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Wildlife Safaris

Wildlife Safaris

Perhaps the most recognized would be The Kruger National Park, however films have portrayed the Serengeti to be the best, actually, a wildlife safari is all about where you are traveling from, how much time you have and what your personal preferences would be.

Battlefield and Historical safaris

Battlefield and Historical safaris

If you only want to visit the famous battle sites of Isandlwana and Rorkes drift then that is where we will recommend you visit, but if time permits, or if you would like to visit the sites that have contributed to land we call South Africa then perhaps you could consider the monuments and routes early pioneers took and create an unique Historical Safari as the journey you take will overlap with the other safari sites.

Birding Tours

Birding Tours

Taking a birding safari in South Africa is always rewarding.  The large variety species and abundance of birdlife contribute to spectacular eco-systems in which they live.  Watching birds, seeking rare species and photographing or filming the avian types is a must to do on your wildlife journey.

Birders are considered by Birdlife South Africa to be eco-tourists and we agree.  They observe their surroundings in search of these special African birds and seem to be more concerned about the environment; about what impact they leave as a tourist, and are well educated on environmental issues.  South Africa Safari and the guides we select to take you on a birding tour appreciated nature, natural areas and the aesthetics associated with birding.

Safari On foot

Safari On foot

A safari on foot is always exciting!

Most guests going to a private game lodge will have the option of a bush walk.

This is a short 1½-2 hour walk through the game reserve accompanied by a guide who will tell more about the plants and animals sign and tracks / spoor left along game paths.  I encourage all guests our on safari to take a bush walk as it gives you a different perspective about the game reserve and its wildlife.

For those wanting to spend more or most of their time on foot, why not book a trail safari where specialized trails guides conduct safaris on foot in game reserves and nature reserves.

Flag

Flag

The South African Flag s the only national flag in the world with six colours and without a seal or brocade.  The flag of South Africa comprises horizontal bands of red (on the top) and blue (on the bottom), of equal width, separated by a central green band which splits into a horizontal “Y” shape, the arms of which end at the corners of the hoist side (and follow the flag’s diagonals). The Y embraces a black isosceles triangle from which narrow yellow bands separate the green ‘arms’; the red and blue bands are separated from the green band and its ‘arms’ by narrow white stripes. The stripes at the fly end are in the 5:1:3:1:5 ratio.

Green Passport

Green Passport

The United Nations Environment Programme has put the Green Passport together and South Africa Safari would like to support this programme and as such we have used their guidelines to assist travellers to our African Continent:

Going on a holiday to Africa may be for pleasure, incorporated in a business trip, to discover new horizons, to relax, to meet people and to learn about different cultures.

The choices you make of where you go on your African Holiday impact the destination and people who live there.  The aim of the Green Passport is to advise you of the things you can do to help make tourism a sustainable activity that respects the environment and aids the economic and social development of the communities that will host you in Africa.

Please refer to the Green Passport on all your travels at http://www.unep.fr/greenpassport/

Africa

Africa

The very word Africa conjures up images of  an exciting destination with zebra; lions; jungles and grasslands, or perhaps famine or wars?  This may represent a little of this great continent, yet there has been no writer who is able to give a concise description of Africa. Referred in parts as, “the continent made up of third world countries and wild animals”, is a rather naïve approach.

We live on the Southern Tip of Africa and our country is so large and diverse it takes pages to describe this portion alone.  Africa still comprises large wilderness areas, protected wildlife parks and thousands of game reserves, it too is developing and humans of all races have also made their mark.

I hope to help you with information about the parts of Africa I’ve been and seen The people, animals, habitats and skies that make it a non-descript place of awe.

To experience Africa, would be to take a safari or that African vacation! Most will reward your every sense, with safe and comfortable accommodations offering the best service whilst allowing you an intimate sample of what makes Africa such a wonderful place to explore, others will disappoint you.

However, you can also catch a glimpse of Africa when you travel for business. I challenge you to ask the driver, the doorman, the waiter about themselves, what language they speak, or tribe they’re from. Ask where home is and what it’s like there.  I speak not of the hostile countries and yet there are some places in hostile countries that are safe, if you are going there on business anyway, you have already made up your mind!

Some African destinations are steeped in history and creativity, others not – so ask and your night at a hotel could end up being a very pleasant evening out in Africa!