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South Africa wildlife and South African wildlife watching destinations

South Africa is one of the top wildlife destinations in the world. From the incredible diversity of large African animal species in Kruger (including the Big 5), to the arid Kalahari, to a rich coastline brimming with marine life, South Africa has something to offer every type of wildlife traveler. The great number of national parks and private game reserves assure that you will see wildlife galore on your next South African safari.

Browse all of our posts about South Africa wildlife, South African wildlife watching destinations, and South African animals below.

General South Africa wildlife & destinations

Kruger National Park

Kalahari wildlife (& Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park)

Cape Town area wildlife