Overview – South Africa

South Africa is a great destination for a varied holiday. It offers fantastic wildlife viewing, beautiful beaches, trendy cities and much more. Kruger is its flagship park with many self-drive and budget options and all of the Big Five are easily seen.

Rates (USD) $157 to $712 pp/day
Best Time to Go May to September (All parks)
High Season Oct to Mar (Usually not very crowded)
Size 1,221,037km² / 471,445mi²

Pros and Cons

  • Excellent and easily accessible wildlife viewing
  • Self-drive, package or tailor-made safaris for any budget
  • A wide variety of habitats and scenery
  • Excellent service and a slick tourist industry
  • Good infrastructure and shops
  • Less wilderness appeal and fenced parks

South Africa Safari Reviews

  • Wildlife
  • Scenery
  • Bush Vibe
  • Birding
  • Wildlife
  • Scenery
  • Bush Vibe
  • Birding

Premier Parks and Reserves

Want to Visit South Africa?

South Africa Safari Reviews

  • Wildlife
  • Scenery
  • Bush Vibe
  • Birding
  • Wildlife
  • Scenery
  • Bush Vibe
  • Birding
Most Helpful Expert Review
Wonderful Wildlife without Wilderness
4/5

It’s extremely difficult to write an impartial review of the safari experience in your homeland. But I’ll give it a shot… From a purely wildlife viewing perspective, I would rank the country amongst the best in Africa. After-all there...

Latest User Review
great experience
4/5

Great experience - was impressed with the quality of the lodges, the friendliness of staff and the overall service level of all folks involved. At the moment, South Africa is also quite affordable compared to other safari locations. ...