Africa has some of the rarest and most beautiful wildlife in the world and South Africa is one of the best locations to take a safari and explore the animals and landscape Africa has on offer. With its breathtaking landscapes and luxurious spa and resorts, safari tours in South Africa are safe and enjoyable. While the country boasts a variety of national parks, the opulent accommodation offered by private game reserves is by far the best. If you cant decide where to stay then why not check out our list of some of the best game reserves in South Africa.
&Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve
The &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve is located on South Africa’s east coast where lush green jungle meets the rolling hills of Kwa Zulu Natal. Here the inviting Indian ocean is nearby so not only will you be able to get a world-class safari experience, but you can also take a day trip to the golden beaches of the area or go on a marine safari. The reserve itself is set high up in the trees and here you can see all sorts of animals. Pinda is best known for its black and white rhino (some of the last in existence) and its thriving cheetah pride. In summer you can sleep safely under the stars in the treetops.
Madikwe Game Reserve
Located in the north of the country along the border with Botswanan is the remotes Madikwe Reserve. Here you can choose between the family-friendly Mosetlha Bushcamp or the more prestigious Royal Madikwe Lodge. The reserve is well known for its friendly elephant population, and don’t be surprised if you are befriended by the local chimps.
Sabi Sands Game Reserve
Located in the hill swept, lush-green landscape of Mpumalanga lies the Sabi Sands reserve. The reserve sits near the Sabi River where animals migrate daily for water, and it also shares a border with the Kruger national park.
The accommodations are world-class with a full-service spa that will help you relax. In certain suites, you can watch the animals pass by as you take a soak in your very own hot tub. The reserve has a large population of giraffe, leopard, and elephant and when you are not slumming it in the spa you can tour the grounds and track animals with the experts.