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Flora & Biodiversity

Southern African landscapes are varied, ranging from deserts, fynbos, savannah woodlands to grasslands, indigenous forests, swamplands and arid zones. With such a geographical variety, certainly the area would be abundantly diverse in wildlife specimen.

Cape Town is home to one of the world's most diverse areas of plant life. Named the Cape Floral Kingdom, the area consists of more than 9500 plant species, of which 70% are found nowhere else in the world.

Botswana's Okavango Delta is blooming with some of the country's most beautiful plants, the rafia and makalali palm, water lily and the paper bark tree. Namibia is home to more than 200 endemic plants with a remarkable variety of lichen.

South Africa is famous for their rooibos tea, the only country where the tea leaves are grown. Kruger National Park is prolific in flora and some of the most well known are the leadwood, yellowwood, stinkwood, jackalberry, sycamore fig and euphorbia.

Medicinal plants range from the hoodia used for weight loss, pigweed to control hypertension and Chinese violet, also known as Nigerian folk medicine used for the relief of asthma attacks.


Destinations where you can experience Flora & Biodiversity

Zululand and Battlefields

Zululand and Battlefields

Beautiful Zululand and historic battlefields with Greenlife Safaris offers country lodges and guest houses near wildlife parks.

Zululand, A diverse mix of wildlife and culture, safaris in the Hluhluwe and St Lucia regions with Battlefields and historty of Zulu/British wars.

Bulawayo and Matobo

Bulawayo and Matobo

Bulawayo and nearby Matobo Mountains with Greenlife Safaris offers quality lodges and camps in beautiful surrounds.

Bulawayo and Motobo located to the South West of Zimbabwe, Bulaway old colonial town with historic buildings; Matobo National Park the opportunity to view both Black & White Rhino.

Bushveld and Makalali

Bushveld and Makalali

Makalali and the Bushveld with Greenlife Safaris offers mid to top end safari lodges and romantic camps in a premier wildlife region.

An area that includes an assortment of Private reserves to the North West of Kruger, offering luxury and private safari encounters.

Cape Town

Cape Town

Experience Cape Town with Greenlife Safaris - Beaches, mountains, wine, top hotels, friendly guest houses, unbeatable experience.

Cape Town - Known as the Mother City, Cape Town is a unique metropolis filled with a vibrantly modern city atmosphere, surrounded by magnificently alluring beaches, and overlooked by a mystical guardian; the gigantic Table Mountain.

Cape Winelands

Cape Winelands

Award winning wines, world class restaurants, country guest houses and top hotels make Cape Winelands a must-see with Greenlife Safaris.

Cape Winelands in the wonderful mountain setting with vineyards and historic buildings. Indulge in this gentle way of life and forget about everything else.

Caprivi Strip

Caprivi Strip

The Caprivi with Greenlife Safaris offers excellent wildlife safari lodges and tented camps in pristine Big Five destinations along rivers.

The Caprivi habitat is a fascinating strip of land with great wildlife in an area separating Botswana from Angola; access into the panhandle of Botswana's Okavango Delta and the Chobe National Park is possible.

Cedarberg and West Coast

Cedarberg and West Coast

Premier country hotels and hospitality in the beautiful Cedarberg mountains and wild flowers in spring with Greenlife Safaris.

Cedarberg and West Coast is the land of wide open spaces; diverse landscape with sea, sand and rocks. Bushman carvings, unique vegetation, beautiful open beaches; lagoon and wild flowers.

Chobe Kwando and Linyanti

Chobe Kwando and Linyanti

Chobe, Kwando and Linyanti with Greenlife Safaris offers mid to top end wildlife safari lodges and tented camps in Big Five game country.

Chobe close to the Northern boder of Botswana, easy access to Victoria Falls; Kwando & Linyanti more remote areas with private concession. Known for their large elephant herds especially in the dry season.

Drakensberg and Midlands

Drakensberg and Midlands

The Drakensberg and Natal Midlands with Greenlife Safaris offers good value country lodges and world-class guest houses in this beautiful region.

The Towering Drakensberg Mountain Ranges and foothills are a great recreational destination with a wonderful climate offering excellent hiking opportunities, interesting vegetation and a great deal of history.

