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African Safaris

By Viator, December 2013

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Where else but an African safari can you see the Big Five (lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants and buffalo) plus giraffes, springboks, zebras and wildebeest up close and personal in their native surrounds!

On safari you’ll be accompanied by wildlife experts who’ll help explain the animals’ habits and behavior, plus you’ll get to see how these legendary wildlife reserves operate on a daily basis.

Kruger National Park is the big daddy of Africa’s nature reserves, bigger than Yellowstone twice over and established more than 110 years ago in 1898. The Big Five call Kruger home, along with more mammal species than any other African reserve, including hunting dogs, giraffes, hippos, hyenas and impalas. Kruger is around 350km (217 miles) from Johannesburg, and best visited in the cooler winter months (mid-year), though December is the best time to come if you want to see baby animals.

Pilanesberg Nature Reserve is closer to Johannesburg, around 150km (93 miles) away, bordering the Sun City resort. You should see the Big Five lurking in this volcanic landscape, along with zebras, crocodiles and antelopes.

If you’re staying in Cape Town, your handiest safari experience is the Aquila Game Reserve. You have a good chance of spotting lions, springboks, leopards, elephants and maybe a porcupine. Aquila is only 90 minutes from Cape Town, ideal for a wildlife-filled day trip.

Hluhluwe Game Reserve is in the heart of Zululand, and best reached from Durban, 280km (173 miles) away. Africa’s oldest park, hilly Hluhluwe is home to the Big Five, including the rare white rhino, plus 86 other species like the spiral-horned nyala antelope.

Follow the lead of your guide while on safari, and remember not to feed the wildlife. Wear sunscreen and insect repellent, as well as enclosed walking shoes, socks and long trousers. And don’t forget your camera!

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4-Day Kruger National Park Safari Tour from Johannesburg: Game Drives and Wilderness Walks

Explore the spectacular Mpumalanga region of South Africa on this 4-day guided tour, including Kruger National Park. Enjoy a scenic drive by luxury car along ...  Read more

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Duration: 4 days (approx.)

From USD $1,064.46

2-Day Western Cape Safari from Cape Town: Big Five Game Drive and Cango Wildlife Ranch

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 9 Reviews

Go wild in the Western Cape on an overnight safari trip from Cape Town! With an expert game-ranger guide at your side, set out on a game drive to see Africa’s ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $253.22

Aquila Game Reserve Wildlife Safari from Cape Town

4 star rating: Recommended 48 Reviews

Visit the incredible Aquila Game Reserve -- the closest game reserve to Cape Town – on this full-day safari tour! With hotel pickup from your central Cape Town ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $228.83

3-Day Kruger Park Wildlife Safari

3 star rating: Worth doing 3 Reviews

Explore Africa’s flagship game reserve – stunning Kruger National Park – on a 3-day safari trip from Johannesburg. Traveling by luxury coach, you’ll venture ...  Read more

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $651.80

3-Day Kruger National Park Luxury Safari from Johannesburg

Enjoy two nights of African-chic luxury in the heart of Kruger National Park on a 3-day safari tour from Johannesburg! The trip includes sumptuous ...  Read more

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $820.15

4-Day Kruger National Park Safari Adventure

Embark on an unforgettable wildlife adventure at one of the largest game reserves in Africa! This 4-day tour of UNESCO-listed Kruger National Park, South ...  Read more

Location: Kruger National Park, South Africa
Duration: 4 days (approx.)

From USD $910.65

Pilanesberg Nature Reserve Safari and Sun City Day Trip

4 star rating: Recommended 26 Reviews

Spot the "Big Five" at Pilanesberg Nature Reserve then relax at the unique Sun City resort on a packed day trip from Johannesburg. Combining two very ...  Read more

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $182.32

Hluhluwe Game Reserve Safari

4.5 star rating: Recommended 13 Reviews

Spend a day on safari in the magical Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve on the north coast of KwaZulu-Natal. Located in the heart of Zululand, this huge, well ...  Read more

Location: Durban, South Africa
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $165.06

4-Day Kruger National Park Safari Tour from Johannesburg: Game Drives and Wilderness Walks

3 star rating: Worth doing 2 Reviews

Explore magnificent Kruger National Park on a 4-day safari tour from Johannesburg! Evoking the excitement of early safari days when explorers would head out on ...  Read more

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Duration: 4 days (approx.)

From USD $710.89

Kruger National Park Morning Game Drive

Spend a morning exploring Kruger National Park on a 6-hour game drive, led by a local ranger-guide! As the sun rises over Kruger’s wildlife-rich bush plains, ...  Read more

Location: Kruger National Park, South Africa
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $116.29

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