5 unique South African safari experiences

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With a plethora of enticing safari and game lodge options available in South Africa, why not opt for a unique experience for your next trip. Here are five of my favorites to whet your safari appetite:

Explore wildlife waterways at Marataba Luxury Lodge

Although sitting on a boat watching wildlife is an experience usually associated with Botswana’s Okavango Delta, thanks to Marataba Luxury Lodges, this experience is also possible in South Africa itself. Marataba operates two high-end lodges in a private concession in Marakele National Park, a three-hour drive from Johannesburg.

In addition to the impressive sandstone mountains and game-filled plains, water safaris are possible along the perennial Marabas River. Arriving at the jetty you’re welcomed on-board Miss Mara, ready to offer you plentiful game, bird, and landscape sightings. Passing by elephants playing in the shallow water, or a pod of hippo rushing into the river are indeed sights to behold. Stay in either the main Safari Lodge’s tented units or in the smaller and more remote Mountain Lodge.

Sleep under the stars at Samara

If it’s an up-close and personal experience you’re after, why not consider spending a night under the stars. Several South African lodges offer sleep out options and one of the most exciting of these is Samara Private Game Reserve’s Star Bed. Set alongside a riverbed, guests are driven to the secluded spot where their night under the African sky awaits. The raised platform has a dining space and arriving at a sunset feast, a bottle of bubbly on ice, and a comfy bed under the stars is indeed a bucket-list African experience.

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