South Africa is truly a land of contrasts. It blends traditional ‘African ways’ with those that are more modern and European. Kruger Park, South Africa’s most famous wildlife area, offers accommodations that range from lodges and tented camps to historic homesteads. Malaria-free game viewing is also available in the areas of Madikwe and the Western Cape.
Accommodations: Large hotels and lodges, boutique hotels, modest B&Bs, smaller lodges and a limited number of tented camps.
Gameviewing: Open safari vehicles (most private camps provide a spotter/tracker and a game ranger on each safari drive), some game walks.
Getting Around: Good roads – minicoach, chauffered car or self-drive. Extensive scheduled air and charter options.
Other Attractions: There is an abundance of action activities such as hiking, biking, fishing and shark diving. Allow time for shopping, fine dining, wine tasting, spa treatments, cultural excursions and city sightseeing. The diversity of activities and lodging styles make South Africa a good choice for independent, self-drive or family travel.