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  • Dear Michele and Bill, I just wanted to say how fantastically the whole trip went and thank you for your impeccable organisation and advice leading up to it. All the practical arrangements worked seamlessly. However the greatest praise goes to Nottens Bush Camp where we had the most amazing 4 nights, 8 game drives and 2 bush walks. Everything was perfect: the welcome; the accommodation – spacious, comfortable, clean and perfect for our family; the staff who were so friendly and helpful; the company of David Notten and his cousin Dale at the evening meals; the food (in particular the amazing cakes at high tea!); the roaring fires to keep as warm whilst socialising with other guests at night; the hot water bottles and blankets to keep us warm on the early game drives; the atmospheric oil lamps that lit the camp and our rooms at night; the superb driver and tracker who took us out for the 4 days (Teniko (spelling?) and Fox) and who gave us so much information about the game and the natural environment. Then of course there was the game viewing which was absolutely outstanding – we had seen the big 5 in the first 24 hours and went on to see so much more, often following the day to day lives of particular animals e.g. the hungry leopard that we saw one morning, we saw make a kill the next evening, we then saw her eating the next day and then finally the hyenas who had stolen the remains of the kill, fighting over the last mouthfuls…absolutely fascinating. We got so close to the animals that our breath was taken away on several occasions. Thank you for recommendation to go to Nottens – it really was a trip of a lifetime.

    Richard, Nicky, Cara and Gemma went on safari in the Kruger region of South Africa

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.



    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


    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