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South Africa Safari Tours

South Africa Safari TourSouth Africa Safari and Kruger Park Tours - We offer affordable Kruger Park Tour Safaris and vacation packages in South Africa and Vic Falls for small groups and families. Our South African Vacations are a world in one country. See our budget Kruger Park Tours. We are at your disposal to assist you in any way possible - so please do not hesitate to contact us if you wish to book a vacation, or any one of our Kruger Park Safaris


Interesting facts about South Africa

The Republic of South Africa occupies 1 223 410 sq, km (472 659 sq, miles) at the southern-most tip of the African continent, stretching from the Limpopo River in the north to Cape Agulhas in the south. It is five times the size of Britain, twice as big as France and about one-eighth of the size of the United States. The West Coast borders the cool South Atlantic Ocean while the Eastern Coastline runs along the warmer Indian Ocean. To the north, South Africa borders Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe. In the North-East Mozambique and Swaziland.

Reasons to visit South Africa
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Adventure
No adventurer or sportsman need ever be bored in South Africa. It is one of the top diving spots in the world and also offers opportunities for hiking, mountaineering, white water rafting, canoeing, sailing, windsurfing, ballooning, parachuting, 4x4 adventure trips and many more activities.

Affordability
South Africa is a highly affordable tourist destination and the exchange rate is very favourable to international visitors

Beauty
The diverse scenery of South Africa offers a landscape for every taste. Wide open vistas, a wild and untamed coastline, cascading water falls, fields of exotic wild flowers, luscious forests and majestic mountains - Scenic splendour as far as the eye can see!

Climate
South Africa enjoys a mild, temperate climate with clear blue skies and sunny days, allowing us to enjoy our beaches all year round

Change
Nothing is as exciting as change. The new South Africa is a nation in flux. Become part of this momentum and experience history in the making

Food and Wine
South African Vacations in the Freestate Province in South Africa As well as being one of the best -known producers of world class wine. South Africa also has a rich variety of cuisines to offer. Not only can the traditional foods of the South African culture groupings be sampled, but international cuisine is also widely available in restaurants and hotels.

Infrastructure
South Africa offers the foreign vistor all the comforts he/she may desire against the back drop of the unspoilt splendour of the mysterious continent that is Africa. This is made possible by the sophisticated infrastructure, which offers all modern amenities. The well developed road and transport system as well as the excellent accomodation and telecommunications facilities , enable visitors to enjoy their stay in comfort!


People
Not only are our people warm-hearted and friendly, but South Africa is truly world in one country". Walking down a busy street, the visitor is sure to encounter a colourful array of people, from chic socialities, demure Islamatic matrons, beaded and blanketed Zulus to suave business people. Our society is a dynamic blend of age-old customs and modern ways, created by scores of people who came to look and decided to stay. Come and experience the colour and variety of the South African social mosaic for yourself

Wildlife
South Africa offers some of the best game-viewing in the world and the attraction of the Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, rhino) is hard to resist. These, and many other animals that are unique to Africa, can be seen at any number of game parks and game reserves throughout South Africa

Wonders of the World
South African Vacations and Giraffes in the Kruger National Park Table Mountain in the Western Cape is one of the seven wonders of the modern world. But South Africa has many of the natural wonders that are well worth visiting. These includes the Kruger National Park, the Drakensberg Mountain range, the Wild Coast, the West Coast, the Wild Flower of Namaqualand, the "Fynbos" Floral Kingdom, the archaeologgical sites where evidence of the earliest humanoids has been discovered and the priceless heritage of rock art to us by the San, to name a few .

World Heritage Sites
South African Vacations in The Great Karoo in South AfricaSouth Africa has also 5 Wonders of the World

  • Robben Island
  • Fossil Hominid sites at Kromdraai
  • uKhahlamba/Drakensberg Park
  • Mapungubwe
  • Greater St.lucia Wetland Park

Our Mineral Wealth
The unique and extensive geological formations in South Africa are the origins of our mineral wealth. The Witwatersrand Basin holds a considerable share of the world's gold reserves, as well as some uranium, silver, pyrite and osmiridium. This basin yields some 98 per cent of South Africa's gold. The Bushveld complex in Mpumalanga and Limpopo produces more than half of the worlds chrome ore. Ores of vanadium, iron, titanium, copper, nickel, and fluorspar are also found here.

South Africa also possesses some of other important mineral reserves

  • The Transvaal System contains more than 80 per cent of the worlds manganese reserves, aswell as significant amounts of iron ore.
  • Mpumalanga and Kwazulu Natal have significant coal and anthracite reserves
  • The Phalaborwa Igneous Complex contains extensive deposits of zinc ores, as well as copper, titanium, phosphate, iron, vermiculite and zirconium
  • The Northen Cape has significent deposits of zinc ores, as well as copper and lead
  • Diamonds (kimberlites, alluvial, and marine), as well as titanium, iron and zircon are found allover the country

As a result of these mineral riches, South Africa is one of the worlds largest mineral producers. Most of these minerals are mined for the international market

Cuisine
South African wine

The Kruger National Park
The Kruger National Park is undoubtedly one of the worlds greatest game parks. It has been praised for its endeavours in nature conservation, proffesional management of wildlife and the safeguarding of African cultural heritage. Over the last few years, fences that seperated the Kruger National Park from neighbouring reserves have been removed allowing the wildlife greater access to natural resources as well as increasing the game viewing opportunities for tourist


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The Kruger National Park has a rich natural and cultural history that can be traced back to early mankind
There is a substantial evidence that prehistoric man roamed the region between 100 000 and 500 000 years ago.
The settlement of Stone Age man between 30 000 and 100 000 yers ago is suported by findings of cultural artefacts and archaeological sites. More than 100 rock paintings and engravings are evidence of the San's (nomadic hunters-gatherers) movements through the area. There is also evidence of the prescence of Iron Age man from around 1500 years ago.

Kruger Park Cultural Heritage
There are over 250 cultural heritage sites in the Kruger Park including almost 130 recorded sites with rock art. Archaeological sites range from early Stone Age (about a million yers ago) to evidence of various Iron Age civilisations. The public can view the following historical sites: Albasani Ruins; Masorini; Thulamela.

"Big Five" things to find and do in the Kruger National Park

Big5:

  • Elephant, Buffalo, Rhinoceros, Lion, Leopard

Small 5

  • Leopard cub, African Elephant calf, Lion cub

Little 5

  • Elephant Shrew, Ant lion, Buffalo Weaver, Rhino beetle, Leopard Tortoise

5 trees

  • Marula, Fever, Mopane, Baobab, Knobthorn

Natural cultural features

  • Stevenson-Hamilton Memorial Library, Albasini Ruins, Thulamela and Masoroni Ruins, the Letaba Elephant Museum

5 worthwile activities

  • Cycling trail at Olifants, walking trails, wildlife movies, organised day/night drives,golf

"Big Six" birds

  • Lappet Faced Vulture, Southern Ground Hornbill, Pels Fishing Owl, Saddlebilled Stork, Martial Eagle, Kori Bastard

TOURS
We offer regular Vacations Tours & Safaris throughout South Africa, Swaziland and Mozambique booked through our office, and we also offer special tailor-made Vacations with multi-lingual guides. Enjoy your safari with BigSixTourSafaris

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