Click here to see several more pictures from our safari.
There are advertisements for safaris all over SA. You have many choices. Because we had no idea what we were doing, we just went wherever the travel agents books us to go. We were not disappointed that we ended up in Hoedspruit.
There are many different lodges in Hoedspruit. We’ve been to two of them (dad with daughter one year and son another).
If your idea of a good safari includes seeing the big five (lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant, and Cape buffalo), as well as seeing giraffe, kudo, warthogs, hippos, zebras, impalas and more, then this is the place for you.
We even got out of the open air truck and literally walked around with cheetahs and several times we were lucky enough to have a heard of elephants walk right by use (literally scraping the side of the Range Rover)
While we would tell you that Petra should be at the top of your bucket list, going on safari is an equally amazing but different experience. Safariing is the most exciting thing we’ve ever done (we literally were 20 feet from a lion eating a baby giraffe).