If you are interested in spending your vacation on a safari then here is some useful South Africa travel advice. Here are five of the best reserves where you can get the chance to see all of the Big Five animals in their own natural habitat. Each of the parks are home to a rich abundance of animals, fauna and birds.
The five is a list of animals which hunters declared were the hardest to hunt on foot. These are some of the most majestic animals you will come across and include lions, rhinos, buffalo, elephants and leopards. On every park listed below these animals roam and make their home, so you have a high chance of seeing them for yourselves.
Close to Sun City on the North West Province is Pilanesberg National Park. All of the expected animals can be spotted here such as zebra and giraffes, even crocodiles. This is an excellent place to see the amazing natural beauty of South Africa and the wonderful wildlife. You can choose from a large array of accommodation from tents to excellent hotels.
One of the oldest reserves found in South Africa are the Umfolozi and Hluhluwe Game reserves. They are absolutely amazing parks and have been conservation areas since 1895. There is excellent accommodation and a great restaurant to keep you well fed and ready for the trip around the park. You stand a good chance of seeing all of the popular five and many other wildlife too.
Sanbona is a malaria free reserve and the chances of seeing all of the big five is high. The park is close to Cape Town and is only three and a half hours drive away. There are a huge variety of animals to see and they are home to the only self-sustaining white Lions in the world.
Another excellent privately owned park is the Blaauwboasch Lodge. The accommodation is excellent and so are the activities on the park. The rangers offer an opportunity to stalk the Cheetah as it hunts down its prey. This is an amazing opportunity and there are lots of other wildlife found in the reserve and all of the five big ones.
For a relaxing break which has a spa treatment center on location is the Kariega Reserve. A great way to spot all the big five is on the open top jeep expeditions. If you fancy something a little different the boat trips are recommended, you can go along the Kariega River or the Bushman.
Along the Eastern Cape Province you can find Shamwari. This is another park which is malaria free and offers world class experiences and accommodation. For many years it has won the World Leading Conservation Company and Game Reserve and it still retains the title. You can see all of the amazing natural wildlife in all of these reserves. The settings are breathtaking and your trip should be everything you expect and more. See lions, elephants and all the other animals in their own settings and have experiences to last you a lifetime.