Southern Africa


Southern Africa is a term mainly used in the tourism industry and it regroups all the tourist destinations bordering South Africa or which are easily accessible via Southern Africa.

 

Botswana - from the crystal-clear waters of the Okavango Delta to the large elephant herds in the Chobe National Park and the unpredictable Savute Channel, which runs dry and floods seemingly at random. Blessed with some of Africa's most beautiful reserves and an array of exceptional wildlife, Botswana is an unforgettable safari destination.

 

Zambia is the undiscovered treasure trove of Africa. It shelters extraordinary natural beauty and is one of the most pristine and unspoiled wildlife havens on the continent. It is easy to see why Zambia boasts one of the largest areas of land under protection as a national park in Africa.

 

The thundering splendor of the Victoria Falls draws most visitors to this gentle and peaceful country. Less frequented than Zimbabwe, many travelers prefer to see the falls from the Zambian side and some claim the views are even more spectacular.

Namibia is the soul of Africa, characterized by vast open spaces, breathtaking scenery and great contrasts - ocean, dunes, mountains and deserts. This vast desert country of rolling dunes and swirling mists stirs the spirit and moves the heart.

 

Namibia is so large and sparsely populated that it is possible to discover enormous open spaces without roads, towns, trees or even stones, just the lonely desert wind passing through one of the most enchanting corners of the earth.

The pearl of the Indian Ocean, Mozambique boasts 2 500 km (1 550 miles) of pristine beachfront on the mainland, with a string of beautiful and idyllic tropical islands, glittering like jewels in the warm, azure waters of the Indian Ocean.

 

Some of these destinations can easily be traveled alone for others a guide is necessary and recommended but generally the countries are safe to travel, especially when staying on the main paths. The roads however might be tricky to drive in some parts. Most destinations can be fairly easily be reached with direct flights from Johannesburg.




Travel Itinerary Samples

Cape Town to Okavango


Drive from the vibrant Mother City to Africa's largest canyon and from there through arid deserts to the world famous Etosha National Park before turning eastwards into the Caprivi Strip to finally end your tour in the lush green Okavango Delta. A 21 day expedition into some of Africa's most iconic and stunning places, partly a bit off the beaten track to make sure you can enjoy unspoiled wilderness and stunning wildlife at the same time. This self-drive tour is for all those who look for a true African adventure through South Africa, Namibia and ending in Botswana. See full itinerary

Discover The Wild


This fully-guided Safari starts and ends in Johannesburg. You will make your way through some of Africa's best game viewing areas and experience a mixture of sleeping in tents in midst untamed African nature and staying in beautiful lodges.Throughout the trip a qualified guide will be with you to share his knowledge and to make sure you enjoy this very exciting trip. From Johannesburg you turn northwards straight to the border of Botswana into the Okavango Delta, Victoria Falls and the stunning Makgadikgadi Saltpans are included in this safari as well, a true experience for all wildlife enthusiasts. See full itinerary

 

Zambezi Fly-In


This Fly-In Package will take you to Zimbabwe and show you the beauties of the mighty Zambezi River but also the mighty Victoria Falls from the Zimbabwean side. Wit a mixture of lodged accommodation before enjoying a relaxed canoe adventure on the Zambezi while sleeping in tents this package is for the more adventurous. Your last destination is the multiple award-winning Elephant Camp close to the legendary "Smoke that thunders" or simply the Victoria Falls, a truly iconic place of Africa and no matter how many times you have been there, it still is amazing! See full itinerary

Botswana & Caprivi


This self-drive tour starts and ends in Johannesburg. It will take you through Botswana, into the legendary Caprivi Strip and will certainly be a holiday to remember. You will stay on main roads so you will not explicitly need 4x4 driving skills as for the Okavango Delta part of the trip you will be flown in and out from Maun which saves you the long drives on bad roads and the dangerous river crossings for inexperienced drivers. This is once again a true treat for animal lovers and photo enthusiasts as all destinations include fantastic game viewing. Since you are virtually passing by the Victoria Falls you can also enjoy a guided tour when in the Chobe National Park.  See full Itinerary


Itineraries


Zulus & Pearls


A cultural bush adventure meets contemporary beach luxury with this diverse 7 nights package combining Thanda Safari Lodge in South Africa and White Pearl Resort in Mozambique. 

 

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