On SAfari in South Africa

When it comes to a true South African Safari, the variety is unrivalled. Kruger Park will always feature in there as well as Pilanesberg Game Reserve, Madikwe and then Cape Town. The question is which is most suitable for you and how much time you have. Here are some interesting and helpful things to know about going on safari in South Africa, and this means knowing how to get the most from a wildlife safari

The Timbavati Private Nature is in the heart of the Lowveld region of South Africa.
A piece of unspoitl Africa.

The Timbavati Private Nature Reserve lies within the Greater Kruger National Park open system and covers an area of 53,396 hectares (131,944 acres) with 47 landowners Bound by a common constitution committed to preserving the fauna and flora of the area and well know for their white lions.

The Sabi Sands Game Reserve
is world renowned world-wide for its excellent game viewing and luxurious lodges

The park's name comes from the Sabie River on its southern boundary and the Sand River flowing through it. The area of the reserve is 62,308 hectares (623.08 km2) and Sabi Sands Game Reserve shares a non-fenced boundary of 50 km (31 mi) with the Kruger National Park to its east.

Sabi Sand Game Reserve is located adjacent to the Kruger National Park in the Lowveld of Mpumalanga, South Africa. Officially named Sabi Sand Wildtuin, the Sabi Sand Game Reserve consists of a group of private game reserves.

Balule Private Game Reserve
shares an unfenced border with the world-famous Kruger National Park

The Balule Game Reserve area covers 40 000 hectares (250 km²) within the Greater Kruger National Park, on its western boundary. Scenic highlights include the Olifants River which flows through the center of the park and the Drakensberg escarpment which creates a dramatic backdrop for visitors to admire.

The world-renowned Kruger National Park
offers a wildlife experience that ranks with the best in Africa

Where nearly 2 million hectares of unrivaled diversity of life forms fuses with historical and archaeological sights - this is real Africa.

Over 1,000,000 people who visit the Kruger National Park annually. Firstly, this unique treasure of natural heritage is home to the famous Big Five, as well as unmatched biodiversity of fauna and flora. Of course, there’s more an interesting history...

Greater Kruger comprises many large private game reserves:
Sabi Sands, Thornybush, Timbavati, Klaseri, Balule and Manyeleti

The unfenced private reserves of Greater Kruger are situated on the Eastern boundary of the Kruger National Park and cover an area of 1 800 square kilometres (180 000 hectares/695 square miles) of land dedicated to conservation. The fences that prevented free movement of game between the private reserves of Greater Kruger and Kruger Park were removed in 1993.

Looking for a malaria free safari
in South Africa

Here are six stunning malaria-free safari destinations in South Africa, five of which offer the Big 5 (rhino, elephant, lion, leopard & buffalo)

Concerned about malaria? You don't have to be, we have amazing malari-free big five game reserves spread all over South Africa so you can experience a malari-free safari destination and not miss out on an authentic safari experience or the change of seeing the big 5. An ideal safari for families with young children.

Why Every Family
Should Experience a Kruger Park Safari

If you’ve ever wondered why a Kruger Park safari in South Africa holds such special attraction. Then you’re in good company - along with over 1,000,000 people who visit the park annually. Firstly, this unique treasure of natural heritage is home to the famous Big Five, as well as unmatched biodiversity of fauna and flora. Of course,there’s more.

Don't forget what a holiday feels like! While international travel is going to take time to recover, South Africa ticks all the boxes as a sought-after post-Covid-19 destination. A safari in South Africa makes perfect sense – quality time in the great outdoors viewing wildlife and enjoying nature, a limited number of tourists and the opportunity to truly relax and unwind in nature (and with social distancing guaranteed).

Information about Malaria in South Africa

Malaria is a potentially fatal illness of tropical and subtropical regions. The disease is caused by a parasite, which is transmitted to human beings bitten by infected Mosquitoes.

Within South Africa’s borders the disease is encountered mainly in Northern and Eastern area of South Africa in the provinces of Mpumalanga, Northern Kwazulu Natal and the border areas of the Limpopo and Northwest provinces.

Malaria transmission is at its highest during the warmer and wetter months of November through to April. From May through to October the risks of acquiring Malaria are reduced and quite low in the Kruger Park area as it is very dry.

7 Important Things You Need to Know
about self-drive Game Drives

By far the majority of people who come to South Africa want to see the wildlife. The most popular way of doing this is to go on a game drive. However, most visitors don’t really know what to expect.

In a vehicle, you can approach animals much more closely, without disturbing their natural behaviour. It is important, of course, that you are quiet and do not break the silhouette of the vehicle. This ensures that the animal cannot distinguish between the vehicle and its occupants.

What, and some tips on how to,
pack for your safari in South Africa

Fisrtly what does Safari mean? The word SAFARI originated from the Arabic word “safara”, meaning “journey / to travel”. It then made its way into East Africa with the Swahili revision of the verb “kusafiri” being converted to the noun “safari”, and it is believed that Sir Richard Francis Burton, the British explorer, introduced the word “safari” into the English language in 1860.

1. What should I wear on safari?

2. What should I pack?

And much more

A guideline to help you decide
on the perfect safari to South Africa

There is a variety of game lodges from good four star to ultra luxuroius five strar lodges and in various areas. When deciding on the type of safari/ tour you want, there are a few points to take into consideration ...

1. What type of activities you are interested in?

2. What time of year do you want to travel?

3. What area/s you are interested in?

And more

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.