About South Africa

With its stylish cities, fantastic roads, enticing cuisine and accessible national parks, a South Africa holiday is a superb choice for those who just want to dip their toes into the continent. But most of all it is a land rich in wildlife, making South African safari holidays one of the most unique experiences you will ever enjoy.



The population of South Africa is made up of people form a wide range of backgrounds, including people that are of mixed African, Asian and European descent. Therefore, South Africa’s culture isn’t homogenous; rather it’s a collection of different cultures, with different ones being predominant in different regions.


Best time to go

Generally, South Africa’s summer lasts from about December to March before winter takes over from June to August. Most of the rest of the country, including the Kruger Park area, have summer thundershowers and dry winter. The Garden Route and Eastern Cape can experience rain at any time of year.


How many days do I need in South Africa?

For most first time international travellers to South Africa, we would recommend 8-12 days as a starting point, as South Africa has an extensive variety of attractions on offer.

Cape Town cannot be justified in less than 4 days.


Things to do in South Africa

The Western and Eastern Cape region, in particular, is a wonderful area to explore by car, with charming B&Bs, wine farms, and guest lodges wherever you choose to rest your head. There is a choice of malaria-free game reserves in the Eastern Cape, and as such, it makes logistical sense to go on safari here. If you can afford the time, though, I'd recommend you fly north, either to the Kruger area or the Delta. Or, if you've experienced these destinations on a prior trip, head east to the majestic mountains and lush subtropical game and coastal reserves of KwaZulu-Natal.


Getting around South Africa

By Plane

If you have limited time to cover Africa's large distances, flying is your best bet.

By Car

Given enough time, this is by far the best way to enjoy rural South Africa.

By Train

If the journey is as important as the destination, splurge on a Deluxe Suite in the world-famous Rovos Rail, or the longer-running Blue Train.

By Bus

The three established intercity bus companies are Greyhound, Intercape, and Translux; all offer unbeatable value when it comes to getting around the country.


Health & Safety

All travellers must have a PCR COVID-19 Clearance Certificate issued by a recognised facility within 48 hours from the date of departure, in line with WHO guidelines. Yellow fever and Malaria vaccination certificates are required from those travellers coming from areas of risk. Furthermore, you should take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance to cover you while you are away.


Interesting places to visit in South Africa

Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve

The park is home to Africa's second largest canyon, as well as a rich diversity of wildlife and plants. Lush subtropical foliage, waterfalls, glistening rivers, and lichen-covered rock formations create a striking canvas of colour and texture. The best way to explore this spectacular park is via the scenic driving routes or by hiking the extensive trails. Panoramic viewpoints include Three Rondavels and the aptly named God's Window.

Cape Town

The most visited city in the country is achingly beautiful to behold, thanks to the glistening waters that lie before it and the iconic Table Mountain. Cape Town's coast is also full of natural wonders. Strolling along the waterfront boardwalk, you might see whales spouting from the harbour. Penguins waddle along the golden beaches in False Bay, and south of the city, Cape Point is home to abundant wildlife and diverse botanical beauty.

The Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal

The spectacular Drakensberg, meaning "Dragon Mountains," is one of the top places to visit in KwaZulu-Natal and a popular vacation destination for South Africans. Visitors flock here to hike and bike the scenic mountain trails, fish for trout, rock climb, abseil, parasail, and raft the waters of the fast-flowing rivers.

Kruger National Park

The park lies about a 4-hour drive from Johannesburg and offers visitors the chance to see the "Big Five": lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant, and rhino, as well as an astounding diversity of other wildlife. One of the best things about Kruger National Park is that the accommodation caters to all budgets — you can stay in basic campsites, book a thatched bungalow, or relax in a luxury lodge.

The Garden Route

Along the country's southeast coast, the Garden Route runs for about 200 km through some of South Africa's most breathtaking coastal scenery. This popular driving route passes through rolling green hills, pretty coastal towns, lakes, and coastal cliffs. Adventures along the way run the gamut, from elephant experiences and whale watching trips to bungee jumping and tree canopy tours.

Responsible Tourism

Join us in supporting small independent businesses which may have struggled for tourism licences, planning permission and, sometimes, to appear on the national tourism marketing campaigns.

Stay at locally owned lodges in out of the way locations; eat out at locally owned restaurants with just a phrasebook and a smile; haggle in the souks and support smaller cottage industries. By travelling differently, you will be changing tourism for better! Be part of our community.