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Further reading on Southern Africa's top safari areas, unique experiences and once-in-a-lifetime adventures.

A traveler picks grapes from vines in the Cape winelands.
Great South African Tour Ideas for 2017 >>

South Africa is the ultimate 2017 travel destination. With so many incredible destinations to choose from, we've carefully curated the most current and exciting tour ideas for this year's travels to the 'world in one country'.

Zebras and an elephant spotted in the Kruger National Park.
Mammals of the Kruger Park >>

The Kruger National Park is home to a whopping 147 different species of mammals - including the illustrious Big Five. Read more about the many fascinating creatures that inhabit this wild utopia, from the tiny dwarf mongoose to the towering giraffe.

A boomslang peers out from a tree.
Snakes of the Kruger Park >>

Of the 114 reptile species that occur in the Kruger National Park, 54 of these are snakes. We cover the most significant and common species, from the enormous African rock python to the deadly puff adder and Mozambique spitting cobra.

A dramatic view of the Cape Town as seen from across the sea.
Why Visit: Cape Town

Cape Town is inarguably one of the most desired destinations on the African continent, but how does it compete with other international cities? What can it offer that oft-visited tourism locations in Europe, the USA, Asia and South America cannot? Find out why Cape Town is a must-visit destination.

A Fancourt golf course in South Africa's Garden Route region.

TOP 5 SAFARI GOLF COURSES

South Africa is a world-class golfing destination and, perhaps even more so, a premier safari destination. It is no wonder, then, that there are courses that offer the best of both worlds, where fairways are surrounded by prime wilderness and enjoy occasional wild visitors.

A traveler poses at a site in a mountain pass in South Africa.
TOP ALTERNATIVE DESTINATIONS: PART 1

Many international visitors return to South Africa time and time again, hungry to learn and experience more of this incredible country. The same destinations may draw people back, but there is so much more to explore beyond the top tourism locations.

Crocodile cage diving at the Cango Wildlife Ranch in Oudtshoorn.
ADRENALINE RUSH ADVENTURES IN SOUTH AFRICA

No matter where you travel in South Africa, opportunities for adventure abound. If you like to push yourself to (and beyond) your limits, have a look through the hair-raising adrenalin rush adventures available in 'the world in one country'.

A leopard gnaws on a kill in the safety of a tree.
AN EVENING SAFARI IN THE KRUGER PARK

Nighttime in the Kruger National Park is a wholly different world. Animals you are not likely to ever encounter in the daylight emerge from their refuges and roam in the dark, while the night skies are as spectacular as you are ever likely to see them.

The view from Olifants Rest Camp in the Kruger National Park.
LISA’S FAVORITE SOUTH AFRICAN DESTINATIONS: PART 1

Every member of African Sky has a story or memory of a Southern African destination that captured their soul. Here is Lisa's intimate account of why Olifants Rest Camp in the Kruger National Park remains one of the most special places she's ever traveled to.

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Wildlife Gallery

The big five, antelope & other mammals

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Client Reviews

Reviews from clients who have been on safaris and tours with African Sky

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Travel topics and articles about Southern Africa, written by African Sky staff