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Top 5 Safari Trips in South Africa

South Africa boasts a variety of indescribable wildlife and nature. So, pinning down only ten places to visit is a near impossible task. However, we’ve tried our best to compile a list of 5 Best Safari Trips in South Africa.

1. The Big Five Safari at Kruger National Park (Mpumalanga/Limpopo)
The big five is always a big deal. The Kruger National Park allows you to track down the big five on their magnificent game drives done by professional game rangers. The Kruger National Park is one of South Africa’s largest game reserves and is truly a place every adventurer should tick off from their bucket list.

2. Hot Air Balloon Safari in Pilanesberg National Park (North West)
Talk about an unforgettable experience. The hot air balloon safari in Pilanesberg National park offers one of the largest volcanic complexes of its kind. This type of safari allows you to experience wildlife and geology in its truest form, as you glide over the beautiful African landscapes.

3. Addo National Elephant Park (Eastern Cape)
The Addo National Elephant park offers much more than their 600 gentle giants, as the third largest national park in South Africa. Recently, Addo has been renowned for being the only park in the world to lay claim to Africa’s Big 7. Elephant, Rhino, Buffalo, Southern Right Whale and the Great White Shark. The park achieved this by expanding along the coast from the Sundays River mouth towards Alexandra. Visitors can enjoy guided tours or explore the park by themselves on the designated paths. This park is only an hour away from Port Elizabeth and malaria free.

4. Hluhluwe Umflozi Game Park (Kwazulu Natal)
Hluhluwe Umflozi is the oldest game reserve in Africa and a place that every traveller should visit. This park hosts South Africa’s Big Five and allows visitors to experience a up-close wildlife encounter from their various hides and overlooking waterholes.

5. Walking Safari (Eastern Cape)
Are you feeling brave enough to experience wildlife on foot? Shamwari Game reserve offers daily walking safaris, allowing visitors to truly feel at one with their surroundings. The Rangers begin each walking safari with an all-inclusive briefing on how to behave when encountering animals on foot as they are frequently sighted on these safaris.

If you found this article helpful, why don’t you take a look at “How to pack for your outdoor winter trip” or visit your nearest Safari Outdoor branch where we can help you plan the perfect adventure.

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