Situated at the tip of the African continent, South Africa is the destination of a lifetime. The country offers visitors a varied experience ranging from exquisite landscapes and captivating wildlife to diverse peoples – a true “Rainbow Nation”.
Highlights during any trip to South Africa include:
- Cape Town and Table Mountain
- Franschhoek, Stellenbosch and the wonderful wines
- Picturesque Garden Route on the east coast
- Cage diving with the Great White Sharks
- Big five safaris within a range of excellent game reserves where the game experience is carefully balanced with the conservation of the environment
- Historical battlefields area in Kwa-Zulu Natal between the Zulu’s and British
- A wide variety of adventure activities; these range from ‘soft’ adventure options such as horse riding in the winelands or cycling in the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, to bungee jumping and sky diving for those looking for an adrenaline rush
- Fine cuisine and award winning wines
- The friendly people
Best time to travel:
- Cape Town is best in the summer months from October to March. The winter brings cold rainy and windy conditions.
- Kwa-Zulu Natal has a tropical climate all year round with temperatures being cooler and more manageable in winter.
- The best time to visit the Kruger National Park is in winter, although it is very much colder, the bush is shorter and water more scarce making spotting the animals easier
Travel Regions Within South Africa
Experience the extravagant elegance of rail travel on some of the most luxurious trains in the world. Take a journey into a timeless world of grace and romance, where spectacular scenery stirs your imagination and luxurious comfort soothes your body and soul.
Luxury rail journeys offer a unique way of experiencing some of southern Africa’s...
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Sabi Sand Reserve
The Sabi Sand Reserve borders the south-western part of the Kruger National Park and is arguably South Africa’s most exclusive private reserve. There are no restricting fences between this 65,000 hectare reserve and the Kruger National Park, allowing game to roam freely between the two.
Known for its extraordinary leopard sightings the reserve...
Madikwe & Sun City
Sun City Resort, South Africa’s mini Las Vegas, is extremely popular and is conveniently located two hours’ drive from Johannesburg. A multitude of activities and attractions keeps the entire family occupied – from golfing, gambling and Waterworld to live entertainment and much more. The resort has four hotels, the most luxurious being the...
KwaZulu-Natal is the home of the powerful Zulu nation. The province’s largest city, Durban, has an easy-going atmosphere, a famously mild subtropical climate and a large Indian population, whose cuisine and culture have left an indelible stamp on the city. A short drive north is the town of Umhlanga, with its luxury hotels and guesthouses, long...
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The Cape has plenty to offer travellers who make the time to venture forth, from the Cederberg wilderness area to the semi-arid Klein Karoo and the rolling hills and dramatic coastline of the Cape Overberg. These regions offer visitors a unique experience with a distinctly local flavour.
The Cederberg is famous for its rare flora and the...
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Garden Route & Eastern Cape
The N2 highway running east from Mossel Bay to Port Elizabeth passes through some of the world’s most attractive coastal scenery – an enchanting coastline of lagoons and lakes, breath-taking bays, steep cliffs and wide estuaries, with a hinterland of mountains, spectacular passes, rivers, waterfalls and ravines. This is the Garden Route.
Gauteng on the economic heartland of South Africa. Built on gold (discovered here in the late 1800s), its capital Johannesburg is characterised by its vibrant pace and ‘Afropolitan’ flavour. Many visitors prefer to overnight in upmarket Sandton and its neighbouring leafy northern suburbs, where the city’s most luxurious hotels are situated....
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An hour’s drive northeast of Cape Town is an expanse of the most beautiful countryside in South Africa, with jagged mountain peaks and lush valleys lined with vineyards. Historic towns, quaint villages and gracious Cape Dutch homesteads are to be found in the Cape Winelands.
Stellenbosch is South Africa’s oldest town and its rich history is...
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Greater Kruger National Park
Located across the provinces of Mpumalanga and Limpopo the Kruger National Park is South Africa’s largest reserve. Nearly 2 million hectares in size, this vast reserve offers pristine wilderness areas and is home to more mammal species than any other reserve in Africa. The reserve is home to the Big Five, the Little Five ((buffalo weaver,...
Cape Town’s City Centre nestles in a bowl in front of the majestic Table Mountain at the ‘top’ of the spectacularly beautiful Cape Peninsula. Explore historic sites including the Castle of Good Hope, the District Six Museum and the Company Gardens on foot, then summit Table Mountain by way of the cable car and enjoy panoramic views.
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South Africa Accommodation
The uniqueness of the safari experience at Tswalu is in the beauty of the 100 000 hectare southern Kalahari wilderness, restored to its original state as a result of an ongoing conservation programme. A variety of interactive safari experiences are offered to explore the malaria-free reserve with its wide open spaces, rolling savannah landscapes and Korranaberg mountains, and guests view game on foot, on horseback or in 4x4 game viewing vehicles. Expect sightings of some of Africa’s rarest and most extraordinary wildlife, including black-maned lions, African wild dogs and pangolin. You will be allocated your own game drive vehicle, guide and tracker so that you can enjoy a completely flexible itinerary. Between game drives, indulge in boma feasts and bush dinners, sundowners, wine tastings, champagne breakfasts and dune picnics. Or book a treatment in the unique Tswalu Spa with its outdoor treatment area and indigenous spa garden.