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FEATURE / PATTY BUTTERWORTH

           INTO AFRICA

  Where to get the most out of your South African Wildlife Adventure

                                                                                                                   South Africa has recently
                                                                                                                   imposed a year-long
                                                                                                                   leopard hunting ban for
                                                                                                                   2016.

When most peo-                         The result is perhaps rougher        would be May – October during     SOUTH AFRICA
                 ple imagine their     than a traditional itinerary — tra-  the winter months.                IS ONE OF
                 bucket-list South     veling in South Africa can often                                       THE BEST
                 African wildlife ad-  be a challenge — but also more       MARINE WILDLIFE                   DESTINATIONS
venture, they’re in the back of        rewarding, and rarely lacking ex-    Watching marine mammals,          WORLDWIDE
an open 4x4, nothing to worry          citement. South Africa is one of     whether from land or boat, is     FOR VIEWING
about but their cameras, as their      the best destinations worldwide      an incredible experience an-      WILDLIFE,
expert guide keeps an eye out          for viewing wildlife, either by      ywhere along the coastline with   EITHER BY
for cheetah tracks and rhino           land or sea. In addition to tradi-   spectacular annual visits from    LAND OR SEA.
dung. Or maybe they are crui-          tional safari lodges with tented     southern right and humpback
sing along the coastline, state-       camps, you will also find educa-     Whales and enormous pods of                Right: Ant's Hill offers
of-the-art cameras and binocu-         tional animal experiences, ani-      dolphins year-round. So, pack      unforgettable family safari
lars in tow to spot a rare Orca or     mal sanctuaries, free-roaming        your rain gear and prepare to
possibly sight a southern right        animal parks and marine safaris      get wet!                                 experiences. Far right:
whale mother and her calf. Then        that will blow your mind.                                                   Photo from Shark Cage
it’s back to the luxury lodge to                                            During the season’s peak, as      Diving KZN. This adventure
doff their pith hats or London         When is the best time of year to     many as 37 different species of       is available on the South
Fog rain jackets, enjoy a sun-         experience South Africa’s wildli-    whales and dolphins pass throu-   Coast, Cape Town and the
downer and relive the day’s si-        fe in its grandeur? You can pret-    gh the offshore waters of sou-
ghtings.                               ty much spot wildlife any time of    thern Africa. Their place in the                  Garden Route.
                                       year, but an exceptional ‘season’    binoculars and spotting scopes

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