South Africa offers a fantastic choice of safari tours in a wide range of landscapes, each with its own variety of wildlife and experiences. Speaking to an experienced South African travel consultant is often the best way to match your particular expectations and budget with the right itinerary and wilderness accommodation. Here we bring you some current safari specials that reflect some of the wonderful diversity South Africa has to offer, at a good price.

Malaria-Free Safaris
Malaria-free regions are the perfect choice if you are travelling with young children, elderly guests or mums-to-be. Going to a malaria-free area does not detract from a wonderful Big Five bush experience. The Eastern Cape is home to some stunning safari lodges, where you can base yourself without any risk of malaria. Woodall Country House & Spa offers the best of two world, in that it offers grand country house comforts in a beautiful waterside setting, as well as guided safaris  into the Addo Elphant National Park. View Woodall’s special packages incorporating wildlife adventures with in-house spa spoils.

Enjoy game drives into Addo Elephant Park with Woodall’s guides

The Safari Lodge in the Eastern Cape is another excellent option, offering exciting wildlife safaris in the Amakhala Game Reserve.

The Pilanesberg and the Madikwe Game Reserve  – both in North West Province, also offer superb malaria-free game viewing. View current specials in Madikwe Game Reserve.

Wild dogs seen near Madikwe Hills Game Lodge

Family-Friendly Safaris
Family safaris create fabulous holiday memories. What’s important here, is to choose a lodge that provides structured activities and entertainment for children. A number of lodges run excellent kiddies’ programmes, bursting at the seams with fun and adventure for all ages. Stay at Tau Game Lodge in North-West at a special rate, or take advantage of discounted rates at Lukimbi Safari Lodge in the Kruger NationalPark. All members of the family will be superbly taken care of.

Children in the Playpark at Lukimbi Safari Lodge

Other great family options are Sabi Sabi in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, where children have loads of fun at the Elefun Centre, or Ulusaba Rock Lodge, where kids 0-11 go free until 18 December 2012.

Bush and Water Safaris
KwaZulu-Natal is offering some brilliant value-for-money deals, and these combine game viewing with boat cruises, fishing and other water activities. Good options are White Elephant Safari Lodge in Pongola, which basks beside glittering Lake Jozini; and Hluhluwe River Lodge in the Isimangaliso Wetland Park area.

Game viewing in Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve

In order to select the kind of safari that will suit you best, chat to an experienced getaway agent who can custom-build a unique South African safari in accordance with your expectations and budget. Mail us or call +27 21 797-7122.