Local Expert for Expedia, offering our great value-for-money experiences to clients using the Expedia Platform. You can read more at www.expedia.com

momondo is a global travel search site comparing flights, hotels and car rental deals. We don't sell flight tickets, hotel rooms or car rental deals – we show you an overview of available travel options, the latest available prices and let you choose the offer you prefer. One click and you're taken directly to your chosen site where the booking is completed. Today, we inspire travelers across more than 30 international markets and are internationally praised for our unique product and services. We have been recommended by leading media such as The Daily Telegraph, Forbes, Time and AOL, and have won industry accolades for Best Meta Search Website and Best Airfare Search Site. Read more here: https://www.momondo.co.za/ 

TripAdvisor Experiences (previously known as Viator) offers the largest collection of bookable tours, activities, attraction tickets, and things to do in destinations all across the globe. Travelers can browse and book unique experiences ranging from skip-the-line tickets, exclusive sightseeing tours and outdoor excursions, to cooking classes, winery and brewery day trips, hot air balloon rides, safaris, and more. You can read more at www.tripadvisor.com

Stride Travel is the world’s largest search and reviews site for tours & adventure trips. We host more than 35,000 tours, cruises, and adventure experiences across every continent from more than 1,000 of the world’s best travel companies. With over 114,000 trusted reviews, Stride enables travelers of all stripes to explore the world with confidence. You can read more at www.stridetravel.com

The South African Youth Travel Confederation (SAYTC) is a non-profit trade organisation representing the youth tourism industry. Originally formed in 1998 under the name Backpacking South Africa with the aim of cooperatively marketing South Africa as a backpacking destination, the organisation expanded in 2007 to include other youth tourism sectors. You can read more at https://saytc.co.za/

For your financial protection The Mzansi Experience is a member of Trust My Travel and our membership number is TMT58819. All client money, whether by bank transfer or card payment is paid into an independently managed Trust Account held at Barclays Bank in the UK. This means in the unlikely event of our financial failure you will receive a refund for the services you have paid for. Money is not received by us until all suppliers have been paid and you have completed your trip. You can read more at www.trustmytravel.com

The Mzansi Experience has professional insurance cover with SATIB. SATIB pioneered cover for this industry nearly 25 years ago and continues to lead through innovation and regular consultations with clients and cover providers across Africa. Their established relationships with international and local insurers, intimate understanding of the industry, A+ rated insurer security, prompt claims settlement and efficient, personal service allows them to provide tailored products that ensure your business is secure. In addition to exceptional products and premier service, SATIB also provides clients with unique benefits such as the SATIB24 Crisis Call facility, specialist risk surveys, and access to property valuations capacity building and legal assistance. you can read more at www.satib.co.za

The Southern Africa Tourism Services Association (SATSA) is a member-driven association that offers inbound tourism services companies the highest level of quality in the tourism industry. We strive to maintain our three key qualities in all of the work we do: credibility, value and authority. Using a SATSA member provides peace of mind for those who seek to do business with credible tourism partners. Members undergo a strict registration process and are required to sign and agree to abide by a Code of Conduct. The Mzansi Experience is a proud member of SATSA. you can read more at www.satsa.com