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South Africa is known as the adventure capital of the world and one of the fastest growing safari and holiday destinations on the planet. South Africa is renowned for offering first-class beach holidays and traditional African safaris at only the best safari lodges.
Our top recommended areas in South Africa include the Kruger National Park for its incredible wildlife viewing and big five safaris; Cape Town for its breathtaking scenery, Table Mountain and white sandy beaches. Another favourite is the scenic Cape Winelands and famous Garden Route situated along the east coast of South Africa.
South Africa is steeped in history and culture and includes World Heritage sites like Robben Island and St Lucia Wetland Park. It offers year round sunshine and is a haven for adventure and safari enthusiasts. It provides visitors a unique safari and beach holiday destination and is undoubtedly one the most extraordinary places on earth. Vineyards, forests, mountains, rivers, beaches, art, culture, national parks and safaris; South Africa really encompasses the best of the world in one destination.
Take advantage of our wide selection of Kruger Park Safaris. The best areas for game viewing are the Private Reserves of the Greater Kruger Park. They allow off road driving for close encounters, and are free from the maddening crowds.
South Africa has a wide variety of safari lodges that offer visitors a malaria-free safari experience. We have listed the main lodges below to assist our guests in choosing a lodge that would suit their needs and level of comfort.
The Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve is an exclusive reserve bordering the western edge of the Kruger National Park. The reserve consists of 65 000 hectares of unspoilt African bush and is home to an abundance of wildlife.
The Klaserie Private Nature Reserve borders the Timbavati Game Reserve and Kruger National Park. Safaris within the Klaserie focus on the bush and its ecosystems, where guests can get involved in the tracking of Africa's big game.
South Africa is known as the adventure capital of the world and one can spend a few weeks here before exhausting all the options available as far as outdoor and adventure activities and tourist attractions are concerned.
Whether you are a nature enthusiast, devoted safari guest or first time safari guest, your expectations are sure to be exceeded. Popular tourist destinations in South Africa include the Kruger National Park, the beautiful city of Cape Town, the Cape Winelands, the Garden Route, Durban, the Drakensberg, and Cape Town's beaches.
The beautiful city of Cape Town is recognised world-wide as one of the best destinations in Africa. The legendary Cape Whale Coast is one of the most beautiful and spectacular regions to visit in South Africa. Visitors can experience the best land-based whale watching in the world.
Close to Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, the Garden Route safari lodges are malaria free, and perfect for self drivers exploring the Garden Route. The Kruger Park Private Concessions offer guests exclusive safari camps and lodges in private areas not accessible to the general public.
The Thornybush and Manyeleti Game Reserves also offer guests the chance of seeing the Big Five, and close to Johannesburg guests can go on safari in the Welgevonden Game Reserve, as well as the Waterberg area.
The picturesque Panorama Route is situated along the northern Drakensberg Mountain range and is most visited during the dry winter months when the views are most reliable.
Sun Safaris can arrange all scheduled flights for visitors to one of the many airports in South Africa. OR Tambo International (Johannesburg) as well as Cape Town International are the 2 major airports in the country as well as Durban International, Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport and a variety of Domestic airports throughout the country including, Hoedspruit, Nelspruit, Port Elizabeth, George and Pietermaritzburg and a few other smaller airports.
Daily scheduled flights operate between these airports and once visitors arrive, Sun Safaris will arrange your onward arrangements either by road or air by means of private services, scheduled services or self-drive options. Driving in South Africa is easy and driving is on the left on well-maintained roads.
South Africa offers a definite summer and winter season with long sunny summer days and mild winter days. Summer is from September until April and winter is from May to August. The climate varies from region to region, however the weather is generally sunny and mild year round. Snowfall can be expected on the highest mountain peaks in the Drakensberg Mountains as well as the mountain ranges in the Western Cape usually in August.
The Western Cape offers a Mediterranean climate with warm, dry summers and cold, wet and windy winters. KwaZulu Natal offers a sub-tropical climate with hot and humid days in summer and very mild winters. The Northern parts of the country, Gauteng and surrounding areas offer hot summers with short afternoon thunderstorms; early mornings and evenings in winter can be cold with some frost. The eastern part and Lowveld areas experience pleasant winters.
Choose from our extensive range of Kruger Park safari lodges and other accommodation options. From Kruger park camping safaris to luxury tented accommodation, the Kruger Park is undoubtedly the jewel of South African game parks.
The highlight of a visit to the North West Province of South Africa is undoubtedly a safari in the Madikwe Game Reserve. This malaria free game reserve offers guests a wonderful safari experience in one of the largest wilderness areas in South Africa.
Mpumalanga, which means "land of the rising sun" in the local SiSwati language, is considered to be one of the most geographically diverse and unbelievably beautiful places in South Africa. Highlights include the Kruger National Park, Blyde River Canyon and some of the most beautiful waterfalls.
The Western Cape is a must see destination for anyone visiting South Africa. Apart from the city of Cape Town, the Whale Coast or Cape Whale Route as well as the Cape Winelands are very popular tourist attractions in the Western Cape and attract visitors from all over the world each year.
The Limpopo Province attracts visitors from all over the world every year, with its main attractions being the spectacular wildlife reserves and breath-taking scenery. The northern section of the world-renowned Kruger National Park lies in the Limpopo.
KwaZulu Natal is called the Garden province and is the home of the Zulu nation. Two natural areas: the iSimangaliso Wetland Park and the uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park, have been declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It's situated along the shoreline of the Indian Ocean.
The second largest of South Africa’s nine provinces, the diverse Eastern Cape is situated between the Western Cape and KwaZulu Natal, and bordered by the Orange River and Drakensberg Mountains. The Eastern Cape offers pristine beaches, game reserves teeming with wildlife, luxurious safari lodges as well as traditional South African hospitality.
The Northern Cape Province in South Africa extends itself to the aridity of the Kalahari Desert. The Kalahari is characterised by rich, red sand dunes and is well vegetated with shrubs, patches of trees and even some grasslands. This is where the legendary San Bushmen have lived for 30 000 years. The Kalahari sands of the Northern Cape are transformed by the mighty Orange River, which brings life to South Africa's hottest driest area as it forms the Augrabies Falls. Also significant of the area is the shared Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, which joins Botswana and South Africa's portions of the Kalahari.