South African bush

The magic of the South African bush

There is something so unbelievably magical about the African bush and the way it draws in your soul. The safari getaways out in the wild, out of the city, away from technology and connecting with nature are what I miss most about home. The South African bush brings a real sense of nostalgia and peace.

There is a great article published in The Guardian about how to safari in South Africa on a budget. If you have not yet experienced an African safari you should definitely get booking.

South African Bush

The best things about the South African safari experience

1. You get to experience peace and tranquillity in its purest form

Away from the busy city life, traffic and day to day chaos, you will find something so surreal about the silence you experience in the bush. You are surrounded by wildlife and there is nothing quite like falling asleep to the sound of nature. When in nature you feel your humanity so intensely. The peace you feel cannot even be explained, it has to be experienced.

2. There is something magical about a bush sunset

You can witness a true African sunset out in the wild. Sunset is the most enchanting time to be in the bushveld and it’s my favourite. Staring out into the far horizons of the wild while the sun slowly slips away reminds us just how small we are in this big world. A bush sunset is the epitome of the open savannah plains with a tree in the background and the silhouette of a giraffe strolling past, so embraced by the pink and red glow of the sky.

3. Campfire

I can’t quite explain the feeling of sitting around a campfire after dinner and sipping on some Amarula. Storytelling, reminiscing about the day’s adventures and listening to the sounds of the wildlife is what a campfire is all about.

4. Stargazing

On a clear night, the abundance of stars will take your breath away. Gazing up invokes a sense of awe and wonder with a milky way that spans across the heavens. The clarity of the stars and planets often make them feel much closer to us and shooting stars create a sense of magic. Hence, the night sky is one of Africa’s richest blessings.

5. Connecting with nature

We live in a world where technology rules our lives and as a result we are spending less time focusing on ourselves and our loved ones. The African bush is an invaluable opportunity for us to reconnect with our loved ones, forget about the ‘real’ world and engage with ourselves. Also a trip to the bush gives us a feeling of coming home. Nature feeds the soul and reminds us to stop and focus on the little things.

There is no place on Earth quite like South Africa and my heart and soul will forever be drawn to Africa. If you want to read more about South Africa you can check out my Cape Town post.

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Jenn
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I love your photos! A Safari sounds so exhilarating and relaxing all at the same time. Hope I get to experience it soon!

Katie Ackerley
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A South African safari is my ultimate dream! Just connecting with nature in that way seems incredible! I love your photos!

Zoe
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Those skies and campfire setting looks gorgeous! I can totally see myself sitting there enjoying it all and relaxing! One day I might find myself there 🙂

Nerissa
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Nerissa

I have been wanting forever to go somewhere that has clear skies and I can stargaze. Definitely a bonus on top of an incredible safari.

Katherine
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South Africa has been on my bucket list for a while, for all of the reasons that you’ve mentioned already. I don’t know that I’d camp in the bush, but I’d really like to explore it one day. I’d be one of those idiot tourists who gets eaten by a lion though, so maybe a safari would suit me a bit better.

Ruth
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I have not been on a safari or the African bush but I have been on wildlife spotting trips in Central and South America. Therefore, in a way, I understand the feeling you express in this post. On my trips, I have been completely overwhelmed by nature. Each animal makes a different call or has a favorite spot. The guides know where to find them and recognize the animals (they even have names for them). It is just a totally different world!

Madhu
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Wow after reading this all i want to do us plan for African safari. I am sure it must great !

Lyne
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It surely seems magical, all your photos gives an eerie vibe, it’s so pretty! I’d love to do a Safari in Africa in the future.

Louise
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I have been wanting to do a safari for as long as I can remember! You’ve just made me want to do one even more. South Africa certainly looks absolutely beautiful.

Baia
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Baia

I hope I can make it one day to south Africa Safari. I think it would be a completely new experience compare to what we get from our usual travels.