cuisine, culture & Captivating South Africa
The world in one country
South Africa is a country that has undergone a miraculous transformation. From the days of apartheid has emerged a nation with its focus on building a future for all. South Africa really is a world in one country! An essential component for this growth is the sensible, disciplined and sustainable use of the natural resources of the country to provide jobs, housing and education for everybody.
On your South African safari, you will experience wild places and the myriad of cultures here, an amazing variety of wildlife and a range of habitats. There is so much to see! From Cape Agulhas, the southern tip of the continent, to the tropic of Capricorn, there are mountains and marshlands, coastal plains and bush veld savannahs, arid deserts and dense forests. These habitats sustain an astonishing variety of insects, reptiles, birds and mammal life.
Immerse yourself in the African culture, stunning scenery and wonderful hiking. If you need some quiet time to relax there are miles of empty beaches and golden sands, or if you need to exercise your credit card there are modern cities with world class restaurants and shopping.
We provide a wide range of accommodation and activity choices – from simple tented safari
camps to ultra luxurious hotels, from wine tasting to shark-diving.
The world renowned Kruger National Park or superb game viewing at private and exclusive Game Reserves
Historic Zulu country and the majestic Drakensberg Mountains
The spectacular scenery and hiking trails of the Garden Route
Fascinating Cape Town – Table Mountain, Robben Island, Cape Point and Kirstenbosch
Botanical Gardens; Stellenbosch and Franschhoek Winelands;
Steam and Rail Safaris
Exceptional wildlife viewing and Big 5 safari Game drives and night drives in open Landrovers.
Escorted walking safaris with Martin Meyer
Conservation centric experiences through Martin Meyer Safaris and within the Timbavati, Manyeleti, Sabi Sands, Madikwe and Tswalu regions
Martin Meyer Safaris has a stringent vetting process when it comes to selecting our partners on the ground. Each property we work with has been visited by one of our team members to ensure that not only are you getting value for money, but that the experiences exceed your expectations.
With over 100 years combined experience within our team, you can be assured that when we recommend a property or an experience that we have made sure that this is the perfect fit for you and your fellow travellers.
ROYAL MADIKWE SAFARI LODGE
Along the Marico river lies a piece of Eden. Where the animal kingdom lives united, against the uncontested authority of the Big Five. Where the horizon is immortalized by the palette of the sun and Africa draws her breath. The Madikwe Game Reserve. Heralded as the boutique reserve in South Africa, this 76,500 hectares of malaria-free bushveld is easily accessed by daily flight or road charter [three and a half hours from Johannesburg]. The Royal Madikwe is an intimate luxury safari lodge run by a close-knit, experienced team with a dynamic workplace culture based on participation and democratic decision-making. Through an uncompromising dedication to service excellence, The Royal Madikwe offers nothing short of luxurious accommodation, sincere hospitality and spectacular wildlife encounters.
BELMOND MOUNT NELSON HOTEL
Captivating visitors since 1899, Cape Town’s iconic resort hotel is a tranquil hideaway just moments from the city’s buzzing heart.
Our 198 individually designed rooms and suites and a host of fabulous facilities appeal equally to romantic couples, families or adventurous groups. Stroll through our expansive gardens, take a tree tour or browse the outdoor sculpture exhibition. Discover the hotel’s history, art and culture on self-guided tours. Enjoy imaginative cuisine in our restaurants and soothing bliss at the spa. Just beyond our gates lies the pulsating city, with stunning beaches and historic hotspots moments away. Forever watching over the hotel is Table Mountain, another wondrous Cape Town landmark.
WALKERS BUSH VILLA
In the midst of the world-renowned game-rich Timbavati Private Nature Reserve lies a grand and somewhat stately five star, 4 bedroom country villa hugged by wild bushveld and endless vistas of the Kruger.
Walkers Bush Villa is an ornate, yet relaxed, bush hideaway furnished with decor that marries Karen Blixen’s “Out of Africa” to the Tate Gallery. Walkers is a fully-catered experience with a highly qualified chef at your disposal. Guests can enjoy the standard safari activities in conjunction with other activities tailor-made to guests' needs. Expect daily game drives, bush dinners, sundowners, an array of children's activities, boma sessions around the campfire and a completely private and exclusive safari experience.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
"Martin is a highly guest-oriented expert on the flora,fauna, geology, climate and history of Africa. He is an extraordinary game-tracker with a remarkable knowledge of animal behavior. He can often predict "what will happen next". He is exceptionally attentive to the health, safety, satisfaction and welfare of his guests. My wife and I have been on a total of 7 safaris, two with Martin. No other trip, with very well known, expensive and highly rated international firms, could begin to equal the satisfaction and pleasure of having Martin as guide and leader."
— BARRY & CATHERINE