Safaris in South Africa are definitely the most popular choice, but with Kenya, Uganda, Zambia, Namibia and now also Zimbabwe being back in the game, it is getting ever harder to choose the 'right' destination for one's long-dreamt-about safari of a lifetime.
So why South Africa?
First of all South Africa, with its international Johannesburg OR Tambo airport is by far the best connected international airport in the whole of Africa. It is equally easy to travel from the US, Europe, the Middle East (Qatar, Egypt Air, Emirates and now also Etihad all fly to Johannesburg) and Asia to Johannesburg. Nearly a hundred international airlines fly to Johannesburg, and this makes it an extremely accessible country.
But that's not where things stop. Despite its reputation for relatively high crime rates overall, attacks or crime on tourists is in fact extremely low in South Africa. Most recently, the World Cup, with hundreds of thousands of visitors from all over the world, showed that not a single person came to harm. The numbers do not lie: South Africa is a very friendly country, where foreigners are welcomed with a smile and open arms!
South Africa also offers a very developed internal air transportation network. Combining a visit to Cape Town with a safari is very simple in South Africa, and with Cape Town being one of the most beautiful cities in the world, this travel combination has become very popular indeed.
The Vuyani Safari Lodge is located in immediate proximity to the Hoedspruit airport (also called the Eastgate airport) and with its three times each week direct flight schedule to Cape Town, as well as 2 daily flights to Johannesburg, both ways, it is one of the most convenient lodges for safaris in South Africa.
The transfer from the Hoedspruit airport to the lodge is complimentary, and if the guests do not feel like waiting at the Johannesburg airport for their connecting internal flight to Hoedspruit, then they can always book the direct chauffeur road transfer from the Johannesburg airport to the lodge at a rate that also beats the airfare rates. The bonus is that one will not only enjoy one of the best safaris in South Africa, but also one of the most scenic routes that South Africa has to offer.
There are many more reasons to visit South Africa, but all we can say: Proudly South African! Come and visit Mandela's Rainbow Nation!
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