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South Africa

  • Dear Mary, just wanted you to know that Darryl and I had the best holiday of our lives visiting Addo. It was truly memorable. The accommodation at Woodall was super, and the food there was really first class. Everyone was so friendly and helpful. The trips and transfers all worked seamlessly, so thank you so much for such efficient organisation. The Elephant Back Ride was unbelievable, to be so close to elephants who were so trusting of their handlers, and tolerant of all of us tourists was a dream come true. My horse ride was amazing; cantering close to Kudu; Warthogs and Zebras out on open plains in glorious sunshine was a magical experience. I had to keep pinching myself that I was really finally there! All the staff involved seemed so dedicated and committed. Gorah Camp was fantastic. The guides were so enthusiastic and knowledgeable about so much more than the big game. Every outing was exciting and informative. We saw the best sunset ever – just glorious. Thank you again for organising an itinerary which genuinely exceeded our expectations.

    Darryl and Leonora from Somerset travelled to 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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