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South Africa’s diverse landscapes consist of dry savannahs, gorgeous rainforests, deserts and wetlands - not to mention intriguing landscapes in the high mountains. From these spectacular landscapes to the multitude of diverse cultures, a trip to South Africa is like a trip around the world!
With its amazing animals and ripe wines, South Africa is a country that excites just as much as it enchants. Offering some of the most renowned national parks and wildlife safaris in the world, the country is perfect for those looking to get up close with Africa’s ‘Big 5’, as well as numerous other wildlife.
South Africa is also known for its world-class wineries and creative culinary culture: a visit to the wine lands near Cape Town is a must for any lover of the grape, while those seeking adventurous, local cuisine will be right at home with the perfect food pairing. If you're searching for a very special holiday destination that will appeal to everyone in your group, look no further than South Africa.
A game drive or walk at a wildlife reserve is a must for anybody wishing to experience the heart of South Africa. Game drives are offered in unique open-air 4x4 vehicles, specially outfitted for finding wildlife wherever they are. For the more adventurous souls, game walks are also available at virtually every national park, giving you an immersive experience on foot. Be sure to partake in this thrilling and unique experience during your South African holiday!
For the wine connoisseur, the Franschhoek Wine Tram tour is an excellent way to discover the real soul the Franschhoek Valley. Delight in this unique experience as you visit some of South Africa’s oldest and most distinguished wineries. From picturesque vineyards, spectacular scenery, and, of course, some of the world's best wines, this tour will surely make for a memorable experience!
Only a stone's throw away from Cape Town, Stellenbosch is a world-famous wine region known for its juicy Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinotage grapes. Whether you visit South Africa’s leading wine region on a day trip from Cape Town, or spend several days in the area, you’ll be entranced by the beauty and aroma of Stellenbosch’s numerous, outstanding wineries.
Exploring this picturesque driving route, running along the southern coastline of South Africa, is a trip of a lifetime for travellers the world over. Stretching across 150 miles from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town, it's a route filled with diverse landscapes and wildlife, from numerous nature to marine reserves, which feature lagoons, lakes and primaeval forests. Of course, no coastal drive is complete without visiting a beach – some of the best in the world await you here.
Tsitsikamma is known for its beautiful, pristine forests brushing up against the Indian Ocean. One of its most unique attractions are its seaside cliffs, used for excellent, shore-based whale-watching opportunities. The Tsitsikamma National Park is also a great location for hiking with short and extended trips available.
The Kruger National Park is doubtless South Africa's most popular destination for exciting game drives. It is the oldest, largest and best-established park in South Africa. Discover the enormous variety of wildlife here, including the legendary Big Five (elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard) spread throughout the parks 7,700 square miles.
Located near Kruger National Park, The Blyde River Canyon is one of the largest canyons in the world and an outstanding natural beauty of Africa. Covered in red sandstone rock as well as lush, subtropical foliage, the canyon is truly a unique world wonder. Offering possibly the best view in Blyde River Canyon is the "Three Rondavels" viewpoint, overlooking the three huge, towering rock formations.
Many travellers come to South Africa in the summer (November to March). Coastal areas tend to be hottest, with interior locations, like the Drakensberg mountains, being cooler. Winters in South Africa occur between June and September and are usually dry, warm and sunny, and are often considered the best time for observing wildlife at the national parks and game reserves around the country. The dry weather forces animals to spend more of their time at various waterholes, helping to increase the number of animal sightings.
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