Safaris in South Africa
Last year, travellers chose Cape Town as one of the top tourist destinations in the world. One of the many reasons that make this city a great to place to visit for some unforgettable holidays are its stunning landscapes and great wealth of plants and animals. Therefore, going on Safari is something that you must put on your to-do list during your stay in Cape Town.
Going on Safari in South Africa
Located a few kilometres from Cape Town are enormous stretches of land, numerous reserves and various natural parks that are perfect for enjoying a photo safari and discovering the indigenous natural wealth.
What animals can you expect to see when you go on safari in Cape Town? Well, to start with there are what are called the “big five” in the neighbouring reserves comprising buffalos, elephants, rhinoceros, leopards and lions. These are the most dangerous and most difficult African animals to catch on camera. It is currently illegal to hunt the majority of them as they are in danger of extinction. However, admiring the power of these animals in their natural habitat is a once in a life time experience.
During a safari, as well as the big five, you will of course be able to see many other animals such as zebras, gazelles, giraffes, caracals (African lynxes), jackals and bat-eared foxes in a unique and totally unspoilt environment. If you’re a fan of bird-watching you will also enjoy taking photos of a large variety of birds, in particular of Verreaux’s Eagle, the bald eagle, falcons and ostriches.
You will also find diverse tour operators in Cape Town that organise safaris with Nottens Bush Camp, located within the Sabi Sand Reserve, featuring amongst them. The other reserves nearest to Cape Town where you can go on safari include Aquila, Inverdoorn, Kagga Kamma and Fairy Glen.
A safari in South Africa can last from a few hours to several days, but can all be enjoyed as a family. Normally several stops are made during the journey to take photographs, admire the stunning views or eat something.
A safari is usually carried out in an open-topped 4×4 vehicle, however some operators offer more original options such as night safaris under the stars, safaris on foot accompanied by expert guards, safaris on horse back and even safaris by quad.
You can choose the way that you would like to enjoy an exciting adventure, where nature calls the shots, accompanied by the beating of Africa.