Explore South Africa with Wilderness Safaris

A world in one country

South Africa has an abundance of wildlife and scenery, from the sandy beaches, sheer, forest-covered cliffs, and amazing marine life of its coastline to arid deserts, peak-filled mountain ranges and open bushveld savannah.

This diversity of habitats is echoed in the country’s peoples and history. The first human inhabitants (the San people) and the powerful civilisations of Mapungubwe and Thulamela of a thousand years ago have given way to a 21st-century country filled with a colourful mixture of people and cultures, a heady history and a natural heritage that has South Africans defining their land as "a world in one country."

Things to look forward to in South Africa:

  • Scuba diving off the east coast in Maputaland
  • Viewing wildlife in the Kruger National Park
  • Meeting diverse peoples from a variety of ethnic groups
  • Climbing Table Mountain or visiting Robben Island

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Why South Africa?

  • First time to Africa
  • Travelled to Africa
  • Seasoned Traveller
  • South Africa blends 'Africa of old' with modernity, from wild, remote areas and exceptional game viewing to modern cities and hotels that compete with the best in the world.
  • Its people known as The ‘Rainbow Nation,’ South Africa plays host to the Kruger Park, Table Mountain, diverse cultures and some of Africa’s best tropical diving.
  • Cape Town is built amongst the Cape Floral Kingdom, one of only six Plant Kingdoms on Earth. There are more naturally occurring flower species here than in the whole of North America or the whole of Europe!


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  • Green Season Highlights

    • Peak turtle laying and hatching season at Rocktail (also extends backwards into November and October)
    • Time of abundance … births, babies and breeding
    • Excellent photographic opportunities … great light, colour and subject matter
    • Best time of year for birding when all migrants are present, in breeding plumage and calling
  • Transition Season Highlights

    • Moderate climate with a mix of the green and dry seasons including the dynamics of a change in season
  • Dry Season Highlights

    • Humpback whales migrate into the Rocktail area
    • Excellent underwater visibility on the reefs off Rocktail
    • Cooler and drier (apart from Western Cape) time of the year with daytime temperatures rising towards October
    • Diminished water availability and less dense foliage results in easily visible and high game densities attracted to perennial rivers in Kruger National Park and surrounds