South Africa is one of the most geographically varied countries of the African continent and one of the most popular holiday destinations. On one hand, one can escape to wild, remote areas and experience exceptional game viewing and true wilderness.
Then, just an hour's flight away, there are modern cities and hotels that compete with the best in the world. With 11 official languages and a diverse range of cultures and ways of life, it is no wonder that Mandela named South African "the rainbow nation". South Africa is set between the warm Indian Ocean and the turbulent waters of the Atlantic.
This incredible country has three major geographical regions: the coastal strip running from Cape Town along the Garden Route and up to Kwazulu Natal in the northeast, the majestic and beautiful Drakensberg Mountains that run unbroken for over a thousand kilometres, and the central plateau which is covered by rolling grasslands known as "highveld". South Africa has an incredible three hundred game reserves and national parks, the largest and best known of which is Kruger National Park which sprawls for over 300km along the Mozambique border is almost 5 million acres. It has a savannah landscape and is home to the "big five" as well as 142 other mammal species, over 500 bird species, 114 reptiles, 34 amphibians, 49 fish species and 336 tree species.
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Molori Safari Lodge is quite possibly the finest safari lodge in Africa. Built originally in 2002 as a private bush home and retreat for a billionaire no expense was spared when creating this...View details >
The Cape Grace is a real Cape Town landmark stunningly located in the heart of the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront with its own private quay. The backdrop is the iconic Table MountainView details >
Chitwa Chitwa is one of the most beautifully located lodges on the banks of one of the largest lakes of the exclusive 155,000 acre Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve. Even the game viewing from the...View details >
Set high on the ridges of the Lebombo Mountains at the convergence of the Nwanetsi and the Sweni Rivers. The Lebombo concession is one of the most picturesque and pristine regions in Kruger Park.View details >
One of two lodges in the 45,000 acre Singita Private Game Reserve. The two magnificent lodges personify unsurpassed luxury, each with their own distinctive character and charm; located in the Sabi...View details >
Boulders Lodge is the more contemporary of the two lodges in the 45,000 acre Singita Private Game Reserve. The two magnificent lodges personify unsurpassed luxury, each with their own distinctive...View details >
Tswalu Kalahari, owned by the Oppenheimer family, is South Africa’s largest private game reserve, covering an area of over 1000 sq km. The Kalahari Desert game viewing is fantastic and very...View details >
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