South Africa

South Africa “a world in one country” is a diverse and beautiful country offering its visitors a multitude of destinations and experiences.

Why South Africa

        

South Africa

South Africa “a world in one country” is a diverse and beautiful country offering its visitors a multitude of destinations and experiences. A country rich in history - from our ancestors having lived in this area for more than 3 million years to Nelson Mandela and the dawning of our new democracy.

South Africa is quickly being recognised as a gourmet destination , offering seafood (crayfish, prawns, yellowtail), curries, sizzling Cape Malay dishes or a braai (barbecue), all enjoyed with award winning South African wines, whilst watching the big 5, experiencing the chilling roar of a lion, the trumpeting of an elephant to the haunting duet of ground hornbills in one of South Africa’s national or private reserves.

South Africa’s largely unspoilt beaches for 2200 kilometers - from the sub tropical climate of Kwazulu Natal to the Mediterranean climate of the Cape - offer great swimming, surfing and fishing whilst taking in the sights of the playing antics of dolphins to hump back whales visiting the shores to calf every year. South Africa is also well-known for its spectacular diversity of plants with way over 22 000 species. Over 10% of the world’s flowering plants are found on the Cape Peninsula! (roughly 10 times encountered in the whole of Europe.)

Visitors quickly discover that the rich history and colourful inhabitants, together with its natural beauty ideally complement the top tourist attractions in South Africa, which create an unforgettable experience.

Attractions

Cape Town/Winelands

In the Western Cape you will discover world-class wines, sumptuous food, spectacular whale watching, contrasting landscapes, ample adventure options, as well as the magic of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans, which meet at Africa's most southerly point. The Western Cape is home to the world's longest wine route, found along Route 62, a scenic tourist route that runs from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth, passing wine-growing areas of Stellenbosch, Paarl, Wellington, Franschhoek, Ceres, Worcester, Bonnievale and Robertson. The Garden Route, from Cape Town to Knysna, is breathtaking, passing through many a quirky town, complete with welcoming locals and fresh produce stalls. .
Several hours South of Cape Town is the southernmost tip of Africa, Cape Agulhas, where the Atlantic and Indian oceans meet. The journey to Cape Agulhas will take you through the scenic Overberg, along the Whale Coast. You could take a detour to Hermanus, a town famous for its whale watching.

Kruger National Park

In the Western Cape you will discover world-class wines, sumptuous food, spectacular whale watching, contrasting landscapes, ample adventure options, as well as the magic of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans, which meet at Africa's most southerly point. The Western Cape is home to the world's longest wine route, found along Route 62, a scenic tourist route that runs from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth, passing wine-growing areas of Stellenbosch, Paarl, Wellington, Franschhoek, Ceres, Worcester, Bonnievale and Robertson. The Garden Route, from Cape Town to Knysna, is breathtaking, passing through many a quirky town, complete with welcoming locals and fresh produce stalls. .

Several hours South of Cape Town is the southernmost tip of Africa, Cape Agulhas, where the Atlantic and Indian oceans meet. The journey to Cape Agulhas will take you through the scenic Overberg, along the Whale Coast. You could take a detour to Hermanus, a town famous for its whale watching.

Wild province/Eastern Cape

In the Western Cape you will discover world-class wines, sumptuous food, spectacular whale watching, contrasting landscapes, ample adventure options, as well as the magic of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans, which meet at Africa's most southerly point. The Western Cape is home to the world's longest wine route, found along Route 62, a scenic tourist route that runs from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth, passing wine-growing areas of Stellenbosch, Paarl, Wellington, Franschhoek, Ceres, Worcester, Bonnievale and Robertson. The Garden Route, from Cape Town to Knysna, is breathtaking, passing through many a quirky town, complete with welcoming locals and fresh produce stalls. .
Several hours South of Cape Town is the southernmost tip of Africa, Cape Agulhas, where the Atlantic and Indian oceans meet. The journey to Cape Agulhas will take you through the scenic Overberg, along the Whale Coast. You could take a detour to Hermanus, a town famous for its whale watching.

