South Africa is such a diverse country, offering everything from white-sand beaches, exquisite food and wine tours, mountain and ample hiking opportunities, an energetic cosmopolitan city and much more. On top of that, South Africa is home to over 20 national parks and nature reserves. With such great access to many of these parks – via plane or road – it is very popular for a safari to be combined in a luxury South Africa tour.
One of the best things about safaris in South Africa is that they offer something for everyone. For families with children wanting a safari, the Eastern Cape Reserves are the perfect option, as they can be accessed by road (easily combined with Cape Town or the Garden Route), as well as offering a malaria-free safari.
Further north is the exceptional safari destination of the Kruger National Park.
The reserve itself can be explored at your own leisure with great sightings, but the private reserves and conservancies bordering the Kruger are the real jewel of South Africa’s safari crown. Reserves like Sabi Sands, Timbavati, Mala Mala and more offer more exclusive game-viewing, with reliable sightings of the Big Five, with an abundance of leopards.