WWS

Personalized safaris through Namibia, Botswana and South Africa.
 

SOUTH AFRICA

The Southernmost region of the subcontinent comprises South Africa and within its borders lies the beautiful independent kingdom of Swaziland. The larger part of South Africa makes up a wilderness of wide open spaces stretching from mountain to sea, desert to savannah. Covering less than 1% of the earths land surface South Africa contains more than 10% of its higher plants, approximately 5% of its mammals and 8% of its birds.

The areas that have been set aside for the preservation of wildlife are of outstanding quality. For the intrepid travelers and adventurers the prime attraction to South Africa, and our specialty, is undoubtedly the regions unrivalled wildlife heritage and its vast diversity of culture.


Mpumalanga Lowveld Regio

  • The Greater Kruger National Park (approx 20 000 km square): Within this huge expanse of bush is a variety of scenery huge in extent, fascinating in many moods and majestic in its wealth of wildlife. The park sustains approximately 147 species of mammals, well over 100 species of reptiles and more than 500 various species of birds. The Park offer visitors an unbeatable experience enabling you to feel the thrill of raw Africa, facing the big 5 and being able to stay in some of the many luxury lodges or bush camps.
  • Blyde River Canyon: One of the most spectacular of the country's natural wonders. The canyon is a gigantic gorge 26km long, approximately 800m (2,625ft) deep and 1.5km (1 mile) wide, an awesome conglomeration of impressive buttresses and forested inclines hat form the centre point of this nature reserve.
          

Other attractions in Mpumalanga include, visits to God's Window, Bourke's Luck Potholes and the Sudwala Caves.


KwaZulu Natal & Zululand

Entering Zululand will be a truly unique experience, because here we will spoil you for choice. You will experience first hand the exciting world of Zulu history and culture, view the Big Five wild animals of Africa, explore the Wetland Reserve of St Lucia or scuba dive the coral reefs of Sodwana.

  • Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Park: This unique Big Five reserve will offer you the experience of a life time. The countryside is stunningly beautiful with its grass covered hills, dense thicket and lush vegetation supporting an abundance of wildlife such as, its famed black and white rhino, lion, leopard, cheetah, wild dogs, elephant, buffalo, hippo, giraffe and more. We will get you close to these wild creatures on exciting day and night game drives. The park is also a bird watchers paradise with no less than 425 recorded species. This area was once the hunting area of the great Zulu Kings.
  • Mkhuze Game Reserve: As a well know destination for bird lovers this game reserve is one of the most rewarding of Southern Africa's conservation areas. It is home to black and white rhino, elephant, giraffe, kudu, leopard and the famous Nsumu Pans with hippo, crocodile and abundant birdlife. Those who prefer to explore the reserve on foot have a choice of short guided walks. Other attractions include the Cultural Village and the Fig Forest walk with its impressive ancient sycamore fig trees.
  • Ithala Game Reserve: We believe Ithala is truly one of the undiscovered wildlife gems of KwaZulu Natal. It has diverse habitats that host a spectacular array of both wildlife and plant life. Ithala is an excellent game viewing reserve situated on the upper reaches of the Pongola river in the heart of the mountainous, grassland and thornveld of Northern KwaZulu Natal.

Other attractions in KwaZulu Natal include the historic battlefields route, the Midlands Meander and the majestic Drakensberg Mountain Range, home to the Thukela Falls, the second highest waterfall in the world.

Cape Town

Cape Town is famous for its breathtaking scenery with its dramatic Table Mountain backdrop, spectacular ocean views and excellent cuisine. Other attractions include Cape Point where the Indian and Atlantic Ocean meet, Robben Island and the Wine Route. The Garden Route is a good choice for those who want to take to the roads and explore. It runs along the South African coastline in southern Western Cape. Dramatic, winding roads overlooking cliffs, coasts and majestic scenery characterize this stretch of road. Stop in small, picturesque villages to get a local taste of South Africa's beautiful countryside. You'll find unforgettable inns, guesthouses and restaurants as well as beautiful arts and crafts.


 

Head of state:  Jacob Zuma

Land Area:      1,221,037 sq km

Population:      52.98 million

Capital city:     Pretoria (administrative); Bloemfontein (judicial) and Cape Town (legislative)

Climate:           Durban:           Summer: 22 - 27ºC

                                             Winter: 12 - 22ºC

                       Cape Town:     Summer: 17 - 25ºC

                                             Winter: 8 - 17ºC

                      Johannesburg:  Summer: 15 - 25ºC

                                              Winter: 5 - 16ºC  

Languages:      English, Afrikaans, Zulu, Xhosa, Pedi, Tswana, Sotho, Tsonga, Swati, Venda, Ndebele

Religion:          Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Jewish and traditional

Electric Current: 220/230 volts

Time:            GMT + 2

Major Industries: Mining, finance, insurance, food processing and Tourism