safari in South Africa

Safari Holidays in South Africa

Though South Africa is well known for being a “Westernized” country in Africa, it still does have a bit of a wild side.  If you’re looking for a great safari in South Africa, then start your holiday at the world renowned Kruger National Park.

Why Kruger National Park?

The Kruger National Park, established in 1898, is not only the continent’s oldest wildlife park, but it also still to this day offers the best safari experience in all of Africa.  The park features the “Big Five” animals that the majority of tourists want to see, which are:

  • Lions
  • Leopards
  • Rhinos
  • Elephants
  • Cape Buffalo

But that’s not all.  You can also expect to see hippos.  You can expect to see crocodiles.  If you stay in one of the many lodges in the park you may even see a giraffe peaking at you through you bathroom window.  If you aren’t keen on staying in a lodge, there are still a number of other cottages, chalets, and campsites that you can stay in.

safari in South Africa

Already been to the famous Kruger National Park?  Then you may want to consider traveling to Madikwe Safari. The Safaris are incredibly, but they don’t come cheap – as you might expect – but you can top up your spending money at any of the South African Travelex’s. You can even order your currency online and just pick it up from your nearest branch.

Why Madikwe Safari?

This safari is one of the largest yet least known reserves in South Africa, giving visitors a less touristy and more genuine experience than what Kruger may be able to offer.  The Madikwe safari also offers great opportunities for travelers to see the “Big Five” animals, as well as many other animals including the rarely seen endangered African wild dog.

As it’s set up in a malaria-free safari region, families can safely travel to this area with their young ones.  It’s also just an hour and a half drive from Sun City, a great spot for all tourists to unwind after a long, exciting day.

Plan on hitting the East Coast of South Africa?  Then you may want to try out the KwaZulu-Natal Safari Instead.

Why The KwaZulu-Natal Safari?

If you’re into rhinos, big cats and love bird watching, then the KwaZulu-Natal Safari is the place to go. This safari offers a wide variety of different environments, from woodlands to wetlands to coastal forests and palm savannahs.  The nice part about this safari is that it also spans along the gorgeous Eastern seaboard of South Africa, so visitors can also treat themselves to a relaxing time on the beach, or go scuba diving along the coral reefs.  Before you embark on you safari, take the time to visit a currency exchange location so that you can be sure that you can participate in many of these exciting and sometimes seasonal activities offered on all of the safari tours.