Reasons to Visit
The most economical and by far the most popular way to experience South Africa is on a self drive. The roads are good, traffic tends to be light and driving is on the left.
Within easy driving distance of Cape Town, the valleys of Paarl, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek have become known as 'The Winelands'. Here you can admire the manicured rows of green and russet vines and even stop to sample the local tipple.
Cape Town – one of the world’s great cities, Cape Town has excellent accommodation, is easy to explore and is the gateway to the Wine Regions and Garden Route. Cape Town is an ideal place to start your trip around South Africa.
Hermanus and Walker Bay, near Cape Town, are perhaps the best places in the world to spot whales from the shore (Jun-Dec). Whale watching trips from boats are also popular in South Africa.
Learn how Ghandi, Paul Kruger and Winston Churchill were all involved in the battle of Spioenkop, during the Boer War, or how a hundred British soldiers held off some 4,000 Zulus at Rorke’s Drift, and how nearly 1,800 were killed a few hours earlier at the battle of Isandlwana.
South Africa offers some of the best safari in the whole of Africa. One of the best places are the private reserves of Kruger Greater Park, where you can see the 'Big Five' (lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo).
South Africa boasts some spectacular scenery across the whole country. These include the imposing Drakensberg Mountains, coastal views along the Garden Route, the impressive Blyde River Canyon and the vast Karoo.
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Africa on Foot provides a great choice for those wanting a more rustic, adventurous safari experience. You also have the possibility of viewing the Big Five.
Africa on Foot is a unique and family-friendly safari experience in the heart of the vast and remote Klaserie private game reserve that adjoins Kruger, with no fences, meaning that Kruger's enormous game populations can also roam here. At 72,000ha, Klaserie reserve is South Africa's largest private game reserve.
Africa on Foot specializes in walking safaris. Unlike other lodges, which tend to provide shorter strolls in the bush, the walks here are a primary focus of the safari experience. Typically, you will walk with an armed ranger for around three hours during the early morning, before the heat of the day. Whilst there is the possibility of viewing the Big Five on the walks; by exploring the savannah on foot, you see how much more there is to this rich environment than can be viewed from a vehicle.
The lodge itself is eco-friendly and accommodation comprises three simply furnished and atmospheric family units and two larger family units. There is a small splash pool, a very pleasant dining area and bar also at the camp. At night, star-gazing talks are offered with the aid of the lodge's telescope. Following your morning walk, an afternoon game drive ensures that you also have the opportunity to cover more ground.
For those that want to get even closer to the nocturnal elements of the reserve, you can choose to spend a night in one of the lodge's two treehouses which provide fantastic views across the reserve from their rustic sleeping platforms. This really is highlight of Africa on Foot - falling asleep to the sounds of the animal kingdom at night. But don't worry, you still have your room on hand in case the wind gets up!
The Kruger National Park is one of the oldest, largest, and most diverse parks in Africa. It is also one of the places where you can see the Big Five (lion, leopard, black rhino, elephant and Cape buffalo).
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