·· South Africa Safari:
SOUTH AFRICA IS FAMOUS FOR ITS MAGNIFICENT WILDLIFE PARKS, SUCH AS KRUGER, SABI-SANDS, TIMBAVATI AND THE RESERVES OF ZULULAND. THERE IS ALSO CAPE TOWN - THE MOST BEAUTIFUL CITY IN THE WORLD AND AN IDEAL ENDING POINT TO AN AFRICAN SAFARI.
HIGHLIGHTS & ATTRACTIONS
South Africa is the most easily accessible safari destination in Africa, with daily flights to Johannesburg from all continents and many countries. Arriving early in Johannesburg is the ideal, as the traveler has time to connect to flights to other regions, such as the Kruger Park and Sabi Sands, or down to Cape Town or the Garden Route for a beach vacation.
The Kruger region is one of Africa's premier wildlife safari destinations and is synonymous with successful conservation on the continent. Within Kruger, there are now private lodges which has brought the park into line with consumer expectations for a luxury safari experience. Surrounding Kruger are the superb private reserves of Sabi Sand, Timbavati and Makalali, with lodges like Mala Mala, Sabi Sabi, Singita, Ulusaba and many other famous safari camps offering the very best safari experience.
South Africa also hosts the only malaria free safari regions in Africa - Madikwe, Pilanesberg and the Addo-Shamwari region are the best choices. Other safari areas include Zululand with the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi and St Lucia regions, while more unusual destinations include the Kalahari and Cedarberg, where the emphasis is less on the wildlife and more on the intriguing landscapes and habitats.
Cape Town and the Garden Route are the top vacation and beach destinations in South Africa and Cape Town makes the ideal end point for a safari to Africa.
Johannesburg is the main entry point to South Africa with flights from the USA, UK, Europe, Australia, Middle and Far East etc. Cape Town is the secondary entry point and is linked to the USA, UK, Europe and the Far East. Getting around South Africa is easy, whether your choice is flying or driving.
POLITICAL & ECONOMIC CONSIDERATIONS
South Africa is stable and prosperous politically and economically. The country has vast natural resources and a highly developed industrial and financial base. The cities are cosmopolitan and sophisticated but many rural areas are in economic decline. If self-driving, ask your consultant for advice on safety in some areas.
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