Enter Africa's largest protected area uninhabited by man, where Tanzania's greatest population of elephants wander in an area bigger than Switzerland! The Selous (pronounced “Seloo”) is considered important enough to be World Heritage Site, in which the lucky few can experience a safari in absolutely wild and unspoiled bush.
A couple of new up-market lodges and some visits by Nelson Mandela, together with a touch of good marketing has brought the Welgevonden Game Reserve to people's notice. It has suddenly become a popular weekend safari destination out of Johannesburg because of three main reasons; it is only 3 hours drive north of the International airport; it has the famous 'big Five" animals; it is Malaria free. These important factors make it an attractive safari proposition.
The Cederberg is a massive rock wilderness whose giant sandstone boulders have been sculpted by wind and rain into bizarre and artistic shapes. In places the earth is a rusty red and the rocks are every shade of orange, cream, yellow and brown. The towering bastions of rocks piled precariously one upon the other are the perfect setting for a wild west movie and you almost expect Red Indians to be silhouetted along the ridge.