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South Africa is one of the most colourful, diverse and beautiful countries in the world. Its spectacular and varied land, magnificent wildlife and its friendly people ensure it's nickname of the rainbow nation lives on.
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A few of the many reasons to visit Cape Town include: The Victoria
and Alfred Waterfront, table mountain, Robben Island. It's a place you
can go Mountain Biking, Hang Gliding or Paragliding, Angling, surfing
there are Hiking Trails or just simply relax on one of the many beautiful
beaches. Cape Town is the most popular South African destination for
tourism and it is easy to see why...
Kruger National Park
The world famous Kruger National Park was established in 1898 by Paul Kruger, to the west and south of the Kruger National Park are the two South African provinces of Mpumalanga and Limpopo. In the north is Zimbabwe, and to the east is Mozambique. It is now also part of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park, a park that links Kruger National Park with the Gonarezhou National Park in Zimbabwe, and with the Limpopo National Park in Mozambique. >> Kruger South Africa
Duma Manzi Private Game Reserve
If you are looking to combine a beach holiday in South Africa, with a Safari, Duma Manzi could be what you are looking for, it is only one hour from Durban International Airport and forty minutes from Pietermaritzburg, one of South Africa's most beautiful old character cities. Duma manzi offers luxury lodge accomodation, surrounded by stunning scenery and an abundance of wildlife and bird species. >> Read my report on my visit to Duma Manzi Private Game Reserve.
Welgevonden Private Game Reserve
Just over an hour from the metropolis of Johannesburg lies a privately owned game reserve in the heart of the Waterberg in the Limpopo province of South Africa. The Welgevonden Private Game Reserve has an area of 34 200 ha and first started as a conservation area in 1993 through a private sector initiative that resulted in the consolidation of numerous private farms.
The game viewing on the reserve is excellent and common sightings include Elephant, white rhino, lion, zebra, giraffe and numerous species of antelope including Kudu, waterbuck, impala, Eland, Gemsbok, wildebeest and klipspringer. Whilst not an everyday sighting, I have also been lucky enough to view leopard and cheetah on game drives with clients. With the recent re-introduction of buffalo and the introduction of hippo and roan antelope the variety of game on view is excellent.
Video of Welgevonden Game Reserve in South Africa
Below is a video of a some photos that I took whilst working as a field guide (safari guide) at the Shidzidzi and Nungubane lodges on the Welgevonden game reserive in the Limpopo provence of South Africa.
Golf Breaks in South Africa
South Africa Golf
There are more than 500 golf courses in South africa and due to the strong demand, the number keeps on growing. Visitors are always welcome and the greenfees are reasonable. Many of the golf courses South Africa are of superior quality, excellently equipped and situated in in the vast natural beauty of South Africa. This combined with the sunny weather conditions, It's little wonder South Africa has established itself as a top golfing destination.
Golf Holidays South Africa: Combining a safari with a golf tours south africa is a real possibility and something any keen golfer should not miss out on
Addo Elephant National Park
The Addo Elephant National Park is near the Zuurberg Range in the Sundays River region of the Eastern Cape. There are hundreds of elephants and has one of the densest African elephant populations on earth. These elephants are the remnants of the herds that once roamed the Eastern Cape and you'd be very unlucky not to see some. Some of its unique features already include:
* A huge natural diversity with five of South Africa's seven major vegetation zones (biomes).
* Elephant, rhino, lion, buffalo, leopard, whales and great white sharks - The Big 7!
* Rich heritage of archaeological and historical sites.
Be aware that the park closes if there has been heavy rain, as the dirt roads can become impassable, call ahead if in doubt.
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
The Kalahari Gemsbok National Park in South Africa was formed 1931 mainly to protect the migrating game, especially the gemsbok. Together with the adjacent Gemsbok National Park in Botswana, they are both known as the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. this park comprises an area of over 3,6 million hectares, covering an area about twice the size of Kruger and is one of very few conservation areas of this magnitude left in the world. Mostly semi-desert, The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park amaizingly vaied and beautiful. The Red sand dunes, sparse vegetation and the dry riverbeds of the Nossob and Auob allow easy spotting of antelope and predator species oand thus provide excellent photographic opportunities. It also has large populations of birds, reptiles, rodents and small mammals. >> more
Family Safari Holiday in South Africa
If you are looking for a family safari holiday, Djuma Galago Lodge in the Djuma Game reserve which is part of the Sabi Sands game reserve bordering the Kruger National Park in South Africa could be perfect for you. The Galago is a luxury self catering and child friendly lodge and comes complete with your own guide, tracker and landrover! Click here for more.
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After your camera, a good pair of binoculars is crucial in getting the most out of your Safari Holiday, rather forget your passport than leave your binoculars at home! So what is a good pair of binoculars? Here is my binocular guide and recommendations >> more
Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR Review
The very powerful Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR with it's 42x optical zoom (1000mm equivalent), very high quality 16 MP image resolution, super fast auto focus and movie recording in full 1080p HD at 60fps. This camera has to be one of the very best safari holiday cameras on the market.
For more information read the full review of the Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR Bridge Camera >>
Kruger National Park, South Africa
Created in 1898 by Paul Kruger, this world famous Kruger National Park is now also part of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park, a park that links Kruger National Park with the Gonarezhou National Park in Zimbabwe, and with the Limpopo National Park in Mozambique, forming one of the biggest nature reserves in the world.
St Lucia South Africa
One of the seven World Heritage Sites found in South Africa, the Greater St. Lucia Wetland reserve has something for everyone: game viewing in any of the four game reserves, fishing, boating, scuba diving, hiking, horseriding, whale and bird watching. The reserve consists of a stunning variety of unique habitats: lagoons, swampland, mangroves, swamp forests, different types of thornveld and savannah, subtropical coastal forest, dunes and sandy beaches as well as coral reefs offshore.
Phinda Private Game Reserve
Situated in northern KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa and bordering the iSimangaliso/Greater St Lucia Wetland Park, not far from Hluhluwe National Park is the Phinda Private Game Reserve, It's 7 different habitats shelter a vast array of wildlife including all of Africa’s Big Five as well as cheetah, many species of antelope and over 380 species of birds... more >>
Hluhluwe-Imfolozi National Park
Once the ancient Hunting Grounds of the mighty Zulu people and now with one of the largest populations of White Rhino in the world as well as Black Rhino and all the other of Africa's Bug 5 animals, the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi National Park is one of the best National Parks in South Africa... more >>
Self Drive Safaris in South Africa
The freedom to explore where and what you want as well as being one of the most cost effective ways to tour South Africa. Take a look at the Safari Holiday Guide to Self Drive Tour Holidays in South Africa. >> more
Best Cameras for Safari
My guide to the best digital cameras for travel and wildlife photography. Including the best camera to take on Safari, bird photography and where you can buy cheap digital cameras >> more
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After your camera, a good pair of binoculars is crucial in getting the most out of your Safari Holiday. So what is a good pair of binoculars? Here is my binocular guide and recommendations >> Binocular Reviews
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