Choose your country and language:

Africa

  • Global
  • Angola
  • Botswana
  • DRC
  • Ethiopia
  • Ghana
  • Kenya
  • Malawi
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Nigeria
  • South Africa
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Americas

  • USA
  • Argentina
  • Brazil

Asia Pacific

  • China
  • India
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • Australia

Europe

  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • United Kingdom
Back

WWhen you think of South Africa, the incredible Kruger National Park definitely comes to mind. Not only can you catch a glimpse of the famous Big Five, but you will find yourself surrounded by hundreds of bird species, ancient trees, winding rivers, superb accommodation and adventure. The Kruger National Park is a one-stop shop for all of your wildlife dreams.

Imagine rising with the South African sun, driving out of your camp, filled with anticipation as you keep your eyes peeled for a lion spotting, a leopard casually draped over the branch of a big tree or a herd of elephants taking a morning stroll. Then ask yourself, is there anywhere else in the world you’d rather be?

GGet your check list ready, here’s everything you need for a successful safari:

  • Light cotton clothing; it gets hot out there in the bush so light, cool and breathable clothing is a must for summer. Avoid brighter colours; rather stick to shades of beige and olive green. You want to blend in not stand out.
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and a wide brimmed hat are a must for the African sun; a cap simply won’t do the trick. You need to keep delicate ears and necks covered too.
  • A comfy pair of shoes are essential if the game lodge you are visiting offers game walks. Make sure to find out before you arrive whether you’ll be doing any walking, and ensure that you have the correct foot gear. Sandals and other open shoes are going to make for an uncomfortable walk in dry river beds and thick bush.
  • Malaria tablets and anti-mosquito spray are vital as mosquitoes may be small but it is essential that you have protection against them.
  • Make sure to consult with the game lodge you are visiting to find out whether they are situated in a malaria area, and ensure that you take the correct precautions before leaving home.
  • Don’t forget your swimming costume. If you are coming in summer months, which are from October to April, then cooling off after a morning game drive can help with the heat.

Here are some smaller items that you may need:

  • Good lip balm.
  • A lightweight rain jacket.
  • A non-scented moisturiser (Avoid scented ones as this will attract mosquitoes).
  • A book, it is a holiday after all and there will be plenty of time during the day to read and relax.
The best time to visit
How to get there
Where to stay
Who to contact

Related Articles

Wildlife safari

Surgery and safari in South Africa

Wildlife safari
Surgery and safari in South Africa

When it comes to post recovery and recuperation, going on safari is a good choice.

Wildlife safari

Game viewing from the saddle of your mountain bike

Wildlife safari
Game viewing from the saddle of your mountain bike

Mountain biking through the Kruger National Park is a wonderful way to get up close and personal with the local terrain – and to see some fascinating and beautiful creatures .

Wildlife safari

Mala Mala Game Reserve - the ultimate wildlife experience

Wildlife safari
Mala Mala Game Reserve - the ultimate wildlife experience

Experience the ultimate in luxury game reserves at Mala Mala.

Wildlife safari

Get up close and personal with our wildlife in their natural habitat

Wildlife safari
Get up close and personal with our wildlife in their natural habitat

Safaris in South Africa are a must for anyone fascinated by wildlife and here the Big Five refers to buffalo, elephant, lion, leopard and rhino.

Wildlife safari

Born to be wild at these top private game reserves

Wildlife safari
Born to be wild at these top private game reserves

Explore our fascinating wildlife ecology in the wide open, pristine and natural environments when you visit one of these phenomenal nature and game reserves.

Wildlife safari

Prehistoric discoveries and wildlife galore-The Waterberg, Limpopo

Wildlife safari
Prehistoric discoveries and wildlife galore-The Waterberg, Limpopo

Prehistoric discoveries and wildlife galore-The Waterberg, Limpopo

Wildlife safari

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.

Wildlife safari

Nylsvley Nature Reserve - a floodplain perfect for every type of feather

Wildlife safari
Nylsvley Nature Reserve - a floodplain perfect for every type of feather

Birding in South Africa is simply spectacular at Nylsvley Nature Reserve, which protects a significant portion of the country’s largest inland floodplain.

Wildlife safari

Become a part of nature with a walking safari

Wildlife safari
Become a part of nature with a walking safari

Bush walks - what better way to experience the ultimate in safari experiences - picture walking through the untouched wild of South Africa.

Copyright © 2018 South African Tourism
|Terms and conditions|Disclaimer|Privacy policy