Sandy beaches to untouched wilderness
From sophisticated modern cities to unspoilt sandy beaches. South Africa is famous for beautiful landscapes, stunning wildlife, a friendly welcome and a place where your money lasts, as it's inexpensive to eat and drink. Start your South African adventure in Cape Town, wedged between the ocean and Table Mountain. Then take in one of the national parks and see amazing wildlife, travel to the winelands or take a twin centre with one of the Indian Ocean Islands like Mauritius or the Maldives.
Many two centre holiday choices are available including safari and beach or city. Twin with Maldives, Mauritius or the Seychelles, perfect for a honeymoon.
Time Difference: GMT+2 hours
Currency: South African Rand
South Africa, Africa
South Africa experiences a subtropical climate. Maximum temperatures, in the summer months (November to March), can exceed 32 degrees Celsius and in the north areas it can reach 38 degrees. The summer months also experience the most rainfall.
The Garden Route
The stunning “Garden Route” is a mix of ancient forests, golf courses, craft centres, holiday destinations, mountain hideaways and secluded communities. It stretches from Mossel Bay to the Storms River Mouth. Driving the garden route is a fantastic experience with so many activities and places to see on the journey. You can do it all in one go and it will take you about 10 hours, but that’s such a waste. To do it justice, it’s recommended that you stop off on route and spread the journey over 3 to 5 days.
Cape Town and The Western Cape
Described as one of the most beautifull places to visit in the world, the Western Cape offers an abundance of stunning locations and fantastic experiences. The choice of activities include wine tasting, hiking, whale watching and exciting helicopter trips. There are also stunning beaches.
Cape Town is situated beneath the breath taking Table Mountain and is a port city with plenty of things to see and do. There’s also no lack of fantastic restaurants serving delicious cuisine.
Kruger National Park
For the ultimate holiday experience, nothing beats the excitement of a wild life safari, and one of the most famous game reserves in the world is Kruger National Park. Not only can you track the wild-life during the day, but you can also take a night game drive. Another interesting option is a walking safari!
A Journey to remember! The Blue Train
by Antonia Cochrane