Exploring South Africa’s Rich Biodiversity on Thrilling Safari Excursions
Safaris to South Africa are always the best way to see wildlife thanks to the expert management of game reserves and national parks, good road access, international airports and plenty to see and do in between. South Africa also happens to be a land of stunning natural beauty, vibrant cities, and diverse wildlife. From the rugged coastline of the Western Cape to the savannas of Kruger National Park, safaris to South Africa offer an incredible range of experiences for travelers.
One of the most popular ways to explore this amazing country is on a quintessential safari tour, where you can get up close and personal with some of Africa’s most iconic animals. Safaris to Kruger National Park in South Africa are hot, and the rewards are endless. Experience Kruger’s unforgettable wildlife and untouched wilderness on nearly two million hectares of land stretching an incredible 20 000 square km along the Mozambique border.
To crown it all, Kruger is now part of the Great Limpopo Peace Park linking three game parks without fences to enhance animal movements. Top lodges in the Kruger treat their guests to thrilling game drives, fascinating bush walks, swimming pools, restaurants and more. Usually, these lodges offer all-inclusive rates covering luxury accommodation, all meals, spas, gyms, and pools, as well as expert game rangers and trackers, plus kids’ entertainment.
The Best Time to Go on Safaris to South Africa
The best time to go on safari in South Africa depends on what you want to see and experience. The peak season for safaris is typically from June to September, which is the dry season when the sparse vegetation makes it easier to spot wildlife. However, winter can be cold, particularly in the early morning and evening, so be sure to pack warm clothing. If you’re interested in seeing newborn animals, the best time to go on safari is during the wet season, from November to March. This is also a good time to see migratory birds and lush vegetation.
Choosing the Right Safaris to South Africa
When it comes to choosing a safari in South Africa, there are many options to consider. One of the most popular destinations is Kruger National Park, home to reams of wildlife, including the majestic Big 5. There are many different types of safaris available, including self-drive safaris, guided 4×4 tours, rustic walking trails in nature and exclusive safari lodge ventures.
The splendid Sabi Sands Game Reserve, adjacent to Kruger National Park, is highly popular thanks to its excellent wildlife sightings, particularly leopards, and its wide choice of luxury accommodations from rustic bush camps to lavish lodges. Bordering the western flank of Kruger National Park, the Timbavati Game Reserve stretches nearly 600 square km and hosts an abundance of wildlife including herds of wildebeest, kudu, waterbuck and giraffe. Game-viewing vehicles can go off-road in this private space. We promise irresistible bush-beach holidays here and in Mozambique’s Bazaruto Archipelago!
Safaris to South Africa should include an experience in Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, a biodiversity hotspot and one of the largest private nature reserves in South Africa dedicated to sustainable tourism. Find legendary luxury lodges deep in the wilderness on the river or overlooking the bushveld landscape. Then there is Thornybush, the ultimate intimate safari destination in the Greater Kruger region with fewer 4×4 vehicles at game sightings and a range of rustic chic safari camps to choose from. Families will love safari lodges like Royal Malewane with 5-star facilities and entertainment, and kids get special treatment on safari.
For those who want to explore South Africa’s coastal regions, there are also many safari options available. The Eastern Cape is home to several private game reserves, including Shamwari, which offers a range of activities, including game drives, bird watching, and bush walks. In the Western Cape, you can visit the Gondwana Game Reserve, which offers a range of activities, including game drives, horseback riding, and hiking.
Safaris to South Africa’s Eastern Cape
South African game reserves in the gorgeous Eastern Cape are renowned for their compelling Big 5 game viewing opportunities and Voyage2Africa recommends top-class safari accommodation in the Pumba Water Lodge on Lake Cariega in the majestic Pumba Private Game Reserve, one of these hotspots in the Eastern Cape Province. Find this iconic family-friendly game lodge in thick bushveld with splendid views of Lake Cariega in an eco-friendly conservation area just outside the historic town of Grahamstown (Makhanda).
South Africa’s Pilanesberg Game Reserve
Tucked away in an ancient Tamboti forest overlooking a vibrant waterhole on Black Rhino Reserve, a private concession of Pilanesberg National Park, Black Rhino Game Lodge promises safaris to South Africa that you will never forget – a holiday destination with exclusive game viewing in the 58 000 ha Pilanesberg National Park. The waterhole in front of the lodge is a popular playground for elephants, buffalo and many other species. Safaris are conducted on the private Black Rhino Concession and access the greater Pilanesberg National Park.
Safaris to South Africa’s Madikwe Game Reserve
Your next family holiday to Africa can be an adventure to an authentic and friendly luxury safari getaway in magical Madikwe Game Reserve called Jaci’s Safari Lodge. Children will love this malaria-free wildlife destination on a small stream with its delightful stone and mosaic outside showers and private decks where warthogs play and elephants graze happily. Settle into comfy suites completely decked out in underfloor heating, attractive ceramic fireplaces, aircon, fans, double beds and stretcher beds for the kids. For more lavish detail, book the Safari Suite, if you like more space and a private splash pool to boot.
Safaris to South Africa are our speciality to do. Take a look at what we can offer you for your best wildlife tour yet. Voyage2Africa is your go-to safari holiday maker, and we have unbeaten deals to suit your pocket.