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South Africa

For the holiday maker or the adventurer, South Africa is one of the most exciting, diverse and welcoming safari destination in the world. The transition from the troubled times of the apartheid era has been one in which courtesy and consideration have become the benchmarks in the rapidly growing tourism industry.



Highlights

Kruger National Park: one of Africa's finest National Parks and surrounding reserves with plentiful game including the Big Five

Cape Town - climb up or walk on Table Mountain, visit Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned, be surrounded by penguins at Boulders Beach, enjoy excellent good value cuisine, visit Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens to see thousands of species of the country's plants or take a scenic and leisurely drive to one of Africa's southern-most points, Cape of Good Hope

Self-drive holidays taking advantage of the easy routes and good roads and enjoying independence in your explorations throughout the country

Garden Route for dramatic scenery, charming accommodation and warm hospitality

Winelands with picturesque vineyards, relaxed picnics, wine tasting and delightful towns with Cape Dutch architecture

Breathtaking scenery in the Drakensberg with its jagged escarpments and snowy peaks

Total luxury: South Africa is home to worldwide award-winning lodges

 


Weather

Climatically, a country of two zones: winter rains and summer rains. From the Garden Route westwards, the rains fall in winter, and the prettiest time for flowers along the coast and in Namaqualand is September to December. In the north east, in the Transvaal lowveld and Zululand, the game reserves are full of animals and their young from March to June after the summer rains.

Winters in the west are cold, in the east they are mild and dry. Summers are hot everywhere, dry in the west and on the highveld, progressively more humid through the eastern Cape, lowland Natal and the Transvaal lowveld.

 


Activities

  • Game viewing, by vehicle or on foot, in the private reserves bordering Kruger National Park, in the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve in Kwazulu Natal, and in the malaria-free private reserves of the Eastern Cape and Madikwe Reserve bordering Botswana
  • Trekking and walking, in the magnificent Drakensberg, maybe taking in fascinating tours of the Zulu battlefields. Also along the Garden Route there are numerous trails following the cliff tops
  • Horse riding in the Waterberg Mountains
  • Whale watching between June and November off the southern coast
  • Wine tasting in the Cape
  • Golf at world class courses throughout the country

 

 


Sample Itineraries

Click on the titles below for links to see our suggested itineraries.  But please remember that these are just some ideas and we look forward to helping you plan YOUR safari!

Discovering South Africa: Including South Africa's prime safari game-viewing areas, Makalali Conservancy and Sabi Sands Game Reserve, and a wonderful tour of the Cape, Winelands and Garden Route

South African Scenery, History and Wildlife: Exploring the Mountains and Battlefields of the Ukhahlamba-Drakensberg Park before going on safari in the Waterberg and Madikwe Game Reserves, self-driving throughout in malaria-free areas

Where Children Receive a warm Welcome: Self-driving in South Africa between friendly accommodation in malaria-free areas, combining the excitement of Cape Town, the beauty of the Garden Route beaches and some great game-viewing in the Eastern Cape

Highlights of Southern Africa: Including Victoria Falls from the Zambian bank, game viewing in Botswana's Okavango Delta and exploring Cape Town and the Winelands of South Africa

Southern African Safari & Sunsets: Combining a safari in South Africa's Kruger National Park with a hideaway location on the coast of Mozambique

 


 

The Beautiful Western Cape from the air
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