Wildlife, Safaris, Game Reserves, Lodges, Tented Safari Camps, South Africa, Southern Africa.
African wildlife is abundant. The heritage and history is fascinating. In South Africa UNESCO has identified several scenic and cultural treasures, which have been declared World Heritage Sites. Indigenous heritage can be explored with the Sacred Sites Foundation.
In South Africa many golf clubs, hotels and resorts, wine estates and guest houses, are located near private game reserves, game lodges, luxury tented safari camps and National Parks.
Go in search of the Big Five – elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo and the rhinoceros. 4×4 vehicles are perfect for exploring the African landscape. Another must-see list is the Little Five – the elephant shrew, ant lion, rhinoceros beetle, buffalo weaver and leopard tortoise.
Breath-taking game viewing experiences include walking safaris, horse-back safaris, elephant-back safaris, camel-back safaris or take to the skies with a hot air balloon safari-flight.
South Africa’s most famous and largest park is the game rich Kruger National Park straddling the Limpopo and Mpumalanga Provinces. Home to an impressive number of species including 336 tree-, 49 fish-, 34 amphibian-, 114 reptile-, 507 bird species and 147 mammals.
There are also luxurious private game reserves, lodges and tented safari camps in- and adjoining the Kruger National Park.
In North West Province is the Pilanesberg National Park, an eroded volcano crater, is malaria free, offers ‘Big Five’ game viewing, in this 55 000ha national park.
Adjoining the Botswana border find the Madikwe Game Reserve.
Kwa-Zulu Natal has many wildlife reserves and parks, and World Heritage Sites, the St. Lucia Wetlands and Lake Sibayi. For a safari with emphasis on their Elephant Corridor project is the extra ordinary White Elephant Safari.
Eastern Cape offers malaria free safaris. The Addo Elephant National Park conserves five of South Africa’s seven biomes and is home to one of the densest African elephant populations on earth.
The Garden Route and Route 62, host numerous sanctuaries and private game lodges The Little Karoo, 300 km long and 100 km wide, is ringed by mountains, semi-arid with only 150 mm of rain annually,
The South African West Coast is characterized by sand dunes and indigenous fynbos. In spring, landscapes become colourful carpets of indigenous flowers particularly in the Darling and Clanwilliam areas and in the West Coast National Park.
In the Northern Cape, the crown in the jewel of the Diamond Route, in the Korannaberg mountains, is the 100 000ha Tswalu Kalahari, South Africa’s largest privately owned reserve. The Phofu Eco Safari Lodge borders the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. There’s the Augrabies and Richtersveld areas which also host extraordinary wilderness experiences.
Safaris in Southern Africa offer some of the wildest, most remote wildlife regions and parks to explore. Join 4×4 overland safaris. Choose a fly-in package. Enjoy the knowledge and ranger services of a qualified safari specialist to safely bring you in touch with wild Africa.
In Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Mozambique, the DRC, Malawi or Tanzania, be awed by the diversity from region to region. Choose to encounter desert elephant, go Mokoro-poling in the Okavango Swamps or game viewing on Chobe River boats.
Sleep under the stars, track lion spoor, follow huge herds of wildlife accompanied by experienced game rangers. The many calls of the wild will remain in your memories forever.