Bespoke retreats & adventures in South Africa with Exotic Rentals & Retreats
By Exotic Rentals & Retreats
At the southernmost tip of the African continent is South Africa, a country that’s home to perhaps the most epic African wildlife safaris. In a country with the most diverse landscapes on the whole continent, driving into the Kruger National Park, a terrific place to visit, is pure joy. South Africa is a safari powerhouse; the only country where fantastic, adventure-filled safaris are assured. The country’s ever-changing scenery furthermore makes it incredibly easy to craft together an adventure-packed trip, even when it seems unlikely. And seeing the ‘Big 5’ is almost a guarantee!
Driving an open-roofed Land Cruiser into the classic African savannah of Kruger is pure bliss. You are not only likely to bump into a group of elephants lazing on the road, but may also spot a pack of cheetahs hunting down gazelles. The best experience is when it’s a guided trip, accompanied by the khaki-clad rangers. That, even when it isn’t a big-game sighting, is sure to thrill. You will travel where NatGeo never reaches and witness what they never show! Forget about rock climbing in craggy Cederberg or mountaineering up to the flat peak of the Table Mountain. Combining South African safari excursions with multi-day treks cutting through the wildlife reserves and into the semidesert wilderness is a no mean feat. But it is an experience worth a lifetime.
Still, going on an African safari trip in South Africa, instead of any other African country, is largely contributed by the country’s excellent infrastructure. YES, South Africa is among the few countries where game drives are legally allowed. You could imagine hiring a 4x4 Land Cruiser to dash into the park to see hulking African elephants, black-maned lions, zebras, and all the many animals. It’s pure joy watching the wild in South Africa. From sighting African penguins at the Cape Peninsula to watching whales in Hermanus, the experience is out-worldly. And there are a lot more animals worth seeing at the country’s over 700 reserves and 200 private ones.
While on an African wild safari down south, there’s no better accompaniment that caps off a perfect holiday more than the magical Cape Town. The city is a cocktail of cultures and cuisines, all recapitulated by the spectacularly beautiful Table Mountain National Park. Cape Town is as stunning from the sea as it is from the sky. The city’s beautiful blend of native African, European and Malay cultures rightly makes every Capetonian feel right at home. And visiting this colorful city, marveling at the radiantly painted Bo-Kaap facades, you will instantly fall in love with its beauty. If not climbing the mighty Table Mountain, you still have the 1,300 acres of Kirstenbosch Gardens where you could go on bird-watching and make the most of the incredible photo opportunities. Visit Robben Island, the infamous detention where hundreds of political detainees, including Nelson Mandela, were being held, is just 7km away by boat (or helicopter) from Cape Town. And so, visiting the-now Unesco world heritage site could be an exciting experience.
In Cape Town, the charm experienced in the city is nothing compared to that which exists upon swapping the urban landscapes for the humble villages and the bucolic wine estates. The delight of the vastly diverse landscapes of South Africa is sure to make your African retreat magical! Book your South African trip with Exotic Rentals & Retreats and explore all that this amazing country has to offer.