South African Safari

Here's just a few of the amazing animals you can see on a safari tour in South Africa, courtesy of Matthew Karsten, world traveler and blogger for ExpertVagabond.com.

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Aquila Game Reserve Wildlife Tour

Aquila Game Reserve Wildlife Tour

Spend a day on a wildlife safari tour at the Aquila Game Reserve in southern Karoo. It’s home to lions, elephants, buffalo, leopards and rhinos. 960 1280

Anthony Patterson, Flickr  

Cape Point

Cape Point

Explore 18 miles of South Africa’s beautiful and mountainous Atlantic Coast. Take a scenic road trip down Cape Point, located on the southeast corner of Cape Peninsula. 960 1280

Julien Carnot, Flickr  

Hout Bay

Hout Bay

Gaze at the awe-inspiring beauty of Hout Bay. Go sunbathing or surfing on its white sand beach, a popular attraction for tourists and locals. The name Hout Bay can refer to the town, or the bay on which it is located or the whole valley. We recommend exploring the coastal suburb’s distinctive neighborhoods and restaurants that serve tasty food. 960 1280

Alcuin, Flickr  

Simonstown Naval Base

Simonstown Naval Base

For more than 2 centuries, Simonstown has been home to the Royal Navy and the South African Navy. Located near Cape Town, South Africa, the town was named after Simon van der Stel, a former governor of the Cape Colony. 960 1280

Andrew Deacon, Flickr  

Stellenbosch Wine Tour

Stellenbosch Wine Tour

Experience the best wine and food in South Africa. Take a Stellenbosch Wine Tour of the country’s award-winning wine region and sample the food at some of the top restaurants in the Western Cape and in South Africa. 960 1280

Joesph Ferris III, Flickr  

Microlight Flight

Microlight Flight

Fly over the Indian Ocean along the coast of wilderness in a microlight aircraft.

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Phinda Private Game Reserve

Phinda Private Game Reserve

Track animals on safari at the Phinda Private Game Reserve in the Kwazulu-Natal province. 960 1280

Matthew Karsten  

Montagu Pass

Montagu Pass

Take a road trip through the rugged mountains of South Africa's Montagu Pass. 960 1280

Matthew Karsten  

Durban

Durban

Fishermen make an attempt to catch lunch on a beach, with the city of Durban in the background. 960 1280

Matthew Karsten  

Delaire Graff Estate

Delaire Graff Estate

Take a tour of the wine vineyards at the Delaire Graff Estate, located in the Helshoogte Mountains. 960 1280

Matthew Karsten  

Healer's Home

Healer's Home

Visit the home of a Sangoma, a traditional Zulu healer in the rural Khula township. 960 1280

Matthew Karsten  

African Penguins

African Penguins

Visit a community of African Penguins, located on Boulders Beach outside of Cape Town. 960 1280

Matthew Karsten  

Cango Caves

Cango Caves

Get a insider’s view of the Cango Caves, located along South Africa’s famous Garden Route. 960 1280

Matthew Karsten  

Cape Town and Robben Island

Cape Town and Robben Island

Get a bird’s-eye view of Cape Town and Robben Island from the top of Table Mountain. 960 1280

Matthew Karsten  

Sugar-Sweet Scenery

Sugar-Sweet Scenery

Experience the wide-open sugarcane fields along the Western Cape in South Africa. 960 1280

Matthew Karsten  

Western Shores Game Reserve

Western Shores Game Reserve

Check out this snapshot of a large, ancient Sycamore Fig tree within the Western Shores Game Reserve in St. Lucia. 960 1280

Matthew Karsten  

Hamilton Russel Wine Vineyard

Hamilton Russel Wine Vineyard

Farm workers are transported around on the back of a tractor at the Hamilton Russel wine vineyards near Hermanus. 960 1280

Matthew Karsten  

Isimangaliso Wetland Park

Isimangaliso Wetland Park

Go kayaking with crocodiles and hippos in the Isimangaliso Wetland Park. 960 1280

Matthew Karsten  

Lantern Lit Dinner

Lantern Lit Dinner

Eat dinner by lantern light after a night safari on the Phinda Private Game Reserve. 960 1280

Matthew Karsten  


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