Eastern Cape and Transkei

Eastern Cape and Transkei

The Wild Coast of Eastern Cape with Greenlife Safaris offers good value beach lodges and family accommodation along warm Indian Ocean coast.

Eastern Cape and Transkei is also referred to as the Wild Coast, and remains one of South Africa's most pristine coastlines, with glorious beaches, warm water and an abundance of marine life.

Hluhluwe-Imfolozi

Hluhluwe-Imfolozi

Hluhluwe Imfolozi, home to endangered White and Black Rhino, offers mid to top end safari lodges and camps with Greenlife Safaris.

Hluhluwe and KwaZulu Battlefields is a low risk malaria safari destination, known for rhino conservation. The Battlefields is best known for the Zulu vs British wars.

Kruger Park

Kruger Park

Kruger National Park - jewel of South Africa's wildlife parks - offers mid to top end camps and lodges with Greenlife Safaris.

Kruger National Park, well known for its excellent game viewing and Big 5.

Lake Kariba

Lake Kariba

Lake Kaiba with Greenlife Safaris offers comfortable and friendly holiday hotels on banks of beautiful lake.

The ecology of Lake Kariba is energetic and full of life. The 220 kilometers (140 mi) long and up to 40 kilometers (20 mi) wide lake is the ultimate house boat and water safari destination. The area supports a phenomenal animal and birdlife.

Lake Malawi and Wildlife Areas

Lake Malawi and Wildlife Areas

Lake Malawi with Greenlife Safaris offers friendly beach hotels and romantic lodges while wildlife areas boast some superb camps.

Lake Malawi is a large expanse of water with lodges and wildlife reserves bordering the edges. Offers a paradise holiday with wonderful water activities and great sunshine.

Lower Zambezi

Lower Zambezi

Lower Zambezi offers Tiger Fishing and wildlife safari experiences in luxury tented camps and lodges with Greenlife Safaris.

Just south of Lusaka and on the Zambezi River; Lower Zambezi National Park has a host of intimate bush camps offering water and land game activities including thrilling tiger fishing. Most camps closed over the rainy season.

Mana Pools

Mana Pools

Mana Pools with Greenlife Safaris offers remote and exclusive safari lodges and tented camps in pristine wildlife region.

Mana Pools National Park is located on the Zambezi River down stream of Lake Kariba and borders Zambia. The floodplain is one of the finest wildlife destinations in Africa. River and land safaris are offered from secluded bush camps along the Zambezi.

Maputaland and Northern Natal

Maputaland and Northern Natal

Maputland and Northen Natal with Greenlife Safaris offers good value beach lodges and family friendly wildlife safari camps.

Maputaland and North Comprises the Greater St lucia Wetland Park and surrounding area. A region that offers excellent birding. Kosi Reserve and Rocktail marine park are a great destination for scuba diving and turtle tracking

Mashatu and Tuli

Mashatu and Tuli

Mashatu Game Reserve with Greenlife Safaris offers top end wildlife safari lodges and tented camps in Big Five and baobab country.

Land of giants - Baobab trees; rock formations and unique landscape. Offering divers activities - mountain biking and horseback riding.

Mkhaya and Lebombo Mountains

Mkhaya and Lebombo Mountains

Mkhaya with Greenlife Safaris offers comfortbale safari camps and delightful country lodges in a beautiful wildlife park.

Mkhaya Reserve is a special Rhino Sanctuary offering protection for a great variety of wildlife in Swaziland.

Mpumalanga Escarpment

Mpumalanga Escarpment

Scenic Escarpment and Blydepoort offers country hotels and guest houses from which to explore the Panorama Route with Greenlife Safaris.

Mpumalanga Escarpment is the Gateway to the Lowveld, Kruger Park and wildlife reserves, also known as the Panorama route. It has awe inspiring scenery including Gods Window; Bourkes Luck Pot Holes and Blyde River Canyon.

Namib Desert

Namib Desert

The Namib Desert with Greenlife Safaris offers top end desert tented camps and lodges surrounded by towering dunes and grasslands.

