The South African animals will always be a wonder of the world, as are the Big Five; the elephant, rhino, lion, leopard and buffalo. When it comes to the mammals of the country, there are just fewer than three hundred different species of mammals; some of which are endangered, extinct and others who still roam. Whales, dolphins and sharks are some of the most popular sea creatures, and there are hundreds of beaches along the coast where whale watching is a necessity and many tourists come to the country to experience shark cage diving, and those who have the pleasure of being South African take part too. A safari trip is also popular in the country, as then you get to roam the bushes with the animals and see all kinds of reptiles and birds with a tour guide who will tell you all you need to know.
The big five are just an idea of what type of South African animals there are, but if you’re interested in the birds, you have about eight hundred and sixty different species to admire. The reptiles on the other hand, offer just three hundred and seventy species, some of which are fearsome and dangerous, where others offer no threat to humans. However, anyone who is not familiar with these animals shouldn’t interfere with them at all, as even though they may not be fatal, they can still be potentially dangerous. Going on a safari with a tour guide will show you some of the different animals we have the pleasure of having in our country, and will also provide you with the safety you may need around the animals.
Those who don’t fear sharks, or would just like the unforgettable experience, shark cage diving is one activity you don’t want to miss. Equally beautiful, but less adrenaline pumping is whale watching and by visiting aquariums around the country, you will be exposed to other magnificent sea creatures and South African animals.