South Africa Safari Destinations

Heading out at dawn on a Big 5 safari, soaking up the sun on unspoilt beaches, sampling fine wines in mountain vineyards or living it up

Why go Safari To South Africa?

South Africa Safari Destinations

South Africa is a great destination for a varied holiday. It offers fantastic wildlife viewing, beautiful beaches, trendy cities and much more. Kruger is its flagship park with many self-drive and budget options, and all of the Big Five are easily seen.

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Best Time To Visit

The Dry season (May to September) is the best time to visit most of South Africa’s parks, including Kruger. The weather is great, the animals obligingly

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Weather & Climate

South Africa’s popularity as a wildlife destination is partly due to its temperate climate, which prompts a lot of blue-sky days. The country’s winter

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Getting There

O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) in Johannesburg is the air transport hub of southern Africa and is linked to the rest of the world by many major airlines. This competition

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Malaria & Vaccination

Most of the country is free of malaria, but the main wildlife area lies in a moderate-risk zone, including Kruger NP and all other Lowveld reserves in Mpumalanga. The KwaZulu-Natal parks

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Wildlife

All the Big Five, as well as other large animals such as the giraffe, hippo and many antelope species, are easily spotted in South Africa’s extensive network of parks. This list includes the

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Safe & Security

South Africa is a safe country to visit, in our opinion. All the more so if your visit is primarily an organized safari or tour. More than 10 million tourists visit South Africa every year, and most

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Addo Elephant N.P

Addo Elephant NP has recently been expanded and is now the third largest national park in the country. It is the best place in South Africa to see large herds of elephant. The elephants are incredibly

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|Ai-|Ais Richtersveld T.P

The |Ai-|Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park spans over South Africa and Namibia and is home to some of the most spectacular arid and desert mountain scenery in Africa. The park is

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Amakhala Game Reserve

Amakhala is a relatively affordable, family-friendly option for a private wildlife reserve in the Eastern Cape. The reserve is small and fully fenced and the term ‘safari park’ seems more appropriate.

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Accomodation In South Africa

Known as the world in one country, South Africa is as varied as it is scenic and its wide range of accommodation reflects this very diversity. Indeed, South Africa accommodation includes everything from five-star hotels and luxury private villas to family-friendly safari lodges and self-catering guest houses. Both quality and service are comparable to anything you'd find in Europe or North America.

Augrabies Falls National Park

Augrabies Falls NP is mostly visited to witness the impressive Augrabies waterfall thundering down. Aside from the waterfall, the park has several scenic points worth seeing, and any wildlife you spot on the way is a bonus. This isn’t a Big Five destination. Flagship

Balule Nature Reserve

Balule has open borders with the world-renowned Kruger National Park and is part of the same ecosystem. All major safari animals are present, and game drives are conducted in open safari-vehicles, which can go off-road to get the best possible experience.

Camdeboo National Park

Camdeboo National Park is not a real safari destination. Its main attraction is the scenery and Karoo environment. The park lies at the edge of the historical town of Graaff Reinet. The park offers spectacular views over the Valley of Desolation, where erosion has

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Djuma Game Reserve

Sabi Sand Game Reserve is home to several luxurious private reserves, including Djuma. Sharing open borders with the world-famous Kruger National Park, Djuma affords visitors a very real experience of the wilderness. The wildlife viewing is superb, and the Big Five and big cats (including the elusive leopard) are routinely spotted.

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Dulini Game Reserve

Dulini (formerly Exeter GR) exists as a private reserve within the greater Sabi Sand Game Reserve and shares open borders with the world-renowned Kruger National Park. Being part of such a vast ecosystem, Dulini offers an authentic wilderness experience and superb wildlife viewing. The emphasis is on observing the Big Five, and all big cats are easily seen – including the leopard, which is

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Vehicles & Safari Equipments Hiring

We offers Diversity of Vehicles & Safari Equipments hiring services in South African’s major towns From Cape Town,Johannesburg, Gauteng. Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. Pretoria, Gauteng. Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape. Bloemfontein, Free State. Nelspruit, Mpumalanga. Kimberley and beyond,Both vehicles and Safari Equipments may be provided with full experienced English,French,German,Italian/Spanish or Chinese speaking Driver/Guides,

Golden Gate Highlands National Park

Golden Gate Highlands Park derives its name from the golden glow on its sandstone rocks in the late afternoon (sunsets can be very spectacular here). Its appeal lies mostly in the stunning scenery and hiking opportunities. The park isn't a remarkable wildlife viewing destination, as none of the Big Five is present. There is, however, a variety of animals adapted to this highland grassland habitat, including several antelope species.

