Why travel to South Africa?
South Africa is a country of great diversity. It is positioned at the tip of the enormous and epic continent. Its land contrasts from deserts to deltas. The arid Kalahari is as barren anywhere on earth, while the verdant region of KwaZulu Natal could be mistaken for New Zealand or even Wales.
It is an incredibly exciting place to explore and it is home to some of the world’s most spectacular game viewing experiences.
For wildlife lovers and photographer’s South Africa is an absolute dream destination. Where else in the world can you watch beach-dwelling penguins, migratory whales, Great White Sharks and find the elusive Big Five.
It is also famous for its malaria free safaris, including the Reserves of Shamwari and Kwandwe in the Eastern Cape as well as Madikwe and Tswalu
further north. These are unquestionably the finest malaria free safaris in Africa – a major plus for travellers with young children.
The Kruger Park is the largest game reserve in South Africa, which covers a range of varied ecosystems, which are home to a widest selection of mammal species anywhere in Africa.
Within the Greater Kruger area there is a huge range of accommodation options and game viewing opportunities. There are amazing private game reserves such as Sabi Sands and the Timbavati that offer some of the best game viewing and some of the best accommodation on the continent.
Whilst South Africa is famous for the big 5 (Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Rhino and Buffalo) the vast game reserves offer much more for both the first time safari goer and the more experienced alike. Other favourites on a South African safari include the critically endangered African Wild Dog (a particular favourite of ours!), the enigmatic Meerkat and the fastest land mammal on the planet – the Cheetah.
We are always keen to enhance your safari experience and we can offer a range of experiences for the adventurous safari goer. With our tailor made packages we can offer experiences such as hot air balloon flights, horse-back safaris, cycling safaris and guided bush walks. Trust us, the thrill of facing up to full grown Elephant on walking safari is an experience that will live with you forever.
But if your idea of a perfect safari is to watch the sun slip away with an ice cold G+T with Elephants silhouetted in the foreground we can tailor make an itinerary for you too.
South Africa is the perfect choice for photographers; there is a great selection of lodges that can provide photographic hides to get you closer to the action. We can also arrange safaris for photographers guided by some of the finest professional wildlife photographers on the planet.
South Africa is a country where you can get into intimate contact with its remarkable wilderness.
If safaris are your main focus then the diversity of South Africa’s offering as a first class tourist destination allows for some amazing add ons;
From magical Cape Town with its stunning Victoria and Albert waterfront to the landmark beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay, or the award-winning wine farms of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek to the beautiful Garden Route, even travelling can be exquisite with a choice of two luxury trains – time spent in South Africa will not be forgotten and you will keep on wanting to come back for more.