South Africa is often regarded the best country for first-time safaris and this is for a number of reasons. First of all, there are malaria-free national parks and reserves which is desirable for people who have never been to Africa before. South Africa also offers a variety of destinations and experiences aside from safari. These include visiting Cape Town, the wine-lands, and the Drakensburg mountains among others. These work well to compliment the safari experience which in itself, offers very good value for money.