Johannesburg/Soweto.

In the Western Cape you will discover world-class wines, sumptuous food, spectacular whale watching, contrasting landscapes, ample adventure options, as well as the magic of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans, which meet at Africa's most southerly point. The Western Cape is home to the world's longest wine route, found along Route 62, a scenic tourist route that runs from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth, passing wine-growing areas of Stellenbosch, Paarl, Wellington, Franschhoek, Ceres, Worcester, Bonnievale and Robertson. The Garden Route, from Cape Town to Knysna, is breathtaking, passing through many a quirky town, complete with welcoming locals and fresh produce stalls. .
Several hours South of Cape Town is the southernmost tip of Africa, Cape Agulhas, where the Atlantic and Indian oceans meet. The journey to Cape Agulhas will take you through the scenic Overberg, along the Whale Coast. You could take a detour to Hermanus, a town famous for its whale watching.

Durban and Drakensberg

In the Western Cape you will discover world-class wines, sumptuous food, spectacular whale watching, contrasting landscapes, ample adventure options, as well as the magic of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans, which meet at Africa's most southerly point. The Western Cape is home to the world's longest wine route, found along Route 62, a scenic tourist route that runs from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth, passing wine-growing areas of Stellenbosch, Paarl, Wellington, Franschhoek, Ceres, Worcester, Bonnievale and Robertson. The Garden Route, from Cape Town to Knysna, is breathtaking, passing through many a quirky town, complete with welcoming locals and fresh produce stalls. .
Several hours South of Cape Town is the southernmost tip of Africa, Cape Agulhas, where the Atlantic and Indian oceans meet. The journey to Cape Agulhas will take you through the scenic Overberg, along the Whale Coast. You could take a detour to Hermanus, a town famous for its whale watching.

Garden Route

In the Western Cape you will discover world-class wines, sumptuous food, spectacular whale watching, contrasting landscapes, ample adventure options, as well as the magic of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans, which meet at Africa's most southerly point. The Western Cape is home to the world's longest wine route, found along Route 62, a scenic tourist route that runs from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth, passing wine-growing areas of Stellenbosch, Paarl, Wellington, Franschhoek, Ceres, Worcester, Bonnievale and Robertson. The Garden Route, from Cape Town to Knysna, is breathtaking, passing through many a quirky town, complete with welcoming locals and fresh produce stalls. Several hours South of Cape Town is the southernmost tip of Africa, Cape Agulhas, where the Atlantic and Indian oceans meet. The journey to Cape Agulhas will take you through the scenic Overberg, along the Whale Coast. You could take a detour to Hermanus, a town famous for its whale watching.

Best Times to visit

Low Season (June - August). Winter is ideal for wildlife watching. School holidays are late June to mid-July. The holiday season may affect the prices, otherwise they are low, with discounts and packages offered.

Shoulder (April – May and September - October). Sunny (spring- and autumn-like) weather. Wildflower season late August to early September. School holidays are late September to early October. Optimum wildlife-watching conditions are from autumn onwards.

High Season (November to March). Peak times are early December to mid-January and around Easter. During peak times accommodation in national parks and the coast is usually booked up months in advance.

Medical/Health

As long as you stay up to date with vaccinations and take basic preventative measures, you’re unlikely to succumb to any hazards. While South Africa has an impressive selection of tropical diseases, suffering from diarrhoea or a cold is more likely than contracting an exotic malady. The main exception to this is malaria, which is a real risk in north eastern South Africa.

Insurance

As long as you stay up to date with vaccinations and take basic preventative measures, you’re unlikely to succumb to any hazards. While South Africa has an impressive selection of tropical diseases, suffering from diarrhoea or a cold is more likely than contracting an exotic malady. The main exception to this is malaria, which is a real risk in north eastern South Africa.

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