South African Safaris

South Africa

Nowhere in Africa does a country offer as much diversity and natural beauty as sensational South Africa.  No matter what your dreams are made of, South Africa is sure to speak to your heart with her mosaic of beautiful beaches, incredible wildlife experiences, majestic mountains, vast desert landscapes, fertile winelands, vibrant cities and rural landscapes..

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Safari Holidays & Hotels in South Africa

First class cuisine, spa facilities and a well-equipped gym are typical lodge features at South African luxury lodges.

South Africa’s wilderness reserves are absolutely world class.  The Greater Kruger National Park is definitely the country’s flagship game reserve; however the private reserves around Kruger in particular, offer an unprecedented opportunity to observe the “Big five” (Lion, elephant, leopard, rhino and buffalo).   South Africa is also unique in the range of game reserves that exist in malaria free zones.

Tourist Attractions

Other tourist attractions in South Africa are as diverse as they are amazing and all are easily accessible. Whether visiting the beautiful city of Cape Town and its wide variety of hotel accommodations, the scenic splendor of the Drakensberg Mountains or cage diving with sharks, the country seems to have something for everyone, and all within easy reach.  With a vast range of scenic beauty, amazing and abundant wildlife and diverse regional wonders to explore, as well as easy access, makes holidays in South Africa an excellent choice.

Ready for a life changing African Safari experience? Let us design your soul-enriching safari to South Africa for you!

Information & Videos

Click the tabs below to learn more about South Africa or watch one of the videos showcasing the unique experience South Africa has to offer…

Highlights

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  • South Africa is home to Route 62, the world’s longest wine route!
  • The Cape Floral Kingdom, one of the world’s 6 floral kingdoms, is the only one contained wholly within a single country
  • South Africa is home to the world’s oldest meteor scar – the Vredefort Dome, a Unesco World Heritage site.
  • South Africa has 11 official languages
  • South Africa is the largest producer of macadamia nuts in the world
  • The tallest (giraffe), heaviest (elephant), smallest (least dwarf shrew) and fastest (cheetah) mammals in the world are all found in South Africa.
  • Table Mountain in Cape Town is acknowledged as the oldest mountain on the planet
  • South Africa is home to 8 world heritage sites
  • The Kruger National Park covers more than 4.9 million acres and is home to 6 eco-systems
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Cape Winelands

Culture

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Their proud assertion that they are the “Rainbow Nation” is a reflection of South Africa’s cultural diversity and history.  From modern Johannesburg to rural KwaZulu Natal, South Africans are proud to invite you to experience their culture.

Weather

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South Africa as a whole receives the majority of its rainfall in the hot summer months from December to March. As the rain slackens off in the spring, it gives way to increasingly sunny skies through the winter months of June to August.  The daytime temperature in South Africa is generally very comfortable, however nights can definitely have a distinct chill with safari goers needing to be prepared to bundle up for early morning game drives.  Winter is peak season particularly for the safari areas. September through November are increasingly hot with the break in the dry cycle gradually commencing again anytime from October through November.

The exception to this is the southern Cape (including the city of Cape Town) which has a weather pattern distinct from the rest of the country.  Here the rainfall cycle is reversed with the rains occurring in the winter months, generally commencing in May and running through August. Weather can be extremely changeable and quite cool overall.  The summer months from November to March are the driest and generally considered the most beautiful time to visit this gorgeous area.

Rocktail Coastline
Bush Flying in South Africa

Travel Tips

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Johannesburg’s International Airport (O. R. Tambo International Airport) and Cape Town International Airport are the two main airports in the country for international flights with hundreds of flights connecting the dots to the smaller areas around the country – an ideal start for any safari holiday.  As South Africa is considered a first world destination in Africa, many scheduled flights are available linking major areas in the country as well as an excellent road network with many transfer options.

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Cape Town Food Safari

Cape Peninsula Tour

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