Explore South Africa With Us

Close Encounters is a family-run tour operator which specializes in small group, personalized, budget-conscious trips to Africa. Most of our tours take place within South Africa, allowing us to showcase the magnificence of this “world in one country”. All of our trips are accompanied by knowledgeable local guides (3 of which are part of the family) and the size of each group is limited to 8 persons, offering an intimate experience that would be difficult to find anywhere else. We have been operating since 1998, and have successfully completed many tours with hundreds of happy guests.

​Come and have fun with us – you will not be disappointed!

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Why Travel With Us

We only travel between the months of March to October (avoiding the hot and wet months). Our unique trips are fully inclusive (excluding international airfare to and from Johannesburg) including lodging, all activities listed, food, local beers, wines and soft drinks, bottled water, tips to local guides, transfers and transport. Some trips even include local flights (economy seating). This means that from the time you land to your arrival at the airport for your trip home, we have it all covered. (just buy your snacks and souvenirs).

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