South Africa

South Africa is an exceptional country to visit. Outstanding lodges, fine game reserves, balmy beaches, spectacular mountains, winelands and a history revealed through exceptional rock art and fascinating Cape Dutch architecture has contributed to its epithet, “a world in one country”. Photographers can expect exceptional opportunities. This is a great place for first time safari-goers who can expect to see fantastic wildlife in a short period of time. And, with a modern infrastructure and great roads (for the most part), it’s a very good destination for self-drive safaris, which offer visitors the freedom to explore South Africa’s unique attractions at their own pace. First time visitors should visit the Greater Kruger National Park and Cape Town, and return visitors will find plenty of fantastic opportunities off the beaten path.

Cape Town Surrounds

It’s a two-hour flight from Kruger to Cape Town – and the “mother city” is a fine place to start or end a safari. Dominated by Table Mountain and fringed by two very different oceans, you can expect fantastic scenery and also world-class restaurants.


Greater Kruger

Greater Kruger National Park, which includes Kruger National Park and a series of private game reserves, mostly along the Park’s western, unfenced boundary, is an ideal first-time safari destination. Kruger itself covers nearly 20 000 square kilometres (an area the size of Belgium).


St Lucia

This subtropical northeastern region of South Africa offers coral reefs, great beaches, estuaries and also some fine game reserves with an interesting diversity of bushveld habitats. At its core are the extremely well-run national parks managed by KZN wildlife, which include a clutch of reserves now included in the Greater iSimangaliso Wetland Park.


Eastern Cape

East of the Cape is the Garden Route, notable for its dramatic mountains, strings of large fresh water lakes, beaches, estuaries and the forests, which give the area its name.


Madikwe

Getting an aerial perspective is a wonderful way of photographing the world.