South African Wildlife

Best Safari Destination

South Africa is one of the best safari destinations in the world. The country is blessed with populations of the famous Big Five as well as smaller mammals, birds and insects. And, of course, with the wonderfully long and unspoiled coastline, the opportunities to watch marine animals in South Africa are unparalleled.

©Shem Compion
©Shem Compion
©Shem Compion

The immense biodiversity of Mzansi allows for many different kinds of wildlife to thrive. There are unique wildlife species to be found in every corner of this astoundingly lovely country.

There are many South African nature and game parks that protect and conserve the country’s wildlife, as well as game and safari lodges that allow tourists to see the beauty of South Africa’s majestic animals up close.

By Carla Lottering

Discover Wildlife Destinations in South Africa

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Marine Life Conservation in South Africa

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