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Best time to visit South Africa

Known for its diversity of experiences and its varied weather conditions, South Africa has always been considered a year-round destination. As when you will visit depends entirely on what you want to see and do, we’ve highlighted the advantages and disadvantages of ‘When to Go’ for each month below. However, our advice would be to aim for September for the wildlife safari (both Big Five and whales), December for an incredible winter-sun holiday, and April for driving through the Winelands and Garden Route.

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The top national parks to explore on your South Africa safari

The Kruger and legendary ‘Sabi Sands’ are the home of South Africa’s finest ‘Big Five’ safari, but the country’s malaria-free reserves cater well for families. Do take a look at our Top 4 parks in South Africa.

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Luxury South Africa safari lodges and camps

The sheer quality of the accommodation on offer in South Africa is hard to beat. With superlative accommodation that offers the highest standards anywhere plus excellent guiding in the safari camps, there is something for everyone.

Top South Africa safari trip ideas

Combining Cape Town and the Winelands with a Big Five safari in a private reserve has the makings of a great South Africa holiday. However, with so many lodges and safari areas, planning a trip can be confusing. Here we’ve provided some sample ideas.

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