Top 5 Best South Africa Tours and Safaris by Dalene
Filed under: Adventure, Maps, Southern Africa, Tours on November 17th, 2011
South Africa: the country of stunning natural wonders, breath-taking adventure and cultural and political tales which have both inspired and changed the world. The cherry on the cake is being about to get South Africa on a budget with these Top 5 Best South Africa Tours and Safaris. We’re confident these offer travellers the best South Africa travel, with its scenery, wildlife, culture and the awesomeness (that’s totally a word).
1. Garden Route Discoverer
The trip along Garden Route in one of those South Africa tours and safaris you don’t want to miss out on. As the trip leads you from Cape Town to Addo Elephant Park, the journey follows a scenic string of southern Africa, leaving a wake of adventurous exploration behind you. Boasting amazing scenery and adventure activities, if you’ve ever wanted to test your bravery, this is the most beautiful place to do it. Venture the highest bungee in the world, ride an ostrich, walk with elephants, soak up the beautiful surrounds and enjoy an east bound South Africa tour of epic proportions.
The Garden Route South Africa Tour Route:
2. Swazi and Lesotho Trek
How often does it happen when you come across two countries within a country!? Not often, I’ll have you know. Well, Swaziland and Lesotho are two landlocked countries. Landlocked by South Africa. So on this South Africa tour you get to explore three countries on one route. Bargain! From the mountainous kingdom of Swaziland and their fond love of beads and clay to and exploration of the Battlefields of the Blood River. This journey also introduces you to the game at the Royal Natal National Park and the faces and lives of the Basotho people of Lesotho.
The Swazi and Lesotho Trek Route, South Africa Tour Route:
3. Voortrekker Express
If you’re reared-up for a South Africa tour off the beaten track, then you need not look any further. Well, at least until the end of this blurb. The Voortrekker Express is a route up South Africa’s West Coast, along a path that takes you to all the real down-to-earth local destinations, with their veldskoen* wearing and humble hospitality.
Scope out the massive SALT telescope, trek across the Karoo, visit those ‘old school’ Afrikaner towns, check out the black-maned Lions, camp on the Orange River, and work your stomach muscles with laughter at Darling’s own ‘Evita Bezuidenhout‘. A cultural journey of a life-time, the South African way.
The Voortrekker Express, South Africa Tour Route:
4. Best of South Africa
The Best of South Africa tour, is exactly that. This trip takes you along the scenic route to visit world famous Kruger National Park, the culturally rich, landlocked countries of Swaziland and Lesotho as well as along the pristine Garden Route on the Indian Ocean coast. This route gives you an opportunity to experience a wide section of South Africa, while fitting in most of the country’s ‘must-see’ attractions, truly making it one of the best South Africa tours.
The Best of South Africa Tour Route:
5. Discover South Africa
This journey between Johannesburg and Cape Town covers a portion of South Africa which allows you to experience the Big 5 in the Kruger National Park, the Golden Mile in Durban as well as the kingdoms of South Africa’s neighbours Lesotho and Swaziland. The famous Garden Route lends its beautiful vistas, while Stellenbosch Winelands offers a taste of greatness with award winning food and wine. The trip comes to an end in the diverse Mother City, Cape Town, with its endless list of attractions, activities and recently titled New Natural Wonder of World: Table Mountain.
The Discover South Africa Tour Route:
South Africa tours and safaris are geared to offer you a trek through specific regions to show off the best of the countries wildlife, vegetation, birds, attractions, adventure activities and brilliant sunsets. Come to think of it, any South Africa tour you go on is going to give you that, but experiencing it on an overland trip makes the getaway experience extraordinary. All you have to do is pick an overland trip to get South Africa on a budget!
*Veldskoene are shoes made of leather that are thought to have been made by the Hottentots before the arrival of Europeans, and are still worn in South Africa.