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South Africa is a country where magic infuses the views and landscapes, where the smiles of the local people can only be matched by the splendour of the ocean, mountains, forests, savannahs, waterfalls and rivers. This country is known the world around for its extraordinary collection of fauna and flora, and some of the best places to see these treasures up close are in the numerous game parks, reserves, sanctuaries and national parks.

Throughout the country, there are parks that are home to the Big 5 – lion, leopard, rhinoceros, buffalo and elephant. These are breathtaking to see in their natural habitat, an experience that makes for lifelong memories. In addition, there are animals that range from tiny shrews to the tallest giraffes, and everything in-between. The birdlife is nothing short of breath-taking, offering bird watchers ample opportunities to capture some award-worthy photographs of exciting avian species.

Game lodges in South Africa range from rustic bush camps that immerse their guests in the wild side of Africa to luxurious 5-star retreats that showcase the bushveld on a platform of opulence. Those visiting the game lodges and reserves will enjoy bush walks, game drives, night safaris, and horse-back safaris, amongst other exciting activities.

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Western Cape Game Lodges

The Western Cape Province is one of South Africa’s best loved in terms of tourism and aesthetics. It is brimming with beautiful landscapes, and has history and culture to boot. While there aren't many authentic safari experiences available in the province, there are a few, which enable ...

Pictured: Sanbona Wildlife Reserve in the Karoo

Garden Route Game Lodges

Not traditionally a big game destination in South Africa, the Garden Route's popularity with tourists has led to large tracts of farmland being reclaimed and allowed to return to its natural state. Wild animals are being reintroduced to these private reserves, and offer the tourist a glimpse ...

Pictured: Gondwana Game Reserve near Mossel Bay

Eastern Cape Game Lodges

The game lodges, safari lodges and bush camps of the Eastern Cape present visitors to this destination with endless choices when it comes to planning their safari adventure. The array of bird species is rivalled only by the mammals, amphibians and insects on the land below. These include the Big Five ...

Pictured: Charihandra Game Lodge in Addo

KwaZulu Natal Game Lodges

The sheer variety of plant and animal species that have this balmy province as their natural habitat are a must for travellers from around South Africa and the world to experience. In KwaZulu-Natal alone, there is a fantastically impressive variety of lodges in game reserves and safari parks ...

Pictured: Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge in Hluhluwe

Gauteng Game Lodges

Home to the OR Tambo International Airport which welcomes millions of tourists into the country every year, shuttles and taxis depart to the various game lodges and nature reserves around the province. The game lodges, safari lodges and bush camps of Gauteng present visitors with the very ...

Pictured: Askari Game Lodge in Doornhoek, Magaliesberg

Mpumalanga Game Lodges

Mpumalanga boasts an incredible terrain that includes parts of the Kruger National Park and the Drakensberg Mountain Range, as well as afro-montane forests and the Lebombo Mountains. This alone lends it a natural splendour and profusion that is quite unrivalled ...

Pictured: Inyati Private Game Reserve in Sabi Sands

Limpopo Game Lodges

Limpopo is the northernmost province of South Africa, sharing its borders with Zimbabwe, Botswana and Mozambique. As such, it has a hotter climate and is home to a different variety of plants and animals; those that can survive these conditions. These are simply spectacular in their ...

Pictured: Marataba Safari Lodge in Thabazimbi

North West Game Lodges

Characterised by grasslands and savannahs that are peppered with trees, the landscapes of the North West Province not only provide idyllic vistas, but are also the habitat of choice for many species of wildlife and vegetation, making this province a hotspot for safaris ...

Pictured: Madikwe Safari Lodge in Madikwe

Free State Game Lodges

The grassy plains of the Free State provide near-perfect conditions for many of the stunning game farms and reserves of South Africa. It is here that lion and leopard hunt for prey, antelope and zebra roam the grasslands, birds put on their finest acrobatic displays, and the ...

Pictured: Letsatsi Game Lodge in Smithfield

Northern Cape Game Lodges

As the largest, but most sparsely populated province in South Africa, the Northern Cape is all about wide, open spaces; the ideal habitat for some of the country’s most beautiful and exciting predators and prey. Experience the solitude of the landscapes, the roar of a lion as it is carried on ...

Pictured: Tswalu Kalahari Reserve in the Kalahari

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Game Reserves & National Parks

South Africa boasts a huge collection of wildlife regions and game parks - both public and private - encompassing every possible landscape from deserts to forests, mountains to coast, teeming with wildlife species - including Africa's Big 5: Leopard, Lion, Buffalo, Elephant and Rhinoceros ...

Wildlife Gallery

Visitors from all around the world descend on South Africa to take advantage of the stunning climate, accommodation, game reserves, natural attractions, and, of course, the huge variety of wildlife. In particular, the "Big 5" is a drawcard which lures tourists to renowned conservation areas.

Birdlife Gallery

South Africa boasts a multitude of nature reserves and game reserves, and these are home to an extraordinary array of bird species. Many of these cater specifically to keen bird-watchers to make their experience as rewarding as possible. Added facilities may comprise bird hides, trails through ... has been assisting travellers with their South Africa travel plans since 1999, and is the largest online travel guide for South Africa available in both English and German. © 1999-2018. All Rights Reserved. Find and book hotels and accommodation in South Africa. Sitemap