Safari holidays can be “awe inspiring”

Safari and wildlife trips offer people the chance to "step out of their everyday lives".

This is according to Ntsiki Mpulo, UK marketing and communications manager for the South African Tourism Board, who added the experience of a safari holiday is a "truly unique" one.

"A safari in South Africa offers visitors a close and personal encounter with nature's most awe-inspiring creatures," she added.

Ms Mpulo continued by saying individuals can get around the terrain in a number of different ways and these include walking, cycling and driving.

On top of being able to see the big five game – lions, elephants, buffalo, rhinoceroses and leopards – there is fine scenery to enjoy, she added.

For those who are looking to see the major cities, Johannesburg is celebrating its 125th anniversary in October.

A series of events will be taking place to mark the occasion, including the M&G Johannesburg Literary Festival.