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South Africa

  • Dear Jane, just finishing breakfast in the courtyard at Auberge Clermont on the last day of the best holiday of our lives. Superlatives don’t come close…but perfect, stupendous, spectacular are getting there. Everything has been just perfect – down to the last and finest details: thanks so much for organising a quite wonderful trip. The safari was brilliant – we saw everything and Tanda Tula camp and team were fab. Glen Avon was so smart and friendly. Mosselberg was spectacular. That room! That view! And we did get to see (just two, but enough) some whales. Then Franschhoek to end it all…wine tram a perfect way to see the vineyards (hic!) We plan to amble back via Richard Branson’s place then Stellenbosch en route to the Airport. As you inferred at the beginning, we will certainly be back as well as evangelists for Safari Consultants hereon in. Thanks again.

    John and Delith from Hertfordshire travelled to South Africa
Arniston Cave, Western Cape, South AfricaCape Town waterfront and Table Mountain, South AfricaDrakensberg Mountains, KwaZuluNatal, South AfricaKalahari lion, Tswalu, South AfricaKaroo Desert at Samara, South AfricaLeopard face, South AfricaNamaqualand flowers, South AfricaTswalu Kalahari scenery, South AfricaWhale watching, South AfricaZulu girl, South Africa

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.

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