Travelling South Africa

Since 1995 we have been planning and bringing the best of South Africa to our clients, with great passion and enthusiasm. Take advantage of our knowledge & experience. South Africa boasts some of the best climate in the world, not to mention wildlife, bush and coastal scenery, mountains, rivers and culture. Here is some information to help you get the best out of your travels in our beautiful country.

The Okavango Delta in Botswana

The Okavango Delta emanates in the highlands of Angola, where the mighty Okavango River begins as just a trickle before gradually becoming the third largest river in southern Africa that flows for over 1,600km to reach inland Botswana.

Around 60,000 years ago, the river deposited its water into Lake Makgadikgadi, a paleolake believed to have covered over 100,000km² of Botswana’s interior.

The river water had nowhere to go and poured relentlessly into the Kalahari Desert, creating the endorheic basin of the Okavango Delta – one of the largest inland deltas in the world.

The Black Mamba Anti-Poaching Unit
in the Balule Reserve

To celebrate Womens Day in South Africa on the 9th August these amazing women need to be praized.

The MAMBAS describe themselves as sisters, mothers, future mothers-in-law, and teachers. Their mission is to "make the Greater Kruger National Park the most difficult, undesirable and risky area to poach," and to "develop a proud, sympathetic and patriotic community on their borders, making the people allies to the park.

South African World Heritage Sites

South Africa has nine World Heritage Sites proclaimed by UNESCO, made up of 5 cultural, 3 natural and one mixed (cultural and natural) heritage sites.

The nine Heritage Sites are:

1.Robben Island 1999 (Western Cape). Most famous for the incarceration of political prisoners, including Nelson Mandela, the first democratically elected President of South Africa, who was imprisoned for 18 of his 27 years in jail.The island has since become a symbol of the triumph of democracy and freedom over oppression.

The spectacular Blyde River Canyon

The Blyde River Canyon with its subtropical climate high rainfall and lush foliage makes the Blyde River Canyon the largest “Green” canyon in the world.

The Blyde River Canyon is the third deepest canyon in the work after the Grand Canyon (USA) and the Fish River Canyon (Namibia) and both these are desert Canyons.

The Blyde River Canyon has some of the highest and precipitous cliffs of any canyon on earth and is 26km long starting at the Bourkes Luck Potholes and the Ohrigstad River Canyon which is 16km meets the Blyde River Canyon at the Swadini Dam.

Victoria Falls

The Victoria Falls is one of the most spectacular natural wonders of the world. The Local people call it "Mosi-oa-Tunya", the smoke that thunders.

Victoria Falls is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Statistically speaking, it is the largest waterfall in the world. This recognition comes from combining the height and width together to create the largest single sheet of flowing water.The Victoria falls is 1 708 meters (5,604 feet) wide, making it the largest curtain of water in the world. It drops between 90m and 107m (360 feet) into the Zambezi Gorge and an average of 550,000 cubic metres of water plummet over the edge every minute.

Interesting Facts about South Africa
I am sure you did not know ...

For a fairly small country compared to other countries around the World. South Africais the 24th-largest country in the world. It is about the same size as Colombia, twice the size of France, three times as big as Japan, four times the size of Italy and five times the size of the United Kingdom.

But we have a lot to be proud of. Here are some facts to make you want to come and experience magic South Africa.

South African Biltong

South Africa has many products that is synonymous with the country. However, one such product is growing in popularity on the international front: biltong.

Biltong is dried cured meat and for many outsiders considered the same as what the American call "jerky". It’s not the same! In the world of cured meats, biltong is purely South Africa and processed in a completely different fashion and can be made from the wide array of local game animals and not just beef.

An insight to a typical day on safari

Travel inspires, it motivates, it overwhelms and it changes lives ... and I am so fortunate because I get to be a part of making someone's travel dreams come true. After 25 years in the industry we are experts!

Now that most of us are working or staying at home it is the perfect time to dream about you bucket list and a safari to Southern Africa. Go Safari can help you make your dream safari come true, we make use of various selected private game lodges from good value for money 4 star lodges to the ultra-luxurious 5 star lodges situated in all the private and national game reserves in Southern Africa.

The Geography of South Africa

South Africa occupies the most southern tip of Africa with its long coastline stretching more than 3 000 km from the desert border with Namibia on the Atlantic coast southwards around the tip of Africa and then north to the border of subtropical Mozambique on the Indian Ocean.

South Africa has more than 290 conservation parks. It is home to almost 300 mammal species, about 860 bird species and 8 000 plant species. The annual sardine run is the biggest migration on the planet. [...]

The People of South Africa

For 2019, Statistics South Africa estimates the mid-year population at 58,78 million. Approximately 51,2% (approximately 30 million) of the population is female. The black African population is in the majority (47,4 million) and constitutes approximately 81% of the total South African population.

The white population is estimated at 4,7 million, the coloured population at 5,2 million and the Indian/Asian population at 1,5 million. [...]

Nelson Mandela Day!

Mandela Day has been celebrated each year on July 18th, Nelson Mandela’s birthday.

This day was officially declared as Mandela Day by the United Nations, as a global call to action for people to celebrate the idea that each individual has the power to transform the world. On this day you are invited to do 67 minutes of service, a movement in which one is asked to donate one minute for every year he spent as a public figure, as a gesture of solidarity to a shared humanity.

Tourism Sector Lobbies for Earlier Phased Safe Reopening

Industry is lobbying for phased reopening of international inbound tourism as close to 1 September 2020 as possible based on stringent safety and health protocols

There have been widely publicised statements quoting speculative timelines for the reopening and recovery of inbound international travel to South Africa, even as late as February 2021, these are premature as South Africa’s Risk-Adjusted Strategy is based on levels of lockdown, not dates.

Tourism in a post COVID-19 Era

Travelling in a post COVID-19 era. We are sure that the issue will get under control and things will return to 'normal', it is only the when that is unknown

Whilst we are confident that we will overcome this crisis and that we can return stronger and more resilient than before, like a coiled spring, the harder it is depressed, the stronger it bounces back.[...]

COVID-19 - Coronavirus 2019
& Travelling in SA

What you need to know when travelling and making bookings regarding COVID-19. We are sure that the issue will under control and things will return to 'normal', it is only when that is unknown

With the serious concerns that COVID-19 is causing around the world, we would like to re-emphasize our commitment to the health and safety of all our guests and staff during this time. [...]