South Africa once better known for its volatile political climate, is fast becoming a country synomous with sophistication and diversity. This is great news for the intrepid and discerning traveller as South Africa is home to 21 national parks, 8 World Heritage Sites and over 3,500 kilometers of coastline.
This "Rainbow Nation" which offers a mixture of history dating back as far as 40,000 BC and diverse culture, being home to a number of tribes including Pedi, Zulu, Xhosa, Basotho, Twana, Shagaan and Ndebele, claims to be a 'World in One Country' and it's easy to see why. In recognition of it's phenomenal selection of national parks, coastline and World Heritage Sites, South Africa is able to offer visitors a vast array of breathtaking scenery alongside outstanding access to wildlife and for the gourmets amongst us, fabulous food and wine.
One of the most famous national parks in South Africa is the Kruger National Park and if you are looking for a thrilling, up close, experience with nature, then visit one of the private reserves adjacent to the park, they can organise game drives, day or night, or walking safaris using experienced guides, with luxury accommodation provided. The park is home to over 130 species including elephants, rhinos, lions, and zebras together with a wide selection of birds.
In addition to the "back to nature" experience that South Africa undoubtedly offers, we shouldn't forget the other attractions this country presents. Cape Town is a fabulous city that is enhanced by its backdrop - Table Mountain, it is home to a selection of fantastic beaches and offers travellers access to Cape Point and the Robben Island Museum. Another attraction is Sun City that is an international holiday resort, offering visitors a myriad of choice, from golf, wildlife and gambling through to great family entertainment at the "Valley of the Waves".
Last but not least we should mention the famous Garden Route, the name is derived from the diverse vegetation found on this popular stretch of the South-eastern coast of South Africa, it comprises of nearly 200km of forest, plantations, vineyards, mountains and sandy beaches. It is also home to the “Outeniqua Choo-Tjoe”, the last steam-hauled passenger train.
To ensure that your safari or beach holiday in South Africa is an unforgettable experience, we have put together a selection of luxury safari lodges and hotels and South Africa safari tours designed to make booking your next holiday as easy as possible, alternatively contact us to discuss your requirements with an experience and knowledgeable travel advisor.