There are a number of great tours in South Africa to enjoy, finding one that suits isn’t difficult, with all the wildlife on offer, the national parks and tours available are absolutely fantastic. Below I will list the top four tours to take that come to mind:
iSimangaliso Wetland Park
iSimangaliso Wetland Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, protecting five distinct ecosystems. Surrounded by the Indian Ocean and series of lakes on both sides, it is home to a plethora of species in its offshore reefs, beaches, wetlands, lakes, woodlands and coastal forests. Nature lovers can enjoy the beauty of the African landscapes in the company of loggerhead turtles, whales and dolphins.
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
Positioned in Botswana, Kgalagadi is the first transfrontier park of Africa, and the last unspoiled ecosystem. It is a land of extreme harsh climate, covered in red and white sands, thorn trees and dry riverbeds, frequently hit by droughts. Yet, the land is home to a large number of animals, from black-maned lions to spotted hyenas. The area serves as one of the best locations for tourists to spot various predators, as the land is known to provide shelter to more than 1700 species of predators.
Boulders Beach, located in the Cape Peninsula, is one of the rare beaches where one can see African penguins in their natural settings. It forms a part of the Table Mountain and due to its close proximity to the penguin colony, it attract many tourists. The penguins found here are also called black-footed or jackass penguins, and are small black and white birds, colored to camouflage themselves from predators.
One of the best-known and oldest game reserves in South Africa, Hluhluwe-iMfolozi is inhabited by numerous species of animals like lions, elephants, rhinos, leopards, giraffes, buffalo and wild dogs. These wild animals can be seen by guided jungle safaris available for tourists. Travelers can visit the Centenary Center, a wildlife-holding center in the park, established to enable visitors to see animals in movement to their homes.