The discovery of South Africa by the Europeans late in 1400s with the Cape of Good Hope or modern day Cape Town was truly a gift. It has given the world a great opportunity to experience a civilisation, culture and flora and fauna as is unparallel. Every country has zoos but the unrestricted wild life which is on offer in South Africa is quite incredible. People from across the globe wish to come here for very simple reasons. They call it an experience of a life time. Experiencing nature in an unadulterated form is what the South African wildlife experience is much about.
Safari tour of the big 5 & exotic animals
South Africa is more than the Big Five (African Leopard, African Lion, Rhinoceros (Black or White), Cape buffalo and African Elephant). The savannah and Bushveld regions of South Africa are still home to mammals which are generally linked with Africa and in large numbers so. The hippo, giraffes and whales are some of them. The Kruger National Park as well as the Hluhluwe Umfolozi Park in KwaZulu-Natal houses the big five along with other major reserves such as in Pilanesburg in the North West province and a number of private game lodges and smaller reserves across the country.
Luxurious & budget safari lodges
The South African safari can be enjoyed in many forms and have various kinds of patrons. Some of the top safari lodges in the country offer special honeymoon packages. A few options here could be the Kruger and Mozambique island honeymoon. One can experience the romantic tropics experience here. Ulusaba private game reserve also provides incredible packages for an intimate African bush honeymoon. While some safari lodges do not allow children below a certain age limit, many lodges have the family safari option as well with tailor made activities for the entire family to make the stay a lifetime experience. Families also have the option to go on malaria free safaris. Wildlife safaris are specifically designed so as to give a wide reach. There are budget safaris with packages constituting meals, air conditioned rooms, transport and game drives.
Best time to visit
South Africa should preferably be visited during the dry season of May to September for the best game viewing. South Africa has a myriad of species. There are a number of safaris which one can select from such as Sabi Sand safari with Kruger. There are many who choose the bush and beach vacation safaris as well such as Sabi Sands Game reserve along with Mala Mala beach. One can savour all the culture, art and history right alongside as well. Further, one gets to enjoy it all amidst the unspoilt and dramatic landscapes which not only soothe the mind but touch the soul with a lasting effect.