Located on the southernmost tip of Africa, South Africa is one of the largest countries on the continent and the cities of Johannesburg and Cape Town have become popular tourist destinations for travelers from around the world. There are however many other places to also visit and the most popular regions listed below each offers a very unique travel experience to South Africa. All our itineraries are planned to include as many of the regions possible depending on your number of days travelling. Furthermore we have made a careful selection of accommodation available to ensure for the ultimate South African experience.
Accommodation – Cape Town & Winelands
South Africa‘s second most populated city, Cape Town, is known for being one of the most beautiful cities in the world and possesses a rich and colourful history. Over the past two decades, Cape Town has evolved into a cultural hub shaped by entrepreneurs, designers, artists and restaurateurs. While central Cape Town is the pulse of the city, there are also a number of diverse areas to explore a short drive away.
Undoubtedly South Africa’s most iconic game-viewing destination and Africa’s second-largest park, the Kruger National Park is spread across an impressive 2 million hectares of land in the far north-eastern corner of the country. Kruger is the oldest, largest, and most well-established park in South Africa and home to the highest population density of the Big 5. A variety of accommodation are available in different areas of the park and selecting the best lodge within your budget is very important.
High on the must-see lists of most visitors to South Africa is the Klein Karoo & Garden Route, and with good reason. You can’t help but be seduced by the glorious natural beauty where the range of topography, vegetation, wildlife and outdoor activities is remarkable. The coast is dotted with excellent beaches, while inland you’ll find picturesque lagoons and lakes, rolling hills and eventually the mountains of the Outeniqua and Tsitsikamma ranges that divide the verdant Garden Route from the arid Little Karoo.
Whether you’re in the mood for an informal seaside escape, an encounter with the “Big Five” on safari, or a choice of scintillating city diversions, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for in the Eastern Cape. Scenic diversity is one of the most striking characteristics of the region, ranging from the lush, evergreen Tsitsikamma Forest to the rugged Baviaanskloof Wilderness area all the way to the southern slopes of the Drakensberg.
Accommodation – Mpumalanga
Mpumalanga means “Place where the Sun Rises” and people are drawn to the province by its magnificent scenery, fauna and flora, and the fascinating remnants of the 1870 gold-rush era. Few regions in the world can match the extraordinary beauty of the Mpumalanga Lowveld and escarpment. Mountains, panoramic passes, valleys, rivers, waterfalls and forests characterize the landscape. Our itineraries take you past the most beautiful places in this area on way to your safari destination in the Kruger National Park.
Accommodation – Kwazulu Natal & Drakensberg
Some of South Africa’s premier game and marine reserves are situated in KwaZulu-Natal and two of the country’s eight magnificent World Heritage sites, namely iSimangaliso Wetland Park on the Elephant coast, and the uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park in the mountains to the west of the province are located here. Dramatically beautiful and surprisingly diverse, KwaZulu-Natal packs in many of South Africa’s most popular attractions. Throw in historic Boer War and Anglo-Zulu battlefields and Durban’s multicultural urban delights, and it’s easy to see why this is the province where South Africans love to play.