Southern Africa is a diverse region offering something for every type of traveler. The main countries for safari are South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique and Malawi. Many of Africa’s most iconic destinations are found in this region, including the Okavango Delta, Victoria Falls, Cape Town, the Namib Desert and Kruger National Park.

With impressive diversity in landscapes, wildlife and cultures, Southern Africa holds endless possibilities for adventure. Soar over ancient deserts in a hot air balloon, track elusive leopards as they hunt, drift peacefully through lily dotted lagoons or marvel as elephant herds numbering into the hundreds gather along mighty rivers. Feel the mist of Victoria Falls on your face, taste your way through Cape Town’s lively restaurant scene or watch as lion cubs romp about beside their lounging mother.

Whether your travel style is luxurious and chic, off-the-beaten track or somewhere in between, we have scoped out the best properties in the most coveted locations across Southern Africa. From intimate camps in the heart of the Okavango Delta to trendy boutique hotels in Cape Town or romantic hideaways on the remote Namibian coast, there is something for every type of traveler.

Click on the different countries to discover each destination and what makes it so remarkable.