Lucia was first named as “Rio de la Medaos do Oura” (“River of the Dows of Gold”) by the survivors of the Portuguese ship Saint Benedict. On 13 December 1575, the day of the feast of Saint Lucy, Manuel Peresterello renamed the mouth area to Santa Lucia. In 1822, St. Lucia was proclaimed by the British as a township.
WALKING SAFARIS IN SOUTH AFRICA
There are numerous options for walking safaris throughout South Africa offering varying terrains.
Discover the beautiful terrains and the fantastic diversity of the wildlife South Africa has whilst on a walking safari. Take a relaxing walk and discover the excitement and ancient secrets of the African wilderness. There are numerous options for walking safaris throughout South Africa offering varying terrains. South Africa has a superb array of National Parks and Game Reserves that offer South African walking safaris.
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On a Game Viewing Walk you get taken deep into the bush and track wildlife by foot (under the expert guidance of an armed game ranger).
Kruger National Park walking safaris are guided by experienced rangers with an extensive knowledge of the area, the wildlife, birdlife and indigenous vegetation. Accommodation and lodging in the park are in two-bedded safari-tents, with communal toilet and shower facilities. The camp-staff cook and clean while your guide leads you into close encounters with the African wild. Feel your excitement build as you track the South African Big 5 on your walking safari.
Also within the Kruger National Park, the 5 Star luxury Jock Safari Lodge offers walking safaris, birding safaris and guided historical tours will take you along the paths of legend and mystery.
Many game reserves in South Africa offer exhilarating walking safaris where guests have the opportunity to identify tracks and insects, bird watch and learn about habitats and ecology as they walk through the bushveld. Ngala consists of 14 780 hectares of exclusive game-rich land. The safety of their guests is their highest priority so all their rangers undergo intensive specialized instruction.
The rangers begin each walking safari with an all-inclusive briefing on how to behave when encountering animals on foot as they are frequently sighted on these safaris. Observe the glorious sunset whilst getting up close and personal with the incredible wildlife. The walks always cover new terrain, ensuring a comprehensive interpretive experience.
Shamwari Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape offers daily walking safaris and luxurious accommodation. Shamwari gives people the opportunity to spot the big 5 including the awe-inspiring leopard and wild dogs.
In the Sabi Sands Reserve, many lodges offer optional walking safaris which are conducted daily in order to experience the beauty of Africa’s flora and fauna. Bush dinners and bush breakfasts can be arranged following the walking safari, weather permitting.
At Pakamisa Private Game Reserve in the Maputuland region of KwaZulu Natal, a walking safari is included in the daily rate. Your guide will explain the often-fascinating life cycles of everything from insects, plants, and trees to the behavior patterns of the mammals and birds, giving you a chance to experience at first hand the magic of the African wild.
In the Western Cape, Sanbona Wildlife Reserve offers walking safaris. Discover the spirit of the Little Karoo on foot and see the little things of the Reserve through the eyes of the San. With the guidance of your experienced ranger, early morning walking trails to greet the day have been developed to cater for individual needs.
From gentle strolls, taking in the breathtaking beauty of the indigenous fauna and flora, to challenging trails discovering isolated vistas, reveal the beauty of Sanbona Wildlife Reserve. Be it a gentle or challenging trail or a secluded rock pool that invites one to submerge into its watery and invigorating bliss or returning to your lodge for a scrumptious breakfast, Sanbona Wildlife Reserve has all of this and much more to offer.
The feeling of carefully walking through the thick vegetation, in search for one of the majestic Big 5, is an experience like no other. Getting up close and personal with this magnificent wildlife is a rush of excitement and a definite addition to your list of South African activities.
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Open Game Drive
An open 4×4 game drive provides the quintessential African safari experience. An open 4×4 game drive serves as one of the highlights of an African safari. These excursions are typically conducted in the early morning hours or late afternoon when the animals are at their most active. You may book extra game drives throughout the day or the whole day.