Southern African Safari Destinations...
This is where you will
Find the Magic!
Southern African Safari Destinations offers you a smorgasbord
of diverse choices. Here, you can pick and choose between mountains,
savannas, deserts, bushveld, jungles and endless beaches. What is your
pleasure, my friend? Maybe you would like to enjoy it all. Not
impossible you know! In Southern Africa it is possible to fly in to
most destinations which does save a lot of traveling time.
Excellent Safari Lodges offer world class
accommodation and services.
We have many excellent African Safari Operators that can take
you to any combination of destinations in Southern Africa. On the other
side, the infrastructure is such that with a bit of planning you can
enjoy self drive safaris throughout the region.
On this note, if you prefer to rough it a little, camping is
big in Southern Africa. Camping facilities range from luxurious tented
camps to very basic campsites. So, it really means you can tailor make
a safari to Southern Africa to suit your style and your preferences.
Southern African Safari Destinations
The game viewing throughout the region is excellent due to the
diverse habitats. Truly a world in one region. it is not all of same
either. Every country in Southern Africa has something different to
This is one of the best Southern African Safari Destinations to view
African Wildlife including the Big Five up close and personal. What is
nice as well is that you can fly in to most lodges and camps from South
Africa. Botswana has huge wilderness areas and the government has a
very active conservation program. The best season for game viewing is
during the winter months through to spring. This would be May through
to October. It is also a lot cooler during this time. The top African
Safari Destinations to visit in Botswana are:
- The Okavango Delta
- Moremi Game Reserve
- Chobe National Park
- Central Kalahari Desert Game Reserve
Khutse is situated just to the south of the huge Central Kalahari Game
Reserve. This way of the beaten track African Safari Destination has
its own appeal. The wide open spaces, the beautiful sunsets, the
incredible wildlife and the fact that you will be camping in the middle
of nowhere all contribute to the call of Khutse, the gateway to the
wilderness of the central Kalahari.
a look at these photos taken in the Khutse Game Reserve...
- Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
- Kgalagadi Trans Frontier Park
This little mountain kingdom has a lot to offer. If you are into
hiking, mountain climbing, horseback safaris or just wanting to lose
yourself in some of the most beautiful mountain scenery around in
Southern Africa, this is the place. With the Drakensberg mountain range
in the east and the Maluti mountains, there is more than enough to
gladden the heart of any mountain person. One of the great thrills if
you are doing a self drive safari is to enter Lesotho via Sani Pass.
You do need a 4 X 4. Spare some time to have a beer at the highest pub
in Southern Africa at the top of the pass.
Renowned for its pristine coastline and endless white beaches
stretching from South Africa in the south to Tanzania in the north.
There are also a number of tropical island destinations off the coast
such as the Portuguese Islands, Inhaca and the Bazaruto archipelago.
The fishing is excellent, the people are friendly, the perfect beach
holiday safari off the beaten track where you wont be swamped by
tourists. It is not just the coastline. Mozambique is rich in culture
with a lot of Arabic influence. It is the southern most point in Africa
with an active dhow fleet. There are also a number of game reserves of
which some are in the remotest spots in Southern Africa. Mozambique
proudly offers some of the best Southern African Safari Destinations in
- Reserva do Niassa
- Parque Nacional das Quirimbas
- Reserva do Gile
- Reserva Especial de Marromeu
- Parque Nacional da Gorongosa
- Parque Nacional do Bazaruto
- Parque Nacional do Zinave
- Parque Nacional do Banhine
Nacional do Limpopo
This huge tract of bushveld alongside the Kruger National park is
another one of the inspiring examples of transfrontier parks that we
have here in Southern Africa. These magnificent parks boldly break down
borders in the quest to provide migratory channels for the wildlife
which have been cut off due to arbitrary placement of political borders
in the troubled historic past of Southern Africa.
Pesquiera is an excellent base to explore this wild corner of Southern
- Reserva Especial de Maputo
Desert country, striking scenery, diamond country, 4X4 country, hunting
country. fishing country. Some of the main attractions if you are going
on a Safari in Namibia are:
- Etosha National Park
- Kaudom Game Reserve
- Ais Ais Richtersveld Trans Frontier park
- Fish River Canyon
- Namib Naukluft Park
- Skeleton Coast
- Caprivi Game Reserve
The infrastructure in South Africa lends itself to self drive safaris.
The roads are good, fuel is available everywhere and every town and
hamlet has shops that supply everything that you will need. The scenery
ranges from mountains to savannas to deserts to forests to endless
beaches. South Africa has reason to boast that it it is the world in
one country. This is truly one of the great Southern African Safari
Destinations. Each of the regions listed below has its own character
- Garden Route
- Kwazulu Natal
- North West
- Northen Cape
- Western Cape
- Cape Town Enchanting City
Discover the Captivating beauty of this Enchanting city at the foot of
Table Mountain, fascinating sites and charming accommodation.
- Limpopo province
- Eastern Cape
South Africa is also blessed to have a number of National Parks and
Game reserves which are all great African Safari Destinations in their
own right. Here is a list of some of the better known reserves and
Time has stood still in this vast tract of land which makes up the
Kruger National Park of South Africa. Once you have passed through the
entrance gates it feels as if you have entered another world. This is
the real Africa, the Africa the early pioneers such as David
Livingstone found on his travels through this magic Southern Africa.
