South Africa is one of the world’s most beautiful countries, and is often referred to as “a world in one country” as it has rugged mountains, dramatic landscapes, cosmopolitan cities, stunning wine lands, pristine wildlife areas as well as beautiful coastal areas and beaches.
Cape Town, considered a ‘must-see’ destination in itself, offers a fascinating heritage and welcoming people who enjoy showing off their city. With a vibe and multicultural mix that is unique, plus excellent restaurants and shopping, Cape Town is the perfect place to relax after a safari.
Visit the nearby winelands with stunning Cape Dutch architecture and sample some of the best (and extremely affordable) wines in the world.
Take the cable car to the top of Table Mountain and enjoy the fantastic views along the coast. Visit Robben Island. Day trip to the Cape Point and see penguins at Boulders Beach and whales migrating (in season during August – September). Take an African drumming lesson or hit the town for some nightlife.
With humble beginnings as a strategic trading post for passing ships, Cape Town city has evolved into a world-class metropolis with a range of experiences to suit every taste and pocket. Ask African Expert for some sightseeing suggestions, the list is endless!
South Africa’s game parks are magnificent, natural bush and well cared for. There are many wildlife areas dotted around the country all easily accessible which offer authentic safari experiences with superb game viewing opportunities.
All types of safaris are available from budget camping, walking and sleeping under the stars to small group and private journeys.
The world famous Kruger National Park is home to the ’big five’ and the nearby Private Game Reserves offer unsurpassed scenery and exclusive game viewing from open 4wd vehicles. This is where you will find some of the most luxurious game lodges in the world.
Madikwe Game Reserve, near Johannesburg, and other game areas along the famous Garden Route, near Cape Town, are perfect for families being malaria free zones.
South Africa has beautiful beaches, like Jefferies Bay which attracts a lot of Australians interested in surf, as well as resorts like Sun City which offer a lot of family fun.
Being one of the most diverse and enchanting countries in the world with exotic combinations of landscapes, people, history and culture – South Africa has something for everyone.
Nelson Mandela Quote: “I believe that South Africa is the most beautiful place on earth. Admittedly, I am biased but when you combine the natural beauty of sunny South Africa with the friendliness and cultural diversity of our people, and the fact that the region is a haven for Africa’s most splendid wildlife, then I think that we have been blessed with a truly wonderful land.”
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