South Africa with Ninian Lowis
Pafuri, South Africa
The Cape Grace Hotel, Cape Town South Africa
Pafuri, South Africa

South 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.

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.

Riding on the beach, Rocktail Bay on the pier, Cape Town Ragged Tooth Shark
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.

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.

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