About South Africa
South AfricaThey call it the ‘rainbow nation’, and South Africa offers not just a rainbow of different cultures, but also a rainbow of unique, staggeringly beautiful landscapes.
Whether you`re looking to enjoy the high life or the wildlife, you`ll find it all in South Africa. Holidays here make memories that last forever. There`s a wonderful array of cuisine and fine wines. A huge diversity of wild animals to see on safari. There are countless different landscapes, each one enough to take your breath away. And a whole spectrum of different cultures to discover.
With so much variety, a holiday here really does offer a world in 1 country. Count on it - your South Africa holiday will be everything you hope for and more. Whether you’re watching lions in Kruger Park, or whales on the Garden Route, the wildlife is amazing. From the mountains of Drakensberg to the beaches of the Cape, the scenery is stunning, and from bungee jumping to shark diving, the opportunities for adventure are many and varied. And even if you`re not much of a gardener, you`ll be staggered by the plantlife here. From aloes, proteas and prehistoric fern trees to the exploding colours of many flowers you might recognise but have never seen growing wild, this is the floral capital of the world, an ever-present and exotic backdrop to all holidays in South Africa.
If you like to shop, you can hit the malls in cosmopolitan Cape Town, stroll the Indian bazaars in Durban and pick up traditional crafts in Zulu villages. Fans of fine food and wine can enjoy seafood in Cape Town’s waterfront restaurants, savour curry in Durban and sip wines in the Cape vineyards. If you’d like to explore the different cultures and their histories, there are plenty of opportunities for that, too. Visit Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was held prisoner, and admire ancient cave paintings in KwaZulu Natal. Your only problem when planning a holiday in South Africa will be fitting in everything you want to do!
South African holidays are world renowned for the opportunities they provide to see wild animals in their natural habitat. For the record, the ‘Big Five’ are lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo. Of course, there’s lots more to see, from antelope to zebra. The biggest, most famous reserve is Kruger Park, but there are lots more. On the Garden Route, visit the amazing Addo Elephant Park. Spot rhino at Hluhluwe-Umfolozi and seek the ‘Big Five’ in a compact area at Pilanesberg. Many parks are in kid-friendly, malaria-free areas
Cities in South Africa