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South Africa Things to Do include wildlife viewing in national & provincial game parks, private game reserves and wildlife farms with a variety of safari options.
South Africa has a large number of national and provincial parks - ideal for game viewing at affordable rates - and some of the best private game reserves and wildlife farms in the world, offering visitors the excitement of wildlife viewing on safari or even hiking the wilderness.
Kruger National Park (northern section) and the private game reserves bordering Kruger Park - Klaserie, Balule, Kapama, Thornybush, Manyeleti and Timbavati - offers a variety of options.
This is a malaria area.
The Limpopo also offers game viewing in a malaria free area in the Waterberg at private reserves with game lodges near Bela-Bela, Lephalale (Ellisras), Modimolle (Nylstroom), Mookgopong (Naboomspruit), Vaalwater and within Welgevonden and Entabeni Nature Reserve.
The Marekele National Park is situated outside Thabazimbi in the Waterberg.
The Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park, the Ithala Game Reserve and Mkuze Game Reserve and private reserves (like Phinda) and lodges close to it, are the main attractions - some in a low risk malaria area.
Mpumalanga is your gateway to the Kruger Park. The province's wilderness offerings range from the super-exclusive private lodges of the Sabi Sand Reserve and private wildlife reserves near Malelane & at Marloth Park (south of the Kruger Park) to luxury lodges within the Kruger Park.
The malaria free Pilanesberg and Madikwe Game Reserves host a number of private lodges.
The Addo Elephant Park and private game lodges in the Addo area such as Shamwari Game Reserve are the main attractions of the Eastern Cape, but there also a number of private reserves in Grahamstown, Graaff Reinet, Kenton on Sea and Cradock - all malaria free.
The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park stretching across the border with Botswana is the main attraction with Augrabies Falls National Park and Tswalu Private Desert Reserve popular destinations - malaria free
The Karoo National Park and Bontebok National Park are 2 of a number of National Parks in the province. A number of private game reserves are spread throughout the province - in the Karoo areas of Ceres, Clanwilliam, Touwsrivier, Montagu on Route 62; in the Garden Route at Albertinia, Plettenberg Bay, Mossel Bay and Oudtshoorn - all malaria free.