There are very good reasons to do a South African safari, especially when visiting Africa for the first time. Yes, it makes a difference which African safari destination one visits first when calling the western world home. Climate, nature, culture and the standard of accommodations can differ a lot and South Africa can provide a smooth introduction to Africa.
South Africa is pretty developed with regards to infrastructure and standard of accommodations and service. Facilities one is used to from home are provided including free WiFi in most of the safari lodges.
With the Sabi Sands South Africa have probably the best leopard sightings in the world.
Thorough conservation work for decades allows excellent Big Five sightings.
The safari guides are well trained and on private game reserves a team of a tracker and ranger make sure the wildlife gets found.
A maximum of 6 guests per open game drive vehicle on higher standard private game reserves provides an outstanding safari experience.
Besides that, allows a South African safari the combination with more incredible sights of the country. A classic combination is Kruger Park and Cape Town. For guests with more time at hand a round trip including Kruger Park, the Garden Route and Cape Town is a good option. And not to forget, that other great safari destinations like Botswana, Namibia and the Victoria Falls are at the doorstep.