Month: October 2017

Ancient rock art

Ancient rock art

The Rock Art safari in South Africa is one of the most treasured safaris on offer.  Rock art is precious; it tells of the first inhabitants of our land, their paintings are mystical, sacred and the artists have long vanished. However these paintings were never sold and priced whist the artists lived and I wonder if they ever thought they would never see them again or that they would not be able to pass the art of the rock art to  generations to come. So we are left with the most valuable original art ever that time will erase – this is the awesome artistic tale of people who roamed the entire Wilderness of Southern Africa.

The Rock Art must be viewed at its source to grasp its value.  This Bushman / San handiwork is Africa’s oldest rock art and, as an archaeological relic, cannot be, sold, bought or exported which is why we invite you to our unique galleries in the Sandstone hills, under mountain rock-falls and behind rocky outcrops in Southern Africa.

Rock Art safaris begin with your flight into O.R. Tambo International airport (Johannesburg, South Africa) or Cape Town International (Cape Town, South Africa)

  • 4 days / 3 nights choose 1 location from list below
  • 6 days / 5 nights 2 locations from list below
  • 8 days / 7 nights 3 locations from list below
  • 12 days / 11 nights 3-4 locations from list below
  • 14 days / 13 nights 4 locations from list below
  • you want to see all the rock art sites in South Africa and time is not a problem  from 14 -21 nights, tailor made tours available on request.
  1. The Waterberg (Limpopo)
  2. Soutpansberg (Limpopo)
  3. Golden Gate (Free State)
  4. The Drakensberg (KwaZulu-Natal)
  5. Montague (Western cape)
  6. Eastern Cape
  7. Uniondale (Western Cape)
  8. Karoo (Western Cape)
  9. Cederberg Mountains (Western Cape)
  10. Vanrhynsdorp (Western Cape)
  11. Kimberley (Northern Cape)
  12. Kalahari (Northern Cape)

Your Rock Art Safari may also extend into our neighbouring Countries of Namibia, Botswana and subject to our safety advisors, Zimbabwe.

Contact us about the SADC rock art safaris.

Let’s do Tourism

Let’s do Tourism

I like tourism and if we promote South Africa to both domestic and foreign tourists, then I like that even more.

When Margie Whitehouse suggested this, I was all ears… Chief Marketing Officer of SA Tourism, Margie Whitehouse, said that the’ We Do Tourism’  was not a campaign but a movement driven by SA Tourism but owned by South Africans who realised that “tourism is the shining beacon of hope in our economy”.

To listen to the full webinar, click here.

Tailor-made Safaris

Tailor-made Safaris

Nothing beats a Holiday destination when the venues, lodges and locations have been chosen to suite your taste and needs.  Some of the best travel agents reside in South Africa, when they are friends they go the extra mile, since efficiency and service is what sets a tailor-made safari apart from going on safari!

Beach Safari

Beach Safari

Remote beaches are hard to come by, island beaches are a little easier to find, but those beaches that offer turtle nesting sites are very special and although more often than not, tourists have to endure midnight walks along sandy beaches to see such a sight, a beach safari can also include sun, and surf and rock pools.

Primate Safaris

Primate Safaris

The primate safaris are specialized safaris with a conservation motivation behind taking such a safari. Only reputable companies with ethical guides should be considered.

Wilderness Safaris

Wilderness Safaris

Chosen for their remote locations, many of the lodges are destinations in themselves.  A wilderness safari is more about the surroundings, the scenic beauty, the unspoilt landscape. Some honeymoon destinations are included in the Wilderness safaris portfolio but many wilderness safari lodges are built with privacy and families in mind, it all depends on what the preference is.

Wildlife Safaris

Wildlife Safaris

Perhaps the most recognized would be The Kruger National Park, however films have portrayed the Serengeti to be the best, actually, a wildlife safari is all about where you are traveling from, how much time you have and what your personal preferences would be.

Battlefield and Historical safaris

Battlefield and Historical safaris

If you only want to visit the famous battle sites of Isandlwana and Rorkes drift then that is where we will recommend you visit, but if time permits, or if you would like to visit the sites that have contributed to land we call South Africa then perhaps you could consider the monuments and routes early pioneers took and create an unique Historical Safari as the journey you take will overlap with the other safari sites.

Birding Tours

Birding Tours

Taking a birding safari in South Africa is always rewarding.  The large variety species and abundance of birdlife contribute to spectacular eco-systems in which they live.  Watching birds, seeking rare species and photographing or filming the avian types is a must to do on your wildlife journey.

Birders are considered by Birdlife South Africa to be eco-tourists and we agree.  They observe their surroundings in search of these special African birds and seem to be more concerned about the environment; about what impact they leave as a tourist, and are well educated on environmental issues.  South Africa Safari and the guides we select to take you on a birding tour appreciated nature, natural areas and the aesthetics associated with birding.

Safari On foot

Safari On foot

A safari on foot is always exciting!

Most guests going to a private game lodge will have the option of a bush walk.

This is a short 1½-2 hour walk through the game reserve accompanied by a guide who will tell more about the plants and animals sign and tracks / spoor left along game paths.  I encourage all guests our on safari to take a bush walk as it gives you a different perspective about the game reserve and its wildlife.

For those wanting to spend more or most of their time on foot, why not book a trail safari where specialized trails guides conduct safaris on foot in game reserves and nature reserves.