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South Africa

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Thrill-seekers and wildlife enthusiasts welcome to the ultimate adventure of a lifetime, a safari in the magnificent land of South Africa!

As you step into the wild, imagine yourself as a modern-day explorer, following in the footsteps of the great adventurers who trekked these lands before you. Our safari guides are not just specialists in wildlife, they are masters of fun and excitement, ready to unleash the magic of the African bush upon us.

Hold tight as you encounter the “Big Five”, the regal lion, the mighty elephant, the stealthy leopard, the tank-like rhinoceros, and the formidable buffalo. These magnificent creatures don’t shy away from showing off their personalities, and you’re about to see them in their full glory!

But the thrill doesn’t stop with the animals. As you traverse the picturesque landscapes, be prepared to be enchanted by the sheer beauty of it all. Endless savannahs, lush forests, winding rivers, and awe-inspiring mountains will leave you breathless with wonder.

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Safari destinations in South Africa

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Kruger National Park

South Africa’s biggest and best-known national park is home to the country’s greatest diversity of wildlife. But Kruger’s real draw is an almost guaranteed encounter with the super-celebrities of the safari circuit: Africa’s iconic Big 5. You can expect up-close sightings of elephants, buffalo, rhinos, lions and leopards all year round. Kruger is where our business started and has a very special place in Moriti’s heart.

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Cape Town

Consistently voted as one of the top vacation spots in the world for families, couples and friends, Cape Town is one of the best places to visit in South Africa. The ‘Mother City’ boasts spectacular natural beauty, superb accommodation and fantastic weather year-round and some of the best beaches in the world! The city’s award-winning food and wine experiences are as good as anywhere else on the planet.

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Phinda Private Game Reserve

This reserve encompasses an impressive 286 km² (110 mi²) of protected wildlife land in KwaZulu-Natal, located on the east coast of South Africa. It offers some of Africa’s finest game viewing experiences, as well as 436 bird species. The reserve is particularly well known for close-up sightings of the elegant yet elusive cheetah, as well as the rare black rhino. With its seven distinct habitats, Phinda is often described as the ‘Seven Worlds of Wonder’.

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iSimangaliso Wetland Park

The park is located along the northeastern coast of South Africa. More than 6,500 species of plants and animals are supported here, more than in Kruger National Park, including Africa’s largest population of hippos and crocodiles. Whales, dolphins, leatherback and loggerhead turtles can be spotted from the coast, and flamingos live the African dream in the vast wetlands.

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Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park

The reserve is the oldest proclaimed nature reserve in South Africa. It consists of 960 km² (371 mi²) of mountainous landscape. All of the Big Five are present, but while white rhinos, elephants and buffalo are regularly seen, big cat and wild dog sightings are difficult without a good guide due to the vegetation and terrain. This park also has the world’s largest rhino population.

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Best Time To Visit South Africa

May to October
  • Wildlife is easier to spot because there is less vegetation
  • Animals gather around rivers and waterholes
  • Little to no rain and most days are sunny
  • Few mosquitoes
  • Low season and parks are not crowded, except during school holidays
  • Early morning and evenings are cold
  • Lodges and hotels are busy
  • Rates are higher
November to April
  • The rainy season turns everything green
  • Best time for bird watching, and migratory birds return
  • Rains are mostly short afternoon showers and seldom ruin activities
  • Lodges and hotels are quieter
  • Rates are lower
  • Wildlife viewing can be quite slow since the bush is thicker
  • It gets very hot in December, January and February
  • December school holidays are very busy

Our top tip, May and September are absolutely amazing to enjoy a safari as the weather is fantastic, game viewing is good and it is predominantly out of high season

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Animals on a Safari in South Africa

Young Male Lion
African Elephant
Black Rhino
Young Leopard
Wild Dog
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Frequently Asked Questions About South Africa

In South Africa, there are several different types of safaris that we offer our guests, catering to various interests and preferences. Here are some of the most common types of safaris you can experience in the country:

