On a wildlife tour in South Africa you can experience the awe-inspiring sight of the continent’s famous ‘Big Five’ mammals – African Elephant, Black Rhino, Lion, Leopard and Cape Buffalo. South Africa has to be top of most people’s wish list for exciting wildlife holidays. But that’s not all the country has to offer on a safari in one of its famous game reserves. South Africa has been rated as one of the top three most biologically diverse countries on the...
On a wildlife tour in South Africa you can experience the awe-inspiring sight of the continent’s famous ‘Big Five’ mammals – African Elephant, Black Rhino, Lion, Leopard and Cape Buffalo. South Africa has to be top of most people’s wish list for exciting wildlife holidays.
But that’s not all the country has to offer on a safari in one of its famous game reserves. South Africa has been rated as one of the top three most biologically diverse countries on the planet. So there is a wide range of habitats to choose from and therefore a hugely diverse collection of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates everywhere you go.
From its mountains to its coastal regions you can find the most fascinating animal species. Kruger National Park, one of the largest game reserves in Africa, is possibly the most famous. Created in 1926, it covers seven and a half thousand square miles and the range of safaris that can be enjoyed there is almost limitless.
But there are also a number of other reserves, the names of which may be less well-known, but which offer all sorts of different types of wildlife holidays – from luxury lodges to mobile bush camps and everything in between. With a little insider knowledge from a local wildlife specialist tour operator, you can select your ideal safari. See, for instance, our article comparing Kruger National Park with Sabi Sands Game Reserve.
This amazing African country is not just good for animal safaris, though. The Cape region is known to be one of the world’s six most important areas for plantlife, with 9,000 vascular plants of which more than two-thirds are endemic – it is a botanist’s dream!
There’s almost literally no limit to the natural history you can see and experience on a holiday in South Africa. And with top wildlife guides to call on, comfortable accommodation, great food and boundless hospitality, this is a must-visit destination.
View Tours below to learn more about the amazing wildlife trips available before contacting one of our listed local wildlife specialists to book your next wildlife holiday in South Africa.
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