Game reserves in South Africa can be divided into two types being The Eastern Cape and Mpumalanga and Limpopo regions. Most visitors hope to see the ‘Big 5’ whilst on Safari, elephant, buffalo, lion, rhino and leopard although the smaller species plus the abundance of bird life make being on safari an unforgettable experience. Your day starts with an early morning wakeup call around 5.30 am followed by your first game drive of the day, back to your lodge for a welcome breakfast and the rest of your day at leisure before enjoying afternoon tea and your 2nd game drive as the sun is setting. Back at your chosen accommodation you are treated to a traditional South African barbeque in the lodges” Boma”. At least 2 nights on safari is recommended in order to see as much wildlife as possible.
Eastern Cape game reserves are situated within 45 to 1 hours drive of Port Elizabeth and the main advantage of them is that they are Malaria Free. The world famous Shamwari resort is situated here along with many other quality reserves. An hour’s flight from Johannesburg will bring you to probably the most famous game parks in the world, Kruger National Park. Game drives are in open top four wheel drive vehicles and are driven by an experienced ranger and his tracker. This park contains a variety of accommodation and generally full board is offered in most lodges