South Africa safari
South Africa is home to some of the best game reserves in the world. With there being so many options to choose from, let’s name a few where proper African luxury is a given and sightings of the famous big five are guaranteed.
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Kruger National Park
Stretching over almost two million hectares, which is approximately the size of Wales, is the word famous Kruger National Park. Because of its sheer size and abundance of animals, you could visit a hundred times and still discover new things. Choose between a self-drive option which gives you the most flexibility and it is very affordable; or a guided game drive where you just sit back, relax and enjoy what Africa has on show. Kruger offers a range of different accommodation alternatives like public camping sites, self-catering options as well as stunning luxury villas. Which makes it easy to find the accommodation that suits your budget while still being able to see a high density of wild animals including the big five.
Pilanesberg National Park
Situated 280kms north of Durban lies Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park, which has become known worldwide for its white rhino conservation and it is the oldest game park in South Africa. Containing a huge variety of animal life, this park spreads over 96 000 hectares and is the largest proclaimed reserve in Africa. The park also offers boat rides on the Hluhluwe dam to view wildlife in a way that most parks would not, which is special because who does not love the thrill of being chased by a hippo. This reserve offers both the option to visit during the day as well as to stay at the reserve choosing between luxury lodges, B&B style houses or self-catering.