Category Archives: Africa

Nomad Adventure Safari Offer

Nomad Adventures Flash Sale

Get a free night on us!

Book a seat on the South African Explorer adventure overland and get one night’s free accommodation
either before or after your tour, either at Belvedere Estate in Midrand (Johannesburg) or
at 40 on Burg in the heart of Cape Town.

Book between now and September 5th 2019, to travel on any all-inclusive South African Explorer
tour departing Jan-Apr 2020, north or south, camping or accommodated, to get your free night!


Click here to see the new South Africa Explorer itinerary for 2020.
Call or email to make your booking!

February Safari Deal: Imbali Safari Lodge

An EXTRAORDINARY property, IMBALI SAFARI LODGE is located on a 10,000-hectare concession within South Africa’s iconic Kruger National Park.

Don’t miss this month’s special, exclusive to Swagman clients:


Book & pay during February 2018
Stay 2 or more nights at Imbali Safari Lodge between 01 Sep 18 and 20 Dec 18
Receive discounted stay rate inclusive of 3 meals, selected beverages  & 2 game drives daily
enjoy a complimentary back, head & shoulders massage per adult per stay

Rate starts at $575pppn inclusive of 5-star accommodation, all meals & local beverages, 2 x game drives daily.  Further discount for stays of 5 nights or more.

Ask your favourite travel agent now for this EXCLUSIVE February Safari Deal
or contact Swagman direct on 1800 808 491 or email


We loved loved loved it.

Hi Michelle, Thought I’d drop you a few lines to thank you for your support with Africa Tour … IT WAS AMAZING!!!!    We loved loved loved it.  Accommodation is what we expected 3 Star. It was clean and that is the main thing.  We had 9 people on our tour which they told us was unusual as they are mainly booked out.  We had two Americans in early thirties, Two from Germany in late 20’s, A guy from Austria, A lady from Paris  in late 60’s and Italian friend from Belgium who was 78. Yes 78. He was terrific . A great sense of humour.  All in all we got along terrifically.

We saw all the big five which was great!!!   We zip-lined in Vic Falls; Okavango Delta and Chobe were awesome. We saw so much and the people were welcoming. Joh Burg was the only disappointment. Not very friendly but we didn’t care really.  Food was basic but plenty which is what we expected.

I would recommend the tour to anyone. We can’t wait to go on another. Just a thought for any one else, we spent under $100 per day spending money which was enough.

Thanks again, Maureen (Geelong)

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Sunway Game Tracker

wish I was back there…

Hi Treacey,  I had a fantastic time and wish I was back there –  all of the tours were good value I thought.  Hired numerous cars in SA and was very easy to get around.  Tanzania was easily the best for animals – overall saw something like 60 lions, cheetahs (including a kill), about half a dozen Leopards, some very close up experiences with elephants in a few of countries (one at night in Zimbabwe on my own which was unforgettable – I came down off a hide and a huge one wandered in while I was on the ground – was a 20metre stand-off for about 5 minutes – unforgettable).  Had big storms roll in over the Serengeti out of season which was fantastic to see over the plains.  Cape town rocked – it was a good place to finish up from the last tour.

 Adrenalin sports – Sharkdiving, dune motorbikes, 200m+ bungees, whitewater, helicopters – I think I covered everything.  Special mention to Jinja, Uganda – horse riding and fishing with some local lads for a few days was something I won’t forget.  Rugby tests were great – Wallabies fell over at the end of theirs in Cape Town, but the All Black test in Joburg was a classic.

 In terms of feedback – I camped the whole time and had no issues.  It was definitely an ‘adventure ‘, so there were hiccups and things along the way as to be expected and forewarned.  I enjoyed the whole time though and these things were never an inconvenience to me, and certainly out of the hands of the guides.  There was a big difference in comfort expectations from accommodated vs camping folk as I’m sure you’d know.  Sunway were great – all camping and probably the best of the tourist groups.  Nomad were also great.  The first 2 Nomad tours had the same guides and they were a lot of fun.  The last Nomad tour had a cranky cook but my experience in hospitality tells me most chefs are a bit loony + his cooking was excellent so all forgiven!

 And of course your service was A1 and I’ll keep pointing people in your direction.  Take care.  Dave

Shane & Lesleigh

[We] would just like to thank you sincerely for all your effort and knowledge in putting together for us such a great trip. Our two extensions were both great experiences and you couldn’t have done better squeezing so much into such a short time.

Accommodation, pick ups, tours and your organising were all top class and we just had two great weeks of memories and fun we will never forget (well until we really get really old maybe).

Thanks again and will recommend your team to any people we meet organising travel plans, many regards.


I was extremely happy with it all and my group was most impressed.The itinerary worked very well and worked up to the high, that is Kirkmans Kamp. Sighted all the Big 5 and so much more and just before we left Kirkmans for home, we sighted and spent time watching 2 males and a lioness walking through the bush, resting, walking past our vehicles on their way to Sand river.

What a way to finish, no wonder everyone came home on a high!! Kirkmans is just wonderful and I would recommend it as guests last stay in South Africa, such a high to leave on. They have had great sightings of two packs of painted dogs with puppies, we have great photos of 1 pack and of course the two leopard cubs (which we did not see, saw the mum), lions, buffalo, cheetah, hyena, elephants, hippos, zebra, wart hogs, birds, impala, mongoose and baboons. We actually have photos of a buffalo kill by lions and leopard kill of impala and a hyena who had stole some kill…

The 12 seater was great for 10, allowed a little space, would be a little tight for 12 especially on the long drive day from Knysna to Capetown. I liked Hermanus, whales were sighted and … We all loved the Featherbed tour in Knysna and what a stunning coastline to photograph. Commodore Capetown was great. Chobe provided all the highlights for elephant, hippos, giraffe, lions, monkeys, buffalo and birdlife and the evening sunset cruise was lovely… New airport at Skukuza is lovely. Wayne…. I can see why you just need to keep going back! This itinerary [Garden Route, Vic Falls/Chobe, Kruger] is a good introduction to South Africa for anyone wanting a two week+ itinerary. Michelle, thanks for your prompt and efficient service to my group requests, much appreciated.

Kind Regards.