Once you land, whether in Johannesburg or Cape Town, your adventure truly begins. We will be there to welcome you and if you are taking a domestic flight, we will accompany you to the domestic departures terminal.
For those who choose to drive themselves, car rental services are conveniently located at Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport and Cape Town International Airport and we will guide you to them. If you’re going on an African wilderness safari, you can expect a warm welcome upon arrival, whether you fly in or drive yourself.
In the desert
If you venture into the bush, wildlife activities take center stage. Safari lodges and camps usually offer morning and afternoon game drives. In the Greater Kruger Region, you can indulge in full-day walks in the legendary Kruger National Park or opt for guided game walks and bird watching. Beyond the Big Five, explore the magnificent Blyde River Canyon, marvel at Bourke’s Luck Potholes and soak up the breathtaking views along the legendary scenic drive.
Prepare for the thrill of game drives in open safari vehicles. Early morning and late afternoon trips benefit from optimal light for photography and wildlife viewing. Mornings begin at dawn, while afternoons include the sun’s “golden hour” and evening walks with spotlights to spot nocturnal species.
In the land of the Big Five, you can encounter these iconic species of African wildlife – buffalo, elephant, rhino, lion and leopard – as well as a host of other amazing wildlife like cheetah, painted wolves (wild dog of ‘Africa), the hyena, the giraffe, the zebra. , and an astonishing range of birds.
For a different perspective, embark on a guided bushwalk and delve into the complex world of small creatures and plants often overlooked on walks. Many lodges and camps offer walks in the morning when temperatures are more conducive to physical exertion!
Beyond organized activities, wildlife often adorns the grounds of your safari lodge. Antelopes and warthogs can roam nearby, and birdwatching by the pool is a serene way to connect with the diversity of South Africa’s avian life. Feel free to explore the surroundings of the lodge during the day and revel in the natural beauty that surrounds you.
Explore Cape Town
If Cape Town is part of your itinerary, we recommend dedicating a few full days to exploring its enchanting offerings. Immerse yourself in the city’s history and ride the cable car up Table Mountain for panoramic views. Don’t miss the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront or the Two Oceans Aquarium and consider a township tour to better understand South Africa’s cultural diversity. The neighboring vineyards are also a must, offering a taste of the region’s best wines.
Along the coast, you can dive into the marine wonders of South Africa’s two oceans: the Atlantic and Indian. From great white sharks to southern right whales and African penguins, you can embark on ocean safaris, shark cage diving, whale watching (in season), seal colony visits and bird sightings. The whale watching season generally lasts from July to November each year.
Your South African adventure promises a wealth of experiences – from bustling cities to untamed wilderness. So sit back, relax and let yourself be captivated by the beauty of this extraordinary land.
We would be delighted to organize a wonderful safari in South Africa for you, so please do not hesitate to contact us and let’s discuss your options.