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Wildlife safari

CComing this close to nature is a sense-tingling reminder of why we have always been inspired by the untouched wild. With world-renowned nature reserves and preservation areas in every province, there’s no shortage of places to explore.

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An untouched world of perfect hushed silences and raw wildlife moments

Wildlife safari

An untouched world of perfect hushed silences and raw wildlife moments

In the South African wilderness, you begin your journey into the soul of Africa.

The Kruger National Park – a safari destination that can’t be missed

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The Kruger National Park – a safari destination that can’t be missed

When you think of South Africa, the incredible Kruger National Park most certainly comes to mind.

Meet the gentle giants at Addo Elephant Park

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Meet the gentle giants at Addo Elephant Park

If you’re in love with elephants, then Addo Elephant National Park near Port Elizabeth is the place for you.

Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park – 2 countries, 1 unforgettable desert safari

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Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park – 2 countries, 1 unforgettable desert safari

If you think the desert is bland, you’ve obviously never been to the Kalahari.

Experience the sardine run - the greatest shoal on Earth!

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Experience the sardine run - the greatest shoal on Earth!

Starting in May, millions of sardines make their way from the cold waters of the Cape to the warmer tides of KwaZulu-Natal

Safari on sea and land – discover the iSimangaliso Wetland Park

Wildlife safari

Safari on sea and land – discover the iSimangaliso Wetland Park

South Africa is home to many diverse safari experiences and the iSimangaliso Wetland Park is a natural wonder, and notably a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Get a bird’s-eye view at the Monte Casino Bird Garden

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Get a bird’s-eye view at the Monte Casino Bird Garden

Consider it a bird oasis in the urban jungle, and “the only bird park of its kind in Africa”.

Hazyview adventures

Wildlife safari

Hazyview adventures

Hazyview and its surrounds offer some of the most comprehensive line-ups of adventure activities in one South African destination.

It’s a chimp life at Jane Goodall Institute’s Chimpanzee Eden

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It’s a chimp life at Jane Goodall Institute’s Chimpanzee Eden

The Jane Goodall Institute’s Chimpanzee Eden, set in a forested reserve between Nelspruit and Barberton, has brought hope, peace and some degree of normality to dozens of traumatised chimpanzees from all over Africa.

Be tickled pink with Kimberley’s flamingos

Wildlife safari

Be tickled pink with Kimberley’s flamingos

The flamingos of Kimberley's Kamfers Dam offer a rare and lovely sight – thousands upon thousands of these pink birds stretching for as far as the eye can see.

Experience the best of the outdoors at Polokwane Game Reserve

Wildlife safari

Experience the best of the outdoors at Polokwane Game Reserve

Polokwane Game Reserve is one of the most notable municipal reserves in the country.

Spot the Big Five at the Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve

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Spot the Big Five at the Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve

The Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve is renowned as a haven for the Big Five and for luxury game lodges of international standing.

South Africa on social media

Learning new photography skills while on #safari with the incredible @christiansperkaphotography at @thandasafari. This lion looked like it was posing for a portrait! #MeetSouthAfrica 📷 @robertmichaelpoole with @marcy_yu

Cozying up by the fire in the middle of the forests at Phinda in the south east of the country, contemplating another unforgettable morning safari! #MeetSouthAfrica 📷 @robertmichaelpoole with @marcy_yu

Bath time at the lake - we got to watch these big guys swimming and caught this shot as emerged! At @andbeyondphinda. #MeetSouthAfrica 📷 @robertmichaelpoole with @marcy_yu

Learning how to track animals with the pros at @andbeyondphinda as we try to find a family of cheetah! #MeetSouthAfrica

Sometimes nature is all you need… at @andbeyondphinda in KwaZulu-Natal. #MeetSouthAfrica 📷 @robertmichaelpoole with @marcy_yu

Absolutely our favorite discovery in #Johannesburg was this, the Neighbourgoods Market, a communinty market with the most awesome food on all our trip around the country!

Taking a first city break in South Africa in #Johannesburg, at the lovely Four Seasons Westcliff, with stunning views over the city. 📷@robertmichaelpoole with @marcy_yu

I love how groups of animal are named, and there is none more appropriate than a dazzle of zebra! These guys certainly seemed dressed to dazzle at dusk in Madikwe! 📷 @robertmichaelpoole with @marcy_yu

Meeting the King… in Madikwe Game Reserve in NorthWest Province near the Botswana border. We found out that this region is a transition zone on the edge of the Kalahari, and is home to many rare species. 📷 @robertmichaelpoole with @marcy_yu

On the road after Kruger, we were thrilled to go hiking at the spectacular Blyde River Canyon in Mpumalanga ! It was here we started to learn that South Africa has somany varied landscapes. 📷@robertmichaelpoole with @marcy_yu #MeetSouthAfrica #Mpumalanga #BlydeRiverCanyon #SouthAfrica #Africa #Travel #VisitAfrica #TravelAfrica #soulofafrica #ThisisAfrica #AfricaLove #ExploreAfrica #AfricanAmazing #natgeo #natgeotravel #cnntravel #bbctravel

Encoutering the most mellow lioness, it was as if she was taking time to admire nature’s garden around her. 📷 @robertmichaelpoole with @marcy_yu #thornybush #greaterkruger #Kruger #SouthAfrica #Africa #Travel #VisitAfrica #TravelAfrica #soulofafrica #ThisisAfrica #AfricaLove #ExploreAfrica #AfricanAmazing #natgeo #natgeotravel #cnntravel #bbctravel #travelawesome #BeautifulDestinations #bestvacations @thornybush_collection @fly_airlink

Elephants are Marcy’s favourite animal, so imagine her almost jumping out of her seat to see two herds converge together to quench their thirst! 📷 @robertmichaelpoole with @marcy_yu #MeetSouthAfrica #thornybush #greaterkruger

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