This World Heritage Site combines pristine forests with wetlands and marine ecology. The string of lakes, marshes, coral reefs and secluded beaches, make this north-eastern corner of South Africa a sub-tropical paradise.

The warm sea attracts a huge diversity of marine life including leatherback and loggerhead turtles that lay their eggs in the soft sand during summer.

Ragged-tooth sharks congregate off rocky reefs and bottlenose dolphins leap joyously in the wave break. Whale sharks are known to investigate boats and humpback whales migrate here in winter.

A sophisticated conservation model has been successfully implemented in Rocktail Bay, whereby a partnership between conservation authorities, local communities and Wilderness Safaris is successfully helping to preserve the area and create jobs.

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Safari Seasons

These occurrences like the great wildlife migration in the Serengeti and Maasai Mara, seasonal floods in the Okavango Delta, the Cape spring flower displays, the sardine run or the times when whales visit the African shores, draw a great deal of interest. Popular Safari Travel seasons are also influenced by a number of factors. Besides the natural wildlife occurrences, most …

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Private Safari Concessions

A concession gives the operator the exclusive rights to make the area private, beyond the access of the general public. Vast tracts of the most sort after wildlife areas are divided up into manageable blocks and allocated into concessions for private and commercial use. Private companies are awarded the privilege of operating luxury safari establishments and exclusive activities, based on …

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Traversing and your Safari Experience

Some Safari lodges and camps occupy relatively small territories and need to make an arrangement with the larger land owners to extend their game drives into the adjacent area. This special permission is highly monitored and strictly controlled. Traversing rights come at a high cost and are based on vehicles having access within a quota arrangement. Most of the sorts …

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Safari Activities

Game Drives All game drives are undertaken in an open sided 4×4 drive vehicle with a driver / naturalist who has experience and knowledge of the area, and is thus an expert on game movement and other ecological aspects of the region. Drives usually depart in the early morning and late afternoon when it is cooler and there is a …

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