Africa is one of the last untamed frontiers in the world and offers the adventurous tourist an unprecedented basket of experiences. Setting off into this frontier is however easier said than done, and it helps to have a knowledgeable guide clearing the path. Tall Grass Safaris arranges and operates hunting, photographic and fishing safaris throughout South Africa and offers their clientele the opportunity of exploring Africa’s pristine landscape.
Tall Grass Safaris was established in 2008 with the amalgamation of four individuals who were all involved in different sectors of the South African tourism industry.The four partners who created this new venture are Peter Harris, Dirk Harris, Tom De Waal and Frans Gresse, who between them run the business and act as guides on safaris, thus becoming involved in a personal level with their clients. Between them they have more than 100years of experience in the industry - each bringing his own area of expertise into the partnership to form one of South Africa’s most exciting and acclaimed safari companies.
Your trip with Tall Grass Safaris starts off with your arrive at Johannesburg international airport from where your taken to Tall Grass’s base lodge called Ndlovu Lodge which is located a mere 40 minute drive from the airport. Upon arrival you immediately feel as though you’re in Africa greeted by happy smiles and warm African architecture. Ndlovu lodge is a fine example of what South Africa has to offer with regards to top quality accommodation and acclaimed service. The lodge also offers weary travelers the opportunity to rest out and get acclimatized to their African surroundings. There is a fine spa located at the lodge which is a must for women and anyone interested in some “self indulgence”.
All the safaris depart from the Lodge, with the next destination being determined your preferred safari itinerary. Tall Grass Safaris offers a number of pre-set package trips, but pride themselves in their ability to set up custom packages to suit the needs of their clientele. Tall Grass Safaris is in the position to advise their clientele about any trip or activity they might want to endeavor. South Africa is such a diverse country with so much to offer that it would be impossible to get to experience the country as a whole within a few days. Thus Tall Grass Safaris encourages their clients to make them aware of their particular interests and then base the safari schedule around their client’s personalities.Obviously there are a few spots that are “must” sees but apart from these, the safaris are fully customized.
Tall Grass Safaris has access to some of the best hunting areas found within South Africa’s boundaries and covering the country as a whole from the Limpopo province down to the Eastern Cape. By hunting across the country, Tall Grass can offer their clientele the opportunity to hunt all of the species found within the country’s natural habitats. Hunts are guided by the four partners in the operation, here again each brings his own area of expertise to the table. Tom is an expert on hand gun hunting, while Frans is the bow hunter within the group, Peter is an old hand at dangerous game and has an incredible feel for animal behavior, lastly Dirk handles all the arrangements revolving around the hunt – a tough job, but someone has to do it. Tall Grass Safaris places an emphasis on the hunting experience and encourage their clients to bring their families and or friends along for the trip – when an experience is shared it’s just so much more memorable.
South Africa has often been described as a world in one country and is unbounded with regards to what it offers someone interested in sightseeing and photography. Apart from the great African wildlife populations found within the country’s boundaries, it also offers a lot with regards to its pristine natural scenery and historic sites. As with the hunting safaris, Tall Grass Safaris customize their photographic safaris solely according to the interests and desires of their clientele. Among the most inspirational sights found within the South African boundaries are the MajesticKrugerNational Park famed for being one of the world’s leading wildlife sanctuaries, the Cape wine region set within some of the most beautiful natural landscapes in the world also delivering some of the most widely acclaimed wine in the world. The famed Western Cape region hosts the “Mother city” – Cape Town where the Atlantic and Indian oceans collide, apart from being a scenically attractive region, the area is also drenched in history dating back to the origins of South Africa. Tall Grass Safaris also offer their clients the possibility to take part in a range of activities for old and young, from Hot air balloon rides over the majestic plains of Africa and skydiving with a full view of TableMountain to diving the colorful coral reefs along the Eastern shore line and getting wet with great white sharks. These are only but a few of the opportunities on offer to those willing to explore the African wilderness – the list of possibilities are truly endless. That’s why it helps to have the assisting hand that Tall Grass Safaris offers – they can help you plan your safari according to your needs, which leads to a truly unforgettable experience.
Because Tall Grass Safaris is focused on guiding their clientele through the African wilderness, giving them the greatest opportunity to explore what the South African has to offer they have decided to provide their clientele with a number of fishing adventures. These fishing adventures include fly and reel fishing for the Tigerfish renowned for its veracious set of teeth which takes place in the Northern regions of South Africa as well as Deep sea fishing for both reef and game fish along the eastern shore line of the country. The warm current running along the Eastern Coast of South Africa makes for some of the best deep sea fishing around; game species found along the coast include Blue Marlin, Black Marlin, Dorado and Yellow fin tuna. Tall Grass Safari has recently started negotiations with an island resort off the coast of Mozambique and will soon be opening doors to the resort as one of their fishing destinations. The island resort was recently rated as one of the top 10 fishing destinations in the world according to a British fly fishing magazine, and it would only be just for Tall Grass to provide their clientele with the opportunity to experience this.
South Africa is a year round destination for hunting, fishing as well as general and photographic safaris. The country truly has a lot to offer the tourist that is looking for that “something else” and has a proven track record for being one of the most stable countries in Africa. The soccer world cup which is to be held in the country in 2010 shows that there is a lot of trust being put into the country and promises to bring in a lot of investment and economic growth. Tall Grass Safaris vision for the future is to stay a family orientated business basing their whole operation around the needs of their clientele while keeping with the times and offering their patrons the best of what Africa has to offer.
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