The Kruger is the crown of the South African Parks, Truly an AFrican
Safari Destinations that ranks with the best Africa can offer.
out more about the Kruger National Park...
- Klaserie Nature Reserve
- Timbavati Game Reserve
- Sabie Sand Game Reserve
Marakele National Park is situated in the Waterberg Mountains in the
Limpopo province of South Africa. Marakele is one of my favourite South
African Safari destinations as you get to camp right in the middle of
the park with no fences separating you from the wildlife. It is a
rustic campsite with basic but clean ablutions. It is quiet and off the
radar of the masses of tourists. In one word, great!
out the campsite at Bontle, Marakele National Park...
- Mapungubwe National Park (World Heritage Site)
- Ndumu Game Reserve
- Tembe Elephant Park
- Mkhuzi Game Reserve
- Hluhluwe Umfolozi Park
- St Lucia Wetland Park (World Heritage Site)
- Itala Nature Reserve
- uKhahlamba Drakensberg Mountains National Park (World
- Madikwe Game Reserve
The Pilanesberg National Park which lies in the crater of a 1500
million year old extinct volcano has an unique blend of wildlife and
plants. This is because the Pilanesberg is in what is called a
transition zone between the Lowveld with its much higher rainfall and
the drier semi desert Kalahari region. This interesting mix of habitats
makes it a very popular birding and game viewing destination.
out more about the Pilanesberg National Park...
- Kgalagadi Trans Frontier Park
- Addo Elephant Park
- Tsitsikamma National Park
- Tankwa Karoo National Park
- Karoo National Park
The Mokala National Park is certainly a diamond in the
rough, not only because it is close to Kimberley, one of the biggest
diamond mines in the world. This National Park is set in the heart of
the Karoo and offers a safari experience that is different to the main
stream National Parks. Not least is the fact that you seldom
meet another vehicle in the park. Just the way I like it!
a look at our Mokala Picture Gallery...
- Augrabies Falls National Park
The stunning views and immense thunder of the Orange River as crashes into the gorge below the falls are only part of the picture of this national park. Most visitors to the Augrabies National Park only visit the falls before moving on again. It is certainly worth it to spend a bit more time to take a drive through the rest of the park. It is a lot bigger than you expect, more than 55000 hectares big. Stay a couple of days and explore this corner of the Northern Cape with its unique desert flora and succulents.
Here are our Augrabies Falls Pictures...
The Richtersveld is a wilderness destination for which you have to be
well prepared. It is a mountain desert with temperatures soaring in the
summer months. The terrain is not suitable for ordinary vehicles.
Certain sections can only be reached with 4 wheel drive vehicles. Most
sections van be covered with a SUV with high ground clearance but then
I would still recommend that you have a 4X4in attendance. If you are
towing you definitely need a 4X4. My recommendation is to visit the
Richtersveld during the winter or spring. It is one of the most wild and lonely
Southern African Safari Destinations with some of the most beautiful desert landscapes imaginable. During late winter and
early spring the Richtersveld is transformed when the flowers start
Richtersveld Safari in the Winter of 2011
- West Coast National Park
Gate National Park
This mountainous corner of South Africa is great to visit during any
time of the year. With every season the landscape presents a different
picture, each one trying to be prettier than the previous one! From the
stunning green of summer through the amber, brown and yellows of autumn
and winter back to the fresh light greens of spring and even snow in
between, this is and always will be a wonderful place to visit.
a look at these beautiful pictures of the Golden Gate National Park...
- Royal Natal National Park
The Camdeboo National Park is off the radar of most tourists who drives
by to visit Graaff Reinett before continuing on their journey through
the Karoo. Because of this, visitors to the aptly named Valley of
Desolation will mostly have the place to themselves. What a loss to the
guys that just drove past. Camdeboo means "Green Place" in the Khoi
San's language and it certainly is different to the normal Karoo
landscape. The views across the valleys from the lookout points are
unique in the whole of the Karoo. If you want take photos of some of
the most stunning views in the whole of the Karoo, you simply must
visit the Camdeboo National Park.
Find out more about the Camdeboo National Park...
This little landlocked kingdom of the Swazi people has three game
reserves which are all excellent African Safari Destinations. It is
also very close to the Kruger National Park as well as Mozambique so it
is easy to include Swaziland in a safari to one or both of these
- Hlane Royal National Park
- Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary
- Mkhaya Game Reserve
Looking for a country that is more off the beaten track? In Zambia you
have the space to breath and enjoy the magnificent scenery away from
the crowds. There are a number of excellent reserves where you will
really get that safari in the wilderness of Africa feeling. This is the
real thing! Enjoy these great African Safari Destinations!
- Kafue National Park
- Lower Zambezi National Park
- North Luangwa National Park
- South Luangwa National Park
- Victoria Falls
The National Parks of Zimbabwe are certainly some of the
national treasures of this country that has had more than its fair
share of political strife. Recent reports from visitors to this
beautiful Southern African Safari Destination indicates that it is
still more than worthwhile to visit these parks. They may be neglected
but the staff are more than willing to go out of their way to make your
stay as comfortable as possible.
- Hwange National Park
- Chizarira National Park
- Matusadona National Park
- Lake Kariba
- Mana Pools National Park
- Gonarezhou National Park
- Victoria Falls National Park
- Nyanga National Park
- Great Zimbabwe Ruins