South Africa

Safari and beyond in the Rainbow Nation

The Rainbow Nation has really come of age as a tourism destination and is perfect if you've not explored this mighty continent before. It's got all of Africa's good stuff with far fewer of the discomforts. You get the amazing wildlife, exuberant culture and epic scenery coupled with a highly developed transport and accommodation infrastructure.

Of course, South Africa offers unmatched safari too. In places like Kruger, Tembe and Hluhluwe-Imfolozi, game is plentiful and guides top notch. And its ocean wildlife shouldn't be overlooked. Along the coastline, dolphins and turtles play just offshore and whales breach on the horizon. There's sophistication too. Cape Town has moving museums, fine dining and buzzing nightlife — all to a backdrop of spectacular Table Mountain.

Safari In South Africa

The Big Five and beyond

Africa and safari go hand-in-hand; this entire continent is a dream for nature and wildlife fanatics worldwide. While each safari destination has its own special virtues, South Africa is best known for the quality of its accommodation, peaceful and carefully-managed private reserves, and its diversity of landscapes and ecosystems.

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