African Safaris, Ecotourism & Accommodation in South and Southern Africa
African Safaris, Ecotourism & Accommodation in
South and Southern Africa

About Far & Wild Safaris

Owner - Jeremy W Williamson
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Foundation & accountability
Far and Wild Safaris cc is a registered Close Corporation since 1993, staffed by an enthusiastic, knowledgeable and responsible team. The majority of whom have been involved with wildlife and Zulu culture of southern Africa most of their lives and tourism in general for many years. Controlling authorities have been joined, in particular SATSA, Durban Africa and the 'Battlefields Route'. All necessary industry criteria have been met with attention to our client's requirements with their satisfaction, a priority. Close association with certain travel agents and other service providers has been established over the years which ensures value for money and a competitive edge.

Reservations and communication
A reservations office based in the centre of Durban is on line, telephonically, by fax, e-mail for our clients and we are in contact with our vehicles.
Prices are quoted in South African Rand.

We accept Payments via Direct transfer and by our secure Credit Card payment facility through PayGate (Pty) Ltd.
These options & links would be sent to you when payment is due.
Credit cards accepted are: MasterCard with SecureCode, Visa with Verified by VISA, Diners Club and American Express.
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We presently have a number of SATourism registered professional tour guides used on a regular basis.

Our guides are registered with SATourism and are highly qualified in their fields. We have access to experts in ecology, dendrology, ornithology, Palaeoanthology, San and San Rock Art, Zulu culture and the battles of the Anglo-Zulu and Anglo-Boer Wars, whilst our regular guides are highly experienced, 'peoples persons' with a fund of general knowledge on the area, its history and fauna and flora. Scientists in specialised fields are available for input as required. Formal presentations on various topics are readily arranged. German and French guides for the various language groups are used.

Our general mode of transport is in air-conditioned vehicles.
Open game viewing vehicles carry seven to ten clients. We generally prefer a maximum of 6 clients in the mini-busses. 
The vehicles are maintained meticulously to Department of Transport standards.
For larger groups luxury busses are hired for the duration of the tour. 
Open 4X4 game viewing vehicles would be used in the game reserves where appropriate.

Wildlife tours and safaris
Our wildlife tours are to the principal protected areas of South Africa and especially the excellent game reserves of KwaZulu-Natal, the Kruger National Park, as also game reserves in Botswana and Zimbabwe. Here you will be able to view the rich diversity wildlife. Should seeing the 'big five' be a priority then to improve on your chances, we suggest visiting a lodge where these Big 5 animals are tracked.
Specialised tours are offered and we are able to provide dedicated scientists in most fields as required both in South Africa and in our neighbouring countries.

Cultural tours
Zulu cultural tours, visiting a working Zulu village where you would have an interpretation of the lifestyle of the traditional Zulu portrayed. From the design and building of their homes, their apparel through to their traditional means of defence and how their weapons of war were made. Their spiritual and social customs would also be acted out or explained.
Visits to townships and meetings with local people could be arranged. In KwaZulu-Natal, a great deal of the area traversed falls into the traditional homeland of the Zulu and one is easily able to see the way these people now live.
Specialised tours covering the historical Anglo-Zulu and Anglo-Boer Wars are conducted under the guidance of authorities on the subject.

KZ-Natal Nature Conservation Service (NCS) game reserves - now known as Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife

Hluhluwe Imfolozi / Umfolozi Park - Home of the white rhino, the BIG 5 and its vast wealth of fauna and flora.
Mkhuze / Mkuze Game Reserve - Abundant birdlife, waterways with hippo and crocodile. Walking trails in search of Black Rhino.
Ithala / Itala Game Reserve - great species diversity - Malaria free
Ndumo Game Reserve / Tembe Elephant Park - Superb birding and excellent general game viewing
The Greater S tLucia Wetland Park - World Heritage site, Wetland ecosystem, hippo, crocodile and waterbirds - turtles on coast in season
Kosi Lake System Coastal reserve  - Wetland ecosystem, hippo, crocodile and waterbirds - turtles on coast in season
Sodwana Bay Coral reef scuba diving
Drakensberg Mountain Reserves - World Heritage site, Scenery, San Rock Art - Trout fishing, hiking with limited wildlife and specialised birding

South African National Parks Reserves
Kruger National Park  
We utilise the servises of specialist guides to maximise on this vast areas wonderful diversity of wildlife. A BIG FIVE reserve
Addo Elephant Park in the Eastern Cape

Private Luxury Game Reserves
We prefer a few selected Private Lodge Venues in South Africa. In Zululand there is Phinda, Thanda and the Zululand Rhino Reserve with their various Lodges. Others are Amakhosi Lodge, Mkuze Falls, Falaza, Bonamanzi and Zimanga.

For the finest Big 5 sightings and in particular, Leopard, then its Lodges in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve or the Timbavati which are open and adjoining the Kruger Park. For a luxury Lodge experience inside the Kruger Park thee are a number of Private Lodges on their own sole use Concession.

In the Eastern Cape there are a number of excellent wildlife venues such as Shamwari, Amakhala, Kariega and others along with the Greater Addo National Park