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For those who wish to safari in style, South Africa has some marvelously developed parks. The Kruger National park and the newly developed Peace Parks are some of the richest and most accessible in Africa.

The landscape of South Africa is also known for its variety, offering many options for adventure, romantic getaways, family travel, Harley Davidson tours, wine tours, whale watching right from land, horticultural tours, archeology tours, culture tours, walking with baboons, riding elephants, swimming with dolphins, riding ostriches, elegant train travel, exotic weddings, incredible incentive destination, classic homes complete with butler service for families or small groups of friends.

 
 

 

WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN ON SAFARI IN THE KRUGER NATIONAL PARK AND SABI SANDS GAME PRESERVE AREAS

 

 

 

November to December


Summer months are very hot and humid with either continual rains or very typically afternoon thunder showers, which generally clear before the game drives depart.

 

Lots of young animals are born during this time notably the Impala lambs, which are beautiful but vulnerable to predators.

 

January to March


These are normally drier months with very hot days. There are lots of beautiful migratory birds during this Summer period.

 

Early morning drives with early returns to escape the heat, are typical.

Please remember to bring hats, sunscreen and to take malaria prophylaxis (see our note on Malaria precautions, which we recommend be taken throughout the year) as well as rain protection gear (we do provide ponchos). Please note umbrellas are not taken on the game drives when it's raining.

 

April
 

The vegetation starts changing from thick lush green bush to a slightly sparser browning bush during this Fall period.

 

The temperatures start cooling down at night but daytime is still warm. Potential scattered thundershowers can be experienced in the afternoons.

 


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May to June
 

Cold temperatures are experienced at night and at dawn during our winter months.

Warm clothing is recommended such as gloves, scarves, beanies (knitted caps) and insulated jackets.

 

Large herds of elephants start moving back into the area.

 

The vegetation becomes totally brown and trees start losing leaves.

 

Visibility during drives is enhanced due to sparser vegetation.

 

The N'wanetsi River becomes a major game attraction.

 

July to September
 

This period is very dry in the bush with very cold night temperatures and therefore chilly during the early morning and late afternoon game drives.

Game viewing is generally fantastic as the visibility is good and the game is concentrated around any water source.

 

September to October


Spring is the height of the dry season boasting hot dry winds and colorless, sparse vegetation. Because the rivers and dams are low, high concentrations of game can be viewed at these areas and game viewing in general is very good. The first rains may start towards the end of October and the signs of spring and a new wet season are evident.  

 

SAFARIS OF NOTE

 

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Ultimate Beach & Bush Safari

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Behind the Vines

Adventure Safari

Family Vacations

Of Kings and Beasts

Syringa Tree

Spa Juvecations

When the willows Weep

Horse Riding Safari

   
 
 
   

 

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Train Travel

Route 62

Dolphin Coast

Elephant Coast

Tropical Kwa Zulu Natal

Namaqualand

Light House Route

Diving the Big 5

Art Route

History Tours

Light House Route

Pottery Route

Walking with Baboons

Polo

Golf Safaris

 

 

 

 

RECOMMENDATION OF OUR PREFERRED SAFARI CAMPS IN SOUTH AFRICA

Singita Private Game Reserve

Lion Sands

Mala Mala

Camp Jabulani

Earth Lodge

Londolozi

Royal Malewane

 

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