South Africa lies on the most southern tip of the African Continent. Since successfully hosting the 2010 World Cup, South Africa has been thrown into the spotlight for offering luxury, world class vacations at affordable prices. The country boasts both Indian and Atlantic coastlines (the dramatic and weather beaten West Coast and the sub tropical East Coast), vibrant beach cities, dramatic mountain ranges, Big 5 safaris and unparalleled cultural diversity with English as its first official language.
Such diversity means that South African vacations are ideal for a wide variety of travelers. Families, honeymooners, safari seekers, wine and food enthusiasts, city dwellers, beach lovers, luxury train enthusiasts, adrenalin junkies and nature photographers are some of the few that can benefit from South African travel.
The subtropical climate makes South Africa an appealing year round destination for international travelers as it is relatively warm and dry, yet has two climates. The Cape area at the southern most tip of the continent experiences wet winters and dry summers, while the rest of the country is more tropical with hot, wet summers and dry winters. If you would like to learn more about the climate and best time to visit South Africa call one of our specialized African travel consultants on 1-855-359-7228 and they will be happy to assist you.
The diversity of South Africa’s natural beauty, culture and outdoor lifestyle is also reflected in the variety of accommodation on offer. The country offers safari lodges for families, or for people wanting a more romantic intimate experience. There are also fabulous boutique hotels, resorts, beach hideaways and city breaks – many of which are award winning.
Regular scheduled flights touchdown in the cities of Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban to bring you to the most sought after South Africa vacation destinations. From luxury safaris in the Kruger National Park; malaria free destinations such as Madikwe, Pilansberg and the Eastern Cape; Cape Town, the Cape Winelands, the Garden Route, Sun City and luxury train adventures, there is something for everyone.
South Africa is not enough for you and you would like to experience more than one country on your vacation? No problem. Despite being the most southern country on the African continent, South Africa is the gateway to many other destinations – a safari in Botswana? Victoria Falls? a Mozambique beach? a resort in Mauritius? An island in Seychelles? All these destinations are a short, direct flight away and are the perfect add on to your South African vacation.
Cape Town has so much to offer it could almost be a vacation on its own. Located on the southern most tip of Africa, where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet, this city combines a relaxed and laid back atmosphere with a unique energy that attracts tourists from all over the globe. Read more
A mere 40 minute drive out of Cape Town marks the beginning of the internationally recognized wine area of South Africa - the Cape Winelands.
The Cape Winelands is a sprawling area in the Western Cape province stretching from Stellenbosch and Franschhoek to Paarl, Wellington, Robertson and even the Hemel ne Aarde Valley near Hermanus. Read more.
To many folk ‘the Garden Route’ is a popular region for a vacation in South Africa. Those that know more about the area know that this is a misleading term as it is not a ‘garden’. The Garden Route is a 125 mile stretch of South Africa’s south coast that boasts lush forests full of birdlife leading down to long white sandy beaches, rolling waves, whales and schools of dolphins. Read more.
Malaria Free Safaris
What is a malaria free safari?
A ‘malaria free’ safari is a safari in a region within South Africa that has been declared free of malaria. Malaria is a disease that is contracted through mosquito’s, predominantly in sub tropical areas. A malaria free safari means that you can enjoy the exhilarating experience of a Big 5 safari without the risk of contracting the disease or taking the medication (prophylactics). This is particularly popular if you are elderly, pregnant, traveling with children or for travelers who have concerns about the risks of taking medication for, or contracting malaria. Read more
KwaZulu Natal is a coastal province in South Africa that is home to the African Zulu tribe. Its humid and subtropical climate (comparable with Southern Florida), 375 mile stretch of lush coastal landscape, warm Indian Ocean, friendly people and strong sense of history makes the province an attractive year round destination for travelers. Read more
Kruger Park and Surrounds
The iconic Kruger National Park is a unspoilt and wild part of South Africa that is home to the ‘Big 5’ and other predators. From the comfort and safety of your safari vehicle you can experience scenes reminiscent of wildlife documentaries first hand. Read More
While Cape Town is often compared to Europe with its beach vibe, Mediterranean climate and natural beauty, Johannesburg is much more bustling, hectic and ‘African’ and the remnants of South Africa’s history are felt to a much greater extent. Read more
Sun City and Pilansberg
Sun City is often referred to as a ‘mini Vegas’, the brainchild of Sol Kerzner, which sprouted out of the derelict South African bushveld. Located in the North West Province, 2 hours drive from Johannesburg this thriving resort is a haven of activity for all ages. Read more