With an exceptional variety of climate, landscapes and culture, South Africa is often described as ‘the whole world in a single country’.
One could easily spend a month in South Africa without even scratching the surface, there is so much to see and do. For many it's the wonders of safari that draw you here, while for others it is the allure of Cape Town with its wonderful coastline, winelands and mountains. To make the most of this phenomenal country we recommend combining a few different areas.
Safari in South Africa is fantastic. The best known areas are found in the Northern & Eastern game reserves such as the Kruger, Madikwe and Sabi Sands. There are few better places in Africa to see the Big 5. South Africa is also one of the only places in Africa to offer malaria-free safari, making it a fantastic destination for families with children.
Holidays to South Africa will often include a few days spent in Cape Town - widely regarded as one of the most exciting cities on the planet. Set between the awe-inspiring Table Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean, Cape Town has a number of exquisite restaurants, luxury hotels and plenty to keep you busy. From paragliding at sunset over Lions Head to swimming with jackass penguins, you’ll wish you never had to leave.
Just an hour east from central Cape Town, the stunning valleys of Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, and further across to Paarl, Montagu and Robertson make up what’s known as the ‘Winelands’. Offering world class lodging and dining alongside some of the finest New World wines, the area has become a destination in itself.
Stretching 300km east from Mossel Bay down to Storms River in the Eastern Cape, the Garden Route is a spectacular coastal region of South Africa with breathtaking scenery and a whole host of activities on offer. From kayaking, cycling, caving to coastal walks and whale-watching boat trips, you could easily spend a week exploring this fascinating region.
There is no other place in the world where you can enjoy your morning coffee while watching penguins, spend the afternoon admiring a mother cheetah playing with her cubs, dine out in the wild with the roars of distant lions accompanying your South African wine, before spending the night watching turtles nesting on the beach.