But, in wildlife conservation travels, South Africa is most famous for Kruger – the region that includes the national park and the private reserves to its immediate west. The fences that used to separate the park from the private reserves have long since disappeared and the best game viewing is to be found in the private reserves. We know the region well and can help you decide which private reserves will offer you the best balance of exciting wildlife viewing, exceptional comfort and great value.
Many of these private wildlife reserves are located on reclaimed ranch land – lands that have been restored over the decades, allowing the area’s indigenous plants to return and creating exceptional wildlife habitats. Once the land recovered, wildlife species naturally migrated onto the reclaimed land or have been reintroduced and wildlife conservation travel has replaced traditional farming and ranching.
And don’t forget about the Winelands and the Garden Route. South Africa’s wine growing region is home to world-class vineyards and Hermanus, on South Africa’s southern coast, is known as the whale watching capital of the world – a place where travelers can watch southern right whales from the shore or on board the small boats that ply the off-shore waters near the place two oceans come together.