South Africa Safari
South Africa is famous for its fascinating history and incredibly diverse geography. It’s a holiday destination that promises you unforgettable memories and once in a lifetime experiences. With its rugged coastlines, towering mountains, thriving forests, and charming beaches, you’ll find something for all the family. But probably the most popular attraction to South Africa’s lands is its spectacular wilderness, teaming with wildlife.
From the exotic plains of the Eastern Cape’s Shamwari Game Reserve to iconic Kruger National Park, there are plenty of beautiful settings for you and your loved ones to watch the big five in their natural habitat. You’ll adore the welcoming hospitality of the locals. With beautiful, indulgent lodges dripping in safari chic, and breathtaking views as your backdrop, you’ll have an exceptional stay from start to finish.
Come and live out your very own Lion King adventure in the world’s largest animal kingdom. Your private drivers will negotiate the diverse South African geography in 4x4s leaving you free to enjoy seeing baby elephants playfully frolic across the bush, or silently observe the big cats gracefully stalking their unsuspecting prey. You’re likely to see an array of lions, elephants, rhinos, buffalo, hippos, hyenas, giraffes, zebra, kudu, wildebeest, and antelope scattered across the savannah. And be sure to keep your eyes peeled for what’s in the trees as well as what’s on the ground. You never know when you might spot a hiding leopard. No matter which safari park you opt for, you are guaranteed to witness your own personal circle of life.
You may not know the best time for safari is in the early hours of the morning or late in the afternoon. With the blistering heat of the African sun beating on the plains, the animals do their best to stay sheltered from the heat. Looking for them during the day will be a pointless excursion. They don’t want to be suffering from the heat any more than you do.
Your daily trips will take place, rain or shine, so be sure to pack a light rain jacket and a warm jumper to prepare for every eventuality. You’ll want to stay comfortable as you admire the local wildlife, especially at the crack of dawn.
The timing of evening drives makes them extra special. Few sights compare to those of a dazzling safari sunset. Watch in amazement as yellows, pinks, and oranges fill the African skies. Bouncing off soft white wisps of cloud, the beams of the setting sun softly illuminate the savannah below. Memories of dusk in the plains will stay with you for a lifetime.
There’s something magical about watching predator and prey alike co-exist in a primal wilderness. As South Africa offers so much natural variety, why not combine your safari with a visit to Cape Town or head across to Victoria Falls? The surrounding culture will leave you spoilt for choice with what to do on your South African holiday.