Pioneers to progress
1Addo Elephant National Park, Eastern Cape
Home to over 450 elephants, Cape buffalo, black rhino and a variety of antelope species. The possibility of seeing the Big 7 (lion, leopard, rhino, buffalo, elephant, whales and Great White sharks) here makes this park unique.
2Augrabies Falls National Park, Northern Cape
3Golden Gate Highlands National Park, Free State
4Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Northern Cape
An adventure through 3, 6 million hectares of unspoilt wilderness. Photogenic landscapes and wildlife like cheetah, black-maned Kalahari lions, gemsbok, springbuck and desert-adapted elephants bring this salt pan to life.
5Kruger National Park, Mpumalanga and Limpopo
This world-renowned game park covers nearly 2-million hectares. Part of the Greater Limpopo Transfrontier Park, it features 16 ecosystems and provides sanctuary to 147 mammal, 507 bird, 114 reptile, 49 fish, 336 tree and 34 amphibian species.
6Mountain Zebra National Park, Eastern Cape
See over 350 of the Cape Mountain Zebra, a subspecies saved from extinction, now thriving in this through this craggy-peaked wilderness, where Cape buffalo, endangered black rhino, eland, endemic black wildebeest roam.
7Namaqua National Park, Western Cape
One of 25 global biodiversity hot spots in the world, the park conserves rare plant and animal species; and in Spring it’s semi-desert plains erupt in carpets of colourful wildflowers – a photographers paradise.
8Table Mountain National Park, Western Cape
South Africa’s only urban national park encompasses the Table Mountain chain, the Cape Peninsula and False Bay. It contains 7 nature reserves and safeguards the Cape Floral Kingdom – a World Heritage Site.
9Garden Route National Park.
10Marakele National Park, North West
Situated between the dry west and moist east of South Africa in the heart of the Waterberg Biosphere Reserve, Marakele offers an unusual mix of bird and animal life, including red data species and world's largest breeding colony of endangered Cape vultures.