South Africa Introduction

South Africa

  • John and Pat from Suffolk combined the Seychelles with South AfricaHi Rob, Just a quick note to express our thanks for organising such a great itinerary for us over the holiday. One is always nervous that a holiday like this will live up to expectations, but it did, and exceeded them in so many places. The Seychelles was everything we hoped for. Ridiculously white coral sands and turquoise seas full of fish. Sunshine for the whole week (well mostly!) and delightful people everywhere. La Reserve, which is undergoing something of a transition under new ownership, was excellent. On to Tanda Tula. The scenic drive with Geoff Marsh was very interesting but got a bit squeezed for time as we wanted to be in Timbavati for 2.30pm. When we arrived, what a fabulous place. Great organisation and within the hour we were out on our first game drive. By the end of our second we’d already clocked up the big 5 and were concentrating on behavioural aspects and, of course, the birds. Dale Jackson and Jack and Isaac, the trackers, were terrific; we’re filled with admiration for there knowledge and skills. The next three days were filled with experiences that exceeded all our expectations, topped off by two encounters with wild dogs, one on a kill disputed with hyena. All the staff at the lodge were fantastic, the food was impossible to resist and the surroundings impeccable. Rob, thank you once again for all your efforts on our behalf.John and Pat from Suffolk combined the Seychelles with South Africa

    John and Pat from Suffolk combined the Seychelles with South Africa
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South Africa


Introduction to the wonderfully diverse South Africa

South Africa, often referred to as ‘the World in one country’, is steeped in natural beauty and culture. The country is considerably more ‘developed’ than the rest of the Africa, and the significant road network and variety of accommodation make it an ideal self-drive destination for many visitors.

In terms of wildlife viewing, South Africa safaris offer some fantastic big game experiences in both malarial and non-malarial areas. This can be on a self-drive basis or on a fully ‘hosted and guided’ basis. South Africa is also a major birding destination, and the extensive coastline offers some incredible marine wildlife experiences. However, the country offers so much more than just wildlife – gourmet retreats, wine-growing regions, the fynbos flower kingdom, colonial history, luxury rail journeys, adventure sports, cultural experiences and stunning natural scenery with harsh deserts, endless golden beaches and ragged mountains are just a few of the other attractions.

The sophisticated infrastructure and diversity of experience that South Africa offers makes it an ideal destination for anyone with a wide range of interests. Honeymooners are incredibly well looked after and families have a fantastic array of activities and options to choose from.

Whatever you think will work best for you, we strongly advise that you will gain much more from your holiday if you speak to a specialist who knows the country intimately, and allow them to help you plan, and arrange, your holiday.

For further information on South Africa safari options please call us on 01787 888590 or contact us to speak to one of our experienced safari specialists.

South Africa Introduction

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