South Africa is home to large number of National Parks, the best known of which is probably the Kruger National Park. Covering a total area of 2 million hectares, this is as large as the whole of Belgium.
In the parks you will find rest camps. The rest camps provide simple accommodation in the form of rondavels or tents. These will often have two or three beds, a toilet, shower and sometimes a refrigerator and air conditioning. Meals are provided in the restaurant on the site, where simple breakfasts, lunches and dinners are served. Most rest camps also have a small supermarket, where for example you can shop for a typical South African ‘braai’ (barbecue). In general all the accommodation has ‘braai’ facilities.
A safari lodge is synonymous with wild animals and safaris. These luxurious lodges are situated in private wild animal reserves. This is a unique way to make your acquaintance with the African animal world. From these lodges you will participate in game-drives in open Land Rovers, under the expert guidance of a ranger. The ranger and a tracker will do their utmost to bring you as close to the wild animals as possible.