Luxury Safari and South Africa are two words you would often see used in a sentence. South Africa, of all the African countries, lends itself most to those seeking a luxury safari as well as a diversity of things to do to combine with a safari, whether it be Cape Town, the winelands, Kwa Zulu Natal, Mpumalanga, beaches or the garden route. Most of the lodges in the Kruger Park are incredibly luxurious, some even opulent, with service, quality of guiding and cuisine being at the forefront, as well as the standard of accommodation. From private swimming pools, to butler service for each villa, right down to more simple but tastefully designed luxury tents.
The best parks for seeing wildlife undoubtedly tend to be the Kruger, followed by the Natal Parks, Umfolozi, Mkuze, Hluhluwe and the private reserves, so often overlooked, yet absolutely beautiful and with excellent wildlife. The Cape, too, has its wildlife parks, although the game is introduced, and of course, it also offers malaria free regions for parents with small children or perhaps women who are pregnant who cannot visit malarial regions. Other malaria free regions include Madikwe, Welgevonden and the Waterberg Mountains. And a luxury safari to South Africa doesn’t end at safaris, either! Many visitors to South Africa have commented on the unexpectedly high standard of accommodation throughout, from a lowly b and b, to a Relais et Chateaux, so if comfort is important to you, then this is the country to visit! Some of our clients like to mix a bit of luxury with a complete contrast, such as white water rafting or canoeing down the Orange River, camping en route. White water rafting we can add before your safari in the Kruger, because it occurs in the same region. Otherwise, some of the most exciting white water rafting occurs on the Tugela River, boasting clean rivers, dams and lakes. It is also fantastic on the Mkomazi River and the season is from May to November. We can arrange all sorts of truly superb white water rafting or canoeing trips for those with a spirit of adventure!