South Africa: celebrating hope, unity and resilience
04 November 2019

South Africa, a country of splendour

In celebration with a nation united by a fantastic sporting victory over the weekend, we thought we'd brag a bit about South Africa, the base of our head office and nationality of 19 of our team of 24

"We can achieve anything if we work together as one."
~ Siya Kolisi, captain of the Springboks, Rugby World Cup 2019


  1. With an area of 1.22 million km2, South Africa makes up 4% of the African continent (which is 30.37 million km2).

  2. South Africa has a shoreline of 2 798 km (1 770 miles) that connects the Atlantic and Indian oceans.

  3. The southernmost tip of Africa is Cape Agulhas, not the Cape of Good Hope as originally thought by seafarer Bartolomeu Dias. Cape Point (Cape of Good Hope) was later named The Most South-Western Point of The African Continent.

  4. The country has 289 rivers, including the Orange (2 092 km) and Limpopo (1 800 km) rivers, 7th and 8th longest in Africa respectively.
Image: Delaire Graff Estate, Stellenbosch
  1. There are 63 mountain ranges in South Africa, with the most famous being the Table Mountain group and the Drakensberg range.
Image: La Clé des Montagnes, Franschhoek
  1. We have 20 000 plant species over 9 biomes which make up 10% of all plants found on earth, and 70% of the Cape Floral Kingdom's 9 600 plant species are found nowhere else on earth!
Image: Tanda Tula, Greater Kruger National Park
  1. 850 recorded bird species, of which 725 are resident or annual visitors and 50 species are only found in South Africa.

  2. Comprising nearly a third of all of Africa's reptile species, and more than the USA, Europe & south-west Asia, South Africa has 400 reptile species.
Image: Kwandwe Private Game Reserve, Eastern Cape
  1. Of the 299 mammal species occurring in South Africa, 3 are critically endangered (south-central black rhino, De Winton's golden mole & the riverine rabbit), 11 are endangered, 15 are vulnerable and 13 are near-threatened. The bluebuck, quagga and southern black rhino are extinct.

  2. Our sea fish species number 2 200, while we have well over 150 species of freshwater fish.

  3. Approximately 100 000 insect species in South Africa.

  4. South Africa is involved in 9 transfrontier conservation areas (a protected area spanning the boundaries of more than one country) with its neighbours: Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Eswatini (previously Swaziland), and Lesotho. Other protected areas include 19 National Parks, a Special Reserve (the Prince Edwards islands), 42 Marine Protected Areas, 10 World Heritage Sites, 16 Botanical Gardens and several other parks, reserves, and sites.
Explore South Africa

With great privilege comes great responsibility and we have a duty to conserve and protect these incredible natural resources.

Within South Africa, we are proud to partner with TANDA TULA in the Greater Kruger, KWANDWE PRIVATE GAME RESERVE in the Eastern Cape, and LA CLÉ DES MONTAGNES and DELAIRE GRAFF LODGES & SPA in the Cape Winelands.

Combine them for a brilliant experience of South African diversity and a stunning exploration of some of the highlights of our rainbow nation.
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Suzanne Bayly-Coupe
Classic Portfolio
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WHAT WE LOVE: Having done safaris all over Africa our whole team agrees that Zambia is still one of the most sensational and authentic safari experiences. As the home of walking safaris this is one of the best places to get out of the vehicle and do a safari on foot. Hailed as Africa’s ‘diamond in the rough’ or even ‘the warm heart of Africa’, Zambia is a country blessed with awe-inspiring natural wonders, a huge variety of wildlife and an abundance of birdlife, huge water bodies (including 17 magnificent waterfalls) and great tracts of pristine bushveld. It has also been acknowledged as one of the safest countries in the world, whose inhabitants are known for being warm and welcoming. It is a landlocked country, sharing its borders with Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the north, Angola to the east, Namibia and Zimbabwe to the south, and Mozambique and Malawi to the east. It even shares a 2km border with Botswana!



Walking time from Bilimungwe is ± 3 hours and Zungulila ± 2½ hours. Drive time from Mfuwe Lodge: ± 3½ hours.
The Kapamba River is only meters in front of camp, and guests can bathe, walk or enjoy sundowners in the river. With an exotic Mediterranean touch, the four chalets are open-fronted with wrought iron gates. There are 2 twin chalets (queen size beds) and 2 double chalets each (king size bed each), all with open-fronted, en-suite bathrooms featuring huge sunken stone baths and twin showers.