You have many options and possibilities when it comes to tours and safaris in South Africa. There are many national and private game reserves supported by qualified tour operators and a well-developed infrastructure. So whether you are interested in a BIG 5 safari, a wilderness safari, studying birds, marine life or just a relaxing holiday, it is easy to combine an African safari with a coastal holiday.
The average cost of a safari in South Africa
The cost per person per night can vary greatly depending on the actual resort and the type of accommodation. Safari With Us offers camping (yes, in a tent), treehouse, classic lodge as well as luxury lodge safaris.
Safaris that offer lodge accommodation, such as our 3 day Kruger Lodge safari, is more expensive but provides more comfort and convenience. Prices will be upwards of $200 per night, but that is still a bargain when compared to many other African and South African safaris.
For selective and discerning travelers, we also offer luxury Pilanesberg and Kruger safaris. Prices range between $400 and $500 per night for a luxury safari. There are also exclusive private reserves that are more expensive and offer suites at rates that range from a $1000 to $3000 per night.
Types of tours and safaris in South Africa
Whether you are interested in marine life, big game, birds or flora, South Africa has it all. With more than 20 national parks and a host of private reserves and lodges, eco-tourists are sure to find what they are looking for. The most famous park in South Africa is the Kruger National Park. There are also many private reserves bordering the Kruger Park and since fencing has been removed these parks can be considered part of the Kruger.
There are, however, many other national parks that specialise in conservation and eco-tourism. Some of these include Pilanesberg, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Tsitsikamma, Karoo National Park, Addo Elephant Park, Golden Gate, Highland, Table Mountain National Park, Hluhluwe-Imfolozi, Augrabies Falls and the Knysna National Lake Area.
Parks such as Kruger and Pilanesberg offer excellent game viewing. The Kgalagadi is considered a haven for ornithologists and other bird enthusiasts. The Tsitsikamma National Park is situated in the picturesque garden route and offers and unmatched beauty. Here, you will find many forest species, marine life as well as spectacular flora.
Traveling in South Africa
South Africa has a well-developed infrastructure and transport network which means you can easily combine a seaside vacation with your wildlife safari. From Cape Town to Durban, from the Garden route to the Eastern Cape, there are many options and possibilities for the adventurous or luxury traveler. The nature of your safari is also related to the type of accommodation as well as the area where you plan to go. South Africa is home to many national parks and private reserves that offer superb accommodation as well excellent wildlife viewing.
A South African vacation is likely to be a memorable and unforgettable experience. There is much to do all year round. So whether you want to enjoy a sunset from the top of Table Mountain, sun bathe on a famous beach, enjoy a boat ride, explore the wine route, partake in water sports and activities, experience a balloon ride over the Pilanesberg or spot the BIG 5 in the Kruger Park, South Africa offers you the opportunity to do just that.