South Africa offers its visitors everything – from pristine sandy beaches to well-organised hiking trails, world-class golf courses, cruises and a variety of free-roaming, indigenous wildlife in a host of national parks and reserves. South Africa’s history is rich and complex. The country is dotted with museums and monuments that bear testimony to its struggles and achievements.
Situated on the southern tip of the African continent, South Africa has the warm water of the Indian Ocean to the south and east, and the cold Atlantic to the west. The coastal belt, with endless beaches and indigenous forests, is separated from the interior by a dramatic range of mountains. The western interior is monopolised by the Karoo desert, which stretches to the Namibia border. Grasslands and savannah stretch eastwards to the Kruger National Park, which runs the length of the border with Mozambique and north to the borders with Botswana and Zimbabwe.
Time to travel
There is no time when South Africa needs to be avoided. The Cape coastal belt receives its rain during winter, from April through to August. The interior is a summer rainfall area, with afternoon thundershowers being common during December to March. Game viewing is at its easiest during the dry hot months of October to December. Whales can be seen in the Cape waters during the latter half of the year and the floral kingdom is at its best during August, September and October.
Unique experience – Our Rainbow Nation mixture
The Big Five and other African wildlife, sandy beaches, friendly people, a smorgasbord of cultural experiences, hiking trails, mountains, luxury safaris, top sporting events, an abundance of bird species, fantastic shopping – you name it, we have it!
South Africa – a land of diversity
Whether you are looking for accommodation, a wildlife safari, a golfing holiday, a family getaway to the beach, an exciting incentive destination, a self-drive itinerary or a fully guided tour of South Africa, let Falcon Africa Safaris assist you.
Kruger National Park safari in Africa
The Kruger National Park is the largest and most well-known of South Africa’s National Parks. It is up to us, the people who frequent and enjoy this special Park, to preserve it for future generations.
Say NO to further hotel developments in the Kruger and highways running in the middle where animals roam. Say YES to protecting all the natural habitats and animals in the Kruger National Park, particularly our Rhinos. Development of further hotels and a highway stretching through the Park into neighbouring Mozambique will only worsen the rhino poaching by offering poachers more access to the Park, night drives and exits routes.
Why book your visit to South Africa with Falcon Africa Safaris?
To quote from Thabo Mbeke’s speech to celebrate Africa Day:
“I am an African.
I owe my being to the hills and the valleys, the mountains and the glades, the rivers, the deserts, the trees, the flowers, the seas and the ever-changing seasons that define the face of our native land.
My body has frozen in our frosts and in our latter day snows. It has thawed in the warmth of our sunshine and melted in the heat of the midday sun. The crack and the rumble of the summer thunders, lashed by startling lightening, have been a cause both of trembling and of hope.
The fragrances of nature have been as pleasant to us as the sight of the wild blooms of the citizens of the veld.
The dramatic shapes of the Drakensberg, the soil-coloured waters of the Lekoa, iGqili noThukela, and the sands of the Kgalagadi, have all been panels of the set on the natural stage on which we act out the foolish deeds of the theatre of our day.
I am the grandchild of the warrior men and women that Hintsa and Sekhukhune led, the patriots that Cetshwayo and Mphephu took to battle, the soldiers Moshoeshoe and Ngungunyane taught never to dishonour the cause of freedom.
Being part of all these people, and in the knowledge that none dare contest that assertion, I shall claim that –
I am an African!”