South Africa is a popular tourist destination and for some good reasons. The country boats a modern infrastructure and is well serviced by international airlines. In 2013 South Africa was host to close on 15 000 000 foreign tourists and visitors. Apart from an advanced infrastructure, South Africa has great natural beauty, a diversity of cultures and mostly hospitable and friendly people. Many international tourists also enjoy a currency advantage. According to exchange rates at the time of writing 1 USD dollar will buy you about 10 ZAR, 1 Euro about 13 ZAR and GBP will get around 17 ZAR. South Africa’s wealth of wild life and world class game reserves make it a sought after safari destination and many tourists come to South Africa to experience a wild life adventure. The word safari in its original sense refers to a journey or expedition. Well there are many things you can do on a journey or expedition to Africa. Most people now associate safari with a big game hunting trip or game viewing trip. You have many choices when it comes to a South Africa Safari. You can opt for a fully guided tour, a self-drive safari, safari with luxury accommodation, a camping safari or even a day trip that includes a game drive. A luxury safari can be rather expensive especially when you factor in the travelling and related costs. If you can afford it it is well worth while but there are cheaper alternatives that still offer stylish and comfortable accommodation. Camping safaris is another option if you don’t mind sacrificing some luxuries and you want to cut costs. South Africa is home to many wildlife areas, national parks and game reserves. These wildlife regions contain almost all possible topographies from hills and koppies, to mountains and valleys, from rolling grasslands to water masses, from forest to desert. These game reserves are rich in wildlife and natural beauty and offer the opportunity to see the BIG 5 and many other mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles and more. Each park has its own unique settings and a visit or safari to any one of them will not disappoint. These parks all offer a world class infrastructure and a variety of lodging options that range from adventure camping to luxury 5 star hotel style accommodations. Tour packages also include breakfasts and dinners as well as all the important activities such as game drives, bush walks and social gatherings. There are also many other optional eco-activities that you can partake in.
Some of the best game parks in South Africa include
- Kruger National Park (Mpumalanga and Limpopo Provinces)
- Pilanesberg Nature Reserve (North West Province)
- The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park (Northern Cape)
- Sabi Sands Game Reserve (Mpumalanga)
- Mapungubwe National Park (Limpopo)
- Shamwari Game Reserve (Eastern Cape)
- Addo Elephant Park (Eastern Cape)
- Greater St. Lucia Wetlands Park (Kwazulu Natal)
- Madikwe Game Reserve (North West Province)
SafariWithUs offers a variety of packages including camping safaris, tree house safaris and lodge accommodated safaris. Our packages for Kruger Safaris and Pilanesberg safaris are among the more popular options with wildlife enthusiasts.