why you should visit South Africa

Reasons why you should visit South Africa

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South Africa is a country unlike any other. Not only does South Africa have a variety of world-class attractions, it also has a wealth of natural beauty, history, traditions, unbelievable adventures, wildlife safaris, outdoor activities, delicious food and local cuisine. Best of all, it has friendly locals with a variety of ethnicities, languages and cultures. South Africa has something for every traveler. You will fall in love with South Africa or leave in awe, with all the memories of all the beauty you’ve witnessed, the adventures you have been on and the people you have met.

Add South Africa to your bucket list today, you won’t regret it! Everyone should travel to this awe-inspiring destination that is South Africa at least once in their lifetime!

South Africa is very affordable compared to other countries

Affordability is one of the many great reasons why you should visit South Africa.

Most countries’ currency is stronger than the South African Rand (ZAR). It is especially cheap for British people and people from Europe traveling to South Africa. The dollar, pound and Euro are far stronger and you will literally get more bang for your buck. Have a look at the current Rand vs. British pound currency exchange rate…

With such a strong currency conversion, you can experience all the best that South Africa has to offer without spending as much as you would in another, more expensive part of the world.

South Africa has a modern financial infrastructure, which means you can use your Visa and MasterCard without any worry throughout South Africa. There are also many ATM’s that will allow you to use your bank card to withdraw money, they do however charge some fees if you do so.

World-Class facilities

Whether you opt for Afro-chic or rustic Africa authenticity, you’ll find it quite easy to go about your travels in South Africa. South Africa is equipped with modern, traditional and fast-food restaurants and food chains, shopping malls, gaming arcades, cinemas, banks, courts, hotels, guest houses and casinos to mention but a few! South Africa has it all, perhaps on a smaller scale compared to other countries, but yet up to standard and still world-class.

You will find it refreshing traveling and exploring South Africa.

South Africa has great weather most year round

Most regions in South Africa experience approximately 300 days of sunshine out of the 365 days, making South Africa a very sunny country most year-round.

South Africa has a warm, inviting climate, even during the winter months! The climate makes it an ideal location to visit because South Africa is located in the southern hemisphere and the seasons are opposite to that of the U.S. This means that autumn and winter in the U.S. are the perfect time to visit South Africa.

The Western Cape (Cape Town) has a Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters. The interior of the country is generally temperate and the northeast region, where Johannesburg and Kruger Park are located, has sun-drenched, hazy summers. This northeast region, much of which is subtropical, has mild winters with chilly mornings and warm afternoons, creating ideal conditions for viewing wildlife since animals prefer these temperatures.

Diverse experiences at its best. Only in South Africa!

There are not many countries that can offer such a variety of things to see, do and experience as South Africa. South Africa offers the perfect combination of nature, wildlife, culture, adventure, heritage and of course brilliant South African vibes!

Safari time! Superb wildlife viewing opportunities

If you think about South Africa, I am sure there are a few images of animals that flash through your mind! It comes as no secret that South Africa is one of the countries that offer some of the best wildlife viewing opportunities.

There are a few other places on Earth where you can view animals in their natural habitat to your heart’s content but South Africa is one of the best places to go on a guided safari, especially in the world-renowned Kruger National Park.

Wildlife is of course confined to the boundaries of the designated nature reserves spread throughout the African continent. Hire a reputable safari company/tour operator to take you on a guided safari within the comfort of an open safari vehicle. It is the absolute best way to get a feel of the African bush. Discover it, enjoy it and take in every bit of information and memory of this great safari opportunity. It will certainly change your outlook on life and will make you see nature in a new light, yet another one of the many great reasons why you should visit South Africa.

Top destinations to view wild animals in South Africa

  • Kruger National Park
  • Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve
  • Pilanesberg National Park
  • Addo Elephant National Park
  • iSimangaliso Wetland Park
  • Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

The benefits of going on safari in Kruger National Park with an open safari vehicle and a Guide:

  • Guides will handle all the permits and payments. These payments include your daily Kruger National Park Conservation Fees as well as reservation fees, activity payments etc.
  • The Field Guide will give you a safety briefing, rules & regulations to ensure your safety during the day of your safari. Guides also know how to read animal behavior and will always ensure a safe distance as to avoid any possible unsafe situation.
  • Your Professional Field Guide will take you to a picnic stop or rest camp and will also plan the route accordingly, so you don’t have to. All you need to do is sit back and enjoy the safari whilst your guide takes you on a guided adventure in the Kruger National Park, Home of the Big Five!
  • The eyes of the Field Guide are trained and they can spot animals way better than anyone can. This will ensure you see more animals and miss less along the way.
  • Guides know the Kruger National Park very well and know where to find certain species.
  • Guides go through vigorous training that involves theoretical and practical training, examination and assessments. They have a lot of knowledge with regards to the Fauna and Flora of the Park and will share their knowledge with you. This way you will not only see animals but you will also learn about their behavior, habitat etc.
  • Going on safari to Kruger National Park with an open safari vehicle and a Guide will allow you freedom. You are able to sit on the back of the open safari vehicle and view animals in their natural habitat.
  • Being in an open safari vehicle gives you an added height advantage. This way you can see further and deeper into the bush.
  • You don’t have to worry about reading a map, planning routes or getting lost. All you need to do is sit back and enjoy the ride.
  • Being on an open safari vehicle gives you that real African safari feel.

