Rent a 4 x 4 and Explore South Africa
If you have never been to South Africa and would like to book your first African safari, we extend you a warm welcome. South Africa is bound to be one of the friendliest and most diverse and culturally rich country you will ever visit. We are excited that you have chosen our home and country as your next holiday destination. If you would like to rent a 4 x 4 and explore South Africa on your own time, you have made a good choice, but you are bound to have some questions regarding when to come, where to go, and what to do. We are here to answer these questions.
The Best Time to Rent A 4 x 4 and Explore South Africa
Most people plan their safari around the weather. This can be tricky in South Africa, because while the country is generally warm and sunny throughout the year, some regions can experience a variety of weather, regardless of the seasons. As a rule, know when the wet and dry seasons are and plan accordingly. Game viewing is undoubtedly at its best during the winter dry season, which is between May and October. Because it is dry and the vegetation sparse during these months, there is more opportunity to see thirsty wildlife congregating at waterholes and browsing. It is also an ideal time of year to camp, as the weather is mild, and rain is rare. Summer is the wet season, between December and March. It is usually hot and humid during these months, with bursts of rain. It is the green time of year and a popular time for birdwatchers. A large portion of wildlife will also be birthing, so there are many game-viewing opportunities.
The Best Areas to Travel by 4 x 4 in South Africa
If game viewing, camping, bush walks, and animal interactions are what you want, you should spend at least some of your safari holiday in South Africa’s top reserves and national parks. Below is a list of a few of the top options to consider:
- Addo Elephant Park
- Bontebok National Park
- Kruger National Park
- Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park
- Pilanesberg National Park
- Shamwari Private Game Reserve
- Phinda Private Game Reserve
- Marakele National Park
- Mokala National Park
- Tembe Elephant Park
- Augrabies Falls National Park
- Karoo National Park
- Timbavati Game Reserve
- Balule Nature Reserve
- Ngala Private Game Reserve
- Tsitsikamma National Park
- Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
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