South Africa Safari Holidays
Often referred to as a 'world in one country', South Africa is the ideal destination to take safari holidays, purely because of the sheer variety on offer to tourists. Not only can you enjoy an authentic big five safari, you can combine it with a couple of days exploring Cape Town, or a few days travelling along the Garden Route. Families and first time safari enthusiasts are most likely to visit this part of Africa due to its well-developed tourist infrastructure and the chance to combine sightseeing with a safari. South Africa safari holidays also allow guests to relish in award winning food and wine in the Cape Winelands, or at any of the luxury safari lodges and hotels. There's a reason why this country is often voted as one of the top tourist destinations; see it for yourself.
Enjoy The Safari
The Kruger National Park is one of Africa's largest game reserves, boasting an impressive amount of wildlife species. The best places within the park to enjoy a safari are the private reserves situated to the west. All the animals are able to roam freely and you're guaranteed to see sightings of the big five. Open vehicle game drives, walking safaris and elephant back safaris are available here. The Eastern Cape also offers fantastic safari holidays safaris at the Addo National Park and the Shamwari Game Reserve. In the Shamwari Game Reserve the game viewing is superb and with the help of an expert guide you can enjoy game drives, birding safaris, walking safaris and spa treatments, swimming, and nature talks are also on offer. The malaria free area of Madikwe in the north of the country is also a popular place to take safari holidays, especially for families with young children who can avoid taking tablets. The wildlife is rich, as is the birdlife and the accommodation is of a high standard.
Enjoy the Sightseeing on Safari Holidays
After taking a safari, many people like to spend a few days seeing some of the country's most famous sights. The beautiful and vibrant city of Cape Town should be on your itinerary so you can explore its spectacular scenery, dine in one of its finest restaurants or relax on one of its sandy beaches. A trip to the Cape Winelands is a must for those who appreciate good food and wine. The most popular towns to visit are Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Wellington and Paarl, all of which are steeped in history boast over 200 wine cellars. A self-drive tour along the Garden Route is highly recommended on safari holidays; discover sandy bays, dramatic cliffs, fast flowing rivers and mysterious woodlands and if you visit between June and November, visit Hermanus to see scores of Southern Right whales