With a plethora of enticing safari and game lodge options available in South Africa, why not opt for a unique experience for your next trip. Here are five of my favorites to whet your safari appetite:
Explore wildlife waterways at Marataba Luxury Lodge
Although sitting on a boat watching wildlife is an experience usually associated with Botswana’s Okavango Delta, thanks to Marataba Luxury Lodges, this experience is also possible in South Africa itself. Marataba operates two high-end lodges in a private concession in Marakele National Park, a three-hour drive from Johannesburg.
In addition to the impressive sandstone mountains and game-filled plains, water safaris are possible along the perennial Marabas River. Arriving at the jetty you’re welcomed on-board Miss Mara, ready to offer you plentiful game, bird, and landscape sightings. Passing by elephants playing in the shallow water, or a pod of hippo rushing into the river are indeed sights
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