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Wildlife Safari in South Africa

By Carlton Leisure - 15/12/2014

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South Africa is land of varying allures and attractions and it is hard to describe this vast country in few words. Great history, beaches, wildlife reserves and cultural diversity; South Africa leaves you spoilt for choice when it comes to activities. Its cities has a character of their own and wildlife safari acquaint you some of the interesting creatures on earth. In fact, its animal life inspires travellers to book a flight to South Africa and embark on an animal safari. Here we acquaint you with some of the best wildlife safari experiences in South Africa.

Kruger National Park

South Africa’s largest and best known national park is known for the presence of famous Big 5. Kruger National Park is one of the best destinations to see varied animal life of South Africa in its natural setting. Most of the travellers choose Kruger over other parks as it offers almost guaranteed views of Big 5 and accommodation and dining for every budget. Being connected with air services also works to its advantage.

Eastern Cape

Eastern Cape may not equal Kruger National Park but it is a great place to enjoy an exciting and stress free safari experience. There are several accommodations in vicinity to allow you a rejuvenating experience. Apart from catering to adventure enthusiasts it also cater to romantic souls looking for secluded space.

KwaZulu-Natal

KwaZulu-Natal may not be famous with expats but it is well liked by locals who come to visit this destination in hordes. Sunny beaches, sub tropical coasts, magnificent mountains and a good number of lodging and accommodation options makes it a hot favourite among vacationers who come here for game viewing, bird watching and testing their guts in adventurous activities.

Pilanesberg National Park

Situated around a large hippo and croc-filled Lake Pilanesberg National Park is a destination every wildlife lovers should visit. The park is situated in the vicinity to super-resort Sun City but both these destinations are class apart. A large number of travellers choose to stay at Sun City and go for a half day safari. But those who want to see the Big 5 should stay at some of the lodges situated here.

Tswalu Kalahari Reserve

Tswalu Kalahari Reserve is situated in the backdrop of Kalahari Desert and the rugged Korannaberg Mountain and is one of the largest private gaming reserves in Africa. Formerly an overgrazed farm and hunting ranch, Tswalu has seen a dramatic transformation under its owners, the famous Oppenheimers. Now it is a fine example of sustainable tourism and local empowerment.