A safari vacation in South Africa is unforgettably diverse.
The southernmost destination on the map of Africa, South Africa is best known for miles of beautiful coastline, its wildlife filled nature reserves, and cosmopolitan cities dotted all over the country.
A safari vacation in South Africa is unforgettably diverse, with most first time visitors heading straight to Cape Town, the Garden Route, and the Kruger National Park. Your clients will no doubt enjoy all of the well-known attractions that South Africa has to offer, but there are also lesser-known gems to discover including the battlefields of KwaZulu-Natal, and the historic winelands of Franschhoek and Stellenbosch.
The iconic Kruger National Park is home to the Big 5 and world-class luxury lodges. With a remarkable variety of biospheres within the park, a safari hardly gets any better. A sophisticated and well developed network of roads allows travelers the unique opportunity of exploring the 2.2 million hectares of this untouched wilderness on guided safaris or guided trails.
Cape Town is an extremely vibrant city full of history and beauty. Clients can spend their days wandering around the city, go wine tasting at Groot Constantia, the oldest wine farm in the country or have lunch at the picturesque Cape Point. A visit to the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and summiting the iconic Table Mountain are definite highlights.
South Africa’s Garden Route is a magnificent stretch of south-eastern coastline located between the Tsitsikamma Mountains and the warm Indian Ocean. Ten nature reserves embrace the diverse landscapes of this region, along with marine reserves where visitors can spot whales and dolphins. The unique ecosystems of the Garden Route in all of its natural beauty is an experience to savor.
When to visit
Best time to go
December to April is the best time to visit the Cape with its warm summer weather, while rainfall is experienced in other parts of the country. The winter months from April to October are the best time to visit for wildlife viewing.
December and January are the main summer vacation months.
April to September in wildlife areas, coinciding with the best game viewing period. May to October in the Cape region.
April, May and September, October.
Will you see the Big Five?
Yes, clients have a great chance of seeing the Big 5 in the country’s many wilderness areas.
What is regularly seen?
Apart from the Big 5, cheetah, wild dog, hyenas and most antelope species.
When will you get the best wildlife experience?
In the dry, winter months from April to October.
South Africa has three capital cities, Pretoria is the executive capital, Bloemfontein is the judicial capital and Cape Town is the legislative capital.
South African Rand (R).
O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, Cape Town International Airport and King Shaka International Airport in Durban.
Health & Safety
South Africa has some of the best medical facilities in Africa in the major cities. The risk for malaria increases from September to May but is only a concern in the very far north of KwaZulu-Natal and the northern Kruger National Park region that falls in Limpopo.
No proof of vaccination or proof of a negative pre-departure COVID test result is required for travel to South Africa. Masks are also not required in public.