About Us

Who we are

We pride ourselves on being a trend setter and award winner since 1999. As a leader in the safari industry Nhongo Safaris® strives to meet and exceed the needs of our visitors by providing a range of exciting experiences and travel adventures that will be remembered for many years to come. Nhongo Safaris® is a South African Registered Business, specialising in Safaris to the world renowned Kruger National Park, South Africa. Our legendary Safaris over the past 19 years have ensured that we know what our visitors crave and adore.

We have frequent guests that prefer the standard tour options, whilst other regulars prefer a tailor – made package. Our options span the spectrum of Safari tours across the board; from student packages (on limited budgets) right through to 5 – Star rated visits.

We are reputed for servicing requests right from the outset with professionalism, honesty and we appreciate that sometimes things just have to be done with urgency. We have a fast and simple booking system coupled with experienced staff who will assist you in choosing the correct option for your needs, ensuring you have the trip of a lifetime that suits your budget. Upon your arrival, we assure you that our service and product offering remains solid and without compromise.

At Nhongo Safaris® you are certain of quality services packaged with value for money, ensuring the highest standard of support; from your initial booking right through to your dream visit.

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Offering a traditional safari in a modern – day world , delivering within our visitors’ expectations of providing the best service in the industry.


To eliminate the logistical challenges of our international visitors on safari
To be a well-known and reputable company
To enrich our visitors’ experience of South Africa and the Kruger National Park
To maintain our position as leader in Kruger Park Safaris


  • Candour
  • Professionalism
  • Public relation
  • Enthusiasm
  • Dynamism

Nhongo Safaris® was established by Verity and Dean Cherry, with well over 25 years of experience in the hospitality and travel industries.


Nhongo Safaris® is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the development of all persons regardless of age, race or gender.


We are involved in the upliftment of communities and are committed with other organizations in the development of communities in and around the Gauteng, Mpumalanga and Limpopo provinces . As a business we have knit ourselves into a unique structure wherein all staff have a shared vision and passion for people, building creative ideas that we can then share with you, our friends and clients.


At Nhongo Safaris® black economic empowerment (BEE) is embraced as a value creating strategy, designed to create realistic, meaningful, enduring and sustainable partnerships with those previously denied them.

Nhongo Safaris® BEE Strategy is thus a value creation driven strategy as this is the strongest possible motivation in a value-based company and we believe the only truly sustainable reason for implementing a BEE strategy.

Our BEE strategy remains focused on: capacity building, job creation and economic growth.



“Over the years it became apparent that there was a definite need and demand for quality overnight safaris in South Africa and most particularly the Kruger National Park. We had a dream of fulfilling this need, and have done so over the past 18 years to the point where we now specialise in overnight safaris in the Kruger National Park.”
– Dean Cherry
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