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South Africa safari trips

South Africa didn’t become the tourist hotspot of Africa by accident. It literally has it all – world class wildlife encounters, pristine beaches, buzzing cities and epic thrills.

currency

Currency

South African Rand
(ZAR)

Language

English & many African languages
time-zone

Time Difference

UTC+02:00
capital

Capital

Pretoria, Cape Town, Bloemfontein

South Africa highlights

South Africa provides you with numerous bucket list opportunities, from an adrenaline pumping bungee jump to panoramic views from Table Mountain. With the chance to see the Big 5 on safari, explore the awe inspiring Midlands and play 18 holes on a championship golf course – South Africa is a must see. All of the big game animals are frequently encountered in a majority of the parks and reserves in South Africa. There is an abundance of hippo, giraffe and zebra, while the endemic black wildebeest can be seen in the grassveld and karoo reserves. An assortment of antelope sightings is guaranteed, including springbok, gemsbok and kudu.

springbok kruger national park

World Class National Parks

There are countless opportunities to appreciate the exceptional wildlife, with a number of parks and reserves spread throughout the country. The world-famous Kruger National Park is South Africa’s largest and most recognized game reserve, boasting an abundance of diverse wildlife.

african lioness

Big 5 Safaris

South Africa offers you an excellent chance of seeing all of the Big 5 in the national parks and reserves. Elephant, buffalo and lion are often encountered, while leopards are less frequently spotted. Rhino is a precious species in South Africa, with sightings recorded regularly.

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Cape Town

Cape Town is South Africa’s hotspot, and for good reason. In one small area you have one of the most buzzing cities in the world, a natural wonder of the world in Table Mountain as well as a range of adventure activities, world class beaches, marine life and finally some of the best wine farms on the planet. You really couldn’t ask for more.

safari jeep leaving cheetahs

Adventure Experiences

South Africa is geared toward adventure travel. From mountaineering in the Drakensberg region to trail running up Table Mountain, scuba diving with Great White Sharks around Cape Agulhas to mountain biking through the winelands in the Cape Epic – there is no shortage of adrenaline on offer in Africa’s Southernmost nation.

What type of wildlife will we see?

All of the big game animals are frequently encountered in a majority of the parks and reserves in South Africa. There is an abundance of hippo, giraffe and zebra, while the endemic black wildebeest can be seen in the grassveld and karoo reserves. An assortment of antelope sightings is guaranteed, including springbok, gemsbok and kudu.

Best time to visit

Best time to go and why?

South Africa’s diversity helps to establish it as an all year round destination. The best time to visit the wildlife parks such as Kruger National Park or Sabi Sand Reserve would be in the cooler months from May – September. The best time to visit the coastal towns like Cape Town is in December when there is little rainfall and warm weather. The entire year does offer very consistent and temperament weather for wildlife and beach trips.

When is high season?

The winter months are high season in the wildlife parks and the summer months are high season for the coastal towns.

When is low season?

February – April and October – November would be the low season in South Africa. This is a time when great experiences can be achieved at lower cost.

When is the best weather?

South Africa offers great weather all year round.

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