Read more about Going on safari to Kruger National Park with an open safari vehicle and a Guide

The stunning selection of Fauna and Flora

Besides the iconic Big 5 along with other wild animals, South Africa has so much more to offer than just its superb selection of wildlife.  South Africa has seven biomes ranging from Savanna, Thicket, Grassland, Forest, Fynbos, Nama Karoo, Succulent Karoo, and Desert areas, all in one country, each bringing something unique to the table.

South Africa is filled with adventure, and is waiting to be explored by travel-hungry tourists seeking adventure and excitement! You will go home wanting more and more! It is almost impossible to view and visit every destination, activity and tourist attraction in South Africa, so plan carefully and make every second of your South African holiday count.

Best places to see flowers in South Africa

  • Daisies in Darling, Western Cape
  • Wildflowers in Namaqualand, Northern Cape
  • Eastern Cape extravaganza, Gqeberha (also known as Port Elizabeth)
  • Aloes in Graskop & Lydenburg, Mpumalanga
  • Tankwa Karoo National Park, Northern Cape

Beautiful Sights and even more beautiful Sceneries

South African is full of must-see landmarks, for example; Cape Town’s magnificent Table Mountain and the Blyde River Canyon that can be visited along the Panorama Route in the Mpumalanga Province. This awe-inspiring canyon is the world’s third largest canyon and the world’s largest green canyon. It’s truly a sight to behold.

Besides the above mentioned, you get a very long list of other landscapes and beautiful sceneries you can choose to visit, for example:

  • Lisbon Falls, Mpumalanga
  • Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve, KwaZulu-Natal
  • The Valley of Desolation, Camdeboo National Park
  • The Drakensberg Amphitheatre, KwaZulu-Natal
  • The Dolphin Coast, KwaZulu-Natal
  • Ai-Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park
  • The Cederberg Mountains, Western Cape
  • Tsitsikamma National Park, Garden Route
  • Cape Point, Western Cape and
  • The Cathedral Rock, Eastern Cape to mention but a few

The possibilities are endless! Traveling the whole of South Africa will keep you busy for quite some time. I think it is time that you start planning your South African adventure very soon!

Rich Cultures and Interesting People

It is no secret that the African continent is a continent of diversity. The African continent has 54 countries and certainly has no shortage of interesting inhabitants, each with their uniqueness, language, culture, religion, ethnicity and rituals to mention but a few.

Local Traditions are preserved through art, food, music and literature. Some of the most well-known and interesting groups are the Masai that reside in Kenya, the Owahimbas who reside in the North of Namibia and the Zulus and San Bushmen in South Africa.

Even if you decide to go beyond the rural tribes and locations, to a more modern and civilized area, like Cape Town, you will still experience and feel the African vibe that is ever-present wherever you go on the African continent.  So why visit South Africa, you may ask? I say why not! Become better acquainted with other traditions, expand your views and make new friends during your trip. You will not be disappointed.

Make a difference and Give Back

Besides the above reasons why you should visit South Africa, it goes far beyond just traveling and making new memories. Visiting South Africa allows you to give back. What we mean by this is giving back to the community, the less fortunate, the hungry, the weak and the old. But this doesn’t just include giving back to people, no! Animals in Africa and South Africa are also in need and there are several ways that you can give back. Whether it be in the form of a money donation, actual resources or even your time volunteering, you can certainly make a difference in South Africa!

Help make a difference in nature conservation or help change the lives of locals for the better.

Here are a few organizations we support:

These are only a few organizations of hundreds throughout South Africa and Africa that you can support. Find an organization that is close to your heart, that you feel will best need your support.

Delicious South African food

South African dishes drew inspiration from Europe and Asia dating back from colonialism times. South Africa is known for its delicious meats, ranging from beef, poultry, to wild venison like crocodile, bush pig and ostrich to mention but a few.

It is said that South Africans see BBQ or as the locals call it a “Braai” as part of their natural heritage. South Africans always have a reason to braai; we even have our own national Braai day, on the 24th of September each year.