Namib Desert - Vast plains of sand swept silence await all who journey to the worlds oldest desert; a landscape believed to date as far back as 80 million years. It is here in the aridity of the Namib Desert where you may be privileged enough to experience the creative imagination of nature herself.

Okavango Delta and Moremi

Okavango Delta and Moremi

Okavango Delta and Moremi with Greenlife Safaris offers top end wildlife safari lodges and tented camps in pristine Big Five wilderness parks.

Okavango Delta and Moremi Game Reserve - This desert oasis is the world's largest inland delta, and its overwhelming beauty is a site to behold. Bursting out into numerous networks of winding water labyrinths, the Okavango River feeds the deltas shimmering floodplains, pools and lagoons and nourishes the floating lilies and fringing forests.

Pilanesberg

Pilanesberg

Pilanesberg with Greenlife Safaris offers family friendly safari lodges and camps in malaria free wildlife region.

Pilanesburg National Park is a Malaria free big 5 park approximately 2 hours drive North of Johannesburg. This destination offers family friendly accommodation.

Sabi Sands and Manyeleti

Sabi Sands and Manyeleti

Sabi-Sand Game Reserve with Greenlife Safaris is the top Big 5 safari park in South Africa, luxury lodges and camps, unbeatable experience.

Sabi Sands Game Reserve and Manyeleti Reserve are a group of unfenced Private Reserves bordering the great Kruger Park. These properties offer you luxury lodging with excellent facilities and intimate Big 5 game viewing safaris.

Skeleton Coast and Kaokoland

Skeleton Coast and Kaokoland

Skeleton Coast with Greenlife Safaris offers quality lodges and remote tented camps along hauntingly spectacular coastal desert.

Wild and remote, The Skeleton Coast and Kaokoland have a magic like no other place on earth. It is a destination for the soul.

South Luangwa

South Luangwa

South Luangwa with Greenlife Safaris is excellent wildlife destination with top safari lodges and camps offering walking safaris.

South Luangwa National Park is the legendary walking safari destination. Mfuwe is the main airstrip to access this wonderful safari destination. Some camps closed over the rainy season due to high water levels.

South Peninsula

South Peninsula

South Peninsula, close to Cape Town, offers hotels and guest houses near beaches and natural habitats. Book with Greenlife Safaris.

South Cape Peninsula, Home to Cape Point Nature Reserve with dramatic Mountains, Seascape and quaint seaside villages offering wonderful photographic opportunities.

St Lucia

St Lucia

St Lucia - a World Heritage site - offers country lodges and guest houses in beautiful natural surroundings with Greenlife Safaris.

The Greater St Lucia Wetland Park, excellent birding and wetland wildlife on the subtropical Indian Ocean coastline.

This is a great family holiday destination.

The Garden Route

The Garden Route

The Garden Route with Greenlife Safaris offers mid to top end beach hotels, guest houses and country lodges as base to explore region.

The Garden route is a temperate climatic region with coastal forests around Knysna & Plettenberg Bay and Ttsitsikamma Coastal National Park. It has a spectacular rugged coastline with occasional inland lagoons and towering mountains to the interior.

The Little Karoo

The Little Karoo

The Little Karoo with Greenlife Safaris offers lovely country hotels and guest houses in this Olive growing and Port Wine region.

The Little Karoo is an arid and fertile area with a rugged beauty. It is famous for Ostrich farms, Cango Caves, port, dried fruit and olives.

Timbavati and Thornybush

Timbavati and Thornybush

Timbavati with Greenlife Safaris offers top end wildlife safari lodges and luxury tented camps in Big Five destination.

Timbavati Game Reserve consists of a number of Private concession with luxury lodges offering excellent facilities and Big 5 game viewing. There is easy access from Hoedspruit (Eastgate) Airport which receives daily flights from Johannesburg and Cape Town.

Waterberg and Welgevonden

Waterberg and Welgevonden

Waterberg and Welgevonden with Greenlife Safaris offers family friendly lodges and luxury camps in malaria free safari region.

The Waterberg and Welgevonden Private Game Reserve, Malaria free reserves North of Johannesburg - approximately 2 hour drive. Offering a selection of lodges, not all with big 5.

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