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  • Dear Frances, just to let you know that the trip went off without a hitch; it was a truly wonderful experience and will always be fondly remembered. The Letaka mobile safari was something of a highlight because our guide “Nkosi” was a true star. He was so passionate about the bush and all it has to offer. He was very considerate, a safe driver and had the most encyclopaedic knowledge of all the mammals and birds. He could answer every question going. He was also able to interpret the animal behaviour to track animals and find them. Quite outstanding. Our 7 days with him resulted in some emotional “goodbyes” when he saw us off from Xakanaxa airstrip for the finale at Vumbura Plains. That was a superlative end to the holiday and we agreed it was the best accommodation and “service” experience we have ever encountered anywhere in the world. Another highlight were the “Safari Brothers” – Grant and Brent Reed – turning up at Maun to greet us off our flight back from Vumbura. Rather beyond the call of duty but it was great to speak to them about our time in the Kalahari and the Moremi with Nkosi and how good the support team were led by Mousa the bush chef. Many thanks for putting together what will be remembered as a trip of a life time.

    David, Sarah, Nick and Rachel from Leicestershire travelled to South Africa and Botswana

South Africa

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Map of South Africa

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  • Kruger region, South Africa

    Kruger National Park and Private Reserves

    South Africa’s largest and best known wildlife sanctuary with excellent big game viewing and birding. The private reserves that border the park offer exclusivity.

  • Mashatu, Tuli Block, Botswana

    The Tuli Block

    A group of private reserves and concessions make up this dramatic and scenic region of south-east Botswana, which offers some very good game-viewing and horse-riding safaris. Access is from South Africa.

  • Waterberg region, South Africa

    The Waterberg Region

    One national park and a series of private reserves make up this scenic and malaria-free region. Some good family, horse-riding and game-viewing options.

  • Wild dogs, Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa

    Madikwe Game Reserve

    A big-five, malaria-free game reserve that is easily accessible from Johannesburg.

  • Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa

    Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

    A remote park with a limited road network and tourism infrastructure, but offers a genuine Kalahari Desert experience with some good game-viewing and interesting birding.

  • Tswalu Kalahari scenery, South Africa

    Tswalu Kalahari Game Reserve

    A large private reserve offering a highly exclusive ‘Kalahari’ experience with upmarket accommodation, varied activities and great game-viewing.

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    Namaqualand

    An extensive region of rocky hills and rolling plains, known primarily for amazing wild flowers in August/ early September.

  • Cape Winelands, South Africa

    Cape Town and the Cape Winelands

    The most sophisticated corner of Africa, with beautiful scenery, lovely beaches, great restaurants, famous wine farms, varied sight-seeing attractions and activities, good birding and a huge range of accommodation options.

  • Walker Bay, Hermanus, South Africa

    Hermanus

    The whale capital of the world, with amazing viewings of ‘southern right’ whales from July to November. From December to April just a pleasant sea-side town with a great beach.

  • A view of Cape Town, South Africa

    Cape Town and the Cape Winelands

    The most sophisticated corner of Africa, with beautiful scenery, lovely beaches, great restaurants, famous wine farms, varied sight-seeing attractions and activities, good birding and a huge range of accommodation options.

  • Garden Route, South Africa

    Garden Route

    A lush and scenic region where mountains, forest and the Indian Ocean collide. There are good beaches and plenty of sight-seeing attractions. Inland, the Karoo Desert offers a totally different and much drier landscape to explore.

  • Eastern Cape Game Reserves, South Africa

    Eastern Cape Game Reserves

    One National Park and an ever-increasing number of private, malaria-free game reserves spread through this region. Big game viewing and exclusivity vary between reserves.

  • Drakensberg Mountains, KwaZuluNatal, South Africa

    Drakensberg Mountains

    South Africa’s highest and most dramatic mountains offer wonderful scenery, some excellent hiking options and some interesting birding.

  • Battlefield Tours, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

    Zulu War Battlefields

    The famous Zulu War battlefields which can be visited on interesting guided tours include Rorke’s Drift and Ilsandwana.

  • Phinda Resource Reserve, KwaZuluNatal, South Africa

    Phinda Resource Reserve

    Phinda is arguably the best of a number of big game reserves and national parks found in northern KwaZulu/Natal. Game-viewing is excellent at Phinda, and good in a few other places, and birding is superb throughout the region.

Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park Tuli Block including Mashatu Kruger and private reserves Waterberg Madikwe Drakensberg Mountains Zulu Battlefields Eastern Cape Game Reserves Garden Route Cape winelands Cape Town Hermanus Tswalu Kalahari Phinda