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Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve

Hluhluwe-iMfolozi is the flagship park of the Kwazulu-Natal province. It is also one of the oldest parks in Africa – it was originally given protection as a sanctuary for one last tiny population of southern white rhino. This is where the species was saved from extinction. Rhino

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Idube Game Reserve

Idube (a private game reserve) is located within greater Sabi Sand Game Reserve, which shares open borders with the world-famous Kruger National Park. This set-up makes for a completely authentic

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Inyati Game Reserve

Inyati is one of the private reserves located inside the greater Sabi Sand Game Reserve and has open borders with Kruger National Park, offering an authentic wilderness experience. The wonderful

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Ithala Game Reserve

Ithala has a rare scenic beauty and this is a large part of its attraction. Rolling hills and rugged cliffs are a dramatic setting for a safari. Ithala is mostly a self-drive destination, but day and night drives as well as guided walks are available. Big cats are rarely seen and lion

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Kapama Game Reserve

Kapama is a private game reserve with several high-end safari lodges offering a range of activities, including elephant-back safaris and elephant interaction. Although all large safari animals are present, including the Big Five, the emphasis is more on the activities in this wild setting.

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Karoo National Park

The Great Karoo, the largest ecosystem in South Africa, doesn’t appear to be anything more than vast nothingness to most people driving between Johannesburg and Cape Town. Most of the wildlife that once roamed this area has been eradicated, but Karoo National

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Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is a merger of the Kalahari Gemsbok National Park in South Africa and the Gemsbok National Park in Botswana. Most tourism happens on the South Africa side, which has excellent facilities. The Botswana side only has very basic

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Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park is justifiably one of the most famous parks in Africa. The park is the size of a small country and supports a huge variety of wildlife. All of the Big Five are present in large numbers

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Kwandwe Game Reserve

Kwandwe is a private game reserve offering visitors a Big Five wildlife experience while they enjoy top luxury accommodation and food. Wildlife isn’t as habituated yet as in some other private

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Lion Sands Game Reserve

Lion Sands is one of the private reserves within the greater Sabi Sand Game Reserve. Open borders with world-renowned Kruger National Park make it a prime wildlife viewing destination with an

Londolozi G.R

Londolozi is a private game reserve and part of the greater Sabi Sand Game Reserve, which shares open borders with world-famous Kruger National Park. Being part of this vast ecosystem, Londolozi offers a genuine wilderness experience and excellent wildlife viewing. Emphasis is given

Madikwe G.R

Although state-owned, Madikwe operates as a private game reserve. No self-drive visitors are allowed, and all drives are conducted by the private lodges dotted around the reserve. This makes for a very exclusive experience; even more so if staying in one of the lodges that has a private concession

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Makalali Game Reserve

Makalali is a fenced, private game reserve with two luxury lodges. The newly-built 4-star Main Lodge consists of 30 comfortable rooms and the 5-star River Lodge consists of 3 exclusive private camps of six luxury suites each. Both lodges are renowned for their fine dining and excellent service. Due to the closed environment, wildlife viewing tends to be predictable, and all of the Big Five and other safari animals are easily spotted. Aside from game drives, and short walking safaris, balloon safaris are offered as well.

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Mala Mala Game Reserve

Although geographically part of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Mala Mala is an independent private game reserve bordering Kruger National Park without fences. It offers some of the best wildlife viewing in Africa with easy, quality sightings of the Big Five and leopard, in particular.

