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South Africa Safari and Tour Guide

Tours and Safaris
Travel Writer: EcoTravel Africa  

While all of South Africa's geographically diverse regions offer ample opportunities for adventure travel, travel to South Africa -- as in much of sub-Saharan Africa -- focuses on the wildlife safari. In addition to possessing some of the world's most renowned game reserves, the Kruger National Park, Pilanesberg National Park, Hluhluwe-Umfolozi, the South Africa contains many smaller regional parks and reserves that are all perfect safari destinations!

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For close up encounters with Africa's wildlife, nothing beats a traditional African safari. A typical day starts with maybe a walk through the bush in the company of an armed game ranger. Later; you would normally traverse the bush in an open safari vehicle to get up close to the many wild animals, including the Big 5.

At sunset you will most likely be sipping sundowners sitting on some rock in the middle of the wilderness, as you watch the day turn to night! After a night drive, with spot lights, your will return to the Safari Lodge and get to eat exotic African dishes in a boma lit by the flickering flames of a wood fire and paraffin lamps - in the background a lions roar and the hyena’s shrill cackle, piece the still night. You are in Africa...

For those that enjoy getting wet, beach and water safaris offer close up encounters with marine environments. South Africa's extensive coastline is a whale watching, kayaking, SCUBA diving and snorkelling paradise. The many fast flowing rivers offer the ultimate white-water rafting safari.

With a long history of warfare, South Africa has numerous historical and battlefield safari options. Many of the battlefields are very well preserved which makes reliving battles of the past so real. Most of the battlefield tours and safaris concentrate on the many Zulu Battlefields and Anglo Boer War Battlefields dotted around South Africa -- especially in the KwaZulu Natal province.

A popular option for many South African Safari itineraries is exploring the majestic uKhahlamba-Drakensberg mountains by a leisurely 4x4 tour up the Sani Pass which takes one into mountain kingdom of Lesotho, or by hiking, walking or horseback. For those looking for a less active safari experience, you can relax at your luxury lodge and admire the awesome scenery.

Top South African Safari destinations include the Kruger National Park, Pilanesberg National Park, Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve, St Lucia Wetlands Park and neigbouring private reserves.

South Africa Safaris: South Africa is one of the most diverse and interesting countries in the world and proudly wears her deserved title of "A World In One Country". To assist you with making your experience a rewarding one, presents a varied selection of ways to experience South Africa.

Inbound tour operators specialise in tailor-made tours and daily excursions of South Africa and her cities and attractions. Whether you are a seasoned traveller to South Africa or visiting for the first time, enjoy the diversity of this region with the security, convenience, flexibility and knowledge that these professional companies offer.

South Africa's Registered tour guides offer personal attention and the experience and knowledge of South Africa and her different regions that only a native can offer. See well known tourist attractions or "off the beaten track" locations, which will allow you to experience the "real" South Africa while sampling local hospitality.

Tour operators specialise in tailor-made tour packages & excursions of South Africa. Whether you are a ...

Registered Tour Guides offer personal attention, experience & knowledge of the region that only a native can offer ...

South African Package Tours which have been compiled by experienced Tour Operators, to include destinations in ...

South Africa Package Tours and Scheduled Safaris which have been compiled by experienced Tour Operators, to include "must-see" destinations and attractions including the famous wildlife regions in South Africa. Package Tours allow the traveller a stress-free holiday with all aspects of the trip taken care of by professionals.

South Africa Day Trips and Excursions - Many of South Africa's attractions can be seen on day excursions with the added benefit of the experience and knowledge of a registered guide. Our select group of professional operators and guides also arrange adventure and sporting holidays, including golf tours, game viewing and more.

South Africa Golf Tours and Golfing Safaris - Have our select golf professionals tailor make your holiday to suit your keen interest in golf or choose a package tour which incorporates the attractions of South Africa with excellent golf courses in majestic settings, golf courses which will challenge the amateur and professional alike.

Day trips & excursions: Many of South Africa's attractions can be seen on a day excursion with the added benefit of the experience and knowledge of a guide. Choose a day of sight-seeing in ....

Golf tours & safaris: Have your holiday tailor-made to suit your keen interest in golf or choose a package tour which incorporates the "must-see" attractions of the South Africa and our unique golf courses, which ....


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