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Safari Occasions

Gauteng,South Africa tel: +27 87 095 3722 | reservations@safarioccasions.co.za | safarioccasions.co.za

Birding South Africa

Safari Occasions is a safari tour operator and their employees have more than 40 years of South African travel and safari experience.  They offer photographic safaris, family-friendly safaris and a variety of independent travel safari options in South Africa.

As a member of SATSA (Southern Africa Tourism Services Association), they support sustainable tourism and superbly, their services and actions are supervised by the recognised authority in the Southern African tourism industry.

 Their speciality is South African Birding Tours and Family Safaris, but they also offer a wide range of safari options for the Independent Traveller. They take pride in their personal service and the owners are directly involved in the planning- and execution of their itinerary. To ensure satisfaction, they manage their own shuttle service and make sure everyone is looked after from the day start-to-finish. 

Birding Tours Safari Occasions is a member of Birdlife South Africa and their Birding Tours travel to sought-after Birding Routes in Kwa-Zulu Natal, Gauteng, Limpopo and Mpumalanga. These routes include various endemic birds, critically endangered species and pelagic birds. They support local communities and only use registered bird-guides who are from the areas they visit. Accommodation institutions include self-catering, lodges and hotels that support sustainable tourism and are involved in nature conservation. They also offer combined packages of Birding Tours, Wildlife Safaris and Beach Holidays. 

Family Safaris  Experience nature and admire the Big Five in top-class malaria-free game reserves. They specialize in planning family safaris where parents have the opportunity to relax on their own and appreciate nature with their children. Every family safari offers exciting opportunities for children to learn more about nature and wildlife through activities with trained field guides; family safaris are suitable for single parents and families up to 10 people.    

Independent Travel Safari Occasions offer a highly personal service and therefore every destination is personally visited by the owners to guarantee satisfaction at a quality destination. Some of the locations visited include Kruger National Park, Welgevonden Game Reserve, Madikwe Game Reserve, Kariega Game Reserve, Hluhluwe- iMfolozi Park, Thula Thula Game Reserve, Shamwari Game Reserve and various other popular destinations.

Zaagkuildrift to Borakalalo Birding Tour

Birding South Africa - Southern-Yellow_billed-Hornbill
This 3 day Birding Tour offers more than 300 different species and more than 40  From R 3,600 – View Itinerary

Luxury Wildlife Safari

Luxury Wildlife Safari
A 4 day Luxury Safari in the Greater Kruger Park where a wide variety of wildlife are present. From R 25,000 – View Itinerary

Traditional Wildlife Safari

Traditional Wildlife Safari
With a 4 day traditional safari you will visit the popular Kruger National Park and stay From R 11,500 – View Itinerary

Family Safari

Family Safari
A 4 day family safari where the whole family will get opportunities to connect with nature. Features making From R 6,850 – View Itinerary

Finfoot Lake Reserve Birding Tour

Finfoot Lake Reserve Birding Tour

This 4 Day Birding Tour is a midweek bird watching/photography experience for casual-, enthusiastic – and fanatical avitourists. From R 6,999 – View Itinerary

Magoebaskloof Birding Tour

Magoebaskloof Birding Tour

This 5 day Birding Tour offers the best forest birding in the country. Visit the afro-montane forests of Woodbush and Magoebaskloof From R 8,200 – View Itinerary
For more information about Birding South Africa visit the Safari Occasions website.
Please note the Safari Occasions reserves the right to change listed pricing anytime at their discretion.  Please contact them directly to confirm.

Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill

It is a medium-sized bird, 48–60 centimetres (19–24 in) in length and is characterized

Southern Red-billed Hornbill

A medium-sized bird, 48–60 centimetres in length. It is distinguishable from

Red-billed Oxpecker

Red-billed Oxpecker
The red-billed Oxpecker belongs to the Starling and Myna family, Sturnidae. It is native to the savannah

Cape Longclaw

Cape Longclaw
The Cape Longclaw is 19–20 cm long. The male has a bright orange gorget, black breast

White-backed Vulture

Magoebaskloof Birding Tour
The white-backed vulture is an Old World vulture in the family Accipitridae. It is a typical vulture,

African Lion

Luxury Wildlife Safari
Living in the grasslands, scrub, and open woodlands of sub-Saharan Africa, the lion is the

Cape Buffalo

Traditional Wildlife Safari - Cape Buffalo
Buffaloes prefer open savannah grassland, and areas in the bushveld with abundant

African Elephant

Family Safari - African Elephant
African elephants are the world’s largest land animals. The biggest can be up to 7.5m long,


The leopard has an elongated body, relatively short legs and a long tail. It is the next-biggest


The cheetah is a large cat and is the fastest land animal. The species is IUCN Red Listed as

Other Wildlife

Our wildlife safaris provide the opportunity for tourists to see a variety of other animals like giraffes, zebras, wildebeest, kudus, rhinos, hippos and hundreds of other species in their natural habitat. Apart from the variety of animals, some of our trails are also characterized by beautiful mountain ranges and nature scene.


Leopard- Safari Occasion Conservation

Safari Occasions do not offer their own conservation programs at present but are actively supporting and promoting the SA Conservation Fund for the expansion of the elephant habitat at Thula Thula Game Reserve.

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