southern Africa

Natural history

The region has a wide diversity of ecoregions, including grassland, bushveld, karoo, savannah and riparian zones. Even though considerable disturbance has occurred in some regions from habitat loss due to human overpopulation, there remain significant numbers of various wildlife species, including white rhino, lion, leopard, impala, kudu, blue wildebeest, vervet monkey and elephant.

The southern African region is home to some ofhe biggest and most impressive game reserves and protected areas in teh world. Why not join me on a trip through the bushveld to see the Big Five. For a more relaxing time, spend a day at the enormous Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens where you can see and smell not only the roses, but also flora that doesn't exist anywhere else.