User Reviews – South Africa
I am born and bred here. Our Tourism Board has promoted Sa for a long time as a world within a country. We have everything from beaches to mountains, forests to desert, a wonderful climate, a weal rand for overseas visitors which make SA an affordable destination. The general populace is friendly. We have over 900 recorded bird species, over 200 mammal species, the Cape Flower Kingdom with the most species, beautiful skies, stars, weather. Some areas like the Garden Route in the Southern Cape is renowned worldwide for it beauty and scenery. Table Mountain, the Drakensbeg - so many biomes, and all with a beauty of its own. This is the place where you can see the big 5, and the small 5 and so many other critters in between! The private game reserves adjacent to Kruger National Park are the best place to see and photograph leopards, that most beautiful and elusive enigma of the African bush. Our life list of SA birds is >530 - I photograph them - I'm not a twitcher. We have wonderful birds, beautiful birds, elusive birds and many endemic birds. However take care that recorded species is never the same as how many species you may encounter at any given time, place and season!
I found an amazing country, and i will come again in the next future
Nature, color, passion..... very nice experience!
We have done 4 days on safari at Kruger. The organization of the trip by plane until the last day to La Digue (Seychelles) and everything was perfect. In particular in South Africa at Kaiatani Lodge reception was fantastic. Alberto has conducted all the guides to safari: very prepared and addictive! The Africa there has remained in my heart ..... we will definitely be back! South African Dream to the next!
This tour was a very informative, low cost, but a comfortable & enjoyable experience.
Abundant wildlife in their natural habitat. Some magnificent scenery, especially the Drakensburgh mtns, & Kruger N.Pk. The weather (in Oct) was mild. Accomodation was clean & comfortable, in Cottages, Lodges & one park camp. The food was prepared by the crew, & was tasty, varied & plentiful. The vehicle was a 7 ton truck, fitted with a large body, which made viewing enjoyable & comfortable. The operator/guide Darren Humphries was extremely knowledgeable on all of Africa, & made every effort to ensure the trip was enjoyable, & importantly, safe for all.
20-35 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
The wildlife was better than we hoped for and we had close encounters with almost all the animals we had set up to see. The diversity of the landscape was beautiful. We went to the Drakens Mountains were we drove around in rain forest, different fruit plantations and big water falls one day and the next we looked at wild animals in a national park. The only thing missing on our trip was animals on a large savannah with few bushed and threes.
The wildlife was abundant and we experienced a very high level of customer service and hospitality at every place we visited in South Africa.
Rich with natural beauty
The time I spent in South Africa was great, though most of it was driving. I was with some veterinarians who were visiting various game ranches and conservation operations. While I didn't get to spend much time in the "wild bush", the scenic views I experienced while driving down the eastern coast, and inland areas was breathtaking. There is such a variety of natural beauty in South Africa, with many different ecosystems, and varieties of people. I experience such a rich diversity of cultures, languages, and traditions. My time spent in the parks was limited to a few short day visits, but all of the accommodations were top notch, and quite luxurious. Being one of the more developed nations in Africa, many of the facilities and services in South Africa are superior to other countries. A great place to visit, whether you want to go on Safari, tour by car, or just view natural beauty.
20-35 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
South Africa has got to be one of the best places i have been to thus far, Cape Town is high on my "must see destinations" with the Kruger National Park coming in at #1!
Email Russell R | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: over 5 safaris
South Africa is a wonderful country as it is not too dissimilar to many western countries eg: fantastic hotels, restaurants, good roads, great food, however, it has its own unique favour in its culture, scenery and wildlife.
It is a safe destination (as safe as anywhere in the world) providing the rare opportunity to combine fantastic game viewing with get scenery (Table Mountain, Drakensberg Mountains, Beaches etc) and great accommodation. You can easily self drive here (I have done it with my family).
50-65 years of age | Experience level: first safari
There are so many animals to see in a beautiful location. There were a lot of different birds, too. Our guide did name the birds and point them out. We all had a booklet listing the species of animals, including birds and reptiles, as well as plants that live in Mala Mala.