African Safari Specialists Plan the Ultimate Adventure Holiday

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Picture yourself in the midst of endless plains watching herds of zebra and buffaloes make their way past your jeep. African safari specialists offer the itinerary that suits any adventurist looking to explore the wonders of South Africa.

 

A region that must be visited by anyone traveling to South Africa, the Lowveld area is sandwiched between the Mpumalanga section of the Drakensberg and Mozambique and is part of a vast subtropical region of savannah that stretches from the Swaziland border as far as the Limpopo river on the Zimbabwe border. Here is more of what the Lowveld area has to offer.

 

Blyde River Canyon

 

The Blyde River Canyon is one of South Africa’s most significant natural features located in Mpumalanga to form the northern part of the Drakensberg escarpment. Extending along the Blyde River Canyon’s winding path, at every turn there are impressive views over sheer edges dropping 800m into the riverbed such as the legendary God’s Window. On a clear day, you can even see as far as Kruger Park and Mozambique.

 

The mountain scenery and panoramic views over the Klein Drakensberg escarpment are some of the most spectacular in South Africa. All five of South Africa’s primates can be seen in the Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve, including the somango monkey, chacma baboons, vervet monkeys and nocturnal greater and lesser bushbabies. Almost every type of habitat that attracts birds can also be found in the The Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve and all three South African species of Loerie. 

 

Bourke's Luck Potholes 

 

Where the Blyde River meets the Treur River, water erosion has created one of the most impressive geological sensations in South Africa. Water erosion over millions of years have carved cylindrical sculptures from the canyon's red and yellow rocks which are interspersed with rock pools. The Potholes were named after a gold digger, Tom Burke, who staked a claim nearby. Although his claim did not produce a single ounce of gold, he correctly predicted that large gold deposits would be found in the area.

 

The geology and climate of Bourke’s Luck potholes results in masses of waterfalls, beautiful to look at and many of which you can visit. Others are hidden deep within some of the largest man-made forestry plantations in the world, with row upon row of pine and eucalyptus trees. 

 

Greater Kruger National Park

 


One of Africa’s largest game reserves, Kruger National Park is a vast area spanning over 400 kilometers from North to South, harbouring 147 species of mammal, over 500 bird species in addition to many species of reptile, fish and amphibians. Established in 1898 to protect the wildlife of the South African Lowveld, the national park is unrivalled in its wildlife diversity and world leading advanced environmental management techniques and policies.

 

Kruger’s game drives will get you as close as possible to the wildlife. Spotting the "Big Five” – lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhinoceros isn’t a given, but the chances are very high of seeing these animals in Kruger National Park.

 

Leave it to the African Safari Specialists

 

Right down to the last detail, African safari specialists will plan your trip and make sure that you are well looked after. There is something for everyone on an African adventure tour.

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