Self-drive Birdwatching Holidays in South Africa

Self-drive Birdwatching Holidays in South Africa

Tailor-made itinerary upon request

Of the many ways to describe South Africa, one phrase, like the nation’s favourite lager, has stood the test of time: a world in one country. Five times the size of Great Britain, South Africa has a rich territorial diversity that spans the range from snowy peaks to semi-arid desert. The Drakensburg Mountain Range is an enormous raggedy spine that slopes down to the interior’s vast highveld plateau: cold winters, hot summers and spectacular thundershowers.

KwaZulu Natal, on the north-eastern coast has a sub-tropical climate with balmy summers and mild winters; the Western Cape has a Mediterranean climate akin to Sydney’s: dry, hot summers with long days of sunshine and wet winters with howling gales. The north-western region marks the transformation into the semi-arid Kalahari Desert and the north-eastern region is an enormous expanse of low-lying bushveld and home to the country’s famous game reserves.

With this climatic and geographical diversity comes an amazing array of plants, birds and animals. This rich natural heritage is well-preserved by the country’s advanced conservation practices and easily reached by the country’s advanced transport network.

In addition to the plentiful wildlife, bird life, whale watching and extreme landscapes South Africa has a stable economy, a modern democracy and a fascinating mix of European and African cultures.
So it’s true that South Africa is a world in one country and we’re here to help you explore this wonderful country.

Some of South Africa’s wildlife safari list-toppers:

  • The world’s richest floral kingdom: The Cape Floral Kingdom
  • The fastest mammal on earth: Cheetah
  • The heaviest flying bird: Kori Bustard
  • The world’s largest bird: Ostrich
  • The world’s largest land mammal: Elephant
  • The world’s 2nd largest land mammal: White Rhino
  • The world’s tallest creature: Giraffe
  • The largest reptile in the world: Leatherback Turtle

If you have accepted the challenge of spending time in the field to find the birds on your own, contact us for the ground arrangements and local advice.
SafariWise will see to it that the most appropriate hired car is booked for your birding experience; and it will be ready and waiting at any of the airports within the borders of southern Africa.

We take the frustration from your busy schedule and prepare a tailor-made itinerary around your interests as well as doing all your bookings for accommodation.

Whether it is accommodation required in one or more of the National Parks, a hotel, guesthouse or lodge, we can recommend the best. We have vast experience in the region and will see to it that you get the best experience and the best value for your money.


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