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Safari: Pamper Yourself on a Budget in South Africa

We’ve compiled safari packages to suit all budgets in this week’s blog.

Travelling during May-September is a great time for South African deals as it’s considered to be low season. Although there may be more rain along the coast, inland is dry which makes the animals more visible as the bush is less thick. If you’re looking for deals around this time, the Samara Private Game Reserve has some great off-peak deals which include all the luxuries you would normally pay full price for! Be on the lookout for rhinos, cheetahs and antelopes having a stroll on the reserve.

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Choosing a self-drive safari is easier than you think and can help save on costs and gives you the flexibility to see what you want on safari. In South Africa, major parks are in easy driving distance of the big cities. If you’re staying in Johannesburg, you can pick up a rental car and simply drive to Kruger National Park which is three hours away.

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If you choose to take the road less travelled, you will be rewarded. There are the popular reserves which cater to international tourists and have been written about countless times on travel blogs. There are also lesser-known reserves such as Madikwe and Marakele in South Africa which is well-known to locals. It’s less visited by international tourists, and it often offers better deals

Visiting the smaller sibling camps of the bigger safari companies is a way of ensuring you’re getting the premium experience, without the price tag. Many leading safari companies are developing smaller sister camps close to some of their pricier flagship properties. If there is a particular safari company you want to book with but can’t afford it, have a look to see if they have sibling properties which are more within your budget.

Staying in national park lodges is a common way for local South Africans to go on Safari, these camp sites and bungalows are run by the state-funded national parks that maintain the reserves. This means you won’t be getting all the luxury of a private lodge however; a self-catering, two-bedroom bungalow can save you a fair bit of money. Staying at a Kruger National Park lodge has prices starting from $70. The beauty of staying at a national park lodge is you save on travel time and have access to hiring national park rangers to take you on organised game drives, another cost saver.

South Africa offers travel experiences for all budgets, the hardest part is deciding which experience you want!

 

Safari: Pamper Yourself on a Budget in South Africa

We’ve compiled safari packages to suit all budgets in this week’s blog.

Travelling during May-September is a great time for South African deals as it’s considered to be low season. Although there may be more rain along the coast, inland is dry which makes the animals more visible as the bush is less thick. If you’re looking for deals around this time, the Samara Private Game Reserve has some great off-peak deals which include all the luxuries you would normally pay full price for! Be on the lookout for rhinos, cheetahs and antelopes having a stroll on the reserve.

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Choosing a self-drive safari is easier than you think and can help save on costs and gives you the flexibility to see what you want on safari. In South Africa, major parks are in easy driving distance of the big cities. If you’re staying in Johannesburg, you can pick up a rental car and simply drive to Kruger National Park which is three hours away.

4742339298_f18ab47db8_z

If you choose to take the road less travelled, you will be rewarded. There are the popular reserves which cater to international tourists and have been written about countless times on travel blogs. There are also lesser-known reserves such as Madikwe and Marakele in South Africa which is well-known to locals. It’s less visited by international tourists, and it often offers better deals

Visiting the smaller sibling camps of the bigger safari companies is a way of ensuring you’re getting the premium experience, without the price tag. Many leading safari companies are developing smaller sister camps close to some of their pricier flagship properties. If there is a particular safari company you want to book with but can’t afford it, have a look to see if they have sibling properties which are more within your budget.

Staying in national park lodges is a common way for local South Africans to go on Safari, these camp sites and bungalows are run by the state-funded national parks that maintain the reserves. This means you won’t be getting all the luxury of a private lodge however; a self-catering, two-bedroom bungalow can save you a fair bit of money. Staying at a Kruger National Park lodge has prices starting from $70. The beauty of staying at a national park lodge is you save on travel time and have access to hiring national park rangers to take you on organised game drives, another cost saver.

South Africa offers travel experiences for all budgets, the hardest part is deciding which experience you want!

 

Gone glamping: The best ways to camp in style in South Africa

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Gone glamping: The best ways to camp in style in South Africa

Sleeping under the stars is one thing. But doing it in a king-size bed with gourmet meals and air conditioning sure beats a sleeping bag. More →