Best wildlife destinations in South Africa
1. Kruger National Park
Our wildlife tours in South Africa always visit Kruger National Park. This iconic park has enabled generations of travellers to see the ‘big five’
from close-up. A huge number of species are present including elephant, lion, black and white rhino, leopard, cheetah, giraffe, zebra, wild dog, hyena, wildebeest and almost all of South Africa’s species of antelope. The bird life is just as impressive with crowned cranes, bee-eaters and vultures. Finish the day listening to the sounds of the African bush. Take this safari on all our South African wildlife tours, including South African Highlights.
2. St Lucia Wetlands
Stay in an intimate Zulu-style lodge in South Africa’s first world heritage site on our South African Lodge Safari. Set in flower-filled, lush gardens the outdoor lounge is the prefect setting to watch the colourful local birdlife. Spend your days relaxing by the pool or take a boat trip across the wetlands for a chance to spot crocodile, hippo and a wide variety of bird life. You may even experience a hippo roaming by night on your front lawn!
3. Cape Peninsular National Park
Discover South Africa’s Garden Route and explore the Cape Peninsula with a scenic drive past the white-sand beaches of Fish Hoek. Stop off to walk around the small but important naval base of Simon's Town. Walk within the national park to Cape Point and the lighthouse, keeping an eye out for resident baboons, tortoises, otters and seabirds along the way. Pause at Hout Bay, with an optional boat trip out to Seal Island - home to 1,000 Cape fur seals and guarded by the impressive, towering Sentinel Mountain.