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3 Reasons Why South African Safaris Are Unbeatable

21 Jan 2020 | By Author Thornybush | Experiences & Wildlife

There’s no denying the facts about South Africa – the country is filled with amazing wildlife and abundant opportunities to spot the Big Five, jaw-dropping scenery, a wide array of diverse cultures and plenty of good food to sample.

Many of these wonderful things are best experienced in person, most especially a safari. Here’s why you should choose any one of the twelve lodges within the Thornybush Private Game Reserve as your first port of call on the continent:


  1. South African Safaris are Easy

International travellers can’t go wrong when they visit South Africa. The exchange rate is favourable for visitors from most countries and basic necessities are reasonably priced. Locally-produced goods are affordable and easy to come by, especially artisan eats, arts, and crafts.

South Africa has a solid infrastructure with good tar roads in all the main cities. Car hire, domestic and charter flights are readily available, and you’ll have no trouble finding accommodation of all kinds from camping to high-end fully-inclusive safaris.

At the end of your world-class safari experience, you can jet off to other destinations in the country (or continent) with ease. Glorious beaches, vibrant cities, cultural iniquities, stunning geographical treasures and other African hotspots are within easy reach.

  1. Hospitality in South Africa is Amazing

South Africans hold guests in very high regard and will make you feel right at home. South Africans of all cultures are welcoming, laid-back people with friendly attitudes and a high desire to please. You will encounter a diverse range of ethnicities and languages (and wildlife) while enjoying a South African safari experience.

Whether you book a simple suite or “all-the-bells and whistles” at a safari lodge, you’ll experience the same level of unpretentious treatment. It’s natural for your South African hosts to welcome you as part of the family and bend over backwards to ensure you have an unforgettable time during your stay.

  1. Immersive Experiences

At the moment, South Africa is riding a wave of positivity sparked by recent sporting victories, as well as a crowning at the recent Miss Universe pageant. Thanks to all the social media coverage, all eyes are on South Africa and the country is simply shining under the spotlight. 

Wherever you go, you’ll find a true sense of community amongst the people. Random acts of kindness are common in South Africa, and you’ll find many interesting and immersive community projects dedicated to the welfare of others too.

Now’s the time to visit and experience South Africans embracing all that’s magical about the country and immerse yourself in this happy atmosphere.

See for Yourself

Don’t take our word for it, join us and discover what makes this country so unique. If you want in on the action, get in touch to book your South African safari today