No Need To Pack These Trunks


For a twist on the traditional African safari, why not hop a ride on an animal rather than merely watching them? Near Pilanesberg, two hours north of Johannesburg, you can take an elephant-back safari through the lightly wooded Letsatsing game reserve, home to rhino, giraffe and zebra. Guests are collected from the game-trackers' desk in the sprawling Sun City hotel and casino complex and taken to a nearby elephant wallow. An introductory lecture about the big beasts, a one-hour ride and transfers between the pickup point and the beginning of...

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