Best Safari Lodges in South Africa
The colonial-influenced Western Cape is not only known for its Cape Dutch, Georgian and Victorian architecture, but also as the beginning of the glorious Garden Route. It stretches over one hundred and twenty-five miles of staggering coastline, starting at Mossel Bay and extending all the way to the Eastern Cape. Bordered by pine forests and fragrant fynbos bushes and punctuated with gorges, pristine sandy beaches and rocky coves, this is nature at its most exquisite.
Red Savannah has luxury safari lodges in South Africa located in Samara’s Private Game Reserve, the Madikwe Game Reserve as well as nestled within beautiful vineyards near the village of Franschhoek.
For the gastronomically curious, a gourmet holiday in South Africa delivers in spades. Indeed, the regions of Constancia, Franschhoek and Hemel-en-Aarde are increasingly recognised for their spectacular foodie offerings, alongside the world class vineyards of the winelands. Luxury villas in South Africa, set along The Garden Route and in the malaria-free Waterberg region, offer tasty wines and local dishes as well as a variety of adventures, including quad biking, riding safaris, fishing, game viewing or swimming.
The Best Time to Visit South Africa
South Africa has varying climates so is a year-round destination depending on your activities. The best time for a luxury safari to South Africa is during the ‘Dry Season’ from May to September when wildlife is easier to spot. July to November is the best time for whale watching and October for April for birdwatching.
Whether you wish to discover the battlefields at Rorke’s Drift, the Big Five on safari in Kruger National Park, the vintages of Stellenbosch, rhino conservation projects in KwazuluNatal or follow in Mandela's footsteps, our luxury holidays to South Africa can be crafted to suit.