South Africa’s ‘Big Five’ Of Travel Destinations

Worldwide, the ‘Big 5’ wild animal species of Africa are well known. They include the towering Elephant, King of the jungle – the Lion, the elusive Leopard, the treacherous Buffalo and the gentle giant – the Rhino, sadly now an endangered species.

But if there were a ‘Big 5’ of tourist destinations, what would they be? We believe they would be these five incredible South African tourist favourites, pretty much known throughout the globe as preferred destinations when travelling to Africa. So let’s take a look at South Africa’s ‘Big 5’ of travel destinations…

Kruger National Park

This is exactly where you are most likely to experience the magnificence of the animal ‘Big 5’. They are all found at this world renowned National Park and can be seen up close and personal in absolute luxury with this preferred tour operator, offering a 5 day African safari experience.


Cape Town – The ‘Mother City’

Spectacular scenery, the vibrant buzz of a world class city, beautiful beaches and of course, the natural world wonder ‘Table Mountain’ are all to be found and savoured in captivating Cape Town. 4-day  and 8-Day action packed guided tours of Cape Town only and Cape Town coupled with a luxury Kruger safari are available, so why not make it a ‘magnificent double?’


The Cape Winelands

Whilst in this part of the World, a trip to the estates of some of the World’s finest wine producers is a must. It is included in the 4 day package already mentioned, but a 5 day guided tour that includes a trip to the renowned whale watchers town of Hermanus can also be enjoyed.The Garden Route

Sublime scenery that stretches for miles – it is the drive of drives – this is great hiking country and adorned by the beautiful coastal towns of Knysna, Plettenberg Bay and George. Contact South African luxury guided tour operators Jewel of Africa to arrange a 10-day ‘Best of Cape Town and the Garden Route’ tour, or an itinerary that’s tailor made just for you.

KwaZulu Natal Wetlands

Also home of the wildlife  ‘Big 5’, Hluhluwe Umfolozi National Park and the St Lucia Wetlands, a world heritage site, are part of this 10-day ‘Best of Kruger Park and KwaZulu Natal’ luxury guided tour. Imagine 4 nights in Kruger Park, two nights at Hluhluwe (a wildlife viewing feast), two nights in St Lucia and one night in beautiful Ballito bay, before flying back to Johannesburg – South Africa’s bustling financial capital!

If this introduction to South Africa’s ‘Big 5’ of travel destinations has whet your appetite for an amazing world class luxury holiday experience, then contact us to learn of more packages, or to create an unforgettable vacation to suit your budget and personal specifications. Happy travelling!


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