Safaris: South Africa

African-Safari-leopardSome of the finest game viewing on the continent, unspoiled beaches, traditional fishing villages, fine wines in mountain vineyards, world class restaurants, 18 hole championship golf courses and the sophisticated infrastructure making it easy to blend these diverse experiences:  South Africa has it all.

For genuine exclusivity and truly sensational game viewing it is difficult to surpass the private reserves in Kruger National Park.  Areas such as Singita, Sabi Sabi and Lion Sands combine virtually guaranteed Big 5 sightings with exquisite luxury.

The privacy of a Kruger private game reserve contrasts with the bustle of cosmopolitan Cape Town.  Here you can taste some of the finest wines in the nearby vineyards, visit traditional fishing villages, go whale watching and look out over the iconic Table Mountain.

A couple of hours drive away is the famous Garden Route.  This sunny, malaria-free stretch of southern Cape coastline is perfect family holiday territory, with wide beaches and seaside villages close to elephant rides and monkey sanctuaries.

And this wide land just keeps dishing up diversity and contrasts:  from the golf courses, casinos and shopping of Sun City to tracking the Big 5 at Pilanesberg Game Reserve right next door; from beaches of Durban and the Elephant Coast to the lush scenery and unique culture in inland Kwazulu-Natal.  The diverse habitats, eclectic cultures and fascinating history of South Africa have something for everyone.