When it comes to exploring South Africa’s beautiful culture, our South Africa safari holidays are spectacular! We can give you a tour of South Africa to discover its beautiful wildlife, culture, heritage, food, national parks, game reserves and attractions. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing beach holiday or a safari tour, our South African safari holidays are the perfect choice for a getaway holiday.

Our safari holidays in South Africa offers something for everyone! It has 2,798 kilometres (1,739 mi) of coastline that stretches along the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans.

To the north lies the neighbouring countries of Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe. To the east are Mozambique and Swaziland. In the country lies Lesotho, an enclave surrounded by South African territory. It befits its position at the southern end of the world’s most epic continent with more types of terrain than photographers can shake their zoom lens.

Our South Africa safari holidays can include visiting the deserted Kalahari, Namakwa’s springtime symphony of wildflowers, the iconic Table Mountain and Cape Point, Kruger National Park’s wildlife-stalked savannah (scene of the famous lion-buffalo-crocodile battle watched more than 40 million times on YouTube) running through the east of the country and into Lesotho.

CAPITAL CITY: PRETORIA, CAPE TOWN & BLOMFONTEIN
AIRPORT: OR TAMBO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
CURRENCY: SOUTH AFRICAN RAND
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH, AFRIKAANS, ZULU, XHOSA AND OTHERS
VOLTAGE: 220-230V/50Hz Round Pin Plug

DRY SEASON:

MAY TO SEPTEMBER – GREAT /FOR WILDLIFE SPOTTING

WET SEASON:

OCTOBER TO APRIL – GREEN SCENERY, CALVING SEASON, GREAT BIRDWATCHING, THICK VEGETATION
ROADS CAN BE IMPASSABLE

BEST TIMES:

MAY TO SEPTEMBER (ALL PARKS)
HIGH SEASON – OCTOBER – MARCH (KRUGER NATIONAL PARK IS BUSY)
LOW SEASON – APRIL – SEPTEMBER (SOME LODGES ARE CLOSED)

BEST WEATHER:

APRIL – MAY AND SEPTEMBER – OCTOBER

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

DO I NEED A VISA
AUSTRALIA – NO (3 MONTHS ONLY)
EUROPEAN COUNTRIES – NO, MOST EUROPEAN COUNTRIES DO NEED VISAS (Please check with the Embassy) 3 MONTHS ONLY
UNITED KINGDOM – NO (3 MONTHS ONLY)
USA – NO (3 MONTHS ONLY)

Please enquire with the South African Embassy in your country of Residence as we recommend you get you visa before you before you travel. A New Immigration regulation requires parents to produce birth certificates of all children travelling with them. Please check http://www.southafrica-newyork.net/homeaffairs/visitorsvisa.htm

Yellow Fever certificates may be required to be shown at the port of entry. All Foreign tourists under 16yrs are required to carry birth certificates. Please carry certified copies.

TIPPING
It is not mandatory to tip however we do recommend you to tip in Restaurants, Bars something, please add 10-15% to the bill. For Drivers, Guides and Porters we recommend a minimum of USD 5 per person per day.

INTERNET ACCESS
Most places have WIFI / internet, however in rural areas internet is limited or not available.

MOBILE PHONE ACCESS
Most of the locations in South Africa have great mobile coverage especially in cities and towns. There’s limited access in some of the rural areas. A local sim would be easily available for purchase.

WHAT ARE THE TOILETS LIKE?
Western style Toilets are available in most hotels, lodges and camps. Some areas may have squat toilets.

DRINKING WATER
Drinking tap water is not recommended. Mineral water is always available.

ARE CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED?
Please inform your Bank before you travel to ensure you will not have problems using your cards. Credit card facilities are available in some areas only.

ATMS
ATMs are available in major cities and towns.

DO I NEED A TRAVEL INSURANCE?
It is mandatory you should have Health / Travel Insurance

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS
Please see http://www.worldtravelguide.net/south-africa/public-holidays

ELECTRICITY / PLUGS:
Electricity in South Africa has 220 – 230V and 3 Pin flat plugs although some new hotels are now having round pin plugs so carry your travel plug.

DOES SOUTH AFRICA HAVE MALARIA:
South Africa has some Malaria zones, visit your GP before you travel for your vaccinations and Malaria pills.

TRAVEL TIPS

  • Dress respectfully, shoulders to knees should be covered especially in when entering places of worship.
  • Respect local traditions, customs and religions
  • Please do not buy coral, ivory or any animal products
  • Dispose of litter appropriately in bins
  • Do not throw cigarette butts especially in the parks as it may cause fire and destroy wildlife and habitats.
  • Don’t be afraid to learn the local language and smile.
  • Please support the local shops and people
  • When taking photos of people please ask permission

Here at Ubon Safari, we aim to provide an outstanding service for our customers and clients to enjoy a fantastic adventure in Africa. If you would like to book for our South Africa safari holidays, email info@ubonsafari.com. We will respond to your enquiry as soon as possible. Let us make your luxury African safari holiday perfect!

SOUTH AFRICA PARKS

The world-renowned Kruger National Park offers a wildlife experience that ranks with the best in Africa.
Established in 1898 to protect the wildlife of the South African Lowveld, this national park of nearly 2 million hectares, SANParks – Kruger National Park is unrivalled in the diversity of its life forms and a world leader in advanced environmental management techniques and policies.
Situated in the heart of the Garden Route, you will find a beautiful piece of land that will stir your senses…
The Garden Route is a mix of modern golf courses, ancient forests, secluded artists’ communities, retirement estates, modern malls, craft centres, mountain hideaways and beach holidays.
A large number of interesting and creative people drawn to this magnificent stretch of coastline have made it home.
The Garden Route National Park, which weaves together the existing Tsitsikamma National Park’s ancient forests and wild coastline with the Wilderness National Park via a chain of lakes and preserved sections of fynbos, is a fascinating mix of ecosystems. And don’t forget to look out for the raucous cry and vivid scarlet wings of the Knysna turaco.
The Sabi Sands is a game reserve of 65,000 hectares of land sharing 50kms of unfenced border with Kruger National Park.
The game reserve is a home to the Big Five (Lion, Leopard, Rhino, Buffalo and Elephant). The reserve got its name from the Sabie River.
The Sabie and the Sand Rivers run through the Reserve playing a major part in the water source to the wildlife around.
Gondwana Game Reserve provides an authentic safari experience close to Cape Town.
Less than a four-hour drive away, along South Africa’s popular Garden Route, the 11,000-hectare (26,000 acre) private game reserve offers a distinctive and luxurious malaria-free safari with free roaming Big 5 Game.
Herds of wildlife including eland, giraffe, hippo, gemsbok, cheetah and zebra can be spotted on the majestic landscape with awe inspiring views of the Langeberg and Outeniqua Mountains wherever you look.

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CAPE TOWN TO PORT ELIZABETH

10 NIGHTS / 11 DAYS SELF DRIVE CAPE TOWN | PLETTENBERG BAY | KWANDWE GAME RESERVE | PORT ELIZABETH ARRIVE
per person

CAPE TOWN – KRUGER NATIONAL PARK – JOHANNESBURG

9 NIGHTS / 10 DAYS DRIVING SAFARI CAPE TOWN | KRUGER NATIONAL PARK ARRIVE: CAPE TOWN / DEPART: JOHANNESBURG INCLUDES Airport Transfers
per person

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