Many holidays to South Africa begin with Cape Town, the dramatic city sheltered by Table mountain offering a bit of history and culture as well as great restaurants and hotels, with trips out to the Cape of Good Hope and up to the winelands, it has much to offer. The Garden Route offers wild and picturesque ocean scenery, quaint towns and wildlife, the cities of Johannesburg and Durban offer vibrant culture and scenery and the game parks in the north offer the chance to see Africa’s Big Five in beautiful surroundings at excellent lodges.
Our South Africa Holiday highlights
• See the many sides of Cape Town, wildlife scenery, culture and cafe society, as well as a night in the beautiful winelands.
• Kapama River Lodge is located among classic African scenery and offers plenty of chances to se big cats, elephants, rhinos and wonderful bird life in style.
• Visit the pretty towns and farms of the Garden Route, with fields of wildflowers and dramatic clifftop scenery as well as marine wildlife
• Take the extension to Victoria Falls and see one of the world’s great wonders
• On our Garden Route holiday, enjoy 2 nights on Rovos Rail, possibly the world’s most luxurious train journey with the style of a bygone age.
Where is South Africa
One of the largest countries in Africa, South Africa includes the continent’s southern tip and the meeting point of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. It stretches across vast plains, tropical coastline, soaring mountain peaks, vibrant cities and great rivers and borders with Botswana, Namibian and Zimbabwe in the north. This large country offers a great variety of habitats and things to see and do.
South African Cuisine
South African cuisine has a justifiably excellent reputation, which is great value, so is a great destination for foodies. Local flavours are easy to find and to taste across the country. By the coast, try excellent fresh fish and seafood, served in a variety of ways. In the cities, try piri piri chicken, or the heart bobotje casserole. The food in Africa’s game parks is a notable highlight, try well prepared succulent stakes of kudu, ostrich or warthog as well as more usual meats popularly cooked on a large braai (barbeque). Biltong is a popular snack of dried meat and is great with some cold Castle or Windhoek lager! Plus of course South African wine, red or white, is excellent quality and is great value in any restaurant.