Besides braaiing meat on the BBQ, we also like to cure our meat, much like the beef jerky known in America, ours is just way tastier and we call it “Biltong”.

As South Africans, we are big on beer and wine production. You can even visit the SAB World of Beer tour in Johannesburg or visit the Cape Wine Route in the Cape Province.

Each region in South Africa has its own cuisine, for example, visit Durban and you can experience a Durban curry like no other, better yet have your Durban curry in a Bunny Chow as the locals do it!

Visit the Lowveld and experience a meal cooked interlay on an open wood fire. Meat, bread and even desserts, all cooked on an open fire. Maybe you are lucky and you get to enjoy a “spitbraai” or a “potjiekos”.

Besides a whole list of other things, South Africa is great at Rugby, eating, cooking and drinking. Lekker man lekker!

These are only a view reasons why you should visit South Africa!!!

YES! We offer affordable Kruger National Park safaris

Our rates include the following:

  • Transfers from a pre-arranged pick-up location to Kruger National Park and back (this can be at your accommodation where you are staying, depending on the location). This includes Nelspruit | Kruger National Park | KMI Airport | Skukuza Airport | White River | Hazyview | Malelane | Komatipoort and Marloth Park

  • Full Day safari with a luxury open safari vehicle

  • An accredited & professional Field Guide doubling as the driver of the vehicle on the day of safari

  • A snack box per person consisting of various treats to munch on during the day of the safari

  • +- 8 Hours of sheer “entertainment” in the world-famous Kruger National Park (excludes travel time outside the park)

  • Assistance with Kruger National Park entrance/conservation fee payments, paperwork and permits

  • The use of high-quality, waterproof ponchos on-board the vehicle when needed

Please note:

Our area of operation covers Nelspruit and surrounding areas, White River | Malelane | Hazyview | Komatipoort | Marloth Park | Kruger National Park | KMI Airport | Skukuza Airport.

Please contact us if your accommodation falls outside of our area of operation.

We also conduct safari tours in the North of Kruger upon request and need. You also have the option to hire the safari vehicle privately, email us to find out more. Additionally, you have the option to add your Kruger entrance fee/conservation fees when you make your booking so you don’t have to go to the office on the morning of the safari to make payment for entrance fees.

REVIEWS


Fantastic experience

We really enjoyed our safari with Liz and the web photographer. They pointed out many sightings which we would never have seen on our own. We saw 3 leopards, many elephants, rhinos, cape buffaloes, giraffes, zebras, hippos and different types of antelopes and birds.
They provided binoculars which helped a lot, especially when observing the leopards in the reed!
The service is top: on time, friendly, very informative and you get a feeling how much they enjoy “going the extra mile” for the customer. They tried to keep ahead of the crowd and do not enter thru Numbi gate which is usually very crowded. Its great the park fee is included in the price because then you do not need to queue at the entrance like in the case of some of the other operators. We will definitely recommend you!

dorischristina2015, TripAdvisor

(Translated by Google)

For those who go to South Africa, do safaris be sure to contact this company they are grade 10.

(Original)
Para quem vai para África do Sul ,fazer safáris não deixe de contatar está empresa eles são nota 10 .

Achiles Neto, Google Review
Great services! Amazing commments

The guide was very friendly and helpful!
She really knew the way around the park and we were able to see a big variety of animals

344hama, TripAdvisor
Super accommodating and informative.
Liz was super patient in making sure we get the morning bush walk and night drive within limited dates. They know lots about every animal we saw. I love that they provide parkas for their guests because it gets super chilly as the truck moves. Their truck is clean and not loud like other trucks which tend to scare the animals away.
Zzame Em, Google Review
Spectacular day in the Mighty Kruger!

Even if the weather was cold during the day, the spectacular sightings we had made up for it all. Luckily this company is not one of those that rush from one big sighting to another but rather take it at a slower pace and therefore not miss even the small things like some bird species and trees and plants, lizards and much more.
Oh and I am so glad their Photographer was also on board with her very sharp eye sight. She spotted plenty of animals where the rest of us missed them…especially that Cheetah! And she took the most beautiful pictures (and some short videos clips) of all our sightings that day. We were surely one lucky group of people seeing all those magnificent wildlife, especially the Elephant Calves, Wild Dogs as well as Hyena Pups!
Oh and let’s not forget the snack bags that was packed for us!!
The Guide was very informative and interactive with our group. Evidently her kindness and helpfulness is not only restricted to the time a guest is on her vehicle still busy on the Tour but even helping when one of our group members was staying over at a place in the Kruger Park, she assisted him from booking in at the camp to taking him to where he would be staying, to briefly showing him around on what is where and available to him in the camp. And this all took merely a few minutes.
I would definitely be recommending Lion Roar Safaris.

