On SAfari in South Africa

When it comes to a true South African Safari, the variety is great. Kruger Park will always feature in there as will Pilanesberg Game Reserve. The question is which is most suitable for what I have budget and time for.

The Great Wildebeest Migration SAfari

The Serengeti is one of the most famous parks in Africa and is synonymous with wildlife and classic African scenery. It is Tanzania’s oldest park and a Unesco World Heritage Site. It is home to the spectacular wildebeest migration and offers top-class wildlife viewing throughout the year.

This annual event is arguably one of the greatest safari spectacles on earth. Although this journey follows a similar annual route, exact timing varies based on rainfall.

When the rains beckon, the wildebeest go. In spite of the big cats in waiting, or the rivers thick with crocodiles, they diligently follow their inner compass in a never-ending circular journey.

How do I choose between Pilanesberg and Kruger Park for my safari?

The choice between Pilanesberg and the Greater Kruger Park for safari is a difficult one. It really all depends on how much time you have.

That’s because it is only a two-hour drive from Johannesburg and generally the game viewing is excellent when you have limited time.

It is a public park so the roads are good and there are always other private cars driving around, especially on weekends. No off road driving is allowed in Pilanesberg.