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South Africa

  • Hi Mary, just a short note to thank you for organising our trip so well. It was excellent!! South Africa – or at least the parts we saw – is a stunningly beautiful country with some lovely food and wonderful wines. In all we covered some 1500 miles or so and stayed in 6 different places. It was therefore great to arrive in Mauritius for some well earned R&R on the beach. I’m afraid we didn’t venture far from the hotel (although I did enjoy the snorkelling, sea-kayaking and sailing). All the accommodation you found for us was very good and indeed Kwande, Falcons View, Auberge Clermont and Fullham Lodge were excellent. We did manage to fit in 4 game drives at Kwande and were rewarded with some great sightings of rhino – both black and white, lions, cheetahs, buffalo, elephants and a wide range of antelope. Unfortunately the leopards were as elusive as ever!! We had a very good guide, Ryan. Thanks again!

    Pam and Emrys from Sutton Coldfield travelled to South Africa and Mauritius
Arniston Cave, Western Cape, South AfricaCape Town waterfront and Table Mountain, South AfricaDrakensberg Mountains, KwaZuluNatal, South AfricaKalahari lion, Tswalu, South AfricaKaroo Desert at Samara, South AfricaLeopard face, South AfricaNamaqualand flowers, South AfricaTswalu Kalahari scenery, South AfricaWhale watching, South AfricaZulu girl, South Africa

South Africa

Introduction

Introduction to the wonderfully diverse South Africa

South Africa, often referred to as ‘the World in one country’, is steeped in natural beauty and culture. The country is considerably more ‘developed’ than the rest of the Africa, and the significant road network and variety of accommodation make it an ideal self-drive destination for many visitors.

In terms of wildlife viewing, South Africa safaris offer some fantastic big game experiences in both malarial and non-malarial areas. This can be on a self-drive basis or on a fully ‘hosted and guided’ basis. South Africa is also a major birding destination, and the extensive coastline offers some incredible marine wildlife experiences. However, the country offers so much more than just wildlife – gourmet retreats, wine-growing regions, the fynbos flower kingdom, colonial history, luxury rail journeys, adventure sports, cultural experiences and stunning natural scenery with harsh deserts, endless golden beaches and ragged mountains are just a few of the other attractions.

The sophisticated infrastructure and diversity of experience that South Africa offers makes it an ideal destination for anyone with a wide range of interests. Honeymooners are incredibly well looked after and families have a fantastic array of activities and options to choose from.

Whatever you think will work best for you, we strongly advise that you will gain much more from your holiday if you speak to a specialist who knows the country intimately, and allow them to help you plan, and arrange, your holiday.

For further information on South Africa safari options please call us on 01787 888590 or contact us to speak to one of our experienced safari specialists.

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