South Africa

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South Africa

One of the most incredible vacation destinations in the world is South Africa. Repeatedly topping plenty of must-see, dream destinations lists, South Africa’s allure comes in many, many forms.

From jaw-dropping natural beauty to boundless wildlife, plant and bird species, South Africa is home to beautiful people, enthralling cultures, fascinating languages and a staggering abundance of diversified culinary experiences. With the sheer volume of incredible sights, activities and excursions on offer, South Africa has something to satisfy just about any traveller.

The two main cities, Johannesburg and Cape Town, are both polar opposites and perfect complements. While Johannesburg, the economic capital of the continent, is hustling, bustling, vibrant and wild, Cape Town contrasts as the perfect vacation destination, boasting a fun yet laid-back vibe with a cool and carefree charm.

Close to Cape Town is the Cape Winelands, a scattering of internationally renowned winemaking regions that are home to highly acclaimed farms. Further afoot lies the Kalahari, a majestic desert paradise that stretches across South Africa to Botswana and into Namibia.

Anchored on the shores of the warm Indian Ocean is KwaZulu-Natal, a city filled with fascinating cultures, beautiful bushveld and captivating stories from the battlefields of yesteryear. Finally, for those looking for an eye-opening, heart-melting and soul-affirming encounter with the natural world, a trip to the prestigious Kruger National Park is a must. This safari getaway in the heart of the African bush promises an absolutely unforgettable, life-changing vacation experience like no other.

With so many incredible places, spaces, activities and experiences on offer, it’s easy to see why South Africa is such an adored travel destination. This humble, powerful land welcomes all travellers, both new and returning, to either continue making magnificent memories or to start new stories altogether.

CURRENCY South African Rand

LANGUAGES English, Afrikaans, Zulu, Xhosa, Southern Sotho, Tswana, Northern Sotho, Venda, Tsonga, Swazi, Ndebele, Sengi, Sotho


  • Summer (Dec – Feb): Max 35°C (95°F), Min 14°C (57.2°F)
  • Winter (Jun – Aug): Max 18°C (64°F), Min 7°C (44,6°F)

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Changing houses on Muizenberg Beach Cape Town
Lion in Kruger National Park
Bird flying at Little Ruckomechi Camp
Protea in Kirstenbosch Gardens

Things to Do in South Africa

When travelling to South Africa, don’t miss out on these amazing activities. Contact one of our team members to begin planning your bespoke itinerary.

  • Explore one of the many hiking trails within the Table Mountain National Park.
  • Cruise along one of South Africa’s most picturesque coastal roads, the Garden Route, stopping at popular holiday towns such as Hermanus, Knysna, Plettenberg Bay and more along the way.
  • Sample some of the world’s best wines from a vast collection of acclaimed wine estates in the Cape Winelands.
  • Journey to the Cradle of Humankind to learn about the first discoveries of hominid fossils.
  • Visit the historic Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift battlefield sites and discover the stories of the Anglo-Boer war.
  • Find a new appreciation for the natural world after heading to the Kruger National Park for an incredible safari escape.

Accommodation in South Africa

From seaside hideaways to palatial hotels and secreted bush camps in the African wild, South Africa’s accommodation options are aplenty. Refine your search by selecting the destinations of choice and contact a member of our team for recommendations.

View of Clifton Beach in Cape Town

Cape Town

Repeatedly topping the charts as one of the world’s most adored travel destinations, Cape Town, the Mother City, has something to satisfy just about anyone.

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View from Delaire Graff Estate

Cape Winelands

Beyond empty plates and full bellies, the culinary capital of South Africa, the Cape Winelands, is one of the most attractive regions in South Africa, offering incredible views and storied pasts.

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Sunset drinks during a safari game drive at Royal Malewane

Kruger National Park

With predators lurking in the shadows and prey hiding for safety, there’s nothing on Earth quite like the life-changing experience of a safari getaway in the heart of the African bush.

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Travel to South Africa

South Africa tells her stories through many wondrous things. Through places and people, the tales of past, present and future are scattered across the land. Travellers from near and far can enjoy discovering South Africa through tours, activities and experiences that they love best.

From nature lovers, outdoor enthusiasts, and adrenaline junkies, to history buffs, culinary connoisseurs and art aficionados, South Africa is a country that welcomes and caters for all. With plenty to do and see, the most difficult part about travelling to South Africa is choosing where to go first. For a bespoke itinerary that’ll suit your specific travel needs, contact a member of our team to begin planning your dream vacation.

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