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South African Safaris You Should See

South African Safaris You Should See


South Africa offers the best safari experience you have been longing for. The country is easily one of the greatest safari destinations in Africa! The type of safaris provided are all about diversity. The amazing part of these destinations is that they are malaria-free zones and suitable for families with children as well.

South Africa has some beautiful destinations, which offer the most memorable safari tours possible. Let us take a look at some of these places…

#1 Kruger National Park

Being one of the largest and most beautiful South African safari destinations, Kruger National Park is also best developed and sophisticated for tourism. Equipped with enough facilities like ATMs and supermarkets, to give you that home away from home feeling. Moreover, it’s the only park in Africa with the most significant number of the ‘Big Five.’ The game reserve is also rich in diverse bird species like vultures, storks, and eagles.

Moreover, the park has a pocket-friendly accommodation systems of your interest, and some of the hotel and lodgings are located outside the park to give the chance to have a full-time safari adventure. June to September is the perfect time to visit the park when it comes to mammals and November to March for birds.

#2 Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve

The reserve is located north of Durban in KwaZulu. It is the oldest game reserve in Africa, established in 1895, and it covers an area of 96,000 hectares full of wildlife, and magnificent physical features to spice up your vacation. The park is also a home for the ‘Big Five’ and other well-known animals like the Nyala and wild dog. Hluhluwe Reserve is known to be the home of white rhinos due to its excellent conservation efforts.

The region is cold in winter and hot during summers. The reserve offers amazing accommodation packages consisting of luxurious and sophisticated lodges and tented camps. There are a bunch of fun activities to do during the day, including boat tours, game drives, walking trails and so much more.

#3 iSimangaliso Wetland Park

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This is commonly known as the Elephant Coast! The park is a biodiverse area, meaning it has more animals than any other park in South Africa. The park consists of Mkuze Game Reserve, Kosi Bay Natural Reserve, and St. Lucia Maputaland Marine Reserve. It is the third largest park in South Africa.

iSimangaliso consists of Africa’s Southernmost coral reefs, and moreover, it is known to be the habitat of the world’s tallest forest dunes.

#4 Pilanesberg Game Reserve

This malaria free zone is also a home of the Big Five. It’s located between Kalahari and Lowveld. You can see a magnificent view within the park of the Mankwe Dam, which is the largest water body in the game reserve. Pilanesberg Game Reserve is the fourth largest park in South Africa.

The park has a unique geographical feature consisting of different types of rare rocks. There are various accommodation packages to suit your taste and are very affordable too.

#5 Madikwe Game Reserve

Photo courtesy of Mosetlha Bush Camp & Eco Lodge

Open since 1991, this is the fourth largest national park in South Africa covering 75,000 ha piece of land. It is well known for its conservation efforts, making it a perfect home for animals such as lions, buffalos, cheetahs, white and black rhinos and elephants. It is also rich with over 350 different breeds of birds.

There are different types of lodges to satisfy anyone’s accommodation needs, and a good example is Mosetlha Bush Camp and Eco Lodge, which gives you the ultimate wildlife lifestyle.

#6 Inveerdoorn Game Reserve

It is time to book a flight to Cape Town to have the best wildlife adventure of your life in Inveerdoorn Reserve! Contained in a 10,000 a piece of land, the reserve is also a home of the famous Big Five animals as well as animals like zebras and giraffes.

The accommodation packages in the reserve are exquisite with a 3-star Iziba Luxury Lodge. The everyday fun activities in Inverrdoorn include game drives, walks with giraffes and cheetah encounters that you don’t want to miss.

With the above safari destinations, your tour of South Africa will surely be unforgettable! Moreover, before embarking on your journey, it is best to plan yourself accordingly. It is important to note that while you’re touring around the country, be sure to always follow the rules outlined by the tour guides in order to have a beautiful and safe trip.

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About the author

Carmen Edelson is the Founder of Carmen's Luxury Travel. Carmen has been traveling the world for over a decade. Her travels allow her the opportunity to pursue her itch to travel to the best luxury destinations, and experience those first class tastes from around the world.


  1. Virginia
    April 18, 2019 at 5:24 am

    No doubt a south African safari is high on the list of safari seekers and its not hard to understand why.

    • Carmen Edelson
      April 18, 2019 at 8:39 pm

      It’s a very desirable country to explore by safari, that’s for sure!

  2. Geeky Daddy
    April 19, 2019 at 9:04 am

    I’ve never been on an South African Safari but these pictures show some beautiful scenery.

  3. Brittany Nicole
    April 19, 2019 at 5:53 pm

    My husband has been talking about wanting to go on safari in Africa soon, this gave us some great ideas!

  4. Leland West
    April 20, 2019 at 6:50 am

    South Africa appeals to many overseas tourists because of it’s progress and development and for first time safari seeker is a great way to taste safari adventure.
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  5. Krizzia Scollon
    April 21, 2019 at 3:46 am

    Amazing photos! South Africa is definitely on my travel bucket list!

  6. james
    April 22, 2019 at 6:44 am

    Wow great I love wild life places and want to spend some time In the lap of nature created places wilds play with them clicks pics i have visited to many national park recently i had visited to Corbett national park and shortly i will visit there thanks for sharing with us

  7. paper writer
    December 26, 2021 at 10:26 am

    South Africa is so beautiful and rich in nature.

    • Carmen Edelson
      December 29, 2021 at 7:24 pm

      I totally agree!

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