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CHOOSE A WILDLIFE SAFARI

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There are many Wildlife Safari options throughout Southern Africa. It might be that you have already visited one of the more prominent and well-known options, that you do not want to take anti-malaria prophylactics or that it simply makes more sense in combination with your other travels in Southern Africa.

Choose a Wildlife Safari

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REGION: 

 Cedarberg Wilderness  Cedarberg Wilderness

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES:

  • Not Big 5 focused. The region offers different types of animals than the bushveld habitat.
  • San art.
  • Accommodation in luxury lodges.
  • Game drives on- and off- road depending on lodge.
  • Malaria free.
  • Example – Bushmanskloof

NATURE EXPERIENCE: 

Original, conserved

LOGISTICS

Drive from Cape Town, (3,5 hrs)

REGION:

Chobe

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES:

  • Big Five – high sighting probability, offers different types of animals than the bushveld habitat.
  • Accommodation in luxury lodges.
  • Water-based and land-based activities.
  • Game drives on- and off- road.
  • Anti-malaria precautions recommended.
  • Example – Chobe Game Lodge.

NATURE EXPERIENCE:

Original, conserved

LOGISTICS

Fly (1,5 to 2hrs) from Johannesburg

REGION:

 Eastern Cape

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES:

  • Big Five – average sighting probability in most Private Game Reserves.
  • Private game reserve accommodation mostly in luxury lodges.
  • Addo National Park accommodation more basic camps.
  • Game drives on- and off- road depending if National Park or Private Game Reserve.
  • Malaria free.
  • Examples – Shamwari, Lalibela, Schotia, Addo National Park.
  • Malaria free.

NATURE EXPERIENCE:

Original habitat, animals reintroduced, restored farmland areas, conserved  Original habitat, animals reintroduced, restored farmland areas, conserved

LOGISTICS

Fly from Cape Town or Johannesburg (1,5hrs) plus road transfer (1hr) from Port Elizabeth

REGION:

Garden Route

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES:

  • Big Five – below average sighting probability in most Private Game Reserves.
  • Private game reserve accommodation mostly in medium to luxury lodges.
  • Game drives on- and off- road depending on Private Game Reserve.
  • Malaria free.
  • Examples – Botlierskop, Gondwana.

NATURE EXPERIENCE:

Original habitat, animals reintroduced, restored farmland areas, conserved Original habitat, animals reintroduced, restored farmland areas, conserved

LOGISTICS

Fly from Cape Town or Johannesburg (1,5 hrs) plus road transfer (1hr) from George.

REGION:

Greater Kruger Private Game Reserves

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES:

  • Big Five – high sighting probability.
  • Adjacent to Kruger Park.
  • No fences between Kruger and private reserves.
  • Main reserves – Sabi Sands Wildtuin & Timbavati.
  • Accommodation in mostly luxury lodges.
  • Game drives on- and off- road.
  • Anti-malaria precautions recommended.
  • Examples – Mala Mala, Lion Sands, Arathusa, Umlani, Shindzela, Tanda Tula.

NATURE EXPERIENCE:

Original habitat, animals not reintroduced, conserved, bushveld

LOGISTICS

Fly (1hr) or drive in (5 hrs) from Johannesburg. Direct flights from Cape Town.

REGION:

Kalahari

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES:

  • Not Big 5 focused. The region offers different types of animals than the bushveld habitat.
  • Private game reserve accommodation in luxury lodges.
  • Game drives on- and off- road depending on Private Game Reserve. Malaria free.
  • Example – Tswalu.

NATURE EXPERIENCE:

Original, conserved, desert

LOGISTICS

Tswalu – Fly (1,5 to 2hrs) from either Cape Town or Johannesburg.

REGION:

Karoo & Little Karoo

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES:

  • Big Five – below average sighting probability.
  • Private game reserve accommodation in medium to luxury lodges.
  • Game drives on- and off- road depending on Private Game Reserve.
  • Malaria free.
  • Examples – Sanbona, Aquila, Inverdoorn

NATURE EXPERIENCE:

Original, conserved

LOGISTICS

Drive from Cape Town, (3,5 hrs)

REGION:

Kruger National Park

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES:

  • Big Five – normal sighting probability.
  • Accommodation in Kruger Park Camps.
  • Game drives only on existing roads.
  • Anti-malaria precautions recommended.
  • Examples – Skukuza, Pretoriuskop, Olifants.NATURE EXPERIENCE:

NATURE EXPERIENCE

Original habitat, animals not reintroduced, conserved, bushveld Original habitat, animals not reintroduced, conserved, bushveld

LOGISTICS

Fly (1hr) or drive in (5 hrs) from Johannesburg.

Direct flights from Cape Town.

 

REGION:

Kwazulu Natal

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES:

  • Big Five – high sighting probability
  • Area bordering on Botswana
  • Accommodation in mostly luxury lodges.
  • Game drives on- and off- road.
  • Malaria free.
  • Examples – Mateya, Jaci’s, Bush House, Rhulani.

NATURE EXPERIENCE:

Original habitat, animals reintroduced, restored farmland areas, conserved, bushveld

LOGISTICS

Fly (1hr) or drive in (4 hrs) from Johannesburg

REGION:

Madikwe

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES:

  • Big Five – high sighting probability
  • Area bordering on Botswana
  • Accommodation in mostly luxury lodges.
  • Game drives on- and off- road.
  • Malaria free.
  • Examples – Mateya, Jaci’s, Bush House, Rhulani.

NATURE EXPERIENCE:

Original, conserved

LOGISTICS

Drive from Cape Town, (3,5 hrs)

REGION:

Okavango Delta

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES:

  • Big Five – above average sighting probability, offers different types of animals than the bushveld habitat.
  • Accommodation in luxury lodges.
  • Water-based and land-based activities.
  • Game drives on- and off- road depending on Lodge.
  • Anti-malaria precautions recommended.
  • Examples – Camp Okavango, Leroo La Tau, Xugana Island Lodge, Oddballs.

NATURE EXPERIENCE:

Original, conserved

LOGISTICS

 Fly (1,5 to 2hrs) from Johannesburg or Cape Town.