Among the typical African bird species that can be seen in South Africa are the ostrich, kingfishers, sunbirds and the crane. Other animals in the wetlands of New South Wales include Murray cod, golden perch, Australian smelt, southern corroboree frogs, water rats and platypuses. Read more about the South African national symbols here. Despite its wide range, leopards are amongst the most difficult of all safari animals to see, as they are both nocturnal and exceptionally wary of humans. South Africa’s coastline stretches for more than 1,500 miles and includes trendy hotspots and vast unspoilt beaches.