South Africa Safari
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South Africa offers some of the best Safari experiences in Africa. It is one of the best places on earth to witness the Big 5.Contact Peter
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Why we love South Africa
South Africa’s landscape is one of Africa’s natural gems; a treasure of natural beauty nestled at the southern tip at the southernmost tip of the African continent. The landscape of South Africa has the full spectrum of habitat, ranging from snow caped mountains of the Drakensberg range to the warm bushvelds of the Kruger national park and everything in between. With such a wide variety of landscape to choose from, it comes as no surprise that South Africa’s is home to thousands of species. With 33 national parks and game reserves to choose to explore when in South Africa, you can ensure a different experience, landscape and species in each park and reverse.
South Africa is home to the Big 5, the group includes African Elephant, Cape Buffalo, Lion, Black Rhino, and Leopard. They can be found all across south Africa in many of the national parks and game reserves, along with a wide variety of mammals, reptiles, birds and insects. Africa is a birders paradise, home to over 850 species of bird of all shapes and sizes with the Pel’s Fishing Owl, Pannet Winged Nightjar and the Saddle Billed Stalk amongst the species found in South Africa.
South Africa offers a variety of activates to enhance your game viewing experience. With activities such as game drives, bush walks, boat safaris, sleep outs, microlight and bush plane tours with many more available. This wide range of activities ensures that each game encounter will unique and special.
South Africa is unique in many ways including its up to date, efficient transport systems. This ensures that even the most remote parts of the bush can be easily access by car or plane. All the national parks and private game reserves having access to private airstrips, meaning hoping from one destination in complete luxury and relaxation is easy to do.
Safari Highlights in South Africa
Kruger National Park
The Kruger National Park and Greater Kruger ecosystem is South Africa’s most famous safari export and possibly the best known big game safari area in Africa. The location for any visitor in search of guaranteed sightings of Africa’s iconic wildlife, the Kruger is a wonderful destination with accommodation to suit most styles and budgets. True Luxury Travel particularly like the carefully controlled private reserves which form part of this vast protected area – the Timbavati and Sabi Sands Game Reserves are home to wonderful wildlife, great guides and luxury lodges. Our True Luxury Travel specialists have a wealth of experience of South African safari. We have guided, managed and constructed lodges across South Africa, as well as been fortunate enough to experience safari from the Kalahari to the Kruger, Madikwe to the Eastern Cape, the Karoo to KwaZulu Natal. Each of these different safari areas has certain highlights we would love to talk you through. While the Greater Kruger is South Africa’s most visited safari destination, it is important to remember that, although low-risk, this is a malarial destination. For families or those looking to avoid these areas the Madikwe, Waterberg, Kalahari and Eastern Cape are all fantastic options to consider.
The Waterberg is one of the 5 districts of Limpopo province of South Africa. It is a mountainous region of spectacular scenery and wildlife. The majority of South Africa's best features are showcased in this region, from scenic mountains to a big five game viewing and a rich archaeological and biological diversity.
Madikwe Game Reserve
Madikwe Game Reserve is an increasingly popular malaria free safari destination in South Africa. With it's huge variety of top class accommodation and large numbers of Big Five game, this Reserve has grown in popularity in the past five years with domestic and international travellers alike.
Take a step back in time with a visit to Rorke's Drift, the hub of the Battlefields in the centre of the actions of the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879. The Zulu War of 1879 is famous throughout the English-speaking world for the great battles of Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift. Led by the finest guides in South Africa, thought-provoking and often emotionally charged tours are conducted daily to Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift. Walks and horserides through the reserve to view abundant game and birdlife are offered as well as fishing the 20km frontage on the Buffalo River.
Phinda Private Game Reserve
Set within easy reach of the Indian Ocean coastline and the famous Greater St Lucia Wetland Park in northern KwaZulu-Natal, Phinda Private Game Reserve is known for the abundance of wildlife, diverse habitats and wide range of activities. Thanks to its coastal rainfall pattern, Phinda Private Game Reserve enjoys a green environment with seven distinct ecosystems found within its boundary. Phinda is often referred to as ‘Seven Worlds of Wonder.’ This incredible variety of vegetation and landscape supports an abundance of wildlife, including the Big Five and many rarer and less easily spotted species, such as the elusive cheetah or the scarce black rhino.