Southafrica– South Africa
South Africa is one of Africa’s great wildlife destinations. Vast Kruger National Park has an abundance of animals and is one of the continent's iconic attractions. For outdoor adventure, the Blyde River Canyon is the third largest on the planet, and jagged peaks of the Drakensberg mountains punch into the sky. Cape Town hums with an urban beat, and is fringed by white sandy beaches.
There's not much that South Africa doesn't have to offer its visitors. The Kruger's private reserves deliver Africa's most reliable Big 5 game viewing, while Cape Town and its surrounding wine valleys provide an elegant, Mediterranean twist to a South Africa safari.
From the Big 5 to Whales, Winelands and a Whole Lot More
July to November sees South Africa’s Whale Coast hum with activity as migratory whales arrive from the icy Antarctic to mate and give birth in warmer waters. The town of Hermanus lies at the centre of the whale-watching experience and is known as the best land-based whale-watching destination in the world.
The gorgeous Garden Route is ideal for failproof family holidays and self-drive adventures – especially when combined with the malaria-free reserves of the Eastern Cape. You can always add KwaZulu-Natal's big game and pristine beaches to the mix before visiting the continent’s favourite family holiday resort, Sun City. Home to championship golf courses, superb hotels and entertaining water theme parks, it’s the perfect end to your South Africa safari.
Best TimeMay to September (Best wildlife viewing) and November to March (Pleasant weather)
High SeasonHigh season: October to March (Crowded during school holidays) Low season: April to September (Uncrowded),
Best WeatherBest weather: April to May and September to October (Mild weather) Worst weather: June to August (Dry but cold)
- Hluhluwe-Imfolozi GR
- Kgalagadi TP
- Kruger National Park
- MalaMala GR
- Phinda Game Reserve
- Sabi Sand GR