A Closer Look at South African Safaris
For first time visitors to South Africa and for those who come again, a safari is a soul-stirring experience. No visit to South or Southern Africa is complete without a safari indulgence.
Our National Parks offer comfortable accommodation within rest camps in every reserve. Each camp is a hub of activity, usually offering a restaurant, swimming pool, and open safari vehicle game drives. Our National Parks are ideal for those who want to travel on their own terms, at their own pace. Some reserves are so large, that visits to two areas of the same reserve are likely to offer entirely different experiences.
Alternatively, choose from a range of South Africa’s luxurious private game reserves or private concessions within the National Parks – here you are truly spoilt for choice. In these private reserves, you’ll be thoroughly pampered: not only is the accommodation superb, but the service, cuisine and game experience is of the highest standard.
The Southern Kruger National Park is a lush and green environment and home to the ‘Big Five’.
St Lucia (iSimangaliso) Wetlands, a world heritage site, displays an estuarine and coastal environment of a totally different terrain. Search for leatherback and loggerhead turtles on night beach forays as these amazing animals return each year to lay their eggs and close to St Lucia lies the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi park that also lays claim to the ‘Big Five’.
In the Eastern and Western Cape the environment changes to scrub grasslands and fynbos where one can view the ‘Big Seven’, whales and great white sharks literally viewed off shore or by unobtrusive boat excursions.
The remote Northern Cape holds an allure all of its own. The desert wildlife safari is highly recommended, not only for the unusual wildlife, but also for the utterly mesmerising desert landscape of red earth, incredible rock formations and wide open spaces – a memorable treat in itself.