East, west – South Africa remains the best. I’ve traveled around the world and I have seen amazing sights, but when that steel bird touches down, I know I’m home. This is where I belong, because Africa’s heartbeat is in my soul. It’s in the blue oceans, golden beaches, majestic mountains and lush valleys. It’s in the dusty savannas and the bushveld that South Africa’s magnificent wildlife calls home. Whether you’re South African or just visiting our magical country for the first time, you should absolutely put a safari experience on your bucket list.
What’s a South African Safari?
Contrary to popular belief, you’re not going to come face-to-face with a lion in the middle of a city’s streets. You actually have to go on safari to experience Africa’s full splendour. Here’s what you should know about a South African safari:
- You don’t have to travel into the jungle for days. In fact, in most cases you can access game farms within 2-3 hours’ drive.
- You don’t have to sleep in tents, because South Africa’s game lodges offer luxurious accommodation in houses, chalets, and huts with modern amenities (some even have wifi!). Come to think of it, some even offer permanent tented accommodations.
- It’s not like the movies that portray Africa as a jungle sheltered by green leafy trees. Bring along a hat and sunscreen, because it gets hot in summer.
7 Must-Do South African Safaris
Here are our top selection of African safaris:
Gyrocopter Fly-In Safari Day for Two | Gauteng
Combine your love for nature, wildlife and aerospace to create the ultimate bucket list adventure: a scenic gyrocopter fly-safari for two. This exciting opportunity is within easy reach for you.
Microlight Fly-In Safari with Private Game Drive for Two | Gauteng
Join us for a breathtaking fly-in safari and enjoy a full day at your leisure enjoying our private game reserve with either a private game drive or a privately guided bush walk. Your X-factor experience starts with your arrival at our private microlight air strip where you will complete some paperwork and put on your full-piece flights suit in readiness for your departure.
Elephant Encounter for Two | Harties
Guests are guided on foot through The Elephant Sanctuary as the guides provide in-depth information and insight into African elephants. You will be introduced to our elephants in the forest area, and here you will be able to touch and interact with the elephants.
Night Game Drive With Lion Feeding & Dinner for Two | Broederstroom
Led by one of our fully qualified and experienced guides the 45 minute Guided Lion and Wild Dog Tour will introduce you to some of South Africa’s most famous predators. This amazing experience in one of our modern safari trucks will take you through the Lion and Wild dog enclosures where you will have an opportunity to find out more about these incredible animals.
Cheetah Encounter & Game Drive for Two | Broederstroom
A rare opportunity to interact and get up close with one of our cheetah ambassadors! Our experienced handlers will show you how to safely interact with these amazing animals while you have your photograph taken by one of our talented photographers.
Elephant Ride & Elephant Interaction for One | Harties
Elephant Back Riding – Riding is an opportunity to experience elephants from a different perspective and is conducted in a boma.
Rhino Volunteer Progamme | Three Days for One | Limpopo
Not only do these conservations focus on the protection and conservation of rhino, the majority of them also have 4 out of the Big 5 on their property, including lions, leopards and buffalo. They are also involved in very exciting vulture and other wildlife breeding projects, most who are listed as endangered or vulnerable species.
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