Safari Guides
Safari Guides

Why Us?

We understand that when our guests visit Africa on a safari, holiday or honeymoon, it is often a lifetime dream and normally a major expense. We are therefore here to ensure that you receive real, expert advice.

We want to ensure, that based on your interests, budget and season of travel, we select the correct destinations, lodges, camps and hotels for your itinerary.

Over the years, we have taken the time to travel extensively throughout Africa's most loved wildlife areas. In addition, we have arranged hundreds of safaris and holidays for thousands of guests, and we therefore believe that we are highly qualified to assist you through the process of arranging and booking your dream holiday to Africa.

Sun Safaris Price Guarantee

Our Price Guarantee

Our pricing is generally 5 to 10% less expensive than if you booked direct. This is because of the negotiated Nett rates that we have with the various safari lodges and accommodation properties.

The cost of paying via credit card is absorbed by us, therefore the price you are invoiced is the full price you will pay.

Sun Safaris utilises 3D secure payments. Verified by Visa and MasterCard SecureCode are global solutions for online cardholder authentication. This method of security was mandated by the Card Associations to enhance the security of online transactions.

Using Sun Safaris' safe and secure 3D online payment system protects your bank details and personal information by keeping them in a secure environment.

Furthermore, this system is convenient and cost effective. You will not be asked to fax or email copies of your credit card, which may leave you open to fraud.

Fully Accredited

Fully Accredited

We are fully accredited with Regional and International travel organisations who ensure we deliver to a set of minimum industry standards. Through our SATSA affiliation, Sun Safaris is a bonded agency and has a financial guarantee in place to cover monetary deposits lodged with the member in advance of services to be rendered. Our SATSA Membership number is 1446, and for more information please visit

SATSA Contact:

Lizzie Mokgothu

+27 11 886 9996

We are on call via our Emergency Contact cell phone 24 hours a day and 365 days a year. So, in the event of something unexpected occurring, we are always there to assist!

About Us

About Us

Sun Safaris was founded in 2000 by Brett Thomson, a South African, who while working in finance in Ireland, believed that arranging holidays to southern Africa that combined "sun" and "safaris" would be a wonderful idea! The success of Sun Safaris since then has been due to one main factor; our desire to ensure that all our guests experience a truly memorable holiday. After arranging amazing holidays in Africa for 17 years, Sun Safaris expanded into South America and now recommend exceptional experiences to Brazil, Peru, Ecuador amongst others. In the future we look forward to being able to assist past and future guests with incredible cultural, beach and wildlife experiences in Asia.

We are proud that our business is owner managed and independent, and that the team has personally visited all the wildlife areas we recommend in our itinerary's.

Sun Safaris organises safaris, holidays, honeymoons & beach breaks to destinations in African and South America and the Indian Ocean Islands. We are based in Cape Town, South Africa.

These are specialized and complex, yet exciting destinations and for this reason, Sun Safaris aims to help you make well-informed travel decisions by calling on our extensive knowledge and first-hand experience, providing you with up-to-date travel information, and to ensure all your enquiries and bookings are handled efficiently.

By regularly visiting all the destinations, we can therefore, provide you with up-to-date information and recommendations.

Sun Safaris is dedicated to ensuring that you receive personalized service from us, that you receive value for money and that your experience of Africa, South America and the Indian Ocean Islands is truly memorable!

Just like the spots on a leopard's back, each of our tailor-made itineraries is unique. Every journey has a personality, carefully designed to match the desires and expectations our clients bring to the table. Every element is taken into consideration to stitch together a personalised safari experience, grown from seed and cultivated to embody the perfect adventure. Our tailored itineraries are your safari dreams, defined.

Our expertise in travel comes from years of experience travelling the continent, canoeing the rivers, walking the bush trails, and seeing the stars. We've been on the game drives and watched the sunsets, spent nights wrapped up in remote areas, and eaten great food around the fire. Our recommendations come first-hand, and they are your assurance that a safari booked with us is one we know you'll love, because we did.

Meet your digital guides

Brett is our Founder and Managing Director. Originally from Kwa-Zulu Natal in South Africa, after University he spent 10 years working in Finance in the United Kingdom and Ireland and travelled around the world. He returned to South Africa and settled in Cape Town where Sun Safaris is now based. Brett manages the business and pays particular attention to ensuring that the Sun Safaris consultants are well informed on the properties and destinations that they recommend to guests.

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Michelle is our Product Manager. She is friendly, outgoing and makes sure that the team has what they need to create amazing safaris' for our guests. Michelle also creates magical safaris for her clients.

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Friendly, outgoing and passionate, Chloe has brought a great buzz to the Sun Safaris team. She's a true outdoor girl secretly obsessed with lions and other wildlife. She's a free-spirit with a good sense of humour and fantastic work ethic.

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Liselle is super efficient, enthusiastic and very experienced. She takes pride in arranging incredible safari and beach holiday itinerary's for her guests.

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Conscientious, caring and very friendly, Natasha takes extra care in creating wonderful safari and holiday experiences for her guests.

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Janelle is friendly, outgoing and always going the extra mile for her guests. She creates magical safaris sending guests all over Southern Africa on their trips of a lifetime.

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Our Happy Clients

We had an early adopter of travelling during the time of Covid. Velislav decided that 8 months of lockdown was enough and embarked on a trip to Kenya to see …

28 October 2020

Liselle’s clients sent their Client Feedback : Klaserie Sands, Hoyo Hoyo & Simbavati Hilltop Hi Liselle, Here is some more detail about our trip. Sorry this took so long. Overall, everything …

01 June 2020

Michelle’s clients stayed at the Mapula Lodge in the Okavango Delta and enjoyed an array of safari activities in Botswana. Michelle weaves together idyllic safari itineraries and has personally visited …

01 March 2020

Natasha’s client, Tim, booked a coastal city break to cosmopolitan Cape Town and decided to add on a safari holiday to Kruger. Natasha booked her client a stay at Klaserie …

16 February 2020
Sun Safaris

Sun Safaris organises African & South American safaris, holidays and honeymoons. We are based in Cape Town, South Africa. Both continents are specialized and complex, yet exciting destinations. For this reason, Sun Safaris aims to help you make well-informed travel decisions by calling on our extensive knowledge and first-hand experience, providing you with up-to-date travel information, and to ensure all your enquiries and bookings are handled efficiently.

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