In South Africa, the sky-piercing peaks of the Drakensberg Mountains blend seamlessly with the verdant plains of the Highveld. In the north-western fringes of the country loom the vast expanses of the Kalahari Desert. The difference between landscapes is extreme, but it’s only the start of the diversity of this great nation.
South Africa also boasts an expansive coastline, continuing unbroken for nearly 3,000 kilometres between Namibia and Mozambique, reaching across two oceans - the Atlantic and the Indian. It's little surprise then, that with such a variety of landscapes, South Africa is home to a broad array of wildlife, some of which cannot be seen anywhere else on Earth. On a safari with Bench Africa, you can experience South Africa from a unique angle - read on to find out more!
Why should I book a South Africa holiday?
Even though South Africa is largely perceived as the most modern of the African nations, that doesn't mean its lush savannah is in danger of being buried under concrete any time soon, or that your wildlife photos will feature an unwelcome background of stark, grey buildings. Far from it - South Africa is indeed an advanced nation, but drive a few kilometres out of any town or city and you'll find yourself right in the heart of the Rainbow Nation's countryside. This is where you’ll discover the real South Africa.
Take Kruger National Park, for example. It's one of the oldest game reserves on the continent, and is positively enormous, covering over 19,000 beautiful square kilometres. As if that isn't enough to spark your wanderlust, consider this - there are almost 150 types of mammals, more than 500 kinds of birds, and no less than 114 species of reptiles. That's without even mentioning the 34 different kinds of amphibian and 49 types of fish that call Kruger their home - and that’s only one o...