Africa provides an excellent hub from which to explore southern
Africa and it’s a great place to visit either before
or after your safari in another African country.
Want to read up on South Africa before
you go? Lowis & Leakey and Longitude Books have partnered
to create lists of classic, new and hard-to-find books and
maps to help you get the most out of your adventure.
Click here for suggested reading on South Africa.
Cape Town is a fabulous temperate climate city with some
exceptional restaurants and hotels. From this city by the
sea you can get to grips with South Africa’s turbulent
history, go whale watching, see sharks close up from a submerged
shark cage, walk among seals or explore the famous winelands
of the Cape.
The best wildlife experiences to be had in South Africa
are on the private wildlife conservancies such as Pafuri,
Saabi Sands, Londolozi and Singita, which all lie outside
the Kruger National Park. The South Africans are at the
forefront of private conservation; the wildlife viewing
can be superb and the accommodation is sumptuous. These
are not, however, the best places to visit for lovers of
the original old fashioned safari.
Credit and thanks for the
images included here goes to Lara Lowis, the Cape Grace
Hotel, Wilderness Image Gallery ( Mike Myers,Patrick Bodam-Waltham,
Dana Allen) If we have left anyone out this has not been
intentional and we apologise.