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  • Timothy, Nina and family went on safari in South AfricaDear Michele, we have now returned from our Safari and I have to tell you that we all agreed that it was the most wonderful and magical holiday that any of us have ever had. Both the lodges were superb in every way and we felt really well looked after. The success of the trip was in no small part due to you and the excellent service you provided. Everything went so smoothly and we never had to worry about anything. All the transfers worked so well, both the lodges, and the airlines, had been well briefed about our dietary requirements and everything worked so well. We will certainly recommend Safari Consultants to any of our friends who might be thinking of going on safari and hopefully we will be in touch again to plan a follow up trip one day. Thank you again for your excellent planning and advice on giving us the experience of a lifetime.Timothy, Nina and family went on safari in South Africa

    Timothy, Nina and family went on safari in 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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