Have a safari tour to the South Africa, is home of several National Parks to explore the wildlife, mountains and wonders of african region.
South Africa is home of several National Parks, and as such is one of the best destinations in the world for wildlife safari those wanting to get up close and personal with the wonders of nature. Every traveller knows that South Africa’s National Parks are a must see on a trip to South Africa. South Africa’s National Parks give you up close and personal encounters with the country’s amazing wildlife and also offers stunning views of awe-inspiringly diverse landscape. National parks offer visitors an unparalleled diversity of adventure tourism opportunities including game viewing, bush walks, canoeing and exposure to cultural and historical experiences.Fifteen of South Africa’s 21 national parks offer park or camp-run accommodation. Most parks and rest-camps have retail facilities and restaurants. Across the parks, there are a total of 6 000 beds and 1 000 camping and caravan sites, which can accommodate almost 12 000 overnight guests.
South African Safari Parks
Kruger National Park
The Kruger National Park is the ultimate place to go on safari.The Kruger National Park is the largest game reserve in South Africa and one of the world’s biggest wildlife sanctuaries. It is approximately the same size as Israel or Wales and covers 20,720 square kilometers. It extends 350km from north to south and 60km from east to west. There is something intensely magical about spending a night under the African stars next to a crackling fire with nothing but the sounds of the bush and the cheer of your family and friends for entertainment.
Addo Elephant National Park
This national park can be found in the Eastern Cape and is home to over 450 elephants, making it a fantastic place to spot these magnificent creatures in the wild. The park is also home to all of the Big Seven (lion, leopard, rhino, buffalo, whales and great white shark) so if you’ve only got time for one national park this is a great one to visit.
Table Mountain National Park
Near the city of Cape Town and the Cape Peninsula, the horn-shaped protruding peninsula is a preserve, not only for an entire plant kingdom and the free roaming animals, but for some of the most splendid mountain and coastal scenery on the plant. You can easily see if by car, cableway or bike. You can also hike and discover one of the world’s favorite destination.
Karoo National Park, Western Cape
The Karoo National Park is home to a fascinating diversity of life. The area is mostly semi-desert and is well known for its isolation. This national park is home to several desert mammals, primarily the Verreaux’s Eagle and various species of tortoise. You can also spot endangered species such as the Black Rhino and Riverine Rabbit that have been successfully resettled here.
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
sitting, as its name suggests, on the border between South Africa and Botswana, the Kagalagadi Transfrontier Park is an exceptional example of a cross border conservation area. The park which is set in the arid Kalahari, offers excellent opportunities for mammal spotting with chances to see wildebeest, springbok and eland among other animals.
Tsitsikamma National Park
Stretching from Storms River Mouth to Nature’s Valley, this coastline is best explored on foot via the 5-day Otter Trail. If the trail is full or you’re pressed for time, take the 1km (1/2-mile) walk to the mouth, or complete the first day of the Otter Trail, which terminates at a beautiful waterfall.
Golden Gate Highlands National Park
As it’s name signifies, this park offers gorgeous natural surroundings and spectacular scenery. The name Golden Gate stems from the sun’s rays reflected on the gigantic sandstone rocks, resulting in a golden glow which is visible for miles on end. If offers dramatic sandstone cliffs, a fine selection of wildlife, a diverse range of plants, spectacular spots for birding everything rolled into one visually stunning national park. Some forms of activities include canoeing, guided bush walks, hiking, horse riding and rappelling. Also catch a glimpse of tradition at the Basotho Cultural Village.
Marakele National Park, Limpopo
Part of the Waterburg Biosphere in the Limpopo province, Marakele is one of South Africa’s most stunning national parks. The national park features majestic mountain landscapes, grass-clad hills and deep valleys. Yellowwood, cedar trees, cycads and tree ferns, are some of the plant species found here. All the large game species from elephant and rhino to the big cats as well as an amazing variety of birds, including what’s probably the largest colony of endangered Cape vultures in the world, have settled here.
Mountani Zebra National Park
The Cape Mountain Zebra used to be on the brink of extinction, but now thrives in Mountain Zebra National Park on the Eastern Cape of South Africa. The landscape in this park is rocky and craggy and is also home to Cape buffalo, cheetah, wildebeest, springboks and black rhinos.