  • Guided Safaris: These are the most popular and traditional safaris. You’ll be accompanied by professional guides who have comprehensive knowledge of the local wildlife and landscape. They will lead you on game drives in open vehicles, ensuring you have the best chance to spot and learn about the animals.
  • Privately Guided Safaris: These are personalized and exclusive safari experiences where you have the services of a private guide and, often, a dedicated vehicle for you and your travel partners. Unlike group safaris, where several guests are led by a single guide, a privately guided safari offers a more intimate and flexible adventure.
  • Walking Safaris: Walking safaris offer a more immersive experience where you explore the wilderness on foot. Accompanied by armed and experienced guides, you’ll get closer to nature and have a chance to see smaller creatures, tracks, and plants.
  • Luxury Safaris: For those seeking a high-end experience, luxury safaris provide top-notch accommodations, gourmet meals, and personalized service. You’ll enjoy the thrill of the wilderness while indulging in luxurious comforts.
  • Photographic Safaris: Perfect for photography enthusiasts, these safaris focus on capturing stunning wildlife and landscape shots. They often have specialized guides who understand the needs of photographers and know the best spots for the perfect shot.
  • Family-Friendly Safaris: Our favourite safaris! We offer private lodges, guides and chefs, providing activities suitable for children and ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience for the whole family without worrying about the noise levels or the kids getting tired.
  • Conservation Safaris: Some lodges and reserves offer opportunities to get involved in conservation efforts, providing visitors with a chance to contribute to wildlife protection and research.

As with any travel destination, safety is an important consideration when going on a safari in South Africa.

South Africa is a diverse country with a wide range of experiences and landscapes, and like any place, it has its safety considerations. However, many safaris in South Africa are conducted in well-established national parks and private game reserves that prioritize visitor safety.

Also, with Moriti, you are always with a guide who knows where to go and how to get there safely. That way, you never have to worry about being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Absolutely! South Africa is a diverse country with a wide range of attractions and experiences to offer. Combining a safari with other activities like wine tasting and cultural tours is a fantastic way to make the most of your trip and explore the rich tapestry of the nation.

We offer opportunities to combine safaris with Cape Town’s wine and food districts and to explore and enjoy traditional homestays in Northern Kwa-Zulu Natal, the birthplace of the infamous Shaka Zulu.

While it’s possible to arrange a safari after arriving in South Africa, it is generally advisable to book your safari in advance, especially if you have specific preferences or are travelling during the peak tourist seasons.

That being said, if you’re flexible with your travel dates and safari preferences, and you’re visiting during the low season or less busy times, you might be able to find last-minute availability. However, keep in mind that popular and sought-after accommodations tend to get booked well in advance.

In conclusion, to secure your preferred safari experience and accommodations, and to make the most of your trip, it’s advisable to book your safari at least 6 months or even 1 year in advance whenever possible.

Yes, you can absolutely customize your safari experience in South Africa based on your specific interests and preferences. One of the great advantages of private and tailor-made safaris is the flexibility to design an itinerary that aligns with your individual passions.

Whether you have a particular wildlife interest, photography passion, cultural curiosity, or a specific activity in mind, there are ways for Moriti to create a safari experience that caters to your needs.

When customizing your safari, it’s essential to communicate your interests and preferences to us from the get-go. We can then design an itinerary that aligns with your expectations and ensures you have a personalized and memorable experience.

The age restrictions for participating in a safari in South Africa can vary depending on the specific safari operator, lodge, or game reserve. In general, many safari lodges and reserves have age restrictions for children younger than 12 due to noise levels and comfort on the game drives. Also remember that age restrictions are in place to ensure the safety and comfort of all guests, including young children.

That is why we offer private safaris which cater for families and alleviate any issues that you may encounter with other guests or lodges.

By choosing the right safari experience and considering the needs of your family members, you can have a wonderful and enjoyable safari adventure in South Africa.

Yes, with Moriti it is a prerequisite to have travel insurance when going on a safari in South Africa, or any international trip for that matter. Travel insurance provides financial protection and peace of mind in case of unexpected events or emergencies during your journey.

It’s essential to carefully review the terms and conditions of the travel insurance policy to ensure it meets your needs and covers all the activities you plan to do during your safari. Additionally, if you have any pre-existing medical conditions, make sure to disclose them to the insurance provider and check if they are covered under the policy.

When booking your travel insurance, consider purchasing it as soon as you make your safari reservations. This ensures you are protected in case of any unforeseen events that might cause trip cancellation or delays before your departure.

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Enjoy open vehicle game drives out in the African bush with expert guides and trackers. Perfect for people wanting a less commercial experience. Rates start from ZAR 7,500 per person per night.
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