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Manyeleti Game Reserve

Manyeleti is a privately owned reserve, situated between Kruger National Park and Timbavati Game Reserve, with open borders to both. It is, therefore, a part of the Greater Kruger ecosystem and

Mapungubwe N.P

Mapungubwe is unique in South Africa and a park that offers a very different experience for visitors. Mapungubwe is a UNESCO World Heritage site and has both cultural and environmental significance. Although wildlife is not as much of a highlight as in other parks, the scenery is

Marakele N.P

Marakele, at the heart of the Waterberg Mountains, is a scenic destination in remote wilderness. The park is home to the Big Five, but sightings are hit-and-miss. Big cats aren't encountered very often, but white rhino is seen regularly. A highlight is the vulture viewpoint where Cape vulture

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Mkhuze Game Reserve

Mkhuze is one of South Africa’s little gems. It is seldom visited by overseas tourists, but popular with local birders and

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Mokala National Park

Mokala is a recently established national park, protecting sandy plains dotted with impressive camel thorn trees. In Setswana

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Mountain Zebra N.P

Mountain Zebra National Park is the best place to see the endangered endemic Cape mountain zebra. Sightings are

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Phinda Game Reserve

Phinda is Kwazulu Natal's best private game reserve. It is on a par with some of the best reserves in the popular Sabi

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Pilanesberg Game Reserve

The Pilanesberg has a lovely setting, plenty of wildlife and is in a convenient location for visitors coming through

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Sabi Sabi Game Reserve

An authentic wildlife experience is assured at Sabi Sabi, one of the private luxury reserves housed within the greater

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Sabi Sand Game Reserve

Sabi Sands shares a 50km unfenced border with Kruger National Park and offers the best wildlife viewing in South

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Shamwari Game Reserve

Shamwari is the most popular of the Eastern Cape private reserves. It offers excellent wildlife viewing with a good

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Singita Sabi Sand Game Reserve

Singita Sabi Sand is one of the private reserves located in the greater Sabi Sand Game Reserve. It shares open borders

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Spioenkop Game Reserve

Spioenkop is a small, but very scenic, game reserve at the base of the Drakensberg Mountains. Central to the reserve is a large

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Tembe Elephant Park

Tembe Elephant Park is a place for all elephant lovers. This is one of the few places in Africa (and the only place in South Africa) where you can

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Thornybush Game Reserve

Thornybush used to be a small, fully fenced, private game reserve. In March 2017, the reserve started dropping its eastern boundary fence with

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Timbavati Nature Reserve

Timbavati is a private nature reserve with open borders to the famous Kruger National Park. It is part of the Greater Kruger ecosystem, which offers an authentic wildlife experience. All of the Big Five animals are easily spotted including the elusive leopard. The park is famed for its rare white lion.

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Ulusaba Game Reserve

Ulusaba offers a superb wilderness experience. It is one of the private reserves within the greater Sabi Sand Game Reserve and shares open borders with the widely acclaimed Kruger National Park. Wildlife viewing is excellent and seeing the Big Five is emphasized. All big cats

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Waterberg Biosphere Reserve

The Waterberg, a massif in the little-visited Limpopo province, is home to the ambitious UNESCO conservation project: the Waterberg Biosphere Reserve. This is a partnership between

Weenen G.R

Weenen is a small, off-the-beaten-track game reserve, home to both white and black rhino and several antelope species. Visitors to this little-known reserve tend to have the place to themselves. A wildlife shelter overlooking a small waterhole and a vulture-feeding site

Zulu Nyala G.R

Zulu Nyala is a very small safari park nestled between the wilderness reserves of Hluhluwe, Mkuze and St. Lucia. There are no lions in the park, but it is easy to get up close to all the other Big Five animals as well as cheetah. Because of the limited size of the park, game

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Superior guide Your guide will be pleasant and personable; they're an established safari guide with at least 3 years of bush experience. They will have conversational English, and will be able to correctly identify virtually all species of animals and most birds – and also have some knowledge of their behaviour. They'll have a good understanding of the local cultures, and often speak some of the local languages. They will generally admit what he doesn't know, and use references to try and find out the answers. Superior guides are used in all of the trip ideas mentioned here.

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