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  • Michele, we had a fantastic time in both camps. They were quite different in several ways – personnel, organisation and atmosphere, but they made a perfect pairing. Our ranger at Tanda Tula was exceptional, not just aware of everything going on but also an interesting and informative dinner companion. Animals, all 32 species, couldn’t have been better, the big 5 in one and a half hour stretch at Tanda Tula and a rare kill in front of us by equally rare wild dogs at Nottens where highlights, as was a honey badger and civet at Tanda Tula. We will be in France on the day of your summer luncheon, but would like to thank you in particular, Michele, for the efficiency of your organisation and your ability to deal with all our concerns, however trivial. Thank you so much for everything and we very much hope we will need your services again!

    Andrew and Eve spent a week on safari in the Kruger region of South Africa
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South Africa


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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