Visitors to South Africa have an array of historical attractions, national parks and reserves, entertainment venues, and varying climates to choose from, and they should have no trouble creating an enjoyable vacation to the country, no matter where their interests lie. One of the most popular venues for a complete vacation is through a luxury African safari, which combines the country's wildlife with upscale lodging.
A luxury African safari can be a one-day journey into one of the many game reserves for escorted expeditions by vehicle or on foot for wildlife photo shoots, a diving expedition, wine tours, or hiking along scenic mountain trails. The adventure doesn't need to stop there, however, as a one-day trip can be extended into a longer South Africa luxury safari with first-class accommodations, fine dining, and your choice of additional activities included in the safari package.
There are many safaris to choose from, and one that is on many vacation itineraries is a luxury game safari in South Africa. This type of safari is available at the national parks and game reserve areas throughout the region. A South Africa luxury safari with opportunities for viewing game during the day and evening is available at the largest reserve, Kruger National Park, with luxury accommodations at Narina Lodge and Legends Lodge. Thanda Private Game Reserve has luxury accommodations located inside the Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve, and Leopard Hills Safari Lodge is located inside the Sabi Sands Game Reserve.
An option for experiencing luxury South Africa safaris in close contact with nature and the wildlife involves staying in luxury tents set up inside a game reserve, such as the Zwahili Private Game Lodge located in Waterberg Game Reserve in the Limpopo Province. For golfers and wildlife enthusiasts, a vacation at a luxury game safari in South Africa along with a championship 18-hole golf course is available at Zimbali Lodge, located within the Phinda Private Reserve overlooking the forest and the Indian Ocean.
Scuba enthusiasts participating in great white shark cage diving expeditions in the Cape Town area can combine this thrilling activity with other adventures and create a complete South Africa luxury safari by adding sightseeing, tours, and visits to local attractions. Included in this type of safari are accommodations at luxury guesthouses or hotels such as the Dock House on the V&A Waterfront, Abbey Manor Luxury Guest House on the slopes of Table Mountain, or Kensington Place hotel at the base of the Table Mountain.
A luxury African safari at Tiffindel Ski Resort, the only ski resort in South Africa, provides skiers with a beautiful setting to hit the slopes. Guests stay at the luxury Timber Chalet or at nearby Tenahead Mountain Reserve where vacationers can expand their vacation into a luxury safari. Hiking tours through mountain trails, fly fishing, mountain biking, and horseback riding through the mountain reserve to view the wildlife makes this a luxury game safari in South Africa well worth experiencing.
Trains provide yet another venue for luxury South Africa safaris. The Blue Train and Rovos Rails operate throughout South Africa with individual luxury suites designed with the highest quality in décor and furnishings, as well as full facilities catering to the comfort of guests. Both trains provide extended luxury sightseeing tours where you can see the amazing wildlife and countryside from the comfort of your coach; they also offer sightseeing and golfing safaris with stops along the route at various golf courses and local attractions.