Home to J.R.R.Tolkien, Charlize Theron and Richard E. Grant, who knew South Africa had bred a fair few celebrities? More importantly though, Africa is home to the Big Five – lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo. Have you ever dreamed of taking a walk on the wild side? Here’s a guide about what to expect from this magical destination.
Southern Africa is a spellbinding destination and is home to some of the most amazing game viewing opportunities. It is an exotic blend of balm weather, beautiful landscapes and wonderful wildlife. Choose from captivating Cape Town, the gorgeous Garden Route, unspoilt Namibia and breathtaking Botswana.
Cape Town offers the fashionable palm-lined Camps Bay and Clifton beaches. Camps Bay backdrop is the magnificent Twelve Apostles mountain range. Clifton Beaches is where the rich go to play and sunbathe. White sands and crystal waters are perfect for kicking back and relaxing. The water in the Atlantic Ocean can be quite chilly, but it’s nice and refreshing in the midday heat. There are award-winning wine farms in Stellensbosch and Franschoek and great hiking at Cape Town’s most iconic landmark, Table Mountain. And of course there is the breathtaking Garden Route. The Garden Route is one of the world’s most magical drives. It stretches 200kms past lagoons, beaches and ancient indigenous forest. You’ll also find incredible wildlife and myriad adventurous outdoor activities here.
With vast deserts, magnificent mountains and colossal national parks, Namibia is a seductive destination. One of the highlights of Namibia is Etosha National Park. The natural springs and waterholes in this vast, arid terrain ensure wildlife can survive here. Many wildlife documentaries have been filmed in this spectacular area and it’s a bewitching place to go on safari. Are you looking for a spellbinding safari adventure? Check out Safari Club for an array of fascinating game-spotting adventures. Africa’s most iconic mammals all reside in Namibia. You’ll see lions, zebra, elephant, cheetah and wildebeest all in their natural habitat. The endangered black rhino also lives in Etosha National Park. Namibia is home to the world’s highest sand dunes and the World Heritage Site of Twyfelfontein. It’s a dreamy destination for nature lovers and avid photographers. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience not to be missed.
Beautiful Botswana is a safari destination of untouched wilderness and far less crowds. It is a land rich in waterways, plains and bushland. Accommodation is safari-style luxe. Plush tents are set under ebony and sausage trees. Lodges offer refreshing swimming pools and both indoor and outdoor showers. Botswana is home to all the big cats, the Big Five, magnificent herds of elephant, plus crocodiles and hippos too. You can even go on an intimate adventure, walking orphaned elephants in the bush. Wildlife viewing can be taken on a traditional mokoro canoe on the Delta and also on foot. You’ll find yourself in one of the most spectacular safari destinations in the world. Here big cats roam free, magnificent birds soar high and elephants wander wild. This is one very special place and firmly on our Bucket List.
Are you ready to take a walk on the wild side?
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