Other Destinations South Africa

Game Viewing and Safari Destinations Away From Kruger Park

There are three lesser known, but never the less outstanding game reserves in different parts of South Africa that offer “Big Five” game viewing and off truly great African Safari experiences.  They are all assessable from either Johannesburg or Cape Town.  Because of their locations they may offer other species, in addition to lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo, and rhino.  For instance black rhino can be found in the Kwandwe Reserve, excellent cheetah sightings at Phinda and wild dogs at Madikwe.  Both Madikwe and Kwandwe are malaria free reserves.

Garden Route

Then, there is the Garden Route going north from Cape Town along the East coast of South Africa.  It’s not really a garden as in English Gardens; it’s just greener than the inland bush veldt.  The scenery is none the less very spectacular as you are following the coast line.  From ocean activities, to ostrich farms, to horseback riding, it’s a good four-day adventure.  Most folks do it as a self drive but a driver/guide can easily be arranged.  

Price Key Other South African Properties:

These prices are per-person for full board and in some cases include the bar (Domestic liquor, beer and wine), and is a guideline only, and final price will depend on the Dollar/Rand relationship at time of booking.  The cost differences are usually driven by the number of staff per guest, the amount of food and wine choices, and the room and camp amenities such as individual plunge pools and spa availability, etc.  They all will feature excellent game viewing.

$$$        $350-400
$$$$      $450-500