Luxury safaris in South Africa
South Africa game reserves are renowned the world over. As well as beautiful, they're also safe.Luxury safaris in South Africa available in Kruger National Park (Greater Region), Kruger National Park (park and it’s private concessions), Kwa Zulu Natal, Limpopo, Madikwe Game Reserve, Mpumalanga, Pilanesberg National Park, South Africa
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South Africa game reserves are renowned the world over. As well as beautiful, they're also safe.
Africa is indeed blessed with a lot of natural resources, African wilds are perhaps some of the most thrilling wonders the world has ever known. South Africa, in particular, is rich in wild animals. It is a home to several hyena, elephants, lions, snakes, birds, to mention a few. Touring South Africa on your vacation is never a misplaced priority but rather a great time to be awed by the beauty and grandeur of nature.
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There are a number of prolific game reserves in South Africa, making it a sought-after safari destination. The most noteworthy being the Kruger National Park in the Limpopo Province. Other well-known reserves are Madikwe in the North-West Province and Pilanseberg. Both of the latter reserves are located in malari-free areas. However, Kruger National Park is safe to travel to during the cold and dry winter months.
Addo Elephant National Park in the Eastern Cape is one of the most scenic parks in South Africa. It's completely malaria-free with rolling hills that stretch into the horizon and lush, green forest. Even better, most of the vegetation is evergreen, so it's very beautiful throughout the year.
The Waterberg is often described as South Africa's best kept secret. It is within 3 hours' of Johannesburg, making it an infinitely accessible option for a malaria-free safari. Covering a vast 150,000 hectares, the area is known for its rugged, untouched beauty
Know before you go
Before going on the safari, take some time to understand the do’s and dont’s. Take adequate medical precautions and be sure to pack some medication as a precaution. Plan ahead and bring cash with you. The South African Rand usually fluctuates with the USD and you may not find an ATM on the safari, taking cash with could save you some frsutration. However, most of the luxury accommodation options should have an ATM on site.
There are 11 official languages in South Africa, but most people converse in English - making communication relatively easy.
When to go
The best time to go to really enjoy a wildlife encounter is during the drier months of May-September.
What to pack
- A pair of shorts and long pants
- Long-sleeved shirt or jersey/jumper
- Comfortable walking shoes
- Sunscreen, sunhat and sunglasses
- Flashlight, medical kit and don’t forget a mosquito trap or net.
Weather and Climate
South Africa enjoys incredibly temperate conditons throughout the year. Most of the country has cool, dry winters while summer months are characterised by rain. This is true for most of the noteworthy game reserves. While day time temperatures could get rather warm in winter, the evenings are cool. Summer in the northern parts of the country are exceptionally hot, while the North-West and Eastern Cape are milder.
Safari / Holiday Styles
A safari-style holiday which is mostly immersed in natural surroundings and close encounters with wildlife.
Where to stay
- Madikwe National Park
- Pilanseberg National Park
- Addo Elephant National Park