Grifinne, TripAdvisor

Best experience ever!

Lizelle was very informative and made sure we had the best views of all the animals!

Johan , Google Review

Lizelle was the most amazing tour guide. She knew everything about the animals and gave us plenty of time to take photos and ask questions while still ensuring that we saw 4 of the big 5. She was just as excited as we were to view the animals. Without using a radio she was knowledgeable enough to know where to look and how to spot the animals even in the summer bush. Liz was there to help point out animals as well. We were pleasantly surprised to have two guides to make this experience incredible. The vehicle was as impeccable as the guides. They even provided snacks that can easily substitute lunch. The cherry on top is the fleece lined ponchos that kept us warm as it was a bit chilly and a little rainy.

Alicia K, Facebook Review
Amazing safari and the best guide!

We did a lot of research and chose Lion’s Roar based on it and were spot on with our choice! To my own shame, I cannot remember the name of our guide because it’s been a few months since he experience, but she truly rocked – she was knowledgable, funny and easygoing.

We got very-very lucky on the day we went and saw elephants, rhinos, wild dogs, hippos, numerous birds and other animals. We went again just with friends and saw hardly anything, so do yourself a favor and book with these guys!

LydiaBay, TripAdvisor Review
We loved it!

Liz was so great! Without a doubt, she made our trip a lot better than it would have been otherwise. She was knowledgeable and really wanted us to have a good time.

Lara550, TripAdvisor Review

Professional, great knowledge of all types of Wildlife, friendly and affordable!

Charl , Facebook Review

Friendly, professional, safari guides

Deon V, Google Review
Best safari company in the Kruger!

I want to congratulate Lion Roar Safaris once again for taking me on safari to the Kruger.

I had a spur of the moment urge to go on a safari. Even though it was a last minute booking, they were stil happy to accommodate me.

It’s always nice to just sit back and relax while everything is taken care of. For me, it is always a special occasion going to the Park. It’s the perfect opportunity to relax and recharge my batteries. Best of all, I learn something new everytime I go with Lion Roar Safaris.

Every safari with this company is unique. Everyone should do a guided safari with them atleast once in their lives otherwise you are missing out!

Keep up the good work Lion Roar and see you again soon for another safari adventure!

rianel1961, TripAdvisor Review
Wonderful safari experience in the Kruger National Park!

What an experience. The finer touch and extra service makes it very special. Neat vehicle and well organised logistics. Knowlegable, friendly and professional two ladies. Highly recommended. This safari in the National Kruger Park was definitely a highlight of my year. Well done !

ajohnson26, TripAdvisor Review
Memorable Father’s Day in the Kruger National Park

Usually I end up in the beautiful Nelspruit to see clients and to deal with work-related responsibilities. This year, my husband and I returned for a well-deserved holiday break. Yes, we came back and it is our second time doing a safari with Lion Roar Safaris, but this time I brought along the kids, my father and mother. One big happy family outing!

We booked the safari on Father’s Day, so my dad can enjoy the Kruger yet again. He hasn’t been to the Kruger for many years, let alone go on safari in an open safari vehicle. Everyone enjoyed it immensely, especially the kids who simply adore all animals.

My dad walks with a walking stick and my mother struggles to see & both of them make use of hearing aids. For this reason, we decided to book the safari vehicle privately so we don’t have to share with other people and if the kids misbehave or granny or grandpa can’t hear, we can talk a bit louder. (Even though we know that their company is child and elderly friendly). I’m glad my husband advised me to book it privately, it made it more special.

I just want to thank the team at Lion Roar Safaris once again. Everything from start to finish was great! I would also like to thank you for the extra touches you provide to make things comfortable, for example, the extra step that helped mom and dad get on the vehicle, the ponchos and most importantly the patience and professionalism of the guide.

We will keep coming back!

Lhug143, TripAdvisor Review

Some of the services Lion Roar Safaris Offer…

Upmarket Luxury Safaris  I  Tailored Safaris  I  Professional Personal Holiday Photographer   I  Hire a Professional Field Guide  I  Hire a Private Safari Vehicle   I   Accommodation in and around Kruger   I  Photographic Safaris   I   Safari catering – picnic lunches, dinners and BBQ’s and more…

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Why you should visit South Africa
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South Africa is a country unlike any other. Not only does South Africa have a variety of world-class attractions, it also has a wealth of natural beauty, history, traditions, unbelievable adventures, wild safaris, outdoor activities, delicious food, and local cuisine. Best of all, it has friendly locals with a variety of ethnicities, languages and cultures. South Africa has something for every traveler. You will fall in love with South Africa or leave in awe, with all the memories of all the beauty you’ve witnessed, the adventures you have been on and the people you have met.
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