Safaris / South Africa
The pariah of the world until Nelson Mandela’s release and election as the first democratic president, South Africa today is known as the rainbow nation and is quite literally a 'world in one country'.
The third most biodiverse nation on Earth, South Africa offers everything the first world visitor might want, whether this be the sophistication and natural splendour of Cape Town and the nearby winelands, the grandeur and big game of the Kruger National Park and adjacent private reserves, the spectacular flower displays of the Cape, a living library of recent political and social history, the historical battlefields of KwaZulu-Natal, warm oceans of the east coast, quaint bed and breakfasts of the Garden Route or wide open spaces of the Karoo.
With so much to see and do it is difficult to define a typical South African visit, but as far as safaris are concerned there are four main regions that we consider to be worthwhile visiting. The most well known is the greater Kruger National Park, while other less well known but equally productive areas are the Eastern Cape reserves (malaria free), the transitional north west (malaria free) and the Maputaland region.
Safaris in South Africa usually include time spent in Cape Town or on the Garden Route or even a beach holiday added on. As such, South Africa really does offer a great variety.