Lion, leopard, elephant, Cape buffalo and rhino are frequently spotted on game drives. Plus, giraffe, a variety of antelope species, myriad of bird life and more elusive species such as wild dog, pangolin and cheetah can all be found in South Africa. For travelers interested in cultural tours and contemporary urban experiences, South Africa offers both with Zulu culture, authentic interactions in townships and villages, as well as the vibrant city life of Cape Town, the Mother City.A visit to the cosmopolitan beach city of Cape Town allows you to explore the nearby Cape Winelands and its villages of Paarl, Franschhoek and Stellenbosch, iconic Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch Gardens and the penguin colony at Boulders Beach, all while immersing yourself in the rich history and fascinating future of South Africa.
The warm Indian Ocean in KwaZulu Natal offers amazing scuba diving and snorkeling opportunities near UNESCO World Heritage Site marine reserves and expansive, remote beaches. KwaZulu Natal also offers an excellent African safari experiences at private reserves such as Thanda and Phinda, plus interesting cultural interactions with the modern-day Zulu tribe and beach-side hotels and lodges such as The Oyster Box and Thonga Beach Lodge.
With malaria-free destinations throughout the country, South Africa is an ideal place for a family safari vacation. Imagine enjoying a luxury honeymoon in any one of the countries incredible five star lodges or celebrating a milestone birthday by waking up to the sounds of the African bush!!
On the very most southern shores of Africa, South Africa is quite possibly the most diverse country on the continent and possesses some of Africa’s most iconic destination and experiences. Cape Town is South Africa’s busiest city and boasts incredible food, shopping, the well-known V&A waterfront as well as a wonderful nightlife, the iconic Table Mountain and an array of tours in and around the city bowl that are sure to offer something for everyone. The Garden Route is an incredible drive that ducks on and off the beautiful subtropical Indian Ocean coast line passing forest, lakes, wildlife reserves and the hundreds of plant and flower species that gave it its name.
Perhaps its most well-known destination, South Africa is home to the world-famous Kruger National Park. Within this massive wildlife park lie private reserves and concessions with a wide range of accommodation. The wildlife is incredible including the Big 5, cheetah, leopard, wild dog, a variety of antelope species, hundreds of bird species and many more. The eastern Cape also offers amazing safari reserve destinations and entirely different landscapes, often varying from one camp to the next. Activities often include morning and evening game drives, walking safaris, sleepouts where offered, wonderful kids activities at our family geared lodges, and even rhino tracking and hot air balloon safaris.
African Safari Co. & Expeditions founder was born and raised in South Africa and our travel experts team heads to South Africa every year to seek out the very best camps, lodges, hotels and experiences to ensure that whether it be a family safari, luxury honeymoon adventure, small group tour or bucket list South African Safari adventure, it will be one to remembered for a lifetime!
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